Kindersley’s Culture Plan
The Kindersley Culture Plan was adopted by Town Council on Monday March 27th, 2017
Check it out HERE
In January 2015, Town Council supported the development of a local Cultural Master Plan to achieve the following objectives:
- To revitalize interest in the arts/heritage sectors;
- Increase awareness of local community development efforts;
- Nurture an inclusive community culture;
- Cultivate local and tourism opportunities and beautify the municipality in both tangible and intangible ways.
Kindersley’s Culture Plan will be a year-long project encouraging the community to become engaged and consider what makes a community, determine local needs, sources of pride and goals for the future. This Plan will be a component of the Town of Kindersley Quality of Living Plan, which is part of the Kindersley Growth Plan. The Community Services Department is leading this project with financial support from SaskCulture’sMunicipal Cultural Planning and Engagement Program Grant.
Kindersley is in a good position to engage in cultural planning as the Town has applied for City status in 2016 and a strategic Cultural Plan outlines the necessity in developing an interdepartmental effort, partnership building, innovation between services and a well-balanced community and life for citizens. Kindersley is in constant growth and will benefit from bridging local identities together to determine who we are, what we have, who we want to become and how we will get there.
Stay connected with the Plan and participate: #kindersleyculture
Official Support for a Culture Plan
Over the course of the Kindersley Culture Plan, community members of all ages offered feedback about their wishes for the future of Kindersley. Many of their responses included the desire for stores, restaurants, activity centres, events and more. All of them are great ideas that the Advisory Committee wasn’t able to fit into the Plan but wished to share so that residents, volunteers, community organizations, entrepreneurs and current business owners could review and consider as potential options for the future.
If you are interested in taking on an initiative or entrepreneurial effort, consider the options on this Community Wishlist as a source of ideas and what Kindersley is interested in!
What is a Culture Plan?
Kindersley’s Culture Plan is intended to be a document written for the community, by the community. A Culture Plan supports the four essential pillars of sustainable communities:
- Economic Prosperity
- Social Equity
- Environmental Responsibility
- Cultural Vitality
Why are we Creating a Culture Plan?
Culture plays an important role in the overall quality of life in a community. Our Culture Plan is an important tool to increase community engagement and collectively enhance community activity and participation, with a special focus on local cultural industries.
Community Culture Display Program
The Community Culture Display Program was developed as an initiative from the Kindersley Culture Plan (Action #3.4 Identity – Incorporate displays at the WCEC) and involves featuring community heritage as rotating content in a public facility. This includes showcasing the heritage or culture of local individuals and organizations.
The intent of the display program is to share local stories of accomplishment, challenge, triumph and uniqueness. Through this initiative, we have the ability to develop a greater understanding of local culture and celebrate community members.
How to Participate
The program is open to individuals and organizations to feature a display for a one-month period.
Follow these simple steps to participate:
Piotr Strzelecki – Dec 2017/Jan 2018
Ron Baker – Feb 2018
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.
The Kindersley Culture Plan Advisory Committee’s purpose is to serve in an advisory capacity to the 2016 culture development planning effort. The group will provide advice, recommendations and support to administration and Council as a small representation of Kindersley’s local sectors which the plan will focus on.
To advise, support and champion the Kindersley Culture Plan from adoption of the framework to adoptions of the plan document.
Duties & Responsibilities
Special tasks which the committee members will participate in include:
- Confirm Plan framework
- Contribute to the visions and values of the Plan
- Contribute to development of public engagement sessions
- Develop an identity for the Plan
- Champion and engage the public
- Work with staff to prioritize and define data from public sessions
- Review public feedback
- Determine implementation plan for the Plan
- Review the drafted Plan
- Present the Plan to Town Council
- Promote the completion of the Plan
- Roll out first action for the Plan
Join in these interactive opportunities to contribute your ideas and input towards this community project. The committee is looking for as much information as possible in order to shape the goals and outcomes of the Culture Plan and direction for developing Kindersley. In addition to the significance that your input holds for this project, it will be available to all local groups and businesses as an understanding of residents’ needs and for use in improving how they serve the community.
Events for community members to come out and map Kindersley took place on September 28th and 29th, 2016. Did you miss the opportunity? Not a problem! Click HERE on the map image to open a map of Kindersley and print. Follow the instructions listed to plot locations, activities and special memories and more on your own map. We look forward to what your map says about Kindersley and what you find important about the community you live in.
Instructions for Mapping
1. Place identifiers or labels in text (ex. neighbourhoods, street names)
2. Place landmarks in text or images (ex. Water tower, railway tracks, schools)
3. Place areas you go for fun or to express yourself (ex. locations and activities that are special for you)
4. Place areas you go to socialize with your family and friends (ex. locations and activities that are special for your groups)
5. Place locations for memories or special moments (ex. Championship game)
History Pin is an online mapping project that allows users to upload images of various locations in time to a Google map. Viewers can then enjoy the photographs that users have posted, contribute a memory to the location or tag someone in it.Together, users and viewers can build a community archive online to feature the evolution of our towns physical and social lifestyle!
How to use History Pin
Click on the highlighted numbers on the map to zoom in on image pins that feature photographs from a specific time and place in Kindersley. When the image pops up on the right, you can click on the ‘i’ icon to see additional information about the image including dates, captions, people and addresses. Viewers can contribute an experience or additional information to the photograph by utilizing the ‘Comments and Stories’ submission box. Information presented for each photograph is limited to the caption attached to the physical photograph. If the date/ location/ title is incorrect, please assist by clicking on the links above the respective section to submit the correct information. A sliding timeline is featured on the left side of the map to view images from a specific time period.
How to Get Involved with History Pin
If you enjoy this project and wish to encourage inspire others to become involved, click the ‘share’ link on the right of the map. You can also contribute to the photographic history of Kindersley by starting a ‘Collection’ of your own (select link on the right of the map) by uploading your own images and pinning to Kindersley!