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Welcome On behalf of Lac La Biche County Council, I’m pleased to welcome you to another edition of the Community Activity Guide. With the adoption of Council’s new 2019-2024 Strategic Plan, we’ve committed to transforming the County into our vision of an ideal community—which includes a renewed commitment to recreation and culture. Between the County itself and our many community groups, we are blessed with a wide variety of programs and events that cater to people from all walks of life. As our array of recreation opportunities grows, the Community Activity Guide is your key to discovering what our region offers.

EXCITING OUTDOOR UPGRADES COMING SOON! Lac La Biche County is always working on new projects and upgrades to outdoor infrastructure that help residents and visitors enjoy our region’s natural beauty. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the construction planned for the future: • Sports fields at the Bold Center (including fields for soccer, football, and track events), tentatively opening in summer 2019. • Ball diamonds and a camping area at the Bold Center. • New playground at Golden Sands. • Playground upgrades at Lakeview Estates and Dumasfield. • Picnic shelter addition at the floating dock (near the Lac La Biche Lake boat launch). • Resurfacing of outdoor rinks at Dumasfield, Rich Lake, and Owl River. • Ongoing walking trail resurfacing. • Widening of the walking trail at the Holowachuk Estates’ access road. • New boat launches at Poplar Point, Owl River (including the campground) and at the Plamondon Motor Sports property near Whitesands Resort (along Campsite Road).

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Prescription to Get Active: Bringing Together Recreation and Healthcare

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Lac La Biche County is proud to join a growing network of organizations that support Prescription to Get Active, a program designed to help people boost their physical activity levels by bringing healthcare and community recreation together. The County, Portage College, the Primary Care Network and the Associated Medical Clinic have partnered to provide this exciting program in our community. How does it work? Patients are prescribed physical activity by a doctor or healthcare professional. Patients who bring their Prescription to Get Active to participating facilities will receive a specified period of free general admission! Patients will receive a complimentary facility orientation, equipment demonstrations and ongoing support from facility staff members to help reach their physical activity goals. Participating local facilities include: Bold Center Portage Pool Portage College

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Bold Center Facility Info Child Mind Cenovus Play Centre Program Information

08 ADULT PROGRAMS 08 Fitness Classes 11 Rec Leagues & Sport Camps 12 Workshops 15 YOUTH PROGRAMS 15 Fee Assistance/Spring Programs 16 Youth Camps 18 Workshops 20 21 21 22

FAMILY PROGRAMS Parent Resources Parent Link Programs Pre-registered Programs

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PORTAGE POOL Swimming Lessons Leadership Programs Adult & Teen Fitness Classes

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FACILITY RENTALS

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IN THE COMMUNITY Community Access Bus/ Paratransit Community Groups Community Event Listings

Jim Skladan was one of the first people to fill his Prescription to Get Active at the Bold Center – and he used it more than 40 times in two months. How did you find out about Prescription to Get Active? “I went for a physical and the doctor recommended that I lose some weight. I told him ‘I guess I’ll go to the Bold Center.’ He said ‘I’ve got just the thing for you’ and gave me the prescription.” What’s your favourite form of exercise that you can access with your prescription? “Walking, of course. I’ve had some knee problems that needed surgery to fix in the last few years, but now one of my goals is to walk seven kilometres in an hour.” What have been some of the program’s benefits? “I was able lose 10 pounds in two months, and my goal is to lose 20 pounds in a year. This has me thinking that maybe I’ll go with a push lawnmower for my lot instead of buying a new ride-on mower.” Have your goals and outlook changed when it comes to physical activity? “They definitely have. I thought I wouldn’t like being this active. I used to think that people who went for walks needed a hobby or something else to do. Now I find it kind of fun and I don’t mind it at all.” What are your overall impressions of the program and the Bold Center? "The staff at the Bold Center are amazing. Everyone is friendly, and my wife feels the same way when she comes here.”

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BOLD CENTER About the Facilty ◊◊ ◊◊ ◊◊ ◊◊ ◊◊ ◊◊ ◊◊ ◊◊ ◊◊ ◊◊ ◊◊

250,000 square feet of recreational space twin ice arenas two field houses running track curling rink fitness centre boxing area community hall food vendors laser tag childcare

HOURS OF OPERATION >> Facility hours 6 am - 11 pm >> Statutory Holidays 11 am - 7 pm >> Administration hours 8 am - 4:30 pm

CONTACT Guest Services Desk | 780-623-3829 Fitness Desk | 780-623-6363 Bookings | 780-623-6370 Web | boldcenter.ca Fax | 780-623-3808 Address | 100 8702-91 Ave, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0 facebook.com/boldcenter

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Sign up for the Bold Center e-newsletter and stay up-to-date! Go to boldcenter.ca and fill out your information to receive updates and news about facility closures, youth and family programs, workshops, membership promotions and upcoming fitness classes.


ADVERTISING // SPONSORSHIPS // PARTNERSHIPS The Bold Center and County recreation facilities are the perfect places to get noticed and demonstrate your business’s commitment to the community. Brand new sponsorship opportunities are also available at the Bold Center’s outdoor sports fields, opening in summer 2019!

Call us at 780-623-6764 to learn more.

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Child Mind Cenovus Play Centre Looking to use the Bold Center but can’t find a sitter? The Bold Center’s Child Mind Cenovus Play Centre has you covered! With indoor play structures, crafts, developmentally-appropriate toys, and qualified staff, your kids will love it and so will you. HOURS OF OPERATION FOR PAID BABYSITTING (FEBRUARY TO JUNE) Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 am - 1 pm: drop-in*

HOURS FOR FREE INDOOR PLAYGROUND (PARENT-SUPERVISED) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 1 - 4 pm Wednesdays Crafternoon 1:30 - 3:30 pm

CHILD MIND GUIDELINES • Reserved for children ages 6 months to 12 years old. • Drop in with your child (max of 3 hours per day per child). • Parents must remain within the Bold Center. • Parents must provide own snacks.

Monday - Saturday

• Registration forms must be completed.

4 - 8 pm: drop-in*

• Sick children cannot be accepted for care.

Sunday

• Please remember to bring clean indoor shoes.

Closed *Child mind drop-in fees apply. See the rates below.

RATES 1 child | $2.75 per half hour, $50 per 10 hours Family (2-4 children) | $6 per half hour, $85 per 10 hours Infants | $5 per half hour (1 hour maximum) *Rates may be subject to change.

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GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE! Don’t know what to get your friend or relative with small children? With a Child Mind gift certificate, the kids can have fun in a safe, caring environment while the parent/caregiver enjoys the Bold Center. Stop by the Bold Center front desk for details.


Bold Center

PROGRAM REGISTRATION INFORMATION HOW TO REGISTER Registration for all programs will remain open until the end of the first class, provided the minimum registration has been met one week prior to classes starting. You can sign up in person, or by calling the Bold Center at 780-623-3829 or Portage Pool at 780-623-6777 with a valid credit card. PAYMENT AND CONFIRMATION Payment is required in full at the time of registration. Accepted forms of payment include debit, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, cheque, or cash. Individuals will be subject to a $20 NSF charge for insufficient funds or stopped cheques. CANCELLATIONS Classes may be combined or cancelled due to insufficient registration. To ensure classes run with a minimum number of participants, please register at least one week before class start dates. Participants will be notified if classes are combined or cancelled, and transfer or refund options will be provided. TRANSFERRING Participants can transfer to a different class, provided that space permits and they do this before the start of the second class. Instructors reserve the right to withdraw or transfer participants if a registered participant’s skill level doesn’t meet requirements. WITHDRAWING Participants who withdraw from a program at the end of the first class will be issued a full refund or credit. Withdrawals made after the end of the first class will not receive a refund without a doctor’s note or supporting documentation. Refund restrictions apply to workshops, courses and programs which run for 3 or more consecutive days. STATUTORY HOLIDAYS Unless otherwise indicated, classes will not be offered on any statutory holiday. PAR-QS AND WAIVERS Par-Qs and waivers are required for all classes and lessons, and must be completed annually. DROP-INS Drop-ins are available for all classes.

Youth aged 13+ can attend any adult fitness class when accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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FITNESS CLASSES Spring Fitness Classes Annual members receive a 10% discount.

Session is free for annual members.

Free for seniors.

DROP IN FITNESS CLASS SCHEDULE (APRIL 29-JUNE 7) MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

50+ Walk On

9 - 10:30 am

50+ Walk On

50+ Strengthen & Stretch (9:30 - 10 am)

10 - 11 am

Zumba Fitness

12:15 - 12:45 pm 1:30 - 2 pm

Barre Above

50+ Walk On

Zumba Fitness

Tabata on the Track

Barre Above

Tabata on the Track

Barre Above & Beyond

Chick Boxing

Barre Above & Beyond

Stroller Fit

5 - 6 pm

Chick Boxing

5:30 - 6 pm

Abs & Arms

Abs & Arms

No class Monday, May 20 // Register a week before the session start date and receive 15% off!

Summer Fitness Classes DROP IN FITNESS CLASS SCHEDULE (JULY 22 - AUGUST 16) MONDAY 9 - 10:30 am 10 - 11 am

12:15 - 12:45 pm

TUESDAY

50+ Walk On

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

50+ Walk On

Zumba Fitness

Spin Away

Bender Ball Abs & Butt

TRX Core

FRIDAY 50+ Walk On

Outdoor Circuit Training Fusion Recharge

Abs & Arms

Session is free for everyone.

Looking for other ways to get fit? Check out fitness classes at Portage Pool on page 36 or family fitness classes on page 20.

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REGISTER EARLY AND SAVE! Register one week before the session starts and receive 15% off.


Child Mind childcare is available during class time. See page 6 for details. 50+ WALK-ON GROUP This program is offered in partnership with Alberta Health Services. Get fit and stay active while socializing with friends.

CHICK BOXING Check out the new boxing area in this women’s-only, stressbusting fitness class. Gloves and wraps will be available for purchase at the fitness desk. 10% off for annual members. Session:

Mondays & Wednesdays, April 29 - June 6

Time:

5 – 6 pm

Cost:

$110 session (11 classes)

Session:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, year-round

TABATA ON THE TRACK

Time:

9 - 10:30 am

Cost:

Free

This is a high-intensity interval training class that will use a variety of equipment and exercises to shake up your fitness routine. Join this class if you are looking for a quick and highpaced workout.

STRETCH & STRENGTHEN: FREE FOR 50+ This free, low-impact class is offered as part of the 50+ Walk-On.

Session:

Tuesdays & Thursdays, April 29 - June 6

Session:

Monday, April 29 - June 6

Time:

12:15 - 12:45 pm

Time:

9:30 - 10 am

Cost:

$8 drop in, $72 session (12 classes)

Cost:

Free

Adult Programs

Spring Class Descriptions

TRX LENGTHEN & TONE - NEW! ABS & ARMS Who says you need a full hour for a good workout? Join us for a half hour focused on abs and arms.

TRX suspension body weight training is low-impact, and can help strengthen the core, tone, improve balance and lengthen muscles. This class is suitable for beginners and/or older adults. Limited space.

Session:

Mondays & Wednesdays, April 29 - June 6

Session:

Wednesdays, April 29 - June 6

Time:

5:30 – 6 pm

Time:

10:30 – 11 am

Cost:

$8 drop-in, $66 session (11 classes)

Cost:

$8 drop in, $36 session (6 classes)

BARRE ABOVE Barre Above fuses yoga, Pilates, strength training, balance, core training, and ballet, incorporating specific sequencing patterns and isometric movements that target specific muscle groups. This pattern of exercise can help to improve strength, balance, flexibility and posture. Session:

Mondays & Wednesdays, April 29 - June 6

Time:

12:15 - 12:45 pm

Cost:

$8 drop-in, $66 session (11 classes)

ZUMBA FITNESS Getting in shape couldn’t be more fun! This fitness class is the perfect mix of dance cardio, resistance training and floor exercises, leaving you feeling energized and alive. Free for annual members. Session:

Tuesdays & Thursdays, April 29 - June 6

Time:

10 – 11 am

Cost:

$12 drop in, $120 session (12 classes)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 • MCARTHUR PARK 11 AM - 1 PM • FREE • ALL AGES Food, games, and prizes! Connect with others in the community with a meal and some fun and games.

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Summer Class Descriptions Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean we should stop exercising—fitness classes are now being offered in the summer! Take advantage of the mid-morning and lunchtime fitness classes, and enjoy the reduced fitness class drop-in rate. ABS & ARMS Who says you need a full hour for a good workout? Join us for a half hour focused on abs and arms. Session:

Thursdays, July 25 – August 15

Time:

12:15 – 12:45 pm

Cost:

$5 drop in

BENDER BALL ABS & BUTT The Bender Ball does it all! Firm, lift, and tone your entire body during this jam-packed lunchtime fitness class. Session:

Mondays, July 22 - August 16

Time:

12:15 – 12:45 pm

Cost:

$5 drop in

FUSION RECHARGE Do you need a mid-day escape to re-set your body and mind? This class fuses resistance training, flexibility, core, and balance in a wonderfully calm but energizing setting. Work, breathe, reset and take on the rest of your day! Session:

Wednesdays, July 24 - August 14

Time:

12:15 - 12:45 pm

Cost:

$5 drop in

PERSONAL TRAINING Come in for a free consultation. You will be provided with the information you need prior to your purchase. TRAINING PACKAGES PERSONAL PROGRAM & GOAL SETTING (1.5 HOURS) >> $89.50 (adults), $79 (seniors) Session includes goal setting, general nutrition counselling, individual program design, and equipment orientation. FITNESS APPRAISAL (1.5 HOURS) >> $89.50 (adults), $79 (seniors) Involves measuring various components of physical fitness: body composition, cardio-respiratory fitness, muscular strength and endurance, balance, and flexibility. COMBO PACKAGE (3 HOURS) >> $157.75 (adults), $136.50 (seniors) Includes the Personal Program & Goal Setting and Fitness Appraisal. DYNAMIC POSTURAL ASSESSMENT (1.5 HOURS)

OUTDOOR CIRCUIT TRAINING - NEW! Take your workout routine outdoors! Learn how to use the equipment at the Rotary Club Fitness Zone. All fitness levels are welcome. PAR-Qs and waivers must be completed before participating.

>> $100 (adults), $89.50 (seniors) Includes a total body muscle balance & postural assessment, which will be used to develop a personalized program to improve muscle symmetry and efficiency.

Session:

Thursdays, July 25 - August 15

Time:

10 – 11 am

BODY COMPOSITION ASSESSMENT (30 MINUTES)

Location:

McArthur Park, Rotary Club Fitness Zone

>> $26.50 (adults), $21 (seniors)

Cost:

Free!

SPIN AWAY Spin your day away with this one-hour class that will improve your cardio, strengthen your legs and enhance your core! Suitable for all fitness levels. Limited space. Session:

Tuesdays, July 23 - August 13

Time:

10 – 11 am

Cost:

$10 drop in

TRX CORE Lunch hour core power! Build a stable core by performing movements on the suspension trainer that can easily be modified to take it up a notch, or scale back to your desired level. Limited space. Session:

Tuesdays, July 23 - August 13

Time:

12:15 - 12:45 pm

Cost:

$5 drop in

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Includes total body measurements, body mass index (BMI), weight, and height measurements.

TRAINING HOURLY RATES ADULT

SENIOR

1 HR

$58

$52.50

3 HR

$157.50

$142

5 HR

$241.75

$220.75

10 HR

$451.75

$420.25

20 HR

$840.50

$788

If you want to train with a partner, add $21 to hourly rate.


Spring Leagues 3 VS. 3 BASKETBALL LEAGUE Introducing the Bold Center’s first mixed 3 vs. 3 basketball league, with an emphasis on fun first and winning second! Games will be played on a half court with two teams of three players, with one substitute allowed per team. Games will be self-refereed. Session:

Wednesdays, April 17 - May 29

Time:

7 - 9 pm

Location:

Bold Center

Ages:

15+

Cost:

$50 per team

Note: loaner racquets are available. Bring plenty of water, wear sports-appropriate footwear, and dress for the outdoor weather. Camps will be moved inside in case of bad weather.

SPORTS CAMPS

Summer Leagues

ADULT TENNIS FOR BEGINNERS

MIXED SLOPITCH LEAGUE Get your friends together for this social, noncompetitive mixed slopitch league! We’ll also host a tourney near the end of the league. Register at the Bold Center or by calling 780-623-3829 by June 17. No exceptions will be made for late team registrations.

ACE TENNIS ACADEMY We’re excited to announce that Ace Tennis Academy will be running child, youth, and adult tennis camps this summer. Ace Tennis Academy was founded in 1990 by Steven J. Gould. Since then, the academy has gained a reputation for providing quality tennis programs throughout all of Alberta for players of all ages and skill levels.

Mixed

Slo-Pitch

This session is designed for beginners and players who have difficult rallying a ball consistently over the net. You’ll learn the basics of forehand, backhand, serving, rules, and general gameplay. Session:

July 29 - 31

Time:

5:30 – 7 pm

Location:

Bold Center

Monday - Thursday, July - August

Ages:

16+

Time:

7 pm

Cost:

$60

Location:

Aurora Middle School & downtown ball diamonds

Ages:

16+

Cost:

$275 per team

Session:

LAC LA BICHE

MIXED SLOPITCH MEETING This is your opportunity to let us know how we can make our mixed slopitch league even better. We’d like to hear from you and learn about the community’s needs. Day:

May 6

Time:

5 pm

Location:

Bold Center

Adult Programs

RECREATION LEAGUES

ADULT TENNIS FOR INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS This session is meant for anyone who can rally ten or more medium-paced balls over the net using forehand, backhand, and groundstrokes. Students will review groundstrokes, improve their play at the net, and establish good first and second serves. Doubles play and tennis tactics are taught throughout the program. Each class will provide time to compete and practice the skills and tactics. Session:

July 29 - 31

Time:

7 – 8:30 pm

Location:

Bold Center

Ages:

16+

Cost:

$60

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WORKSHOPS Spring Workshops Please note: there needs to be a minimum of three participants registered in order for workshops to run. Register in-person at the Bold Center, or call 780-623-3829.

Summer Workshops FITNESS AND FERTILITY: PLANNING AHEAD FOR THE BABY Are you planning to start a family? This workshop will review the emotional and physical challenges women (and couples) go through while trying to conceive. It will also cover exercises you can do to help enhance fertility. Day:

Saturday, July 27

Time:

9 – 10:30 am

Cost:

$20

AGING MAGNIFICENTLY - NEW! Let’s face it: we’re all getting older, and we sometimes don’t move about as easy as we used to. This workshop will teach you how to alleviate aches and pains, improve balance and stability, and reduce your risk of injury.

HEALTHY BACK, FUNCTIONAL CORE Do you suffer from back pain? Would you like to be stronger and more efficient in your day-to-day movement? Do you wish you had a smaller waistline and better posture? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this class is worth checking out.

Day:

Friday, May 31

Time:

10 – 11 am

Day:

Monday, July 29

Cost:

$15

Time:

6 – 7:30 pm

Cost:

$20

HIGH FIVE CERTIFICATION HIGH FIVE training provides participations with a nationallyrecognized certification for working in children’s sports and recreation programs. Municipalities, non-profit organizers, and other service provides often require or recommend HIGH FIVE certification for employment. Day:

Friday, May 17

Time:

9 am – 4:30 pm

Location:

Viewpoint Room, Bold Center

Ages:

12+

Cost:

$115

TRX BASICS Have you taken a TRX class before, and then got confused when trying the workout on your own? You're not the only one. This workshop is designed to teach you the basic set up for TRX exercises and stretches. We will teach you the basics to make you feel confident for the next self-led workout. Day:

Monday, July 29

Time:

6 – 7:30 pm

Cost:

$20

June is Recreation & Parks Month, when local organizations partner to get residents healthy, active and connected to nature through play. Throughout June, kids can develop physical literacy through free activities, learning fundamental movement skills like running, jumping, hopping, balancing, throwing, and swimming. These skills give children the means to participate in most sports and recreational activities, helping them to be active for life. Stay tuned for more details! A partnership between Lac La Biche County, Be Fit For Life, the Lac La Biche P.L.A.Y. (Physical Literacy and You) Group, the Active Kids Society and Alberta Recreation and Parks Association.

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MENTAL HEALTH WEEK EVENTS IN LAC LA BICHE COUNTY

FCSS is partnering with Successful Families Successful Kids to plan events for the annual Mental Health Week. It’s important to move past stigma and talk about the mental health issues that we all face, creating a supportive community where we can be real with and support one another.

TUESDAY, MAY 7:

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8:

THURSDAY, MAY 9:

Children’s Mental Health Day. Wear green all day to show your support.

Chalk the Walk from 11 am to 1 pm. Join us in chalking our walks with positive, supportive messages about mental health and self-care.

Walk the Talk Photography Display If you aren’t able to check out “Talk the Talk,” visit the Bold Center to view the photography you missed.

We’ll also be at McArthur Place for the “Walk the Talk” event, featuring photography captured by children, adults, and professionals that share messages of creativity and courage.

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The Power of

Connection Monday, May 27 6-8 pm, Devon Room Bold Center Join us for a special It Takes a Village session featuring Dr. Jean Clinton, a world-renowned expert specializing in child psychiatry. Parents and guardians will learn about the importance of connection for children, the brain from infancy to the teen years, and the negative effects of marijuana on developing brains. Please call 780-623-6365 or email amanda.cheyne@laclabichecounty.com to register for free childcare. No registration required for workshop. Free refreshments will be provided.

PARENTING SERIES

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Spring Programs FUN & FIT FRIDAYS Keep your kids physically fit with this active, afternoon recreation program. Some kids’ activities include red rover, three legged race, dodgeball, and line tag!

Fee Assistance

Days:

May 17, June 7, June 28

Time:

12:30 – 4:30 pm

Location:

Bold Center

KID SPORT

Ages:

5 - 12 years

Cost:

$15 per participant

KidSport provides grants to families facing financial barriers to participating in registered children’s sport programs. They cover up to $400 of sports registration fees per child per year for eligible families.

How to Apply: 1.

NERF WARS - NEW! The Bold Center is bringing you Nerf Wars: drop in for some friendly fire! We supply the ammo, nerf guns and eye wear. We'll set up a playing area so that you can put some strategy into your game. Days:

April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, June 14, June 21

Time:

5 - 6 pm

Location:

Bold Center

Ages:

5 - 12 years

Cost:

$5 per participant

Contact KidSport™ Lac La Biche by emailing laclabiche@kidsport.ab.ca for an application form. Application forms are also available at the Bold Center, Portage Pool and Plamondon Arena and online at http://boldcenter.ca/bold-centre-programs/ child-and-youth-programs/

SATURDAY SPORTS NIGHTS - NEW!

2.

Find an eligible sport program/course your child would like to join and register him/her.

Play your favourite sports with some silly twists! Try out three ball soccer, blinded volleyball, reverse dodgeball, and more.

3.

Complete the all sections and information on the KidSport™ Lac La Biche application form.

4.

Drop off completed application forms to Bold Center or Portage Pool during regular business hours, email a copy to laclabiche@kidsport.ab.ca or mail your application to: KidSport™ Lac La Biche, Box 1079, Lac La Biche, AB T0A 2C0

For additional information about KidSport™, visit: www.kidsportcanada.ca.

EVERYBODY GETS TO PLAY The Lac La Biche County Recreation department also offers a financial assistance program to ensure every child has the opportunity to participate in recreation programs! Everybody Gets to Play (EGPT) removes financial barriers for families on low income, AISH, unemployed or receiving income support from the provincial government. Application forms are available at Bold Center and Portage Pool or online at http://boldcenter.ca/bold-centre-programs/childand-youth-programs/ Call 780-623-6357 for questions or eligibility.

Youth Programs

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Session:

Saturdays, April 13 - June 22

Time:

6 - 8 pm

Location:

Bold Center

Ages:

13 - 17 years

Cost:

Bold Center drop in fee/free for Bold Center members

SPORTS & GAMES EXTRAVAGANZA Calling all energetic game and sports-enthusiasts! Each week we will try different sports, games and activities. We'll focus on teaching the basic fundamentals and rules and then let participants play in a fun, non-competitive environment. Session 1:

Tuesdays, April 2 to May 14 (except April 16)

Session 2:

Tuesdays, May 21 to June 25

Time:

6 - 7:30 pm

Location:

Bold Center

Ages:

5 – 8 years (juniors); 9 – 12 years (Seniors)

Cost:

$35 session

DEVELOPMENTAL DOMAINS Physical Health & Well-being

Social Competence

Communication Skills & General Knowledge

Language and Thinking Skills

Emotional Emotional Maturity Maturity

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YOUTH CAMPS Spring Break Day Camps SPRING BREAK CAMPS This program offers activities that promote: active living, exploring natural outdoor spaces, creative and artistic expression, making new friends and having lots of FUN. Each day has a different theme. Sign up for one or two days or the whole week! April 15: Ball Blast April 17: Arts & Crafts April 18: Outdoor Fun Days:

April 15, 17 & 18

Time:

12:30 - 4:30 pm

Location:

Bold Center

Ages:

5 - 12 years

Cost:

$15 per day

TEEN LEADERSHIP & TEAM BUILDING CAMP The Teen Leadership & Team Building Camp is designed to build communication skills, confidence, goal setting, creativity, and accountability. It also includes a volunteer component that allows the participants to use the skills they have learned to give back to the community. Days:

August 12 - 16

Time:

9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Location:

Bold Center

Ages:

13 - 17 years

Cost:

$100

JUNIOR TEEN LEADERSHIP CAMP Develop communication skills, confidence, goal setting, creativity and accountability with your peers in a fun and safe environment. The participants will take part in a community event to give back to the community! This camp also includes a day trip to XCalibre Paintball Park! Days:

August 19 - 22

Time:

9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Location:

Bold Center

Ages:

10 - 12 years

Cost:

$80

TELUS WORLD OF SCIENCE OUTING Let’s ignite some curiosity, inspire discovery, and celebrate science on a trip to TELUS World of Science. We will experience science demonstrations, the galleries and we will journey into the mysterious world of Humpback Whales (in 3D). Days:

April 16

Time:

Bus departs at 8:30 am from the Bold Center and returns at 5 pm

Location:

Bold Center (bus drop-off and pick-up) / Telus World of Science Edmonton

Ages:

5 - 12 years

Cost:

$50

Summer Day Camps CIRCUS CAMP Join us for a unique summer day camp aimed at helping youth build self-esteem through circus skills! We’re happy to welcome back renowned entertainer and instructor Flyin’ Bob, along with somebody new with a cool skill to teach. Stay tuned for more details! Days:

July 8 - 11

Time:

9 am – 3 pm

Location:

Bold Center

Ages:

7 - 12 years

Cost:

$75

Staff will be at five different locations Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays) running your kids favourite activities throughout the summer. Let us know where would you like us to be, and what would you like us to bring! Give us your feedback in a session on April 2 at 5 pm in the Bold Center’s Devon Room. Stay tuned for more details!

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Summer Sports Camps LITTLE CHAMPS: CHILDREN’S TENNIS It’s never too early to practice your tennis skills! Fast, fun, and friendly drills will help develop your child’s footwork, handeye coordination, and ball-striking skills. Days:

July 29 – August 1

Time:

9 am – 12 pm

Location:

Bold Center

Ages:

6 – 9 years

Cost:

$120

This co-ed volleyball camp (instructed by Meggie Moir) will teach players the basic skills needed to play volleyball. Skills taught include passing, serving, hitting, setting, the importance of teamwork, and having lots of fun! With individualized drills to develop game-type activities to experience using these skills, you will leave this camp with a strong basic skill set and understanding of the sport. No prior experience necessary. Days:

July 22 - 25

Time:

9 am - 12 pm

Location:

Bold Center

Ages:

9 - 12 years

Cost:

$120

VOLLEYBALL CAMP 2

BIG CHAMPS: YOUTH TENNIS If you’d like to learn the fundamentals of tennis, here’s a great way to get started! Forehand, backhand, overhead, serves, volleys, strategy, and etiquette will be taught with instruction, games, and drills.

This camp involves an emphasis on proper technique. We will work on passing, setting, serving, blocking, and a variety of attacks. Expect to leave this camp with a much stronger foundation of skills, and an even better understanding of gameplay.

July 29 – August 1

Days:

July 22 - 25

1 - 4 pm

Time:

1 - 4 pm

Bold Center

Location:

Bold Center

Ages:

10 - 15 years

Ages:

13 - 16 years

Cost:

$120

Cost:

$120

Days: Time: Location:

YOUTH BASKETBALL CAMP For the first time ever, we’re bringing you a Northwest Basketball Camp in Lac La Biche County! This camp focuses on competitive skills crucial to becoming a great player, including offense, defense, shooting, and team skills. Days:

July 15 - 18

Time:

9 am - 4 pm

Location:

Bold Center

Ages:

10 - 14 years

Cost:

$180

ACE TENNIS ACADEMY We’re excited to announce that Ace Tennis Academy will be running child, youth, and adult tennis camps this summer. Ace Tennis Academy was founded in 1990 by Steven J. Gould. Since then, the academy has gained a reputation for providing quality tennis programs throughout all of Alberta for players of all ages and skill levels. Note: loaner racquets are available. Bring plenty of water, wear sports-appropriate footwear, and dress for the outdoor weather. Camps will be moved inside in case of bad weather.

Youth Programs

VOLLEYBALL CAMP 1

DEVELOPMENTAL DOMAINS Physical Health & Well-being

Social Competence

Communication Skills & General Knowledge

Language and Thinking Skills

Emotional Maturity

NORTHWEST BASKETBALL CAMP

MEGGIE MOIR VOLLEYBALL CAMP

For almost 50 years, Northwest Basketball Camp (NBC) has committed to training better players and better people. NBC sessions are unique in the world of basketball because they combine worldclass basketball training with psychological training.

Meggie Moir has run Volleyball camps for the third year in a row in Lac La Biche County. Meggie Moir is from Cold Lake, where she grew up playing volleyball. She then went on to play a year at Boston College in the NCAA Division 1 before she transferred to the University of Alberta and played for the Pandas. Since then, she has been busy coaching volleyball in a variety of capacities, including school and club teams, Team Alberta, and summer camps.

Note: basketballs will be provided. Bring plenty of water and indoor sports shoes.

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Youth Programs

Youth Workshops ACCESS FITNESS 1 Are you between ages of 12 & 15 and interested in gaining early access to the Cenovus Fitness Centre? This introductory course will teach you the basics of setting up and using the resistance training machines, cables stations and cardio equipment. This hands-on, fun, and interactive workshop will also cover basic nutrition, facility rules, etiquette, and safety. Days:

Saturday: May 11 Friday: June 7 Tuesday: July 2, July 30, August 5, August 16

Time:

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location:

Bold Center

Ages:

12 - 15 years

Cost:

$25 per participant

ACCESS FITNESS 2 This course will take your Access Fitness basics to the next level. You will be working with the trainer on more specific exercises using the free weights and cable machines so that you are more confident in the fitness centre. Pre-requisite: Access Fitness 1. Days:

Saturday: May 11 Friday: June 7 Tuesday: July 30, August 5, August 16

Time:

1 - 3 pm

Location:

Bold Center

Ages:

12 - 15 years

Cost:

$20 per participant

ALLISON DUPRÉ Allison Dupré from Allison Andria Photography has been a professional portrait photographer out of Plamondon for 13 years, photographing weddings, families, newborns, corporate events, sports and more. Allison is excited to teach you all the camera basics you need to know to expand and ignite your creative knowledge.

PHOTOGRAPHY BASICS - NEW! During this course taught by local photographer Allison Dupré, you will learn the main components of exposure and how to control that in your camera. Image composition and lighting will also be discussed in a classroom type setting. You will have opportunities to apply everything learned during the class as we venture out to photograph various objects, subjects and challenging situations. Days:

July 23

Time:

5 - 8 pm

Location:

Bold Center

Ages:

13 - 17 years

Cost:

$50

Carnival night

Take the stress out of party planning!

Featuring flyin’ bob Enjoy fun and laughter in a Flyin’ Bob Circus performance, with a new twist. Flyin’ Bob performs an energetic, hilarious, highly-skilled variety show that highlights physical comedy, audience participation, balancing, juggling, and a whole lot fun that is sure to entertain all ages. And who knows, you may see a local up-and-coming circus performer take the stage!

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Hold your child’s next birthday at the Bold Center, and gain access to a top-of-the-line indoor playground, toys, a themed craft, a photo backdrop, and qualified staff to make your child’s special day the best it can be. Learn more about our themed birthday party packages by calling us at 780-623-6745.


KIDS 1. 2. 3.

4. 5. 6.

Borrow a toy from Parent Link’s toy lending library at the Bold Center. Visit the Park & Play Fun Van at one of the many free community events this summer. Ask staff at the Stuart MacPherson Library and select Northern Lights Public School libraries for free all-access passes to the Bold Center. Play at the Paul Richard Memorial Spray Park in McArthur Park (open seasonally from mid-May to September). See who can do the best cannonball off the floating dock at the McArthur Park Beach. Attend the free Summer Shack program run by Lac La Biche County Recreation.

7.

Check out one of the many free Parent Link programs (pg. 19). 8. Head to Portage Pool during a Safety Drill Swim and swim for only $2. 9. Learn something new at Mad About Science (free, but pre-registration is required). 10. Head out on a geocaching adventure with your parents.

ADULTS 1.

Go for a run on the Canadian Natural Walking Track for free! Free indoor walking or running shoes are available through the Bold Center’s Runner Re-Use program. 2. Take advantage of the Prescription to Get Active (RxTGA) program for free access to fitness facilities by talking to your doctor. 3. Explore the network of trails at Sir Winston Churchill Park. 4. Take your kids to the variety of playgrounds throughout the County, or bring your dog to enjoy the off-leash area at Alexander Hamilton Park. 5. Feel fit with a daily bout of exercise at the Rotary Club Fitness Zone. Need some instruction to get you started? Check out the free Outdoor Circuit Training (pg. 10). 6. Exchange a book at one of the free book shelves around the community, provided by Community Learning. 7. Take a step back in time and learn our history by visiting the Lac La Biche Regional Museum (by donation), the Lac La Biche Historical Mission ($5 guided tour, $2 self-guided tour), the Plamondon Museum or the Plamondon Mini-Heritage Park. 8. Plant a garden in your own yard or the community gardens at Alexander Hamilton Park. 9. Get a group of friends together and play one of FCSS' many board games at the Lac La Biche Legion. 10. Grab your fishing rod and go fishing with the kids at the Alexander Hamiliton Trout Pond.

TEENS 1. 2.

Check out the FCSS monthly Teen Chill Zone event. Read a book, surf the net, enjoy video games and even borrow an iPad at your local Lac La Biche County Libraries branch. 3. Explore the network of trails throughout the County and at Sir Winston Churchill Park. 4. Exchange a book at one of the free book shelves around the community, provided by Community Learning. 5. Take a step back in time and learn our history by visiting the Lac La Biche Regional Museum (by donation), the Lac La Biche Historical Mission ($5 guided tour, $2 self-guided tour), the Plamondon Museum or the Plamondon Mini-Heritage Park. 6. Turn your Sunday into a fun-day with toonie swim at the pool. 7. Ask staff at the Stuart MacPherson Library and select Northern Lights Public School libraries for free all-access passes to the Bold Center. 8. Play basketball at your local park or at the courts outside the Bold Center. 9. Plan a beach day with your friends. 10. Play a game of laser tag at the Bold Center ($5).

SENIORS 1.

Attend the 50+ Walk-On Program or Strengthen and Stretch at the Bold Center. See page 9 for more details. 2. Take advantage of the Prescription to Get Active (RxTGA) program for free access to fitness facilities by talking to your doctor. 3. Feel fit with a daily bout of exercise at the Rotary Club Fitness Zone. Need some instruction to get you started? Check out the free Outdoor Circuit Training (pg.10). 4. Exchange a book at one of the free book shelves around the community, provided by Community Learning. 5. Take a step back in time and learn our history by visiting the Lac La Biche Regional Museum, the Lac La Biche Historical Mission, the Plamondon Museum or the Plamondon Mini Heritage Park. 6. Plant a garden in your own yard or the community gardens at Alexander Hamilton Park. 7. Head to the pool for Seniors' Aquafit (September - March). 8. See what's happening at your local Seniors' Centre. 9. Take a stroll on the Canadian Natural Walking Track. Free indoor walking or running shoes are available through the Bold Center’s Runner Re-Use program. 10. Catch the Community Access Bus to a local event or to the Farmers' Market on Fridays.

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Family Programs

FAMILY FITNESS PROGRAMS Spring Programs STROLLER FIT - NEW! Calling all parents and tots to Dumasfield Park! Join an AFLCA-certified instructor for a 30-minute workout with your children in tow. Meet at the Bold Center and walk to or meet at the park—class instruction at Dumasfield Park starts at 1:30 pm. Please bring your own stroller. Session: Time: Location: Cost:

Mondays, April 29 - June 6 1:30 -2 pm Dumasfield Park $8 drop in, $30 session (5 classes)* *Payment must be made at Bold Center before class.

MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO - NEW! This class is for caregivers and their children between the ages of 4 and 8 who love to do what you do! The first 30 minutes of the class will be structured relay races that will include bodyweight exercises and fundamental movement skills that will get the heart pumping. We encourage parents and children to stay and continue to take part in unstructured play after class. This class will be outdoors if weather permits. Session:

Fridays, April 29 - June 6

Time:

10:30 – 11 am

Location:

Bold Center

Cost:

$8 drop in per adult (children free), $36 session (6 classes)* *1 adult/3 children max ratio

The Parent Link Centre provides families with the information and services they need to help their children develop and enter school ready to learn. Parent Link offers parent education and child interactive programs throughout the week, with services that include: • Information for parents on child development ages 0 to 6; • Opportunities to connect with other parents and families; • Drop–in times for structured and unstructured play (always parent-supervised); • Programs that encourage your child to move, play, and sing; • Links to other helpful community resources; and • A friendly Parent Link programmer to chat with.

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Summer Programs STROLLER FIT - NEW! Calling all parents and tots to Dumasfield Park! Join an AFLCA-certified instructor for a 30-minute workout with your children in tow. Meet at the Bold Center and walk to or meet at the park—class instruction at Dumasfield Park starts at 1:30 pm. Please bring your own stroller. Session:

Mondays, July 22 - August 16

Time:

1:30 -2 pm

Location:

Dumasfield Park

Cost:

$5 drop in *Payment must be made at Bold Center before class.

MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO - NEW! This class is for caregivers and their children between the ages of 4 and 8 who love to do what you do! The first 30 minutes of the class will be structured relay races that will include bodyweight exercises and fundamental movement skills that will get the heart pumping. We encourage parents and children to stay and continue to take part in unstructured play after class. This class will be outdoors if weather permits. Session:

Wednesdays, July 22 - August 16

Time:

10 - 10:30 am

Location:

Bold Center

Cost:

$5 drop in* *1 adult/3 children max ratio

Parent Link Centres are community-planned and community-based, and all services are free. They are centres of excellence that provide parents and families with comprehensive support. Call 780-623-6365 or see our calendars for more information. Parent Link is located in the Child Mind Centre inside the Bold Center. Follow us on Facebook at “llbparentlink.”


AGES AND STAGES QUESTIONNAIRE Ask us about our Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ), which looks at children's skills in five developmental areas including: Communication, Fine Motor, Gross Motor, Problem-Solving, and PersonalSocial. This developmental check-up is available for children 2-60 months.

PARENT INFORMATION DAY A free drop-in Information session for parents with a Parent Link programmer to receive resources. Take advantage of free child care services while you chat with our programmer. Days:

March 25, April 29, May 27

Time:

10 am – 1 pm (drop in)

Location:

Parent Link Centre

Cost:

Free

TRIPLE P PROGRAM

TALK BOX The purpose of the Talk Box is to give parents suggestions to help create language-rich environments at home, in the park, at the mall, or anywhere. It is meant to be a resource for any parent.

The Triple P program is a multi-level system of family supports designed to promote positive and caring family relationships and provide parents with effective, age-appropriate behaviour management strategies.

PARENT LINK PROGRAMS

TUMBLE KIDS

Parent Link programs are designed for children aged 0 - 6 and their caregivers. PLAMONDON CRAFTERNOON Crafternoon gives caregivers the chance to spend the afternoon with their budding artist. A variety of toys and activities will be available to suit other preferences. Days:

First and third Monday every month, September - June

Time:

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location:

Plamondon Festival Centre

Cost:

Free!

ROAMING RHYME TIME Join us at the Plamondon Festival Centre for a program filled with rhymes, stories, songs, and special guests! Offered in partnership with Lac La Biche County Libraries.

Tumble Kids is designed to help children develop gross motor skills through fun, physical activity. This is a great way to get out and get active with your family. Days:

Tuesdays, September - June

Time:

10:30 am – 12 pm

Location:

Cenovus Fieldhouse 1, Bold Center

Cost:

Free!

Tumble Kids will be at Portage Pool the first Tuesday of the month (March 5, April 2, May 7 and June 4). Water time from 10 - 11 am. Take extra time before and after to change!

CRAFTERNOON Crafternoon gives caregivers the chance to spend the afternoon with their budding artist. A variety of toys and activities will be available to suit other preferences. Offered in partnership with Child Mind. Days:

Wednesdays, October - June

Time:

1:30 – 3:30 pm

Location:

Child Mind Cenovus Play Centre, Bold Center

Cost:

Free!

Days:

Second and fourth Tuesday of each month

GYM JAM

Time:

10:30 – 11:30 am

Location:

Plamondon Festival Centre

Spend quality time with your family members and get physically active. Offered in partnership with Portage College.

Cost:

Free!

RHYME TIME Join us in Lac La Biche for a program filled with rhymes, stories, songs, and special guests! Offered in partnership with Lac La Biche County Libraries. Days:

Thursdays, September - June

Time:

10:30 – 11:30 am

Location:

Wildrose Room, Bold Center

Cost:

Free!

All Parent Link programs are free!

Family Programs

PARENT RESOURCES

Days:

April 9

Time:

6 - 7:30 pm

Location:

Portage College Gym

Cost:

Free!

DEVELOPMENTAL DOMAINS Physical Health & Well-being

Social Competence

Communication Skills & General Knowledge

Language and Thinking Skills

Emotional Maturity

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Family Programs

PLAMONDON FAMILY FUN NIGHT

STAY AND PLAY

Spend quality time with your family and get active with a variety of toys and activities.

Join us for a fun morning of play/crafts in our great playroom on a Saturday morning. Bring the whole family, or spend oneon-one time with your little one!

Days:

April 10

Time:

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Location:

Plamondon Festival Centre

Cost:

Free!

PRE-REGISTERED PROGRAMS The following programs are free, but you must preregister to attend. Please contact the Stuart MacPherson Public Library at 780-623-7467 to register. These programs run in partnership with the Stuart MacPherson Public Library, Alberta Health Services, and Parent Link. Programs take place in the Wildrose Room at the Bold Center. Free childcare for siblings available at the Child Mind Cenovus Play Centre. Please be advised that program schedules may change. Please follow Parent Link on Facebook or see our monthly calendars for more information.

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Alternating Saturdays, September – May

Days:

(see Parent Link calendar on Facebook for updates)

Time:

10 am – 12 pm

Location:

Cenovus Child Mind Area

Cost:

Free!

CHICKA CHICKA BOOK CLUB For parents or caregivers with infants 18 – 35 months. Join us for story time followed by interactive play activities at move, pretend, and think centres. Days:

Wednesdays, February 27 – May 8 (cancelled April 17)

Time:

10:30 – 11:30 am

Location:

Wildrose Room, Bold Center

Cost:

Free!

READ AND ROLL Read and Roll is a free parent/child interactive program for 3 and 4 year olds. We read books and roll with activities to explore story concepts. Session 1:

Thursdays, February 28 – April 12

Session 2:

Thursdays, April 25, June 6

Time:

1 – 1:45 pm, 2 – 2:45 pm

Location:

Wildrose Room, Bold Center

Cost:

Free!

PLAMONDON FESTIVAL CENTRE 6 PM • FREE!


Laser Tag is perfect for birthday parties, youth groups, minor sports leagues, social gatherings, or team building activities for kids and adults alike.

RENTALS

Two-hour bookings include one hour of laser tag and a one-hour room booking, plus one laser tag operator. Times: Fridays (7:30 - 9:30 pm), Saturdays and Sundays (12 pm – 10 pm). Bookings may be accepted at other times based on staff availability. Fees: • Groups of 9 players or less: $215 • Groups of 10 to 18 players: $247 • Recognized non-profit youth group or school bookings: $150

DROP-IN

Drop-in Times: Fridays 5 – 7 pm Ages: 5+. Children under 9 years require a guardian to remain in facility in case of emergencies. Note that vests are universally-sized, and may be to large for small children. Adults can assist children by wearing the vest while the children hold the phaser to create team play (at no additional cost).

Drop-in fees (all games are 10 minutes in duration): • $5 per game • $4 per game (if purchasing two games) • $3 per game (if purchasing three or more games) • $25 per youth two-hour play pass • $40 per adult two-hour play pass

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CONTACT Phone | 780-623-6745 Email | fcss@laclabichecounty.com Web | laclabichecounty.com/our-services/fcss-and-community-development Address | Offices are located behind the Bold Center Front Desk facebook.com/llbcountyFCSS

HOURS OF OPERATION >> Administration hours 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday

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WHAT IS FCSS? Lac La Biche County Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) is a partnership between Lac La Biche County and the Government of Alberta. The mandate of FCSS is to provide locally-driven, preventative social initiatives that enhance the well-being of individuals, families and the community. Local FCSS branches like ours are part of a larger provincial program that collectively ensures Albertans have access to a strong network of preventative social supports. Our programs aim to establish a healthy community of empowered individuals, resilient youth, supported seniors, and healthy families. We also provide a mix of direct programs and grant funds to support community organizations. We are strengthening community partnerships and looking at barriers to increase social support systems in the community. We are working on strategies to reduce complex social issues like unstable housing and poverty.

LAC LA BICHE COUNTY FCSS TURNS 50 FCSS is celebrating its 50th birthday in Lac La Biche County! Way back in 1969, Preventative Social Services (now FCSS) established a partnership with the Town of Lac La Biche (now Lac La Biche County). Fifty years later, FCSS staff continue to improve our residents’ lives, creating new programs and services that make our community healthier, happier, and well-supported.

GRANTS Both Lac La Biche County and FCSS offer separate grant programs that help community groups, non-profits, and individuals offer programs, events, and activities that strengthen the community. To learn more about both Lac La Biche County community grants and FCSS grants, visit laclabichecounty.com.

FCSS PROGRAMS BLOCK PARTIES Connect with your community and get to know your neighbours— throw a block party in your area today! FCSS can help you plan the perfect event, providing a gift card for food, street signs, a binder with activity ideas, and more.

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX PROGRAM (CVITP) FCSS has offered tax preparation help for seniors with modest income and simple tax situations for many years, and is now extending this free service to all individuals with modest income and simple tax situations. Call us at 780-623-6745 to book your appointment starting in March, provided you are below the following income thresholds: • Single Person – $25,000 • Couple – $30,000 • Adult with one child – $30,000 (for each additional dependent you have, add $2,000 to family income)

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VOLUNTEER SUPPORTS: LEND A HAND Every person has unique gifts and passions–volunteering in our County is an excellent way to discover what you’re good at while you build new skills. All the while, you’ll make a positive impact on children, families, seniors, newcomers and long-time residents in the area, secure in the knowledge that you’ve made your community a better place to live, work and play. Not sure where to volunteer, or how to begin volunteering? FCSS provides supports that make it simple.

COMMUNITY AWARENESS EVENING The Community Awareness Evening is the County’s onestop shop for residents to get information about organizations, volunteering, or program registration, all while networking face-to-face. All sports and recreation groups, service clubs, and volunteer organizations are welcome to book a table for free. Get the word out about your organization, and don’t miss out!

September 12 | 4 - 7 pm | Bold Center

LAC LA BICHE COUNTY INTERAGENCY The Lac La Biche County Interagency is a group of service agencies and community members who meet to share information and ideas, and discuss current trends and issues that affect residents’ quality of life. All interested groups and individuals are invited to attend bi-monthly meetings.

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FEATURING BURN N MAHN DUELING PIANOS Thursday, April 11, 2019 • 4 - 8 pm Devon Room, Bold Center • Free

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PORTAGE POOL

About the Facilty ◊◊ 5-lane Main Pool: 1-3.5m deep, 28°C ◊◊ Wading Pool: graduated depth, 31°C ◊◊ 25-person Hot Tub: 0.9m deep, 40°C ◊◊ Wet steam room ◊◊ 1m spring board and swing rope ◊◊ Accessible stairs and lift into Main Pool ◊◊ WIBIT Obstacle Course

HOLIDAY HOURS Portage Pool operates on holiday hours on selected days, cancelling all programs and scheduled swims except for an open swim from 1 – 4 pm on the following days: • Monday, April 22 • Friday, April 19 • Monday, May 20 Note that Portage Pool will operate on a special spring break schedule from Sunday, April 21 to Saturday, April 27, 2019. Follow us on Facebook or check out boldcenter.ca to see the schedule.

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CONTACT Guest Services Desk | 780-623-6777 Email | poolstaff@laclabichecounty.com Web | boldcenter.ca/portage-pool/ Address | 9531 94 Avenue, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0 facebook.com/portagepool

@Portage Pool

FAMILY FRIDAY SWIMS Portage Pool offers an additional open swim from 1:30 - 3:30 pm on Family Fridays following the NLSD school schedule. • Friday, May 17 • Friday, June 7


PUBLIC SWIM SCHEDULE (MARCH 31 - JUNE 29) SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Lane Swim* 6:30 - 8:30 am

Lane Swim 12 – 1 pm

Lane Swim* 11 am – 12:45 pm

Lane Swim 11 am – 12:45 pm

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Lane Swim 11 am – 12:45 pm

Adult Lane Swim* 11 am – 1 pm

Lane Swim* 6:30 - 8:30 am

Lane Swim 11 am – 12:45 pm

Lane Swim 11 am – 12:45 pm

Portage Pool

PUBLIC SWIM SCHEDULE

Open Swim 1 - 4 pm

Toonie Swim 1 – 4 pm

Wibit Swim** 2 - 4 pm

Women's Only Swim 4:30 - 5:30 pm Open Swim 6:30 - 8 pm

Open Swim 6:30 - 8 pm

Open Swim 6:30 - 8 pm

Open Swim 6:30 - 8 pm

Adult Lane Swim 8 – 9 pm

Adult Lane Swim 8 – 9 pm

Adult Lane Swim* 8 – 9 pm

Adult Lane Swim* 8 – 9 pm

Open Swim 6:30 - 8 pm Adult Lane Swim 8 – 9 pm

Swims identified with a star (*) will only have three lanes available while a lesson or program takes place in two lanes. // Hours and fees are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, please call Portage Pool at 780-623-6777, subscribe to our email list, or follow us on Facebook. **Wibit swims are scheduled once per month. Please see the ad below for upcoming dates.

ADULT & TEEN FITNESS CLASSES (APRIL 22 - JUNE 22) SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

GentleJoints 12 - 1 pm

SATURDAY Stroke Workshops 12:15 - 1 pm

AquaFit 5:30 - 6:30 pm AquaDeep 8 - 9 pm

Learn-to-Swim 8 - 8:45 pm

Spring Swims The Wibit Aquatrack is set up in the main pool the last Saturday of each month from 2 to 4 pm (replacing the usual open swim from 1 to 4 pm). When the Aquatrack is open, the main pool is unavailable for other swimming, but the wading pool, hot tub, and steam room are available. For a complete list of rules, visit the Wibit Aquatrack page under Portage Pool at boldcenter.ca.

April 27, 2-4 pm May 25, 2-4 pm

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Portage Pool

SWIMMING LESSONS Swimming Lesson Guidelines GENERAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION Registration opens March 24, 2019 at 10 am and closes before the second lesson of each class. All preschool, swim kids, and leadership courses can qualify for Kidsport funding. Let us help you apply! Contact us at 780-623-6777 or poolstaff@laclabichecounty.com. CANCELLATION DATES All lessons are cancelled on the following dates: • Monday, April 22 • Monday, May 20 • Friday, June 14 Please note: minimum enrollment on group swimming lessons is 3 swimmers. Classes that don’t meet the minimum enrollment will be cancelled or merged with another. We will do our best to keep you in lessons!

Red Cross Preschool Starfish (Ages 4 to 12 months) *Babies must be able to hold their heads up. Babies and their caregivers work on getting wet, buoyancy and movement, front, back and vertical position in the water, and shallow water entries and exits. Duck (Ages 12 to 24 months) Tots and their caregivers work on rhythmic breathing, moving forward and backward, front and back float with recovery, and shallow water entries and exits. Sea Turtle (Ages 24 to 36 months) Toddlers work on submersion, front and back floats and glides, jumping into chest-deep water with assistance, kicking on front and front swim. This is an introductory course designed to increase the swimmers comfort in the water. Caregiver participation is optional. Sea Otter (Ages 3 - 6) Swimmers work on front and back floats and glides, kicking on front with a buoyant object, and will be able to swim 1 metre upon completion of this level. REQUIREMENT | 3 years-old and comfortable submerging head

Salamander (Ages 3 - 6) Salamanders work on improving their front and back float and jumping into chest-deep water unassisted. Kicking is added to the front and back glide, and swimmers will be able to swim 2 metres upon completion. REQUIREMENT | Complete Sea Otter

Sun Fish (Ages 3 - 6) Sun Fish work on kicking and can perform glides (front and back), enter deep water safely, float in deep water, swim with a PFD, and swim 5 metres continuously. REQUIREMENT | Complete Salamander

Crocodile (Ages 3 - 6) Crocodiles further develop the front and back glide with kick, along with the front and back swim. They’re able to jump into deep water, swim with a PFD in deep water, and swim 10 metres continuously. REQUIREMENT | Complete Sun Fish

SPRING

Whale (Ages 3 - 6) Whales increase their distance on front and back glide with kicks, increase distance on front and back swim, learn the sitting dive, and will be able to swim 15 metres continuously upon completion. REQUIREMENT | Complete Crocodile

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Swim Kids 1

Swim Kids 7

Swimmers develop front and back float, front and back glide, flutter kick (assisted), shallow water entries and exits, and swim 5 metres.

Continue to build skills and endurance for front crawl, back crawl, and elementary back stroke. Introduce whip kick on front. Increase endurance through timed treading water and a 150-metre continuous swim.

Swim Kids 2 Build skills for front/back swims in deep water, and build endurance in flutter kick with assisted glides. Learn proper use of Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs). REQUIREMENT | Swim Kids 1

REQUIREMENT | Swim Kids 6

Swim Kids 8

Learn front crawl, diving, and making wise choices around water. Work on floats and changing direction in water. Build strength in flutter kick and swim 15 metres continuously.

Introduce breast stroke, foot-first surface dives, and rescue entries. Learn the dangers of open water and hypothermia. Perform rescue breathing on children and adults. Build endurance through dolphin kick and a timed 300-metre continuous swim.

REQUIREMENT | Swim Kids 2

REQUIREMENT | Swim Kids 7

Swim Kids 4

Swim Kids 9

Swim Kids 3

Develop front crawl and back glides with shoulder roll. Work on kneeling dives and surface support. Build strength in a 25-metre continuous swim. REQUIREMENT | Swim Kids 3

Swim Kids 5 Develop sculling and safe boating skills. Learn back crawl and whip kick on back. Develop endurance through 50-metre continuous swim. REQUIREMENT | Swim Kids 4

Swim Kids 6 Work on front and back crawl. Introduce elementary back stroke and dolphin kick. Build endurance through a 75-metre continuous swim. Introduce safety on ice, basic water rescues with a throwing assist, treading water, and front dives.

Portage Pool

Red Cross Swim Kids (6 years+)

Practice front crawl, back crawl, elementary back stroke, and breast stroke. Build endurance through a 400-metre continuous swim. Work on head-first shallow dives and learn about wise choices, peer influences, and self-rescue from ice. REQUIREMENT | Swim Kids 8

Swim Kids 10 Increased stroke and endurance development. Learn about sun safety, rescuing others from the ice, and head-first surface dives. Build endurance using dolphin kick and a timed 500-metre continuous swim. REQUIREMENT | Swim Kids 9

REQUIREMENT | Swim Kids 5

National Drowning Prevention Week Celebrate National Drowning Prevention Week with Portage Pool. From July 14 to 21, drop by Portage Pool for activities and games each day during our 2 to 4 pm open swim.

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SPRING LESSONS SALAMANDER

SWIM KIDS 3

RED CROSS PRESCHOOL

Day:

Time:

Cost:

Day:

Time:

Cost:

Tues.

5 - 5:30 pm

$54

Tues.

6 - 6:30 pm

$54

Wed.

5 - 5:30 pm

$54

Thurs.

4:30 - 5 pm

$54

Aged 4 months to 6 years

Wed.

5:30 – 6 pm

$54

Thurs.

6 - 6:30 pm

$54

Thurs.

10:30 – 11 am

$54

Fri.

4:30 - 5 pm

$48

Thurs.

4:30 – 5 pm

$54

Fri.

5 - 5:30 pm

$48

Sat.

11 - 11:30 am

$54

STARFISH Day:

Time:

Cost:

Thurs.

9 - 9:30 am

$48.60

SUNFISH

SWIM KIDS 4 Day:

Time:

Cost:

DUCK

Day:

Time:

Cost:

Tues.

5:45 - 6:30 pm $72.90

Day:

Cost:

Wed.

6 - 6:30 pm

$54

Wed.

5:45 - 6:30 pm $72.90

$48.60

Sat.

10 - 10:30 am

$54

Thurs.

Time: 9:30 - 10 am

STARFISH/DUCK COMBO

CROCODILE/WHALE

Day:

Time:

Cost:

Day:

Time:

Cost:

Fri.

6 - 6:30 pm

$43.20

Wed.

5:15 - 5:45 pm

$54

Sat.

12 - 12:30 pm

$48.60

Sat.

10:30 – 11 am

$54

*Babies must be able to hold up their own head.

SEA TURTLE (aged 24 - 36 months) Day:

Time:

Cost:

Tues.

3:30 – 4 pm

$54

Wed.

4:30 – 5 pm

$54

Thurs.

9 - 9:30 am

Fri.

Sat.

SWIM KIDS 5 Day:

Time:

Cost:

Tues.

5 - 5:45 pm

$72.90

SWIM KIDS 6 Day:

Time:

Cost:

Thurs.

5:45 - 6:30 pm $72.90

SWIM KIDS 7/8 Day:

Time:

Cost:

$54

RED CROSS SWIM KIDS

Fri.

5 - 5:45 pm

$64.80

5 - 5:30 pm

$48

Aged 6+

SWIM KIDS 9/10

9 – 9:30 am

$54

SEA TURTLE (aged 24 - 36 months)

SWIM KIDS 1

Day:

Time:

Cost:

Day:

Time:

Cost:

Tues.

3:30 – 4 pm

$54

Tues.

4:30 – 5 pm

$54

Wed.

4:30 – 5 pm

$54

Tues.

5:30 – 6 pm

$54

Thurs.

9 - 9:30 am

$54

Wed.

6 – 6:30 pm

$54

Fri.

5 - 5:30 pm

$48

Thurs.

5 - 5:30 pm

$54

Sat.

9 – 9:30 am

$54

Fri.

5:30 – 6 pm

$48

SEA OTTER (aged 3+)

SWIM KIDS 2

Day:

Time:

Cost:

Day:

Time:

Cost:

Tues.

4 - 4:30 pm

$54

Tues.

4:30 – 5 pm

$54

Wed.

4 - 4:30 pm

$54

Wed.

4:45 - 5:15 pm

$54

Wed.

4:30 – 5 pm

$54

Wed.

5:30 - 6 pm

$54

Thurs.

9:30 – 10 am

$54

Thurs.

5:30 – 6 pm

$54

Thurs.

10 - 10:30 am

$54

Fri.

4:30 – 5 pm

$48

Friday

4:30 – 5 pm

$48

Sat.

9:30 – 10 am

$54

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Day:

Time:

Cost:

Fri.

5:45 - 6:30 pm $64.80


Private lessons follow the same schedule as group lessons, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority is given to participants requiring one-on-one instruction due to a disability or safety concern. Note: Semi-private lessons can only be booked for two swimmers within one level of each other. For example, a Swim Kids 3 student and a Swim Kids 6 student could not book a semi-private lesson together, but a Swim Kids 3 and a Swim Kids 4 student would be permitted.

Portage Pool

PRIVATE & SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS

PRIVATE LESSONS Day:

Time:

Cost for private lessons:

Cost for semi-private lessons:

Monday

4:30 – 5 pm

$105

$70 per person

Monday

5 - 5:30 pm

$105

$70 per person

Monday

5:30 - 6 pm

$105

$70 per person

Monday

6 - 6:30 pm

$105

$70 per person

SUMMER LESSONS Summer swimming lessons run differently than the rest of the year; classes are scheduled over two weeks from Tuesday to Friday every day. There are four lesson sets to choose from in the summer:

July

August

Set 1: July 2 - 5 & 9 - 12 Set 2: July 16 - 19 & 23 - 26 Set 3: July 30 - August 2 & August 6 - 9 Set 4: August 13 - 16 & 20 - 23 The lesson schedule will be released in the Community Activity Guide Summer update: subscribe to our email service to get it directly to your inbox!

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Portage Pool

LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS STANDARD FIRST AID FULL COURSE Standard First Aid provides all-inclusive training covering all aspects of first aid and CPR, including: the medical/legal aspects of first aid, spinal injuries, environmental injuries, bone and joint injuries, abdominal and chest injuries, burns, and medical emergencies. The course also includes CPR-C and AED certification. Dates:

April 6 & 7, 2019 (both days)

Time:

8:30 am - 5 pm

Location:

Viewpoint Room, Bold Center

Prerequisites:

Aged 12+

Cost:

$90

STANDARD FIRST AID RECERTIFICATION Standard First Aid Recertification is a challenge of both theory and practical examination of all skills from the Standard First Aid program. Individuals using another Alberta workplace-approved standard first aid as a prerequisite to recertify must provide proof of current certification in order to be eligible to recertify (e.g. copy of certification card). Individuals who are no longer current cannot recertify and must attend an original course. Individuals who are unsuccessful in completing a Lifesaving Standard First Aid Recertification course are required to complete an original course.

BRONZE MEDALLION Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness. Rescuers learn tows, carries, and defense and release methods in preparation for challenging rescues of conscious and unconscious victims. Includes CPR-A and AED.

Dates:

April 5, 2019

Time:

8:30 am - 5 pm

Dates:

Saturdays, April 27 – June 25

Location:

Viewpoint Room, Bold Center

Time:

9 am – 12 pm

Prerequisites:

Current Lifesaving Standard First Aid or current Government of Alberta workplace-approved Standard First Aid

Location:

Portage Pool

Prerequisites:

Bronze Star or 13 years of age or older

Cost:

$145.50

Cost:

$50

BRONZE STAR Bronze Star is excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. In Bronze Star, participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills as individuals and with partners. They learn CPR, and they develop the Water Smart® confidence and lifesaving skills needed to be their own personal lifeguard. Includes CPR-A and AED.

BRONZE CROSS Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training, including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training programs, including National Lifeguard and Instructor certification. Includes CPR-C and AED. Please contact Portage Pool if you’re interested in this course.

Dates:

Mondays, April 29 to June 17 (cancelled May 20)

Time:

5 pm – 6:30 pm

Location:

Portage Pool

Location:

Portage Pool

Prerequisites:

Bronze Medallion

Prerequisites:

Strong swimmers aged 9+

Cost:

$145.50

Cost:

$85

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Want an active after-school job working with your friends? Looking for something that could lead to a career? Become a lifeguard! In this nationallyrecognized course, you’ll get the skills knowledge, and judgment you need to work on a pool deck right away. Please contact Portage Pool if you’re interested in this course. Location:

Portage Pool

Prerequisites:

Current Alberta workplace-approved standard first aid, Bronze Cross (need not be current), and 16 years of age or older

Cost:

$176.40

NATIONAL LIFEGUARD POOL RECERTIFICATION This course examines National Lifeguard fitness, supervision, and rescue response skills in practical scenarios. Candidates are encouraged to practice skills and review knowledge to prepare for the re-certification course, as skills may be workshopped but not re-taught. Dates:

June 29

Time:

8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Location:

Portage Pool

Prerequisites:

current AB workplace approved standard first aid and National Lifeguard pool option (need not be current)

Cost:

$45

RED CROSS WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR COURSE In this course participants learn to teach Red Cross Swim programs. In addition to the course dates, candidates will sign up for teaching blocks that they will attend weekly. Dates:

April 6, May 25, June 1, 15, and 22

Time:

9 am – 5 pm

Location:

Portage Pool

Prerequisites:

aged 15+ and Bronze Cross

Cost:

$250 (includes all classes and materials)

TAKE THE PLEDGE

Portage Pool

NATIONAL LIFEGUARD

National Lifejacket Day & Loaner Station Opening MAY 18, 2019

Join us on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 1 to 4 pm to celebrate National Lifejacket Day! Take the pledge to wear a lifejacket in, on, and around water this boating season, then swim for free!

MAY 19, 2019

On Sunday, May 19, 2019, the Lifejacket Loaner Station opens for its third year at the McArthur Park waterfront. Borrow and return lifejackets all summer long, and remember: lifejackets save lives!

NSPF CERTIFIED POOL OPERATOR COURSE The National Swimming Pool foundation’s Pool Operator Certificate is an internationally-recognized non-profit organization, recognized in 99 countries around the world. The course provides candidates training in water chemistry, mechanical operations, filtration, pool safety, hot tubs, and many other topics, and is valid for 5 years. The course fee includes all required manuals. Dates:

April 9 & 10

Time:

9 am – 5 pm

Location:

Viewpoint Room – Bold Center

Cost:

$400 Registration for this course must be done through Lakeview Aquatic Consultants at lakeviewaquaticconsultants.com.

Portage Pool is always looking for lifeguards to join their team!

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Portage Pool

ADULT AND TEEN FITNESS CLASSES Aquafit AQUADEEP Throw on a floating belt and work out in the deep end! Max 8 participants.

Adult & Teen Swimming Lessons LEARN-TO-SWIM Beginners work on developing basic front and back swims. This will prepare you to swim comfortably at public swims, and engage in other water activities with confidence.

Dates:

Wednesdays, April 24 - June 19

Time:

8 - 9 pm

Location:

Portage Pool

Dates:

Thursdays, April 25 - June 20

Aged 12+

Time:

8 - 8:45 pm

Location:

Portage Pool

Prerequisites:

Aged 12+, absolute beginner

Cost:

$11.30 per class

Prerequisites:

$10.70 per class

Cost:

AQUAFIT Develop cardio and strength in this low-impact water workout. Max 10 participants. Dates:

Fridays, April 26 - June 21

Time:

5:30 - 6:30 pm

Location:

Portage Pool

Prerequisites:

Aged 12+

Cost:

$10.70 per class

STROKE WORKSHOPS Work with a certified swimming instructor to achieve your goals; refine your swimming technique to improve your endurance, strength, and overall fitness. Dates:

Saturdays, April 27 - June 22

Time:

12:15 - 1 pm

Location:

Portage Pool

GENTLEJOINTS

Prerequisites:

Aged 12+, able to swim 25 m+ comfortably

This is a low impact workout that’s perfect for seniors and anyone with injuries or joint issues. Max 8 participants.

Cost:

$11.30 per class

Dates:

Mondays, April 22 - June 17

Time:

12 - 1 pm

Location:

Portage Pool

Prerequisites:

Aged 12+

Cost:

$10.70 per class

Looking for other ways to get fit? Check out fitness classes at the Bold Center on pg. 8.

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$90 FOR 10 CLASSES! Use your Pool Fitness 10 pass and save: $90 for 10 classes! Classes have limited space depending on pool space, on a first-come, first-served basis.


Who wouldn’t want to swim like a mermaid? Work with an instructor to develop mermaid skills, including safe tail removal and working up to a full tail (and skirt, if purchased). Games, races, and fun included! The lesson happens from 1 to 2:30 pm, then swim for free until 4 pm. (Pick up any time after 2:30 pm.)

When: Monday, April 15 to Thursday, April 18 from 1 to 4 pm.

Cost: $50

Wh0:

anyone who has completed Swim Kids 3 or comfortably completed Portage Pool’s facility swim test. To register or ask for more information about Mermaid Experience, give us a call, email, or stop by Portage Pool!

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FACILITY RENTALS DEVON HALL ◊◊ Located in the Bold Center ◊◊ 320 guests with round tables ◊◊ 500 guests with rectangular tables ◊◊ Coat room and washrooms

MCARTHUR ROOM ◊◊ Located in McArthur Place ◊◊ 140 guests with round tables

◊◊ Kitchen and bar available for use ◊◊ Licensed events permitted

◊◊ Kitchen and bar available for use ◊◊ Licensed events permitted

ARENAS ◊◊ Performance arena (ice year-round) ◊◊ Swamp Cats arena (ice from September to April) ◊◊ Plamondon arena (ice from September to April)

PORTAGE POOL ◊◊ Available for rent Saturdays 4 - 6 pm ◊◊

Aquatrack can be booked on scheduled days from 4 - 5 pm or 5 - 6 pm

◊◊ Party room not available for rent at Portage Pool

CENOVUS FIELD HOUSES (2) ◊◊

1 wood floor suitable for basketball, badminton, and volleyball

◊◊

1 rubberised floor, boards, and netting ideal for indoor hockey or soccer

FOR MORE INFORMATION Work with us to book your next event! For rental inquiries and rates, please contact the Bold Center at 780-623-6370 or email your inquiries to bookings@laclabichecounty.com. Meeting spaces suitable for 30 - 50 people are also available. Visit our website at boldcenter.ca/ facilities/rentals for more information. For Portage Pool rental inquiries, call 780-623-6777 or email poolstaff@laclabichecounty.com.

Looking for laser tag? Check out pg. 23.

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OTHER RENTALS BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGES The Bold Center is the perfect place for a fun, exciting and stress-free party! Book a party to suit your needs and let us help with the planning, facilitating and clean up. All you are required to do is bring the kids, food, decorations (optional) and your camera to capture your birthday memories.

PARK & PLAY FUN VAN Popping up at events throughout the community, the Park & Play Fun Van provides free programming at special events and functions held throughout Lac La Biche County. Book the Fun Van for your next community event or block party!

ULTIMATE CHALLENGE OBSTACLE COURSE This 50-foot inflatable obstacle course is available upon request for non-profit and community events. Cost varies depending on time and location, and restrictions apply.

Please visit boldcenter.ca/bold-centre-programs/ or call 780-623-6351 for details and bookings.

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IN THE COMMUNITY 102 Ave 98 St

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To Venice, Hylo and Edmonton

LEGEND Community Garden

Library

Lookout Point

Soccer Field

Basketball Courts

Farmer's Market

Museum/Visitor Information Centre

Portage Pool

Tennis Courts

Beach

Hospital

Park

Rink

Fitness Centre

Boat Launch

Lac La Biche County Offices

Playground

School

Ball Diamonds

Lifejacket Loaner Station & Paul Richard Memorial Spray Park

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Community

COMMUNITY ACCESS BUS NEW NAME. TWO BUSES. NEW LOOK. SAME GREAT SERVICE. Everyone needs access to medical appointments, professional services, shopping and social events. PARATRANSIT SERVICES Paratransit Services is a door-to-door service for those registered in the program. There is no cost to register, but you must be a senior (60+), a person with limited mobility, or unique circumstances. Bookings must be made 24 hours before trip. Rates: $4 (one way) in town and $8 within Lac La Biche County (one way).

COMMUNITY ACCESS BUS We are excited to offer a new service: the Community Access Bus. The Community Access Bus Service provides an affordable transportation option for individuals and families with modest household incomes or no transportation. Rates: $2 per ride, or $5 per family (up to four dependents per adult). $20 individual 12-ride punch passes and $50 family 12-ride punch passes are also available. The Community Access Bus runs Monday to Friday from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm on a fixed route (see map) within the hamlet of Lac La Biche. You can purchase a punch pass at the Bold Center, or pay when boarding the bus (note that bus drivers cannot provide change) Special Events The Community Access Bus also provides free transportation to events throughout the County, including: • • • • •

The Spring Fair at the Bold Center (March 29) The Volunteer Fair at the Bold Center (April 11) Canada Day at the Lac La Biche Mission (July 1) Pow Wow Days (July 13) Hylo Harvest Days (August 9)

Schedules and route information will be available in the near future. Follow @llbcountyFCSS on Facebook for more details. Group Bookings Community groups, non-profit organizations, daycares and schools will have an opportunity to book the bus as a group. For information about the Community Access System, stop by the Bold Center or call 780-623-6763.

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Community

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Provincial Value Drug Building Mart

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Budget Floors

Friendship Centre

12 Ronsal Crescent

Victoria Place

Britton’s Hillcrest Your Dr Independent Grocer

The Meadows

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3:08

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bus only stops if someone is visibly waiting at the stop

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Easter to Christmas

FARE (PER RIDE):

PLEASE NOTE:

Individual - $2

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2

Ranwan Dr

1

Holowachuk Estates

Birch Dr

90 Ave

& Summer The Community Access Bus does not runSpring when temperatures are below minus 35 degrees Celsius, or if Northern Lights

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Community

COMMUNITY GROUPS ARTS, CULTURE & OTHER

Lac La Biche Minor Ball Association

Community Learning

Lac La Biche Junior Soccer Society

Lac La Biche 4-H Club

Lac La Biche Minor Hockey

Email: dmekeberg@gmail.com Website: www.4h.ab.ca

Email: president@laclabicheminorhockey.com Website: laclabicheminorhockey.com Facebook: facebook.com/groups/167372566770329

Lac La Biche Art Club

Lac La Biche Minor Lacrosse Association

Phone: 780-623-2477 Email: llpal@telusplanet.net Website: communitylearningllb.ca

Contact: Sandy Makokis, President Phone: 780-623-2633 Email: laclabicheartclub@yahoo.ca Facebook: LacLaBicheArtClub Monthly art club meetings are held from September to June to support and encourage members and arts in the community. We meet on the second Thursday of the month at the Heritage Centre from 1 to 2 pm.

Lac La Biche County Libraries

Locations: Stuart MacPherson Public Library and Plamondon Municipal Library Phone: 780-623-7467 Website: www.llbcl.ca Facebook: LacLaBicheCountyLibraries

Lac La Biche Kinette’s Club

Website: kincanada.ca Facebook: KinetteClubofLacLaBiche

SPORT & RECREATION Be Fit For Life (Portage College) Phone: 780-623-5542 Website: befitforlife.ca

KidSport Lac La Biche Chapter Phone: 780-623-4119 Email: laclabiche@kidsport.ab.ca

Email: laclabicheminorball@gmail.com Website: www.laclabicheminorball.ca Facebook: LacLaBicheMinorBallAssociation

Email: kmukuninwa@gmail.com Website: www.laclabichesoccer.com Facebook: Lac La Biche Junior Soccer Society

Phone: 780-404-9094 Email: 93willcox@gmail.com

Lac La Biche Skating Club Email: info@llbskates.ca Website: llbskates.ca Facebook: llbskates

Lac La Biche Whitecaps Swim Club Phone: 780-623-0582 Website: whitecapsswimclub.wixsite.com/ whitecapsswimclub Facebook: LacLaBicheWhitecapsSwimClub

HALL RENTALS

Northern Beat Dance Academy

HYLO/VENICE REC & AG SOCIETY Shantelle Manca | 780-623-1850 Ken Lyons | 780-623-7405

Plamondon Minor Ball

OWL RIVER REC ASSOCIATION Judy Thomspon | 780-623-7008

Email: info@llbdance.ca Facebook: Northern Beat Dance Academy Lac La Biche Dance

Phone: Sherry Chevigny, 780-798-2709 Facebook: Plamondon Minor Ball

Plamondon Volleyball Club (PVC) Email: pvc@plamondonvc.ca Phone: 780-337-4017 Website: Plamondonvc.ca Facebook: PlamondonClub

P.L.A.Y (Physical Literacy & You) Lac La Biche Email: Adrienne.sprecker@nlsd.ab.ca Phone: 780-404-3288 Facebook: PLAYLacLaBiche

NORMANDEAU RECREATION Debbie Burdek | 780-623-2649 PLAMONDON FESTIVAL CENTRE 780-798-3478 pdcdsplamondon@gmail.com

Lakeland Archers

CRAIGEND Lucille Happner | 780-623-7832 craigendras@gmail.com

Lac La Biche & District Curling Club

RICH LAKE REC & AG ASSOCIATION 1967rlras@gmail.com

Phone: 780-689-8488 Email: acal@mcsnet.ca Facebook: Lakeland Archers

Email: Laclabichecurlingclub@gmail.com Website: www.laclabichecurlingclub.com Facebook: LacLaBicheCurlingClub

Lac La Biche Gymnastics Society Email: llbgymnastics@hotmail.com Phone: 780-307-5459 Facebook: LacLaBicheGymnasticsSociety

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You can add your community group or event to the next Community Activity Guide (September - March) by contacting 780-623-6357 before July 1.

LAC LA BICHE AG SOCIETY Hall | 780-623-7888 Marianne | 780-404-7227


Community

April 5 - 7

April 13

June 2 - 8

LAC LA BICHE CURLING BONSPIEL. Cash prizes and guaranteed 3 games. Contact Brenda at 780-689-8135 or laclabichecurlingclub@gmail.com to register your team.

EASTER EGG HUNT at Light of Christ School (weather-permitting if not inside) from 1 pm to 4 pm (organized by Community Learning).

ENVIRONMENT WEEK. The week begins with a Launch Party on Sunday, June 2 from 11 am to 3 pm at McArthur Park, and ends with a Household Hazardous Waste RoundUp and Community Shred-It Event on Saturday, June 8 from 10 am to 2 pm. Visit laclabichecounty.com for more event details closer to the date.

April 8 DEVON COMMUNITY SAFETY NIGHT at Light of Christ School from 5 pm to 8 pm (organized by the Lac La Biche Safety Awareness Society).

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May 25 ROAD TO HOPE FUN RUN & BOTTLE DRIVE atSir Winston Churchill Provincial Park. Visit roadtohope.ca or call Alice at 780-623-7686 for details.w

June 2 NATIONAL HEALTH & FITNESS DAY at McArthur Park from 10 am to 1 pm. Enjoy fitness and wellness activities for all ages. Stay tuned for more information.

visit the community calendar on laclabichecounty.com or pick up the latest version of our Visitor Guide.

July 11 -14 POW WOW DAYS. See ad on next page.

August 23 - 25 HYLO HARVEST DAYS at Hylo Grounds: Friday & Saturday from 12 to 8 pm, Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm (organized by the Hylo/Venice Recreation and Agricultural Society). LITTLE DIVIDE MUSIC FESTIVAL at the Plamondon Festival Centre on Friday from 8 pm to 3 am, Saturday from 10 am to 3 am, and Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm (organized by the Lac La Biche Lions Club). BOREAL BIKER RALLY at Plamondon Festival Centre on Friday from 8 pm to 3 am, Saturday from 9 am to 3 am, and Sunday from 10am to 3pm (organized by the Lac La Biche Lions Club).

Photo: Lac La Biche Post

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LAC LA BICHE POW WOW & FISH DERBY ASSOCIATION PRESENTS:

RCMP Musical Ride

Tuesday, August 13 • First show: 4 pm • Second show: 8 pm • Bold Center Performance Arena

More details coming soon! Contact Lavon at 780-623-8636 or Brian at 780-520-3777 for more information.

July 12 -14, 2019 July 11-14, 2019

Lac La Biche Pow Wow Days

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Presents

Feat

Lord Strathcona’s Horse Regiment Friday, July 12

s all your Favourite PluPow Wow Days events

Cultural Displays • Parade Citizen of the Year • Midway Triathlon Community Fish Fry • Music Traditional & Cultural Dancers

Children’s Activities & More!

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Pow Wow Fish Derby


Book your tournament or corporate event today!

LAC LA BICHE

GOLF CLUB • • • • • •

Yearly memberships, mini passes and corporate passes available CPGA golf lessons available Driving range Specializing in corporate clothing and accessory orders Fully stocked pro shop Fully licenced restaurant with patio (The Pelican Grill) open daily to the public

NGCOA – Take a Kid to the Course Program With every paid adult green fee, one child (17 yrs & under) can play for free all July.

www.GolfLacLaBiche.com Phone: 780-623-4288 • Fax 780-623-3513 • Site 631 Comp 44 RR1, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C1


The world is coming to our doorstep September 2 to 7, 2019. Competitors from all around the globe are aiming at the Lac La Biche Region and bringing their skills to the World Archery 3D Championships. Join us for six days of worldclass archery in one of Alberta’s most unique and scenic locales. For information about how you can volunteer, the event itinerary, and more, visit 2019worldarchery3Dchampionships.ca.

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2019 Spring/Summer Community Activity Guide  

The 2019 Spring/Summer Community Activity Guide covers upcoming fitness classes, camps, and workshops at the Bold Center and Portage Pool.

2019 Spring/Summer Community Activity Guide  

The 2019 Spring/Summer Community Activity Guide covers upcoming fitness classes, camps, and workshops at the Bold Center and Portage Pool.