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TOLL FREE: 1-888-345-5820 Fax: 403-345-5821 1431 13th St., Coaldale Mailing Address: PO Box 819, Coaldale, AB T1M 1M7


Emergency Services The Town of Coaldale provides emergency services 24 hours per day/7 days per week, including fire, rescue and police services.

FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY: CALL 911 Coaldale Municipal RCMP Detachment 1708- 20th Avenue, Coaldale, AB T1M 1M1 Non-Emergency Complaint Line: 403-345-5000 Administration Phone: 403-345-5552 Fax: 403-345-4393 For additional info please visit our town website:

Coaldale & District Emergency Services 1507-20 Avenue • Box 1571 Coaldale, AB T1M 1N3 Phone: 403.345.1330 • Fax: 403.345.1335 For additional info please visit our website:


A great place to live, work and play Welcome to the Summer 2017 edition of the Town of Coaldale’s Recreation and Leisure Guide. Three times a year the Town of Coaldale publishes these guides with Summer, Fall and Winter editions. In the pages of these guides you can find all you need to know about actitivies, programs and events happening in Coaldale. In addition to providing opportunities for local community organizations to promote their events and activities, the guide is also a useful reference for town-based services. Looking for volunteer opportunities in Coaldale? Community organizations, sports groups and other local programs are encouraged to submit their information to the Town to be included in our leisure guides throughout the year. You can volunteer your time with an number of different programs, projects and events in our community. Local businesses are also invited to participate in the guides to promote their services. These guides are just one of the ways the Town is working to help residents stay connected to their community. Communication is a priority for the Town of Coaldale and keeping our residents informed about activities, programs and events is the focus of our recreation and leisure guides. The Town also stays connected to the community through the Town website at and through social media. Follow us @CoaldaleAB on Twitter and on Facebook. Coaldale is a growing community and we want everyone, whether they’ve lived here all their lives or just a few months, to feel they can call the Town their home. As a Town Council we are proud of the people who live, work and play in Coaldale. Coaldale is a unique community. While we are ideally located in Southern Alberta, close to so many of its wonderful amenities, we also provide residents and visitors with a hometown they can call their own. I hope you’ll take some time to read through this edition of our recreation and leisure guide and learn more about the numerous ways to spend your time in Coaldale.

- Mayor Kim Craig

How to get involved in your community The community of Coaldale is fortunate to have several community based organizations and clubs which provide a means for local residents to be involved in community programs and projects. Over the years these groups have supported numerous projects from playgrounds to community events. Monthly meetings are the general requirement with each organization also hosting specific events throughout the year. For more information on each of these organizations please contact them directly. Coaldale Community Garden Society Contact: Julie Landry Deboer 403-345-6563 Facebook: Coaldale Community Garden Society Coaldale Community Wellness Association Contact: Jacky Skiba 403-345-6911 Email: Coaldale & District Chamber of Commerce Contact: Dixie McCarley 403-345-2358 Email: Coaldale Fish & Game Association Contact: Ron Nelson 403-382-1182

Communities in Bloom Contact: Doreen Lloyd - 403-315-3636 Email: Gem of the West Museum Society Contact: 403-345-1300 ext 1223 Email: Kinsmen Club of Coaldale Contact: Adam Parker 403-394-6931 Email: or Kinette Club of Coaldale Contact: Angela Rosenau 403-330-9485 Email: Knights of Colmbus Contact: St. Ambrose Parish 403-345-3400 Rotary Club of Coaldale Contact: Mary Thompson 403-345-4662 Email:


Mark your calendar for May 6, 2017 - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Summer Fun Mass Registration

Come register for all of the summer events and programs at the Community Centre while enjoying FREE SNACKS. EVENT REGISTRATION • Summer Programs • Library Programs • Swimming Lessons • Community Groups • AND MORE

TOWN OF COALDALE CONTACTS: Town Office: Taxes & Utilities: After Hours Public Works Emergencies: Bylaw Enforcement: Coaldale Pool: Community Services: Gem of the West Museum: Sports Field Line: Emergency Services Contacts: In the Town of Coaldale emergency services are available 24 hours per day/7 days a week, including fire, ambulance, police services. For Emergencies Only: Call 911 and a dispatch operator will assist you.

403-345-1300 403-345-1300 403-345-1350 1-844-645-2635 403-345-1346 (June to August) 403-345-1324 403-345-1323 403-345-1333 (April to October)

Coaldale Municipal RCMP Detachment 1708 - 20 Avenue Coaldale, AB T1M 1M1 Admin Phone: 403-345-5552 Complaints: 403-345-5000 Fax: 403-345-4393

Coaldale & District Emergency Services 1507 - 20th Avenue Box 1571 Coaldale, AB T1M 1N3 Phone: 403-345-1330 Fax: 403-345-1335


Emergency Preparedness Week

Coaldale Open House Tuesday, May 9 • 5:30 to 9 p.m. Gem of the West Museum Please join us for our Emergency Preparedness “Open House” on May 9 at the Gem of the West Museum beginning at 5:30 p.m. Come and learn about being prepared for emergencies. There will be guest speakers, display booths and door prizes.

“We look forward to seeing you there.”

Community Programs Family programming -10:30 a.m.- Saturday May 27: Scavenger Hunt & Community Clean-up at Millennium Park June 24: Muffin Mania at the Community Centre. Pre-Register by June 16 with Alysha at 403-345-1323

Program Admission: $2 per participant. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Travelogue Series: South Africa • May 15 7 p.m. Coaldale Public Library Free Admission


Historical Talks

Hosted at the Coaldale Library

- Canada 150 Series -

May 25, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Flags, flowers & formalities from coast to coast. July 1, 2017 at Canada Day Celebration 1867 Canada: Becoming a Country. #discoverthegem

June 27 at 7:30 p.m. - Special Presentation Historical Fiction on TV: Fiction based on Fact in Game of Thrones For more information please contact Alysha at 403-345-1323.


Don’t miss the annual

Show N Shine- May 28

Hosted by Coaldale Custom Cruisers

Registration: 10 a.m. to Noon Show: Noon to 4 p.m. Registration: $10.00 Location: RI Baker school in the bowl Information: Contact Gary Klassen at 403-330-4598

1718-20th Avenue, Coaldale, AB 403-345-3421


Proudly Presents

May 26th 7:00 – 9:00 pm Tickets $25 Gem of the West Museum

Pre purchase tickets at the Gem of the West Museum or the Blooming Willow by May 17 Ticket price includes Canadian and European wine tastings paired with appetizers, music and art. Additional drink tickets will be available for purchase at the door. *Semi-Formal 18+ event


Coaldale Outdoor Pool

Location: 1213- 20 Avenue • Phone: 403-345-1346 Come and enjoy our Oasis themed outdoor swimming pool complete with gazebo area. Opening: June 3, 2017, weather permitting Closing: August 27, 2017 Pool Amenities: A private gazebo area features a patio and barbecue which can be booked for special events and parties or for use during public swim times. Pool Programs: The Coaldale Pool is staffed with Red Cross certified instructors. • Swimming lessons run June, July & August • Aqua Zumba® • Lane Swim • Private swim lessons • Family Swim • Public Swim • Special Theme Nights • Pool rental available


Spray Park & Wading Pool

Location: 2211-16 Street Opening: June 17, 2017, weather permittingClosing: August 27, weather dependant Open daily: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Spray Park and Wading Pool are located at the Tot Lot, a park developed with the support of community-minded organizations. The site includes an enclosed wading pool with fountains and deck jets, the spray park with a variety of water spray features, a playground, picnic tables, trees for shade and plenty of green space. It is the ideal gathering space for families to beat the summer heat. Adults and toddlers can play together in this admission-free facility.



Perfect For: Those looking to make a splash by adding a low-impact, high-energy aquatic exercise to their fitness routine. How It Works: Aqua Zumba® blends the Zumba® philosophy with water resistance for one pool party you shouldn’t miss! Benefits: There is less impact on your joints during an Aqua Zumba® class so you can really let loose. Water creates natural resistance which means every step is more challenging and helps tone your muscles.

Aqua Zumba® July 6 to August 24 • Thursdays • 7 to 8 p.m. Coaldale Outdoor Pool • $60 June drop-in June 8-29 Aqua Zumba® $7.00 Thursdays 6-7 p.m.

To register please visit the Gem of the West Museum during regular office hours or stop in at the Summer Mass Registration, May 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Community Centre. Drop-in options will be available once the Thursday class in July and August has reached its minimum number of participants.

For more information call 403-345-1324 or visit town-facilities-and-parks/coaldale-pool/



1112 14th Ave., Coaldale, AB

What others are saying: “Love, Love, Love my new smile :-) Thank you Rick! I would highly recommend Coaldale Denture. Rick and his team are fantastic! Ultimate Professionals!” (Sandy J.)


Canada Day

150 years of Canada: A Celebration of Us

July 1 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Community Centre & Millennium Park • Enjoy cultural activities & a wide variety of events. • Live music & performances on stage. • Pancake breakfast - details TBA. • Free BBQ burgers and floats for lunch.

Free swim at Coaldale Pool 2 to 4 p.m.


Upcoming Events presented by Coaldale and District Chamber of Commerce SETTLER DAYS – July 7, 8 & 9, 2017 Candy Parade, Family Zone, Hayrides, Pancake Breakfast, Community Market, “Celebration of the Arts”

Country Christmas Night of Lights – November 24, 2017 Parade; Santa & Mrs. Claus; Candy bags for the Children; Fire Pits; Hayrides, Free Hot Chocolate, Apple Cider & Popcorn Coaldale EMS BBQ on the corner of 18 Street and 20 Avenue

For details call or email the Chamber office 403-345-2358 PLATINUM SPONSORS: Kinsmen Club of Coaldale

Tai Chi & Co.

Food Market Monday to Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bakery Tuesday to Saturday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CoaldaleFoodmarketAndBakery @CoaldaleBakery 1903-20 Avenue Coaldale

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Tai Chi Qigong breath work Dao Yin yoga Aikido & Self-defence

Location: 1905 - 18th St

(next to Top Notch Taxidermy) Cost: $60 per month- Discounts available for seniors, medical patients and students For further information Call: 403-405-5100 Email:



Summer Programs Coaldale Explorerz

Join the Coaldale Explorerz in a summer cultural journey right in our own backyard! Coaldale Explorerz will discover history, music, dramatic play, art, physical activity, literature, science and more! Check out all of the great cultural opportunities our community has to offer in a fun and interactive way. Participants will be required to bring a bag lunch each day which doesn’t require microwaving. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 10-14, 2017 (9-13yrs) August 14-18, 2017 (6-8yrs) Location: Gem of the West Museum (1306- 20 Street)

Sport Explorerz

Sport Explorerz is a great introduction to a variety of sports and physical activity in a safe, inclusive and cooperative environment. Sport Explorerz offers a variety of games and activities focused on developing the FUNdamental movement skills, such as running, jumping and throwing, these skills are critical for creating lifelong movers. Participants will discover how agility, balance, coordination and speed relate to various sports. They will explore team work and fair play as well as investigate healthy ways to fuel their bodies for sport. Participants will be required to bring a bag lunch each day which doesn’t require microwaving. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 17-21, 2017 (6-8yrs) August 21-25, 2017 (9-13yrs)

Registration: Now open and closes 2 weeks prior to the camp start date. Information: Fee: $175 • To Register: Call 403-345-1329


The living room of the community

Coaldale Public Library Saturday Family Movie Matinees Every second Saturday of the month we hold our Family Movie Matinees beginning at 1:30pm in the McCain Gallery. Admission is FREE, and popcorn is served while supplies last. Look for each month’s movie title in our newsletter and Facebook page, or by calling 403-345-1340. Ph. : 403-345-1340 Fax : 403-345-1342

coaldalelibrary Coaldale Public Library

Visit Us Monday

11 am – 9 pm


11 am – 9 pm

Wednesday11 am – 9 pm Thursday

11 am – 9 pm


11 am – 5 pm


11 am – 5 pm

Sundays & Holidays Closed

Tween Club Students in grade 4-7 are welcome to join us for an afternoon of games, crafts, snacks and FUN! Tween Club is held the last Friday of every month. This is a FREE program, but pre-registration is encouraged as pace is limited. You can register at the library or by calling 403-345-1340.

Annual BOOK SALE Saturday, July 8th (after Settler Days Parade) 12-5 pm Great reads & DVDs for $1 or less! All proceeds go to the Coaldale Public Library Friends Society .

The library is your summer fun destination: Check out audiobooks for your road trips, entertain the kids with our toy library, or laze away summer afternoons reading by the pool!


2017 Summer Reading Programs Adult Summer Reading Program Join the Coaldale Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program and enter to win weekly prizes for every book you read and our GRAND PRIZE of an eReader! For each book read between early June and August 2017, participants may submit a ballot telling us what they liked/disliked about the book. Every completed ballot will be entered for a chance to win a weekly prize. Weekly draws will take place on Fridays from July 7 to August 25, 2017. The grand prize draw will take place on Friday, September 1st. Ballots will be available at the circulation desk or on our website, beginning in mid-June. The program is open to readers age 16 and over.

Kids Summer Reading Programs TD Summer Reading Club Interactive storytelling, games, crafts, sing-alongs and prizes to improve and promote reading through the summer months for students in K-6! July 7—August 25 Wednesdays at 11:00am-12:00 noon OR 2:00pm-3:00pm. This is a drop in program, no registration is required.

Hot Book Club 30 minutes of paired reading with an older reader, followed by 30 minutes of games, activities and fun for students who have completed Gr. 1-3! July 4—August 24 Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11 am - 12 noon Registration begins June 5th. Volunteers: those who are in grades 5 & up and are interested in volunteering are asked to fill out a volunteer registration form and submit it to our Summer Reading Co-ordinator.


Three Steps to Emergency Preparedness

Know the risks

If an emergency happens in your community, it may take emergency workers some time to get to you. You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours. By taking a few simple steps today, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies – anytime, anywhere.

Make a plan

Get a kit


1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232) TTY: 1-800-926-9105

#1 KNOW THE RISKS Although the consequences of various disasters can be similar, knowing the risks in your region can help you better prepare. Across Canada, we face a number of hazards, such as earthquakes in British Columbia, blizzards in Nunavut and tornadoes in Ontario. In addition to natural disasters, there are other types of risks, such as power outages and industrial or transportation accidents. Find out the risks most likely in your community by visiting the ‘Know the risks’ section from the website or by calling 1 800 O-Canada to obtain our Natural Hazards map.

#2 MAKE A PLAN Every Canadian household needs an emergency plan. It will help you and your family know what to do in case of an emergency. Your family may not be together when an emergency occurs. Plan how to meet or how to contact one another, and discuss what you would do in different situations. It only takes 20 minutes to complete a personalized plan online. You can then print it out. Most of this information can be filled out on your own. You may need to get some information from your municipality. To complete your emergency plan online, visit the ‘Make an emergency plan’ page from the website. To fill out your home emergency plan, you will need to think about the following: Safe exits from home and neighbourhood Meeting places to reunite with family or roommates Designated person to pick up children should you be unavailable Contact persons close-by and out-of-town Special health needs Place for your pet to stay Risks in your region Location of your fire extinguisher, water valve, electrical box, gas valve and floor drain

Keep this document in an easy-to-find, easy-to-remember place (for example, with your emergency kit). Photocopy your plan and keep it in your car and/or at work.


and keep it in your car and/or at work.


#3 GET AN EMERGENCY KIT In an emergency you will need some basic supplies. You may need to get by without power or tap water. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours. Make sure your kit is easy to carry and everyone in the household knows where it is. Keep it in a backpack, duffle bag or suitcase with wheels, in an easy-to-reach, accessible place, such as your front-hall closet.

Basic emergency kit Water – at least two litres of water per person per day. Include small bottles that can be carried easily in case of an evacuation order Food that won’t spoil, such as canned food, energy bars and dried foods (Replace food and water once a year). Manual can opener Wind-up or battery-powered flashlight (and extra batteries) Wind-up or battery-powered radio (and extra batteries) First aid kit Extra keys to your car and house Some cash in smaller bills, such as $10 bills and change for payphones A copy of your emergency plan and contact information Special items such as prescription medication, infant formula, equipment for people with disabilities or food, water and medication for your pets or service animal (personalize your kit according to your needs)

Recommended additional items Two additional litres of water per person per day for cooking and cleaning Candles and matches or lighter (place candles in sturdy containers and do not burn unattended) Change of clothing and footwear for each household member Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each household member Toiletries


Hand sanitizer

Keep a corded phone in your home, as most cordless phones will not work during a power outage.

Utensils Garbage bags Toilet paper Household chlorine bleach or water purifying tablets Basic tools (hammer, pliers, wrench, screwdrivers, work gloves, dust mask, pocket knife) Small fuel operated stove and fuel (follow manufacturer’s directions and store properly) A whistle (in case you need to attract attention)

Check your kit once a year to ensure contents are up to date. Re-stock as needed. To order this publication in alternate formats (audio, Braille, large print, diskette, CD) call, Monday to Friday, 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232) | TTY: 1-800-926-9105. Public Safety Canada also publishes a more detailed guide on emergency preparedness that you can obtain by visiting or by calling the number previously mentioned.

Government of Saskatchewan

Public Safety Canada

Sécurité publique Canada

Cat. No.: PS4-67/2009E-PDF | ISBN: 978-1-100-11291-6

Duct tape (to tape up windows, doors, air vents, etc.)


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Monday to Friday - noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday - noon to 7 p.m. General Information Direct phone line: 345-1346 Email: Pool Rental Rates

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Free $29.00 $40.00







Aqua Zumba® Pool Rental Rates Entire Facility Under 30Season people -Passes $110.00/hour 30-50 people Youth Season Pass - $140.00/hour 50+ people - $160.00/hour Adult Season Pass

Private Gazebo $85/hour (includes 15 swim passes if rented during Public Swim)

Senior Season PrivatePass Gazebo (includes 15 swim passes if Family $80/hour Season Pass (2 adults/4 youth) rented during Public Swim) Each Additional Member family swim

10x pass

Youth 6-17 Monday to Friday - 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. $3.75 Saturday and Sunday - noon to 7 p.m.$4.75 Adult 18+

July/August Pool Schedule

General Information Senior 65+ Direct phone line: 345-1346 Family Rate Email: (2 adults/4 youth)

Entire Facility- Available Saturdays & Sundays • 7 to 9 p.m. Under 30 people - $125.00/hour 30-50 people - $155.00/hour 50+ people - $175.00/hour

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Monday to Friday - 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday - noon to 7 p.m. General Information

Entire Facility - Available Saturdays & Sundays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 7 to 9 p.m. Under 30 people - $125.00/hour 30-50 people - $155.00/hour 50+ people - $175.00/hour

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Aqua ZumbaÂŽ Pool Rental Rates Entire Facility Under 30Season people -Passes $110.00/hour 30-50 people Youth Season Pass - $140.00/hour 50+ people - $160.00/hour Adult Season Pass

Private Gazebo $85/hour (includes 15 swim passes if rented during Public Swim) lane swim


July/August Pool Schedule

General Information Senior 65+ Family Direct Rate phone line: 345-1346 Email: (2 adults/4 youth)

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Youth 6-17 Monday to Friday - 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. $3.75 Saturday and Sunday - noon to 7 p.m.$4.75 Adult 18+

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Daily Admission

Senior Season PrivatePass Gazebo (includes 15 swim passes if Family $80/hour Season Pass (2 adults/4 youth) rented during Public Swim) Each Additional Member public aquaclass rentals swim

$60.00 $82.00 $65.00 $175.00 $22.00


Join us in Brooks for the 48th Annual

Southern Alberta Summer Games July 5-8, 2017

Check out: for a complete listing of events Registration forms will be online at under “County of Lethbridge” Deadline is June 2, 2017. For more information contact your Regional Director at, at 403-345-1329 or follow us on Twitter and Facebook

See you at the Games! Lethbridge County Southern Alberta Summer Games


Lethbridge - Blairmore - Claresholm - Coaldale - High River - Picture Butte Pincher Creek - Taber - Vulcan - Milk River - Warner

Beverly A. Thomson (403) 345-3922

Toll free 1-800-552-8022 1910 18th Street Coaldale, Alberta T1M 1N1

Rain barrels for Sale The Town of Coaldale has rain barrels for sale, both blue and white. The barrels sell for $40 each plus GST. Payment must be made at the Town Office, 1920-17 Street, before the barrels can be picked up at the Town Shop, 1408-13 Street. For more information call Joanne at 403-345-1350. 2512- 21 Avenue, Coaldale next to Tim Horton’s 403-345-4445 •

Check out our Community Calendar at for local events



NIGHT Save the date Friday, Aug. 25

8:45 p.m. approximately

HUB field South of Arena Free Admission Come early to get a good spot.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook and help choose this year’s movie.

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Bring your own movie treats and snacks. Connect with us @CoaldaleAB 403-345-1300 1920 17 Street Coaldale AB T1M 1M1



Reconnect to your roots and discover the history of Coaldale at the Gem of the West Museum by exploring independently or enjoying a guided tour through our exhibits.

Gem of the West Museum

Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. • 1 - 4 p.m. Last admission 3:30 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 15 to September 1 September 5 to May 14 Pre-booked tours only

Admission Rates: • • • •

Discover the updated Gem website Celebrate Canada’s 150th and Welcome the RCMP to Coaldale with our new exhibit highlighting the early history of the North West Mounted Police in Southern Alberta.

Children 0-5: Free Youth 6-17 & Senior 65+: $3 & Adults 18+: $5 Family: 2 Adults/2 Youth: $12, additional youth $2 each. Visit the website for more info on rates.

Coaldale Heritage Walk Take a self-guided walk around

Coaldale and discover our town heritage buildings. Brochures and details available at the museum.

Connect with us on Facebook & Twitter: #discoverthegem @GemoftheWest


TIPP spreads tax payments over 12 months

Applications for our TIPP (Tax installment Payment Plan) will be accepted up until May 31, 2017 for the 2017 taxation year. Our TIPP program allows you to make monthly payments from January to December each year. This program is a great way to budget and a convenient and reliable way of ensuring that your tax bill is paid. The town does not charge any admin-

istrative fees or penalties provided that your monthly payments are made. If you are interested in enrolling in the program, application forms are available on our website at www. or at the town office. Contact Kathy in the tax department at 403-345-1317 for more information.

Please Note: Coaldale Property Assessment and Tax Notices will be mailed out the week of May 23 and Taxes are Due on June 30, 2017.

E-billing - convenient billing option

With E-Bill, residents can receive their bills in a timely manner rather than by traditional mail delivery. Sending bills electronically is also more environmentally responsible as it doesn’t generate any actual paper billing. Not only does E-Bill save time and reduce handling and mailing costs it also gives residents the convenience of being able to access their town bill anywhere they can access their email. Residents can also sign up for pre-authorized debit. You receive your bill at the beginning of the month and that amount is automatically taken out of your account on the last business day of the month. Included with the E-Bill is the Town’s monthly newsletter, Coaldale Connection. If you would like to sign up to receive an E-Bill, please call Taryn in utilities at 403-345-1318. The E-Bill agreement form is on the Town Website at


Upcoming events . . . May 6: Summer Mass Registration 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Community Centre. Register for swimming lessons, summer programs and more. May 6: Annual Spring Plant Swap 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 2210-1 Street. For more info contact Connie at 403-345-6641 or Julie at 403-345-6563. May 9: Emergency Preparedness Open House 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Gem of the West Museum. Displays, speakers and door prizes. May 13: Spring sale and BBQ at Rehoboth Garden Center with coffee at 9:30 a.m. followed by BBQ and bake sale 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Garden center open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 403-345-5199 for more information. May 13: Gem of the West Museum grand opening event 1 to 4 p.m. Museum opens for a new season through September 1. Open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 403-345-1323 for information. May 15: Travelogue Series on South Africa at 7 p.m. at the Coaldale Library. Hear all about travels on an African safari. May 25: Historical Talk at the Coaldale Library 7:30 p.m. Canada 150 Series: Flags, Flowers and Formalities in the Provinces. Free Admission. May 27: Tea, Bake & Craft Sale & Quilt Raffle at the Sunny South Lodge at 2 to 4 p.m. May 27: Community Programming: Scavenger Hunt at Millennium Park at 10:30 a.m. May 27: Community Clean-Up begins at 10 a.m. Meet at Maple Leaf at the entrance to town. May 28: Coaldale Custom Cruisers Show and Shine on the soccer field at R.I. Baker Middle School. Registration 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Show from 12 to 4 p.m. June 3: Coaldale Pool open for the season through August 27. Check out pool information at June 3 & 4: 8th Annual Carnage in Coaldale SMASH & SPLASH Demolition Derby Saturday, June 3 at 1 p.m. and Mud Bog Sunday, June 4 at 1 p.m. North of Coaldale on 8th Street.

June 8: Seniors Convention at the Coaldale Community Centre. Entry fee $5. Registration details TBA. June 9: Rehoboth Christian Ministries hosts their annual Pork Roast “come & go” supper served from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost by donation. June 17: Coaldale Tot Lot opens for the season and weather permitting, runs through August 27. June 27: Historical Fiction on TV: Fiction based on Fact in Game of Thrones. Join us 7:30 p.m. at the Coaldale Library. July 1: Coaldale Canada Day Celebrating 150 years of Canada. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Community Centre and Millennium Park. Enjoy live music, free barbecue and cultural activities. Free swim at the Coaldale Pool 2 to 4 p.m. July 7-9: Settler Days with Candy Parade, Family Zone, Hayrides, pancake breakfast, Community Market, Celebration of the Arts and Street Dance. July 8: Coaldale Public Library Book Sale 12 to 5 p.m. All proceeds to Friends of the Library Society. July 10-14: Coaldale Explorerz runs daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The camp is open to children 9 to 13 years old. This summer program is a Coaldale cultural journey in your own backyard. Also runs August 14-18 for 6 to 8 year olds. Go to for registration information, email or call 403-345-1323. July 17-21: Sport Explorerz runs daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for 6 to 8 year olds. A great introduction to sports and physical activity. Runs August 21-25 for 9 to 13 year olds. Go to www.coaldale. ca for registration information, email programs@ or call 403-345-1324. August 25: Outdoor Movie Night at Millennium Park south of the arena and pool. The movie begins at approximately 8:45 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.

Stay up to date on community events through our Community Calendar on our website at


Connecting with the Community In an eort to assist community groups with promotion of their organizations, programs & events, the Town of Coaldale provides several options for connecting with the community. Website:

Town Marquees:

The Town of Coaldale website, provides information in a variety of ways including public notices, Community Calendar, facility overviews, etc.

There are three marquees maintained by the town at the Sportsplex, Community Centre and Gem of the West Museum.

Community Calendar:

Leisure Guide:

Located on the town’s website, the Community Calendar provides an easy way for groups to submit events, meetings and programs in a timely manner.

The town publishes a Leisure Guide three times a year:

Social Media: Information posted on the Community Calendar will be used to populate our Social Media channels whenever possible. Twitter @CoaldaleAB Facebook

Summer, Fall and Winter. Local businesses, groups, organizations and community-based events can be promoted in the guide. Mobile App: The Town of Coaldale has launched a new app to provide residents and visitors with an easy way to stay connected with the Town. The app is available through both the Android and Apple App stores.

Is your group or organization on social media? Use #Coaldale to connect to the community.

Need more information about Connecting with Coaldale? Contact: Kathy Bly

Communications Coordinator

Cindy Hoffman

Community Services Coordinator

Alysha Smith

Arts & Culture Coordinator






Connect with us @CoaldaleAB 403-345-1300 1920 17 Street Coaldale AB T1M 1M1


The Town of Coaldale Police Advisory Committee (PAC) is a committee established by the Council of the Town of Coaldale for the purpose of providing a forum to receive input from residents and stakeholders with respect to public safety matters, objectives and priorities in the community.

The role of the PAC:

CONTACT INFO: Email: Call: 403-345-1336

• Represent community interests and concerns; • Assist in identifying local policing issues or emerging crime trends; • Provide community feedback to the detachment commander on policing and public safety matters; • Assist the detachment commander in prioritizing policing strategies and activities; • Assist in community outreach / crime prevention activities as appropriate; and • Be known in the community for citizens to approach to provide information and/or concerns

Mission: The underlying philosophy of the PAC is that “the police are the community and the community are the police.” It is Council’s intent that the PAC reflect the demographics of the community served by the RCMP.

Curbside Composting coming to Coaldale The Town of Coaldale has been working toward implementing a third stream of collection in the Town’s curbside pick-up which already includes garbage and recycling. Plans are in place to bring curbside composting to the community in late 2017 or early 2018. The original plans focused on a spring 2017 implementation but a backlog on the manufacturing end for the composting carts resulted in a need to reschedule the roll-out of the composting program. In order to accommodate yard waste the new composting carts will be picked up weekly from March 1 to November 30, switching to bi-weekly pickup through the winter. The carts can be used for organic waste which includes: Fruits, Vegetables, Meat and Seafood, Dairy Products, Baked Goods, Pasta and more. Check our website at www. for more info.

Stay in touch get the Town of Coaldale App

Stay up-to-date on what’s happening in Coaldale with our new FREE Town of Coaldale App, available from the Android and Apple App stores. It is a great way to stay in contact with events, programs, activities and public notices presented by the Town of Coaldale.

Connect with the town while on the go: • Receive emergency notifications directly to your phone • Have direct access to Coaldale’s website • Report an issue at the touch of a button • Connect to Coaldale’s Community Calendar • Link directly with the town’s social media channels

School tours at the Gem of the West Museum Bring your students in to see our completely re-designed exhibt rooms with new & exciting learning opportunities

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Bring your class for guided tours and interactive learning opportunities based on Alberta curriculum. Work with the Town of Coaldale Arts and Culture Coordinator to create an individualized tour that compliments your classroom learning. Enjoy a variety of fun hands-on learning activities such as historical butter making or origami and much more.

Special school tour rates available. For more info or to book contact Alysha at 403-345-1323 or email



Our Story of Service

Town of Coaldale’s Community Services is looking to collect stories and photographs of local residents who have served with the Canadian military. Family members are encouraged to share the stories of their family members with our staff.

Sgt. Steve Slemko, 29 Canadian Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment (S Alta R)

Cindy Hoffman, Town of Coaldale Community Services Coordinator is passionate about learning the stories of Coaldale and Area Veterans who have fought to protect our freedom and she is hoping to share these stories with the community. 156 Coaldale and Area Veteran names have been identified so far, but to date, only two stories are complete, with photographs and narrative. Her hope and goal is to collect the stories and pictures of all 156 Veterans and put together an ever evolving Tribute to our Heroes which will be shared with the community at the annual Remembrance Day Service and other significant dates throughout the year. The goal is to create a permanent location to display and honour the stories of those who have served. She is looking for help to tell the stories of our Coaldale Veterans. If you are a Veteran or a family member who is willing to share photographs and stories of your loved ones please contact Cindy at 403-345-1324, email or visit her at The Gem of the West Museum. Time is passing and memories are being left behind. Our Veterans are too important to forget. Please share your stories with the community so that we may remember and honour their sacrifice.

Up Coming Arts and Cultural Events for 2017 in Coaldale: April 15 and May 6 - Art Date Saturday: Calling all Artists, Budding Artists, Closet Artists and Wannabe Artists. If you would like to come and be a part of a larger art community in Coaldale and the surrounding areas, pack up your art supplies and head on over to the Gem of the West Museum at 1306 20 Street in Coaldale and let’s make art together. No cost. Bring your stuff. For more information or to RSVP email

May 16 – Toast to 150: A Cultural Celebration – wine tastings from Canada and Europe paired with appetizers, music and art in celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary. Watch Facebook and other venues for further information coming soon.

July 8 – The 3rd Annual Celebration of the Arts - in conjunction with Settler’s Days October 28 & 29 – 5th Annual Gem of the West Museum Art Show and Sale Brought to you by The Arts and Culture Committee of the Gem of the West Museum Society


Our Mission

Fun programs that we offer:  Building with Dad Nights  Family Breakfasts  Pop Up Gyms  Loose Parts Play

The Early Childhood Coalition Alberta, Lethbridge County is committed to working to heighten community awareness of the importance of the early years and to advocate for mobilization of communities and families to support the developmental needs of young children and their families.

We are proud to serve the following areas: Coaldale Coalhurst Picture Butte Nobleford Barons Shaughnessy Iron Springs Turin

For more information on what programs and services are being offered please contact Cynthia Chisholm at 403-405-4466 or We are on Twitter and Facebook. Early Years Connections Lethbridge County Coalition

Twitter: Follow us @EYCLethcounty

Sunny South Speakers Toastmasters meets every Wednesday evening, 6:50 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in the McCain Gallery at the Coaldale Public Library.

Join us for an Open House May 31 “Everyone Welcome” Contact Elizabeth 403-892-0572 or Daryl Tonin 403-332-0042 Visit our website at


Kinette Club of Coaldale wants YOU! The Kinette Club of Coaldale is a local women’s service group whose members volunteer their time and effort to better the community of Coaldale. They are a fun and welcoming group of women who enjoy giving back as well as building new friendships and connections within the community. The KIN moto is “Serving the Community’s Greatest Need”. The Kinette Club serves the community of Coaldale throughout the year at events such as Community Fest and Demo Derby, and with projects like the new Garden Grove playground. The club welcomes your ideas for new projects to support. The Kinettes meet the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. from September to June and welcome anyone to stop in to a meeting or lend a hand at any Kinette event. If you’re looking for a way to help support your community, Kinettes is a very flexible group with opportunities that work around your schedule. For meeting dates and additional information email or call/text club president Angela Rosenau at 403-330-9485.

One of the most recent large scale projects undertaken by the Coaldale Kinettes and community volunteers was the building of a new playground in Garden Grove.

Promoting community involvement The Coaldale Community Wellness Association advocates, acts as a catalyst and raises funds to provide funding in the areas of : • building community capacity • health and wellness • leadership and innovation • children, youth, families and seniors All of this is undertaken with a view to improving the quality of life for residents in the community. Grants are provided to not-for-profit organizations who have demonstrated fiscal responsibility and the capacity to manage initiatives effectively. Since 2007 the Association has provided over $580,000 in grants to organizations which provide programs and services to our community. The Association has partnered with other community organization on such projects as the upgrades to the Sportsplex, the Spray Park, playgrounds and Quads. We have also provided funding for band instruments for our local schools, chairs for the Gem of the West Museum, a pulse meter for emergency services and physiotherapy equipment for the local health centre in addition to numerous other worthwhile community projects. For more information on the Coaldale Community Wellness Association email or visit our website at



CFSC has a skating program for everyone, whether your child has never skated before or has years of experience on the ice. We welcome all new and returning members to our 2017-18 Season!

Want to join us next year? Look for us at the Community Picnic and Mass Registration Night Fall 2017. We would love to see you on the ice! Programs to start in October 2017: PreCanskate (3-4 yr olds Learn to skate) CanSkate (Learn to skate) StarSkate (Intro, Junior and Senior programs) For more information about our club: Email us at- Find us on Facebook- Follow us on Twitter- @skatecoaldale

Fall Leisure Guide 2017 The Town of Coaldale will be publishing a Fall Leisure Guide in September 2017. It is open to any not-for-profit community organizations, recreation or sporting groups. Businesses can also advertise in the Guide. To book your spot in the Fall Guide please email by June 9, 2017


Community Recycling Site:

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: 1421 – 13 Street, East of Town of Coaldale shop recycling pamphlet or the town’s website at www.

Items accepted at this site: Cardboard & Box board, Mixed paper, Newsprint & Magazines, Books, Tin Cans, Glass, All electronics, Large metal items and Fridges, Freezers, Water Coolers & Air Conditioners- for which a $20 fee is assessed. Please note this is NOT a location for refundable recyclables. For any items not on this list please refer to the

Spring Cleanup The Town uses a coupon voucher system to help offset the cost to dispose of additional waste. Landfill coupons/tokens are used to cover the City of Lethbridge’s disposal fees. These coupons can be used by residents to dispose of additional waste that typically follows spring cleanup, household renovations and other “deep cleans.” The goal of this program is to make spring cleanup and other residential maintenance more convenient and affordable for residents. Additionally, the coupon service can be utilized year round, so home renovations do not have to coincide with an annual, and at times unpredictable, cleanup schedule. For more information on the program go to Town’s website at or

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Fax: 403-328-2221


Barons-Eureka-Warner Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) & Parent Link Centre (serving Coaldale and Lethbridge County)

2107—13th Street, Coaldale, AB T1M 1C5 Phone: 403-405-4466

Strengthening families through: Parent Programs/ Parent Link Centre

Teen Programs

Counselling Programs

Seniors’ Wellness Programs

Baby and Me Community Activities Daddy and Me Developmental Check-ups Gross Motor Development Individual Parent Coaching Infant Massage Stay & Play Courses/Workshops Roots of Empathy Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) Information and Referrals Funding for the Parent Preschool Program

Between Friends -Intergenerational Program Brain Development Presentations Community Activities Counselling: Teen, Parents Mentoring Navigating the Teen Years School Presentations WhyTry? Information and Referrals

Counselling: Individual, Couples, Family Family Life Education Bringing Baby Home Getting the Best Out of Life Support Group Facilitation Information and Referrals

Between Friends -Intergenerational Program Better Choices, Better Health COMPASS (Caregiver Support) Information, Referrals & Support Special Needs Assistance Support Group Facilitation Volunteer Coordination Information and Referrals

Parenting & Family Coach: Maria Klassen: Cynthia Chisholm:

Counsellor: Tanie Reid-Walker:

Counsellor: Tanie Reid-Walker: Lisa Vanden Dungen:

Funding provided for the Family School Liaison Program

Funding for the Meals on Wheels Program

Seniors Wellness Coordinator: Kori Kuryvial:

Check for current programs under Activity Calendars on our website Programs are funded by provincial and municipal governments. Programs are at minimal or NO CHARGE!


Our Facilities The Town of Coaldale has a host of facilities to meet all your meeting, celebrating and activity needs. In addition to the Sportsplex ice arena, the swimming pool and the Quads sports fields, the Town has several facilities available for rental. The Community Centre is a 2,000 square foot building ideally located on main street and a great place to host a meeting, workshop, bridal or wedding shower. It can accomodate 200 people with chairs and tables provided. There is a separate bar, full kitchen, parking and the facility is wheelchair accessible. The Kin Picnic Shelter is beautifully located near the Alberta Birds of Prey Centre in the Northwest corner of Coaldale, a perfect location for outdoor events. The 2,142 sq. ft. building provides a wonderful location to enjoy the shade. There are 15 picnic tables with seating for 90. There is a barbecue with 2 heavy duty cooking burners and a 30 inch bun warmer. Full kitchen and a beautiful fireplace in the shelter and a firepit outside. The site also features washrooms, a horseshoe pit, playground equipment and a basketball hoop. The facility is wheelchair accessible and lighting is provided for evening activities. The HUB is a multi-use recreational and social programming facility that serves a broad range of needs in Coaldale. It is home to the local oďŹƒce of Barons-Eureka-Warner Family and Community Support Services and hosts the Coaldale Parent Link Centre. The Activity Space and the EOC Meeting Room are both available for rentals. The EOC is 30 x 27 feet in dimension and features a board room table, five small tables and chairs. A television screen, coee maker and kettle are also included in the room. The Activity space is 30 x 70 feet and is ideal for fitness classes, business training sessions, workshops and meetings. The space can also be used by recreational groups such as martial arts, gymnastics, badminton and hockey, for dryland training. Tables and chairs are available. The Gem of the West Museum is a 15,000 square foot rural museum which showcases various ethnic and cultural groups who have made Coaldale their home over the decades. Displays include a school room, a working blacksmith shop, historic First Nations display and numerous others. In addition to being a museum the facility is also available for rentals, for meetings, conferences, musical or drama productions, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries or family reunions. To book the Gem call 403-345-1323.

For information please visit the Town of Coaldale website at or call 403-345-1300



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Owl’s Nest Campground

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Community Gardens

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Coaldale Cenotaph Coaldale Public Library

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Coaldale Cemetary

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Alberta Birds of Prey Centre

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Emergency Operations Centre 15 Kinsmen Picnic Shelter

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Our Guide to Advertising ADVERTISING OPTIONS

½ page $ 130

(6¾ x 4 ½)

With three Recreation & Culture Guides a year the Town of Coaldale has introduced advertising opportunities for local businesses in the Guide. Sizes and pricing available to fit any budget. Next edition: Fall 2017 To reserve your spot, submit your ad and the size you require by June 9, 2017 to The Guides are mailed to every mailbox in the Town of Coaldale and to rural addresses receiving their mail through the Coaldale Post Office.

¼ page $ 90 ¼ page $ 75

(3¼ x 4 ½) The perfect size to get your point across. This will allow you to be easily seen and will be very effective in attracting readers.

Ideal for anybody looking for an opportunity to make a bold impact with local residents.

Full page colour

$ 300

(6¾ x 9 ½) Full page B&W

$ 190

(6¾ x 9 ½)


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