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Friday, September 08, 2017

Designing Public Spaces to Support Vibrant Communities

Media are invited to the upcoming workshop, Designing Public Spaces to Support Vibrant Communities. Bringing together local partners, elected officials, public health professionals and other community stakeholders, the workshop highlights the importance of public spaces in healthy community design. 

Keynote addresses by: 

  • Paul Young, OALA, Consultant; HC Link 
  • Pierre Chauvin, Partner, MHBC Planning 

Local Presentations include: 

  • Planning for Wellness: How Gardens Facilitate Healing – Thomas Dean 
  • CMHA's Owen Sound Food Forest – Teresa Pearson 
  • Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores – Kerry Jarvis 
  • Harrison Park, City of Owen Sound, Walking Tour – Adam Parsons 

The workshop takes place Friday, September 15, 2017, 12:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Harrison Park Community Centre in Owen Sound.  

Keynote speakers will be available for interviews from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. 

The workshop, Designing Public Spaces to Support Vibrant Communities is jointly presented by the Grey County Planning Department and the Grey Bruce Health Unit. 

Media Contact: 

Jason Weppler 
Health Promoter 
Grey Bruce Health Unit 
1-800-263-3456 or 519-376-9420 ext. 1408 
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