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Episode Info: Do you live in White Rock or South Surrey? Do you wish there were more ways for communities on the Semiahmoo Peninsula to collaborate? If you haven’t looked at online platforms, then you could miss the chance to make a real connection. Technology allows us go through life at warp speed. Don’t you wish you could slow things down enough to get connected with your community in the Greater Vancouver area? If you’re interested in knowing more about connecting the communities of White Rock and South Surrey, then you’ll want to invest 20 minutes for this edition of The Gordie Hogg Show, where host Erik Reynolds talks to guest Gordie Hogg, a long time resident on the Peninsula who also serves as the local MLA. Today special guest John Richardson, creator of Ethelo Decisions, an online platform that helps communities collaborate and make decisions together, joins Erik and Gordie. The three men discuss how Ethelo could help the communities on the Semiahmoo Peninsula. Using Community Forum Events to Connect with Other Locals This episode kicks off with a quick overview of a community forum recently hosted by Gordie. He talks about the topic of that event, and who attended the meeting. Any time you interact with other local citizens in a positive way, you are supporting your community, regardless whether it is online via social networking, or offline events. If you need a way to get started in your community, then try a forum event. It’s a great way to meet officials from your community while getting answers to questions you’d like to ask them. How Ethelo Can Help White Rock and South Surrey Residents Next the conversation turns to John, who introduces Ethelo Decisions. He also takes the time to answer these and other questions during the interview: How could Ethleo help White Rock and South Surrey? What results can my community achieve with Ethelo? Which values are reflected in this online platform? Now ask yourself these two questions: Do I want to get involved in my community? Is community involvement a priority for me? If you answered “Yes” to either or both, then it’s time to consider registering with Ethelo to get the latest from around the peninsula. How You Can Get Involved with Ethelo Then John talks about how easy connecting citizens of White Rock and South Surrey is. He also shares where you can go to register for Ethelo to connect with other members of your community. Gordie and John go on to talk about how Ethelo works in t
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