Bracebridge Arts Council

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The Bracebridge Arts Council, a not-for-profit community organization, promotesenjoyment of the performing arts in Muskoka while stimulating the pursuit of excellence in theatrical education. Founded in 1988, the BAC became an Ontario Corporation in 1990 and was approved as a registered Canadian charity in 2005 by the Canada Revenue Agency.

Mission

The BAC aims to nurture, stimulate and enhance the enjoyment and understanding of the arts while encouraging the pursuit of excellence in performance, craftmanship and design.

Responsibility

The BAC oversees operation of the Rene M. Caisse Memorial Theatre which opened in 2007 as a first class, state-of-the-art performing arts facility. The Theatre is located within a modern complex that also houses Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary School and the Bracebridge Sports and Recreation Centre.

Board of Directors

The Bracebridge Arts Council Board of Directors of is currently comprised of:

John Purdon, Chair

Diane Adamson Brdar, Treasurer

JoAnne Bruce, Secretary

Ian Livsey, Capital Campaign Chair

Linda Sanderson, Membership Chair

Don Smith, Benefit Concerts Chair

News

The Bracebridge Arts Council is currently seeking members for its Board of Directors. Ideal candidates are community-minded individuals interested in advancing the BAC’s mission and enhancing the operation of the Rene M. Caisse Memorial Theatre. Specific skills and experience that could bring value include (but are not limited to):

  • accountant                       • lawyer            • banker
  • fundraiser                        • sales               • programming

If you are interested, please contact either of:

John Purdon, Chair           jspurdon@yahoo.ca                   705-394-8322

Just in Caisse You Love Your Community Theatre…..

The Rene M. Caisse Memorial Theatre Proudly Presents


The Fundraising Opportunity for You to Get Your Name in Lights!

Background
Bracebridge boasts an exceptional asset for all of Muskoka to enjoy: The Rene M. Caisse Memorial Theatre.

Built to highly professional standards, this modern facility fulfills a long-standing dream for a community-based, top quality performing arts site with outstanding features:

  • Deluxe, comfortable seating for 300
  • Intimate environment with unobstructed stage views
  • Inviting Group of Seven inspired decor
  • Advanced acoustics and lighting technology
  • Easy access to box office, washrooms, catering facilities etc.
  • Free parking and wheelchair accessable
  • Comprehensive website with online seat selection/seat purchase (coming soon!)
  • Value pricing for all events

Safeguarding the Future
The theatre is thriving, having opened in 2007 with the support of a vigorous donation drive organized by the Bracebridge Arts Council (which manages the theatre operations).  Our objective now is to clear the remaining debt and leave the facility free to sustain healthy operations into the future.  And that’s where we need YOUR HELP!

Member Categories
Just in Caisse you love community theatre…and we know you do…now is your opportunity to contribute by making a donation or becoming a member of “Show Caisse”.  If you choose a “Show Caisse” annual membership, you join a special group of memorable individuals who value endorsing the performing arts in Bracebridge.  Your reward includes “having your name in lights”, being recognized as follows:

STAGE MANAGER category: your $100.00 annual membership includes:

  • Complimentary subscription to the BACStage newsletter
  • Your name recognition on the Theatre website
  • Partner discounts from participating Theatre sponsors

SUPPORTING CAST category: your $300.00 annual membership includes:

  • Complimentary subscritpion to the BACStage newsletter
  • Your name recognition on the Theatre website
  • Partner discounts from participating Theatre sponsors
  • Backstage Pass to 3 shows to meet performers
  • Early bird notification of shows prior to general public
  • 1 Free Show of your choice (two tickets each, based on availability & reservations)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER category: your $500.00 annual membership includes:

  • Complimentary subscritpion to the BACStage newsletter
  • Your name recognition on the Theatre website
  • Name recognition in local media (where available)
  • Partner discounts from participating Theatre sponsors
  • Backstage Pass to 3 shows to meet performers
  • Early bird notification of shows prior to general public
  • First choice of best seats
  • 3 Free Shows of your choice (two tickets each, based on availability & reservations)

~All Show Caisse donor categories will receive a tax receipt for 100% of their contribution~

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