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Bow Valley Interagency E-Letter

March 11, 2019

The e-letter is sent out every two weeks. The next edition will be sent out Monday, March 25. To post in the e-letter, please email your submission to Please send posters in either PDF or JPEG format.


Bow Valley Interagency Meeting
The next Bow Valley Interagency Meeting is:
Tuesday, March 19
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Canmore Civic Centre, Classroom

The agenda will be sent out later this week, we hope to see you there!
Canmore Young Adult Network (CYAN)

On March 15th CYAN is hosting our Move Mountains Festival. You can expect live music from musicians like Kyle Pullan, Emily Loveless and Joseph Tennant.

We are also hosting the 3 local MLA candidates. This event is for everyone who calls Canmore home, whether that's for the long run, or just for now. It is for everyone who has struggled with the high costs of living, or the lack of social opportunities. At Move Mountains, you'll get to hear all about the platforms that exist to change this, and you’ll be given the opportunity to voice any concerns and suggestions you may have on these issues and more. I think that you will get a lot out of attending the event.

Plus this event is licenced, and we have amazing door prizes (like massages, private yoga sessions and back-country meal prep) 1 free drink with your ticket and food at the event. Just like all of our events, while we do aim to serve the young adult population - everyone is welcome to attend out events - in this case, you must be 18+ as it is licenced!
Banff Community Services

New Social Assessment Shows Banff’s Strengths and Issues to Tackle
The Town of Banff Council adopted the 2018 Banff Community Social Assessment as a guide for future municipal social planning and program development. Over the past year, information was gathered through community conversation with over 700 residents, input from organizations, and federal data. The report provides a snapshot of life in Banff, trends in areas like income and demographics, and identifies strengths and needs in the community. This is the third report of this type, with other published in 2006 and 2014. The input gathered over the summer was analyzed and summarized into themes. About 230 residents reviewed the summaries in the fall to validate the strengths and needs in Banff.

The report has provides some high-level areas of focus, further recommendations and specific approaches and action plans will be developed in coming months.
Time will be spent sharing the findings with community groups and organizations and an executive summary document highlighting the primary findings will be produced for wider public distribution. 

The full report on the Community Social Assessment is available at
Bow Valley Primary Care Network
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YWCA Banff

Canmore Public Library

Canmore FCSS

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.

Origin Spring Creek

Settlement Services

Bow Valley Early Childhood Coalition

Bow Valley Parent Link

Alberta Health Services


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 12th: Karaoke Night!
Tuesday, March 19th: How to Make Slime
Come and learn how to make this internet craze with a few simple ingredients from home. Great for fun and as a stress-busting fidget!
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

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

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

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                                       
T1W 1A5                                              
Town of Banff FCSS
110 Bear Street
Canmore, AB