Yes, as you may know there was an alarm, an evacuation, and some flooding at the Yukon Arts Centre Friday night!
Here's what happened. A heating coil broke in the electrical room next to an air intake valve. Without the coil to warm the air, the valve took in -30 cold Winter air and froze a sprinkler in the electrical room.
In a miracle worthy of the first few chapters of Acts, the water didn't burst and spray the transformers, but kindly leaked all over the floor, flooding the lobby and electrical room, a little on the stage and in the gallery.
Because we have FAST people on staff, and fast patrons, we were able to evacuate in 5 min!! (we need to have races to see if we can beat that time! *). Patrons rushed out without coats to the gym next door and their coats were brought forthwith. The choir, also evacuated to the gym, decided to give second part of concert there! I bet the acoustics were AWESOME!!
Because we have hearty battleship linoleum, we were able to suck up the water without damage to the gallery (or the art) or lobby or stage. We now have a bunch of new fans to make sure the underside of the movable walls are dry. Yukon Arts Centre thanks the patrons and staff and volunteers for all their assistance!
All shows WILL go on. We are FULLY open for business, ticket sales, chatting in the lobby, full performances. There might be a slight dampness in the lobby carpets, but that's not a show-stopper.
We try to leave the show-stoppers to the concerts!!
Hey, with all the new fans in the gallery---maybe you might consider becoming a new FAN of our Gallery! Try our Gallery Memberships. Call 667-8485 for more details.