PAL OTTAWA SALUTES TWO ARTS ORGANIZATIONS FOR LENDING A HELPING HAND!
Ottawa, ON, December 4, 2013. At a time of year when so many arts organizations are preoccupied with their own fundraising efforts, two have stepped up, in the true spirit of giving, to offer their support to PAL Ottawa.
Same Day Theatre is passing the hat for PAL Ottawa from December 4–8, during its run of Ethan Claymore, by celebrated Canadian playwright Norm Foster. What's more, the National Arts Centre’s English Theatre has just announced a special benefit matinee performance of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music on January 2, 2014, with net proceeds to go to PAL (Performing Arts Lodge) Ottawa, the Actors’ Fund of Canada and the Ottawa Food Bank as part of the NAC’s Share the Spirit program.
We at PAL Ottawa couldn’t be more grateful. This is a critical time for us, as we ramp up to undertake the detailed planning required to realize our goal of a PAL residence for artists in the National Capital Region. In addition to affordable housing, we hope to provide rehearsal and performance rooms and studio and exhibition areas, so that the artists eventually housed at PAL Lodge Ottawa can continue to contribute their skills, knowledge and passion to our community. Funds raised now will match those recently provided by the Community Foundation of Ottawa and the CMHC for this essential planning phase, and for building capacity within the organization in general.
We are also recruiting clients and volunteers for our Supporting Cast program. This program makes it possible for senior and disabled artists to remain in their current home by providing companionship, transportation to appointments and other kinds of logistical support. A training session for volunteers will be held early in the New Year, and we hope the visibility provided by our two sister organizations will result in an increase in participants.
If you are on our mailing list, we know you are interested in seeing this great, ambitious project that is PAL Ottawa succeed on both these fronts. If you haven’t yet encountered us, but love what artists do to enhance the quality of life in our community, we hope you will consider becoming a member. For now, the best way to show your support for PAL Ottawa and your appreciation of Same Day Theatre and the NAC’s English Theatre Department is by attending their shows:
January 2: benefit matinee for PAL Ottawa at 2:00 pm
December 3 – 21:
Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday matinees at 2 p.m.
Holiday schedule, including recently added performances:
December 23, 26, 27, 28, January 2, 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m.
December 24, 26, 29, 31 and January 2 and 4 at 2 p.m.
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News Flash from PAL Ottawa…
OTTAWA, 26 November 2013. In the true spirit of holiday giving, Same Day Theatre, a resident company this year at The Gladstone, has offered to pass the hat for PAL Ottawa during the first week of its run of Ethan Claymore, by celebrated Canadian playwright Norm Foster. Information on PAL Ottawa, along with membership forms for those interested in joining, will be available during show time, from December 4–8.
PAL Ottawa is a non-profit, charitable organization whose mission is to provide or help connect members of Ottawa-Gatineau’s professional performing arts community and allied artists with essentials such as affordable housing, personal care services, and links to the local arts community, so they can live not in isolation, need and fear, but in dignity within a caring community.
Just one-year old, PAL Ottawa was created in response to a growing need in the National Capital Region for an organization that looks to the future of our burgeoning arts community. PAL Ottawa has high ambitions: to make it possible for artists to continue living productive lives and enhance the quality of life in our community through their senior years. To do this, we need help from government, the private sector, and the arts community itself.
This is why Same Day Theatre’s gesture of support is so meaningful—it is the first of what we hope will be many such examples of artists helping other artists. We couldn’t be more thankful!
So, please join with us in applauding Same Day Theatre for its generosity. The best way to show your appreciation, and your support for PAL Ottawa, is by attending the show. We hope to see you there!
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You're invited to a Down East Kitchen Party Fundraiser!
Don your best party dress and a new flannel shirt, get set to scuff the floor...
and help us celebrate PAL Ottawa's 1st anniversary!
Admission ONLY $5 at the door - a snack or a dish to share -
and a coloured tablecloth!
Cash bar! Beer, wine, rum, and of course...Newfoundland SCREECH!
Bring your guitars, fiddles, spoons, accordions, tin whistles, funny stories...
or just your hands to clap and your feet to stomp!
When: Sunday, November 17 @ 7 p.m.
Where: Glebe St. James United Church, 650 Lyon St. (Church Hall)
Why: To help raise awareness of PAL Ottawa
RSVP: Jim McNabb at firstname.lastname@example.org
Renew your membership or join PAL Ottawa for the 1st time!
On Sunday, August 25, members and friends of PAL Ottawa are lining up to march in the Capital Pride Parade, the best, most colourful, most all-out fun parade of the year! Please join us in celebrating diversity, supporting the arts community, and spreading the word about Ottawa’s Performing Arts Lodge movement.
When and where: Parade starts at 1pm at Gladstone Ave. and Bank St., travels north on Bank and then east on Laurier Ave. to City Hall, where PAL will have an info table. Participants should be at the starting point by noon.
What to wear: a colourful (no logo) T-shirt or magnificent costume. Outrageous hats are welcome. Balloons will be provided.
How to join: Sign up by emailing email@example.com or contacting Jim McNabb at 613-742-6215.
PAL Ottawa is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing comfort, care and affordable housing to senior, disabled, or needy members of the arts community in the National Capital Region. It is the eighth and most recent chapter of PAL Canada.
Les membres et amis de PAL Ottawa participeront le dimanche 25 août prochain à la parade Fierté dans la capitale, la plus grande, la plus colorée et la plus amusante parade de l’année ! Nous vous invitons à vous joindre à nous pour célébrer la diversité, soutenir l’importance de l’art dans la communauté et répandre la bonne nouvelle au sujet du mouvement Performing Arts Lodge.
Lieu et heure : La parade débutera à 13 h à l’angle des rues Gladstone et Bank. Les participants marcheront en direction nord sur la rue Bank, pour ensuite emprunter la rue Laurier vers l’est en direction de l’hôtel de ville. C’est à cet endroit que vous trouverez le kiosque d’information de PAL Ottawa. Tous les participants doivent se rendre au point de départ de la parade à 12 h.
Comment s’habiller : Nous suggérons le port d’un t-shirt coloré (sans logo) ou d’un costume spectaculaire. Les chapeaux extravagants sont aussi les bienvenus! Nous fournirons les ballons aux participants.
Comment participer : Vous pouvez vous inscrire par courriel à firstname.lastname@example.org ou en communiquant avec Jim McNabb au (613) 742-6215.
PAL Ottawa est un organisme à but non lucratif dont la mission est d’apporter du réconfort, des soins et un logement abordable aux membres de la communauté artistique de la région de la capitale nationale qui sont âgés, ont un handicap ou des problèmes de santé. PAL Ottawa est le plus récent chapitre de PAL Canada, qui en compte maintenant huit à l’échelle nationale.
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PAL Ottawa Supporting Cast: a team ready to help in difficult times
Ottawa (Canada), March, 4, 2013 - PAL Ottawa is thrilled to announce the launch of its new community support service called “Supporting Cast”.
This team of volunteers is dedicated to providing assistance to seniors or disabled artists of the Ottawa-Gatineau region, as well as their caregivers, to ensure that they do not struggle alone and that they are able to remain in their home surroundings for as long as possible in spite of health and/or mobility problems.
More precisely, Supporting Cast provides information and advocacy to help clients connect with their choice of appropriate local network of professional health services, and community social agencies and services. In time, Supporting Cast is looking to assist with basic services such as transportation, small errands, and personal affairs management.
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Supporting Cast is also hoping to recruit new volunteers and is inviting those who may be interested to contact us (see contact info below) and to check for more information on PAL Ottawa website under the Supporting Cast tab.
Incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in June 2012, PAL (Performing Arts Lodge) Ottawa is the newest chapter of PAL Canada. This national charitable organization, founded in September 1986, now links eight different chapters across the country, including Halifax, Toronto, Stratford, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Ottawa. For more information, visit www.palcanada.org.
For information, assistance or if you wish to volunteer, please contact:
Michael Namer, Supporting Cast Coordinator at (613) 730- 0789
Email: email@example.com Please visit our website: www.palottawa.org
On November 13, 2012, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
At the Firestone Gallery, Arts Court, 2 Daly Street, Ottawa
Join us for this special reception and discover PAL Ottawa, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to senior artists of the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Inspiring speeches, live performances and many other good things!
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PAL Ottawa: a new organization is born
Ottawa (Canada), September 25th, 2012 – The Ottawa-Gatineau Arts community is celebrating the birth of a new not-for-profit organization, Performing Arts Lodge (PAL) Ottawa. The mission of PAL Ottawa is to provide or help connect members of the professional performing and allied arts community, mainly seniors and disabled members, with essentials such as affordable housing, personal care services, and links to the local arts community, so they can live, not in fear and hunger, but in dignity within a caring community.
A very important step was taken for PAL Ottawa on September 24th with the election of its first 12-member Board of Directors: Jim Bradford (Chair), Lynn McGuigan (Vice-Chair), Mitzi Hauser (Secretary) and Victoria Steele (Treasurer) with members Alison Atkins, Guy Buller, Robert Cram, Emmanuelle Coutu, Jerry Grey, Jim McNabb, Florence Moore and Michael Namer.
“We can really start to put our shoulder to the wheel!” said Jim Bradford, recently appointed Chair. “Now that PAL Ottawa is officially incorporated and that we have a Board of Directors, we can start recruiting new members right away!”.
PAL Ottawa is in fact the newest chapter of PAL Canada. Founded in September 1986, this national charitable organization now links eight different chapters across the country, including Halifax, Toronto, Stratford, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, and now Ottawa.
Upcoming this season, PAL Ottawa will proudly hold its launch on November 13, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Ottawa Art Gallery. The Arts Community and all those interested in knowing more about PAL Ottawa’s mission and becoming members should mark this important date in their calendar and not miss this unique event filled with great performances from many artistic disciplines.
For more information, please contact:
Emmanuelle Coutu, Communications Officer for PAL Ottawa