Category : Engagement Opportunities

The District Seeks Feedback on Financial Plan

The District of Sparwood is seeking feedback on the 2020-2024 Financial Plan during two community events held March 4 and 5, 2020. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. 

Sparwood Launches Volunteer Organization Achievement Award

The District of Sparwood is pleased to introduce the Volunteer Organization Achievement Award - a new initiative intended to recognize and commend local volunteer groups. The award, which seeks nominations from the community will culminate in a recognition ceremony during the annual Volunteer Appreciation Day Celebration, taking place on May 3, 2020 with a $500 donation award being presented to one group.

Centennial Square feedback will be gathered at Winter Street Party event

The District of Sparwood is inviting residents to help decide the future of Centennial Square during the Winter Street Party community engagement event. The party will take place on February 6th from 4 pm to 6 pm in the Square. Those attending can expect an opportunity to learn and discuss the concept plan and features with Council and Staff, as well as enjoy a free smokie roast, marshmallows and hot chocolate.   

Centennial Square Revitalization Concept Plan

Watch out for an upcoming winter street party the District will be hosting at the end of January or early February to hear your thoughts on the Centennial Square Revitalization Concept Plan. For more information on the concept plan visit www.sparwood.ca/centennial-square.

Sparwood Fire Department Open House

Come join the local Fire Department for some fun and test your skills during their Open House on October 8th from 6 to 8:30 pm at Fire Station #1, located at 479 Pine Avenue. 

Town Hall Meeting

Learn what has been accomplished this year and what is planned for the future! Share your thoughts on issues that matter to you and the community at the upcoming Town Hall Meeting taking place on October 10th from 6 - 8 pm at the Seniors Drop-In Center at 101 Pine Ave.

Final Livability Survey Released!

The third and final survey for the Livability Study is now available! Fill it out here. We need your responses to help complete the best measurement of quality of life in Sparwood! The data from this survey will be combined with data collected from other sources to produce a baseline snapshot of quality of life in Sparwood. The survey is open until July 26.

Visit www.sparwood.ca/livable for more info about this initiative. 

Volunteer Opportunity Extended! SCEEAC

The call for a volunteer from the community to participate on the Socio-Community and Economic Effects Advisory Committee (SCEEAC) has been extended until September 6, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Please view the full opportunity here.

Cemetery Master Plan Survey Released

The District of Sparwood is preparing a cemetery master plan for Elk Valley (Michel) and Rivercrest cemeteries to enhance the aesthetics, functionality and expand the range of interment options to better serve the community. A brief survey has been released to obtain more information from the public.

More information can be found online here: https://bit.ly/2wOSJtI

Baldy Ridge Extension Update

Teck has released the Socio-Community and Economic Effects Annual Report for the Baldy Ridge Extension and scheduled an annual meeting for the project. The Livability Study has entered its second phase and new information and opportunities to engage with the project are out now!

See the reports and find out more here.

2019 Community Cleanup

It’s that time of year again! We are challenging local clubs, workplaces and families to come out to the Sparwood Leisure Centre Playground on Saturday, May 4, to help clean up the garbage that has accumulated throughout the winter.

More information is available here

2019 - 2023 Financial Plan Presentation

The 2019 - 2023 Financial Plan presentation from the Public Open House is now available online.  This gives the public an
opportunity to see what major projects are planned for the upcoming year and what their estimated costs will be.

Read the full article here

Zoning Bylaw Update Survey

Survey is now closed. Thank you for participating! More information on the project will be available in late April or early May. 

More information available here.

2019 - 2023 Financial Plan Open House

If you live in Sparwood, you are invited to a Public Budget Consultation Meeting that will be held to discuss the District’s Financial Plan for the next five years. Council invites and encourages the public to attend and provide feedback that will assist Council in setting priorities for our community.

Open house will be help Wednesday, March 20 from 4:00 - 6:00pm in Council Chambers (136 Spruce Avenue). For more information click here

The District Wants Your Input For Its New Zoning Bylaw

The District is engaging the community to address any issues that exist with the current zoning bylaw so that the regulations better fit within the context of Sparwood.

Public Workshop: Wednesday, February 6th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

More information can be found here

RDEK Solid Waste Management Plan Review

The RDEK is currently reviewing its Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP). They are asking for the public's input on how they use the current solid waste and recycling systems and what they'd like to see in the future.  Survey deadline is February 25, 2019.

More information is available here

Do you live or work in Sparwood? We want to know about your quaility of life.

From January 15 - February 28, 2019 the District will be seeking resident, worker and visitor participation in engagement activities related to the livability study. Participate through an online survey, visit a pop-up office, attend a workshop or stop in at our booth at Winterfest!

We’re asking you to butt in as we consider butting out

Clean Air Bylaw 1229, 2018 governs where tobacco and cannabis smoking and vaping will be allowed in Sparwood.

Council wants to hear from you as we consider if we need to amend the bylaw so that it reflects the current community views on smoking in public places. A short survey poll has been created to get input from the community on smoking and vaping in public places. 

For more information click here

Call for Youth Commission Representatives

The District of Sparwood maintains a youth commission which is responsible for overseeing the Youth Action Sparwood (YAS) initiative and we are looking for new commission members! 

More information can be found here.  

Volunteers Wanted: Advisory Committee

***Deadline Extended until June 22***

The District of Sparwood is recruiting members to a new advisory committee to council that will help better understand and guide the management of impacts on the community from Baldy Ridge Extension at Teck’s Elkview Operations.