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Rotary's $2,000 donation helps Yellow Door kick off season
The NOTL Rotary Club presents a cheque for $2,000 to Virgil's Yellow Door Theatre Project. Pictured: Rotarian Paul Lalonde, Yellow Door performers Catherine Dubois, Lukas Romanelli and Sydney Cornett, and artistic director Andorlie Hilstrom. (Michelle Dubois/Submitted)

Members of the Rotary Club of Niagara-on-the-Lake have donated $2,000 to Virgil’s Yellow Door Theatre Project and were treated to a special performance by youth and teen members of the company.

The Rotary Club is sponsoring the dress rehearsals for the 2019 Yellow Door fall productions of “Going Under” (teen company) and “Bremen Rock City” (youth company) being presented at the First Ontario Performing Arts Centre in December.

To show their appreciation, five young performers who receive training at Yellow Door, provided Rotary members with a singing showcase under the tutelage of artistic director Andorlie Hillstrom.

“The Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club was blown away by the level of talent on display,” said Rotary Club member Paul Lalonde, who spearheaded the Yellow Door sponsorship. 

“You could see the confidence emanating from these talented kids because of the opportunities given to them by the Yellow Door Theatre Project. We are proud to be supporting such a wonderful charitable organization.’’

Hillstrom said Yellow Door “is so grateful for the support and generosity of organizations like the Rotary Club. This will help us move forward with plans for our fall productions.”