Strategies & Actions Theme 1: Culture & Recreation

Strategy 1: Ensure that arts and culture play a key role in enhancing civic pride and quality of life for the community through cultural, social and economic development.
Actions
Facilitating Partner(s)
Implementing Partner(s)
Priority
1.1.1 Develop a culture master plan that recognizes and celebrates the heritage, history, natural environment and cultural diversity of the
community.
Town of Hinton
Town of Hinton
Alberta Sustainable Resource Development
Alberta Tourism, Parks
and Recreation
Medium
1.1.2 Develop Hinton into a creative community and regional hub for arts and culture.
Town of Hinton
Town of Hinton
Medium
1.1.3 Create a variety of unique arts and culture programs and services that serve visitors and establish the community as a destination for arts and culture.
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners
Medium
1.1.4 Expand celebrations and festivals that bring the community together and attract visitors to Hinton. Possible event themes: language/culture, heritage/history and recreation.
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners, including: Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation
Medium
1.1.5 Develop a museum to showcase the community’s history and heritage through preservation, programming and services that engage community and visitors.
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners, including:
Hinton Historical Tracks & Trails Society
Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation
Medium
1.1.6 Develop quality venues for artists to perform, display and learn their art.
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners
High
1.1.7 Develop a first-class performing arts centre.
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners
Medium

Strategy 2: Provide community support to local artists and arts groups.
Actions
Facilitating Partner(s)
Implementing Partner(s)
Priority
1.2.1 Create a Public Art Policy to increase public art in the community and support organizations that showcase artists and their art.
Town of Hinton
Town of Hinton
High
1.2.2 Enhance financial and in-kind support for local artists (e.g., scholarship programs, equipment and donations).
Lead Facilitator to be confirmed.
Yellowhead Regional Arts Festival Society
Multiple Partners, including:
Yellowhead Regional Arts Festival Society
Medium

Strategy 3: Develop and upgrade indoor and outdoor facilities that make Hinton a destination for recreation and leisure activities.
Actions
Facilitating Partner(s)
Implementing Partner(s)
Priority
1.3.1 Enhance and develop facilities, programs and services that meet the recreation and leisure needs of the community and promote healthy lifestyles.
Town of Hinton*
Multiple Partners, including:
Yellowhead Regional Arts Festival Society
Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation
High
1.3.2 Continue to enhance the Learning and Leisure Corridor on Switzer Drive.
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners, including:
Town of Hinton
Medium
1.3.3 Ensure that local and regional natural outdoor recreation and leisure infrastructure is accessible and inclusive and offers suitable amenities.
 Town of Hinton Multiple Partners, including:
Town of Hinton
Alberta Sustainable Resource Development
Alberta Tourism,
Parks and Recreation
Medium
1.3.4 Develop the Athabasca River waterfront with day use areas, viewpoints, trails, boat launch and interpretative media for use by the community and visitors.
Town of Hinton*
Multiple Partners, including:
Town of Hinton
High

1.3.5 Evolve our current indoor recreational facility to a more diverse multi-purpose facility that would support uses such as indoor soccer, tennis and track and field.
 Town of Hinton* Multiple Partners
High