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Volunteers needed: be part of a community movement


May 12, 2017

Volunteers needed: be part of a community movement

Plans are underway to unveil an innovative and interactive art display that highlights the connections and uniqueness of Strathcona County.

Modelled after the Unity Project, participants will be asked to reflect on 32 identifiers such as “I volunteer” or “I feel safe in my community” and then take a string, loop it around a pole that is connected to the identifiers to create a web of connection.

Volunteers are invited to be a part of this exciting initiative. Volunteers can sign up for three and four hour shifts and will also receive an orientation session on June 14, 2017. Call 780-464-4044 or register online and find out more .

Starting now, schools and community groups are also encouraged to book a time to participate in the public art experience by calling 780-464-4044 or emailing communitytalk@strathcona.ca

The interactive art display will be open to the public from June 15 to July 1 at Broadmoor Lake Park (2001 Oak Street, Sherwood Park) from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily. Through this experience, participants will have an opportunity to reflect on how to best create a supported, safe and connected community as part of the social framework renewal in Strathcona County.

Recently, nearly 8,000 people provided insight on how Strathcona County is achieving its social goals. Through Community Talk, nearly 88% of survey respondents agreed it is important for people in Strathcona County to feel like they belong and are connected to each other. All information collected through the recent Community Talk initiative helped inform the creation of a renewed social framework for Strathcona County. This framework is scheduled for Council presentation in May.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

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Contact:

Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595