Mary (Rebecca Bosma

‘Garden’ springs to life in Port McNeill

Missoula Children's Theatre returns to Port McNeill with Secret Garden.

PORT McNEILL—The presence of talking geese and singing sheep here last weekend could mean only one thing — Missoula Children’s Theatre was back in Port McNeill.

The touring youth theatre company spent last week in the community, auditioning students from Grade 1 to 7 on Monday, rehearsing through the week, then putting on two shows of The Secret Garden Saturday at Gate House Community Theatre.

The play featured 32 Port McNeill youth, many of them appearing on stage for the first time. Missoula Theatre actor-directors Erin Norlie and Alex Kowalchik traveled with the full complement of costumes and sets used in the production.

Pianist Misty Smith provided accompaniment for the singing numbers, always a staple of Missoula productions.

The tour was hosted, as always, by Kathy and Allan Martin and sponsored with help from Dr. David and Robin Baird, Gate House Community Association and the Andrew Mahon Foundation.

 

Just Posted

OPINION: Urgent care room will cost lives

“Seniors, of any demographic, are the most vulnerable to the loss of emergency care.”

James Hayward coroner’s inquest rescheduled hours away from where RCMP shooting occured

The family is “a bit disappointed that it’s going to be held in Campbell River”

Deadline looming for North Island College scholarship applications

Students have until April 24 to apply for a record number of… Continue reading

BC Ferries to pilot selling beer and wine on select routes

Drinks from select B.C. breweries and VQA wineries to be sold on Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen route

Gil’s Girls win Harvey Walkus Memorial Ball Hockey Tournament in shootout

This year the tournament was held at the Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena on April 12-14.

VIDEO: Alberta man creates world’s biggest caricature

Dean Foster is trying to break the world record for a radio show contest

Chaos at the ferry terminal for people heading from Vancouver to the Island

Easter crowds create backlog at Tsawwassen ferry terminal

B.C. RCMP receive application for Police Cat Services

RCMP announced the launch of the Police Cat Services unit as an April fools joke

Kirkland Signature veggie burgers recalled due to possible metal fragments

Recalled products came in 1.7 kg packages with a best before date of Apr. 23, 2019

Parents of 13 who tortured children get life after hearing victims

One of their daughters fled their home and pleaded for help to a 911 operator

Flooding, climate change force Quebecers to rethink relationship with water

Compensation for victims of recurring floods limit to 50% of a home’s value, or a maximum of $100,000

Storms blast South, where tornadoes threaten several states

9.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia at a moderate risk of severe weather

Private cargo ship brings Easter feast to the space station

There are three Americans two Russians and one Canadian living on the space station

Notre Dame rector: “Computer glitch” possible fire culprit

The fire burned through the lattice of oak beams supporting the monument’s vaulted stone ceiling

Most Read