Talking Central Okanagan economic resilience

Second installment of On Point series of Upside Down Town Halls taking place Oct. 25 at Laurel Packinghouse.

  • Sat Oct 22nd, 2016 6:00am
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Economic resilience will be the topic of discussion at the next On Point townhall forum Tuesday

In the second installment of On Point: a series of Upside Down Town Halls, organizers want to initiate  a conversation about building economic resilience in the Okanagan and help to provide an understanding of what we can all do to work towards a prosperous future.

“We’ve got a great line up of community leaders coming to share how they play a role in economic resilience and the key ingredients we can borrow from other industries,” said Urban Systems communities consultant Erin Welk. “And then over drinks, dessert and entertainment, we can start to discuss our role in the Okanagan economy.”

This free community event will be held Tuesday, Oct.25, 7 – 10 p.m., at The Laurel Packinghouse, 1304 Ellis St.

On Point will support the popular #ImagineKelowna initiative where the City of Kelowna asks residents to take part in the largest city-wide conversation in recent years to help create a long-term community vision.

Residents are invited to share their vision to shape the future of Kelowna and visit imagine.kelowna.ca to have a say.

Additional town hall forum dates and topics include:

Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. – Climate Change: Should we foster greater responsibility towards our environment and our climate? Perspectives about the villains and heroes in our climate story.

Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. – Transportation: Are we stuck, literally? How are we getting around… and getting along in the process? Do we need a new relationship with transportation and mobility in our region?

These events are free and open to the public. There will be food, a cash bar, and local entertainment. Spaces are limited and registration is required: https://onpoint-levelingboomandbust.eventbrite.ca.