After seven years of fundraising and planning for a performing arts centre, the city of Merritt, B.C., is one step closer to achieving that goal, thanks to just-announced funding from the provincial government.
The Rural Dividend Fund, a B.C. fund for enhancing rural communities, is contributing $500,000 to the project, which is estimated to cost approximately $5 million.
“It’s very, very much appreciated,” Kurt Christopherson, the chair of the Nicola Valley Community Theatre Society told Daybreak Kamloops host Shelley Joyce.
This story was originally published on CBC News. To read the rest of this news worthy story, please visit http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/merritt-performing-arts-centre-1.4574609?cmp=rss.