Council chambers was filled to the brim last night as community members came to view the premiere of a 3 minute film commissioned by the Village of Salmo titled “Where all Roads Lead”.

The film was produced as part of the public consultation and asset mapping process planned for the development of a new official community plan for the Village called “Sustainable Salmo”. Chief Administrator Diane Kalen-Sukra introduced the film as part of the annual audio-visual progress report to Council on the Strategic Plan. See report here.

The film showcases the community priorities, assets, values and vision of the people of Salmo as identified in a Sustainable Salmo survey completed by ten percent of the population and Salmo lifestyle photo contest which had 40 submissions and over 2200 votes cast. These priorities, in order, are: (1) Clean Air & Water, (2) Access to Nature, (3) Sense of Community, (4) Peace & Quiet, (5) Lifestyle, (6) Affordability. Over 100 residents of Salmo participated in the making of the film.

The stars of the film are Salmo residents and include voice over by reknown motion picture artist Andy Geller (trailers for Finding Nemo, Armageddon, and The Sixth Sense) and an appearance by eight time Grammy award winning electronic music artist Skrillex.

The next step in the Sustainable Salmo public consultation process involves four monthly public workshops scheduled from September to December 2016.  For more details and to RSVP: www.sustainablesalmo.ca. A flyer with the workshop themes, dates and details of the public consultation process can also be downloaded here.

Sustainable Salmo is funded by the Village of Salmo and supported by federal gas tax funds.

 

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