Who We Are

Located in the historical Cardium Theatre in Drayton Valley, Alberta - The Eleanor Pickup Arts Centre is a multipurpose performing arts venue for the greater Drayton Valley, Brazeau County & surrounding communities.  Our aim is to encourage & foster participation in the performing arts while revitalizing the downtown area.  We strive to create a community where adults and youth alike, perform & be entertained in this unique landmark venue.

Our Services

Concert Series

​Seasonally, the EPAC Board offers an eclectic blend of entertainment.  Creating an alternate  visual arts platform for our patrons. 

The Facility 

Working Together 

Can be rented for private & corporate functions.  Converence, Weddings, Memorials, Fundraisers, Reunions, music recitals...
The EPAC facility is jointly owned by the Town of Drayton Valley and Brazeau County .  The County and  Town work hand -in-hand with the EPAC Board to provide the best service possible for our community.
The EPAC Board
  1. President
    Nicole Nadeau
  2. Vice-President
    Jason Colby
  3. Secretary
    Melody Summers
  4. Treasurer
    Dave Davie
  5. Theatre Management
    Holly Davie
    Theatre Management
  6. Erin Hickman
    Marketing & Communications
  7. Marketing & Communication
    Kerri Colwell
  8. Ashraful Alam
  9. Kara Westerlund
    Brazeau County Representative
  10. Svetlana Kos
  11. Ron Nikiforuk
    Volunteer Coordinator
  12. Dave Flett

Mrs. Eleanor Pickup

Eleanor and Howard Pickup came to Drayton Valley from the Alberta coal mining town of Nordegg after the coal market collapsed in the early 1950s.  When they arrived in 1954, Drayton Valley was a promise more than a reality.
Eleanor and Howard believed in their community, and they understood the privilege and responsibility of citizenship.  Their countless community recognition awards bore eloquent witness to their steadfast commitment to the interdependence of community and citizenship.
Eleanor’s community service was equally inspiring.  A photograph taken of Eleanor with Alberta’s former Lieutenant Governor, the late Lois Hole, celebrates her 60 years of service to the Red Cross. 

Eleanor cared for 13 foster children during the 1950s &1960s.  She supported numerous charities, including the Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and many, many international relief agencies.
Eleanor taught music for over 60 years.  She supported and participated in many artistic endeavours from live theatre to choral productions and drama.  She believed the Arts enriched our quality of life and provided opportunities for people to develop and express their creative gifts.  The Eleanor Pickup Centre for the Performing Arts is dedicated to commemorating Eleanor’s perpetual interest in and contributions to the community.