What is the purpose of the Master Plan?
The purpose of this project is to develop a regional parks, recreation, and culture master plan for the Towns of Olds, Didsbury, Carstairs and Sundre, Village of Cremona, and MountainView County (known as the Municipal Partners). This plan will provide guidance to the Municipal Partners in making decisions that best meet the needs of their residents. Facilities and programming related to parks, recreation and culture will be the main focus of the plan.
When will the Master Plan be complete?
The project is scheduled to be completed in November, 2021. The Municipal partners have engaged Expedition Management Consulting to complete the project. Expedition is an expert parks, recreation, and culture planning firm.
How can Residents, Stakeholder Groups, and Youth give input?
There are several opportunities to provide your input toward the master plan. All residents in the Mountain View County region are encouraged to participate.
An online resident survey is available on the partner municipality websites in March and April. Survey participants will have an opportunity to enter into an early-bird draw (if you complete a survey by March 31st) and the final draw (if you complete a survey by April 30th). Each draw will be for a $100 local gift card of your choosing. To request a hard copy of the survey, please contact your municipal representative.
- Resident Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MVRResidentSurvey2021 (Open until April 30, 2021)
An online stakeholder survey is available on the partner municipality websites in March and April.
- Stakeholder Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MVRStakeholderSurvey2021 (Open until April 30, 2021)
Digital Engagement Sessions for Residents and Stakeholders
Digital public and stakeholder engagement sessions are scheduled to take place at select dates and times for each community. For Mountain View County these sessions are scheduled for:
- Thursday, April 8th from 2 pm – 3 pm, and from 6 pm – 7 pm
- Register for the MVC resident and stakeholder sessions: Click Here to Register
*Residents and stakeholders are asked to register for a session no later than 24 hours before the session they wish to attend. Participants who RSVP will be provided with a link to access the online session, a phone number to call if they wish to participate by phone, and a copy of the presentation. The consultants will be contacting some stakeholder groups to complete one-on-one interviews.
An online youth survey will be available on the partner municipality websites in March and April. Survey participants will have an opportunity to enter into a draw for a $100 local gift card of your choosing.
- Youth Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MVRYouthSurvey2021 (Open until April 30, 2021)
Youth Digital Engagement Sessions
We will be hosting digital engagement sessions at schools in the region. Watch for a session to be advertised in your school in March and April.