RuBarb Productions Inc. has been in operation since the fall, but on Monday it will celebrate its official grand opening.
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RuBarb Productions board chairman Glenn Hagel says a few words at RuBarb Productions Inc.'s fundraising gala Nov. 8, 2013 at the Temple Gardens Mineral Spa. Times-Herald file photo
“It’ll be more of a public appreciation and thank you just to let everybody know that we’re thankful,” Ruth Koop, RuBarb’s office and production manager told the Times-Herald Friday.
Public are free to attend the event at RuBarb’s new office and rehearsal space – 321 Main St. N. – that will be attended by Mayor Deb Higgins and Saskatchewan Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport Kevin Doherty.
“It's very special,” Koop said about Doherty’s coming to Moose Jaw. “It's an awesome opportunity for us to get to know him a little bit and also for him to take time out of his busy schedule to come out here.”
She added that his appearance is a sign the non-profit theatre company is thriving.
Colleen Ostoforoff, program manager for artsVest Saskatchewan and Maeghan Dubois of K+S Potash Canada will also be in attendance at the ribbon cutting ceremony alongside RuBarb’s artistic director, president, board and staff members.
“We are – in a lot of ways – representing Moose Jaw in the arts scene and trying to enhance it,” said Koop.
The ceremony is scheduled to last from 10:30 a.m. until noon, with the ribbon cutting program set to start at 11 a.m.
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