Grant benefits local music organization in Richmond

RICHMOND – The Delta Symphony Society is receiving a B.C. Creative Spaces grant of $5,500 towards concert quality instruments and sound.

“I am pleased the Delta Symphony Society will be receiving funding that will benefit music and music education programs,” said Richmond Centre MLA Teresa Wat. “The Society has played a large role in Richmond for the past 43 years, and is continuing to shape the musical futures of our younger generations.”

“The Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra is delighted to receive grant funding from the B.C. Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development’s BC Creative Spaces,” said Delta Symphony Society President Danmei Liu. “These funds will allow us to replace our 40-year-old timpani set, ensuring that the Orchestra’s musical performances will be brought to a higher calibre. Without this type of funding, the (orchestra) would simply not be able to offer quality instruments to its young musicians.”

B.C. Creative Spaces grants support the creative and innovative capacity of B.C. artists and cultural organizations, with 41 organizations sharing $804,000 in funding. These one-time only grants are available to assist non-profit community and arts organizations, First Nations councils, and friendship centres in developing new spaces, improving existing facilities, and attaining specialized equipment.