Community Support Continues to Pour in for Auditorium Renewal Project

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KIRKLAND LAKE, ON: The number of seats donated to the Auditorium Renewal Project at Northern College’s Kirkland Lake Campus has grown to 138, thanks to generous support from both the local community and former residents.

The latest round of support is headed by four sponsors. The Kirkland Lake Festivals Committee has sponsored 10 seats, CJKL FM has sponsored 5 seats, the Junior School of the Arts of Northern Ontario (JSANO) has sponsored 4 seats and St. Andrew Goldfields Ltd. has sponsored 4 seats. In total, these donations amount to an additional $5,700.00.

“Community support is essential in helping us achieve our goal of renewing the auditorium,” said Douglas Clark, Manager of the Northern College Foundation. “All of the community groups here – most prominently the Kirkland Lake Festival Committee – create a wonderfully vibrant atmosphere, so we’re aiming for the newly revamped venue to better support the civic pride responsible for the many great performances and events that happen in Kirkland Lake.”

The Northern College auditorium is an essential resource for the Town of Kirkland Lake. The 500 seat venue hosts concerts, community events including Homecoming and Winter Carnival, and more.

The Foundations Committee is seeking support to replace the seating in the auditorium with the aim of having the renewal complete for the 2014 Winter Carnival. For $250.00 per seat, sponsorship will help revitalize the Kirkland Lake auditorium. Sponsors will be acknowledged through prominent donor recognition. Donors will receive a charitable donation tax deduction receipt from the Northern College Foundation.

The Auditorium Renewal Project is led by the Northern College Foundations Committee in conjunction with community partners including the Kirkland Lake Festivals Committee, Kirkland Lake Arts Council, Interlink, JSANO, and the Town of Kirkland Lake.

For more information, please visit To speak to someone about sponsoring a seat, please contact David Gorman, Fundraising Chair, at 705.567.9500 or Linda Robson at 705.567.9291 ext. 3699 or by emailing


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