- Category: Community Columns
- Published: Thursday, 28 April 2016 12:30
- Written by Lindsay Curties
As we help promote a dinner and performance from RuBarb Productions' School of Performing Arts tonight in Moose Jaw, I can't help but think about the late Gary Hyland and the things he talked about over 25 years ago.
He talked about, dreamed about the community building a cultural centre where local artists could create, where singers could sing and dancers could dance. He said we could have workshops and drama classes for local children. Hyland also believed we could attract some big name entertainers to come and perform for us. He said we could have a thriving arts community.
I was skeptical then. I'm a believer now.
Hyland lived long enough to see this happen but we've now seen all of Hyland's dreams unfold. It's all happening.
I had a visit with Ed Koop from RuBarb Productions last night. He says the RuBarb School of the Performing Arts has been well received. He talked about local children thriving and creating, making new friends and growing as people.
Those involved in the local arts community are "livin' the dream." Gary Hyland's dream.