November 2021 Vulcan County Family Resources

Nov. 2 – Dec. 22 Shop Local Market at the Arrowwood Library – Looking for vendors (See attached poster)

Nov. 5 – Random Act of Kindness Day – How can you participate? Perform a kind act, share it on social media, and use the hashtag #rakdayCFLSA, for a chance to win one of ten $500 Kindness Grants to award to the local CRA-registered charity of your choice. Together let’s create a wave of kindness across all of Southwestern Alberta! For more information, visit our website: (See attached poster) For those not on social media you can phone it in.

Nov. 6 – Champion Food Rescue outside Champion Fire Hall 1-4pm

Nov. 8 – Bedtime Stories – Monday evening’s starting Nov. 8 online (See attached poster)

Nov. 9 – Roving Gym returns to Milo Tuesday’s starting Nov. 9 (See attached poster)

Nov. 11 – Remembrance Day Service – The Champion Legion will be holding their annual Remembrance Day ceremony in accordance with Covid restrictions.
Location – Champion Legion Cenotaph (in front of the Legion – 1st Ave North)

Nov. 11 – Remembrance Day Service – The Vulcan Legion will be holding the ceremony virtually on their website and via their Facebook page.

Nov. 18 – English Language Learning Class – Thursdays’ starting Nov. 18 at 7pm (See attached poster)

Nov. 20-21 First Aid Course. Register with Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society (See attached poster)

50/50 Raffle for the Vulcan Lions Club (See attached poster)

Rainbow Literacy and Learning – List of Programs

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Vulcan Recreation Fall Programming for Adults and Youth

Time for Rhymes – Please register with Rainbow Literacy at 403-485-3107

Vulcan – Friday’s at 10:30am

Champion – Tuesday’s at 10:00am

Carmangay – Friday’s at 10:00am

Milo – Wednesday’s at 10:30am

Online via Zoom – Tuesday’s at 10:00am


Adult and Tot Skate – 12-1pm Vulcan Arena **Must pre-register at click on Registration.** Adults must show proof of vaccine.

Community Skating – 6:45-7:45pm Vulcan Arena **Must pre-register at click on Registration.** Adults must show proof of vaccine.

Community Walking – 2:15-3:30pm Vulcan C.R.C. **Must pre-register at click on Registration.** Adults must show proof of vaccine.


Milo Roving Gym – 10:45am Milo Community School Gym. Adults must sign in and wear masks. Starts November 9.

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

Virtual Baby Group with Public Health 10-11:30am email [email protected] for the link. (See the attached poster.)


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

Adult Shinny – 8:30-9:30pm Vulcan Arena **Must pre-register at click on Registration.**

Community Walking – 2:15-3:30pm Vulcan C.R.C. **Must pre-register at click on Registration.** Adults must show proof of vaccine.


Little Explorers – Starting in November at 10am. Register with Greater Foothills Family Centre at 1-877-652-8633


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

Community Skating – 5-6pm Vulcan Arena **Must pre-register at click on Registration.** Adults must show proof of vaccine.

Youth Shinny – 3:45-4:45pm Vulcan Arena **Must pre-register at click on Registration.**

Community Walking – 1-2:30pm Vulcan C.R.C. **Must pre-register at click on Registration.** Adults must show proof of vaccine.


Monday – Saturday

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

Greater Foothills Family Centre – Tip Talks Fridays at 10am online (See attached poster Tip Talks GFFC)
Nov. 5 – Language and Your Toddler
Nov. 12 – Fighting and Aggression in Preschool
Nov. 19 – Fears in your School Ager

Community Education Sessions – Online Workshops
Nov. 4 – Real Talk: Break the Cycle of Domestic Violence
Nov. 6 – Super Dads Super Kids
Nov. 15 – Stress and Healthy Coping: Helping Youth Address Their Stress
Nov. 17 – Supporting LGBTQ2S+ Children and Youth: A Workshop for Parents and Family Members
Nov. 17 – Dare to Care: Bully Proofing your Child
Nov. 18 – Healthy Brains = Healthy Children
Nov. 18 – Screen time: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
Nov. 22 – Kids Have Stress Too
Nov. 23 – Children’s Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Strategies for Parent and Child Wellbeing
Nov. 24 – Mental health for highly sensitive teens; unique struggles for these emotional feelers
Nov 24 – There’s no mental health without spiritual health
Nov. 25 – 2E Gifted Children: Covid-19 & Well-Being
Nov. 29 – Managing the Holidays through Mindfulness: Supporting Your Child’s Social and Emotional Well-being
Nov. 30 – Understanding and Using Mental Toughness to Enhance Performance: When Toughness is Really NOT About Being “Tough
Dec. 2 – Giving the gift of knowledge – Your guide to saving for a child’s post-secondary education
Dec. 8 – Calgary Youth Justice Society/Calgary Youth Justice Committees Public Information Session
Dec. 13 – Burnout & Boundaries during Covid

Stress, Your Brain, and You! (See attached poster)

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A talk by youth for youth

What is stress anyways?

How can you cope with everyday stress? Want to see what a stressed-out brain looks like?

Join the discussion about mental health and stress as youth share their experiences. Interested in a career in brain science or mental health? Meet neuroscientists, social workers, and psychiatrists who are sharing their stories! And come along as a neuroscientist leads you through a voyage through the normal and stressed human brain, with vivid brain imaging

Date & Time | November 2, 2021 @ 6pm MT (See attached poster)

Public Works Operator – Champion

Child Care Educator –

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Admin Support IV – AHS Vulcan

Herdsperson – Gordon Turner Farms (Blackie)

Health Care Aide – AHS Vulcan

Stores I – AHS Vulcan – Shipping and Receiving

Yard Shipper/Receiver – UFA Farm Store Vulcan

Administrator – Extendicare Vulcan

Highway Maintenance Worker Operator – Volker Stevin

Environmental II – AHS Vulcan (Cleaning)

Healthcare Security Guard – Paladin Security Vulcan

Oilfield Heavy Equipment Operator, Skilled Labourers, Supervisor/Foreman – KLS Earthworks & Environmental in the County

Substitute Teachers – Palliser School Division

Residential Support Staff – Wheat Country Special Needs Society

Laundry, Health Care Aide, Recreation Aide, Cook – Extendicare

Tire Shop Manager – Arrowwood Co-op

Petroleum and Agro Salesperson – Arrowwood Co-op

Regular Assistant – Lomond School Horizon School Division

Field Technicians and Supervisor – Nova Power Source (Lomond)

Feed Truck Driver – Ballco Feeders (Brant)

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Health and Safety Officer – Express Employment Professionals (2 Month Contract in the Vulcan area)

Client Service Representative – CIBC (Part-time)

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Petro Canada has a help wanted sign
Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society – PT Adult and Family Literacy Facilitators – Call Rainbow for more details 403-485-3107

Aspen Crossing – It’s audition time! This casting call is for the 2021 Polar Express™ excursion at Aspen Crossing. This year we are doing things a little differently. All auditions must be sent in by video submission. Whether that be by a google link, a YouTube video of yourself, etc. We will be casting for the following roles this year: Santa Conductor Elf Chef Billy Hero Boy Steward Hero Girl Know-it-all Kid If interested please send an email. We will send you further instructions and scripts to read from, for your video audition. Auditions close November 8th.

MCG Career Services 1-844-601-2660

FREE help with career and employment skills. A Career Coach can meet with you by phone or zoom.

Employment Workshops – online via zoom

Experience Counts Program for 45+ year olds with job skills training.

Inclusion Foothills has a Business and Youth Coach available in Vulcan to offer support for 16-24 year olds with any barriers to employment. To make an appointment call 1-866-507-6277 or email [email protected]

Support Groups

MUMS – Peer-to-Peer Maternal Support for pre- and post-partum. Weekly confidential phone calls. Call Families Matter at 403-205-5194.

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

Al-Anon Family Group – meetings as needed.

Tuesday’s – Prenatal Support Group – Families Matter 6-8pm online by Zoom. For women who are experiencing anxiety/depression. Your well-being matters too! Register at or 403-205-5194 or 403-205-5180.
Wednesday’s – SMART Recovery – Addiction Support Meeting. 7pm at Vulcan FCSS. Call Beth at 403-485-1054 for information.
Thursday’s – Men’s Healthy Relationship Group – 6-8pm Registration details at


Did you know Vulcan has a Give-and-Take Pantry?

It is for anyone in need of a little food or for anyone to drop off food donations. Please only take what you need or donate

unopened goods that have not expired. Outside the Vulcan Library in a little library on a post. 303 Centre Street.

Are you or someone you know struggling with addictions? Do you need some support to help you deal with the stress, crisis or feelings that you are struggling with? Try out a SMART Recovery meeting. Wednesday’s at 7pm. Located at 105B 3rd Ave. S. Contact Beth for more information 403-485-1054.
SMART Recovery meetings are free and open to anyone seeking science-based, self-empowered addiction recovery. It is a global community of people & families working together to thrive and overcome the suffering caused by addiction.

FREE Support Programs – Wild Rose Community Connections (See attached poster for program descriptions)

Rowan House – Shelter and Outreach

Abuse thrives in secrecy. Even if your own relationship is healthy, your knowledge can support and empower others.

Learn more about our Create Change online course:

Know someone new to the community? The Vulcan Lionettes Community Connection offers a Welcome Wagon Service in Vulcan. They take the newcomer a bag with the civic information needed to familiarize with the local community including: Local map, recycling, library, recreation facilities, clubs and organizations and coupons from local businesses. Call Joyce@403-485-6802 or Marg @403-485-2426.


Local Election Results – Congratulations to the new Councillors and thank you for serving our community.

Vulcan County—Jodie Gateman, elected. Christopher Northcott, elected, Shane Cockwill, elected. Laurie Lyckman, acclaimed. Jason Schneider, acclaimed. Kelly Nelson, acclaimed. Doug Logan, acclaimed.

Town of Vulcan—All acclaimed. Judy Sanderson, Cole Dunham, Lyle Magnuson, Richard DeBolt, Barbara Moore Coffey, William Smith and Tom Grant.

Arrowwood—Elected Colin Bexte, Matt Crane, and Nicholas Kuntz.

Carmangay—Elected Kym Nichols, Doug Fraser and Sue Dahl.

Milo—Milo, Scott Schroeder, Dean Melnyk and Sheldon Walker.

Lomond—Acclaimed Brad Koch, Craig Stokes and Robert Donnelly

Champion—Elected Nathan Schmeelke, Marsha Mason, Jamie Smith, Trevor Wagenvoort and Terry Penney.

School Trustees – All acclaimed Loralei Bexte and Louise Schmidt for Palliser School Division and Marie Logan for Horizon School Division

Something a little Lighter….
-Why are trees so carefree and easygoing? Because every fall, they let loose.

-I saw a leaf that was in the shape of a chicken. Apparently, it is from a Poultree.

-How did we know communism was doomed from the beginning? All the red flags.

-After the election I’m moving to Greenwich. I don’t know what I’ll do in the mean time.

Me: I want to take a trip.

My Bank Account: I highly suggest it be a trip to work.

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Have a great month!

Lori Gair
Community Liaison
Vulcan and Region Family and Community Support Services
Phone: 403-485-2192 ext. 103
Email: [email protected]

‘We’re all just walking each other home.’ – Ram Dass