December 2023 Vulcan County Family Resources

Survey about Kids Day Camps – if you have children who are at an age to attend day camps, please take a moment to fill out this survey about what you would like to see in 2024! The first questions are for those who have sent children to Vulcan camps already but if you keep scrolling down, others can fill in the survey about what you would like to see for your kids.


Dec. 1 – Jam Session 7pm at the Vulcan Lodge Hall. Join the Jam or just come enjoy the entertainment. Free admission.

Dec. 1 – Christmas In the Park – Champion 5:30-7:30 Hot Chocolate, Hay Rides, Live Nativity and more.

Dec. 1 – Registration deadline for the Vulcan Christmas Light Competition. (See attached poster)

Dec. 1 – Arrowwood Ag Christmas Display Lighting (See attached poster)

Dec. 2 – Snowflake Festival (See attached poster)

Dec. 2 – Horse Drawn Hay Rides – Book ahead. (See attached poster)

Dec. 2 – Mossleigh Community Family Christmas Party (See attached poster)

Dec. 2 – Milo Lions Pancake Supper and Turkey Bingo (See attached poster)

Dec. 4 & 6 – Christmas Craft Along (See attached poster)
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Dec. 5 – Healthy Relationship Presentation at the Get-A-Way Youth Centre (See attached poster) A FREE program about how to have healthy relationships in dating or friendships. Learn about boundries/ consent and more.

Dec. 5-8 – Gingerbread House Decorating Contest. Pick up at the Carmangay Library.

Dec. 6 – Tim Hortons Pop Up Champion Pioneer Club 7:30-10:30am. Make a cash donation to the Food Bank and receive a free coffee and donut or muffin.

Dec. 7 – World Education Services for Newcomers

Dec. 8 – Bingo at the Vulcan Seniors Centre. Everyone Welcome. Doors open at 6pm. Bingo starts at 7pm.

Dec. 8 – CCHS Challenge Cup – Benefit Hockey Game Students vs. Farmers (See attached poster)

Dec. 9 – Community Christmas Bingo 7pm Nine In A Line Brewing Come on down for a fun night of Bingo Action! $20 Entry fee – all entries are being donated to the food bank! Hosted by the one and only Bingo Daddy! Reservations recommended – [email protected]

Dec. 10 – Vulcan Legion General Meeting and Elections. New members welcome. Membership is only $40.

Dec. 10 – Yuletide Matinee – Nine In a Line Brewing (See attached poster)

Dec. 11 – The Holiday Train is Coming! (See attached poster)3:15pm Food Bank Fundraiser. Tyler Shaw and Kiesza are performing.

Dec. 11 – Digital Literacy at the Vulcan Library – Call to Sign Up 403-485-2571

Dec. 12 – Community Christmas Concert Vulan (See attached poster)

Dec. 12 – Edible Artistry – Carmangay Library at 6pm – Turn cookies into edible masterpieces. $20.

Dec. 12 – Carmangay and District Fire Department annual Food Drive is starting at 7 pm.

Dec. 14 – Carmangay Literary Society 6:30pm at the Library. No need to read the same book, just share recommendations.

Dec. 14 – Community Christmas Dance 7-10pm at the Champion Hall. Please bring a food bank donation.

Dec. 15 – Christmas Story Walk – Champion Library 6:30pm Register with Rainbow Literacy 403-485-3107 (See attached poster)

Dec. 15 – Farmer Christmas Party /Ag Appreciation Night – A few tickets are still available until Dec. 7. (See attached poster) Supper and comedy featuring Quick Dick McDick and local celebrity the “Whaaat Nooo Way Guy,” Shaun Umscheid.

Dec. 15 – Christmas DIY at the Milo Hotel – Pallet Sign or Gingerbread House.

Dec. 15 – Movie Night at the Carmangay Library 6:15pm – Aurthur Christmas

Dec. 16 – Santa Pictures with your Pet – Vulan Library 11am-2pm by donation of pet supplies to the Vulcan Food Bank.

Dec. 18 – Book Club Chatter at the Vulcan Library 1pm. Everyone welcome. Like a book club but your share about what you have been reading.

Dec. 22 – Champion Movie Pary 6:30pm – Polar Express. School Gym. Wear your pajamas. Hot chocolate and cookies.

Dec. 22 – Vulcan Legion Christmas Concert and Hayrides (See attached poster)

Dec. 31 – Milo Fun Casino New Year Eve Party (See attached poster)

Dec. 31 – Vulcan Family New Years Eve Party 5:30pm Glow Skate, Bonfire, Hot Chocolate, Music and Fireworks at 8pm.

Jan. 12 – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workshop 11am-12pm (See attached poster – Date on poster is incorrect! Jan. 12 is the date.)
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Coming in January – Vulcan Board Games – Saturday Afternoons every other week.

Jan. 19 – Nerf Wars 2:30-4pm CRC Ages 8+ Register at


Family Literacy Fall/Winter Programs (See attached poster)
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Greater Foothills Family Centre – December Programs (See 2 attached posters)

Bedtime Stories – ONLINE – January Tuesday’s – 2-5yrs. – 6-6:30pm, 6-8yrs. – 6:30-7pm, 9-12yrs. – 7-7:30pm. Register with Rainbow Literacy 403-485-3107
Milo Junior Curling Program. (Poster attached Ready to Rock Curling). Here is the link for registration League registration – Milo Curling Club

Milo December Calendar (See attached poster)

Milo Christmas Home Decorating Contest (See attached poster)


Little Carpenter’s Santa’s Workshop– December 4 & 11 Lomond Library 10:30am. For more information, please visit

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

Flexibility Yoga – 10:30am Carmangay Seniors Centre


Time for Rhymes – Vulcan Library. 12:30-1:30pm. Register at 403-485-3107

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

Get-A-Way Youth Centre – Open 3:30-6pm. 403-485-6033

Book Club and Mentorship – Rainbow Literacy 3:45pm. Call 403-485-3107.

Youth Zone at the Carmangay Library 4-6pm – Board Games. Age 7 and up. Dec. 5 Board Games, Dec. 12- Art Class, Dec. 19 Nintendo Switch.

Community Badminton 6:30-8pm VPE. Register with

Community Volleyball 8:00-9:30pm VPE. Register with


Coffee Time- 2pm Lomond at the Drop-In

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

Get-A-Way Youth Centre – Open 3:30-6pm 403-485-6033

Chess at the Champion Library. 5-6pm Call by noon to confirm your attendance. 403-897-3099

Coffee at the Carmangay Seniors Centre 10am -12pm

Yoga – 3pm Yoga for Hips and Back, 5:15pm Flow and Meditation. Vulcan Yoga and Wellness Centre. [email protected]

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

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

Community Basketball – 8-9:30pm. In the VPE gym. Registration required

Vulcan Legion Member’s Pool League – 7pm. Memberships $40


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+ 6:30-9pm

Dart League – Vulcan Legion. 6:30pm. Drop-In. No membership required.


Munchkin Mornings – Carmangay Library for kids 6 years and under. Songs, games and activities. 10:30am

Community Pickleball – Ages 16+ 2-4pm at VPE Register at:

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

After School Fun – Vulcan Library 3:45pm Dec. 7 Giant Checkers, Dec. 14 Mini Golf.


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

Pancake Breakfast at the Carmangay Community Centre $7.50/person, $25/family. 1st Saturday of the month – 9 am


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

Monday – Saturday

Coffee Time – Lomond 9am at the Drop-In

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 – Open 11am-9pm. (See attached December calendar)

Community Skate

· Mondays 6-7pm

· Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm

· Thursdays 3:30-4;45pm

· Youth Shinny Mondays at 3:30

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Christmas Markets

Until Dec. 21 – Arrowwood Library Christmas Market during Library hours..

Last Christmas Market Vulcan Legion December 16. 10am – 4pm (See attached poster)

Lomond School Christmas Market December 20. 3-7 pm

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

Healthy Relationship Group Wednesday’s 6-8pm Registration details at

Grief – Interested in getting support in a group setting? Contact Connie at the Vulcan Library for dates and times. 403-485-2571


Tips to Avoid Getting Scammed (See attached poster)

Talk to your Kids about Drugs and Alcohol (See attached poster)
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Rural Mentorship for Newcomers (See attached poster)
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Executive Function Basics: The Stress Response And Our Brain — Building Brains Together

Employment Opportunities

Assistant Program Manager – Vulcan Regional Victims Services

Child Development Worker – Vulcan Daycare

Many positions found on job search engines are picked up from other sources and are out-of-date, there are also scams. It is best to go to the site of the employer directly and try to find out accurate information.

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Office Assistant – North & Company

Environmental II – AHS Vulcan (Cleaning)

Cashier – Vulcan Petro

Logistics Coordinator – Stella Jones Inc.

Temporary Payroll and Benefits Administrator – Vulcan County

Truck Driver – Timberland Express Inc.

General Feedlot Maintenance Worker – Ballco Feeders Inc.

Community Rehabilitation Worker Complex Needs – Wheat Country Special Needs Society

Entry Level Child Intervention Practitioner – Government of Alberta

Health Care Aide – Extendicare Vulcan

Truck Driver – Picker Truck, Highway Truck Driver – Stella Jones Inc. Vulan

Cashier – Champion Grocery and Liquor Store

Retail Store Supervisor – Generations Truck and Care Wash

Cattle Processing Technician – Ballco Feeders

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Cook, Food Service Supervisor – Aspen Crossing

Kitchen Helper, Food Service Supervisor – Vulcan Country Inn

Registered Nurse – Extendicare

AHS – Registered Nurse, Licenced Practical Nurse, Environmental II, Health Care Aide

Teacher and Substitute Teachers – County Central High School and Vulcan County

Agricultural Heavy Duty Technicians –

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