stakeholdersBranded as Kicking Horse Culture, the Golden District Arts Council is a non-profit BC Society incorporated in 1970. Given that the Society is not registered as a Charity, KHC generates revenues primarily from sales, service delivery agreements (with a variety of public funders), sponsorships with local businesses and individuals, and some donations.

Our Service Delivery Agreement revenues include:

Kicking Horse Country = $120,000 annually for operating in a 3 year multi-term combined service delivery agreement with the Town of Golden and the Columbia Shushwap Regional District Area A

Province of BC Gaming Funds = support to delivery of programs $32,000 for 2018/19

Town of Golden = $40,000 approx. annually to support various collaborative programming and service initiatives

Columbia Basin Trust sponsorship support = $500 in 2017/18; CBT Venue Grant to re-floor the Golden Civic Centre = $48,000; CBT Tech Grant $3,800

BC Arts Council (BCAC) Community Arts Council Basic Operating Assistance with performance bonus = $8,000 approx. in 18/19

BCAC Community Presenter Assistance = a maximum of $15,000 in 18/19

BCAC Community Presenter Youth Engagement = $10,000 approx in 18/19

Dept. Canadian Heritage: Canadian Arts Presentation Funds = $10,000 annually – now in 4 year multi-term through 21/22

Champions’ Campaign

Each summer, our Board holds a summer fundraising campaign to support the operational capacity and programming of KHC. We are very proud to thank our 2017/18 local Heroes and Champions:

The Island Restaurant
Canadian Timberframes
Columbia Valley Credit Union
Ewan & McKenzie
HR Pacific
Innovation Building Group
Whitetooth Mountain Bistro
Golden Installations
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Invermere Home Hardware & Building Centre


An Anonymous Donor (1) – An Anonymous Donor (2) – Campbell Road Culture Club – Weir Consolidated Ltd – Will Cunningham Construction – VP Waste Solutions Ltd – Chatter Creek Holdings – Parky’s Heating & Cooling – Bacchus Books & Café – Golden Teachers Association – Kicking Horse Mountain Resort – Golden Dollar Store – Eleven 22 – Louisiana-Pacific Canada – Selkirk Electric  – Dr Rebecca Kolbenson – Golden Lions Club – Kicking Horse River House Tavern – WhiskyJack Barbers – Whistle Stop Outpost – KM Cox & Co. – Johnston Meier Insurance Agencies Group – Dancing Zebra Construction – Fairley & Scott – The Lapplanders



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Kicking Horse Culture • 250 344-6186 • Box 228, Golden BC V0A 1A0 • Located at 516 9th Ave. N in Golden, British Columbia