I hope you have been having a good summer. There is still lots of community fun to be had in August and hopefully you have some time to explore some of the smaller communities and their events around Vulcan. At the bottom of the email I also included a list of some of the parks and places to explore outdoors in our County. For example, did you know there is a easy mountain bike trail through Wyndham Provincial Park? It’s a nice place to enjoy the river, paddle, have a picnic or ride bikes. And a Nature Trail to explore in Carmangay. Check out more below. Please share this email, post or print with friends, family and clients.
A couple heads up on warnings around us:
-Twin Valley Reservoir has a Blue-Green algae advisory in effect as well as Enchant Municipal Park. Learn more here https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/news/page1926.aspx
-Due to the extreme hot, dry conditions that exist, and with little to no precipitation in the forecast, a FIRE BAN is now in effect for Vulcan County with respect to all open fires within its municipal boundaries.
All active fire/burn permits are cancelled, and no new permits will be issued until further notice. Burning of any kind is prohibited, including recreational fires. Burning or lighting a fire during a Fire Ban is illegal, and fines and/or cost of fire departments to respond will apply. Please report any smoke sightings or fires immediately to 911. Look up regulations within each municipality and campground before having a fire.
July 28-30 – VulCon https://www.vulcantourism.com/vulcon Free Coffee with a side of Cosplay!! Everyone is welcome to the VulCON Cosplay Social Saturday July 29 at 10am. Enjoy a free coffee or tea and see the costumes that show up to compete. You don’t have to have a ticket to VulCON to compete or watch. If you want to enter a costume you can sign-up at 10 AM (no charge to enter). Once you have entered, you are free to wander around the Trek grounds, take photos of your fantastic costume with our photo ops & green screen. Our celebrity judges will be there to choose their favourite costume & announce the winner at 10:45. Winners get a free professional picture taken which will also be displayed in the Trek Station. Winners will also receive a prizes. This should be a great way to kick off the day!
July 29 – Live Entertainment at the Legion, Meat Draw and 50/50 (See attached poster)
July 29 – Wildfire Education Session – Carmangay (See attached poster)
Aug 3 & 17 – Nerf Wars (See attached poster)
Aug. 4 & 5 Carmagangy Fair and Sports Day (See attached poster) for the FIremans BBQ tickets call or text Sue right away so you get a ticket @ (403)892-8277
Aug. 4 & 18 – Jam Session in the Park (See attached poster)
Aug. 5 – Ice cream at the Carmangay Library after the parade. Silent Auction for the Friends of the Carmangay Library
Aug 8 – Dream Catcher Workshop Champion
Aug. 10 – Carmangay Library Literary Society 6:30pm
Aug. 11 & 12 – Southern Alberta Music Festival – Aspen Crossing https://www.aspencrossing.com/events/2023-southern-alberta-music-festival/
Aug. 11 – Night Swim Vulcan Pool (See attached poster)
Aug. 12 – Mossleigh Family BBQ and Movie Night (See attached poster)
Aug 12&13 – Red Cross First Aid Course Champion. Call 403-897-3833 Cost is $120 (includes book)
Aug. 13 – Hats on On Parade and Tea – Vulcan Seniors Centre (See attached poster)
Aug. 13 – Milo Lions BBQ and Show and Shine (See attached poster)
Aug. 16 – The Rolling Barage Vulcan Legion – Coast to Coast Ride to Combat PTSD (See attached poster)
Aug. 18 – Movie – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Vulcan (See attached poster)
Aug. 19 – Bike4Vets Poker Run and Entertainment at the Legion (See attached poster)
Aug. 19 at 6:30pm the Vulcan and District Historical Society is hosting a cemetery walk at the Vulcan Cemetery!
Silent Shadows is a great opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of our town and the people who made it what it is today. Featuring stories from family and community members, this evening walk will cover the lives of fourteen historical and influential figureheads of Vulcan and Vulcan County whose lives represent our rich past.
Aug. 25 – Movie Night at the Carmangay Community Centre at 6pm.
Aug. 26 – Victims Services Golf Tournament – Registration is open, register quickly. (See attached poster)
Victims Services Golf Tournament Aug 26
Aug. 29 & 30 – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training – Vulcan Call FCSS for details and to register for this 2 day training 403-485-2192.
Sept 1-4 – Mossleigh SloPitch Tournament (See attached poster)
Sept. – Babysitter Course is coming. Contact [email protected] if you have a child interested in taking the training. 403-485-2192
Summer Programs for Kids
Kids Day Out in Mossleigh and Arrowwood once a week in August. (See attached poster) Register with the Get-A-Way Youth Centre or find registration forms online at https://vulcanandregionfcss.com/useful-documents/
Aug. 14 & 21 –Play in the Park – Greater Foothills Family Centre (See attached poster)
Vulcan Park Adventures – Wednesdays 10am – Vulcan Centennial Park – https://www.townofvulcan.ca/recreation
Book Club for Kids – Milo, Arrowwood and Vulcan on Wednesdays beginning Aug. 9 and Lomond on Fridays beginning August 11. Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society 403-485-3107 (See attached poster)
Mentorship – Lomond on Tuesdays 12:30-2pm. Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society 403-485-3107
Little Adventurers – Mondays Milo 10am and Vulcan 1:30pm, Tuesdays Lomond 10am. Begins Aug. 7 and 8th. Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society 403-485-3107
Big Adventurers – Monday Milo 11am and Vulcan 2:30pm, Tuesdays Lomond 11am. Begins Aug. 7 and 8th. Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society 403-485-3107
Time for Rhymes Vulcan – 12:30-2pm Begins Aug. 10. Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society 403-485-3107
Swimming and Games for Youth ages 12-18 in Vulcan with the Boys and Girls Club. Thursdays from 11:30-3. Register with FCSS at 403-485-2192.(See attached poster)
Teen Night at the Youth Centre – Wednesdays 6:30-9pm
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
Follow the Get-A-Way Youth Centre on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/getawayyouthcentre. Call 403-485-6033 for information or email [email protected]
Every Friday – Free Swim at the Vulcan Pool sponsored by the Vulcan Lions Club 6-8pm.
Public Swim – Champion Pool 1:30-6pm Mon-Fri, 1-6pm Saturday and 1-5 Sunday
Ball Hockey – Tuesdays July 4-Aug 15 https://www.townofvulcan.ca/recreation
Nerf Wars , Aug. 3, 17 https://www.townofvulcan.ca/recreation
Volleyball Camp Aug 7-11 (See attached poster)
Creative Camp Aug. 21-25 (See attached poster)
Swim Camp Aug 28.-Sept 1(See attached poster)
Play with Clay Summer Camp is offered 3 times this summer with 2 age groupings. Clayinkilnstudio
At Clay in Kiln Studio we will cover different methods of working with clay to create a functional and fun piece unique to the student.
Clay is messy, wear older clothes and shoes. Students need to bring an over-sized shirt to keep at the studio during the week.
Ages: 7 – 13 Mon – Thurs 12 – 2
Ages: 14+ Mon – Thurs 2:30 – 5
Session 2: August 14 – 17
Session 3: August 28 – 31
New to Vulcan:
Community Counselling at FCSS with a Supervised Practicum Student from Sept.-Apr. on Wednesdays and Fridays. Booking is open now. Call FCSS at 403-485-2192.
Sunshine Counselling – Angela Hill, MCAP, CCC 403-485-5573 Vulcan, AB Kids, Teens, Adults, Seniors sunshine-counselling.com
Eye See I Learn – Kids going into Kindergarten and not yet started grade 1 who go have their eyes checked can receive FREE glasses. Go to the link for posters or translated versions.
www.buildingbrains.ca has activities in an easy to read format with descriptions of how they help build a brain. By signing up for the free subscription you will have access to content for Preschool, Elementary, Adolescents and breathing exercises.
Mealtime Struggles and Feeding Your Baby Workshops – See attached poster for upcoming dates.Mealtime Struggles & Feeding Your Baby Posters_ May-Aug 2023
Family Navigator – P/T Temporary -Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society. Email [email protected]
Adult Literacy Coordinator – P/T -Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society. Email [email protected]
Teacher – Milo School https://www.pallisersd.ab.ca/hr/career-opportunities
Principal – Brant School https://www.pallisersd.ab.ca/hr/career-opportunities
Substitue Teachers – All schools https://www.pallisersd.ab.ca/hr/career-opportunities
Educational Assistant – Champion School https://www.pallisersd.ab.ca/hr/career-opportunities
Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic F/T– Vulcan County https://www.vulcancounty.ab.ca/announcements/career-opportunities/
Equipment Operator – Parrish & Heimbecker Mossleigh https://bit.ly/3XMrpbn
ISO Personal home care giver for paraplegic women. Part time (about 22 hours per week) located in Vulcan area. [email protected] Or you can mail a resume to: Box 392, Vulcan AB, T0L 2B0
Full time cashier – Vulcan Village Gas Bar is looking for some help. Tuesday-Saturday 6:00 am – 2:00 pm, Apply within or email resume to [email protected].
F/T and P/T positions – The Threaded Needle – Quilting, sewing, longarming experience preferred. Contact [email protected]
Customer Services Representative – CIBC
Health Care Aide – Extendicare
Temporary Admin Assistant – Vulcan County
Cashier – Vulcan Petro
Cook I – AHS Vulcan
Environmental II – AHS Vulcan (Cleaning)
Retail Store Supervisor – Generations Car Wash and Quickstop
Concrete Batch Plant Operator – RMC Group of Companies
Sales Supervisor – Big Sky Beer Wine and Spirits
Customer Support Advisor – Brandt John Deere
Health Care Aide – AHS Vulcan
Territory Manager – Brandt John Deere
Construction Labourer – Avertex Utility Solutions
Found searching Jobs Near Me on Google (Some of these listings are out of date but picked up by employment search engines, it is best to check directly with the employer)
Registered Nurse – AHS via Glassdoor
Area Marketing Representative – Richardson Pioneer via AgCareers.com
Food Service Supervisor – Subway via Job Bank
Food Counter Attendant – Subway via BeBee Canada
Cook – A&W via Salary.com
Cook – Extendicare via monster.ca
Location Assistant – Richardson International via AgCareers.com
Pet Sitter – via PetSitter.com
Casual Hospital Security Guard – Paladin Security
Farm Machinery Operator – Hubka Farms via Canada Job Bank
MCG Careers – Comes to Vulcan at the Library to help with Employment Skills and host programs and workshops in High River and Okotoks as well. Book your free appointment at (403) 601-2660
August 2023 Career and Employment Workshops:
Computer Basics: Microsoft Excel
Attend this workshop to learn the
basic functions of Microsoft Excel.
Tuesday, August 1, 2023
9:00am – 12:00pm
In-person location: Literacy for Life High River
Tuesday, August 15, 2023
9:00am – 12:00pm
In-person location: MCG Careers Okotoks Office
Computer Basics: Microsoft Word
Attend this workshop to learn the
basic functions of Microsoft Word.
Tuesday, August 8, 2023
9:00am – 12:00pm
In-person location: MCG Careers Okotoks Office
Local Places to Explore
Carmangay Tipi Rings – A day use recreation area located west of Carmangay on Highway 23 where you can view an archeological tipi ring site.
Glen G. McFarland Memorial Nature Trail in Carmangay – Includes the water tower, the historical train bridge, views of the Little Bow River Valley and markers describing the various animals of the area, ancient history, and industries.
Sundial Medicine Wheel – Archeological Site 27 km east of Carmangay and 1.3 km south on Sundial Hill
Vulcan Tourism and Trek Station – Tourism information, gift shop, star trek memorabilia and other
attractions. 115 Centre Street East 403-485-2994 www.vulcantourism.com
Aspen Crossing – Themed Sightseeing Train Excursions, Dining Car Restaurant, Tavern and Escape Rooms, Campground and Caboose Cabins, Garden Centre and Gift Store, Special events: Polar Express, Train of Terror, Train Days, Southern Alberta Music Festival and more. www.aspencrossing.com 403-534-2129 1 km west of Mossleigh, AB on Highway #24
Arrowwood Country Store and Museum Railway Ave. and Centre Street 403-534-3319
Running the Race Ranch Retreat – South of Mossleigh, AB on RR 252 587-224-7379
Trail Rides and Equestrian Activities
Fleetwood Farms offers wagon rides – East of Champion http://www.fleetwoodfarms.com
Blackfoot Crossing – Exhibits, tours, educational programs and tipi village. Be immersed in Blackfoot culture through the gallery, crafts, dance, food, sights. www.blackfootcrossing.ca 403-734-5171 Located on Hwy 842
Crowfoot Ferry – Range Road 201, 5 km south of the junction of Highways 1 and 56
Majorville Cairn and Medicine Wheel – The medicine wheel sits on top of a grassy hill 25 km east of Milo near the Bow River. The structure consists of a round stone cairn, 9 m in diameter, surrounded by a 27 m wide cobble circle connected to the cairn by 28 stone spokes.
Vulcan and District Historical Society Museum and Archives – 232 Centre Street 403-485-2168
One room school house, telephone switchboard, Vulcan Advocate newspaper room, medical tools from the early years, Grandma’s kitchen, Grandpa’s workshop, musical memories, military accounts – including the former military airport, the insides of a grain elevator and video clips of local seniors sharing memories of early events. ARCHIVES: A vast collection of photos, newspapers, history books, documents, cemetery records, and more! ON THIS SPOT – Download the app to see the old vs. new photos throughout town.
Parks and Campgrounds
Fishing Pond – Vulcan & District Fish & Game Contact [email protected]
Lake McGregor Provincial Park 403-897-3933 3km West of Milo on Hwy 542
Camping, Boating, Fishing, Ice Fishing, Wetlands, Bird Watching, Paddling, Wind Surfing, Playground, Outhouses.
Little Bow Provincial Park 403-897-3933 20km East of Champion on Hwy 529
Camping, Beach, Concession, Boating, Fishing, Paddling, Rental Pedal Boats, Hiking, Day Use, Sewage Disposal
Twin Valley Reservoir Campground 403-336-9999 21km West of Champion of Hwy 529 www.nantonlionsclub.com/p/twin-valley-campground.html
Wyndham – Carseland Provincial Park 403-934-3523 Hwy 24 – 10km Southeast of Carseland
Camping, Group Camping, Cabins, Fishing, Paddling/Tubing, Easy Mountain Biking Trail,
Day Use Areas, Playground and Sewage Disposal
Champion Village Campground 403-897-3833
Full hook-ups, Showers, Camp Kitchen, Fire pits, Playground, Horseshoe Pits and Sewage Disposal.
Vulcan Virginia Mitchell Campground 403-485-2417 330 5th St. N.
Full Hook-ups, Playground, Showers, Ball Diamonds, Soccer Field, Rodeo Grounds, Sewage Disposal, Paved Walking Path
Vulcan Petro-Can Campground 403-485-6905 Full Service, Short & Long Term Stays
Travers Reservoir 403-897-3933 Badger Lake 403-792-3611
Mossleigh Lions Park, Village of Carmangay Lion’s Club Campground, Arrowwood Campground, Milo Campground, Lomond Campground Contact the Villages above for more information.
Aspen Crossing Campground 403-534-2129 www.aspencrossing.com
A Stones Throw Campground near Milo 403-669-9443 https://astonesthrowrv.ca/