APM contributions to the Confederation
Centre approaching $700,000.00
April 29, 2008
The Confederation Centre of the Arts and
APM has announced
their 12th year of partnership. For 2008, APM will renew its
support as the title sponsor for the Charlottetown Festival.
Beginning in 1997 with a
production sponsorship for one show, APM's support for the
performing arts grew until in 2002 it became the title sponsor
for the entire festival. this is the construction companies
seventh consecutive year as the major sponsor for the summer
APM's contributions to the centre over the 12 years now totals
$690,000.00. Additionally, APM has been the production
sponsor for some of the most popular shows on the mainstage,
including Canada Rocks, The British Invasion II America Strikes
view our partnership with the Confederation Centre of the Arts
as community driven," says Tim Banks, president of APM. "The
Confederation Centre is living proof of the creative way that
APM operates out of PEI but services markets across Canada."
"As a non-profit organization,
the Confederation Centre generates 70 percent of its revenue
from sponsorships and sales. APM is the single largest corporate
contributor and we are fortunate to have their consistent
support," says David MacKenzie, CEO of the Confederation Centre
of the Arts.
A public/private partnership for
the centre is vital to its ongoing success, MacKenzie adds,
acknowledging that government recognizes the value of its role
in the partnership as well. "Without the support of sponsors,
donors and government we would not be able to put on stage the
quality productions that we do each year," he says.
The 2008 Charlottetown Festival
opens June 12 and runs until Sept. 27.