Stephen Ashton


Stephen Ashton



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?



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, it is vital for a healthy 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 like to, not sure how.

Cultural Growth

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

By actively seeking submissions from Arts group and supporting their growth

Cultural Tourism

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

By further involving 1st Nations

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

By being a supportive community

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?

Ensuring that the public recognize and participate in the events


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

By attending and supporting the events.

Additional Information

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A community without vibrants Art and Culture is a community without a soul