On October 20, 2018, Greater Vernon voters were asked to decide whether they support borrowing up to $25 million for the purpose of constructing a new cultural centre in downtown Vernon. The referendum, which was approved with the 2018 general local elections, has provided the authority to borrow up to $25 million to fund a portion of the project, and has allowed the community to move forward to the next step of preparing grant applications and fundraising to generate the $15 million required to complete this $40 million dollar project.
The Beach Radio Community Airtime Award is presented. L-R: Steve Fleck, Greater Vernon Museum; Akbal Mund, Greater Vernon Advisory Committee; Dauna Kennedy, Vernon Public Art Gallery; Bryan Ford, Beach Radio; Deborah Fox, Hytec; Keith Rickard, Lake City Casino (Vernon Matters Staff).
Cultural centre awarded Beach Radio Community Airtime Award
The Greater Vernon Cultural Centre has been chosen as the latest recipient of the Beach Radio Community Airtime Award.
The award is granted semi-annually in partnership with Lake City Casino and Hytec, a Kohler company, to a non-profit group or charitable organization with an advertising grant of $35,000 to be used over a six month period.
Bryan Ford, general sales manager of Beach Radio, says it helps groups get the word out about their programs, or to launch fundraising campaigns.
“Non-profit groups are some of the hardest working people in the world, and unfortunately most groups don’t have the funding to get the word out, or to launch a fundraising campaign, as almost all funds go to operating costs,” said Ford. “They are just like most other businesses; they have goals and aspirations for their organization, and our hope is that the Community Airtime Award will help these organizations take things to the next level.”
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