Read my answers to the survey from the Juan De Fuca Performing Arts Centre Society
1. What forms of art and culture do you currently enjoy?
Fringe Festival, various film festivals, the Royal BC Museum, the Museum of Anthropology, PRIDE events, garden events where cultural or art activities take place, such as at The Gardens at HCP and the Dr. Sun Yet- Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver, Japanese festivals, fairs, music and cultural observances (I volunteer with the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society, an am also co-editor and translator of their bi-monthly newsletter. Which reminds me, the 19th Annual (2018) Japanese Cultural Fair is Saturday, October 27th at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre 10:00AM TO 4:00PM!) I am also keen about First Nations culture, food, and art, especially since I am involved with Indigenous Tourism BC.
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I had no idea that the city where I have lived and played for 11 years could look so different with a stroke of a pen. I was excited about filing my nomination papers.
But there it was…my name in stark black and white…amongst all those other accomplished Colwood residents, who bravely put their names forward…I wonder if they also felt the weight of responsibility, did they wonder who I was? Certainly I ‘knew’ some of their names…but do I really know them? I guess I’m going to find out and meet a lot of neighbours I only peripherally knew I had over the next six weeks…wish me luck!
My name is Scott MCDONALD, and I am a candidate for Colwood Council in the October 20, 2018 election. I hope you will take some time to read through my site and ask me questions. I look forward to learning about your thoughts and ideas as we all endeavour to steer Colwood to the future.