EDMONTON — The Alberta government will fund a $2.58 million project to replace building infrastructure systems in the Eric Harvey Theatre at the Banff Centre.
The project includes heating, ventilation and cooling systems in the Eric Harvey Theatre and support systems in the attached Margaret Greenham Theatre and Laszlo Funtek Teaching Wing.
“We are very grateful to receive this capital renewal investment for the Banff Centre campus. This funding will allow Banff Centre to replace 50-year-old heating and ventilation systems in the theatre complex, supporting the overall comfort and experience of artists who come here to train and work on their craft, and the audiences who benefit from the artist performances,” said Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity president and CEO Janice Price in a statement.
As part of the Alberta government’s recently announced recovery plan created to respond to the economic damage from COVID-19 and declining oil and gas prices $98 million will be committed to repair and restoration projects at colleges, universities and polytechnics. This is on top of the $118.5 million included in Budget 2020.
“Alberta’s Recovery Plan is an ambitious strategy to create jobs, build and diversify. The Banff Centre provides innovative arts and culture programs and plays a unique and important role in our post-secondary system. Funding these upgrades will create immediate jobs in the Banff area, while helping to ensure students have a safe space in which they can develop and pursue their creative passions,” Alberta Minister of Advanced Education Demetrios Nicolaides added.