Brad Grigor is part of the A-Team. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society’s A-Team studying regional arts centre case

Business plan and location options the priorities on the next meeting’s agenda

The A-Team is on the case.

The Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society has expanded its initial group of four – Brad Grigor, Joël Delaquis, Tom Andrews and Peggy Grigor – to include five more people following a public meeting March 6 that started the ball rolling toward determining the feasibility of creating a regional arts centre in Chemainus.

“At that public meeting, we asked people if they wanted to get involved and we got the rest of them there,” noted Peggy Grigor.

A brainstorming meeting of the nine members of the A-Team from a cross-section of different groups in town is planned for April 24. “At that point, we will have something to report,” said Grigor.

The vacant Chemainus Foods site is being studied as a possible location for the arts centre, but it’s not the only option.

The A-Team is also tasked with evaluating the market opportunities for contributing to the economic and cultural prosperity of not only Chemainus, but across the region.

The proposed centre would house smaller performance groups such as music, dance, and literary and lecture series events as well as travelling art exhibitions.

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