Do one or more of these statements describe you?
You know some of the amazing history of Highland Park, such as historical buildings, or landmarks,
You know the locations of the Little Free Libraries in our neighbourhood,
You know what kinds of businesses are in Highland Park and our Industrial Park,
You know where to find the various public art installations in Highland Park,
You know where to go for outdoor recreation in our neighbourhood, or
You want to come meet more of the people who are excited about, and who do know these things!
If you answered yes to any of these, we need you to join our steering group for a cool community project!
The Highland Park Community Association is collaborating with Carya on a 6 month Community Asset Mapping project (see description below) and is looking for approximately 10 community residents to form a steering group to help guide the project and make it relevant for Highland Park residents.
This group will meet 1 to 2 times a month with representatives from Carya, for a period of 3 to 6 months to develop, help plan, and lead other Highland Park residents in the community mapping project. The group will conclude its work with an open-house event to launch the Highland Park Community Asset Map.
What is Community Asset Mapping? Every community has strengths, assets and resources that reflect positively on it. These include people, groups, organizations and places. Asset mapping means identifying as many resources, strengths, and assets in our neighbourhood that can empower residents and groups to:
deepen people’s appreciation and connection to where they live,
increase all resident’s knowledge of where they live and unleash possibilities for the community, and
contribute to community initiatives that benefit everyone.
Interested? If you are excited about the possibility of making Highland Park a more connected and vibrant community, if you have unique knowledge of Highland Park, or if you would just like to be part of an engaged resident committee working for the betterment of Highland Park then this may be the perfect opportunity for you.
For more information about the project please contact Lauren of Carya by email at LaurenM@CaryaCalgary.ca, or call her at (403) 651-1535. The group is open to anyone that cares about connected, inclusive communities; all ages, abilities and backgrounds will be welcomed.