October 2023 Vulcan County Family Resources

Hello Everyone,

Happy Fall. There are many events coming up and many ongoing activities below to get involved in our community. Kudos to all those that work hard to make so many of these things happen. Please share, print and forward to friends, family and clients.

Upcoming Events

Oct. 2 & 4 – Holiday Craft-a-Long Thanksgiving. Register with Rainbow Literacy 403-485-3107

Oct. 3 – Intentional with Tech – Ideas for healthier tech habits and meaningful connection within our families. Sensitive topics discussed. 6:30pm Champion School. (See attached poster)

Oct. 4 – Tim Hortons Pop-Up at the Champion Seniors Centre 7:30-10:30 while supplies last.

Oct. 4 – BINGO at the Carmangay Seniors Centre. Doors open at 7pm 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Progressive Jackpot.

Oct. 4 – Lethbridge College Kodiaks Exhibition Volleyball Game in Vulcan, tailgate Party and more (See attached poster)

Oct. 5 – Pie Day at the Arrowwood Museum 1-3pm

Oct. 6 – Annual Fall Fair, Vulcan United Church 1-3pm. Pumpkin Patch, bake table and Coffee and Goodies for $5.00.

Oct. 13 – BINGO at the Vulcan Seniors Centre. Doors open at 6. (See attached poster)

Oct. 14 – Referee Clinic. Visit http://vulcanminorhockey.ca/ for details.

Oct. 14 – Ignite Youth Event (See attached poster)

Oct. 17 – Lunch and Learn Milo – Emergency Preparedness (See attached poster)

Oct. 17 – Raising Confident Competent Children

Oct. 18 – Benefits and Credits for Newcomers – Mossleigh Hall

Oct. 19 – Cooking Circle (See attached poster)

Oct. 19 – Coffee with Council Mossleigh (See attached poster)

Oct. 19 – Family Night at the Youth Centre (See attached poster)

Oct. 20 – Ladies Night Out (See attached poster) Tickets at the Vulcan Credit Union, NAS Champion, Daycare Board Member

Oct. 20-21 – Slo-Pitch Skins Tournament Vulcan – Register at townofvulcan.ca/recreation

Oct. 21 – Milo Fall Fair (See attached poster)
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Oct. 21 – Tiny Art Show – Pick up your canvas at the Milo Library (See attached poster)

Oct. 21 – Vulcan Women’s Thrift Market (See attached poster)

Oct. 21 – Harvest Dinner – Dinner and Hypnotist – Carmangay (See attached poster)

Oct. 23 – Vulcan Curling Club AGM and Contact Info. Leagues begins in November.

Oct. 23&24 – Holiday Craft-A-Long Halloween. Register with Rainbow Literacy

Oct. 26 – Pumpkin Carving at the Youth Centre, 3:30-6pm. Sign up at the Vulcan Library or Get-A-Way Youth Centre

Oct. 27 – Halloween Howler – Milo Hall, Magic Show, Dance and Refreshments (See attached poster)

Oct. 31 – 1st Annual Pumpkin Walk and Fireworks at Virginia Mitchell Campground 4:30-8:00pm. Hosted by Connect First Credit Union. Candy, games, free entry. (See attached poster)

Oct. 31 – Kiddies Halloween Party Lodge Hall Basement. 4-7pm. Come for supper, grilled cheese and soup. Games and yummy treats. Hosted by SODA and Wheat Country Special Needs Society.

Nov. 2 – Lunch and Learn Carmangay – Nutrition for Seniors. Sign up with FCSS at 403-485-2192.

Nov. 3 – Carmangay Lions Turkey Supper Community Centre

Nov. 4 – Champion Fire Department Fundraiser Supper

Nov. 5 – Vulcan United Church Turkey Supper Vulcan CRC

Nov. 17 – The Wardens Performing in Carmangay

Nov. 18 – Dinner and Dancing Milo (See attached poster) Only a few tickets left.

Dec. 2 – Small Business Christmas Party. Vulcan Legion, limited tickets available, supper and music by Lyndsay Butler. Sponsored by Vulcan & District Chamber of Commerce. For tickets contact Smashing Weddings & Events. (See attached poster)

Dec. 15 – Farmer Christmas Party featuring Quick Dick McDick and local celebrity Shaun Umschied – Save the date.

Carmangay Library Events

– Goodie Donation – Oct 1 to 25 at the library – The spooktacular season is here, and we’re gathering treats for our Halloween Parade goody bags! If you’d like to contribute, we’re happily accepting donations at the library.

– Literary Society – Oct 12 @ 6:30 at the library – get together and talk about what you’ve been reading

– (partial) Solar Eclipse Viewing Party – Oct 14 @ 10AM at the library – We’ve got special eclipse sunglasses on hand – we’ll be circulating them among attendees, so everyone gets a safe peek at the eclipse. Remember, for the best view, we’re hoping for clear skies. If you’re bringing the young ones, kids 10 and under need to be accompanied by an adult.

– Death Cafe – Oct 17 @ 6PM at the library – Unravel the mystery, confront the taboo, and open a conversation many shy away from… all over a warm cup of tea and a slice of cake! Hosted by the insightful Erin Quan and Tania Stilson, our Death Cafe offers a welcoming, non-judgmental space where you can freely discuss death and what it means to each of us. Remember, by facing our fears and talking openly about death, we embrace the full spectrum of life, fostering a more profound appreciation for each moment.

– STEAM Night (Break out Box) – Oct 19 @ 6:30PM at the library – Think escape room, but in reverse! Instead of finding a way out, you’ll be working together to break INTO our themed box. Whether you’re a puzzle pro or just looking for a fun challenge, our Break Out Box night promises excitement and intrigue for everyone involved!

– Double feature movie night – Oct 27 @ 6PM & 8:30PM at the Community Center – For our younger audience or those looking for a “Family Fright”, we’ll be screening the enchanting yet eerie “Coraline”. And for those who dare a “Big Scare”, brace yourselves for “Insidious: The Red Door”

– Halloween Parade – Oct 28 @ 2pm at the school – Get those costumes ready because it’s time for our annual Halloween Parade! March with us from the school all the way to the library, where a spook-tacular goodie bag awaits each participant. But that’s not all – strut your stuff and you might just win our costume contest!

– Open late – Oct 31 from 2-9 PM at the library – Whether you’re looking for a cozy spot to warm up with hot chocolate , munch on some spooky snacks , or challenge a fellow ghoul to a game , we’ve got the spirits (and snacks) to keep the fun alive!

– As aways, Fun Friday every Friday morning at 10 AM, come hang out with Meagan, we have games, activates, stories and snacks. Buzzword Reading Challenging is happening, the theme for October is “magic words”, whatever that means to you. Drive By Trivia in in full force with new clues being put up weekly. Movie bingo is also running, watch 5 movies to complete a line and be entered to win Movie Mill tickets.

Ongoing Events

English Language Learning – Vulcan, Carmangay, Arrowwood (see attached poster)

Mens Rec Hockey – Mondays 8:30-10pm Starts Oct. 2 register at townofvulcan.ca/recreation

Youth Rec Hockey – Fridays 1-2pm Starts Oct. 13 register at townofvulcan.ca/recreation

Mentorship Champion Wednesdays 3:50pm Champion School.


Lomond on the Farm! Join us for a morning of FARM-TASTIC activities, learning all about life on a farm! This program is perfect for 2-6 year olds! Registration is required. For more information, please visit greaterfoothillsfamilycentre.ca

Stay & Play– Vulcan Lodge Hall 1:30-3pm.


Time for Rhymes – Champion School 10:30am 0-5years.

Time for Rhymes – Vulcan Library 12:30pm Starts Oct. 10.

Community Connection Café – Tuesdays at 1:30pm. Vulcan Seniors Centre. All ages welcome. (See attached poster)

Alphabet Soup – Arrowwood Hall. Ages 2-6. (See attached poster)

Coffee is on at the Carmangay Community Centre 2-4pm Cost $1

Get-A-Way Youth Centre – Open 3:30-6pm. Pool, Pin-pong, foosball, video games, crafts and more. Ages 10-18. 403-485-6033

Spanish Classes 10:30am – Register with Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society. 403-485-3107 (See attached poster)


Coffee at the Carmangay Seniors Centre 10am -12pm

Coffee Time- 2pm Lomond at the Drop-In

ManCave – 1-3pm 105A 3rd Ave. S. Coffee, Pool, Ping-pong, puzzles, foosball, games and visiting. (See attached poster)

Moms & Tots – 10:30 am. Vulcan Church of Christ basement. Everyone welcome.

Get-A-Way Youth Centre – Open 3:30-6pm. Pool, Pin-pong, foosball, video games, crafts and more. Ages 10-18. 403-485-6033

Community Pickleball – Ages 16+ 6:30-8pm at VPE Register at: wwwtownofvulcan.ca/recreation

French Classes – 7pm. Register with Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society. 403-485-3107 (See attached poster)

Community Basketball – 8-9:30pm Starts Sept. 20. In the VPE gym. Registration required https://app.univerusrec.com/vulcanrecre…/courses/index.asp


Coffee is on at the Carmangay Community Centre 2-4pm Cost $1

Chess at the Vulcan Library 2:10-5:00pm

Teen Night at the Youth Centre – 13+ Open 6:30-9:00pm Pool, Pin-pong, foosball, video games, crafts and more. 403-485-6033

Farmers Market at the Vulcan Legion. 3-6pm. Ongoing until Thanksgiving.


Time for Rhymes – Vulcan Yoga Studio 10:30am. Starts Oct. 20

Community Pickleball – Ages 16+ 2-4pm at VPE Register at: wwwtownofvulcan.ca/recreation

Get-A-Way Youth Centre – Open 12:30-6pm. Ages 10-18. Free lunch is served 12:30 – 1pm. 105A 3rd Ave.S. Vulcan 403-485-6033. Ping-pong, pool tables, foosball, air hockey, video games, crafts and music!


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 – 9 am Pancake Breakfast at the Community Centre $5/person, $20/family

Coffee Time – Lomond 9am at the Drop-In


Community Pickleball – Ages 16+ 3:30-5:30pm at VPE Register at: wwwtownofvulcan.ca/recreation

Monday – Saturday

Vulcan Senior Centre

-Men’s Pool 9am – 12pm

-Ladies’ Coffee Drop-in 10am – 11am

Champion Pioneer Club – Coffee 9:30-11:30. Membership $25

Vulcan Legion

Try some pool Wed. 7pm. Try some Darts Thurs. 6:45. Chase The Ace Friday with 50/50 and drink specials. And of course Saturday Meat Draw with Live Music.

Adult Literacy Programs

Digital Skills (See attached poster)

English Language Learning (See attached poster)

Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program. Starts Oct. 17

Family Programs

Mentorship Vulcan – Starts Oct. 17 (See attached poster Vulcan Family Literacy Programs)

Literacy Through Art – Starts Nov. 3 (See above poster)

Stepping Back in Time – Kids Program at the Vulcan Museum (See attached poster)

Greater Foothills Family Centre – October Programs (See attached posters pg. 1 &2)


Outreach Services for Older Adults (See attached poster)

Community Counselling Services – Free at FCSS (See attached poster)

Sunshine Counselling is now open in Vulcan. We offer appointments on Tuesdays, Wednesday evenings, Fridays and Saturdays. We work with children, teens, adults and seniors. To book your appointment, call 403-485-5573 or visit sunshine-counselling.com.

NEW interactive Vulcan County Business Directory


This valuable tool is great for locals and visitors wanting to easily search for businesses operating in Vulcan County. Search by category or by business name!

If you are a local business, please check to see if your business is listed.

To make changes or to add a new listing please submit this form: https://www.vulcancounty.ab.ca/…/business-registrations/

Support Groups

Mondays – SMART Recovery 7-8:30pm Addiction Support Meeting. Call Beth at 403-485-1054 for info.

AA – Alcoholics Anonymous Every Tuesday and Thursday. 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.


-Volunteer to provide free tax serves to low income Albertan through Vulcan FCSS. Training by CRA staff on Nov. 16 from 6-8pm. Contact FCSS for more information 403-485-2192.

-Arrowwood Library Board is looking for new Board Members – Contact the Village to apply [email protected] or call 403-534-3821 by Oct. 4

-Milo School is looking for volunteers to read with kids Monday-Thursday 9-10am. Contact the school for information. 403-599-3817

-The Lomond Community Development Society is requesting photo submissions of Lomond and District. The winning photo will be on the Community Calendar.

-Do you need help with your yard cleanup in Carmangay before the Fall Community Clean Up? Students from Carmangay School have graciously volunteered to assist any residents that need help in their yards on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10 between 9am and 2:30pm. Please pop into the Village office to sign up or give us a call!

Employment Opportunities

-P/T Hardware Associate Apply instore with resume or send resume to [email protected]. Closes October 1, 2023.

-Link Worker – Act4Health. Social Prescribing Initiative. Full job ad available on vulcanandregionfcss.com

-Meals in Minutes & Village’s Bistro are teaming up to bring a NEW PROGRAM to Vulcan County!

-VULCAN COUNTY YOUTH IN BUSINESS will be employing youth 14-21 year olds, and teaching them how to run a small business! We tentatively will be starting mid October to the end of March. We can’t wait to share our delicious eats and help shape our future business owners!

-Lomond Little Learners is hiring! We are hiring a kindergarten teacher, starting in October! Please send resumes to: [email protected].

-Early Childhood Educators – Vulcan Daycare Stop in or email resumes to [email protected]

-Palliser School Division www.pallisersd.ab.ca/hr/career-opportunities

-Brandt John Deere – Shop Foreman, Territory Manager, Customer Support Advisor, Agricultural Heavy Equipment Technician

-Positions at SABC

-Vulcan County Employment Opportunities

-Actors wanted for Aspen Crossing for the the Train of Terror (18+) or the magical Polar Express Train excursions (all ages). If this intrigues you, then send us your resume to [email protected] or give Roma a call at 403-534-2129.

Check out more jobs at indeed.com, Workopolis, LinkedIn, Cananda Job Bank and by googling “Jobs Near Me.” Please note that some of these jobs listing are picked up by search engines and are out of date. It is always wise to look positions up on a companies home site before sharing information online.

Christmas Markets

Nov. 25 – Milo Art Society

Nov. 12 – Arrowwood Community Hall

Nov. 26 – Kinette Christmas Market CRC 11am-4pm

Content provided by: Alberta Health Services

Fuelling young athletes

Nutrition is important for young athletes (ages 12 to 18) because it supports both healthy growth and sports performance. Young athletes who fuel their bodies with healthy choices will get more out of their training and perform better during competition.

Here are some tips for young athletes:

Before your activity

Drink 1.5 – 2.5 cups of water two to three hours before activity to hydrate your body.

Plan to eat a meal two to three hours before an activity to give your body time to digest and convert it to fuel for your muscles. If you only have one to two hours before an activity, eat a smaller snack instead. Choose foods that contain carbohydrate and protein, as well as foods that are lower in fat and fibre. For example, try a fruit smoothie, a chicken wrap or an egg and toast.

During an activity

Water is the best fluid to keep you hydrated when you are active for less than one hour. Bring a water bottle with you and drink every 15 to 20 minutes during activity. If you are active for more than one hour and sweating a lot, you may benefit from a sports drink. A sports drink provides carbohydrates (energy) and replaces the electrolytes you lose when you sweat. Avoid low carbohydrate sports drinks and drinks with caffeine or carbonation (fizz).

After activity

After an activity, drink fluids and eat food to help you refuel and recover. Drink one to two cups of fluid and eat foods with carbohydrate and protein. Choose foods such as cereal and milk, fruit and Greek yogurt or a nut butte