Monday, July 09, 2007

PAL Vancouver: The Opening Celebrations...

Sneak Peek's Michael Stevens reporting from Vancouver's Coal Harbour district...

Today at 12 noon, performers, politicians, PAL residents and industry players attended the official, Opening Celebration for the Performing Arts Lodge of Vancouver.

The building of the PAL, non-profit housing project was funded in part by the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver.

The event included the Honourable Gordon Campbell, Premier of British Columbia, James Moore, M. P. and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works, Sam Sullivan, Mayor of the City of Vancouver and PAL Vancouver Supporters and Residents.

From the PAL building's 8th floor theatre auditorium, the program began with the Vancouver Moving Theatre welcoming performers, with music by guitarist Jerry Legar and pianist Natalie Callendar.

Official ceremonies started with M.C. Veena Sood and Jane Heyman, President Pal Vancouver, PAL residents Ann Warn Pegg, Don Stewart and Frank Talbot, Howard Storey, President, Union of British Columbia Performers and Elmar Theissen, President, IATSE 891.

The musical finale, thanks to the Canadian Actor's Equity Association, featured Peter Huck, Adam Kozak, Scott Perrie and Ryan Reid.

Catered refreshments included fruit/cheese plates, sandwiches, punch and coffee courtesy New Reel Appetites, followed by an Art Exhibition by PAL resident artists, showcased in the 3rd floor 'Yosef Wosk Reading Room'.

Great to meet you Premier...