May 2022 Vulcan County Family Resources

Apr. 28-May 12 – Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt Milo (See attached poster)

May 2 – Swim lessons and rentals will open for purchase at 9am for Vulcan and County Residents. May 10 for others. You need to register for a recreation card first for yourself and/ or your children. This gets you into the system and from there you can purchase swim lessons, rentals, pool passes (individual or family) If you are experiencing any difficulty you can call the pool at 403-485-2990 staff will be there to assist you.

May 4 – Hats on for Mental Health Day

May 6 – Brooke Wylie Band hosted by the Vulcan County Performing Arts Society. (See attached poster)

May 10 – Here and After, A Vocal Recital – Tickets at Home Hardware or at

May 12 – Early Childhood Developmental Check-ups – Arrowwood School. Call 403-534-3825 to book. (See attached poster)
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May 13 – Movie Sing 2 at the CRC at 2pm. $5.

May 26 – Carmangay Library – National Paper Airplane Day – We are challenging you to coming into the library that day, make a paper airplane and see how far it flies. There are prizes for the one that goes the furthest.

May 27 – Early Childhood Developmental Check-ups – Vulcan Prairieview Elementary School. Call 403-485-2074 to book. (See attached poster)

May 30 – Early Childhood Developmental Check-ups – Champion School Call 403-897-3831 to book an appointment. Developmental check-ups for three- to five-year-olds who are entering our early learning or kindergarten programs this fall. These check-ups are a service to parents, providing access to experts in early childhood development, including speech and language pathologists, right in their own communities. These free, one-hour sessions are a great way for parents/guardians to confirm which skills their children are well on their way to mastering and which areas require more support. These check-ups help determine the support and resources incoming early learning and kindergarten students will need this fall. They also give children an opportunity to visit School, meet the teacher, and to have a positive hour of fun activity, and alleviate some of the anxiety that might come when school starts.

May 31 – July 1 Vulcan County Wellness Challenge (See attached poster) Registration is now open for the 2022 Challenge at…/

June 10 -12 – Vulcan Spock Days Friday Fireworks, Saturday Pancake Breakfast, Parade, Family Fun Fair, Petting Zoo, Taste of Vulcan, Vul-Con, Soap Box Derby, Beer Gardens and Slo-Pitch all weekend.

June 18 – Vulcan Tinman Triathlon

June 18 – Milo Market and Lielow Music Festival (See attached Posters)

June 24-26 – Arrowwood Rodeo – Starts Friday at 7pm. Saturday starts with the Arrowwood Lions Club Pancake Breakfast at 8 am and Parade at 10 am. Also Saturday at 11am Arrowwood River Wranglers 4-H Horse Club has their annual achievement fun ride at the grounds. Then, rodeo fun returns again at 7pm Saturday evening. Sunday slack goes at 2 pm. We are tentatively also planning a ball tournament to run in conjunction. If interested in entering a team contact Austin Ashbacher.

June 25 – Vulcan Porchfest – Looking for music entries.

July 1 – Canada Day Vulcan Pool, Free Hot Dogs, Cake, Swimming

July 1-2 – Champion 111th Anniversary. Friday, 1pm – Red & White Bike Parade, 7pm – Movie at the School, 9pm – Moonlight 5km Walk/Run, Saturday, 1pm – Flying Bob, Pop-up Market, Beer Gardens, Show n’ Shine, Petting Zoo, Pancake Breakfast.

July 16 – Show ‘N Shine and Demolition Derby

Aug. 4 – 7 – Carmangay Fair and Sports Day

Coming Soon – Community Connection Café in Vulcan one afternoon per week. It is a chance to get out of the house and connect with others. An interesting topic or subject will be presented each week followed by time to talk and interact while enjoying coffee, tea, and a snack.

Date to be announced soon. For information contact FCSS at 403-485-2192. Will be posted on the Good Morning Newsletter, Facebook and (See attached poster)

Mealtime Struggles and Feeding your New Baby – Online course dates (See attached poster)

Time for Rhymes – Register with Rainbow Literacy at 403-485-3107 (See poster for new session in Arrowwood) [email protected]

Milo – Wednesdays at 10:30am – Milo Drop-in Centre

Vulcan – Fridays at 10:30am – Vulcan Yoga and Wellness Centre

Champion – Tuesdays at 10:00am – Zoom

Arrowwood – Thursdays at 10am – Arrowwood Public Library


Arrowwood Play Group – 10am Arrowwood Hall. Drop-in. Contact Betty for more information 403-485-8623.


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

Milo Roving Gym – 10:45am Milo School Gym.

Mentorship Program – For youth 6-17 years old to improve the well-being of youth by providing a role model that can support them academically, socially and/or personally. Call Rainbow Literacy at 403-485-3107.

Get-A-Way Youth Centre – Open 3:30-6pm for 10-18 year olds at 105A 3rd Ave. S. Vulcan. 403-485-6033. Ping-pong, pool tables, foosball, air hockey, video games, crafts and music!


Quilting – Carmangay Seniors Centre 9am-12pm.

Seniors Social – 2pm Lomond at the Drop-In. Games, cards, coffee, etc.

After School Program – From after school until 6PM – Carmangay Community Centre – Games, activities, snacks, socializing and fun!

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 ages 13-18 yr. olds.

Adult Basketball – 8pm at the CRC.


Creative Minds – Carmangay Seniors Centre 9:30am -12pm for any type of project.

Curiosity Kids – 1:30pm Vulcan Lodge Hall. Call Greater Foothills Family Centre to Register 1-877-652-8633. Starts May 4. (See attached poster)

Man Cave – 1-3pm for men of all ages to hang out, visit, play pool, ping pong, foosball, cards, puzzles or games. 105A 3rd Ave. S. Vulcan. (See attached poster)

Drop-In Adult Slo-Pitch – Mossleigh 7pm


Yoga – Milo at the Drop-In at 10am

Fun Fridays – Carmangay Library – 10am-12pm. Games, activities, snacks, crafts and fun!

Get-A-Way Youth Centre – Open 12:30-5pm at 105A 3rd Ave. S. Vulcan 403-485-6033. Ping-pong, pool tables, foosball, air hockey, video games, crafts and music!

Mon. Wed. Fri.

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


Pickleball – 10-11am Vulcan CRC.

Vulcan Legion Meat Draw – 3-6pm.

Vulcan Legion – Drop-in Pool at the Hall 3pm. $5/person. No membership required.


Youth Community Basketball – 3-5pm at the CRC.

Monday – Saturday

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


-KidSport – Are you in need of new sheets for your beds? Order from a Canadian company AND support our local Kidsport so all kids have financial access to sports. Go to HTTPS://sweet to place your order. Grant applications are open for KidSport Canada These grants help cover the costs of registration fees so that all kids aged 18 and under in Vulcan County can play a season of sport.

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-Adopt-an-Acre – Vulcan Lions Club fundraiser. $100/acre. (See attached poster). The Lions have been able to turn these donations into approximately $50,000/year for the club, which is then turned around and put right back into the community. This year the money will be going to a new lifesaving device for the Fire Department, pool supplies, scholarships, lifeguard training and so much more.

-The Arrowwood United Church quilting group will be delivering quilts to St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church, for humanitarian relief, on May 12th. They are collecting other urgently needed items as well. If you would like to donate to this worthy cause, you may drop your donations off at the library, up until May 11th, during Library hours. ONLY NEW ITEMS PLEASE. Tuesday 12 to 5; Wednesday 12 to 5; and Thursday 10 to 12 and 1 to 5.

-Champion FCSS – Bottle Drive May 7. Drop off your bottle at the collection trailer on Main Street and 1st Ave N. between 10am and 4pm.

-Kinettes Pamper Basket Draw valued at $630. Get your tickets at The Hair Hut, Vulcan Library, Life Med, ATB in Vulcan, Milo and Arrowwood, Home hardware, Flowers n’ Fancies, NAS Mechanical in Champion

-Nine-In-A-Line Art Society – Quilt Draw ends May 4.

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

-Thursday’s – Men’s Healthy Relationship Group – 6-8pm Registration details at

Employment Opportunities

-Casual Home Support – Call 403-485-2192 for info.

-Fuel Truck Driver – Arrowwood Co-op Email [email protected] or fax 403-534-3330

-Lifeguards –

-Casual Community Support Worker – Carol Seaman’s Rise and Shine 403-485-0609 [email protected]

-Village of Lomond – Village Foreman

-Vulcan Country Inn – Daytime bartender and housekeeping. Call Bill at 587 500 1174

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-Family School Liaison Counsellor – Palliser School Division

-Administrative Assistant – Ryan Shearer Agencies

-Cook – Aspen Crossing

-Track Maintainer/Labourer – CP Rail

-Labourer – A&B Rail

-Solar Construction Worker – Borea Construction

-Security Guard – Paladin Security

-Labourer/Detailer – Brandt John Deere Vulcan

-Health Care Aide, Housekeeping – Extendicare

-Location Assistant-Richardson Pioneer Division Vulcan County

-Concrete Plant Labourer, Cement Mix Driver, Quality Control Technician – RMC Group of Companies

-Farm Worker, Feed Truck Driver – Ballco Feeders

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-Tire Technician – Fountain Tire

-Gravel Supervisor – gogravel Arrowwood

-Equipment Operator, Truck Driver – P&H Mossleigh

-Shaw and Xplorenet Internet Technician – Integrated Solutions

-Farm Labourer – Emerald Farms Arrowwood

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-Food Counter Attendant, Supervisor – Subway

-Vice Principal – VPE Palliser School Division

-Labourer – Emerald Farms Arrowwood

56 different jobs for Young People aged 15-30 years old are listed under the Canada Summer Jobs Grant at If you put Vulcan, AB in location it will show you the local listings. Check directly with employers for more details. Village of Lomond and Village of Champion Public Works Summer Students (May 13 deadline), Milo, Lomond and Carmangay Library Summer Students, Vulcan and Champion Lifeguards, Vulcan FCSS Youth Centre and Summer Program Worker and many more.

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.

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

Volunteer Opportunities

Bored? Need a little something to do? Vulcan and Region FCSS needs you!

Volunteers to be Caring Visitors. Call 403-485-2192 for more information or stop by 105B 3rd Ave. S. to fill out volunteer forms or drop off a resume. (See attached poster)

Communities in Bloom needs you!! Call Christa at 403-485-0239.

Volunteer on-call Advocates for Victim Services. Call 403-485-6163 for information.

Vulcan Community Health Centre needs volunteers to help with the Gift Shop, Gardening, Recreation Activities and Acute Care. Interested in joining us? Call Kaire Davis at 403-489-7623 or 403-625-8632 [email protected]

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 County Health and Wellness Foundation is looking for new volunteers. Board, Trustees, Ambassadors and Event Volunteers. More information at 403-485-4001

Spock Days Association is looking for a Secretary to join the Board. 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.

Workshops and Resources

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. 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. – According to science, bad things can happen to men too.

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Norquest College offers online Family Caregiver Wellness Initiative Workshops

All You Need to Know About Infection Control— May 14 at 9:00 a.m

Supporting a Person with Dementia – May 17 at 5:00 p.m

Mealtime and Medication Assistance – May 21 at 9:00 a.m

$15 per workshop. Workshop registration includes access to the online meeting link, information guide and resources, temporary access to a video library for quick just in time video learning, watch and evaluate a situational experience of providing care and decision-making skills. Contact [email protected] 780-644-5913 for more information.

Are you or a loved one living with cancer?

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.

Since their outreach project started in March 2020, they are serving members from communities more than 100km away more than ever before, including Vulcan. 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: There is no cost or referral required to become a member.

Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) is the recommended screening test for people aged 50 to 74 at average risk for colorectal cancer. This free, simple, at-home test checks your stool (poop) for traces of blood that you can’t see. Having regular colorectal cancer screening can prevent and detect cancer at its early stages when treatment is more effective.

Screening for Life provides free FIT kits after a brief questionnaire to determine if FIT tests are the best option for you. Go to or call Screening for Life at 1-866-727-3926

Community Education Services – Parenting Workshops