The Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) is the recipient of the second Acorn Arts Award.
Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture selected CCPA as winner of the municipal award, which recognizes an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution to the arts in Oak Bay.
CCPA is in its 21st season of training multi-disciplinary performing artists.
“Since our beginnings in Oak Bay, the college has always held its founding belief that community and collaboration, [and] giving back, are the essence of the performing arts,” said Caleb Marshall, CCPA’s managing artistic director. “We are honoured that Oak Bay, our community, is recognizing our longevity, our commitment to excellence and making the arts accessible to all.”
The Acorn Award will be presented to the performing arts school on April 4.
CCPA presents its production of the Broadway classic West Side Story at the McPherson Playhouse from April 19 to 27. The show features a cast of 60, accompanied by a live orchestra.