WHEREAS theatre has endured, without interruption, since the beginning of human history; and
WHEREAS theatre communicates our stories and our cultures from one generation to another through time; and
WHEREAS theatre continues to move us to laughter, to tears, to amuse, to entertain, to educate and to enlighten, to join us in a communal gasp, a sigh, a smile, a grimace, a tingle or a yawn; and
WHEREAS theatre can transport us to far off lands, to the battlefields of emperors and kings, to modern living rooms, and bedrooms; and
WHEREAS theatre will this week, over the course of four nights transport us to a cafe in Paris, to a deserted cottage in the Canadian bush, to a moment in history in the city of Montreal, and into the inner sanctum of a family home; and
WHEREAS Sault Ste. Marie is naturally gifted in all of the arts, blessed with an exceptionally strong and vital community theatre; and
WHEREAS Theatre Ontario, joins the City of Sault Ste. Marie in a synchronicity of birthdays celebrated with award winning theatre from across the province:
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor Debbie Amaroso, do hereby proclaim the week of May 14th to May 20th, 2012 as Theatre Ontario Festival Week in the City of Sault Ste. Marie and call upon citizens to celebrate, promote, take pride and take part in this week long event hosted by Theatre SMC, the QUONTA Drama Region and Theatre Ontario.
May the festivities begin!
MAYOR, City of Sault Ste. Marie