Carol Newington


Carol Newington


School District #79: Cowichan Valley

Running for

School Board

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?

Within a fiscally responsible limit.


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, the growth of the Arts need to start in the education system and should be encouraged.


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?

Encourage the connection between arts education and council.

Cultural Growth

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

Cultural Spaces

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

Working with the local Music Festival

Cultural Tourism

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

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

Being part of the educational system.


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

Dance Chair of the Cowichan Music Festival

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