Posted on January 23, 2014 by Tia Lalani

The Performing Arts Centre received a huge gift last week as Dave and Marilyn Jewell presented a cheque for $50,000.

Augustana Dean Allen Berger, Marilyn & Dave Jewell, Camrose Mayor Norm Mayer.

Augustana Dean Allen Berger, Marilyn & Dave Jewell, Camrose Mayor Norm Mayer.

On Friday, January 17, Dave and Marilyn Jewell of Canadian Tire in Camrose came by Augustana Campus with a big announcement – and an even bigger cheque.

“The arts are very important to a community,” says Dave Jewell, owner of Canadian Tire in Camrose for 11 years. “They are part of the learning and teaching, the well-rounded nature of any great community.”

“This is part of the legacy we want to ensure for our employees, our customers, our community – and ourselves,” Dave continued. “Both Marilyn and I feel very strongly that the Performing Arts Centre will be an absolute star in Camrose and a huge draw to bring people here. Canadian Tire, being a good corporate citizen, is proud to help contribute.”

Canadian Tire contributed half of the $50,000 donation, while Dave and Marilyn personally contributed the other half.

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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