Confederation Centre is now chasing the ace

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Jesse Inman, CEO of the Confederation Centre of the Arts, stands on the mainstage with the sweeping view of Homburg Theatre in this Guardian file photo.

Play resumes tonight for Charlottetown's first large-scale Chase-the-Ace Lottery.

With a current jackpot of $2,261 back on the table, one lucky Islander may extend their holiday cheer well into 2016.

Confederation Centre's Chase-the-Ace for the Arts fundraiser for theatre improvements is held every Tuesday in Studio 1, beside Mavor's, with this week's draw being the one exception. Ticket sales run 7-8:35 p.m. with full bar service and board games. The winning draw is held at 8:45 p.m.

For this Chase-the-Ace, weekly ticket sales are split with 50 per cent going to the fundraising charity, 30 per cent being pooled into the jackpot and 20 per cent going to the weekly winning ticket holder, who also gets the chance to draw a card from the deck. As weeks go on without the Ace of Hearts being drawn, the jackpot grows and the deck diminishes. The centre has chosen an Anne of Green Gables-themed deck of cards, with the hearts suit as the jackpot trigger.

Proceeds from the lottery will be put towards the $5-million cost of phase two improvements to the Homburg Theatre that closed in December for four months of essential restoration work to the back-of-stage, including rigging, hanging, and fly systems, access and safety equipment, and needed infrastructure upgrades.

While the public areas of the 1,100-seat theatre recently underwent significant restorations, the stage facilities and backstage areas have not seen major enhancements since the Island's largest theatre opened in 1964.

Full rules and regulations, as well as a full ticket price list, are  at confederationcentre.com.

 

Organizations: Homburg Theatre

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Iceland

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  • Hazel
    January 08, 2016 - 09:12

    Maybe they could add some gambling machine games to the mix. Where are those ones the government took from that small community. Oh, I forgot, that is a secret.

  • The Ace
    January 08, 2016 - 06:55

    Just remember everyone that the NRFD and the Kingston Legion are well into Chase the Ace and the pot is just over 16,000 . Come to the NRFD Saturday from 6-8 or the Legion in New Haven from 6-8 for the draw . Preselling tickets at the fire hall , Leary's Independent and the Cornwall Esso .

  • Don
    January 07, 2016 - 19:14

    Where did their PNP money go to?

  • david
    January 07, 2016 - 18:08

    This is so offensive on so many levels. A Government funded taxpayer owned facility is not competing with the legions and small community organizations in lottery events. What next the QEH, This should be stopped or else if they wish to do this then their taxpayer funded portion they receive should be stopped. How many legions across the province are doing this to survive and to also give back to the communities. The Confederation Centre gives nothing back but yet keeps taking and taking and taking from the taxpayers. It is appalling and offensive and the Premier should be putting stop to this.

    • mad as hell
      January 08, 2016 - 07:18

      I agree with you completely.

  • de udder guy
    January 07, 2016 - 16:14

    What's next, psychic readings? Stealing copper for resale?

  • Don
    January 07, 2016 - 14:58

    So that's what it's come to.