Published by Auren Ruvinsky | Parksville Qualicum Beach News
April 1, 2014
Qualicum Beach town council hopes to make the town a digital arts hub, where high-tech professionals can work internationally via the Internet while enjoying the small-town lifestyle.
“The digital arts industry… is an important audience for the town’s young families and mobile workforce attraction strategy, and is a key part of our culture-led economic development initiatives,” said Patricia Huntsman, the town’s cultural development and communications consultant who led the project.
To help attract and keep high-tech workers and entrepreneurs, the town is opening the Qualicum Beach Digital Arts Studio in the old train station this month.
“This provides a really good opportunity for a start-up,” said Denny Unger, who has been developing a virtual reality game called The Gallery: Six Elements out of his Qualicum Beach house.
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