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?
I would support Arts and Culture as much as the budget would allow
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 because Arts and Culture are important to our community
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?
Yes, I would support Arts and Culture in our local schools however possible
How will your local government maintain or grow its investment in cultural programs in your community?
I would encourage and support Arts and Culture to raise more funds on their own through public events with admissions and concessions
Will you work to ensure access to affordable, sustainable cultural spaces for artists and arts organizations? If so, how?
I’d look at cost charges from development for this
How do you propose to improve cultural tourism in your community?
Mission does a wonderful job with festivals, markets and parades, I would like to see more and better venues for the public to attend, I think mission should look into developing a riverboat tour contract with New Westminster
How do you propose to attract or retain artists and cultural workers in your community?
I would be open to any creative ideas from the community on how best to do this and be supportive of Arts and Culture in our public schools and in the university.
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?
I think inclusion in events of all members of the community is very important, planning and advertisement as well as developing more and better venues going forward.
How do you personally engage in the cultural life of the community? (e.g. involvement on committees, attending arts and culture events, etc.)
I love the summer music festivals and public art displays, sports have always been an important part of our family, I have been an active volunteer in many levels of minor lacrosse for over twenty years.