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]onfcss.com 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]