About the Players
The Kaatza Lakeside Players’ focus is to broaden the opportunities for residents of the Cowichan Lake District to enjoy and participate in learning theatre arts. Hosting a membership of 100 plus and run by an elected board of 8 Directors, the Society has also been hardworking members of THEATRE BC .
As a teaching theatre, the Players have pursued education in the arts by participating in many Zone and Provincial festivals, bringing home not only awards but better understanding and improved skills to pass on to our theatre community.
KLPS is a Lake Cowichan Chamber of Commerce member, as such the Players participate and support many local community events such as the annual Great Lake Walk, Lady of the Lake Pageant, Christmas parades and ‘LAKE DAYS’, a week long event. Providing personnel, expertise and sound and lighting equipment, the Players volunteer hundreds of hours towards the success of these community endeavours.
The Players also host and sponsor the SHEILA KENYON MEMORIAL BURSARY which, since 1993, has been awarded annually to a Lake Cowichan Secondary School graduating student pursuing post secondary study in the arts and/or communication (multi-media).
From 1996 - 2009 the Players partnered with Cowichan Lake Community Services, offering theatre craft training, media experience and performance opportunities for young people in the area. Since the program was dissolved, KLPS has ensured that their fall production is geared toward youth in the community, both on stage and behind the scenes.
The Kaatza Lakeside Players Society have always enjoyed enthusiastic support locally, which over the years has grown to include a strong audience base from throughout southern Vancouver Island.
All productions feature comfortable table seating with “a la carte” refreshments and snacks available. Housed in the LAKE COWICHAN CENTENNIAL HALL (309 South Shore Road) in the Town of Lake Cowichan, the ‘theatre’ is situated beside the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena and easy to find on the main road. Click here for directions.