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?
Yes and Yes!
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?
Absolutely! I have a proven track record of strong support for the Arts, Culture & Heritage in 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. Through ongoing scholarships.
How will your local government maintain or grow its investment in cultural programs in your community?
Through dedication & commitments to these programs as well as funding!
Will you work to ensure access to affordable, sustainable cultural spaces for artists and arts organizations? If so, how?
Absolutely....through funding & maintenance of the buildings
How do you propose to improve cultural tourism in your community?
By working with the Penticton Arts Council
How do you propose to attract or retain artists and cultural workers in your community?
Provide a vibrant & supportive atmosphere.
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?
Funding. Suggest ongoing percentage of the City budget to be allotted to Arts & Culture
How do you personally engage in the cultural life of the community? (e.g. involvement on committees, attending arts and culture events, etc.)
I was the President of the Penticton & District Community Concerts for its last two years of operation in Penticton
If you'd like to provide voters with additional information about your stance on arts, culture, and heritage issues in your community, please use the space below.
I have been a strong supporter of the South Okanagan Performing Arts Centre since its inception & will continue my support of this worthwhile goal.