There are incidents in the passage of one’s life that are extraordinary. There have been many happy occasions in the course of my life and Pro Arte’s Special Tribute will be with those at the very top. Thank you for your kind words so well delivered by a very special Pro Arte dancer. Those words will be in my memory always. Thank you to the Patrons of Pro Arte for the thoughtful and lovely reception given in my honour. All of this special evening waas so tastefully done and I thank you. Pro Arte is a happy and positive community; I consider it a unique privilege to be a part of this vibrant fellowship.
At Gala 2014, Ms. Frances was given special tribute for her enormous and priceless contribution, never ending energy and spirit to the Pro Arte community. She has single-handedly been responsible for over half the costumes in Pro Arte’s vast stock. Ms. Frances is the first person to greet anyone when they enter the Studio with a huge smile and kind words and is always there to offer safe and wise advise, give comfort, a shoulder to cry on and a true nurturer to us all. We are so truly blessed and so grateful.
Pro Arte Centre’s students performed in over 2000 costumes last year. A huge thank you to our fantastic wardrobe & costume volunteers for the endless hours they have spent this summer sorting, checking, washing and itemizing all these 2000 odd costumes.
Pro Arte has, since its inception in 2003, been extremely fortunate to have had many talented volunteers and accomplished sewers aid with the establishment of quite a magnificent costume library. Pro Arte costumes are rented out to families at a fraction of the cost and with minimal hassle involved for parents. We are also grateful for all the donations of fabric, tutus, individual costumes and other items that have aided in the establishment of our impressive wardrobe.
“Merci” to of all our wonderful “Pro Arte Costumers” past and present!