Reimagine Nanaimo team taking suggestions at pop-up booths this weekend

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"Ideas such as a saltwater pool; support for a foot ferry to the mainland; ideas around housing affordability and we've even had a suggestion for a downtown ferris wheel. Big or small, share them all! Together we will create the roadmap that will guide Nanaimo to a wonderful future,” said Mayor Leonard Krog.

Reimagine Nanaimo team members will answer questions and receive feedback at pop-up booths at various shopping centres this weekend and next. They have been receiving ideas about how to improve life in Nanaimo from the public since July and will continue to listen to suggestions until the end of November, according to the City of Nanaimo.    

“Ideas such as a saltwater pool; support for a foot ferry to the mainland; ideas around housing affordability and we’ve even had a suggestion for a downtown ferris wheel. Big or small, share them all! Together we will create the roadmap that will guide Nanaimo to a wonderful future,” said Mayor Leonard Krog. 

Residents have already suggested ideas such as attracting green businesses, expanding the E&N multi-use trail and an additional “destination playground,” according to the city. 

The survey can be completed and idea submissions made at getinvolvednanaimo.ca and the information will be shared to contribute to phase two of Reimagine Nanaimo.

“Every person in a community should have a chance to share their thoughts, ideas and feedback for how their community grows. Reimagine Nanaimo is an important chance for members of our community to influence how our City evolves as we live, work and play over the next 10 to 25 years,” said Coun. Ben Geselbracht.

Reimagine Nanaimo pop-up schedule is as follows:

* Saturday, October 17, 2020, noon to 4 p.m., Woodgrove Centre (near the Toys R Us entrance)

* Sunday, October 18, 2020, noon to 4 p.m., Country Club Centre (near the Save On Foods entrance)

* Saturday, October 24, 2020, noon to 4 p.m., Nanaimo North Town Centre (near the London Drugs entrance)

* Sunday, October 25, 2020, noon to 4 p.m., University Village Shopping Centre (outside) 

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