Art Community’s Request for Grant Denied

first_imgPhoto:  Margaret Cavers May, Aleisha Hendry and Sonja Butts requested more money for the Arts Council Monday – Sean Assor/Energeticcity.ca  [asset|aid=3348|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=13bffad486faf070a8434b7d54bbf031-Arts Council_1_Pub.mp3] It was evident that City Council cared deeply with regards to this issue. They often expressed great appreciation for the local arts community and discussed this issue meticulously, going over all possible situations in which the request could be granted.Unfortunately, the request for the grant had to be denied; as such a grant was not in the city’s budget. Another major factor in this decision was the issue of fairness. City Council receives multiple requests for grants, totaling the sum of money requested to over $1,000,000. If the Arts Council was awarded their requested amount, Council would feel obliged to reward all groups who request monetary grants with their desired amount.Rather, City Council thought a more productive solution is to work together with the Arts Council, in order to help improve their monetary situation in order to preserve the beloved arts community of Fort St. John.Advertisement – Advertisement – A $12,000 grant has been denied to the local arts community.On Monday, City Council held a council meeting discussing local issues and concerns. One such issue was the granting of an additional $12,000 in support of the Fort St. Johns local arts community.Standing before the city council, was Sonja Butts, a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Margaret Cavers May, Chair of Peace River North Festival Association and Aleisha Hendry, Director of the Fort St. John Arts Council.The women explained in a thorough, well organized manner, the reason behind this specific request. Some issues addressed included government cuts, the increase of commercial rental rates, the poor economic climate and a lack of results with regards to fundraising.As a non-profit organization, the Arts Council relies heavily on volunteers and fundraising. Unfortunately, these methods of monetary income are unreliable and the council is suffering heavily.Advertisementlast_img read more

Wilson to START for Man United against Palace? Red Devils’ training in pictures

first_img Click the arrow for more images of Man United’s latest session 6 6 6 Click the arrow for more images of Man United’s latest session Click the arrow for more behind the scenes images as Man United prepare for Palace at home Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal described the Red Devils’ dismal start to the season as making him feel ‘lousy’, before suggesting it could take THREE YEARS before they reach a level he is happy with.“I feel, myself, very lousy for the fans firstly, but also for the board because they have a great belief in me and my players and my staff and when you have 13 points out of 10 matches you are not doing well,” he said during his pre-match press conference ahead of this weekend’s clash against Crystal Palace.The Dutchman has been hindered by injuries and loss of form throughout his squad, but he could opt for a new approach when the Eagles visit Old Trafford on Saturday by handing youngster James Wilson a huge opportunity to impress.With Robin van Persie struggling to consistently find the net, the 18-year-old has been tipped to play some sort of role, with suggestions that Van Gaal could even go as far as starting him.The United boss spent time during the club’s latest training session with the youngster, but was he giving him instructions ahead of his big chance?Click the arrow on the right to see more shots from United’s session. Click the arrow for more images of Man United’s latest session Click the arrow for more images of Man United’s latest session 6 Click the arrow for more images of Man United’s latest session 6 6last_img read more