By becoming a member of Backus Community Center, you will be supporting:
Volunteerism: Volunteers live longer and are happier — our volunteers are the backbone of what we do.
Help those in need, Community Café: Twice weekly meals served to those with food insecurity.
Help distribute food, Ruby’s Pantry: Food distribution program open to everyone, keeps good food out of the landfills.
Help children, Summer Food Service Program: Free meals served Monday through Friday to kids ages 1 to 18.
Help art flourish: Summer art week for kids and Prairie Fire Theatre help kids be creative.
Healthy living: Backus hosts free open gym for all ages, exercise class for adults and adult open volleyball —
we also house a Yoga studio with regular classes.
Community theater: Home to Borealis Bards Community Theatre Troupe, fun for all ages!
Youth athletics: Home to Bronco junior high basketball program.
Share community history: Almost everyone has a story to tell about attending school in the Backus building!
Preserve historic buildings: Backus Community Center was built in 1937 and would have been torn down had it not been for the dedicated group who saved it. Now it is a vibrant community center serving everyone in some way.
Live entertainment: Bringing world-class performances of all kinds to our remote community. Our artists have performed on Broadway and beyond!
Community outreach: Dragon Boat Festival & Tug-of-War, Pennies for Play: We’re more than just a building. We want to improve the community one event and project at a time.
Giving local businesses a place to call home:
Icebox Radio Theater Telling stories through the medium of sound
KCC-TV Public, education, government television
Northland Art Society Sharing a love of art
Dancin’ with Darcie Children’s dance classes
Backus Community Center graciously accepts donations and contributions. Whether you become a member or just give a donation, every dollar helps to keep Backus functioning as the heart of International Falls, where all things are possible!
In 2015 Backus utility costs were $58,310 .... so every monetary amount is welcome to help run the building!
You can donate: