Our History


Founded in 1997, the Max Center for Performing Arts Society (Max Center) is a not-for-profit, charitable corporation in the community of Drayton Valley. Started by a dedicated group of community leaders, the Max Center was built to support both the student body of Frank Maddock High School and the community of Drayton Valley.
Back in 1997, the Max Center was formed:

  • To manage the Max Center for the benefit of Frank Maddock High School and the larger community
  • To enhance student services at Frank Maddock High School
  • To make an on-going financial contribution to student services at Frank Maddock High School
  • To contribute funds to the Board in recognition of its support in constructing the Max.

Today, the Max Center is operated with a dual purpose: to be Drayton Valley's leading venue for community, performing arts and entertainment as well as serve as a gathering place for the students and administration of Frank Maddock High School. As a non-profit society, it is operated by a Board of Directors comprised of community leaders with a common vision to provide residents and visitors of Drayton Valley, as well as the student body of Frank Maddock High School with a world-class facility for both enjoyment and education.