Playgoers of Lethbridge to receive 100th anniversary plaque
The Playgoers of Lethbridge are celebrating their 100th anniversary in our city. City administration made a presentation at the Cultural SPC meeting on Thursday on behalf of the Playgoers to ask for the approval of a commemorative plaque to celebrate the centennial season of the group.
SPC members voted unanimously to approve the monument, which will be built on the exterior of the Sterndale Bennett Studio. Elaine Jagielski, the president of the board with the Playgoers was happy with the decision. She also said the group is the longest running theatre company in Western Canada.
“And as far as across Canada, we’re in the top two or three. There is a company in Ottawa that is about seven years older and there is a little bit of question around what happened during the war years because these kinds of events weren’t actually supposed to take place in in the form that they were. But we did partner with things like the YMCA at that time to put on things for soldiers.”
The plaque will cost just over $2,300 which is covered through a federal grant the group was approved for.