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Celebrate Canada 150! This year, the Town of Didsbury is honoring Canada 150 by planning a number of Canada 150 themed events and programs! To see what’s happening in YOUR community, visit or follow us on Facebook at @DidsburyCanada150

DIDSBURY COMMUNITY LIVING GUIDE Town of Didsbury 1606 14th Street, Box 790 Didsbury, Alberta

HOURS OF OPERATION: Main Town Office Legislative/Dev. Services Public Works/Infrastructure Didsbury Aquatic Centre

Didsbury Neighborhood Place Didsbury Arena Office Didsbury Municipal Library

Didsbury & District Museum

8:30 am - 4:30 pm Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30pm Mon-Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Mon-Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday 12:00 pm-7:00 pm Sunday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Mon-Fri 12:00 pm-5:00 pm Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm Wed/Thur 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Fri/Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Tues-Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Saturday

CONTACT INFORMATION: TABLE OF CONTENTS Special Events..........................................3 Youth Programs................................4, 5, 6 General Interest.......6 - 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15 Waste Management Information......12, 13 Aquatic Information..............16, 17, 18, 19 Volunteer Opportunities..........................20

Didsbury Information Line Main Town Office Main Fax Line Legislative/Development Services Public Works/Infrastructure Didsbury Aquatic Centre Didsbury Arena Office Didsbury Neighborhood Place Didsbury Municipal Library Didsbury & District Museum

403.335.2030 403.335.3391 403.335.9794 403.335.3391 403.335.8343 403.335.7369 403.335.7369 403.335.8719 403.335.3142 403.335.9295


Didsbury Canada 150.............................21 Community Organizations................22, 23

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Saturday, October 28, 2017 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Didsbury Curling Rink Surface Showcase Didsbury is your opportunity to check out all of the organizations and community groups that are available in and around the Town of Didsbury! This event is open to the public and a FREE dinner will be provided! Call Didsbury Neighborhood Place at 403-335-8719 for more information.

MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM ACTIVITIES(All ages): - Spooky Story Corner with the Didsbury Library - Mini Haunted House (for ages 12 and under) - Halloween Crafts with Mountain View Arts Society - Bobbing for Donuts - Witches Ingredients Activity - Halloween activities with Mountain View ParentLINK. HALLOWEEN PUBLIC SWIM (FREE with admission to Halloween Howler & Hallway of Screams)

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm



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SCARY SWIM UP MOVIE (Ages 13+) (FREE with admission to Halloween Howler) Light’s Out (PG 13)

HALLWAY OF SCREAMS Are you brave enough to make it through the Hallway of Screams?


Many believe the Hallway under the arena stands are haunted... Come see for yourself, if you dare! $5.00 Admission for UNLIMITED Entry to the Hallway! Open from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Enter through Arena Lobby Doors NOT suitable for ages 12 and under or for the faint of heart. Parents please be aware, there will be gruesome decor with flashing lights and smoke machines

Contact Sarah Eichhorst at or call 403.335.3391 ext. 1111 to inquire about our advertising rates!


YOUTH PROGRAMS DOSCA The Didsbury Out of School Care Association (DOSCA) offers Before and After School Care for children 5-12 years. This licensed program offers a range of age-appropriate activities for attendees and allows children to have fun and meet friends in a safe environment. It is located in the ECS wing of Ross Ford Elementary School. Full day Friday programs, and Christmas and Spring Break camps are offered throughout the year as well. These full day programs are held at the Didsbury Memorial Complex in the Multi-Purpose Room or at the Train Station. For more information contact 403.335.8719 or

DOSCA Full Day Program 2017/2018 Non-School Days

If your child is looking for tons of fun on a nonschool day, then we’ve got the program for you!


The fun is endless with daily themes, swimming, skating, games, crafts and outdoor play.

September 22 October 6 October 27 November 9 and 10 November 13 November 24 December 8 January 2 - 5 January 31

For more information contact: Didsbury Neighborhood Place 403.335.8719 or drop in to 1606 - 14th Street. Visit our website at Are you in Grades 5-12? Looking for a fun Volunteer Opportunity? SASS, Students and Seniors Sharing, is an Intergenerational Program sponsored by Didsbury FCSS designed to provide students with the opportunity to volunteer at Aspen Ridge Lodge and Bethany Care Centre. This program runs November to May on Tuesdays from 3:30 - 4:30 pm at Bethany Care Centre and Wednesdays from 3:30 - 4:30 pm at Aspen Ridge Lodge. Community service is becoming increasingly important to junior and senior high school students when applying for scholarships, university entrance, and job applications. Upon completion of the program, documentation of volunteer hours and personal references based upon the student’s individual performance will be available. For further information about SASS and to register, contact Didsbury Neighborhood Place at 403-335-8719 or stop in at 1606 14th Street in Didsbury.


YOUTH PROGRAMS DIDSBURY PARENT LINK CENTRE Mountain View Parent Link is a FREE program for children aged 0-6. At Mountain View Parent Link, children learn through play. Explore our Didsbury play centre with your children and nurture their development through literacy, songs, art, and play. Mountain View Parent Link offers drop-in play, structured activities, family fun events and parent education. The centre also offers the opportunity for parents to support the development of their children by completing developmental check-ups. Check out our NEW Developmental Screen online at Parents have access to the Triple P Parenting Program during centre hours or by appointment. Triple P is proven to reduce parental stress, help parents manage their children’s behaviors and helps parents to support children to get along better with others. Didsbury Parent Link Centre is one of five centres in Mountain View County - you can play everyday! Please check out our calendar and hours online, on Facebook or call to speak to our facilitator for more information. The Didsbury program is located at: Didsbury Neighborhood Place 106, 2034 19 Avenue For program information call: 403.559.7894 or check out our web page: Like us Mountain View Parent Link

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Young Chef’s - Fall Favorites!

Babysitting Course

Join us for those tasty, heart warming, curl up in a blanket kinds of food! We will be preparing and eating yummy stew and pumpkin muffins, and much more! Thursday, October 19, from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Didsbury Neighborhood Place (1606 14th Street). Ages 6-12, $40.00 per child.

Is your child ready to start babysitting and earn some extra spending money!? Take the babysitters course! Here you will learn all about what it takes to be a GREAT babysitter! No-School Friday, October 27, 2017. From 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at Didsbury Neighborhood Place (1606 14th Street). Ages 11+, $55.00 per person.

Call DNP at 403-335-8719 to register by Thursday, October 12, 2017

Call DNP at 403-335-8719 to register by Friday, October 20, 2017

HOME ALONE COURSE Register your child(ren) into the Home Alone Course, where they will learn all about emergency situations, basic first aid, and much more! No-School Friday, November 24, 2017 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Didsbury Neighborhood Place (1606 14th Street). Ages 10+, Siblings 8-9. $40.00 for first child, $30.00 for siblings. Call DNP at 403-335-8719 to register by Friday, November 17, 2017

2029 - 19 Ave. 403.335.8563




MOUNTAIN VIEW COMMUNITIES ADULT LEARNING SOCIETY The Mountain View Communities Adult Learning Society promotes learning, family literacy, non-credit and credit education to learners through Mountain View County. The Society offers a variety of lifelong learning programs throughout the year, such as: Ÿ English Learning Language Ÿ Family Programming Rhyme Time, Teaching Important

DHS FALL CONCERT Wed, November 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm Didsbury High School Gym Admission By Donation For more information on these events, call Mr. Wassmer at 335.3356


Educational Strategies or T.I.E.S. Books for Babies Employment Skills Assistance Beginner and Advanced Spanish French Language Learning G.E.D. Preparation Basic Computers General Interest courses such as Floral Design

We can custom-design and deliver a corporate training plan for your organization. Examples include: Introduction to Workplace Supervision. Call 403.518.7020 for more information.


DIDSBURY DUCKS UNLIMITED Didsbury Ducks Unlimited is your local non-profit wetland conservation organization. For more information on your local chapter or on Ducks Unlimited Canada, please contact Alana Gibson at 403.335.8352 or visit

GED Preparation Session: September 19-November 30, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights at the Didsbury High School, Room 138. Video conference instruction delivery is through Academic Express, supported with optional weekly learner support with a trained adult facilitator. Session is FREE and includes all textbooks, calculator, even your GED exam fee. If you're an Albertan, 18 years of age or older and have been out of school for at least one year, this FREE program is for you. Limited spots available. Register online: Registration deadline: Thursday, September 14 at 12noon. Join our team of volunteer Learning Coaches: It's amazing what just a few hours a week can do to improve another adult's life. Help another adult in your community learn to speak, read or write English more proficiently, improve their math skills or learn how to use their computer. Adult coaches are matched to an adult learner in their community. Together they develop a schedule and decide on the public meeting spot. Training is provided. You do not need to be a qualified teacher; you need only the desire to help others learn. Interested? Email


GENERAL INTEREST DIDSBURY MUNICIPAL LIBRARY Telephone: 403.335.3142 Story Time - Every Friday, from September 15 to December 8, at 10:30 am bring your little ones to enjoy stories and songs with Rachel. Designed for ages 3 - 5, this program will appeal to babies in arms, so bring the family and participate in this fun filled early literacy program. Reading and signing to children and engaging in fun literacy activities helps parents strengthen relationships and improves literacy which in turn, encourages lifelong learning...Never too late to start! Or too early to begin! “Who picked this book?” Club - This club meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Didsbury Municipal Library. Please join us for friendly chats and yummy refreshments. The upcoming selections are as follows: - September 20: The Blue Girl by Charles De Lint - October 18: State of Wonder by Anne Patchett - November 15: How to Be Canadian by Will Ferguson “What to Expect When You're Electing!”: September 7 at 7:00 pm. Municipal Elections will be in October of this year. Join Christofer Atchison, Manager of Legislative and Development Services for the Town of Didsbury in an informative session on Thursday, September 7, at 7:00 pm at the Didsbury Library. Come learn more about the upcoming Municipal Elections. Together we will be exploring what it takes to become a candidate, the processes, procedures, and roles and responsibilities of the elected and the electors. TechMate Sessions: Need help with devices or technologies? Make an appointment with our staff for a “Tech-Mate” session and we will try to help! Call the Didsbury Municipal Library at 403-335-3142.

Mountain View Arts Festival in the Library September 9 and 10, 2017

Business Community · Webb’s Bulk Food · Trinity Rose Medical Clinic · Didsbury Career High

School · Accu-Tax Farm Services

Ltd. · Didsbury Army Cadets · Mountain View Therapeutics · Zion Household Thrift Store

403.507.3357 2034-19 Avenue Didsbury

WriteArt Book Launch: Local writers have collaborated on a publication of their work - poems and stories interpreted by artist colleagues and art pieces to inspire written word. The works will be on display and some of the contributors will be available. Original works and the book will be available for purchase. “Tell-a-Vision”: Everyone is invited to join in to create our own collaborative illustrated story. Much like the WriteArt project, but done in real time and by all ages. Canadian Historical Brides: Four local writers from this best-selling series will be at the Library from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm each day to talk about the craft and discipline of writing and specifically about their contributions to this series of books set in all the provinces and territories being published in honor of Canada’s 150th. “Make your own Souvenir”: Create and produce your own unique button to celebrate the Mountain View Arts Festival.


GENERAL INTEREST Didsbury Library (continued)....... Money Matters: A financial literacy program for adult and teen learners developed by ABC Life Literacy Canada with volunteers from TD Bank. We have hosted this program before, to rave reviews. “Money Matters reduces anxiety and increases your confidence in managing money.” Please join us for the next 4 week series on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm. September 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2017. Workbooks and trained instruction is provided free of charge thanks to ABC Life Literacy and TD Bank. Plus, the Library is providing a copy of TV Money Advisor, Gail Vaz Oxlade’s “Money Talks: When to say yes and how to say no” for each participant. This program is FREE. Please pre-register at the Library or call 403-335-3142. Money Matters for Newcomers and New Canadians: Tuesdays, November 21 and 28, this program contains many of the same activities as the core Money Matters program and will be led by the same trained volunteers, but also includes additional information for those who are new to Canada’s banking and credit systems. This program is FREE. Please pre-register at the Library or call 403-335-3142. Death Matters: A bi-monthly gathering on the fourth Thursday of every month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Library to discuss issues related to death and dying. Death has become a taboo topic, but talking about death is not morbid nor will it make death arrive faster. Conversations around death and dying reduce fear, clarify misconceptions, provide options and knowledge and enable us to more fully live until we die. Please join us on September 28 for discussions about Green Burials and/or on November 23 - Death Café (learn more at

Canada 150 Family Reading Challenge. Challenge your Family to read 150 books by Canadian authors by December 2017 to celebrate Canada's 150 Birthday! Pick up your logbook at the Didsbury Library, 2033 19 Avenue, today and start your family on the Canada 150 Reading Challenge. The library not only has logbooks for you to use, but also loads of suggested titles and lists for all ages and interests. We will host a wrap-up party at the end of the year – or early in the New Year at which time all participants logbooks will be entered into a draw for a fabulous family gift basket of Canadian games, books, and gift cards worth $150.00!

JUMPSTART Canadian Tire Jumpstart is a charitable program that helps kids in financial need participate in organized sports and recreation such as soccer, dance, hockey and swimming. Participation in sports and recreation increases a child’s chance of success through a healthier lifestyle, increased self confidence, the opportunity to learn leadership skills and more positive relationships and support networks. Funding is available to children between the ages of 4 and 19. Participation must be in an approved organized sport or recreational activity of the child’s choice, and funding may be applied to cover the costs incurred for registration, equipment or transportation. For further information or an application form, contact Jolene at Didsbury FCSS, 403.335.8719 or


GENERAL INTEREST Didsbury Library (continued)....... MakerSpace: MakerSpace hours are Thursday, from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm and Saturdays from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Our MakerSpace is a place for all ages to learn by making. Our tech is only available during the scheduled hours, but the Art Cart is available whenever you want to use it! During our open hours we will set up the Laptop Lab and bring out all sorts of cool stuff for you to tinker with, including our Cubetto and Sphero robots! Keep an eye on the Didsbury Municipal Library Website for more upcoming events and workshops. Coffee and Conversation with the Candidates: Meet those intrepid citizens who are running for our Town Council and ask your questions in a relaxed conversational environment. We’ll put the coffee on, invite all the candidates and you come with your questions, concerns, and encouragement. We will provide two opportunities to do this. Tuesday, September 26 and Friday October 13... last chance before the election on Monday, October 16, 2017. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE LIBRARY We have two wonderful opportunities for you! The Didsbury Library Board of Trustees has a vacancy. The Board meets once per month, on the third Tuesday in the Library at 7:15 pm. Trustees are needed to monitor the public funds entrusted to the Library, plan and come up with strategies for the best future for our Library. Training and Information will be provided. Friend of the Didsbury Library meet the third Wednesday of each month in the Library at 7:00 pm. The Friends plan events to raise funds for the enhancement of the Library Services, programs and facilities. Why Join Us? Please join us because they... - Appreciate the value a public library brings to their community - Want to help - Want to meet people - Want to make a difference - Want to ensure quality library service is here for generations to come - Want to have fun! Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or go to to find out everything that is going on at your library. We’re a busy place.....we’re your place!

DIDSBURY 5-0 CLUB Here is a list of the upcoming activities: Carpet Bowling - Mondays & Fridays at 10:00 am. Call Carol at 403.335.4656.

Didsbury Community Living Guide

Floor Curling - Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:00 am. Call Carson at 403.335.4954.

Contact Sarah Eichhorst at or call 403.335.3391 ext. 1111 for information about our rates!

Floor Shuffle Board - First & third Wednesday of each month. Call Wayne at 403.335.4656.




DIDSBURY ELKS CAMPGROUND CIPPERLEY’S POND The campground is owned and operated by the Didsbury Elks. We have 50 sites as well as group camping and tenting areas. There are caretakers on-site, fishing, day use area, fire pits, horseshoe pits, washrooms with showers and more. Phone 403.586.3748. The campground opens on May long weekend weather permitting. For more information contact Shelley Fakir 403-335-9213 or Margo Ward 403-556-5201

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Didsbury Neighborhood Place (1606 14th Street) In this session, we will review the following: Resume Essentials - Overview of different types of resumes, trends, and targeting your resume for best results. Cover Letters - Where to start and what to include. Social Media - The impact of social media and your job search. Interview Essentials - Common interview questions, how to prepare, and questions YOU need to be asking.

For more information contact Didsbury Neighborhood Place at 403-335-8719


GENERAL INTEREST In December/January, we will be hosting a display titled “Making their Mark”, the history of land surveyors in Alberta.

DIDSBURY MUSEUM UPCOMING EVENTS 2110 21st Avenue, Didsbury 403.335.9295

The Museum will be taking part in the Mountain View Arts Festival on September 9 and 10. We will have a parade of scarecrows, bench fair and a hot stove FUNDRAISERS: The Didsbury Museum has a number league with local hockey notables to chat with. Rope of fundraisers coming up through the summer! Make making, children’s crafts, weaving demonstration, and so much more! sure you mark the following dates in your calendar. August 30 – The Museum is pleased to announce that the historic play “CIRCA” will be performed with 3 shows times available. This interactive show will showcase our local history and is suitable for all ages. Please watch for times and costs COFFEE & CONVERSATION: Join us for an afternoon of coffee, conversation and company on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm. There will be different guest speakers from time to time. There is no charge for this event although donations are gracefully accepting.

If you are an artist and would like to showcase your work for the 2017/2018 season, please call Dean at the Museum for further information. Space is available from February 2018 to June 2018. MODEL RAILROAD CLUB: Our train display is growing. Come on over and check out the newest changes and additions. The Mountain View Model Railroad Club meets at the Museum every second Saturday. The Fall start-up date is September 9. For more information please call Rick Astle at 403.556.8121. For schedule information, log on to

On September 27, the Museum will continue to salute NHL’s 100th Birthday and local hockey teams with many 2018 Memberships are due for the year September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018. The cost is $10.00 for stories to be shared. individuals and $20.00 for families. On October 25, we will welcome Sheryl Rothert, author of “Found Health, Wealth and Time in a Grocery Bag” - The AGM will be held on November 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm Find savings and maintaining health from how one in the Museum. If you are interested in becoming a board member or wish to be involved, please plan to manages their groceries. attend. On November 22, we will listen to Michel Larocque as he explains his journey of restoring his 1914 Liesmer If you wish to make a request or donation to the home. The Liesmer’s were one of the first families to Museum please contact us. settle in the Didsbury area.

Please come & visit, we'd love to see you! On December 20, bring your Christmas spirit to the Museum and join in on our celebrations! This is also the day that we will draw the winner of the wonderful quilt created by Marion Scott.

Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Saturday from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. For special tours please call Dean at 403-335-9295.


OLDS COMMUNITY CHORUS Join us and sing rock, pop, swing, classical, folk and more! We are looking for NEW members starting September 4, 2017. For more information visit

In September, we will be saluting hockey with pieces of artwork from various local artists! In October/November, we will be showcasing the artistry of local painter, Vern Grey.

Winter Concerts: December 7 and 14, 7:30 pm at the Olds First Baptist Church.



Didsbury Household Blue Bin Recycling will accept: Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ

Paper Flattened cardboard Small metals Clean glass Plastics (lids off)

Non-acceptable materials:

Didsbury Community Living Guide Contact Sarah Eichhorst at or call 403.335.3391 ext. 1111 for information about our rates!


Waxed cardboard Ceramics Light bulbs Mirrors Tupperware Styrofoam packaging Disposable diapers Kitty litter Electronics Clothing Liquids of any kind

Recycling Didsbury Bottle Depot

Didsbury Landfill

2205 - 19 Street 403.335.4672 Monday through Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Two km NW of Didsbury 403.335.2005 Monday through Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Please contact the landfill for a list of free product disposals.




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plant waste Pasta, rice, bread Coffee grounds and Filters Tea bags Fruits and vegetables Dairy products Egg shells Meat and fish Solid fats Cat litter and feces Small bones

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material û Metal, foil or styrofoam û Synthetic materials like

vinyl, nylon or polyester û Feminine hygiene products or diapers û Tree trunks, branches or roots û Sod û Large bones such as carcasses or soup bones û Paper products

Please visit and view the Waste Pick-Up Map to find out what day your cart will be picked up. Please have carts curbside by 7:00 am.

Fruit Baskets and Meat Trays can be made with 24 hour notice

Full bakery, deli, meat and produce departments Bio Bags and kitchen compost bags are available for sale at Didsbury AG Foods or Home Hardware.

ATM Machine on Premises

Store Hours 8 am to 9 pm Mon to Fri 8 am to 6 pm Saturday 8 am to 6 pm Sun & Holidays

Free Grocery Delivery Mon., Wed., & Fri. 10 am to 3 pm 403.335.4391


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GENERAL INTEREST PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS Didsbury Hospital 403.335.7292 Immunization Information - Protect yourself and your children from communicable diseases. Routine wellbaby immunization clinics are held in Didsbury, Carstairs and Cremona. Immunization updates for school age children and adults. Cost is FREE. Health Information - Call Community Health Nurse with questions/concerns related to communicable disease, immunization information, nutrition, growth and development, sexual health, S.T.I’s and injury prevention. Cost is FREE. Calgary Health Link: Nurse advice and health information 24 hours/day: dial 811. access online information with this new resource for families with children ages 0 - 5 years of age. Breastfeeding Support - One-on-one assessment, information and consultation by telephone, office visits, or home visits for the breastfeeding mother. Call to book an appointment. Baby Talk Classes - A great relaxed environment to learn more about your baby and meet other parents. Learn about how infants sleep, temperament and brain development, starting solids, making baby food, infant massage, parent survival and adjustment, and so much more. Call us for dates and to register for these Baby Talk Classes at 403.335.7292. FREE 4 week program for new parents. Next session starts September 13, 2017 Postpartum Support Group - Have you recently had a child and are experiencing emotions such as sadness, anxiety , worry and anger? These could be signs that you are experiencing postpartum depression. Alberta Health Services and Mountain View Parent Link have collaborated to offer a support group for women living with these symptoms during pregnancy, after delivery and beyond. Please call 403.335.7292 for more information.

Didsbury Ag Society’s 2017 Event Calendar Monthly Family Fun Gymkhanas May - September Community Gardens May - October

Poker Rally September Christmas Craft Sale October 29 - Zion Church

Farmers Market Wednesdays July - September

For more info contact: Kerry Johnston by email, call 403.335.4494 or visit


GENERAL INTEREST DIDSBURY NEIGHBORHOOD PLACE Didsbury Neighborhood Place offers a number of services to Didsbury and area residents including: Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), Didsbury Out of School Care Association (DOSCA) and Mountain View ParentLINK. Residents are encouraged to contact or visit Didsbury Neighborhood Place for information on the programs and resources that Didsbury Neighborhood Place offers. These programs and resources offer encouragement, connection and growth for our community and residents. A job board and resource lending library are also available to be accessed by the public. Didsbury Neighborhood Place has meeting space available for rent ($12/hr Community Groups, $20/hr Non-Community Groups). Are you interested in volunteering? Didsbury Neighborhood Place has information available for you on the many volunteering opportunities available in the Didsbury community. Didsbury Neighborhood Place is now open during lunch hours! Please call 403.335.8719 for more information.

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES - (FCSS) Designed to provide preventative social programming within our local community, Didsbury FCSS offers a number of services within the community: grant dollars to community non-profit groups, information and referral services at Didsbury Neighborhood Place, short-term family and marriage counseling, volunteer support and recognition and a variety of guest speakers throughout the year. For more information on FCSS grants, please contact Jolene Sanford at Didsbury Neighborhood Place at 403.335.8719 or by emailing

FIRST AID CERTIFICATION Join us for the Red Cross First Aid Certification Course on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2017. 8:00 am to 4:00 pm BOTH DAYS, at Didsbury Neighborhood Place (1606 14th Street). Ages 15+, $130.00 plus GST per person. Please register by Friday, October 13, 2017.

FIRST AID RE-CERTIFICATION Join us for the Red Cross First Aid Re-Certification Course on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at Didsbury Neighborhood Place (1606 14th Street). Ages 15+, $95.00 plus GST per person. Please register by Friday, September 22, 2017. SPACES FILL QUICKLY. REGISTER TODAY. Didsbury Neighborhood Place 403-335-8719.

SHOWCASE DIDSBURY Didsbury Curling Rink September 21, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Come down and check out all that Didsbury has to offer you and what you have to offer Didsbury! Complimentary Dinner Provided If you are a non-profit or community organization, call Didsbury Neighborhood Place at 403.335.8719 to book a table or for more information.


AQUATIC INFORMATION FALL SWIM LESSONS Tuesday/ Thursday Sessions: 1. Sept. 23 - Oct. 12, 2017 2. Oct. 17 - Nov. 9, 2017 3. Nov. 21 - Dec. 14, 2017

Saturday Sessions: 1. Sept. 23 to Oct. 28, 2017 2. Nov. 4 to Dec. 16, 2017 Time

Instructor One

Instructor Two

9:00 - 9:40

SK Level 1/2

Sea Otter/ Salamander

9:40 - 10:20

SK Level 3/4

Sunfish/Croc/ Whale

10:20 - 11:00

SK Level 8/9/10

SK Level 5/6/7

11:00 - 11:40

SK Level 1/2

Starfish/Duck /Sea Turtle


Inst One


Inst Two

4 - 4:30

SeaOtter/ Salamander


SK 1/2

4:30 - 5

Sunfish/ Croc/Whale


SK 3/4

5 - 5:45

SK 5/6/7


SK 8/9/10

Registration for Fall Lessons opens on August 28, 2017. Don’t miss out! Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ

Diving Boating Triathlon Water Polo Swim Workout Lifesaving Sports Synchronized Swimming


A stand alone aquatic sampler Red Cross Swim program for all swimming abilities. Have fun learning the fundamentals of aquatic activities!

March 9 - April 27 8 class session Cost: $45.00/person

Aged 8 - 15...... Want to develop your swimming skills, stay active, be part of a team?

Wed 3:45 - 5:00 pm Nov. 1 to Dec. 20, 2017 $53.55 per registrant Prerequisite: Must be able to swim 25 meters and tread water for 2 minutes

Junior - Ages 5-9 - 4:00-4:45pm Senior - Ages 10-16 - 4:45-5:30pm Maximum of 12 participants per age group

Join JLC for a chance to join our team of slide attendants!

For registration and information call 403.335.7369 or email



LABOR DAY Mon. Sept. 4, 2017

Sat. Nov. 11, 2017

12:00pm to 1:00 pm LAP SWIM

THANKSGIVING Mon. Oct. 9, 2017

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm LAP/P&T SWIM

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm PUBLIC SWIM

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm LAP/P&T SWIM

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm PUBLIC SWIM

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm FAMILY SWIM

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm PUBLIC SWIM

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm FAMILY SWIM

CLOSED AT 5:00 pm

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm FAMILY SWIM

CLOSED AT 5:00 pm

CLOSED AT 5:00 pm

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS Do you or your children want to: Ÿ Learn to swim Ÿ Refine techniques Ÿ Increase endurance Ÿ Increase comfort in the water Ÿ Learn a new stroke Ÿ Gain new skills for your beach vacation Mondays/Fridays 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Saturdays/Sundays 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 1 x 30 Min. Private Class $25.00 6 x 30 Min. Private Classes $125.00 1 x 60 Min. Private Class $40.00 1 x 30 Min. Semi-Private Class $20.00 per swimmer 6 x 30 Min. Semi-Private Class $100.00 per swimmer 1 x 60 Min. Semi-Private Class $30.00 per swimmer FOR INFORMATION AND BOOKING Please call Patti at 403-335-3319 ext. 1203 or

Pool Party

Aquatic Fitness 403.335.7369

Why not have a pool party! Only $120.00 + GST. Didsbury Aquatic Centre offers a 1 hour private pool rental for you & your guests along with a complimentary classroom rental during the weekends! Call 403.335.7369

Senior Swim: 55+ Tuesday, Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Aquafit: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Deep Water Workout: Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm 17

Free Sponsored Family Swim Last Sunday of each Month 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Sponsored by: Grasse Lumber Sales Ltd.

Thank you Grasse Lumber!!!

AQUATIC INFORMATION FALL 2017 - SCHEDULE (September 2 - December 22) Excludes September 4, October 9, November 11 (See STAT Holiday Schedule) September 5 - September 17 CLOSED for Annual Maintenance Excludes November 9 - November 13 (FALL SCHOOL BREAK)






Early Bird 7-9

Early Bird 7-9

Early Bird 7-9

Early Bird 7-9

Early Bird 7-9

Schools 9-11

Schools 9-11

Schools 9-11

Schools 9-11

Schools 9-11

Aquafit 11-12

Senior Swim 11-12

Aquafit 11-12

Senior Swim 11-12

Aquafit 11-12

Lap Swim/ P&T 12-1

Lap Swim/ P&T 12-1

Lap Swim/ P&T 12-1

Lap Swim/ P&T 12-1

Lap Swim/ P&T 12-1

School Rental 1- 2:30

PreSchool Lessons 1-2:30

School Rental 1-2:30

PreSchool Lessonsl 1-2:30

School Rental 1-3

Public Swim 2:30 - 8 Private Lessons 3:30 - 5

Public Swim 2:30 - 4

Swimming Lessons 9-12



Lap Swim/ P&T/Private Lessons

Lap Swim/ P&T/Private Lessons



Rental Time 1-2 Public Swim 1-4

Public Swim 2:30 - 4 Public Swim 3:00 - 9:00

Lessons 4-6

Public Swim 6-8 Adult/Lap Swim 8-9

Public Swim 2:30 - 4


DWW/ Adult Swim 8-9

RCSS 4 - 5:30

Lessons Lessons 44 -- 56

Public Swim 5:30 - 8

Swim Club 5 - Swim 6 Public 6 -8

Adult/Lap Swim 8-9

DWW/ Adult Swim 8-9


Private Lessons 3:30 - Club 5:00 Swim 5 - 6:30

Public Swim 6:30 - 9

Rental Time 4-5 Public Swim 5-8


Public Swim 2-5

$10 Family Swim 5-7


AQUATIC INFORMATION FALL BREAK 2017 - SCHEDULE Effective November 9 - November 13 (Subject to change) Thurs. Nov 9 Early Bird 7-9 DOSCA 9 -11

Fri. Nov 10

Sat. Nov 11

Early Bird 7-9


Sun. Nov 12 CLOSED

Mon. Nov 13 Early Bird 7-9 DOSCA 9 -11

Senior Swim 11-12

DOSCA 9 -11 Aquafit 11-12

Lap & P/T 12-1

Lap & P/T 12-1

Lap & P/T 12-1

Lap & P/T 12-1

Aquafit 11-12 Lap & P/T 12-1

PreSchool Lessons 1-2:30

Home School Rental 1-3

Public Swim 1-3


Public Swim 1-8

Public Swim 2:30 - 4

Public Swim 3-9

Family Swim 3-5

Public Swim 2-5

Lessons 4-6 Family Swim 5-7

Public Swim 6-8 DWW/ Adult 8-9



Adult/Lap 8-9

Didsbury Community Living Guide Contact Sarah Eichhorst at or call 403.335.3391 ext. 1111 for information about our rates!


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Volunteer Didsbury Volunteer Didsbury has the following opportunities available: Didsbury & District Museum - Data Input Didsbury Historical Walking Tour - Didsbury Walking Tour Animator/Performer Volunteer Community Leader - MADD Canada Tuck Cart Attendant - Didsbury Bethany Care Centre Porter - Didsbury Bethany Care Centre Quality of Life Ambassador - Didsbury Bethany Care Centre Palliative Care - Didsbury Bethany Care Centre Ice Cream Server/Float Maker - Didsbury Bethany Care Centre Childcare Provider - Mountain View Parent LINK “Art the Bear� Caretaker - Mountain View Arts Society Marketing Manager - Mountain View Arts Society Ticket Takers and Ticket Sellers - Mountain View Arts Society Ushers - Mountain View Arts Society Volunteer Coordinator - Mountain View Arts Society Volunteers for Festival - Mountain View Arts Society

For more information on these opportunities, contact Didsbury Neighborhood Place at 403-335-8719 or

MELVIN HALL This gem of a community hall is only 7 miles directly west of Didsbury on Highway 582 and there are many exciting events being planned for 2017! If you are interested in being placed on our email list to keep apprised of upcoming events, or to view the hall for your upcoming rental, please contact Alana Gibson at: 403.335.8352 or

SENIORS SUPPORT SERVICES - Friends and Fun (Starting in September) - Transportation to Medical Appointments - Assistance with Government Forms For assistance, or more information, please call Didsbury Neighborhood Place at 403-335-8719 or stop in at 1606 14th Street Didsbury.

Volunteer Opportunities Didsbury District Health Services

For information on volunteer opportunities within Didsbury District Health Services, please contact Dawna Faryna, Volunteer Coordinator at 403-910-2984 or



Canada 150 Cookbook In honour of Canada 150, the Town of Didsbury is creating a cookbook sharing traditional family recipes from families within our community and beyond!


Deadline for recipe submissions is September 21, 2017. The Canada 150 Cookbook will be published and available for purchase in early November 2017! Visit for a recipe submission form or contact Sarah Eichhorst at 403-335-3391 ext. 1111 for more information.

Visit our website at to see a list of all our Canada 150 programs and events. Like us on Facebook at our special Canada 150 page!





Bergthal Mennonite Church . Analisa ...................................403.335.4451

Didsbury Out of School Care Assoc. Tammy de Graaf....................403.335.8719

Careers 4 Everyone Main Office............................403.556.3808

Knox United Church ..................403.335.8373

Didsbury Preschool Cherrie Crawford...................403.335.8818

Chinook Arch Victim Services Society Roberta Hammer.....................403.556.6777

Redeemer Lutheran Church Rev. Robert Mohns................403.335.3161

Kidsbury Daycare MJ Paul..................................403.335.3228

Didsbury/Carstairs Citizens on Patrol Al Hansen...............................403.335.8755

St. Anthony’s Catholic Church John Kohut.............................403.335.8860

Kidz Playhouse Daycare ....................403.335.4757

Didsbury & District Chamber of Commerce Chamber Office......................403.335.3265

St. Cyprian’s Anglican Church Rev. David Asher....................403.335.4664


Didsbury Cemetery Committee Gary St. Jacques....................403.700.4383

Didsbury Career High School Main Office...........................403.335.3407

Didsbury & District Fire Department Office....................................403.335.3222

Didsbury High School Main Office..........................403.335.3356

Didsbury Elks Lodge #514 Bill Ward..............................403.335.4655

Holy Trinity Catholic School Main Office..........................403.556.9444

Didsbury Lions Club Raymond Lea.......................403.335.3798

Koinonia Christian School Main Office..........................403.335.9587

Didsbury Municipal Library Main Office..........................403.335.3142

Ross Ford Elementary School Main Office..........................403.335.3234

Didsbury Out of School Care Assoc. Jolene Sanford...................403.335.8719

Westglen Middle School Main Office..........................403.335.8700

Mountain View Arts Festival Kathleen Windsor.................403.335.9445

Didsbury & District Historical Society Frankie Kelly........................403.335.3633


Order of the Royal Purple #317 Joan Hannah.........................403.335.4511

Didsbury Neighborhood Place Main Office..........................403.335.8719

Didsbury & District Health Services Auxiliary Sharon Barefoot...................403.335.7268

Zion Evangelical Missionary Church Mike Morgan..........................403.335.3629

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS 1st Didsbury Scouts Linda Rose............................403.335.4846 5-0 Club of Didsbury Joyce Sloan..........................403.335.3443 Didsbury Agricultural Society Main Office .........................403.335.4494 Didsbury Army Cadets Dave Kenney........................403.335.4719

Didsbury R/C Fun Flyers Ray Aire...............................403.556.7609 Randy Smith.........................403.556.3648 Ducks Unlimited Alana Gibson........................403.335.8352 Girl Guides of Canada Linda Reade.........................403.556.6647

Didsbury & District Senior Support Services Main Office..........................403.335.8719 Mountain View Senior’s Housing Sam Smalldon......................403.556.2957

Didsbury Community Living Guide

Melvin Hall Alana Gibson........................403.335.8352 Mountain View Bridge Club Marilyn Logan.......................403.335.2385 Theatre Didsbury Derek Lewis.........................403.335.4777 King Hiram Lodge #21 Jim Allison...........................403.335.8339


Contact Sarah Eichhorst at or call 403.335.7369 for info about our rates!




Didsbury Aqua Jets Swim Club Lisa Sauve............................403.335.8115

Accredited Supports to the Community Main Office............................403.556.4110

Early Childhood Program Andrea Reid..........................403.335.7292

Didsbury Curling Club Jennifer Bommarito..............403.335.3753

Alcoholics Anonymous Rick........................................403.335.8385 Calgary & District Help.........403.777.1212

Mtn. View Food Bank Society Main Office..........................403.556.1693

Didsbury Figure Skating Club Rose Schroeder......................403.335.8571

Chinook Arch Victim Services Society Roberta Hammer..................403.556.6777

Didsbury Football Club Mark Lefebvre......................403.335.2838 Duke Moreau........................403.335.4948

Christmas Helpers Linda Sirr.............................403.335.4832

Didsbury FunTeam Hockey League

Didsbury Home Care/Day Support Faye Byrgesen......................403.335.7603

Didsbury Golf Club Clubhouse .............................403.335.3635

Didsbury Mental Health Main Office..........................403.335.7285

Didsbury Ramblers Minor Hockey Assoc. Stacey Lodermeier.................403.335.8294

Healthy Families Tracy Gustafson.................403.901.5660

Mtn. View Community Literacy Main Office......................... 403.518.7020 Rosebud Health Foundation Leone Regner........................403.335.7626 RCMP ....................403.335.3382 Street Teams Safe House Society Leslie Evans.........................403.228.3390 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Gen Andrews........................403.335.4648

Didsbury Lacrosse Club Tricia Kruger.........................403.816.2508 Didsbury Minor Ball Association Ryan Mierke...........................403.650.9748

Is your community group or organization not on the list? Send your information to Sarah Eichhorst at to be included in this free service!

Didsbury Minor Soccer Association John Brazzale.......................403.335.9472 Iwa Yama Karate Hal Perison............................403.559.7284 Ladies Fitness Class Drew Taddia..........................403.510.4915 Mtn. View Colts Junior B Hockey Club Don Edwards.........................403.507.3262

Lions Club Shuttle Bus Booking a Ride Information on Shuttle Bus please call 403.507.0208 Mondays, Wednesdays, Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


The next edition of the Didsbury Community Living Guide is scheduled for delivery in early December 2017. If you have upcoming events, programs, meetings or schedules for the months of December, January, February, please send them to Sarah Eichhorst at or call 403.335.3391 ext. 1111

Didsbury Community Living Guide - Fall Edition 2017  
Didsbury Community Living Guide - Fall Edition 2017