Alice in Wonderland is getting funded by the Kiwanis Club of Golden Ears.
The club, which aims to support children, is contributing $500 for the Westview Secondary School’s performance of the famous story.
“Our club received a request from April Allan, a Westview teacher, who is putting on this performance. Our club is brand new and built on creating community and strong connections through theatre,” said Kim Dumore, president of the Kiwanis Club of Golden Ears.
Executives were quick to jump on the opportunity to support art in School District 42, she added.
“We know that building connections in school is vital to students’ sense of belonging. We feel privileged to be able to play a role.”
The show is expected to take place at the school on February 23 and February 24, 2023.
Last year, the club donated $75,000 to the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows communities.
However, Dumore has observed a recent imbalance.
“I have noticed an increased need for support in our community and a decrease in our membership. The next event we will be supporting is the Santa Breakfast at the Albion Community Centre.”
In the pandemic’s aftermath, inflation is being felt by every community and organization. Local organizations are no exception.
“We wish we knew why membership was down. I wish I knew what we could do to build our membership. We would be able to do so many more wonderful things in our community if we had more people who had time to give.”
The club is scheduled to serve pancakes for 150 children and families on Saturday, December 10.
If you would like to become a member, email Kiwanisofgoldenears@gmail.com