Community Engagement & Feedback
Over the course of the year, community members will have many opportunities to offer their feedback and participate in activities for the Culture Plan. The Kindersley Culture Plan Advisory Committee and Town of Kindersley encourage residents to become engaged in discussions about what makes a community, our sources of pride, goals for the future and join in identifying local needs. Engagement opportunities will be made available in many forms during the year. Results from these opportunities will be featured on this page for the community to remain informed throughout the process.
Culture Plan on the Street - September 26, 2015
Three Questions Board
Participants were provided with post-it notes and pens to write their responses for the following three questions:
- What Do You Think Is Special About Kindersley?
- What Does the Word ‘Culture’ Mean to You?
- What Do You Want Our Community to Be?
Participants wrote out their responses and attached them to a board under the respective question.
Participants selected a letter out of a bag and were asked to write three words to describe or identify Kindersley. The following document features the submitted responses.
Town of Kindersley Booth (Tradeshow) - June 11, 2016
Tradeshow guests who stopped at the Town of Kindersley booth were encouraged to participate in a short activity asking them to describe Kindersley in 3 words. The following document features a tally of the responses contributed.
Folklore Workshop (Public) - June 14, 2016
Members of the community were invited to take part and share in a facilitated workshop about Kindersley's folklore, or Intangible Cultural Heritage. The intention of the workshop was to begin a local discussion about what Kindersley's story is. Questions such as, 'What are your Kindersley community stories?', ' What makes our community different from any other?', 'What are our local traditions, customs and folkways?', and 'How can communities become more cohesive through exploration of the meaning of place?'.
The evening provided a unique opportunity to bring community members together to explore the concepts of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH). ICH can be used as a platform for building communities by recognizing their oral history,heritage, festivals, 'foodlore', arts, events, museums, economic development and cultural tourism.
Storytelling is a tool to connect people with a place. Storytelling articulates the qualities that make our community unique and authentic. Stories can empower communities to reconnect with the past and safeguard them for future generations.
Folklore Workshop (Culture Plan Advisory Committee) - June 15, 2016
Kristin Catherwood met with the Culture Plan Advisory Committee to further discuss Intangible Cultural Heritage and the next steps for collecting local stories. The committee reviewed the topics shared amongst community members the night before and how they could move forward engaging the public to share stories and preserve local culture. Kristin offered examples for how other communities in Saskatchewan have accomplished this via interactive and profound ways. Support and tools were provided to the committee so that they can plan future engagement opportunities.
Survey #1 - What Does Kindersley Mean To You? - June - Sept. 2016
School Mapping & Visioning for Kindersley - September 27th, 2016
Westberry Elementary School and Elizabeth Middle School joined together to participate in Kindersley's Culture Plan initiative. Students were paired up to complete our mapping activity or identify aspects of Kindersley's culture. Students learned more about their community and contributed to the development of Kindersley's future.
Culture Committee School Activities 1 Culture Committee School Activities Maps 2
Community Mapping Sessions - Sept. 28th-29th, 2016
Survey #2 - Identifying Kindersley's Culture - October - December 2016
Identifying Community Assets - October 19th & November 8th, 2016
Participants completed an activity which had them reflect on the different areas of their life and how all aspects contributed to the community. Below are results from the consultations and a copy of the activity to try at home. Look at each bubble and draw lines from each, noting programs, activities groups and more that you participate in on an annual basis. We are continually looking for feedback and participation from community members. If you complete this activity at home, send it in to us
My Cultural Life Results My Cultural Life
Senior's Forum - November 15th, 2016
Senior Citizens from the community gathered to contribute their input to the Culture Plan. They were invited to share their experiences and ideas for how we can build a culturally vibrant future for Kindersley together. Results from the discussion are below. The following questions were asked to guide the conversation:
- How have you enjoyed living in Kindersley?
- What are the services and programs that you rely on locally?
- What would you like to see happen in Kindersley for future generations?
- Do you feel you have the access to spaces and services that you need?
- Is Kindersley a Senior friendly community?
Business Forum - November 16th, 2016
Unfortunately, there were no attendees at this forum to represent local businesses.
Community Organization's Forum - November 17th, 2016
Representatives from various community organizations gathered to contribute their input to the Culture Plan. They were invited to share their experiences, successes, challenges and ideas to build a socially vibrant future for Kindersley. Results from the discussion are below. The following questions were asked to guide the conversation:
Some Ideas We Would Like to Know Include:
- What are some goals that you would like to accomplish?
- What can be done to increase volunteer engagement?
- What can be done to keep our service groups viable, moving forward?
- How can we work together to build a stronger community?
- What is your vision for Kindersley?
Culture, Recreation & Sport Stakeholder Interviews - November 22nd - 24th, 2016
Community groups offering programming and events to Kindersley were invited to meet with Committee members to share contribute to the Culture Plan. Representatives were asked what their definition of the word Culture is, how they fit into Kindersley Culture and what their vision is for the future of the community. These opportunties are individual discussions enabling open communication and community development. If you represent a community group and would like to participate before January 15th, 2017.
Survey #3 - Draft Culture Plan