Players Club seeks tax exemption

Repairs to Coast Capital Playhouse, reduced attendance cited by club president.

White Rock Players Club president Fred Partridge and treasurer Karen Doolan request the club's removal from the tax roll at  a city council meeting April 13.

White Rock Players Club president Fred Partridge and treasurer Karen Doolan request the club's removal from the tax roll at a city council meeting April 13.

White Rock Players Club has asked the city to be granted a tax exemption, citing reduced attendance and required maintenance to the Coast Capital Playhouse as reasons for the request.

Club president Fred Partridge presented the request to White Rock city council Monday, noting the club currently pays just under $20,000 in taxes and is looking for ways to raise funds to pay for building repairs.

“Our members are finding it more and more difficult to fund the building through our amateur productions,” Partridge said. “Our available funds are shrinking as we have seen reduced audiences over the past couple of years.”

Council voted to refer the request to staff for a report, expected sometime in early fall.

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