Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Nanaimo Hosting Creative Communities Event


GORD HUME

Public Invited to Creative Communities Event

Cities across Canada are becoming focused on building their creative local economies. The emerging creative economy will be the focus of seminars and discussions on Wednesday, April 11 when Gord Hume, renowned community planning expert, author and public speaker presents at the Creative Communities event being hosted by Parks, Recreation and Culture and the Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce. The goal of the event is to provide opportunities for dialogue, discussion and ‘next steps’ as Nanaimo plans its future cultural and economic strategies.

There are two public sessions being held at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre, pre registration is required. The first will be a session from 8:30-11am and costs $20.00 (includes a continental breakfast). You can register at ireg.nanaimo.ca and enter barcode 110039. The Chamber luncheon to be held 11:30am-1:30pm is also open to the public, but pre registration is required by calling 250-756-1191. The cost for the luncheon is $45.00. Residents are welcome to attend one or both of the sessions.

“Nanaimo has many natural assets, but it appears to be a city at a cross-road. New tourism strategies, an updated Cultural Plan, a new Economic Development focus and the Strategic Plan that is being developed with the community should provide a clearer path forward. Then the community and its leaders need vision, courage and commitment to move ahead. I think Nanaimo is positioned for success,” explains Gord Hume.

For more information about the event please visit www.nanaimo.ca or call 250-760-1139.

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