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Aqua-Tex Scientific Consulting

  • Corporate body
  • 1993-

Aqua-Tex Scientific Consulting was established in 1993 to provide consulting services in aquatic ecology. In 1998, the company began the Photopoint Monitoring of Urban Creeks on Southern Vancouver Island Project The study was conducted during July and August of 1998 in the Capital Regional District urban creeks of Blenkinsop, Colwood and Latoria using a technique called Photopoint Monitoring. The purpose of the project was to modify the photopoint monitoring technique, apply the modified technique to three urban creeks, and to assess the viability of the technique for future urban applications. The project team was supervised by David E. Jensen, and sponsored by the Aqua-Tex scientists, Cori L. Barraclough and William P. Lucey. The photopoint monitoring technique was later applied to Leeds Creek. In 2000, the company participated in a water quality monitoring plan for the Kootenai River Basin.

Bastion Theatre Company of British Columbia

  • Corporate body
  • 1963-1988

The Bastion Theatre Company of British Columbia was established in 1963 as the Victoria Theatre Studio by director Peter Mannering (born Mainwaring) in Victoria, B.C. It was registered as a non-profit society in B.C. in April 1964 as the Bastion Theatre Studio and, in 1980, the name was changed to Bastion Theatre Company of British Columbia. The Theatre provided regular theatre productions as well as a theatre school, youth tours, and a theatre-in-education program. In 1988, the Board suspended operations due to a financial crisis.

Bastion Theatre Studio

  • Corporate body
  • 1964-1980

The Bastion Theatre Company of British Columbia was established in 1963 as the Victoria Theatre Studio by director Peter Mannering in Victoria, B.C. It was registered as a non-profit society in B.C. in April 1964 as the Bastion Theatre Studio and, in 1980, the name was changed to Bastion Theatre Company of British Columbia.

Belfry Theatre (Victoria, B.C.)

  • Corporate body
  • 1975 -

The Belfry Theatre was established on 30 December 1975, having been registered on that date as the Springridge Cultural Centre Society. Its original aims were to promote cultural events, operate a cultural centre, and sponsor workshops relating to the performing arts. During its first three seasons it hosted touring companies, and began to produce its own shows in 1976/77. By the end of the 1977/78 season, the Belfry had achieved its longer-term goal of becoming a full-fledged professional theatre company, and on 10 December 1981 the society's name was officially changed to the Belfry Theatre Society. However, the Belfry continued to host other touring companies and has also sponsored concerts, a fund-raising fashion show and a series of classic children's films. The company has received financial support from the Canada Council and the provincial government through the British Columbia Cultural Programme, the Lottery Fund and the Intermunicipal Fund.

The Society consists of a Board of Directors; there were five directors in 1975 but by 1986 the number had expanded to eleven. The company's permanent staff consists of the Artistic Director, General Manager, Production Manager, Publicity Manager and Accounts Manager. The Belfry's first production was "Puttin' on the Ritz," which ran from 29 January to 12 March 1977. Developed and directed by Don Shipley and Pat Armstrong, this production featured choreography by Judith Marcuse and a four-person cast (Bill Hosie, Danny Costain, Sheila McCarthy and Mary Swinton). Since then the company has produced many more productions, most of them highly successful and some controversial, such as "Hosanna" and "Let My People Come." It has attracted many well-known actors and directors, including R.H. Thompson, Stuart Margolin, Frances Hyland and Nicola Cavendish.

The Theatre is housed in the Emmanuel Baptist Church on Gladstone Avenue in Victoria, which was originally leased to the Belfry by the Victoria Cool Aid Society. In 1980-1981 the company embarked on Operation Facelift, a plan funded by the Canada Community Development Project to renovate the building, including raising the stage, insulating, re-plastering, repainting, raising the balcony side seats and adding new fire doors in the dressing room.

The Belfry Theatre continues to be a dynamic part of the Victoria arts community.

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