Arts Facilities Advisory Committee


The purpose of the Arts Facilities Advisory Committee (AFAC) is to make recommendations to staff and Council on the development of a new arts and culture facility that aligns with Council’s vision to make West Vancouver a liveable, vibrant, and inclusive community. 


The AFAC will:

(a) confirm an arts and culture facility vision and concept, by:

  • engaging with the arts and culture community, community user groups, and the public;

(b) recommend a framework for capital fundraising, by:

  • researching best practices in capital fundraising for arts and culture facilities; and
  • confirming best practices and developing a framework to guide capital fundraising; and

(c) recommend a governance model, by:

  • researching and collecting data on a variety of governance models;
  • soliciting public input and participation from community organizations and groups;
  • confirming values that will guide the development of a governance model; and
  • ensuring the long-term sustainable operation of an arts and culture facility.


An appointment or reappointment of a volunteer member is for a two-year term. A volunteer member may serve for up to six consecutive years on the committee.

Council Representative

Councillor Snider


Rob Brown, Richard Finley, Gavin Froome, Bo Helliwell, Elaine McHarg, Latash-Maurice Nahanee, Graham Nicholls (Co-Chair), Lesel Radage, Cynthia Sully (Co-Chair), Jennifer Webb, Jason Wexler, and Ronald Yaworsky.

Staff Liaison

Christie Rosta, Cultural Services Manager



Terms of Reference

Arts & Culture Strategy - 2018–2023

Arts & Culture Facilities Plan - June 2019

Arts Facilities Site Identification Analysis - February 2020

Next meeting

Arts Facilities Advisory Committee

Date: Wednesday, December 14
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: In-person meeting in the Cedar Room, West Vancouver Community Centre

Capital Funding Subcommittee

Date: Thursday, December 15
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Electronic meeting via Webex

Public participation instructions

If you are interested in participating in this committee meeting, review instructions for public participation in committee meetings.

2022 meetings

Arts Facilities Advisory Committee 

Jan. 25 Agenda Minutes
Feb. 16 Agenda Minutes
March 16 Agenda Minutes
April 13 Agenda Minutes
May 11 Agenda Minutes
June 15 Quorum Notes
July 13 Agenda Minutes
Sep. 14 Agenda  
Oct. 19 Agenda Minutes
Nov. 16 Agenda  
Dec. 14    

Capital Funding Subcommittee

April 7 Agenda Minutes
May 5 Cancelled  
June 2 Agenda Minutes
June 30 Cancelled  
July 5 Agenda Minutes
July 28 Cancelled  
Sep. 8 Agenda Minutes
Oct. 13 Cancelled  
Nov. 10 Agenda  
Dec. 15    

Governance Subcommittee 

March 29 Agenda Minutes
April 26 Agenda Minutes
May 24 Agenda Minutes
June 28 Agenda Minutes
July 26 Cancelled  
Sep. 20 Agenda Minutes
Oct. 25 Cancelled  
Nov. 3 Agenda Minutes
Nov. 22 Agenda  
Dec. 20 Cancelled  

2021 Meetings

Arts Facilities Advisory Committee

March 24 Cancelled  
April 7 Notice Minutes
April 27 Notice Minutes
May 12 Notice Minutes
June 22 Notice Minutes
Sept. 8 Notice Minutes
Oct. 6 Cancelled  
Nov. 3 Cancelled  
Dec. 8 Cancelled  


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