JULY 2018

Abbey Centre Newsletter
Your Monthly News & Updates
Week to Wellness
Thanks to the collaboration of the Town of Blackfalds  Abbey Centre & Blackfalds Public Library, your library membership provides a week's admission to the Abbey Centre for Child, Youth, Teen, Adult, Senior or Family.

Visit the Library on the web or at 5018 Waghorn Street. For more info 403.885.2343.
Free Admission Support Person/Aide
Ensuring that the Abbey Centre is barrier free to those who have special considerations is very important to us. 

A support person providing one-to-one assistance to a person with special needs to participate in activities and recreational opportunities at the Abbey Centre are considered a supervisor and are not required to pay admission including family members.

Please stop by Guest Services to let them know you are a support person/aide to be provided with a special wristband.
 Outdoor Aquatics CLOSED Until 12 pm - July 7  

Due to the hosting of the Super Kids Triathlon, the McKay Ranch Outdoor Aquatic Centre will be closed to the public until 12 pm on Saturday, July 7.  Sorry for any inconvenience.
Blackfalds Days Scavenger Hunt
Blackfalds Days Family Scavenger Hunt saw three families compete in various challenges in different locations all throughout Blackfalds which involved purchasing food at IGA and donating it to the Blackfalds Foodbank. Teams thoroughly enjoyed themselves while creating memories with their families and collecting prizes at the end.

Water Safety Month Coloring Contest Winner
Thank you for all the great submissions for the Water Safety Colouring Contest! The lucky winner of
a Abbey Centre Child 10-punch pass is Henley B.

You may claim your prize at Guest Services.

Please remember that a supervisor must always be within arms reach of anyone 7 and under while using the pool this summer.   

Recycle 4 Reward Winner
Congratulations to Candace P. who is the winner of June's R4R of a  $50 gift card sponsored by  Focus Family Chiropractic.

Learn how you can win a $50 gift card from Blackfalds Physiotherapy Clinic 
, the Recycle 4 Reward sponsor for July .

Please contact Carol Simpson if your business is interested in being a sponsor for the Recycle 4 Reward Program in 2019
Online Memberships
Now Available

We recently moved to an improved software program so we can offer our users better options. One of these options is that you can now activate or renew your membership online
(EFT membership exempt).

Once your online account is set up you will have access to online memberships and program registration including Fitness, FCSS Programs, Arts & Culture, Aquatics, C'amped and Camp Curious. Renew or register today!
For more information or to create an account contact guestservices@blackfalds.com or call 403.885.4039. 
Aqua Fit Drop In Program
Aqua-Fit is a complete body workout that strengthens your body with reduced impact and is excellent for anyone with joint issues or injuries. 

Tuesday & Thursday
7 am - 8 am
Monday, Wednesday, Friday (shallow end)
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday & Thursday (deep end)
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Junior Olympic Pool
McKay Ranch Outdoor A quatic Centre

Spring/Summer Program & Activity Guide
Check out the Spring/Summer Program & Activity Guide for details of upcoming classes, lessons and community events.  Get all the details for Fitness,  FCSS, Arts & Culture, Aquatics and Camp Curious.
Visit the Abbey Centre or go  online  to register.  

Hard copies of the guide are available at the Abbey, Town office and various locations around Town or you can view it here.
Annual Membership has its privileges
Being an annual member not only gives you access to all the amenities the Abbey has to offer, and also provides:
  • Early registration for all programs
  • 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 up to twice a membership year. Certain restrictions do apply.


Upcoming Events
Super Kids
Date: July 7, 2018
Time: 9 am
Location: Abbey Centre  | 4500 Womacks Road
Contact: Carol Simpson | Guest Services Officer
Email: csimpson@blackfalds.com
Phone: 403.885.0122
Get ready for this fun non-competitive event for kids ages 5 - 12. The Super Kids Triathlon will be a great first step, non-timed safe introduction to multi-sport for youth; taking place on the trails around the Abbey Centre and in the Jr. Olympic pool. Train as a family and reap the many health benefits, both mentally and physically, while motivating your children and building their self-confidence.
Registration is now open.  Sign up today!

For more details visit blackfalds.com/events
Kids & Cops 
Date: July 9
Time: Various
Various locations

Kids & Kops is a fun interactive camp filled with tons of police related activities.
In partnership with Lacombe Police & Blackfalds RCMP, Big Brothers Big Sisters offers this police mentoring camp for youth ages 8 - 11 years of age for Lacombe, County & Blackfalds residents. Activities include a crime scene investigation, police scenarios, field trips and much more! Each camper will receive a T-shirt, snacks and lunches with their camp tuition. Cost $175 per camper. Activities days are split between Blackfalds & Lacombe. No repeat campers at this time.
To register email lacombe@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca 

For more details visit blackfalds.com/events 
Summer Culture Series 
Date: All Summer long
Ag Society Amphitheatre | Abbey Centre | 4500 Womacks Rd 
Come and check out endless entertainment, magic shows, and plays a the Ag Society Amphitheatre this summer. All ages are welcome!
See the complete Summer Culture Series Schedule

For more details visit blackfalds.com/events 
Programs & Classes
Camp Curious Summer 2018

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 is now open. Sign up today!

Drop In Fitness

The Abbey Centre offers weekly drop-in Fitness classes that are included with a membership or paid admission with the exception of  July and August.

  Drop in Fitness classes will resume September 4th.

Child Minding Services
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.

Mon - Thu | 8:30 am - 2:00 pm | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri | 8:30 am - 2 pm
Sat | 8:30 am - 1 pm  
Sundays & Holidays | Closed
We will be changing to our Summer Hours on July 3, 2018.
Summer (Jul & Aug)
8:30 am - 1:00 pm Mon - Fri
Closed - Sat, Sun & Holidays

Border Paving Fitness Centre
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.

Did You Know?
Online Registration/Memberships

For first time users:
Please contact Guest Services to create your account.

Users with an existing account:

Please contact Guest Services to set up your username and password.

Can't log in?

Contact Guest Services Mon - Fri | 5:30 am - 10:00 pm and Sat - Sun | 7:00 am - 10:00 pm.
Important Reminders


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 and Cancellations

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.

Need a personal trainer?

Let our personal trainers help you achieve your goals, call 403.885.0183 or email trainer@blackfalds.com for more information. See Rate Sheet

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 | Email | Website