Why Donate to Watermark?

Did you know that only 31% of Watermark’s annual budget comes from ticket sales? Our theatre has 106 seats and we simply could not survive without individual donations from people like you. At Watermark we believe that quality classical theatre, presented up close and personal, is the best way to expose the greatest plays in the English language to our audience.
We have kept our ticket prices as low as possible so that a broad range of people can attend. We thank you for your continued patronage of our productions. If you have the means, we would like you to consider being a donor to help us to continue producing the finest professional theatre on the Island. Thank you.

Donate online here:


Or send a cheque to: Watermark Theatre, PO Box 190, 57 Church Hill Ave., North Rustico, PE C0A 1X0

Donate Securities and Mutual Funds through CanadaHelps

A donation of securities or mutual fund shares is the most efficient way to give charitably. CanadaHelps is the largest processor of online security and mutual fund donations in Canada.
The Canada Revenue Agency does not apply capital gains tax on donations of publicly traded securities. Capitals gains are the increase in the value of your securities over the price you paid at purchase.
When you sell your shares for cash, you’re responsible for the tax due on the gain, even if you plan to donate the proceeds from the sale. If you pay the tax out of those proceeds, there’s less money left to donate. Your charity receives a smaller donation and you have a smaller donation to claim for your charitable tax credit at the end of the year.
But when you donate your securities directly through CanadaHelps, those capital gains aren’t subject to tax. This means your charity receives a larger gift, and you’ll benefit from a tax receipt for the full value of your eligible securities or mutual funds.
Here’s an example of how it works.
Let’s say you purchased common shares in ABC Company for a cost of $1,000. If the current market value of those shares has increased to $5,000, you would have a capital gain of $4,000.
If you sell those shares and donate the cash proceeds, you’ll owe tax on the capital gain. So, you set aside the taxes due from the proceeds, leaving you with less than the full cash value to donate and a tax receipt which reflects the smaller donation.
But when you donate the shares directly, you owe no capital gains tax and you’re able to donate the full value. So your charity gets a larger donation and you get a tax receipt which reflects your larger contribution.
By donating shares directly, you can save on taxes while you’re offering more help to the charities you care about most.

Donate Securities Here

2019 Donors – June 7, 2018 to August 24, 2019

Benefactor $5000+


Joan and Regis Duffy Foundation

Marti Hopson, Estate of WLG Hopson

RBC Foundation

Valerie Seaman

Patron $1000-$4,999

Gordon and Barb Campbell

Edward and Joanne Curran

Scott Dickieson

Elizabeth Hodgson

Marjorie MacLauchlan

Christine MacNearney and Paul Christensen

Kate Martin

Mike Murphy and Paul Smith

Laura Nicholson

Mary Nicholson

Tim and Lois O’Neill

Stewart McKelvey Lawyers

Gracie and Barry Stickings

Andrea Surich, in memory of Bill Hodgson

Ron and Paula Wadey

Supporter $500-$999



Donald Andrus

Nancy Birt and Greg Cann

Melissa Brownlow

Mary Crane

Lynn Davis

Rory and Ann Francis

Maureen and Barb Kinder

Jo Leibovitz

Linda Packard Shaw

Mary Robertson, in honour of Henri Gauthier

Donor $100-$499

Virginia Affleck

Scott Anderson

Mary Ardeth Smith

Bonnie and Mike Arnold

Andrew Bartlett

Francoise and Vincent Bernier

Bill and Bev Bishop

Stephen and Sung Ha Bouey

Carolyn and Roderick Buhr

Diana Chandler

Laura Chapin

Sally Cole

Robin and John Crittenden

Pia Edwards, in memory of Bill Hodgson

Judy and Richard Gallant

Norah Gibbons, in memory of Bill Hodgson

Wayne Hambly

Richard Hancox

Richard and Donna Hassard

Claudius Helpert and Kate Haines

Kathy Hemphill

Russel and Stacey Kerr

Shawn Kerwin, in memory of Bill Hodgson

Maureen Kinder

John Patrick King

Dennis Languay

Ted and Gail Lomatski

Linda Lowther

Claudia Lyons

Dr. Ian Maclennan

Linda MacRae

Alexander McAuley

Joan McCalla

Robert and Lynn Nimtz

Celine Pinsent

Anne Putnam

Gerald and Judi O’Hanley

David Roberts

Joan and Kinsey Smith

Dean Snow

Douglas Sobey

Kent Stetson

Gracie Stickings, in honour of Emily

TC Swartz

Brian and Kathy Thompson

Peter Wearing

Gwen Wyand

Fan $20 – $99



Joan E Albert

Deborah Bruce

Charmaine Comeau

Bonnie Deakin

Tina Dickieson

Judith Faling

Bill and Nancy Furzecott

Cathy Grant

Heather Irving

Norma Kelly

Barbara Kissick, in honour of Kate Martin

Gail Lecky

Kelly O’Neill, in memory of Bunty Albert

Debbie Pecoskie

Chris and Reverend Cathy Pharo

Dr Terry Pratt

Sharon Reesor

Dick & Judy Rowell

Pat Sedgewick

Mary T Shea and Kathleen Imbruno

Donna Suerich, in memory of Bill Hodgson

Gabriele Surich

Lynda Watson

Rebecca Wellner

Donor Categories

Fan $10-$99
Donor $100-$499
Supporter $500-$999
Patron $1,000-$4,999
Benefactor $5000 +

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