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To promote universal access to recreational, cultural, and other community services.

To support existing recreation programs for youth and to ensure affordability.

To encourage an active arts and cultural community.

Action Items:
Conduct a recreation study that surveys the various sectors; increase awareness of what facilities and services are currently available; build a skate board park; build basketball courts with sign-out balls from the arena; rent gyms at no cost; better utilization of Centennial Park.

Build affordable, recreational facilities reflecting the community's needs; build more outdoor recreational facilities.

Expand and link the trails system across the region.

Create an arts recreation program; promote art classes that local artists can sign up to teach.

Survey existing groups and develop a directory of services;

Create an inventory of existing community services, organizations, and resources.

Potential Partners:
Amateur Sports Associations
Arts and Culture Associations
County of Simcoe
Essa Economic Development Committee
Human Resources Development Canada
Ministry of Culture
New Tecumseth and Area Arts Council
Seniors Groups
Service Clubs
Township of Essa
Trails Committee
Volunteer Organizations
Youth Groups