April 2022 Vulcan County Family Resources

Volunteer Appreciation Week happens in April and I hope everyone takes a minute to appreciate how much happens in our communities because of volunteers. From single, small jobs, to really big commitments. Volunteering not only builds strong communities but also builds you, as an individual up from the inside. If you already volunteer, then soak in a little of all our appreciation for what you do. If you’re thinking about volunteering, then give us a call and we will help you find a match for what will fill your bucket. 403-485-2192. If you are unable to volunteer at this time, stop and thank someone who is able contribute, help encourage others and make them feel like they matter. If you scroll down, I have included a list of many of the organizations that rely on volunteers in Vulcan County, and I am sure I have missed some. It makes me appreciate how great our community is when I see how many volunteer their time. I’ve also included a list and posters of a few that are currently seeking volunteers.

Events

Apr. 2 – Milo Lions Fundraiser and Silent Auction. Get your tickets at Milo Green Foods or Milo Post Office.

Apr. 3 – Game Night at the Vulcan Church of Christ 6pm. All are welcome bring your family and friends out to play some games.

Apr. 6 – Books for Babies session begins with Rainbow Literacy. (See attached poster)

Apr. 9 – Come check out the Youth Entrepreneurs Market at the CRC and support local youth who want to work and want to showcase their products. (See attached poster)

Apr. 11 – Easter Craft-along. Register with Rainbow Literacy 403-485-3107 (See attached Rainbow Literacy poster).

Apr. 13, 20 & 27 – Moovin and Groovin for the little ones at the Vulcan Lodge Hall on Wednesdays at 10:30am (See attached poster)

Apr. 16 – Vulcan Community Easter Egg Hunt Memorial Park-ages 0-12. Register from 1:00-2:00, with a 2:00 start. Bring a basket to collect your goodies. Hosted by the Vulcan United Church.

Apr. 16 – Milo Easter Egg Hunt – 1pm, at the Milo Lions Park for 5 and under. On the path for older kids and adults. The younger crew will be doing a Easter egg hunt in the Lions park! For the older kids AND adults you are going to earn your chocolate. Bring your bike, scooter or plan to run from the Lions park down the path. The farther you go the more chocolate you earn as there will be eggs to collect along the way. Preregistration is not mandatory, but it does help us when buying supplies so please preregister.

May and June – Early Childhood Developmental Check-ups – VPE May 27, other schools, dates to be announced. Call your local school to book. (See attached poster)

Apr. 19-22 – Easter Adventure Camp Go to townofvulcan.ca/recreation for info.

Apr. 20 – Stretch Class – Champion School 7pm. $10 Drop-in. Bring your own mat.

Apr. 28 – Pancake Supper 5:30pm at the Champion Hall as a fundraiser for the Champion School

Apr. 29 – Movie at the C.R.C. 6pm Spiderman No Way Home.

April – May – Financial Literacy for Children sessions (See attached poster)

May 6 – Brooke Wylie Band presented by the Vulcan County Performing Arts Society (See attached poster)

May 10 – Here and After – A Vocal Recital (See attached poster)

May-August – Feeding Your Baby – Online Nutrition Class

Time for Rhymes – (See Rainbow Poster) Register with Rainbow Literacy at 403-485-3107 [email protected]

Milo – Wednesdays at 10:30am – Milo Drop-in Centre

Vulcan – Fridays at 10:30am – Vulcan Yoga and Wellness Centre starting March 11th.

Champion – Tuesdays at 10:00am – Zoom

Mondays

Arrowwood Play Group – 10am Arrowwood Hall. Drop-in. Contact Betty for more

information 403-485-8623.

Bedtime Stories – Online in the evening. Register with Rainbow Literacy. 403-485-3107

Tuesdays

Virtual Baby Group with Public Health 10-11:30am email [email protected] for the link. (See attached poster)
Virtual Baby Group Spring 2022

Mentorship Program – For youth 6-17 years old to improve the well-being of youth by providing a role model that can support them academically, socially and/or personally. Call Rainbow Literacy at 403-485-3107. (See Rainbow poster)

Get-A-Way Youth Centre – Open 3:30-6pm for 10-18 year olds at 105A 3rd Ave. S. Vulcan. 403-485-6033. Ping-pong, pool tables, foosball, air hockey, video games, crafts and music!

Wednesdays

Quilting – Carmangay Seniors Centre 9am-12pm.

Seniors Social – 2pm Lomond at the Drop-In. Games, cards, coffee, etc.

Get-A-Way Youth Centre – Open 3:30-6pm for 10-18 year olds at 105A 3rd Ave. S. Vulcan 403-485-6033. Open for Teen Night from 6:30-9pm for ages 13-18 yr. olds.

BINGO – Carmangay, first and 3rd Wednesday. Doors open 6:30pm. Seniors Centre

Adult Basketball – 8pm at the CRC.

Drop-In for Coffee – 2pm at the Lomond Seniors Centre

Thursdays

Creative Minds – Carmangay Seniors Centre 9:30am – 12pm for any type of project.

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. (See attached poster)

Fridays

Yoga – Milo at the Drop-In at 10am

Get-A-Way Youth Centre – Open 12:30-5pm at 105A 3rd Ave. S. Vulcan 403-485-6033. Ping-pong, pool tables, foosball, air hockey, video games, crafts and music!

Mon. Wed. Fri.

Carmangay Community Centre is open for walking from 10:30-11:30am.

Saturdays

Pickleball – 10-11am Vulcan CRC.

Vulcan Legion Meat Draw – 3-6pm.

Vulcan Legion – Drop-in Pool at the Hall 3pm. $5/person. No membership required.

Sundays

Youth Community Basketball – 3-5pm at the CRC.

Monday – Saturday

Vulcan Senior Centre Drop-In 9am-12pm at 303 Centre St.

Support Groups

-MUMS – Peer-to-Peer Maternal Support for pre- and post-partum. Weekly confidential phone calls. Call Families Matter at 403-205-5194.

-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

-Wednesday’s – SMART Recovery – 7pm Addiction Support Meeting. Call Beth at 403-485-1054 for information.

-Thursday’s – Men’s Healthy Relationship Group 6-8pm Registration details at rowanhouse.ca/safe-at-home

Resources

Youth Engaging Workplaces – YEW Helping youth age 16-24 in preparing, applying and securing employment. For anyone facing barriers. Next session begins April 4.

Career and Employment Services are back in Vulcan in person. MCG Careers is hosting a Meet and Greet on Tuesday, April 5 from 1-4 and will be back in Vulcan on Tuesdays.

Kidsport – Need financial help with registration fees and equipment? Apply online at www.kidsportcanada.ca/alberta/vulcan-county/ or call 403-485-2554.

Rowan House – Abuse thrives in secrecy. Even if your own relationship is healthy, your knowledge can support and empower others. Learn more about our Create Change online course: www.rowanhouse.ca/prevention Home is not always the safest place. Call or text 403-652-3311. Safety planning, shelter, emotional support.

Are you new to the Vulcan Community? Welcome!

The Vulcan Lionette Community Connection would like to help by providing you with the civic
information you may need to familiarize yourself with the local community including: Local map, recycling, library, recreation facilities, clubs and organizations and coupons from local businesses. Call [email protected] or Marg @403-485-2426.

Launch – A work experience and skills development program for young adults aged 20 – 30 that have completed some post-secondary training. Contact MCG Careers for more information.

1-844-601-2660

Career and Employment Asisstance in Vulcan

Willow Creek Immigrant Services – providing support services to immigrants and refugees who are new to Canada. All services are free. Roan Santos || Settlement Counselor

Willow Creek Immigrant Services

Direct Line: 403.973.5583

130-50 Ave W, Claresholm AB T0L 0T0

Website: www.ccisab.ca || E-mail: [email protected]

Are being a caregiver for a loved one at home or in their home? NorQuest College offers a wide range of workshops taught by experienced healthcare professionals to help caregivers gain the confidence and knowledge they need to care for a loved one at home and/or requiring end-of-life care. (See 2 Family Caregiver posters). Visit www.norquest.ca/family-caregiver and click ‘REGISTER’.
Family-Caregiver-Wellness-Workshops-Brochure

Upcoming Family Caregiver Workshops

Are you or a loved one living with cancer?

Wellspring is a not for profit cancer support organization, and ALL of their services and programs are completely free. Their non-clinical cancer support programs meet the emotional, social and practical needs of people living with cancer for both patients and caregivers. All their programs and services are accessible to anyone living in southern Alberta or beyond via Zoom or the telephone. When it is safe to do so, they will operate in a hybrid model of both online programs and in-person programs both in Calgary and in pilot communities across southern Alberta outside of Calgary. Caregivers and families benefiting from our programs but they are being connected with a community of people ‘who get it’. They have programs for families with children, an Indigenous Cancer Sharing Circle, Young Adults, people living with a cancer that may never go away, programs just for caregivers and just for people who live in regional and remote communities and more. You can read more here: wellspringcalgary.ca/

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

-Local West Painting (See attached poster)

– Lifeguards – Town of Vulcan visit townofvulcan.ca/recreation (See attached poster)

-Principal – Vulcan Prairieview Elementary School pallisersd.ab.ca

-Class 1 and 3 Drivers Walker’s Corral Cleaning. Call 403-485-8073

-Early Childhood Educator – Vulcan Daycare – Training provided. vulcandaycaresociety.weebly.com

-Mobile Universal Banker – connectFirst Credit Union, primarily in Vulcan and Nanton.

-Cooks/servers – Speargrass Country Club. Send resume to [email protected]

-Kitchen Help—Mossleigh Bar and Grill P/T & F/T.

-General construction and landscaping, casual/P/T – Residential Rescue call Jesse at 403 862-1961 or email at [email protected]

Found on indeed.ca

-Track Maintainer/Labourer – CP Railway

-Train Associate Server – Aspen Crosssing

-Community Support Worker – Wheat Country Special Needs Society

-Administrative Assistant, Protective Services – Vulcan County

-Payroll and Benefits Administrator – Vulcan County

-Location Assistant – Richardson Pioneer

-Insurance Broker – Western Financial Group

-Environmental II (Cleaning) – AHS Vulcan

-Health Care Aide, Dietary Aide, Cook – Extendicare

Substitute Teaching -Palliser School Division

-General Farm Worker – Ballco Feeders

Found on workopolis.com:

-Operations Assistant – G3 Canada Carmangay

-Electrical Apprentices Solar – PTW Energy Services Lomond

-Field Technician Supervisor – Nova Power Source Lomond

-School Bus Driver – First Student Canada Lomond

-Petroleum and Agro Salesperson – Arrowwood Co-op

-Agro Driver Seasonal – South Countrty Co-op Lomond

-Shaw Satellite and Internet Technician – Integrated Solutions Vulcan

Don’t forget to check Linked In, local employers career and employment links on their websites and monster, calgaryjobshop.ca and kijiji and facebook jobs section.

Volunteer Opportunities
We are looking for more nomination for youth in our community that volunteer and contribute for Leaders of Tomorrow Awards to be presented at the Volunteer Appreciation BBQ in April. The deadline is mid April. To nominate a youth download the forms at https://vulcanandregionfcss.com/useful-documents/

We are looking for Volunteers for our Compassionate Care Program. If you have a big heart and bit of time each week, this might be right for you. (See attached poster)

Vulcan Communities in Bloom will be planting soon. Come and join us… we need your energy and your green (or not so green) thumb! Call Christa @ 403-485-0239

Victims Services is looking for volunteers. (See attached poster)

Vulcan and District Historical Society is in need of new members. Call 403-485-6688 for more information.

Spock Days Association is looking for a Secretary and Beer Gardens volunteers. For information contact Lori at 403-485-0601.

Wheat Country Special Needs Society is seeking members from the Milo, Arrowwood, Mossleigh, Champion, Carmangay, and Lomond areas who would be willing to sit on the Board of Directors. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 7:00 pm. Compensation will be paid for mileage to meetings. Please contact Linda Schierman at 403 485-4733 for more information.

Fire Departments in Vulcan County – workopolis.ca

Vulcan County Health and Wellness Foundation is looking for new volunteers. Board, Trustees, Ambassadors and Event Volunteers. More information at vchwfoundation.com 403-485-4001

Here is the list of amazing volunteers in our County! (See Volunteer list attached)

Mar. 31 2022 Newsletter

February 2022 Vulcan County Family Resources

Below are events and programs happening in Vulcan County and Resources available in person and online. Please have a good look and share them with family, friends, clients and associates.

One nice thing about the increase in online webinars, it has never been so easy to access Parenting Workshops. We are never done learning and especially when we are dealing with a particular concern at a developmental stage for our kids, it is nice to build our skill set from home or the office without driving anywhere or needing a babysitter. Maybe a quiet room would be nice though! The Greater Foothills Family Centre has had great turnouts for their parenting workshops now that it is so easy to log on. Scroll to the bottom of the email to see a list of many workshops below from GFFC and AHS (CYF, CES), that are available for no cost.

Feb. 1 – 5:30pm – Do I need to file income tax? How do I file my income tax? What are deductions and credits? Even if you made no money this year, it is worth it to file your income tax. (WCIS) Willow Creek Immigrant Services presents this FREE webinar. (See poster for details)
WCIS About Income Tax Poster Feb 1

Little Explorers – Vulcan Municipality Park on Feb. 3, 10, 17 at 10am. Outdoor In-person. Register with Greater Foothills Family Network (See poster for details)

Feb. 4 – Junior Curling Clinic and Funspeil in Milo. (See poster for details)

Feb. 5 – Vulcan Legion presents Rockabilly Cruise during the Saturday Meat Draw 3-6pm.

Feb. 10 – Grants information session – Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southern Alberta 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 10, 2022. Look them up online.

Feb. 11 – Valentine’s Day Craft-a-long – Online via Zoom 6pm for ages 2-5 and 7pm for ages 6-8. Register with Rainbow Literacy at 403-485-3107 [email protected] (See poster Family Literacy Programs February)

Feb. 13 – Superbowl Party at the Vulcan Legion (See poster for details)

Feb. 15 & 16 – Pop Up Food Rescue – High River Food Rescue will deliver to Arrowwood, Milo, Lomond, Vulcan and Champion. Call 403-336-2893 or email

[email protected] to register for a bag.

Feb. 16 – Ever thought about doing respite? Connections Registry Q & A – Scroll down to see more details.

Feb. 25 – Minute to Win It for 7-12 year olds online with GFFC (See poster for details)

Greater Foothills Family Centre – Family Programs for February (See poster for details pg. 1 and pg. 2)

Monday’s – GLOW program for girls ( See poster for details)

Mar. 5 & 6 – First Aid Course Vulcan (See poster for details)

Apr. 2 & 3 – Firearms Courses Restricted and Non-restricted (See poster for details)

Curling Bonspiels in Milo: Feb. 10-13 – Men’s, Feb. 18-20 – Women’s, Mar. 3-6 Mixed

Outdoor Skating around the County – Milo, Arrowwood and Champion rinks are open. (If the weather is cold enough to have ice)

Always remember to be courteous to other users, wear appropriate gear, wear masks and limit of 10 people in change rooms and have fun! Arrowwood hours are 4-9 weekdays. 1-9 weekends. Closed if it’s been too warm.

Time for Rhymes – Register with Rainbow Literacy at 403-485-3107 [email protected]
Family Literacy Programs-February

Milo – Wednesday’s at 10:30 Milo Drop-in Centre

Vulcan – Friday’s at 10:30 Vulcan Yoga and Wellness Centre

Champion – Tuesday’s at 10am via Zoom

Countywide – Tuesday’s at 10am via Zoom

Monday’s

Arrowwood Play Group – 10 am Arrowwood Hall. Drop-in. Contact Betty for more information 403-485-8623. (See poster for details)

Adult and Tot Skate – 12-1pm Vulcan Arena. Must pre-register at townofvulcan.ca/recreation click on Registration.

Community Skating – 6:45-7:45pm Vulcan Arena. Must pre-register at townofvulcan.ca/recreation click on Registration.

Community Walking – 8:30-9:45am NOTE THE TIME CHANGED Vulcan C.R.C. Must pre-register at townofvulcan.ca/recreation click on Registration.

Tuesday’s

Milo Roving Gym – 10:45am Milo School Gym. Adults must sign in and wear masks.

Get-A-Way Youth Centre – Open 3:30-6pm for 10-18 year olds at 105A 3rd Ave. S. Vulcan

403-485-6033. Come enjoy ping-pong, pool tables, foosball, air hockey, video games, crafts and music!

Virtual Baby Group with Public Health 10-11:30am email [email protected] for the link.

Wednesday’s

Mossleigh Play Group – 10am Mossleigh Hall. For information call Amanda at 587-224-7379 (See poster for details)

Get-A-Way Youth Centre – Open 3:30-6pm for 10-18 year olds at 105A 3rd Ave. S. Vulcan 403-485-6033. Open for Teen Night from 6:30-9pm for grades 9-12.

Adult Basketball – 8pm at the CRC. Must pre-register at townofvulcan.ca/recreation click on Registration.

Community Walking – 8:30-9:45am NOTE THE TIME CHANGED Vulcan CRC. Must pre-register at townofvulcan.ca/recreation click on Registration.

Bingo – Lomond Drop-In at 7pm.

Tech Talk – 10:30am Vulcan – Learn more about smartphones, tablets, internet safety, online safety and enjoy and chance to connect with others. Rainbow Literacy (See poster for details)

Thursday’s

Kids Craft Corner – In Champion at the Prairie Winds Market. 2-4 yr. olds at 3pm and 5-12yr. olds at 4pm. Register at 403-396-0791.

Friday’s

Get-A-Way Youth Centre – Open 12:30-5pm at 105A 3rd Ave. S. Vulcan 403-485-6033. Come enjoy ping-pong, pool tables, foosball, air hockey, video games, crafts and music!

Community Skating – 5-6pm Vulcan Arena. Must pre-register at townofvulcan.ca/recreation click on Registration. Adults must show proof of vaccine.

Youth Shinny – 3:45-4:45pm Vulcan Arena. Must pre-register at townofvulcan.ca/recreation click on Registration.

Community Walking – 1-2:30pm Vulcan C.R.C. Must pre-register at townofvulcan.ca/recreation click on Registration.

Yoga – Milo drop-in at 10am

Mon. Wed. Fri.

Carmangay Community Centre is open for walking from 10:30-11:30am.

Saturday

Pickleball – 10-11am Vulcan CRC. Must pre-register at townofvulcan.ca/recreation click on Registration.

Vulcan Legion Meat Draw – 3-6pm.

Sunday

Youth Community Basketball – 3-5pm at the CRC. Must pre-register at townofvulcan.ca/recreation click on Registration.

Monday – Saturday

Vulcan Senior Centre Drop-In 9am-12pm at 303 Centre Street Vulcan.

Support Groups

-MUMS – Peer-to-Peer Maternal Support for pre- and post-partum. Weekly confidential phone calls. Call Families Matter at 403-205-5194.

-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

-Wednesday’s – SMART Recovery – Addiction Support Meeting. 7pm at Vulcan FCSS. Call Beth at 403-485-1054 for information.

-Thursday’s – Men’s Healthy Relationship Group – 6-8pm Registration details at rowanhouse.ca/safe-at-home

Inclusion Foothills – Connections Registry Virtual Q&A Session Registration – February 16, 2022 at 7:00 PM on Microsoft TEAMS to learn more about becoming a care-provider!
Click the Link to Register
For more information please call (403)-603-3232 or e-mail Vanessa at [email protected]

What is the Connections Registry?

Inclusion Foothills understands that caring for an individual with special needs requires a great deal of focus and attention. Parents and caregivers may need assistance to be able to take a break or focus their attention on other important matters.
Because of this, Inclusion Foothills has developed a database of potential Care Providers. This registry helps connect families to Respite, Job Coaching, PT, OT and SLP assistance providers when they are in need. Please Contact us to access database of respite providers.
Inclusion Foothills serves as a referral agency only to assist in introducing individuals and/or families and care providers. Positions acquired through the Inclusion Foothills Connections Registry are considered self-employment.

Resources

Feb. 24 at 9:30am – Webinar with Money Mentors A Better Path A Brighter Future

When it comes to money, information is power. Being able to access free Financial Literacy services can affect your bottom line. Come connect and learn information that can keep you moving forward financially. Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qfuGqqD8qH9EQwij0HUoQOWrA7uJSiTdP

Greater Foothills Family Centre – Tip Talks (See posters for details)

Feb. 4 – Being a Parent

Feb. 11 – Toddlers and Tantrums

Feb. 18 – Separation Troubles

Feb. 25 – Why Does My Child Lie?

Community Education Sessions – AHS

http://community.hmhc.ca/sessions/?p=webex FREE. There are past recorded sessions available as well.

Feb. 2 – 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Birth Control and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) What do you need to know?
Feb. 3 – 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Supporting Children and Youth through Grief & Loss (Post Pandemic)

Feb. 7 – 10:00 AM – Noon Domestic Violence
Feb. 7 – 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM On the edge of our seats: when excitement tips into

Feb. 8 – 10:00 AM – Noon Part One: The Process of Addiction

Feb. 9 – 10:00 AM – Noon Brain Science: Sciences of Hope and Resilience

Feb. 9 – 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Cyber Safety

Feb. 10 – 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Calgary Youth Justice Society/Calgary Youth Justice Committees Public Information Session

Feb. 10 – 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Thriving and Autism: Tips Tricks and Strategies for Success

Feb. 15 – 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Providing resolutions for toxic shame in children and youth

Feb. 16 – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Managing Anxiety in Youth within the COVID-19 World

Feb. 23 – 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Dare to Care: Bully Proofing your Child

Feb. 24 – 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Mindful Moments: Building Stronger Family Connections

Feb. 28 – 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Part 1: The Process of Addiction

Mar. 7 – 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Getting Pronouns Right: How to be an ally to the gender diverse community

CYF Caregiver Education Series (See attached poster)
CYF Caregiver Education Newsletter - February 2022

CYF Caregiver Education Newsletter - February 2022

Feb. 1 and 8 – 12pm Keeping Scattered Kids on Track: Supporting ADHD

Feb. 2 – 6pm Resilience in Parenting – Caring for the Caregiver

Feb. 3 – 6pm Supporting Your Child with Structure and Routine

Feb. 7 – 6pm Technology and the Teenage Brain

Feb. 9 – 6pm Strengthening Connections with Ourselves, Our Kids, Our Communities
Feb. 10 – 6pm Managing Meltdowns and Shutdowns
Feb. 15 and 22 – 12pm Mindfulness for the Family
Feb. 15 – 6pm Body Image and Eating Disorders
Feb. 17 – 6pm Helping Our Kids Figure Things Out
Feb. 23 – 6pm Positive Communication that Promotes Growth
Feb. 24 – More than Just a Bad Day – Understanding Depression in Adolescents
Feb. 24 – 6pm Effective Consequences
Feb. 28 – 6pm Sleep and Your Family’s Mental Health
Understanding Anxiety Series – 12-1pm
Part 4: Overcoming Avoidance – Wednesday, February 2 (continued from January)
Part 1: An Introduction – Wednesday, February 9
Part 2: Calming Our Bodies – Wednesday, February 16
Part 3: Settling Our Minds – Wednesday, February 23

Cancer Support
Wellspring serves patients and caregivers living with cancer from every community in southern Alberta ( and beyond). We do have a number of members from Claresholm, Vulcan and Nanton already.

Wellspring is a not for profit cancer support organization, and ALL of their services and programs are completely free. Their non-clinical cancer support programs meet the emotional, social and practical needs of people living with cancer for both patients and caregivers. All their programs and services are accessible to anyone living in southern Alberta or beyond via Zoom or the telephone. When it is safe to do so, they will operate in a hybrid model of both online programs and in-person programs both in Calgary and in pilot communities across southern Alberta outside of Calgary. Not only are these cancer patients, caregivers and families benefiting from our programs but they are being connected with a community of people ‘who get it’. They have programs for families with children, an Indigenous Cancer Sharing Circle, Young Adults, people living with a cancer that may never go away, programs just for caregivers and just for people who live in regional and remote communities and more. You can read more here: https://wellspringcalgary.ca/

They also have a health and community partner newsletter which you can sign up to here : https://wellspringcalgary.ca/health-partners/ This page also includes posters and brochures which you can download and share. There is no cost or referral required to become a member. There is an online membership form here https://wellspringcalgary.ca/programs-services/become-a-member/ or they can assist people over the phone.

Employment Opportunities
-Milo Public Works Positions (See poster for details)

-Vulcan Tourism – 3 Seasonal Positions go to townofvulcan.ca click on opportunities
-Vulcan Swimming Pool – Lifeguards, Volunteer Attendants, Front Desk Staff go to townofvulcan.ca click on opportunities
-Pool Concession Operator (See poster for details)

-Temp full-time teacher Lomond Horizon School division
-Family and Adult Literacy Facilitators – Rainbow Literacy Society 403-485-3107
-Early Childhood Educator – Vulcan Daycare vulcandaycaresociety.weebly.com/employment-opportunities.html – F/T Training provided.

-Klatt farms and harvesting is hiring for the 2022 season. Message us or contact Blair 403-647-7741 http://klattfarms.synthasite.com

Found on indeed.ca

-Commercial Tire Technician – Fountain Tire

-On call firefighter Vulcan County Protective Services

-Community Support Worker – Wheat Country Special Needs Society

-Administrative Assistant – Ryan Shearer Agencies Ltd.

-Environmental II – AHS Vulcan (Housekeeping)

-Highway Maintenance Worker/Operator – Volker Stevin

-Travelling Technician II – Vestas (Carmangay)

-Location Assistant – Richardson International (Pioneer Vulcan)

-Health Care Aide – AHS

-Shaw Satellite and Xplorenet Internet Technician – Integrated Solutions

Found on workopolis.com:

-Administrative Assistant – Ballco Feeders (Brant)

-Operations Assistant – G3 (Carmangay)

-Farm Equipment Operator – Hubka Farms (Carmangay)
-Windsite Manager – Vestas (Carmangay)

-Windblade Technician – Vestas (Carmangay)

-Administrative Assistant – Ballco Feeders (Brant)

-Farm Equipment Operator – Hubka Farms (Carmangay)

-Healthcare Aide – Extendicare

-Field Technicians and Supervisor – Nova Power Source (Lomond)

-Branch Manager – Nutrien Milo

Launch

A work experience and skills development program for young adults aged 20 – 30 that have completed some post-secondary training.

Program Overview

Launch is an MCG program that focuses on providing paid work experience opportunities and career and employment coaching to young adults struggling with the “I need experience to get a job – I need a job to get experience” cycle. Call MCG Careers to learn more. 1-844-601-2660

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

-Make soup at FCSS for the Youth Centre, Food Bank and isolated individuals. You can also come pick up a soup to take to someone who could use a thoughful gesture, has been sick, lonely or just not eating well. volunteerconector.org
-The Champion and Lomond Fire Departments are looking for new members! In Milo call Fire Chief Wayne Tompkins 403-423-0194 in Lomond call Fire Chief Brayden Shepard 403-793-3352.
-Vulcan County Health and Wellness Foundation is looking for new volunteers. Board, Trustees, Ambassadors and Event Volunteers. More information at vchwfoundation.com 403-485-4001
-Spock Days Association is looking for new Board Members to help with event planning. Positions include Secretary, Sponsorship Coordinator and a group to run a dance/cabaret. For information contact Lori at 403-485-0601.
-Vulcan and District Historical Society is in need of new members. Call 403-485-6688 for more information.
-Wheat Country Special Needs Society is seeking members from the Milo, Arrowwood, Mossleigh, Champion, Carmangay, and Lomond areas who would be willing to sit on the Board of Directors. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 7:00 pm. Compensation will be paid for mileage to meetings. Please contact Linda Schierman at 403 485-4733 for more information.
-Vulcan FCSS is helping Wild Rose Community Connection find local volunteers in Vulcan and all villages for their Caring Connections Program. Volunteers would check in weekly with seniors or other isolated individuals or provide Practical Kindness. Training is provided. Contact Lori at FCSS 403-485-2192 or Cathy at WRCC 403-601-2910.

Are you new to the Vulcan Community? Welcome! The Vulcan Lionette Community Connection would like to help by providing you with the civic information you may need to familiarize yourself with the local community including: Local map, recycling, library, recreation facilities, clubs and organizations and coupons from local businesses. Call [email protected] or Marg @403-485-2426.

November 2021 Vulcan County Family Resources

Nov. 2 – Dec. 22 Shop Local Market at the Arrowwood Library – Looking for vendors (See attached poster)

Nov. 5 – Random Act of Kindness Day – How can you participate? Perform a kind act, share it on social media, and use the hashtag #rakdayCFLSA, for a chance to win one of ten $500 Kindness Grants to award to the local CRA-registered charity of your choice. Together let’s create a wave of kindness across all of Southwestern Alberta! For more information, visit our website: http://www.cflsa.ca/news (See attached poster) For those not on social media you can phone it in.

Nov. 6 – Champion Food Rescue outside Champion Fire Hall 1-4pm

Nov. 8 – Bedtime Stories – Monday evening’s starting Nov. 8 online (See attached poster)

Nov. 9 – Roving Gym returns to Milo Tuesday’s starting Nov. 9 (See attached poster)

Nov. 11 – Remembrance Day Service – The Champion Legion will be holding their annual Remembrance Day ceremony in accordance with Covid restrictions.
Location – Champion Legion Cenotaph (in front of the Legion – 1st Ave North)

Nov. 11 – Remembrance Day Service – The Vulcan Legion will be holding the ceremony virtually on their website and via their Facebook page.

Nov. 18 – English Language Learning Class – Thursdays’ starting Nov. 18 at 7pm (See attached poster)

Nov. 20-21 First Aid Course. Register with Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society (See attached poster)

50/50 Raffle for the Vulcan Lions Club (See attached poster)

Rainbow Literacy and Learning – List of Programs

Rainbow Literacy Programs November

Vulcan Recreation Fall Programming for Adults and Youth

Time for Rhymes – Please register with Rainbow Literacy at 403-485-3107

Vulcan – Friday’s at 10:30am

Champion – Tuesday’s at 10:00am

Carmangay – Friday’s at 10:00am

Milo – Wednesday’s at 10:30am

Online via Zoom – Tuesday’s at 10:00am

Monday’s

Adult and Tot Skate – 12-1pm Vulcan Arena **Must pre-register at townofvulcan.ca/recreation click on Registration.** Adults must show proof of vaccine.

Community Skating – 6:45-7:45pm Vulcan Arena **Must pre-register at townofvulcan.ca/recreation click on Registration.** Adults must show proof of vaccine.

Community Walking – 2:15-3:30pm Vulcan C.R.C. **Must pre-register at townofvulcan.ca/recreation click on Registration.** Adults must show proof of vaccine.

Tuesday’s

Milo Roving Gym – 10:45am Milo Community School Gym. Adults must sign in and wear masks. Starts November 9.

Get-A-Way Youth Centre – Open 3:30-6pm at 105A 3rd Ave. S. Vulcan 403-485-6033. Come enjoy ping-pong, pool tables, foosball, air hockey, video games, crafts and music!

Virtual Baby Group with Public Health 10-11:30am email [email protected] for the link. (See the attached poster.)

Wednesday’s

Get-A-Way Youth Centre – Open 3:30-6pm for 10-18 year. Open for Teens in Grade 9-12 from 6:30-9pm at 105A 3rd Ave. S. Vulcan 403-485-6033.

Adult Shinny – 8:30-9:30pm Vulcan Arena **Must pre-register at townofvulcan.ca/recreation click on Registration.**

Community Walking – 2:15-3:30pm Vulcan C.R.C. **Must pre-register at townofvulcan.ca/recreation click on Registration.** Adults must show proof of vaccine.

Thursday’s

Little Explorers – Starting in November at 10am. Register with Greater Foothills Family Centre at 1-877-652-8633

Friday’s

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

Community Skating – 5-6pm Vulcan Arena **Must pre-register at townofvulcan.ca/recreation click on Registration.** Adults must show proof of vaccine.

Youth Shinny – 3:45-4:45pm Vulcan Arena **Must pre-register at townofvulcan.ca/recreation click on Registration.**

Community Walking – 1-2:30pm Vulcan C.R.C. **Must pre-register at townofvulcan.ca/recreation click on Registration.** Adults must show proof of vaccine.

Broomball

Monday – Saturday

Vulcan Senior Centre Drop-In 9am-12pm at 303 Centre Street Vulcan Free New Memberships for the remainder of 2021.

Greater Foothills Family Centre – Tip Talks Fridays at 10am online (See attached poster Tip Talks GFFC)
Nov. 5 – Language and Your Toddler
Nov. 12 – Fighting and Aggression in Preschool
Nov. 19 – Fears in your School Ager

Community Education Sessions – Online Workshops
Nov. 4 – Real Talk: Break the Cycle of Domestic Violence
Nov. 6 – Super Dads Super Kids
Nov. 15 – Stress and Healthy Coping: Helping Youth Address Their Stress
Nov. 17 – Supporting LGBTQ2S+ Children and Youth: A Workshop for Parents and Family Members
Nov. 17 – Dare to Care: Bully Proofing your Child
Nov. 18 – Healthy Brains = Healthy Children
Nov. 18 – Screen time: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
Nov. 22 – Kids Have Stress Too
Nov. 23 – Children’s Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Strategies for Parent and Child Wellbeing
Nov. 24 – Mental health for highly sensitive teens; unique struggles for these emotional feelers
Nov 24 – There’s no mental health without spiritual health
Nov. 25 – 2E Gifted Children: Covid-19 & Well-Being
Nov. 29 – Managing the Holidays through Mindfulness: Supporting Your Child’s Social and Emotional Well-being
Nov. 30 – Understanding and Using Mental Toughness to Enhance Performance: When Toughness is Really NOT About Being “Tough
Dec. 2 – Giving the gift of knowledge – Your guide to saving for a child’s post-secondary education
Dec. 8 – Calgary Youth Justice Society/Calgary Youth Justice Committees Public Information Session
Dec. 13 – Burnout & Boundaries during Covid

Stress, Your Brain, and You! (See attached poster)

Stress Your Brain and You

A talk by youth for youth

What is stress anyways?

How can you cope with everyday stress? Want to see what a stressed-out brain looks like?

Join the discussion about mental health and stress as youth share their experiences. Interested in a career in brain science or mental health? Meet neuroscientists, social workers, and psychiatrists who are sharing their stories! And come along as a neuroscientist leads you through a voyage through the normal and stressed human brain, with vivid brain imaging

Date & Time | November 2, 2021 @ 6pm MT (See attached poster)

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Public Works Operator – Champion villageofchampion.ca

Child Care Educator – vulcandaycaresociety.weebly.com

Found on workopolis.com:

Admin Support IV – AHS Vulcan

Herdsperson – Gordon Turner Farms (Blackie)

Health Care Aide – AHS Vulcan

Stores I – AHS Vulcan – Shipping and Receiving

Yard Shipper/Receiver – UFA Farm Store Vulcan

Administrator – Extendicare Vulcan

Highway Maintenance Worker Operator – Volker Stevin

Environmental II – AHS Vulcan (Cleaning)

Healthcare Security Guard – Paladin Security Vulcan

Oilfield Heavy Equipment Operator, Skilled Labourers, Supervisor/Foreman – KLS Earthworks & Environmental in the County

Substitute Teachers – Palliser School Division

Residential Support Staff – Wheat Country Special Needs Society

Laundry, Health Care Aide, Recreation Aide, Cook – Extendicare

Tire Shop Manager – Arrowwood Co-op

Petroleum and Agro Salesperson – Arrowwood Co-op

Regular Assistant – Lomond School Horizon School Division

Field Technicians and Supervisor – Nova Power Source (Lomond)

Feed Truck Driver – Ballco Feeders (Brant)

Found on indeed.ca:

Health and Safety Officer – Express Employment Professionals (2 Month Contract in the Vulcan area)

Client Service Representative – CIBC (Part-time)

Found on Facebook:

Petro Canada has a help wanted sign
Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society – PT Adult and Family Literacy Facilitators – Call Rainbow for more details 403-485-3107

Aspen Crossing – It’s audition time! This casting call is for the 2021 Polar Express™ excursion at Aspen Crossing. This year we are doing things a little differently. All auditions must be sent in by video submission. Whether that be by a google link, a YouTube video of yourself, etc. We will be casting for the following roles this year: Santa Conductor Elf Chef Billy Hero Boy Steward Hero Girl Know-it-all Kid If interested please send an email. We will send you further instructions and scripts to read from, for your video audition. Auditions close November 8th.

MCG Career Services 1-844-601-2660

FREE help with career and employment skills. A Career Coach can meet with you by phone or zoom.

Employment Workshops – online via zoom

Experience Counts Program for 45+ year olds with job skills training.

Inclusion Foothills has a Business and Youth Coach available in Vulcan to offer support for 16-24 year olds with any barriers to employment. To make an appointment call 1-866-507-6277 or email [email protected]g

Support Groups

MUMS – Peer-to-Peer Maternal Support for pre- and post-partum. Weekly confidential phone calls. Call Families Matter at 403-205-5194.

Every Tuesday and Thursday – AA – Alcoholics Anonymous – Meetings are at 8pm. Contact Gary at 403-485-5818

Al-Anon Family Group – meetings as needed.

Tuesday’s – Prenatal Support Group – Families Matter 6-8pm online by Zoom. For women who are experiencing anxiety/depression. Your well-being matters too! Register at www.familiesmatter.ca or 403-205-5194 or 403-205-5180.
Wednesday’s – SMART Recovery – Addiction Support Meeting. 7pm at Vulcan FCSS. Call Beth at 403-485-1054 for information.
Thursday’s – Men’s Healthy Relationship Group – 6-8pm Registration details at rowanhouse.ca/safe-at-home

Resources

Did you know Vulcan has a Give-and-Take Pantry?

It is for anyone in need of a little food or for anyone to drop off food donations. Please only take what you need or donate

unopened goods that have not expired. Outside the Vulcan Library in a little library on a post. 303 Centre Street.

Are you or someone you know struggling with addictions? Do you need some support to help you deal with the stress, crisis or feelings that you are struggling with? Try out a SMART Recovery meeting. Wednesday’s at 7pm. Located at 105B 3rd Ave. S. Contact Beth for more information 403-485-1054.
SMART Recovery meetings are free and open to anyone seeking science-based, self-empowered addiction recovery. It is a global community of people & families working together to thrive and overcome the suffering caused by addiction.

FREE Support Programs – Wild Rose Community Connections (See attached poster for program descriptions)

Rowan House – Shelter and Outreach

Abuse thrives in secrecy. Even if your own relationship is healthy, your knowledge can support and empower others.

Learn more about our Create Change online course: www.rowanhouse.ca/prevention

Know someone new to the community? The Vulcan Lionettes Community Connection offers a Welcome Wagon Service in Vulcan. They take the newcomer a bag with the civic information needed to familiarize with the local community including: Local map, recycling, library, recreation facilities, clubs and organizations and coupons from local businesses. Call [email protected] or Marg @403-485-2426.

News

Local Election Results – Congratulations to the new Councillors and thank you for serving our community.

Vulcan County—Jodie Gateman, elected. Christopher Northcott, elected, Shane Cockwill, elected. Laurie Lyckman, acclaimed. Jason Schneider, acclaimed. Kelly Nelson, acclaimed. Doug Logan, acclaimed.

Town of Vulcan—All acclaimed. Judy Sanderson, Cole Dunham, Lyle Magnuson, Richard DeBolt, Barbara Moore Coffey, William Smith and Tom Grant.

Arrowwood—Elected Colin Bexte, Matt Crane, and Nicholas Kuntz.

Carmangay—Elected Kym Nichols, Doug Fraser and Sue Dahl.

Milo—Milo, Scott Schroeder, Dean Melnyk and Sheldon Walker.

Lomond—Acclaimed Brad Koch, Craig Stokes and Robert Donnelly

Champion—Elected Nathan Schmeelke, Marsha Mason, Jamie Smith, Trevor Wagenvoort and Terry Penney.

School Trustees – All acclaimed Loralei Bexte and Louise Schmidt for Palliser School Division and Marie Logan for Horizon School Division

Something a little Lighter….
-Why are trees so carefree and easygoing? Because every fall, they let loose.

-I saw a leaf that was in the shape of a chicken. Apparently, it is from a Poultree.

-How did we know communism was doomed from the beginning? All the red flags.

-After the election I’m moving to Greenwich. I don’t know what I’ll do in the mean time.

Me: I want to take a trip.

My Bank Account: I highly suggest it be a trip to work.

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Have a great month!

Lori Gair
Community Liaison
Vulcan and Region Family and Community Support Services
Phone: 403-485-2192 ext. 103
Email: [email protected]

‘We’re all just walking each other home.’ – Ram Dass

August 2021 Vulcan County Family Resources

Some Upcoming Events in our County:

July 28 -31 Home town Olympian!
Keyara Wardley, is off to Tokyo Japan to take part in the 2021 Olympics in Women’s Rugby 7’s.  There is a banner of support for her at the Bell Park downtown Vulcan.  The banner will be up on weekdays from 9-4.  We will post on there when her games will be aired and will have community viewing at the Vulcan Lodge Hall, see the attached poster for times.  Go Keyara Go!!

July 31-August 1 Clever Scoops Anniversary Weekend Supporting the Champion FCSS, 5km walk/run register at Clever Scoops registration Form attached, Coloring Contest, Dunk Tank, Garage Sale in the Legion basement , and a water balloon fight, see poster for details.

Aug. 1 Heather Highland dance is open to register your children contact Susan at 403-485-3660 or email [email protected]

Aug 3-6 Pre-school Tumbling Tots Ages 4-8 Register on the website www.townofvulcan.ca/recreation or call 403-485-6659. See Summer Day Camps Poster.

Aug.  6 – 8 – Milo One Pitch Tournament register with Jessy at 403-485-1451 or Deanna at 403-485-8384. See Poster attached.

Aug. 8 – Milo BBQ – Show “N Shine will be a “Show” only this year.  You are welcome to bring to your vehicles for people to enjoy looking at, but there will be no awards.  Vehicles should arrive by noon. Poster attached.

Aug. 13-15 – Spock Days – Parade, Pancake Breakfast, FCSS Great Re-Connect BBQ, Family Treasure Hunt, Family Games, Fireworks, Vul-Con and Trekkie BBQ.

Aug. 13-14 – Southern Alberta Music Festival – Aspen Crossing https://www.aspencrossing.com/events/

Aug. 14 – Bike4Vets – Poker Run Vulcan Legion. See Poster.

Aug. 16 – 20 Youth Creative Camp. Ages 7-11. Register with www.townofvulcan.ca/recreation or call 403-485-6659. See Summer Day Camps Poster.

Aug. 17 Mala Bead Bracelet Making & Breathing Techniques for registrants 12 and older.  Drinks and Snacks provided.  To register, call Marsha 403-396-0791 or email at [email protected]. See poster attached.

Aug 18 KIDS Mala Bead Bracelet Making & Breathing Techniques for parents and their children.  Drinks and Snacks provided.  To register, call Marsha 403-396-0791 or email at [email protected]. See poster attached.

Sept 3rd Mossleigh 40th Annual Labour Day Classic Slowpitch Tournament call 403-809-0444 to register.  Poster attached with more information.

Carmangay Library Children’s programs and activities in Carmangay all summer long. See poster attached.

August Wednesday’s

Kids Day Out in Arrowwood10:00am-3pm. Lunch included. Games, activities and crafts for kids 5-13. Must register with FCSS Get-A-Way Youth Centre at 403-485-6033 or email [email protected]. See poster and registration form.

Rainbow Literacy Little Adventurers for parents with children 2-5 and Big Adventurers for Parents with children 6-9 Call 403-485-3107 to register.  Poster Attached.

Rainbow Programs

August Thursday’s –

Kids Day Out in Milo10:00am-3pm.  Lunch included. Games, activities and crafts for kids 5-13. Must register with FCSS Get-A-Way Youth Centre at 403-485-6033 or email [email protected]. See poster and registration form.

Greater Foothills Family Centre – many programs in-person and online. Play in the Park in Vulcan and Milo.  See poster for more details.

Swimming Pools are open for the Summer! 

Champion 587-793-0680 or follow Champion Swimming Pool on Facebook for updates.

Available Rental Times

August 1st 4-5

August 8th 1-2

August 15th 1-2,4-5

Vulcan Lions Swimming Pool is open. See attached Pool schedule.  Call for Rental Availability

Go to Camp as a Family – SABC is opening the camp for families to come together and take part in all the activities together.  And they do all the cooking for you. RV spots and cabins available.  And the best part is they do all the cooking.  Sponsored spots are available for families who would otherwise not be able to afford camp.  Go to https://www.sabc.ca/family-camp/family-camp-registration/  to register!

Support Groups

Tuesday’s  

Prenatal Support Group – Families Matter 6-8pm online by Zoom. For women who are experiencing anxiety/depression. Your well-being matters too! Tuesday’s 6-8pm via Zoom. Register at www.familiesmatter.ca or 403-205-5194 or 403-205-5180.

Wednesday’s 

SMART Recovery – Addiction Support Meeting.  7pm at Vulcan FCSS. Call Beth at 403-485-1054 for information.

Every Tuesday and Thursday 

AA – Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Contact Gary at 403-485-5818 Meetings are Tues. and Thurs. 8pm

Al-Anon Family Group – meetings as needed. Contact Betty W. at 403-652-8285 for information.

Resources 

CES – Community Education Services Workshops for parents, caregivers, and professionals. http://community.hmhc.ca/sessions/?p=all

Caregiver Education Workshops – Parenting, Mental Health, Self-Regulation, Back to School Readiness, Junior High Jitters and more. See poster.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

See the attached document with hyperlinks to the postings!

Job Postings

Michelle Ganchar

Rural Reaching Home Program Coordinator

[email protected]

Vulcan and Region Family and Community Support Services

Phone: 403-485-2192

Email: [email protected]

July 2021 – Vulcan County Family Resources

July 1 – Vulcan Swimming Pool grand opening, Kids Parade, BBQ and free swimming and Canada Day celebration. See poster.

July 1 – Canada House Decorating in Champion and the new Prairie Winds Market has kids activities and pony rides as part of their grand opening.

July 5 & 19 – Beach Volleyball in Milo at 7pm next to the Curling Rink. See Milo Recreation Events Poster.

July 6 – Tuesday’s – Milo Summer Reading Program at the library July 6th to August 24th, Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Ages 4 to 11

Tuesday’s – Drop-in at the Get-a-Way Youth Centre in Vulcan 12:00 – 7:00pm. 105A 3rd Ave. S. Kids 10-18 (No drop-in for July 13 for the Babysitters Course)

Wednesday’s – Time for Rhymes via zoom 10-11:00am. Register with Rainbow Literacy 403-485-3107.

July 7 & 14 – Kids Day Out in Lomond. 10am-3pm. Lunch included. Games, activities and crafts for kids 5-13. Must register with FCSS 403-485-2192 or email [email protected]. See poster.

July 7 – Every Wednesday – Little Adventurers. Free program for kids 2-5 years old Virginia Mitchell Park. 10-11am. See poster.

July 7 – Every Wednesday – Big Adventurers.  Free program for kids 6-9 years old Virginia Mitchell Park. 1-2pm. See poster.

Thursday’s –  Farmer’s Markets – Vulcan Legion 3-6pm

Thursday’s – Family Park Fun – For the young and old.  Outdoor games. 6pm. Vulcan Pool Park
Thursday’s – Beach Volleyball 7pm Vulcan Pool Park.

July 10 – Pickleball at 10am outside the Vulcan Legion.

Friday’s – Free Food Friday’s at the Get-a-Way Youth Centre in Vulcan 12:00 – 7:00pm. 105A 3rd Ave. S. Kids 10-18 Drop-in.

July 13 – Babysitters Course – 9am – 4pm at the Get-a-Way Youth Centre in Vulcan. Register at 403-485-6033.

July 16 – Milo Golf Classic in Nanton Register with Deanna at 403-485-8384 or Jessy at 403-485-1451. See Milo Events poster.

July 19-23 – Basketball Camp – Grades 5-8 and 9-12. Register with www.townofvulcan.ca/recreation or call 403-485-6659. See Sports Camps Poster.

July 21 – Pop Up Food Rescue in Milo, Arrowwood, Lomond and Vulcan.  Call High River Food Rescue to sign up 403-336-2893

July 26-30 – Volleyball Camp – Grades 5-8 and 9-12. Register with www.townofvulcan.ca/recreation or call 403-485-6659. See Sport Camps poster.

CRA is offering workshops on how to do your taxes, make sure you are receiving all the benefits you are entitled to, opening a “My Account” and more about scams.

July 28, Aug. 10 – Doing your Taxes – Benefits Poster – Goods and Services Tax Credit, Canada Child Benefit, Canada Child Benefit Young Child Supplement,  Climate Action Incentive, Canada Workers Benefit, My Account, Scams. See CRA Benefits Poster and Income Tax Basics.

CRA - Benefits poster

July 29 or Aug. 12 Income Basics – Canada’s tax system – When you start working,  parts of the tax return, ways to file, my Account

Income tax basics

July 31 – Champion 5km Walk/Run by Clever Scoops. See poster.

July – Fleetwood Farms is offering Horseback Camp/Riding Lessons in July. Call 403-894-4432

Aug. 3 – 6  – Preschool Tumbling Tots in Vulcan 9 -11:30. Register with www.townofvulcan.ca/recreation or call 403-485-6659. See Summer Day Camps Poster.

Aug.  6 – 8 – Milo One Pitch Tournament register with Jessy at 403-485-1451 or Deanna at 403-485-8384. See Milo Events Poster.

Aug. 13-15 – Spock Days – Parade, Pancake Breakfast, FCSS Great Re-Connect BBQ, Family Treasure Hunt, Family Games, Fireworks, Vul-Con.

Aug. 14 – Bike4Vets – Poker Run Vulcan Legion. See Poster.

Aug. 16 – 20 Youth Creative Camp. Ages 7-11. Register with www.townofvulcan.ca/recreation or call 403-485-6659. See Summer Day Camps Poster.

Children’s programs and activities in Carmangay all summer long. Find out more and register at the Carmangay Library.August Wednesday’s – Kids Day Out in Arrowwood. 9:30am-3pm. Lunch included. Games, activities and crafts for kids 5-13. Must register with FCSS 403-485-2192 or email [email protected]. See poster.

August Thursday’s – Kids Day Out in Milo. Lunch included. Games, activities and crafts for kids 5-13. Must register with FCSS 403-485-2192 or email [email protected]. See poster.

Greater Foothills Family Centre – many programs in-person and online. Play in the Park in Vulcan and Milo.  See poster for more details.

Kids Bored at home?

Lomond Library – Crafts to Go.  See Poster.

Summer Activity Kits Delivered by the Greater Foothills Family Centre.  See Poster.

Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society has many programs to support families. See Poster.

Rainbow Literacy-Family Programs 2021

Swimming Pools are open for the Summer!

In Champion, the pool is fixed and opening soon.  587-793-0680

Vulcan Lions Swimming Pool is open. See attached Pool schedule with a few changes: Public Swim Time Changes
July 4 – 1pm to 5pm
July 5 -9 – 4pm to 7:30pm

Go to Camp as Family – SABC is opening the camp for families to come together and take part in all the activities together.  And they do all the cooking for you. RV spots and cabins available.  And the best part is they do all the cooking.  Sponsored spots are available for families who would otherwise not be able to afford camp.  Go to sabc.ca

Support Groups

Tuesday’s

Prenatal Support Group – Families Matter 6-8pm online by Zoom. For women who are experiencing anxiety/depression. Your well-being matters too! Tuesday’s 6-8pm via Zoom. Register at www.familiesmatter.ca or 403-205-5194 or 403-205-5180.

Wednesday’s

SMART Recovery – Addiction Support Meeting.  7pm at Vulcan FCSS. Call Beth at 403-485-1054 for information.

Every Tuesday and Thursday

AA – Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Contact Gary at 403-485-5818 Meetings are Tues. and Thurs. 8pm

Al-Anon Family Group – meetings as needed. Contact Betty W. at 403-652-8285 for information.

CES – Community Education Services Workshops for parents, caregivers and professionals. http://community.hmhc.ca/sessions/?p=all

Caregiver Education Workshops – Parenting, Mental Health, Self-Regulation, Back to School Readiness, Junior High Jitters and more. See poster.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

2 Temporary Assistants -1 month and 7-week assignment – Lomond Community School (horizon.ab.ca)

Client Service Representative – Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (indeed.ca)

Client Services, Train Associate – Aspen Crossing (workopolis.ca)

Communications and Engagement Manager Aspen Crossing (workopolis.ca)

Crop Production Advisor – Nutrien Ag Solutions, Inc Milo (jobbanks.ca)

Grain Plant Operator -Cargill – Blackie (linkedin)

Location Assistant – Richardson Pioneer (indeed.ca)

Milo Alphabets Kindergarten Society – Kindergarten Teacher pallisersd.ab.ca

Plant Operator Orica – Blackie

Registered Dietician – Extendicare Vulcan (linkedin)

Residential Support Worker – Wheat Country Special Needs (indeed.ca)

Senior Lifeguards – Town of Vulcan Call 403-485-6659

Solar Farm –Vulcan County General Labour, Gatekeeper, Admin assistant/bookkeeper, equipment operators 403-381-8128

Warehouse Operator – BASF Canada – Blackie (jobbanks.ca)

Casual farm work – help paint a swing set, garden shed, trim weeds, clean barn. Call Linda 403-485-4733

 

As it is sooooo hot outside I’ll share my favorite summer recipe:

Easy Healthy Popsicles 

Throw some watermelon, and frozen or fresh fruit (like raspberries and strawberries) in a blender or food processor and blend up.

Pour in Dixie Cups.  Freeze for about 30 minutes then add popsicle sticks.

When your child is hot or hungry before dinner “let” them have a popsicle.  It is a serving of fruit.  The Dixie cup also catches the drips if they are slow eaters.  Remind them to put away their litter and refill the freezer and trailer freezer all summer.

 

 

Lori Gair

Community Liaison

Vulcan and Region Family and Community Support Services

Phone: 403-485-2192 ext. 103

Email: [email protected]

June 2021 Vulcan County Family Resources

Survey

Act4Health is doing a survey about health eating in our community.  If you live or work in Vulcan and surrounding communities, please take a minute to fill it out.  It is only 4 quick questions to help see how see how the community feels.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BM6LRLW

Monday’s 

Feeling lonely or isolated and need to connect with people?  Did you know anyone can join Conversation Café on Monday’s at 7pm online via Zoom?  If you are you wary and don’t know how to zoom, we will do a practice session with you. Find the link at vulcanandregionfcss.com under Cafés or call 403-485-2192.  See poster.

Tuesday’s  

Tot Lot – Free play session at Vulcan Birch Park Tuesday’s at 1pm.

 Prenatal Support Group – Families Matter 6-8pm online by Zoom. Pregnancy is both an exciting and challenging time and for some it can feel overwhelming.  For women who are experiencing anxiety/depression. Your well-being matters too! Tuesday’s 6- 8pm via Zoom

To register either go online at www.familiesmatter.ca or call: 403-205-5194 or 403-205-5180

An intake will be completed upon registration.

Wednesday’s  

Time for Rhymes via zoom 10-11:00am. Register with Rainbow Literacy 403-485-3107. 

SMART Recovery – Addiction Support Meeting.  7pm at Vulcan FCSS. Call Beth at 403-485-1054 for information.

Flex Your Head – 12 week online program for youth age 13-18. Promoting positive youth mental health. Boys and Girls Club. 4:30pm starting June 9. See poster.

BGCF - Flex Your Head (Virtual - June to August 2021)

Thursday’s  

Family Park Fun – For the young and old.  Outdoor games.  Bring your own picnic.  6pm. Vulcan Pool Park

Beach Volleyball 7pm Vulcan Pool Park

Friday’s 

Have a youth looking for work?  The Get-A-Way Youth Centre has a job board.  Call 403-485-6033 or stop by to check it out.  105A 3rd Ave. S.  Check it out on Free Food Friday’s between 12:30-4pm. See poster.

May 31 – June 7 Storywalk in Vulcan.  See poster.  Read a story as a family as you walk or ride around town.  Registered participants receive a craft kit.

June 3 – Champion Kindergarten Grad Drive-by Parade.  6:30pm Please meet at the Firehall at 6:15pm.

June 4, 8 and 9th – Developmental Check-Ups – See poster. Vulcan June 4, Milo June 8 and Champion June 9.  Call your local school to register

Important Information for parents of children turning 3 and up to 5 years old – What is a Developmental Check-up? Can your child hop on one foot? How does he hold a crayon? Can other people understand her when she speaks? Just like checking your baby’s height and weight, or getting regular eye and dental check-ups, it is important to check up on their development physically, socially and in language and communication.  The first 5 years of life are very important because this time builds the foundation in the brain for success in school and later adulthood.  This is the optimal time for your child to learn through play and experiences. It is important to help along each child’s development during this period.

Parents that register for the Developmental Check-Up will complete a simple screening tool while doing fun actvities with their child.  Referrals can be made if needed.  Find out about resources for children under 6 in Vulcan County. Ask questions about the preschool program in your area. Go home with a goodie bag of tools to help growing minds and bodies.

 

June 5-12 – Storywalk in Arrowwood. See poster.  Read a story as a family as you walk or ride around town.  Registered participants receive a craft kit.


June 5 – Darkness to Light Walk – Participant walk from darkness to light at 4:45am in the morning in the name of mental health awareness and suicide prevention.  Presented by the Vulcan Mental Wellness Support Community.

June 7 – 13 is Seniors Week.  Vulcan and Region FCSS and Vulcan Municipal Library are celebrating the senior members of our community by handing out a special Seniors Celebration Package on Monday, June 7th at the   Library.  Limited quantities.  Then on Thursday, June 10th there will be a drive-thru continental breakfast from 9-11:00am in the Senior Centre parking lot off Centre Street.  See poster.

June 8 – Q&A Session on Sleep Behaviour by Centre for Sleep.  Email [email protected] to register.

June 8 – Carmangay Library is offering Virtual Macramé Class – $20 – All materials provided, instructor led.

June 8 and June 10 – Don’t Get Scammed! Online workshop for Seniors Week.  See poster.

Don't get scammed - Seniors Week Online Workshop CRA

June 10 – Champion Grade 9 Grad Parade Thursday at 5:30pm.  Line up at the Firehall at 5:20.

June 13 – Champion 5km Walk and Run.  Meet at 3pm at the school.

June 15 – The Great Disconnect via Zoom Why are people feeling more and more socially isolated in a world seemingly more connected than ever before? 7pm email [email protected] to register and receive the link.

 June 15 – 17 – Friends of the Library Bottle Drive in Arrowwood.  10am-7pm the Collection Trailer will be in front of the library.

Financial Fitness Workshops – Lunch and Learn via Zoom 

Fill your mind while you fill your stomach.  We are not taught a lot in our lives about how to manage our finances.  Learning a little more is time well spent.

June 15 – Retiring without Debt – Tuesday, 12-1pm

Participants will learn about debt elimination options so that they can enter their golden years without the shackles of debt.

June 16 – Making Cent$ of Money – Wednesday, 12-1pm

Participants will learn the 7 steps to budgeting which will help them take control of their finances and give them peace of mind.

Presentations by Credit Counselling Society.  Register through FCSS by emailing [email protected] or calling 403-485-2192 and we will send you the link by email for the Zoom session

 

June 18 – Virtual Cloud Computing – Chinook Arch Libraries Online Class. See poster.

June 25 – Milo Kindergarten Bottle Drive – Friday 10am-12pm Milo Curling Rink

June 26 – Vulcan Porchfest – A grassroots community music spectacle downtown this year.  See poster.

June 27 – Carmangay Nature Walk consists of a 2+km walk through one of the most beautiful river valleys in Vulcan County.  It starts at the Lions Campground at 9am.

July 1 – Champion Canada Day Yard Decorating Contest and Scavenger Hunt.

July 1 – Vulcan Swimming Pool Grand Opening

Family Literacy Programs for Spring 2021 – See Poster.  

Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society – All Adult Literacy and Learning Programs are available either in-person (one-on-one) or on-line to accommodate for the learners availability as well as for COVID-19 restrictions that may be in place.  Please call Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society at (403) 485-3107 if you require assistance with adult literacy, numeracy, skills for learning, basic digital skills or English Language Learning.

Rainbow Literacy Family Programs Spring

Nominate a Youth for an Outstanding Leader of Tomorrow Award at the Volunteer Appreciation Event in September?  See the attached Poster (LoT) and forms or find them at vulcanandregionfcss.com.

LoT-Nomination-Form-2021

 

Vulcan Outdoor Dance Fit – Mon. and Wed. 7:00pm VPE Parking Lot $10

Milo Outdoor Dance Fit – Tues. and Thurs. 5:00 Grass beside the Milo Hotel – $12

Check Life in Vulcan and Milo District on facebook for updates.

MCG Career Workshops are all free and online via Zoom

MCG Career Workshop Descriptions Apr - Jun virtual

June 10 – LINKEDIN “Create and Advance your Online Presence!”  10am-12:30 pm 

June 16 – CONDUCTING AN EFFECTIVE JOB SEARCH “Pick up some Great New Job Search Ideas”  1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

June 18 – INTERVIEW SKILLS “Build your Confidence!”  9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Register on Eventbrite or Call High River 403-601-2660 or Toll Free 1-844-601-2660

Career Coaching can be booked for one-on-one help.

 

July 16 – Grill Classes at Furniture Villa 6pm.

www.eventbrite.ca/e/better-together-summer-grilling-series-episode-1-pork-tickets-156721643655

Join us for an evening of delicious food, beer and learn about the art of grilling from Rocky Mountain Smokers’ own Kris “Big Daddy” Valckx!

 

Parenting Workshops -Community Education Services, AHS

http://community.hmhc.ca/sessions/?p=webex&utm_source=mailpoet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=May+26

Some of the sessions include:

June 1 Trans & Parent Perspectives: How to support transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming youth  

June 2 Children and Parenting After Separation ‘ Parenting Coordination and other Dispute Resolution Processes ‘  

June 3 From Homework to Housework: Raising Responsible Children for parents of children 5 – 12 years old  

June 8 Habits of Mental Health  

June 9 Starting or changing medication for your child/youth’s mental health? An introduction to genotype-guided prescribing  

June 10 Understanding Childhood Stress & Anxiety  

June 10 Personal Safety in the Community, at Home and Online  

June 14 Helping Your Child Cope with Needles  

You can also click on the “Recorded Sessions” link at the top of the website to see other available webinars to watch at a convenient time.

www.cyfcaregivereducation.ca

 

Caregiver Education Sessions – AHS 

June 1 Supporting Self-Regulation in Elementary School Children

June 8 Technology and the Teenage Brain Digital Wellness for Families 

June 15 More Than Just a Bad Day:  Understanding Depression and Self-Injury in Youth 

 

Lunch & Learn Webinars 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Mindfulness: Benefits for the Whole Family Part 1 – May 31, Part 2 – June 7

Parenting Teens in the 21st Century Part 1 – June 2, Part 2 – June 9

Sleep and Your Family’s Mental Health – Part 1 – June 14, Part 2 – June 21

Drop-In Series 6:00 – 7:30 pm

June 2 SEEDS: Growing Parenting Skills, Managing Meltdowns and Shutdowns

June 9 Helping Our Kids Figure Things Out

June 16 Effective Consequences

June 3 Anxiety Part 1: An Introduction

June 10 Anxiety Part 2: Calming Our Bodies

June 17 Anxiety Part 3: Settling Our Minds

June 24 Anxiety Part 4: Overcoming Avoidance

Resources

New2U Bikes – Do you have a child in need of a bike? Greater Foothills Family Centre has donated, used, inspected bikes. Call them at 1-877-652-8633 to see what inspected bikes they have available.

 

Healthy Futures – Support for pregnant women and after the baby is born.  For anyone needing extra support.  Can help with food, vitamins, emotional support and planning. Provided by Foothills FAS.  Available in Vulcan County. 1-403-336-8556.

 

Youth Engaging Workplaces – Inclusion Foothills for any youth 16-24 years old facing any kind of barrier to employment.  See poster.

Connections Registry – Inclusion Foothills

Respite Care Providers, Community Assistant/Job Coach, Developmental Assistant, SLP, OT,PT, Behavior Supports – Connect screened providers looking for work with and clients looking for support.  See poster.

Are you between 18 and 29 years old? Finding that getting a job/going to school/getting training is turning out to be more difficult than it should be? PolicyWise is looking to meet with those age 18 thru 29 who are without work and not currently in school or training to hear about your experiences. They are working to identify gaps and challenges faced by opportunity youth (that’s you), and find ways to remedy them and help young folks find employment and success. Check out our Facebook (@getawayyouthcentre), website (www.vulcanandregionfcss.com/wp/youth/youth-centre), or drop us a line (403-485-6033) for more information.

Vulcan County Wide Wellness Challenge Kicked off on May 31, 2021, there is much to share. All of the information is available on the VCHW Foundations Website.

https://www.vchwfoundation.com/county-wide-fitness-challenge/  This year’s challenge focuses on the 7 pillars of Wellness, and that includes Sleep.  You can still do all the activities without tracking points even if you did not register.  Community Better Challenge  – If you’re planning (or hoping) to be active at all this coming month, go download the ParticipAction app and get signed up for this community challenge (simply entering the T0L 2B0 when setting up your account links you to Vulcan). Or maybe you’re looking for a little bit of extra motivation to get moving or get exercising…. Use this challenge and help Vulcan try to win the grand prize of $100,000 towards local physical activity initiatives!

If you wear an activity tracker (Fitbit, Google Fit, Garmin) it can be synced to this app and your active minutes are automatically logged. If you don’t wear one of those trackers, your active minutes can be manually logged through the app. It’s very simple.

Just about any activity counts – walking, running, cycling, swimming, racket sports, weight lifting, general exercise, house or yard work, yoga, gardening, dance, etc.

I know our community has a LOT of active residents, so spread the word and let’s get everyone that I see on the walking path to download this app and sign up!

Free Swimming – Town of Vulcan Recreation

One of the biggest challenges with learning to swim and having fun in the pool is access and cost barriers. The Wayne Ericksen Memorial Swim Lessons has provided the opportunity for youth to learn to swim and we thank Donna Ericksen and the Vulcan Lions for providing those opportunities.  Swimming Lessons for Vulcan County Residents are free this year.

In keeping with that generous donation, today I had the wonderful experience to chat with someone in the community that gave the Recreation office a generous donation to provide free swim passes to those who face financial barriers to getting into the water this summer. Thanks to our generous donor who recognizes the importance of enjoying the summer in the water. If you are considering helping others out by a donation, give me a call at 403-485-2554.

https://mentalhealthfoundation.ca/impact/programs-initiatives/family-connections/

Willow Creek Immigrant Services (WCIS) – Provides connection to local services and assists with the resettlement process for newcomer immigrants and refugees in rural Alberta. All services are free.  Serving Vulcan, Claresholm, Nanton, Stavely and surrounding areas. 403-973-5583 [email protected]

Rosie’s Gift of Love 

Hello friends! I’ve been chilling out with mom during all this Covid. Just wanting to let everybody know we are planning on doing our Rosie’s Clothing Give-away again this year, late August. We are accepting new and used clothing for all ages. Children and adults. Donations can be dropped off at Quarks or 617 Centre St. in Vulcan .call mom at 403 485 5507 she can also pick up. The last 2 giveaways have been very successful. Thank you everybody for your donations.

 

Camp

Town of Vulcan Recreation townofvulcan.ca/recreation

Basketball Camp July 19-23 – Grade 5-9 and Grade 9-12

Vulcan Volley July 26-30 – Grade 5-9, Grade 9-12

Golf Camp July 12-16 and July 26-30- Ages 7-9 and Ages 10-18

Tumbling Tots Camp August 3-6 – Ages 5-8

Creative Camper August 16-20 – Ages 7-14

Camping at Camp as a Family – Families are welcome to come together to enjoy what camp has to offer. Home away from home, and a safe Harbour to dock and rest in. Register to bring your family to camp at www.sabc.ca

Summer Day Camp Program at the Carmangay Library – Dates TBA

 

From Canada Revenue Agency: See poster fact sheet about modest income earners

Factsheet about Modest Income Earners

For Senior’s Week our program is running TWO virtual webinars, “Don’t Get Scammed!” June 8th at 10am OR June 10th at 2pm. Please email [email protected] to register!

Nicole Frandsen, Outreach Officer, [email protected], 1-866-837-1531 or directly at [email protected] or 403-829-3850.  Reach out to me for FREE virtual presentations on all our benefits and credits and financial literacy presentation!

 

Donate to Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society and Shaw will match your donation

Chip in for Kids today by texting KIDS173 to 30333 and help us sustain our Family Literacy and Learning programs here in Vulcan County. Shaw will match your donation and the matched donation will then be matched again by the Shaw Charity Classic, up to an additional 50%. Your $10 can grow into a donation of $30 to Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society.

o With Shaw’s text-to-donate initiative, Albertans can easily support the charities they care about most like Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society!

o To help your contributions go further, Shaw is matching text-to-donate donations until August 15, 2021.

o The matched donation will then be matched again by the Shaw Charity Classic Foundation, up to an additional 50%. This means that an individual $10 donation can grow into a donation of$30, with Shaw and Shaw Charity Classic Foundation matching.

  • The donations and matched contributions raised through Chip in for Kids will help support charities like ours, that need support now more than ever as we recover from the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

o If you would like to donate more than $10 you can text to donate up to 10 times during your billing cycle till August 15th or stop by our office to pick up a pledge form.

Food Bank Wish List

This is the time of year the shelves get a little bare.

-Salad dressings

-Snack Crackers

-Cookies

-Shampoo/Conditioner

-Ketchup, Mustard, Relish

-Mayonnaise

 

Employment Opportunities

Looking for work but not getting called back?  Did you know that MCG Careers can help you for free with your resume, cover letter, job searching and interview skills either one-on-one online with a career coach or in a workshop?  Call them at 1-844-601-2660 to book now.

 

Shawne Excavating – Labourers 16+, Pipe Layers, Class 1 truck Drivers, Equipment Operators (facebook jobs)

Aspen Crossing – Landscape labourer, servers, marketing assistant, and customer service (Canada job bank summer jobs)

Home Hardware – Part-time 2-4 days a week for an adult. Apply in store.

Furniture Villa – Delivery Team Member drop off resume at the store or email [email protected].

Premium Farms – Pork Production Worker (jobbank.gc.ca)

Carmangay Library – Summer Program Coordinator and Assistant – Temp, P/T must be between 15 and 30 years old. Email [email protected] for information.

AHS Vulcan – Casual Unit Clerk, LPN and Environmental II Housekeeping (Linked In)

Extendicare – RN, LPN and Health Care Aides (Linked In)

Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society – Adult Program Coordinator email [email protected]  See Poster

Vulcan Golf and Country Club – 2 Labourer positions for grounds crew. Email Duke [email protected]

Medical Radiation Technologist – AHS Vulcan (Linked In)

Occupational Therapist II – AHS Vulcan (Linked In)

Horizon School Division – Regular Assistant Lomond Colony and Temporary Assistant Prairiehome Colony School

horizon.ab.ca

Coming in June – opening with PCL Construction for installation of the Travers Solar Project

KPCL – Dozer, excavator, grader, and other heavy duty operators needed for the Travers Solar project. kpcldirtmovers.com

Articles

Step Away from the Tech

Typically, kids spend several hours a day immersed in low-sensory, pixelated landscapes rather than outdoors playing in the mud, climbing trees, examining bugs, rolling down hills, or making up games. As a consequence, kids are less focused, get frustrated more easily, and struggle with more advanced social skills like negotiation, problem-solving, and conflict resolution.  “Technology is addicting and it’s keeping kids from engaging the senses, developing the muscles, and all of the fundamental things that help children develop properly,” says pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom, author of Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident and Capable Children. “We’re at the point where we are seeing kids have pretty significant sensory issues because it’s almost like a sensory deprivation of our environment.”

 

Lori Gair
Community Liaison
Vulcan and Region Family and Community Support Services
Phone: 403-485-2192 ext. 103
Email: [email protected]

Vulcan County Family Resources- May 2021 (updated)

 

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“APPLY TODAY for this Vulcan County Funding Opportunity sponsored by Community Futures Highwood to become certified to work in the solar industry! Submit your funding request by May 10th, and begin class May 11th!  To apply, inquire at [email protected] for a Funding Program Package.”  A limited number of qualified applicants will be accepted.

There is Cultural Diversity Awareness training available through Willow Creek Immigrant Services.  The one on May 12th is aimed at service providers and the one on May 26th is meant for volunteers and community members but will have similar information if one date works better for you than another.  See the attached posters.

Just a heads up for anyone looking for a volunteer opportunity: Vulcan FCSS and volunteers are delivering Resource Directories door-to-door and doing a community “check-in” as we go.  We are doing May 13, 14, 20 & 21 but other shifts can be arranged.  We do ask that volunteers wear masks and are willing to speak to people if they answer the door to find out how they are doing.  If you are interested in helping out contact Lori at 403-485-2192 ext. 103 or [email protected]

SMART Recovery Addiction support Meeting happen on Wednesday’s at 7pm 105B 3rd Ave. in Vulcan.  Call 403-485-1054 for information.  Joining online is an option.

AA – Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Contact Gary at 403-485-5818 Meetings are Tues. and Thurs. 8pm

Al-Anon – Al-Anon Family Group -meetings as needed. Contact Betty W. at 403-652-8285 for information.

 

Vulcan and Region FCSS can still see clients individually, if you need to connect to a real person. We are available to talk to you,  work on life skills, talk to you about budgeting, housing, emergency needs and we can help you explore options for counselling whether online, in-person, free, paid or subsidized. FCSS also offers the Volunteer Income Tax program to help file taxes for those with low income.  Call 403-485-2192  or visit us at 105B  3rd Ave. S.  Please only one person in the entry way at a time.

Join an online café by phone or computer for a chance to socialize and talk to more people.  Monday’s at 7pm.  If you don’t know how to zoom, the people at FCSS can walk you through it. Call 403-485-2192.  The link to join is:

https://zoom.us/j/94945035177?pwd=d0FSSUZ5UWEzZ2FoN1N1bFY0V3NTQT09

Dial in by phone at 1 587 328 1099 and follow the prompts.

Meeting ID: 949 4503 5177

Passcode: 190288

As schools go back to at-home and online learning, the Get-a-Way Youth Center is available to children by registration during the day while schools are closed.  If parents work and need a supervised space for their child for a few hours or don’t have internet, they can book an appointment with Josh at 403-485-6033 or Deanna at 485-2192 ext. 101. We cannot provide daycare or any group gatherings, so appointments are necessary.  Unfortunately, our Friday meal will only be available by pre-booking a bag lunch. It will always be free. We also provide Thursday Snack Packs for kids who may need a little more.  If you are aware of anyone who could use any of our services, then please pass on the information.

Conversation Cafe.  The link to the zoom meeting is https://zoom.us/j/94945035177?pwd=d0FSSUZ5UWEzZ2FoN1N1bFY0V3NTQT09 Monday’s at 7pm.  Starting May 10 (No session May 24th) This group is for anyone looking for some engaging conversation.  Questions are shared to get the group talking with the intention of feeling connected and enhancing our feeling of well-being.  Social connection is a pillar of health.  Call 403-485-2192 to register or click the link. If you need help learning zoom give us a call and we can walk you through a practice meeting
Rainbow Literacy Family Programs: Storywalks, Scavenger Hunt, Time for Rhymes, Building Blocks and more!
Register at 403-485-2192

Rainbow Literacy-Family Programs 2021

Greater Foothills Family Centre Programs: Growing Gardeners, Crafty Creations, Kids in Motion, Tiny Two’s, Music Makers, Mothers Day Make and Take, Kids Clubs for 9-12 year olds, Triple P Parenting Program and more!

Early Learning Developmental Check-ups – 2 posters Arrowwood May 20, Brant June 3, Vulcan, May 28 and June 4.
Appointments can be booked at your local school.  IT’S FREE! and available in your community! You can access expertise including a Speech & Language Pathologist, to assess your child’s strengths, and learn how to best support your child in areas of growth.  It’s fun, it’s informative, it’s important and can save tears later.

May 19 – Food Rescue Pop Up – to deliver in Milo, Arrowwood, Lomond and Vulcan – Call to register for your bags and help rescue some food.

Free Swimming Lessons for Vulcan County residents. Register May 3.

MUMS Peer Support for prenatal and postnatal support for parents.

Prenatal Support Group

Speaker Series – Bouncing Forward into Well-being with author David Irvine. May 3 Live streamed.

Rowan House Emergency Shelter Outreach Services

New2U Bike Donation Program – Greater Foothills Family Centre

MCG Careers offers workshops and Career Coaches are available to provide guidance and support as you strive to achieve your career and employment goals All of our services, programs and supports are at NO COST.  To book an appointment call 1-844-601-2660
MCG Employment Services Information and Events

AHS Nutrition Services virtual classes,  Mealtime Struggles to Mealtime Success and Feeding Your Baby. Registration is through birthandbabies.com, or by calling 403-955-1450. Registration closes the day before each class at 12 noon.  All classes are currently being held virtually, through Zoom, therefore the classes are no longer location specific for participants when registering.

Mealtime Struggles to Mealtime Success: May 11th 6:30 pm 8:00 pm, May 26th 1:30 pm 3:00 pm, June 9th 6:30 pm 8:00 pm
Feeding Your Baby: May 4th 10:30 am 12:00 pm, May 19th 6:30 pm 8:00 pm, June 2nd 1:30-3:00 pm, June15th 6:30-8:00 pm
Mealtime Struggles & Feeding Your Baby 2021

Rowan House Podcast

Rowan House Podcast

Language Matters – Naming Mental Health: Check out the poster to learn a little more about mental health.
Language Matters - Understanding Mental Health

SAH MHR – Safe at Home Men’s Healthy Relationship Group
SAH MHR Poster

Other Activities:

Fourth Annual Adopt a Pot: Carmangay Horticultural Association needs volunteers to adopt a flower pot in various locations around the village. Duties are as follows: supply flowers , plant and maintain the pots till end of September 2021. Please at the end of September clean your pot back to soil . Thank you   Also there will be first, second and third prize that will be awarded in late July. For your pot , further details and info contact Tanya (587)678-0244

Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society is offering the PAL (unrestricted firearm safety) again on June 19th from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to register please call: 403-485-3107  We are offering the Restricted Firearm Course on June 20th from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to register please call: 403-485-3107

Wellness Wednesday’s, hosted by FCSS – One more week left of free lunches at 12pm downtown Vulcan.  The first 20 people get a free lunch purchased from a local restaurant.  They go fast but you can bring your own and enjoy the picnic tables in the empty lot beside Home Hardware. Smile and say hello to the rest of the community.  Please sit with your own household and social distance from others but that does not mean you can’t talk to someone, friend or stranger from a distance.  All those positive experiences give your brain and mood a little boost.  Please use that space respectfully any day and support our local businesses.  Wellness Wednesday only runs if the weather is great.  If it is cold, windy or rainy we will postpone to the following week.  And make an effort to get out and enjoy the beautiful outdoor spaces in all our communities.

Resources

On May 27 at 1 PM there is a webinar about the Centre for Suicide Prevention’s Buddy Up campaign. In Canada, men have a suicide rate three times higher than women. Why? We have socialized men to be strong, stoic and self-reliant; showing emotion is a sign of weakness, as is asking for help. Men are dying in alarming numbers, all around us, alone. How can we change this reality?

Buddy Up is a campaign by men for men, promoting authentic conversations and teaching how to support a buddy if they’re struggling with thoughts about suicide. Learn how to look out for your buddy and raise awareness for men’s suicide prevention. Buddy Up campaign month is in June 2021. Learn more at www.buddyup.ca   Here is the Eventbrite link to register for this webinar:   https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/152428671259
Maybe during the pandemic, you have not been doing as well as usual but also not doing really bad either.  You might be languishing.  Here is a good article that explains languishing.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/19/well/mind/covid-mental-health-languishing.html

CYF – Children, Youth and Families

To register for a session, follow the links found in the newsletter or visit: https://www.cyfcaregivereducation.ca/virtual-education 

Community Education Services has some great workshops this month. Register for these free online workshops at:  http://community.hmhc.ca/  Some are listed below

 May 03 From Homework to Housework: Raising Responsible Children For parents of children 5 – 12 years old 
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Parents have a role to play in helping children establish good homework habits. Parents also play a critical role in building healthy school attitudes and effective home/school communication. Being responsible is more than just doing what you’re told; it involves problem solving and decision making. Children are not born responsible; parents must teach the skills to their children. Children need to learn that their actions have consequences, good and bad and that it is their choices and decisions that largely determines what that consequence will be. They also need to learn from the consequences so that they can be a part of any solution that is required if their choices result in a need to “fix” things.
In this workshop, Parents will learn:
What role they play in teaching their child responsibility
The 3 parts to responsibility
Ways to encourage children to become responsible for themselves and their chores
How and when to start giving children chores and some age appropriate chores
Should we pay children to do chores?
Whose problem is it if the chores aren’t completed?
Tips on setting up a family chore chart?

May 3 “All of my coping strategies went out the window”: How neurodivergent individuals and their caregivers are coping during the pandemic 
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

May 4 Employment Workshops for caregivers and their youth: Resume Writing & Work Search Strategies, Networking and Conflict Resolution 
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
One-hour workshops, for parents/caregivers & their youth, covering:
May 4 & 8: Resume Writing – Learn how to create a youth resume, including an exploration of the different styles and uses for resumes.
May 10 & 15: Networking and Work Search Strategies – An exploration of youth job search strategies and how to create networks.
May 17 & 22: Conflict Resolution – Gain an understanding of what conflict is and how to resolve it in the workplace.

 May 5 Understanding Teen Mental Health & Wellness 
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 May 6 Juno House presents: Healthy Brains = Healthy Children 
10:30 AM – Noon
Before High School graduation, one third of adolescent girls will experience depression, anxiety disorders, self harm or an eating disorder.
At Juno House www.junohouse.ca we believe in the extraordinary healing power of parents and caregivers. We believe that you can learn all of the skills that you need to become your teen’s emotional coach. We believe that talking does not grow neurons; experience grows neurons. We will share steps and strategies from the Juno House Therapeutic Model that will give you effective emotional coaching tools for your children as they develop through adolescence and into young adulthood. You will learn about :
• Neuroscience and the developing brain,
• Brain integration of the left and right brain,
• How anxiety develops,
• The background of emotions and how to understand them in your child,
• The five emotional coaching steps,
• Strategies to help guide your adolescent through the challenges they will face in their academic, peer, and emotional environments.

 May 6 Emerging from the shadows – recognizing signs of mental distress in our children and youth as we navigate through the pandemic and beyond 
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Overview on current mental health trends seen in children and youth, we will share universal approaches and an introduction to some easy screening tools parents can review and implement. The session will review the mental health impacts of the last 18 months – what physicians have seen and what is still emerging. Participants will learn to recognize normal distress reactions, including physical signs of emotional stress, when further assessment is needed and the importance of early detection. It will also explore who to turn to for more information and support. Building resilience together – takes a village. 02

May 11 Understanding and Using Mental Toughness to Enhance Performance: When Toughness is Really NOT About Being “Tough.” 
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Mental toughness (MT) has a great deal of evidence to support its use in education, but is also broadly misunderstood because of its roots in competitive sport and in high-performance arenas such as the military and business worlds. There are lots of stories of professional athletes and folks like Navy SEALS who talk about MT. But what about the rest of us? What about kids? In this webinar, we will discuss what MT really is – and the critical value of mental sensitivity and mental flexibility in enhancing our performance and in supporting kids and ourselves to become more willing risk takers, be more resilient, have more interpersonal success, and how to not only learn from mistakes but also actively seek out opportunities for new learning.

 May 12 Intergenerational Trauma- Learning and Healing 
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
In this session, you will be walked through some information about intergenerational trauma and how it has impacted the Indigenous peoples of Canada and societal imprints on a specific population. With this information participants will learn through questions, videos and examples and hopefully spark attendees to learn more. Attendees will also learn about a Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary Indigenous led program for youth that is challenging systems and creating space for healing.

May 13 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Caregivers – What’s it all about? 
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
This workshop is about caring for the caregiver. Participants will be taught tools and techniques towards taking care of themselves so that they, in turn, can mindfully connect with their child/young adult. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) processes and how they can support caregivers of neurodiverse individuals (including autism and other developmental differences) will be discussed.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) seeks to help individuals to manage difficult things in their lives and mindfully connect with things that are most important in a way that is loving and respectful. With an introduction to the concept of ‘mindfulness,’ ACT helps to develop a new mindful relationship with unwanted thoughts and feelings. This process helps a person to be more open, and to take action consistent with what they care about.

May 18 Resilience 
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties or hardship. So what makes humans resilient? And what is the role of resilience in our lives? Additionally, how does resilience relate to mental wellbeing? Resilience can also help offset factors that increase the risk of mental health conditions and can help keep mental health concerns like depression or anxiety at bay. Come join us for this presentation as we uncover the five pillars of resilience: self awareness, mindfulness, self care, positive relationships & purpose. By strengthening these pillars, we in turn, become more resilient.

 May 20 Play with Purpose: The Impacts of Play on Development & Incorporating Play into Learning 
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Play is one of the most important and impactful ways children learn. In this workshop, we will explore a variety of skills that can develop through play, the different types and stages of play, as well as working through those tricky moments when conflict arises during play. By the end of this presentation, you’ll have a better understanding and appreciation for play, and more playful tools that you can incorporate into your household or classroom!

May 27 Supporting Your Children to have Healthy Relationships During a Pandemic 
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
This presentation will focus on how parents can help children develop and maintain positive healthy relationships in their children. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a requirement for physical distancing from peers and increased social connection online. Physical distancing does not mean the same thing as social and emotional distancing. Children and teens can and should stay social and emotionally connected with their peers and others. Healthy relationships and social connections are key in fostering positive social-emotional development and resilience. Strategies to help parents promote healthy and positive relationships during a time of increased physical distance and stress will be provided. Parents will be empowered to have meaningful conversations with their children to build the parent-child relationship, as well as help their children develop and maintain healthy relationships with their peers in person and safely online.

 May 31 Understanding Social Media Use in Teens 
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
The world of social media is constantly changing, and it can be hard to keep up. This session will look at some of the most popular platforms among Canadian youth and how to protect privacy and keep everyone safe. We will also discuss the effects of social media use on teen mental health and how to promote healthy social media habits in a digital world.

 June 1 Trans & Parent Perspectives: How to support transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming youth 
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

 June 2 Children and Parenting After Separation ‘ Parenting Coordination and other Dispute Resolution Processes ‘ 
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Court is not the only way to resolve family law problems, and it’s not always the best way to resolve family law problems. In this webinar, we’ll talk about some alternatives to court. We’ll cover mediation, where a neutral person helps people reach an agreement on their own, and arbitration, where a neutral person makes a decision resolving a problem, just like a judge. We’ll also talk about parenting coordination, a long-term process that combines parts of mediation and parts of arbitration to resolve problems while helping people learn to communicate better and resolve problems on their own.

 June 2 Parenting, Pedantics & Peculiarities during the Pandemic 
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM UN2021

June 3 From Homework to Housework: Raising Responsible Children For parents of children 5 – 12 years old 
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

 June 8 Habits of Mental Health 
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Everyone has mental health which is equally important as physical health. Just like physical health, we need proper supports, strategies, and healthy coping habits to maintain an optimal wellbeing. In this webinar we will go through various ways to facilitate positive mental wellbeing as well as the many benefits of positive mental health.

 June 9 Starting or changing medication for your child/youth’s mental health? An introduction to genotype-guided prescribing 
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Read more at https://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/three-early-childhood-development-principles-improve-child-family-outcomes/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=april_2021

Have a great May,

Lori Gair
Community Liaison
Vulcan and Region Family and Community Support Services
Phone: 403-485-2192 ext. 103
Email: [email protected]