Letter: Love poured into New West theatre for Tony Antonias


It takes a community to celebrate a life well-lived.

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I heard it said that grief is love with no place to go, but love poured into the Massey Theatre in honour of Tony Antonias.

Artists donated their time and talents and the Massey gave us a place.

George Garrett recollected his time with Tony at CKNW; Mayor Johnathan Coté recalled Tony’s elocution advice.

Our sincere appreciation to the artists: David Adams for being our emcee, Charles Lester, stage manager.
Lucas Mendenhall on classical guitar, Thomas Lamont with harpist Elisa Thorn representing the NW Symphony and Steve Maddock. Forever Plaid represented the Vagabonds Players, Julie Atchison pianist and harpist Lori Pappajohn.

Special thanks to the Massey Theatre, the New Westminster Record for the photos and the interview clip with Theresa McManus. The New Westminster Ambassadors, Isabel and Liz Mendenhall with the Vagabond crew: Valerie, Wayne and Robin for preparing the delicious and copious refreshments. Diane and Melanie for the awesome flower arrangements and last but not least Rick Carswell and Louisa Lundy our two “bartenders.”

Cheers to everyone who came and the donations made to the Massey Theatre Society in honour of Tony.

Andrée St. Martin, New Westminster


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