Slave Lake Interagency Council Notebook

April 24 meeting
Callie Hermanson
Lakeside Leader

The April meeting of the Interagency group started off with a presentation on financial programs for seniors, presented by Bev Lavender-Marsh. She is a stakeholder engagement advisor for Seniors and Housing in the Seniors Services Division for the Alberta Government..
Also speaking at the meeting was Emily Herring Cooper, a Citizen Services Specialist for Services Canada. Cooper talked about Mobile Outreach Services in Rural and remote communities.

Cancer screening coming
Tim Horsman with Alberta Health Services AHS health promotions said cancer screening is coming to Slave Lake this spring June 8 to 14.
The bus will be in Slave Lake at the site which, is now the access road around the healthcare centre.
Horsman said the mobile health unit would also be in Slave Lake and area at the same time.
Recreational Therapist Blanche Chymycz with Alberta Health Services AHS in long-term care said some upcoming things she is doing includes a Mothers Day tea and that will be there first big program she and her assistant will be doing. She said they have started baking and will soon be hosting social teas every month along with celebrating birthdays.
Chymycz said there will be a Fathers Day BBQ in June and she explains she has lots of plans for starting some outings in June.

Northern Haven Support Society programs
Tracy Leggett with the outreach program at Northern Haven talked about some of the upcoming events include Ladies Learning Circle, Ladies Social Hour, and Simply Cooking. She said for May, Northern Haven is going to be holding Simply Cooking for the whole five weeks and she is going be working on teaching party planning and the food that goes along with hosting a party. Leggett said at the end of the five weeks they will be hosting a party with the opportunity to bring a guest of choice.

Rupertsland Institute recruiting for camps
Hilda Lambert with Rupertsland Institute said they will soon be recruiting for the youth summer camps which are some of the Institute’s provincial programs. She said the camps are mainly for youth age 15 to 17 returning to school,and some are for ages 18 to 21. Lambert also talked about a job shadow program they are doing, partnered with Careers The Next Generation. She said this would be the third year they are doing the program. The program is a five-week job shadow program for Metis and First Nations ages 15 to 17.
Lambert mentioned that Metis Region V is also doing cultural enrichment programs and for May it is going to be three different sessions: fish scale art session on Saturday, May 5 in Slave Lake from noon to 4:00 p.m. She says there will be a similar session on May 12 in High Prairie and two Saturdays from that there will be a session at Metis Centre in Faust.

Summer books sale and other programs
Suzanne Wilson with the Slave Lake Library says next month from May 7 to June 2 the library will be holding its summer book sale. She said three performers are coming this summer a storyteller by the name of Calum Lyken in early June,
Rodzilla on July 18 and Mullen the Magician will be back again this year on August 15.
Wilson said the spring reading program is ending soon and the summer reading program will begin in June.
Looming (weaving) lessons will be starting on May 16 every Wednesday until June 20.
There will be a Mystery Puzzle Night on June 8 and is 18 plus as the library has obtained a liquor license for the event.

FCSS Slave Lake
Haylie Millard of FCSS said there are two more spots available for the Compass Caregivers Workshop running from May 1 to June 19 at the Better Together Centre (Parent Link). She says the community clean up is scheduled to happen from May 27 to June 2 and the FCSS is also looking to add a beach clean up this year.
The volunteer income tax program is wrapping up on May 2.

Programs for kids at Parent Link
Millard passed along the update from Parent Link. She said there will be an Infant Massage starting May 8.
Millard says on May 23 Parent Link will be holding a ‘Building confidence through outdoor play’ presentation at Fournier Park.
On May 30 Parent Link will be participating in a community clean up at Schurter Park.

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