Shaping a future for Lake Country

Bring your ideas Saturday for creating an economically, socially, culturally and environmentally sustainable Lake Country.

  • Apr. 9, 2013 7:00 a.m.

Lake Country residents are being invited to an important public event this weekend and bring ideas for creating an economically, socially, culturally and environmentally sustainable Lake Country.

This Saturday the District of Lake Country is hosting an event called Imagine…Our Sustainable Lake Country, a community event to continue the process of creating a vision for the long-term sustainability of the community.

As the community of Lake Country grows, staff and politicians are looking to the public for ideas on a variety of issues such as:

• How does Lake Country retain the unique and attractive character it enjoys today?

• How can the community better celebrate what makes it special?

• How does Lake Country secure its long-term success in the face of many external forces of change?

Saturday’s event kicks off the Our Sustainable Lake Country movement, a district-led and community-owned action plan that aims to address issues that are important to the community’s long-tern success.

Some of Lake Country’s challenges include building sustainable infrastructure, celebrating local identity, creating local jobs and a vibrant town centre, delivering adequate and cost-efficient services for everyone, cultivating a thriving agriculture sector, fostering a creative community and increasing transportation options.

The plan will be developed over the next year and a half and implemented with partner organizations that are already working towards making Lake Country a great place, and new groups that may form around issues that are identified through the Our Sustainable Lake Country process.

The event will be interactive and engaging and will ask community members questions such as what matters most about your future and what ideas do you have for creating an economically, socially, culturally, and environmentally sustainable Lake Country.

The event runs from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Memorial Hall in Winfield. Organizers are encouraging community members to participate for the full event, but drop-ins will also be welcome. There will also be activities for children so parents can participate.

For more info:  http://oursustainablelakecountry.okanaganway.ca