Posted on December 17, 2013 by Christopher Thrall

The Performing Arts Centre received a huge gift last week as Mike Rodin presented a cheque for $50,000.

Dean Berger, Mike Rodin and Mayor Norm Mayer celebrate Camrose Chrysler's support.

Augustana Dean Allen Berger, Mike Rodin, and Camrose Mayor Norm Mayer celebrate Camrose Chrysler’s support.

On Thursday, December 12, Mike Rodin (BA ’98) of Camrose Chrysler came by Augustana Campus with a big announcement – and an even bigger cheque.

“I chose to support the Performing Arts Center because of the need for it in our community and the impact it is going to have,” says Mike. “I saw this as an opportunity to be a part of a very large project that will enhance our community for many years to come.”

“I see this facility having a huge impact economically for Camrose because of the events that it will be able to host,” Mike continued, “and as a result, the people it will bring to Camrose for those events. There are a number of local groups that will see huge benefit in having this facility in town, rather than having to look out of town for a venue.”

The Performing Arts Centre in Camrose is a state of the art theatre, dance and music venue built as a partnership between the City of Camrose and the University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus. Its construction meets international sustainability standards and its photovoltaic array – one of the biggest in Canada – will capture 142 Kilowatts of solar energy to feed back into the Alberta power grid.

The Performing Arts Centre will open in late spring 2014.


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