|Thursday, November 23, 2017||Online Survey|
To residents of the Township of Tiny: If you have not received a call from Oraclepoll Research to participate in the survey for the Recreation Master Plan, we invite you to please go to the link below to complete the on-line version of the same questionnaire.
If you would prefer to complete the survey over the phone with an interviewer, please call Oraclepoll Research toll free at the following phone number:
|Wednesday, November 15, 2017|
To be administered between November 15th and 22nd
|Random Phone Call Survey|
If you get a call from Oraclepoll requesting your participation in the Recreation Master Plan survey, please take the time to provide your input to the interviewer. Your thoughts, interests, and opinions are important to developing a community-responsive master plan.
|Tuesday, November 14, 2017|
The Township of Tiny is preparing a Recreation Master Plan. The purpose of the Master Plan is to provide “recommendations and strategic directions for the provisions of services and facilities" to 2028, while enhancing “the traditional parks and master plan process by integrating the concept of healthy, active living with long term planning recommendations and strategies" (RFP, pg. 2).
Approach: Township provision = direct provision
Approach: Township partners with others = indirect provision
Definition of Recreation
Recreation is defined as, “the experience that results from freely chosen participation in physical, social, intellectual, creative and spiritual pursuits that enhance individual and community wellbeing.1 "
Previous Recreation Master Plan Update - October 2006
Please click the link below to view the previously completed Master Plan document from 2006.
Recreation Master Plan Update.pdf*
*Note: Document reads "Draft Final Report," please disregard as this document is the Grand Master copy.
Request for Proposals For The Update of the 2006 Recreation Master Plan
Please click the link below to view the original RFP which outlines the direction the Township will procceed with the update to the previous Master Plan.
Township of Tiny Recreation Master Plan - Request for Proposal June 2017.pdf
Study Process and Phases
- Meetings with municipal representatives
- Community profile – Township & region
- Inventories: programs, facilities, parks & trails
- Service delivery
- Health active living research
- Random telephone surveys
- Online survey
- Post card survey
- Volunteer program/activity groups
- Community organizations
- Focus groups & partnership roundtable
- Consult adjacent municipalities
Service Needs Assessment:
- Programs, Activities & Special Events: service required to meet interests, age, location, affordability, and accessibility requirements
- Culture & Recreation Facilities: indoor and outdoor facilities and amenities to meeting program needs through improvement or new provision
- Park, Trails & Natural Areas: parkland needed to accommodate facility requirements, and open space, trails, etc. beyond facility accommodation
- Service Delivery Framework: role of Township, financing, legislation, municipal policy and service standards, and human resources to implement service directions in each area
|To be completed|
Implementation & Monitoring:
- Open house: review draft plan & recommendations
- Integrated implementation plan: coordinate recommendations, high level costs, funding, next steps, marketing & communications, updates
- Final Township of Tiny Recreation Master Plan
|To be completed|
Mehak, Kelly & Associates (Mary Catherine)
Mary Catherine has worked in municipal culture and recreation services planning for 20 years and, as a member of different consulting teams, has completed a wide range of municipal culture and recreation master plans, strategic plans and facility feasibility studies. Her experience encompasses both urban and rural municipalities. Mary Catherine has a solid portfolio in research and critical analysis, the design and administration of public engagement programs, facility and service needs assessments, policy evaluation and implementation plans. Her approach to service planning attaches equal importance to arts and culture, and sports and recreation, as significant contributors to individual and community well-being. Learn more here »
Thinc Design (Mike Tocher)
Mike's portfolio of experience is balanced between large scale master planning, site planning, parks design, detailed design, and construction management. He has professional degrees in landscape architecture, urban planning and environmental science from the Universities of Guelph and Calgary. As a planner, Mike has been involved in a number of main street and downtown studies looking at the development potential of sites, urban form, and opportunities for pedestrian linkages/public realm improvements. As a landscape architect, Mike's experience includes a wide range of urban, suburban and rural public spaces from open space master planning and environmental management plans to detailed design, tender drawing preparation and contract administration. This includes a variety of streetscape projects taking projects from concept through to construction. Learn more here »
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The Responsibilities of our Consultants
- To provide a variety of opportunities for public input
- To understand various perspectives on parks and recreation needs in the community
- To balance these in developing recommendations that are reasonable and feasible to the Township to pursue in its responsibility for public recreation assets and services
- To provide direction on the timing and high level costs of implementation to 2028
Please contact Bonita Desroches, Director of Recreation, for any additional information at (705) 526-4204 ext. 230 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 Source: Canadian Parks and Recreation Association/Interprovincial Sport and Recreation Council (February 2015). A Framework for Recreation in Canada – 2015 – Pathways to Wellbeing. Ottawa: Canadian Recreation and Parks Association. 40 pages. www.lin.ca