September 2019
Greetings!
Summer has come to an end but we are not too upset - we look forward to the beginning of a new season!

Students are back in school, trees are starting to turn colours and we are excited to show you what we have in store for the fall.

We are committed in being transparent by providing accurate and relevant information.
If you have any suggestions or see something that needs to be corrected, please send them to communications@blackfalds.com .
Latest News & Updates
Complete the Budget Survey for a Chance to Win
We had 245 responses for the 2020 Municipal Budget Survey! The responses provided useful feedback on what our residents would like to see for the upcoming year.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a response!

Results of the survey will be available at the Budget Open House during the Community Info Expo on September 9. See events calendar for details.
Public Invited to Open House for Multi-Plex Expansion
Join us Sept. 12 as ACI Architects, Town Council and Town Staff unveil the new concept designs for the Multi-Plex Expansion Project!

The new renderings were updated to reflect suggestions from both Council and residents, as well as feedback that was compiled from the first Open House on Apr. 17, 2019 and 199 responses to the Multi-Plex Expansion questionnaires/feedback forms.

See More Information on the Multi-Plex expansion.
Fall 2019 Program and Activity Guide
See what programs, events and activities are coming up in our new Fall 2019 Program & Activity Guide.

Limited hard copies of the guide are available at the Abbey Centre, Town Office, FCSS and Servus Credit Union.
Nominate Your Best Business for the 2019 Business of the Year Awards
There is only a few more weeks to nominate your favourite business/employees!
 
The deadline for nominations is September 27.

Nomination forms can be picked up at numerous local businesses or submitted online.

Urban Hen Survey was a Success!
Thank you to everyone who submitted your input regarding the Urban Hen initiative!

We had 329 responses, which will be available to the public once it has been presented to Council.
Wadey Centre Low Season Hours
Please be advised that as of September 2, 2019, the Wadey Centre will only be open on Wednesday's from 10am - 4pm.
We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing new visitors!
Tayles Water Spray Park Closed
Thank you to all the residents, visitors, families and friends that came out and basked in the sun at our wonderful outdoor spray water park!

We are sad to say that the park is now closed for the season, but we look forward to opening it again in 2020!
Time to Lace up Your Skates
The change of the season means the return of Jim Hurley Free Skate!
Presented by the Blackfalds Ag Society, this free event happens every Sunday starting Sept. 15 and allows families to lace up their skates and spend time on the ice!

For all Town news visit blackfalds.com/news
Community Events
Community
Info Expo
Abbey Centre
Sep 9 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Don't miss your chance to visit with local organizations!

Community Warmth
Fall Fundraiser
Community Centre
Oct 3 | 6:00 p.m.

Beer tasting, dinner, live
music and dessert auction!
 Hosted by After the Grind & Blackfalds FCSS

Youth Night Out
Blackfalds Community Centre
Oct 27 | 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Games, challenges and activities for Grades 4 – 12.

Breakfast & Lunch with Santa
Community Centre
Nov 30
9:00 a.m. | 12:00 p.m.

$10/person
Limited tickets available
online starting Oct. 1

Blackfalds Culture Days
Various Locations
Sep 27-29

Join us  for a 3-day event celebrating Arts & Culture.
Stay tuned for more details.

Monster Bash Family Event
Community Centre
Oct 26 | 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Come for a howling good time!

$10/person
Limited tickets available
online starting Oct. 1

Don't miss another event! Bookmark blackfalds.com/events
Notice to Residents
Tips for Placing Your Garbage and Recycling Tote
Place the garbage and recycling totes on flat ground with at least one (1) metre clearance around each tote so the truck’s collection arm can pick it up and empty it.

If the collection contractors are unable to properly access your totes, they won’t be able to empty it that week, so placement is an important step.

See more information on cart placement.
Glass No Longer Accepted
Please be aware that our Collection Service Provider has informed us that glass is no longer an accepted recycling material. 

If you are wanting to recycle glass bottles, please go to Blackfalds Cosmos Bottle Depot located at 5405 South St. (East Side of Highway 2A).
 
The collection service has been contracted to a private business Can Pak Environmental, who may be contacted directly at 403.341.9300.

To see a list of acceptable materials and other information, please click here.
The Town of Blackfalds is joining the rest of the Province in
an effort to keep Dutch Elm Disease out of Alberta.
With everyone’s help and education we can keep our Elm trees alive and well.

Read more to find out how you can prevent Dutch Elm Disease from spreading.
Report an Issue
Did you find broken playground equipment in a park or a pothole in the road? Report your public property non-emergency issues to the Town of Blackfalds from your smartphone or computer using Blackfalds Connect!

For more details and to download the app visit the Report an Issue web page .
Apply to Get Involved in Blackfalds Future
If you are interested in making a difference in your community, provide creative and valuable input, and be involved in the growth of Blackfalds, contact volunteers@blackfalds.com for more information or visit the Boards and Committees page at blackfalds.com.
 
Send in your application before Sept. 12, 2019
 
 If you have questions about serving on a Town Board or Committee or would like additional details, please contact
volunteers@blackfalds.com or 403.885.6360.
Programs & Activities
Kidproof At Home Alone
Blackfalds Community Centre | Main Hall
Mon, Oct 7, Wed, Nov 13, Thu, Dec 12
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Free
Recommended for Grades 4 - 6

Create a Cook
Blackfalds Community Centre | Main Hall
Grades 5 - 8 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Sept 25 - Grab & Go Breakfasts
Oct 30 - Snack Prep
Nov 27 - No Bake Energy Bites
Registration Required. $8.00/session
Blackfalds Youth Crew
Multi-Plex Arena | 2nd Level
Grades 4 - 6 | Every Mon
3:45 - 5:45 p.m.
Grades 7 - 12 | Every Tue
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
First Day September 16

Get Amped for C'AMPED
Servus Program Room | Abbey Centre
PD Days | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
These day camps are jam-packed with games, crafts, sports, and adventures that will keep kids active and stimulated throughout the day.
Tai Chi Demo
Blackfalds Community Centre | Multi-Purpose Room
Wed, Sept 11
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
FREE
To RSVP, please call 403.600.9066
Wise Owl Senior Fraud and Scam Presentation
Blackfalds Community Centre | Multi-Purpose Room
Tue, Sept 17
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
FREE
To RSVP, please call 403.600.9066 by Sept 13
 Yoga for 55+
Blackfalds Community Centre | Multi-Purpose Room
Wed
Sept 18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
All 5 weeks for $15.00!
Please bring a yoga mat
Registration required at the Abbey Centre
Register today!
You must have an online account.
Complete the  Online Account Setup Form  and  email  to Guest Services.
Abbey Centre Promotions
ADmazing 2020
We are giving away 7 free ADmazing Coupon Books for those who sign up for a
new Abbey membership!
First come first serve, while supplies last.

Frightful Fitness
Give the treat of a healthy Halloween.
Packets of (10) day admissions for child/youth/or teen for only $20!
On sale at the Abbey Centre starting Oct 1.

Contact Guest Services for more info.
Did You Know?
The Abbey Centre was built on a tree farm?
The Abbey Centre is built on a 10 acre piece of land that was a tree farm. Over 70% of the trees were saved for the facility site.
Town Council Schedule
Regular Council meetings (RCC) are held on the second and fourth Tuesday every month in Council Chambers at the Civic Centre at 5018 Waghorn St.

Standing Committee meetings (SCC) are held the third Monday each month.
Meeting agendas and schedule can be viewed at blackfalds.com/councilmeetings .

The next scheduled dates and times are:
RCC: Tuesday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m.
RCC: Tuesday, September 23 at 7:00 p.m.
SCC: Monday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m.

The public is welcome to attend.

Read this month's Councillor's Corner
by Councillor Jamie Hoover