A statement issued on Friday, September 12, said the Trust is kicking off a year-long public engagement process starting with a series of drop-in community workshops and an interactive engagement website. Called Our Trust, Our Future, this process will discover what’s important to Basin residents and build on the input they may have provided in the past.
CBT representatives will be holding a workshop in Revelstoke on October 30 from 11 am until 2 pm and again later in the day from 4 pm until 8 pm at the Community Centre.
“We’ll be connecting with Basin residents to reflect and celebrate our collective accomplishments over the past 20 years, and also to imagine what the next 20 might look like,” CBT Chairman Greg Deck said in the statement. “In the next three to five years the Trust’s revenues are expected to double. As our delivery of benefits to the region grows, it’s important that residents continue to provide guidance in charting that future.”
The Trust will be reaching out in various ways across the Basin. Expect to find it hosting drop-in community workshops, presenting at community and agency meetings or staffing a booth in a public space. Residents can also send comments by mail or provide their thoughts online. Everyone who participates will have a chance to win $1,000 to donate to the local non-profit of their choice.
“Some residents have already provided input to us in the past—now we want you to expand on those ideas,” said CBT President and CEO Neil Muth. “What’s most important to your community? What should we do more of? What are your ideas? We hope you will be part of this conversation and help us shape how we support your efforts now, and into the future.”
For more information about the process and to have your say in person or online, visit ourtrustourfuture.cbt.org.
Columbia Basin Trust supports efforts to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about the Trust’s programs and initiatives, visit cbt.org or call 1-800-505-8998.
|Burton||October 14||Burton Community Hall||4-8pm|
|Castlegar||December 3||Castlegar & District Community Complex||11-2pm and 4-8pm|
|Cranbrook||January 20||Cranbrook Railway Museum||11-2pm and 4-8pm|
|Creston||December 1||Creston & District Community Complex||11-2pm and 4-8pm|
|Edgewood||October 16||Legion Hall||4-8pm|
|Golden||September 18||Seniors Centre||11-2pm and 4-8pm|
|Invermere||January 21||Lions Hall||11-2pm and 4-8pm|
|Jaffray||December 3||Jaffray Community Hall||11-2pm and 4-8pm|
|Kaslo||October 29||Legion Hall||11-2pm and 4-8pm|
|Meadow Creek||October 30||Lardeau Valley Community Club||4-8pm|
|Nakusp||October 15||Nakusp Community Centre||11-2pm and 4-8pm|
|Nelson||October 15||Nelson Rod and Gun Club||11-2pm and 4-8pm|
|Revelstoke||October 30||Revelstoke Community Centre||11-2pm and 4-8pm|
|Sparwood||November 26||Sparwood Recreation Complex||11-2pm and 4-8pm|
|Trail||November 26||Cominco Arena Gymnasium||11-2pm and 4-8pm|
|Valemount||September 24||Valemount Community Hall||11-2pm and 4-8pm|