Community Event June 9th - Be a part of Oakville's Vision!

What makes Oakville such a popular place to call home? According to the Oakville Milton District Real Estate Board, with over 165,000 residents in the town, Oakville's population grew 14% between 2001 and 2006.  Come to the 'Local Community Sustainability Plan Event' being held at 16 Mile Creek this coming Saturday, June 9th from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Here is your opportunity to be involved in the direction of the community - economically, culturally, environmentally and socially!  I've copied a snippet from the Town of Oakville's website below, further outlining what this event is all about!  Oakville is such an exciting, vibrant community - be a part of it!

 

The Town of Oakville is developing a Local Community Sustainability Plan that will create a forum for community members and leaders to build partnerships and carry out actions to ensure that the community meets its vision and goals for the present and future generations. A plan for the community by the community!

The Local Community Sustainability Plan will encompass the four pillars of sustainability: economic, cultural, environmental and social. It is part of the Vision 2057 framework of the Council Strategic Plan.

Let's be Livable

Local Community Sustainability Plan event

June 9, 2012, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sixteen Mile Creek Sports Complex

This event will launch the development of the Local Community Sustainability Plan! The day will host many community exhibitors to let you know how you can get involved in our community and contribute to Oakville's livability.

Enjoy:
A free skate for all participants in the event from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Visit the exhibitors for your chance to win one of these great prizes, an iPad or VIA train ticket for two to Ottawa or local gift cards.

School challenge:
Visit the "How to make Oakville Sustainable" school displays. For more information on the school challenge see below for contest details and entry forms.

Livable sessions:
Tell us what you are doing and what you can do to make Oakville the most livable town in Canada in our fun and interactive one-hour engagement sessions during the event. These sessions will be used to gather information from residents as to what actions they can do to make Oakville the most livable town in Canada. As well, video record your sustainability ideas! Workshop times: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

We encourage you to Partner, Act, Lead and Change your Community!

For more information please contact letsbelivable@oakville.ca or phone 905 338 4709.

Let's be Livable school challenge

As part of the public awareness campaign for Let's be Livable the town is encouraging students to participate in our school challenge.

We’d like to get a student’s perspective on one of the four pillars of sustainability: economic, social, environmental and culture, and how they can make a difference.

Students are asked to visually demonstrate one of the four pillars as it pertains to the Town of Oakville. For example, in a commitment to:

  • cultural sustainability we can show new immigrants how to become familiar with Oakville
  • environmental sustainability we can reduce water and energy consumption
  • economic sustainability we can grow our own vegetables
  • social sustainability we can be active volunteers in our community

Download the challenge guidelines (pdf, 47 kB) and entry form (pdf, 41 kB).

Winning entries will be announced on June 9 at the Let's be Livable event.

We hope you’ll take up this challenge and show Oakville your vision of becoming the most livable town in Canada!

Please contact letsbelivable@oakville.ca to discuss this exciting opportunity. Entry deadline is June 1.

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