Imagine what OCL’s recreation and open spaces can be for a chance to win a $500 cash prize!

The Oliver Community Survey has received many great ideas from our community members about what Oliver’s recreation and open spaces can be, and now we want you to bring those possibilities to life!

We currently have two green spaces in Oliver that we would like our neighbours’ help to reimagine.  

The first, Oliver Park, found on 118 Street and 104 Ave, is a whole city block that currently houses the Oliver Outdoor Pool, Oliver Arena, playground, former Oliver Community League (OCL) Hall, and green space.

The second site, the former St. John’s School Site, found on 120 Street and 103 Ave, just north of Peace Garden Park.

Submit your innovative design, rendering, drawing, painting, collage, or whatever visual medium you deem necessary. Submissions can dream big, but must consider economic feasibility. You can choose to visualize one or both of the park sites.

Persons interested in submitting for this competition are required to attend an OCL Community Workshop on Thursday, March 28, 2019 to present a draft visual design concept. The results of the Oliver Community Survey will also be shared with community members at this time.

All age groups and abilities are encouraged to submit as individuals and/or teams*. The OCL board will select one submission as the winner and a $500 cash prize will be awarded. There will be guaranteed prizing for children under 12 years old as we are eager to see what our youngest community members envision for these spaces.

Competition Requirements:

  1. Expressions of interest must be submitted by 11:59 pm on Sunday, March 24, 2019 to Luwam Kiflemariam, Vice President, OCL at
  2. Draft submissions must be submitted by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Luwam Kiflemariam, Vice President, OCL at
  3. All participants are required to attend the Community Workshop at the Grace Lutheran Church (9907 114 St) from 7-9pm on Thursday, March 28, 2019 to display their draft visual design concept to community members.
  4. Dreaming big is welcome, but economic feasibility must be considered.
  5. The final visual design concept must be submitted by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 to Luwam Kiflemariam, Vice President,
  6. Winner to be notified and announcement made on social media by Sunday April 7, 2019.

*By submitting to this competition, you agree that the Oliver Community League may use all or any portions of the submission for advocacy purposes.

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