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FE Company Supports Proposed Theatre

by Matthew Vandervoet | Aug 16, 2015

, a Fort Erie company that specializes in architectural products, recently made a donation of $10,000 in support of a new arts theatre. (Submitted photo)

The donations are coming in.

Earlier this year, Fort Erie town council approved moving ahead with adding an arts theatre to the new high school planned to be built at Garrison Road and Sunset Drive.

The fundraising campaign to support the project started last month, which is aimed at a $2-million goal to be build the $3-million arts and theatre venue.

The Town of Fort Erie and the DSBN are each contributing $500,000 to the project.

Last week, Barbican, a company that specializes in architectural products, donated $10,000 to the fundraising campaign, which has been named 'Embrace Greatness.'

The provincial government approved the $20-million high school last year.

It will be called Greater Fort Erie Secondary School and will amalgamate the student bodies from Ridgeway-Crystal Beach High School and Fort Erie Secondary School.

Both will close when the new facility opens.

Principal of the new high school, Fred Louws, told Bullet News that fundraising efforts have already exceeded $95,000.

The school and theatre are planned to be opened in September, 2017. The fundraising committee has until September, 2018, to raise the $2 million. 

Click here to learn more about the campaign.

Kris Dube
Bullet News Niagara