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For Immediate Release - Attention Editor

October 28, 2019

Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Parks & Outdoor Recreation Survey Underway

Across the electoral areas of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako, parks and outdoor recreation opportunities contribute to overall quality of life, community health, individual well-being, tourism and the economy. Currently the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN) does not formally provide a parks and outdoor recreation service in rural areas, but the RDBN does support a variety of non-profit societies that operate recreation assets in the region.

This fall the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako is asking for the public’s input to better understand parks and outdoor recreation needs and opportunities in rural areas by completing an online survey. The survey is part of the Parks and Outdoor Recreation Services Study currently underway which is being led by a consulting team. The study will provide the Regional District with options on how to meet rural park and outdoor recreation needs as well as provide a recommended service delivery model to inform future decisions.

Quote from Gerry Thiessen RDBN Board Chair:

The Regional District Board looks forward to understanding the demand for recreation services in the rural area, and how services can be better supported, improved and funded in the most efficient and effective manner possible.”

The public survey is open between Oct. 28 to Nov. 18, 2019 and can be accessed from the Regional District’s website at www.rdbn.bc.ca/recreation. Key findings from the survey and interviews with volunteer recreation organizations will be shared through a series of public open house sessions in late January and early February 2020.

For media inquiry, please contact:

Gerry Thiessen



For public inquiry, please contact:

Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako

at www.rdbn.bc.ca or call 250-692-3195 or 1-800-320-3339



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