An invitation to attend the 2018 Kamloops Idea Festival….
I warmly invite you to participate in the 2018 Kamloops Idea Festival on Saturday March 17th.
About 125 Kamloops citizens participated in the first Kamloops Idea Festival in 2013. We came together to learn about and engage in dialogue over a broad range of community initiatives and issues. Feedback was quite positive.
I committed to hold another Idea Festival in my civic election platform in 2014. The focus here will be on climate action. I view this as a critical conversation and believe strongly that a diverse range of citizens and community organizations need to be involved in this conversation.
The goal of the 2018 Idea Festival is to help to start crafting community consensus on climate action activities in Kamloops.
The festival will go for three hours and will consist of:
- Short “lightning” talks about climate action from a variety of very interesting perspectives. We will strive to nclude perspectives not often heard in discussions on climate action.
- Small group dialogues on various facets of climate action. We will be asking event registrants for suggestions for small group topics.
- Short artistic performances between different event activities.
We hope to offer another opportunity for a diverse range of citizens to get to know each other and to have fun thinking more deeply about our community.
Tha 2018 Kamloops Idea Festival will be held from 9am to 12pm at the Rex Hall, 417 Seymour Street, downtown Kamloops. A light mid morning breakfast will be provided.
Registration is required. Register here.
Arjun is a trained facilitator and is currently co-chair of the Canadian Community for Dialogue and Deliberation.
Arjun was born and raised in Kamloops. His parents, Dr Gur and Mrs Manju Singh, immigrated to Canada from India in the 1960s. He previously served on council from 2005-2008. He has a MA in Professional Communication from Royal Roads University and a Certificate in Dialogue, Deliberation, and Public Engagement from Fielding Graduate University.
Arjun welcomes your questions or feedback on any community issue or initiative.
Since 2005, he has written a blog for Kamloops citizens and people interested in Kamloops – www.yourkamloops.com.My Blog Posts