The Mission of the Olds Kiwanis Performing Arts Society is focused on bringing quality events to our community…
The idea for a Fine Arts & Multi Media Center to be included with the Community Learning Campus grew out of an extensive community engagement process and was a response to needs identified by the Community, Schools and Olds College.
The Trans Canada Theatre in the Fine Arts and Multi Media Centre features a 390-soft seat performing arts theatre and integrates various high school programming components including band, art, drama, stained glass and cosmetology. The community is able to enjoy theatre, recitals, choir, dance performances, and festivals – including the annual Olds and District Kiwanis Music Festival.
The Kiwanis Club of Olds collaborated with Olds College and Chinook’s Edge School Division to raise funds through a campaign that began in September 2007 and was completed in April 2009. The Kiwanis Club raised $187,132 to purchase 390 theatre seats for the Trans Canada Theatre. All 390 seats have a plaque with a dedication or acknowledgement on it.
Having completed the Seat Campaign, the Kiwanis Club of Olds felt an ownership to the Trans Canada Theatre and decided to remain connected by forming a Performing Arts Society to present a professional concert series. A committee was formed and began planning the 2009-2010 concert series. Through the Kiwanis Club of Olds a Board of Directors was appointed and in 2009 Society status was applied for, thus establishing the Olds Kiwanis Performing Arts Society. The Performing Arts Society presents a professional concert series, consisting of five concerts, between October and April of each year. We also present special concerts and take a concert into Olds Elementary School, Deer Meadow School and Holy Trinity School.