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Exciting Arts News!

The City will be applying to the Department of Canadian Heritage for designation as a Cultural Capital of Canada for 2014. Deadline for the application is June 30, 2012. A successful bid could mean up to $1,000,000 in funding for arts and cultural groups.

Can you imagine what we could do with that kind of money?

But there is a lot of work to be done by all arts and culture groups before it will become a reality. We need to come up with GOOD ideas!

In order to facilitate the application process, the Steering Committee will be hosting a brainstorming meeting at the Massey Theatre on March 28th at 7pm. Be sure to attend this important forum!  

RSVP to or call the Massey Theatre at 604-517-5900 before March 26th

Strong Ideas Needed

The competition to achieve this designation is fierce – but we have a lot going for us in New West. However, we need to come up with strong ideas, particularly ideas that will have a legacy component. Please have a look at Calgary’s website for ideas – they are Cultural Capital next year. Also visit Heritage Canada’s website for details on the program criteria.


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