Fundraisers help Rollin Art Centre ease pain of losing gov’t grants

Between the Centennial Belles' fashion show and Teas on the Terrace, Alberni's arts council hopes to make up some funding.

Tickets still available for Symphony in White


This Sunday, Aug. 9 the Centennial Belles are set to present another fabulous historical fashion show; Symphony in White. More than 35 featured wedding dresses will be presented for the first time ever.

This exquisite fashion show will feature designs from the late 1800s to present. Proceeds from this fashion show will help benefit the Rollin Art Centre’s many programs that have just recently been cut by the government.

The show begins under the canopy of trees on the Rollin terrace at 2 p.m.

Special musical guests include Sandy Bouleau. Tickets are $20 and include refreshments. Tickets are on sale now at the Rollin Art Centre. Seating is limited.

Music is our special-tea

The Rollin Art Centre’s summer teas on the terrace are winding down and only have two teas left; our last scheduled tea is already full. If you are looking for the perfect place to listen to wonderful music, nibbling on delicious delectable, by Harvest Thyme Fine Foods, and catching up with friends, our summer Tea on the Terrace series is the place to be.

When you purchase your tickets you are also helping to raise funds for the Rollin Art Centre. Tickets are on sale at the Rollin Art Centre for $12 seniors/students, $15 adults and $10 for children under 12.

Teas begin at 1 p.m.

The last two summertime entertainers are:

Aug. 6 – Old Time Fiddlers.

Aug. 13 – Marilyn Smith-original, guitar and vocals.

We’re in search of tea items

The Rollin Art Centre is currently looking for a few items to help better serve our popular teas: tea towels, serving plates, small juice glasses, teaspoons and tea cups. Anyone wishing to donate any of these items may drop them off at the Rollin Art centre any time.


Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council.