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]wliteracy.com

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

Home

-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

March 2022 Vulcan County Family Resources

> Did you know that March is Nutrition Month? The Calgary Zone Public Health Dietitians created a calendar to help you make healthy eating a priority this month.
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> Mar. 8 – Mentorship Program begins – For youth 6-17 years old to improve the well-being of children and youth by providing a role model that can support them academically, socially
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Mentorship Program

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> Mar. 8 and Mar. 15th – Vulcan and Region FCSS is a Community Volunteer Income Tax Preparation Centre. If you have a low income and need assistance with your taxes, you can have them prepared by a volunteer for free. Book your spot now. Call 403-485-2192. Volunteers do NOT prepare returns for individuals who: · have self-employment income · have business income and/or expenses · have rental income and/or expenses · have capital gains or losses · have employment expenses · file for bankruptcy · are deceased in the tax year
Doing Your Taxes - Whats in it for you

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> You should file a tax return even if you made no money in 2021 as you may qualify for benefits. Call 403-485-2192 to book a time or drop-off.
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> Mar. 14 – Family Caregiver Wellness Initiative Workshop (See attached poster)
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> Family Caregiver Wellness Initiative

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> Mar. 17 – Food Rescue in Champion and Carmangay. Call 403-336-2893 or email [email protected] to book a bag. (See attached poster)
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> Mar. 18 – Moonwalk 7pm- 5km walk/run in fundraising support for AutoPulse Resuscitation Systems for the Fire Departments (See attached poster and Partnership letter)
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> MoonWalkPoster

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> Mar. 23 – Food Rescue in Milo, Arrowwood and Vulcan. Call 403-336-2893 or email [email protected] to book a bag. (See attached poster)
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> Apr. 2 & 3 – Firearms Courses Register with Rainbow Literacy 403-485-3107 (See attached poster)

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> April 19-22 – Easter Adventure Camp https://app.bookking.ca/vulcanrecreationpub/courses/index.asp
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> Time for Rhymes – Register with Rainbow Literacy at 403-485-3107 [email protected]
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> Milo – Wednesdays at 10:30 Milo Drop-in Centre
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> Vulcan – Fridays at 10:30 Vulcan Yoga and Wellness Centre starting March 11th.
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> Champion – Tuesdays at 10am Champion Legion
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> Countywide – Tuesdays at 9am via Zoom
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> Mondays
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> Arrowwood Play Group – 10 am Arrowwood Hall. Drop-in. Contact Betty for more information 403-485-8623. (See attached poster)
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> Community Skating – 6:45-7:45pm Vulcan Arena.
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> Community Walking – 8:30-9:45am Vulcan C.R.C.
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> Bedtime Stories – Online in the evening. Register with Rainbow Literacy 403-485-3107 (See attached poster)

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> Tuesdays
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> Milo Roving Gym – 10:45am Milo School Gym.
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> 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!
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> Virtual Baby Group with Public Health 10-11:30am email [email protected] for the link. (See attached poster)
\Virtual Baby Group Public Health


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

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> Tech Talk: Open ended sessions about devices, internet and all things related to Technology. (See attached poster)

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> Quilting – Carmangay Seniors Centre 9am-12pm.
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> 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 year olds.
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> Adult Basketball – 8pm at the CRC.
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> Community Walking – 8:30-9:45am Vulcan CRC.
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> Seniors Social – 2pm Lomond at the Drop-In. Games, cards, coffee, etc.
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> BINGO – Carmangay, first and 3rd Wednesday. Doors open at 6:30pm. Seniors Centre
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> Thursdays
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> Creative Minds – Carmangay Seniors Centre 9:30am- 12pm for any type of project.
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> Little Explorers – 10am Vulcan Birch Park Allan Subdivision Outdoor Nature Play. Come dressed for the weather! (See attached poster)

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> Fridays
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> 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!
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> Community Skating – 5-6pm Vulcan Arena.
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> Youth Shinny – 3:45-4:45pm Vulcan Arena.
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> Community Walking – 1-2:30pm Vulcan C.R.C.
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> Yoga – Milo at the Drop-In at 10am
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> Tip Talks for Parents – 10am on Zoom Call Greater Foothills Family Centre 1-877-652-8633 or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GFFCFRN (See attached poster for all the Greater Foothills Family Programs in March)
March Programs - Greater Foothills Family Centre

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> Mar. 4th – Positive Parenting
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> Mar. 11th – Toddlers Hurting Others
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> Mar.18th – ADHD
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> 25th – Being a Parent/Coping with Stress
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> Mon. Wed. Fri.
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> Carmangay Community Centre is open for walking from 10:30-11:30am.
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> Saturdays
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> Pickleball – 10-11am Vulcan CRC.
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> Vulcan Legion Meat Draw – 3-6pm.
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> Vulcan Legion – Drop-in Pool at the Hall 3pm. $5/person No membership required.
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> Sundays
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> Youth Community Basketball – 3-5pm at the CRC.
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> Monday – Saturday
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> Vulcan Senior Centre Drop-In 9am-12 at 303 Centre St.
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> Support Groups
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> -MUMS – Peer-to-Peer Maternal Support for pre- and post-partum. Weekly confidential phone calls. Call Families Matter at 403-205-5194.
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> -Every Tuesday and Thursday – AA – Alcoholics Anonymous – Meetings are at 8pm. Contact Gary at 403-485-5818
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> -Al-Anon Family Group – meetings as needed. Contact Betty at 403-652-8285
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> -Wednesday’s – SMART Recovery – 7pm Addiction Support Meeting. Call Beth at 403-485-1054 for information.
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> -Thursday’s – Men’s Healthy Relationship Group – 6-8pm Registration details at rowanhouse.ca/safe-at-home
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> Doing Your Taxes – What’s in it for You? Information sessions (See attached poster)
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> Do you ever wonder what benefits and credits you or your clients may be eligible to receive?
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> Post-secondary Students – Tuesday March 1, 2022 & Saturday March 12, 2022
Doing Your Taxes - Whats in it for you

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> Adults 65+ – Thursday March 3, 2022
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> Disability Tax Credit – Wednesday March 9, 2022
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> New to Canada – Tuesday March 15, 2022 & Saturday March 26, 2022
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> Indigenous – Thursday March 17, 2022
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> Benefits and credits for all – Wednesday March 23, 2022
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> Information Session with Service Canada
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> An overview of our various electronic services including – My Service Canada Account, Job Bank, Benefits Finder, ESIN, and EServices.
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> Both information sessions will have the same content.
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> To join either of the information sessions, please sign in to the appropriate link below.

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> Tuesday, March 8, 2022: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM MST
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> Microsoft Teams meeting Join on your computer or mobile app
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> Click here to join the meeting
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> Or call in (audio only) +1 819-303-9295,,128767541# Canada, Gatineau
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> Phone Conference ID: 128 767 541#
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> Find a local number | Reset PIN
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> Learn More | Meeting options
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> Monday, March 14, 2022: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM MST
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> Microsoft Teams meeting Join on your computer or mobile app
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> Click here to join the meeting
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> Or call in (audio only) +1 819-303-9295,,339708801# Canada, Gatineau
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> Phone Conference ID: 339 708 801#
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> Find a local number | Reset PIN
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> Learn More | Meeting options
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> Youth – See what Service Canada offers to support Youth (See attached poster)

Service Canada Assitance for Youth

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> The Centre for Mental Health and Addictions is a non-profit organization. We offer comprehensive, professional counselling services on a free, low-cost, and sliding scale fee with no cap on the number of sessions. There are no population-specific requirements to receive these services and we believe that cost should never be a barrier to getting much needed proper psychological treatment.
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> We provide our services through virtual sessions/telepsychology so that mental health services can be accessible to clients in rural and remote areas. This will also be convenient for clients who have no means or access to transportation, or who are not physically able to attend in-person sessions or those who suffer from social anxiety.
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> We are offering our services free of charge in 2022. We would like to extend these free services to the members of your community.
> Please feel free to visit our website at www.thecentres.ca or call us at 1-800-704-9033 or 587-441-4043.
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> Community Education Services Workshops https://community.hmhc.ca/sessions/?p=webex&utm_source=mailpoet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feb+22+2022
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> FREE online workshops for parents and Caregivers. Also check out – https://www.cyfcaregivereducation.ca/ for more workshops out of the north zone.
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> March 2 – ADHD & Executive Functioning: For in School & At Home Learners
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> March 3 – Mental Wellness in Pregnancy & Beyond
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> March 7 – Getting Pronouns Right: How to be an ally to the gender diverse community
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> March 8 – Tips and Suggestions for Helping Young Children Transition to New Shared Parenting Plans and Overnight Routines
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> March 8 – Friend or Foe? How to create healthy relationships with digital devices in the family
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> March 9 – Understanding Psycho-educational Assessments = Understanding Your Student
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> March 9 – Mental health for highly sensitive teens; unique struggles for these emotional feelers
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> March 15 – Taming Anxiety Gremlins using the Anxiety Compass
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> March 16 – Managing Stress in the Family: Recognizing Triggers
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> March 17 – Navigating Technology with our Youth March 25 – Earth Play: The Benefits of Outdoor Exploration
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> March 29 – LGBTQ2S+: What grandparents need to know and do
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> There are also a lot of recorded sessions you can watch at a time that works for you, some of them are only available until the end of March. http://community.hmhc.ca/sessions/?p=recorded
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> Wellness Exchange is a series of skills-building wellness educational workshops intended to help community members increase their coping and self-efficacy through self-exploration and self-management. There are five topics related to wellness – one topic per week. To register for upcoming workshops, click on this link: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/news/psa/ne-psa-amh-wellness-online-courses.pdf Contact [email protected] with any questions or comments.
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> Webinar: Week 1, Problem Solving March 8, 2022 11AM – 12PM
> Webinar: Week 2, Positive Activities March 15, 2022 11AM – 12PM
> Webinar: Week 3, Managing Reactions March 22, 2022 11AM – 12PM
> Webinar: Week 4, Helpful Thinking March 29, 2022 11AM – 12PM
> Webinar: Week 5, Healthy Connections April 5, 2022 11AM – 12PM
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> EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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> -Servers -Mossleigh Bar & Grill
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> -Early Childhood Educator – Vulcan Daycare – Training provided. vulcandaycaresociety.weebly.com
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> -Public Works Positions – Village of Milo send resume to [email protected] before April 1.
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> -Parrish & Heimbecker, Mossleigh, is looking for experienced staff to help out during our spring season. Positions available for two Class 1 drivers and a floater operator. If you are interested, call at Frans at 587 227 6382 or send in your resume to [email protected]
> -Klatt farms and harvesting is hiring for the 2022 season. Message us or contact Blair 403-647-7741 [email protected]
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> -Lifeguards, pool attendants, desk staff – www.townofvulcan.ca/recreation
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> -School Bus Driver Lomond – First Student Canada
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> Found on indeed.ca
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> -Post office assistant – Term Canada Post Vulcan
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> -Health care Aide -Extendicare
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> -Yard shipper/receiver – UFA
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> -Administrative Assistant – Ryan Shearer Agencies
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> -Community Support Worker – Wheat Country Special Needs
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> -Farm Worker, Administrative Assistant and Rail Labourer – Ballco Feeders
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> -Commercial Tire Technician – Fountain Tire
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> -Location Assistant – Richardson Pioneer
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> -Therapy Assistant – AHS
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> -Health Care Aide – AHS
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> -Environmental II (Cleaning) – AHS
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> -Line/Prep Cook – Vulcan Golf and Country Club
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> -Substitute Teaching – Palliser School Division Vulcan County
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> -Paid On-call Firefighter – Vulcan County
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> -Travelling Technician – Vestas
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> Found on workopolis.com:
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> -Campground hosts/Caboose hosts – Aspen Crossing
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> -General Farm Labourer – Koch Farms Lomond
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> -Construction Labourer – PTW Energy Services Lomond
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> -Operations Assistant – G3 Carmangay. More information and to apply: https://bit.ly/35uhLTp
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> -Shaw and Xplorenet Internet Technician – Integrated Solutions
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> -Wind Site Manager – Vestas Carmangay
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> -Wind Blade Technician – Vestas Carmangay
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> -Caregiver – Siksika Family Services
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> -Branch Manager – Nutrien Milo
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> -Petroleum and Agro Salesperson – Arrowwood Co-op
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> Found on linkedin.ca
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> -Licensed Practical Nurse (Temp/Fulltime and Part-time) – Extendicare
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> -Registered Nurse (Temp P/T, Permanent P/T, Casual) – Extendicare
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> Have you ever used HEAL? It is Health Education and Learning – A resource aimed at providing families across Alberta easily accessible, reliable information about common minor illness and injuries in children.
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> https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/heal/heal.aspx
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> Update on changes in COVID-19 restrictions and numbers in Vulcan County from the Vulcan County Regional Emergency Management Partnership(VCREMP). See attached poster
COVID-19 Update Feb 28 2022 from VCREMP

Partnership letter - AutoPulse

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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]

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.

If you would like to be removed from this email list, please reply: STOP.

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

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.

If you wish to stop receiving these emails, just reply “Stop.”

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]

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]