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Greater Vernon Cultural Plan


In March 2016, the Regional District of North Okanagan adopted the Greater Vernon Cultural Plan, 2016. The development of this Plan was a notable achievement, being the first adopted cultural plan for the Greater Vernon community.

This plan provides clarity around roles and responsibilities, in addition to strategies that will support the many community partners in working together toward their common vision of a culturally vital and inspired community.

Planning Process

The planning process was extensive; a multi-pronged approach to research, plan development and community consultation was accomplished through a thorough review of local planning documents, six Steering Team workshops, nine Greater Vernon Advisory Committee workshops, and eleven public input opportunities.  These in-person opportunities were supplemented with outreach through a questionnaire that was made available in the Greater Vernon Leisure Guide and online.


Public Consultation Results


The following vision statement captures the culture planning process community input and will guide future cultural initiatives and actions:

We see a community where:

Greater Vernon’s culture is a measure of our daily lives; a reflection of our historical roots and present diversity;

and a recognition that our community and cultural vitality rises from our creative spirit.

Key Objectives

The following are the strategic themes and key objectives that were distilled from the extensive community input:



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Phone:  250-550-3700
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