Monica Model Management Presents
Monday, December 10, 2018
Martha Cohen Theatre
Doors Open at 7:00 PM
Event starts at 8:00 PM
It can be hard to be imperfect in a world that demands perfection. If you are born with or develop a disability, you can be put into uncomfortable situations in our society. To go out into the streets, like every other human being, in a wheelchair might lead to some strange looks from other people or they might even point fingers at you. It might make you feel uncomfortable to be “different” in a group of people who are all the same. It might feel a little bit too risky to fight against the wind. But what can we do? How can you break all those things and fight them?
THROUGH THE POWER OF BEING AN EXAMPLE! That’s the answer! Change your mentality and choose to be perfect in a imperfect world! Nothing can stop someone who has that strength! If you have been given a life, live it to the maximum and don’t waste opportunities! Show the world that no matter what you have been through, no matter what has happened to you, YOU CAN and YOU WILL be all that you want to be!
For one day public figures, from different industries, will have to switch lives with a person in a wheelchair: Taylor Hatala (dancer), Anam Kazim (MLA for Calgary-Glenmore), Kevin Davey (actor), Eddie Leung (entertainment industry - Concorde Group), Neveen Dominic (CEO Neveen Dominic Cosmetics), Victor Tse (Mister Alberta 2018), Mike Sherrard (top real estate agent), Althea Carol (executive producer), Stan Peake (business coach, speaker & author) and Kate Lynn (singer).
Videos of each public figure changing lives for one day will be playing the night of the event before they will come on stage. Each public figure will present a person in a wheelchair a medal and a bouquet of flowers. These public figures will also sign a beautiful piece of art, made by a European painter, that will go on auction the night of the event.
Featuring special guest Bean Gill (Miss Wheelchair Canada 2018)
A portion of the proceeds will go to Spinal Cord Injury Alberta which aims to empower persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence and full community participation.
This event is proudly presented by Monica Model Management.
With the generous support from Alberta Theatre Projects
Ideal for: Performances and recitals
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Included: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP) has been the resident tenant in the courtyard-shaped, Georgian-style Martha Cohen Theatre since 1985. Tiered levels of seats form a three-quarter circle around the performing area eliminating the separation between the audience and performers. The farthest seat from the stage is a mere 39 feet away.
Situated in the heart of Arts Commons beside Jack Singer Concert Hall, Martha Cohen Theatre received state-of-the-art sound upgrade in 2014, as well as all new seats and a new lighting console in 2016, ensuring that it remains at the top of theatre industry standard. The Martha Cohen Theatre was named after the late Dr. Martha Cohen ($1M donated by her husband in honour of her birthday).
This venue has limited rental dates
To inquire about renting this venue, please contact David Fraser at dfraser@ATPlive.com or 403.294.7476