Britannia Secondary receives funding to replace their auditorium screen that was old and not functioning properly after 30 years. The auditorium is key in being able to accommodate students while Covid protocols regarding safe spacing is in place. It is used daily. Once the spacing restrictions are lifted the screen will be used by not only Britannia Secondary but also Britannia Elementary and various community groups. Rotary is proud to have been able to help with the project.
Britannia Secondary School has a massive screen fitting the whole stage in its auditorium. It is over 30 years old and has stopped working. During the Covid lockdown the school has had to use the auditorium and screen daily to accommodate its students according to Covid regulations for spacing. They do not have many classroom spaces large enough to hold twenty students so the auditorium is in daily use for the Career Life Education classes. The screen no longer goes up or down and needs to be replaced. In the fall of 2020 Ron Suzuki brought this project to the attention of the Community Services Committee.  We approved the sum of $7,000.00 towards the replacement of the screen contingent on the school finding matching funds.
Mitra Tshan is the Britannia Community Educator and the force behind their successful drive to find the matching funds. She has expressed her gratitude that if it had not been for our anchor donation the project would not have been successful. The RVC board approved the project from the funds set aside last year to meet Covid needs in the community. The cheque was presented to the school on February 22, 2021.
They hope to purchase and install the screen during March break 2021 for the use of students when they return. Once the Covid lockdown is finally over the auditorium will used by the elementary school and many other groups for community events such as plays, charitable events and the like. Thanks to Rotary this screen will bring lasting benefits to the community.