World Cafe

World Cafe 1
Author: Haley Tomlin

On Saturday March 25th, Students from Vancouver Island University (VIU), in association with Staff from the City of Parksville, hosted a World Café for the Community Parks Master Plan & Survey Project. From 10am – 3pm, students worked with members of the community to draw ideas about the future of the City’s Parks and Trails. Altogether, seventeen students from Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute (MABRRI), Masters of Community Planning (MCP), and a range of bachelors programs volunteered to facilitate the World Café.

The event was a positive community engagement exercise, a great learning experience, and will contribute significantly to inform the development of a successful plan.

Going forward, we will be releasing a Residents Survey about the parks network, with a particular focus on the Community Park, and hosting a second World Cafe in the Community Park.