Pitch In: Kitsilano Showboat Fundraiser April 27


showboatThe iconic Kitsilano Showboat needs your help. If you aren’t familiar with its history, here’s the scoop. The Kitsilano Showboat has operated since 1935. It’s an open-air amphitheatre located at Kits Beach. All summer long, the Showboat hosts free performances from local bands, dance groups, and other performers. Its goals are:  to show off amateur talent and entertain residents and tourists.

Why does the Kits Showboat need help?

In late 2012, a King Tide, in combination with high winds, caused major damage to the Kitsilano Showboat stage and facilities located at the Kitsilano outdoor pool. The water breached the pool wall, surrounded the stage and flooded all the dressing rooms, storage rooms, bathrooms, sound room and parts of the stage. The water was 18 inches deep backstage and everything was covered in debris and seaweed.

As a non-profit, self-supporting, volunteer organization, the Kitsilano Showboat Society needs to raise funds to make the necessary repairs before the 2013 season can get underway – their 78th year providing free entertainment to Vancouver.

How do you help out?

The fundraiser, Ceroc Around The Clock, is a 12-hour dance event involving dance groups and performers that usually perform at the Kitsilano Showboat, in addition to local dance teachers and supporting businesses. Dancers will raise money by collecting pledges for the amount of hours they dance, or they can pay an entry fee to the event. Dance workshops by different dance teachers will be held in the afternoon, followed by a dance party in the evening, kicked off by a fun Ceroc lesson.

The event is all-age. Ceroc Vancouver is aiming to raise $5000. Donate or register a dancer of your own here. At this moment, they’ve raised $825 out of $5000.

Last modified: April 21, 2013

One Response to " Pitch In: Kitsilano Showboat Fundraiser April 27 "

  1. Sheila says:

    I love Showboat! I performed there as a child, and now I take my child to watch the dancers. She learned all the words to O Canada before she five, at the nightly opening ceremony. Add pre-show picnic and it is the perfect summer evening.