The Canadian College of Performing Arts Invests in Prolyte
The Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) in Victoria, BC, believes in education, artistic excellence, and community. CCPA was looking for a permanent rigging solution for their stage lighting and turned to Paul Croy, Managing Director of Croy & Co. Stage Lighting Ltd. (Croy & Co.).
CCPA rents their teaching space within a Church gymnasium and auditorium and has never had good rigging points in the facility. They wanted to add 6 rigging points for lighting their stage. The College looked at installing rigging points in the ceiling, however, this project would require reengineering the ceiling, which was not an ideal solution in a rented facility.
“When we reviewed the project with the College, we recommended a ground supported truss grid with chain falls,” explains Croy. “The rigging would then be something that the College could take with them to another facility if necessary. In this environment, it is much more feasible to support the lighting from the ground up.”
Renowned Prolyte partner A.C. Lighting
supplied, through Croy & Co., the H40 series truss
for this project, providing in the flexibility needs for CCPA. The grid was created to be 36 feet wide by 40 feet long by 17’6 feet high, supported on 6 legs. There are 3 lighting positions on the truss. Side lighting positions are provided by three 25 foot sections secured with chain falls.
“Prolyte products can be tailored to anyone’s needs, that’s the beauty of the product,” remarks Paul. “The client is impressed with the rigging structure and happy with the result.”