Chemainus residents asked to look toward the future at tri-sponsored community meeting

The Chemainus Residents Association, Chamber of Commerce and BIA are hosting a community meeting Mon., Oct. 15 to look at the town's future.

Three Chemainus organizations are asking residents to look toward the town’s future.

“Looking to Chemainus’ Future: Recent and Upcoming Developments” will be the focus of an Oct. 15 community meeting “tri-sponsored” by the Chemainus Residents Association (CRA), the Chemainus and District Chamber of Commerce and the Chemainus Business Association (BIA).

Besides being the CRA’s annual general meeting, the session will feature a presentation and discussion of ideas for Chemainus’ future produced by a set of workshops the Chamber and BIA recently conducted. As well, North Cowichan Mayor Jon Lefebure will update the community on progress in implementing the Town Centre Revitalization Plan.

As part of the recent Global Mural Conference hosted by Chemainus, community branding guru Bill Baker facilitated a workshop that yielded numerous interesting proposals for Chemainus’ future, according to a press release from the CRA.

The ideas were to be narrowed down at a subsequent meeting on Oct. 10, and they will be presented to the community for response.

The “tri-sponsorship” of the meeting represents the latest effort at co-operation among three of Chemainus’ more significant organizations, according to the release.

The BIA and CRA teamed up to stage a well-attended all-candidate meeting for last year’s municipal election. More recently, the three organizations worked together during the recently-concluded library site selection process.

The community meeting will occur Mon., Oct. 15 at the Chemainus Senior Drop-In Centre (upstairs at 9824 Willow St.) from 7-9 p.m.