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 will not seek for any funding
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?
I have a long history of supporting s supporting art, 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?
As a retired university professor. As a psychoanalyst, every child develops his/her own interest. However, if the immediate environment is conducive and stimulating from parents and family, it would have a great effect. Support and encouragement will play a big role
How will your local government maintain or grow its investment in cultural programs in your community?
I come from a different culture. I was president of Kelowna Multi-Cultural Society, published articles and presented papers around the world
Will you work to ensure access to affordable, sustainable cultural spaces for artists and arts organizations? If so, how?
My wife had a diploma in Fine Arts from Okanagan College and my son is very talented, having a side business of printing t-shirts, etc. Watch me, if elected!
How do you propose to improve cultural tourism in your community?
Will attend any function organized by multi-cultural groups
How do you propose to attract or retain artists and cultural workers in your community?
If you come to my house, you will be very surprised to see arts I bought from local artist and abroad.
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?
Discrimination is an obstacle. I will fight it
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 regularly music, ballet, opera at Community theatres
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They could contact me, have coffee, etc.