Interagency notebook

May 28, 2024 meeting

Pearl Lorentzen
Lakeside Leader

Interagency is a monthly meeting of ‘helping’ agencies in Slave Lake

Regional Environmental Action Committee (REAC)

Jule Asterisk presented about REAC.

“There are a lot of different philosophies about waste,” she said. Some cultures don’t have a word for it.

REAC started in 1985 with a recycling program in High Prairie. The group teaches about the environment and waste management in schools and other places. Its biggest current project is to enable remote communities to recycle plastic within the communities. With this model, community members sell their clean plastic to the local recycling company which makes products which are sold within the community. The small scale machines are made by various companies and were invented by a man in the Netherlands in 2012. A fundraiser for this project will start soon.

Town of Slave Lake

Volunteer families with babies born in June, July, and August are needed for ‘Roots of Empathy.’ Families bring the babies into classrooms once a month through the school year. To volunteer, contact Darcy Comeau at

Seniors Week is June 3 to 9. There are various events.

The Slave Lake pool is offering swimming lessons in June, July, and August.

A second call for Family and Community Support Services grants will be due September 30.

‘Summer Splash’ is a day camp run by the town in the summer. It is open to kids who have finished Kindergarten to 12-year-olds. Grade 7 to 10 students wanting to get some work experience by volunteering can take part in the ‘Leaders in Training’ program. For details, contact the Multi Rec Centre at 780-849-8028.

Canada Day

The Town of Slave Lake and Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library are holding Canada Day events on July 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hilda Eben Park.

Children’s Resource Centre

On June 15 and 16, the CRC is offering a ribbon shirt and ribbon skirt making workshop girls and boys aged 12 to 17 years old. It will likely be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. To register, contact Christine Boisvert at

CRC can help families with kids aged zero to six years old with one-on-one support including a $30 good food box (if they commit to two monthly visits), resume writing, budgeting, access to supports in the community, applying for housing, some mental health supports, etc.

The CRC also offers weekly programs from prenatal to 17 year olds. Most of these are on the Calendar of Events on

AHS Addictions and Mental Health

On Tuesdays for drop-in, a mental health therapist is coming to Slave Lake from High Prairie. Otherwise, all mental health therapy is virtual. In person addictions counselling, is being offered. To book an appointment call 1-877-303-2642. AHS Addictions and Mental Health North Zone has free online wellness workshops, on

Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library

Book Bike in the Park starts on June 6. It is Thursdays (June 6, 13, and 27) from 1 to 2 p.m. in Schurter Park.

On June 15, from 1 to 3 p.m., kids can make their dad a craft for Father’s Day. Registration is required. To register, call 780-849-5250.

Slave Lake and Area Mental Health Network

June 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Picnic and Games in the Park is for seniors. To register, call 780-805-2431.

Rotary Club of Slave Lake

The Rotary Club has a free barbecue for seniors week on June 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Rennie Hall Plaza downtown Slave Lake.

June 1 to 30 it is the ‘Travelling Toilet’ fundraiser (see details on Page 9). To take part, call or text Craig Hudson at 780-516-0442.

Next meeting

The next meeting is June 25 at 1 p.m. at Town of Slave Lake office.

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