The arts teach self-discipline, reinforce self-esteem, & foster the thinking skills & creativity so valued in the workplace. They teach the importance of teamwork and cooperation. They demonstrate the direct connection between study, hard work, and high levels of achievement. – Kent Seidel, PhD

The Performing Arts Centre Advocacy Group presented to Finance Committee as part of the Capital Improvement Program process on Monday, April 3. The Council Chamber was filled with cheerleaders and champions from the community and we can’t thank you enough for all the support you have demonstrated!

However, our work is not done. Council will be making their final decisions on June 5 and we need to continue our efforts to demonstrate this project is for the entire community. The following dates are opportunities for you to show your support, and to ask questions of the project to City Council and administration:

  • April 24 – May 3 – Static display in City Hall
  • April 26 – Open House at City Hall – 4-8 pm – come with your pins and ask questions of council and administration
  • May 15 – 19 – Council Deliberations (we will communicate this schedule as we receive it)
  • June 5 – Final approval of projects for the CIP

Please share this information far and wide and encourage your network to demonstrate their support for a performing arts centre. Letters of support are still being accepted and we encourage you to have your voice be heard! If you need any assistance with the letters there are sample letters available on our website.

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It is important to demonstrate to Council that the arts community is a unified and substantial constituency in the city and supports this initiative. This unified voice will be of benefit to us all.