Community Engagement

We want to hear from you! This page features a list of community engagement opportunities, open houses and more. We encourage you to get out and get involved.

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.


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.

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.

Past Engagement Opportunities (2017)

Curbside Compostables (Organics) Collection Program Outreach

Residents with questions about the Curbside Collection Program can call the City's Engineering Department at 604.793.2787, email curbside@chilliwack.com, stop by City Hall, or visit Environmental Services staff at various outreach events.

Summary of 2017 outreach events:

Event Date

Time

Location
Home, Leisure & Outdoor Living Expo Fri - Sun
Jan 27-29
27th 4:00pm-9:00pm
28th 10:00am - 6:00pm
29th 10:00am-4:00pm
Heritage Park
Spring Market Sat, April 1 10:00am - 4:00pm Landing Sports Centre
Community Engagement Meeting Thur, April 6 7:00pm – 9:00pm GW Graham Secondary School
Information Booth at Cottonwood Mall Sat, April 15 9:30am – 5:30pm Cottonwood Mall near London Drugs
Adopt-a-River Cleanup Sat, April 22 8:30am – 12:00 noon Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve
Community Engagement Meeting Thur, May 4 7:00pm – 9:00pm Chilliwack Senior Secondary School
Information Booth at Chilliwack Landing Leisure Centre Tues, May 9 4:00pm – 8:00pm Chilliwack Landing Leisure Centre
Information Booth at Cheam Leisure Centre Wed, May 17 9:00am - 2:00pm Cheam Leisure Centre
Information Booth at Cottonwood Mall Sat, May 20 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Cottonwood Mall near London Drugs

Cycle Vision Open House

Saturday, April 1
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
City Hall – Council Chambers

For more information, please visit the CycleVision homepage at http://www.chilliwack.com/main/page.cfm?id=2676

Roundabout Education Session

Thursday, March 30
5:30 – 8:00 pm
Evergreen Hall – Slesse Room

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.

Parks and Trails Engagement

Come visit us at Cottonwood Mall on February 25 or March 4 from 9am to 1pm to talk about parks and trails! We want to talk to you about the following projects:

The new Experience the Fraser TrailThe Landing Spray Park reconstructionThe Landing Skate Park reconstructionThe Vedder Greenway and looping the VedderMore dog off leash opportunities in the communityThe addition of a Disc Golf Course for our cityOutdoor exercise equipment (green gyms) installation in three community parksThe City’s Greenspace Plan and Trail Network Plan updates for 2017New play equipment for 2017 in our parksOur Neighbourhood Grant program

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. If you are unable to attend the meeting you can still provide feedback by emailing operations@chilliwack.com or by calling 604.793.2810.

Open House: Lickman Interchange “Phase 1” Improvements

City staff will be hosting a Public Open House on March 8, 2017 to provide details and answer questions from the community regarding the planned Lickman Interchange upgrades.

Date: Wednesday, March 8
Time: Anytime between 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Best Western Rainbow Country Inn (43971 Industrial Way)

More information is available by phoning the Engineering Department at 604.793.
2907 or visiting our website.

The Landing Skate Park Redevelopment Project

The City of Chilliwack invites you to participate in a design workshop to gather information in the planning and design for enhancements to your skate park.

Date: Saturday, January 14, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Evergreen Hall (9291 Corbould Street)

For more information, please call 604.793.2810.

Curbside Collection Booth

Curbside collection changes are happening this year and we want to talk to you about how you can make a smooth transition. Visit our Environmental Services team at the Home, Leisure and Outdoor Living Expo and learn more about organics collection and other changes happening in 2017 to your curbside collection.

Dates: January 27, 28 and 29, 2017
Location: The Chilliwack 2017 Home, Leisure and Outdoor Living Expo at Heritage Park

For more information, call Environmental Services at 604.793.2907.

Secondary Suites Study

We would like you to tell us what you think about secondary suites in Chilliwack. Learn more and take our online survey.

Staff will also have an information booth at Cottonwood Mall on Saturday, May 20 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm to survey residents.

Safer City Information Booth

June 8, 2017
8:30 am – 2:30pm
Cultural Misconceptions Open House at Chilliwack Middle School

Safer City is at Chilliwack Middle School providing road safety education and hosting a few road safety related giveaways.

Environmental Services Information Booth

June 21
10:00am – 2:00pm
Tzeachten Health and Wellness Event

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

Canada Day

Saturday, July 1, 2017
6:00 - 10:00pm
Townsend Park

Stop by the City of Chilliwack's tent. We'll have some activities for the kids and a survey for parents to take while they wait. Contact engage@chilliwack.com for more information.

Spray Park Grand Opening

Saturday, July 1, 2017
4:15 pm
Chilliwack Landing Leisure Centre

Join us to celebrate the grand opening of the spray park at the Chilliwack Landing Leisure Centre! We’ve enlarged the original spray park area by an extra 280 square metres, improved the picnic area, and upgraded the spray park to include 16 above ground features and 24 ground sprays. This project was made possible, in part, to the Canada 150 Grant Program. Contact marleau@chilliwack.com for more information.

Secondary Suites Booth

Friday, July 7, 2017
5:00 – 9:00 pm
Party in the Park (Wellington Ave)

We’ll be at the party so you can tell us what you think about secondary suites in Chilliwack. Contact stanton@chilliwack.com for more information.

Information Booth

July 12, 2017
9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Sto:lo Nation Kids Festival

We’ll be at this event with information on road safety and recreation.

Chilliwack Curling and Community Centre Ground Breaking Event

Tuesday, July 18
10:30 am
9291 Corbould Street

Join us as we break ground on our latest project, the Chilliwack Curling Club and Community Centre! Check out our press release for more details.

Sardis Dog Off Leash Park Opening

Thursday, July 27
11:00 am
7215 Sheffield Way

Join us for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of this great new dog off leash park!

For more information, email engage@chilliwack.com with "Sheffield DOL Park Opening" in the subject line.

Hello-Goodbye Vedder Bridge 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017
10 am - 1 pm
Vedder Bridge

You’re invited to join us as we celebrate the new Vedder Bridge and say goodbye to the old bridge.

This family-friendly free event will include food, live music, history and transportation displays, family-oriented activities, dignitary speeches, and the opportunity to experience the new bridge.

For more information, visit chilliwack.com/vedderbridge.

Neighbourhood Planning

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Evergreen Hall, Cheam Room (9291 Corbould Street)

Every year the city experiences residential growth, as more and more people come to call Chilliwack home. As we prepare to make room for a variety of new homes in our community, including single family homes and townhomes, we want to know what is special about your neighbourhood and how growth can best be incorporated where you live.

Please join us to talk about the future of your neighbourhood and tell us what you think about residential development possibilities.

Chilliwack Safety Fair

Saturday, October 14, 2017
10 am - 2 pm
3 locations:

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

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

Community Engagement Open House

Chilliwack City Council is hosting several community engagement meetings in 2017 to share information and hear residents’ feedback.

If you have feedback or questions about your neighbourhood, please attend and speak with Mayor and Council. Questions can be submitted prior to the event to engage@chilliwack.com.

2018 Financial Plan Community Engagement

The City of Chilliwack Council is planning for the 2018 – 2027 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 input on current service importance, prioritization and financial planning considerations.

Please visit chilliwack.com/budget and complete the questionnaire by October 27th.

For more information, please email budget@chilliwack.com

Survey for Chilliwack Proper and Fairfield Island Residential Neighbourhoods

If you are a resident of Chilliwack Proper or Fairfield Island we want to hear from you! We're looking for residents to answer a survey on how growth and development should occur in their neighbourhood and what it will look like.

Please visit the Shaping the Future of Chilliwack Proper and Fairfield Island Residential Neighbourhoods webpage to take the survey and learn more about this project and consultation.

Roundabout Education Session

Thursday, November 16
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Sardis Library – Multipurpose Room (5819 Tyson Road)

This is a drop-in session, so please feel welcome to stop by whenever it is convenient. Attend to speak with the City’s Engineering staff and members of the RCMP and get your questions about navigating a roundabout answered.

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

Youth Services and Programs Survey

The City of Chilliwack is seeking feedback from youth, parents or guardians and youth service providers in Chilliwack to help identify gaps and redundancies within youth services and programs in our community.

If you are a youth or the parent/guardian of a youth living in Chilliwack, please take our Chilliwack Youth survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/chilliwackyouth2017

If you currently provide youth programs or services, please take our Chilliwack Youth Service Providers Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ChilliwackYouthServiceProviders2017

The results of these surveys will help form decisions regarding youth services and programs moving forward.

Neighbourhood Planning Open House

Thurday, November 30
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Evergreen Hall
9291 Corbould Street

Over the past two months, we have reached out to residents to talk about the future of Chilliwack Proper and Fairfield Island. We wanted to hear how new development can best be accommodated within your area and in accordance with the 2040 Official Community Plan. Thank you for sharing your ideas!

We are reviewing all comments, developing draft concepts and directions and will be presenting these at an Open House on November 30 for feedback.

For more information, visit chilliwack.com/neighbourhoodsplan

Shaping the Future of Chilliwack Proper and Fairfield Island Residential Neighbourhoods Survey

The neighbourhoods of Chilliwack Proper and Fairfield Island are growing and need a plan to provide guidance and direction on a variety of topics. A neighbourhood plan describes what a neighbourhood is like and what it aspires to be in the future.

We asked residents of Chilliwack Proper and Fairfield Island to tell us about their unique neighbourhoods at three different engagement meetings this fall. Now we’re asking you to help us complete a survey.

Please visit www.chilliwack.com/neighbourhoodsplan to take the survey. Survey live between December 11 and 22, 2017.