Happy February,

I hope you feel the love of your community by seeing how much there is being offered below. Please share with your friends, family and clients. And have a great month.

If you don’t want to join one of the many sports listed below to meet people in the community, consider the Legion, there is always something going on there. I have attached their February calendar. Pool, darts, Chase the Ace, Meat Draw and often musical guests. They are also hosting a SuperBowl Party (See attached poster).

The Caregiver Support Group is still open to anyone. If you are caring for a loved one, it can add a lot of extra stress. Come get support from others going through similar experiences and learn about strategies to cope. (See attached poster)

Support for Raising a Teen/Tween has three weeks left and has still has room for more. If you are feeling overwhelmed and not sure how to handle your changing teen, come learn about what is going on and how you can adapt some new strategies. (See attached poster)

Milo February Community Calendar (See attached poster)

The Get-A-Way Youth Centre is open for students during lunch from Tuesday-Thursday for students to visit and bring their own lunch. Enjoy pool, ping-pong, foosball, videogames, air hockey, crafts and more. Fridays there is a free lunch available at 12:30. Age 10-18. Regular drop-in is Tuesday 3:30-6, Wednesday 3:30-6 and Friday 12:30-6. Thursday Teen Night for Gr7-12 from 6:30-9pm. If your kids need somewhere to meet with friends or hang out after school, it is a safe and fun place to be. Parents are welcome to come in and tour the place with their kids to make them more comfortable to come alone. (See attached calendar) 105A 3rd Ave. S.

Coming Events

Feb. 2 & 9 – Get Cooking at the Youth Centre 3:30 for youth age 8-13. Registration required. (See attached poster)

Feb 4– Art Classes – Quilted Runner – Charlean in the Art Centre, 216 Centre St. Stop in to register or contact the Nine-in-a-Line Creative Arts Society. www.vulcanarts.net $10 each or $5 for members

Feb. 4 – Bison’s Day comes to Vulcan. All local AA Hockey teams play in Vulcan with a fundraiser for the High River Community Cancer Centre.

Feb 6 – Art Classes-Play with Clay–Teresa in the Art Centre. Stop in to register or contact the Nine-in-a-Line Creative Arts Society www.vulcanarts.net $10 each/$5 members

Feb. 7 – Lunch and Learn at the Milo Snake Valley Drop-in Centre – Brain Health in Seniors. Free. 10am-12pm. (See attached poster)

Feb 7 – Carmangay Library Board Meeting 7pm – We are looking for new board members! The ONLY qualification to be on the board is commitment to the library.

Feb. 8 – Holiday Craft-A-Long for Valentines Day (See attached poster)

Feb 9 – 6:30pm Location TBD – DBT Skills (Mental Health Night) – Join licensed counselor Bruce Jensen, as he takes us through an introduction to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. This includes mindfulness, self-regulation, interpersonal skills and more! He will go though activities and strategies to move you closer to self-acceptance & emotional regulation.

Feb. 13 – First Aid Recertification (See attached poster)

Feb. 14 – Lunch and Learn at the Lomond Sunshine Drop-In Centre. Learn about Seniors Benefits. Free 10am-12pm (See attached poster)

Feb 14 – 2pm at the Carmangay Library – Intro to Computers – A beginner friendly approach to commonly used computer programs, email, and online searching. Cassidy will be available to answer all your computer related questions! Bring your own device or one will be available at the library.

Feb. 16 – Family Fun Night at the Youth Centre. Parents – bring your kids to enjoy some games together. Challenge them to a game of pool, ping-pong, foos ball or a board game. (See attached poster) 6-9pm.

Feb 16 – 6:30 PM at the Carmangay Library – Game Night – We are putting our board games to good use! We will be playing Catan but all of our games will be available.

Feb. 17 – Learn more about income tax. WCIS. Online – 6pm. Do I need to file income tax? How do I file? What are my deductions and credits? (See attached poster)
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Feb. 18 – Arrowwood Ag Society Cure For Cabin Fever! Welcoming back an old friend, Ben Crane. He will entertain us with music, stories, and laughs that everyone can relate to! Doors open at 5 pm, $5/Drink cash bar. Delicious eats by Kim’s Catering at 6pm. Ben Crane’s JingleBob Music will kick off 7-930pm. Silent Auction, $1000 Door Prize, 50/50.

Feb. 18 – Pink the Rink – U18 Hockey Game and fundraiser for the High River Community Cancer Centre.

Feb. 20 – Milo Family Day 1-3pm Family Skating Party Milo Arena

Feb 21 – 6pm Online via Zoom – Carmangay Virtual Cooking Class – We are working with Meals in Minutes VC and the Village’s Bistro again to bring you cooking nights. This month we will be making TACOS! Pre-registration is required and cost is $5/portion.

Feb. 21 -24 – Winter Day Camp in February (See attached poster)

Feb. 24 – Carmangay Community Center Court Whist Card Night 7pm $10/person. Contact Jan Fraser to register 403-643-3950. Refreshments, Munchies, Prizes

Feb 24 and Mar. 31 – Mossleigh Cribbage Night at the Hall 6:30pm Club room

Feb. 24 – Red Hot Hayseeds in Concert (See attached poster)

Feb. 25 – Mossliegh Casino Night (See attached poster)

Feb. 25 – Comedy and Magic – Champion (See attached poster)

March 4-5 – First Aid (See attached poster)

Mar. 5 – Good Luck Dinner and Auction – Champion Kindergarten Association (See attached poster)

Mar. 7 – Lunch and Learn in Lomond – Brain Health in Seniors 10am-12pm. Register with FCSS. 403-485-2192

Adult Literacy Programs (See attached poster)

Family Programs
Family Literacy Programs for February (See attached poster)

Family Programs – Greater Foothills Family Centre February Schedule (See attached poster) Register online with Greater Foothills Family Centre https://www.greaterfoothillsfamilycentre.ca/registration-3
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Literacy Through Art – Fridays (See attached poster)

Kids Club – Game On –Mondays in February – Online (See attached poster)

Mentorship – Champion School Thursdays (See attached poster)

Building Blocks In-Home Family Literacy Program – Free in-home support. Contact Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society 403-485-3107.

Triple P Parenting – Parenting Workshops and One-on-one support for parents. Contact Greater Foothills Family Centre 1-877-652-8633

Community Education Services – online parenting workshops https://community.hmhc.ca/


Playgroup – Arrowwood Hall 10 am (See attached poster)

Coffee Time: Lomond 9am at the Drop-In

Daily Discoveries – Lomond Library. There is so much fun to be had in Winter! Join us as we explore everything through crafts, stories, activities and more! This class is suited for 2 –6 year olds. Call Greater Foothills Family Centre to register 1-877-652-8633. Register online https://www.greaterfoothillsfamilycentre.ca/registration-3 (See attached poster)

Stay and Play – Vulcan Lodge Hall 1:30-3pm Greater Foothills Family Centre – Drop-in for parents of little ones. Get out of the house and come play and visit!

Community Skate 6:00– 7:00 pm Vulcan Arena. Free


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

Time for Rhymes—Champion Legion 10:30 am

Community Walking 12:00 – 1:00 pm CRC

Connection Café – Vulcan Seniors Centre 1:30-3pm. FREE

Get-A-Way Youth Centre – 3:30-6pm

Youth Shinny 3:30-4:45 pm Vulcan Arena

Community Badminton 6:00pm. VPE

Community Volleyball 7:30pm. VPE

Yoga—Carmangay 7-8 pm Community Centre


Time for Rhymes – Milo Library 10:30 am

Adult & Tot Skate : Vulcan Arena 12:00– 1:00pm

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

Get-A-Way Youth Centre – 3:30-6pm

Pickleball – 6-8 pm at Vulcan Prairieview Elementary School

Community Basketball – 8-9:30 pm VPE Register with Town of Vulcan Rec .

Adult Shinny 8:45-10 pm Vulcan Arena

Coffee at the Carmangay Seniors Centre – 10am-12pm


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

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.

Community Walking 12:00 – 1:00 pm CRC

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

Roving Gym – Milo School 8:30am

Beginner Pottery Wheel at Clay n’Kiln – 1pm

Community Skate 3:30 – 4:30 pm Vulcan Arena

Crafters Afternoon – Milo Seniors Centre 1-4pm.

Get-A-Way Youth Centre—Teen Night 13+ – Open 6:30 – 9pm. 403-485-6033


Community Walking 1:00– 2:00 pm CRC

Mom & Tots – Champion School 10-11:30am

Time for Rhymes – 10:30am Vulcan. Register with Rainbow Literacy 403-485-3107

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

Get-A-Way Youth Centre – Open 12:30-6pm

Pickleball – 2-4 pm at Vulcan Prairieview Elementary School

Youth Rec. Hockey 1:00-2:15 pm. Vulcan Arena.

Chase the Ace at the Vulcan Legion


Community Skate: 12:10 – 1:15 pm OR 1:30 – 2:30pm Vulcan Arena

Vulcan Legion Meat Draw – 3-6pm.

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

Coffee at the Carmangay Seniors Centre – 10am-12pm

Pancake Breakfast – 1st Saturday of the month at the Community Centre @ 9am. $5/ person, $20/family

Monday – Saturday

Vulcan Senior Centre Drop-In 10am-12pm



STURLING 2 PERSON TEAMS, 3GAMES, MAXIMUM 16 TEAMS, Sat March 4th..$60.00 per team, DEADLINE FEB 28, CONTACT PERCY WILSON 1 403 650 0193


Milo Stick Curling Bonspiel – All abilities welcome Feb. 25 & 26 (See attached poster)

Vulcan Minor Baseball registration has opened. (See attached poster)

Employment Opportunities

Vulcan Daycare Society is looking for people who would be willing to open a licenced dayhome with the help and support of the daycare. They will provide training. The daycare is currently experiencing very long waitlists and is looking for other solutions to help with childcare. Contact Dani at the Vulcan Daycare at 4034852945 or [email protected]

SeaCue Spraying is hiring fulltime summer job spraying. Must be 18 with a drivers licence. $20/hr. Contact Shane at 403-599-2263 or Leah at 403-4855712 or email [email protected]

Are you passionate about social media and marketing and would love the opportunity to work hands-on with our marketing team? FLICKS is hiring in the Vulcan County area! If you’re just starting your career and want to learn about digital marketing while working with clients throughout Alberta, then this role is for you! *This is a paid part-time position. If interested, send us your resume and a cover letter to [email protected].

NAS Mechanical Services Ltd is looking to expand our team, we are looking for a heavy duty mechanic and are accepting resumes from 2nd year and up. We are a small family run business located in champion Alberta. We operate out of a 4 year old 8000 sq.ft. facility. We offer competitive wages as well as a comprehensive benefit package once probationary period is complete. Looking for someone who is a team player and can also work independently. Service truck experience is an asset as well as CVIP licence.

Must have own tools and valid class 5 drivers licence and reliable transportation to work. Resumes can be emailed to [email protected] or dropped off at the shop in person. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Work Opportunity for serious inquiries only :: Painting Employment with Accommodations and Training available for a motivated individual in Calgary AB, this position is a LIVE IN work placement program, If you’re looking for a trade career outside of your Local Area and you just feel like you’re stuck in neutral with little or no opportunities, my company is looking for 1 energetic person who would want to get into the painting trade and business to where you can eventually go on your own, You’ll be provided with a place to live, job training especially for beginners or brushing up on your skills you may have, as well as some financial assistance from the Alberta Government to help get you on your feet if needed if you’re financially strapped ) If you feel this is something for you and would like more details about this Opportunity and Wages, FOR BETTER RESULTS CALL Rolf of LWP at 587-999-6639… And we can start the interviewing process through “FaceTime” Email, FB, as you will probably have questions.. “Please be free of hard drugs or daily alcohol intake!!, as that won’t be accepted. I will not respond to outta country emails or calls, ( Local West Painting ) look us up on FB, BBB or the Web.. and we’re getting busy too,

Custodian – 30 hours/week, full benefits. Starting June 2023 Deadline to apply Feb. 13 Vulcan County

Assistant Branch Manager The Lomond Credit Union https://recruiting.ultipro.ca/FIR5000/JobBoard/e90b0fac-de2c-3e69-7b8f-e78a83d7a4a0/?q=&o=postedDateDesc

Are you interested in becoming a paid on-call firefighter for Vulcan County? Our firefighters respond to a variety of emergencies and help keep our communities safe. As a firefighter, you’ll receive professional-level National Fire Protection Association Training and qualify for health and dental benefits at no personal cost (upon completion of a 6-month probation period). You will gain valuable hands-on experience through training scenarios and emergency calls.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage everyone to apply! To apply please contact us via email: [email protected] or call 403-485-3115

Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society is hiring call or email to learn more 403-485-3107 [email protected]

Lifeguards, Water Attendants, Front Counter Staff – Town of Vulcan. If you are missing a course give us a call and let us help you complete your courses. [email protected] 403-485-6659. Applications available at townofvulcan.ca or come into the Town Office.

Parrish & Heimbecker, Mossleigh, is looking for experienced staff to help out during our spring season again. Positions available for four Class 1 drivers. We are also looking for floater and skid steer operators. If you are interested, give me a call at 587 227 6382 or send in your resume to [email protected]

Full or Part Time Labourer wanted immediately on family farm near Milo. [email protected] or call Mark at 403-485-1215.

Agronomist Summer Student position Contact Andre Lacoursiere 403-485-1748 at [email protected]

Check out indeed.com, Workopolis, Canada Job Board, ALIS, kijiji, Facebook, local employers like AHS, Palliser or Horizon School Division, G3, Aspen Crossing, Vulcan County, Town of Vulcan or even google “Jobs near me” Beware of scams here too. There are phony ads out there.

MCG Careers High River. All types of free career and employment help is available by phone, online or in -person on Wenesdays at the Vulcan Library 1-844-601-2660

Experience Counts! – An employment program for adults 45+. Learn skills to help you find a new career path. Available online or in person in High River. 1-844-601-2660


Affordability payments of $600 over 6 months are coming soon to help millions of Albertans struggling with the rising cost of living as part of the Affordability Action Plan.

Seniors and families with children under 18 and under $180,000 household income can apply for their payments online by signing up for a verified Alberta.ca Account. If you cannot do this online, you can visit a Registry Agency and they help you do the application in a few minutes.

Head to the Alberta website listed below for more information and to find out if you are eligible. If you are on AISH, PDD or Seniors Benefits on auto deposit you should have automatically received $100 for the first month. Check your bank statements to see if you received it.


Beware of scams. Every time there is a new program announced, scammers will try to share their links. Look up the Government of Alberta and find the link yourself before you share any information.

Canada is offering a One time $500 Canada Housing Benefit to low income renters. Apply through a CRA My Account. Applications close on March 31, 2023. canada.ca/one-time-housing-benefit

It was Let’s Talk Day on Jan. 25 . The idea of Let’s Talk recognizes that one of the things that keeps us mentally healthy is talking, having someone listening, caring and connecting. But we are not always prepared to engage. We need tools and words to use to support someone who is going through something hard. These are some examples:

Discuss resources and next steps. Support the person in coming up with a plan. They may have been through something like this before and have an idea of what helps them, or this might be the first time they have felt this way. In any case, they may need support locating resources and identifying coping strategies. “Have you ever felt this way before? What was helpful in the past?” “Have you talked to anyone else about this? “Have you reached out to your family doctor?” “Let’s talk about what will help you cope right now.” “Would it be helpful if I came with you to your next appointment?” “I can help you look up mental health supports that might work for you.” If they don’t believe there’s a problem, don’t argue with them about it and don’t suggest possible solutions. You can keep checking in to see how they’re doing or try getting together more often, if that’s what they want.

You can find a whole guide with more ideas here:


Wellness Together Canada – 24/7 Phone Counselling – 1-866-585-0445

Immediate Crisis Mental Health Support: Text WELLNESS to 741741

Distress Line of SW Alberta (24/7 phone support)-403 327-7905 or toll free 1-888-787-2880
Crisis Intervention Team (Canadian Mental Health Association) (403) 381-1116.
Chinook Sexual Assault Centre in Lethbridge – 403-694-1094

Support Groups

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

-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

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

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