The District of Sicamous will soon have an electronic sign board on which to post messages and events.
The signs that will be available free-of-charge for non-profit groups to advertise their community events, will be located at the Sicamous and District Recreation Centre.
The electronic signs were approved by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District board during the 2012 and 2013 budget processes.
“The policy will empower the agencies which currently manage and operate recreation facilities to adopt their own procedures for the posting of messages on the electronic sign boards,” said Gary Holte, CSRD’s manager of Environment and Engineering Services, who presented the policy to the board for inclusion into regional district’s policy manual.
The electronic sign board will be made available to the District of Sicamous, CSRD, local arts and cultural organizations, local minor sports organizations and local community organizations.
Eligible non-municipal groups must be registered non-profit organizations that are located within the municipality.
Non-eligible groups include commercial organizations, for-profit businesses, faith-based organizations, private individuals, politicians or political parties.
The name of a commercial organization may be displayed in an electronic advertisement in circumstances where it is sponsoring the event to be advertised and the event qualifies for messaging on the board.
As well as being available only to certain organizations, all messages must comply with legislation and be free of demeaning, derogatory, exploitative or unfair comment of any kind.