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Home News Peace River organizations rewarded with B.C. Arts Council grants

Peace River organizations rewarded with B.C. Arts Council grants

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In Peace River North the Mackenzie Community Arts Council received $15,500, the Community Arts Council of Fort St. John got $9,629, and the Peace-Liard Regional Arts Council was given $9,100.

Organizations in Peace River South receiving grants were the Chetwynd Community Arts Council as they got $6,399, and the South Peace Community Arts Council received $11,077.

Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm says in a release, “Thanks to this funding, arts and culture in the North Peace will continue to prosper and thrive. Having a diverse arts and culture scene is important as it brings our community together to appreciate the incredible talents of artists right here in our region.”

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Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier adds, “The South Peace has an expanding arts and cultural presence as more and more people move to our region. I am pleased to see our government fund these arts councils continue to do great work creating a vibrant and diverse arts scene in Dawson Creek and in Chetwynd.”

The funding comes from a record high $24,000,000 the B.C. Arts Council received from the provincial government to support artists, arts activities and culture in the 2013-14 fiscal year.

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