This weekend almost every year….

As I watched the snow coming down this yesterday I thought about what VOS Theatre volunteers are normally doing over Easter weekend almost every year. We are normally moving a set in or working a tech weekend. We’re putting the finishing touches on costuming or holding a sitzprobe with our fabulous musicians. We are normally juggling time with family and VOS family but almost always we’re building a set.

We’ve loaded in with sunshine and with freezing rain and snow – because it’s April! We’ve even moved a car up those historic steps at Vic Hall.

So this weekend enjoy the family you live with and remember the family you create theatre with is only a phone call away. There may not be techie cake but at least there’s time to watch a couple VOS videos and smile.

This one, in particular makes me smile! This video was put together for our 25 anniversary. We’ll do a bigger and better one with more recent shows when we meet for our 30th Celebration. Take a look back…….

We are sending this blog to our 30th Gala mailing list rather than just the membership. We may not be celebrating in person next week but we still wanted to say thank you to our volunteers. We think it’s worth remembering from a physical distance that the past 30 years have been a hell of a ride.

If you are so inclined upload your favourite VOS photos to our Facebook page.

Eat well. Stay well and get out in the sunshine. No tap dancing, hauling of sets and costumes or late night rehearsals this weekend!

VOS THEATRE 30th ANNIVERSARY Gala Tickets 50% Sold

AND… A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

YOU CAN’T MISS BIG SMOKE BRASS BAND!

Big Smoke Brass Band will be playing during the cocktail hour from 6-7pm.

Big Smoke Brass Band

Born on the streets of Toronto in 2017, Big Smoke Brass has rapidly established itself as a leading voice in the city’s growing brass band scene. Dedicated to fostering community and connecting people through their high-energy music, the band has successfully completed a crowdfunding campaign, toured to the East Coast of Canada, and released an album and two singles. With a commitment to educating the next generations of musicians, Big Smoke Brass is determined to share their love of music with you, wherever you are.

VOS THEATRE Christmas Party!!

Pssst….Jennifer’s Making Sticky Toffee Pudding

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Holiday Gathering for VOS MEMBERS, FRIENDS, MUSICIANS AND FAMILY
November 30, 2019
Dalewood Golf Club

We’ll meet in the bar anytime after 7:30 p.m.

There’s no ticket to purchase or entrance fee associated with this casual get together. Just show up and order a beverage from the bar and some snacks or dessert from the bar menu our friend Jennifer is putting together.

In case you missed it above – Jennifer is making her STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING!

Whether you’re an actor, a techie, a musician, or a VOS patron you’re welcome to join! Let’s touch base and share some cheer before the holiday season gets busy.

If you think of it, RSVP to theatre@vostheatre.com just so we can let our friends at Dalewood know how many to expect.

Click here for directions to Dalewood Golf Club.

A Celebration of Life for our friend Garth Watson

Garth John Watson

May 17, 1959  – August 26, 2019

A reminder that a Celebration of Garth’s life will be held on Saturday November 2, 2019, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Memories will be shared at 2 p.m. at The Concert Hall at Victoria Hall, 55 King St., West in Cobourg.

VOS THEATRE will announce the Watson Memorial Scholarship to be awarded annually to one graduating student from Northumberland County who is pursuing post secondary education. The recipient will have demonstrated an outstanding and ongoing contribution to technical aspects of theatre in school and/or Community Theatre productions. Garth loved to build and invent and work on projects that elevated theatre productions and knew the true value of the work done backstage in a production. We thought this was a fitting way to honour him.

Donations to the scholarship can be made through e-transfer to theatre@vostheatre.com (memo Watson Memorial) or by cheque to VOS, memo line Watson Memorial. They will also be thankfully accepted at the Celebration of Life on Saturday.

All are welcome. Please join us as we Celebrate the life of our friend Garth.