Following difficult experiences throughout the pandemic, Colwood’s burgeoning arts and culture society has gone online to ask community members for donations for programming and public improvements.
Since posting to Chairtyvillage.com on August 8, the company has raised $ 600 of its goal of $ 3,000. âAs we move forward in the COVID dilemma, we find that the arts and culture are a catalyst in bringing hope and joy back to our neighborhoods,â the donations page read.
Ultimately, the company hopes to fund enough programs to become eligible for provincial and federal grants, as well as host a Colwood arts and culture festival. Since its inception, the organization has hosted the Colwood Art Show and a Flatdeck Musical Theater in June and July. The fledgling nonprofit also led the way by installing a new sign at Painter Trail, acknowledging the inspiration of famous early 20th century painter Emily Carr in the Royal Bay area.
âEven though we are new, we come with a lot of experience! Â»Reads the donation page. Leaders include President Laura Davis (former President of the West Shore Arts Council and RCM SAR HQ Finance Officer) and Vice President Deborah Czernecky (elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists and founding member of the Coast Collective Arts Center ). “With this experience, we hope to bring many ideas for arts and culture engagement to the City of Colwood.”
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