Help Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie raise $1,000,000 in its "Brick by Brick" fundraising campaign! CLC in partnership with The YogaBeat is seeking private donors & corporate and community sponsors to help raise funds to restore and renovate the historic Salvation Army Citadel building for the community of Regent Park. Cash and in-kind support are needed. Sponsors will have an opportunity to sponsor specific rooms in the new facility, elevate their public profile, and support the diverse and revitalized community of Regent Park. For as little as $25, you can help us build a safe and stable environment where we can provide the people of Regent Park with quality arts programs and enhanced yoga programming. Click below to explore our building and find out how you can help!
Sponsor A Brick
Unlimited. Over 450 sponsored!
Like most historic Toronto buildings, The Citadel features brick construction. We're restoring the exterior and keeping a beautiful full-height interior brick wall as the backdrop for the studio theatre.
For a tax-deductible donation of $25, you can sponsor a brick and become a Friend of the Citadel, helping to sustain our initiatives and create support for the revitalization of Regent Park. Your donation will be acknowledged in our website and social media. It's a small donation with a big impact!
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Create a team! Everyone in your group will get a tax-deductible receipt, plus rewards listed below.
Sponsor 2 to 10 bricks (at $25 each): Juliette Coleman will make one cupcake for each brick your team sponsors and Jimmy Coleman will lead a scheduled tour of the building. Your contribution will be recognized on a plaque in the building, on the website, and via social media.
11 to 20 bricks: Team leader will be invited to a cast party, plus the above.
21 to 30 bricks: The team leader receives CLC tote bag, book, DVD, and the team members will receive the rewards above.
31 to 40 bricks: CLC creates a dance phrase named after the team leader, plus the above.
41 or more bricks: Team leader receives a surprise gift basket, plus the above.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange these options
Sponsor a Stairstep
Seventeen (17) Available
A step has been generously sponsored by La Famille Lemieux
A step has been generously sponsored by Emmanuelle Gattuso
A step has been generously sponsored by Craig McKean
Twenty steps lead to the main studio/theatre, where The Citadel's magic will happen.
Help us climb them one by one, by making a donation of $1000! A plaque with your name will be displayed on the step.
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Sponsor a Window
Four (4) Available
Two windows have been named after Janice Lewis & Mitchell Cohen for their generous donations
Sponsor a window for a donation of $5,000, and a plaque honouring the donor will be displayed beside it.
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Sponsor the Entryway
Entryway generously sponsored by SNC Lavalin
Sponsor a Dressing Room
One (1) Available
Men's Dressing Room available (Women's Dressing Room generously sponsored by Eli and Phil Taylor)
The Citadel is dedicated to transformation, and you can help make "change" happen!
For a donation of $15,000, a plaque honouring donor will be displayed by the dressing room door. The donor will also receive recognition on promotional materials and on The Citadel website.
Sponsor the Elevator
Accessibility is one of The CitadelÕs fundamental principles, so help us make our activities accessible to everyone!
For a donation of $25,000, a plaque honouring the donor will be displayed by elevator. The donor will also receive recognition on promotional materials and on The Citadel website.
Sponsor the Foyer
The Lobby/Reception Area is where people first gather when they arrive at The Citadel. It's where the "biz" meets the buzz — so help us bring worlds together!
For a donation of $50,000 a plaque honouring the donor will be displayed in the lobby. The donor will also receive mention in media releases and newsletters, as well as recognition on all promotional materials and on The Citadel website.
Sponsor the Artist in Residence Apartment & Patio
The Citadel will host master artists from around the world, who'll be visiting in order to work with Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie. The guest room and patio will be a real place for collaboration!
For a donation of $75,000 a plaque honouring the donor will be displayed on the patio. The donor will also receive mention in media releases and newsletters, as well as recognition on all promotional materials and on The Citadel website, and complimentary tickets to one event produced by Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie.
Sponsor the LED Theatrical Lighting
Activities at The Citadel will be "state-of-the-art" — just like our new, unrivalled LED theatrical lighting. Lighting transforms the dance, and you can help transform the community by supporting this initiative.
For a donation of $80,000, a plaque honouring the donor will be displayed in the lobby. The donor will also receive mention in media releases and newsletters, as well as recognition on all promotional materials and on The Citadel website, and complimentary tickets to two events produced by Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie.
Sponsor the Yoga Studio
By sponsoring The Citadel's beautiful Yoga Studio with "hot yoga" facilities, you'll make your karma grateful!
For a donation of $150,000 a plaque honouring donor will be displayed at entrance to yoga studio. The donor will also receive recognition as the naming sponsor of the Yoga Studio, mention in media releases and newsletters, as well as recognition on all promotional materials and on The Citadel website, complimentary tickets to three events produced by Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie, and a dedicated banner at The Citadel's Grand Opening event.
Sponsor the Studio Theatre
We are thrilled to announce that a generous donor has led the underwriting of our studio theatre, which will be named the Mimi Herrndorf Studio Theatre.
About the Citadel
The Toronto studios of the internationally renowned dance artists of Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie, the Citadel is home to CLC's groundbreaking theatrical and community-based work.
- To ensure that high-quality dance and yoga experiences are accessible to the people of Regent Park and beyond, whatever their background or circumstances
- To engage professionals and experts in the fields of dance and yoga to work alongside community leaders in Regent Park in providing a well-informed range of activities and programming
- To create a safe space in which to engage a uniquely diverse demographic of youth, artists, and families through performances by master artists, community-based site-specific events, outreach activities and workshops, and ongoing classes on a 'pay-what-you-can' basis
About Coleman Lemieux Compagnie
Founded in Quebec in 2000 by individually renowned dancers/choreographers (and husband and wife) Bill Coleman and Laurence Lemieux, Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie (CLC) has distinguished itself by its innovative, unbridled artistic vision. The company's range encompasses:
- emotionally honest, artistically innovative stage productions featuring some of Canada's finest dancers, choreographed by Coleman and Lemieux and by James Kudelka, CLC's Choreographer in Residence â€” shows which have taken the company throughout Canada and to the United States, China, Russia, Mongolia and Brazil;
- and spectacular, large-scale, site-specific events in such locations as rural Saskatchewan, coastal Newfoundland, urban Winnipeg, the Mongolian steppes and CLC's home neighbourhood of Regent Park, Toronto â€” created in collaboration with internationally recognized artists and local community residents.
- In 2007, CLC invested in the 1912 Salvation Army Citadel building as their new home. Located in the heart of Toronto's diverse Regent Park neighbourhood, Coleman and Lemieux soon found themselves part of one of the most exciting community renewals in the world â€” a unique opportunity to integrate the arts directly into urban change.
- CLC has been actively engaged, working directly with developers The Daniels Corporation, as well as through local agencies, community-based arts and media organizations and schools, and more informally through personal contacts.
- In 2009, CLC launched an ambitious project to renovate and substantially improve The Citadel. With the assistance of Diamond + Schmitt Architects, Bartlett & Associates LTD, the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the City of Toronto, and many generous individual donors and corporations, the team is working towards completion in the fall of 2011.
About the YogaBeat
The YogaBeat, operating from within the Citadel, is an initiative offering 'pay what you can' yoga classes for new and returning residents of Regent Park as well as for Toronto's broader yoga community.
The activities of the YogaBeat will focus on:
- Local needs as well as the connection of Regent Park with the wider GTA
- The belief that yoga â€” which promotes awareness in the body through movement and a quieting of the mind through meditation â€” will effect positive change in the quality of life of those who experience it.
- An emphasis on acceptance and openness
- To provide a positive and accessible experience of yoga and meditation to the people of Regent Park, whatever their background or circumstances
- To engage professionals and experts in the field of yoga to work alongside community leaders in Regent Park in providing a well-informed range of activities and programming
- To create a safe space in which to engage a uniquely diverse demographic of youth, adults and families through ongoing yoga classes, outreach initiatives and workshops