May 28, 2021
Things to Watch For
Community Programs are Here for the Summer!
The Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex is excited to offer community programs to get you active this summer!

Play Parks and Rec Summer Day Camps - Registration opens Monday June 7th at
NEW Preschool Program Move ‘n Play - Registration opens Monday June 7th at
Summer Adult Fitness Programs - Registration opens June 14th at 12:00pm
Canada Day Event - Activities to help you get active and show your Canadian spirit!

For more information and details on Community Summer Programs, please visit the Parks and Recreation Facebook page.

Remembering the 215 Indigenous Children Found at Former Kamloops Residential School
A tribute has been growing in front of Town Hall as residents have placed shoes to honour the 215 school children whose remains were discovered on the grounds of a residential school in Kamloops, B.C. The flags in front of Town Hall have also been lowered to half mast.

Our thoughts are with the families impacted, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc community and all residential school survivors.

Council Meetings
Monday, June 14, 2021
Tune in for a Committee of the Whole Meeting and Regular Meeting of Council that will stream live on Monday, June 14 on

Committee of the Whole Meeting: 12:30 pm

Regular Meeting of Council: 3:00 pm

Go to for the agendas and to view them as they are streamed live. Meetings are also saved on the Town's You Tube channel for watching live, or later.
High River's Taxes Lower than Similar Municipalities
High River Town Council continues to hold the line on taxes. A 2021 Property Tax Newsletter mailed to residents explains the 2021 budget. Did you know a 2021 survey shows High River has lower than average municipal property tax rates in the region?

The newsletter provides charts showing where your tax dollars go. The top key service areas are Protective Services, Fire, Streets & Roads and Parks & Recreation.
This graph shows how one tax dollar is spent on services for residents. For example, 15 cents of every dollar goes towards Fire Services.
Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP)
This plan lets people pay property taxes in equal monthly installments instead of one single annual payment. Payment is automatically transferred from your bank account on the 15th of each month.

To learn more, or to sign up for the TIPP program, visit the Town's website.
High River Celebrates Resilient Seniors During 2021 Seniors' Week
Seniors Week is here - and we can’t wait
to celebrate! The Town of High River is excited to host daily events from June 7-13, 2021 to recognize the importance seniors have in our community. This year, our theme is #GrowThroughWhatYouGoThrough, paying tribute to the struggles that seniors have gone and GROWN through this year. Our community is resilient and so are our seniors!

For more information and schedule of events,
Fighting the Fastest Growing Form of Elder Abuse - Financial Fraud
In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness
Day on June 15th, the Town of High River FCSS
is sharing information and tips on elder abuse
and fraud. Financial abuse and fraud are among
the most prevalent forms of abuse within the
elderly population. Seniors and elderly individuals are often common targets as scammers perceive them to be more vulnerable, isolated or lonely and once an individual experiences fraud, they are more likely to be targeted again. Common scams within our community include prize pitches, false extortion from CRA banks or law enforcement, phishing (asking for passwords, credit cards, personal info), and recently, asking for money to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

For tips on how to avoid being a victim of fraud and for more information, visit
An official Town of High River publication. For more information:
Contact the Town of High River Office at 403.652.2110 or email