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
Sears Canada is a multi-channel retailer with a network that includes 176
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
general merchandise catalogue and offers shopping online at www.sears.ca.
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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