Events coming up at the library

Slave Lake Interagency Council notebook

Katrina Owens
Lakeside Leader

Lindsay Rosentreter, children’s librarian at the Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library, said the library’s ‘spring break’ Lego competition had a whopping 43 participants.
“The winning creation was a space ship,” she said.
Rosentreter said the library will be hosting Easter events for kiddies and youths. An Easter-egg hunt for storytime on April 11th and there will be a youth Easter party that evening starting on 4:00 p.m. Following on April 12th will be an Easter-themed movie at 4:00 p.m.
“We will be closed April 14th and 17th,” she said.
Library manager Lana Gutowski announced that the library will be putting on another ‘book walk’ in May and August.
“We received really good feedback from our last one!” she said.

Looking for partners
Trina Napier from Alberta Health Services (AHS) Addictions and Mental Health said AHS is looking for partners to host events for the Mental Health Awareness Week and World No Tobacco Day.
“If anyone is interested please contact me,” she said.
Napier also introduced Thomas Rae who is the new mental health therapist in town.

Drug awareness session May 11
Jacquie Labrie of Slave Lake Victim Services told attending agencies about an upcoming drug presentation.
“It is on May 11th at 6:30 p.m. at the Legacy Centre,” she said. “It’s our third drug awareness presentation. We’ll also be hosting one out in Smith which we haven’t set a date for as of yet.”
Other than that, Labrie said Victim Services is busy prepping for Victims of Crime Week.
“I’ll have an update for you at next month’s meeting,” she said. “We’re still working on organizing the events.”

PARTY going ahead
Tim Horsman, AHS health promotion facilitator, said the ‘Party Program’ is going ahead as scheduled for May 24th, 2017.
“I should also mention that the community garden is going to be rebirthed,” he said. “It’s quite a big deal and a lot of work but it will be all worth it. We’ll be looking for volunteers to help set it up.”
You can email Horsman at if you’re interested in lending a hand.

Volunteer dinner on Apr. 22
Teresa Callihoo, Slave Lake Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) co-ordinator, reminded agencies about the upcoming Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on April 22nd at the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre. Callihoo also said that FCSS is running another anger education course starting April 18th and that interested individuals can call or go online to learn more about it.

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