Sue Popesku Archives

We invite you to explore this curated digital archive comprised of arts, culture and heritage material collected by Sue Popesku and other members of northeast BC.

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Fort St. John Arts and Culture Candidates Forum (2011)

This catalogue contains newspaper clippings regarding the arts, culture, tourism, and history in Fort St. John. The forum consisted of councilor candidates and School District 60 candidates, giving an opportunity for the public to discuss and bring any concerns regarding the arts and culture for the city. This included downtown revitalization and tourism for the Peace River Region.

Fort St. John Community Arts Centre Summary Report and Site Plans (1977 and 1978)

Attached are two documents, one is a draft summary report and the other is site plans. The summary report consists of site consideration, design constraints and more for a proposed arts/recreation centre. The site plans are drawn diagrams of proposed building drafts. In includes interest at that time from Northern Lights College.

NEAT: Fort St. John’s Wine and Trees Annual Fundraiser (2012)

Wine and Trees is an annual fundraiser organized by the Northern Environmental Action Team (NEAT). It is a semi-formal event with live music, a silent auction, and more. The funds raised from the evening help support NEAT’s environmental programming. This catalogue is a planning document for the event.

Fort St. John Community Centre Referendum: Defeated (1980)

Attached are documents related to the referendum regarding the proposed Community Arts Centre that was being considered from 1976-1981. A referendum held in 1980 was defeated. Included in these documents is a letter from Sue Popesku stating that because the votes were so close, another referendum would be held.

Fort St. John Community Arts Council Facts and Figures (2003)

The Fort St. John Community Arts Council and its many member groups are dedicated to creating and cultivating the arts environment in the city. This document contains general facts about the Arts Council such as its history and future plans.

Fort St. John Community Arts Council Report (2005)

The Fort St. John Community Arts Council encompasses many of the local arts and culture groups. The following document contains a report from the Arts Council. It discusses the lack of physical spaces for its member groups to utilize. It brings attention to Stage North, Country Quilters Guild, Potter’s Guild, Spinners and Weavers, and the Literacy Society as being particularly affected by this issue.

Vote Yes for the Fort St. John Community Centre! (1980)

Plans for a Fort St. John Community Centre began around 1975-1977. The public was asked to vote in favor of a Regional Library-Theatre. The voting took place on April 16, 1980. The referendum was defeated.

Fort St. John Community Arts Centre Proposal Documents (1979)

Attached are documents concerning the proposal for the Community Arts Centre. The Arts Centre was proposed in 1977 but ended up not continuing. There were many reasons the building didn’t go forward, but one of those was the plan for Site C and the concern that construction companies would be focused on Site C construction.

Fort St. John Community Arts Council’s Banner Program Proposal (2015)

The Banner Project was initiated by the Fort St. John Community Arts Council. It seeks out artists in the North Peace Region to design banners for the downtown area of the city. This file contains the call for the 2015 proposals and discusses the details of the project. This includes the theme for that particular year, “Take a Flight,” going along with the 2015 Fort St. John Airshow.

Fort St. John Community Arts Council Poster (2015)

This catalogue contains a promotional poster from the Fort St. John Community Arts Council. It highlights the benefits that come with the arts and its influence on a community along with some of its programs such as Bright Nights in June.

Alaska Highway Museum Poster (c. 1982)

This catalogue contains a poster for the Alaska Highway Museum. It advertises the upcoming events from July to August (c. 1982). The poster includes artist features of Audrey Bodnar and Doug Sheh and photographs from Brian Mitchell.