Northern College is getting new seats for it’s theatre at the Kirkland Lake campus.

The Buy a Seat campaign has ended with a surplus due to a $100,000 donation from former Kirkland Lake Resident Les Cassidy.

The campaign was launched to raise funds to replace the auditorium’s 500 ageing seat. Three hundred and fifty of those seats were taken care of my donations from individuals, families, organizations and businesses.

Cassidy’s donation covered the rest plus some for other improvements in the theatre.

He made this contribution because he says he wanted to give back to his home community.