VILLAGE OF ACME JULY BIRTHSTONE RUBY
JULY FLOWER WATER LILY
JULY – 2013 NEWSLETTER Acme Village office phone number @ 403-546-3783 fax # 403-546-3014 Email address: email@example.com & Website www.acme.ca If you would like to advertise in the monthly Acme Newsletter please contact Colleen @ the Village Office (403) 546-3783
Council meeting July 8th @ 6:00 p.m. ACME TRANSFER SITE SUMMER HOURS are 10am – 6 pm Tues/Thurs,9am-5pm Sat Please remember that “off-road vehicles are prohibited” on the pathway! IT’S NOT JUST THE LAW, IT’S YOUR DOODIE! Please do your part to keep the Village looking good. Carry a plastic bag with you to clean up after your dog and dispose of the waste properly. FINES START AT $250.00 PER OFFENCE. Tax Notices were mailed June 12th, 2013; Taxes are due July 31st/13. Nomination Packages will be available for pick-up on August 6th/13, and Nomination day for Election is on September 23rd/13 from 10am – 12pm. Election Day is October 21st /13. Advance Polls will be on October 15th from 2pm-8pm & on October 19th from 10am-4pm. (Advance Polls will be at the Village Office)
HAPPY CANADA DAY!
The Newsprint & Cardboard Recycling Depot is available at the Village Transfer site. Cardboard bins are for cut & flattened cardboard ONLY. NO Styrofoam, NO plastics, NO metal, NO garbage. There are brochures at the Acme Transfer Site and at the Village Office that have the listings for the Acme, Beiseker, Linden and Torrington Transfer sites. Pick yours up today! Pick up after your pets. Pet waste is washed down into storm drains, streams and creeks. Water quality isn’t the only thing that suffers – it’s your kids’ health too. PET WASTE IS NOT PART OF THE ECO-SYSTEM! Dispose of waste properly. There is a compost pile at the Acme Transfer Site for Garden Waste only! (grass, leaves, flowers & garden waste) See Attendant for compost area. Branches are accepted only from the Residents of Acme. See Attendant for drop-off area. To deter CATS in your flower beds: Motion Senor Sprinklers, rocks, pine cones, Bark mulch, raspberry canes (lay flat), Cat Repellent Spray (Greenhouse). Or mix and sprinkle: 2 parts cayenne pepper, 3 parts dry mustard and 5 parts flour. Cinnamon sprinkled in your flower beds will keep out ants as well as the cats. Please ensure that ALL WATER METERS are accessible for our Public Works Department to read your water meters. Please cut all grass, weeds, tree branches that could cause problems. Also if there is debris near the meter, this is a hazard for us to work around this.
ACME MUNICIPAL LIBRARY NEWS Did you know: Our library is open in the summer We have: Free Internet & WiFi : Comfortable seating available if you bring your laptop to use the WiFi FYI: Summer Reading Program Theme this year is “GO!”
Summer Reading Program will be on the following days: August 7th, 14th and 21st from 1-3 pm. There is free for kids 5-12 years old. Watch for posters. *****The library will be closed from July 8th – 11th for cleaning. It will re-open on Monday, July 15th for regular hours.***** __________________________________________________________________________ The Acme & District Food Bank Committee would like to thank everyone who donated generously at the Pancake Breakfast on Sports Day! Typically we do not get very many donations during the summer months, so the money raised will help to re-stock our shelves. Thanks again!
FREE SUMMER VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL July 8 – 12, 2013 – Acme Community Hall All Children Welcome ages 5 – 14 9:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. Lunch will be provided Join them on Friday evening at 7:00pm for a program and refreshments For more information or transportation contact: Rand Gene (403) 371-2193 Church of God in Christ, Mennonite __________________________________________________________________________ The Village of Acme 2013 Sports Day has come and gone – but it was a great success because of all of the volunteers that gave up their personal time to ensure a good time was had by all. Thank you to encana, Acme Sports Day Planning Committee, Acme Elks, Acme Royal Purple Ladies, Acme Ag Society and the Acme Fire Department for their donations, dedication and hard work! On behalf of the Village of Acme Council, the residents and our surrounding neighbours, I would like to thank ALL THE VOLUNTEERS that made the Sports Day so successful. Thank you. W. Bruce McLeod, Mayor, Village of Acme _________________________________________________________________________
Acme Stampede Breakfast
Friday, July 19th 7:15 am – 9:45 am Acme Community Centre Everyone Welcome! Donations accepted to the Acme Food Bank Volunteers also needed. If you can help out it would be greatly appreciated. Call Jim (403) 546-4330
ACME SENIORS OUTREACH NEWS July 2013 IMPORTANT DATES & EVENTS: (Organized by Seniors Outreach) NOTE: July 1st is also the beginning of the new year for the Seniors Financial Assistance and Seniors Benefits program (July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014). Changes to Financial Assistance will be forthcoming at this time each year if any changes are made. For example, this June 30th is the end of the Seniors Education Property Tax Assistance Program. Special Note: The Large Print Telephone Books 2013 Edition are still available for a $5.00 charge (to cover printing costs). Contact the Seniors Outreach Office if you wish to purchase a copy. Volunteer Needs: Seniors Outreach is still in need of Caring Cars Driver volunteers and Link to Health Facilitators. If you have a few hours each month to help out folks in your community please contact us at the Seniors Outreach office. MEALS-ON-WHEELS: These lunch hour meals are available twice per week consisting of a hot meal and a frozen meal on Mondays and on Wednesdays for a total of 4 lunches per week. The cost is $9 per meal. Contact Seniors Outreach main office (403-443-2555) the week before to indicate how many meals you need for the upcoming week. Needed - 2 to 3 more drivers to drive for 2 days a week to deliver meals in Acme and area throughout the next year. Thank you to those families and businesses that have stepped up already to drive for this program. Please contact us at 403-443-2555 if you can help out with this terrific program in your community. Please remember this is for all those in the Acme area who are in need of this assistance – seniors, disabled, those who have recently had surgery and cannot cook for themselves, etc. Calgary Stampede Trip: Once again, Seniors Outreach is putting on a bus trip to the Calgary Stampede for the day on Tuesday, July 9/13. Please call the Seniors Outreach Office to book onto this trip/obtain costs. If you are in need of aid with financial assistance forms, pension information and applications, or any other forms, do not hesitate to contact Seniors Outreach. Call your Seniors Outreach Community Relations Coordinator – Terry Schlinker at the Seniors Outreach Office at 403-443-2555. IMPORTANT NOTE***DUE TO MEDICAL REASONS, THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COORDINATOR will not be in the Acme Wellness Centre during July and August for the following Thursdays: July 4, 11, 18, 25, and Aug 1, 8 & 15/13. During these weeks, please call the Seniors Outreach Main Office at 403-4432555 for assistance! Thursday Thursday
August 22 August 29
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
If you are planning:
To construct any type of building, regardless of size or use; To develop any property Or make any additions/renovations to an existing structure Or build a deck or fence
REMEMBER THAT YOU MUST: Contact the Village Office, as you will need a Development Permit and/or Building Permit form for Palliser Regional Municipal Services. There are some requirements that must be met, so allow plenty of time for approval. Any development or construction that takes place before approval is granted, is done at the owners/developers own risk and may constitute a stop work order or a fee of $250.00.
ACME GOLF COURSE On July 8, 1968, an organizational meeting was held to plan the golf course in Acme. The asking price for the 60 acres of land to be purchased for the course was $8000.00. It was decided to sell shares to 60 members, realizing $8100.00. The Acme & District Golf Club was incorporated on October 29, 1969. In 1970 golf lessons were started. Work was done on the land, and ground rules for the course were set. Golfing started on four holes in the spring of 1970, and the whole course was open by midsummer. A bridge was built over the creek on fairway number four, and the old clubhouse was bought and moved from Carbon. In the 1970’s there was major work done. Power was put in, work was done on the course, trees were planted, shelters were built, and working on grants to fund a new clubhouse. Wednesday night golf for men started in 1972 and Tuesday night golf started for women in 1973. In 1979 the new clubhouse was completed at a cost of $60,000.00. In the 1980’s more improvements were done including: new signs, a new bridge on number seven, natural gas and telephones were installed, new maintenance equipment was purchased, and Licensing of the Clubhouse was obtained. The 1990’s were much the same, lots of improvements, purchasing of power carts and a gas BBQ. In 1995 grass greens were built at a cost of $120,000.00 with $60,000.00 coming from the Community Enhancement Program Grant. 1997 saw the grand opening of the greens on June 22nd. The Acme Golf Course has been continually upgraded over the years. Grants have helped with some of the funding, but a lot of fundraising has been done over the years by the Golf Club and its members. After 45 years of hard labour and many thousands of hours of volunteering has resulted in Acme’s classic nine hole golf course. Volunteer individuals, work bees, and management people from Acme and surrounding areas, have been a critical part of the success. Government, County and Village support has also been vital. This participation and involvement is totally necessary for the continued progress of the course. For information about Membership information or Club events, please go to www.acmegolfclub.com or call (403) 546-4020.
***Each month there will be a different “Recreation” Showcased in the Newsletter***
DID YOU KNOW???
Did you know 11% of people are left handed Did you know August has the highest percentage of births Did you know unless food is mixed with saliva you can't taste it Did you know the average person falls asleep in 7 minutes Did you know a bear has 42 teeth Did you know an ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain Did you know most lipsticks contain fish scales ________________________________________________________________
THANK YOU! The Acme Sports Day Committee would like to send out a big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to enjoy the Acme Sports Day on June 22, 2013. The weather was AWESOME! It was a very busy day, starting with the Pancake Breakfast (we had 425 attend the breakfast!), the Parades, all of the fun events, the Beef BBQ, our concert with the Prairie Mountain Fiddlers and ending with fantastic Fireworks! The sun was out for most of the day, which kept everyone in attendance at the grounds. We also wish to THANK encana again for their generous donation, which made the day ‘affordable’ for everyone! Also a huge THANK YOU to the Acme Elks, Acme Royal Purple Ladies, Acme Ag Society and the Acme Fire Department for all of their ideas, donations, dedication and hard work! It was truly appreciated, as well to our ‘helper volunteers’: Mrs. Cameron’s ‘Leadership class’ from Dr. Elliott School! Thanks to the Grad Class of 2014 who were there to help set-up, help prepare the BBQ meal and clean-up after the events were over! You ROCK! Thanks goes out to all of the volunteers who pitched in to make everything fall into place!
THANK YOU to Arlene Gaucher for organizing the amazing Parade and to the Judges, Diane & Wayne Evans for organizing the Scavenger Hunt, Mike Keet for the Photo Contest and the Acme/Linden Ball Club for hosting the AA Bantam Ball games & Concession! Mark June 21, 2014 on your calendars for next year’s Sports Day! If you want to help with next year’s Sports Day, please volunteer when we start having meetings in January! Plans are already underway to make it Sports Day 2014 bigger and better! Make sure you check our website in a couple of weeks for the photos from Sports Day 2013! www.acme.ca (Hope we didn’t miss anyone….if we did, we apologize!)
Misty Simmons & Colleen Herrera
Mayor Bruce McLeod presented the “2012 Volunteer of the Year Award” to Mr. Glen Hannah at the Acme Sports Day Opening Ceremonies on Saturday, June 22nd, 2013. Glen looks after the Acme Curling Rink during the curling season from Nov – March, checks the chiller plant, and looks after the maintenance of equipment and when the curling rink is rented. Glen also helps out his neighbours by clearing sidewalks and driveways in the winter. He is also on the emergency maintenance list at the Acme Community Centre and is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion.
ACME VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT 100th ANNIVERSARY!
A Certificate of Recognition on behalf of the ‘Office of the Fire Commissioner of Alberta’ was presented by Tom Harnos to Fire Chief Tim Brown. Mr. Harnos told the crowd that “Fire Fighting takes great courage and dedication to serve your fellow man. You should all be proud of your accomplishments.”
On truck: Deputy Fire Chief Brian Fradgley, Fire Chief Tim Brown Back Row: Chris Morton, Bert Jackson, Mike Sawkins, Mark Bartel, Niall Sharpe (Kneehill County Director of Disaster & Emergency Services), Tom Harnos (representative from the Fire Commissioner of Alberta’ office) Front Row: Keith Thiessen, Matt Sawkins, Robbie Scott, Bryce DeKoter
Past Fire Chiefs: Jane Allan, Darrell Morris, Ken Daubert, Darin Piltingsrud, Bert Jackson, John Schmidt
Fire Department Demo: Showing their skills extricating someone from a vehicle
SPORTS DAY PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS Well, we had another successful Sports Day Photo Contest. We had 34 participants with a total of 127 Photos. There were well over 100 people through the Studio 87, and 53 people voted to help choose their favourites. We received lots of compliments for the quality of the pictures. Although they were all very good, some pictures received more votes than the rest. They were:
1st Wayne Evans 2nd Dennis Kuiken
“Storm Cloud with lightning” “Lake Sunset”
1st Lisa Meyers 2nd Dennis Kuiken
“Throwing child in the air” “Ashlyn”
Artistic 1st Andrea Northcott “Mirror Sunset” 2nd Diane Evans “Old Truck” Animal
1st Diane Evans 2nd Barb Wittstock
“Feeding birds in birdhouse” “Eagle”
Wayne Evans “Storm cloud”
We had a draw for all the people who voted and Janna Firth was the winner!! Thanks to the winners. (All photos will be on the website for you to look at) www.acme.ca Thanks to all the participants. Without every one of you, this wouldn't happen! We need you again next year and anyone else you can convince to enter photos. Thanks to Dennis, Colleen, Deb and Larry, Lois and Brian, Jenny and Steve, Carly, Diane, for all your help. Looks like we have about $200.00 left over from the event and we will donate it to the Red Cross for Southern Alberta Flood relief. Mike Keet______________________________________________________________________________