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Mar 17, 2015 Return to Headlines

Coquitlam Launches Arts, Culture & Heritage Strategic Plan

by GS GS |

COQUITLAM, BC, March 17, 2015 – Recognizing the increasingly important role of arts, culture and heritage in community life and economic development, the City is inviting input into planning for the future cultural life of Coquitlam.

The City of Coquitlam is undertaking an Arts, Culture & Heritage Strategic Plan (ACHSP), which launches with opportunities for widespread community engagement, including a telephone survey, stakeholder meetings and a community forum.

Once complete, the ACHSP will provide an overarching vision and strategic planning framework to guide the City and its partners in organizing, coordinating and prioritizing cultural programs and services that respond to current and future community needs. The ACHSP will build on the broad analysis and recommendations set out in the draft Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan released in 2014.

Cultural groups, residents, businesses and other community organizations will have an opportunity to contribute to the planning process through a variety of community engagement activities. 

Provide Your Input - Attend the Community Forum

All those interested in Coquitlam’s arts, culture and heritage programs and services are invited to attend a Community Forum to learn more and provide their input on the overall vision for the ACHSP as well as strategic issues and priorities.

When: March 26, 2015
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m. – Doors open / registration
7:00 p.m. – Presentation followed by breakout group discussions
8:10 p.m. – Reporting / wrap up

Where: Coquitlam City Hall, Council Chambers
3000 Guildford Way

RSVP: Register* online at www.coquitlam.ca/achsp
or by telephone at 604-927-3556

*  Registration deadline: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 (Space will be limited, please register early)

For more information on Coquitlam’s Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategic Plan, please visit www.coquitlam.ca/achsp, email achsp@coquitlam.ca or contact Allyson Friesen at 604-927-3556.


Media contact:
Michelle Hunt
Director, Planning & Business Services
Parks, Recreation & Culture Services