Happy June Everyone,
It is always a busy month in Vulcan County in June. It is a great time to get out and enjoy all that is offered in our community, or better yet volunteer some of your time to help make it great. Please share the events and resources with friends, family and clients. Forward, share, print, etc.
All of June – Community Challenge (See attached poster) Even if you did not enter the wellness challenge, you can join the Participaction App and earn point for Vulcan every time you are active. Help win the Most Active Community for Vulcan!
Every Thursday – Starting June 15 Sunshine n’ Strolls – Enjoy the health benefits of walking, socializing and getting outdoors (people on scooters welcome too) 2pm starting at the Vulcan Pool Park (See attached poster)
Every Thursday – Summer Bootcamp – Milo Lions Park 10am $10 drop in fee
Every Friday – Free Swim at the Vulcan Pool sponsored by the Vulcan Lions Club 6-8pm.
Every Friday – Calming Corner for kids -June 2 -23 Space still available 2pm. (See attached poster)
Aquatic Fitness Classes – Monday/Wednesday/Thursday for May for June (See attached poster)
Champion Pool Schedule for June (See attached poster)
Milo Calendar (See attached poster)
Greater Foothills Family Programs for June (See attached posters)
Help me Grow Ages and Stages Event in High River (See attached poster)
Mondays June 5 & 12 – Little Explorers in Lomond (See attached poster)
Vulcan recreation Activities for June (See attached poster)
Youth Centre Hours for Exam Week – Is your child Junior High or High School child in town waiting for an exam but only has to go to school for half the day? They can go to the Youth Centre to hang out.
June 19–22 open 10am-6pm
June 23 open 11-6
June 2-3 – Champion Community Garage Sale (See attached poster)
June 3 – Carmangay Community Yard Sale, Pop Up Market and Pancake Breakfast
June 3 – Get your dancing shoes ready because Bucking Horse Moon is going to be tearing the house down with live music Saturday night during the Vulcan Golf and Country Club 100 Year Celebration! Doors open to the public at 7pm so anyone and everyone is invited to come help us celebrate our 100th Anniversary! No tickets necessary- just come by, enjoy some stellar tunes and help us celebrate an epic milestone!
June 3 – Darkness to Light Walk – Vulcan 4:45am in the name of mental health awareness and suicide prevention walk from darkness to light. Start at Vulcan Arena
June 4 – Kayaking/Paddleboarding/Canoeing – 1pm Little Bow Boat Launch – Gather with others to paddle, snacks at 3pm.
June 5, 14, 19, 28 – Book Club Chatter Sessions (See attached poster)
June 6 – Vulcan Lunch and Learn – Plans and Protection (See attached poster)
June 6 – SNAP Math Fair – The community is invited to come and try to solve the puzzles grade 7 & 8 students created. CCHS small gym 4-6pm.
June 6 – Seniors Appreciation Supper and Bingo – Champion Community Hall 6pm. RSVP [email protected] All seniors are welcome. Sponsored by the Champion FCSS in honor of Seniors Week.
June 7 – RCMP Town Hall meeting – Champion Community Hall – All of Vulcan County welcome.
June 8-10 – Spock Days – Fireworks Friday at 11pm, Saturday Pancake Breakfast 7:30-9:30, Parade 10am, Taste of Vulcan 11am-2pm, Family Fun Fair 1-4pm, Cabaret 8pm, Slo-Pitch Tournament and Beer Gardens all weekend. (See attached poster)
June 13-15 – Arrowwood Bottle Drive – Friends of the Library (See attached poster)
June 13 – Community Meet – Vulcan Pool Park Burgers, 5:30 Lifeguard demo 6:30 Aqua Fitness 7:15
June 15 – Celebrating Seniors Vulcan – Lunch and Entertainment (See attached poster) featuring the music and comedy of Boots and the Hoots
June 17 – Tinman Triathlon – Come Cheer on the athletes or better yet, sign up to volunteer and support local groups in town. See volunteer opportunities below.
June 16 – Carmangay Lunch and Learn – Plans and Protections (See attached poster)
June 16 – Movie Night CRC https://www.townofvulcan.ca/recreation
June 16-17 – Lielow Festival in Milo and Street Market https://www.lielowmusicfest.com/?fbclid=IwAR2Ep6FNubydFrDatAEiy7uUmHYYtbBEA_-I1-aRXW1BaLmDSC4rRPoEdmY
June 17 – Unleash your inner ornithologist at our ‘Up with the Larks’ bird talk & walk with Lisa Dahlseide @lielowmusicfest An enriching experience for both seasoned birders and curious nature enthusiasts, Lisa will take you on a captivating avian journey as you delve into the art of birding, and witness the wonders of southeastern Alberta’s birdlife. Whether you’re captivated by the stealthy hunters in the prairie grasses or the vibrant migrants seeking respite during their long journeys, this region promises an unforgettable adventure for anyone eager to learn about the rich avian diversity that thrives here. Workshop starts at 10:30AM Saturday June 17th. Meet Lisa in front of the LieLow Church
June 18 – 5km Walk/Run Champion 9am from the school
June 19 – Lomond Lunch and Learn – Plans and Protection (See attached poster)
June 20 – Community Meet – Poker Walk Arena Parking Lot 5:30 Tia Chi, 5km Walk with Poker Hand
June 23 – Kayaking/Paddleboarding/Canoeing – 1pm Twin Valley Boat Launch – Gather with others to paddle, snacks at 3pm.
June 23-25 Arrowwood Rodeo (See attached Poster)
June 24 – Arrowwood Parade, 4-H Horse Achievement Day, Vendors Market, Slo-Pitch tournament and Rodeo
June 24 – Porchfest – Starts at 12pm free live music on neighbours porches Vulcan www.townofvulcan.ca/porchfest
June 25 – Carmangay Nature Walk 9am begins at the Campground
June 28 – Community Meet – Backyard Games Hotdog Roast, Music 5:30 Centennial Park Vulcan
June 28 – Movie Matinee CRC https://www.townofvulcan.ca/recreation
July 1 – Milo Lions Canada Day Pancake Breakfast and Milo Beach Volleyball Tournament (See attached poster)
July 1 – Canada day Celebration at the Vulcan Pool 12-2 Free Hotdogs, games and Cake. Free swim 1-5:30 with foam machine from 1-3pm.
July 7-11 Mobile Mammogram coming to Vulcan (See attached poster)
July 15 – Show ‘n Shine and Demolition Derby
July 28-30 – Vul-Con – Celebrity Guests Emily Coutts and Bruce Horak – Meet and Greet, Cosplay, Q&A, Dinner and Dance, Trekkie Brekkie www.vulcantourism.com
Coming this summer….
Kids Day Out – Age 5-12 (See attached poster)
July – Wednesdays in Lomond and Thursdays in Milo
August – Wednesdays in Mossleigh and Thursdays in Arrowwood
July 13-Aug 24 – Youth Swimming Thursdays–Ages 12-18
The Boys and Girls Club and Vulcan and Region FCSS will provide games and lunch from 11-1 and then provide swimming from 1-3pm. Call FCSS to register 403-485-2192. (See attached poster)
Teen Night at the Youth Centre on Wednesdays from 6:30-9pm. Bring some friends, meet some friends, come for a date, get out of the house and the heat, find something fun to do…
July 5 – Scary Movie Night (Forward to your teen to help us pick the movie)… https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B3N9JRW
July 12 – Trivia Night – Gift Card Prizes
July 19 – Open Mike/Jam Session Night
July 26 – Games Night – Exploding Kittens, Settlers of Catan, Giant Connect 4 and many more!
Aug 2 – Scary Movie Night
Aug 9 – Open Mike/Jam session Night
Aug. 16 – Games Night
Aug. 23 – Table top Tournament Night – Pool, Foosball, Pingpong
Aug. 30 – Trivia Night – Gift Card Prizes
July 24-27 – Vacation Bible Camp (See attached poster)
Vulcan Recreation Activities https://www.townofvulcan.ca/recreation
Basketball – Wednesdays June 28-Aug 9
Ball Hockey – Tuesdays July 4-Aug 15
Nerf Wars June 29, July 6, 20, Aug. 3, 17
Beach Volleyball – Thursdays June 1-Aug. 30
Pickleball – Mon. Wed. Fri April 25 – Aug. 18
Jam Sessions at the Park July 7, 21, Aug. 4, 18
Backyard Games – Wednesdays July 5-Aug. 29
Vulcan Park Adventures – Wednesdays June 7-Aug. 30
Summer Camps in Vulcan https://www.townofvulcan.ca/recreation
July 3-7 Swim and Lifesaving Instructor
July 10-14 Art Camp
July 10-14 Multi-sport Camp
July 17-21 Tumbling Tots Camp
July 17-21 Golf Camp
July 24-28 Junior Lifeguard Camp
July 31-Aug 4 Basketball Camp
Aug. 7-11 Volleyball Camp
Aug. 21-25 Creative Camper
Aug. 28-Sept. 1 Swim Camp
Summer Art Camp July 10-14 Healy Art Studio https://www.townofvulcan.ca/recreation
Join Swim Club – Non-competitive Saturdays July 8 – Aug. 26 https://www.townofvulcan.ca/recreation
Rainbow Literacy Society 403-485-3107
Exploring Nature 2-6 years old
Big Adventurer 6-9 years old
Storywalks in a community near you
-Are you a newcomer to Canada? Do you want to work in the trades and improve your English? Take the Pathways to the Trades program. (See attached poster)
-MCG Careers offers free support for employment: Resumes, Interview Skills, Job Searching. Comes to the Vulcan Library weekly. Experience Counts program for older adults and more workshops. (See attached poster).
-The Vulcan and District Historical Society has a 2023 Seasonal Employment Opportunity for mid June-end of August. Resumes with references can be mailed to Bev Knutson-Shaw Box 295 Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0 or [email protected]
-Vulcan Golf and Country Club restaurant is hiring a cook’s helper. – Must have immediate weekday daytime availability. Please apply in person to Lisa at the restaurant. 710 1st Street South Vulcan, AB
-Volker Stevin is hiring. Full time position open, must have class 1 or 3 licence. Apply by email. [email protected]
Found on Indeed.ca
Dietary aide – Extendicare
Retail Store Supervisor – Quick Stop
Environmental II (cleaning)- AHS
Sales Supervisor – Big Sky Beer and Wine
Car Wash Attendant – Quick Stop Generations Car Wash
Location Assistant – Richardson Pioneer
Health Care Aide – Extendicare
Casual hospital security guards – Paladin Security
Cook – Extendicare
Food Service Manager – A&W
Banking Centre Leader 1 – CIBC
Agribusiness Student – Richardson Pioneer
Food Service Supervisor – Vulcan Country Inn
Area Marketing Representative – Richardson Pioneer
Class 1 or 3 Mixer Driver – RMC Group of companies
Territory manager – Brandy John Deere
Highway Maintenance Worker – Volker Stevin
Administrator CCHS – Pallister School Division
Agriculture Heavy Duty Technician – Brandy John Deere
Relationship Manager – AFSC
Search Jobs Near Me on Google
Kitchen Crew – K Corps via LinkedIn
Nanny – canadiannanny.ca
Found on Facebook Vulcan County Job Opportunities
Seeking construction labourers for general carpentry work. Experience in the construction industry preferred but not required. Full time positions available including Monday-Friday hours with occasional weekends. Competitive wages based on experience. Please submit resume to Cody Fehr at [email protected]
Summer Job Opportunities for Young People age 16-30 https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/youth
Youth Worker – www.vulcanandregionfcss.com
Recreation Aide – AHS
Camp Counsellor – SABC
Community Rehabilitation Worker – Wheat Country Special Needs
Lifeguards – Vulcan and Champion Pools
Administrative Assistant, Casual Worker – Village of Champion
Program Coordinator – Carmangay Library
Library Aide – Milo Library
The Champion Fire Department is looking for more members! Call Chief Wayne Tompkins for more info – 403-423-0194
Champion Communities in Bloom is looking for occasional help from June to early September to assist with water pots, flowerbeds and highway boxes. If you are able to help, please call Helen at 403-897-3741 or Ella at 403-897-3765
Vulcan Extendicare Auxillary – Looking for new members to help with events and service to make life more comfortable for residents of Extendicare. Meeting once a month. Call Sandra at 403-485-1941 or Mary at 403-485-2695.
Get-A-Way Youth Centre – Looking for volunteers to help at the Youth Centre in Vulcan and one day per week in the summer in Lomond, Milo, Arrowwood and Mossleigh.
Vulcan Legion – needs volunteers to help with Saturday Meat Draws 3-6pm.
Vulcan Regional Victims Services Society is looking for Volunteer Advocates – On-call volunteers with a passion for helping others who have been a victim. Must pass an extensive RCMP level security clearance, be on-call, take training and live in Vulcan County. Call to learn more. 403-485-6163
Vulcan Tinman is looking for volunteers to join us on our super fun race day as a fundraising opportunity for your group, team or club! The whole team or club does not need to attend. Post race the donation to your club is made based per volunteer. So send 1 volunteer or 10 you’re still raising funds for your group! Contact [email protected]
Vulcan Spock Days – Looking for volunteers for the Family Fun Fair and Beer Gardens. Message us on facebook or [email protected]
Thursday Markets – Vulcan Legion starts June 8 3-6pm every Thursday
June 2-3 – Champion Community Garage Sale (See attached poster)
June 3 – Carmangay Community Yard Sale, Pop Up Market and Pancake Breakfast
June 10 –Market Bizarre during Spock Days Vulcan Lodge Hall 10-3:30
June 16-17 Street Market in Milo during the Lielow Music Festival
Friday June 23 – Summer Solstice Night Market, taking place at Lake McGregor Country Estates, for residents and guests of our community 6-9pm.
June 24 – Arrowwood Rodeo Farmers Market Main Street Arrowwood
VENDORS WANTED – Champion Savouy is accepting applications for Vendors at our pending Farmers’ Markets. If you or someone you know may be interested please message here or email [email protected] .
Contact us for more details and to receive an information package. Or check out https://the-champion-savoy.square.site/ , please be patient as the site is presently under construction. ** We’ll be offering a 50% discount to Vendors during the Beta / Startup Markets’ period while we promote and grow market attendance. ** Dates TBD.
Wildfire smoke and your health – Content provided by: Alberta Health Services
When wildfire smoke enters a community, it can cause problems for the people who live there. Smoke contains small particles, which are a big health risk. These particles can get in your eyes, breathing (respiratory) system, and bloodstream. They can cause:
- burning eyes
- a runny nose
- trouble breathing or illnesses such as bronchitis.
If smoke is a problem where I live, what can I do to lower my health risk?
Stay inside as much as possible and keep all windows and doors closed. Here’s what else you can do to keep your indoor air clean:
- Close fresh air intakes from furnaces, fireplaces, or stoves.
- If you have air conditioning, turn it on and set it to recirculate. Keep it running to help filter the air and keep your family cool. (Just remember that some air conditioning systems don’t filter the air or improve indoor air quality.)
- If you have room air cleaners with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters, turn them on. Don’t use air cleaners that may produce ozone. For portable air cleaners, follow all the manufacturer’s instructions for changing the filter, where to place the device, and the size of room it’s meant to be used in.
- Use humidifiers, which may remove some of the smoke. The humid air can also help keep your nose and mouth moist.
- Don’t use wood stoves, gas stoves, or candles because they make the indoor air quality worse. If you can, prepare foods that you don’t have to cook. Cooking (especially frying and broiling) can affect the air quality in your home.
- Don’t use spray air fresheners or electric fragrance dispensers because they can affect air quality.
- Don’t vacuum because it stirs up particles that are already inside your home.
- Don’t let anyone smoke, vape, or use e-cigarettes in your home.
Prevent the risk of strokes – Content provided by: Alberta Health Services
June is Stroke Awareness Month in Canada.
Risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, high cholesterol, physical inactivity, age, family history and more put you at a higher risk of experiencing a stroke.
What is a stroke?
A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain bursts or is blocked. Without blood and the oxygen it carries, part of the brain starts to die. The part of the body controlled by the damaged area of the brain can’t work properly.
Symptoms of a stroke happen quickly and brain damage can begin within minutes. Quick treatment can help limit damage to the brain and increase the chance of a full recovery.
The acronym FAST is a simple way to remember the main symptoms of stroke. FAST stands for:
- Face – Is it drooping?
- Arms – Can you raise both?
- Speech – Is it slurred or jumbled?
- Time – Call 911 immediately.
If you have any of these symptoms, even if they go away quickly, call 911 or other emergency services right away. A stroke can’t be self-managed at home. To learn more www.ahs.ca/heartandstroke
How can I identify my risk for stroke?
Knowing your personal risk can help you act to lower your risk.
Creating moments of joy – Content from https://blog.ab.bluecross.ca/wellness/prioritize-your-wellness-by-inspiring-joy/
Research shows that people who pursue joy display more resilience to stress and trauma, have more friends and social support, have stronger immune systems and are physically healthier. Building relationships, helping communities and connecting with others improves our wellbeing on many levels.
Finding joy doesn’t need to cost money. While donating money to charity or surprising a friend with flowers are options, there are many ways to find joy. Some options include living mindfully, spending time building valuable relationships, being a mentor or role model, or volunteering with local organizations.
Inspire moments of joy with the following:
- Approach gratitude with purpose. Enjoy the scent of your favourite tea, cherish deep chats with friends or savour the softness of your pet’s fur. Noticing good daily experiences gives us a greater appreciation for life.
- Practice micro-acts of kindness. Send a thank-you letter to a loved one, bake something for a neighbour, give compliments or clean up your local park. Acts of kindness help manage stress and give a greater sense of purpose in life.
- Find moments of awe. Admire nature’s beauty while on a hike or walk,or reflect on the words of a role model. Try letting wonder provide perspective on who you are and inspire you to connect with others.
- Find silver linings. Reframing difficult experiences can be hard, but seeing personal growth, new insights or positive results can enhance joy. Practice finding silver linings with 4 steps.
- Connect with others. Harvard’s 80-year-old health studyfound that strong relationships build better life satisfaction than class, wealth, fame, IQ or genes. Taking time to build lasting relationships with people you care about inspires joy.
Pause and reflect on how you create joy in your life. Write down what you’re grateful for and highlight meaningful connections in your life. Find charities or organizations you can support in your community. There are countless ways to improve your wellbeing. Make joy a habit by thinking of 1 simple act you can do daily to spark positive feelings. It might be as easy as thanking a friend.
Get out there and enjoy all the events people have worked hard to provide. You can’t say there is nothing to do!