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APRIL 2019
Your Monthly News & Updates
Thank You for Helping Us Celebrate
 
We would like to thank all of you who came into the Abbey Centre last week and helped us celebrate our milestone of being open 5 years.  

We hope you enjoyed the special activities, giveaways and games.  We know we sure enjoyed the scramble for the Golden Fives.  
 
Thank you for making the Abbey Centre part of your community, your 'go to' place and we look forward to serving you as we edge our way towards 2020!
Recycle 4 Reward Winner
 
Congratulations to Dylan  who is the winner of the March Recycle 4 Reward of a  $50 Abbey Centre gift card   sponsored by the Simpson Paint & Spray  

Learn how you can win a $50 gift card from Dad's Day Off Games & Hobbies 
the Recycle 4 Reward sponsor for April.
 
Please contact Carol Simpson if your business is interested in being a sponsor for the Recycle 4 Reward Program in 2020
 
Red Deer Kinsmen Indoor Play Space
The Red Deer Kinsmen Indoor Play Space is waiting to be discovered, climbed and conquered.

The perfect place to let your little ones run off some energy and be active; the indoor play space offers 6 levels and over 2600 square feet of fun!

Toddlers are welcome on the smaller structures that are ideal for your children to learn, explore and discover the joy of play. 

Open 8 am - 8 pm daily and as the weather warms and the snow melts, please remember to bring socks for everyone!

Admission

FREE children 0-2 years
$5.00/day pass children 3-7 years
$5.50/day pay children 8-12 years
Use But Don't Abuse

The Abbey Centre tries to ensure that all sports equipment is in good working condition so everyone can enjoy drop-in activities in the Field House.  
 
Due to the high volume of rental equipment not being returned to Guest Services and/or being destroyed, the Use But Do Not Abuse Equipment policy will be in effect April 1.  
 
Users who fail to return equipment three times will receive a one week suspension. Subsequent failures to return equipment can result in the inability to rent equipment indefinitely. 
 
If there are any questions or concerns please contact the Guest Services Officer, 403.885.0122.

Spring & Summer 2019 Program & Activity Guide
 
Check out the 2019 Spring & Summer Program & Activity Guide for upcoming fitness classes, as well as FCSS, Arts & Culture, and C'amped programs, and community events.
 
Check out the Programs & Registration page for how to register or go to our Programs Calendar to see when programs are offered. 
 
To register visit the Abbey Centre or go  online .  
A limited amount of printed hard copies of the guide are available at the Abbey Centre, Town Office and various locations around town.
Annual Membership has its privileges
 
Being an annual member not only gives you access to all the amenities the Abbey Centre has to offer but it also provides:
  • Early registration for all programs
  • Free access to Daily Drop-in and registered fitness classes
  • Two complimentary day passes upon membership
    renewal or activation
  • Unlimited access to drop-in fitness and aqua-fit classes
    Abbey Centre Membership 
  • Eligibility for electronic funds transfer (EFT) program
  • Ability to "hold" membership twice a  year during membership. Certain restrictions do apply.
   
Please secure your valuables

Day use lockers are available on all 3 levels of the Abbey Centre.  We also have lockers available for longer term rentals.  Lockers do not take tokens or coins so please bring a lock from home or you may purchase or rent one from Guest Services. 
 
Rates
$10/month with minimum 3 month term
$100/year for 12 months from date of                             activation
 
For further information please email Guest Services or call 403.885.4039. 
Upcoming Events

The Abbey Centre and Triathlon Alberta is proud to present the Super Kids Triathlon happening at the Abbey Centre on July 6, 2019.

Does your child like to run, swim or bike?Sign your kids up for all three activities in the kids event of the year!
 
  • Avengers 5 - 7 years25 m swim, 1 km bike, 500 m run
  • Justice League 8 - 12 years50 m swim, 2 km bike, 1 km run
Register online starting May 1st.
 
Registrants will require an active TriAB membership number and can be purchased at the time of registration.
 
Interested in sponsoring the event?
This is your chance to support this amazing event and get your brand out there!
Please contact Carol Simpson at 403.885.0122 for more information. 
See Sponsorship Poster for details. 

Help us celebrate the most important ladies in our lives by joining us for Mother's Day Tea.  Similar to "High Tea", we will be serving a variety of teas and sweet treats. There will be a variety of activities for the kids, and each child will get to create a special Mother's Day gift for mom to take home! Get your tickets for $7 today at the Abbey Centre before April 12, 2019.
 
Date: May 11, 2019
Location: Blackfalds Community Centre
Time: 2 pm - 4 pm 
Food Services
Food Services Provider
We are pleased to have Mobile Meals & Munchies as our Food Services provider.

You may have seen Cory, Trina and the team's familiar faces as they have been the provider of great service and food delivery at the Blackfalds Multi-Plex for 5+ years. 
 
Food Services will be operational starting May long weekend to September long weekend. Service delivery for special events and large field house bookings will be decided on a by case by case situation if taking place outside of the summer months.  Please contact Guest Services for more information.
Programs & Classes
A New Way to Drop In to Registered Fitness Classes!

No more cancelled classes due to low registrations!  
Find out how you can drop in to select* registered fitness classes with the purchase of a punch or day pass.  
 
Abbey members can drop in for free!
 
*Please note that not all registered classes have drop-in access. Please check the Program & Activity Guide, programs calendar, or online registration system to see what classes are available for drop-in.
Get Amped for C'amped

For kids ages 6 - 10, this camp is home away from home on PD Days and Spring Break. Synchronized with the Wolf Creek school calendar, the Abbey Centre is the place to be!

These camps are jam-packed from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with games, crafts, sports, and adventures that will keep kids active and stimulated throughout the day.

Cost is $35/day.
Extended care is available for $5 (Drop off 8:00 a.m. | Pick up 5:00 p.m.).

C'AMPED dates for the 2019 calendar
April 5; May 10, 17; June 7
 
Details at blackfalds.com/camped 

Camp Curious Summer Camps

Camp Curious welcomes youth ages 3-11 to an action packed summer of fun!  What better way to spend those hot summer days that at Camp Curious Curious Summer Day Camps?

Camp Curious consists of three (3) age groups:
CC Mini Ages 3 - 5 years 
Explorers  Ages 6 - 8 years 
Trail Blazers  Ages 9 - 11 years

Each week features a different theme  and a special field trip (CC Mini exempt). Every day is filled with exciting activities, Red Cross certified swim lessons (except Week 1 & 6), and many adventures waiting to be discovered!

Extended care is also available.  See dates and details at Camp Curious
Registration opens May 1. Sign up today!

Child Minding Services
Winter Child Minding Hours

Mon - Thurs  
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Fri 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sat 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sun & Holidays - Closed
 
Parent Information
Please review our information sheet for rates, ratios, cancellation policy and much more.

  Off-site Care
We are happy to offer the ability for you to book child minding time with us and have to option of staying on-site while you use the facility or take some time for yourself and run errands or maybe have a date night out! Contact Guest Services at 403.885.4039 or email us to check availability.

Border Paving Fitness Centre
Personal Training
 
One-on-One Rates
1 Sessions     $50.00
3 Sessions     $142.50
5 Sessions     $225.00
10 Sessions   $425.00
20 Sessions   $800.00
GST is included in the rates
 
Sessions need to be purchased prior to scheduling training times.
 
Let our personal trainers help you achieve your goals! Call 403.885.0183 or email trainer@blackfalds.com for more information. See Rate Sheet. Group Training is also available.  
 
We request you meet the trainers prior to purchase so we can match you with the best trainer possible.
 
For terms & conditions, please refer to our website blackfalds.com/abbeycentre 
Free Fitness Centre Orientations

We offer FREE daily fitness centre orientations. Youth 12 - 17 years of age must have an orientation in order to access the Fitness Centre or Running Track.
Please book your orientation in advance by calling 403.885.4039 or email Guest Services.

Registration will be closed 20 minutes prior to the scheduled times.

Online Registration System
Online Program Registration & Memberships

 
Our online registration system is a fast, easy and convenient method of viewing and registering for Town of Blackfalds programs.

All users require an account. Complete the new online account setup form and email to guestservices@blackfalds.com.

Once your online account is set up you will have access to online memberships and program registration including Fitness, FCSS Programs, Arts & Culture, C'amped.
 
Problems logging in?
Contact Guest Services
Mon - Fri | 5:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sat - Sun | 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Important Reminders
Stat Holiday Hours
The Abbey Centre will have modified operating hours during the Easter weekend:
  • Good Friday Apr 19 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Easter Monday Apr 22 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Field House Drop-In Schedule
Daily drop in activities (which may include badminton, pickleball and basketball) are set up daily. See Field House Drop-In Schedule
 
  Field House 1 Field House 2 Field House 3
Friday, Apr. 5
OPEN
CLOSED 12 pm -10 pm CLOSED 12 pm - 10 pm
Saturday, Apr. 6 OPEN CLOSED All Day CLOSED All Day
Sunday, Apr. 7 OPEN CLOSED 7 am - 6 pm CLOSED 7 am - 6 pm
Friday, Apr. 12 CLOSED 12 pm - 10 pm CLOSED 12 pm -10 pm
CLOSED 12 pm -10 pm
Saturday, Apr. 13 CLOSED All Day CLOSED All Day CLOSED All Day
Sunday, Apr. 14 CLOSED 7 am - 6 pm
CLOSED 7 am - 6 pm
CLOSED 7 am - 6 pm

Clothing & Clean Shoes Policy  
The Abbey Centre is a family friendly facility and clothing should be appropriate for all ages. Please NO sport bras, short shorts, deep scoop tank tops, bare chests or exposed midrifs. Clean, dry shoes are required in the Fitness Centre and Field House.

BOLT Transit re-load station
You can re-load your Bolt Transit fare card at the Abbey Centre. See BOLT for more details.
 
Abbey Centre | 4500 Womacks Rd | Blackfalds, AB
403.885.4039 | guestservices@blackfalds.com | blackfalds.com/abbeycentre
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