You are receiving this email newsletter because you have utilized Bow Valley PCN service(s) &/or have subscribed to our newsletter specifically. The monthly newsletter will keep you up to date with what is going on at the Bow Valley PCN
(and a few other healthcare-related tid-bits).

Truth & Reconciliation Day September 30th
September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We encourage everyone in the community to attend a ceremony, wear orange, familiarize yourself with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action and simply, listen.

This day honours the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

Orange Shirt Day is an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day intended to raise awareness of the individual, family and community inter-generational impacts of residential schools, and to promote the concept of “Every Child Matters”. The orange shirt is a symbol of the stripping away of culture, freedom and self-esteem experienced by Indigenous children over generations.

The Bow Valley Primary Care Network will be observing Truth & Reconciliation Day on September 30 as a statutory holiday and our offices will be closed.
Acknowledgment of Land
The Bow Valley Primary Care Network is grateful to reside in the Bow Valley corridor, the Traditional Territory of the Îyârhe Nakoda peoples. The Îyârhe Nakoda are part of Treaty 7; an agreement signed in 1877 between the Canadian government, the Blackfoot Confederacy, the Tsuut’ina of the Dene people, and the Îyârhe Nakoda.

We wish to honour the past, present, and future generations of all the Indigenous Peoples who have lived, cared for, and gathered on this land for generations. We make this acknowledgement as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we currently reside on.

Please join the Bow Valley Primary Care Network in our commitment to continuing to learn, grow, connect and engage respectfully on these lands.
You can meet with a clinician for expert advice
on your health and wellness?
Did you know? The Bow Valley PCN has an Active Living Consultant, Registered Dietitian and a Pharmacist on staff to help support you in your health and wellness journey.

You can book an appointment with a PCN clinician to help identify ways to improve your health by calling: 403-675-3000

Find out more about our clinicians and what they offer at
An award, new options and a new look for the
Bow Valley Good Food Box!
In June 2022 the Bow Valley Good Food Box program was honoured to receive the Rotary Club of Canmore’s organization of the year award.

With the generous support of the Rotary Club of Canmore, other charitable foundations and local municipalities the Bow Valley Good Food Box has offered residents subsidized monthly fresh produce boxes to residents since 2019.

This year, we’ve found new ways to make the GFB more accessible, more frequent and more user-friendly and with the new and improved program.

2x Monthly Boxes (pilot program in Canmore only)
We’re excited to offer the GFB twice per month in Canmore. Ordering and pick-up remain the same.

The No-Cook Box
We recently introduced the ‘the No-Cook Box’, a smaller box that can be eaten raw. At $15, it means anyone can get affordable, fresh local produce each month.

New logo
The logo design is inspired by Eric Carle’s ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ a children’s story about seeking nourishment, the illustration style is vibrant and fun and captures the spirit of this popular community program.

Please visit: to find out more about subsidies, how to order, deadlines and delivery dates.
Bow Valley PCN Signs the Bow Valley Food Charter

This week we were pleased to sign the Bow Valley Food Charter! Developed by the Bow Valley Food Alliance through engaging diverse community voices, the aim is to unite local organizations in creating healthy and dignified food systems in our region. Read more...
Take a look at our job postings and consider joining our team of primary care providers!

We are also recruiting doctors, take a look at our postings:
Upcoming Community Classes
Click on the title of each class to find out more and to register. All classes are offered online via zoom. Registration is required.

8 weeks, Wednesdays
September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26 Nov 2, 9 & 16 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

3 weeks, Tuesdays
Oct 18, 25 & Nov 1 | 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

3 weeks, Wednesdays
Oct 19, 26 & Nov 2 | 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 25 | 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

4 weeks, Tuesdays
Nov 14, 21, 28 and Dec 5 | 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 16 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 23 | 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 29 | 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Current Information

The most current and accurate general information for Albertans
can be found at

Find out what the current isolation requirements are if you are experiencing COVID-19 core symptoms

Alberta Pain Society & The World Pain Summit Free Learning Opportunity for People with Lived Experience

New this year is a free virtual session on Saturday October 15, from 12:40 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. This session includes a keynote with Spencer Beach as well as other leading experts in the field of pain science. You can learn more about the conference and speakers by viewing the brochure using the link below. Registration is via Eventbrite; you will need to scroll through the list of options to find the “person with lived experience – offsite” option which has no charge.
Managing Hip And Knee Osteoarthritis Education Sessions

These education sessions are for people who would like more information about hip and knee osteoarthritis. Registration is for the repeat 2-part sessions that are 45-min long and are hosted virtually using Zoom. Time is provided at the end to answer questions.
Register for Managing Hip and Knee Education Sessions in Fall 2022. Each session runs on two consecutive Tuesdays at 12 noon -12:45 p.m.

Upcoming Sessions:

Nutrition To Help Manage Osteoarthritis
These interactive 45-min sessions will be hosted virtually in small groups using Zoom, with time provided at the end of the session to answer questions.

Upcoming Sessions:

Anti-Tobacco Programming for Teachers and Caregivers

  • activity books
  • grade-specific detailed lesson outlines
  • interactive presentations
  • material to encourage class discussion
  • a variety of pre-developed cross-curricular activities to integrate into a variety of learning experiences

AHS has launched a new website and new resources for prevention of tobacco and vaping use for teachers and caregivers to share with children.
There are age-appropriate interactive games, resources, tools and teacher resources guides broken out by age group:
Child, Youth and Family Addictions and Mental Health FREE online programming for Parents and Caregivers

Visit for resources and online programming for parents and caregivers to support mental wellness in children and youth.
Seniors' Centre Without Walls Phone-Based Programming

Open to older adults aged 55+ living anywhere in Alberta who find it difficult to leave their homes and are not tech-savvy. Programs are free of charge and accessible by phone via a toll-free number.

View the SCWW calendar of events. To register, call the
Edmonton Southside Primary Care Network at 780-395-2626.
Wellspring Calgary

Wellspring Calgary is a registered charity offering programs and services that meet the emotional, social and practical needs of people living with cancer – those diagnosed, caregivers and kids.

If you or a loved one has cancer, Wellspring is here for you, visit to find out more.
The Palliative Care Society of the Bow Valley

The Palliative Care Society of the Bow Valley offers a few group support programs, PCSBV’s spring grief-support programming:

Grief Support Group: Wednesdays from 7 - 8 p.m. via Zoom.
Participants email Bill to receive the link.
These groups are drop-in, and are open to anybody, 18+ grieving a loss.
Visit the facebook page to find out more.

For more information, contact Bill at
Parkinson Association of Alberta Canmore Support Group

Everyone is welcome! This Support Group is open to individuals with Parkinson's Disease, spouses, care partners, family members and friends.

The group provides opportunities to learn up-to-date information on Parkinson’s, shares tips and resources, promotes connections to the Parkinson's community and provides support.

2nd Thursday of each month from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

If you’re interested in joining, please contact Emma or Jordan at
403-243-9901 for information and registration.
Bow Valley Stroke Support Group Meeting

Have you or someone you know suffered a stroke? This is an opportunity to join us for a virtual 'living with stroke' monthly meeting in a safe supportive environment with other survivors who can identify with how all aspects of our lives have been affected.

We offer fellowship, encouragement and conversation. We meet for friendship, education and to express where we are in a space with people who understand. 

NEXT Zoom meeting: Thursday, Sept. 15 | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Call or email for more info: 403-763-8418 or

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