FCSS - Supports for Community

VOLUNTEERISM

Albertans can be proud of our history of volunteering and community involvement. 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. Call Suzan at 403-933-4348 for more information.

STARS OF ALBERTA AWARDS

The search is on for Alberta’s outstanding volunteers as nominations for the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards are now open.  From students to seniors, volunteers are the backbone of our communities and you can help to recognize their selfless generosity.

 

Think about those remarkable people who are making a difference in your community through their volunteer service. Now consider putting their names forward for the 2014 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards!

 

Six awards, two each for youth, adult and seniors, are presented annually on December 5 International Volunteer Day.

 

For more information, please visit www.culture.alberta.ca/voluntarysector/stars

 

The deadline for nominations is Monday, September 15, 2014.

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

For more information visit our Volunteer of the Year page.

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION CELEBRATION 2014

The Volunteer Appreciation Event is held every year during National Volunteer Week in April.  Food, refreshment and entertainment are provided so please join us in a show of support and appreciation for the volunteers who so generously work toward making our community a great place to live!  Watch this site for the date in April 2015.


FOOTHILLS COMMUNITY EVENTS AND PROJECTS

River Clean Up/Project Green Day - Spring

Every year communtiy volunteers get together to do clean up along the highway and river. The work is followed by a fun and socially rewarding volunteer appreciation barbecue.  Watch for upcoming dates.

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

Healthy Places ~ Healthy Spaces ~ Healthy High Country!
Vision:  A unique active community connecting and supporting wellness
Mission: To inspire healthy and active lifestyles by promoting and supporting wellness through community partnerships, initiatives and education.

The goal of healthy communities is to promote the well-being and health of communities by working together at the local level.  We are a group of dedicated citizens who work to promote wellness in Black Diamond, Turner Valley and area. We focus on projects that contribute to a healthy community.   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.


Rowan House Emergency Women's Shelter and Region 3 Family Based Care Society

 Visit them online at www.rowanhouse.ca

During the 2013 Flood, Rowan House suffered some damage, and has made request for assistance.  Open the linked document to see how you can help.

 


 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.