Penn Cove Water Festival:
Native American Canoe Races
This unique festival brings thousands of people to Whidbey Island to enjoy Native American canoe races and entertainment, and to learn about Native American culture and the importance of the waters to the regional community. Grants fund race sponsorships, pay for entertainment and children’s activities, provide environmental education opportunities, and cover all marketing and public outreach costs.
Whidbey Children’s Theater:
New Equipment for Educational Theater
Whidbey Children’s Theater is the only theater arts program on rural Whidbey Island that works in partnership with the local school district, providing education and theater opportunity for more than 1,000 youth each year. In addition to operations funding, grants have been instrumental in installing new sound equipment and updating bathroom facilities. This funding helps the children’s theater continue to provide in-class arts instruction, after school classes, and summer programming.