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Colwood looking for big ideas at Feb 11 town hall

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Sunday February 5, 2023 | COLWOOD, BC [Updated February 6, 2023]

by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends

Colwood Council says it is focused on listening to residents to understand citizen wants, needs and expectations as they make decisions about their community.

Council will be hosting an ‘Ideas Fair’ town hall event on Saturday February 11, calling it “an exciting, interactive opportunity for Colwood residents to engage in conversations and share ideas with Council, staff and each other” on a number of topics.

This is in addition to a 2023 Resident Satisfaction Survey. For that, look for a postcard in your mail box with your unique survey link!

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City of Colwood Council 2022-2026 (from left): Mindy Olsen, Kim Jordison, Ian Ward Mayor Doug Kobayashi, Cynthia Day, David Grove, Dean Jantzen. [City of Colwood]

Bring your ideas on Feb 11:

The topics put forth ahead of the February 11 in-person drop-in event at Royal Bay Secondary School include:

Seniors | Youth | Health | Arts & Culture | Traffic | Sewer Service | Big Ideas

As the west shore rapidly grows with new housing coming on-stream fairly steadily, it’s an opportunity for municipal leadership to create a custom landscape of community services.

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New council:

“As a new Mayor and Council, our focus is on listening to residents to deepen our understanding of their wants, needs and expectations,” said Mayor Kobayashi.

Kobayashi (a former Colwood councillor) became mayor in the October 15, 2022 municipal election. This is now four months into a four-year term. Several new councillors were elected to public office for the first time: David Grove, Kim Joridson, Mindy Olsen, and Ian Ward. Re-elected for a second term was Councillor Dean Jantzen, and returning after many years on council is Cynthia Day.

Location & time:

Event will be held at Royal Bay Secondary School, 3500 Ryder Hesjedal Way, from 2 pm to 7 pm. Drop-in anytime.


There will be a station for each topic with a staff facilitator and activities to help residents understand some of the considerations and share their views in interactive ways.

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Location of Royal Bay Secondary School in Colwood.