Voters Approve Vernon Cultural Centre Funding in Referendum

The current Vernon Public Art Gallery, located beneath a parkade. | Image: Megan Turcato for Global News.

The current Vernon Public Art Gallery, located beneath a parkade. | Image: Megan Turcato for Global News.

While candidates across the province were elected to office on October 20, Vernon saw another development: the passing of a referendum to borrow $25 million for a new cultural facility in downtown Vernon.

The borrowed money will reflect only part of the total $40 million price tag, which will also be comprised of infrastructure grant moneys, donations, and government and corporate partnerships. The new facility will house both a museum and an art gallery; the current Vernon Public Art Gallery is currently located underneath a parkade, which has posed a variety of challenges.

For more information about this development, see this Global News piece about the referendum.

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