Lester Centre launches seat sale

January 25, 2023

The Lester Centre of the Arts is today announcing a different type of seat sale. Rather than offering a discount on airline tickets, we’re offering the chance for eternal posterity by raising money for new seats.

“The existing seats are 35 years old, which is around the time you’d want to replace them,” said Chris Armstrong, General Manager of the Lester Centre. “We’ve started a project to acquire and install new seats, and we thought the community would like to take part in it.”

Each new “seat” will cost $800, which will be considered a tax-deductible donation to the Lester Centre. In return, buyers will get their name (or their organization’s name) on a sign that will be installed in the entryway to the seats in the lower bowl.

“Everyone will see that sign. Your name and your generosity will be displayed for many years to come,” said Armstrong.

The seat sale, which is part of the “Please Be Seated” project, starts now and will run until March 31, 2023.

Buyers of seats will also have the opportunity to take away existing seats as souvenirs. Whether you want a nice addition to your in-home movie theatre, or whether you think they would be a nice addition to your front deck on sunny summer days, the seats have a variety of uses. On top of that, they’re comfortable, they’ve got armrests, and they flip up and down.

Anyone interested in buying a seat should contact Chris Armstrong at 250-627-8888 or email manager@lestercentre.ca