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

February 25, 2019

The e-letter is sent out every two weeks. The next edition will be sent out Monday, March 4. 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 - Deadline March 1!
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.

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!
Alberta College of Social Workers
The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) is celebrating and honouring the profession of Social Work this year March 3 to 9. The theme this year is “Real People. Real Impact.” Partnering with the Canmore Public Library and the National Film Board of Canada, ACSW Area Coordinators will be hosting a viewing of "No Place To Call Home" (2003) by Craig Chivers. It is a 57 minute Cinéma Vérité Documentary that takes an intimate look inside one family’s struggle with poverty. Kay Rice, her partner Karl and 6 children move from town to town in search of affordable housing. Unable to find steady work, the Rices rely on food banks and charity to make ends meet. "I know we're poor, but it's what we are, not who we are," says Kay, as she embarks on a fresh start by fixing up a rundown rental home. When things turn sour with the landlord, Kay fears his veiled threats may mean losing her children and decides to take him to court. In capturing the stark realism of a life with few options, No Place Called Home puts a face on what it means to be poor in Canada. A voluntary discussion will follow. Social Workers from the Bow Valley and interested community members are invited to this free of charge event at Canmore Public Library on Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30-8:30 pm. Cupcakes and hot chocolate will be served.

Alberta Health Services


Canmore Public Library

Canmore FCSS
The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program starts March 1, 2019.
This year there are a few options available to attend a workshop to learn to do your own taxes.
Income thresholds of $31,200.00 for a single individual, and $62,400.00 for couples & families apply.
Call to register for a workshop or to discuss if you qualify for your tax return to be completed by a volunteer.

Job Resource Centre

Banff Canmore Community Foundation

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:


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