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What is the Future of Recreation and Culture in the Wainwright Region?  

The Town of Wainwright, along with the M.D. of Wainwright is completing a Recreation and Culture Needs Assessment.

The Needs Assessment will provide the information needed by municipal leaders to guide decision making related to the development, delivery, and continuous improvement of recreation and culture programs, services, and facilities.

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Your input is important and will help us better understand needs, trends, and perspectives on future priorities.

Please complete the survey at: https://survey.alchemer-ca.com/s3/50163494/Household-Survey 

You will need your ACCESS CODE! This access code can be found on the postcard mailed to each household in the Town of Wainwright.  Please note, this access code is unique to your household and can only be used once.

Don’t have your access code?
 
Please click through the following link to participate in the survey. If you have participated in the Coded Access survey you do not need to participate in this Open Access Survey.
 
 
If you’d prefer to complete a paper copy of the survey, please call 780.842.3381 or email recreation@wainwright.ca

Background

Citizens, community organizations, and visitors all benefit from the range of recreation and culture opportunities available in the Wainwright region. From facilities like the Wainwright and District Communiplex to programs and events like soccer or the Wainwright Stampede, there is a variety of opportunities.  These quality-of-life services enhance the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, and the community itself. Because of their importance, it is critical that they are managed in a manner that is sustainable and that best meets the needs of the community.  

To proactively manage these services, the Town of Wainwright, with the M.D. of Wainwright, is completing a Recreation and Culture Needs Assessment. The Needs Assessment will provide the information needed by municipal leaders to guide decision making related to the development, delivery, and continuous improvement of recreation and culture programs, services, and facilities.

To complete the Needs Assessment a thorough program of research will be undertaken. This research includes an examination of demographics of the region; inventory and analysis of indoor and outdoor facilities; review of programs and events, and community engagement. Regional residents will be invited to participate in a survey as will key community stakeholders and the area’s youth.

“This Needs Assessment is very important and will help us better understand community needs and therefore improve our decision making,” said Mayor Bruce Pugh. “I hope all residents and organizations participate in the engagement activities so we can better understand the needs in the community.”

Households are invited to participate in a survey to talk about recreation and culture. Shortly after Remembrance Day, postcards will arrive in the mail telling you how to provide your answers. The postcard will also include a unique access code that you need to participate.

The Needs Assessment is scheduled for completion in the Spring of 2023. For more information about the Recreation and Culture Needs Assessment please contact Scott Walker (Director of Parks and Recreation) at swalker@wainwright.ca.

Rec Survey Poster