The first Community Connections event.

Second Golden Celebrating Community event on Sept. 26

"Celebrating community one idea at a time: step 2" is what organizers are calling the upcoming Sept. 26 event at the Golden Seniors Centre.

“Celebrating community one idea at a time: step 2” is what organizer Karen Cathcart is calling the upcoming Sept. 26 event at the Golden Seniors Centre. Step 1 occurred on Jun. 18 and the 35 members of the community that participated identified four things that they would like Golden to be:

-prosperous, economically sustainable and socially dynamic for all walks of life

-environmentally friendly and safe while promoting healthy living for all

-vibrant and attractive

-maintain the small town look and feel

For the upcoming meeting, Goldenites will be invited to identify what the community can do and have in order to achieve these goals. Examples of items on the “to do” list include: to attract more residents, encourage tourism development and improve and create community recycle and compost programs. Examples of items on the “to have” list include: affordable housing, multicultural festivals and events, and an indoor pool and recreation centre.

Cathcart would like people in Golden to realize that productive development will not occur unless we all work together as a community.

“It’s the collective group and the collective whole that is going to support the ongoing sustainability of our community. That’s really the message that we are trying to [convey] to people.”

Cathcart is hoping for a good turnout for the event and would like to see productive and encouraging discussions about potential initiatives. She hopes that the meeting will be a good opportunity for people to learn, dialogue and share.

“We are all responsible for economic, social and environmental development,” said Cathcart.

 

Just Posted

Expect delays on Highway 1 west of Golden due to vehicle fire

Expect delays while driving Highway 1 between Golden and Revelstoke. Drive BC… Continue reading

Your weekly Mountain Minute

Golden’s weekly 60-secon news recap for February 14

Biologists discover another female calf in depleted South Purcell Mountain Caribou herd

Calf will be moved to Revelstoke maternity pens, then released

King and Spring return to Golden this weekend

The Snow King and Lady Spring return to the Valley this weekend,… Continue reading

Find out what the Golden community is up to

I hope that this column finds you someplace cozy and warm and… Continue reading

VIDEO: Canada’s flag turns 54 today

The maple leaf design by George Stanley made its first appearance Feb. 15, 1965

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Plecas won’t run in next election if B.C. legislature oversight reforms pass

B.C. Speaker and Abbotsford South MLA says he feels ‘great sympathy’ for Jody Wilson-Raybould

Workshop with ‘accent reduction’ training cancelled at UBC

The workshop was cancelled the same day as an email was sent out to international students

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

Avalanche control planned tomorrow on Highway 1

The highway will be closed in the morning east of Revelstoke

Judge rules Abbotsford home must be sold after son tries to evict mom

Mom to get back down payment and initial expenses

Trump officially declares national emergency to build border wall

President plans to siphon billions from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts

Snow turns to slush, rain as it warms up across B.C.’s south coast

Some areas are already covered by more than half a metre of snow following three separate storms

Most Read