Friday Notes
January 19th, 2018
Your weekly news, updates, community events and more!
Change for Children - Guatemala Brigade 2018

The Golden Optometry Clinic is heading to Guatemala in February to provide eye care to those in need!

If you have old glasses that you're not using anymore please donate them at the Golden Optometry office: 509 9th Ave. N.

Interested parties can also make a financial contribution by visiting Dr. Rebecca Kolbenson's fundraiser page or p ick up a pair of readers from the dollar store or pharmacy and bring them in.

Visit the Change for Children website to learn more.
Vital Signs: Let's Talk Priorities
The Golden and District Community Foundation have officially launched the 2017 Vital Signs Report.

The report provides us with a snapshot on the quality of life in the Town of Golden & Area 'A'. In this report, work was identified as citizen priority #3 and economy came in at #4.

In an effort to encourage further dialogue in these areas and to champion collaborative solutions, we would like to hear from you.

  • How can we collectively better meet the needs of employers requesting support in the areas of human resources, marketing partnerships, customer services and business planning?

  • What is needed to create a vibrant, robust socio-economic climate in Golden?

Please email your feedback/suggestions to us at:

Golden Ambassador Program
Tourism Golden is soliciting feedback from local businesses and tourism operators regarding the creation of a local ambassador program. The program would provide training to front line staff and interested local volunteers on tourism products, points of interest, key attractions and valuable visitor resources.  

A stakeholder engagement meeting will be held on Friday, January 26th from 9:00 - 11:00am at the Ramada Hotel. Your participation will help ensure the ambassador program is reflective of the needs and interests of local businesses.

If you are unable to attend please take a moment to complete the short survey.
EK Employment - Golden Job Fair

The EK employment Centre invites you to their annual Job Fair. Last year's job fair had 17 businesses and agencies participate with 183 potential job seekers in attendance.

When: February 28th, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Where: Golden Seniors Centre

There is no cost to participate, but you must register ahead of time.

If you have any special requests like access to plugs (please bring your own extension cords) or if you require more than one table, please inform the EK Employment office ahead of time.

If you are interested in attending please email with the name of your business and contact information.
2018 Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs
´╗┐Intake Period - Apply Now to Feb. 2/18
Project proposals for the Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program (CIP/AAP) are now being accepted.

WHO CAN APPLY?  Eligible applicants include registered organizations that are not-for-profit, first nations, registered schools, and local government. In general, program funds are for meeting community/public needs rather than private needs. Any private sector proposal that comes forward must be sponsored by an eligible organization and must clearly demonstrate community benefits. If sponsored, the proposal and financial report must be submitted by the eligible organization on behalf of the sponsored group.

Download the CIP Golden Application Guide for more information on the application process.
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Friday, January 26

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