All candidates forum: focus on the arts

With the municipal election on Nov. 19, this is the time for each of us to ask what kind of community do we envision.

With the municipal election on Nov. 19, this is the time for each of us to ask what kind of community do we envision.

Campbell Riverites will have the chance next month to ask all the city council candidates where they stand on the arts.

The arts are one sector that is emerging as a leader in creative economic and social change.  Communities across the country, facing great transition, building strong creative economies and progressive cultural tourism strategies.

What does this mean for Campbell River? Where do the current candidates stand on matters of culture, heritage and the arts?  Do they have a sound understanding of what the potential role of the arts is in community development? On Mon., Nov. 7, the community is invited to an All Candidates Forum to discuss ‘The Future Role of the Arts in Campbell River’ at Rivercity Players, 1080 Hemlock St., at 7 p.m.  This is an opportunity to ask both mayoral and council candidates what their vision is for a Creative Campbell River and outline how the arts, heritage and cultural sector of Campbell River fits within the overall future development of our city. The forum will be led by moderator Ken Blackburn of the Campbell River Arts Council.

“It is important for the community to hear how candidates envision creating Campbell River as a leading city of the future,” Blackburn said. “A well-informed citizenry is the key foundation to progressive democracy. Let’s hear what they have to say before voting.”  For more information contact Linda Von Zuben at 923-4523 or Blackburn at 923-0213.