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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North Peace Expo Legacy Project (1986)

These documents from 1986 pertain to the North Peace Expo Legacy Project. Included is an advertisement for the Cultural Centre and ways to help its funding. In addition to that, is the original project proposal. It discusses the purposes of the Cultural Centre, costs, funding, committee, and a floor plan.

Artspace Letter to City of Fort St. John (1984)

The Fort St. John Community Arts Council has created and developed the “Artspace” and it was referred to as the “first home for the arts” in Fort St. John. The total budget was $25 000 per year. The Arts Council could not support all of the money so they asked the City of Fort St. John for  a grant.

Fort St. John Public Library Association Statistics (1985)

Statistics for the Fort St. John Public Library Association for 1985. This includes a comparison between 1981 and 1985 in regards to the population, membership, volumes held, and circulation. Additionally, there are more detailed statistics on the volumes held and circulation in the library.

Fort St. John Community Arts Council Calendar and Directory (1979-1984)

The two documents are the calendar and directory of the Fort St. John Community Arts Council. The two calendars go from 1979 to 1981. They showcase the events happening for each group and on which day such as, Fort St. John Concert Society performances and North Peace Potter’s Guild classes. The next group of documents are the Arts Council’s directories from 1981 to 1983. In them, are the contact information and short introdction for the arts and heritage groups in the city.

Fort St. John Community Arts Council Letter (1983)

In 1983 the Arts Council applied for a Community Recovery Program to employ an arts manager, a Downtown Association coordinator and a special events director to serve the city of Fort St. John. In the letter, written by Sue Popesku and addressed to all BC community arts councils, the Fort St. John Arts Council highlights how it has used the available space and resources.

North Peace Historical Society (1984)

A 1984 proposed plan between the North Peace Historical Society and School District #60 explains the objectives and procedures of the plan and how a museum employee would develop and implement educational packages, tours, and exhibits.

Treeline Volume II (1982)

Treeline was a creative writing publication by Northern Lights College featuring writers and artists in northern British Columbia. Some new features of this second volume included computer graphics, music and lyrics, Indigenous writings and art, and writing by old-timers in the north. This catalogue contains the objectives of the book.

Artspace Insight Into The Arts Newsletters (1989-1993)

These documents are the arts and heritage newsletters, Insight Into The Arts, from the Fort St. John Community Arts Council. The first set ranges from 1989 to 1990, the next is from 1991, and the last group dates from 1992 to 1993. These newsletters feature various arts related announcements such as, festivals, concerts, and other events.

Artspace Insight Into The Arts Newsletters (1984-1988)

Insight Into the Arts is an arts and heritage newsletter from the Fort St. John Community Arts Council. The first group of documents are newsletters from 1984 to 1986, and the second set range from 1987 to 1988. They provide various information and news about the local art and events occurring. Some of which include art gallery shows, festivals, and other general announcements.

Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (1990)

This news article is listing the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in 1990. Sue Popesku, Vice President Government Relations. This article talks about their future goals in relations to education, oil and gas and more.

Expo ’86 Appoints Sue Popesku (1982 – 1986)

The British Columbia Pavilion at Expo 86 appointed Sue Popesku as Regional Producer for the Peace River. She had the responsibility of directing the planning of special events and performances that took place during the international exhibition. This catalogue includes a newspaper clipping of Sue’s appointment and a letter from 1982 when Sue was Resource Development Officer at Northern Lights College expressing interest in the event.

Letter from Robert Benedict (c. 1986)

This letter from Robert Benedict expresses his support of a new arts centre in Fort St. John and of the importance and benefits of an enhanced concert program and venue.

Sue Popesku’s Certificates (1985 – 1990)

This catalogue includes some of the many certificates and recognitions that Sue Popesku received. They include a 1985 Miracle Worker Certificate from Artspace’s Artvark Program, the Chamber of Commerce and the BC Festival of the Arts.