November 20, 2009 A call to action from the Vancouver Opera
Dear Friends of the Arts,
You may have already received this email but it is imperative that we get this message out to as many supporters as possible. Please forward to family and friends.
As you know, the arts across British Columbia have suffered extreme funding cuts from the BC government. While difficult to gauge exactly, the best reading of the situation tells us that potentially the arts will suffer an 85% – 90% cut over two years. This is the result of extreme cuts to the British Columbia Arts Council as well as gaming fund cuts.
We must send a message to the government that these cuts are massive, destructive, out of proportion and unacceptable. The government must hear from YOU: consumers of culture, donors, and concerned citizens.
Please follow the link to send a clear message – easily! Your message WILL BE SENT AUTOMATICALLY to Premier Gordon Campbell, Kevin Krueger, Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts, Rich Coleman, Minister of Housing and Social Development, Colin Hansen, Minister of Finance, and your MLA.
We must have a groundswell of opposition to these drastic cuts in arts and culture funding; please do your part to preserve BC’s strong cultural and arts environment.
James W. Wright
General Director, Vancouver Opera