Photo: Dauna Kennedy from the Vernon Art Gallery with Elliot, the youngest supporter (Picture by Joel)
It’s not known how residents will vote on the cultural centre referendum Oct 20th, but the Vernon Public Art Gallery is planning to celebrate regardless.
Executive director Dauna Kennedy says bringing this project to referendum has been a long time coming and the Gallery wants to say thanks to all who helped move the project forward.
“The momentum and support we are receiving for a “yes vote” for a new Greater Vernon Cultural Centre has been amazing. We are receiving overwhelming support from all sectors of the community. There have been some incredible ambassadors helping and working to share our message and educate the public on the benefits of this important project – some we asked for assistance, but others, they came by the Gallery, picked up some posters and signs and are campaigning on their own behalf, ” says Kennedy.
Roger Lamourreaux, interim executive director of the Greater Veron Museum and Archives, feels the same way.
“We are very proud and fortunate to have had such great people working together towards the vision of a cultural facility for Greater Vernon,” says Lamoureaux.
The Greater Vernon Culture Centre Champions is inviting arts and culture supporters to attend the Referendum Party on October 20 at 7:30 pm, as a way to say “thank you” for working hard as cultural ambassadors in our community, in anticipation of a successful result in the upcoming cultural referendum.
This event is open to members, volunteers, supporters, and friends in the arts and culture community.
Guests will enjoy appetizers, beer and wine with fellow supporters.
RSVP is required at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 pm October 17th.
The Vernon Public Art Gallery is located beneath the Vernon Parkade at 3228 31st Ave.