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COVID-19 Recovery Campaign

F.A.S.T. Friends Campaign

COVID-19 Recovery Campaign
This is about our commitment to you. For over 30 years, Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre has been a pillar within the cultural landscape of Antigonish. We are proud of our history, and we are grateful for you – our community and our artists – who have built us and supported us through the years. Like many of you, we have been hit hard by COVID-19. While our stage is closed, we remain committed to celebrating the power of performing arts to bring people together. We are committed to staying connected with you through the summer. We are committed to sharing the magic of theatre in new ways. And we are committed to re-opening our doors when it is safe to do so. When society begins its slow return to normal, our communities will need theatre, more than ever, to help us heal, laugh, hope, remember, and dream. And Festival Antigonish will be there – ready and eager to welcome you back. But we need help to get through this storm. If you can, please join us as a F.A.S.T. Friend. Your support will help us come back stronger. Every donation counts; no gift is too small.

Did you know:

  • Postponing our 2020 season due to COVID-19 has meant a loss of $200,000.
  • COVID relief programs from the government have covered just $10,000 (5%) of this loss.
  • 80% of our annual budget relies on ticket sales and donations, so the fallout from this closure has been devastating, and its impact will be long-lasting.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

  • Donate: All gifts over $20 are eligible for a charitable tax receipt. The best way to donate is online (CLICK HERE). You can also send a cheque by mail to:  Festival Antigonish – Bauer Theatre l PO Box 5000 l Antigonish, NS  B2G 2W5 
    • Become a monthly donor: With a monthly gift of $25 or more, you can provide sustainable, long-term support for our operations. It’s quick and easy to sign-up here.
    • Subscribe to our 2021 season: Our 2020 season has been postponed until 2021, but you can buy a season pass now. The savings are great, and you get first pick at seating when we return. Click here to download the pdf form. Your pass will be sent in the mail.
    • Purchase a gift certificate: We know many theatre-lovers are missing live performances right now. A Festival Antigonish gift certificate might just put a smile on their face! Click here to download the pdf form. Your gift certificate will be sent in the mail.
    • If you have a gift voucher or season pass for our postponed 2020 season:

Please consider one of the following options, and contact us with your preference at boxoffice@festivalantigonish.com.

    • Donate it to Festival Antigonish in exchange for a charitable tax receipt for the full value
    • Apply it towards our 2021 season. All gift vouchers and season passes for 2020 will be honoured in 2021.

Thank you for being a F.A.S.T. friend.

As a theatre lover, you know what you are really supporting is not just the arts but also the health, vibrancy, and prosperity of our entire community. With your help, we will continue to create theatre, and support and enrich the cultural, social, and economic fabric of our region.

For questions or more information, please contact:

Reema Fuller
Managing Director
rfuller@stfx.ca
902-867-4539

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