FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With a new Executive Director, the Peace Liard Regional Arts Council is shuffling some of its staff and looking for new board members.

In the newsletter released on October 13th, the council announced the departure of its long-serving Indigenous Liaison, Theresa Gladue.

Gladue is moving on to Grande Prairie Regional College to be an Elder in Residence.

Gladue spent the last 15 years dedicating herself to groundbreaking work with the council, says the newsletter.

As a way of thanking Gladue for her years of service to the Peace Liard Regional Arts Council, a painting by Dawson Creek artist Cailey Oldershaw was commissioned to recognize her “trailblazing” work for the council.

In addition to the departure of Gladue, newly-appointed Executive Director Hailey Bassett says the start of a new era means they are looking for interested community members to join the board.

“Whether you are an artist of any discipline or a concerned community member, your voice is needed on the council,” reads the release.

The Peace Liard Regional Arts Council will hold its Annual General Meeting at the North Peace Cultural Centre on January 29th, 2022, at 10 a.m.

For more information on how to become a board member, email the Executive Director.