Dawson Creek Art Gallery letter requests PRRD financial support

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The Dawson Creek Art Gallery has written a letter to the PRRD requesting funding.

The letter notes more financial support is needed to continue their programming, and has requested $20,000 from the Peace River Regional District.

The gallery's programs encompass a wide variety of activities for children on a weekly basis, with 41 percent of their membership coming from the rural areas.

"Receiving financial support from the PRRD will demonstrate to our funders that the SPAS (South Peace Arts Society) is recognized regionally. This opens up a world of new grants and respective programming," states the letter.

Directors voted in favour of a motion that would see a total of $10,000 through fair share funding - $2,500 from Electoral Area E and $7,500 from Electoral Area D, providing the society puts in a grant application for the funds.

2019 was the last year the PRRD provided any funding to the South Peace Arts Society, which has been in operation since 1948, building off the industrial and agricultural boom which built the region.tsummer@ahnfsj.ca

Tom Summer, Local Journalism Initiative, Alaska Highway News

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