The Bow Valley Interagency e-letter is for community organizations and agencies throughout the Bow Valley to receive and share information on upcoming events, workshops and programs, as well as to keep members up to date on any changes to agency policies, offerings, staff changes or volunteer opportunities. To post in the e-letter, please email

Bow Valley Interagency E-Letter

March 25, 2019

The e-letter is sent out every two weeks. The next edition will be sent out Monday, April 8. To post in the e-letter, please email your submission to Please send posters in either PDF or JPEG format.


Job Resource Centre
The Spring 2019 Bow Valley Labour Market Review is here!
Presented by the Job Resource Centre, the Review contains the latest information on job market trends in Banff and Canmore. Questions or comments? Please let us know. 
Spring 2019 Bow Valley Labour Market Review

Palliative Care Society of the Bow Valley

Alberta Health Services

Canmore Public Library

Canmore Hospital Ladies Auxillary

Cochrane FCSS

Caregiver Strategies for Family Members & Caregivers

Whether you're a family member, caregiver or friend of a person living with dementia, you can experience a wide range of challenges - from managing new behaviours, to adapting your communication style and feeling the stress and emotional impact in your own life.
Gain the practical strategies you need and equip yourself with a framework that will inform and guide your responses moving forward. You'll grasp a more thorough understanding of dementia and learn about possible changes ahead.
This workshop is about real-life strategies, is helpful at all stages (regardless of early, middle or late stage dementia,) and is based on the Best Friends™ approach. Many participants have formed meaningful connections with their classmates and have gone on to develop their own informal support networks and friendships.
Topics include
  • practical caregiving strategies
  • understanding changes in behaviour
  • improving communication
  • creating support networks
Gain confidence, build your resiliency and empower yourself with great skills.
June 4 and 11 at Cochrane Community Health Centre
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Register today
Cochrane FCSS 403-851-2250
Cost is $50.00 payable to the Alzheimer Society prior to the start of course

Canmore FCSS
Do Good in Your Hood

Get your ‘hood happenin’ this summer with our new Outdoor Movie Kits. Host a movie under the stars with our giant outdoor screens and projectors. Or up the fun with our block party trailer complete with all the essentials (and then some) to enjoy summer evenings in the mountains. Visit for more info, to check the online calendar and to submit a booking request.

Town of Canmore Community Grant Program 2019 
The Town of Canmore Community Grants Program is established to provide funding to Canmore-based not-for-profit societies and community organizations for projects that benefit residents of Canmore and enhance community programming in accordance with the Town of Canmore’s vision, goals, and strategic priorities.  The objectives of the grants are to increase the capacity of local groups by providing occasional support for their efforts.

The Town of Canmore Community Grant Program is intended to provide up to 50% of the total expenses for one-time, project-based initiatives within two municipal funding streams:
Grant Competition is not open for both the community initiatives and community events.

Applications can be found at
Deadline for applications is Tuesday, April 30.

YWCA Banff

Origin Spring Creek

Settlement Services

Bow Valley Early Childhood Coalition

Bow Valley Parent Link

Bow Valley Connections Centre

Bow Valley Connections Centre
is a not-for-profit organization hosting fun and enriching
social events for teens and adults with developmental disabilities. We meet every Tuesday evening at the Canmore Legion for a variety of programming and activities.

Upcoming Tuesday Drop-in Events

  • Tuesday, March 26th: Yoga for Relaxation - Yoga teacher Rosalee Ball will lead a beginner class focusing on moves to reduce tension, help with balance and improve focus. Modifications for chair yoga will be included.
  • Tuesday, April 2nd: An evening of music with teacher Vern Roth. Singing, percussion and ukulele.
  • Tuesday, April 9th and 16th : No drop-in (spring break)

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Tuesday evenings
Location: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 3, 834 7 St. Canmore (downstairs)

Upcoming monthly Friday night gym night:
Friday, March 29th: All welcome. No fee. 
Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Location: the gym at Lawrence Grassi Middle School, 610 7 Ave. Canmore

Rocky Mountain Adaptive Sports

What's Involved in ShredAbility?
A lot! Included in your day is a treasure hunt including adaptive challenges (try a sit ski!), breakfast, lunch, silent auction, prize giving, swag bags, your lift ticket and the chance to meet many of our awesome participants! There are prizes in many categories including Top Fundraiser, Best Costume, Slowest Team, and much more!
Fundraise to Enter!
Registration is $200 per person. A deposit of $25 per team member is required to secure your place. Getting sponsored is easy! Send your family and friends a link to your own fundraising page where they can sponsor you. Choose how much you wish to raise, and track your progress with your personalised 'Olimometer' (similar to a thermometer). Register now...
Or…become a Sponsor/Prize Dono
If entering a team is not for you, there are plenty of other ways to be involved in the day:
  • Donate a silent auction or team prize. 
  • Donate to our our swag bags. 
  • Sponsor a team of 2 RMA participants to join ShredAbility for $400
  • Become an Event Sponsor
Want more information? Feel free to email us at We look forward to your involvement at this years ShredAbility!


If your agency or organization has an upcoming volunteer opportunity you would like advertised on the Volunteer Canmore Facebook page or in the Crag and Canyon free of charge, please email

Volunteer Drivers Needed
The Canmore FCSS Volunteer Driver Program is in need of some dedicated individuals to join our excellent team of drivers responsible for getting clients (primarily seniors) to their medical appointments out-of-town. (usually Calgary). Potential volunteers require a vehicle in excellent operating condition, a valid drivers license, and a reasonable sense of direction in Calgary. Volunteer drivers will be reimbursed for their gas.
Please contact Mavis at for more information.

Bow Valley Interagency Meeting Schedule

The Bow Valley Interagency meetings are co-hosted by Banff and Canmore FCSS. All community organizations and agencies throughout the Bow Valley are invited to attend to share information and to listen to guest speakers throughout the year discuss issues that are prevalent in our area. For more information on Bow Valley Interagency, please contact Lu Douce, Canmore FCSS 403.678.7136, or Shawn Carr, Banff FCSS 403.762.1255.

Meetings are held 5 times a year, on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 3:00-4: 30 pm. Locations alternate between Banff Town Hall and the Canmore Civic Centre

Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 21 - Banff

Bow Valley Interagency Meeting Schedule 2019:
May 21 - Banff
Sept 17 - Canmore
Nov 19 - Banff

Town of Canmore FCSS                 
902 7th Ave                                          
Canmore AB                                       
T1W 1A5                                              
Town of Banff FCSS
110 Bear Street
Canmore, AB