Residents invited to help shape the future of recreation, parks and cultural opportunities in Strathcona County

October 1, 2018

Residents invited to help shape the future of recreation, parks and cultural opportunities in Strathcona County

What moves you?

Strathcona County is inviting residents to provide input into the development of the new 12 year Recreation and Culture Strategy through an online survey. The input will be used to develop a well informed and inclusive strategy to meet the changing and diverse recreation, parks and culture needs of the community.

Recreation, parks and cultural opportunities provide many benefits including having a positive effect on the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of people. The goal of the survey is to encourage residents to think about how these opportunities benefit their lives and why they are important to the community.

“This is your community, and citizens’ input is needed,” says Mayor Rod Frank. “I personally value the recreation and cultural amenities we have here in the County, and I look forward to the development of this inclusive strategy so that every member of our community has the opportunity to access and participate in a wide range of activities, events and facilities.”

Residents who complete the survey will have the opportunity to enter into a draw for prizes including the early bird prize of a $500 recreation gift card (if completed before October 19), a grand prize of tickets for two to an Edmonton Oilers game along with an Apple Fitness home fitness package and a chance to win one of 10 - $50 Strathcona County recreation gift cards.

Some residents would have already received an invitation through the mail to complete the same survey using a unique access code. Those who received that postcard should complete their survey with the access code first.

Youth and community groups will have an additional opportunity to provide their input to help determine how the new strategy can best meet the community’s needs. 

More information or to complete the survey online before November 9 or call 780-467-2211.

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