Grandkid hits stage to help fill a dream

The Grandkid will be performed at Berwick Royal Oak Nov. 13 and 14

The Grandkid is a must for great live theatre entertainment and a wonderful way to support a worthy cause.

The Grandkid, written by John Lazarus, shows the connection between a grandfather and his granddaughter, and how their relationship evolves when they live together, bridging the generation gap.

Zelda Dean, director of The Grandkid and founder of Bema Productions, has first-hand experience of living with a grandchild. She has nine grandchildren, some of whom she raised.

Several years ago, after one of her grandchildren was diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, the Help Fill A Dream foundation arranged a magical trip to Disneyland for her grandchild.

“For some years, I’ve been wanting to give back to Help Fill a Dream and I believe I have found it with The Grandkid,” said Dean.

“I called Help Fill A Dream and said that I was offering a professional play and a venue for two nights as a fundraiser.  Berwick Royal Oak has been very generous with offering us their state-of-the-art theatre as the venue.”

Help Fill A Dream executive director Craig Smith is excited about the new fundraiser.

“It is a wonderful example of how things come full circle,” he said. “Zelda is the grandmother of one of our ‘Dream’ children.  This is her way of giving back and helping to make sure we can continue to make dreams come true.  Thanks to the generosity of Investors Group as the presenting sponsor, all of the money raised from ticket sales will go immediately to supporting children in our community.”

Help Fill a Dream is an Island-based foundation that helps children with life-threatening conditions fulfill their dreams. The foundation relies solely on funds generated by the community.

“The content of the play is wonderful,” said Smith. “It is about family and overcoming adversity. This is a theme that hits close to home for the families we work with.”

The Grandkid is a must for great live theatre entertainment and a wonderful way to support a worthy cause. It will be presented Nov. 13 and 14 at Berwick Royal Oak, 4680 Elk Lake Drive, with the show starting at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and available at Help Fill A Dream, Unit D 4085 Quadra St. Email congact@helpfilladream.com or call 250-382-3135.

 

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