Keep Calm and Break a Leg
VANCOUVER, April 30, 2014 /CNW/ - The stage is set for another exciting
Provincial Showcase of the Sears British Columbia Drama Festival.
Organized by the Association of British Columbia Drama Educators
(ABCDE) and sponsored by Sears Canada, more than 1,000 students and
teachers from 50 secondary schools across BC participated in Zone
Festivals during the last six months and some of the outstanding
productions will be performed from May 1-4 at Douglas College in New
"Sears Canada is proud to be the title sponsor of this world renowned
youth theatre festival," said Doug Campbell, President and CEO, Sears
Canada. "We believe that participating in after-school arts programs
helps students learn important life-skills and build core values that
will stay with them no matter what career path they follow."
The BC Festival is part of a trio of youth drama festivals, including
the Sears Ontario Drama Festival, celebrating its 68th season, and the Sears Atlantic Drama Festival, celebrating its fourth
season. The Sears Drama Festivals are part of the Company's commitment
to supporting the healthy development of Canadian youth, in particular
after-school enrichment programs, which also include Boys &Girls Clubs
of Canada, 4-H, Scouts Canada and Girl Guides of Canada.
The province of British Columbia is divided into Drama Festival Zones,
and each Zone organizes its own festival and an adjudicator chooses an
outstanding production to be the representative production which then
may be invited to attend the Provincial Festival. During the four-day
Provincial Festival, students receive professional guidance through
expert adjudication and have the opportunity to work with theatre
professionals in special workshops.
"The Sears Drama Festival is a well established national youth program,
enjoyed by thousands of students from across Canada and admired as a
model for student involvement in theatre," said Wayne Fairhead,
Executive Director, Sears Drama Festivals. "Our three festivals
continue to grow in participant numbers each year, and I anticipate
continued growth in the quality and variety of productions as well."
The public is invited to attend the plays this weekend, and tickets can
be purchased for only $10 for an evening of theatre at www.searsbritishcolumbiadramafestival.com.
About Sears Canada
Sears Canada is a multi-channel retailer with a network that includes
176 corporate stores, 234 Hometown stores, over 1,400 catalogue and
online merchandise pick-up locations, 97 Sears Travel offices and a
nationwide repair and service network. The Company also publishes
Canada's most extensive general merchandise catalogue and offers
shopping online at www.sears.ca.
SOURCE: Sears Canada Inc.
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