February 2022 Vulcan County Family Resources

Below are events and programs happening in Vulcan County and Resources available in person and online. Please have a good look and share them with family, friends, clients and associates.

One nice thing about the increase in online webinars, it has never been so easy to access Parenting Workshops. We are never done learning and especially when we are dealing with a particular concern at a developmental stage for our kids, it is nice to build our skill set from home or the office without driving anywhere or needing a babysitter. Maybe a quiet room would be nice though! The Greater Foothills Family Centre has had great turnouts for their parenting workshops now that it is so easy to log on. Scroll to the bottom of the email to see a list of many workshops below from GFFC and AHS (CYF, CES), that are available for no cost.

Feb. 1 – 5:30pm – Do I need to file income tax? How do I file my income tax? What are deductions and credits? Even if you made no money this year, it is worth it to file your income tax. (WCIS) Willow Creek Immigrant Services presents this FREE webinar. (See poster for details)
WCIS About Income Tax Poster Feb 1

Little Explorers – Vulcan Municipality Park on Feb. 3, 10, 17 at 10am. Outdoor In-person. Register with Greater Foothills Family Network (See poster for details)

Feb. 4 – Junior Curling Clinic and Funspeil in Milo. (See poster for details)

Feb. 5 – Vulcan Legion presents Rockabilly Cruise during the Saturday Meat Draw 3-6pm.

Feb. 10 – Grants information session – Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southern Alberta 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 10, 2022. Look them up online.

Feb. 11 – Valentine’s Day Craft-a-long – Online via Zoom 6pm for ages 2-5 and 7pm for ages 6-8. Register with Rainbow Literacy at 403-485-3107 [email protected] (See poster Family Literacy Programs February)

Feb. 13 – Superbowl Party at the Vulcan Legion (See poster for details)

Feb. 15 & 16 – Pop Up Food Rescue – High River Food Rescue will deliver to Arrowwood, Milo, Lomond, Vulcan and Champion. Call 403-336-2893 or email

[email protected] to register for a bag.

Feb. 16 – Ever thought about doing respite? Connections Registry Q & A – Scroll down to see more details.

Feb. 25 – Minute to Win It for 7-12 year olds online with GFFC (See poster for details)

Greater Foothills Family Centre – Family Programs for February (See poster for details pg. 1 and pg. 2)

Monday’s – GLOW program for girls ( See poster for details)

Mar. 5 & 6 – First Aid Course Vulcan (See poster for details)

Apr. 2 & 3 – Firearms Courses Restricted and Non-restricted (See poster for details)

Curling Bonspiels in Milo: Feb. 10-13 – Men’s, Feb. 18-20 – Women’s, Mar. 3-6 Mixed

Outdoor Skating around the County – Milo, Arrowwood and Champion rinks are open. (If the weather is cold enough to have ice)

Always remember to be courteous to other users, wear appropriate gear, wear masks and limit of 10 people in change rooms and have fun! Arrowwood hours are 4-9 weekdays. 1-9 weekends. Closed if it’s been too warm.

Time for Rhymes – Register with Rainbow Literacy at 403-485-3107 [email protected]
Family Literacy Programs-February

Milo – Wednesday’s at 10:30 Milo Drop-in Centre

Vulcan – Friday’s at 10:30 Vulcan Yoga and Wellness Centre

Champion – Tuesday’s at 10am via Zoom

Countywide – Tuesday’s at 10am via Zoom

Monday’s

Arrowwood Play Group – 10 am Arrowwood Hall. Drop-in. Contact Betty for more information 403-485-8623. (See poster for details)

Adult and Tot Skate – 12-1pm Vulcan Arena. Must pre-register at townofvulcan.ca/recreation click on Registration.

Community Skating – 6:45-7:45pm Vulcan Arena. Must pre-register at townofvulcan.ca/recreation click on Registration.

Community Walking – 8:30-9:45am NOTE THE TIME CHANGED Vulcan C.R.C. Must pre-register at townofvulcan.ca/recreation click on Registration.

Tuesday’s

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

Get-A-Way Youth Centre – Open 3:30-6pm for 10-18 year olds 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.

Wednesday’s

Mossleigh Play Group – 10am Mossleigh Hall. For information call Amanda at 587-224-7379 (See poster for details)

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

Adult Basketball – 8pm at the CRC. Must pre-register at townofvulcan.ca/recreation click on Registration.

Community Walking – 8:30-9:45am NOTE THE TIME CHANGED Vulcan CRC. Must pre-register at townofvulcan.ca/recreation click on Registration.

Bingo – Lomond Drop-In at 7pm.

Tech Talk – 10:30am Vulcan – Learn more about smartphones, tablets, internet safety, online safety and enjoy and chance to connect with others. Rainbow Literacy (See poster for details)

Thursday’s

Kids Craft Corner – In Champion at the Prairie Winds Market. 2-4 yr. olds at 3pm and 5-12yr. olds at 4pm. Register at 403-396-0791.

Friday’s

Get-A-Way Youth Centre – Open 12:30-5pm 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 townofvulcan.ca/recreation click on Registration. Adults must show proof of vaccine.

Youth Shinny – 3:45-4:45pm Vulcan Arena. Must pre-register at townofvulcan.ca/recreation click on Registration.

Community Walking – 1-2:30pm Vulcan C.R.C. Must pre-register at townofvulcan.ca/recreation click on Registration.

Yoga – Milo drop-in at 10am

Mon. Wed. Fri.

Carmangay Community Centre is open for walking from 10:30-11:30am.

Saturday

Pickleball – 10-11am Vulcan CRC. Must pre-register at townofvulcan.ca/recreation click on Registration.

Vulcan Legion Meat Draw – 3-6pm.

Sunday

Youth Community Basketball – 3-5pm at the CRC. Must pre-register at townofvulcan.ca/recreation click on Registration.

Monday – Saturday

Vulcan Senior Centre Drop-In 9am-12pm at 303 Centre Street Vulcan.

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. Contact Betty at 403-652-8285

-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 rowanhouse.ca/safe-at-home

Inclusion Foothills – Connections Registry Virtual Q&A Session Registration – February 16, 2022 at 7:00 PM on Microsoft TEAMS to learn more about becoming a care-provider!
Click the Link to Register
For more information please call (403)-603-3232 or e-mail Vanessa at [email protected]

What is the Connections Registry?

Inclusion Foothills understands that caring for an individual with special needs requires a great deal of focus and attention. Parents and caregivers may need assistance to be able to take a break or focus their attention on other important matters.
Because of this, Inclusion Foothills has developed a database of potential Care Providers. This registry helps connect families to Respite, Job Coaching, PT, OT and SLP assistance providers when they are in need. Please Contact us to access database of respite providers.
Inclusion Foothills serves as a referral agency only to assist in introducing individuals and/or families and care providers. Positions acquired through the Inclusion Foothills Connections Registry are considered self-employment.

Resources

Feb. 24 at 9:30am – Webinar with Money Mentors A Better Path A Brighter Future

When it comes to money, information is power. Being able to access free Financial Literacy services can affect your bottom line. Come connect and learn information that can keep you moving forward financially. Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qfuGqqD8qH9EQwij0HUoQOWrA7uJSiTdP

Greater Foothills Family Centre – Tip Talks (See posters for details)

Feb. 4 – Being a Parent

Feb. 11 – Toddlers and Tantrums

Feb. 18 – Separation Troubles

Feb. 25 – Why Does My Child Lie?

Community Education Sessions – AHS

http://community.hmhc.ca/sessions/?p=webex FREE. There are past recorded sessions available as well.

Feb. 2 – 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Birth Control and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) What do you need to know?
Feb. 3 – 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Supporting Children and Youth through Grief & Loss (Post Pandemic)

Feb. 7 – 10:00 AM – Noon Domestic Violence
Feb. 7 – 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM On the edge of our seats: when excitement tips into

Feb. 8 – 10:00 AM – Noon Part One: The Process of Addiction

Feb. 9 – 10:00 AM – Noon Brain Science: Sciences of Hope and Resilience

Feb. 9 – 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Cyber Safety

Feb. 10 – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Calgary Youth Justice Society/Calgary Youth Justice Committees Public Information Session

Feb. 10 – 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Thriving and Autism: Tips Tricks and Strategies for Success

Feb. 15 – 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Providing resolutions for toxic shame in children and youth

Feb. 16 – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Managing Anxiety in Youth within the COVID-19 World

Feb. 23 – 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Dare to Care: Bully Proofing your Child

Feb. 24 – 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Mindful Moments: Building Stronger Family Connections

Feb. 28 – 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Part 1: The Process of Addiction

Mar. 7 – 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Getting Pronouns Right: How to be an ally to the gender diverse community

CYF Caregiver Education Series (See attached poster)
CYF Caregiver Education Newsletter - February 2022

CYF Caregiver Education Newsletter - February 2022

Feb. 1 and 8 – 12pm Keeping Scattered Kids on Track: Supporting ADHD

Feb. 2 – 6pm Resilience in Parenting – Caring for the Caregiver

Feb. 3 – 6pm Supporting Your Child with Structure and Routine

Feb. 7 – 6pm Technology and the Teenage Brain

Feb. 9 – 6pm Strengthening Connections with Ourselves, Our Kids, Our Communities
Feb. 10 – 6pm Managing Meltdowns and Shutdowns
Feb. 15 and 22 – 12pm Mindfulness for the Family
Feb. 15 – 6pm Body Image and Eating Disorders
Feb. 17 – 6pm Helping Our Kids Figure Things Out
Feb. 23 – 6pm Positive Communication that Promotes Growth
Feb. 24 – More than Just a Bad Day – Understanding Depression in Adolescents
Feb. 24 – 6pm Effective Consequences
Feb. 28 – 6pm Sleep and Your Family’s Mental Health
Understanding Anxiety Series – 12-1pm
Part 4: Overcoming Avoidance – Wednesday, February 2 (continued from January)
Part 1: An Introduction – Wednesday, February 9
Part 2: Calming Our Bodies – Wednesday, February 16
Part 3: Settling Our Minds – Wednesday, February 23

Cancer Support
Wellspring serves patients and caregivers living with cancer from every community in southern Alberta ( and beyond). We do have a number of members from Claresholm, Vulcan and Nanton already.

Wellspring is a not for profit cancer support organization, and ALL of their services and programs are completely free. Their non-clinical cancer support programs meet the emotional, social and practical needs of people living with cancer for both patients and caregivers. All their programs and services are accessible to anyone living in southern Alberta or beyond via Zoom or the telephone. When it is safe to do so, they will operate in a hybrid model of both online programs and in-person programs both in Calgary and in pilot communities across southern Alberta outside of Calgary. Not only are these cancer patients, caregivers and families benefiting from our programs but they are being connected with a community of people ‘who get it’. They have programs for families with children, an Indigenous Cancer Sharing Circle, Young Adults, people living with a cancer that may never go away, programs just for caregivers and just for people who live in regional and remote communities and more. You can read more here: https://wellspringcalgary.ca/

They also have a health and community partner newsletter which you can sign up to here : https://wellspringcalgary.ca/health-partners/ This page also includes posters and brochures which you can download and share. There is no cost or referral required to become a member. There is an online membership form here https://wellspringcalgary.ca/programs-services/become-a-member/ or they can assist people over the phone.

Employment Opportunities
-Milo Public Works Positions (See poster for details)

-Vulcan Tourism – 3 Seasonal Positions go to townofvulcan.ca click on opportunities
-Vulcan Swimming Pool – Lifeguards, Volunteer Attendants, Front Desk Staff go to townofvulcan.ca click on opportunities
-Pool Concession Operator (See poster for details)

-Temp full-time teacher Lomond Horizon School division
-Family and Adult Literacy Facilitators – Rainbow Literacy Society 403-485-3107
-Early Childhood Educator – Vulcan Daycare vulcandaycaresociety.weebly.com/employment-opportunities.html – F/T Training provided.

-Klatt farms and harvesting is hiring for the 2022 season. Message us or contact Blair 403-647-7741 http://klattfarms.synthasite.com

Found on indeed.ca

-Commercial Tire Technician – Fountain Tire

-On call firefighter Vulcan County Protective Services

-Community Support Worker – Wheat Country Special Needs Society

-Administrative Assistant – Ryan Shearer Agencies Ltd.

-Environmental II – AHS Vulcan (Housekeeping)

-Highway Maintenance Worker/Operator – Volker Stevin

-Travelling Technician II – Vestas (Carmangay)

-Location Assistant – Richardson International (Pioneer Vulcan)

-Health Care Aide – AHS

-Shaw Satellite and Xplorenet Internet Technician – Integrated Solutions

Found on workopolis.com:

-Administrative Assistant – Ballco Feeders (Brant)

-Operations Assistant – G3 (Carmangay)

-Farm Equipment Operator – Hubka Farms (Carmangay)
-Windsite Manager – Vestas (Carmangay)

-Windblade Technician – Vestas (Carmangay)

-Administrative Assistant – Ballco Feeders (Brant)

-Farm Equipment Operator – Hubka Farms (Carmangay)

-Healthcare Aide – Extendicare

-Field Technicians and Supervisor – Nova Power Source (Lomond)

-Branch Manager – Nutrien Milo

Launch

A work experience and skills development program for young adults aged 20 – 30 that have completed some post-secondary training.

Program Overview

Launch is an MCG program that focuses on providing paid work experience opportunities and career and employment coaching to young adults struggling with the “I need experience to get a job – I need a job to get experience” cycle. Call MCG Careers to learn more. 1-844-601-2660

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

-Make soup at FCSS for the Youth Centre, Food Bank and isolated individuals. You can also come pick up a soup to take to someone who could use a thoughful gesture, has been sick, lonely or just not eating well. volunteerconector.org
-The Champion and Lomond Fire Departments are looking for new members! In Milo call Fire Chief Wayne Tompkins 403-423-0194 in Lomond call Fire Chief Brayden Shepard 403-793-3352.
-Vulcan County Health and Wellness Foundation is looking for new volunteers. Board, Trustees, Ambassadors and Event Volunteers. More information at vchwfoundation.com 403-485-4001
-Spock Days Association is looking for new Board Members to help with event planning. Positions include Secretary, Sponsorship Coordinator and a group to run a dance/cabaret. For information contact Lori at 403-485-0601.
-Vulcan and District Historical Society is in need of new members. Call 403-485-6688 for more information.
-Wheat Country Special Needs Society is seeking members from the Milo, Arrowwood, Mossleigh, Champion, Carmangay, and Lomond areas who would be willing to sit on the Board of Directors. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 7:00 pm. Compensation will be paid for mileage to meetings. Please contact Linda Schierman at 403 485-4733 for more information.
-Vulcan FCSS is helping Wild Rose Community Connection find local volunteers in Vulcan and all villages for their Caring Connections Program. Volunteers would check in weekly with seniors or other isolated individuals or provide Practical Kindness. Training is provided. Contact Lori at FCSS 403-485-2192 or Cathy at WRCC 403-601-2910.

Are you new to the Vulcan Community? Welcome! The Vulcan Lionette Community Connection would like to help by providing you with the civic information you may need to familiarize yourself with the local community including: Local map, recycling, library, recreation facilities, clubs and organizations and coupons from local businesses. Call [email protected] or Marg @403-485-2426.