June 2022 Vulcan County Family Resources

Happy June everyone! It is looking like a busy season in Vulcan and County with a full roster of events coming this summer. I hope you find something in here to that interests you and helps you connect to your community. Please share the events via email, social media, word of mouth and printing posters to any family, friends or clients. I’m sure I’ve missed more, but feel free to send it my way and I can try to share it in other formats as well to help everyone be informed.

Events

June 3 – Carmangay Steak Supper at the Seniors Centre at 5:30 and entertainment by the Highwood Shedders at 7pm. Get your tickets by calling 403-643-3641 or 403-643-2401

June 4 – Arrowwood and Siksika Youth Rock Painting at the Arrowwood Medical Building 3-5pm. Snacks and Supplies provided. Call 587-652-5999 to register.

June 4 – Darkness to Light Walk begins at 4:45am as a suicide awareness walk. Begins at the campground by the Vulcan arena.

June 4 – Brant Community Garage Sale 8am-4pm

June 4-5 – Champion Community Garage Sale – Sat. and Sun. 10am-4pm. Seniors Select Sale on Main Street Friday, June 3 from 3-7pm and Saturday June 4 from 9am-5pm.

June 6-9 – Webinars on Scams and Seniors Benefits (See attached poster)

June 7 – Free Breakfast for all Seniors at the Vulcan Seniors Centre. 9-11am. (See attached poster)
Seniors Breakfast Poster 2022(1)

June 7 – Champion Seniors Appreciation Supper and Bingo at 6pm. RSVP at [email protected]

June 10-12 – Vulcan Spock Days wwww.spockdays.com (See attached Poster and Map) Friday Fireworks, Saturday Pancake Breakfast, Parade, Family Fun Fair, Petting Zoo, Taste of Vulcan, Vul-Con, Beer Gardens and Slo-Pitch all weekend. Library Great Craft Exchange and Book Sale. SODA Anniversary BBQ and Fashion Show, Lions Voluntary Road Toll (See poster), Seniors Centre Coffee and Baking. Visit the Museum to learn to make ice-cream and Healthcare Auxiliary Gift Shop Pop-Up Shop Sale at the Library.


June 11 – The Great Craft Exchange – Vulcan Library (See attached Poster)

June 14 – Preventing and Addressing Elder Abuse – Lunch and Learn Vulcan United Church. 12pm. It is a free event and transportation can be arranged for those living in rural areas. For anyone who would like to register, please call 403-359-0712. (See attached poster).

June 14 – Do Crew – Youth Led Volunteer Group. Grade 9-12. (See attached Poster)

June 15 – Junior Achievers – A Crash Course in Personal Finance for Gr. 10 -12, plus free food.

June 15 – Moving Forward from COVID Anxiety and other Anxious Feelings – Presentation in Lomond 6:30pm (See attached Poster)

June 15 – Lomond Walk and Learn hosted by Vulcan and Region Victims Services – 1pm start.

June 16 – Moving Forward from COVID Anxiety and other Anxious Feelings – Presentation in Carmangay 1:30pm (See attached Poster)

June 17 – VCHWF Charity Golf Tournament Enter a golf team or sponsor one of the eight golfers doing a 24 hour golf challenge. www.vchwfoundation.com/vchw-24-hour-golf-challenge/

June 17 – Carmangay Library is partnering with the Community Center to bring you a Spring Movie Night at 6 p.m. showing the new Seeing Red movie. Bring something to sit on and we will bring the popcorn!

June 18 – Vulcan Tinman Triathlon – space still open for racers and volunteers. http://vulcantinman.ca/

June 18 – Milo Market and Lielow Music Festival tickets at [email protected] (See attached poster)


June 22 – Moving Forward from COVID Anxiety and other Anxious Feelings – Presentation in Milo 6:30pm (See attached Poster)

June 23 – Kids Paint Night – Carmangay Curling Rink 5PM – Free, Registration is required.

June 23 – Adult Paint Night – Carmangay Curling Rink 7PM – $10. Registration is required.

June 24-26 – Arrowwood Rodeo – Fri. 7pm, Sat. 7pm, Sun. 2pm. Plus Arrowwood Lions Club Pancake Breakfast at 8am Saturday, Parade at 10am, Arrowwood River Wranglers 4-H Horse Club has achievement fun ride at the grounds at 11am. One Pitch Softball Tournament call 403-485-0076 to register.

June 25 – Vulcan Porchfest – Looking for music entries. www.townofvulcan.ca.recreation

June 25 – Carmangay Walk and Learn hosted by Vulcan and Region Victims Services – 11am start

June 26 – Carmangay Nature Walk – Starts at the Lions Campground at 9am.

July1-3 – Champion 111th Anniversary. Bike Parade, Beer Gardens, 5K Walk/Run, Fireworks, Pancake Breakfast, Lawn Mower Races, Flying Bob, Beef on a Bun.

July 1 – Cake, Hot Dogs and Games plus Free swimming and Foam Machine at the Vulcan Pool for Canada Day

July 1-2 – Milo Pancake Breakfast 8:30-10am and Beach Volleyball Tournament (See attached poster)

July 4 – Community Pancake Breakfast in Carmangay 9am at the Curling Rink.

July 11-15 – Vulcan Golf Camp https://www.townofvulcan.ca/recreation

July 15-18 – Mammogram Van visits Vulcan (See attached poster)

July 16 – Show n’ Shine and Demolition Derby are back!

July 18-22 – Vulcan Art Camp https://www.townofvulcan.ca/recreation

July 25-29 – Vacation Bible School Day Camp (See attached Poster)

July 25-29 – Golf Camp https://www.townofvulcan.ca/recreation

July 25-29 – Basketball Camp https://www.townofvulcan.ca/recreation

Aug. 4-8 – Carmangay Ag. Society Fair & Sports Day. Entry deadline for entering a yard or garden in the fair is July 25. Did you hear they are hosting a curling bonspiel in the summer?!

Aug. 2-5 – Tumbling Tot Camp https://www.townofvulcan.ca/recreation

Aug. 8-12 – Volleyball Camp https://www.townofvulcan.ca/recreation

Aug. 22-26 – Creative Camper https://www.townofvulcan.ca/recreation

June

Milo Calendar of Events (See attached poster)

Family Programs for June from the Greater Foothills Family Centre (See attached poster)
Family Programs for June GFFC

See attached poster for all Family Literacy Programs in June.
Literacy Programs for June

Time for Rhymes – 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

Champion – Tuesdays at 10am – Zoom

Arrowwood – Thursdays at 10am – Arrowwood Public Library

Lomond – Wednesday’s at 10:30 Lomond Library

Clay Projects at the Get-a-way Youth Centre

Monday’s and Thursday’s in June 6,9,13,16,20,23,27,30

Ages 10-18, projects will vary by age, but options will be available.

Building clay projects (cups, stamps, plates, etc.)

Registration is required due to limited space in each session (6 per). Can sign up for any number.

4pm start, ~5pm finish.

Mondays

Arrowwood Play Group – 10am Arrowwood Hall. Drop-in. Contact Betty 403-485-8623.

Aquatic Fitness – 6:30pm Vulcan Pool. Register for the month for Mon/Wed classes.

Tuesdays

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

Community Connection Café – 1:30pm at Vulcan Senior’s Centre. All ages welcome. Drop-In. It is a chance to get out of the house and connect with others. An interesting topic or subject will be presented each week followed by time to talk and interact. Call FCSS at 403-485-2192.

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!

Come and Try Days in June (See attached poster)

Aquatic Fitness – 6:30pm Vulcan Pool. Register for the month for Tu/Thurs. classes.

Wednesdays

Quilting – Carmangay Seniors Centre 9am-12pm.

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

After School Program – From after school until 6PM – Carmangay Community Centre – Games, activities, snacks, socializing and fun!

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 years old.

Adult Basketball – 8pm at the CRC.

Aquatic Fitness – 6:30pm Vulcan Pool. Register for the month for Mon/Wed classes.

Bootcamp – Milo Lions Park 6:30pm

Thursdays

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

Curiosity Kids – 1:30pm Vulcan Lodge Hall. Call Greater Foothills Family Centre to Register 1-877-652-8633. Starts May 4.

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.

Drop-In Adult Slo-Pitch – Mossleigh 7pm

Beach Volleyball – 8pm. Beach Pit at the Pool. Ball available at pool office during office hours.

Fridays

Yoga – Milo at the Drop-In at 10am

Mom & Tots – Champion Legion 10-11:30am (See attached poster)

Fun Fridays – Carmangay Library –10am-12pm. Games, activities, snacks, crafts and fun!

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!

Saturdays

Vulcan Legion Meat Draw – 3-6pm.

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

Monday – Saturday

Vulcan Senior Centre Drop-In 9am-12pm

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

Collaborative Health Research Institute of Southern Alberta is looking for collaborators for Health Research. (See attached CHRISA poster).
CHRISA Poster

The Carmangay and District Recreation Board has been able to award grants over the past two years to several worthy associations, clubs, and committees in our community. We are currently seeking applications for the grants that will be paid out in 2023. Grants can be for recreational or cultural purposes and can include requests for capital or operational funds. Downloadable/fillable application forms can be found on the Vulcan County website (Your County/Resources/Forms and Applications). Applications can be printed and handed in at the Village office or can be emailed to Laurel Auch at [email protected] The deadline for receipt of applications is June 30, 2022.

Workshops and Professional Development

· Caregiver Education Sessions

These 90 minute online sessions are intended to provide parents, caregivers, teachers, and community members with introductory information regarding mental health challenges that can affect children and youth. This month’s sessions look at substance use with a harm reduction approach, understanding autism, and helping pre-teens with ‘Junior-High Jitters’

· Lunch & Learn Webinars

In our 60 minute lunchtime webinars, we will be wrapping up our four part series on understanding anxiety as we look at ways we can help our children and youth to overcome avoidance. We are also offering lunch & learn sessions on mindfulness and how it can benefit the whole family, and the importance of sleep on your family’s mental health.

Also check out https://community.hmhc.ca/ for many parenting workshops available online.

Employment Opportunities

-The Vulcan Daycare Society is looking to hire a Full time Educator for our Daycare and Out of School Programs, for the summer with potential of full time afterwards. Level 1 and 2’s preferred, however we will train the right applicant. Please email your resumes to Dani at [email protected] or stop by in person.

-Server, Line Cook, Train Associate – www.aspencrossing.com/jobs/

-We are hiring TWO SUMMER STUDENTS at the Carmangay Library! Program Coordinator and Program Assistant. If you’re interested in helping us run the summer program, please drop a resume off at the library or email [email protected] Deadline to apply is June 10th.

-Milo Library is hiring a summer student to run the Summer Reading Program, assist in the library and work in the archives. 35 hrs/week. Apply to [email protected]

-Vulcan and Region FCSS is hiring a summer student to assist with youth programming in Vulcan and villages in Vulcan County. Must have access to transportation, a driver’s licence and be between 16-30. Apply by email to [email protected] or in person to 105B 3rd Ave. S. Vulcan

-Rocky Mountain Renovations is hiring skilled trades people (all disciplines) and labourers. Class 5 Drivers Licenses is an asset. Wage depends on experience, any experience considered. Company based out of Carmangay. Please contact Wyatt at (403) 393 8303 for more info & to apply.

-Flowers N Fancies in Vulcan is hiring a part-time to help out in the shop, please give us a call, DM us or drop off your resume in-store.

-Mobile Slaughter Personnel Wanted – This is a job for someone who lives in or around Vulcan and is physically fit, mature, reliable and motivated. Must have a licence, F.A.C. and clean drivers abstract. Phone Vulcan Country Meat Market (403)485-6872 or pm me to set up an interview.

-Foothills Inclusion is looking for Care Providers to join their Connections Registry to provide respite to families in Vulcan County. If you experience caring for kids or adults with disabilities, contact them for more information. https://inclusionfoothills.org/programs/

Found on Indeed.ca

Registered Nurse – Samaritan Advanced Medical Services – Project near Vulcan

Insurance Broker – Western Financial Service

Resident Support Worker – Marquis Foundation

Area Stockkeeper – Vestas

Sales and Customer Service Specialist – Grainworks Inc.

Parts Person – Brandt John Deere

Commercial Tire Technician – Fountain Tire

Environmental II – AHS (Cleaning)

Audio Visual Field Engineer – Diversified

Yard Shipper Reciever, Fulfillment Coordinator, Fertilizer Sales – UFA

Wind Turbine Technician – Vestas

Construction, Wind and Solar Farms- Borea Construction

Found on Workopolis.ca

Telecommunications Technician – Integrated Solutions

Track Maintainer – CP Rail

Farm Supervisor – Belgium Farms (Lomond)

Dietary Aide, Housekeeping, Cook – Extendicare

Administrative Assistant – Ryan Shearer Agencies

Operations Assistant – G3 Carmangay

Equipment Operator – P&H Mossleigh

Petro and Ag Salesperson – Arrowwood Co-op

Heavy Equipment Operator, Oilfield Supervisor – KLS Earthworks

Agro Driver, Facility Assistant – South Country Co-op Lomond

Also try linkedIn.ca, and Canada Job bank. For youth, click on Canada Summer Jobs on the Job Bank. Enter Vulcan as the location to learn about local opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities

Vulcan Extendicare Auxiliary Association is looking for new and younger members as we are all getting older. Both women and men. Meetings are the third Tuesday of every month at Extendicare. For information phone Mary Gregory at 403-485-2695.

Vulcan and District Historical Society is in need of new members and volunteers for the museum for the summer. We would like someone who can do a 3 hour shift in the museum. Orientation Friday, June 13 at 1:00pm at the museum. Please phone Mary at 403-485-2695.

Vulcan Communities in Bloom is in need of new volunteers. We need your energy and your green (or not so green) thumb! Call Christa at 403-485-0239

Vulcan Community Health Centre

Volunteers are needed to help with the Gift Shop, Gardening, Recreation Activities and Acute Care

Interested in joining us? Call Kaire Davis at 403-489-7623 or 403-625-8632 [email protected]

Wheat Country Special Needs Society is seeking members to sit on the Board from rural and village areas. 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 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 a few more volunteers to help with the weekend events. Beer Gardens and Family Fun Fair. We also need a Secretary to join the Board. For information contact Lori at 403-485-0601.

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May 2022 Vulcan County Family Resources

Apr. 28-May 12 – Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt Milo (See attached poster)



May 2 – Swim lessons and rentals will open for purchase at 9am for Vulcan and County Residents. May 10 for others. You need to register for a recreation card first for yourself and/ or your children. This gets you into the system and from there you can purchase swim lessons, rentals, pool passes (individual or family) If you are experiencing any difficulty you can call the pool at 403-485-2990 staff will be there to assist you. townofvulcan.ca/recreation

May 4 – Hats on for Mental Health Day

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

May 10 – Here and After, A Vocal Recital – Tickets at Home Hardware or at eventbrite.ca

May 12 – Early Childhood Developmental Check-ups – Arrowwood School. Call 403-534-3825 to book. (See attached poster)
Arwd Early Childhood Dev Checkup

May 13 – Movie Sing 2 at the CRC at 2pm. $5.

May 26 – Carmangay Library – National Paper Airplane Day – We are challenging you to coming into the library that day, make a paper airplane and see how far it flies. There are prizes for the one that goes the furthest.

May 27 – Early Childhood Developmental Check-ups – Vulcan Prairieview Elementary School. Call 403-485-2074 to book. (See attached poster)

May 30 – Early Childhood Developmental Check-ups – Champion School Call 403-897-3831 to book an appointment. Developmental check-ups for three- to five-year-olds who are entering our early learning or kindergarten programs this fall. These check-ups are a service to parents, providing access to experts in early childhood development, including speech and language pathologists, right in their own communities. These free, one-hour sessions are a great way for parents/guardians to confirm which skills their children are well on their way to mastering and which areas require more support. These check-ups help determine the support and resources incoming early learning and kindergarten students will need this fall. They also give children an opportunity to visit School, meet the teacher, and to have a positive hour of fun activity, and alleviate some of the anxiety that might come when school starts.

May 31 – July 1 Vulcan County Wellness Challenge (See attached poster) Registration is now open for the 2022 Challenge at https://www.vchwfoundation.com/county-wide-fitness…/

June 10 -12 – Vulcan Spock Days wwww.spockdays.com Friday Fireworks, Saturday Pancake Breakfast, Parade, Family Fun Fair, Petting Zoo, Taste of Vulcan, Vul-Con, Soap Box Derby, Beer Gardens and Slo-Pitch all weekend.

June 18 – Vulcan Tinman Triathlon

June 18 – Milo Market and Lielow Music Festival (See attached Posters)

June 24-26 – Arrowwood Rodeo – Starts Friday at 7pm. Saturday starts with the Arrowwood Lions Club Pancake Breakfast at 8 am and Parade at 10 am. Also Saturday at 11am Arrowwood River Wranglers 4-H Horse Club has their annual achievement fun ride at the grounds. Then, rodeo fun returns again at 7pm Saturday evening. Sunday slack goes at 2 pm. We are tentatively also planning a ball tournament to run in conjunction. If interested in entering a team contact Austin Ashbacher.

June 25 – Vulcan Porchfest – Looking for music entries. www.townofvulcan.ca.recreation

July 1 – Canada Day Vulcan Pool, Free Hot Dogs, Cake, Swimming

July 1-2 – Champion 111th Anniversary. Friday, 1pm – Red & White Bike Parade, 7pm – Movie at the School, 9pm – Moonlight 5km Walk/Run, Saturday, 1pm – Flying Bob, Pop-up Market, Beer Gardens, Show n’ Shine, Petting Zoo, Pancake Breakfast.

July 16 – Show ‘N Shine and Demolition Derby

Aug. 4 – 7 – Carmangay Fair and Sports Day

Coming Soon – Community Connection Café in Vulcan one afternoon per week. It is a chance to get out of the house and connect with others. An interesting topic or subject will be presented each week followed by time to talk and interact while enjoying coffee, tea, and a snack.

Date to be announced soon. For information contact FCSS at 403-485-2192. Will be posted on the Good Morning Newsletter, Facebook and www.vulcanandregionfcss.com (See attached poster)

Mealtime Struggles and Feeding your New Baby – Online course dates (See attached poster)

Time for Rhymes – Register with Rainbow Literacy at 403-485-3107 (See poster for new session in Arrowwood) [email protected]

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

Vulcan – Fridays at 10:30am – Vulcan Yoga and Wellness Centre

Champion – Tuesdays at 10:00am – Zoom

Arrowwood – Thursdays at 10am – Arrowwood Public Library

Mondays

Arrowwood Play Group – 10am Arrowwood Hall. Drop-in. Contact Betty for more information 403-485-8623.

Tuesdays

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

Milo Roving Gym – 10:45am Milo School Gym.

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.

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.

After School Program – From after school until 6PM – Carmangay Community Centre – Games, activities, snacks, socializing and fun!

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.

Adult Basketball – 8pm at the CRC.

Thursdays

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

Curiosity Kids – 1:30pm Vulcan Lodge Hall. Call Greater Foothills Family Centre to Register 1-877-652-8633. Starts May 4. (See attached poster)

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)

Drop-In Adult Slo-Pitch – Mossleigh 7pm

Fridays

Yoga – Milo at the Drop-In at 10am

Fun Fridays – Carmangay Library – 10am-12pm. Games, activities, snacks, crafts and fun!

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.

Fundraisers

-KidSport – Are you in need of new sheets for your beds? Order from a Canadian company AND support our local Kidsport so all kids have financial access to sports. Go to HTTPS://sweet sheets.com/vulcancountykidsport to place your order. Grant applications are open for KidSport Canada These grants help cover the costs of registration fees so that all kids aged 18 and under in Vulcan County can play a season of sport.

More info & apply here

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-Adopt-an-Acre – Vulcan Lions Club fundraiser. $100/acre. (See attached poster). The Lions have been able to turn these donations into approximately $50,000/year for the club, which is then turned around and put right back into the community. This year the money will be going to a new lifesaving device for the Fire Department, pool supplies, scholarships, lifeguard training and so much more.

-The Arrowwood United Church quilting group will be delivering quilts to St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church, for humanitarian relief, on May 12th. They are collecting other urgently needed items as well. If you would like to donate to this worthy cause, you may drop your donations off at the library, up until May 11th, during Library hours. ONLY NEW ITEMS PLEASE. Tuesday 12 to 5; Wednesday 12 to 5; and Thursday 10 to 12 and 1 to 5.

-Champion FCSS – Bottle Drive May 7. Drop off your bottle at the collection trailer on Main Street and 1st Ave N. between 10am and 4pm.

-Kinettes Pamper Basket Draw valued at $630. Get your tickets at The Hair Hut, Vulcan Library, Life Med, ATB in Vulcan, Milo and Arrowwood, Home hardware, Flowers n’ Fancies, NAS Mechanical in Champion

-Nine-In-A-Line Art Society – Quilt Draw ends May 4.

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

Employment Opportunities

-Casual Home Support – www.vulcanandregionfcss.com Call 403-485-2192 for info.

-Fuel Truck Driver – Arrowwood Co-op Email [email protected] or fax 403-534-3330

-Lifeguards – townofvulcan.ca/partners/career-opportunities

-Casual Community Support Worker – Carol Seaman’s Rise and Shine 403-485-0609 [email protected]

-Village of Lomond – Village Foreman villageoflomond.ca

-Vulcan Country Inn – Daytime bartender and housekeeping. Call Bill at 587 500 1174

Found on indeed.ca

-Family School Liaison Counsellor – Palliser School Division

-Administrative Assistant – Ryan Shearer Agencies

-Cook – Aspen Crossing

-Track Maintainer/Labourer – CP Rail

-Labourer – A&B Rail

-Solar Construction Worker – Borea Construction

-Security Guard – Paladin Security

-Labourer/Detailer – Brandt John Deere Vulcan

-Health Care Aide, Housekeeping – Extendicare

-Location Assistant-Richardson Pioneer Division Vulcan County

-Concrete Plant Labourer, Cement Mix Driver, Quality Control Technician – RMC Group of Companies

-Farm Worker, Feed Truck Driver – Ballco Feeders

Found on workopolis.com:

-Tire Technician – Fountain Tire

-Gravel Supervisor – gogravel Arrowwood

-Equipment Operator, Truck Driver – P&H Mossleigh

-Shaw and Xplorenet Internet Technician – Integrated Solutions

-Farm Labourer – Emerald Farms Arrowwood

Found on jobbank.gc.ca/home

-Food Counter Attendant, Supervisor – Subway

-Vice Principal – VPE Palliser School Division

-Labourer – Emerald Farms Arrowwood

56 different jobs for Young People aged 15-30 years old are listed under the Canada Summer Jobs Grant at https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/youth If you put Vulcan, AB in location it will show you the local listings. Check directly with employers for more details. Village of Lomond and Village of Champion Public Works Summer Students (May 13 deadline), Milo, Lomond and Carmangay Library Summer Students, Vulcan and Champion Lifeguards, Vulcan FCSS Youth Centre and Summer Program Worker and many more.

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.

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

Volunteer Opportunities

Bored? Need a little something to do? Vulcan and Region FCSS needs you!

Volunteers to be Caring Visitors. Call 403-485-2192 for more information or stop by 105B 3rd Ave. S. to fill out volunteer forms or drop off a resume. (See attached poster)

Communities in Bloom needs you!! Call Christa at 403-485-0239.

Volunteer on-call Advocates for Victim Services. Call 403-485-6163 for information.

Vulcan Community Health Centre needs volunteers to help with the Gift Shop, Gardening, Recreation Activities and Acute Care. Interested in joining us? Call Kaire Davis at 403-489-7623 or 403-625-8632 [email protected]

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 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 a Secretary to join the Board. 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.

Workshops and Resources

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. 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.

mantherapy.org – According to science, bad things can happen to men too.

Hey guys! How ya really doing? buddyup.ca

Norquest College offers online Family Caregiver Wellness Initiative Workshops

All You Need to Know About Infection Control— May 14 at 9:00 a.m

Supporting a Person with Dementia – May 17 at 5:00 p.m

Mealtime and Medication Assistance – May 21 at 9:00 a.m

$15 per workshop. Workshop registration includes access to the online meeting link, information guide and resources, temporary access to a video library for quick just in time video learning, watch and evaluate a situational experience of providing care and decision-making skills. Contact [email protected] 780-644-5913 for more information.

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.

Since their outreach project started in March 2020, they are serving members from communities more than 100km away more than ever before, including Vulcan. 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:

wellspringcalgary.ca/ There is no cost or referral required to become a member.

Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) is the recommended screening test for people aged 50 to 74 at average risk for colorectal cancer. This free, simple, at-home test checks your stool (poop) for traces of blood that you can’t see. Having regular colorectal cancer screening can prevent and detect cancer at its early stages when treatment is more effective.

Screening for Life provides free FIT kits after a brief questionnaire to determine if FIT tests are the best option for you. Go to screeningforlife.ca/order-free-fit-kit/ or call Screening for Life at 1-866-727-3926

Community Education Services – Parenting Workshops https://community.hmhc.ca/sessions/?p=webex

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

October 2021 – Vulcan County Family Resources

Events

Family Literacy Programs for October – Rainbow Literacy (See poster) Register by calling 403-485-3107

Time for Rhymes  – Wednesdays at 10:30 Milo Lions Park

Time for Rhymes – Tuesdays at 10:00am online via zoom

Family Programs from the Greater Foothills Family Centre (See poster)

Family Programs for October

Oct. 6th – 10am Wednesday at the Vulcan Centennial Park Outdoor Scavenger Hunt *weather permitting * Registration is required

Oct. 7 – Holiday Craft along with Rainbow Literacy for Thanksgiving (See poster)

Oct. 7 – Pie Day at the Arrowwood Museum (See poster)

Oct. 8 – Infant Sleep Patterns (See poster)

Oct. 12 – Food Rescue in Milo, Arrowwood, Lomond and now Champion.  Call ahead to have a bag of rescued food delivered to your village from the High River Food Rescue. (See poster)

Thursday’s – GLOW – Program for girls (See poster)

Oct. 15 – WCIS – Service Canada presentation – Learn about the benefits and coverage available to you including, Employment Insurance, Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security, and more. 6-7pm online. (See poster)

WCIS Service Canada Presentation Poster

Oct. 22 – Bottle Drive for the Milo Alphabets Kindergarten (See poster)

Oct. 22 – Disobedience in Toddlers (See poster)

Oct. 29 – Halloween Fun for 7-12 year olds (See poster)

Oct. 29 – Coping with Stress for Parents (See poster)

Traxside Studio schedule  (See poster) Dance, Art, Yoga and more for kids and adults in Blackie.

Tekka Karate Club – will run Monday’s and Thursdays in Vulcan (See poster)

Oct. 31 – Halloween Kids Parade 5:30pm Champion Main Street

 

Tuesday’s 

Pickleball outside at the Vulcan Legion. 10am. Weather permitting.

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

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

Early Childhood Program – Outdoor Fall Scavenger Hunt Oct. 6 10-11am.

Greater Foothills Family Centre – Registration is required.  1-877-652-8633

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

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

Thursday’s

Farmer’s Market – Vulcan Legion 3-6pm

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

 

Friday’s

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

Pickleball outside at the Vulcan Legion in September. 10am. Weather permitting.

Monday – Saturday

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

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 W. at 403-652-8285 for information.

 

Resources

-Wild Rose Community Connections – description of programs  (see poster)

-Youth Engaging Workplaces (Y.E.W.) Project is a twelve-week program that works with youth aged16-24 in preparing, applying, and securing inclusive employment in their communities. (see poster)

YEW Project Poster - youth directed - For Print (1)

-Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group – Next dates are Oct. 5 and 19th. (see poster)

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group Fall 2021

-Arrowwood Library Newsletter (see poster)

Community Education Services Register at https://community.hmhc.ca/sessions/ 

October 5 @ 11 am Executive Functioning: Who’s the Boss 

October 12 @ 6:30 pm A Parents’ Guide to Tackling Stress, Anxiety, and Mood: Using CBT Skills to Support Your Children and Yourself (Covid-19 edition) 

October 19 @ 6:30 pm

Emotional Regulation: A Guide for Parents and Educators on Supporting Emotional Development 

October 21 @ 6:30 pm Help! My Child is struggling in School! 

October 25 @ 6:30 pm Are they too young? Talking with infants and preschoolers about bodies, relationships and sexuality 

October 26 @ 6 pm Adolescent Brain Development and Navigating Parent-Teen Relationships 

October 27 @ 1 pm

Kids Have Stress Too 

October 27 @ 6:30 pm Girls and Covid Nine-Teen 

October 28 @ 10:30 am Renewed Focus: A Follow-up Report on Youth Opioid Use in Alberta 

Learn how to manage stress in challenging times 

Participants looking for ways to identify and manage stress are invited to join two free online workshops led by AHS certified professionals.

Part 1 Wednesday, September 29, 2021 6:30-8:30pm 

This interactive workshop includes a basic discussion of stress plus looks at different ways to manage stress, including 2 HeartMath® breathing techniques. Participants will come away with an understanding of the impact of emotions on the body plus an action plan to address their own stress.

Part 2: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

This interactive workshop will discuss perception, decision-making, and communication using the HeartMath® tools taught in Part 1. (Note that this is a continuation from concepts learned in Part 1, so completion of Part 1 is essential prior to taking Part 2.)

For more information email [email protected]

 Teens Talk Transition is a free 3-week program designed by youth, to help youth who are managing a long-term health condition prepare for the transition to adult healthcare. Teens Talk Transition will be held online from 11:00-noon on three consecutive Saturdays starting October 16, 2021.

From 9:30-10:30 am on the same days, we will also offer an online transition workshop for parents/caregivers.

 

There is no health without mental health

As the pandemic continues to impact the health of many around the world, Alberta Health Services wants to remind Albertans to take care of their physical health and their mental health as we celebrate Mental Illness Awareness Week Oct. 3 to 9 and World Mental Health Day, Oct. 10.

By the age of 40, about 50 per cent of Canadians will have or has had a mental illness.

Remember, if you are struggling you are not alone. There are supports in place to help you.

Many things can help improve a person’s mental health. Building a healthy routine, limiting social media use, and learning to manage worries as well as mindfulness and other coping skills all can have a positive impact.

Create a healthy routine that can include physical activities such as a walk around the neighbourhood and a regular sleep schedule, as well as self-care strategies such as mindfulness or meditation. Connecting with others can have a positive impact on a person’s mental health.

Resources and supports, such as Text4Hope and Togetherall, are available to help you or someone you know. Go to www.albertahealthservices.ca/helpintoughtimes.

You may also wish to talk about your concerns with your partner, your family healthcare provider or someone else you trust. Or call the Mental Health Helpline toll-free at 1-887-303-2642, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

– Content provided by Alberta Health Services

Times are hard on the farm, more difficult than they have been for a long time. Do you want someone to talk to? To vent frustrations in a safe space, and also receive support from your peers and have questions answered by a mental health professional who lives and works on the farm too?

If so, Talk It Out is for you. It’s for all Canadian farmers. Join us anonymously or participate fully every Wednesday.

Wednesday’s at 6pm by Zoom.  Go to https://www.domore.ag/talk-it-out for more information

Municipal Election Information

There will be elections in Arrowwood, Carmangay, Milo and Champion and in Vulcan County there are elections in Division 1, 2 and 6

Election Day is Oct. 18.  Take your government issued picture ID.  If you require a special ballot, contact your municipal office ahead of election day.

All residents of Vulcan County, towns and villages can vote for the Provincial Senate Election and on the Referendum Questions.  Voting stations are set up throughout the County to accommodate the votes. See below for the voting stations during Advance Vote and on Election Day.

*A vote of electors will also be held on the following 2 referendum questions:

1) Should section 36 (2) of the Constitution Act , 1982—Parliament and the government of Canada’s commitment to the principle of making equalization payments—be removed from the Constitution?

2) Do you want Alberta to adopt year-round Daylight Saving Time, which is summer hours, eliminate the need to change our clocks twice a year?

Vulcan County residents will have the opportunity to attend an Advance Vote on Saturday, October 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Advance Vote Polling Station for all Divisions: 102 Centre Street, Vulcan (County Administration Building)  

On Election day you must vote at the designated polling station for your Division on Election Day.  Division 1 – Arrowwood Community Hall, Divison 2 – Vulcan Legion, Division 3 – Vulcan Legion, Division 4 – Carmangay Community Centre, Division 5 – Milo Community Hall, Division 6 – Vulcan Legion, Division 7 – Lomond Multi-Purpose Facility

Employment Opportunities

Bank Specialist – Carmangay ATB http://villageofcarmangay.ca/career-posting-bank-specialist/

Rural Reaching Home Coordinator -Vulcan Food Bank – posted at www.vulcanandregionfcss.com

Member Experience Specialist – Lomond Credit Union Branch https://www.connectfirstcu.com/en/about/careers

Labourers – Travers Solar Farm https://careers.pcl.com/ca/en/job/041330/Labourer-Solar-Technician

Found on indeed.ca:

Delivery Driver – Furniture Villa

Residential Support Staff – Wheat Country Special Needs Society

Appliance Service Technician –

Furniture Villa

Found on workopolis.com:

Reception/Medical Office Assistant – Vulcan Medical Clinic

Highway Maintenance Worker/Operator – Volker Stevin

Housekeeping, Health Care Aide,

Dietary Aide, Cook, Recreation Aide (Casual) – Extendicare

General Labourer and Pen Riders –

Ballco Feeders (Brant)

Communications/Engagement

Manager – Aspen Crossing (Mossleigh)

Operations/Administrative Assistant 10 month term – G3 Canada (Carmangay)

Insurance Broker – Western Financial Group

Environmental II (Cleaning) – AHS (Vulcan Hospital)

Operations Support – Nutrien Milo

Regular Assistant – Lomond School

Farm Worker – Aspen Crossing (Mossleigh)

Field Technician II – Nova Power Source (Lomond)

Tire Shop Manager and Petroleum and Agro Sales – Arrowwood Co-op

Found on Linked In:

Registered Nurse & LPN – Extendicare

 

MCG Career Services  

1-844-601-2660  FREE workshops or one-on-one career and employment skills coaching.  Resumes, cover letters interview skills, using Linked In and more.

Volunteer

The Champion Fire Department is looking for members! If interested, please call Fire Chief Wayne Tompkins @ 403-423-0194.

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If you have an event or resource to add please email it to the address below.

Have a great fall!

 

Lori Gair

Community Liaison

Vulcan and Region Family and Community Support Services

Phone: 403-485-2192 ext. 103

Email: [email protected]

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]