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A bold, new social direction is here. Are you in?

June 2, 2017

A bold, new social direction is here. Are you in?

Residents are invited to learn more about the newly approved Social Framework by participating in the Unity Project, a living art installation that showcases connections in our community. The Social Framework was founded on the feedback of nearly 8,000 people in Strathcona County who participated in the Community Talk initiative.

The launch event takes place at Broadmoor Lake Park on June 15 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring free activities, food, entertainment and information about the Social Framework. Guest speakers will share stories showcasing the Social Framework in action.

Residents are encouraged to take part in the life-sized Unity Project, consisting of 31 poles in a circle highlighting the connections and uniqueness of our community. Participants are invited to reflect on identifiers such as “I volunteer” or “I feel safe in my community” and loop yarn around the poles that they identify with, creating a web of connection. Through this experience, participants will have an opportunity to reflect on how they can help create a supported, safe and connected community.

The Unity Project visually demonstrates the Social Framework’s new community-owned approach to achieve outcomes of affordability, access to programs and services, safety, connectedness and inclusion in Strathcona County.

The Unity Project will remain open for resident participation at Broadmoor Lake Park daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. until July 1, 2017.

Visit or call 780-464-4044 to learn more about the Social Framework and Unity Project, or to volunteer for the Unity Project. All volunteers receive complimentary snacks and beverages and a chance to win a door prize.

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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Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595