After a very intense week of Simon Fraser University's (SFU) Community Economic Development (CED) courses, all 20 full-time participants agree that we can work smarter and more effectively for ourselves, our organizations and our community.
There are a series of writing assignments and web conferences that this cohort will be participating in throughout the summer.
Many participants have talked about meeting on a regular basis to coach and inspire each other. Scheduling a meeting with Doodle makes the most sense and an invitation will soon follow. Please confirm your availability when you get it and a future meeting will be scheduled with the best possible fit.
I've shared the photos from the course on these two platforms:
Thanks to the following local restaurants and catering companies that kept us fed, hydrated and alert all week. Please feel free to contact them for your next special event.
Mon – Tues: Kickin' Thyme Catering, Nikki & Elyse, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed – Thurs: Bacchus Books, Niki Dusseault, email@example.com
Fri: Nagomi Sushi, Shige & Tonia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Learning is enhanced through one's surroundings and we experienced some of the best meeting spaces in Golden & Area A. Please feel free to contact them to book your next special event.
Mon – Tues: Golden Eco Adventure Ranch (GEAR), Trina Wolfenden, email@example.com
Wed – Fri: Golden Civic Centre, Sue Gould, firstname.lastname@example.org
A lot was contributed to from these partners for this course, so when you get a chance this week, please thank them personally.
Golden & District Community Foundation
Nola Milum, Chair, 250-344-5835, email@example.com
GDCF's financial support came from the 2012 Community Grant Program.
Columbia Basin Trust
Lynda Lafleur, Community Liaison, 1-800-505-8998 x.202, Llafleur@cbt.org
CBT's financial support came from the Community Development Program.
Columbia Valley Credit Union
Sharon Eddy, General Manager, 250-344-2282, Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org
CVCU's support covered 2 of our great catered lunches.
Columbia Wetlands Adventures
Christina Spence, 1-888-244-7117, Christina@columbiaextreme.com
Christina and Mark Teasdale offered us a very generous rate to ensure that everyone could experience the best of the Columbia Wetlands. CWA will post guest testimonials on their website and accept photos on their Facebook page. Please share your experience!
The Prestige Inn Golden
Sebastien Hofstetter, General Manager, 1-877-737-8443, email@example.com
Those traveling to town know that the Prestige Inn's great 'local non profit' accommodation rate makes participation in these capacity-building events financially possible.
Nicole Chaland (firstname.lastname@example.org) can answer all your questions and will provide information in the coming weeks on future courses towards completing the SFU CED certificate.
Thanks again for participating and please keep up the great work!
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Consultant, Golden Community Resources Society