Over the last 17 years as General Manager of the Port Theatre, Bruce Halliday has formed strong connections with artists, artist’s agents and the presenting network across B.C. and Canada. Bruce is very excited to be leading the Port Theatre team into a capital fundraising campaign to complete the community vision of a purpose built performing arts centre. With the support of The City of Nanaimo through City Council, The Port Theatre Society has been given a rare opportunity to make this dream a reality for our community.
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