A Fire Restriction has been placed effective, April 17th, due to the dry, windy, and warm conditions that exist and are forecasted. There is a very high risk of fire spread during windy conditions in and cured (dead and dry) grass fuel type, such as those that exist across the County. Due to the rapidly changing weather conditions and the fine fuel moisture content, Vulcan County may move to a Ban with little to no notice. Please check out vulcancounty.ab.ca or the Alberta Fire Bans website for the most up to date information.
Wellness Challenge Registration Deadline is May 10, 2023
The Vulcan County Health and Wellness Foundation’s County Wide “Wellness Challenge” this spring; it will run for the whole month of June. We begin this year on May 29th and end on June 30th; all points must be registered by July 1, 2023.
The event’s goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle by promoting regular physical activity, mental and emotional health, good nutrition, proper sleep, and secure social support networks and targeting the seven dimensions of wellness, emotional, environmental, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, spiritual, and overall wellness.
If you join the Participaction Challenge at the same time, you can help our community become the most active in Canada.
May 5 – Mothers Day Tea at Peter Dawson Lodge – All are welcome. (See attached poster)
May 5 – Spring market at the Vulcan Legion with unique vendors to WOW mom and dad for their special days! Not only can you shop amazing deals, stay for supper at the Legion and play chase the ACE. (See attached poster)
May 6 – Champion Spring Market (See attached poster)
May 8-12 – Calling all local businesses – Economic Development Week (See attached poster)
May 9 – Protect yourself from Fraud and Scams Vulcan Seniors Centre (See attached poster)
May 10 – Lomond School Spring Concert
May 10 – 3-6pm – Lethbridge College is in Vulcan to answer all your questions about College (See attached poster)
May 11 – 5pm at the Carmangay library – Computer class about mobile devices – Register for this free class to learn to master your devices and how to access features that can help you. Please pre-register.
May 16 – 6pm at the Carmagay library – Rural Entrepreneur series kick-off – We will be running year long series featuring experts on different areas of business running. Everyone from big corporation to farmer’s market attendees are welcome. We want to know what you want to learn about, everything from taxes to social media marketing is on the table.
May 19 – 5pm at the Carmangay library – Family game night – get together and play some games!
May 19 – Road to Ready – Lethbridge College is coming to Vulcan. With feedback from partners like you, our students, employees and other stakeholders, we will redefine our purpose, mission and vision and set a course for Lethbridge College’s future. Your insights will help us ensure our purpose and path forward will strengthen our institution and our role in the communities we serve. (See attached poster)Road_to_Ready_Lethbridge College in Vulcan May 19
May 23 at 6pm at the Carmangay library – STEAM night – playing with Snap circuits
May 24 – Lunch and Learn – Brain Health in Seniors Carmangay Seniors Centre 10am-12pm and Champion Seniors Centre 12:30-2:30.
May 26th at 6pm at the Carmangay Community center – showing Super Mario Bros- monthly movie night, happening the last Friday of every month. Join us for free movie and popcorn
May 26 – Vulcan Developmental Check-ups and Early Learning registration (See attached posters)
May 27&28 – First Aid and CPR (See attached poster)
May 31 – Lunch and Learn at the Milo Snake Valley Drop-In Centre – Plans and Protection for the Seniors Years (See attached poster)
June 2 – Champion Garage Sale (See attached poster)
June 6 – Lunch and Learn Vulcan Seniors Centre – Scams and Fraud
June 9-11 Spock Days – SloPitch Registration now open. (See attached poster)
June 15 – Vulcan Seniors Centre – Band Boots and the Hoots, Dance and lunch.
June 17 – Tinman Triathlon
June 23-25 – Arrowwood Rodeo
June 24 – Vulcan Community Garage Sale
June 24 – Talking Tombstones presented by the Carmangay Historical Society (See attached poster)
July 3-7 – Swim Instructor Course (See attached poster)
July 15 – Vulcan Demolition Derby and Show n Shine
Family Night – Every third Thursday at the Youth Centre. Come for a free supper and challenge your kids to some games. Pool, ping-pong, foosball, Wii, board games, ladder golf and more. (See attached poster)
Youth Gardening Club – Coming in June (See attached poster)
Community Garden is now accepting registration for plots in Vulcan (See attached poster)
Alphabet Soup (See attached poster) FREE program for parents with pre-school children 2-5 years of age. Register by calling 403-485-3107 or [email protected]
Greater Foothills Family Centre – Family Programs and Workshops for May (See attached posters)
Join the Adult Slo-Pitch league – Thursday nights in Vulcan County (See attached poster)
Playgroup – Arrowwood Hall 10 am
Coffee Time: Lomond 9am at the Drop-In
Preschool Prep Milo Library – An interactive program designed to get your little one ready for their new adventure to preschool (2-5 year olds). Exploring letters, numbers, colors, shapes days of the week and MORE! Call Greater Foothills Family Centre to register 1-877-652-8633. (See attached poster)
Stay and Play – Vulcan Lodge Hall 1:30-3pm Greater Foothills Family Centre
Coffee is on at the Carmangay Community Centre 2-4pm Cost $1.
Time for Rhymes—Champion Legion 10:30 am
Get-A-Way Youth Centre – Open for students during lunch; bring own lunch & visit 3:30-6pm for 10-18 year old’s at 105A 3rd Ave. S. Vulcan. 403-485-6033. Ping-pong, pool tables, foosball, air hockey, video games, crafts and music!
Community Badminton 6:00pm. VPE
Community Volleyball 7:30pm. VPE
Moms and Tots in Vulcan – 10am. at Church of Christ. Parents and the little ones get together to have some coffee and let the kids play. All are welcome.
Time for Rhymes – Milo Library 10:30 am
Seniors Social – 2pm Lomond at the Drop-In. Games, cards, coffee, etc.
Chess Club for all ages 5-6pm Champion Library Volunteers available to coach beginners
Get-A-Way Youth Centre – Open for students during lunch; bring own lunch and visit.
3:30-6pm for 10-18 year old’s at 105A 3rd Ave. S. Vulcan 403-485-6033.
Pickleball – 6-8 pm at Vulcan Prairieview Elementary School
Community Basketball – 8-9:30 pm VPE Register with Town of Vulcan Recreation
Coffee at the Carmangay Seniors Centre – 10am-12pm
Alphabet Soup – 10:30am–12pm. Register with Rainbow Literacy 403-485-3107
Coffee is on at the Carmangay Community Centre 2-4pm Cost $1.
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.
Chess at the Vulcan Library– 2:10-5:00pm
Roving Gym – Milo School 8:30am
Crafters Afternoon – Milo Seniors Centre 1-4pm.
Get-A-Way Youth Centre – Open for students during lunch: bring own lunch and visit. Teen Night at the Youth Centre 13+ – Open 6:30 – 9pm. 403-485-6033
Mom & Tots – Champion School 10-11:30am
Time for Rhymes – 10:30am Vulcan. Register with Rainbow Literacy 403-485-3107
Fun Fridays – Carmangay Library 10am-12pm. Games, activities, snacks, crafts and fun!
Get-A-Way Youth Centre – Open 12:30-6pm at 105A 3rd Ave.S. Vulcan 403-485-6033. Ping-pong, pool tables, foosball, air hockey, video games, crafts and music!
Pickleball – 2-4 pm at Vulcan Prairieview Elementary School
Vulcan Legion Meat Draw – 3-6pm.
Vulcan Legion – Drop-in Pool at the Hall 3pm. $5/person. No membership required.
Coffee at the Carmangay Seniors Centre – 10am-12pm
1st Saturday of the month—Pancake Breakfast at the Community Centre @ 9am. $5/ person, $20/family
Monday – Saturday
Vulcan Senior Centre Drop-In 10am-12pm
Join Vulcan Communities in Bloom and help make our community beautiful. Volunteer today, call 403-485-0239
Champion Communities in Bloom is looking for occasional help from June to early September to assist with watering pots, flowerbeds and highway boxes. If you are able to help, please call Helen @ 403-897-3741 or Ella @ 403-897-3765.
Mondays – SMART Recovery– 7-8:30pm Addiction Support Meeting
Call Beth at 403-485-1054 for information
-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
-Thursday’s – Men’s Healthy Relationship Group – 6-8pm Registration details at rowanhouse.ca/safe-at-home
-MUMS – Peer-to-Peer Maternal Support for pre- and post-partum.
Weekly confidential phone calls. Call Families Matter at 403-205–5194.
Did you know that we have a Resource Directory online – with many of the services that are offered in Vulcan County both locally and from outside agencies, all listed in one place. Check it out at www.vulcanandregionfcss.com
Labour Market Newsletter – MCG Careers (See attached poster)Labour Market Newsletter MCG Careers
Rapid Access Counselling (See attached poster)Rapid Access Counselling
Mealtime Struggles and Feeding Your Baby – Workshops from May to August (See attached poster)Mealtime Struggles & Feeding Your Baby Posters_ May-Aug 2023
Food is Medicine: The Hidden Impact of a Poor Diet (See attached poster)Food is Medicine the hidden impact of a poor diet
Project Linus – Blankets for those in Need (See attached poster)Project Linus - Blankets for people and kids
Explore new features on the Alberta Healthy Communities Hub – Building healthy communities together. Communities across Alberta have shown remarkable commitment to creating healthier community places and spaces. To support this momentum, we have added exciting new features on the Alberta Healthy Communities Hub.
- Community Hall: A place to connect with a community coach, discover tools and tips and dive into some of the stories of community-led action, with new content being added monthly.
- Community Library: Access a library of tools and resources to support community planning and action.
- Digital Stories: Get inspired and learn how communities and partners across Alberta are working together to create healthier communities.
Alberta Health Services is pleased to share that we have launched a new advice and guidance line for parents, guardians and caregivers of children and youth (birth to 18 years of age) with concerns about their child’s development and well-being. The Pediatric Rehabilitation Line provides advice about developmental milestones in areas such as:
- Moving and playing (e.g., crawling, coordination, playing with toys)
- Talking and listening (e.g., babbling, understanding directions, stuttering)
- Taking care of self (e.g., dressing, toileting, sleeping)
- Managing emotions (e.g., calming self, becoming overwhelmed or overstimulated)
- Difficulty eating or swallowing (e.g., coughing, gagging)
- Hearing (e.g., responding to sounds, noise, voices, words)
- Are recovering from COVID-19
- Are looking for current rehabilitation resources (e.g., links to information or webinars)
- Are looking for help to find local services
How to connect
This Alberta-only line is answered by Allied Health clinicians and operates Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parents, guardians and caregivers can call 811 or the Rehabilitation Advice Line (1-833-379-0563) to be prompted to the Pediatric Rehabilitation Line.
Free webinar series
AHS also offers free webinars that cover a range of developmental topics, from toilet training and tummy time to emotional regulation and speech development, as well as many others. Parents and caregivers will build skills and gain confidence by learning practical ways to help children and youth improve their skills while supporting development. Information and registration can be accessed here.
You can also visit Together4Health to access the latest information, strategies, and resources for supporting youth and child development.
- Caregiver Education Sessions
These online sessions are intended to provide parents, caregivers, teachers, and community members with introductory information regarding mental health challenges that can affect children and youth. In May, we will be offering sessions on understanding autism, parenting strategies for positive mental health in children, and managing test anxiety in teens. In June, we are offering a special session on ‘junior-high jitters’ – transitioning to junior high school and the teenage years.
- Adult Education Sessions – New!
In May, we are excited to offer a new two-part Lunch & Learn series for older adults called “Silver Linings – Supporting Wellness in the Later Years”. This series will provide a basic overview of mental health challenges that older adults may face and some coping strategies and supports for addressing the stressors and promoting wellness. This session is for any adult wanting to support their own wellness, or the wellness of someone they live or work with.
- Child and Adolescent Addiction & Mental Health Education Resource Library
On our website, you will find additional resource links to a variety of community websites, webinars, handouts, and modules on addiction and mental health topics pertaining to children and youth. These resources were gathered and reviewed by a mental health professional as part of the Building Service Capacity for Child and Adolescent Mental Health in Primary Care and Pediatrics project in partnership with Alberta Health Services, the Edmonton Zone Primary Care Networks, and CASA Mental Health.
To register for a session, follow the links found in the attached newsletter or visit: https://www.cyfcaregivereducation.ca/virtual-education
Visit our website for tip sheets, videos, and more! www.cyfcaregivereducation.ca
Line Cooks – Mossleigh Bar and Grill
Youth Worker – Summer Student www.vulcanandregionfcss.com
Summer Maintenance Worker I – AHS Vulcan (groundskeeping and facility maintenance
P/T Community Support Worker – Carol Seaman’s Rise and Shine Services call 403-485-0609
Summer student – Village of Carmangay – Grounds maintenance, public works support [email protected]
Summer Reading Program Coordinator – Lomond Library 403-792-3934
Summer Student – Village of Lomond – deadline to apply May 1 Box 268 Lomond or [email protected]
Found on jobbank.gc.ca/youth – Canada Summer Jobs
Recreation Aide – AHS
Farm Worker, grain – Little Bow Compression Services
Farm Worker, general – Heather Crop Care & Agronomy
Community Rehabilitation Worker – Wheat Country Special Needs Society
Field Crop Technician – 2nd Opinion Consulting
Lifeguard – Lions Club of Vulcan (Contact the Town of Vulcan to apply)
Landscape Labourer – Aspen Crossing
Visitor Information Counsellor – Kinette Club (Contact the Town of Vulcan to apply)
Administrative Assistant – Village of Champion
Casual Worker – Village of Champion
Sports Program Director – Champion Swimming Pool
Lifeguard – Champion Swimming Pool
Program Coordinator, arts and crafts – Village of Carmangay Library
Library Aide – Village of Milo Library Board
Grounds Maintenance Labourer – Little Bow Resort
Event Planner – Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park Siksika
Camp Coordinator, Camp Counsellor and Camp Leader – Southern Alberta Bible Camp
Found on Indeed.ca
Principal – County Central High School
Principal – Vulcan Prairieview Elementary School
Insurance Advisor – Western Financial Group
Casual Hospital Security Guards – Paladin Security
Health Care Aide – Extendicare
Cook – Extendicare
Temp 40 hour Evening Rotation – Extendicare
Agribusiness Assistant – Richardson Pioneer
Casual Care Aide position – Extendicare
Environmental II – AHS Vulcan (Cleaning)
Line Cook/Prep Cook – Vulcan Golf and Country Club
Residential Support Worker – Wheat Country Special Needs Society
Territory Manager – Brandt John Deere
Food Services Manager – A&W
Shaw Satellite & Xplore Internet Technician
Agribusiness Student – Richardson Pioneer
Health Care Aide – AHS
Area Marketing Representative – Richardson Pioneer
Food Services Supervisor – A&W
Found on LinkedIn
Banking Centre Leader I – CIBC
Wind Turbine Technician – Vestas Carmangay
Relationship Manager Business – ATB Vulcan
Agriculture Heavy Equipment Technician – Brandt John Deere
Found on jobbank.gc.ca
Food Counter Attendant – Subway
High School Teacher – Vulcan and Champion – Palliser School Division
Found by Googling Jobs near me:
Kitchen Crew and Cashiers – K-Corps via Linked In
Registered Nurse – Power Staffing Solutions via Indeed
Sales Supervisor – Big Sky Beer & Wine via Canada Job Bank
Nanny via Canadian Nanny
Undergraduate Nurse and LPN – AHS Vulcan via Glassdoor
PJS Mechanical via Vertexpages
Food Service Supervisor – Vulcan Country Inn via BeBee Canada
Teacher – Elementary Vulcan via jobpostings.ca
Mixer Truck Driver – RMC Group via Trabajo.org
Pet Sitter via PetSitter.com
Pre-Kindergarten Educator – Milo Alphabets Society via Kijiji
Rural General Practitioner – AHS via Trabajo.org