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

January 28, 2019

The e-letter is sent out every two weeks. The next edition will be sent out Monday, February 11. To post in the e-letter, please email your submission to Please send posters in either PDF or JPEG format.


Mayor's Awards for Volunteer Excellence
Nominations are now open for the Mayor's Awards for Volunteer Excellence! Categories include: Youth, Adult, Corporate - Not For Profit, Corporate - For Profit, Environmental Sustainability, and Great Neighbour. Click here for more information and to download your nomination form.

Alberta Health Services

Bow Valley Immigration Partnership

Bow Valley Inclusion Survey – *EXTENDED/FINAL DEADLINE*: JANUARY 31ST  
The Bow Valley Immigration Partnership (BVIP) needs your help. From January 21st – 31ST, BVIP is conducting a survey on immigrant and non-immigrant wellbeing, participation, and inclusion. This survey is an important part of research that will help shape the next 3 years of settlement, integration, and inclusion work from Lake Louise to Kananaskis.

The Bow Valley Inclusion Survey is open to everyone and available in English, French, Tagalog, Japanese, and Amharic
Please help by sharing the survey with your clients and contacts or contact or 403-431-0705 to request paper surveys and promotional materials.
To learn more about the partnership and see how our past research has been used, please visit:
Palliative Care Society of the Bow Valley

Canmore Public Library

Covenant Health

Hope for Kids

CYAN - Canmore Young Adult Network

Upcoming CYAN Events:
CYAN Board Game Night - Tuesday, Feb 5th 6-8 PM at Good Earth Coffeehouse.  FREE for everyone to join! 
CYAN Yoga.  Every Wednesday from 7-8 PM at the Spring Creek Opera House.  By donation & lots of mats to borrow for everyone! 
CYAN Pasta Night Tuesday, February 19th 6-730 PM at 617 Main Street.  By donation for everyone to enjoy! 

Canmore FCSS
For a complete list of upcoming FCSS workshops, click here.

LEAD – Leadership Certification for Youth

LEAD stands for Leadership, Empowerment, Achieving a Difference. It is a certification program for youth aged 14-16, consisting of 9 modules and a practicum placement supporting recreation programs & camps, community events, or social issues.  Participants build self-esteem and confidence through the learning modules focusing on communication, problem-solving, organization, teamwork and decision-making skills - all while making and working with friends! At the conclusion of the course, participants will graduate and receive a certificate of completion.
Tuesdays - Feb 26, Mar 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 23, 30
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: Elevation Place, Room 212
Register by calling 403.609.3743

Tax Ready Trio 
This workshop will teach you what all the different lines on your pay stub mean, how to read your T4 slip, and set you up with a My Service Account so you will be ready to fil your taxes in the Spring. As a pre-requisite to this workshop, you must take some photo ID and your Social Insurance Number to the Serivce Canada office (802 Bow Valley Trail) and get your access code.
Thursday, Feb 7 | 6:30 - 8:00 pm 
Canmore Civic Centre | Classroom 
No Charge
Registration required. Register by calling 403.609.3743

Mortgages 101: How to Qualify for Buying a Home
Learn how to buy a home in the Bow Valley in a fun and interactive evening. Understand what banks are looking for in applications and some unique ideas to help you qualify.
Thursday, 21 February
7:00-8:30 pm
$10.00 per person
Canmore Civic Centre, Classroom
Presenter:  Greg Foss, Mortgage Associat

Bow Valley Parent Link

Bow Valley Primary Care Network
The Bow Valley Primary Care Network (PCN) is excited to announce a new way to “get the message out”…we have a MONTHLY E-NEWSLETTER! 
That’s right, we have fun things to tell you about!
For our latest newsletter, click HERE
Email our office to be put on the distribution list:

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.

Upcoming Events:
Tuesday, January 22nd: Creating a personal and community vision board for 2019
Tuesday, January 29th: Bingo! Come and play and win prizes!!
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Tuesday evenings
Location: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 3, 834 7 St. Canmore (downstairs)

Our Mission:
We enhance the quality of life for those with developmental disabilities for fostering social connec-tions, personal growth, and involvement in the community.

Our Vision:
Every person with developmental disabilities has a sense of belonging and thrives within the Bow Valley Community.
Parkinson Association of Alberta


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

Canmore Meals on Wheels - Thursday Delivery Driver Needed
 Meals on Wheels promotes health & independence by providing quality, nutritious & affordable meals to those in need. Our volunteers also deliver kindness through daily social contact with our clients. We are in need of a weeky driver to deliver meals on Thursdays from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. To volunteer or for more information, please call 403-678-7136 or 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, March 19 - Canmore

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

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