Have your say on the arts centre
It’s time to start drawing up the wishlist.
The City of Kamloops is hosting a public input session on Saturday, Feb. 23, and is asking residents what they want to see in and around a new performing arts space.
In January, Mayor Peter Milobar struck a committee to spearhead the project.
While some plans were made for a performing-arts centre when the city drew up its cultural strategic plan about a decade ago, Milobar said the committee wants to make sure that work matches up with citizens’ concerns today.
“At the time, there was talk around black-box theatres, things like that,” he said.
“Is that still a priority for the community or not? It’s trying to get a sense of the size and scope that people are looking for.”
Milobar said people should think about what they look for in a concert venue when they visit other cities, so the Kamloops’ centre can attract tourists from out of town as well.
The session runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tournament Capital Centre, 910 McGill Rd.