Please continue your cultural service delivery agreement with Kicking Horse Culture.
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While the Town of Golden has committed its support, Garry Habart, Regional Director of CSRD Area A in Golden is considering whether he wants to continue the cultural service delivery agreement with Kicking Horse Culture when the current 3 year contract expires Dec. 31, 2014.
Local government began supporting KHC with tax dollars in 2006 and look what's happened since. Imagine today's Golden without a beautifully restored Civic Centre, a Spirit Square, Summer Kicks concerts, the Snow King's MasqueParade, the Art Gallery of Golden and the 60 local artists represented, Film Kicks, and concerts featuring artists like Steve Earle, Bruce Cockburn, and Ziggy Marley along with dance artists like Ballet Kelowna and Motus O's A Christmas Carol.
Since 2006 when CSRD Area A and the Town first agreed to support KHC's operations, KHC's programs and activities have generated $3.7 million with more than $2.2 million retained by Golden's local economy. Add to that the almost $1 million of cash KHC gave to support the $3.3 million restoration of the Civic Centre.
Because KHC brings in so much money from regional, provincial and federal funders to deliver our programs to the community, KHC helps make Golden a great place to live and visit at a fraction of the cost for Golden taxpayers.
Since 2004, Kicking Horse Culture has worked proactively to "engage, energize, and enrich" our community's cultural life. Please sign the petition to tell your elected representatives that you want your citizen's support of KHC to continue.
[N.B. 6 days into the campaign we are about to reach 500 signatures. We have just extended our goal to 750. Please spread the word!]
Board of Kicking Horse Culture
Monica Parkinson, Chair (Area A); Wenche Sharp (Area A); Runa Bjarnason-Wilson (Area A); Nikki Dusseault (Town); John Denham (Area A); Doug Parkinson (Area A); Johanna Ward (Area A).
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