Students Take Centre Stage at the 4th Annual Sears British Columbia Drama Festival

Students Take Centre Stage at the 4th Annual Sears British Columbia Drama 
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VANCOUVER, April 30, 2014 /CNW/ - The stage is set for another exciting 
Provincial Showcase of the Sears British Columbia Drama Festival.  Organized 
by the Association of British Columbia Drama Educators (ABCDE) and sponsored 
by Sears Canada, more than 1,000 students and teachers from 50 secondary 
schools across BC participated in Zone Festivals during the last six months 
and some of the outstanding productions will be performed from May 1-4 at 
Douglas College in New Westminster. 
"Sears Canada is proud to be the title sponsor of this world renowned youth 
theatre festival," said Doug Campbell, President and CEO, Sears Canada.  "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 BC Festival is part of a trio of youth drama festivals, including the 
Sears Ontario Drama Festival, celebrating its 68(th) season, and the Sears 
Atlantic Drama Festival, 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 Boys &Girls Clubs of Canada, 4-H, Scouts Canada and Girl 
Guides of Canada. 
The province of British Columbia is divided into Drama Festival Zones, and 
each Zone organizes its own festival and an adjudicator chooses an outstanding 
production to be the representative production which then may be invited to 
attend the Provincial Festival.  During the four-day Provincial Festival, 
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 this weekend, and tickets can be 
purchased for only $10 for an evening of theatre at 
About Sears Canada 
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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 
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SOURCE  Sears Canada Inc. 
Contact for Media: 
Alicia Richler Sears Canada, Corporate Communications 416-941-4423 
Wayne Fairhead Executive Director Sears Drama Festivals 416 593-9609 
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