The North Thompson Arts Council will be holding this year’s Annual General Meeting on Sept. 23, at 2 p.m. in the Little Fort Community Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting, and those wishing to vote on anything should make sure their membership is paid up.
Membership fees are very reasonable, at only $10 per year, and anyone, regardless of whether or not they are artists, can join. The only prerequisite is an interest in supporting the Arts in the North Thompson Valley.
The Council currently includes members from throughout the Valley, and even beyond, with a few members in 70 Mile and Merritt.
The meeting will include a brief review of the past year’s events, of which there where many significant ones: the 5th Annual Celebration of the Arts Festival in Barriere, the first annual Arts Festival in Clearwater, the first annual Clearwater Children’s Art Festival, and the openings of two art galleries: the Wells Gray Gallery in the lower level of the Clearwater Info Centre; and the Armour Mountain Art Gallery in the Armour Mountain Office Services store at the IDA Mall in Barriere.
Then, the election of officers. The positions to be filled are: president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer and five or more directors. Anyone interested in these positions, or wanting info on what filling these positions entails, call current secretary, Margaret Houben (250-672-9330), or post a message on the group’s FaceBook page: www.facebook.com/groups/333080090084083.