Culture support grows

A Vernon campaign to support cultural endeavours has provincewide appeal.

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce’s call for stable funding and strategic investment in B.C.’s public arts and cultural sector got support from those attending the B.C. Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting in Richmond on the weekend.

“A creative and innovative workforce is absolutely essential if we are to increase our global competitiveness and strengthen our economic future,” said Adrian Johnson, GVCC president.

“Consistent and long term funding in B.C.’s public art galleries, museums and cultural organizations will lay the foundation that is needed to foster a strong workforce.”

The resolution recommends the provincial government foster capital investment in B.C.’s public art galleries, museums and cultural organizations while also reviewing the current funding structure to ensure operational security for those organizations.

“Our chamber is committed to creating a more business-friendly community. This policy will help achieve that outcome,” said Dan Rogers, GVCC general manager.

“We’re appreciative of the support we received from other chambers around the province.”


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