Don’t double-book

The District of Fort St. James is developing a community events calendar.

The District of Fort St. James is developing a community events calendar.

The calendar would be available through the district’s website, Facebook, Twitter and possibly area newspapers and may even have a hard copy posted in the community to help facilitate event planning.

The initiative was started by Emily Colombo, economic development officer for the district.

“I was hearing a need from different people around town on different committees I worked with,” said Colombo.

Some weekends would end up with three or four events booked. Colombo hopes groups or individuals scheduling events will now call her and check the date to see what else is taking place. Once the calendar is in place they can look at the calendar for a relatively free date and then call her to put their event on the calendar.

Sporting events, board meetings, special events and public meetings are just some of what would be on the calendar, which would not only help prevent overbooking dates but also help increase awareness about some of the events taking place in the community.

The launch of the calendar is planned for January of 2012. To put an event or meeting on the calendar or to check dates, call Emily Colombo at 996-8233 or email:

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