Concert group appreciates attention to funding cuts

Saanich Peninsula arts groups hurt, but finding ways to recover from government funding cuts

Re: Arts groups’ crises soften (Our View, Dec. 21)

Thank you for raising the important issue of support for arts and culture in our community.

In addition to support from the Victoria Foundation, the Sidney Concert Society is grateful to Capital Regional District’s Community Arts Development, and our local Community Arts Council of Saanich Peninsula for their grants in support of concerts this seasons.

Our next concert is the Four Concerto Evening on Jan. 13, with a Beethoven Solo Piano to follow on March 30.

Also, current SCS activities include a program of classics for teens and maintenance of a website,, to inform the community of our objectives and program.The sustaining strength of our society is in the SCS contributing members and merchant supporters who provide volunteer time, operating funds and in-kind services for each concert.

Once again, thank you for your recognition of our ongoing community efforts.

Ian J. Reid

director of development

Sidney Concert Society