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Rimbey & District

Directory of Community Services Guide to Schools, Churches, Community Organizations & Clubs

2012

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The information in this guide was gathered in the Fall of 2011. To notify us of any errors or omissions, please let us know and we will update the information as soon as possible. Call: 403 843-3151 Fax: 403 843-4267

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Acknowledgements This edition of the Community Directory has been compiled by Rimbey Recreation Services with the participation and cooperation of the Clubs and Organizations listed within. We produce this directory to assist our Community in becoming aware of the vast array of social resources available. It will also introduce newcomers to the wealth of organizations and groups active in Rimbey and surrounding areas. If you would like your organization listed in the Directory, please feel free to contact Recreation Services and we will be glad to include you in the next edition.

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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS ALL EMERGENCIES R.C.M.P. (Administration) (Dispatch - 24 Hours) Ambulance (Office) Fire Department (Office) Hospital Poison Control Town Office Public Works Rimbey Recreation Services Arena/Pool Pas-Ka-Poo Park Library

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911 843-2224 843-2223 843-2998 843-2404 843-2271 1-800-332-1414 843-2113 843-2725 843-3151 843-2000 843-2004 843-2841


QUICK REFERENCE NUMBERS Alberta Rite Line 310-0000 (Toll free call to Alberta Government Services) Alberta One Call (call before you dig) 1-800-242-3447 AADAC 340-5274 (Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission) Alcoholics Anonymous

843-3662

Aids & Sexually Transmitted Diseases 1-800-772-2437 Central Alberta Women‟s Emergency Shelter 346-5643 Central Alberta Sexual Assault Centre Child Abuse Hotline

340-1120 1-800-384-5437

Children‟s Services Centre

340-2606

Community Family Liaison Program  Bluffton School  Rimbey Elementary

843-6528 843-3751

Community Liaison Group

843-4304

Crisis Management Help Line

1-800-779-5057

Neighbourhood Place (Rimbey)

843-4304

Rimbey Community Health Centre

843-2288

Family and Community Support Services

843-2030

Rimbey R.C.M.P. Victim Services

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Community Schools Bluffton School & Kindergarten 843-6528 Box 1, Site 2, R.R. #1 Bluffton, AB. T0C 0M0 Nolan Krauss - Principal Dan Walker - Assistant Principal Grades K to 9

Rimbey Christian School & Fingerprints Playschool 843-4790 Box 90 Rimbey, AB. T0C 2J0 Edith Dening - Principal Grades E.C.S. to 12 Playschool ages 3 to 5 years old

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Rimbey Elementary School 843-3751 Box 710 Rimbey, AB. T0C 2J0 Jodi Bramfield - Principal Kathleen Terry - Associate Principal Rimbey Elementary offers instruction in all core subjects. In addition, music, band, art, physical education, computers and health are offered at all grade levels, K - 6. Rimbey Elementary also offers specialized programs in the following areas: Special Education, Early Intervention Reading Program, Learning Assistance Program, Academic Challenge Program, Human Sexuality Education, Computer Education. Support programs available to Rimbey Elementary School students include a Family School Liaison Worker, Community Health Nurse, Speech and Language Pathologist services from DTHR.

Rimbey Junior/Senior High School 843-3761 Box 620 Rimbey, AB. T0C 2J0 Tim Lekas - Principal Chris Oram - Assistant Principal Jr. High & Guidance Counselor Bill Bramfield - Assistant Principal Sr. High

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Rimbey Nursery School Located on the south side of the Rimbey Community Centre Box 778 Rimbey 843-2813 Contact: Lynne Ings or Donna Regnier Rimbey Nursery School offers play based programs for children 3 - 5 years old. Lots of fun, learning, sharing and caring. Children may attend 1 or 2 days per week.

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West Country Outreach School Box 375 Rimbey 843-4447 wco@wolfcreek.ab.ca Alva Holliday - Principal West Country Outreach School purpose is to motivate and support young people in meaningful and effective social and learning situations. The focus of the program is to provide and promise students with a successful schooling experience in a nontraditional setting. Here, they will work on social skills, living skills, work related skills and high school credit courses.

Wolf Creek School Division No. 72 Superintendent of Schools: Dr. Larry Jacobs Central Office 403 783-3473 6000 Highway 2A Ponoka, AB. T4J 1P6 info@wolfcreek.ab.ca “Creating Powerful Learning Environments�

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Churches & Religious Groups Anglican Church Of The Epiphany 843-2597 Service and Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. (11 a.m. every 4th Sunday)

Catholic Parish of St. Margaret 843-2126 Father Gabriel Udeh Rimbey: Sunday 9:00 a.m. Last Sunday of every month at 11:00 a.m.

Catholic Women’s League Jean Schell 843-6777 Betty Evernden 843-6516 We are a charitable organization involved in St. Margaretâ€&#x;s Parish. We are involved in some events within the community and contribute to various charities. We hold bake sales, a stew supper and a Parish supper in the fall. We also participate in World Day of Prayer. Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of each month

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Christian Reformed Church 843-2585 5506 - 51 Ave. Pastor Bill Nieuwenhuis Services: 10:00 a.m.

Church of the Nazarene 843-2029 843-3306 Fax 5214 - 51 St. Pastor Dave MacMillan Worship: 11:00 a.m.

Evangelical Missionary Church 843-6461 1/2 mile East of Hoadley on Highway #661 Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Worship: 11:00 a.m.

Rimbey Alliance Church 843-3727 4620 - 54 Ave. Pastor Bernd Rist Our vision as a church: “Striving to be a Christ centered family, growing in our love for God and others� Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

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Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall 843-3273 Sunday Service: 10:00 a.m. Tues. 7:00 p.m., Thurs. 8:00 p.m. & Sat. 9:00 a.m.

Knights of Columbus Contact Bruce Tona 843-6330 A fraternity of Catholic men operating within the Catholic church. The group helps with Parish Council, donates Christmas hampers and provides services wherever they are needed in the community.

Rimbey New Life Fellowship 843-3336 5038 - 49 Ave. Pastor Reg Darnell (res.) 782-2694 Praise and worship 10:30 a.m. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study 7:00 p.m.

Rimbey United Church 843-2458 843-2990 Fax Reverend Deborah A. Laing Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m.

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Rimbey Seventh-Day Adventist Church 782-0246 Welcomes you Saturdays Sabbath School 9:45 a.m. Worship: 11:00 a.m.

Zion Lutheran Church 843-2767 Pastor Al Lewis 843-2240 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m.

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Community Halls & Associations Beatty House Florence Stemo 843-3443 Annette Boorman 843-3115 The Beatty House is one of Rimbey's oldest houses and is designated as a Registered Historic Resource. The House is available for small gatherings and the public is welcome to use the grounds as a park.

Blindman River Community Hall Society Irene Steeves 843-6257 Mary Sarnecki 843-4134 The Society Events include a variety of suppers throughout the year. Please watch for posters around town for times and dates. The Society also holds a dart evening every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Please come and join us! All revenue goes towards hall renovations, repairs, operational supplies and utilities. Donations are made to the Bluffton grade 9 Grad, Stars Air Ambulance and projects in and around Rimbey. The Society also has a cookbook for sale with contributions from the ladies in and around the community.

Blindman River Ladies Club Irene Steeves 843-6257 Mary Sarnecki 843-4134 The Ladies Club first recorded meeting was March 21, 1936 at the Blindman River School. The Blindman River Hall is the original Blindman River School built in 1926. The Club hosts showers, an annual community picnic and potluck Christmas concert (with a surprise visit from Santa). They host an Easter Bake Sale, an old fashion Christmas Bingo and have a table at the Community Bazaar.

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The revenue goes towards kitchen supplies, fruit baskets, the community picnic and the Christmas Concert. The Ladies also donate to Operation Christmas Child. (Samaritan Purse)

Bluffton Community Society 843-6541 We hold a Pancake supper in April, Fall supper in November, weekly disking from November to March and cribbage night is every 1st, Wednesday of the month. Chinook Country Club Vi Christianson 843-2072 Linda Hatala 843-6382 The Club provides services to club members, layettes to the Rimbey and District Health Care Centre and some financial support to community projects.

Forshee Community Hall Society Alexis Skeels 403-748-2225 Bentley, AB. The Society is responsible for rental, maintenance and administration of the Hall. Old Time Family Dances are held several times a year.

Hoadley Community Association Veronica Portiek 843-6088 Dave Buckler 843-3664 The Association maintains the Hall. Revenue is created through Hall rentals, dances and bingoâ€&#x;s. Ball diamonds and playgrounds

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Hoadley Happy Gang Kay Green 843-6952 Veronica Portiek 843-6088 The Hoadley Happy Gang is a non-profit ladies club serving the community of Hoadley. We meet once a month to discuss upcoming activities. Our ladies club caters to various functions such as weddings, funerals, anniversaries, graduations, etc. We also hold wedding showers for brides and grooms to be. Our large fundraiser is our Fall Supper and Quilt raffle. Funds raised by our club go to the upkeep of our Hall and back into our community. We give fruit baskets to those in the hospital, support school scholarships, 4-H, the Hoadley cemetery, Hoadley Church Vacation Bible School, Bingo at the Manor plus much more.

Homeglen Community Society Kathy Krause 843-2602 The Society is responsible for maintaining and upgrading Homeglen Hall, surrounding grounds and organizing seasonal social activities. The Hall is available for rent for various functions and the grounds may be used for camping for reunions etc.

Iola Community Association Bluffton Arnold Matson 843-6178 Melodie Schwieger 843-0076

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Last West Community Hall Association Brenda Dial 843-6932 The Association is responsible for maintaining and upgrading the Hall and grounds. The group puts on fundraisers, Old Time Dances, Cabarets, Easter and Christmas Craft and Bake Sales, Fathers Day Pancake Breakfast, and a Fall Supper. The Association also rents the Hall for all occasions. Hall rental is free for community showers and funerals.

Lavesta Community Centre Dianne Kenzle 843-6334 The group is responsible for maintenance of the building and grounds, rental of the facility, help with community entertainment and functions.

Leedale Community Centre Dallas Mannix 843-3353 The Hall is available to rent for various functions. The group hosts a number of functions throughout the year including a Strawberry Tea, June picnic and Drive-in movies.

Leedale Ladies Community Club Norma Wood 843-6886 The Leedale Ladies is a social club for women living in the leedale area and caters for family reunions, weddings and funerals. In addition, they hold a Fall Supper, Strawberry Tea and many other events which are open to the public. This is a non-profit organization and monies raised go to the maintenance of Leedale hall.

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Liberty Hall Society Gabriella Hopper 843-6967 Gail Duhoux 843-4386 The Society maintains the facility for the purpose of showers, weddings, family reunions, dances, funerals, pub nights, cabarets, singsongs and other community activities. We also host the Springdale Players Dinner Theatre.

Springdale Ladies Club Joey Jensen 843-2735 The club hosts showers, caters to weddings and other events at Liberty Hall. They organize a Christmas potluck supper and childrenâ€&#x;s program and host a birthday party at the Auxiliary Hospital. Donations are given to Christmas presents for Seniors, food to the Food Bank, and money donated to various charities.

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Sports, Recreation & Culture Art Club Sharon Johnston 843-3197 Dawn Nawrot 843-2773 The Rimbey Art Club has been active in our community for the past 40 years. Our mandate is to promote and encourage the enjoyment of the visual arts for both artists and members of the community. We have a studio located on the southwest side of the Community Centre. We hold our meeting every second month starting in November and an Annual General Meeting in October. The club organizes a selection of workshops each year with a range of accomplished instructors. The club also opens three times a week for artists to have studio time for work. An annual Art Show is organized for the spring, with Rimbey Jr./Sr. High School students invited to show their work. If you are interested in joining, please contact the numbers listed above. We‟d be pleased to have your company.

Blindman Valley Ski Club - Family cross-country ski club Lorie Armstrong 843-2824 Chester Emery 843-3595

Blindman Valley Gun Club Lawrence Wright 843-4331 The club organizes and participates in „fun shoots‟ for the members and the public periodically. They are affiliated with the Alberta Federation of Shooting Sports and hold at least one sanctioned shoot per year. Ours is a registered range, therefore, you must be a member or invited guest attend.

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Curling Club President Herman Wegmann

843-2737

Curling for men, ladies, mixed, seniors and juniors. We host various bonspiels throughout the year. Curling ice is available for rent by contacting the number listed above.

Girl Guides, Brownies & Sparks Rae Ann Keesar 843-6921

Gull Lake Golf Course Pro shop 843-3322 NW corner of Gull Lake on Hwy # 771 Nine hole executive par 3, grass greens. Club rental available. Tee off times must be booked.

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Medicine Lodge Ski Club 748-2025 Joanne Reaugh 843-3262 Donna Reiser 843-3690 The club prepares and maintains the ski hill during the winter months. The facility offer downhill skiing for beginner to advanced levels. Summer use includes rental of the clubhouse and concession for family reunions as well as equestrian events such as poker rallies and endurance races. Rental of snowboards and skis are available on the ski hill.

Minor Ball Association - Bluffton/Rimbey President Dean Cameron 843-2423 Tara Lunzmann 843-3565 We hope to promote lifelong sportsmanship, skills, fun and fair play to all youth.

Minor Hockey Association President Lane Moore 843-2050 Registrar Pam Elliot - 843-4303 We organize and offer competitive and non-competitive hockey programs for boys and girls ages 5 - 18 years.

Model Airplane Flyer’s Group Gunter Behrens 843-2632 Anyone interested in flying their model airplanes may contact the number above for information.

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Rimbey Boxing Club Walter Pritchard - Coach 403-844-3156 Darrell Carruthers - Manager 403-843-7372 For youth 12+ (adults are welcome too) Fitness, fun and friendship. Come join us in the Upper Auditorium of the Community Centre Tuesdays and Thursday evenings.

Town of Rimbey Fitness Centre Located in the Rimbey Community Centre 843-3151 for information The Fitness Centre is operated by Recreation Services. There is a wide variety of exercise equipment in the centre including: treadmills, a stair-climber, universal gym, elliptical, free weights and more. We also have a regulation size squash court and two racquetball/wallyball courts. Change rooms with showers and lockers are on site. Memberships can be purchased at the Recreation Office - and we do accept drop inâ€&#x;s. There is also a cardlock system available to members that provides 24 hour access so you can work out at your convenience. For more information please call Recreation Services 403-8433151.

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Rimbey Gymnastics Club Brenda Krossa 403-748-3873 The Club runs on Tuesday & Thursday evenings (after school to 8:00 p.m.) at the Rimbey Elementary School and accepts ages 4 and up into our Preschool to Competitive/Precompetitive programs.

Rimbey Minor Soccer Association President: Brad Dean 403-843-6533 Registrations: Diana Pearman 403-843-6749 We offer soccer for children between the ages of 4 - 18 in a competitive and non-competitive environment. The Lions Soccer Park which opened in 2002 is a great new asset with ample parking and a wonderful playground for all to enjoy. Registration and the Annual General Meeting are held in February of each year. Coaches and volunteers are always needed!

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Seniors Drop in Centre Drop in Centre 843-2012 Lorraine Jarl 843-2513 A meeting place for Seniors. Anyone 55+ are most welcome to drop in. We hold a variety of events throughout the year.

Slo-pitch Association Contact: Ryan Heilemann 843-4835 The group schedules a major tournament during the season, as well as promoting minor ball tournaments. Fundraising includes raffles, cabarets and occasionally serving at the rodeo beer gardens. The group owns and operates the slo-pitch park.

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Town of Rimbey Recreation Services Phone 843-3151 Fax 843-4267 Box 350 Rimbey T0C 2J0 recreation@rimbey.com Recreation Director: Rick Kreklewich Administration/Facility Booking: Tanya Mercredi Rimbey Recreation Services manages community owned facilities including the Community Centre, Swimming Pool, Arena, Nesting Place RV Park and playgrounds. We offer a variety of programs and entertainment encompassing cultural activities, recreation, workshops and clinics for all ages and interests. The Rimbey Community Centre is a modern full service facility with small, medium and large rooms to suit your event. Our 5400 sq. foot auditorium includes a full size stage, Bogen and Yamaha sound systems and a Strand lighting system. Equipment such as LCD projectors, TV/DVD and much more are available for use when renting the facility. Our wonderful in-house catering service, Especially For You Catering, is ready to assist you with your catering needs - big or small. The Rimbey Community Centre is an ideal location for workshops, seminars, performing arts, weddings, banquets and fundraisers. Please call for information.

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Music and Entertainment Music Teachers Association Joan Stuetheit 843-6821 Grace Bennik 843-6489 The purpose of the association is to provide musical instruction and to promote the enjoyment and understanding of music. The association also presents a joint piano recital in late May or early June.

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Clubs and Services Agricultural Society - Rimbey President Will Makinaw Grounds/Rentals: Deanna Brown 843-2929 The Society maintains the agricultural grounds and promotes agricultural events in the community. The Agriplex has a 60‟ x 220‟ sand-based arena, 20‟ x 60‟ wash rack and a 20‟ x 30‟ food service area. Annual events include the Bull Review and Ag. Week Entertainment night. For rental bookings please contact the numbers above.

Alberta Agriculture, Food & Rural Development (AFRD) Toll-free: Ag. Info centre 1-866-882-7677 Phone: 780 427-7311/ Gov‟t Rite line toll-free dial 310-0000 www1.agric.gov.ab.ca AFRD has three key responsibilities: Industry growth - facilitate new diversified product development Rural sustainability - Maintain/improve Alberta‟s air, water and soil for the well-being of current and future generations through essential policy, legislation, information and services. Safety Nets - Provides safety net funding to allow farmers the opportunity to adopt the most economically viable management practices for their area. To support it‟s mandate of industry growth, AFRD has a number of programs devoted to supporting new and established agriculture businesses. Many of these programs are geared towards helping new and established agrifood companies.

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Amnesty International Bonnie Emery 843-3595 Amnesty International is a worldwide human rights movement which works impartially for the release of “Prisoners of Conscience�. The group takes part in The Day of Presence in April, holds a Tea in May and has a booth at the Christmas Farmers Market for Human Rights Day in December, to draw attention to human rights violations around the world.

Blindman Handi-Van Society 843-7733 Transportation for local and out of town seniors and/or disabled persons to various appointments and places around town, as well as taking them to the Red Deer Hospital or wherever there is a need to go. Please call for an appointment.

Blindman Youth Action Society (BYAS) Contact: 843-4304 The Blindman Youth Action Society had dedicated their fundraising for the building and management of the Youth Centre in Rimbey.

Bluffton 4H Beef Club Jean Steeves 843-3493 The program is designed to teach children how to raise market lambs and beef from calf to finish, dealing with economics and feeding principles. Community services such as highway clean-up and public speaking are also an integral part of the club with a strong emphasis on fun

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Community Liaison Group 843-4304 Box 980 Rimbey T0C 2J0 rimbeynp@telus.net Representatives from community groups and agencies meet every other month to inform each other of current issues and new initiatives. The group welcomes new members and would like to hear from you and any agencies/groups you represent.

County of Ponoka Literacy Society 783-5211 We are dedicated to promoting literacy within the county (including Rimbey). We provide trained volunteers to work individually with adults who wish to improve their reading, writing and numerical skills. We also provide early literacy programs for families which include: Mother Goose, Story Sacks and Books for Babies.

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Early Intervention Program Children’s Services Centre 403 340-2606 4826 - 47th St. Red Deer. T4N 1R2 inquiries@rdcsc.ca Provides support to families who have an infant or preschool child with special needs. Complete assessments of the child‟s skills and abilities, and to work with families to develop plans for using community supports and for enhancing the child‟s development.

Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) & Rimbey Volunteer Centre Phone: 843-2030 Fax: 843-3270 Peggy Makofka - Director Home support and Personal Care Services, Meals on Wheels, Volunteer Visiting, Drivers, Income Tax Preparation, Palliative Care, Seniors Information and Referral, Life Line, Families First, Youth Activity Program, Parenting Support, Classes and Resource Library, Collective Kitchen, Food Bank and Tools for School. Information and referral to community programs and addressing needs as identified.

Farmers Market - Rimbey Gail Rondeel - 843-6864 The Farmers Market is a gathering of local and district community members who have items to sell that they have either made or grown. Weekly markets begin on the Saturday of Mothers Day weekend in May and go until the 2nd Saturday in September from 10 AM to noon in the Rimbey Ag. Centre. Merchants Day is featured as well as the Christmas Farmers Market. Please call ahead to book a table.

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Gull Lake North Citizens On Patrol Association Contact Rimbey R.C.M.P. 843-2224 We work under the direction of, and in conjunction with the Rimbey R.C.M.P. Detachment

Helping Hands Call: 843-2155 To assist those in need with clothing, household items and furniture. Every Tuesday 10 AM to 2 PM. We welcome new and used clothing, and miscellaneous household items, furniture and appliances.

Horticulture Society - Rimbey and District Gail Hood 843-2539 The Society hosts the Horticultural Show and promotes horticulture by monthly meetings and annual workshops.

Kinsmen Club of Rimbey Phil Swanson 843-3103 Steve Schrader 843-3166 The Kinsmen Club is a service organization for men between the ages of 21 - 45. The group provides fellowship for its members and service to the community through various activities and projects such as the Drag Races, Demolition Derby and Community Calendar. Funds from hockey and football drafts and pools go to local and community events.

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Kitchener Lodge # 95 A.F. & A.M. Allan Tarleton Master of the Lodge: 843-4515 Herb Keith Secretary of the Lodge: 843-2384 Freemasonry is for men of good character and is open to men of all races and religions. We sponsor a Higher Education Bursary Fund that assists students with limited means.

Ladies Auxiliary to the Rimbey Health Care Centre Roberta Tarleton: 843-4515 We raise funds to provide comfort and service to patients of Acute Care and Long Term Care at Rimbey Hospital and to establish good public relations by contract to the David Thompson Regional Health Authority administration, staff and the public.

Ladies Auxiliary to the Canadian Legion #36 Joyce Eggleston 843-6650 Vi Christianson 843-2072 The Auxiliary assists the Legion Branch #36 with Remembrance Day functions, Bingos and related Legion activities. Locally, we provide and annual monetary award at the High School Graduation and assist in the bursary program for post secondary studies at the provincial level. The Provincial Legion Hospital Fund is also supported. Entertainment is provided at the L.T.C. Facility annually.

Rimbey & District Annual Reunion Gladys Johnson 843-6893 Viola Schneider 843-6737 Open to residents and former residents of Rimbey and area who have an interest in their local heritage. An annual meeting followed by lunch, a short program and LOTS of reminiscing is held on the last Monday in June.

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Parent Link Centre (Rimbey) www.parentlinkalberta.ca 843-2030 (FCSS) Trish Matthews Helping you with your most challenging role...being a parent.

Ponoka/Rimbey Adult Learning Council 843-3201 The Adult Learning Council is a non-profit organization operating within Ponoka, Rimbey and surrounding area. The goal of the Council is to mobilize resources to offer coordinated comprehensive and meaningful courses to adults in the community. The Council is comprised of interested individuals who have joined together representing provincial and local government, educational institutions, community associations and the general public.

Recycle Depot - Rimbey & District Project ‘84 Ray Durand 843-2155 The depot accepts newsprint, office type paper and envelopes, all magazines and glossy paper as well as clear and clean glass jars and bottles (no coloured glass please). There is also a milk container collector located outside the building for clean cardboard and plastic containers. This project is jointly operated by the Town of Rimbey and the Rimbey Lions Club. Volunteers who wish to participate in paper sorting are welcome. Each year 160 - 170 tonnes of material and 10 - 12 tonnes of glass are saved from landfills by recycling. Please help us make a difference.

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Rimbey & District Crime Watch Association Rimbey RCMP office 843-2224 The Rimbey & District Crime Watch members all display signs on their property, and enjoy the motto: „people helping peopleâ€&#x; and are the eyes and ears of the community.

Associated Ambulance Service Phone: 843-2998 PLEASE CALL 911 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES Associated Ambulance Service provides ambulance transports in the Rimbey area.

Rimbey Exhibition Association Randy Rangen: Cell # 304-1424 This organization takes the initiative of coordinating the Rimbey Rodeo, as well as maintaining and upgrading the rodeo grounds. The association supports the Foothills Cowboys and High School Rodeo Associations and donates some proceeds to groups within the community.

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Rimbey Fish and Game Association Daryl Hunt Phone: 843-6564 Fax: 843-3898 Gary Schorlmer 748-2201 Our Project: Open Creek Dam Recreation Area. Camping and fishing open May to end of September. Reservations available by calling 843-6931. Our Mandate: Conservation of wildlife and to protect and enhance habitat.

Rimbey Historical Society 843-2004 843-2114 This non-profit society upgrades and maintains the beautiful PasKa-Poo Park and museums, offering to residents and visitors alike, the opportunity to get a glimpse of our areas heritage. The Centennial Pavilion, complete with a concession, is rented for various functions. Please call the numbers above for more information.

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Rimbey Lions Club Located in the Rimbey Community Centre President Lavern Oberhammer 843-4445 Email: ofc-ltd@telusplanet.net The Lions Club is the worldâ€&#x;s largest service club organization whose main purpose is to serve the needs that challenge their communities. Lions tackle tough problems like blindness, drug abuse prevention and diabetes awareness. Lions also collect and recycle eyeglasses for distribution in developing countries. Lions members - men and women - provide immediate and sustained relief in time of disaster and offer long-term assistance to those in need. Lions are community leaders who strive to better their community. They try to improve the quality of life by assisting groups and organizations in need, and help their local communities by building parks and playgrounds, supporting hospitals and many other programs. The Rimbey Lions actively volunteer at many local projects and club activities such as the Rodeo booth and mobile concession, Project 84 Recycle, Bingos, Casinos, Golf Tournament, Fish Derby, Pancake Day, Skateboard Park, Blood Donor Clinics, Walking Trail, Lions Quest, Project Pride and many more. For 85 years, whenever there is a need at home or around the world, Lions members are there to help. We serve.

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Rimbey Municipal Library Phone and Fax: 843-2841 Librarian: Jean Keetch Public Library services; books, audio tapes, magazines, childrenâ€&#x;s programming, public events, free computer/internet access. Yearly borrower cards are available for individuals or families.

Rimbey Neighbourhood Place Leanne Evans: 843-4304 rimbeynp@telusplanet.net We provide support and direction for families who are unsure of where to turn. We strive to ensure that communitiesâ€&#x; social well being is improved through specific actions and measurable results. Neighbourhood Place hosts many visiting and local agencies as well as groups and societies.

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Rimbey Silver Spurs Light Horse 4H Club Guy Beaulieu 843-3413 Silver Spurs hosts monthly meetings as well as monthly riding clinics. The club promotes community awareness by participating in various activities within and out of the community. Such activities include, but are not limited to: assisting physically challenged children to learn to ride, hospital visits and craft making (i.e. gingerbread house making at the hospital).

Royal Canadian Legion Rimbey Branch #36 5109 - 50 St. 843-2464 Eric Hornsey 843-2567 Barbara Patey 843-2844 The Legion is dedicated to assist Veterans and spouses when circumstances of health or finances exceed their ability to cope. We host the November 11th Remembrance Day Service, participate in the annual parade and Canada Day celebrations.

Sleigh, Wagon and Saddle Club Jim Kinniburgh 843-3774 We have our Sleigh and Cutter Parade annually on Family Day at the Rimbey Agriculture Grounds and is open to everyone - sleighs and cutters only. We have poker rallies, campouts, attend parades, give wagon and sleigh rides for many organizations.

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Other Recreation Facilities

Ball Diamonds 4 diamonds located on the south side of town next to the soccer field and Nesting Place RV Park. Ice Rinks Rimbey arena is located in the Rimbey Community Centre. Outdoor rinks are also located at the Elementary and Christian Schools as well as Bluffton School. Skateboard Park Located beside Rimbey Neighbourhood Place on 49th St. Rimbey Swimming Pool An outdoor pool is located just east of the High School. Tennis Courts 3 courts located adjacent to the Rimbey Swimming Pool Bowling Alley Strikerâ€&#x;s Alley. 6 lanes. Downtown 5024-50 Ave. Riding Stables Country Acre Stables. Riding lessons available, day camps and trail rides. Less than 10 minutes from town. Soccer Field Soccer pitches are located north of the Ball Diamonds. Rimbey Minor Soccer operates and maintains the pitches.

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Table of Contents Agricultural Society ..................................................................... 27 Alberta Ag., Food & Rural Development ............................... 27 Amnesty International ................................................................ 28 Anglican Church of the Epiphany ............................................ 10 Art Club ........................................................................................ 19 Beatty House ................................................................................ 14 Blindman Handi-Van Society .................................................... 28 Blindman River Community Hall Society ............................... 14 Blindman River Ladies Club ................................................. 14-15 Blindman Valley Gun Club ........................................................ 19 Blindman Valley Ski Club .......................................................... 19 Blindman Youth Action Society ............................................... 28 Bluffton 4H Beef Club ............................................................... 28 Bluffton Community Society ..................................................... 15 Bluffton School ............................................................................. 6 Boxing Club ................................................................................. 22 Catholic Parish of St. Margaret ................................................. 10 Catholic Women‟s League ......................................................... 10 Children‟s Services/Early Intervention Program ................... 30 Chinook Country Club ............................................................... 15 Christian Reformed Church ...................................................... 11 Church of God in Christ ............................................................ 11 Church of the Nazarene ............................................................. 11 Community Liaison Group........................................................ 29 County of Ponoka Literacy Society .......................................... 29 Crime Watch Association .......................................................... 34 Curling Club ................................................................................. 20 Emergency Services .................................................................... 34 Extensions Dance Studio ........................................................... 20 Family and Community Support Services (FCSS)/ Rimbey Volunteer Centre .......................................................... 30 Farmers Market ........................................................................... 30 Forshee Community Hall Society ............................................. 15 Girl Guides, Brownies & Sparks ............................................... 20 Gull Lake Golf Course ............................................................... 20

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Helping Hands ............................................................................. 31 Historical Society ......................................................................... 35 Hoadley Community Association ............................................. 15 Hoadley Evangelical Missionary Church ................................. 11 Hoadley Happy Gang ................................................................. 16 Homeglen Community Society ................................................. 16 Horticulture Society .................................................................... 31 Important Phone Numbers ......................................................... 4 Iola Community Association ..................................................... 16 Jehovahâ€&#x;s Witness Kingdom Hall ............................................. 12 Kinsmen Club .............................................................................. 31 Kitchener Lodge .......................................................................... 32 Knights of Columbus ................................................................. 12 Ladies Auxiliary to Canadian Legion ........................................ 32 Ladies Auxiliary to Rimbey Health Care Centre ..................... 32 Last West Community Hall Association .................................. 17 Lavesta Community Centre ....................................................... 17 Leedale Community Centre ....................................................... 17 Leedale Ladies Community Club .............................................. 17 Legion # 36 .................................................................................. 38 Liberty Hall Society ..................................................................... 18 Library ........................................................................................... 37 Lions Club .................................................................................... 36 Masons (Kitchener Lodge) ........................................................ 32 Medicine Lodge Ski Club ........................................................... 21 Minor Ball Association ............................................................... 21 Minor Hockey Association ........................................................ 21 Model Airplane Flyerâ€&#x;s Group .................................................. 21 Music Teachers Association ...................................................... 26 Rimbey & District Annual Reunion ......................................... 32 Other Recreation Facilities ........................................................ 39 Parent Link Centre ...................................................................... 33 Ponoka/Rimbey Adult Learning Council................................ 33 Quick Reference Numbers .......................................................... 5 Recycle Depot .............................................................................. 33

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Rimbey & District Crime Watch Association ......................... 34 Rimbey Alliance Church ............................................................ 11 Rimbey Christian School .............................................................. 6 Rimbey Elementary School ......................................................... 7 Rimbey Exhibition Association ................................................ 34 Rimbey Fish & Game Association ........................................... 35 Rimbey Fitness Centre ............................................................... 22 Rimbey Golf Course ................................................................... 22 Rimbey Gymnastics Club........................................................... 23 Rimbey Historical Society .......................................................... 35 Rimbey Jr/Sr. High School .......................................................... 7 Rimbey Lions Club ..................................................................... 36 Rimbey Minor Soccer Association ........................................... 23 Rimbey Municipal Library.......................................................... 37 Rimbey Neighbourhood Place .................................................. 37 Rimbey New Life Fellowship .................................................... 12 Rimbey Nursery School ............................................................... 9 Rimbey United Church............................................................... 12 Rimbey Volunteer Centre/FCSS…….…………………….30 Royal Canadian Legion ............................................................... 38 Seniors Drop-in Centre .............................................................. 24 Seventh Day Adventist Church................................................. 13 Silver Spurs Light Horse 4H Club ............................................ 38 Sleigh, Wagon and Saddle Club................................................. 38 Slo-pitch Association .................................................................. 24 Springdale Ladies Club ............................................................... 18 Town of Rimbey Recreation Services ...................................... 25 West Country Outreach School .................................................. 9 Wolf Creek School Division ........................................................ 9 Zion Lutheran Church ............................................................... 13

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