FCSS - Supports for Community
The Town of Black Diamond is very proud of the culture of volunteerism in our community. We all benefit by contributing to our community. Volunteering is a great way to make new friends, to develop new skills and abilities, attain valuable employment experience and to broaden one's perspective. It also improves quality of life and the health of communities. Volunteerism does make a difference. We do our best to connect volunteers with the right volunteering opportunities and enjoy recognizing and celebrating our volunteers and the value they add to our community.
Please view the following links for more information:
Volunteer Recognition - Specific Awards
Volunteer Appreciation Celebration
Diamond Valley Community Garden
Individual raised garden plots are available to rent at the Community Garden. The gardens are fully-fenced and renters have access to tools in the shed. It is a great place to grow fresh vegetables and get to know others in the community. An annual Barbecue is held at the end of August. The Community Garden is located on the north side of Centre Ave, just west of Rona.
High Country Wellness Coalition
This coalition is a group of dedicated citizens who work to promote wellness in Black Diamond, Turner Valley and area. They focus on projects that contribute to a healthy community, supporting wellness through partnerships, initiatives, and education. Meetings are held in the Action Centre in the basement of Oilfields Hospital.
The High Country Wellness Coalition 2011 Resource Guide can be viewed here, or hard copies are availble at the Town Office as well as several other locations throughout the community.
Foothills Community Resource Guide
Over the summer of 2012, the Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN) in partnership with Bow Valley College and FCSS, funded a local community resource guide specifically for the Foothills area. A copy of the guide can be accessed here - FCRGuide - along with an addendum comprised of information from the Resource Guide produced in 2011 by the High Country Wellness Coalition. Please be patient when clicking the link as it will take a few moments to download.