Ian Heath and Marilyn Ball are proud sponsors of the Canadian College of Performing Arts. The following is a press release for an upcoming fundraiser for the College.

What: Casino Royale; A Bond-style night of Cabaret entertainment and gaming
When: February 6, 2009, 7:30pm
Where: The Canadian College of Performing Arts, 1701 Elgin Rd. (Tickets on sale through the CCPA office; 250-595-9970)


The Canadian Heritage Arts Society (CHAS) will be presenting a special evening of food, music, fun-filled games of chance, prizes and auctions, spotlight entertainers and gorgeous guests. “We are promising the Victoria community a night of excitement, whether gaming or not,” says Barry Bowman, Casino Royale Committee Chair. As well, guests will be entertained by proud, young artists from across the country, who train at the Canadian College of Performing Arts.

Guests are encouraged to attend wearing their most playful tuxes or gowns. “The environment will allow guests to imagine they are in Montenegro, the location used in the Casino Royale 2006 Bond movie,” says Bowman.

“Our first special event of 2010 will set the stage for an amazing Winter-Spring season that also includes performances with the Victoria Symphony, “The Winter’s Tale” and “Kiss Me Kate”, ” says Janis Dunning, Co-founder of the Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA).

Tickets: $55 *Partial tax receipt

All proceeds for this fundraiser go to CCPA. The College was founded by Jacques Lemay and Janis Dunning in 1998. CCPA provides top-quality training to prepare students for careers in the performing arts.