In early February the Port Theatre Society partnered with Island Savings to continue offering programs for children and youth in the Nanaimo area.
Island Savings committed to providing $30,000 through its Growing Island Families Together program.
The money will help four programs run for the next three years. Windows of Opportunity is a program offering training for Nanaimo Ladysmith school district staff on at-risk youth and the opportunity for students from alternative schools to participate in workshops covering visual arts and live theatre. Schools on Stage is meant to provide elementary school students access to theatre. Student Work Experience allows youth to job shadow Port Theatre staff and learn about backstage duties. EyeGo to the Arts provides students a chance to attend artistic events in the community by offering a reduced ticket price.