Patricia Grand


Patricia Grand


School District #68: Nanaimo-Ladysmith

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?



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?

That is my goal because I have witnessed the magic of the arts in education, I am a product of my love of the arts


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?

I will work with fellow trustees of raising the issue to the Province.

Cultural Growth

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

Helping to connect students to existing resources within our community.

Cultural Spaces

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

I have done this for my entire adult life, through volunteerism and participation, the bottom line is not always money.

Cultural Tourism

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

Again, I already support this and will continue to support through my volunteer activities.

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

There are several existing groups in my 'arts' community, I will continue to work with them.

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?

Helping to spread the proof that there are more benefits to supporting the arts than can be imagined. This has a huge cultural component that serves to bring us together breeding respect and appreciation.

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.

Children naturally respond to music and rhythm, they love colour and beauty - using these as tools to educate is an easy link. Almost anything this basic that sparks an interest should be treated as a strong indicator of how that child can learn.