Friday Apr 03, 2009Livelihood Winner: "Sibylle and Wolfgang Zilker of Victoria, BC are dedicated volunteers and contributors to the arts and conservation. Concerned about BC's reliance on resource exploration and the accompanying cost to the environment, and recognizing the need for economic alternatives for BC communities, the Zilkers founded GoBC Arts and Cultural Tourism. Their website profiles over 900 artists and artisans, showcases their work and attracts visitors to their studios and communities. GoBC also provides listings of studio tours, festivals and cultural events, all at no cost to artists and organizations. The Zilkers are to be commended for creating a business model centred on supporting the arts, and for their commitment to creating sustainable communities." Nomination from Marion Grau.
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