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Media Release – One Month to Go: Kamloops Centre for the Arts Society Gears Up to Get Out the “Yes” Vote

Kamloops, B.C., March 4, 2020 – The Kamloops Centre for the Arts Society is mobilizing its membership to get out the “Yes” vote for the April 4, 2020 Centre for the Arts referendum.

“Over 5,000 people have joined our society to express their support and the community feedback has been extremely positive with many sharing the belief that now is the right time for this project,” says KCA Society Chair Norm Daley. “Our focus going forward is to get members and all supporters to mark their calendars and turn support into action by voting “yes” on April 4.”

KCA Society volunteers are spreading out across the city posting Vote Yes posters at businesses, on lawns and at other locations. Volunteers will also be out knocking on doors in neighborhoods, raising awareness, answering questions and urging those in favour to vote yes on April 4 or at the advance polls on March 25 and April 1 at Heritage House on Lorne Street.

“I am incredibly proud of the KCA Society board and volunteers who, in just seven short months, have delivered a business case, built awareness and a groundswell of support for this project,” says Daley. The KCA Society has been actively engaging with the community since it first formed in June 2019. To date it has held over a dozen community engagement sessions; participated in two City of Kamloops information sessions and has had volunteers engaging and selling memberships on over 120 occasions at locations, events and performances across the city.

Business, non-profit, arts and community leaders are publicly sharing their support with letters, posts and videos on the KCA Society Facebook and Instagram pages and on our website, with endorsements coming in almost daily.

The KCA Society Get out the Yes campaign will culminate in a Brewloops Celebration Rally on March 28th at the site of the proposed Kamloops Centre for the Arts at 4th and Seymour Street from noon-4 p.m.

The Kamloops Centre for the Arts Society is a group of arts leaders and community members who have come together to participate in and promote the establishment, development and construction of a multi-use facility for the arts in Kamloops and believe that now is the right time for a centre for community.


Media Availability/Photo Opportunity

Media interested in a photo opportunity with Board members and supporters can attend,
Date: Wednesday, March 4
Time: 10:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.
Location: 444 Seymour St (former Value Village), Kamloops

For additional information or for media Interviews please contact:
Julie Dormer, Administrative Assistant
Kamloops Centre for the Arts Society

The KCA Society has garnered extensive corporate and organizational support. In addition to the 5,000+ individuals who have joined the Society as members, below is a list of supporters to date.

  • 4Cats Arts Studio Kamloops
  • A & T Project Developments Inc.
  • Abbot Wealth Management Inc.
  • Academy of Dance
  • Acres Enterprises Ltd.
  • Art We Are
  • Audio Visual by Lee’s Music
  • Barre Kamloops
  • Best Western Plus Kamloops Hotel
  • Blenz Coffee
  • Brendan Shaw Real Estate
  • Build Kamloops
  • Caffe Motivo
  • Cates Ford Soll & Epp LLP
  • CheckMate Fire Prevention Inc.
  • Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre
  • Cocoa Dot Cakes Inc.
  • Columbia Property Management Ltd.
  • Commodore Grand Café & Lounge
  • Community Futures Thompson Country
  • Corrigan Financial Group Inc.
  • Delta Hotels by Marriot Kamloops
  • Desert Rain Giftware
  • Downtown Kamloops
  • Emergence Developments Inc.
  • Excel Personnel Inc.
  • Festival of the Performing Arts
  • Fratelli Foods
  • Fresh Inc.
  • Fulton & Company LLP
  • GK Sound
  • Gord’s Appliance & Mattress Center
  • Jardines Domaine Kamloops
  • Kamloops Chamber of Commerce
  • Kamloops Hyundai
  • Kamloops School of the Arts
  • Kamloops Sports Council
  • Lansdowne Central Liquor Store
  • Lee’s Music
  • Let’s Move Studio
  • Long & McQuade
  • Matt Arnott – Registered Piano Technician
  • McMillan Dubo Law Group
  • Meraki Community Planning
  • North Shore Business Improvement Association
  • Resolve Health
  • Riversong Guitars
  • Rotary Clubs of Kamloops
  • Royal LePage Kamloops/ Westin
  • School District 73
  • Smith Chevrolet Cadillac Ltd.
  • Southgate Radiator & Auto Service
  • Stingray Music
  • Stites Consulting Inc.
  • Terra Restaurant
  • Thompson-Nicola Regional District
  • Tourism Kamloops
  • Travelwise – Vision Travel
  • United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo
  • Watson Engineering Ltd.
  • Welcome Back Clinic
  • Wilson M. Beck Insurance Services (Kamloops) Inc.

We Need Your SupportTo Make this Vision a Reality

We are building our membership to raise awareness, keep the community informed of our progress and ultimately to demonstrate community support for this project.

By joining the KCA Society as a member, you will receive project updates, have access to volunteer opportunities and belong to a group that cares about the future of arts and culture in Kamloops.

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