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New director at Kruk Centre

Jessie Fraser, a Vancouver Island transplant, took over the position July 13 after long-time manager Terri Hanen retired
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Local artist Kit Fast (left) introduced Jessie Fraser as the new executive director of the Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts at a city council meeting Aug. 22.

The Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts has a new executive director.

Jessie Fraser, a Vancouver Island transplant, took over the position July 13 after long-time manager Terri Hanen retired from the position earlier this summer. She moved to the community from Duncan, B.C.

The self-described “hardcore equestrian” has been involved with non-profit groups for 25 years, recently working at the Pacific Riding for Developing Abilities—a group that promotes therapeutic riding.

It is the first time the centre has had a new executive director since the downtown facility opened in 2014. The Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre previously operated out of Grandview School, which was  demolished this month.

“Dawson Creek has been very welcoming. The people are very warm,” she told city council Monday. “I’d welcome anyone who’s in the downtown area to drop in and say hi.”

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