Take part in the debate

I am writing to encourage all members of our community to attend a session or get involved by leaving their ideas on the SD69 website, which will soon have a specific page set up for this.

I would like to draw attention to the upcoming October 17, 19, 24, 27, and November 2 (7-9 p.m.) and November 5 (1-3 p.m.) community dialogue sessions.

I am writing to encourage all members of our community to attend a session or get involved by leaving their ideas on the SD69 website, which will soon have a specific page set up for this.

I make this request as a parent who has spent many hours in collaboration with several other parents and community members to design a process for these sessions that is open, transparent, effective and accessible to all.

I believe that every member of our community has a direct or indirect investment in education, whether it is in a personal, social, financial, business or political context.

This has been recently demonstrated in Qualicum Beach, when the threat of a school closure made almost everyone in that community realize how connected we all are to the education of our children.

So please do not waste this opportunity, the future direction that education takes in our district could be shaped, influenced and impacted by the viable ideas of it citizens.

This will only happen however if you show up and share your perspectives — don’t complain, indeed you can’t complain, if you don’t turn up and take part!

Contact 250-248-4241 for more information and to register.

Carolyn Jordan, Parksville

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