Fundraiser for Scholarships this Sunday!

Why not call and reserve a fabulous dinner from the Best Western Plus Cobourg Inn and help the VOS fundraise for its scholarship fund?

VOS Theatre awards $3500 every year to graduating high school students. Normally we’d use funds from our intermission 50/50 draws, but with no performances, we need your support to continue to help these deserving students. Last year we were able to make it work with our savings but this year, with an eye to having enough cash to support upcoming productions we need your help. Funds will go towards the 4 – $500 awards to local schools, the $1000 Ruth Harcort scholarship and the $500 Garth Watson scholarship.

If you choose not to order a meal but would like to donate to the scholarship you can send a cheque or check our website.

http://www.vostheatre.com – You’ll find a place to donate at the bottom of the Membership page.

Many thanks to Best Western for their support! Call NOW!

What’s Coming Up?

VOS THEATRE has been very careful not to jump into a project and spend our cash reserves only to start and stop again with shutdowns. We are monitoring all of the movements of this pandemic and discuss the likelihood of an upcoming productions at each board meeting.

We have secured the rights and the venue for a November 2022 production but are still waiting and watching B1, B2 and whatever else this plague throws at us. There is much to consider as producing a musical with all that rehearsals, wind instruments and singing bring with them in the way of risk. It will be a task! So we are carefully monitoring, discussing options and moving forward in baby steps. As a board it is our responsibility to monitor the organization’s expenses and at an investment of 50 to 60K we want to be as sure as we can before we move forward.

We will be discussing whether to move forward with our secured production at the next couple of board meetings. Watch our VOS Facebook and Instagram pages for more news as we have it.

Our First Rental

Our rental business was shuttered with the incoming plague. So sad. Requests started arriving in our inbox in October, 2021. Not surprisingly they came from the south in the U.S. where cases were higher but they were giving it a go. All of those requests were turned away as we just were not ready to deal with customs and pandemic red tape. Our first rental of some Spamalot costumes went to Victoria School of the Arts in Edmonton on Friday. Many thanks to Florence Fletcher, Joel Varty for their assistance with this rental. The rental income will cover one month rent at the barn! Slowly but surely…………………….

If you’re looking for costumes or live in Northumberland County and would like to rent a portable stage or some props or Costumes contact us!

Fundraising Ideas

If you have some fundraising concepts that might be fun to consider shoot them our way. Be forewarned, we swore off yard sales in 1992. theatre@vostheatre

Cast Members from Christmas at Dalewood Weigh in on Christmas Memories

VOS THEATRE asked some of the cast members to recall their favourite Christmases.

Michele MacAdam & her daughters

Favourite Christmas Gift

  • Michele MacAdam: Golden Retriever Puppy (red bow included)
  • Solveig Barber: A beautiful doll from my father
  • Joel Varty: GT Snow Racer – ZOOM!
Joel Varty & family on Christmas Morning with Santa head waffles

Favourite Christmas Tradition

  • Aidhana Howells: Wearing pajamas all Christmas day.
  • Joel Varty: Making Christmas morning pancakes decorated like Santa heads.
  • Fiona Milner: Getting Christmas pajamas on Christmas Eve.
  • Robb Howells: Opening the Advent calendar every year.
Fiona Milner appeared in 2017 Christmas at Dalewood

Favourite Christmas Music Memories

  • Fiona Milner: Getting my guitar for Christmas and playing the first cord.
  • Solveig Barber: Singing Norwegian Christmas songs while walking around the Christmas tree in Norway.
  • Robb Howells: Open gifts Christmas morning to The Nutcracker.
  • Michele MacAdam: Singing Carols with my parents and sisters (in harmony) in our family room on Christmas Eve.
  • Joel Varty: Coming home after a long day and watching White Christmas with my Mom.

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