Bowker Creek Forum: Agenda Preview

Eric Bonham will open the Forum with a call to courage. He will elaborate on the mantra: What do we want Vancouver Island to look like in 50 years? "To initiate change so that we do business differently means we set the vision based upon community values, support the vision with information and education, provide practical tools, seek partnerships and engage local decision makers," states Eric Bonham.

“Forum Preview Stories” established expectations for Bowker Creek Forum

The "story of the forum" is told in a set of five articles that serve as resource materials. "Publishing a series of stories on Water Bucket is intended to achieve three outcomes: progressively establish expectations; enable participants to tell their stories in their own words; and provide a written record of our 'convening for action in BC' history as we create it," stated Kim Stephens

Bowker Creek Forum: Links to downloadable versions of PowerPoint presentations

"Council has been recently engaged by the Bowker Creek Initiative: a bus tour pf the watershed; an open house for Councillors to be introduced to the Draft Blueprint; a public open house; and presentations to Council committees. There is generally a good feeling and understanding of the work being done," reported Adrianne Pollard

Bowker Creek Forum: Links to video clips posted on YouTube

“You have to be committed and you have to think long-term. I believe the City of Victoria is forward thinking in terms of environmental responsibility. As soon as we heard about rain gardens, we felt that they were the way to go. So we had to find an opportunity to build one and be successful," stated Steven Fifield.