Keys To Our Success is a $100,000.00 fundraising campaign by Oak Bay Concert Piano Committee to purchase a concert piano for Dave Dunnet Community Theatre.
Dave Dunnet Community Theatre is located in Oak Bay High School at 2121 Cadboro Bay Road in Victoria. Boasting a large stage and exceptional acoustics, this 421-seat theatre is perfect for music, theatre and dance. Perhaps that's the reason for the growing interest and support from performing arts organizations including Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival, Victoria Jazz Society, Victoria Summer Music Festival and others.
Dave Dunnet Community Theatre has everything to please performers and audiences alike; everything except a concert piano. Acquisition of a concert piano will encourage and support additional community and commercial use of this outstanding recital/concert venue.
Oak Bay High School Alumni Association, Oak Bay Rotary Foundation, Oak Bay High School, Greater Victoria School District and District of Oak Bay have joined forces to create Oak Bay Concert Piano Committee.
Oak Bay Concert Piano Committee is comprised of: Joseph Blake; Lorna Curtis; Jan Hemming; Steve Price; Rod Sim; and Dave Thomson.
On September 11, 2016, Oak Bay Concert Piano Committee presented PIANORAMA at Dave Dunnet Community Theatre. Featuring Louise Rose, Toni Blodgett, Arthur Rowe, Karel Roessingh, Julia Zhu, Brent Jarvis, Jan Stirling, and (making a surprise appearance to the delight of the audience) Michael Kaeshammer, PIANORAMA was a celebration of piano and community.
Oak Bay Concert Piano Committee wishes to acknowledge and thank Dave Cornock, Gregg Eligh Photography, Fairway Market, Lysander Properties, Miriam MacPhail, Oak Bay Beach Hotel, Oak Bay Copy Centre, Oak Bay News, Oak Bay Pharmasave, Recreation Oak Bay, Scotiabank Oak Bay, and Tom Lee Music for their many contributions to PIANORAMA and Keys To Our Success; this project wouldn't be so much fun without great friends and colleagues.
Individuals, groups, organizations, and corporations may support Keys To Our Success and Oak Bay Concert Piano Committee with charitable donations. Donors may donate online here or by delivering payment (cash or cheque) to Oak Bay Rotary Foundation at #210-2187 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC V8R 1G1. Donors making online donations may choose either one-time or monthly payments of any amount. Online charitable donation receipts will be processed and issued by CanadaHelps.
All donations to Keys To Our Success and Oak Bay Concert Piano Committee will be held and managed by Oak Bay Rotary Foundation.
Oak Bay Concert Piano Committee will donate any surplus funds from Keys To Our Success to the Fine Arts Department at Oak Bay High School.
Theatre Seat Sponsorships
Dave Dunnet Community Theatre has already become the cultural epicenter of Oak Bay and its reputation as an outstanding performing arts venue is spreading quickly throughout Greater Victoria.
Oak Bay Concert Piano Committee is offering 100 theatre seat sponsorships on a "first-come, first-served" basis to assist with the purchase of a concert piano for Dave Dunnet Community Theatre.
Oak Bay Concert Piano Committee will account for all theatre seat sponsorship payments as charitable donations. Donors may elect a one-time payment of $450.00 or six equal monthly payments of $75.00.
Theatre seat sponsorship payments may be paid online here or by delivering payment (cash or cheque) to Oak Bay Rotary Foundation at #210-2187 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC V8R 1G1. Online theatre seat sponsorship payments receipts will be processed and issued by CanadaHelps.
Theatre seat sponsorship payments are not refundable for any reason.
Sponsor-recognition plaques will be attached to all sponsored theatre seats. Sponsors may select any combination, including punctuation and spaces, of up to 30 characters to commemorate their sponsorship.
Example #1 - Sponsored by John & Mary Smith
Example # 2 - Graduating Class of 1975
Example #3 - In Memory of James Brown, BEd
As of September 19, 2016, Oak Bay Concert Piano Committee has received payment for twenty-two ("22") theatre seat sponsorships.
If you Click on a thumbnail (below) to enlarge a photo or watch a video, as follows:
- Spotlight PIANORAMA (a video running 1 minute 25 seconds);
- PIANORAMA; A Celebration of Piano and Community (event poster);
- Soar - Steinway & Sons (a video running 1 minute and 55 seconds); and
- Joseph Blake and Piano on Stage (a video running 2 minutes and 23 seconds).