Melanie Mark (left), Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, and Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis (right) toured The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford on Tuesday, July 27. (Submitted photo)

Melanie Mark (left), Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, and Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis (right) toured The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford on Tuesday, July 27. (Submitted photo)

Culture minister and Abbotsford-Mission MLA tour The Reach Gallery

Melanie Mark and Pam Alexis visit Abbotsford facility to celebrate funding

Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, joined Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis on Tuesday (July 27) in a tour of The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford.

Alexis says that support for the arts remains a key area of focus for her, with arts funding in the riding going to the Heritage Abbotsford Society ($8,000), the Abbotsford Arts Council ($25,000) and The Reach ($35,000).

The Reach’s investment will help the gallery launch a COVID-responsive, community-engaged methodology for the development of a major exhibition about the history, culture, and contemporary character of the area’s South Asian community.

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Melanie Mark (left), Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, with Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis. (Submitted photo)

Melanie Mark (left), Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, with Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis. (Submitted photo)