Here are links to three articles about Ida Chong’s mysterious gifts. We have to admit being totally puzzled by her statement about “anticipation of future requests.”
Arts funding awarded without formal requests
Victoria Times Colonist
“It was very nice of them to provide that money and we’re going to put together some legacy projects.” While there were more requests made for funding than money available, Ida Chong, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, …
Mission receives $75000 from province for 120th anniversary
Mission City Record
“The funds arrived in the form of a letter dated March 13 from the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, Ida Chong, congratulating Mission on its 120th anniversary and stipulating celebration details be provided by May 16.
2010 Sport and Arts Legacy funding details remain under wraps
“Community, Sport, and Cultural Development Minister Ida Chong remains under fire for the way she distributed $3.25 million earmarked for the arts from the 2010 Sport and Arts Legacy fund.