Sears Canada CEO Doug Campbell to Attend Friday, May 9
TORONTO, May 6, 2014 /CNW/ - The stage is set for another exciting
Provincial Showcase of the Sears Ontario Drama Festival. More than
12,000 students and teachers from 300 secondary schools across Ontario
participated in District and Regional festivals during the last few
months and some of the outstanding productions will be performed from
May 7-10, at 7:00 pm, at Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School in
The following schools will perform their shows at the Sears Ontario
May 7: Grimsby; John F. Ross; Huron Heights S.S.
May 8: Timiskaming District S.S.; ES publique de la Salle; Earl Haig
May 9: Dante Alighieri Academy; Kingston CVI; Westdale
May 10: Barrie Central C.I.; Jean-Vanier; Bur Oak S.S.
Doug Campbell, Sears Canada President and CEO, is planning to attend a
Festival performance on Friday, May 9 and will provide opening remarks
that evening. The show, Disconnected, performed by Dante Alighieri Academy in Toronto, begins at 7:00 pm.
"Sears Canada is proud to be the title sponsor of this world renowned
youth theatre festival," said Mr. Campbell. "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 Ontario Festival is part of a trio of youth drama festivals,
including the Sears British Columbia Drama Festival and the Sears
Atlantic Drama Festival, each 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 sponsorship of Boys & Girls
Clubs of Canada, 4-H, Scouts Canada and Girl Guides of Canada.
What began as a small Toronto presentation in 1946 has evolved into the
largest youth drama festival of its kind in the world. Four hundred
productions were presented in local area schools in February and March,
and those chosen as outstanding at the District level moved on to the
six Regional festivals, presented in April. Twelve productions were
selected (two from each region) to participate in the Ontario Showcase,
held this week in Hamilton.
During the four-day Ontario Showcase, 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, and tickets can be purchased
for only $10 for an evening of theatre. For more information please
About Sears Canada
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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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