OCAC Bursary winners

Gavin and ChristinaThe Oliver Community Arts Council recently awarded two bursaries of $500 each to 2016 graduates from Southern Okanagan Secondary School: Gavin Buttar and Christina Raposo.

Gavin Buttar is perhaps best known for his on-stage charisma, both as a lead in SOSS Drama productions and as an Oliver Ambassador. He provided able assistance during the quiz portion of the arts council’s Community Christmas Concert last December. Christina Raposo is a talented visual artist, and had won previous awards in English and French, and had been the junior grades award winner in fine arts.  Both graduates were among many talented artists displaying their work in the SOSS Year-end Art Show at the Oliver Public Library on June 15. Both were awarded one of twelve District Authority Scholarships, for $1250.

Congratulations to you both!