February 2021
Between March 1 and 15, 2021, take two minutes and complete the online census and enter for a chance to win a tablet valued at $1,000! Online entries after March 16 will not be eligible.

Residents will receive their PINS to enter the online census by the end of February. Renumerators will be in your neighbourhood March 16-31.

Go to blackfalds.com/census after Feb. 16. for more information.
Latest News & Updates
Black History Month
Every February, Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present. Canadians learn about the experience of Black Canadians and their vital role in the...

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Animal Licenses discount extended!
You now have until February 28 to renew or apply for your animal licenses to save $0 off registration!

$30 for an unaltered male or female
$15 for a spayed or neutered animal

Pink Shirt Day
Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and especially online.

Each year, on Pink Shirt Day, we support anti-bullying by wearing something pink on February 24 to symbolize that we, as a society, will not tolerate bullying anywhere.

Choose kindness and make a promise to help end bullying.

For more information on how to get involved click here!
Thank You Blackfalds Lunch Box Sponsors!

Blackfalds, Alberta (February 5, 2021) - Last month, due to tremendous financial support, we were happy to announce the extension of the Lunch Box program through 2021, as well as the expansion of the program to support all families with children ...

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Eagle Builders Centre Sponsorship Opportunities
The Eagle Builders Centre will present many opportunities for local individuals, businesses, and industries to support their community, raise their profile, promote themselves, and receive lasting recognition by becoming a sponsor.

Outdoor Rinks for Your Enjoyment
Get your skates on and grab your helmet, our outdoor skating spaces are open for public use!
Enjoy the natural ponds, created skating loops and new outdoor rinks.

Please note that there are AHS regulations in place for our skating spaces, both outdoor rinks and other skating spaces.

See more on our Outdoor Skating
webpage.
For all Town news visit blackfalds.com/news
Notice to Residents
Family Day Closure
Please be advised on Monday, February 15, all Town of Blackfalds staff will be away from the office due to Family Day.
Facility Closure Continues
In response to the Province of Alberta COVID-19 Update 154 on Thursday, January 7, the Town of Blackfalds will continue to follow the province’s measures which came into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13 until further notice.

BOLT COVID-19 Regulations
Please be advised that BOLT capacity is 4 riders only. Masks are mandatory.

Tickets are available for purchase online or at FCSS exclusively due to the other facilities being closed.

Click here for more information.
Mandatory Face Covering Provincial Mandate
The mandatory face-covering bylaw is in effect for all public spaces within Blackfalds, including public transit and businesses.

Prevent Slips! Collect your Sand
If you are in need of some salted sand, grab a bucket and help yourself!

Salted sand is now located at the Abbey Centre parking lot (4500 Womacks Rd).
Winter 2021 Program & Activity Guide
The 2021 Winter Program & Activity Guide is now online!

The guide includes upcoming classes, lessons and community events.
You will be able to get all the details for Fitness, FCSS, Arts & Culture and community programs.
 
Register online today!
Snow and Ice Maintenance
Ugh, winter is here.

We kindly remind residents to be familiar with the snow and ice removal policy and snow removal routes to ensure that clearing is a smooth process all season long!

This includes keeping the streets clear of vehicles during plowing and keeping sidewalks clear of ice and snow within 48 hours of snowfall.

Click here to learn more.
Check out how you can become a Snow Angel here!
Snow Removal and Parked Vehicles
For the safety of staff and residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, our Public Works team will no longer be providing courtesy knocks to give residents reminders to move vehicles for snow removal.

Once your street is signed as No Parking, you will have 24 hours to remove vehicles or they will be towed. There will also be Peace Officers dispatched to clear the streets shortly before snow removal equipment arrives. 

To view the Snow Removal Schedule click here!
Arena/Library Expansion Progress
Stay up to date with the Eagle Builders Centre Expansion!
Courtesy of TD Aerials and Eagle Builders.

Click the link below to see a 360 degrees view.

Fire Hazard: Don’t put batteries in the garbage
Batteries pose a very serious fire risk when disposed of improperly. When batteries end up in the garbage or recycling they often get punctured or crushed, which can damage the separation between the cathode and anode, causing them to catch fire or explode.

In addition to the fire danger, batteries can also contain toxic chemicals, including lithium, cadmium, sulfuric acid and lead.

For these reasons, please don’t put batteries in the garbage or mix them in with your recycling.
Batteries need to be disposed of as e-waste or hazardous waste so they can be carefully handled to prevent these fires.
Solid Waste & Recycling Collection


Remember to leave at least 1 m (3 ft) around your carts so you can comfortably walk between and around them.
Know What's Below!
Whether you are landscaping, building a new fence or deck, or simply planting a garden, disturbing the ground on your property can cause damage to a buried utility. Some utilities are buried mere centimeters below the surface.

Use our new Utility Locates Request Form to have any buried utilities identified and marked prior to an excavation.

Tax Installment Payment Plan
Tax payments made affordable! 
Join our Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP) to have your Annual Tax Levy divided into equal payments.

For more information:
Or contact our Tax Clerk at 403.885.4677
See an issue around town?

Report your 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.
Request for Proposals
The Town of Blackfalds has a number of active Requests for Proposals (RFP) and Tenders that are open for submissions!
See more on the Request For Proposals webpage.

Community Events
Winterfest 2020 Penguin Dippers
We always want to offer the best and quality events to our community, however, due to the pandemic, we are restricted to smaller group gatherings which has impacted our favourite annual events such as Light Up Blackfalds, Winterfest, etc.

Due to these restrictions, we are always looking for alternate ways to offer activities either virtually or with smaller, controlled groups.

Please follow our social media and/or events calendar for details.
Winterfest Memories
While we can't celebrate Family Day with you and your family, we do hope that you enjoy this compilation of Winterfest history.

There were so many great moments to choose from. Thanks for the memories Blackfalds!

We miss you and hope to be together real soon!
Celebrate Canada Flag Day
According to History Canada, almost 6,000 designs were considered for the National Flag of Canada but on this day, 56 years ago, Canada adopted the maple leaf flag.

Be a part of the #CanadianFlag #FlagDay photo challenge and share your picture with the flag on social media on Monday, Feb 15.
Don't miss another event! Bookmark blackfalds.com/events
Be the Difference in Your Community
Volunteering at Town events is a dynamic way to get involved and contribute to the community, develop new skills and meet new friends. Let us help you find your perfect match!

Click here to check out volunteer page for more info or subscribe to the volunteer newsletter!
Volunteer Recognition
Do you know someone in your organization who selflessly gives their time? 
Please consider recognizing them by nominating them for the awards listed below before March 1, 2021.
Full details, including nomination form, criteria and guidelines for each award can be found on our volunteer webpage!
Health Professional Attraction & Retention Committee (HPARC)
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Who is HPARC?
Committee members meet as needed and participate in a variety of activities that align with their interests, skills and abilities and include promoting health provider opportunities in Blackfalds, hosting community tours, building relationships with community health providers, organizing appreciation activities, and providing support to their families.
Want to Help? 
Many hands make light work and robust and diverse community representation on this Committee is welcome! In particular, residents who are seniors, well-connected to the local business community, newcomers to town, or who have a young family are invited to email for more information.

Did You Know?
Blackfalds has a new Health Professional Attraction & Retention Committee. This group of community members works with individuals from Town Council and Administration and health service agencies.
Programs & Activities
Register today! Set up an online account for online registration.
Complete the Online Account Setup Form and email to Guest Services.

Please be advised that AHS regulations in relation to COVID-19 may cause the cancellation or postponement of classes. You will be contacted should this occur.
Snow Angel Program
The Snow Angel Program is a volunteer program that supports Blackfalds seniors and those with physical restrictions; by removing snow from resident’s driveway/walkway along with sidewalks to ensure they are safe for all.

We currently have 7 residents on our Snow Angel Program waiting for volunteers and snow is back in the forecast!

For more information please click here to check out the brochure!
Online Youth Succulent Terrarium Workshop
Join Aspen Valley Arrangements and learn how to create and care for your very own terrarium.
All materials provided.

ZOOM - Virtual Meeting
Thu | Feb 18
10:00 am - 12:00 pm | $10.00
Grades 4 - 12

Online Child Safe Canada Home Alone Safety
Grades 4 - 6
An interactive safety training program for youth. Safety, first aid and comfort skills are covered in this course through interactive games and role playing. A must have class for any youth staying home alone.
ZOOM - Virtual Meeting
Wed | Mar 10
4:00 - 6:00 pm | FREE

Abbey Centre
Abbey Centre Closure
Abbey Centre is closed until further notice.

If you have any inquiries as to memberships, registration, rentals, etc. please email guestservices@blackfalds.com or message us on our social media.
Visit the Abbey Centre website for more information or email to Guest Services.
Did You Know?
Vibrant Living 50+
Welcome to Vibrant Living 50+, your go-to page for mature residents to engage in activities and making social connections.

Feeling isolated or unable to connect?

Town Council Meetings
Regular Council (RCC) and
Standing Committee meetings (SCC) are closed to the public at this time. You can join Council meetings from the comfort of your home! Catch them live streamed on the Town's YouTube channel.

Please note that Video, images and audio contained in a live stream or recording must not be altered, re-purposed or republished without the permission of Council.

Watch Live Stream here.
Meeting agendas and schedule can be viewed at blackfalds.com/councilmeetings.

The next scheduled dates and times are:
RCC: Tuesday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m.
RCC: Tuesday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m.
SCC: Monday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m.

Click here for this months' Councillor's Corner by Councillor Laura Svab

See the Mayor's Blog, a personal and interactive blog that is open for your comments and questions.
The Town of Blackfalds is 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.