(BLACK PRESS file photo)

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Music in the Park cancelled until August

LPAC hopes to open if health regulations change

Music in the Park is officially now cancelled for the month of July, but hope remains.

Lacombe Performing Arts Centre (LPAC) Treasurer Ellen Corea said they are leaving August open and are watching closely in case they can change their position on July shows.

“Fortunately for us, Music in the Park is fairly fluid, so if by any chance it looks like we could open up mid-July — we would get our bands booked and do some presentations then,” she said.

The Lacombe Performing Arts Centre has been closed since the beginning of the pandemic, but Corea looks on the bright side of a tough situation.

“We have taken this time to do some major maintenance and some sprucing up things at the facility that we weren’t able to do before,” she said. “We were so busy before that we couldn’t do anything that would take a few days and take away from rental.

“We are doing some work on the outside of the building, we are doing some planning for landscaping and we have had a couple people utilize the facility on a single basis.”

Corea and the LPAC are, however, itching to get going when they can due to the fact they are unable to raise funds without rentals and productions in the facility.

Our facility is waiting to get going again when we can.

“As with all other non-profits across the province — especially cultural non-profits — it hasn’t been easy, but we managing for now and hoping things will be up and running as soon as possible,” she said. “If anyone wants to donate or anything like that, we would be very, very happy.”

Corea said they have thought about doing digital shows throughout the pandemic, but they remain hopeful to open since they are a small facility.

“We are looking at the possibility of doing a drama camp in August. AnnaMarie Lea (Cow Patti Theatre) wants to do that camp and they are allowing summer camps right now, but there is a lot of regulations that we have to look at.,” she said.

She added, “We aren’t the only people affected by this and everyone is being so good and behaving themselves. We all have to buckle down and get through it.”



todd.vaughan@lacombeexpress.com

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