Jacquie Gordon Memorial Fund
The Jacquie Gordon Memorial Endowment Fund is held in trust with the Campbell River Community Foundation in honor of Tidemark Theatre Society founding member Jacquie Gordon. Your donation contributes to the principal fund which will provide legacy funding to the Tidemark Theatre Society in support of ongoing operations in perpetuity.
Jacqueline (Jacquie) Gordon loved the arts, in all their facets, and loved youth. While raising 3 children with her husband Dr. Robert Gordon, she started designing and making costumes for Dance Schools and Community Theatre. There was always the issue of “where are we going to present shows & concerts both local and touring.” The Campbell River Concert series was bringing in 4 / 5 touring shows every year from all over the world including the Mini Bolshoi Ballet company – which performed at the Carihi gymnasium in front of bed sheets for a backdrop - this was a turning point for Jacquie.
In the 80’s, she was Culture consultant to City Council and she was able to get the city to buy the Van Isle Theatre. With the help of many like-minded arts people, the theatre was revamped as a working stage with a gallery in the lobby. Although she retired as the first Manager in the late 80’s, she continued to be the touchstone or go-to for subsequent administrations.
Prior to her death in Dec 2021, she was excited about the Tidemark’s future – even amid COVID – she was able to remotely “go to the theatre.” This Endowment Fund has a great start and with your continued help, it will ensure that future.
Theatre Angels Program
Through our Theatre Angels Program, we make tickets available to individuals and families in our community who would not otherwise be able to attend performances. This increases exposure to the arts and promotes the inclusiveness of the theatre, as well as reaching children in poverty who would not otherwise have access to the arts. In order to respect the anonymity of the recipients, the tickets are given to non-profit, charitable organizations within our community for distribution.
To date, Tidemark has to supplied over 4700 tickets to the community through the program. These tickets were distributed to over 16 different non-profit organizations: John Howard Society, Campbell River Family Services, Campbell River & North Island Transition Society, and Laichwiltach Family Life Society, to name a few. All of the organizations and individuals involved responded positively and are eager to continue with the program.
To donate to the Theatre Angels Program, please click here. You will receive a tax receipt for donations over $10.
Gift Certificates have no expiry date and can be ordered in any denomination. Simply fill in all the information as requested and choose "Gift Certificate" as the performance selection. Please list the denomination that you would like in the Notes section.
Your charitable donations help to improve the Tidemark Theatre! A tax receipt for donations of $10 or more will be made out in your name and mailed to the address you provide.