October 2021 – Vulcan County Family Resources


Family Literacy Programs for October – Rainbow Literacy (See poster) Register by calling 403-485-3107

Time for Rhymes  – Wednesdays at 10:30 Milo Lions Park

Time for Rhymes – Tuesdays at 10:00am online via zoom

Family Programs from the Greater Foothills Family Centre (See poster)

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Oct. 6th – 10am Wednesday at the Vulcan Centennial Park Outdoor Scavenger Hunt *weather permitting * Registration is required

Oct. 7 – Holiday Craft along with Rainbow Literacy for Thanksgiving (See poster)

Oct. 7 – Pie Day at the Arrowwood Museum (See poster)

Oct. 8 – Infant Sleep Patterns (See poster)

Oct. 12 – Food Rescue in Milo, Arrowwood, Lomond and now Champion.  Call ahead to have a bag of rescued food delivered to your village from the High River Food Rescue. (See poster)

Thursday’s – GLOW – Program for girls (See poster)

Oct. 15 – WCIS – Service Canada presentation – Learn about the benefits and coverage available to you including, Employment Insurance, Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, and more. 6-7pm online. (See poster)

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Oct. 22 – Bottle Drive for the Milo Alphabets Kindergarten (See poster)

Oct. 22 – Disobedience in Toddlers (See poster)

Oct. 29 – Halloween Fun for 7-12 year olds (See poster)

Oct. 29 – Coping with Stress for Parents (See poster)

Traxside Studio schedule  (See poster) Dance, Art, Yoga and more for kids and adults in Blackie.

Tekka Karate Club – will run Monday’s and Thursdays in Vulcan (See poster)

Oct. 31 – Halloween Kids Parade 5:30pm Champion Main Street



Pickleball outside at the Vulcan Legion. 10am. Weather permitting.

Get-A-Way Youth Centre – Open 3:30 – 6pm  105A 3rd Ave. S. Vulcan 403-485-6033. Come enjoy ping-pong, pool tables, foosball, air hockey, video games, crafts and music!

Prenatal Support Group – Families Matter 6-8pm online by Zoom. For women who are experiencing anxiety/depression. Your well-being matters too!  Register at www.familiesmatter.ca or 403-205-5194 or 403-205-5180.



Early Childhood Program – Outdoor Fall Scavenger Hunt Oct. 6 10-11am.

Greater Foothills Family Centre – Registration is required.  1-877-652-8633

Get-A-Way Youth Centre – Open 3:30 – 6pm for 10-18 year. Open for Teens in Grade 9-12 from 6:30 – 9pm  105A 3rd Ave. S. Vulcan 403-485-6033.

SMART Recovery – Addiction Support Meeting.  7pm at Vulcan FCSS.  Call Beth at 403-485-1054 for information.


Farmer’s Market – Vulcan Legion 3-6pm

Men’s Healthy Relationship Group – 6-8pm Registration details at rowanhouse.ca/safe-at-home



Get-A-Way Youth Centre – Open 12:30 – 6pm 105A 3rd Ave. S. Vulcan 403-485-6033. Come enjoy ping-pong, pool tables, foosball, air hockey, video games, crafts and music!

Pickleball outside at the Vulcan Legion in September. 10am. Weather permitting.

Monday – Saturday

Vulcan Senior Centre Drop-In 9am-12pm at 303 Centre Street Vulcan. Free New Memberships for the remainder of 2021

Every Tuesday and Thursday

AA – Alcoholics Anonymous – Meetings are at 8pm.  Contact Gary at 403-485-5818

Al-Anon Family Group – meetings as needed.  Contact Betty W. at 403-652-8285 for information.



-Wild Rose Community Connections – description of programs  (see poster)

-Youth Engaging Workplaces (Y.E.W.) Project is a twelve-week program that works with youth aged16-24 in preparing, applying, and securing inclusive employment in their communities. (see poster)

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-Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group – Next dates are Oct. 5 and 19th. (see poster)

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group Fall 2021

-Arrowwood Library Newsletter (see poster)

Community Education Services Register at https://community.hmhc.ca/sessions/ 

October 5 @ 11 am Executive Functioning: Who’s the Boss 

October 12 @ 6:30 pm A Parents’ Guide to Tackling Stress, Anxiety, and Mood: Using CBT Skills to Support Your Children and Yourself (Covid-19 edition) 

October 19 @ 6:30 pm

Emotional Regulation: A Guide for Parents and Educators on Supporting Emotional Development 

October 21 @ 6:30 pm Help! My Child is struggling in School! 

October 25 @ 6:30 pm Are they too young? Talking with infants and preschoolers about bodies, relationships and sexuality 

October 26 @ 6 pm Adolescent Brain Development and Navigating Parent-Teen Relationships 

October 27 @ 1 pm

Kids Have Stress Too 

October 27 @ 6:30 pm Girls and Covid Nine-Teen 

October 28 @ 10:30 am Renewed Focus: A Follow-up Report on Youth Opioid Use in Alberta 

Learn how to manage stress in challenging times 

Participants looking for ways to identify and manage stress are invited to join two free online workshops led by AHS certified professionals.

Part 1 Wednesday, September 29, 2021 6:30-8:30pm 

This interactive workshop includes a basic discussion of stress plus looks at different ways to manage stress, including 2 HeartMath® breathing techniques. Participants will come away with an understanding of the impact of emotions on the body plus an action plan to address their own stress.

Part 2: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

This interactive workshop will discuss perception, decision-making, and communication using the HeartMath® tools taught in Part 1. (Note that this is a continuation from concepts learned in Part 1, so completion of Part 1 is essential prior to taking Part 2.)

For more information email [email protected]

 Teens Talk Transition is a free 3-week program designed by youth, to help youth who are managing a long-term health condition prepare for the transition to adult healthcare. Teens Talk Transition will be held online from 11:00-noon on three consecutive Saturdays starting October 16, 2021.

From 9:30-10:30 am on the same days, we will also offer an online transition workshop for parents/caregivers.


There is no health without mental health

As the pandemic continues to impact the health of many around the world, Alberta Health Services wants to remind Albertans to take care of their physical health and their mental health as we celebrate Mental Illness Awareness Week Oct. 3 to 9 and World Mental Health Day, Oct. 10.

By the age of 40, about 50 per cent of Canadians will have or has had a mental illness.

Remember, if you are struggling you are not alone. There are supports in place to help you.

Many things can help improve a person’s mental health. Building a healthy routine, limiting social media use, and learning to manage worries as well as mindfulness and other coping skills all can have a positive impact.

Create a healthy routine that can include physical activities such as a walk around the neighbourhood and a regular sleep schedule, as well as self-care strategies such as mindfulness or meditation. Connecting with others can have a positive impact on a person’s mental health.

Resources and supports, such as Text4Hope and Togetherall, are available to help you or someone you know. Go to www.albertahealthservices.ca/helpintoughtimes.

You may also wish to talk about your concerns with your partner, your family healthcare provider or someone else you trust. Or call the Mental Health Helpline toll-free at 1-887-303-2642, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

– Content provided by Alberta Health Services

Times are hard on the farm, more difficult than they have been for a long time. Do you want someone to talk to? To vent frustrations in a safe space, and also receive support from your peers and have questions answered by a mental health professional who lives and works on the farm too?

If so, Talk It Out is for you. It’s for all Canadian farmers. Join us anonymously or participate fully every Wednesday.

Wednesday’s at 6pm by Zoom.  Go to https://www.domore.ag/talk-it-out for more information

Municipal Election Information

There will be elections in Arrowwood, Carmangay, Milo and Champion and in Vulcan County there are elections in Division 1, 2 and 6

Election Day is Oct. 18.  Take your government issued picture ID.  If you require a special ballot, contact your municipal office ahead of election day.

All residents of Vulcan County, towns and villages can vote for the Provincial Senate Election and on the Referendum Questions.  Voting stations are set up throughout the County to accommodate the votes. See below for the voting stations during Advance Vote and on Election Day.

*A vote of electors will also be held on the following 2 referendum questions:

1) Should section 36 (2) of the Constitution Act , 1982—Parliament and the government of Canada’s commitment to the principle of making equalization payments—be removed from the Constitution?

2) Do you want Alberta to adopt year-round Daylight Saving Time, which is summer hours, eliminate the need to change our clocks twice a year?

Vulcan County residents will have the opportunity to attend an Advance Vote on Saturday, October 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Advance Vote Polling Station for all Divisions: 102 Centre Street, Vulcan (County Administration Building)  

On Election day you must vote at the designated polling station for your Division on Election Day.  Division 1 – Arrowwood Community Hall, Divison 2 – Vulcan Legion, Division 3 – Vulcan Legion, Division 4 – Carmangay Community Centre, Division 5 – Milo Community Hall, Division 6 – Vulcan Legion, Division 7 – Lomond Multi-Purpose Facility

Employment Opportunities

Bank Specialist – Carmangay ATB http://villageofcarmangay.ca/career-posting-bank-specialist/

Rural Reaching Home Coordinator -Vulcan Food Bank – posted at www.vulcanandregionfcss.com

Member Experience Specialist – Lomond Credit Union Branch https://www.connectfirstcu.com/en/about/careers

Labourers – Travers Solar Farm https://careers.pcl.com/ca/en/job/041330/Labourer-Solar-Technician

Found on indeed.ca:

Delivery Driver – Furniture Villa

Residential Support Staff – Wheat Country Special Needs Society

Appliance Service Technician –

Furniture Villa

Found on workopolis.com:

Reception/Medical Office Assistant – Vulcan Medical Clinic

Highway Maintenance Worker/Operator – Volker Stevin

Housekeeping, Health Care Aide,

Dietary Aide, Cook, Recreation Aide (Casual) – Extendicare

General Labourer and Pen Riders –

Ballco Feeders (Brant)


Manager – Aspen Crossing (Mossleigh)

Operations/Administrative Assistant 10 month term – G3 Canada (Carmangay)

Insurance Broker – Western Financial Group

Environmental II (Cleaning) – AHS (Vulcan Hospital)

Operations Support – Nutrien Milo

Regular Assistant – Lomond School

Farm Worker – Aspen Crossing (Mossleigh)

Field Technician II – Nova Power Source (Lomond)

Tire Shop Manager and Petroleum and Agro Sales – Arrowwood Co-op

Found on Linked In:

Registered Nurse & LPN – Extendicare


MCG Career Services  

1-844-601-2660  FREE workshops or one-on-one career and employment skills coaching.  Resumes, cover letters interview skills, using Linked In and more.


The Champion Fire Department is looking for members! If interested, please call Fire Chief Wayne Tompkins @ 403-423-0194.

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Have a great fall!


Lori Gair

Community Liaison

Vulcan and Region Family and Community Support Services

Phone: 403-485-2192 ext. 103

Email: [email protected]