Okanagan Symphony Society receives B.C. Creative Spaces grant of $13,000

KELOWNA – The Okanagan Symphony Society has received $13,000 from the B.C. government for the purchase of new, quality instruments. Created in 1959, the Okanagan Symphony Society has entertained and educated thousands of people throughout the Okanagan for more than a generation.

“Our government is improving arts and cultural facilities in B.C. communities’” said Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson. “This grant will assist the Okanagan Symphony Society in continuing to bring music to life in our region.”

B.C. Creative Spaces grants support the creative and innovative capacity of B.C. artists and cultural organizations, with 41 organizations sharing $804,000 in funding. These one-time only grants are available to assist non-profit community and arts organizations, First Nations councils, and friendship centres in developing new spaces, improving existing facilities, and attaining specialized equipment.

Media contact: Kevin Langlands, BC Government Caucus Communications, 250-387-8589

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