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.
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.
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
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!
- Canada Child Benefit Young Child Supplement: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/child-family-benefits/ccb-young-child-supplement.html*1st payment May 28th 2021
- Recovery Benefits: Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) and Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) are now 38 weeks eligibility and Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) is now 4 weeks eligibility https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/covid19-emergency-benefits.html
- For free tax clinics available to get your taxes done: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/free-tax-help.html Important to file as soon as possible so that your benefits are not interrupted in July. VIRTUAL clinics are available!
- Interest relief if you received COVID-19 benefits for tax balances for 2020: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/taxes/income-tax/personal-income-tax/covid19-taxes/interest-relief.html
- CALL CENTRE HOURS HAVE CHANGED For information on hours and wait times (scroll down to step 2 and click on the triangle): https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/corporate/contact-information.html 1-833-966-2099 Recovery Benefits call center or for file specific access 1-800-959-8281 and all general enquiries
- What is the Canada Training Credit?: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/child-family-benefits/canada-training-credit.html
- Indigenous Student Employment Program *for grade 11, 12 and Post-Secondary students: https://careers-carrieres.cra-arc.gc.ca/gol-ged/wcis/pub/rtrvjbpst.action?pi=D06726B228B81EDB95D95F980F5E20EA&request_locale=en_CA&rtrnlnkCLOSES MAY 31st 2021
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.
-Ketchup, Mustard, Relish
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
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
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.”