Sanctuary enthusiasts are ready to bring their celebration to the street.

Sanctuary enthusiasts are ready to bring their celebration to the street.

Sanctuary celebrates 15 years with gala

Street party featuring rustic pizza and live music will
follow theatres screening of ‘World’s Away’

Trail’s Sanctuary program has been providing after school support for local pre-teens for 15 years and it’s throwing a gala bash to celebrate.

The party will actually be a two-part celebration on September 14 beginning at 2 p.m. with a free family matinée followed by cake, refreshments, and a tour of the Sanctuary House.

The festivities continue later in the day with a champagne reception at the Royal Theatre followed by the screening of a 3D presentation of Cirque Du Soleil’s, “Worlds Away.”

After the film guests will be invited outside for an “Alley Bash” street party behind the theatre with fresh wood fired pizza by Rustic Crust pizza, live music by the Tony Ferraro Jazz Quartet, street entertainers, a no-host bar, and a silent re-screening of the film on the outside wall of the theatre.

Sanctuary is throwing the party with their partner the Royal Theatre and major sponsor Teck Metals Ltd. to celebrate and increase the presence of the program in the community.

“We’re hoping to raise awareness and support for the program,” said Sanctuary board member Brenda Hooper. “We’re also hoping it might also generate some new volunteers and, of course, any donations are welcome.”

Currently, the program exists primarily with donations from Teck Ltd., the City of Trail, and the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, as well as with contributions from regular monthly donors.

“This Cirque Du Soleil film won’t be available anywhere else in the Kootenays,” said board member Barbara Gibson. “We’re putting on a unique event to celebrate a unique program.”

Sanctuary provides a free, supportive, drop in after school program for children from eight to twelve years, Monday to Friday, from 2:30 p.m. To 7 p.m. The year-round program includes dinner for the children daily as well as activities, sports, and crafts in a safe, nurturing environment.