Kristine Sandhu


Kristine Sandhu


Lake Cowichan

Running for

City/Town Council

Party or Slate (if applicable)



Do you know how much your local government invests in the arts? Would you commit to advocating for an increase in that cultural investment for arts, culture, and heritage in your community, within the capacity of your elected body?

No, I would have to contact our municipal office to find the answer.


If elected, will you take an active role on behalf of your local government in championing the growth of arts, culture and heritage in your community? Why?

Yes, I’m a advocate for recreation in our community, and I would love to see more growth from arts, culture, and heritage.


Students with an education rich in the arts have better grade point averages and are three times more likely to get a degree. Will you commit to making the arts a critical component of every child’s education? If so, how?

If I was a school trustee yes I would.

Cultural Growth

How will your local government maintain or grow its investment in cultural programs in your community?

Thru community groups

Cultural Spaces

Will you work to ensure access to affordable, sustainable cultural spaces for artists and arts organizations? If so, how?

Possibly would look at our public buildings and look at no cost to rent these spots.

Cultural Tourism

How do you propose to improve cultural tourism in your community?

Thru our chamber of commerce and our community service groups.

How do you propose to attract or retain artists and cultural workers in your community?

Would have to research this to give you an answer.

Key Issues

What do you feel is the single most important issue relating to arts, culture, and heritage in your community, and what action will you take to address it?

Being able to offer space for these groups to house their material.


How do you personally engage in the cultural life of the community? (e.g. involvement on committees, attending arts and culture events, etc.)

I attend Chemanius Theatre once a year