Last fall, Centrs conducted an informal survey. What we heard back from the respondents was that Centrs is like our grandparent’s house. It is a very warm, large and inviting place with many happy memories that we just take for granted. It will always be there whenever we want to visit, lovingly looked after by them.
Well, the reality is that our grandparents at some point are no longer able to care for that big house. A similar thing is happening here at Centrs. It is time for us to start thinking about our future because unfortunately the grandparents can no longer look after everything that needs to be done, nor can they continue to pay for it. Like all houses, at some point they require renovation and updating. At some point the house may also become too big to be practical. Of course, there still are many well attended events but if you visit Centrs during the week, or in the summer, you will see that much of the space is under-utilized. If Centrs is the heart of the Latvian community, why don’t we come here more often?
In the future, are today’s youth going to continue to come to Centrs? Will they bring their children to Latvian School, folk dancing etc? Do we still require a building of this size? We don’t know the answers.
As Centrs approaches its 40th anniversary, it is at a crossroads. The Future Development Committee needs your help to determine what the future of Centrs will look like. To make it sustainable, we may need to move down a different path, ensuring a stable revenue stream.
We value your opinions and suggestions so that we can make decisions and recommendations that are supported by the majority of the community.
The responses received for this survey will be completely anonymous. We thank you for your input. It is extremely important to all of us. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Roberts Vagners at: firstname.lastname@example.org