Presentation on theme: "The Essence of Wolfville The Recreation Management Core Term Group, January 2008 Acadia University."— Presentation transcript:
The Essence of Wolfville The Recreation Management Core Term Group, January 2008 Acadia University
Natural resources such as water and oil, the land which provides space on which to live and work, and the ecosystems that maintain clean water, air and climate.
Natural Capital Assets in Wolfville Bay of Fundy - Dykes, Waterfront Trail Systems – Millennium, Woodlands Botanical Gardens Green Spaces- Reservoir, Willow Park, Quiet Park Orchards, Tides, Wildlife, Birds, Farmland, Rich Soil, Clean Air, Clean Water,
Noggins Farmers Market
Assets Expanded Exercise and Active Living Education and Awareness Leisure Opportunities Agricultural Industry Tourism
Challenges for Natural Capital Attitudes Accessibility Development Environmental Impact Education and Awareness Maintenance and Cost
Summary of Natural Capital Natural Capital is the bed rock of the community. It is fresh air, clean water, and the land base. All other forms of capital rely on the existence of healthy and preserved Natural Capital.
HUMAN CAPITAL The human assets that encompass a community member’s hard skills, soft skills and life experiences.
Human Assets of Wolfville Based on information gathered, we have identified the following assets: –Diversity: Students, Citizens and Visitors –Educated: Academic and Life Education –Entrepreneurs: New Business Operations –Volunteerism: Community Volunteering –Skilled People: Trades, Degrees, Diplomas
Challenges Ageing Population: Gap in age between students and towns people.
Challenges Segregation: Community separation
Final Thoughts Town viewed as elitist community from within and without. Varied community assets and resources
Social Capital Imagining two communities together
Social Assets “Wolfville is a tight knit community and a friendly place to live.” Educated Population Generally Wealthy Local / Community Focused Wolfville
Organizational Examples Curling Club Alexander Society Lions Club Women of Wolfville Farmers Market
Social Assets “Acadia is a tight knit university with a welcoming atmosphere” International Community Wealthy Educated / Aware Acadia
Organizational Examples SMILE Intramurals Relay For Life Improv Club Dance Acadia Acadia
WolfvilleAcadia Aging Population Migration of Youth Limited Jobs Group Segregation Drug and Alcohol Use Limited “dry” social opportunities Challenges
What Would it be Like If These Two Communities Could Work Together
Current Integrated Projects SMILE & Alexander Society Women of Wolfville Open Mic Nights After School Programs / Mentoring Cross Over
What We Can Do Community Engagement Website –http://www.studentlife.uoguelph.ca/citizencommunity/http://www.studentlife.uoguelph.ca/citizencommunity/ Community Engagement Committee –Senior Acadia Student, Highschool Student, Community Member, Town Council Member Community Extravaganza ASU Community Liaison Solutions
Thank You Questions?
Our Cultural Capital Culture can be defined as all the behaviors, ways of life, arts, beliefs and institutions of a population that are passed down from generation to generation. “The way of life for an entire society.” Wikipedia
People Acadia vs. Wolfville Community International Student Population
Cultural Capital: Assets Opportunities: Atlantic Theatre Festival Acadia Cinema Cooperative Paddy’s Pub - Traditional Celtic (Hupman Brother’s) On the Verge - Modern (local artists) Library Pub Clayground
Cultural Capital: Assets Performing Arts - Deep Roots Festival Art Gallery’s/Exhibit’s Acadia Theatre Company - Noel Coward’s Fallen Angels (Denton Hall)
Food For Thought “Wolfville has the potential to be a destination area focused on agri-tourism, wine, and cuisine” Nova Scotia Tourism
Opportunities Farmers Markets Pumpkin Festival Bed and Breakfasts Agri-tourism Slow Food
Sustainable Culture A good life for all life that can be passed on to everyone's great, great... grandchildren A culture (or society) that is meaningful and satisfying to its members today and that does not need to destroy or deplete its environment in order to be that way.
Making small steps Waste - Green Bins, Valley Waste Depot. No Smoking By-law Preserving Land Limiting Development Big Box Issue Local Markets (Taste of Nova Scotia) Fair Trade…
One Step Forward, One Step Backwards Waste- Human Waste ??? Education… -6am-8am Garbage regulations… No Big box…(Tim Horton's, Subway) Salt on the road in Winters Community Churches Fair Trade…
Infrastructure Capital The Basis of it all
Infrastructure Assets RCMP Location Acadia University Green bin recycling program Wolfville
Infrastructure Challenges Parking Transportation Community – University Relations Garbage Pick-Up
Commercial Capital The commercial activities and for-profit provision of services and products within Wolfville
Service Industry The primary industry in Wolfville is service based Some of the main tourist attractions in Wolfville are a direct result of world class service-based businesses (restaurants, lodging facilities, music venues, etc…)
Accommodations The Old Orchard Inn The Blomidon Inn Victoria’s Historic Inn Numerous B&B’s
World Class Restaurants The Tempest World Cuisine –Rated the best restaurant in the Maritimes On the Verge –A restaurant inspired and driven by community spirit Acton’s Grill & Café
Agricultural Sector Using land resources as tourism Local farms and markets Fair Trade Local purchasing