School District #33: Chilliwack
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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 am committed to making the arts a critical component of every child's education. As an active parent volunteer, I will continue to help students with art projects in their classroom. I am dedicated to displaying their work in the school and presenting it for all staff and visitors to admire. I will advocate for drama, dance and music programs. As a Parent Advisory Committee member who has played a role in ensuring extra funds are available for additional arts classes for students, I will continue to fund raise and advocate for the importance of art, drama, dance and music in our schools.
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 many arts and culture events with friends, family and children. Growing up I played instruments, sang in choir, participated in drama and band. My children have had the same opportunities. I have sat on the local fair board and encourage others to attend community events such as parades, festivals, party in the park, dances, plays, musicals, and culturally significant Aboriginal events.
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I am a parent of four students ranging in age from elementary to senior high school and I feel the arts play a critical role in: the development of young children; learning confidence and creativity; and preparing students for future learning.