Family Friendly Open Houses for City’s Official Plan

OP update - family open houses

One of my priorities as mayor is to make it more convenient for residents to provide their input on important issues.

What has become the norm for seeking input is holding open houses at city facilities, hoping people come out and provide their feedback and comments. But what if instead we have open houses in places where people are, rather than asking them to make a special trip to participate? What if we had opportunities for residents to engage in family-friendly places and provide giveaways as a way to thank you for your time and feedback (sounds pretty convenient for young families like my own!).

Well, this month we are going to try exactly that! The city has two very family-friendly open houses planned seeking your input on the city’s official plan update.

On Sunday April 17 from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Artillery Park Aquatic Centre you can learn more about the Official Plan update and enjoy a FREE adult and family swim (11:45am to 1:15p.m.)

Or, on Sunday April 24 from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the INVISTA Centre you can provide your input and enjoy a FREE skate on the RONA ice pad from 12 to 2 p.m.

When you’re looking for something to do on Sunday afternoon, why not bring the family out for a swim or a skate, and while there let us know what you’d like to see and help share our city!

Find out more about the Official Plan and the five-year update at



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