Let's Raise the stage at Anicinabe Park!!
Kenora needs a community stage. We’re going to build one at Anicinabe Park.
Kenora is diverse and unique, brimming with talent, culture and life. We need a space that is easy to access where people can come together to celebrate, showcase and encourage art in all of its forms.
We have the perfect space at Anicinabe Park, and local businesses have already jumped in to set the project in motion. Now we need our community to get behind this cause, help us raise the funds so we can make the vision a reality!
Potential uses for this space:
The original inspiration for the community stage concept came from the Wednesday Night Jam Nights at Anicinabe Park. It became clear that we have a deep pool of local talent who were happy to play in the pavilion beside the Anicinabe Park store, and they weren’t picky about the awkward space or poor acoustics that space offered. Imagine what we could do with a space designed with them in mind!
The wide open grassy field will allow us to accommodate larger assemblies, opening the door for small to medium sized acts to come and perform outdoor concerts, enhancing Kenora’s already respected live music scene.
Performance Arts, Entertainment, Community Gatherings & Celebrations!
Music is only the beginning. Think: Talent shows, school events, outdoor movies, outdoor theatre, children's parties, picnics, seniors’ events, yoga - the idea is for it to be an inclusive and versatile space that everyone can use.
Anicinabe Park has a fascinating history with deep ties to our Aboriginal people. The stage has been designed to incorporate the Four Cardinal points on the Medicine Wheel which are the Four Sacred Directions, represented among the Ojibwe by the colours yellow, red, black and white.
The venue will present an opportunity for sharing, teaching, healing and celebrating our rich and diverse culture. Anicinabe Park has always been a place for people to come together, and that is the driving motivation for this endeavor.
We are determined - this stage will be built!
Our total budget is $50 000. In addition to the GoFundMe Campaign, we are seeking corporate donations for approximately 50% of the project.
All donations go directly to an account that has been set up solely for this stage. If our fundraising goal is exceeded, funds will be held in the account and used for future stage-related expenses such as repair & maintenance and potentially, booking acts.
Our tentative construction timeline is to have the stage completed by October 31, 2016. But we need your help! Any contribution you are willing and able to make is sincerely appreciated.
1. Who you are - I am Scott Green the manager of the Anicinabe Park property
2. Where you're from - I am from Kenora
3. Your relationship to the parties you're raising funds for - I am raising the funds for the City of Kenora as the manager of the park
4. How the funds will be used (be specific as possible)
The funds will be used to build this stage for the use of the public
5. If you intend to withdraw the money, how you plan to send the funds to the parties you're raising money for or use the money on their behalf
Once the money is raised we transfer to the City of Kenora and the city pays the bill to build the stage.
- Mark & Charlene Howe
- Kyle Woodman
- Lake of the Woods Brewery
- Kevin Heithoff