Community Engagement

The City of Chilliwack encourages public participation from residents through surveys, open houses, public meetings, and more. Discover all of your options for public participation by reviewing the items below.

Local Government Awareness Week Tree Planting

To celebrate Local Government Awareness Week 2019, the City of Chilliwack will join communities across the province and plant a tree on May 21, 2019 in recognition of the local government profession and the essential services they provide to the community.

What: Commemorative Tree Planting
Who: Join representatives from the City of Chilliwack and members of the community to plant a tree in Skelton Park.
When: May 21 at 10:30am
Where: Skelton Park, 8535 Young Road

Visit this page for more information.

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Saturday, June 1, 2019
11 am - 3 pm
Yarrow Fire Hall #3

This is an open house style event with displays and demonstrations from different organizations sharing information about wildfire preparedness for your home and property.

Visit this page for more information.

Neighbourhood Grant Program

Great cities are built on the foundation of strong neighbourhoods. Since residents often know just what is needed to enhance the quality of life in their neighbourhoods, the Neighbourhood Grant Program has been developed to support residents and organizations that have small but powerful ideas that will bring people together and enhance neighbourhoods.

Learn more and apply for a grant

Public Notices

Information about upcoming Public Information Meetings, Public Hearings and other statutory notices can be found on our Public Notices webpage.

Municipal Election

Find out about municipal elections in Chilliwack. The most recent election took place in October 2018. Learn more.

Past Engagement Opportunities (2019)

Open House: Sardis Neighbourhood Road Improvements

Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019
Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (drop-in)
Location: Sardis Library – Multipurpose Room (5819 Tyson Road)

This is a drop-in session; feel free to drop-in any time between 5-7 pm to view displays and offer your feedback on pedestrian control devices, walkways, sidewalks, intersection changes and road markings in the areas highlighted on the map below. Engineering staff will be onsite to answer your questions, take your suggestions and provide background into the proposed improvements.

For more information, please call our Engineering Department at 604.793.2907.

Parks and Trails Engagement

Come visit us at Cottonwood Mall on February 16 or 23 from 9am to 1pm to talk about your parks and trails! We want to talk to you about the following projects:

  • New playgrounds in parks
  • Kinsmen Park on Portage
  • Kensington Park
  • Mellard Park
  • Webster Park
  • The Landing playground
  • Mt. Thom trail addition
  • Looping the Vedder Rotary Trail
  • Canyon to Coast & Trans Canada Trails
  • Lexw Qwò:m Park
  • Blueway Access strategy

We’ll be at the London Drugs mall entrance.

City staff will be in attendance to explain the projects, to listen to your suggestions and to answer any questions you may have. For more information, email operations@chilliwack.com or call 604.793.2810.

Community Café: Housing Needs of Aging Adults

Wednesday, February 27
5:00 - 8:00 pm
Evergreen Hall - 9291 Corbould Street
Presentations starting at 5:15 and 6:30 pm

Please join us for an opportunity to discuss:

  • Housing wants and needs for older adults
  • Gaps in affordable and accessible seniors housing
  • And more!

Surveys will be available online from February 19 - March 15, 2019 at chilliwack.com/seniorsurvey and during the meeting. For more information, contact the Planning Department at 604.793.2906 or planning@chilliwack.com.

Survey: Housing Needs of Aging Adults

Surveys are available online February 19 - March 15 at chilliwack.com/seniorsurvey.

This survey is part of the City's Seniors' Housing Study which will be used to help the City and its partners better understand current and future housing needs of older adults in Chilliwack.

For more information, contact the Planning Department at 604.793.2906 or planning@chilliwack.com.

Roundabout Education Session

Saturday, March 30
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cottonwood Mall (London Drugs area)

This is a drop-in session, so please feel welcome to stop by whenever it is convenient. Handouts, one-on-one questions and information boards will be available to enhance our discussions.

For more information, please call the Engineering Department at 604.793.2907.

Transit Open House

Monday, April 1

Please drop by either of the two locations:

Neighbourhood Learning Centre (Chilliwack Secondary School)
46361 Yale Road
8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Sardis Library
5819 Tyson Road
3:30 - 8:30 pm

For more information or to take the online survey (available until April 12, 2019), visit https://www.bctransit.com/chilliwack/news?nid=1529703763613.

Information Booth: Curbside Collection Program & Residential Parking

Saturday, April 6
9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Cottonwood Mall (near London Drugs)

Curbside Collection Program Information

Visit staff at the Cottonwood Mall to learn more about:

Curbside glass collection and the Grey BinHow to sort recyclables, compostables and garbageWhat items are recyclable at the depot vs. curbside

Visit chilliwack.com/curbside or contact our Environmental Services Department at 604.793.2787 for more information.

Residential Parking

City staff will be on hand to share information about proposed new residential parking policies and to hear your feedback.

For more information, please contact our Planning Department at 604.793.2906 or planning@chilliwack.com.

Residential Parking Presentation & Open House

Please join City staff for a presentation on proposed new residential parking policies and an opportunity to provide your feedback.

Thursday, April 18, 2019
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Presentation starts at 6:45 pm
Evergreen Hall - 9291 Corbould Street

For more information on proposed residential parking policies, please visit chilliwack.com/parkingstudy.

Please contact our Planning Department at 604.793.2906 or planning@chilliwack.com with additional questions.

Scooter Road-eo

Join us at this fun indoor event to learn the rules and responsibilities of safely operating a motorized wheelchair/scooter.

Date: Saturday, April 27

Time: 10 am to 12 noon

Location: Landing Sports Centre (45530 Spadina Avenue)

Coffee and snacks will be available, as well as prizes for those who participate in the activities on their scooter. For more information, contact the Engineering Department at 604.793.2907.

Lexw Qwò:m Park Celebration

Saturday, May 4 at 11 am
Lexw Qwò:m Park - 51930 Hack Brown Road
(Parking available at Charis Camp)

Members of the public are invited to join Mayor and Council for a celebration of Chilliwack’s newest park, Lexw Qwò:m Park, on Saturday, May 4 at 11 am. Located in the Eastern Hillsides area on Hack Brown Road, Lexw Qwò:m Park features a day use picnic area, parking lot and a trail network that connects to the Community Forest. The event will begin with speeches, followed by a hike of the lower loop (approximately a 15-20 minute walk) and light refreshments. For more information, please contact the City's Operations Department at 604.793.2810.

Past Engagement Opportunities (2018)

Curbside Recycling Container Survey

This year, the provincial recycling program requires the phasing out of “single use bags”, commonly referred to as blue bags, in Chilliwack's Curbside Collection Program.

The bags are being phased out because reusable containers are more environmentally friendly (create less waste) and single use bags negatively impact the recycling process by getting tangled in the sorting equipment.

Recycling containers will be provided at no additional cost to residents to assist with phasing out bags.

The City is seeking feedback from residents regarding the size and style of recycling container they prefer. The results of the survey, along with information/pricing from container suppliers, will be used to select a container style.

Take the survey by February 23 by visiting chilliwack.com/curbsiderecycling.

Members of City staff will be at the Cottonwood Mall on February 17 from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm to answer questions and hear your feedback. For more information, contact our Environmental Services Department at 604.793.2907.

Parks and Trails Engagement

Come visit us at Cottonwood Mall on February 24 or March 3 from 9am to 1pm to talk about parks and trails! We want to talk to you about the following projects:

  • Looping the Vedder Rotary Trail
  • Experience the Fraser Trail (Canyon to Coast Trail)
  • Updates to the Greenspace and Trail Network Plans
  • Regional trail connections (Elk Mountain)
  • Crossing Park at Vedder Crossing
  • Kensington Park on the Eastern Hillsides
  • Outdoor exercise equipment (green gyms)
  • New play equipment in parks
  • Townsend Park playground replacement
  • Disc golf at Walden Park

We’ll be at the London Drugs mall entrance.

Members of City staff will be in attendance to explain the projects, to listen to your suggestions and to answer any questions you may have. For more information, email operations@chilliwack.com.

Roundabout Education Session

Wednesday, March 7
5:00 – 8:00 pm
City Hall Lobby - 8550 Young Road

This is a drop-in session, so please feel welcome to stop by whenever it is convenient. Handouts, one-on-one questions, information boards and a simulator will be available to enhance our discussions.

For more information, please call the Engineering Department at 604.793.2907.

Draft Chilliwack Proper and Fairfield Island Neighbourhoods Plan Presentation and Open House

Wednesday, March 21
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Presentation at 7:00 pm
Evergreen Hall - 9291 Corbould Street

Please join us for a presentation about the long range plan for growth in this neighbourhood and to further discuss your ideas with staff. If you have any questions, please contact the Planning and Strategic Initiatives Department at 604.793.2906 or planning@chilliwack.com.

For more information, visit chilliwack.com/neighbourhoodsplan

Twin Rinks Arena Addition Ground Breaking Event

Tuesday, April 10
2:30 pm
5725 Tyson Road

Join us as we break ground on our latest project, the third sheet of ice at the newly named Sardis Sports Complex! Check out our press release for more details.

BC Transit Open House

Proposed Service Change - September 2018
Route 4 Promontory Extension

BC Transit and the City of Chilliwack will welcome public feedback at two transit open houses on Saturday, April 14.

Jinkerson Park
5869 Jinkerson Road (at Skyline Drive)
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Save-On-Foods
6014 Vedder Road
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

The engagement sessions will seek input on a proposed extension to route 4 Promontory in response to growing service demand in the Promontory Heights area. The proposed extension would take effect in September and serve Jinkerson Road, Sylvan Drive and Skyline Drive, adding approximately 10 minutes to the route.

Visit bctransit.com/chilliwack for more information.

Information Session

Do you have questions about the seniors' driver licensing process? Attend an information session hosted by ICBC, Safer City and the Chilliwack RCMP to find out more.

Date: May 7, 2018
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Council Chambers, City Hall, 8550 Young Road, Chilliwack, BC

For more information, contact the City's Engineering Department at 604.793.2907.


Environmental Services Information Booth

June 21, 2018
10:00am – 2:00pm
Tzeachten Health and Wellness Event at the Tzeachten Sports Field

Environmental Services will be at the event with information on water conservation and other important steps we can take to be more environmentally friendly.

Open House: Zoning Regulations for Cannabis Retail Stores

Thursday, June 28
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Evergreen Hall - 9291 Corbould Street

The City of Chilliwack is hosting an open house to gather public input on draft zoning and business bylaw amendments to regulate cannabis stores in Chilliwack once it is legalized by the Federal government.

Participants will be asked to complete a short survey about zoning, business licenses and public consumption. Additional information will also be available.

If you have any questions, please contact the Planning and Strategic Initiatives Department at 604.793.2906 or planning@chilliwack.com.

Curbside Collection Program Information Booth

Do you have questions about the Curbside Collection Program?

Saturday, July 28
9:30am to 3:00pm
Cottonwood Mall (near Koodo and Michael Hill)

Learn more about:

  • Phasing out blue/clear recycling bags
  • How to properly sort recyclables, compostables and garbage…and why it matters!
  • What items are recyclable at curbside vs depots
  • Any other curbside topics you are curious about

Visit chilliwack.com/curbside or call 604.793.2787 for more information.

Parks and Trails Information Booth

Do you want to know more about parks and trails in Chilliwack? We'll have a booth at the Chilliwack Fair and look forward to seeing you there!

Dates: August 10 - 12
Location: Chilliwack Fair, Heritage Park

Talk to us about:

  • Looping the Vedder Rotary Trail,
  • Browne Creek Wetlands,
  • Existing and proposed trails and parks around the community,
  • Our trail connections to the regional trail systems,
  • Chilliwack Community Forest,
  • And any other parks or trails questions you may have!

More information about the Chilliwack Fair and their 2018 schedule can be found at http://chilliwackfair.com/.

Balmoral Park Community Garden Meeting

Community members have submitted a Grass Roots Grant application for a community garden in Balmoral Park, and will be explaining their proposal at an informal meeting in the park. Neighbourhood consultation is an important part of the Grass Roots Grant process and City staff and the applicants would like to hear from you.

Please join us on Saturday, August 25 at 11:00 am in Balmoral Park (45282 Balmoral Avenue) to ask questions about the project and tell us what you think.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, you are welcome to provide your feedback to operations@chilliwack.com or 604.793.2810, or in writing, addressed to:

City of Chilliwack, Operations Department, 8550 Young Road, Chilliwack, BC V2P 8A4

For more information, contact our Operations Department at 604.793.2810.

Scooter ROADEO

Join us at this fun outdoor event to learn the rules and responsibilities of safely operating a motorized wheelchair/scooter. This event will run rain or shine.

Date: Saturday, September 22

Time: 10 am to 12 noon

Location: City Hall front parking lot (8550 Young Road)

Coffee and snacks will be available, as well as prizes for those who participate in the activities in their scooter. For more information, contact the Engineering Department at 604.793.2907.

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

This is an open house style event with displays and demonstrations from different organizations sharing information about wildfire preparedness.

Date: September 22 from 10 am – 2 pm
Location: Ryder Lake Community Hall, 49265 Elkview Road

For more information, please contact the Chilliwack Fire Department at 604.792.8713.

Chilliwack Safety Fair

Date:
Saturday, October 13, 2018

Time:
10 am - 2 pm

Locations:

Canadian Tire - 7560 Vedder Road
Home Depot - 100-8443 Eagle Landing Pkwy
Yarrow Fire Hall - 42385 Yarrow Central Road

Visit chilliwack.com/safetyfair for more information.

Brought to you by Safer City and the Chilliwack Fire Department.

Roundabout Education Session

Thursday, November 8
Sardis Library (5819 Tyson Road)
Drop in anytime between 5 - 8 pm

Engineering staff and RCMP will be on hand to answer your questions and receive your comments. Handouts, one-on-one chats, information boards and much more will be available to enhance our discussions. This is a drop-in session; please feel welcome to stop by when it is convenient for you.

For more information, please contact the Engineering Department at 604.793.2907.

Valley Rail Trail Bike Tour and Celebration

We’re gearing up for the official opening of the Valley Rail Trail and everyone is invited! Please join Mayor Popove and members of Council for a bike tour along the trail on Saturday, November 24 at 11 am.

Event details:
Saturday, November 24 at 11 am
Bike tour along the Valley Rail Trail, departing from the Airport Road trail entrance
Celebration station at Sheffield Dog Off-Leash Area (7215 Sheffield Way) following the bike tour.

Contact our Engineering Department at 604.793.2907 for more details.

2019 Financial Plan Survey

Chilliwack City Council is developing the 2019 – 2028 Financial Plan for the City and is seeking input from the community. City Council must balance and prioritize the needs of the City while considering a reasonable tax levy to its residents. Your responses will provide Council with information on current community priorities, which services you consider most valuable and other financial planning considerations.

The questionnaire was available in print and online.

For more information, please email budget@chilliwack.com or call 604.793.2931.