Get Active, Witset!
Hearing from a diverse cross section of the community is essential to creating a “made in Witset” plan. Having opportunities for all members of the community, from young children to elders and everyone in between helps ensure the plan accurately reflects the unique needs and opportunities of the Witset community.
The plan will establish a long-term vision and actions that support the community in choosing active transportation year-round. This includes identifying improvements that support safe, convenient & fun travel for residents of all ages & abilities. The plan will build on work already completed in the community and be an important tool in accessing funding for future projects.
We want to hear from you! Here’s how...
Take the ONLINE SURVEY
Show us on a MAP. Mark and label walking paths you typically take, areas you find challenging, or areas you would like kept for community use only.
Help a child complete the DRAWING ACTIVITY
Show us what’s working & what’s not by taking PHOTOS or VIDEO
Call an elder & recording there thoughts by following the ELDER GUIDE
Download and print the activity.
Paper copies are available at the Band office. Due to Covid, doors are locked. You must phone the Band office (250-847-2133). Graham or Dale and will meet you outside.
Complete the activity
Hand it in at the Band office ATTN: Graham Fast
Take a picture of your completed activity and text it to 778-210-1599
Scan and email
Subject Line: Get Active Witset
Don't forget to share or call an elder to help them participate.
Please note, all activities must be received by March 8 2021.
Enter to Win $100 Sportchek Gift Card!
One entry per person per survey
Additional entries can be gained by phoning an elder and completing the Elder Activity. Both the elder and the helper will receive an Entry
Children 12 and under will receive an entry by completing the Children's Drawing Activity. One entry per child.
Must include your name and contact info to enter.
All entries must be received by March 8, 2021
About the Project
In December 2020, Witset First Nation launched "Get Active Witset" - an initiative that will result in the development of Witset's first-ever Active Transportation Plan. This initiative is fully funded by BC's Ministry of Transportation Active Transportation Network Planning Grant and TC Energy.
Purpose and Intent:
To promote health and wellness for all through physical activity by:
Creating a community strategy for non-motorize modes of transportation (walking, biking, snowshoeing, etc.)
Highlighting issues and concerns (low light areas, safety concerns, poor accessibility, etc.)
Documenting existing active transportation infrastructure and where residents currently walk or ride (includes major destinations and/or cultural sites)
Include propose infrastructure improvements and potential trails to develop
Implementation plan including maintenance of infrastructure post construction