Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre still drying out in wake of frozen pipe burst

Theatre still drying out

Activities at the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre are still on hold following a flood last week.

A burst pipe during the recent cold snap damaged the theatre's main stage Dec. 22., forcing the St. James School Christmas Concert to be moved to the Vernon Recreation Centre and at least two upcoming events to be postponed.

Staff at the centre say they continue to work with restorations crews as "things are being dried out."

They will reassess the situation next week, "and we will have a bit better idea of where we're at," a staff member said Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival, which was scheduled for Thursday and Friday, and BOOM X (Jan. 14) are being rescheduled.

The Ticket Seller box office will automatically transfer tickets and notify holders about performance dates "as soon as we know them," the performing arts centre's website states.

If rescheduled dates are inconvenient, ticket holders are asked to take a credit on their account and apply it to future events so as the society does not incur added banking and credit card charges.

"Once we have a fuller understanding of what has been affected, we will be able to set a path forward to resuming performances," VDPAC Society executive director Jim Harding said after the flood.

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