Slave Lake Interagency Council Notebook

May 29 meeting

Callie Hermanson
Lakeside Leader

Parent Link

Jaime Norberg with Parent Link said for the month of June Parent Link will be spending a lot of time outside.
Parent Link will be closed on the afternoon of June 6 until June 11 and again on June 19.
Norberg said to keep an eye on the schedule to see what park the group will be at each day.
Parent Link will be trying out a new program called Music and Movement on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The program is designed to get children to discover their motor skills while having fun. The kids will be singing songs and making their own instruments. It is designed for children ages two to six.
On Monday, June 11 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Parent Link will be hosting ‘Who let the dads out’ at the Northern Lights Aquatic Centre.
Sign-in will be at the front counter and Parent Link will cover the cost of the swimming.

Northern Haven Support Society

For the month of June Northern Haven will be holding three programs.
On June 5 and 19 there will be a ‘Ladies Night’ from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Alliance Church. On June 5 the group will be doing pedicures, and on June 19 the group will be making lanterns. To reserve a spot call Tracy Leggett at 587-516-0523.
On June 26 Northern Haven is hosting a ‘Ladies Learning Circle.’ The group will be creating macramé plant hangers. The event is from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will also take place at the Alliance Church.

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

ASIST will be holding a Suicide Prevention Training course on June 27 and 28 in Athabasca.
The course is a two-day workshop where attendees will learn and practice a lifesaving intervention model that is used internationally by professionals and the general public.
The training will take place at the Athabasca Missionary Church and costs $350.
To register call Jackie Shank at 780-213-0917 or email

Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library

Suzanne Wilson with the library said the spring reading program has come to an end and the summer reading program will start on June 1 and go until August 31.
Any children wanting to participate can pick up their reading booklets at the library.
Calum Lykan, a Scottish storyteller, will be at the Library on July 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On June 21 the library is holding indigenous story time at 10:30 a.m.


Haylie Millard for FCSS said grants are available for any organization that helps to improve the lives of residents in Slave Lake.
For more information or to ask question email or call 780-805-6532.
Deadline to apply is June 30.

Rupertsland Institute

Hilda Lambert with Rupertsland Institute says they will soon be recruiting for the youth summer camps which are some of the Institute’ s provincial programs.
One of the camps is an Environmental Careers Program where students earn money, high school credits and gain career exposure in the environment sector.
The camp will take place August 5 to 25 at the Black Cat Ranch in Hinton Alta.
Deadline for registration is July 13.
Lambert also talked about a job shadow program they are doing, in partnership with Careers: The Next Generation. She said this would be the third year they are doing the program. It is a five-week job shadow program for Metis and First Nations youth ages 15 to 17.
Another program Rupertsland Institute is holding is for becoming a healthcare aid. The program will take place in Slave Lake from July 23 to December 14.
Deadline for registration is July 9.

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