Attached Posters

Pillowslip Stories – Make your own Workshop – In person or via zoom Nov. 5.  Rainbow Literacy will supply the materials and you create an interactive play experience to go with a story.

Nov. 5 – Make Your Own Story in a Bag – Pillowslip Stories

Nov. 4-25 -Curiosity Kids – Vulcan Playgroup Wednesday’s

Nov. 16 – Literacy and Parenting Skills, Monday’s

Literacy and Parenting Skills (LAPS) – Monday’s 6:30-7:30 FCSS Office starts Nov. 16th.  Register with Rainbow Literacy at 403-485-3107

Thursday’s – Mentorship Program

Mentorship – Thursday’s 3:30-5pm Youth Centre Register with Rainbow Literacy 403-485-3107

The Great Pumpkin Walk – Champion Nov. 1

On Monday’s they will be in Milo! Beginning November 9, they will be running a Little Carpenters program for 3-6 year old’s at the Milo Library. Registration is required, please call 1-877-652-8633 to register, spaces will be limited and health and safety protocols will be in place.

Little Carpenters – Milo Mondays in November ages 3-6 years

Family Literacy Programs Fall 2020

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Mealtime Struggles and Feeding Your Baby.  Courses online.  Most parents have many questions about difficulties with babies and small children around food.  Learn a few new skills to help ease struggles.

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SABC Drive Through Pumpkin

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Play Infographic – Think Play is not that important? – Think again.

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Nov. 16 – Community Connection Cafe – An opportunity to learn something and then discuss and visit.

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Nov. 18 – Paint Day and Elder Abuse Information session.

Step Up Parent Support Group  – Nov 26 from 1-2pm Vulcan Youth Centre Register at 403-652-0566

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New 2 U Skates

For those of you who have children in the early years,  there are many things available to support you:

-The Greater Foothills Family Centre is doing the play program this year at the Lodge Hall in Vulcan on Wednesdays.  You must register even if you can only come once. Call to register at 1(877) 652-8633.  This is a great opportunity to connect with other families and get out of the house for a bit.

-Rainbow Literacy has Time for Rhymes in Vulcan and Carmangay on Friday’s, Champion on Thursday’s and Milo via Zoom on Wednesday’s.    Learn some rhymes and stories that are not only important in building language skills in child development but they can help you as a parent when establishing routines and teaching appropriate behaviour. The best part is that it is fun.

Inside Out –  Your Child’s Social-Emotional Development

A Learning Series for Parents and Caregivers Wednesdays beginning November 4th at 7pm via Zoom

Each week will feature a different age group   November 4    0-3 months

November 18     3-9 months         November 25    9-15 months

To register for one or more of these sessions, please call 1-877-652-8633

Triple P Parenting – Offered through Zoom by the Greater Foothills Family Centre

– The Power of Positive Parenting: learn about reasonable expectations, assertive discipline, positive learning environments and looking after yourself as a parent.  November 16, 2020 7:00 – 8:30 pm

-Raising Competent, Confident Children: learn how to help your child express their feelings appropriately.  November 23, 2020 7 – 8:30 pm

-Raising Resilient Children: learn about emotional resilience in children and six important life skills that help children deal effectively with life’s challenges and thrive.  November 30, 2020 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Learn and Play – Tiny Two’s at the Greater Foothills Family Centre in High River 1-877-652-8633

Other Activities

-Carmangay After School Program – Tuesdays right after school – 6:30. Call the Carmangay Library for details.  Located at the Curling Rink.

Snowflake Festival– Either the First Friday or Saturday of December.  Pictures with Santa (maybe with a green screen) and some family activities.


Town of Vulcan Recreation programs at the CRC. Must register at www.townofvulcan/recreation  (See attached posters)

Youth Sport Ball – Tuesdays’s 4-5:30 age 6-12

Strength and Conditioning – Friday’s 4:30-5:30 Ages 12+

Ball Hockey – Wednesday’s 4-5:30

Walking – Mon + Thurs 4-5:30pm, Fri. 3-4pm 18+

Basketball – Wed 8-9:30pm 14+

Volleyball and Badminton – Tues. 8-9:30 14+

Karate Monday’s and Thursdays at the CRC ages 8+ 7:30-9:00pm

Milo – Dance Fit – Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at 5, Yoga Friday’s at 10am

Looking to join a curling league this year? Please contact the league organizers in Vulcan.

Doubles (Monday nights) contact Rick at (403) 485-6766

Mixed  (Tuesday nights) contact Linda at (587) 436-7028

Mens  (Wednesday nights) contact Troy at (403) 495-8699

Ladies  (Thursday nights) contact Katrina at (403) 485-5897

Sturling (Afternoons)  contact Ron at (403) 485-2118

or contact John Cumiford  at (403) 485-2214

Remembrance Day


Vulcan – The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #21, Vulcan will be having a scaled down tribute to the men and women who gave their lives for our freedom and the men and women who still serve to protect that freedom. On November 11th beginning at 11 AM, the ceremony will take place in the parking lot of the Legion.

Following the ceremony, lunch will be provided in the Legion Hall. In keeping with Alberta Health protocols seating is limited to 50 people. (as per current restrictions for our area) There will be two seatings:

  • The first seating will be at 12 PM to 1 PM.
  • The second seating will be 2 PM to 3 PM. This will allow time in between to re-sanitize all the tables.

In order to attend either one of the seatings, you must have a ticket. Tickets are available starting Friday October 30th at the Legion. There is no charge for the tickets; but you must have one to attend the lunch. No exceptions. Only fifty tickets will be available for each seating.

Help is out there

-It’s freezing out ! If you need a warm jacket head to Quarks in Vulcan and see if we have one in your size . If not let us know your size and we will find you one . Open until 5 . Sat 11-4 Free jackets for those in need of a warm jacket.

-Frozen Meals are still available for anyone who is isolated, struggling or been affected by Covid-19.   If you know someone who would benefit from some pre-made meals call the Vulcan Food Bank for Stone Soup Meals at 403-485-2192.  Reach out to someone with some meals today.

Christmas is only 56 days away!

-Kinettes Christmas Market has been cancelled.  They plan on being back next year.

-Arrowwood Library Shop Local Market

-Christmas Market at SABC:

Dec 4-5th   Friday 11am-8pm,   Saturday 10am-4pm

$2 at the door (kids under 10 free), Come kick off your Christmas shopping at SABC – Enjoy a Festive Coffee, Pick up some gifts for your Christmas list and be sure to plan to check off some of your own wish list!  Vendor list to be updated as confirmed.  Vendor’s welcome to apply

Getting a COVID-19 test in Vulcan

You can call the Vulcan Hospital if you need a COVID-19 test and you are symptomatic.  They do testing daily at 11:30 in the ambulance bay but you must call 403-485-3333 for an appointment time.  If you would like an asymptomatic test, you must call 811.

Flu Shots look Different this Year 

-Influenza Immunizations will be available at many Pharmacies for Adults and Children 5 years old and up.  You must call to book an appointment.

-Public Health will provide Influenza Immunization for families of children under 5.  Appointments can be booked by calling the Vulcan Health Unit at 403-485-2284, calling 811 or booking online at

-Physicians will offer vaccines to all Albertans 9 years of age and older.  Some physicians may be offering vaccines to children 6 months up to and including 8 years of age as well, please check with your physician’s office

Milo – Public Health will do a clinic on Nov. 17 in Milo by appointment only.  Call 403-485-2285 to make your appointment.

-Arrowwood Pharmacy has Flu shots available Monday-Friday 9-5 and Saturdays 9-2 Call for an appointment.  403-534-3333


Employment Opportunities

Need assistance with your Career and Employment Goals?   A Career Coach is available at NO COST In Person – Tuesdays at the Vulcan Municipal Library Appointment is Required. Virtual/Phone appointments available.  1-844-601-2660

Vulcan and Region Family and Community Support Services: 

Temporary Part-time Receptionist/ Office Assistant

Start Date November 4, 2020 until January 15, 2020.  End date may change based on staff leave.

24 hours a week.  $17.00 – $19.00/ hour based on qualifications.  Responsibilities include answering calls and greeting visitors, organizing volunteers, making service referrals, write and edit documents, verify invoices and other general administrative task.  Minimum 2 years of office experience. • MS Office skills. • Attention to detail. • Confidential and professionalism a must. • Clean, current, Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check.  View the full job description at    Email: [email protected]

Youth Program Manager 30-37.5 hours/week.  Evenings and weekend work will be required.  Post-secondary degree/diploma in education, social work, or related field.  Minimum 5 years’ experience working directly with children and youth ages 8-18.  Supervise youth, volunteers and staff at the Youth Centre (YC).  Lead the development and implementation of programs, services, activities and events in Vulcan and other communities in Vulcan County.  Act as a resource and advocate for participating youth.  Provide a clean Criminal Record Check Intervention Check and possess a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.  View the full job description at   Email: [email protected]

Casual Relief Worker Position to cover Home Support, and Youth Centre duties. Contact Joan at 403-485-2192

Volker Stevin is hiring snow plough drivers [email protected] or call 403-485-1888

Vulcan Daycare Society is hiring Early Childhood Educators

Canada Post – Postmaster in Champion

– Post Office Assistant in Blackie

County Central High School – Learning Commons Facilitator

Carol Seaman’s Rise and Shine– Support Staff for Person’s with Developmental Disabilities 403-485-0609

Inclusion Foothills 

Respite Care Provider, Behavioral Assistant, Community Assistant, Developmental Assistant, Job Coachin Vulcan County  **Inclusion Foothills serves as a referral agency only to assist in introducing individuals and/or families and care providers.

Volunteer Opportunities

Wheat Country Special Needs Society ( A Not-for-Profit Society) is looking for Board Members. The Society is a vital part of the fabric of this community, providing services to individuals with Developmental Disabilities for over 30 years.  The Society offers the full spectrum of service including Vocational, Residential and Community Access services. The Board member would be responsible to attend monthly meetings on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7pm. Meetings run about 2 hours. Some committee work is involved.   If interested, please contact Linda Schierman at 403-485-4733.

Learning Opportunities

Online Conference with lots of great sessions for Parents on many interesting topics


Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.  If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.

         -Oprah Winfrey

Social Connection

Excerpt from … Borrowing a Cup of Sugar from a Neighbour Benefits Everyone Katherine Martinko at

Even though it is easier and cheaper than ever to find what we need without borrowing, BORROW WE MUST. It’s a habit that builds community, fosters connection, counteracts loneliness and incidentally, saves planetary resources. 

Borrowing is also good for your soul, especially when you ask a neighbor for something. It creates an easy opener for conversation, an opportunity for connection, a chance for someone to demonstrate generosity – and you get a task done more easily.  Borrowing, in fact, has little to do with saving money. It’s more about creating a culture of sharing, of investing in the people who live around us, which in turn creates a safer and more cohesive community. It increases the amount of social capital, or our level of connection to others.

Lazarovic writes,  “The more people you feel comfortable asking to borrow sugar, the more likely you are to get the things you want and need out of life. In these increasingly unequal times, what many people lack is social capital.”

I’ve experienced this in my own life. I grew up on a small lake in rural Ontario, surrounded by seasonal neighbors who, over the years, enriched my life in more ways than I can count. We got many a cup of sugar (and eggs and butter) from our closest neighbor, who received a flow of baked goods in return.

But it didn’t stop there. Books, clothes, musical instruments, boats, bicycles, summer jobs, weekends in the city, even my career as a writer can all be traced back to connections made with those neighbors. Only now can I fully appreciate how my parents’ friendliness, openness, and willingness to loan and borrow freely helped build up that social capital, putting us kids at an advantage.

It shouldn’t feel like a chore because these mini connections make us happier. Humans are social creatures, whether we want to admit it or not, and science shows that even small talk boosts our moods. So, the next time you’re craving cookies warm from the oven and are short on sugar, ask a neighbour instead of racing to the store. Then share the cookies with your new friend! It’s a win-win situation.

Make today the day you help yourself.  Give, Share, Support & Do acts of service and kindness for others. Research shows that compassion and volunteering has huge health benefits and create a sense of connection and purpose.

Take care of oneself. Stress is linked to high self-focus and therefore a lower sense of connection. If you are happy from within, you are also more likely to feel connected.

Ask for Help. Research shows that people are willing to help us but if we don’t ask, they assume we don’t need help.

Join a class. It might have to be virtual or in a big space with a small number of people, but you are never too old to learn something new. Join a fitness class is a way of helping you physically but it also helps with your mental wellbeing.

Reach out to those around you today!

The Dangers of LOW Social Connection

* Worse for health than smoking, high blood pressure or obesity

* Higher inflammation at the cellular level

* Higher anxiety and depression

* Slower recovery from disease

* Increased antisocial behavior and violence

* Suicide

The Benefits of HIGH Social Connections

* 50% increased chance of longevity

* Lower rates of anxiety and depression

* Higher self-esteem and empathy

* Better emotion regulation skills

* Social connectivity creates a positive feedback loop of social, emotional, and physical well being

Virtually everyone experiences loneliness from time to time.  Social Connection is the best way to stem the feeling of loneliness.

Social Connection is one of the 4 pillars of cancer prevention.  


Local Resources 

Beverley Edwards– Vulcan Community Health Centre

Self referrals welcome. Provides counselling for children ages 6 and over, adolescents, adults and seniors. Phone for an intake appointment.  403-485-3356 FREE

Access to Psychologist and Child Psychiatric Services are available through the Vulcan Medical Clinic 403-485-2216 and the Arrowwood Medical Clinic 587-652-5999.

Rowan House Emergency Shelter Outreach can provide free counselling and will come to Vulcan.  24 hour crisis line 403-652-3311

MUMSPostpartum Peer Support 403-827-6245

Teen and Young Adult Clinic– Tues 2-6pm walk-in PCN Office 103, 303 -9 Ave SW High River Sexual Health can also docounselling 403-652-1654

Vulcan Lionettes Community Connection (Welcome Wagon) –will deliver a welcome bag to anyone new in town.  Call Marg at 403-485-2426 or Joyce at 403-485-6802 to arrange a pick-up or to let them know about someone new to our community.

Wild Rose Community Connections is reaching out  Caring Connections Program

Contact us at403 437-4984 Monday – Friday 10:00 – 5:00  or by email at [email protected]   

Caring Connections is an Emotional Safe Spot for anyone feeling disconnected, alone or just need to chat. We hope we can make your day a little bit brighter and help connect you to other resources. We want to hear from you so that we can be here for you! 

 What can you expect from “Caring Connections” 

Individuals –  Check in and have a conversation about how things are going. We can start with a “How’s Your 5”check in: How is your Work, Love, Play, Sleep and Eat going? Then we can go from there and have daily or weekly check ins and chats if you want to continue the conversations.

-Seniors– We can have your groceries delivered to you. We would love to hear your experiences & wisdom and share them on our website.

Families –Parenting is a daily adventure complete with daily challenges. We all need a little help every now and then. We can help get more smiles from the kids!  Nobody’s Perfect-1:1 Parent Support and Groups for parents with children 0 -5 years. Smarter Parenting– Support and strategies for parents of children 3 -18 years to create more harmony in your home.

Service Canada – Support for Canadians, Youth, Businesses and Seniors

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