Community Engagement

We want to hear from you! This page features a list of community engagement opportunities, open houses and more. We encourage you to get out and get involved.

Community Engagement Open House

Chilliwack City Council is hosting several community engagement meetings in 2017 to share information and hear residents’ feedback.

If you have feedback or questions about your neighbourhood, please attend and speak with Mayor and Council. Questions can be submitted prior to the event to engage@chilliwack.com.

Curbside Compostables (Organics) Collection Program Outreach

Residents with questions about the Curbside Collection Program can call the City's Engineering Department at 604.793.2787, email curbside@chilliwack.com, stop by City Hall, or visit Environmental Services staff at various outreach events.

Summary of 2017 outreach events:

Event Date

Time

Location
Home, Leisure & Outdoor Living Expo Fri - Sun
Jan 27-29
27th 4:00pm-9:00pm
28th 10:00am - 6:00pm
29th 10:00am-4:00pm
Heritage Park
Spring Market Sat, April 1 10:00am - 4:00pm Landing Sports Centre
Community Engagement Meeting Thur, April 6 7:00pm – 9:00pm GW Graham Secondary School
Information Booth at Cottonwood Mall Sat, April 15 9:30am – 5:30pm Cottonwood Mall near London Drugs
Adopt-a-River Cleanup Sat, April 22 8:30am – 12:00 noon Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve
Community Engagement Meeting Thur, May 4 7:00pm – 9:00pm Chilliwack Senior Secondary School
Information Booth at Chilliwack Landing Leisure Centre Tues, May 9 4:00pm – 8:00pm Chilliwack Landing Leisure Centre
Information Booth at Cheam Leisure Centre Wed, May 17 9:00am - 2:00pm Cheam Leisure Centre


Neighbourhood Grant Program

Great cities are built on the foundation of strong neighbourhoods. Since residents often know just what is needed to enhance the quality of life in their neighbourhoods, the Neighbourhood Grant Program has been developed to support residents and organizations that have small but powerful ideas that will bring people together and enhance neighbourhoods.

Learn more and apply for a grant.

Public Notices

Information about upcoming Public Information Meetings, Public Hearings and other statutory notices can be found on our Public Notices webpage.

Past Engagement Opportunities

Cycle Vision Open House

Saturday, April 1
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
City Hall – Council Chambers

For more information, please visit the CycleVision homepage at http://www.chilliwack.com/main/page.cfm?id=2676

Roundabout Education Session

Thursday, March 30
5:30 – 8:00 pm
Everygreen Hall – Slesse Room

This is a drop-in session, so please feel welcome to stop by whenever it is convenient. Handouts, one-on-one questions, information boards and a simulator will be available to enhance our discussions.

For more information, please call the Engineering Department at 604.793.2907.

Parks and Trails Engagement

Come visit us at Cottonwood Mall on February 25 or March 4 from 9am to 1pm to talk about parks and trails! We want to talk to you about the following projects:

The new Experience the Fraser TrailThe Landing Spray Park reconstructionThe Landing Skate Park reconstructionThe Vedder Greenway and looping the VedderMore dog off leash opportunities in the communityThe addition of a Disc Golf Course for our cityOutdoor exercise equipment (green gyms) installation in three community parksThe City’s Greenspace Plan and Trail Network Plan updates for 2017New play equipment for 2017 in our parksOur Neighbourhood Grant program

We’ll be at the London Drugs mall entrance.

Members of City staff will be in attendance to explain the projects, to listen to your suggestions and to answer any questions you may have. If you are unable to attend the meeting you can still provide feedback by emailing operations@chilliwack.com or by calling 604.793.2810.

Open House: Lickman Interchange “Phase 1” Improvements

City staff will be hosting a Public Open House on March 8, 2017 to provide details and answer questions from the community regarding the planned Lickman Interchange upgrades.

Date: Wednesday, March 8
Time: Anytime between 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Best Western Rainbow Country Inn (43971 Industrial Way)

More information is available by phoning the Engineering Department at 604.793.
2907 or visiting our website.

The Landing Skate Park Redevelopment Project

The City of Chilliwack invites you to participate in a design workshop to gather information in the planning and design for enhancements to your skate park.

Date: Saturday, January 14, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Evergreen Hall (9291 Corbould Street)

For more information, please call 604.793.2810.

Curbside Collection Booth

Curbside collection changes are happening this year and we want to talk to you about how you can make a smooth transition. Visit our Environmental Services team at the Home, Leisure and Outdoor Living Expo and learn more about organics collection and other changes happening in 2017 to your curbside collection.

Dates: January 27, 28 and 29, 2017
Location: The Chilliwack 2017 Home, Leisure and Outdoor Living Expo at Heritage Park

For more information, call Environmental Services at 604.793.2907.

2016

Community Engagement Meetings

The City of Chilliwack is hosting several community engagement meetings in April to share information and hear residents’ feedback in urban communities (Chilliwack/Sardis core areas). If you have feedback or questions about your neighbourhood, you are encouraged to attend a meeting.

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Central Elementary School Gym, Chilliwack

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Tyson Elementary School Gym, Sardis

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Promontory Heights Elementary Community School Gym, Promontory

For more information, please call 604.793.2907.

Greenspace and Trail Network Plans Open House

As part of the City of Chilliwack’s overall plan for our parks and trails, we are creating a Greenspace and Trail Network Plan. The plan is ready for your review and input. Please join us and help shape the future of parks and trails in your community.

Saturday, April 23 from 9am – 12pm
Sardis Senior Secondary (45460 Stevenson Road)

Saturday, May 7 from 9am – 12pm
Evergreen Hall (9291 Corbould Street)

For more information contact: operations@chilliwack.com.

Roundabout Open House

Learn about driving rules, pedestrian safety, multi-lane and single-lane roundabouts. Bring your questions and provide feedback.

Wednesday, May 4 from 5:30 - 8:00pm
Evergreen Hall, Slesse Room (9291 Corbould Street)

For more information contact: 604.793.2907

Community Policing Open House

Date: Wednesday May 11, 2016
Time: 10 am - 2 pm
Location: Chilliwack Community Policing Office, 45924 Airport Road

The Chilliwack RCMP invite the public and media to an open house between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday May 11, at the Chilliwack Community Policing Office, 45924 Airport Road. The invitation is extended as a way for police to connect with the community as the RCMP across Canada mark the beginning of Police Week; May 15 to 21.

Fairfield Park Master Plan Meeting

The City of Chilliwack would like to hear your ideas and comments to help with planning the future of Fairfield Park. Topics will include:

On-site parkingOff-site parkingPlaygroundBaseballSoccerFitness EquipmentWalking TrailWashroomsLighting

Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016
Time: 10:00 am
Location: At Fairfield Park near the concession building

For more information call 604.793.2810.

Ryder Lake Community Meeting

At the request of the Ryder Lake Farmers Institute, staff from the City’s Environmental Services Department will speak to the community about invasive species identification, threats, bylaw implications, and management options. There will also be a discussion about the City’s Adopt-a-Road Program as we hope to add participants in the area to the program.

Date: Thursday, June 9, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Ryder Lake Community Hall (49265 Elk View Road)

For more information contact: engineeringinfo@chilliwack.com

Road Safety Day

This annual road safety event features a cone zone with Segways, and RCMP crash simulator, safety booths, fire trucks, car seat information and more.

Date: June 25, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Cottonwood Mall Parking Lot

Brought to you by Safer City.

Town Dyke Upgrade Community Meeting

As part of our ongoing responsibility to protect the greater community from flood risk, the City has begun to assess design options to upgrade the Town dyke.

Join us on June 28 to learn more about the City’s flood protection system and what’s required to upgrade the Town dyke to Provincial standards. Community input is important to the process and prior to options being generated, we would like to hear your thoughts.

A brief presentation and overview of the project will be held at approximately 2:10 p.m. and again at 6:10 p.m., with opportunities for you to speak with project team members, provide input and ask questions afterwards.

Afternoon Community Meeting
Neighbourhood Learning Centre (Alumni Hall) *
46361 Yale Road
June 28, 2016
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Evening Community Meeting
Neighbourhood Learning Centre (Alumni Hall) *
46361 Yale Road
June 28, 2016
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

* The venue is located beside Chilliwack Secondary School. Please access Alumni Hall through the side of the building labelled ‘Neighbourhood Learning Centre’.

Rosedale Park – Proposed Skate Park Facility

We want to hear from you, Rosedale! A new skate park is proposed for Rosedale and we want your feedback. The plan will be to install a new asphalt play area and provide several skate park ramps and features (sort of like this picture). Come down to the park on Saturday, July 16 at 10:00 am for a public meeting. We want to hear from local youth and park users. If you can’t make it to the meeting, email your feedback to operations@chilliwack.com.

Date: July 16, 2016
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Rosedale Park

For additional information please contact operations@chilliwack.com or call Richard Fortin, Manager of Parks Planning at 604.793.2810.

Party in the Park

Come visit the City of Chilliwack’s booth at Party in the Park! Ask questions and learn more about the role of municipal government.

Date: Friday, July 29, 2016
Time: 5:00 - 9:30 pm
Location: Downtown Chilliwack

Camp Slough Public Consultation

We are hosting an open house as part of the Camp Slough Flow Enhancement project. Attendees will learn more about the project and have an opportunity to provide valuable feedback.

Date: Thursday, August 18, 2016
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm (drop in)
Location: The Camp River Community Hall, 50246 Camp River Road

For more information, please contact the Engineering Department at 604.793.2907.

Crime Free Multi Housing Phase ONE Training Workshop

Come to this workshop and learn how to help alleviate crime from your rental community!

Date: September 16, 2016
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Chilliwack City Hall, Council Chambers, 8550 Young Road

*Pre-Registration is required*: $75 per person

For additonal information, please call the Crime Free Coordinator at 604.393.3006.

Camp Slough Public Consultation

As part of the Camp Slough Flow Enhancement project the City of Chilliwack is inviting you to attend one of the follow-up sessions for the project.

Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016
Location: The Camp River Community Hall (50246 Camp River Road)

You are invited to attend Session #1 or #2
(PLEASE NOTE: For resident convenience information is duplicated in Session 1 & Session 2)

Session #1: Presentation 5:45 – 6:00 pm
Open House 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Session #2: Presentation 7:10 – 7:25 pm
Open House 7:25 - 8:25 pm

If you require additional information please contact the Engineering Department at 604.793.2907

Cycle Vision Chilliwack

The Transportation Plan update project is underway and the City of Chilliwack is looking for your input regarding cycling in Chilliwack. You are invited to attend an Open House.

Saturday, October 15, 2016
Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 9201 Corbould Street
9:30 am – Doors open
10:00 am – Speaker Presentations
11:00 am – Surveys, Displays and Questions

Your participation will provide valuable feedback required to create a comprehensive Cycle Vision Chilliwack. We would like to hear from all levels of riders, non-riders and aspiring riders. If you require additional information, please phone the Engineering Department at 604.793.2907.

Community Engagement Meetings

The City of Chilliwack is hosting several community engagement meetings in October to share information and hear residents’ feedback in rural communities. If you have feedback or questions about your neighbourhood, you are encouraged to attend a meeting.

Date: October 11, 2016
Time: 7 -9 pm
Location: Greendale Community School - gym

Date: October 20, 2016
Time: 7 - 9pm
Location: Yarrow Community Hall

Date: October 26, 2016
Time: 7 - 9pm
Location: Rosedale Community School

Date: October 27, 2016
Time: 7 - 9pm
Location: Ryder Lake Hall

For more information, please call 604.793.2907.

Community Information Meeting on Homelessness

Please join the City of Chilliwack, your MLAs, MP, Fraser Health, the RCMP and the Chilliwack School District as we share what is being done to address homelessness in our community. While there, meet with people from Ruth and Naomi’s Mission, Salvation Army, Cyrus Centre, Pacific Community Resources Society and more. Non-perishable food items will be accepted for the Food Bank.

Event: Community Information Meeting on Homelessness
Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Evergreen Hall