Category: Family and Community Support Services

County Conversation – September 25, 2019

2019 Board and Committee Opportunities                 The Athabasca County Conversation is a bi-weekly radio update that airs on BOOM 94.1. If you missed it on the radio you can listen to it here. This week’s segment talks about current opportunities to become involved in an Athabasca County Board or…

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Committee Member Opportunities

Athabasca County is seeking Members At Large to serve on the following committees: Subdivision & Development Appeal Board (One) Member – 3 Year Term One County resident to serve as Members at Large on the Subdivision & Development Appeal Board for a 3 year term ending December 31, 2022. The purpose of the Board is…

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Stat Holiday Office Closure – Labour Day

Just a reminder that our offices will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019 for Labour Day stat holiday. The After-Hours Emergency Line 780-689-9000 will remain in operation over the long weekend for emergencies connected with municipal services. If you encounter an emergency that requires Fire, Police or Ambulance please dial 9-1-1.  

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Summer Program for School Aged Children

Athabasca County Family & Community Support Services is offering a new summer program for school aged children. The program is free, promotes fun and positive activities. Join in the fun!   Intellectual Wellness  – July 10 | 1-3 pm Explore the world with hobbies and interests Athabasca Library Emotional Wellness – July 17  | 3-4…

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Boyle Seniors’ Symposium

This year’s Boyle Seniors’ Symposium takes place on Tuesday, June 11th from 10 am to 3:30 pm at the Boyle & District Seniors’ Drop-in Centre, 4800 – 3rd Street, Boyle.   This year’s conference features the following topics: • Mental Health Awareness – AB Health Services • Pet Care – Boyle Veterinary Services • Alberta…

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Athabasca County Conversation – 2019 Seniors’ Symposiums

Two one-day conferences for seniors, their caregivers and the community          The Athabasca County Conversation is a bi-weekly radio update that airs on BOOM 94.1. If you missed it on the radio you can listen to it here. This week’s segment talks about the 2019 Seniors’ Symposiums taking place in Athabasca and…

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Understanding the Placement of Reception Centres

There have been some questions regarding whether the Athabasca Regional Multiplex will become a reception centre to accommodate those evacuated due to wildfires. The following information is provided to help everyone understand what is required before a reception centre is put in place. With AU moving its convocation, will a reception centre now be set…

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AU relocates convocation due to wildfires

Decision made to help increase safety for everyone     Today Athabasca County received word that Athabasca University made the tough decision to move its convocation ceremony from Athabasca to Red Deer. The event is an important one for our region and is one we all look forward to each year. Given the wildfires burning north…

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County provides support during wildfires

Athabasca, Alberta – Athabasca County is assisting in efforts to support those displaced by wildfires. On Thursday, May 30th Director of Emergency Services Ron Jackson and FCSS Athabasca Manager Deb Wood travelled to Calling Lake to visit with MD of Opportunity officials operating a reception centre for evacuees. After the visit, and responding to a…

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2019 Seniors’ Symposium Tickets – Athabasca

The 2019 Athabasca Senior’s Symposium takes place on Thursday, June 6th from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Athabasca Seniors’ Centre. The fee to attend is $12 including lunch, prizes and all the other activities planned for the day. Please pre-register by Monday, June 3rd to help us plan enough food for the day….

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