The Dawson Creek Art Gallery and more got a cut of a recent $950K funding approval from Northern Development board of directors for projects throughout Northern BC
Just over a quarter million dollars - $264,160 was approved for the City of Dawson Creek through the Cultural Infrastructure program to upgrade the entrance of the Dawson Creek Art Gallery.
The current entrance does not meet minimum accessibility regulations and does not offer persons with disabilities an opportunity to enter the gallery without assistance from gallery staff – and the new work will remove barriers for persons with disabilities to utilize the facility and provide a safe, free environment that everyone can access regardless of their physical limitations.
Art Gallery ED Duncan Malkinson confirmed the project is out to tender.
It was a double-win for Dawson Creek as $65,891 was also approved for the City of Dawson through the Main Street Revitalization Capital program for the lighting of city signs. The project includes installing solar lights on the existing pathway through N.A.R. Park, in front of the museum
Dawson Creek Mayor Darcy Dober said NDIT remains huge at helping communities achieve economic development, tourism initiatives and other goals.
“The Art Gallery Entrance Upgrade project will impact our residents and tourists alike, as it adds curb appeal, improves access and adds years to a historic building that stands at a central location and houses one of our key community organizations. Without NDIT’s support I’m not sure this project would come to completion, at least not without added pressure on our taxpayers,” he said.