Sue Girard

Name

Sue Girard

Jurisdiction

School District #48: Sea to Sky

Running for

School Board

Party or Slate (if applicable)

N/A

Funding

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

Advocacy

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?

always, it is an integral part of the holistic energy of a Community

Education

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?

absolutely!

Cultural Growth

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

put it on the Agenda and support local projects and programs

Cultural Spaces

Will you work to ensure access to affordable, sustainable cultural spaces for artists and arts organizations? If so, how?

indeed... supporting children and youth to express themselves in the classroom setting.. out in the Community ... and at special events. Inclusive!!

Cultural Tourism

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

As the former Visitor Centre Manager we always made all events highly visible

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

Special Events throughout the year.

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?

Remembering the past, supporting the present, embracing the Future.

Participation

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

love GPAG, I am a Writer so do readings, poetry, attend events, have many artist friends... musical events... the Arts are vast.

Additional Information

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 support Cultural Life in my Community... believe that children are our Future, so they need to be given every opportunity to excel and grow holistically in every aspect of their lives... as a long time local Resident, I want our History preserved...