City council, at its Tuesday meeting, received a report containing the initial outcomes of the Heritage Values Workshop held Jan. 21 by the Heritage Advisory Committee in conjunction with the B.C. Heritage branch.
Council directed staff to work with the committee to proceed with further public input over the summer months to include youth, First Nations, and all ethnic communities on the heritage values drafted out of the workshop.
Common themes coming out of the workshop were:
• natural beauty and resources of the area and the recreational and livability opportunities this affords;
• Williams Lake as an accessible connector to the east, west, north and south makes it a natural gathering place for commerce, socializing and services; and
• multi-faceted cultural heritage, the people and events are an integral part of our history.