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Emily Carr Neighbourhood Learning Centre Survey
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 The Sooke School District and City of Colwood are consulting the community regarding the development of an integrated Neighbourhood Learning Centre and Arts and Cultural Hub at Royal Bay. The Hub would include one of the districts two proposed new high schools, as well as a performing arts centre to accommodate college level curriculum in a variety of disciplines, including the culinary arts and hospitality industry, green/clean technology and transportation sectors. It would also include a Centre of Excellence for Marine and Coastal Studies and a Centre for Coast Salish Language and Heritage.


What kind of community learning and cultural facilities would best serve you, your family and support local economic development for the sustainability of the West Shore? Please take a few minutes to respond to complete this survey to help guide future planning for SSD62 and City of Colwood.

 

 

 
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How old are you?

 

7-14
15-19
20-35
36-50
51-65
Over 65
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Where do you live?

 

Colwood
Highlands
Langford
Metchosin
Sooke
View Royal
Other
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How long have you lived in your current home?

 

For less than 1 year
1-5 years
5-10 years
10-20 years
20-40 years
Over 40 years
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An business plan was developed by the Sooke School District and has been supported by area mayors.


It recommends selling the current Belmont School site to contribute approx. $30M toward the building of two new high schools for our rapidly growing community.


Do you support the school board's business plan?

 

 

Yes
No
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Our community is growing rapidly and is expected to double in size over the next 15 years.

The WestShore Chamber of Commerce, City of Colwood, Sooke School District, Camosun College and Canadian College of the Performing Arts, along with other community organizations and groups believe that by co-locating a new secondary school with a performing arts, culture and heritage centre, the region will be able to save money while taking action on a number of important community development objectives defined in the award-winning Official Community Plans of Colwood and Langford.


Do you support the integrated vision of the Emily Carr Performing Arts Centre proposal?
 

 

 

Yes
No
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The following recommendations regarding the Centre proposal have evolved out of a decade of comprehensive community consultation.

Please indicate your support of those you see as being a valued part of a Neighbourhood Learning Centre in our community. 

 

Build an integrated Neighbourhood Learning Centre which includes a new 'arts magnet' high school and regional performing arts facility.
Capitalize on the scope of local talent to create a regional cultural destination which supports the community's economic development goals.
Share and celebrate First Nations culture with a Coast Salish Centre of Language and Heritage.
Collaborate with the Canadian College of the Performing Arts and Camosun College to develop post-secondary Centres of Excellence and Innovation.
Create youth-friendly public spaces where young people can affordably and appropriately showcase and celebrate their culture and expression.
Create an outdoor amphitheatre and community spirit square for festivals.
Incorporate indoor/outdoor spaces linking the Arts to Nature.
Create an Art Gallery and Craft Museum.
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Studies show that a vibrant and active arts and cultural scene is an important social factor contributing community and individual health. This project aims to support community wellbeing through the Arts, community building and education, in turn saving money on health care costs while sustainably supporting the local economy.

Do you believe arts and culture play an important role in community health 
and wellbeing?

 

Yes
No
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How important are the following in your life?

 

 

 Very Unimportant Somewhat Unimportant Neutral Somewhat Important Very Important 
Music - Live or Recorded
Theatre, Musicals & Performing Arts
Visual Arts & Design
Film, Video & Multi-Media
Books & Literature
Dance
Crafts
Cultural & Community Events
Heritage
Culinary Arts
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How often do you take part in following (as an artist, performer, hobby, participant, audience etc)?

 

 

 

 Daily Weekly Monthly Annually Never 
Music - Live or Recorded
Visual Art & Design
Books & Literature
Theatre, Musicals & Performing Art
Film, Video & Multi-Media
Dance
Craft
Cultural & Community Events
Heritage
Culinary Arts
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Which of the following would you like to experience, have more access to or see more opportunity for in the West Shore?

 

 Yes Some Interest Neutral Not Interested  
Education & Learning Opportunities  
Music - Live or Recorded  
Visual Art & Design  
Books & Literature  
Theatre, Musicals & Performance Art  
Film, Video & Multi-Media  
Craft  
Dance  
Cultural & Community Events (attending cultural festivals and special performances)  
Visit Historic Site &/or Museum  
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What do you like best about the current arts, culture and heritage scene on the West Shore (inc Colwood, Highlands, Langford, Metchosin and View Royal)?

 

Everything (events, performances, visual arts, destinations ...)
Live Music
Theatre and Musical Theatre Performances
Community Festivals (Mothers' Day Paint-in, Langford Summer Fest, Island Chefs' Food Fest, etc.)
Craft Fairs
Art Galleries
Art Exhibits/Special Events (incl. Fired Up!, Stinking Fish Studio Tours, Coast Collective etc.)
Dance
Comedy
Nothing (I haven't found my cultural niche yet on the West Shore)
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Which West Shore features do you most associate with Arts and Culture?

 

Hatley Castle/Hatley Park National Historic Site and Royal Roads University
Juan De Fuca Library
Fired Up! Annual Pottery Show and Sale
Coast Collective Art Centre at Esquimalt Lagoon
Isabelle Reader Theatre
Stinking Fish Studio Tours (Summer and Winter)
Sooke Fine Arts Show
Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts (MISSA)
Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites
School Student Performances and Exhibitions
West Shore Parks & Recreation arts programs
Metchosin Arts and Cultural Centre
Sooke Region Museum
Luxton Fall Fair
Farmers' Markets (Metchosin, Goldstream Station, Highlands, etc.)
View Royal Casino
West Shore Quilters' Show
Langford Music in the Park
Bear Mountain Arena
City Centre Park
Other  
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Thank you for taking the time to participate in this important survey. Check out www.emilycarrwestshore.ca to follow the project's progress, find events and sign up for updates and information.