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Schedule of events

Join the Committee of the Whole meetings to watch presentations from each department and participate at the question and answer session following the meeting. Check out the agendas for more information and the calendar for links to join.

Public participation sessions are scheduled for noon on the Monday following each committee of the whole meeting so Council can hear from you. Two evening public participations sessions are also planned:

Coming Up

  • Wed March 10, 3pm: Committee of the Whole - Tourism, Library, RCMP, One-time and New Operating requests, Capital budget requests
  • Mon March 15, 12pm: Public participation on topics from March 10 Committee meeting
  • Wed March 24, 3pm: Committee of the Whole - Capital Budget requests
  • Mon March 29, 7:30 - 8:30pm: Public participation - Capital budget requests
  • Wed March 31, 3pm: Special Committee of the Whole - Capital budget requests and deliberation
  • Mon April 5, 12pm: Public participation session on topics from March 31 Committee meeting

Council will continue budget deliberations into April, with the final 2021 Budget and Five Year Financial Plan to be adopted before May 15, per the Community Charter. Special Committee of the Whole Meetings may be scheduled if additional time is needed.

Other ways to Have Your Say:

  • Click on the department links above to take the budget surveys.
  • Email us at finance@sechelt.ca
  • Call and ask to speak to a member of the budget team 604-885-1986

Community Services

 Parks | Arts & Culture | Library

  

Parks

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Have your say on Parks!

Learn more about the parks department and take the survey  to provide your feedback. You can also email questions or suggestions to finance@sechelt.ca or call 604-885-1986.

The Parks Department manages a wide variety of parks and public spaces including 34 parks, 4 sports fields, and 22 kms of walking and biking trails, natural areas, green spaces and streetscapes. Public access to the waterfronts is available at 50 maintained beach accesses located along the shores of the Salish Sea and the Porpoise Bay. 

The department is also responsible for our urban forest and oversees tree issues and the Adopt-a-Tree program, which saw the number of trees planted since the program’s inception in 2012 exceed the 500 mark. The beautification program adds an abundance of colour to our community and sees hundreds of bulbs and annuals complement our perennials, shrubs, trees and hanging baskets. 

Parks also has an instrumental role in supporting events, sports, community associations and volunteer organizations within our community.

 

Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture is responsible for management of community grants, support and promotion of local arts and cultural groups; promotion of Sechelt as an arts and cultural destination, and in planning, developing and evaluating cultural activities and events. Local arts, culture and heritage are major contributors to building a strong and healthy community, increasing economic development, and fostering a local identity and sense of place. 

The District supports the cultural life of our residents through a variety of programs, festivals, community grants, venue and equipment rentals, and through the continued support of the Sechelt Public Library and the Sechelt Community Archives. In addition to supporting numerous community-driven festivals and events, the District hosts Canada Day, the annual Sechelt Arts Festival, and Sechelt Summer Music Series.

Have your say on Arts & Culture!

Take the survey to provide your feedback. You can also email questions or suggestions to Finance@sechelt.ca or call 604-885-1986.

 

Library

The Sechelt Public Library is funded by the shíshálh Nation, District of Sechelt and the Sunshine Coast Regional District. The Library provides services and programs to residents of Sechelt and the surrounding areas.