The performing arts centre at St. John Paul II school in Grande Prairie has a new name. Local law firm KMSC Law has secured the naming rights for the next 10 years and the facility will now be known as the KMSC Law Performing Arts Theatre.
Grande Prairie and District Catholic Schools Board Chair Michael Ouellette said this partnership is great.
“With KMSC coming to the table, it’s fantastic. They’re very much community-minded to sponsor this and I think it has the right name on it now and it’s just going to lead to bigger and better things for us.”
While an official number hasn’t been released, the sponsorship price tag is in excess of $100,000. Managing Partner Owen Lewis said the idea to sponsor the theatre came together quickly.
“We heard about the opportunity and what was available; we were definitely going to partner in some way in this incredible facility but the actual naming rights took place very quickly in the last week or so.”
Ouellette said the money will go to the district’s education foundation over the next 10 years and the foundation will decide what the money will be used for.
“They spoke about having scholarships for the children; I think that will be one of the biggest things. KMSC, they’re very much into the youth and I’m positive it will go into scholarships.”
The 350 seat performing arts centre opened in 2018 and was built for performances as well as banquets, meetings and conferences.