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Hinton Community Calendar strives to be a one-stop shop for all Hinton and area happenings. We work to promote and encourage greater business, nonprofit, and community collaboration.

History
In the fall of 2008 and spring 2009, the Town of Hinton, Community Futures West Yellowhead, and the Hinton and District Chamber of Commerce sponsored the Business Vitality Initiative (BVI). The purpose was to assist the community with supporting entrepreneurs and to foster small business growth. More than 40 business and community individuals participated in both phases of the BVI. Phase 1 of the BVI used focus groups and a comprehensive survey to asses the community’s small business potential. During Phase 2 the community reviewed and discussed several courses of actions based upon the results of Phase 1. All actions were prioritized by the participants and selected because they were interested in investing their time and energy.

One of the actions was to encourage greater business and community collaboration. The initial discussion at BVI included these ideas:
  • Business and the community need to collaborate to increase success and participation at local business, sporting, social, and culture events.
  • Encourage all businesses and entrepreneurs, as well as the Chamber of Commerce, to unify and come together for common goals.
  • Promote business to support community collaboration of events, festivals, and forums.
  • Access and use the town events calendar and publish twice monthly in the newspaper.

Since the BVI, interested members of the group met to determine tools to accomplish the above. The idea of a comprehensive calendar was discussed and pursued.

The design and development of this website has been made possible through funding from the Province of Alberta’s Rural Community Adaptation Program. YRAF Creative Campus, under the guidance of the Hinton Community Calendar committee, is proud to be working as the project managers.

Thank You!
Hinton Community Calendar wishes to thank the following organizations for their support:
Community Futures West Yellowhead Creative Campus Hinton logo The Voice logo