CRD Launches Building Our #ArtsFuture Together Community Consultations

The Capital Regional District (CRD) Arts Development Service has announced a series of Community Workshops as part of the ongoing community consultations for the CRD Arts Strategy: Building our #ArtsFuture Together.

Ten community workshops in seven different locations throughout the CRD will be held from September 19 to 23, 2016. A mix of daytime and evening public workshops are being offered on the Westshore in Colwood, on the Peninsula in Sidney, on Salt Spring Island, as well as in Sooke, Saanich and Victoria.

The workshops are designed to engage the local and regional community in identifying priorities and actions for the CRD Arts Strategy. They will also feature a discussion of the most recent findings from local research that has been undertaken during the summer months.

Each 2.5 hour, interactive workshop will use the same design to provide the following opportunities for participants:  

  • Hear information about public consultation activities so far
  • Review research results to-date (online survey; interviews; discussion forums, emails)
  • Consider priorities for action and define major initiatives• Identify missing information for decision-making
  • Help to inform content of the Arts Champions Summit in November, a summit to evaluate and formulate a strategic arts action plan for the CRD

Those interested can simply select a location, date and time that is most convenient. Registration information can be viewed online at

Community members in the thirteen municipalities and electoral areas can visit the online platform for discussions, resource materials and updates on the consultation and engagement process.

Workshop dates, times and locations

Monday, September 19
2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. @ Burnside Campus gym, 3130 Jutland Road, Victoria

Monday, September 19
7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. @ Coastal Offices, 328 Wale Road, Colwood

Tuesday, September 20
1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. @ SEAPARC Leisure Complex, 2168 Phillips Road,Sooke

Wednesday, September 21
9:30 am to 12 noon and 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. @ Burnside Campus gym, 3130 Jutland Road, Victoria

Thursday, September 22
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Mahon Hall, 114 Rainbow Road, Salt Spring Island
3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. @ Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Ave, Sidney

Friday, September 23
9:30 a.m. to 12 noon- Cedar Hill Recreation Centre,3220 Cedar Hill Rd, Saanich
2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – City Hall, Victoria, 1 Centennial Square

More Information

More information can be found here; interested parties can RSVP here.

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