Red Deer County News

Posted on: May 9, 2017

Family Services: Upcoming Events in your community

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Red Deer County Council participates in a 10 year FCSS Multi-Municipal Agreement. For decades, Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) has been working as a provincial-municipal government initiative to enhance the social wellbeing of individuals, families and community in an effort to keep people resilient, well, and from falling into crisis.

Contact Jade Prefontaine, Phone, 403.224.2207, email, and Facebook, FCSS Bowden. Check Town of Bowden website at to find all the current events.

Contact Carol Kihn, Delburne FCSS Community Worker at 403.749.3654, Monday to Thursday from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM or email at
2017 Community Resource Guide / Community Directory is now available. Please contact Carol for your copy.
Delburne Seniors’ Week, June 5 to 9 – Information sessions will be held on Health and Wellness, Sit & Be Fit, Budgeting on a Pension, Walk the Talk, and more. More details to follow.
Lifeline with Auto-Alert offers all the benefits of our Standard Lifeline Medical Alert Service – push the button for help at any time – plus an added layer of protection: Lifeline with Auto-Alert is the only pendant-style help button than can automatically place a call for help if it detects a fall and you are unable to push the button yourself. For more information, contact Carol at 403.749.3654.
Delburne Community Garden – Plot rental (4’ x 8’), raised or lower beds is $20 each, first-come, first-served. Contact Carol, 403.749.3654 to book your plot. Join our Facebook page: Delburne Garden of Eat’n. We are in partnership with On Earth Gardens & Design, local greenhouse in Lousana, to offer starter plant packages that have been selected specifically for our area and space available. For more information, contact Linda, 403.304.4408 or Cheryl at 403.598.5549.

For information on any Elnora FCSS program, please call Sheila Gongaware or Janina Jewell at 403.773.3920 or  Like us on Facebook @ ‘Elnora and District FCSS’
Elnora Boys and Girls Club – Kids Club for ages 6 to 12 meet on Wednesdays from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM at Elnora Drop-In. Keystone Club for ages 13 to 17 meet Wednesdays
from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Elnora Youth Center. For more information, call Heather at 403.342.6500, Ext. 142.
Elnora Play School – Wednesdays and alternating Mondays and Fridays from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM at Elnora School in the Kindergarten Room. If you are interested in signing up your child or would like more information, please call Tina, 403.773.3171.
Ladies Evening Out – Wednesday, May 17 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Elnora Neighbourhood Place. We will be making wine glass labels. Register today. For more information, please call Sheila, 403.773.3920.
Hop on the Bus to the Devonian Botanic Gardens – For all ages, Wed. May 10, pick-up time is 10:00 AM at Elnora Drop-In, returning approximately 6:00 PM. Cost is $60, includes bus and admission. For more information, please call Sheila, 403.773.3920.
Babysitting Course – Must be 11 years of age or completed Grade 5. Saturday May 6 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Elnora Drop-In. Cost is $10 including lunch. For more information, call Sheila, 403.773.3920.
Community Garden – Monday, May 15 from 3:00 PM at the Elnora Drop-In. Going forward: What do you want to see for the Elnora Community Garden? For more information, call Sheila, 403.773.3920.

Contact Jennifer Blaylock, Phone: 403.886.4567. Email:
Playgroup – Wednesdays at Penhold Memorial Hall (1123 Fleming Avenue) 9:00 AM to 11:15 AM. Drop in is $2 and $1 every additional child, babies are free. Program is for ages 0-5, a safe, fun environment for your child to learn socialization through play. May 3, 17, 24, 31; June 7, 14, and 21.
Penhold Summer Fun – 8 weeks of Summer Fun! July 3 to August 25. Now offering Summer Fun Juniors for ages 2 to 5. Check out website for more details, For more information, call 403.886.4567 or email
PYC Bottle Drive – Wed. May 24 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Bottles can be dropped off at the Penhold Multiplex from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Contact Amanda, 403.886.3269 for more details.
Teddy Bear Check-Up, Dental Day – Thursday, June 8 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 NOON in Penhold Library Program Room. Contact Jamie at 403.886.3250 or for more information.

To register or for information on any Springbrook FCSS program, call Adrian at 403.350.9533 or search Springbrook FCSS on Facebook.
Springbrook Archery Club – Shoot times have changed! Thursday and Friday evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, and Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Club is available for private bookings and parties. Located downstairs through south entrance of Springbrook Multiplex. New archers welcome! Call Donna, 403.573.4451 for info.
Springbrook Community SkatePark Committee – Fundraising in full swing for the new park. Looking for people with experience in grant writing and to assist with our big summer event in late June. Save the date for June 25 for our big Family Block Party Fund Raiser! Next meetings are May 3 and May 17, at 7:00 PM, Springbrook Fire Hall.
Youth Programs - Boys and Girls Club runs youth programs for ages 6 and up, every Monday afternoon/evening starting at 4:30 PM in Building 14. Call Heather at 403.342.6500 for details.
Parent Link Centre runs programs Monday mornings, Thursday afternoons, and most Wednesdays for children under 6 in Building 14. Call Lindsay at 403.505.2590 for details.
Springbrook Community Garden – Taking registrations now for 2017 gardening season. New for 2017 – raised beds, ideal for those with mobility issues. Call Adrian to sign up for a plot before they are all gone!
Spring Sports – Recreational soccer programs for children ages 2 to 12, Tuesday events from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM for six weeks starting May 16. Volunteer coaches needed. Late registrations accepted but not guaranteed. $20 per child. Call Donna at 403.573.4451.

Pam Hetu, 403.505.9091 or
Spruce View Community Kitchen - May 16 at Spruce View School. $30 per person, space is limited so register soon.
Spruce View Parent Link – Fridays in Dickson from 10:00 AM to 12:00 NOON. Contact or Facebook at Red Deer County Parent Link Centre, 403.505.2590,
Spruce View Playgroup – Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, no charge.
Spruce View Boys and Girls Club – Mondays after school at Spruce View School.
Spruce View Seniors Drop-In Centre – Wednesday Coffee from 10:00AM to 12:00 NOON. Contact Ruth Lemke, 403.728.3482.
Spruce View Community Welcomers Program – Contact FCSS if you are new to the community!
Spruce View Bike Rodeo – June 2 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Spruce View Hall.
Self Defense Course – Sunday, May 7 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Cost is $15 per person.
Benalto Boys and Girls Club – Benalto Kids Club for ages 6-10 – Tuesdays, 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM. Benalto Torch Club for ages 11 to 14 – Tuesdays, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Benalto Playgroup – Tuesdays, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, no charge.
Benalto Seniors Leisure Centre – Contact Linda for further information at 403.746.2994.
Benalto Community Welcomers Program – Contact FCSS if you are new to the community!

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