Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador
2020 Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Award (Resilient Historic Places)
Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, the Bonavista’s Garrick Theatre is the oldest community theatre in the province – and the most active. Described as a big city venue in the heart of a small town, this historic theatre provides a venue for mainstream and independent film, live music, theatre, public lectures, and special events.
One of the few soft-seat venues on the island that is designing and booking its own program, the Garrick is both a community and commercial building that has managed to evolve through time thanks to the optimism and commitment that is shared by staff, volunteers, sponsors, donors and patrons – those who still fuel the theatre today.
“A great example of a small community working together to do the impossible, demonstrating outstanding resilience.”
Key Players: The Bonavista Historic Townscape Foundation