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Banff Ideas Bank looks toward future

The Banff Ideas Bank, Banff’s community brain trust, is planning to create a website to archive the ideas generated during the monthly sessions.

The Banff Ideas Bank, Banff’s community brain trust, is planning to create a website to archive the ideas generated during the monthly sessions.

The goal, according to Kim Bater, one of the organizers, is to create an interactive site that allows Banff residents to be a part of the Banff Ideas Bank (BIB) process, even if they do not attend the monthly forums by voting on topics or ideas.

Bater said the website should be online in six to eight weeks.

Over the last three months, Bater said the BIB tackled themes on how Banff can be the happiest, friendliest place in Canada and how to create a satisfying life in the 21st century and why people love to hate politicians.

“One of the key things people are interested in are more and a different type of engagement. No matter what we do, they want to do something different,” he said in regards to the third forum, adding people wanted to be involved citizens.

“They want a way to be engaged and take responsibility.”

Bater said the next theme is to look at the pace of life and whether or not people are running out of time.




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