Eunice Friesen  

for Mayor

Arts, Culture, Recreation

I am committed to developing a realistic Arts & Culture Master Plan, making sure resources will be reasonable and available to implement the recommendation of the study. A 4-year budget for this topic can be earmarked at the beginning of the term for implementation after the study is completed.

Stronger and more proactive promotion of our existing art gallery and other artistic and cultural assets and venues in the region is a must. Our Economic Development Team working in coordination with the Chamber of Commerce and other regional partners can play a significant role in achieving this goal.

The old Composite High School and the former Leisure Centre will be demolished in the summer of 2022, creating a blank canvas to brainstorm a potential recreation hub in that part of the City.

The majority of the existing recreation facilities are located in the south side of the City, and there is significant potential for development in the north to northwest portion of the City (Arbour Hills, Royal Oaks North, Hidden Valley area). Existing rec facilities are located a considerable driving distance from that sector of the City - accessible facilities throughout the City is an achievable long-range goal.