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Goal: Ensure adequate community centres and programs

Objective: Provide centres for community activities in every distinct Port Moody geographic area.

Action Items:

Þ      Conduct public consultation to determine if all areas of the City feel adequately served with the existing five community centre facilities.

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Goal: Ensure adequate recreation facilities and programs

Objective: Ensure residents feel well served with Port Moody’s recreation facilities and programs.

Action Items:

Þ      Continue to support the Parks and Recreation Commission.

Þ      Continuously review recreation facilities and services to ensure they continue to meet changing community needs.

Þ      Continue to support reciprocal arrangements with neighbouring municipalities which provide recreation services that Port Moody does not.

Þ      Initiate the process for updating the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

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Goal: Ensure adequate seniors’ centres and programs

Objective: Provide access to spaces and programs that accommodate the needs of seniors throughout the city.

Action Items:

Þ      Continue to support the use of the Galleria as a space available to seniors to meet.

Þ      Continue to support the Community Care Committee’s mandate related to seniors.

Þ      Continue to maintain seniors’ recreational opportunities at Kyle Centre.

Þ      Ensure that recreation facilities accommodate a range of users, including seniors.

Þ      Review and address the needs of seniors during the Parks and Recreation Master Plan update.

Þ      Anticipate the demographic shift of an older but still active senior population in programming and facility development.

Þ      Hold education sessions about caring for aging parents

Relevant Pillars: social sustainabilitycultural sustainability

 

Goal: Ensure adequate youth centres and programs

Objective: Provide access to spaces and programs that accommodate the needs of youth throughout the city.

Action Items:          

Þ      Encourage the Arts Centre to continue to include the SK8 Park facility as a cultural venue.

Þ      Include in the Arts and Culture Master Plan a goal to work with youth to create a youth arts festival.

Þ      Continue to maintain the SK8 Park facility and Bike Trials Park.

Þ      Ensure that recreation facilities accommodate a range of users, including youth.

Þ      That the Parks and Recreation Master Plan, when updated, reviews and addresses the needs of youth.

Þ      Continue to support the Youth Focus Committee.

Relevant Pillars: social sustainabilitycultural sustainability

 

Goal: Provide opportunities for education and literacy

Objective: Support a Public Library that provides a variety of educational and literacy programs.

Action Items:

Þ      Support the Library Board's planning and programs for education and literacy.

Relevant Pillars: social sustainabilitycultural sustainability

 

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Last updated: 05/12/2011 1:53:01 PM