In 2018 Canadian film makers, Eric Pauls and Michael Janke, visited Rosebud and were inspired to create a documentary about our little hamlet, nestled in a valley below the Alberta prairies. The short film has won awards at festivals across Canada, including an Official Selection at the Edmonton International Film Festival where it premiered. But the film’s festival run has been cut short due to COVID-19 and now the filmmakers have turned their sights to helping save the town and theatre that inspired the film.
“We were inspired to make the film after witnessing the magical way Rosebud finds a way to operate and the impact on the community around them,” says director Eric Pauls . ”Now that their livelihood is in jeopardy we felt we should support them the way they have supported us.”
Rosebud School of the Arts provides training for professional theatre students, and over 35,000 visitors a year come to experience Rosebud Theatre productions. Unfortunately, current physical distancing guidelines have caused us to cancel our spring and summer productions (70% of our revenue), putting both the school and theatre in a dire position.
On May 28, “Rosebud, Alberta” premiered here at rosebudtheatre.com/support-us.Take a moment to watch and share our story with family and friends. Please consider donating, as we work to keep the arts alive in Rosebud. Thanks to the generosity of two benefactors, all gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000! We look forward to seeing you back in Rosebud one day!
Rosebud is a resilient artistic ecosystem that shouldn’t be, and will continue to be against all the odds!” - Morris Ertman, Artistic Director of Rosebud Theatre.
Laura and Terry Bachynski (aka SpiritLine) were playing concerts at large and small venues as part of a 2019-20 cross Canada tour when COVID-19 struck. Forced to cancel the remaining concerts, including one scheduled in Rosebud, they agreed to hold a virtual fundraising concert on behalf of Rosebud Theatre and School of the Arts.
On June 5, Spiritline performed to hundreds of people who tuned in for their concert. Watch the concert here.
Not only will you be entertained, but all donations will be matched up to $10,000 by another gracious benefactor, Dick and Lois Haskayne. "I will always remember my Rosebud roots and the community that supported me to become the person I am today“ says Lois Haskayne. “Arts are the cherry on the top”.
Both the Bachynski's and Haskayne's are great supporters of the arts and we're so appreciative of their kindness and generosity. #rosebudlives
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