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View Royal boosts arts council grant

Goldstream News Gazette, April 21, 2017

An impassioned presentation from West Shore Arts Council president Laura Davis helped convince View Royal council to increase their 2017 contribution to the cultural organization.

During discussions around the annual grants in aid for community groups, part of the 2017 budget and five-year financial plan talks for the Town, council agreed to up the arts council's grant from $700 to the requested $1,600.

Davis had earlier given an orverview of what the organization does and is hoping to do this year, its financial picture and how it involves View Royal residents.

Coun. John Rogers pointed out during discussions that the arts council is ineligible for CRD Arts Development funding, since Langford and Colwood are not part of that municipal group. However, the City of Langford provides 46 per cent of the arts council's budget and Colwood nine per cent through other forms of support.

 

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