Skate for Gord Fundraiser

April 21, 2024 Kinsmen Arena
This roller skating event will be held Sunday, April 21 from 1-4 p.m. in honour of the late Gordon Sheridan, an active community leader taken from us too soon.
All entry fees will be donated to the Sheridan family and an education fund for his son, Parker. Additional cash donations will also be taken at the door or you can transfer directly to:
A quick story:
Gordon Sheridan: 1971-2024
Gordon passed away March 18, 2024, after a 16-month battle with pancreatic cancer, but his warm, rich personality will live on in the community which he engaged. Very much a people person, his love of filmmaking and cinema drew people to him and his projects.
He moved to Cranbrook with his wife Rhonda and son Parker in 2017. He took work as manager and creative director of the Wild Horse Theatre at Fort Steele Heritage Town and set out to reinvent the vintage facility as a centre of classic and repertory cinema for the Cranbrook area.
He produced and directed short films for the Kimberley Horrorfest, and served as producer on the Cranbrook Community Theatre play “The Fighting Days” in early 2020.
He took on the role of programming director at the Cranbrook History Centre, where he set about to feed Cranbrook’s hunger for dinner theatre by writing and producing “We Are Not Amused,” a murder mystery set in the Royal Alexandra Hall. The announced production sold out so quickly that a second show was planned, which also sold out — in a day.
Sheridan had plans to make the Royal Alexandra Hall murder mystery dinner theatre an annual event, but the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer in late 2022 put that on hold.
In his short time here, Sheridan created a warm cinematic light for Cranbrook that will continue to glow.
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