On March 15th, over 60 people from all across the coast (Sandy Hook, Halfmoon Bay, Sechelt, Roberts Creek, Gibsons, West Howe Sound) and many different sectors (farmers, artists, consultants, designers, architects, planners, builders, community builders and more) showed up at Gibsons very own Arts Buidling for a visioning launch for the REACH Initiative. After a short presentation, the diverse crew took on a couple of short exercises led by the art farm's Sandy Buck and Amelia Epp, a verbal brainstorm of their vision for a shared space culminating in a lego-style three-dimensional styrofoam configuration high-lighting some of the shared dreams (equipment, gardens, juice bars, rotating potties, no less!). A truly encouraging start to a community project the Sunshine Coast is ready for!
Thanks to all who attended, participated, volunteered and sponsored.
Volunteers were: Sandy Buck, Amelia Epp, Charlene Sanjenko, Wendy Crumpler and Jaqueline Rogers (who cooked up some exceptionally inspiring food for the proceedings).
Sponsors were: Sunshine Coast Credit Union, Enterprising Non-Profits, Vancity Credit Union, Town of Gibsons, Sunshine Coast Regional District and The Arts Building.