Category Archive: Citizen Engagement

  • Budget First-Timers? We’ve Got You Covered!

    Whether it’s your first time, or you’ve been around the budget block, we want to hear from you. We’re looking for citizens to share their thoughts on the draft 2016 Budget, whether you are a regular attendee at Council meetings, or can’t find City Hall on a map. The City is hosting an e-Town Hall on the...

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  • Today’s “Must Have Accessory”

    The “Must Have Accessory” of November 15, 2014 is free, looks good on everyone, and is available to the masses, but for one day only. Designed to celebrate voting and create a visual cue for others to vote on General Voting Day, the “I Voted” sticker is a must-have for fall. White, in combination with...

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  • First Time Voter Turned Lifetime Voter

    We are pleased to welcome our first guest blogger, Chloe from the City of Victoria Youth Council. My eighteenth birthday was in late October, and so the November 15 Municipal elections will be the first time I vote. Since the age of twelve, voting has been one of the biggest things I looked forward to...

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  • We’re #1 in Best Free Fun! (And #2, and #3)

    Thank you to Greater Victorians who voted in the 2014 Best of the City awards. We are humbled by your appreciation, and after winning so many awards, it looks like we are going to need to clear off some wall space! We’re #1! And #2, and #3… in the Best Free Fun category! The jewel...

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  • “One of the best field trips in the history of Canada…”

    The City of Victoria recently hosted over 700 students at Public Works Day. Here is one student’s reflections on his day: Dear Public Works Department, Thank you for the awesome field trip to Public Works!  It was probably one of the best field trips ever in the history of Canada!  I was the blonde kid...

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  • Pop-Up Open House. By Bike.

    We’re currently asking people what it would take to get out of their car and onto a bike.  So we took up the challenge ourselves and decided to hit the road to our first open house…by bike. Our open houses are designed to be interactive and educational and we try to pop-up in neighbourhoods across...

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  • Welcome to our new City Blog!

    Welcome to our new City Blog! We are excited to launch a new way of communicating with you, and hope that it won’t just be a one-way conversation. Join in – we want to hear from you. So, why would the City of Victoria decide to start a blog? Because City matters are important to...

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