Lumby culture part of agreement

Cherryville Artisans Association and Monashee Arts Council ink funding agreement

Firm rules will dictate how taxpayers’ money is spent on culture in Lumby and Cherryville.

The White Valley Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee will sign a three-year funding agreement with the Cherryville Artisans Association and the Monashee Arts Council.

“The agreement sets out the parameters for  who can receive funding and reporting procedures,” said Rick Fairbairn, WVPRCAC chairperson.

Both the artisans association and the arts council will distribute money to non-profit groups pursing arts and culture activities.

There will be $29,050 for the Monashee Arts Council to manage and $6,450 for the Cherryville Artisans Society.

The agreement must still be ratified by the Regional District of North Okanagan, WVPRCAC’s parent body.

Deal in the works with school district

There could be shared use of at least one public facility in Lumby.

The Vernon School District wants a joint use agreement with the Regional District of North Okanagan over the Charles Bloom Secondary theatre.

“It’s a very positive situation,” said Rick Fairbairn, White Valley Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee chairperson.

The theatre is used for a number of community events.