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OCP Review Big Ideas Fair coming to downtown Ladysmith

By September 28, 2021October 5th, 2021Resources, Uncategorized

OCP Review Big Ideas Fair coming to downtown Ladysmith

The Town of Ladysmith is hosting a Big Ideas Fair as part of the ongoing public engagement for the Ladysmith Unparalleled 2049: Official Community Plan Review.

The Big Ideas Fair is an opportunity to have your voice heard on how you envision Ladysmith now, and in the future – we promise your participation in this fun and interactive event doesn’t involve filling out another survey!

Next weekend, downtown Ladysmith will be buzzing with interactive booths allowing for an inclusive and informal opportunity for everyone to be heard. The drop-in gathering is being held rain or shine on 1st Avenue at Gatacre Street on Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 11 am to 5 pm.  Due to the outdoor setting there is also plenty of space for people to physically distance.

How will we continue to mitigate climate change?  What can we do to encourage active transportation?  What do you cherish now about our town that needs to be preserved? What’s missing in your neighbourhood?

Project consultants from Ahne Studio, Town staff and OCP Steering Committee members will all on hand at the Big Ideas Fair to hear your feedback. Your participation during the public engagement phase of the OCP Review will have a direct impact on the process moving forward and the final plan.

Happening in conjunction with the Big Ideas Fair, which is not to be missed, are three Walkshops organized for North Ladysmith, Downtown/Historic Ladysmith and the Waterfront Area.

What’s a Walkshop? Join a facilitator as you engage in a conversation with fellow residents about the current state and future of a particular area of town.  All ideas are welcome and we don’t expect that you’re an expert on planning or urban design.

The Walkshops will be departing at 11:30 am, 1 pm and 3:30 pm. See below for a detailed description of what’s planned and some of the discussion topics.  If you require extra assistance to participate in the Walkshops we’re here to help.  Email project planning consultant Tim Shah at

We’ll be providing additional details early next week on how to register for a Walkshop, as well as specific departure times and locations for each tour.

Click here for more information.

View full Press Release below:  2021.09.24 TOL NR Ladysmith OCP Big Ideas Fair