Victor Smith


Victor Smith



Running for

City/Town Council

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?

Have worked with local arts program and support them.


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?

I chair Hope Communities in Bloom and this part of our mandate.


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?

Have supported programs at all levels of the school system.

Cultural Growth

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

Hosting events and showing the areas rich cultural.

Cultural Spaces

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

We always have to review what we have and need in the future.

Cultural Tourism

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

Have 2 new carving being done in the next few months. Directing to towndown.

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

lead a group to do maintenance on the carvings in our town.

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?

To make sure we always have a project to towards.


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

Chair the World Class Chainsaw carving event in Hope BC

Additional Information

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Always have promoted this in our community