June is a busy month… even when we aren’t producing a show

June is a busy month for VOS Theatre. This June when all has changed a few things remain the same.

We continue to be dedicated to providing students with scholarships that can be used to reduce the expense of higher education. We provide 1 scholarship for $500 to each of 4 High Schools in Northumberland County. Port Hope High School, CCI, St. Mary and ENSS.

We also award two additional scholarships to students chosen by a Committee of VOS Members. The Ruth Harcourt Scholarship and the Watson Scholarship. Please see our website to have a look at the criteria.

The Harcort Scholarship is awarded to a graduating student who will be attending post secondary education in Sept. 2021. The winner does NOT need to be pursuing theatre in a degree program.

The Watson Scholarship is awarded to a student who will be studying at a Post-Secondary School or entering into an accredited apprenticeship.

Visit our Website for more information on the Ruth Harcourt and Watson Scholarships. The deadline to apply approaches!

Now to Raise Funds…

We appreciate the support of Arthur’s Pub in Cobourg. Here’s a yummy way you can help with the cost of scholarship in a year when fundraising from 50/50 draws has been impossible.

If you would like to donate towards the $3500.00 worth of scholarships we give away each year you can do this by following the instructions on our scholarship page.

Annual General Meeting

Join us as we review a challenging year. The VOS Board has stayed in touch and ensured that the organization continues to thrive under very restrictive circumstances.

Email us theatre@vostheatre.com for the Zoom link.

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!

30th Anniversary Gala Postponed

As a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, we have decided to postpone the VOS Theatre 30th Anniversary Gala.

We will still celebrate… just later than expected.

We will be in touch next week with those who have purchased tickets to refund or reimburse you.

Notification of the rescheduled date will be emailed out.

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.