Red Deer County News

Posted on: July 10, 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 at 403.224.2207, and Facebook, FCSS Bowden. Check Town of Bowden website at to find all the current events.

Carol Kihn, Delburne FCSS Community Worker at 403.749.3654, Monday to Thursday from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM or email at
Lifeline with Auto-Alert offers all benefits of 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 that 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 FCSS, 403.749.3654.
Delburne Community Garden – Join our Facebook page: Delburne Garden of Eat’n. Community is welcome to visit garden and see the fruits of our efforts. Volunteers are needed to mow the grass. If you have any spare time, feel free to help our community group out. For more information contact Linda, 403.304.4408 or Cheryl at 403.598.5549.
Seniors Week – Thank you to the community to make our week of celebration such a great success. Special thanks to local retail businesses that offered discounts to our seniors 60+ during the week.

For information on any Elnora FCSS program, please call Sheila Gongaware or Janina Jewell at 403.773.3920 or (NEW EMAIL ADDRESS!) Like us on Facebook at ‘Elnora and District FCSS’
Hop on the Bus to Nose Creek Museum and Stage West – Sunday, July 23, pick up time is 11:30 AM at the Elnora Drop-In, returning approx. 9:00 PM. Cost is $120, includes bus, morning museum tour and tea. Stage West meal and production. For more information, please call Sheila, 403.773.3920.

Contact Jennifer Blaylock, Phone: 403.886.4567. Email: 
Youth Trips (Ages 6 to 15) – Tuesday July 25 to Fort Edmonton and Tuesday August 22 to Calgary Zoo. $25 per person per trip. For more information contact Jennifer, 403.886.3288 or or Adrian, 403.350.9533 or 
Discovery Night, Information and Registration Fair – Tuesday, August 15 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Penhold Multiplex Gymnasium. Discover all the resources, groups, activities and other amazing things that Penhold has to offer. Tables are free, but limited. Email or to reserve your table today!
Penhold Youth Club, Summer Schedule – Wednesdays for Grades 4 and 5 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM and Thursdays for Grades 6 to 9 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. For more information, check or
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 

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 – Summer hours are Thursday evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Friday and Saturday programs resume in September. 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 information.
Springbrook Community SkatePark Committee – Fundraising in full swing for the new park. Next meeting is July 5, at 7:00 PM, Springbrook Fire Hall.
Youth Programs – July activity is geocaching on July 18 and Fort Edmonton on July 25. Call Adrian to register or check out the Facebook page for more information (Adrian Pidhirney FCSS). Parent Link Centre runs programs Monday and Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons for children under 6 in Building 14. Call Lindsay, 403.505.2590 for details.
Springbrook Community Garden – Volunteers needed to help tend community plot. All produce goes to those in need! Call Adrian for more information. Youth Garden Program runs every Thursday from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM, meet at the garden, no cost for this program.
Yoga in the Garden – Beginner to intermediate yoga in a beautiful outdoor setting. $4 drop-in fee or $25 for season. Thursday evenings from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Pam Hetu, 403.505.9091 or
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 – Will resume in October.
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!
Benalto Playgroup – Will resume in October.
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!
SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS - July 12 – Jump 360, August 2 – Lacombe Corn Maze, Cost is $10 per program – you can register for one or both programs. Contact Pam, 403.505.9091 or 

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