Tom Stere

Name

Tom Stere

Jurisdiction

Tofino

Running for

City/Town Council

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?

Yes

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?

Yes. Communication with our school district(SD70) and continued dialogue with our local Parent Advisory Committee.

Cultural Growth

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

Continue financial support for heritage and culture events. Deepen our connection with our First Nations Neighbours and support of cultural "exchange" programs.

Cultural Spaces

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

Currently working on an indoor recreation and arts centre.

Cultural Tourism

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

In consultation with our First Nations and Heritage Society.

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

Keeping Tofino Great!

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?

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?