Bev Killbery, President of the Prince Rupert Special Events Society with Barb Gruber, past president. The Special Events Society puts on Seafest, the Canada Day celebration at Mariner’s Park, Winterfest, and the Children’s Festival. (The Northern View file photo)

WEB POLL: Do you think the City of Prince Rupert should cover the rent costs for the Special Events Society’s and Art Council’s new space?

Special Events says a new space will add an additional $16k-$24k in expenses

The City of Prince Rupert has given the Special Events Society and the Arts Council the boot in order to make room for more city staff as new projects, such as Redesign Rupert and the water treament plan, are coming down the pipeline.

Bev Kilberry, president of the Special Events Society, told council at Monday night’s meeting that a new space will cost anywhere between $16,000-$24,000. Currently, the City provides them with a free space.

READ MORE: Prince Rupert Special Events Society and Arts Council to vacate city hall office space

READ AND WATCH MORE: Prince Rupert Seafest Parade 2019

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