ParkLane Supports Evergreen Youth Arts Program
Vancouver, BC; January 24, 2006 - ParkLane Homes Ltd. has donated $25,000 for the third consecutive year to support Evergreen Cultural Centre's Arts Education Program.
"We're delighted to support Evergreen's Art Program," said Gary Marshall, ParkLane's General Manager of Sales and Marketing. "They've done a phenomenal job with students in the Tri-City area, and we're glad to support the community and be an important part of their efforts."
The cheque was presented in the Art Gallery of the Evergreen Cultural Centre to Artistic Director, Patrick Montgomery. "This support allows us to bring much more in the way of arts and culture to the community that we would not ordinarily be able to do with the restraints of our existing operating budget," Montgomery said. "ParkLane has played a vital role in the growth of the centre during the past nine years, donating annually to the Arts Education Program, in addition to sponsoring Emerging Talent - an exhibition of works by Grade 12 studetnts in School District 43."
Because of this type of support, more than 6,000 students are able to participate in various arts programs, gallery tours and workshops every year. The Centre is alive with children who get actively involved in programs such as Fun with Drama, Drama Exploration, Art Experience Workshops, Cross Cultural Discovery, and Artists in the Studio.
The Evergreen Cultural Centre is Coquitlam's arts and cultural heart and is located in the Town Centre. "ParkLane Homes is glad to be an active supporter of an organization that makes all of our lives in the community so much richer," Marshall added.
Over the past 25 years, ParkLane has grown to be one of western Canada's largest and most recognized residential developers building more than 5,000 homes in over 80 award winning communities across the Lower Mainland. Its flagship community, named Heritage Woods, is one of the premier neighbourhoods in Port Moody and was named the Best Residential Development in BC.
ParkLane Homes GM, Sales & Marketing, Gary Marshall (back, right) presents a $25,000 donation to support Evergreen Cultural Centre. Front row (l to r): Panorama Heights Elementary students Sydney McFaul, Maddi Picci, and Tristan Kier. Back row: Ellen van Eijnsberger, Visual Arts Program Manager; Patrick Montgomery, Artistic Director; & Gary Marshall.