Slave Lake Interagency Council Notebook

October 30, 2018
Callie Hermanson
Lakeside Leader

Slave Lake Adult Education

Executive Director Karen Plourde with Slave Lake Adult Education attended the meeting with a special presentation about the program and what they do and to talk about some upcoming classes Adult Education has to offer.

Plourde said there are approximately 130 unique organizations for adult learning across Alberta.

She said some of the programs include Literacy and Fundamental Learning, English Language Learning, Family Literacy, Life skills, and Community Capacity Building. Read With Sight and Sound is an ongoing course.

The course is designed for and welcomes any adult who struggles with reading, no matter the reason.

Plourde said the students will first set up a one-on-one meeting at SLAEC office at Northern Lakes College to set up the program.

She explained the remainder of the program can be done from the comfort of the student’s home, adding they should practice at least one hour a day for the length of the offering.

The learner will require a computer (Computers may be provided).

Plourde said the program will help to remove the struggle of phonics embarrassment and help build confidence. She said RSS works as a steady accumulation of contextual predictable information leading to reading ease.

To set up an appointment call 780-849-8625.

On December 1, 2018 Adult Education is holding a firearms safety possession and acquisition license (PAL) course at Northern Lakes College.

Plourde said in order to purchase firearms and ammunition, individuals must take this course. She added people also need the course to hunt (with firearms).

The Class costs $175 and runs from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

On January 24, 31 and February 7, 14, 21 2019 there will be a basic computer skills class held at the Kinuso Community Centre.

Plourde said the class is geared towards beginners.

Students will learn everything they need to know to get started on using computers from using an Internet browser, doing a Google search and email usage.

The classes run from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

On December 3, 5, 6, 10 and 12 there will be a learners permit preparation class.

Plourde said the class is designed for adults who struggle to obtain a learners permit.The class will take place at Northern Lakes College.

Classes will run from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

For more information on any of the above courses call 780-849-8625 or to register to visit

Slave Lake Wesleyan Church

Every Thursday for five weeks the Slave Lake Wesleyan Church will be hosting youth leadership courses in partnership with the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre, said Pastor Peggy Yetman.

The classes are for youth ages 12-15 and start on November 8 and run until December 6. Class times are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Pre-registration is required.

On Saturday, November 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the church is holding a ladies night event.

The event will be a dessert potluck and a Christmas ornaments gift exchange.

For more information call 780-849-5322 or email [email protected]

Slave Lake Parent Link

Parent Link is holding a colour creation poppy finger painting event for Remembrance Day at the Parent Link Centre from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on November 7.

The centre will be closed on Remembrance day November 12. Regular programming will resume the following day.

On November 17 there will be a drop-in day at the centre from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

For more information call 780-849-4103 or message Slave Lake Parent Link on Facebook.

Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library

The library is holding nerf gun wars at the library on November 17 from 4:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The activity requires a permission slip from either a parent and or guardian.

The library is hosting a youth book club. The club runs on the last Saturday of each month at 2:00 p.m.

Fridays at the library are now all-day Lego days.

For more information call 780-849-5250 or visit the Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library in person.

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