FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2012
Cultural Plan Input Process Extended
West Kelowna residents are being given more time to provide their input into the creation of the District of West Kelowna’s first Cultural Plan.
Survey and photo contest deadlines are being extended to December 10. The extension will allow the survey to be included in a Community Visioning Session taking place from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Westbank Lions Community Hall on November 21. The new timeline will also enable the survey and photo contest to be included in Winterfest and Community Light Up celebrations – two popular seasonal cultural events – taking place at the Mount Boucherie Community Centre, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. respectively, on December 2.
Community participation is a key element in the creation of West Kelowna’s Cultural Plan. The deadline extension gives residents new opportunities to participate in the planning process.
Residents can also go online to districtofwestkelowna.ca to participate in the survey and photo contest:
Community Survey: Click on the Cultural Plan event item on the homepage to find the link to the survey; the questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete.
Photo Contest: Submit images that showcase places, people, art, music, events and festivals that best represent cultural life in West Kelowna. Click on the Cultural Plan event item on the homepage to read contest details and rules and submit photos. The contest winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to Old Vines Patio at Quails’ Gate Family Estate Winery and the runner up will receive a $50 gift certificate to Bylands Nursery.
Feedback from the survey and the visioning session will be incorporated into the first draft of the plan, which will be presented to Mayor and Council for further input in the New Year. Photos may be featured in the final Cultural Plan and may be promoted in District of West Kelowna publications including newsletters, brochures and the 2012 Annual Report.