FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Cultural Centre Quarterly Report has been released by the City of Fort St. John.
Numbers are showing a minor surplus and doing well according to the report.
The Cultural Centre said that box office sales were down this year, likely due to the economy. They said because of that, they may consider having less shows next year.
They believe they can gain some extra revenue by adding another preschool class in 2017. Currently, they see a fairly fair enrolment number for preschool.
When it comes to registration, the Cultural Centre says that the spring time, generally from March – May is challenging and they see a number drop. On Tuesday and Thursday mornings, capacity for enrolment is 18 and they currently have 16 students. On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, they can have 15 students but only have 6 enrolled.
On Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, they can hold 15 but only have 6 students as well. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons, they can have 18 students but currently have 15 students in the class.
When it comes to grants in 2016/2017, they have applied and received word on many applications.
- BC Touring Council – Applied and was declined.
- NDIT – lighting for theatre – Applied and confirmed. Final report to be filed to receive cash.
- United Way – Preschool snack program – Applied and confirmed. Cash was received.
- BC Hydro – After school program – Application due early Nov/16.
- Spectra – lighting for theatre – Applied – confirmed funds to come before 2017.
- Canada 150 – Applied.
- BC Rural Dividend Fund – Application was due October 31, 2016.
- BC Arts Council – “Alcan Craze ’42” – 6 Application due October 15, 2016.
- Gaming Grant – Application intake January – May, 2017.
“This most recent report reflects a relatively successful quarter term and the KPI’s do reflect lower usage typical of summer months. Of the programs offered, registration numbers were good. 2017 financial projections have not changed and still support a modest increase in both revenues and expenses.”