Mapleton plans community forum

The Township of Mapleton will be hosting a community forum to discuss the preliminary findings and solicit community input for the township’s municipal cultural plan.

The forum will take place at the Drayton Festival Theatre on Feb. 19 from 6:30 to 8pm. The goal is to raise awareness of the economic and social value of Mapleton’s cultural businesses and assets, including community organizations, heritage buildings and sites, festival and events and to stimulate community support for the municipal cultural plan.

The event will feature a presentation on Mapleton’s current assets and how culture stimulates economies, engages citizens, unites communities and revitalizes downtowns.

“Community input and participation is essential to the success of the project. The forum will provide residents a chance to provide feedback and contribute to the overall vision of cultural development across the township,” states a press release issued by Mapleton business development and marketing co-ordinator Crystal Ellis.

To attend the forum register at or contact Ellis at 519-638-3313 or For more information on the community forum or the municipal cultural plan visit