1. User group workshops
Strathcona Gardens has a number of valued groups that use the facility on a regular basis. These groups were invited to participate in facilitated workshops at key points during the project planning phase.
2. Community Advisory Group
A community advisory group was established in late 2016 as a forum to share information that was considered during the planning process. Members represented a broad cross-section of facility users and user groups (arena, pool and wellness users), and the two communities it serves (residents of Electoral Area D and the City of Campbell River).
3. Public Information Sessions
The public were invited to drop-in, have a coffee, view materials and speak with the project team and project consultants at key points in the project planning phase.
4. Project Newsletter
- Issue #1 – Winter 2016
- Issue #2 – September 2017
- Issue #3 – April 2018
- Issue #4 – November 2018
- News Release – August 19, 2020
Additional opportunities, such as feedback forms, online consultation and open houses were organized.
Engagement to Date:
- Household Survey – Needs Assessment (2015)
- Public Open House – Needs Assessment (2015)
- Interactive Public Events and Online Survey (Sept/Oct 2017)
These outreach opportunities formed the feedback component of the Facility Needs Assessment study completed in 2015. Feedback helped guide decisions around the next steps for the project.
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