News & Events

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Two Donations Made to NEW PAC

Two fundraising announcements were made on October 21 during a special event at Jackson-Triggs Estate Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

The New Performing Arts Centre Campaign Cabinet Member John Muratori served as event Master of Ceremonies, announcing Cogeco Cable Canada’s exciting gift of approximately $410,000 (monetary donation and in-kind services), and Niagara Region couple Edward Kendall and Marian Gordon’s generous $75,000 gift.

Two spaces in the currently-under-construction Performing Arts Centre have been renamed in light of these recent gifts. The Cogeco Lobby and The Marian Gordon-Kendall Recital Hall Lobby are symbols of both donors’ generosity.

Canadian singer-songwriter superstar Gino Vannelli helped celebrate these wonderful campaign announcements with a surprise performance – making this special celebratory event even more memorable!

Check out our Flickr page to see exciting images captured during the event or this great TVCOGECO Niagara video clip!

Welcome to the Team!

With a project as significant and multifaceted as The New Performing Arts Centre, it takes a well-rounded group of committed and passionate professionals to ensure deadlines are met, goals are reached and progress is smooth.

We are thrilled to welcome to new individuals to The New Performing Arts Centre staff team – David Rapelje and Janie Grand!

David Rapelje has filled the role of the PAC’s Operations Development Coordinator. David has been involved in the live entertainment industry for over 20 years. From technician, promoter, producer, production manager and venue manager, He has extensive experience working with high profile artists, large-scale special events and opening venues.

Janie Grand is the PAC’s new Administrative Assistant. Janie came from a marketing agency in London, Ontario where she worked as Project Manager. Besides marketing, communications and administrative support, Janie has a vested interest in performing arts. In her spare time, she is a professional singer/songwriter, with music featured in national TV commercials and radio campaigns.

This is an exciting time of internal growth for The New Performing Arts Centre and we are so pleased to move forward with our new staff team.