FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Cultural Centre submitted their quarterly report to Fort St. John City Council on Monday.
When it comes to room usage at the Cultural Centre, the NPCC has changed their reporting, and now calculates usage on an hourly basis as opposed to on a daily basis. The Cultural Centre says they saw lower room usage during July and August last year. Because of this, they say that they have focused on summer usage, adding that there are potential opportunities to boost facility usage during those slower months that they will look at this year.
Ross deBoer, Director of Recreation & Leisure Services said that maybe they should add quarterly figures from the previous years to show comparison with the current quarter.
Spanish Language classes have been seeing high attendance. The Cultural Centre says they want to look adding other classes such as French and German.
When it comes to sponsorship and funding, the goal for sponsorship is 10. The Cultural Centre says they currently have 1 applied for and 1 received. Bell media has offered in-kind sponsorship of free advertising – not included on the KPI sponsorship sheet, but great advertising opportunity for the Centre. The Cultural Centre says the Canada 150 application has been submitted with no response yet, waiting for confirmation.
They did also receive funding from the United Way for a healthy snack program for the preschool.
The Cultural Centre is also looking at repairing roof top units. They say the tender will go out soon and the work won’t be able to be started until the spring time when the weather improves.
The Centre will also be applying for a grant in 2017 for exterior renovations.