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Greater Vernon Cultural Plan Implementation

Development of Implementation Advisory Team

One of the first directives of the Greater Vernon Cultural Plan, 2016 is to develop a working and advisory group to the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee, hereon in referred to as the Greater Vernon Cultural Plan Implementation Advisory Team (IAT), who would be responsible for implementing the community component of the Plan’s strategies and providing recommendations on implementation to the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee.

The terms of reference for the Implementation Advisory Team were endorsed by the Board of Directors at their meeting on April 18, 2016.
Nominations to the IAT will be brought forward for the consideration of appointment at the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee at their May meeting.

Greater Vernon Multi-Purpose Cultural Facility

The process of developing the Greater Vernon Cultural Plan, 2016, included a review of the existing cultural facilities in Greater Vernon. The review was conducted by the Canadian Conservation Institute, a special operating agency within the Department of Canadian Heritage, and it found that both the museum and the art gallery had deficiencies that affected their ability to protect and exhibit the public collections for which they care.

As a result of this finding, planning will be starting soon for a new facility that would address the needs of the museum and gallery to adequately protect and exhibit their collections and archives, while also seeking to provide a broader service to the community through: multi-purpose workshop and meeting space and a smaller performance venue that would accommodate lecture series and educational speakers. This performance space would also provide a downtown venue for musical performances and improv or theatre presentations, helping to activate the city and complimenting the City of Vernon's downtown revitalization efforts.

Expected to start in November, 2017, the planning work will be completed over approximately six months as shown in the process diagram below.

Please check back for regular updates on this project.


Greater Vernon Cultural Event Inventory

In an effort to maximize local and destination marketing of Greater Vernon’s cultural events, the Greater Vernon Cultural Plan Implementation Team is helping to gather a complete list of the cultural events taking place within Greater Vernon.



Please direct enquiries to:

Phone:  250-550-3700
Fax:      250-550-3701
E-mail:  [email protected]