Information Session on the Kamloops Centre for the Arts Referendum

Release date: 
February 3, 2020

The City of Kamloops would like to invite residents to learn more about the proposed Kamloops Centre for the Arts (KCA) and the upcoming referendum at two information sessions this month.

On April 4, 2020, electors will vote to decide if they are in favour of the City of Kamloops borrowing up to $45 million to construct the KCA. To help residents become informed and prepare to cast their votes, the City is hosting two information sessions.

Wednesday, February 12                              Thursday, February 13
6:30–8:30 pm                                             6:00–8:00 pm
Sports Centre Lounge, McArthur Island          Valley First Lounge, Sandman Centre
1665 Island Parkway                                    300 Lorne Street

City staff and representatives from the KCA Society will be available during both events to share information and to discuss the proposed project, the financing, and the referendum process. The information sessions will begin with a 30-minute open house followed by a short presentation, and the sessions will conclude with roundtable discussions. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Residents are encouraged to attend the information sessions, discuss the proposed plan, and ask questions to gain an understanding of the proposed project.

Residents who are unable to attend an information session are encouraged to visit to review the KCA project proposal details, financing and operating costs, and details on the referendum. On the site, residents can also join a community conversation, ask a question, and review answers to over 70 questions posed by the community and answered in detail.