FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – In the wake of the June 14th decision to end the relationship between the North Peace Cultural Centre (NPCC) and North Peace Cultural Society (NPCS), Peace Gallery North finds itself stuck between a rock and a hard place.
Oliver Hachmeister, Operations Manager at the North Peace Cultural Centre penned a letter encouraging residents to show up for the July 12th Council Meeting to voice their concerns.
“This decision came with no information as to their reasoning or their plan moving forward. One of our biggest concerns is the future of Peace Gallery North,” wrote Hachmeister.
“The Society has always used the additional revenue streams from operating the rest of the Centre to offset the expenses that consistently outweigh the income from the Gallery.”
The city offered to allow NPCC to continue to operate the Gallery, but Hachmeister argues that over years of quarterly meetings, they have “been very clear that the Gallery cannot operate without being subsidized by other sources.”
“This offer is disingenuous since they are aware that to continue to operate the Gallery will require additional funding, but they have remained completely silent about how this change in management will take place and how they expect the Gallery to operate.”
Hachmeister invites residents to attend the Council Meeting on July 12th at 3 p.m. to show the Mayor and Council “who is affected by and concerned with their decision-making process, their lack of transparency, and their lack of a plan moving forward.”