Notice of Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of Saskatoon Opera will be held on Thursday, November 19th, 2015, 7:00 PM at the Rusty Macdonald Public Library — Meeting Room, 225 Primrose Drive.
The Annual General Meeting is open to all members of the Saskatoon Opera Association, including both those who have purchased a membership and those who have made a financial contribution of at least $30.00. Saskatoon Opera thanks you for your support and invites you to attend your Annual General Meeting.
Congratulations to the Winners
of the Metamorphosis Raffle!
|First Prize||Doretha Kowalishn|
|Second Prize||Doug Forsyth|
|Third Prize||Brad Mitchell|
Saskatoon Opera in Schools Tour 2015
Hansel and Gretel
by Engelbert Humperdinck
|Tour Dates||May 4–15, 2015|
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Saskatoon Opera is a non-profit registered charity that depends mainly on private fundraising to cover operating costs. We rely on your support to help us improve our organization. Your donations help us ensure that opera in Saskatoon remains affordable and available to all. Won’t you please consider making a donation to Saskatoon Opera today?
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Saskatoon Opera presents
Saskatoon Opera in Schools Tour 2015
Hansel and Gretel
by Engelbert Humperdinck
Since 2001, Saskatoon Opera’s annual Opera in Schools Tour has introduced the operatic art form to 75,000 elementary and high school students. Though the tour’s primary audience has been Saskatoon students, the tour has also traveled to the communities of North Battleford, Glaslyn, Dalmeny, Rosetown, Biggar, Humboldt, Middle Lake, Davidson, Outlook, Clavet, Viscount and Lanigan. The organization’s outreach and educational initiatives have been successful in generating a strong interest in opera among Saskatchewan’s youth.
This year, we are pleased to announce that the tour of Engelbert Humperdinck’s well known and beloved opera, Hansel and Gretel will be performed in schools in Saskatoon, Regina and Swift Current in May 2015. The performance will be followed by an educational question and answer session to engage young audiences. The Opera in Schools Tour gives performance experience to local singers who are studying at opera training programs. For many, this is their first professional debut as an artist.
|Tour Dates||May 4–15, 2015|
Saskatoon Opera in Schools gratefully acknowledges the support of the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan.
“As a school administrator, and on behalf of our students, I am so grateful that Saskatoon Opera in the Schools provided an opportunity for the arts to be opened up to our students in this way.” – Doug Boyd, principal, Caswell School, May 2012
Saskatoon Opera is Growing!
Saskatoon Opera is pleased to announce the expansion of its educational initiatives to continue to fulfill its mission to engage the people of Saskatchewan in professional opera through production, outreach, and involvement of young audiences and emerging artists.
Sponsorship Marketing is the modern day version of the age-old concept of sponsorship. In the old days, sponsorship was a benevolent gesture shown by good corporate citizens. Today it is much more. By applying modern day thinking to an old school concept, sponsorship has been transformed into a dynamic and effective communications and public relations tool that is targeted at an audience you need to reach with the messages you need to deliver.
Purchasing a sponsorship marketing package for the right event or project can easily be one of the most effective tools in your communications toolbox. When developed properly, your package can:
- Deliver important messages to targeted audiences in creative and experiential ways that will form memorable impressions and keep your company top of mind.
- Bring you face to face with your target audience in effective two-way interaction
- Provide you with unique opportunities for client hosting and appreciation
- Drive sales of products and services.
Rights and Benefits
All sponsors receive the following benefits:
- Positioning in order of investment
- Name or logo online at www.saskatoonopera.ca
- Name or logo in program book
- Complimentary Tickets and purchase discounts
- Invitations to special events
Sponsorship components in the top three levels of sponsorship may also include:
- Name or logo in print advertising
- Name or logo on collateral material (print deadlines in affect)
- Verbal recognition at all events
- Name/logo on media releases
- Right to run contests or promotions
- Exclusivity is negotiable
- On site Corporate Signage
For positioning purposes throughout the opera’s physical presence, activities and accompanying communications, there are currently four levels of sponsorship. The higher the positioning, the more public recognition you will receive. Other rights and benefits will also increase commensurate with amount of sponsorship.
Season Presenting Sponsor2014-2015 Season Presented by “Your Name”
Production Sponsors$10,000 - $30,000
Performance Sponsor$5,000 - $7,500
Opera in the Schools$7,500
Special Event Sponsor$3,500 - $5,000
Patron Sponsor$1,000 - $2,499
Billeting for Saskatoon Opera
Each season, we host artists, designers, conductors and directors from across Canada. We are always looking for accommodations where the artists can feel at home during their four to five week stay in Saskatoon.
We are looking for people who can offer Saskatoon Opera artists some personal, private space in their home, preferably with no pets and with access to a kitchen. A location close to the University, or Broadway area would be preferable.
Past Saskatoon Opera billets have wonderful stories to tell about their experiences with their house guests. Give an artist a home, and learn about their experiences on stage and receive a glimpse into the theatrical world in which they work.
Some artists require accommodation in a hotel or other commercial residence, so we also greatly appreciate donors who choose to support the artists and Saskatoon Opera by helping to cover accommodations, flights or car rentals.
Please contact Karen Reynaud, Executive Director at email@example.com or call (306) 374-1630 for more information about becoming a billet or making a donation to cover accommodations for the 2015 season.
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Approved at a meeting of the Board – March 13, 2010
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