Airdrie's Nose Creek Players have created a scholarship called "The Kevin Goodyear Camp Scholarship" in honour of the Bert Church drama teacher who passed away this year.

According to the Nose Creek Players Facebook post, This scholarship is dedicated to celebrating the legacy of Kevin Goodyear, a beloved mentor who inspired countless young performers.

Nose Creek Players, formerly Airdrie Little Theatre, is a community theatre group located in Airdrie. Robin McKittrick, the President of Nose Creek Players explained part of their mandate as a theatre association is to provide an opportunity for young people in Airdrie to pursue theatre.

"We have drama camps that we offer every summer and we've done that the last couple years. We feel very strongly that our drama classes are an exploration that helps to shape young people's worldview. It also builds communication skills, emotional literacy skills, problem-solving skills, confidence and self-esteem. It really helps young people recognize their potential."

This year, the scholarship waives the fees for three Airdonians who might be unable to attend the camp because of financial reasons. 

"Kevin Goodyear was long a champion of the arts here in our city. His voice will continue to resonate through all of the hugely impactful relationships that he built. And he was a huge proponent of building brave safe spaces for young people."

McKittrick stated they thought this would be an amazing way to honour the legacy of Goodyear.

"Kevin is someone who believed in youth drama, believed in the value of theatre arts and creating brave, safe spaces for young people.

To apply for the scholarship, click HERE. The summer camp takes place August 12-18.

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