Pair of Peninsula groups pin down provincial provisions

BC Arts Council funding lands in Brentwood Bay and Sidney.

Arts groups across B.C. and two on the Saanich Peninsula received grants from the BC Arts Council this month.

Brentwood Bay’s Community Association and the Saanich Peninsula Community Arts council have nabbed some cash in the latest round of grant announcements from the BC Arts Council.

The provincial Arts Council on March 23 made public its list of grant recipients across B.C. — $7.5 million in all. Two Saanich Peninsula arts groups received a small portion of that pie.

The Brentwood Bay Community Association received $4,500 for a “community project.” The Association is currently raising money for a new outdoor performance stage. They recently received a donation from the Saanich Peninsula Fruit Growers Association for that very project of $10,000. They also got $20,000 from the Central Saanich Lions Club.

In Sidney, the Saanich Peninsula Community Arts Council received an Arts Council grant of $10,323 to help with their ongoing operational costs. The SPCAC runs the Tulista Gallery at its main office in Sidney’s Tulista Park. They also put on annual events such as the ArtSea Festival and Sidney Fine Arts Show.

These latest awards are the result of applications examined through the BC Arts Council’s independent peer-review process between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2016.

— with files from the Province of B.C.

Just Posted

Sidney lowers flag to half mast in honour of former fire chief

Mel Baldwin died June 21 at the age of 83; served Sidney Fire for 46 years

Sidney BIA says sad goodbye to president and executive director

Susan Simosko and Donna Petrie leave, board members fill new positions

Tips from BC Ferries for travelling this Canada Day long weekend

Tips from BC Ferries for smooth sailing this Canada Day long weekend

Three Greater Victoria schools claim climate awards

Awards handed out by British Columbia Sustainable Energy Association

Video shows fireworks shot at swan in Alberta

Alberta Fish and Wildlife is investigating the incident in Grande Prairie

WITH VIDEO: Two endangered marmots released on Vancouver Island

With three new pups born in May, two more Vancouver Island Marmots… Continue reading

Surrey RCMP raises Pride flag amid din of protesters

There were about 30 protesters on either side, and 20 Mounties doing crowd control

Should B.C. get rid of Daylight Saving Time?

The province wants to know, as state governments down south make the move

Air Canada reviewing how crew left sleeping passenger on parked plane

In a Facebook post, the woman said she woke up ‘all alone’ on a ‘cold dark’ aircraft

Canadians crash out of Women’s World Cup in 0-1 loss to Sweden

Canada missed a chance to tie the game on a penalty shot

Four-year-old boy assaulted at B.C. soccer game

It happened at a weekend tournament in Ashcroft

Two bear cubs saved near Revelstoke after mother hit by car

Conservation officers trapped the cubs and transported them to a wildlife sanctuary

Heroism medal for B.C. woman who tried to save wheelchair-bound man stuck on rail tracks

Julie Callaghan awarded Carnegie Medal from U.S.-based foundation for ‘extraordinary heroism’

Most Read