Thanks to Jane, her team, and the RCCA for putting on a great event tonight!
I put together a collection of links for the event, to help newcomers and others connect to some of the fabulous community organizations and resources that help make this great place what it is. Many of them are available elsewhere on this site, but here’s the list for your clicking and bookmarking pleasure:
Roberts Creek Official Community Plan – http://www.scrd.ca/Roberts-Creek – This OCP document was updated in 2012 in a process involving over 3500 hours of volunteer time and broad public consultation. It is a “high level” planning document that provides direction to Local Government. The Vision Statement and Goals of the plan are about the quickest 2 page introduction to the Creek that you’ll find on paper! The History section provides some temporal context to this place, and the 130 pages that follow those sections lay out the community’s vision around things like parks, transportation networks, waste management, water, agriculture and the like.
There is an elected OCP Committee (unique in BC!) that advises the Director, the SCRD and other organizations on the implementation of the plan. Their minutes are available on the Community Association website below. Their chair can be reached though the SCRD Director.
Roberts Creek Community Association: www.robertscreekcommunity.ca – Our fabulous RCCA runs the Hall, the Library, organizes local events and implements their Executive’s Board’s Strategic Plan in a number of other ways.
Library Reading Room – information about this great volunteer-run resource is available through RCCA website above
Roberts Creek Volunteer Fire Department – www.robertscreekfire.ca – info on backyard burning bylaws, summer fire bans, local conditions…
Roberts Creek Legion #219 www.robertscreeklegion.ca – one of the Creek’s social hubs. A great place to meet friends, catch some music and connect with our diverse community. Membership is easy and open to all.
Coast Cultural Alliance www.suncoastarts.com – a non-profit culture and heritage society on the coast who keep a calendar of upcoming events and opportunities and offers an weekly e-newsletter that keeps. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “sign me up” in the subject line.
One Straw – www.onestraw.ca – This long-standing local society connects and empowers Sunshine Coast residents with the goal of food sovereignty, community resilience, and a thriving natural environment. Sign up for their Growing Coastal newsletter.
Roberts Creek Directory of Everything – www.robertscreekdirectory.ca – this great resource contains over 135 listings of local businesses, organizations and more. A hardcopy went into mailboxes in September, and is available downtown, but there is an online directory as well.
Sunshine Coast Regional District: – http://www.scrd.ca – explore this site to find resources and information with regards to your Local Government. Below are some highlights that might interest newcomers or others:
SCRD Good Neighbour Guidelines booklet – http://www.scrd.ca/files/File/Administration/News/2016-Good%20Neighbour%20Guidelines-for%20web.pdf – a combination of common sense, plain language, bylaw interpretation, and direction as to where to find further information with regards to things like building construction , noise, pets, water use, emergency preparedness and other areas of SCRD jurisdiction.
An animated YouTube video that explains the SCRD’s role in 3 minutes: The SCRD in 3
A monthly SCRD newsletter can be subscribed to here: www.scrd.ca/Newsletter-Signup
A local RC Advisory Planning Commission advises the SCRD and the Director with regards to Land Use Planning items referred to it by the Planning Department. The chair can be contacted through the SCRD Planning Department.
Facebook – many of the sites above contain links to Facebook pages with current updates.