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?
Yes I would commit to advocating for an increase.
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. Because the arts are very important to me. I had a unique upbringing with lots of arts and culture. I believe as many people as possible should have this.
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, absolutely. By advocating for increased arts funding within the school systems and in my municipality.
How will your local government maintain or grow its investment in cultural programs in your community?
I plan on pushing for more cultural programs across all cultures in my community.
Will you work to ensure access to affordable, sustainable cultural spaces for artists and arts organizations? If so, how?
By allocating a percentage of municipal space within the CRD for use by artists and arts organizations.
How do you propose to improve cultural tourism in your community?
I don;t know but I want to develop a plan together with mayor and council.
How do you propose to attract or retain artists and cultural workers in your community?
By providing programs and space for artists to use.
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?
There is more than one issue needing focus in our community and to pick one above others would be to say one is more important than others. I can't do that. They all deserve attention and action.
How do you personally engage in the cultural life of the community? (e.g. involvement on committees, attending arts and culture events, etc.)
I volunteer a lot of time, and help out with multiple cultural events within my community
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.
Anyone who knows me, knows I am strongly in favour of arts and culture. Not just for one specific culture or heritage but for all of them. I believe in equality and promoting all cultures equally.