Quesnel Tillicum Society/Friendship Centre executive director Tony Goulet accepts a cheque from Quesnel and District Arts Council president Cathy Heinzelman. (Submitted Photo)

Quesnel Tillicum Society/Friendship Centre executive director Tony Goulet accepts a cheque from Quesnel and District Arts Council president Cathy Heinzelman. (Submitted Photo)

Quesnel and District Community Arts Council gives out grant funding

The group gave out $10,000 in grants for projects to their membership

The Quesnel and District Community Arts Council has been busy in the waning days of COVID-19.

The group has distributed $10,000 to art organizations around the Gold Pan City, giving out the cheques during their annual general meeting. The money was used to fund projects for different groups.

The Quesnel Festival Performing Arts used their grant to purchase digital equipment so they could host a competition during COVID.

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The Old Age Pensioner’s Organization put together a tribute to the past.

The Orange Shirt Day Committee put together traditional arts and crafts

The Quesnel Tillicum Society brought in traditional performers and put a mural in the cultural centre.

The community benefited from a Quesnel Art Gallery community project, and the Pride Society expanded their arts resource library.

Two contests, ran by the Friends of the Library, and the Quesnel Agricultural Exhibit Association, were funded through the program.

Island Mountain Arts, the Quesnel Quilters Guild and the Quesnel Old Time Fiddlers used their grant to put on workshops.

Quesnel Shiraoi Twinning Society also received money.

The money given out in 2021 was double compared to previous years. Funding came from the British Columbia Arts Council and donations.

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