Posted on May 13, 2014 by Tia Lalani

“Anything that is good for Camrose is good for all of the businesses,” says Lamb Ford dealer principal Cliff Denham.

See the full article from the Camrose Booster’s Murray Green

UAlberta Dean Allen Berger, left, and Camrose Mayor Norm Mayer, right, accepted a $75,000 donation from Lamb Ford's Pat Quinlan, Cliff Denham and Brett Denham. Photo: Murray Green, Camrose Booster

UAlberta Augustana Dean Allen Berger, left, and Camrose Mayor Norm Mayer, right, accepted a $75,000 donation from Lamb Ford’s Pat Quinlan, Cliff Denham and Brett Denham. Photo: Murray Green, Camrose Booster

Camrose and area has always supported the Lamb Ford dealership, so it’s not surprising the owners are eager to give something back to the community.

Cliff Denham, Brett Denham and Pat Quinlan from Lamb Ford made a donation of $75,000 to the Performing Arts Centre on May 1.

“The way the city has been growing, [the Performing Arts Centre] is a necessity,” said dealer principal Cliff Denham. “When you look at everyone in the community – including my children and grandchildren – who are going to be here for the next couple of generations, it will be a fine building for everybody. Anything that is good for Camrose is good for all of the businesses.”

“It is another building block for the community and university,” agrees assistant general manager Brett Denham. “It is beneficial to everybody, whether you are into the arts or not. It gives people different and better opportunities. It brings in younger people and more people into the schools and university.”

“I have four children who are involved with the arts and performing music,” says general manager Pat Quinlan. “I think a facility like this allows the arts really to develop and Camrose has become a point of interest in Alberta for incoming talent to the arts and that promotes the city.”

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 building will open later this year.


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