By Gisele Shaw
Thursday, April 6, 2017 10:16 am ·  0 Comments
The Town of Oakville is asking for the community’s help to ensure everyone has access to recreation and culture opportunities. Residents are invited to share their experiences and suggestions by completing the #MyOakville questionnaire for a chance to win one of three $100 Recreation and Culture program credits.
“As the demographics of Oakville shift, so will the need for more diverse and accessible recreational and cultural opportunities,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “We look to residents to provide input so we can continue to provide high-quality services and programs that meet their needs.”
The questionnaire asks residents how often they visit the town’s Recreation and Culture facilities, what type of activities, events and programs they are interested in, as well as what barriers limit their participation such as affordability, time constraints, availability of public transit, or general lack of awareness of what the town offers.
“Although there is a high demand for our programs and services, there is also a significant population that is not accessing the opportunities we provide,” said Nina de Vaal, director of Recreation and Culture. “Our goal is to better understand the barriers residents are facing so that we can develop a plan for the future that includes everyone.”
In addition to the questionnaire, the town’s community development specialists will interview people at various events and locations this spring. Residents are also invited to check out the #MyOakville videos, share ideas and vote on others on the Idea Forum at oakville.ca, or connect with the town on social media using #MyOakville.