YARDSTICK PARKCHECK PROJECT USER GROUP MEETING
May 7, 2018
The Yardstick User Group Meeting is designed as an opportunity for members of the Yardstick Parks Project to get together and review the results of the project for 2018 and to discuss the implications of these results for our various operations. In addition, the user groups provide the means to discuss enhancements for the future and refinements to questions and data we may wish to benchmark in 2019.
Chris Rutherford, Project Director will lead the User Group discussion.
The User Group Meeting usually lasts 2 to 3 hours, followed by lunch and then a field visit to a local project that the host organization wishes to showcase. This provides a full day of networking and sharing of best practices. Member organizations are encouraged to send several representatives where possible. Non-member organizations are also welcome to attend as this meeting will provide a great opportunity for potential participants to find out more about the Yardstick Benchmarks Project.
Host: Town of Oakville
Date and time: Monday, May 7, 2018 - 9:30am (for coffee) to 3:30pm
Location: Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre, Multipurpose Room #1, 2302 Bridge Road, Oakville, ON L6L 3L5
Tour details: Town of Oakville staff are excited to showcase their Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre at the User Group Meeting. The QEPCC’s 144,000+ square foot building offers all-ages programs, classes, workshops, camps and drop-in activities. The facility boasts an aquatics centre, two gyms, a youth centre, a seniors' centre, dance studios, a recording studio, fine arts studios, a rehearsal hall, black box theatre, gallery, museum space and swimming pool, and more!
The former Queen Elizabeth Park High School was redesigned into this state-of-the-art facility while maintaining the original footprint of the school. A science lab was transformed into an active living studio, the old teachers’ lounge has become a seniors’ centre, and the cafeteria is now the rehearsal hall.
Oakville’s Mayor Burton was quoted as saying, “This is not just a community centre. This is not just a cultural centre. This is an arts and culture village. We’re being very true to our heritage (with) what we’ve done with this building.”
Following lunch attendees will be treated to a tour of this impressive centre.
Please note: There is no cost to attend the User Group Meeting, but registration is essential to allow for lunch and tour logistics.