Welcome to Municipal District of Foothills No. 31

Community Bulletin

2017

Dad's Central - Drop In Fun

November 1, 2017

November 1 and 29, 2017

Printable poster - pdf

Help Me Grow...Ages & Stages Event

October 23, 2017

Help Me grow - poster pdf

Help Me Grow ... Ages & Stages Event

Dad's Central - BBQ at Okotoks Firehall

October 19, 2017

Printable poster - pdf

Seniors Sampler Resource Fair

October 13, 2017

Bear Spray Training & Wildlife Mitigation Workshop

October 12, 2017

Thursday, October 12 at 7:00 pm at Priddis Community Hall

Free - Please RSVP Suzanne at 403-931-2711

Details of Workshop - poster pdf

Grief Support Group for Children

October 11, 2017

Printable poster - pdf

Rainbows grief support group for children

High River Grow & Learn - WALK

September 21, 2017

Printable version - pdf

High River Grow and Learn Walk-In
 

 

Are you the parent of a 4 or 5 year old child with disabilities?

September 8, 2017

Literacy for Life - Registration Dates

August 28, 2017

Dad's Central

July 19, 2017

Dad's Central is hosting a BBQ for the whole family!

When: Wednesday July 19th, 2017
Time: 500pm-8:00pm
Where: George Lane Park- High River
​What: High River Family BBQ Event

For more information please click here

14th Annual Teddy Bear Picnic

July 13, 2017

14th Annual Teddy Bear Picnic and Family Resource Fair

Bring your own picnic or snack and a favorite stuffed animal and enjoy games, crafts, activities and snacks!

When: Thursday July 13, 2017
Time: 10am-1pm
​Where: Okotoks Recreation Centre, Murray Arena

For more information please click here

Dad's Central

July 5, 2017

Dad's Central is hosting a BBQ for the whole family!

When: Wednesday July 5th, 2017
Time: 500pm-8:00pm
Where: Cimarron Park- Okotoks
​What: Okotoks Family BBQ Event
 

For more information please click here

Grandparent Support Group

June 29, 2017

Grandparent Support Group

If you are a grandparent actively involved in the day to day lives of your grandchildren please join us in sharing experiences, stories and treats in a support group created for grandparents!

Where: 101 Centre, 101-520 Macleod Trail SW, High River.
When: 3rd Thursday of each month
Time: 9:30am-11:30am

​For more information please click here

Play & Chat Drop in Storytime

June 28, 2017


Play & Chat

Dad's Central

June 21, 2017

Dads Central June 21

Community Volunteer Income Tax program

April 28, 2017

Click here for printable pdf

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Marketing Essentials: Telling Your Story

April 19, 2017

Marketing Essentials: Intro to Marketing

April 12, 2017

Food Labelling for Local Markets

April 12, 2017

Troubleshooting Self Life

April 11, 2017

Community Adult Learning Program Call for Applications

April 1, 2017

Community Adult Learning Program (CALP)

Application Details  |  Applications due April 1, 2017

The Alberta Ministry of Advanced Education is inviting eligible organizations to apply for ongoing Community Adult Learning Program grant funding. Eligible organizations interested in serving foundational learners in the Municipal District of Foothills may apply.

The Community Adult Learning Program (CALP) provides funding and other supports to 125 community-based organizations to facilitate part-time, primarily non-formal, adult learning opportunities in more than 500 communities across Alberta.

Organizations funded through the CALP work towards the following vision:

Adults acquire and build on foundational learning skills through vibrant learning communities.

To make this vision a reality, funded organizations serve as visible access points for learners who have literacy and foundational learning needs, including adult literacy, numeracy, English language learning, basic computer skills, foundational life skills, and/or family literacy needs.  Organizations are often the local learning hub in a community: in addition to providing adult foundational learners with access to learning opportunities, organizations work collaboratively with community partners to be able to give learners the information, referrals, and other supports they require to be successful in meeting their personal learning and employment goals.

Eligible organizations that have an interest in working towards the program’s vision are invited to apply for Community Adult Learning Program grant funding on an ongoing basis. The deadline for Applications is April 1, 2017, and details on how to apply can be found here.

If you have any questions, please contact Ben Hartt, Grant Manager for Southern Alberta, by email or by phone at 780.427.5625.

Thank you and we look forward to receiving your applications!

ADHD FREE Presentation

March 30, 2017

Dad's Central

March 14, 2017

Drop In - Free Bouncy Fun

 

Dr. Robbin Gibb

January 25, 2017

The Foothills Children’s Wellness Network invites you to our 3rd annual Report to the Community.

Featuring Dr. Robbin Gibb. Dr. Gibb is from the University of Lethbridge and is internationally known for her research on the importance of the role of fathers in a child’s life.

We encourage all Dads, Uncles, Grandfathers (Moms, Aunties and Grandmas too) to attend this FREE evening. When: Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Where: D’Arcy Ranch Golf Course – clubhouse
Time: Doors open at 6:30, presentation at 7:00 pm
Cost: FREE There will be appetizers and nonalcoholic beverages
RSVP: by January 18th to tammy.burke@ahs.ca or 403-995-2702

Printable poster - pdf

2016

HORT SNACKS - Webinar Series

December 12, 2016

Cougar Safety Workshop

December 1, 2016

Cougar Safety Workshop - pdf

Cougar Safety Workshop

Explore Local 2016-17 Coming Events

December 1, 2016

Creating a more profitable business

November 30, 2016

Literacy for Life - Natured Kids

November 1, 2016

Experience nature as a learning tool!
The essential skills will be introduced to families through games, songs and activities out in nature.
Come join us for one hour of fun in the sun, rain or snow! Dress for the outdoors.

For details about this program, click here.

 

FREE Healthy Relationship Education Group

November 1, 2016

Wednesdays, November 2 - December 7, 6-8 pm

For details and to register - click here.

Literacy for Life - Natured Kids

September 23, 2016

Crescent Point Community Foundation - Funding

August 23, 2016

Crescent Point Energy Corp (“Crescent”) and the Town of Okotoks are pleased to announce the formation of
The Crescent Point Community Foundation (the “Foundation”), a non-profit organization created to benefit the
communities where Crescent Point operates within the Sheep River and Highwood River drainage areas. The
mission of the Foundation is to assist with funding projects aimed at promoting education, health, recreation
and the environment in the communities in which Crescent Point does business.

Information and and application - pdf

School Supply Program

August 3, 2016

An income-based program to assist families with the cost of school supplies. 

Register by Friday, August 26th. 

See here for full poster. 

WRCC's Dad's Central Summer Schedule

July 4, 2016

See schedule here for dates and times in a community near you!

Pool Fee Assistance Program - Turner Valley

May 20, 2016

Dr. Lander Memorial Swimming Pool - Turner Valley

Low income residents may qualify for free pool passes if you live in Turner Valley, Black Diamond or the surrounding area.

Limited quantities are available through the Okotoks Family Resource Centre 403.995.2626

Qualifying Income Chart - click here

PlayCAFE for Parents & Preschoolers

March 8, 2016

Newborn to 5 yr olds

Tuesdays, 9:30 am -11:30 am.

Details

Okotoks Baby Drop In

January 22, 2016

For Moms, Dads and Babies up to 12 months of age
Tuesday morning from 10 to 11:30

(don’t worry about being late, we will welcome you anyway!)

Winter 2016 schedule

Drop In anytime you can
Time to learn with and meet other Moms and Dads
Babies get to play too!
This program is run by a Public Health Nurse who will also be available to answer questions

High River East Parent Link Centre

January 22, 2016

Located at the Alliance Church in High River.
Come visit our new space every Wednesday and Friday!
Our drop in times are
9‐11:30 am & 1– 3:30 pm

1318 9th Ave. SE in High River

More information

Preschool Speech/Language Walk-In Clinic

January 22, 2016

1st Tuesday of every month
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Upcoming clinics: Feb 2, Mar 1, April 5, May 3

The Station
4925 1st St W
Claresholm

More information

Preschool Speech/Language Walk –In Clinic Black Diamond (No Fee)

January 22, 2016

3rd Monday of every month
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Upcoming 2016 clinics: Jan 18, Feb 22 (no 15th), Mar 21, Apr 18, May 16
(no June, July, Aug sessions), Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 21 and Dec 12 (no 19th)

Boys and Girls Club
Oilfields Arena
611 3rd ST S.W., Black Diamond, Alberta

More information

Preschool Speech/Language Walk-In Clinic Okotoks (No Fee)

January 22, 2016

Ask a Speech Language Pathologist
2nd Wed. of every month - 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Upcoming 2016 clinics: Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 9, April 13, May 11, June 8,
Sept 21 (no 14th), Oct 12, Nov 9 and Dec 14, 2016
Parent Link Centre - Okotoks United Church – 43 Riverside Drive

OR

4th Wed. of every month - 9:00 am to 11:30 am
Upcoming 2016 clinics: Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 23, Apr 27, May 25, June 22,
July 27 Aug 24, Sept 28, Oct 26, Nov 23 and Dec 21 (no 28th)
Okotoks Health & Wellness Centre - Room 1424

More information - pdf

Infant/Toddler Motor Development Walk-In Clinic Okotoks

January 22, 2016

Ask a Physiotherapist at our Walk-In Clinic!!
Second Tuesday of every month
9:00 a..m. to 12:00 p..m.

More Information

Grow and Learn Walk-in Clinic HIgh River

January 22, 2016

Do you have questions about how your child:

  • Speaks.
  • Hears.
  • Colours, draws or cuts.
  • Moves.
  • Follows directions.
  • Reacts to noises, clothing, food textures or messy hand play

Information about Child Development is available from
AHS Children’s Rural Rehabilitation Therapists.

Third Thursday of every month at Parent Link, 1st Floor, Charles Clark Medical Centre, HIgh River

More information

Grandparent Support Group Okotoks

January 22, 2016

3rd Thursday of each month
9:30am-11:30am

Okotoks United Church (upstairs)

More information

Healthy Relationships Group for Women High River (Free)

January 22, 2016

Six Week Course  - More information

WEDNESDAY’S 6:00 – 8:00pm

January 6 – February 10
(Registration open)

March 9 – April 13
(Registration opens: February 8, 2016)

May 11 – June 15
(Registration opens: April 11, 2016)

July 13 – August 17
(Registration opens: June 13, 2016)

September 14 – October 19
(Registration opens: August 15, 2016)

Child care included

Building Blocks for Children

January 4, 2016

Building Blocks is a  free program to residents of the MD of Foothills.

For more information - click here.

 

Literacy for Life Foundation

2015

Healthy Teeth for a Healthy Start

August 14, 2015 , High River Public Health Office

High River Fluoride Clinic provides free fluoride applications for children 12-35 months of age. For more information please see here

McBride Career Group Information

August 14, 2015

Job skills training at no cost to you for people 50+ and looking for work. Get the skills training and support you need. Click here for more information.

SNAPS H.I.R.E.

August 14, 2015

Foothills SNAPS Career & Employment Service. Having Inclusive Rewarding Employment (H.I.R.E.) More information here

Wellness Roulette

August 14, 2015

Everyone welcome to get together for events including yoga, holistic foods and nutrition information, lawn games in the park and much more. Please see the poster here for more information. 

Sleep Workshop for Tired Parents

July 15, 2015 , Okotoks Health and Wellness Centre

Two hour class for parents. Learn about infant and older baby's developing sleep patterns, environments and routines that support establishing good sleep habits, your baby's temperament and positive approaches to parenting. Baby's 4-9 months. 

Poster

Salvation Army Food Bank Hours

March 9, 2015

The Salvation Army Food Bank and Community Services Office are now open Monday to Friday.
Click here for full schedule.

Workplace Communication for Rural Immigrants

February 9, 2015

Become a mentor to help newcomers to Canada learn cultural differences and improve their soft skills through Bow Valley College.
More Info
 

Grow and Learn Walk-in Clinic

February 9, 2015

Alberta Health Services offers a walk-in clinic the third Thursday of every month for parents with questions about child development.
More Info

National Anti-Poverty Plan

February 3, 2015

The Dignity for All campaign has released their model anti-poverty plan entitled: Dignity for All: A National Anti-Poverty Plan for Canada.  Si vous voulez lire le plan en français, cliquez-ici.

This plan was developed over the past five years through an extensive process of community engagement by Dignity for All and presents the key planks of an anti-poverty plan that will make a meaningful difference in the lives of low-income people living in Canada, achieving greater prosperity and security for all.

2014

Benefit to Employers = Benefit Employees, Families, and Communities! Literacy for Life

November 27, 2014

Employers and business owners, this one is for you! Come out for the Work a Day in My Shoes Project, Breakfast Seminar.
Call Trish @ (403) 603-3232 to RSVP

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