Steinbach Arts Council Fundraising Gala supports community impact

Steinbach, MB — The Steinbach Arts Council is grateful for the community support that was shown during the annual Fundraising Gala, held Friday, May 3, 2024.

“With the help of community, we were able to reach our fundraising targets this year. With our silent auction, jewellery raffle, and donations collected, we raised funds that will contribute to the overall health of our organization, ultimately, helping to subsidize over 100 programs, classes, and concerts for our region”, says David Klassen, Executive Director of the Steinbach Arts Council.

Over the course of the last two years, participation has increased.  In the 2023-24 season, SAC estimates that they saw nearly 1500 registrations in over 100 classes, and hosted 6 world-class concerts, which represents a large increase in community participation. 

“Our impact in the community is significant.  Because of our programming, we are able to bring arts and culture recreation to our community, allowing people to participate in quality, affordable programming without having to leave our city.”

Klassen also highlights the development of culture and heritage programming and opportunities for seniors throughout the last year. But one of the greatest successes is the ability to develop and strengthen three bursary streams, including financial aid for youth, Summer Arts Day Camp support, and a new bursary program for immigrants to Canada. 

“Affordability and accessibility are priorities for SAC.  Fundraisers like our annual Gala are critical for us to accomplish that goal within our programming.”

SAC’s event raised well over $50,000, with all proceeds going directly towards making arts and culture programming possible in the region.


Contact Information:

David Klassen, Executive Director
CC: Angelica San Juan, Communications and Outreach Coordinator