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GUIDE 2017 PROGRAMS & SERVICES I WINTER

View this Guide online at www.sylvanlake.ca


WELCOME

FACILITY INFORMATION The Recreation & Culture Department is now temporarily operating out of the former Town Office location, 4926 - 50 Avenue. For questions or concerns, please contact 403.887.2199.

WE’RE MOVING! The staff and operations of the Sylvan Lake Recreation & Culture Department are moving to the NexSource Centre in March, 2017! Watch for updates.

YOUR GUIDE TO WINTER 2017 ACTIVITIES CONTENTS A Message From the Mayor

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Family & Community Centre

Community

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4725 - 43 Street 403.887.1137 Facility Rental: 403.887.2199

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Closed all Statutory Holidays

Leader Field Tournament House 90 Lakeway Blvd. Facility Rental: 403.887.2199

Multi-Campus Facility 2 Falcon Ridge Drive Facility Rental: 403.887.2199

Stevenson Tournament House Four Seasons Park 4725 - 43 Street Facility Rental: 403.887.2199

Sylvan Lake Multiplex 4803 - 48 Street 403.887.4278

Sylvan Lake Municipal Library 4715 - 50 Avenue 403.887.2130 For Hours of Operation: http://sylvanlibrary.prl.ab.ca

2017 Municipal Budget Town of Sylvan Lake Utility Rates 2017 Utility Rate Information Environmental Services Snow and Ice Clearing Program Registration and Payment Information Facility Bookings Family Education Early Intervention Support Services Sylvan Lake Seniors Association Community Directory

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Safety

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Red Cross Safety Programs

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Recreation, Arts & Culture

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Child and Youth Arts & Culture Programs Adult Arts & Culture Programs Child and Youth Recreation Programs Adult Recreation Programs

FCSS

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47 47 49 51 55 58

FCSS Community Development Senior Services Sylvan Lake Volunteer Centre Lakeview Parent Link Programs FCSS Parent Support Programs Youth Services

Sylvan Lake Municipal Library

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Fall Programming

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WELCOME

A MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR Thank you for checking out the Town of Sylvan Lake’s Community Guide. Please take a moment to not only browse our wide array of public recreation and cultural programs, but keep yourself up-to-date and find out “what’s happening” at the Town. As an organization, we’re here to serve our residents, but it’s everyone’s responsibility to keep informed, and engaged! Council members are all deeply rooted in the community, and we strive to create an approachable and open atmosphere. If you see something you’d like to learn more about, or have input on, please contact us! Council and municipal staff would love to hear from you. Council: councilmembers@sylvanlake.ca Staff: reception@sylvanlake.ca The public is also encouraged to take advantage of the Town’s online concerns and feedback form, found under the “Contact Us” tab at sylvanlake.ca Sean McIntyre, Mayor, Town of Sylvan Lake

www.facebook.com/townofsylvanlake

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WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE TOWN OF SYLVAN LAKE 2017 MUNICIPAL BUDGET, AND THREE-YEAR BUDGET PLAN

Every year, around this time, the Town of Sylvan Lake staff and Council sit down and prepare the annual budget, as well as the three-year budget plan. Residents in 2017 will see a 0.2% tax rate increase, which is less than the anticipated 2.96% rate increase, previously projected. *The budget numbers that appear in this document were provided for print prior to final budget approval, and at the time of publication, may have been revised. Please refer to the Town’s Budget Page online for the adopted budget package. As with all three-year budget plans, some assumptions have to be made. Some budget assumptions and highlights include:

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• Projected annual growth down from

• Organizational costs have been cut

4.5% to 1.5% for the next three years. The Town’s population is anticipated to stay under 15,000. At 15,000 the Provincial subsidy, for RCMP services, to municipalities is reduced from 30% to 10%. At current Sylvan Lake RCMP member strength, this is an increase of $550,000. This figure is reflected in the Town’s budget plan.

• Completion of the NexSource Centre

means that facility revenue is revised upward to pre-closing levels; however, staffing and operating expenditures also increase.

• Projected assessment growth is

revised downward to $40 million from $60 million for 2017 and 2018. • Supplemental taxes, and

market values are also revised downwards. • 0.2% residential tax rate increase

for 2017, 2.3% increase for 2018, and 2.7% increase in 2019.

across all departments; previously identified wage increases associated with market adjustments, have also been decreased.

• New initiatives/operating projects

have been reduced or postponed, while the Capital Budget has been reduced by a net amount of $3.7 million in 2017. New initiatives not included in the 2017-2019 budget total over $1.6 million.

• The budget continues to address

recommendations from the 2014 Infrastructure Study, which include replacement of aging (namely underground) infrastructure.

• A number of economic development

initiatives are planned to enhance business development and attraction of new businesses to our community, which in turn minimizes negative impacts on our local economy.


COMMUNITY Win $100 credit towards your utility account.

UTILITY RATE INCREASES

We’ll email your utility bills to you. Sign up for Town of Sylvan Lake utility e-billing before January 31, 2017, and automatically enter to win one of four $100 credits towards your utility account. Please email ut@sylvanlake.ca with your name, address, and account number. You must be the registered owner of the property, and not previously signed up for e-billing to be eligible.

Brilliant all year.

TOWN OF SYLVAN LAKE UTILITY RATES Municipal infrastructure costs continue to grow. Aging infrastructure, new environmental standards for water and wastewater, and an increase in population, all take a toll. Sylvan Lake has a dire need for improvements to water and waste-water infrastructure, yet limited resources to make such improvements. We are not the only Central Alberta community in this situation – Canadian community even. We must continue to do what’s best for our community, and that includes access to quality water and waste-water services while ensuring environmental stewardship. Connecting to a regional water service, like that of the Red Deer Regional Water

System, is identified as Sylvan Lake’s long-term solution for sustainable access to water, and wastewater services; however, connecting to such a water treatment system is costly. The Sylvan Lake Regional Water Commission was formed in 2008 to advocate for regional water services for Sylvan Lake and area. The Commission includes the Town, the five summer villages, and both Red Deer and Lacombe Counties. To date, the Sylvan Lake Regional Water Commission has made great progress with plans to connect the region to a regional service though no commitment to regional system funding has been received.

Water and sewer flat rates fund the replacement of aging infrastructure. The 2014 Infrastructure Study recommended a replacement program for water and sewer mains over the next 20 - 25 years, requiring an annual capital investment of $3.9 million. 2017 is the third year of a three-year flat rate increase to provide the $3.9 million in required funding.

Why is it important to replace aging infrastructure? Aging infrastructure costs money, in terms of costly repairs, wasted resources to supply and treat potable water, and to collect and treat rain or groundwater that gets into the sewer system. It causes unscheduled disruptions to businesses, residents and the public. In addition, when the Town becomes part of a regional water and sewer system, the Town will be paying significantly for water received and sewer sent to the treatment plant. Paying for treated water that leaks into the ground, or paying to treat rain and ground water that gets into the sewer system is an unnecessary cost. The sewer collection rate funds the annual operation of the Town’s wastewater collection and treatment system (the lagoons). Annual expenditures of $600,000 - $1 million are expected every year, until the Town ties into a regional wastewater system in order to treat wastewater to the quality requirements set out by the Federal and Provincial governments. A collection rate increase is necessary to fund these expenditures. For more information, visit www.sylvanlake.ca/project

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2017 UTILITY RATE INFORMATION What does the proposed increase mean for my utility bill? What does the proposed increase mean for my utility bill? A typical utility bill is calculated based on the national average water consumption of 20 m3 (20,000L) month. Thebillstatistical average water consumption in Sylvan Lakeconsumption is actually 17 per (20,000L) month, Aper typical utility is calculated based on the national average water of m3 20 m3 showing that Sylvan Lake residents already use less average17Canadian! per month. The statistical average water consumption in water Sylvanthan Lakethe is actually m3 per month, showing that Sylvan Lake residents already use less water than the average Canadian!

A typical 2016 Sylvan Lake utility bill Alooks typical like2016 this:Sylvan Lake utility bill looks like this: Water Flat Rate Charges: WaterFlat Consumption Charges: Water Rate Charges: SewerConsumption Flat Rate Charges: Water Charges: SewerFlat Collection Charges: Sewer Rate Charges: Total Monthly Billing: Sewer Collection Charges: Total Monthly Billing:

$27.91/month $16.00/month $27.91/month $19.33/month $16.00/month $13.00/month $19.33/month $76.24 $13.00/month $76.24

A typical 2017 Sylvan Lake utility bill Awill typical Sylvan Lake utility bill look 2017 like this: will look like this: Water Flat Rate Charges: WaterFlat Consumption Charges: Water Rate Charges: SewerConsumption Flat Rate Charges: Water Charges: SewerFlat Collection Charges: Sewer Rate Charges: Total Monthly Billing: Sewer Collection Charges: Total Monthly Billing:

$34.91/month $16.00/month $34.91/month $22.33/month $16.00/month $24.00/month $22.33/month $97.24 $24.00/month $97.24

Proposed monthly utility increase for an average property: Proposed monthly utility increase for an average property: 2017 2018 $21.00 2017

$15.00 2018 $21.00 $15.00 200 200 CURRENT* MONTHLY CHARGES IN OTHER COMMUNITIES, COMPARED TO SYLVAN LAKE

CURRENT* MONTHLY CHARGES IN OTHER COMMUNITIES, COMPARED TO SYLVAN LAKE 150 150 100 100

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What can I do to reduce my utility bill? What can I do to reduce my utility bill? Residents are advised to practice water conservation techniques, to reduce the amount of

water consumed and the amount water of wastewater produced. Since to thereduce water the consumption Residents are advised to practice conservation techniques, amount ofand sewerconsumed collection and ratesthe areamount based of upon the actualproduced. amount ofSince waterthe used by consumption the household, water wastewater water and residents can reduce theirbased bill byupon reducing water amount consumption. sewer collection rates are the actual of water used by the household, residents can reduce their bill by reducing water consumption.

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COMMUNITY What do the proposed rates fund? What do the proposed rates fund?

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Flat rate charges fund water and wastewater infrastructure replacement; consumption/collection charges fund Flat rate charges fund water and wastewater infrastructure replacement; fund water and wastewater operations and new infrastructure. The current consumption/collection rates would result in a charges utility funding water and while wastewater operations and new infrastructure. The current would result in a utility funding shortfall, the proposed rates provide the reserve with requiredrates funds by 2018. shortfall, while the proposed rates provide the reserve with required funds by 2018. $6,000,000 $6,000,000

UTILITY RESERVE TRANSFER COMPARISON UTILITY RESERVE TRANSFER COMPARISON

$5,000,000 $5,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000

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Required Infrastructure Renewal Funding Required Infrastructure Renewal Funding

Did you know? Did you know? • • In 1955, federal government owned 44%44% of public In 1955, federal government owned of public infrastructure. Today, provincial, territorial, and and infrastructure. Today, provincial, territorial, municipal governments ownown and and maintain roughly municipal governments maintain roughly 95% of Canada’s public infrastructure. 95% of Canada’s public infrastructure. (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives2013,2013, (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternativesandand Government of Canada 2013)2013) Government of Canada

• • Municipalities ownown 52%52% of public infrastructure, but but Municipalities of public infrastructure, collect justjust 8 cents of every tax dollar. collect 8 cents of every tax dollar. (Federation of Canadian Municipalities- 2006) (Federation of Canadian Municipalities- 2006)

Under our current taxation system, Federal and Under our current taxation system, Federal and Provincial governments collect more than 90% of all Provincial governments collect more than 90% of all taxes paid by Canadians (Federation of Canadian taxes paid by Canadians (Federation of Canadian Municipalities- 2012). Local governments are Municipalities- 2012). Local governments are increasingly dependent on property taxes, a funding dependent on property toolincreasingly that is the least responsive to growthtaxes, and a funding tool that is the least responsive to growth and impacts middle and low income people the hardest. impactsofmiddle and low income2012) people the hardest. (Federation Canadian Municipalities(Federation of Canadian Municipalities- 2012)

Municipalities are shouldering almost 50% of • infrastructure Municipalities arewhile shouldering almost 50%fiscal of costs, having the smallest infrastructure costs, while having the smallest fiscal capacity of all three levels of government. capacity of all of government. (Canadian Centre forthree Policylevels Alternatives, CCPA- 2013) (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, CCPA- 2013)

For more information and to view a reader-friendly adaptation of the plan, which features capital and operating spending highlights, and operational service levels, please check out www.sylvanlake.ca/government/budget. The 2017 Budget was approved on December 12, 2016.

*The budget numbers that appear in this document were provided for print prior to final budget approval, and at the time of publication, may have been revised. Please refer to the Town’s Budget Page online for the adopted budget package.

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COMMUNITY NEW! MUNICIPAL WEBSITE COMING SOON The 2015 Community Satisfaction Survey identified access to Recreational Programs, and Public Consultation/Municipal Processes as priorities for Administration to improve upon. Since then, the Sylvan Lake Recreation and Culture Department has made great strides in increasing programs, and improving access. We’ve introduced a new @SLRecAndCulture Facebook Page, which specifically highlights programs, and launched a new online municipal program directory and registration site, available at sylvanlake.ca Now, the Town of Sylvan Lake wants to improve access to information so Sylvan Lakers can easily identify opportunities to get involved, and be informed. A municipal website should be a key resource for residents, business owners/operators, and staff to access Town information; however, the current website is less than…adequate. Town staff have tracked the user-ship of the website, and since 2012, traffic has steadily increased, and its importance as a source of information has increased along with that traffic, but we can do much better! Launching early spring 2017, the new Sylvan Lake website will focus on accessibility; navigate with ease, and prioritize what information is important to you.

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Drop ‘N’ Swap

Waste Transfer Station

Drop ‘n’ Swap is a year-round service based at the Sylvan Lake Waste Transfer Facility, and is accessible during regular operating hours. Residents can leave or swap gently used items for free; thereby reducing the number of items destined for the landfill.

The Waste Transfer Station is located 1 km east of the roundabout on Highway 11 A & 0.5 km south on Range Road 12. We accept debit and credit only! No Cash.

We accept: Electronics, Unwanted Gifts, Furniture, Appliances, and More! We DO NOT accept: Children’s Items, Bedding/ Mattresses, and Unsafe Items.

Green Box Recycling Place recyclable items out for collection by 8:00 a.m. on your regular garbage collection day. We accept cardboard, glass, paper, plastic, and metal; materials may be combined. If you need a Green Box delivered, please contact Public Works at 403.887.2800. For more information on recyclable material throughout Central Alberta please visit: www.recyclinghotline.ca

Winter Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. exclusive of statutory holidays.

NEW: NO After-Hour Access Effective November 7, 2015, there is no after-hour access to the town’s Waste Transfer Station. This includes access to the cardboard drop-off, drop n’ swap recycling, e-waste, and yard waste areas. The services will be accessible during regular hours of operation only. For the most up-to-date hours and waste management services provided by the Town of Sylvan Lake, please visit www.sylvanlake.ca/utilities/ collection/wastemanagement Please call Public Works at 403.887.2800 with any questions or concerns.

DID YOU KNOW THAT WE HAVE TWO CEMETERIES IN SYLVAN LAKE?

STREET LIGHT REPAIR REPORTING Fortis Alberta has launched a new Street light Repair Map. With this map, you can view streetlights in Fortis Alberta’s service area and request a repair online within minutes. The map was designed with you in mind, to be user-friendly, simple and easy to use. Once a street light repair request is submitted, a service order is automatically generated to facilitate repairs.

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WEST MEADOWS CEMETERY Located at 4001 - 60 Street

LAKEVIEW CEMETERY Located at 4302 - 50 Street

We offer: • Full Size Plots • Cremation Plots

We offer: • Full Size Plots • Cremation Plots • Columbarium • Field of Honour For further information please contact the Town Office at 403.887.2141.


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We’re all brand

More than a year in the making. Hundreds of stakeholders consulted. Mountains of data analyzed. Months of creative work by designers, writers and strategists. Now, with our new brand ready to launch, Sylvan Lake will attract more businesses, year-round jobs and new families to our community. We’re telling the world that Sylvan Lake is Brilliant all year. On behalf of the Town of Sylvan Lake staff and council, our enthusiastic thanks for everyone’s participation in our brand development!

Brilliant all year.

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Working towards sustainability.

The Town of Sylvan Lake has won the 2016 Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) Sustainability Award, for our efforts in economic diversification & development. As a fast-growing community, managing change, and planning for the future is cruicial; we are honoured to be recognized by our neighbours, peers, and other leaders in the quest for a sustainable future.

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Calling all Buskers... Are you a person or group who provides street performances for the public playing an instrument, singing, dancing, juggling, miming, performing magic, or providing other entertainment with compensation in the form of a donation? If so, Sylvan Lake, with it’s beautiful location and large number of tourists, is a wonderful place to perform.

All you need to do is register online at sylvanlake.ca/buskers - for FREE! If you are interested in this amazing opportunity to showcase your talent, register online, or for questions, contact our Business Licensing Department. L 5012 - 48 Avenue, Sylvan Lake P 403 887 1185 Ext. 282.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING? Find out What’s Happening at the Town of Sylvan Lake online at

www.sylvanlake.ca/ public-notices or get connected by picking up a copy of the Sylvan Lake News and finding the Town’s “Get Connected” page.

plan for work-life

Retreat to the lake for your next team meeting, conference, or event. Sylvan Lake offers the ideal opportunity to balance work with fun and relaxation. Opening spring 2017, the new NexSource Centre will feature over 4,100 square feet of combined multipurpose room, fully equipped with audio & video.

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COMMUNITY SYLVAN LAKE ANIMAL CONTROL SERVICES ARE CHANGING! After much thought, the Town of Sylvan Lake will now operate animal control services internally. Previously, such services were provided by an external contract service provider (Klassic Kennels). The expanded “in-house” service will now be provided by a new full-time Bylaw Enforcement Officer; this new officer’s main responsibility will be the provision of animal control service, which increases response time, and hours of operation! Additionally, the change in service providers saves the Town of Sylvan Lake money. Similar to our previous provider, the new Sylvan Lake Animal Control Services will have their own Facebook page to help pet owners reunite with their furrier loved ones – follow @TownofSylvanLake on Facebook for updates on the launch of the new page.

SYLVAN LAKE OFF-LEASH DOG PARK Our Off-Leash Dog Park, located at the corner of 60th Street and Memorial Trail, is the ONLY location in town where dogs are permitted “off-leash”. If you and your dog plan on using the Off-Leash Park, please consider the following: • Have control of your dog at all times • Ensure your dog is well socialized with other dogs

and people prior to bringing them to the park • Pick up after your dog • Please ensure that your dog is on a leash until safely

within the park parameters • Please respect the private property of home owners

adjacent to the park.

Further contact information, and details of our transition will also be available on the Town’s website at sylvanlake.ca Finally, while the Town will take over animal control for the community, pound services will still be contracted externally; Klassic Kennels will continue to provide pound service for a two-year period.

KEEP SYLVAN LAKE MOVING THIS WINTER Sylvan Lakers are a warm and caring bunch, which is why we know that together, we can keep Sylvan Lake moving this winter! Maintaining Sylvan Lake’s brilliance all year means providing all sorts of opportunities to get outside, and move about – even in the winter! Pedestrian safety is of the utmost importance. Snow and ice left on sidewalks is extremely hazardous, especially for those who have limited mobility. Severe injuries, and even legal consequences, may result from a mishap on a snow or ice-covered sidewalk. Property owners and occupants in Sylvan Lake have the responsibility of ensuring all adjacent walkways,

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and sidewalks are completely free of snow and ice, within 48 hours of any accumulation (Community Standards Bylaw 1592/2012). Promptly removing snow prevents the build-up of ice, which over time becomes more hazardous and difficult to remove. Failure to comply will result in a $115 fine to the owner, or occupant of the home. And a friendly reminder: Do not shovel or dump snow from your driveway or walkway, onto roads. To report a sidewalk safety concern: Municipal Enforcement safesidewalking@sylvanlake.ca 403.858.7280 You may also report online at www.sylvanlake.ca


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SNOW AND ICE CLEARING

Thank you in advance, for your continued patience and support, as our crews work to clear roads as efficiently as possible. Here’s what you need to know, with respects to the Town’s Snow & Ice Removal Policy. For snow removal updates and schedules, or for a snow removal/ route map: www.sylvanlake.ca/public-notices

Priority

Trigger

Target (start/end)

Downtown

5 cm packed

72 hrs/96 hrs

A routes

8 cm loose/5 cm packed

48 hrs/96 hrs

B routes

8 cm loose/8 cm packed

72 hrs/120 hrs

C routes

15 cm packed

5 days/10 days

D routes

50 cm, or single event of 30 cm

7 days/14 days

Alleys

as required

when practical

Facilities

10 cm loose/8 cm packed

72 hrs/120 hrs

Walkways - A

3 cm accumulations

24 hrs/96 hrs

Walkways - B

3 cm accumulations

48 hrs/120 hrs

SNOW CLEARING PRIORITIES: ROADS & WALKWAYS Priority A Routes - Major arterial roadways and downtown business core. Priority B Routes - School zones and residential collectors. Priority C Routes - These roads include minor collector roads.** Other (D) Routes - All remaining local roads.** **Snow is not hauled from C or D routes, with the exception of roads that have

NO PARKING SIGNAGE All streets subject to snow removal will have “no parking” signage posted at roadway entrances, 24 hours prior to snow clearing. Peace Officers will issue $57.00 fines, and/or tow, at the registered owner’s expense, any vehicle that remains on the roadway after this 24 hour. “No parking” signage is valid up to 72 hours.

2 sidewalks directly abutting the road surface, cul-de-sacs, or roads that are impassable due to diminishing road width. Alleys - These include back lanes providing rear access to properties. The Town recognizes that residents and solid waste equipment utilize these lanes. Alleys used as a primary access to a dwelling, are inspected more often, and cleared as required.

Priority A Walkways - At and adjacent to Town facilities, trails, and designated pedestrian corridors. Priority B Walkways - Adjacent to parks, and utility right-of-way easements. NOTICE! Windrows created by plowing that results in blocked access to driveways, mailboxes, fire hydrants, or crosswalks, will be opened and cleared again, by crews, within one (1) hour.

BYOP: BRING YOUR OWN PAIL! To help with icy walkway conditions, Sylvan Lake residential property owners and occupants are invited to pick up free sand and salt for their walkways from the Municipal Operations Building at #1 Industrial Drive. Now we ask that Sylvan Lakers do their part to keep our community moving. Watch for signage in your neighbourhood, and check our website, or our Facebook page @TownOfSylvanLake, for daily snow removal schedules. If you are planning a vacation this winter, ensure you have plans in place to have your vehicle removed from the road, in case snow plows are destined

for your street. You can do this in advance, or by leaving a set of keys with a friend or family member. Give yourself more time when planning your commute after a snowfall, and consider the safety of others, and for comments, questions, or complaints, contact us online at sylvanlake.ca, or directly. Municipal Enforcement: 403.858.7280 Public Works: 403.887.2800

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COMMUNITY PROGRAM REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT INFORMATION NEW! ONLINE REGISTRATION FACILITY INFORMATION The Recreation & Culture Department is now temporarily operating out of the former Town Office location, 4926 - 50 Avenue. For questions or concerns, please contact 403.887.2199.

WE’RE MOVING! The staff and operations of the Sylvan Lake Recreation & Culture Department are moving to the NexSource Centre in March, 2017! Watch for updates.

Family & Community Centre 4725 - 43 Street 403.887.1137 Facility Rental: 403.887.2199 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Closed all Statutory Holidays

Leader Field Tournament House

We now offer Online Town Program Registration! Browse all our Town programming online under “Community Programs” at www.sylvanlake.ca then register directly!

FCSS & YOUTH CENTRE PROGRAMMING

RECREATION, ARTS & CULTURAL PROGRAMMING

REGISTER

REGISTER

by Phone: 403.887.1137

by Phone: 403.887.2199

Visa or MasterCard

Visa or MasterCard

In Person: 4926 - 50 Avenue Cash, Cheque, Visa or MasterCard

Online at www.sylvanlake.ca under “Community Programs”

Youth Services: 403.887.1193

In Person: 4926 - 50 Avenue Cash, Cheque, Visa or MasterCard

Cancellation/Refund Policy Refunds or account credits (less an administration fee of $15.00) will be granted for any cancellation made seven days prior to the commencement of the course/lesson/ program/rental. Refunds or account credits will NOT be issued for anyone cancelling within seven days of the course lesson/program start date. _______________________________________________________________________________ All payments must be made at time of registration or booking whether in person or by phone.

90 Lakeway Blvd. Facility Rental: 403.887.2199

Multi-Campus Facility 2 Falcon Ridge Drive Facility Rental: 403.887.2199

Stevenson Tournament House Four Seasons Park 4725 - 43 Street Facility Rental: 403.887.2199

Sylvan Lake Multiplex 4803 - 48 Street 403.887.4278

Sylvan Lake Municipal Library 4715 - 50 Avenue 403.887.2130 For Hours of Operation: http://sylvanlibrary.prl.ab.ca

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK By registering, the participant and/or legal guardian of the participant accepts the risks of physical injury consistent with the course or activity in which they are registered and waives any claim for injury arising there from. Participants are expected to follow all safety precautions and to use appropriate equipment as outlined by the program/service provider and/or instructor. If you have questions about specific risks involved in the course or activity you are registered in, please contact the Recreation, Parks and Culture Department at 403.887.2199.


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We’re moving! The NexSource Centre is scheduled to open to the public in March, 2017. The following community services will relocate to the NexSource Centre, 4823- 49 Avenue: Sylvan Lake Recreation & Culture Department Sylvan Lake Seniors Association Sylvan Lake Visitor Services Watch for updates in the Sylvan Lake News, online at sylvanlake.ca or follow us on Facebook @TownOfSylvanLake

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COMMUNITY FACILITY RENTALS NEW! The Town now offers Facility Rentals Online! Book Online at www.sylvanlake.ca and click on the “Facility Rentals” page!

CENTENNIAL PARK Centennial Park has undergone a tremendous transformation over the past few years! A large Municipal Park located on the shore of Sylvan Lake – take advantage of the large green space for an afternoon of reading or playing with the kids, or have a picnic on one of the many picnic tables throughout the park. Enjoy the sunset over Sylvan Lake by taking a seat in one of the beautiful Adirondack chairs that line the park. There is also a children’s playground with lots of space to play! There are 3 Picnic Shelters that can be rented for your enjoyment. 1/2 Day Rate (Less than 4 Hours) Local Rate: $56.65 Non-Local Rate: $84.98 Full Day Rate Local Rate: $90.64 Non-Local Rate: $124.63 To find out more about Centennial Park please contact: Jennifer Bickell, Facility Booking Coordinator Phone: 403.887.1192 ext. 515 Email: jbickell@sylvanlake.ca

FAMILY & COMMUNITY CENTRE

Located at 4725 - 43 Street and offers space for: Main Hall: Weddings, Receptions, Banquets, Birthday Parties, Markets •

Banquet tables and chairs seating for up to 300 people • 10’ x 30’ * stage area, accessible to dressing rooms Kitchen: Commercial kitchen is designed to accommodate large functions and includes such items as cutlery and stoneware, water pitchers and glasses. •

4 Stoves • 1 Dishwasher/Sanitizer • 2 Coolers • 1 Deep-Freeze for Ice • 2 100 Cup Coffee Pots To find out more about the Family & Community Centre please contact: Jennifer Bickell, Facility Booking Coordinator Phone: 403.887.1192 ext. 515 l Email: jbickell@sylvanlake.ca

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COMMUNITY FACILITY RENTALS MULTIPLEX

The Sylvan Lake Multiplex is located at 4803 48 Street, across from the Aquatic Centre. The Multiplex boasts an exceptional 85’ x 206’ ice surface from midSeptember to the end of March each year. It is home to our Local Minor Hockey teams from Dynamite to Midget AA, as well as our Local Youth and Adult Rec Hockey teams, and Local Figure Skating Club. It has bleacher seating on the south side of the building, as well as extra seating in our Upper Viewing area. The Multiplex is handicapped accessible.

OUTDOOR RECREATION FACILITIES

Four Seasons Park Located at 4725 - 43 Street. This facility houses 5 ball diamonds, 2 competitive soccer pitches, a tournament house with washroom facilities and an outdoor rink. It is home to local minor soccer and baseball leagues as well as adult slo-pitch. New upgrades coming in 2016!

In the off season the floor surface is available to rent for anything from lacrosse, to roller derby as well as special events. The surface is available to rent from Mid-April to the beginning of September each year! To find out more about the Multiplex and to rent the Ice Surface, please contact: Jennifer Bickell, Facility Booking Coordinator Phone: 403.887.1192 ext. 515 Email: jbickell@sylvanlake.ca

Leader Field Located on the corner of Lakeway Blvd. and Memorial Drive. There are 4 – U8 size soccer pitches and 2 – U10 size soccer pitches, as well as a Tournament House and washroom facilities. During the winter months there is an outdoor rink located on site. This is a great facility to hold birthday parties, baby or bridal showers or small family gatherings. Fox Run Soccer Pitch Located at the Fox Run Middle School. Mainly used for U14 - U16 competitive soccer. Meadowview Ball Diamond Located to the East of the Fox Run/Mother Teresa School. Mainly used for our minor ball league games and practices. For more information or to rent one of these outdoor facilities, please contact: Jennifer Bickell, Facility Booking Coordinator Phone: 403.887.1192 ext. 515 l Email: jbickell@sylvanlake.ca

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COMMUNITY FACILITY RENTALS NEW! The Town now offers Facility Rentals Online! Book Online at www.sylvanlake.ca and click on the “Facility Rentals” page!

PROVINCIAL PARK

Sylvan Lake is unique, as we have a Provincial Park located inside of the Town. Inside the boundaries of the Provincial Park are the Pier and the 1.6 km of Lakefront on the east side of the Pier. The Pier is best known for its exciting Beach Volleyball Tournaments that are held most weekends throughout the summer months! The Friends of Sylvan Lake Provincial Park Committee was formed to oversee the Partnership between the Provincial Government and the Town of Sylvan Lake. A Friends of Sylvan Lake Provincial Park Committee Application form must be filled out in order for any event to take place within the boundaries of the Park. To find out more about Sylvan Lake Provincial Park or the Friends of Sylvan Lake Provincial Park please contact: Jennifer Bickell, Facility Booking Coordinator Phone: 403.887.1192 ext. 515 l Email: jbickell@sylvanlake.ca

MULTI CAMPUS FACILITY

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Located at 2 Falcon Ridge Drive, the Multi-Campus Facility is a unique partnership between the Red Deer Catholic School Division, Chinook’s Edge School Division, and the Town of Sylvan Lake that allows both student and community use of this beautiful complex. The Multi-Campus is available for use year round (with the exception of the last 2 weeks of August) during the evenings (6 - 10 p.m.) and weekends. It is a great location for tournaments, indoor leagues, meetings, and large public gatherings such as open houses, as well as overnight camps. The following facilities are available to rent at this location • 3 Gymnasiums • Fine Arts Centre • Soccer/Football Fields To find out more about the Multi Campus Facility please contact: Jennifer Bickell, Facility Booking Coordinator Phone: 403.887.1192 ext. 515 Email: jbickell@sylvanlake.ca

Find out how your business – and your lifestyle – can benefit from our supportive and growing community. Our Business Visitation Program is all about engaging the business community, and supporting economic diversification ― and it's free! For more info or to schedule a meeting, contact: Vicki Kurz, Economic Development Officer vkurz@sylvanlake.ca or 403 887 1185 Ext. 226

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COMMUNITY

Registration is filling up! Spots available for full-time, part-time and drop in.

Hot Lunch and Snacks Provided Air Conditioned Centre Outstanding Client Reviews and Feedback

Mighty Owls Daycare #230 - 49 Hinshaw Dr. Sylvan Lake 587-877-OWLS

COLLEGE EDUCATED STAFF AMAZING LEARNING CENTRE PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT

WWW.MIGHTYOWLS.COM

Programs & Services

WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE WE ARE PRESENT WE ARE CARING & FRIENDLY WE ARE PERSONAL WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE Toddler Program (21 - 39 months) Morning drop-off program that introduces toddlers to learning together with friends. Playschool Program (3 - 5 years) Drop-off programming that builds age appropriate skills through structured activities with friends. Playschool: Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday AM/PM Outdoor Adventurers (3 - 5 years) Tuesday/Thursday afternoons: teaching children about nature, conservation etc. Jr. Kindergarten Program: English & French (4 years before December 31) Drop-off program that introduces children to pre-literacy & pre-numeracy skills. Jr. Kindergarten: Monday, Wednesday & Friday AM/PM, or Tuesday & Thursday PM; French Jr. K Tuesday & Thursday AM. Kindergarten (5 years as of December 31) Monday to Friday mornings. . Accredited by Alberta Education.

Early Intervention Supports for children with exceptional needs within Centre programming. Family Support Program Supports families with children with disabilities through services such as respite, community aide, etc. .Spectrum Adult Services Individualized support for adults with disabilities (some restrictions apply). Respite, 24 hour respite, and community access. Summer Camps (3 - 6 years) (up to 7 years for those with special needs): Monday & Wednesday, or Tuesday & Thursday, from 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Camp has a different theme each year!

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4725 - 43rd Street, Sylvan Lake, AB T: 403.887.5330 F: 403.887.5331 E: kcs78@shaw.ca W: www.kcs78.ca

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COMMUNITY

TAKE IT OFF!

Do your part to keep the lake healthy by removing or reporting abandoned ice fishing huts. Remove your debris and protect fish habitat. Take it off! Register your Ice Hut at: www.sylvanlake.ca/take-it-off

ICE FISHING HUTS Respect the Lake Respect the Sport

Abandoning an ice fishing hut during the spring melt is NOT an option. Debris including wood, gasoline, furniture, plastic and metal ends up settling to the bottom of the lake or floating to the surface after the ice has left. This causes contamination, which is detrimental to fish and waterfowl habitat and safety hazards for other users of the lake. As part of our TAKE IT OFF program, the Sylvan Lake Management Committee is asking you to register your ice hut. Registration allows for increased protection of your property and our lake. Access your online registration form at: www.sylvanlake.ca/take-it-off For any environmental complaints please call: Alberta Environment & Sustainable Resource Development Hotline 1.800.222.6514

Supported & Promoted by: Town of Sylvan Lake Sylvan Lake RCMP Alberta Environment & Lacombe County Sustainable Resource Development Red Deer County

Mobile Vending Downtown Sylvan Lake With an overwhelming positive response from the public, the Town will venture ahead with mobile vending in the Waterfront Commercial District of Sylvan Lake in 2017.

Are you a vendor looking to be part of the experience in Sylvan Lake? Contact our Business Licensing Department for more details on mobile vending in Sylvan Lake. L 5012 - 48 Avenue, Sylvan Lake P 403 887 1185 Ext. 282

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Remove All Ice Fishing Huts from the Lake by March 31

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COMMUNITY

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You can also follow us on facebook @ Sylvan Lake Archives

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SAFETY

SAFETY COURSES Babysitting Course

Home Alone

Basic first aid, and care-giving skills for youth 11 to 15 years of age. Participants learn how to provide care to younger children in a variety of age groups, and how to prevent and respond to emergencies.

This program is designed for children 9 years of age and older. Learn how to stay safe while at home alone by learning how to prevent and safely respond to emergencies around the house and deal with minor first aid.

Recreation & Culture Office 4926 - 50 Avenue

Recreation & Culture Office 4926 - 50 Avenue

SESSION 1: JANUARY 21 Saturday l 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

SESSION 2: FEBRUARY 24 Friday l 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

SESSION 3: MARCH 24 Friday l 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

SESSION 4: APRIL 21 Friday l 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Local Rate: $50.00 Non-Local Rate: $60.00

SESSION 1: JANUARY 22 Sunday l 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

SESSION 2: FEBRUARY 23 Thursday l 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

SESSION 3: MARCH 25 Saturday l 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

SESSION 4: APRIL 20 Thursday l 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Local Rate: $30.00 Non-Local Rate: $36.00

NEW! FOLLOW US ON The Sylvan Lake Recreation & Culture Department is now on Facebook. Follow @SLRecAndCultre for all the latest in municipal programming, events, and updates!

Standard First Aid & CPR A comprehensive two-day course that offers first aid, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to work requirements, or want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. This course includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines, and meets federal, as well as a variety or provincial/territorial regulation for Standard First Aid & CPR. Recreation & Culture Office 4926 - 50 Avenue

MARCH 9 & 10 Thursday & Friday l 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Local Rate: $125.00 Non-Local Rate: $150.00

Standard First Aid & CPR Recertification Recertify your Standard First Aid & CPR Certification before it expires. Recreation & Culture Office 4926 - 50 Avenue

MARCH 11 Saturday l 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Local Rate: $75.00 Non-Local Rate: $90.00

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your business Advertise Your Organization’s Programs and Community Events With Us! The Sylvan Lake Community Guide is published three times a year, and available online, at all Town Facilities (including the Library),

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For more information or to book, contact Joanne at: 403-887-2141, or email communications@sylvanlake.ca

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Are you an instructor looking for an opportunity to share your passion? Let the Town of Sylvan Lake help you share your joy. Contact us at 403 887 1192 Ext. 513

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RECREATION, ARTS & CULTURE

ARTS & CULTURE PROGRAMS

WE’RE MOVING! The staff and operations of the Sylvan Lake Recreation & Culture Department are moving to the NexSource Centre, 4823 - 49 Avenue, in March, 2017! Watch for updates.

CHILD ART PROGRAMS

CHILD ART PROGRAMS

NEW! Active Art Ages 5 - 8

NEW! Art & Activity Ages 9 - 12

Be creative and active in this new program! Participants will have half hour to create a take home craft and half hour to be active. This 2-for-1 program is a great opportunity to be crafty and physically active.

30 minutes of art and 30 minutes of physical activity! Get your fix of painting and get moving. This program is a perfect combination of creativity and physical activity.

Recreation & Culture Office 4926 - 50 Avenue

JANUARY 30 - FEBRUARY 27 Mondays l 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. (No class February 20) $49.00/local l $55.00/non-local

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Recreation & Culture Office 4926 - 50 Avenue

JANUARY 30 - FEBRUARY 27 Mondays l 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (No class February 20) $49.00/local l $55.00/non-local


ARTS & CULTURE CHILD ART PROGRAMS Taste of Painting l Ages 7 - 11 Participants will get to experience and learn about Watercolour, Acrylic and Oil Painting from a Professional Artist and Art Instructor. Supplies included. Recreation & Culture Office 4926 - 50 Avenue

JANUARY 31 - FEBRUARY 28

NEW! WE NOW OFFER ONLINE TOWN PROGRAM REGISTRATION! Browse all our Town programming online under “Community Programs” at www.sylvanlake.ca then register directly!

Tuesdays l 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. (No class February 14) $72.50/local l $82.50/non-local ____________________________________

NEW! Watercolour World Ages 10 - 14 Explore the world of watercolor and learn new skills in the program. Participants will have the opportunity to be creative while our Professional Art Instructor will teach the techniques of watercolour. All skills levels welcome and everyone will get to take home their own art. Supplies included. Recreation & Culture Office 4926 - 50 Avenue

CHILD FOOD & COOKING PROGRAMS

NEW! Food Play Ages 5 - 8

Fun in the kitchen! Participants will get to explore different foods and stir-up delicious take home snacks. Create flavours and have fun in this program! Food and kitchen safety will be reviewed. Supplies included. Family & Community Centre Kitchen 4725 - 43 Avenue

JANUARY 30 - FEBRUARY 13 Mondays l 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

CHILD DRAMA PROGRAMS

Drama for Kids Ages 5 - 8

This program is perfect for kids who love to be spontaneous and creative. The instructor will introduce drama skills through theatre games, improvisation, vocal exercises and more. Drama encourages imagination, positivity, problem solving, teamwork, and selfconfidence. The last class will include sharing time for parents.

$57.00/local l $64.00/non-local ____________________________________

Travelling Chef Ages 9 - 12 In this program the children will get a chance to explore a different country, just by cooking! Each week we will create a traditional dish from somewhere in the world and will be able to take home a sample of their creation. Supplies included. Family & Community Centre Kitchen 4725 - 43 Avenue

MARCH 6 - 20

Recreation & Culture Office 4926 - 50 Avenue

Mondays l 6:15 - 7:45 p.m.

FEBRUARY 4 - APRIL 1

Mondays l 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

$55.00/local l $62.50/non-local

Saturdays l 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. (No class February 18)

$57.00/local l $64.00/non-local

$73.00/local l $85.00/non-local ____________________________________

Drama 101 Ages 9 - 14 Let your Spontaneous, True Self shine through in this class – focusing on theatre games and creativity. This program will allow you to stay positive, explore your creative side and let loose in an open environment. Come ready to have fun and laugh! Recreation & Culture Office 4926 - 50 Avenue

FEBRUARY 4 - APRIL 1

JANUARY 30 - FEBRUARY 13

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Chef in Training Ages 5 - 8 This introductory program will get your child prepped and ready to become an experienced helper in the kitchen! Your child will learn how to prepare a meal, snack or occasional treat, while becoming more confident around the kitchen. Join us in the Chef in Training kitchen and see your child gain new skills and have fun with cooking! Supplies included. Family & Community Centre Kitchen 4725 - 43 Avenue

Saturdays l 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (No class February 18)

FEBRUARY 1 - 22

$73.00/local l $85.00/non-local

$75.75/local l $84.75/non-local

Wednesdays l 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

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ARTS & CULTURE CHILD FOOD & COOKING PROGRAMS

CHILD FOOD & COOKING PROGRAMS

Future Chef Ages 9 - 12

Junior Bakers Ages 5 - 8

This program will teach your child the basic cooking skills required to be the future family chef. Children will learn how to read a recipe and prepare a healthy meal. Kitchen and food safety will be focused on in this program.

This program teaches children the basic baking skills. Children will learn how to read a recipe, how to do basic measurements and get to bring a tasty treat home to share with their family.

Supplies included. Family & Community Centre Kitchen 4725 - 43 Avenue

FEBRUARY 1 - 22 Wednesdays l 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. $75.75/local l $84.75/non-local ____________________________________

Supplies included. Family & Community Centre Kitchen 4725 - 43 Avenue

MARCH 15 - APRIL 12 Wednesdays l 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. $93.00/local l $105.00/non-local ____________________________________

YOUTH ART PROGRAMS

Painting Portraits Ages 14 +

Want to know a secret? Anyone can paint a portrait. In this course you will use water color to paint a picture of you, your baby, your best friend or maybe a grandparent. You will build the confidence you need to create and immortalize someone you love. All participants will need to provide at least three photograph choices to paint before class begins. This course will be instructed by a Professional Artist and Art Instructor and is for all levels. Supplies included. Recreation & Culture Office 4926 - 50 Avenue

Senior Bakers Ages 9 - 12

FEBRUARY 1 - MARCH 1

Gain confidence in the kitchen in this safe baking environment where creativity is encouraged. In this program, participants will learn how to bake tasty treats to bring home to share with their family (if they don’t finish them before it gets there!)

$105.00/local l $120.00/non-local

Who doesn’t like snacks? Participants will get to create the best after school snacks. They might even save some snacks for the whole family. Food and kitchen safety will be reviewed. Supplies included. Family & Community Centre Kitchen 4725 - 43 Avenue

Supplies included.

NEW! Snack Creations Ages 5 - 8

MARCH 13 - APRIL 10

Family & Community Centre Kitchen 4725 - 43 Avenue

Mondays l 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

MARCH 15 - APRIL 12

$93.00/local l $105.00/non-local ____________________________________

NEW! Delicious Snacks Ages 9 - 12 Take snacks to the next level! Learn about kitchen safety and make the best snacks! Participants will get to take home the recipes so they can keep making their delicious snacks. Supplies included. Family & Community Centre Kitchen 4725 - 43 Avenue

MARCH 13 - APRIL 10

Wednesdays l 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. $93.00/local l $105.00/non-local ____________________________________

YOUTH ART PROGRAMS Taste of Painting Ages 7 - 11 Participants will get to experience and learn about Watercolour, Acrylic and Oil Painting from a Professional Artist and Art Instructor.

Mondays l 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Supplies included.

$93.00/local l $105.00/non-local

Recreation & Culture Office 4926 - 50 Avenue

JANUARY 31 - FEBRUARY 28 Tuesdays l 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. (No class February 14) $72.50/local l $82.50/non-local

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Mondays l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. ____________________________________

NEW! Watercolour World Ages 10 - 14 Explore the world of watercolor and learn new skills in the program. Participants will have the opportunity to be creative while our Professional Art Instructor will teach the techniques of watercolour. All skills levels welcome and everyone will get to take home their own art. Supplies included. Recreation & Culture Office 4926 - 50 Avenue

MARCH 6 - 20 Mondays l 6:15 - 7:45 p.m. $55.00/local l $62.50/non-local ____________________________________

NEW! Experience Acrylic Ages 14+ Learn the basics of painting with acrylics. The fast drying, almost odorless paint can produce so many different effects. Learn proper painting techniques and the fundamentals. Recreation & Culture Office 4926 - 50 Avenue

MARCH 7 - 14 Tuesdays l 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. $40.00/local l $45.00/non-local


ARTS & CULTURE

HAIR AND MAKEUP PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH Perfecting Your Makeup Ages 10 - 13

Hair Styling 101 Ages 10 - 13

If you have already taken Makeup 101 or you are already confident in your makeup, but you’re ready for advance application, this is for you. You will learn how to apply a simple contour and highlight, fill in your brows and perfect your overall look. Samples from local retailers are provided for you find your perfect product. You will come away with the skills to continue to perfect your makeup and the confidence that you are a beautiful young woman. Samples included, but you are welcome to bring in what you have already.

In this program you will learn how to use hot styling tools properly and how to protect your hair from heat damage. You will also learn how to care for your hair and the right products to do that. We will show you how to achieve current styles with a simple curling iron or flatiron. Most of all, you will come away with the confidence to achieve beautiful hair on your own.

Recreation & Culture Office 4926 - 50 Avenue

FEBRUARY 16 - 23 Thursdays l 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Makeup 101 Ages 10 - 13 Makeup 101 is for beginners who are ready to wear makeup, but don’t know where to start or for those already wearing makeup, but need some direction on what is the best way to use it. You will learn how to match foundation, what colors work best for you, and how to apply them. Samples will be provided so you can try them and find your best match. You will also learn how to protect yourself from infection due to improper use or shared cosmetics. You will come away empowered to be a confident beautiful young woman. Samples included, but you are welcome to bring in what you have already. Recreation & Culture Office 4926 - 50 Avenue

$36.50/local l $41.50/non-local ________________________________

Perfecting Your Makeup Ages 14 - 18 This program goes more in depth to teach you the applications you see on social media and maybe need more direction. If you are already wearing makeup and want to be sure you have the right colors or right product, we will help you perfect your application. You will learn to perfect contouring and highlighting, conquer the “winged” eyeliner and much more. We want you to come away with the confidence to perfect your makeup application for a simple daytime look or an evening event. Being confident in yourself is the most important accomplishment you take with from this program. Samples included, but you are welcome to bring in what you have already. Recreation & Culture Office 4926 - 50 Avenue

FEBRUARY 2 - 9

FEBRUARY 16 - MARCH 2

Thursdays l 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Thursdays l 8:00 - 9:30 p.m.

$36.50/local l $41.50/non-local

$44.00/local l $50.00/non-local

Demo tools provided, but you are welcome to bring in what you have already. Recreation & Culture Office 4926 - 50 Avenue

APRIL 6 - 13 Thursdays l 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. $38.00/local l $43.00/non-local ________________________________

Hair Styling 101 Ages 14 - 18 In this program, each session will go a little more in depth on how to achieve a look with your hot styling tools and how to properly use them and protect your hair from heat damage. You will also learn how to care for your hair and the right products to do that. We will show you how to achieve current styles with a simple curling iron or flatiron. Most of all, you will come away with the confidence to achieve beautiful hair on your own. Demo tools provided, but you are welcome to bring in what you have already. Recreation & Culture Office 4926 - 50 Avenue

APRIL 6 - 20 Wednesdays l 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. $46.00/local l $52.00/non-local ____________________________ Register for any of these programs, online at www.sylvanlake.ca/ programs at the Recreation & Culture Office or call 403.887.2199 for more information.

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ARTS & CULTURE YOUTH DRAMA PROGRAMS

NEW! FOLLOW US ON

Drama 101 Ages 9 - 14 Let your Spontaneous, True Self shine through in this class- focusing on theatre games and creativity. This program will allow you to stay positive, explore your creative side and let loose in an open environment. Come ready to have fun and laugh!

The Sylvan Lake Recreation & Culture Department is now on Facebook. Follow @SLRecAndCultre for all the latest in municipal programming, events, and updates!

Recreation & Culture Office 4926 - 50 Avenue

FEBRUARY 4 - APRIL 1 Saturdays l 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (No class February 18) $72.96/local l $85.12/non-local

ADULT ART PROGRAMS

ADULT ART PROGRAMS

Painting Portraits Ages 14+

Oil Painting Ages 18+

Want to know a secret? Anyone can paint a portrait. In this course you will use water color to paint a picture of you, your baby, your best friend or maybe a grandparent. You will build the confidence you need to create and immortalize someone you love. All participants will need to provide at least three photograph choices to paint before class begins. This course will be instructed by a Professional Artist and Art Instructor and is for all levels. Supplies included. Recreation & Culture Office 4926 - 50 Avenue

FEBRUARY 1 - MARCH 1 Tuesdays l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $105.00/local l $120.00/non-local ___________________________________

NEW! WE NOW OFFER ONLINE PROGRAM REGISTRATION! Browse all our Town programming online under “Community Programs” at www.sylvanlake.ca then register directly!

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NEW! Experience Acrylic Ages 14+ Learn the basics of painting with acrylics. The fast drying, almost odorless paint can produce so many different effects. Learn proper painting techniques and the fundamentals. Recreation & Culture Office 4926 - 50 Avenue

Explore the materials and methods of oil painting in this course designed for all levels. With our Professional Art Instructor participants will build up skills to create a masterpiece. Supplies included. Recreation & Culture Office 4926 - 50 Avenue

MARCH 28 - APRIL 25 Tuesdays l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $128.00/local l $146.00/non-local ___________________________________

ADULT LANGUAGE PROGRAMS NEW! Beginners Spanish Ages 18+ This is an introductory program for participants that want to try a second language. Learning a new language is hard, but in this group environment you will get lots of opportunity to practice. Join us por favor. Recreation & Culture Office 4926 - 50 Avenue

SESSION 1: MARCH 8 - APRIL 5 Wednesdays l 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

MARCH 7 - 14

SESSION 2: MARCH 8 - APRIL 5

Tuesdays l 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesdays l 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.

$40.00/local l $45.00/non-local

$45.00/local l $52.50/non-local


ARTS & CULTURE

e h t JAZZ atth LAKE is back! and celebrating its 15 Anniversary (summer of 2017) ! JAZZ AT THE LAKE FESTIVAL:

August 17-20, 2017 Sylvan Lake, Alberta 2016 YEAR IN REVIEW

For complete details, visit www.jazzatthelake.com

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RECREATION CHILD DANCE PROGRAMS

WE’RE MOVING! The staff and operations of the Sylvan Lake Recreation & Culture Department are moving to the NexSource Centre, 4823 - 49 Avenue, in March, 2017! Watch for updates.

NEW! WE NOW OFFER ONLINE PROGRAM REGISTRATION! Browse all our Town programming online under “Community Programs” at www.sylvanlake.ca then register directly!

Intro to Hip Hop Ages 5 - 9

CHILD DANCE PROGRAMS Parented Ballet Ages 2 - 4 This class provides a great introduction to music and movement. This class works on social skills, following routines, motor skill development and independence. Parent must accompany their child. Recreation & Culture Office 4926 - 50 Avenue

SESSION 1: JANUARY 18 - MARCH 4 Saturdays l 9:40 - 10:10 a.m. (No class February 18)

SESSION 2: MARCH 18 - APRIL 22 Saturdays l 9:40 - 10:10 a.m. (No class April 15)

CHILD DANCE PROGRAMS

$30.00/local l $35.00/non-local

Learn the fundamentals of hip hop. This high energy class encourages strength and fluidity of movement in a fun filled environment. This dance is suitable for everyone to partake and have fun regardless of physical ability. Recreation & Culture Office 4926 - 50 Avenue

SESSION 1: JANUARY 18 - MARCH 4 Saturdays l 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. (No class February 18)

SESSION 2: MARCH 18 - APRIL 22 Saturdays l 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. (No class April 15) $30.00/local l $35.00/non-local ___________________________________

NEW! Intro to Dance Ages 5 - 9 Try a variety of dances in a recreation setting. Each class will give the participants an opportunity to try a different type of dance. Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop and more.

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Recreation & Culture Office 4926 - 50 Avenue

NEW! Dance Play Ages 3 - 5

Parented Jazz Ages 2 - 4

SESSION 1: JANUARY 18 - MARCH 4

Dance and Play in one program! Explore dance movement using fun activities while developing social skills and independence.

This class will introduce your child to lively rhythms of jazz. This class introduces the basics of rhythm, body movement and fun! Parent must accompany their child.

Recreation & Culture Office 4926 - 50 Avenue

SESSION 1: JANUARY 18 - MARCH 4 Saturdays l 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. (No class February 18)

SESSION 2: MARCH 18 - APRIL 22 Saturdays l 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. (No class April 15) $30.00/local l $35.00/non-local

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SESSION 1: JANUARY 18 - MARCH 4 Saturdays l 10:20 - 10:50 a.m. (No class February 18)

SESSION 2: MARCH 18 - APRIL 22 Saturdays l 10:20 - 10:50 a.m. (No class April 15) $30.00/local l $35.00/non-local

Saturdays l 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (No class February 18)

SESSION 2: MARCH 18 - APRIL 22 Saturdays l 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (No class April 15) $30.00/local l $35.00/non-local ___________________________________

NEW! ADULT JAZZ! Your kids are learning to dance, why not take an adult dance class yourself. See Beginners Adult Jazz on page 34 in the Adult Recreation Section.


RECREATION CHILD RECREATION & SPORT PROGRAMS

CHILD RECREATION & SPORT PROGRAMS

CHILD RECREATION & SPORT PROGRAMS

Parent/Tot Learn to Skate Ages 2 - 5 (with 1 adult)

NEW! Move & Play (parented) Ages 2 - 4

Volleyball l Ages 10 - 14

This program will teach your child the This program is designed to introduce ice skating to young children in a fun, relaxed, small group environment.

This parent and tot program will focus on an Active Start for the kids. Children this age need to develop the ABCs of movement – Agility, Balance & Coordination. Running, Jumping, Balancing, Swaying, Galloping.

Along with the parent, the children will work on falling down and getting back up safely, basic gliding and playing at the rink. Each session will consist of 30 minutes of instruction and 15 minutes of open ice time. Register for 1 or both programs. Participants must wear a CSA approved helmet (no bicycle helmets). Parents must accommodate their child on the ice and be wearing skates. Skates and helmets not provided. NexSource Centre - Redcore Arena 4803 - 48 Street

SESSION 1: JANUARY 23 - FEBRUARY 13 Mondays l 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

SESSION 2: FEBRUARY 27 - MARCH 20 Mondays l 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Parent will be actively involved. Family & Community Centre Gym 4725 - 43 Avenue

Bring some friends and gain some more skills for next year’s volleyball season This program will focus on volleyball basics as well as game play. Teamwork and fair play will be included. Family & Community Centre Gym 4725 - 43 Avenue

JANUARY 17 - FEBRUARY 28 Tuesdays l 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. (No class January 24)

JANUARY 17 - FEBRUARY 28

$45.00/local l $52.00/non-local

Tuesdays l 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. (No class January 24)

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$31.50/local l $36.00/non-local

Beginners Skateboarding Ages 6 - 11

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Futsol (Indoor Soccer) Futsol is fun, fast paced, indoor soccer. It is played with 5 players per team (including 1 goalie) and has unlimited “on the fly” substitutions. Futsol focuses on footwork, communication and quick thinking. This program will include skill development and game play to get you ready for the next outdoor season.

This program teaches basic skateboarding skills. An experienced instructor will provide skateboard basics and skill development that will get you to the next level at the Skatepark. Safety will be a priority in this program. Participants must wear helmet. Skateboard and helmet not provided. Incline Industries: 4425 - 50 Street

Shin pads and socks required.

SESSION 1: FEBRUARY 6 - MARCH 20

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Family & Community Centre Gym 4725 - 43 Avenue

Mondays l 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. (No class February 20)

NEW! FUNdamentals Ages 5 - 8

U6 & U8 SESSION 1: JANUARY 17 - FEBRUARY 28

SESSION 2: FEBRUARY 6 - MARCH 20

Improved fundamental movement skills is the focus of this program. Children will participate in FUN, challenging games with quality instruction that will focus on Running, Jumping, Twisting, Kicking, Throwing, and Catching.

Tuesdays l 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (No class January 24)

By developing physical literacy at this age, children will have more success in a variety of sports or physical activities.

$45.00/local l $52.00/non-local

$42.00/local l $48.50/non-local

Family & Community Centre Gym 4725 - 43 Avenue

SESSION 2: MARCH 7 - APRIL 11

Mondays l 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. (No class February 20) $86.00/local $99.00/non-local

Tuesdays l 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

U10 & U12 SESSION 1: JANUARY 24 - FEBRUARY 28

JANUARY 17 - FEBRUARY 28

Tuesdays l 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Tuesdays l 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. (No class January 24)

SESSION 2: MARCH 7 - APRIL 11

$38.50/local l $44.00/non-local

Tuesdays l 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. $45.00/local l $52.00/non-local

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RECREATION

NexSource Centre Opening soon! Expanded Rental Facilities Meeting space, wedding venue, social gatherings, tradeshows, birthday parties and studio space available

Grand Opening Event May 12/13, 2017

Double Ice Surface is Back! New Curling Rink Pool Upgrades Indoor Running Track New Programs

Note: Actual Colors May Vary; All Imaged Murals are Single Sided Only Unless Otherwise Noted. C 2016 International Play Co. All Rights Reserved. All Site Measurements To Be Confirm

Special Events New Senior Centre Indoor Play Space

*Preliminary drawing, subject to change.

and MORE!

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Buy-a-Seat Each seat purchased under our Buy-A-Seat program, will include an engraved name plaque that may feature a family, or business name. Seats are available for purchase at the Municipal Government Building (5012 - 48 Avenue), Recreation and Culture Office (4926 50 Avenue), or online at www.nexsourcecentre.ca/buy-seat/

Family Rate Options: Purchase the first two seats at regular price, and be eligible to purchase additional seats for $50 off; up to a total of six members (seats). *Must prove direct family relation upon purchase.

Questions are welcomed, and encouraged.

We are happy to provide more information – please contact us. Amy Komarniski, Co-chair: 403.596.1355 Deb Garritty, Co-chair: 403.304.7422 NexSourceCentre@sylvanlake.ca www.NexSourceCentre.ca

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RECREATION CHILD RECREATION & SPORT PROGRAMS

CHILD RECREATION & SPORT PROGRAMS

ADULT RECREATION & SPORT PROGRAMS

Badminton

NEW! Home School Gym Drop In

Drop-in Sports Night

Come out and play badminton! Participants will learn the game and rules of badminton, while gaining basic badminton skills. Teamwork and fair play will be included. Family & Community Centre Gym 4725 - 43 Avenue

Ages 5 - 8 MARCH 7 - APRIL 11 Tuesdays l 4:00 - 4:45 p.m.

Ages 9 - 12 MARCH 7 - APRIL 11 Tuesdays l 5:00 - 5:45 p.m. $38.50/local l $44.00/non-local ____________________________________

Looking for a place to unwind and get active? Come to the Community Centre and shoot hoops, play floor hockey or use the gym for a family activity. The whole gym will be open for any activity you would like to play. Everyone welcome (children under the age of 8 require active parent participation). Family & Community Centre Gym 4725 - 43 Avenue

JANUARY 30 FEBRUARY 27 MARCH 27 APRIL 24 Mondays l 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

NEW! Home School Skate Drop In

Participants (all ages) Drop In $4.00 l 4 Pass* $13.50

Get your physical activity in at the rink. This ice-time is yours to practice your skating skills or do laps around the rink. The whole family is welcome. Children under the age of 8 require active parent participation. Children 10 years of age and under must wear a protective CSA approved helmet. The use of helmets is strongly recommended.

*4 Pass: Pre-register online at www.recreation.sylvanlake.ca or call 403.887.2199

NexSource Centre Redcore Arena 4803 - 49 Street

JANUARY 25 FEBRUARY 15 MARCH 15 Wednesdays l 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Children (3 - 7 years) Drop In $3.25 l 3 Pass* $8.75

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ADULT RECREATION & SPORT PROGRAMS Drop-in Pickleball Anyone is capable of playing and it’s easy to get started. It’s like a mixture of tennis, badminton and ping-pong and a game for all ages. It takes patience, strategy and careful placement. (14 years and under must be accompanied by a parent). Equipment available.

Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Floor Hockey, Indoor Soccer, Pickleball and more! Multi Campus Gyms 2 Falcon Ridge Drive

JANUARY 16 - APRIL 24 Mondays l 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. (No gym February 20, March 6 & April 17) Gym 1 l 6 - 9 p.m. l Families Gym 2 l 7 - 8 p.m. l Adult Volleyball Gym 2 l 8 - 9 p.m. l Adult Basketball Gym 3 l 6 - 9 p.m. l Open Gym (Open Gym - Under age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult) $4.00 l Drop In $33.00 l 10 Pass $10.00 l Family Drop In (includes 4 people $2.00 for each additional person) $85.00 l Family 10 Pass (includes 4 people $10.00 for each additional person) ____________________________________

NEW! Beginners Adult Jazz Ages 18+ This class is designed to develop basic jazz techniques. Have fun in this high energy, upbeat program; learning the basics of jazz incorporating flexibility, sense of rhythm and overall coordination.

Family & Community Centre Gym 4725 - 43 Avenue

Recreation & Culture Office 4926 - 50 Avenue

Youth (8 - 17 years) Drop In $4.25 l 3 Pass* $11.50

JANUARY 16 - APRIL 24 Mondays l 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

SESSION 1: MARCH 9 - 30

Adult (18 - 59 years) Drop In $6.50 l 3 Pass* $17.50

(No gym February 20 & April 17)

Thursdays l 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Seniors (60+) Drop In $5.00 l 3 Pass* $13.50 *3 Pass: Pre-register online at www.recreation.sylvanlake.ca or call 403.887.2199

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$4.00

l Drop In

$33.00 l 10 Pass *Please note: January 30, February 27, March 27, April 24, pickleball will run 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. These dates will be FREE drop-in.

SESSION 2: APRIL 6 - 27 Thursdays l 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. $36.00/local l $42.00/non-local


RECREATION SKATE SCHEDULE Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Public Skating 1:15 - 2:30 p.m.

Adults/Senior Skating 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Adults/Senior Skating 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Adults/Senior Skating 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Adult Shinny 11:30 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. Helmets and gloves are mandatory

Public Skating Participants are asked to obey the following rules to ensure a safe and pleasant skating experience: • Please use the assigned dressing rooms only to change into skates • Do not proceed onto the ice until the ice resurfacer is off the ice and the gates are closed • Children 10 years of age and under must wear a protective CSA approved helmet. The use of helmets for all skaters on the ice, is strongly recommended • Children 8 years of age and under must be accompanied by a caretaker, 16 years of age or older on the ice • Food and drink are not permitted on the ice

• Formal

Thursday

Adults/Senior Skating 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Public Skating 6:15 - 7:45 p.m.

or organized coaching instruction, or the use of pucks/balls is not permitted • Skating in a manner that endangers or interferes with other skaters’ safety or pleasure is strictly prohibited • The middle of the ice is reserved for children and less confident skaters • CSA approved skating aids are discretionary, based on the number of patrons on the ice and they are only permitted on the ice in a designated area • No carrying infants, strollers, baby buggies, or chairs are allowed anywhere on the ice at any time • The use of headsets, cell phones, or hand-held electronic devices are not permitted • Those displaying unsafe actions, on-ice games, backward skating,

Friday

Parent & Tot Skating 2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

inappropriate behavior or foul language will be asked to leave the premises Please respect our staff at all times. Nexsource Centre staff has the final authority on the condition and care of the facility. Time allocated for Public Skating sessions may be reduced in order to accommodate ice maintenance. When the buzzer sounds, listen to and follow staff instructions. The ice surface maximum skating capacity is 100. Please regularly check our Event Calendar at www.sylvanlake.ca/event-list for any cancelled or updated Public Skating scheduling. If you have any questions with regards to any of the skating times listed please feel free to phone the Recreation & Culture offices at 403.888.2199.

For new interested swimmers, free tryouts will be available!

THE SYLVAN LAKE SWIM CLUB IS STILL GOING STRONG! This year there are options of training in Innisfail or Lacombe until our pool re-opens.

www.sylvanlakeswimteam.com

Information will be coming out soon on registration information for those who are looking forward to our facility being open again. Keep checking our website for updates! We foster a fun family environment while striving to challenge our swimmers to be the best they can be. Call Coaches Sharon or Trevor at 403.352.6841 for more information sylvanlakenauticals@gmail.com

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RECREATION For more   nfo   For  Im ore  Info   more information visit Visit   Visit   www.canyonski.ca www.canyonski.ca www.canyonski.ca Or call Call     Call     403-346-5588 403-­‐346-­‐5588   403-­‐346-­‐5588  

Come Ski what’s For happening on Alberta’s largest non-mountain resort! Minutes from Red Deer!!

Early Bird Season Pass Sale!!

Jump Start 6 - 12 Years: Purchase your 2016-17 Season Pass and enjoy unlimited skiing These 8 Years: small group lessons are for beginner skiers who hope to progress into the Jumps and Bumps Freestyle Ski Program. Jump Start 6 12 Years: Jump Start 6and - 12riding for up to 24% off the regular season price! Days Dates Cost Cost These 8 small group lessons are beginner for beginner skiers skiers Time who hope to progress into the Jumps and Bumps Ski Program. These 8 small group lessons are who hope progress into the JumpsFreestyle and Bumps Freestyle Ski Program.Cost Lesson Lesson Order on line atfor www.canyonski.ca or call to 403-346-5588 Lesson Days

Sat Sun

Days Dates

Sat

Jan 14

Cost Cost 11:30 -2:00 CostLift $525 Lesson Lesson Lesson th Rentals 11:30 -2:00 EarlyLift $525 Bird!! August 16 – Lift RegularLesson Price $375 Rentals of Pass th th Lift Helmet -Type Mar 4 SeasonJan 11:30 -2:00 Before August 15-2:00 September 30$525 after Oct 1st$525 Only Sun 15 Mar 5 11:30 Helmet Lift Jan 15 - Mar 5 11:30 -2:00 $525 $375 Dates

Sat

Time Time Jan 14 - Mar 4

Cost

Cost

LiftLesson Only Only (S.P.

Jan 14 - Mar 4

$375

Holder)

Cost

$375

Only

Only $375

Holder) $210 $210

Lesson (S.P. $210 $210

$210

(S.P. $ Rentals 430 $ 455 $ 480 General (13 year s plus) Only Helmet Holder) $ 345 $ 360 $ 380 Child (6-12 years) Kinder Learn to Ski 4 5 Years: (max 4 per instructor) Jan 15 - Kinder Mar 5 Learn11:30 -2:00 $375 $210 to Ski 4 - 5 Years: (max 4315 per$525 instructor) 300 how to be $mobile $ 330 Senior (65 year s plus) During these 4 small group lessons, children will be $shown on skis, and how to have fun at this sport. these 4skiing small group lessons, children will $be how$to be mobile on skis, how have fun at this sport. $ 125 135 145 (5 year s &child under ) OurTiny goalTigers is toDuring have your independently on our Magic Carpet atshown the beginner level. Pre-requisite for and Kinder SkitoImprovement! goalofis4)to have your child skiing independently on our Magic Carpet at the beginner level. Pre-requisite for Kinder Ski $ 1150 $ 1350 $ 1500 Family PassOur (Family Days Dates Time Cost Cost Cost Family Add-on $ 190 $ 190 $ 190 Lesson Lesson Days Dates Time Cost$135 Cost Lesson Tues-Friday Jan 3 - 6 10:30-11:30 $185 $111 Lift Only $ 300 $ 315 $ 330 Midweek (Tuesday - Friday) Lift Sat Jan 14 - Feb 4 10:30 - 11:30 $185Lesson $135 $111 Rental (S.P. Lesson 10:30-11:30 $185$115 $135 Corporate Tues-Friday Pass $ 750 $ 750 $ 750 Wed Jan 11 - Feb 1 Jan 3 - 6 2:00 - 3:00 $145 Only $100 Lift Helmet Holder) Sat FebTubing 11 - Mar 4Jan 14 - Feb 10:30 $185 $111 Lift 4 - 11:30 10:30 -$11:30 $185$135 $135 Corporate Sat Snow Pass $ 250 250 $ 250 Sun

Improvement! Kinder Learn to Ski 4 - 5 Years: (max 4 per instructor) During these 4 small group lessons, children will be shown how to be mobile on skis, and how to have fun at this sport. Lesson Our goal is to have your child skiing independently on our Magic Carpet at the beginner level. Pre-requisite for Kinder Ski Improvement! Days

Dates Wed

Time 2:00 - 3:00

Feb 8 – Mar 1

Cost $145Rental

$115

Wed Jan 11 - Feb 1 2:00Season - 3:00Pass Rates do not include GST $145 Only Helmet Lesson FebYears 11 - 10:30-11:30 Mar 4 4 per instructor) 10:30 - 11:30 $185 : (max Lesson Tues-Friday Junior Jan Learn 3 - Sat 6 to Ski 6 - 12 $185 Group lessonsWed for the first timer! The are to develop skiers capable of riding the Feb 8 goals – Marof1these 4 small group 2:00lessons - 3:00Lift $145

Sat Wed Sat Wed

Cost

$100

$115 $135 $115

$135 Lift Jan 14 Feb 4 10:30 11:30 $185 $135 Magic Carpet independently at an intermediate level. Pre-requisite for Junior Ski Improvement! Rental Jan 11 Junior - Feb 1 Learn to Ski 2:00 - 12 3:00 $145 $115 Only 6 Years : (max 4 per instructor) Days Dates Time Cost Cost Cost Lesson Helmet Lesson Lesson Feb 11 Group - Mar lessons 4 10:30 - 11:30 $185 $135 for the first timer! The goals of these 4 small group lessons are to develop skiers capable of Lift Only Tues-Friday Jan 3 - 6 9:30-10:30 am $295 $195 $111riding the Lift Rentals (S.P. Mar 2:00 3:00 $145 $115 SatFeb 8 –Magic Jan1 14 Feb 4 9:30-10:30 am $295 $195 $111 Only Carpet independently at an intermediate level. Pre-requisite for Junior Ski Improvement! Sat

Feb 11 - Mar 4

Dates : Years

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9:30-10:30 am

perTime instructor)

$295

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$195

Mar 4 Kinder SkiSat ImprovementFeb (4 -11 5 -years)

Dates Dates Days Sat Jan 14 - Feb 4 6 11 - Mar 4 Sat Jan 3 -Feb

9:30-10:30 am

Time Time

LessonLesson Cost Lift $185 Rental Lift $185 Helmet

Cost

Cost Lesson

$295

Cost

Lesson Only (S.P. Holder)

$195

Cost

Cost Lesson $135 Lift $135

Only (S.P. Holder)

$111

Cost Lesson Junior Learn to - 12 (max 4 Lesson Ski Improvement Programs (max 4 per instructor) Lift Jangoals 3 - 6 of these 4 small 9:30-10:30 am $295 Lift of riding$195 Group lessons for theTues-Friday firstis for timer! group lessons totodevelop skiers capable the Ski Improvement thoseThe who have completed the Learn to Ski Programs, or areare ready ride the T-Bar independently. Rentals Jan 14 - Febis4required. 9:30-10:30 am $295 $195 Only A minimum ofSat 2 days prior skiing experience Magic Carpet independently at an intermediate level. Pre-requisite for Junior Ski Improvement! Helmet

Days

Days6 Ski

Only (S.P. Holder) Lesson

$111 $111 $111

Cost

Cost Lesson

Lesson Only (S.P.$195 Holder)

Ski Improvement11:30 Programs (max 4 per instructor) Lift - 12:30 $111 Only Tues-Friday $295 Only - 12:30 $111 Ski Improvement is 9:30-10:30 for11:30 those whoam have completed the Learn to Ski Programs, or are ready to ride the T-Bar independently. Rentals (S.P. Sat JanSki 14AImprovement - minimum Feb 4 of 2 (6 $295 $195 Only days prior skiingam experience is Helmet required. Junior –9:30-10:30 12 years) Holder) Sat Feb 11Jan 14 - Feb 4 11:30 – 2:00 am Lesson $350 $250 $180 Sat - Mar 4 Ski 9:30-10:30 $295 $195 Kinder Improvement (4 - 5 years) Lesson Lesson Lift Sat

Feb 11 - Mar 4Dates Days

11:30 – 2:00

Lesson $350

TimeRental

Lift Only

Only (S.P Holder)

Cost$250

$111 $111 $111

$180 Cost

Cost $111 $111

Lesson Lesson Helmet Lift Ski ImprovementSat Programs Jan 14(max - Feb 44 per instructor) 11:30 - 12:30 $185 $135 Lift Only Rental Learn is to for Snowboard 7 -have 16 per Learn class) to Ski Programs, or are ready to ride the Only (S.P. Holder) Ski Improvement those who completed T-Bar independently. Sat Feb 11 Years: - Mar 4 (max 6the 11:30 - 12:30 $185 $135 Helmet Group lessons for the first timer! Basic skills such as being mobile on board, stopping, turning, and riding the Magic Carpet. A minimum When of 2 days prioryou skiing is your required. registering, will beexperience prompted to pick for years) the 2-day lesson. Pre-requisite for Snowboard Improvement! Junior Ski Improvement (6dates – 12 Sat Days Jan - Feb 4 11:30 – 2:00 Lesson $350 Cost $250 Time Cost Kinder SkiProgram Improvement (4 14 - 5Dates years) Lesson Lesson Dec 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, Lesson Dates Time Sat Feb 11 - Mar 4 14-15, 21-22, 11:30 – 2:00 Jan 7-8, 28-29, Lift 7 - 12 yrs Sat - Sun Feb 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 Jan 14 - Feb 4 11:30 - 12:30 Rental Mar 4-5, 11-12, 18-19

Days Sat Sat

Lift Cost Rental 10:30 am 12:00 noon Helmet $185

Feb 11 - Mar 4 to Snowboard 11:30 - 12:30 $185 Helmet am 7 for - 16 Years: (max 6 per10:30 class) 13 - 16 yrs Learn Sat - Sun See above weekend dates.

Only Cost$180 $250 Lesson (S.P Holder) $105

Lift Cost Lesson Lesson Lesson $350 Lift $175 Only Lift$135 Lift Rentals Only HelmetOnly $199

12:00 noon

$135

$125

$111 $111

Only (S.P. Holder)

Group lessons timer! Basic skills such as being mobile on board, stopping, turning, and riding the Magic Carpet. Junior Ski Improvement (6 for – the 12 first years) Sat Sat

Christmas Downhill Ski Camp 13 : (Beginner & Advanced) When you 7will beYears prompted to pick your dates for the 2-day lesson. Pre-requisite for Snowboard Improvement! Jan 14 - Feb 4 registering, 11:30 –- 2:00 Lesson $350 $250 In this 4 day camp children will be supervised by a Certified Ski Instructor from 9am to 4:30pm and will primarily Lessonconcentrate on developing Lesson Lift Program Days Dates Time skiing skills while participating in interactive drills and fun activities. The day will include rest periods and cold weather breaks if required. Cost Lift Only Rental Advanced Skiers Feb 11 Mar 4are NOT provided. 11:30 – 2:00 $350must be Chair Lift ready! $250 Lunch and-snacks MUST have prior skiing experience! Program Beginner Beginner Advanced Advanced

7-

Days TuesFri 12 yrs Tues- Fri Tues- Fri Tues- Fri

Dates Dec 30 Sat27-- Sun Jan 3 - 6 Dec 27 - 30 Jan 3 - 6

Only

Dec 3-4, 10-11, 17-18,

Helmet Time Cost Non 28-29, 9 -Jan 4:30 7-8, pm 14-15, 21-22, $395 Season 9 -Feb 4:30 4-5, pm 11-12, 18-19, $395 25-26 Pass 9 - 4:30 pm Holder Mar 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 $395 9 - 4:30 pm $395

Season Pass Holder

Cost

Lesson Cost

Add 10:30 $275 am Lift Rentals 12:00 $275 noon with

$120 $120 Rentals $120 Helmet Helmet $120

(S.P Holder) Lesson Lift Only

Days will primarilyDates Time campers will progress to become Cost Camp instructors concentrate on introducing children to snowboarding. Intermediate Christmas Downhill Ski Camp 7 - 13 Years: (Beginner & Advanced) more confident on the hill including more advanced runs and using the chairlift. The days will include interactive drills, fun activities,

7 - 12 yrs

$180

Cost

$180

$175

Learn to Snowboard 7 - 16 Years: (max 6 per class) $275 $275 Group lessons for the first timer! Basic skills such as being mobile on board, stopping, turning, and riding the Magic Carpet. 10:30 am $199 13 16 yrs Sat Sun See above for weekend dates. Christmas Snowboarding Camp 7 - 13 Years: (Learn to SB & Intermediate SB) When registering, you will be prompted to pick your dates for the 2-day lesson. Pre-requisite for Snowboard Improvement! 12:00 noon In these 4 day camps children will be supervised by a Certified Snow Board Instructor from 9am to 4:30pm. In the Learn to Snowboard Program

$180

$105

$125

Cost

In this Days 4 day camp will be supervised by a Certified SkiCost Instructor from 9amCost to 4:30pm and will primarily concentrate on developing Dec children 3-4, Program Dates 10-11, 17-18, Time Cost Lesson Nonfun activities. Add Lesson skills Fri while interactive drills and The day will include rest periods and cold weather breaks if required. Learn to SB skiing TuesDec 27 - 30 in 21-22, 9 - 4:30 pm $395 $275 $120 Janparticipating 7-8, 14-15, 28-29, 10:30 am Season Lift Rentals $175 Season $105 Sat Learn to SB - SunTues- Fri Jan 3 - 6 9 - 4:30 pm $395 Pass $275 $120 Lift LunchTuesand snacks are NOT provided. MUST have prior skiing experience! Advanced Skiers must be Chair Lift ready! 12:00 noon Pass with Feb 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 Holder Fri Rentals Intermediate Dec 27 - 30 9 - 4:30 pm $395 $275 $120 Holder Helmet Program Days Dates Time Cost Cost Cost Only Tues- FriMar 4-5, Intermediate Jan 3 -11-12, 6 9 - 4:30 pm $395 $275 $120 18-19 Non Add Helmet Beginner

Tues- Fri

Dec 27 - 30

9 - 4:30 pm

Season 10:30 am -

$395

Season

$275

Rentals

$120

Pass Tues- Fri 3-6 9 - 4:30 pm $395 $275 $120 $199 $125 Pass with Sat Beginner - Sun See above forJan weekend dates. Holder 12:00 noon $395 Advanced Tues- Fri Dec 27 - 30 9 - 4:30 pm $275 $120 Holder Helmet For more info visitTueswww.canyonski.ca Resort GST is not included in any of the prices Advanced Fri Jan 3 - 6 Canyon9Ski - 4:30 pm 403-346-5588 $395 $275 $120 Christmas Downhill Ski Camp 7 - 13 Years: (Beginner & Advanced) Christmas Snowboarding Camp 7 - 13 Years: (Learn to SB & Intermediate SB) In this 436day campLake children will Guide be supervised by a Certified Ski Instructor from 9am to 4:30pm and will primarily concentrate on developing l Sylvan Community In these 4 day camps children will be supervised by a Certified Snow Board Instructor from 9am to 4:30pm. In the Learn to Snowboard skiing skills while participating in interactive drillsconcentrate and fun activities. The day will toinclude rest periods and cold weather breaks iftorequired. Camp instructors will primarily on introducing children snowboarding. Intermediate campers will progress become

13 - 16 yrs


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CENTRAL ALBERTA

SNOW

Fun. Local. Sport.

FREESTYLE SKI CLUB

ARK P E B TU

Snow tubing is another great reason to enjoy winter at Canyon Ski Resort. Our Snow Tube Park is the only one of its kind in Central Alberta. With a dedicated tubing lift (so you don’t have to walk up the hill), two groomed lanes down with banked corners, and special tubes provided by us, you won’t find a better outdoor winter activity. Having a TUBING PARTY? Book a group (10 or more people). Birthday parties, office get-togethers, scout groups, hockey teams, or just a group of friends. Call 403-346-7003 to make a booking (advance payment required).

JUMPS AND BUMPS

SNOW TUBE PARK (GST not included on all prices)

ALL AGES RATES

price

Must be 42”or taller to ride in a Snow Tube All Day 2 hours

$30 $20

One Run Family Tube Pass - 2 hours (Based on 4 Immediate Family Members) Additional Family Members Season Pass Holder - 2 hours

$4.75

Groups (+10) - 2 hours (per person) *Helmet & Tube Included!

$15

$60 $15 $15

SNOW TUBE HOURS Friday Saturday & Sunday Christmas Holidays (December 24 - January 8) Family Day (Monday, February 20)

5pm - 9pm 1pm - 5pm 12pm - 5pm 12pm - 5pm

Designed for young skiers to learn fundamental skiing skills from certified coaches in an 8 week program (Jan - Feb).

CAFSC also offers

FREESTYLERZ FREESTYLE

REGISTER NOW! www.cafsc.ca

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Come Skate with Us!

www.sylvanlakefigureskating.ca Registration: Online at www.sylvanlakefigureskating.ca or Andrea at 403.396.7922 Session 2: January - March, 2017. Session begins January 9, 2017. Programs We offer: Canskate: for all ages, learning the fundamentals of skating. A great stepping stone for hockey, ringette and figure skaters. Lesson times: Monday and/or Wednesday

Group Star: is taught in a group setting and introduces skaters to all disciplines of figure skating – free skate, dance and skating skills. Lesson times: Monday and Wednesday

Star Skate: All private lessons for advanced Skaters. Lesson times: Monday & Wednesday Pre Star Skate: is a program designed to help skaters Are you interested in learning more aboutStroking, the historyOff Ice, Open & Senior Friday & Sunday make the transition from CanSkate to STARSkate. This is of Sylvan Lake? Please stop by the Sylvan Lake & District to learn about theAll people and require proper skating equipment and an introduction program designed to Archives teach the basicmore skills Skaters places that make this such an interesting place to visit of figure skating while still working on their CanSkate attire for there skating ability. or call home. badges 3 - 6. Skater Assessments available. We are located on the Lower Level of the new Lesson times: Monday and Wednesday are subject to change. Municipal Government Building at 5012 All 48 Programs Avenue and open Tuesday & Thursday afternoons from noon to 4:00 pm

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RECREATION

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Carla Erickson

403.597.7644 l carla@hotmamafit.com

Taoist Tai Chi in Sylvan Lake Classes begin the week of January 9, 2017

facebook.com/HotMamaFitSylvanLake Twitter: @HMHF_SylvanLk Instagram:@hmhf_sylvan_lake FRANCHISES AVAILABLE!

Beginner Class Wednesdays l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Continuing Class Mondays l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

SYLVAN LAKE COLLECTIVE KITCHEN

Try the first week for free – no obligation Wear indoor footwear and loose clothing No pre-registration

First Wednesday of the month: 9 - 11:30 a.m. First Thursday of the month: 6 - 8:30 p.m. Third Thursday of the month: 5:30 - 9 p.m.

For more information go to www.taoist.org or call 403-346-6772

$30.00 / kitchen. Call Donna Hughes at 403.598.7844 or email sylvanlakecollectivekitchen@gmail.com for more information

FLK Taoist Tai Chi® is a global non-profit organization

Pickle What? Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. It’s easy to learn, and so much fun! For program details, and to register, visit sylvanlake.ca

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FEE ASSISTANCE

TO REGISTER FOR ANY RECREATION OR ARTS & CULTURE PROGRAMS

NEW! Online: www.sylvanlake.ca/programs Phone: 403.887.2199 Visa or MasterCard

Or stop by in person: 4926 - 50 Avenue Cash, Debit, Cheque,Visa or MasterCard

The ‘You Can Play Too!’ Program helps remove financial barriers for Sylvan Lake residents to access Recreation and Culture programs, memberships, and admissions. Please contact the Recreation and Culture office at 403.887.1192 ext. 508, and speak with Monique Pummings to receive information on accessing, or donating to the program. Application forms are found at the Recreation & Culture Office, Community Centre, and/or online on the Town of Sylvan Lake website www.sylvanlake.ca

The Town of Sylvan Lake supports a safe, respectful environment for staff and facility users. Threatening, abusive behavior will not be tolerated and may result in exclusion from the facility.

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Never release aquarium or domestic pond water, plants, dead or live animals into waterbodies. Common aquarium and pond plants and animals can become invasive when released in the wild, potentially causing both ecologic and economic harm.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON INVASIVE SPECIES, CALL:

1-855-336-BOAT (2628)

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EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2017

Join the Volkssport Walkers of Central Alberta for a 5km walk along the lakefront.

Tourist Information Booth | 4719 - 50 Avenue 1pm – Register / 1:30pm – Walk vwcaclub@gmail.com or call Sheila at 403-887-4474

Please remember to dress warm.

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Winterfest 2017 February 17 - 20

We are looking for groups to host indoor and ourdoor events throughout the weekend, such as outdoor pursuit activities, kids’ games and other family activities.

Join the fun and register an event!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Family Fun

Polar Bear Dip

Fireworks

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM East side of the Pier

1:00 PM West side of the Pier

7:00 PM From the Pier

For more information, to volunteer or to register an activity, call: 403 887 2199

$20 Registration Fee (You must pre-register and the minimum donation required to participate is $100.00)

**Please stay a minimum of 500 metres away from the Firing Zone**

*Registration forms available at www.sylvanlake.ca or at the Recreation & Culture Office.

For more information or to register an event, contact: Recreation & Culture Office | 4926 50 Avenue www.sylvanlake.ca | 403 887 2199

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EVENTS

Consider yourself

Take the Plunge!

Sylvan Lake Polar Bear Dip February 18, 2017 Raise funds for a local charity of your choice! $20 Registartion Fee: You must pre-register and the minimum donation required to participate is $100.

Registration forms available at: Recreation & Culture Office | 4926 50 Avenue www.sylvanlake.ca | 403 887 2199

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Canada’s 150th Birthday!

consider yourself

Canada is aging beautifully, and we want YOU to help us celebrate this SUMMER! If your community group, organization or business would like to showcase an event throughout the 2017 Canada Day weekend, or host a countdown celebration, let us know! Join the fun and register an event. Help us celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday celebration in style!

For more information or to register an event, contact: Recreation & Culture Office | www.sylvanlake.ca | 403 887 2199

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FCSS

FCSS INFORMATION AND REFERRAL TOWN OF SYLVAN LAKE FCSS INFORMATION AND REFERRAL Sylvan Lake Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) offers Information and Referral services, which includes providing updated information on programs and services available in Sylvan Lake, Red Deer, and surrounding areas. Our Information and Referral Specialist can help if you are looking for a phone number, address, or the contact information for counseling, housing, and other programs and services. We also provide assistance with forms and/or filling out the following: CPP Disability Applications l Old Age Security Applications AISH Applications l Income Support Applications Social Insurance Numbers l Passports l Housing Child Care Subsidy l Child Tax Benefits Seniors Benefit Program Applications Student Financial Assistance Applications By appointment only please call 403.887.1137 ext. 225. Our Certified Information & Referral Specialist is also a Commissioner of Oaths.

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HEALTHY FAMILIES HOME VISITATION PROGRAM Healthy Families is a voluntary program that provides information, resources, and support to families with new babies. Referrals can be made by agencies, or by the families themselves. All information is kept confidential. This program is jointly funded through Town of Sylvan Lake FCSS & Healthy Families, and Family Services of Central Alberta. For more information, please contact the Healthy Families Home Visitors at 403.887.1137 ext. 227.


FCSS FCSS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT The Community Social Resources Directory, and Online Database are now available on the Town of Sylvan Lake Website, and provide the following: • An

inventory of local and social institutions (government, education, churches, local associations, sports, recreation, and culture) • A

convenient way to find services that are relevant to you and your family • Online

printable directory

• Age-specific

search categories

• Any

organizations that are missing or have new information can have their information added • Easily

accessible on the Town of Sylvan Lake website (www.sylvanlake.ca)

Community Development Supports The Community Development Coordinator is available to assist nonprofit community agencies, organizations, boards, committees, board development, strategic planning, meeting facilitation, program restructuring, program development support, and program evaluation supports. Contact the Community Development Coordinator at 403.887.1137 ext. 221. Interagency meets the second Tuesday of each month in the Family and Community Centre gymnasium, 4725 - 43 Avenue, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. to discuss community trends, issues, programs, and events. Anyone who wishes to participate in these discussions is welcome! For more information, please contact the Community Development Coordinator at 403.887.1137 ext. 221.

Social Master Plan (SMP) Our first Community Social Master Plan can be found on the Town of Sylvan Lake website at www.sylvanlake.ca. This SMP has been developed by residents and individuals who deliver a range of services in our community. These individuals contributed their experience and ideas as members of four sub-committees focusing on priorities in the areas of housing, income and employment, health and wellness, transportation, and community safety and engagement. The actions identified by the sub-committees and included in this plan range from specific tasks that can be completed quickly, to broader strategies that will require a longer period of time to implement. Although the actions vary in scope and complexity, all will contribute to enhanced quality of life for residents of our community.

FCSS SENIOR SERVICES PROGRAMS Home Support Program The Home Support Program is designed to provide light housekeeping services that are affordable and assist seniors and other eligible individuals to remain in their own home as long as possible. Home Support workers are screened, trained, and required to sign a confidentiality agreement before they meet clients. Home support workers provide:

Sylvan Lake Lifeline Helping you live independently and safely at home. Lifeline is an easy-touse medical alarm service designed to reduce the risk of living alone. In the event of a fall or emergency, help is available at the push of a button. The Lifeline Personal Help Button connects you to a trained Personal Response Associate who can send help quickly, 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week. Lifeline can help you maintain your independence, and also give your family peace of mind. Contact the FCSS Senior Services Coordinator at 403.887.1137 ext. 222 for more information.

• Light

housekeeping (sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, bathrooms, dusting, etc.) • Laundry services Home Help • Designed for heavy housekeeping two times a year in the Spring/and or Fall • Duties could include cleaning inside of fridge, deep freeze, blinds, windows, etc. Services may be offered at a subsidized rate; the fee for service is an hourly rate based on the client’s yearly household income, which is determined at the time of assessment. Contact the FCSS Senior Services Coordinator for eligibility and fees at 403.887.1137 ext. 222.

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SENIOR SERVICES

“Taking Action Against Elder Abuse“ Coordinated Community Response (CCR) Committee

Elder Abuse Awareness & Referral Support • What

is Elder Abuse? can you do if you witness or suspect Elder Abuse? • Did you know that Sylvan Lake is developing an Elder Abuse Protocol? • What

Vision Honoring Seniors in the Sylvan Lake Area by preventing abuse

Mission To create lasting solutions to Elder Abuse Elder abuse is any action or inaction by self or others that jeopardizes the health or well-being of any older adult. Elder abuse can take several forms including financial, emotional, spiritual, medical, and neglect. Abuse is not prejudicial, it can happen to any older adult.

This project is a partnership with the Town of Sylvan and the Government of Alberta Ministry of Seniors and Housing. The CCR committee is a subcommittee of Sylvan Lake Chapter of Vision for Non-Violence, working together to achieve common goals related to addressing elder abuse. The committee consists of the Elder Abuse Prevention Coordinator and individuals from organizations who provide a service to seniors in Sylvan Lake and the surrounding communities of Benalto, Bentley, Bowden, Caroline, Eckville, Innisfail, Penhold, Rimbey, and Rocky Mountain House. Alberta’s population is aging. In 2013, Alberta had approximately 456,000 seniors, and this number is expected to increase to over 950,000 seniors by 2031 where one in five Albertans will be a senior! Approximately 25 per cent of crimes against older adults are committed by a family member. Elder Abuse is everyone’s business. Older adults deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. The CCR Committee vision statement is: “Honouring Seniors in the Sylvan Lake Area by preventing abuse.” The colour purple is used to show support and awareness. If you would like more information on the committee, contact the Elder Abuse Prevention Coordinator at 403.887.1137 ext. 236.

The FCSS Senior Services office houses a Resource Centre for anyone who wants to access information and/or Elder Abuse referral supports. For further information please contact the Information and Referral Specialist at 403.887.1137 ext. 225.

Sylvan Lake Adult/Senior Walk Sylvan Lake Family & Community Centre Gymnasium 4725 - 43 Avenue

JANUARY - APRIL Morning Walk Tuesdays l 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Wednesdays l 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Fridays l 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Lunchtime Walk Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday l 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays l 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. No Cost

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Thank You Every year businesses and volunteers from Sylvan Lake step up to the plate to ensure that our events are spectacular!! Our community would not be the wonderful place it is without their support. Thank you to all of the awesome volunteers that have helped make Sylvan Lake a great place to live work and PLAY!

An exceptionally large Shout-Out goes to all youth who volunteer!


VOLUNTEERS SYLVAN LAKE VOLUNTEER CENTRE

LOOK WHAT WE ARE DOING NOW! The Sylvan Lake FCSS Senior Services

Program is expanding and adding new resources for seniors in 2017. The following programs, previously under Seniors Services, will now be under the expanded role of the Sylvan Lake Volunteer Centre.

Lawn Busters Lawn Busters is a volunteer program where individuals, organizations, businesses, schools, and families volunteer to cut the grass of a qualifying senior in need throughout the spring/ summer season. Frequency is weekly/biweekly depending on grass growth. Registration required - Applications are available at the Family & Community Centre. Volunteers & Seniors please contact the FCSS Volunteer Centre Coordinator at 403.887.1137 ext. 233. to register. ____________________________________

Snow Angels Snow Angels is a volunteer program where individuals, organizations, businesses, schools, & families shovel driveways and walkways for a qualifying senior in need throughout the winter season. Frequency is dependent on snow fall. Registration required. Applications are available at the Family & Community Centre. Volunteers & Seniors please contact the FCSS Volunteer Centre Coordinator at 403.887.1137 ext. 233 to register.

Friendly Visitor Program The Friendly Visitor Program provides companionship to lonely and/or isolated seniors and introduces them to services in the community that they may require. Screened Friendly Visitor volunteers are matched with seniors for regular one-on-one and/or telephone visits to promote overall wellbeing. You can make a difference in your community by volunteering an hour a week to a senior in need of a friendly visit. If you are a senior who would like a Friendly Visitor please contact us. Registration for both seniors and volunteers is required for this program. *Admittance to the Program can be made by self-referral, family members, physician, a health care professional, or mental health and social service professional. Volunteers & Seniors please contact the FCSS Volunteer Centre Coordinator at 403.887.1137 ext. 233 to register.

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program Please note: Sylvan Lake Family and Community Services is NO LONGER COORDINATING THIS PROGRAM. Changes to the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program as of 2017: The Sylvan Lake Seniors Centre will be the single point of contact for tax returns. Contact the Sylvan Lake Seniors Centre at slseniorspc@gmail.com or 403.887.5428 for more information. Returns will be accepted from February 1 until April 30. Returns for prior years can be filed during this time frame as well. NO RETURNS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER APRIL 30. Set times for tax return drop-offs and pickups will be advertised in the Sylvan Lake News, social media, and various locations around town. NO RETURNS WILL BE ACCEPTED OUTSIDE OF THESE TIMES. This program is available to low income seniors and community members whom are facing financial challenges, and have a simple tax situation. Volunteers do not complete tax returns for complex situations such as: • Returns

for deceased persons

• Individuals

who file for bankruptcy

• Self-employed • Individuals

individuals

who report capital gains

or losses • Individuals

who report employment expenses, business or rental income and expenses The Volunteer Centre is looking for volunteers to complete tax returns. Training is available through CRA. If you are interested in volunteering for this program please call the FCSS Volunteer Centre Coordinator at 403.887.1137 ext. 233

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Not sure what’s available or who to talk to? The Sylvan Lake Volunteer Centre will: Assist you to connect with organizations and find the volunteer opportunity that is perfect for YOU! Volunteer Opportunities & Benefits: Boards & Committees • Transportation • Seniors • Friendly Visitors Snow Angels • Administration • Children & Youth • BINGO Share a Hobby or Skill • Special Events • Work Experience Practicum Hours • Have Fun • Meet New People • And Much More!

Organizations: • Promote your special events and/or volunteer opportunities with the Volunteer Centre • Get information on volunteer management, recruitment, retention and recognition • Share your organization’s successes in the Volunteer Community Connect Newsletter

Get Connected:

To connect with the volunteer community and to learn more information on volunteer opportunities, everyone is invited to attend the monthly get-togethers at the Sylvan Lake Municipal Library. These free get-togethers are hosted every 3rd Friday of the month from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (4715 50 Ave). Further information on volunteering in the community is in the Volunteer Community Connector Newsletter at www.sylvanlake.ca/fcss/volunteer/volunteer-centre

Located at Family and Community Centre 4725 43 Street Phone: 403.887.1137 ext. 233 l Email: jdavis@sylvanlake.ca

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PARENT LINK

Check out our website at www.lakeviewparentlink.ca for Sylvan Lake and Eckville programs. For more information about what Lakeview Parent Link has to offer please email Giselle at gmcampbell@sylvanlake.ca

LAKEVIEW PARENT LINK PROGRAMS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SYLVAN LAKE FCSS Sneakers and Samitches Ages 0 - 5 Sneakers n’ Samitches is an introduction to gym time, with a focus on active lifestyles. Children will be active while learning to follow simple instructions, work as a team, and be cooperative while building their gross motor skills. Parent Link Early Learning Centre 4725 - 43 Street

• participate

in play with their children

Join us for some Valentine’s fun as we celebrate love and friendship with a variety of structured and unstructured activities. Parent Link Early Learning Centre 4725 - 43 Street

• learn

This is a free, parented drop-in program. ____________________________________

• attend

workshops and programs

• track

the development of their child

• meet

other parents.

Lakeview Parent Link will facilitate free parented children’s programs at the Sylvan Lake Family and Community Centre in the Early Learning Centre (ELC), the Parent Support & Resource Centre (PSRC), the gymnasium and kitchen, and free Parent Education Sessions in the Parent Support & Resource Centre (PSRC). We are also partnering with organizations throughout the Community to deliver programming in a variety of locations.

Tuesdays l 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Fridays l 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Sing, Stomp, & Shake Ages 0 - 5

FEBRUARY 14

about parenting strategies

JANUARY 3 - FEBRUARY 17

Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. (No program February 14)

information and referral support

• receive

Family and Community Centre Gym 4725 - 43 Street

This is a free, parented drop-in program. ____________________________________

Valentine’s Stay & Play Ages 0 - 5 Parent Links are places or programs that parents and caregivers can go to with their children aged 0 - 5 to:

Little Movers explores gross motor discovery in yoga, dance, skipping, and other fun activities. Through the use of equipment, music, and space, children will move in ways that feel natural to them and will enhance their own ability to imagine and pretend.

JANUARY 3 - FEBRUARY 16

This is a free, parented drop-in program. ____________________________________

WHAT IS PARENT LINK?

Little Movers Ages 0 - 5

Tuesday l 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Express Yourself l Ages 0 - 5 Through storytelling, music, art, and creative movement, we will have FUN with different feelings and emotions. Come and let your children express themselves and explore those emotions, helping us all to learn to have a positive outlook! Parent Link Early Learning Centre 4725 - 43 Street

Join our gross motor games and activities while we learn through movement, songs and finger plays. This program includes a variety of physical activities to get your little ones moving. Halfway through, we will be moving into the Early Learning Center for snack, stories and unstructured playtime. Family and Community Centre Gym 4725 - 43 Street

JANUARY 4 - FEBRUARY 15 Wednesdays l 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. This is a free, parented drop-in program. ____________________________________

Little Scientists l Ages 0 - 5 Parents and children join us to explore the world of science through experiments, games and stories; giving everyone an opportunity to learn through our interactive and hands on activities. Messy play, dress accordingly. Parent Link Early Learning Centre 4725 - 43 Street

JANUARY 3 - 31

JANUARY 5 - FEBRUARY 16

Tuesdays l 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Thursdays l 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

This is a free, parented drop-in program.

This is a free, parented drop-in program.

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NEW! WE NOW OFFER ONLINE PROGRAM REGISTRATION! Browse all our Town programming online under “Community Programs” at www.sylvanlake.ca then register directly!

Creative Crafts l Ages 0 - 5

Messy Play l Ages 0 - 5

Does your child love crafts? If you can imagine you can create! Come engage with your child in child-directed art exploration! Each week we will work on a new project. Please remember to wear play clothes and bring a snack.

Whether your little one enjoys messy play, or they need more exposure to getting down and dirty, roll up your sleeves and come join us! Each week we will have different types of media for your child to develop new skills and let their creativity flow. Please remember to wear play clothes and bring a snack.

Parent Link Early Learning Centre 4725 - 43 Street

JANUARY 7 - FEBRUARY 11 Saturdays l 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

FEBRUARY 27 - APRIL 10

LAKEVIEW PARENT LINK PROGRAMS

Mondays l 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. This is a free, parented drop-in program. ____________________________________

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SYLVAN LAKE FCSS

Infant Massage Ages 6 weeks - 12 months

Stay & Play l Ages 0 - 5

Infant Massage is a vital, dynamic interaction that forms the foundation of relationship building that will last a lifetime. Nurturing touch between a parent/caregiver and an infant enriches physiological, social-emotional, and mind/body/spirit connections for the infant being massaged, as well as for the parent.

This is an excellent opportunity to play in a fun and safe environment. Families can enjoy some unstructured play time together in our playroom! A great way to interact with other families and allow your child(ren) to learn to socialize with others. Please bring a snack for your child. Parent Link Early Learning Centre 4725 - 43 Street

JANUARY 6 - FEBRUARY 17 Mondays l 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Fridays l 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

FEBRUARY 27 - APRIL 13 Mondays l 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Thursdays l 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (No program March 9) This is a free, parented drop-in program. ____________________________________

Play Away l Ages 0 - 5 Designed for licensed child care centres, and approved and private day home providers to stop in and play! Parent Link Early Learning Centre 4725 - 43 Street

JANUARY 6 - APRIL 7

Siblings welcome. Parent Link Early Learning Centre 4725 - 43 Street

MARCH 13 - APRIL 10 Mondays l 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. This is a free, parented drop in program. ____________________________________

Little Chefs l Ages 0 - 5 (No younger siblings allowed in the kitchen please) Children love food! This is a great introduction to encourage little ones to help in the kitchen. We will be baking and creating yummy snacks. Each little chef will be encouraged to eat their own creations. For the last class we will be baking some delicious Valentine’s Cookies! Family & Community Centre Kitchen 4725 - 43 Avenue

Parent Link Early Learning Centre 4725 - 43 Street

JANUARY 9 - FEBRUARY 13 Mondays l 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

MARCH 4 - APRIL 8 Saturdays l 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. This is a free, parented drop-in program. ____________________________________

Cookie Baking Class Ages 3 - 5 (No siblings allowed in the kitchen please) This is an introductory baking class for children. Children will mix, measure, stir and pour while creating yummy treats! They will also be encouraged to help with kitchen cleanup before they go home. Family & Community Centre Kitchen 4725 - 43 Avenue

FEBRUARY 27 - APRIL 10 Mondays l 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. This is a free, parented Parent Link Program. Please Pre-Register with Karen at 403.887.1137 ext. 234. ____________________________________

Music & Movement Ages 0 - 5 Music & Movement is an introduction for your child to move their body in different ways to music. This gym time will allow children to be active, follow simple dance moves, and explore music through instruments, all while building their gross motor skills. Family and Community Centre Gym 4725 - 43 Street

Fridays l 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (No program February 24 or March 10)

JANUARY 9 - FEBRUARY 13 Mondays l 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

FEBRUARY 28 - APRIL 11

This is a pre-booked program; please call Karen to book your playdate at 403.887.1137 ext. 234.

This is a free, parented Parent Link Program. Please Pre-Register with Karen at 403.887.1137 ext. 234.

Tuesdays l 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

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This is a free, parented drop in program.


PARENT LINK Sports Day l Ages 0 - 5 This is an excellent opportunity for both parents and children to learn different age appropriate sports skills. Throwing, kicking, running, and team work will be some of the focus within this gym time. Family and Community Centre Gym 4725 - 43 Street

FEBRUARY 28 - APRIL 11 Tuesdays l 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Discovery Play Ages 0 - 5 Discover fun and easy activities to help develop social, cognitive, language, emotional, and fine/gross motor skills. As you explore with your child, you will begin to understand how important playing really is…not to mention FUN!! Parent Link Early Learning Centre 4725 - 43 Street

LAKEVIEW PARENT LINK PARENT/CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAMS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SYLVAN LAKE FCSS Family Liaison Advocate

This is a free, parented drop-in program. ____________________________________

MARCH 3 - APRIL 7

Games Day l Ages 0 - 5

This is a free, parented drop-in program.

Join in and play your time away! Preschool games such as Red Rover, Mouse House, Parachute and many more! Then off to the ELC for some free play and story time.

____________________________________

This program is designed to help families who have children ages 0 - 5 years. The Family Liaison Advocate will assist parents through difficult situations by providing one-on-one support and encouragement.

Kids in Conversation Ages 0 - 5

For more information or to book an appointment, please call 403.887.9989 ext. 200.

Family and Community Centre Gym 4725 - 43 Street

MARCH 1 - APRIL 12 Wednesdays l 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. This is a free, parented drop-in program. ____________________________________

Gym Kids l Ages 0 - 5 Gym Kids is an age appropriate physical activity program that motivates and encourages young children to be active. Each class provides age appropriate activities based on the interests of the group, and is designed to provide each family with fun, “hands-on” activities. Family and Community Centre Gym 4725 - 43 Street

MARCH 2 - APRIL 13 Thursdays l 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. (No program March 9)

Fridays l 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (No program March 10)

This program offers a warm and friendly play environment where toddlers and preschoolers can interact with each other and their parents/caregivers.

Community Partners Building 4936 - 50 Avenue

A staff member is always present to answer questions and provide support.

Wellness Works

As staff base programming on the interests of the children, activities will vary each week. The open-ended use of materials, with the focus being on process not product, is always encouraged. Near the end of the session children are encouraged to help with clean-up. Parent Link Early Learning Centre 4725 - 43 Street

MARCH 28 - APRIL 25 Tuesdays l 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (No program April 18) This is a free, parented drop-in program.

____________________________________

Are you interested in your health and wellness? If so, this drop-in support group is for you. Discuss different topics on health and wellness, and work together to address wellness needs, as well as become healthier for ourselves and those we love. Community Partners Building 4936 - 50 Avenue

JANUARY 12 - APRIL 27 Thursdays l 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. (No group January 26, February 23, March 23, April 20 & 27) Drop-in 403.887.9989 ext. 200

This is a free, parented drop-in program.

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PARENT LINK LAKEVIEW PARENT LINK PARENT/CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAMS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SYLVAN LAKE FCSS ASQ Play Party

The first 5 years of life are very important because this time sets the stage for success in school and later adulthood. This is optimal time for your child to learn through play and experiences. It is important to ensure that each child’s development is proceeding without problems during this period. Play with your child while you complete the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) which is a developmental screening tool that looks at the areas of communication, fine motor, gross motor, personal social and problem solving. Community Partners Building 4936 - 50 Avenue

MARCH 7 Tuesday l 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Drop-in 403.887.9989 ext. 200 ____________________________________

Ages & Stages Developmental Screening

ASQ and ASQ-SE are developmental screening tools that are available to help answer questions about whether your child is developing age appropriately. They consist of a series of questionnaires for children ages one month to 5 ½ years that are completed by the parent or caregiver. All Lakeview Parent Link and Parent Support Centre staff are trained to help administer, as well as score the screening tool.

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SYLVAN LAKE FCSS PARENT/CAREGIVER SUPPORT EDUCATION SESSIONS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LAKEVIEW PARENT LINK All Parent Education Triple P Programs are held in the Family and Community Centre Parent Support & Resource Centre Room #102, located in the Family and Community Centre 4725 - 43 Street. To register for Triple P Programs, contact 403.887.9989 ext. 200.

Triple P Discussion Groups In partnership with Lakeview Parent Link. These are all individual sessions, each one runs for two hours.

Developing Good Bedtime Routines APRIL 25 Tuesday l 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Dealing with Disobedience MAY 2 Tuesday l 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Triple P Group Sessions In partnership with Lakeview Parent Link. Is this you? You want to create the happiest home life you can. You may have a few concerns about your child’s behavior – perhaps there’s disobedience or you simply want to find out how to set up better routines for mealtimes or bedtimes. Whatever it is, you’re very keen to learn more about positive parenting and how you can apply it to your family. This eight session course has four “in-class” sessions, three phone call sessions, and a final wrap-up session.

IN CLASS SESSIONS: JANUARY 10, 17, 24, 31 FEBRUARY 28 Tuesdays l 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

PHONE CALL SESSIONS: FEBRUARY 7, 14, 21 Half an hour scheduled between 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration required for class and childcare.

Managing Fighting and Aggression MAY 9 Tuesday l 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Hassle Free Shopping MAY 16 Tuesday l 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Registration required for class and childcare.


PARENT SUPPORT SYLVAN LAKE FCSS PROGRAMS SYLVAN LAKE PARENT SUPPORT & RESOURCE CENTRE

Located in the Family and Community Centre 4725 - 43 Street

You’re Not Alone! Single Parent/Caregiver Support Group

• One-on-one

support • Parent/Caregiver Education Workshops • Parent/Caregiver Resources

Being a parent today can be hard, doing it alone can be much tougher. We will be offering strategies to assist, empower, inform, and support single parents/caregivers.

For example, if you are looking for tips on: training, Sleeping or eating, • Setting up routines • Inquiries about your child’s or teen’s development stages • Behavior or guidance strategies • Positive communication and interactions with your child or teen. •

For more information please check out the Parent Support Tab on the Town of Sylvan Website at www.sylvanlake.ca under FCSS - Individuals and Families or call 403.887.1137 ext. 226. ____________________________

The Parent Resource Library The Parent Resource Library offers books and resources on a wide range of parenting matters from Birth up to the Teenage Years. These books and resources are available to parents and caregivers to borrow when you need help with a topic, or just for casual reading.

All Parent Education Programs are held in the Parent Support & Resource Centre, Room #102, located in the Family and Community Centre, 4725 - 43 Street. For more information call 403.887.1137 ext. 226, or email Kim at kolsen@sylvanlake.ca or Leanne at llyon@sylvanlake.ca ________________________________

The Centre supports parents with children ages 0 - 17 years, through one on one support, parent education workshops and parent resources.

• Toilet

PARENT SUPPORT DROP IN GROUP SESSIONS

The Sylvan Lake Toy Lending Library The Sylvan Lake Toy Lending Library is located in the Parent Support & Resource Centre. The Library consists of fun and educational toys, games and learning resources that are available to sign out free of charge. ____________________________

Bullying Support Research is showing that the best way to prevent bullying behavior in your children is to teach them at the preschool age about manners, respect, empathy, friendship building, sharing, and turn taking. If your child is dealing with problems from bullying or cyber bullying, and you and/or your child would like someone to talk to who can help work through these tough situations or if you would like to help your child increase his/ her self-esteem and self-image, we are here to help.

JANUARY 18 - APRIL 24 Mondays l 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. (No group February 20 & April 17) Drop-in Childcare provided with limited space, please call ahead to ensure childcare availability. ________________________________

Navigating Parenthood Supporting parents/caregivers who are feeling overwhelmed and /or anxious after the birth or adoption of a child.

JANUARY 11 - APRIL 12 Wednesdays l 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. (No group February 22 & April 19) Drop-in ________________________________

It Takes Two: Cooperative Parenting Join us in conversation around strengthening family relationships.

JANUARY 23, FEBRUARY 27 MARCH 27 & APRIL 24 Mondays l 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Drop-in

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PARENT SUPPORT SYLVAN LAKE FCSS PROGRAMS PARENT/CAREGIVER SUPPORT EDUCATION SESSIONS All Parent Education Programs are held in the Parent Support & Resource Centre, Room #102, located in the Family and Community Centre 4725 - 43 Street. To register call 403.887.1137 ext. 226, or email Kim at kolsen@sylvanlake.ca or Leanne at llyon@sylvanlake.ca ____________________________________

Active Parenting: 4th Edition This program for parents of children ages 5 to 12 will help you learn ways to raise responsible children who are able to resist negative peer pressure. Over the course of five sessions, you’ll learn non-violent discipline techniques plus effective communication and encouragement skills to build a solid foundation for the upcoming teen years. Active Parenting will give you skills to achieve a fuller, more satisfying family life… and help your children achieve greater happiness and success. This course will show you a proven-effective approach to parenting that will lead to more harmony and happiness for you and your children. You’ll learn 7 strategies for school success, along with positive discipline and communication techniques to help your family run more smoothly. Registration is required – no childcare provided. Sylvan Lake Family & Community Centre, 4725 - 43 Street

JANUARY 10, 17, 24, 31, FEBRUARY 7 Tuesdays l 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Cost of books is $17.80 or subsidized purchasing or lending options available.

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Active Parenting: Teens This five-session comprehensive parenting program is for parents of preteens and teens. The skills you learn in this class will give you confidence and courage to meet the challenges and savor the joys of your children’s teen years. In this class you will learn what’s going on in your teen’s head, which will help you figure out why they do the things they do. You’ll learn how to open up the lines of communication, encourage cooperation and responsibility, and discipline effectively. You’ll also explore techniques for solving the inevitable problems that crop up. You’ll learn 10 strategies for preventing problems relating to drugs, alcohol, violence and teen sexuality. Registration is required – no childcare provided. Sylvan Lake Family & Community Centre, 4725 - 43 Street

JANUARY 12, 19, 26 FEBRUARY 2, 9 Thursdays l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Cost of books is $17.80 or subsidized purchasing or lending options available.

Nobody’s Perfect Is a six-session parenting program for parents of children birth to age 5. There are no perfect parents, perfect children or perfect people. We can only do our best, and we all need help once in a while. Meet with other parents of young children; share questions, concerns and ideas about being a parent; learn about child development, safety, health and behavior; discuss real-life parenting situations; work together with the support of a trained facilitator; discover positive ways of parenting. Registration required for class and childcare. Sylvan Lake Family & Community Centre, 4725 - 43 Street

JANUARY 12, 19, 26 FEBRUARY 2, 9, 16 Thursdays l 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. ____________________________________

Active Parenting: Step Families Through this six-session program, you will learn skills that will help you deal with emotional baggage, the method of choice, two household transition, clashing values, and different ways of doing things, as well as power struggles. Registration required for class and childcare. Sylvan Lake Family & Community Centre, 4725 - 43 Street

MARCH 7, 14, 21, 28 APRIL 4 Tuesdays l 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Cost of books is $17.80 or subsidized purchasing or lending options available.


PARENT SUPPORT

SYLVAN LAKE FCSS PROGRAMS

Self-Empowerment

Active Parenting 1, 2, 3, 4

This five-week program provides information and support to individuals seeking to break the pattern of unhealthy relationships, while they discover their inner truths. Topics include:

This three-session class will teach skills that will help you develop cooperation, responsibility, and self-esteem in your children aged 1 to 4. You’ll also learn positive discipline techniques, so you can avoid those all-too-familiar power struggles.

• Boundaries

Registration required for class and childcare.

PARENT/CAREGIVER SUPPORT EDUCATION SESSIONS

• Self-esteem

responsibilities • Individual rights • Effective communication

Sylvan Lake Family & Community Centre, 4725 - 43 Street

All Parent Education Programs are held in the Parent Support & Resource Centre, Room #102, located in the Family and Community Centre 4725 - 43 Street.

Registration is required – no childcare provided.

Thursdays l 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. (No class March 9)

Sylvan Lake Family & Community Centre, 4725 - 43 Street

To register call 403.887.1137 ext. 226, or email Kim at kolsen@sylvanlake.ca or Leanne at llyon@sylvanlake.ca

MARCH 14, 21, 28 APRIL 4, 11

Cost of books is $17.80 or subsidized purchasing or lending options available.

• Assertiveness • Personal

MARCH 2, 16, 23

Tuesdays l 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Town of Sylvan Lake FCSS

Bereavement Support Group Grief is natural and necessary for healthy living. Let us help you learn how to “carry the load” through support, sharing, and understanding of unique grieving processes. This six-week Bereavement Support Group runs Monday evenings at the Sylvan Lake Family & Community Centre, 4725- 48 Street. January 23 - March 6 Mondays, 6:00 - 8:00 PM No Program February 20 *a prior individual intake session, and registration is required To register, or for more details, contact the Town of Sylvan Lake FCSS Certified Information & Referral Specialist, Val Munro P 403 887 1137 Ext. 225 | E vmunro@sylvanlake.ca

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” - Lena Horne

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YOUTH SERVICES

FCSS YOUTH SERVICES FCSS YOUTH SERVICES Youth Services offers drop-in and registered programs for school-age children and youth. These programs provide opportunities for young people to make connections with their peers and positive adult role models, while participating in activities that build social skills, positive values, and self-esteem. Youth Services mission is to: • Promote

positive peer relationships; • Provide mentoring and leadership opportunities; • Model positive, responsible behavior; • Promote educational success; • Enhance social supports and relationships in the community; • Protect youth from risk-taking behaviours; • Provide a safe place where youth can feel empowered and valued. To inquire about any of these programs call 403.887.1137 ext. 223, or email kcarlson@sylvanlake.ca. A completed Membership Form allows youth to participate in any Youth Services program, and is found at www.sylvanlake.ca under the FCSS tab.

FLIPSIDE YOUTH CENTRE DROP-IN PROGRAMS Afterschool Program Grades 3 - 6 The Flipside After School Program provides a safe place for youth to socialize with their peers and engage in positive activities. The Youth Centre Coordinators plan a monthly calendar of activities so that participants stay informed on what’s happening daily in the Flipside. These calendars are available at the Flipside Youth Centre or online for download at www.sylvanlake.ca. Daily activity themes are as follows:

Mondays: Zappers

The Flipside Advisory Team is the voice for Sylvan Lake Youth! They help plan events, fundraisers, and activities for the youth of Sylvan Lake, and give staff guidance on the Flipside programs. Executive membership (Co-Chairs, Media Relations, Treasurer, Event Coordinator, SPARC Ambassador, Fundraising Coordinator) are voted on in October; however, general membership is open September-June. The Flipside Youth Centre Upstairs l 4725 - 43 Street

SEPTEMBER 12 - JUNE 9 Tuesdays l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Tuesdays: Lego Club

The program does not run when Chinooks Edge School Division has a PD day/school break or on statutory holidays.

Activities use Lego to encourage teamwork and creativity.

No cost; a Flipside Membership Form is required.

Wednesdays: On the Move

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Activities take place in the Community Centre Gym and promote physical activity and movement.

Girl Power l Grades 6 - 9

Activities promote leadership and service learning.

Thursdays: Power Up Activities promote school success and learning.

Fridays: Creative Cats Activities promote creativity through art, music, and drama. The Flipside Youth Centre Upstairs l 4725 - 43 Street

SEPTEMBER 12 - JUNE 9 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. After School Drop-in Programs do not run when Chinooks Edge School Division has PD Day/school break, or on statutory holidays. No Cost; a Flipside Membership Form is required.

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Flipside Advisory Team Grades 7 - 12

A program for young girls, which encourages healthy friendships, positive self-esteem, and active living. Girl Power provides a fun and safe environment for girls to grow and learn. Monthly activity calendars can be picked up at the Flipside Youth Centre, or downloaded www.sylvanlake.ca/ fcss/youth/services. The Flipside Youth Centre Upstairs l 4725 - 43 Street

SEPTEMBER 12 - JUNE 9 Wednesdays l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Evening Programs do not run when Chinooks Edge School Division has a PD Day/school break or on statutory holidays. No cost; a Flipside Membership Form is required.


YOUTH SERVICES FLIPSIDE YOUTH CENTRE DROP-IN PROGRAMS

SCHOOL-BASED PROGRAMS

Boyz Unlimited l Grades 6 - 9 A program designed to assist young boys in developing positive self image, healthy friendships, and an active lifestyle. Boyz Unlimited is a place where boys can be boys! Monthly activity calendars can be picked up at the Flipside Youth Centre or downloaded at www.sylvanlake.ca/ fcss/youth/services. The Flipside Youth Centre Upstairs l 4725 - 43 Street

SEPTEMBER 12 - JUNE 9 Wednesdays l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Evening Programs do not run when Chinooks Edge School Division has a PD Day/school break or on statutory holidays. No cost; a Flipside Membership Form is required. ____________________________________

Teen Thursdays Grades 6 - 12 Every Thursday is an event or activity planned by the Flipside Advisory Team. Activities/events may include video game tournaments, pool tournaments, board game night, acoustic cafés, scavenger hunts, movie nights, fundraisers, etc. Monthly activity calendars can be picked up at the Flipside Youth Centre or downloaded at www.sylvanlake.ca/ fcss/youth/services. The Flipside Youth Centre Upstairs l 4725 - 43 Street

SEPTEMBER 12 - JUNE 9 Thursdays l 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Evening Programs do not run when Chinooks Edge School Division has a PD Day/school break or on statutory holidays. No cost; a Flipside Membership Form is required.

SPARC Fox Run & HJ Cody The partnership between Chinooks Edge School Division and Youth Services bridges the gap between student’s education and the social preventative programs and services they can access in the community. Youth Services Coordinators facilitate programs in the schools as well as act as a liaison between the Flipside Youth Centre and the school. Ecole Fox Run Middle School and Ecole HJ Cody High School Pre-registration may be required for some programs/activities. Please see the designated Youth Services Coordinator in your school to find out more information. Call 403.887.1137 ext. 228 or email dlennard@sylvanlake.ca or mjacobi@sylvanlake.ca. ____________________________________

Teen Mentoring Program The Teen Mentoring Program screens and trains high school students to mentor children one-on-one in the elementary schools. For one hour per week, mentees meet with their mentor in their school to engage in board games, crafts, homework help, or to play in the park. For more information on the Teen Mentoring Program, contact the Youth Services Mentoring Coordinator at 403.887.1137 ext. 228.

SCHOOL’S OUT PROGRAMS Youth Services offers a variety of activities for all ages when there is a PD Day or school break. Pre-registration is required for all School’s Out Programs. Call 403.887.1137 ext. 234 or email kmiller@sylvanlake.ca to register or register online at www.sylvanlake.ca. Subsidy is available to those who qualify.

Flipside Big Brother Ages 12 - 17 “House guests” should expect the unexpected when they participate in a number of challenges throughout the day in hopes of avoiding elimination. Participants are required to bring their own brown bag lunch and snacks for the day, but supper is provided. Program is limited to 15 participants, and needs at least 10 participants to run. The Flipside Youth Centre Upstairs l 4725 - 43 Street

FEBRUARY 10 Friday l 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. $12.00/local l $13.20/non-local ____________________________________

Canyon Ski Trip Ages 12 - 17 We will hit the slopes for a day of skiing and snowboarding on Canyon Ski Hill in Red Deer. (See their ad on page 36.) Transportation to and from the ski hill is provided. Participants are responsible for their own lunch. Extra waiver forms are required, and can be picked up at the Flipside Youth Centre. Program is limited to 18 participants, and needs at least 10 participants to run. The Flipside Youth Centre Upstairs l 4725 - 43 Street

MARCH 9 Thursday l 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. $25.00 without rentals $45.00 with rentals

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YOUTH SERVICES SCHOOL’S OUT PROGRAMS School’s Out Day Camps Ages 6 - 11 These full day programs are ran over the school’s Winter and Spring Breaks. Each day has a theme and engages participants in games, crafts, and physical activities that promote friendship, fair play, and positive self-esteem.

NEW! WE NOW OFFER ONLINE PROGRAM REGISTRATION! Browse all our Town programming online under “Community Programs” at www.sylvanlake.ca then register directly!

Program is limited to 20 participants, and needs at least 5 participants to run. The Flipside Youth Centre Upstairs l 4725 - 43 Street

Under the Sea FEBRUARY 21 Tuesday l 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Everything Disney FEBRUARY 22 Wednesday l 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

SCHOOL’S OUT PROGRAMS Youth Services offers a variety of activities for all ages when there is a PD Day or school break. Pre-registration is required for all School’s Out Programs. Call 403.887.1137 ext. 234 or email kmiller@sylvanlake.ca to register or register online at www.sylvanlake.ca. Subsidy is available to those who qualify.

How Art Thou? l Ages 12 - 17 Bring out your inner Picasso in a fun-filled afternoon of messy creative expression. Whether it’s your first time picking up a paintbrush, or you’re a pro with paints, this program is for you. Supplies and snacks are provided. Program is limited to 20 participants, and needs at least 5 participants to run. The Flipside Youth Centre Upstairs l 4725 - 43 Street

MARCH 24 Friday l 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. $5.00/local l $5.50/non-local

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Pirates FEBRUARY 23 Thursday l 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Art Attack FEBRUARY 24 Friday l 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Time Warp APRIL 17 Monday l 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Olympics APRIL 18 Tuesday l 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Weird Science APRIL 19 Wednesday l 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Outdoor Adventure APRIL 20

Heck No! We Don’t Wanna Tow! Believe us, towing a vehicle is a real pain in the snowbank. We dislike having to do it so much so that our Municipal Enforcement Officers actually make courtesy house calls and/or will phone to ask owners to move their delinquent vehicles from the street. BUT, sometimes we just have no other choice. So please, this winter, when you see a “No Parking” sign placed along your residential roads, remove your parked car from the street. These “No Parking” signs are an indication of the Town’s intent to remove snow from the streets in your area within the next 72 hours. For more information on the Town of Sylvan Lake Snow & Ice Removal Policies, please contact Public Works at 403.887.2800 If your vehicle has been towed, please contact Municipal Enforcement at 403.858.7280

Thursday l 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Escape Room APRIL 21 Friday l 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. $10.00/local per day $11.00/non-local per day

www.sylvanlake.ca


SUPPORT SERVICES

FAMILY EDUCATION EARLY INTERVENTION SUPPORT SERVICES All programs are FREE parented drop-in programs. For more information please call Giselle at 403.887.1137 ext. 229, or email: fes@shawbiz.ca

Healthy Moms & Healthy Babes Newborn - 12 months Join us for the opportunity to nurture you and your baby’s health. Guests speakers and presentations include: mommy/baby yoga, infant massage, baby food-making and nutrition, weights and measures, eating and sleeping routines, and child development. Childcare is available for older siblings. Parent Link Early Learning Centre 4725 - 43 Street

JANUARY 11- MARCH 15 Wednesdays l 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (No program February 22)

All programs are FREE parented drop-in programs. For more information please call Giselle at 403.887.1137 ext. 229, or email: fes@shawbiz.ca

Preschool Playhouse Ages 3 to 6 years

Rainbows Ages 4 to 17 years

Younger siblings welcome. Join us for a fun-filled age appropriate play time focusing on 3 to 6 year olds. We provide child oriented activities that include: play centres, free play, craft, story time, snack, and songs. Parents are requested to bring a simple and nutritious snack to share

Guiding Kids Through Life’s Storms, from Hurt, through Healing to Hope.

Parent Link Early Learning Centre 4725 - 43 Street

Support for children who have suffered significant loss due to death, divorce, or separation. This is a peer support group guided by caring trained adult facilitators. Location at various local schools and community groups.

JANUARY 11 - MARCH 15

SEPTEMBER - JANUARY

Wednesdays l 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (No program February 22) ____________________________________

Local Schools & Community Groups

Ladies of the Patch Does your partner work away from home for extended periods of time? Is life calm one minute then crazy the next? Join other women living similar lifestyles. Children are welcome, with on site childcare, so you can catch a bit of a break! Sylvan Lake Community Partners Association, 4936 - 50 Avenue

No cost; however, pre-registration is required either at your school or with Giselle at 403.887.1137 ext. 229

Free training for volunteer facilitators, please call Giselle at 403.887.1137 ext. 229

JANUARY 13 - MARCH 17 Fridays l 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. (No program February 24)

Join us on Facebook: Early Learning and Parent Resource Programs

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LIBRARY

SYLVAN LAKE MUNICIPAL LIBRARY PROGRAMS

PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Session 1 runs from: JANUARY 10 - FEBRUARY 16

Tales for Toddlers Ages 2 and under

Session 2 runs from: FEBRUARY 28 - APRIL 6 Session 3 runs from: APRIL 18 - MAY 25 ___________________________________

PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMS Infant Sensory Play Ages 0 - 24 months Sensory activities and messy play. Registration is limited to 10 infants. Thursday l 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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PRE-TEEN PROGRAM

Ages 6 - 12 years Mini Art Attack

Stories, songs, and puppet play.

Explore different art styles and projects.

Wednesday l 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ___________________________________

All supplies provided.

Time for 2s and 3s Stories, songs, and crafts. Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday 10:15 - 11:00 a.m. Tuesday l 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ___________________________________

Fun for 4s and 5s Stories, songs, and crafts. Wednesday or Thursday 1:15 - 2:00 p.m.

First Monday of every month. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. ___________________________________

G.A.S.P. Great After School Program Thursdays during the school year. 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. l Drop-in ___________________________________

Family Lego Club We’ll provide the Lego; stop by and play! Parent supervision required. Second Tuesday of every month. 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. l Drop-in


LIBRARY TEEN PROGRAMS

Ages 13 - 18 years

SPECIAL EVENT PROGRAMS

Teen Takeover

Family Game Night

Games, books, movies, art, and fun! Fridays during the school year. 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. l Drop-in ___________________________________

After-hours gaming night for all ages. Wii, Xbox, board and card games. Food and drink provided.

Teen Art Attack Explore different art styles and projects. All supplies provided. First Friday of every month. 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. l Drop-in ___________________________________

Teen Book Club Books selected monthly. Check website for titles. Third Friday of every month. 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. l Drop-in

ADULT PROGRAMS Art Attack Explore different art styles and projects. All supplies provided. First Tuesday of every month. 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. ___________________________________

Needling @ Night Bring your own project, or learn a new skill. Registration is now required for this program. First Wednesday of the month. 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. ___________________________________

Mystery Book Club Check website for titles. Second Monday of every month. 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. l Drop-in ___________________________________

Sylvan Lake Library Book Club Fourth Wednesday of the month. 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. l Drop-in ___________________________________

Film Society Films shown at Landmark Cinemas. Last Monday of the month. 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. l Tickets $8.00

JANUARY 6 Friday l 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. ___________________________________

Date Night at the Library Single and mingle, or bring a friend! Must be 18+

FEBRUARY 3 Friday l 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. ___________________________________

Minecraft Mania Join other kids and play Minecraft. Ages 8+, limit of 10 per day.

FEBRUARY 21 - 23 Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. ___________________________________

Wonka Day A Willy Wonka themed party. Ages 12 - 18.

MARCH 31 Friday l 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. ___________________________________

Tea Party A Wonderland themed tea party with crafts and games. All ages welcome.

APRIL 15 Saturday l 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ___________________________________

Check us out on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Blogger, and YouTube!

Sylvan Lake Municipal

Let Knowledge Be Your Sail

4715 - 50th Avenue T: 403.887.2130 F: 403.887.0537 Email: sylvan.library@prl.ab.ca www.sylvanlibrary.prl.ab.ca Library programs are FREE of charge. Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise stated. Space may be limited.

Hours of Operation Monday: 1:00 - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Closed: Statutory Holidays

Outreach Services For those unable to visit the library, we will arrange for a volunteer to deliver library materials to the home-bound. Please call the library to arrange service.

One-on-One Computer Assistance By appointment only. Book for a one-hour session.

Resume One-On-One By appointment only. Need help writing your resume? Book for a half-hour session.

Additional Resources Available for Borrowing: Microscope and Slides (must be 18 years of age or older) Telescope (must be 18 years of age or older) Kobo Readers UWalk Pedometers Fortis Alberta Power Monitor Kill-A-Watt Snap Circuits Ask us about program room availability for business and non-profit meetings. We also offer test administration services. Sylvan Lake Community Guide l 63


SUPPORT SERVICES SYLVAN LAKE SENIORS ASSOCIATION The Sylvan Lake Seniors Centre offers programs to meet your social, emotional, spiritual, physical, cognitive, and recreational needs to enhance your quality of life.

MEMBERSHIP ONLY $15.00/ YEAR! COME JOIN IN THE FUN Sylvan Lake Seniors Centre Located at: 4908 - 50 Avenue, Sylvan Lake, Alberta

WE ARE MOVING! We are looking forward to moving into our new home in March, at the Nexsource Centre, 4823 - 49 Avenue, Sylvan Lake, Alberta. Call 403.887.5428 for information and questions regarding programs and hall rental.

Special Event: COMPASS Caregiver Support Groups Nine Sessions Classes will run once eight participants registered. Call 403.887.5428 for information. ____________________________________

Wii Bowling Have fun, make friends and get some exercise while bowling, using the Wii video gaming system. Mondays l 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. No Cost ____________________________________

Cards & Games (Crib, Bridge, Whist, Scrabble and Others) Do you enjoy a good game of cards? Do you want to meet new friends? Come and join us for a hand. Crib: Tuesdays l 7:00 p.m. Crib Tourneys: 2nd Monday l 1:00 p.m. Bridge: Tuesdays & Fridays l 1:00 p.m. Scrabble & Other Games: Mondays l 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Except the 2nd Monday of the month) Cost l Minimal!

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Exercise Classes, Men’s Yoga & Mixed Yoga Stay flexible and maintain your strength. Exercise Tuesdays: Tuesdays l 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Cost l $5.00 Men’s Yoga: Tuesdays l 9:15 - 10:00 a.m. Cost l $3.00 Mixed Yoga Fridays: Fridays l 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Cost l $5.00 _________________________________

Breakfasts & Luncheons with Social Time/Singing Breakfast: One Tuesday per month. Check calendar for date. 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Cost Breakfast: $5.00 Luncheon: Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Followed by Social Time/Singing/or Educational Forum 12:45 - 1:15 p.m. twice monthly. Cost Luncheon: $8.00 ____________________________________

Chair Massage Clinic Call for an appointment. Third Wednesday of the month 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ____________________________________

Men’s Coffee Wednesdays l 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Except the 3rd Wednesday of the month) ____________________________________

Community Bingo! This popular fun game welcomes all participants 18 years and older, whether you are a newcomer or a seasoned player. (Registration not required) Thursdays l Pre-call 6:30 p.m. Game Begins 7:00 p.m.

Bible Study Fridays l 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. No Cost ____________________________________

Movie First Monday of January, March, May, July, September, and November 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (tentatively) ____________________________________

Seeds of Hope Family Learning Series Provides support for families and care partners of people living with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias from ASANT. Starts January 18 for 18 weeks. Wednesdays l 12:45 - 2:45 p.m. ____________________________________

Foot Care Clinics One Thursday and one Friday /month 9:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. Check calendar for dates and phone to make an appointment. _________________________________ NOTES: All programs, events and bus trips are subject to change and will be posted on the monthly calendar in the Sylvan Lake News and on the Town website at: www.sylvanlake.ca/fcss/seniors/ agencies

Seniors Association General Meeting - 1st Monday of February (AGM), April, June, October, and December.


COMMUNITY SUPPORTDIRECTORY SERVICES Seniors Programs, Services & Groups

Child Care Razzle Dazzle Family Dayhomes

403.887.3332

School Aged Care

403.887.4062

Mighty Owls Daycare

587.877.6957

Bethany Care Home Support Lifeline Seniors Benefit Program Seniors Bus Association Seniors Centre Seniors Income Tax Program Sylvan Lake Lodge Foundation

403.887.7741 403.887.1137 403.887.1137 403.887.1137 403.864.2230 403.887.5428 403.887.1137 403.887.2555

Cultural Groups & Organizations Art Society

403.887.3072

Sports & Fitness Groups & Organizations

Artists Around the Lake

403.887.9989

Arashi do Martial Arts

587.400.9831

Canadian Parents for French CPF.sylvanlake@gmail.com

Blizzard Soccer Club

www.sylvanlakesoccer.ca

Film Society

403.887.2130

Curling Club

Friends of the Library Society

403.887.2130

Sylvan Studio

House of Music

403.864.4151

Gymnastics Club

bloom@xplornet.com

Music for Young Children

403.887.4932

Incline Industries

403.887.0023

Music Society

403.887.2412

Masters Swim Club

403.887.2199

Red Deer Native Friendship Centre

403.340.0020

Minor Football

www.slmf.com

SL Quilters

403.887.4091

Minor Hockey

403.887.2575

403.887.7760 403.887.3981

Minor Ball

403.588.6781

Toddler/ Preschool Aged Programs & Services

Nautical Swim Club

Children’s Indoor Play Space (CHIPS)

403.887.7850

Recreation Parks & Culture Dept

Family Education Support

403.887.1137

Sailing Club

Helping Hands Preschool

403.392.6362

SL Skate Club

kcs Services

403.887.5330

Sylvan Lake Rec. Hockey

Lighthouse Christian Preschool

403.887.2166

Sportball 403.597.2226

Lakeview Parent Link Centre

403.887.1137

Triathlon Club

Parent Support& Resource Centre

403.887.1137

Playgroup Society

403.887.7850

SL Library

403.887.2130

Toy Library

403.887.1137

Healthy Families

403.887.1137

SEEDS

403.227.2866

Rainbows 403.887.1137 Building Incredible Babies

403.343.6400

Youth Groups & Organizations

www.sylvanlakeswimclub.com 403.887.2199 www.sylvansailing.ca 403.887.6686 sjantos@shaw.ca 403.887.7667

Service Groups & Organizations Catholic Women’s League

403.887.2245

Chamber of Commerce

403.887.3048

Christmas Bureau

403.887.5364

Farmers Market

403.887.3461

Knights of Columbus

403.505.4755

Royal Canadian Legion

403.887.2601

Legion Ladies Auxiliary

403.887.2601

Lions Club

403.887.3390 403.887.9477

Alliance Church Youth Group

403.887.8811

Optimist Club

Beavers, Cubs & Scouts

403.748.3934

Rotary Club

Christian Youth in Motion

403.392.0843

SL Town & Area Community Endowment

Frontline Youth Group

403.887.3313

SL & District Archives

Girl Guides

403.896.4534

SL Watershed Stewardship

Gospel Chapel Youth Group

403.887.2004

Toastmasters

Lighthouse Fellowship Youth Group

403.887.5687

Victims Services

403.858.7255

Memorial Presbyterian Youth Group

403.887.5702

Welcome Wagon

403.887.0500

Youth Centre

403.887.1193

Youth Services

403.887.1137

Information & Referral

403.887.1137

Family School Wellness

403.227.7070

www.clubrunner.ca/sylvanlake 403.341.6911

403.887.1185 #262 www.slwss.org 403.887.2577

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