Another $1M donated anonymously to Regina's Darke Hall renovations
Another $3M needed to reopen concert hall, says University of Regina
Another anonymous donor has stepped forward to donate $1 million toward restoring a concert hall at the University of Regina.
The donation to the Darke Hall project was announced on Thursday morning.
Darke Hall, a music venue located on the University of Regina's College Avenue campus, originally opened in 1929 and requires significant repairs.
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Some upgrades needed are to the facility's heating, cooling and electrical systems, for example.
In 2015, $1 million was donated anonymously for improved accessibility for people with disabilities.
In today's announcement, U of R president Vianne Timmons said a family approached the university who were interested in contributing to it in some way.
The family asked to be anonymous as a way to encourage others who may want to contribute, Timmons said.
The family's connection to the building? Timmons said they're community members and community members have a connection to Darke Hall.
There is still money to be raised, she added. Ideally, there needs to be an additional $12 million for the project but Timmons said the U of R feels another $3 million could open the facility.
She referred to those numbers as "lofty goals."