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"Out of the Ordinary" Community Play 2000 was initiated by Cathy Stubington following the successful performance of the Enderby and District Community Play in May 1999. Under the sponsorship of the Enderby and District Arts Council and the support of community groups, she applied for, and received, a B.C. Millenium grant to produce a one-day theatrical enactment of the Victoria Day May 24th celebrations. In consultation with director James Tait, Cathy developed a day-long program which incorporated all of the elements of the original Victoria Day celebrations with larger-than-life theatrics, competitions, parades, and dances. Cathy designed the props and costumes and coordinated her artistic team. She asked Fay Bennett to act as administrative coordinator, responsible for finances and publicity and Sondra Haglund to work as production manager responsible for locating props and costumes, buildings and first aid. Freya Giles was hired through the Youth Community Action grant to work with Director James Tait as stage manager, responsible for scheduling rehearsals and coordinating the cast and scenes. Monica McCoy was the First Nations liaison, Philip Tidd the technical director, Murray MacDonald the musical director, and Doris Shipmaker the wardrobe. Auditions were held in April, rehearsals in May. Over 300 people participated as cast members or in production. The event was held May 27, 2000, on the Shuswap riverbank and, when rain threatened, in the IGA workshop in Enderby.