Bluewater Strategic Plan

The community consultation phase of our strategic planning process is underway.    Our “town hall” meeting for Bayfield is scheduled for Wednesday August 12th at 7pm at the Bayfield Community Centre and I hope you’re available to join us.    Also, I’d appreciate your help in sharing this invitation with your friends and neighbours.


Here’s a sample of some of the questions our consultants have been asking:


What does community mean to you?

What is your current view of the community?

What elements do you like?

What elements do you see as challenging?

Complete the sentence:   My vision of Bluewater is a community where…

What are the key priorities/issues you see currently for Bluewater?

How would you like to envision the community in the next five to ten years?

What makes Bluewater an ideal community in which to live, work, and play?

What are one to three things the municipality can do to ensure that Bluewater more than survives, but thrives?

What are some ways that community engagement can be improved?

What distinguishes your community from all others?

 This is a great opportunity to be involved in shaping the future of your community – your opinion counts.  Let me know if you can join us and please share this invite with other Bayfield  residents, community stakeholder groups, and business owners.   For those who may not be available to attend the August 12th meeting, there is a community wide meeting scheduled for Thursday September 17th at 7pm at the Stanley Complex in Varna.    Check out our strategic planning website at and provide written comments at  Thanks for your time.

Gary Long

Chief Administrative Officer

519-236-4351 x.226