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Canmore Opera House


Canmore Opera House Restoration Herritage Park, Calgary
Completed in 2009


Alberta Siding Projects was excited to learn of the addition of the Canmore Opera House to Calgary's Heritage Park. It required an addition and major restoration. ASP helped make this happen by supplying materials and labour for new exterior siding and soffit for Dominion Construction in Calgary.


Canmore Opera House

Grand Opening Celebrated with Theatre and Song.

Calgary – Friday, June 18th – Heritage Park Historical Village celebrated the grand opening of the Canmore Opera House Performing Arts Centre late this morning with a private ceremony. The event was held to announce the opening of the new Performing Arts Centre and to recognize and thank all the sponsors, donors and the Municipal, Provincial and Federal levels of government for their ongoing contribution to Heritage Park's "It's About Time"Capital Campaign.

The Canmore Opera House recently underwent a move and an extensive restoration. The building was relocated from its original hill top setting closer to the heart of the Historical Village. Recent upgrades now make the building an ideal performance space for Heritage Park's resident theatrical troupe as well as for outside theatre and performance groups. The additions include brand new dressing rooms, a green room, state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment and a new holding kitchen.

The Opera House has been used for many purposes including a band hall and a silent movie theatre. Today's event showcased some of its history with a variety of entertainment provided by the Cappy Smart Brass Band, a pianist, an opera singer and Heritage Park's own resident theatrical troupe.

"We are thrilled to be able to return this building to its original glory,"says Heritage Park CEO and President, Alida Visbach, "as a place for theatre, music and performance."The Heritage Park Performers will stage their brand new musical melodrama titled "Doctor Dillamond's Day Off"in the Canmore Opera House every Saturday, Sunday and holiday Monday throughout the summer. The building will also be available for use by outside performance groups and for weddings and banquets.

For more information about the Canmore Opera House and the Herritage Park please call 268-8501 or visit their website at www.heritagepark.ca .