Cultural position created

The addition of a cultural development co-ordinator has been approved by Lake Country council

Lake Country is looking towards culture.

The addition of a cultural development co-ordinator has been approved by council and the new position will be responsible for the co-ordination of the community theatre, open air performances, public art supervision, cultural and heritage events, and working with various community organizations.

“Fostering and enhancing the growth of a culturally vibrant and creative municipality is a goal of council as Lake Country becomes well-known for its desirable lifestyle in the fastest growing municipality in the province,” said Mayor James Baker.

The contracted Creekside Theatre manager, Horst Jassmann, retires at the end of the year, and the Open Air Performance Society founders had a vision the event would eventually become a municipal function.

“Council heard from residents in the 2015 community survey that 75 per cent felt the district of should consider organizing destination events in the community,” said Baker.

“It has become evident that a cultural development co-ordinator position would be a valuable one in Lake Country.”

The new position will be the first point of contact for arts and culture organizations in Lake Country a