By Linda Carlson
The James Bay Neighbourhood Association is excited to announce that we have teamed up with Building Resilient Neighbourhood’s provincial program called Resilient Neighbourhoods. This collaborative initiative is funded, in part, by the City of Victoria and the Victoria Foundation. Several James Bay neighbours and key neighbourhood organizations have joined the JBNA to explore this opportunity, and we invite you to participate with us.
Over the next two years, the JBNA will be working with the City of Victoria to develop our Local Area Plan or LAP. Our goal is to involve the whole community, working together to achieve our collective vision. The greater our connections with one another, the stronger we are. Resilient Streets is not part of the LAP process, but it provides an opportunity to work together to make our neighbourhood more resilient.
We can begin to make our community more resilient by establishing and strengthening the connections and relationships between immediate neighbours on residential streets or in apartment and condominium buildings. Do you have an idea that you would like to share with your neighbours to enhance life on your street? Have you often thought about an event in your apartment or condominium that would allow people to know their neighbours better? Resilient Neighbourhoods is coming to James Bay to share ideas, stories and tools to build community where we live.
Please join the JBNA for the Resilient Neighbourhoods Kick Off from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on September 17 at the James Bay Community School. You can contact Tim and Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about Resilient Street and register for the September Kick Off at www.resilientneighbourhoods.ca.