Theatre proponents for Stelly’s en route to forming non-profit

Group hopes to refresh the theatre, stage at Stelly's secondary school in Central Saanich

Shayla Broda in the small space backstage in the multipurpose room that serves as a theatre at Stelly’s secondary school.

Shayla Broda in the small space backstage in the multipurpose room that serves as a theatre at Stelly’s secondary school.

The Society for a Community Arts Theatre at Stelly’s is official.

With the name OK’d they’re set to achieve not-for-profit society status any day now, said Ron Broda.

“We’ve formed three committees, had an initial consultation from an architect and preliminary discussions with the school district admin,” said Broda.

Broda spearheaded the campaign to create a theatre to replace the multipurpose room that currently hosts arts presentations at Stelly’s secondary school. Broda serves as president for the seven-member board of directors. Jan Heinrichs, musical director at Stelly’s, is vice-president; Donna Bate, treasurer; Linda Broda, secretary, and Geoff Bate, Phil Hallmann and Stelly’s grad Holly Elling-Quaintance are directors.

“There’s a lot of buzz out there,” Broda said. “I’m really excited by the progress we’ve made so far.”

The next step for the society is funding a feasibility study.

Stelly’s performing arts is planning a coffee concert on Tuesday, March 13 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with proceeds going to the society.

Anyone interested in supporting the Stelly’s theatre initiative can email stellyscommunityartstheatre@gmail.com.