Finance and Audit Committee - December 18, 2019

2020 Culture & Heritage Grants
A recommendation will be going to Council to approve the following 2020 Culture and Heritage Operating Grants:
Application NameRecommended Funding
A Capella Plus Choral Society$3,250
Friends of Nanaimo Jazz Society$4,500
Heart of the Island Chorus Society$2,300
Hub City Cinema Society$10,500
Island Bel Canto Singers$1,500
Island Consort Society$1,750
L’Association des francophones de Nanaimo$21,000
Malaspina Choral Society$3,500
Mid Island Metis Nation Association$11,000
Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra$4,512
Nanaimo Chinese Cultural Society$3,350
Nanaimo Concert Band Society$7,750
Nanaimo International Jazz Festival Association$20,000
Nanaimo Tidesmen (BC Chapter of SPEBSQSA)$2,375
Opera Nanaimo$1,000
Pacific Coast Stage Company$6,000
Pacific Institute of Bagpiping and Celtic Music$3,250
Wordstorm Society of the Arts$2,750
Crimson Coast Dance Society **$23,200
Nanaimo Conservatory of Music **$18,400
TheatreOne **$42,450
Vancouver Island Symphony **$89,244
Western Edge Theatre **$13,850

** Recommended for continued three-year funding (2019 / 2020 / 2021)

A recommendation will be going to Council to approve the following 2020 Culture and Heritage Project Grants:

Applicant NameProject NameRecommended Funding
Brechin United Church – Mission and Outreach TeamReconciliation Workshop – Building Bridges and Paddling Together$800
Crimson Coast Dance SocietyLeadership Development$611
Crimson Coast Dance SocietyMixed Ability Dance Jams$1,800
Crimson Coast Dance SocietyQwuyulush Nuwilum Xwa’alum Sumshàthut$3,750
Federation of BC WritersYouth & Elder Journaling Workshops at Salish Lelum$500
Harbour City Jazz SocietyJazzFest 2020$2,250
Mid Island Community Band SocietyMICoba “Massed Bands” Project$500
Nanaimo Ballroom Dance SocietyIsland Fantasy ball$5,363
Nanaimo Blues SocietySummertime Blues$20,000
Nanaimo Sings! Choral Festival SocietySing With Your Ears – A listening workshop for singers$537
Pacific Institute of Bagpiping and Celtic Music SocietyPacific Gael Youth Band$1,500
South End Community AssociationSouth End Day$4,750
Vancouver Island Danish Canadian Club2020 Federation of Danish Associations in Canada (Conference & AGM)$3,000
Vancouver Island Short Film Festival SocietyVancouver Island Short Film Festival$6,200
Wordstorm Society of the ArtsWordstorm Website Redesign$1,100

2020 Downtown Event Grants
A recommendation will be going to Council to approve the following 2020 Downtown Event Grants:

Applicant NameEvent/Project NameRecommended Funding
A Capella Plus Choral SocietyA Capella Plus Fall Concert$473
B. Gallant HomesB. Gingerbread Homes$7,500
Friends of Heritage SocietyNanaimo Heritage Festival$13,000
Friends of Nanaimo Jazz SocietyJazz Affair$4,000
Greater Nanaimo Chamber of CommerceCommercial Street Night Market$24,750
Humanity in CommunityHub City Walls$15,000
Malaspina Choral Society50th Anniversary Gala$2,000
Men’s Resource CentreHub City Soapbox Derby$7,325
Nanaimo Artwalk CommitteeNanaimo Artwalk 2020$2,700
Nanaimo Chapter Federation of Canadian ArtistsNanaimo Fine Art Show$2,100
Nanaimo Craft Beer SocietyNanaimo Craft Beer Week$3,500
Nanaimo Downtown Farmers Market SocietyNanaimo Downtown Farmers Market$6,695
Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival SocietyNanaimo Dragon Boat Festival$10,000
Nanaimo International Jazz Festival Association10-Day Concert Series and 3-Day Festival$17,000
Nanaimo Pride SocietyNanaimo Pride 2020$9,500
Old City Quarter AssociationChristmas in the OCQ$2,500
Old City Quarter AssociationHalloween in the OCQ$2,850
Old City Quarter AssociationHop Into Spring in the OCQ$1,450
Old City Quarter AssociationSounds of Summer in the OCQ$6,000
TheatreOneEmerging Voices$4,000
Vancouver Island Regional LibraryBig Names, Little City – Canadian Author Reading Series$806
Vancouver Island Regional LibraryVancouver Island Childrens’ Book Festival (BookFest)$3,750
Volume Studio Ltd.SHINE2020 Nanaimo$2,656
Wordstorm Society of the ArtsPoetry SlamFest$445
Heritage Home Grant 
A recommendation will be going to Council to approve a Heritage Home Grant of $1,624 for a window repair to the Leynard Residence located at 442 Milton Street.

2020 Social Planning Grants 
A recommendation will be going to Council to approve the following 2020 Community Vitality Grants:
OrganizationProjectAmount
Take a Hike Youth at Risk FoundationNanaimo Take a Hike Program- Vehicle Purchase$10,000
Spinal Cord Injury Organization of BCHealthy Active Island Life with SCI$5,000
Society for Equity, Inclusion and Advocacy (SEIA): Central Vancouver IslandProject Keep SEIA Housed$10,000

A recommendation will be going to Council to approve the following 2020 Social Response Grants:

OrganizationProjectAmount
Nanaimo Region John Howard SocietyCircles of Support$15,000
United Way Central and Northern Vancouver IslandNanaimo Homeless Coalition Communications Strategy Implementation Project$15,000
Literacy Central Vancouver IslandWord on the Street$30,000

December 18, 2019 Special Finance and Audit Committee Meeting

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