Volunteer Newsletter
August 2019
The Super Kids Organizing Committee is grateful for the continued interest and support of the annual Abbey Centre Super Kids Triathlon. We enjoyed hosting a record breaking 79 participants this year!  

Super Kids’ vision is to provide a fun, non-competitive race for children aged 5-12 and encourages participation from start to finish in the sport of triathlon. The event advocates children to be active, boosts self-confidence that can be carried forward into adulthood and provides lasting happy memories. 

All participants are deemed Super Kids and are supported by the many Superhero volunteers who possess the supernatural powers of community and are dedicated to causes bigger than their own. Many choose to forgo sleep and work hard to provide an atmosphere of joy and belonging for the kids, and, without these heroes, the success of this event would not be possible. Our enduring thanks to our Superhero volunteers for a super job! We look forward to all of you jumping into action next year!

Sincerely, Carol Simpson, Abbey Centre Guest Services Officer
BE THE DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY !
Volunteering offers vital assistance to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community, therefore transforming both the lives of the people who volunteer and those who benefit.

“The Heart of a Volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the
Commitment to Make a Difference in the lives of others.” ―  DeAnn Hollis

As part of the volunteer recruitment process, we require your Volunteer Form on file and a Criminal Records and Vulnerable Sector Checks (for volunteers 18 years of age and older) to be conducted as part of the screening process. Volunteers are required to reaffirm this interest in volunteering for events every 24 months. To download the Volunteer Form click here.

For more information please contact the Blackfalds FCSS Volunteer Programmer at 403.885.6360 volunteer@blackfalds.com.
Information About Vacancies on Town of Blackfalds Boards & Committees
Are you interested in greater participation within the community, providing creative and valuable input, and being involved in the growth of Blackfalds? If so, you are invited to inquire at volunteer@blackfalds.com for more information or visit blackfalds.com/government/boards-committees .
All interested residents must send their intentions in before September 12th to be considered for member at large positions appointed by Council at the October 22nd Annual Organizational Meeting.
 
 If you have questions about serving on a Town Board or Committee or would like additional details, please contact volunteer@blackfalds.com or 403.885.6360
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
McKay Ranch Outdoor Aquatic Centre Volunteer Program
The McKay Ranch Outdoor Aquatic Centre is recruiting volunteers who are at least 13 years of age wanting to gain experience in working in an aquatic setting. 

Volunteers should be outgoing, high energy, dynamic people who want to start their career in the aquatic industry and are working on achieving their certificates to gain employment.
Possessing a Bronze Cross award is an asset.

Send your contact information to  aquatics@blackfalds.com
One Seed at a Time
If you are interested in gardening or learning how to garden then Blackfalds FCSS One Seed at a Time garden program is for you!

The gardens have been planted but volunteers are needed to help weed the gardens.
Blackfalds RCMP Musical Ride ~ August 16
Blackfalds Food Bank is proud to present the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride. A Canadian tradition since 1876!

Looking for volunteers to help with taking tickets at the entry for the Blackfalds Food Bank on Friday, August 16th for this SOLD OUT EVENT. Shift: 4:30-6:30 pm

Friday, August 16, 2019 Event Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Lacombe AG Grounds | 4200 58 Street, Lacombe

If you're interested in helping out please email Karie Ackermann or call at 430.885.0119.
Community Information Expo ~ September 9
You are invited to attend the
COMMUNITY INFORMATION EXPO
on September 10, 2018
at the Abbey Centre Field House
6:00-8:00 pm
 
Don't miss the opportunity to meet with various Blackfalds community groups, get information about services and register for programs they offer. 

Monday, September 9, 2019 Event Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Abbey Centre | Field House
As well, this is an opportunity for all community groups to provide information about the programs and services they offer.
 
At your booth you may include information about:
  • programs you run
  • recruitment of volunteers/members
  • opportunity for registration
  • promote upcoming events or fundraisers
 
RSVP: Please book your spot by September 5, 2019 at events@blackfalds.com
Blackfalds Culture Days ~ September 27-29
Help Blackfalds say goodbye to summer with a variety of events throughout the town celebration Arts & Culture. Stay tune for more information and events schedule.
Below is a list of volunteer opportunities during Blackfalds Culture Days:
Drive-In Movie 
Friday, September 27th
All Star Park - 6:00-7:30pm

5-6 volunteers needed to help Bylaw with parking.
Culture Workshops 
Saturday, September 28th – Various locations
2 hrs in the afternoon (location & dates to be announced)

3 volunteers needed to help with set up, assist facilitator and clean up.
Family Fun Fest 
Sunday, September 29th – Abbey Centre Field House
12:30-4:30pm

8 volunteers needed to help with supervising inflatables and line management.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
  • Be on the look out for Big Brothers Big Sisters in September! We are looking for 40 mentors in 40 days! For more information please email Bailee Wigmore or call at 403-782-7870.

  • 1st Blackfalds Scouts… Where adventure begins. From ages 5 to 25 we currently offer Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Do you have what it takes? Contact us today via Facebook or at myscouts.ca . IT STARTS WITH SCOUTS

  • The Optimist Club of Blackfalds Pub Night Fundraiser is coming up on August 10th at the Sidetrax Pub in the BMI. Tickets are $20. Will have a live band, raffles, specials, silent auction, and lots of fun and fellowship! Purchase your tickets from Alissa at 587-877-6297 or Bob at 587-877-7421. Check out Facebook Event for further info.

  • The Blackfalds Skating Club is currently looking for volunteer executives in the treasurer, secretary, and public relations/website roles. We are also looking for a Certified/In Training CanSkate or higher Coach who is in good standing with Skate Canada. For more information or to email your resume please send to David Weizenbach.

  • Block Parent is a non-profit organization and being a board member is really easy. We meet when we can (a few times a year) and we try to put on one fundraiser a year. At Blackfalds Days,we ran a BBQ in partnership with FCSS. As well, we try to attend at least one market/fair to talk about the program & getting more Block Parent homes signed up. Board Members Needed!!! Please contact Jody for more information at 403.350.9434

  • The Blackfalds Food Bank is looking for a Treasurer for their board. Those interested please email Karie Ackermann.

  • The Blackfalds Public Library is looking for Junior Volunteers, Senior Volunteers and Friends of the Library Volunteers. Come and see us if you are interested in volunteering in our program room, or help us fund raise with our Friends group. 

  • The Bad Ass Sports Club of Sylvan Lake is excited to announce the return of their second annual Multi-Sport at the Lake on August 11th and is in need of volunteers. Volunteers receive a free breakfast, lunch and a volunteer t-shirt - all the while getting to spend the day in beautiful Sylvan Lake. If you are interested in volunteering please email volunteer@multisport.atthelake.ca for more information!

  • Want to better prepare your family for emergencies? Do you have an interest in helping communities become more resilient to disasters? If so, consider volunteering with Canadian Red Cross Emergency Management Program. We are currently seeking Disaster Assistance Volunteers to work in both mitigation and disaster response. All training will be provided. Local volunteer hours vary based on need; National deployments are available for those with 10-21 days consecutive availability. Apply online redcross.ca/volunteer

  • Central Alberta Victim & Witness Support invites you to accept the challenge of helping others in your community and to make a difference in the lives of victims/witnesses of crime and tragedy. Call 403.885.3355 to learn more about becoming a Victim Services Volunteer Crisis Advocate, a Member of the Board or an Event Volunteer for the victim services program at the Blackfalds RCMP Detachment. Alternatively check our website at www.victimsupport.ca for volunteer application forms or check us out on Facebook.
Blackfalds FCSS | 5016 Waghorn St | Blackfalds, AB
Volunteer Programmer | 403.885.6360 | volunteer@blackfalds.com
www.blackfalds.com/volunteer