Letters: SAFAS is non-partisan

Sooke Fine Arts Society never endorses candidates in elections

It has been brought to the attention of the Sooke Fine Arts Society that our name and integrity have been grossly misrepresented on social media recently, posted by one of the mayoralty candidates. As a non-profit society entering its 29th season, the Board of Directors is very conscious of its responsibility to its many members, hundreds of volunteers and creative artists, and varied sponsors and advertisers.

The Sooke Fine Arts Society is a non-partisan organization, and has never endorsed or funded a candidate at any level of elected government. At no time in this campaign did the SFAS make a monetary donation to support any of the three mayoralty candidates. We wish to set the record straight for everyone’s clarity and benefit.

David Bennett, President

SFAS Board of Directors