SecurTek Invests in Access to Arts and Culture for Saskatchewan Communities

SecurTek Monitoring Solutions announces it has renewed its support for access to arts events in Saskatchewan communities as a sponsor of Showcase 2013. This is the third year running that SecurTek helps ensure the success of this major undertaking by the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC), which provides critical assistance to local arts councils across the province.

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Cultural and arts events help build safer communities

Supporting local arts councils' ability to host art shows and performances in communities where SecurTek customers live is a wise investment.

Yorkton, Saskatchewan (PRWEB) October 16, 2013

SecurTek Monitoring Solutions announces it has renewed its support for access to arts events in Saskatchewan communities as a sponsor of Showcase 2013. This is the third year running that SecurTek helps ensure the success of this major undertaking by the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC), which provides critical assistance to local arts councils across the province.

A recent report commissioned by the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (footnote 1) has shown that performing arts presentations benefit economic health, social cohesiveness and perceptions of safety in communities. It has long been recognized (footnote 2) that exposure to cultural activities fosters inclusiveness, a key factor in crime prevention.

Supporting local arts councils' ability to host art shows and performances in communities where SecurTek customers live is a wise investment, explains SecurTek Director of Marketing Kristy Cmoc:

"We appreciate the value that Showcase 2013 delivers for many of the delegates attending. We understand the importance of their work. It resonates with our staff and dealer partners because of our company's strong community roots. We are proud to partner again this year with OSAC in what we hope is perceived as a meaningful way. And we look forward to hearing the success stories that will emerge as a result of projects hatched as a result of this year's edition of the event."

"OSAC has made a conscious effort to find innovative ways to engage the business community in its mission," notes Executive Director Kevin Korchinski, adding he believes SecurTek's commitment this year again does makes a difference to the OSAC membership:

"Our organization is now in its 45th year of providing services for communities big and small -- communities facing challenges in booking artists and performers, in developing adequate budgets and in accessing suitable venues. We are proud to have SecurTek as a Showcase 2013 partner. It seems fortuitous that SecurTek and OSAC both feel they are in the business of building better communities."

Showcase 2013 will be held in Regina, Saskatchewan, October 18-20, 2013. Fourteen Performing Arts Showcases be presented at the Regina Performing Arts Centre. Five Visual Arts exhibitions will be on display at the Ramada Plaza.

For more information on Showcase 2013, or to register, visit: http://www.osac.ca

About SecurTek:

SecurTek is a leading provider of monitoring solutions and event related information services through an extensive dealer network and strategic partnerships, for 70,000 customers across Canada. A subsidiary of SaskTel Telecommunications, SecurTek earned the Five Diamond Certification for providing superior monitoring service in the North American security industry, awarded by the US-based Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA). SecurTek monitoring stations are Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada (ULC) certified, meaning SecurTek meets or exceeds the highest industry standards with regards to call overflow, staffing requirements, response procedures, computer systems and backup power systems. SecurTek offer burglary, commercial, fire, environmental, medical, video, access control and residential monitoring services.

Footnotes:

1.    Petri, Inga, Strategic Moves. 2013. The Value of Presenting: A Study of Performing Arts Presentation in Canada, Canadian Presenting Arts Association.
2.    Matarasso, François. 1997. Use or Ornament: The Social Impact of Participation in the Arts.


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