Carolyn Bilson and Hadil El-Baba were pleased to attend the grand re-opening of the Fergus Grand Theatre. Speeches by Centre Wellington Councillor Mary Lloyd and theatre coordinator Eric Goudie started off the night. The Great Canadian Song Book, an energetic performance featuring songs from Canada’s musical history, capped off the celebration.
Since 1928 the Fergus Grand Theatre has been a part of the Centre Wellington community. The building received an Ontario 150 grant for restoration of the historic facade and improvements to accessibility for patrons. Restoration work included recreation of the original building facade and refinishing of the historically designated tin ceilings. Accessibility improvements included barrier free access to the main entrance and main floor washrooms. James Fryett Architect Inc. was pleased to work with the Township of Centre Wellington on this culturally significant project.