ArtsVote Calgary is teaming up with the Calgary Public Library to host a discussion forum between provincial candidates and Calgary’s arts community. Now is an excellent time to talk about how we’d like to work with our government to enhance the arts and culture in this province.
The vent takes place THIS FRIDAY, March 30, at noon, at the central branch of the Calgary Public Library (616 Macleod Tr SE).
It’s going to be a full deck, with representatives from each of the parties. Here’s the full list:
Alberta Party – Kevin Woron
EverGreen Party – William Hamilton
Liberal Party – David Swann
New Democratic Party – Marc Power
Progressive Conservative Party – Sandra Jansen
Social Credit Party – Len Skowronski
Wildrose Alliance Party – Mike Blanchard
The event will be hosted by Russell Bowers, host of CBC’s Daybreak Alberta. Russell did a terrific job of hosting the recent Calgary Poet Laureate showcase, and will no doubt lead a fair and spirited discussion. Speaking of Poet Laureates, newly-minted Calgary Poet Laureate Kris Demeanor will perform, setting the mood for the event.
I’ll be in attendance, and will post a summary of the event afterwards. I really encourage as many of you as possible to come out, and help to make sure that arts and culture policy is on the political agenda.
Here’s the link to the event not the ArtsVote website: