Slave Lake Interagency Meeting notes

Oct. 31, 2017

Katrina Owens
Lakeside Leader

Seniors companion program
looking for volunteers
The Town of Slave Lake ‘Buddies for Seniors’ program is up and running, says Slave Lake FCSS co-ordinator Haylie Millard. The gist of the program is that volunteers would commit at least one-hour per week to spending time with a local senior. There is an application process which pairs volunteers and program-users together. Millard says you’ll be matched based on interests and to call 780-805-6532 or email [email protected] for more information.

Family fun swim coming up
In another FCSS update, Millard said ‘Family Fun Night’ is in the works for Nov. 17, 2017. It’s going to be held at the Northern Lights Aquatic Centre from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. with a free spaghetti dinner to follow. Families are able to register at the Slave Lake multi-rec centre or by calling 780-849-8028.

Northern Haven hosting annual open house this month
November is family violence prevention month and as such Northern Haven Support Society is hosting its annual open house and information session. Bernadette Baldwin, outreach worker and community services co-ordinator, said the event will take place on Nov. 23, 2017 at the Legacy Centre in Slave Lake. “Find out how we’ve been addressing the issue of family violence and domestic abuse in the Slave Lake community,” she said. “The event will be catered by The Fix. There is no cost to attend but space is limited so please RSVP to 587-516-0543 by November 20th.”

Community resource guide in works, needs pictures of local kids
Kellirae Carleton, Happy Healthy Kids Coalition co-ordinator told agencies about a project she and team are working on – the Slave Lake Family Resource Guide.
“We are looking for photos of your little ones to include in the guide,” she said. “This will be a community resource and we would like to include photos of kids in the community.”
Carleton says she is looking for pictures of kids that fit the following criteria: ages birth-five years old, participating in indoor and outdoor activities and holiday events.
“If you have photos that you’d like to submit, please message the Happy Healthy Kids Facebook page or email [email protected]

 

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