The Cold Lake Arts & Entertainment Society has closed the curtain for good as of 2022.
According to a news release, The Cold Lake Arts & Entertainment Society stated “After much deliberation, it is with heavy hearts that we announce the Cold Lake Art & Entertainment Society will be permanently closing our doors, and the books on the operation of our organization.”
The Cold Lake Arts & Entertainment Society has in recent years, became well-known in the Lakeland community for its theatre productions held at Grand Parlour in Cold Lake.
“Faced with challenges relating to COVID-19, finding ways to creatively stay financially sustainable became increasingly difficult,” The Cold Lake Arts & Entertainment Society stated. “While our community will face a closed chapter, we are excited to offer support to a new organization that may better serve the community. We have decided to donate some of our physical assets including staging equipment and furnishings to the Clayton Bellamy Foundation for the Arts. This newly founded non-profit organization is committed to supporting education and community-based arts programs in the province of Alberta and is based in Bonnyville.”
“We feel this organization will be the perfect place to pass the torch of the mission we have worked toward over the years,” The Cold Lake Arts & Entertainment Society stated. ” We hope our community will embrace their initiatives.”