November 2020
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Latest News & Updates
Business Resource Centre

We're here to help! Contact the Economic Development Officer to discuss programs and services to support the Blackfalds business community. Check back regularly, as the information here will be updated daily.

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For all Town news visit blackfalds.com/news
Notice to Residents
COVID-19 Update
We are operating based on the Province of Alberta 
Stage 2 guidelines.

Arena / Library Expansion (Eagle Builders Centre)

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.

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kuula.co
Family Violence Prevention Month
As proclaimed by Council during the November 10 council meeting, November is Family Violence Prevention Month!

It is a time to increase awareness of the resources and supports available so we can work together to end family violence and build healthier relationships in our communities.
#GoPurpleAB
#WhereToTurn

Click to learn how to get involved.
Snow and Ice Maintenance
Winter is coming! *sigh*

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.
Interested in becoming a Snow Angel? Click here!
Road Closure
Please be advised that the following road sections will be closed for utility construction:

Stanley St will remain partially closed until November 18 (weather permitting). 
Local traffic only, limited parking.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
RV Dump Station
The construction of a 4-bay RV dump NE of the Wadey Centre has now been completed.

The existing RV dump at Arena is now closed.

The new RV dump station will begin operating starting May 1, 2021 until Sept 30 annually.
Help Keep Our Staff and Public Safe
Please be advised there have been new rules & guidelines put in place at the Multi-Plex Arena.

We want to ensure everyone that accesses our facilities is kept safe and healthy.

Please follow these rules and guidelines when entering the arena.
Salted Sand!
Although there's not much need at the moment, we would like to inform residents that the salted sand box has been moved from the Multi-Plex Arena to the Abbey Centre for the time being!

Salted sand is now located at the Abbey Centre (4500 Womacks Rd).
If you are in need of some salted sand, please bring a pail to the bin and help yourself!
Lunch Box Program Extended Until December 31, 2020
The Blackfalds Lunchbox Program assists families with bringing healthy lunches, snacks and now breakfast to children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Each Monday, you can pick up a box of food supplies for the week to build healthy lunches and breakfast for your family.

If your household, or someone you know, could benefit from this program, please contact FCSS at 403.600.9066 or send an email to fcss@blackfalds.com
Solid Waste & Recycling Collection
Due to Christmas falling on a Friday and both the transfer station and recycling centre will be closed, residential garbage and recycling will be picked up on Monday Dec 28, 2021.

Will only affect Cottonwood Meadows neighbourhood.

Click here to see the garbage/recycling schedule.
Please remember to place recyclables
in the blue carts only.
Please note that plastic types 3-7 are not recyclable.

Things to keep out of the recycling:
  • Grass
  • Food and Liquid
  • Diapers
  • Styrofoam
  • Textiles (clothing, fabric material)

Remember to leave at least 1 m (3 ft) around your carts so you can comfortably walk between and around them.

Store It, Don't Pour It. Grease and Sewer Lines Don't Mix...
Fat, oil, and grease build up in sewer pipes over time. This can cause sewer back ups in basements, roads, and water bodies and can result in both property and environmental damage.

Please do not pour grease down sink drains or toilets.

Dispose of cooled cooking fats, oils and grease into a container such as a can and dispose of it in the garbage.
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.
Community Events
While we are trying our best to offer quality events for our community, we are restricted to smaller group gatherings which has impacted our favourite annual events such as Light Up Blackfalds, Winterfest, etc. However, we are looking for alternate ways to offer activities either virtually or with smaller, controlled groups. Please follow our social media or events calendar for details.

Staff do plan to light up the park this year for your enjoyment, but will not be having the usual countdown or gathering.
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!
Programs & Activities
Register today! Set up an online account for online registration.
Complete the Online Account Setup Form and email to Guest Services.
Blackfalds Youth Crew
Grades 4 - 6 Monday 3:45 - 5:45pm
Grades 7 - 12 Tuesday 5:00 - 7:00pm

Blackfalds Community Centre
4810 Womacks Road

Activity Calendar available on Facebook at Blackfalds Youth Crew!

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.

For more information please click here to check out the brochure!
Girl Power
Grades 4 - 7
An educational, skill-building, creative group designed to introduce girls to concepts that promote a positive self-image, assisting girls to challenge social rules and media messages that diminish a girl’s sense of self as they move toward adolescence.

Blackfalds Community Centre
4810 Womacks Road
Wednesday
November 18 - December 16
5:00 - 6:00pm | FREE

2BBoys
Grades 4 - 7
This youth program is designed to assist male youth in connecting to their true selves in an empowering, respectful, healthy and dynamic way. Focuses on building skills to help boys excel socially and emotionally.

Blackfalds Community Centre
4810 Womacks Road
Wednesday
November 18 - December 16
6:30 - 7:30pm | FREE

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.

Blackfalds Community Centre
4810 Womacks Rd
Thursday, November 26
6:00 - 8:00pm | FREE

Abbey Centre
Operation Changes for Abbey Centre

We are currently operating based on the Province of Alberta Stage 2 guidelines. For details, please visit the Province of Alberta website. Effective Sept. 8 , updates to our operations are now in place: The Abbey Centre is open for use by both...

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Fall Fitness Classes
Looking for a fun way to get your body moving during the winter? Check out the awesome fall fitness classes happening at the Abbey Centre!

Monday: D'Fine Fusion
Tuesday: Zumba
Wednesday: Gentle Flow Yoga
Friday: Hula Hoop

Location: Fitness Studio 1 | Abbey Centre | 4500 Womacks Road


Registration open now!
All fitness levels welcome.

For more information check out blackfalds.com/programs!
Spin Classes are back!
Beginner Spin
Every Tuesday
Nov. 17 - Dec. 15.
6:30 -7:30 p.m.

30:30 Spin
Every Thursday
Nov. 19 - Dec. 17.
6:30 -7:30 p.m.

See Program Calendar for details and to register.
Daily Drop-in Fitness Classes
Drop-in fitness classes are back at the Abbey starting October 5.
Free for Abbey members or paid admission for drop-in guests.

Click on the link below for schedule and class details!

Fitness Centre

Taking every precaution necessary, the Fitness Centre is now open! Visit our website to catch up on all the new rules and regulations to ensure your safety and others in our community.

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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 now open to 12 people maximum, however, 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, November 10 at 7:00 p.m.
SCC: Monday,November 16 at 7:00 p.m.

Click here for this months' Councillor's Corner by Councillor Jamie Hoover

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