By Jill Zacharias
Social Development Coordinator
These days, new faces abound and new energy is both driving our economy and creating a new social fabric in our community. At the City of Revelstoke Social Development Committee, we understand that welcoming newcomers is an important part of being an inclusive, diverse community. From November 18th – 26th, we are hosting the 5th annual ‘Welcome Week – Connecting Newcomers & the Community’.
In a nutshell, Welcome Week is Revelstoke putting our best foot forward. It’s a week of free or low cost events, coupled with a spirit of celebration. It’s an opportunity to connect newcomers and the community, to showcase the town, facilities, and services. Generally, Revelstokians are passionate about being here. Welcome Week is an opportunity to share that passion and inspire newcomers to get involved. It’s also about giving long-standing citizens an opportunity to take part. This year, the brochure also doubles as a ‘passport’ – get 5 or more events stamped on your passport and enter to win some great prizes.
Highlights of the week include: Free public transit (Nov 19th-26th), the Volunteer Fair and Community Dinner (Nov 22nd), ‘Staying Alive’ Snow Safety (Nov 23rd), the premiere of Lucas Myers’ The Revelstoke Project (Nov 24th & 25th), children’s activities and more.
Whether people are here for 2 months, 2 or 20 years, Revelstoke is home. It’s up to all of us to make it the best it can be.
For event details, click here. Many thanks to our sponsors: Revelstoke Accommodation Association, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, and the Columbia Basin Trust.
Starting Wednesday, November 9, passports can be picked up at the Revelstoke Community Centre, the Visitor Information Centre, Work BC and other participating venues.