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 14, 2019

The e-letter is sent out every two weeks. The next edition will be sent out Monday, January 28. To post in the e-letter, please email your submission to Please send posters in either PDF or JPEG format.


Tuesday, January 15 - Bow Valley Interagency Meeting
To print the below agenda, right click on it, save and print. We hope to see you there!

Bow Valley Opioid Task Force

Bow Valley Opioid Task Force just completed an awareness campaign and now we need your feedback! Please complete the below 10 question survey (see link below). Survey respondents can enter into a draw to win one of two $50 grocery cards.
Bow Valley Immigration Partnership

Bow Valley Inclusion Survey – Deadline January 25th
The Bow Valley Immigration Partnership (BVIP) needs your help. From January 16th - 25th, 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 launches January 16th.
It is open to everyone and available in English, French, Tagalog, Japanese, and Amharic at:
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:
Hope for Kids

Stoney Health Services

Alberta Health Services

CYAN - Canmore Young Adult Network

Cross Country Ski Night
Monday, January 28th.  530-8 PM. Canmore Nordic Centre
We are pleased to offer another Community Cross Country Ski evening this season! Join us for an evening learning how to cross country ski and then join us as we explore the Nordic Centre at night! For the CYAN community we have secured $10 rentals from Trail Sports up at the Nordic Centre. Use of the trails at the Nordic Centre are free after 5 PM. 
530 PM - Meet at trail sports to rent your gear for only $10
545-630 PM - Classic Cross Country lesson 
630-745 PM - Free ski - join us as we explore the trails.
8 PM - All rentals must be returned before 8 PM before Trail Sports close
If you have your own skis - join us whenever you'd like! The more the merrier 

CYAN Night at the Canmore Eagles Hockey Game Tuesday Jan 29th - 7:00 pm. Canmore Rec Centre. 
For only $8 you can enjoy the best of hometown Hockey with our new CYAN discount for the Canmore Eagles Weekday games! 
Use discount code CYAN when purchasing tickets online and you will be automatically placed in the CYAN section of the arena! If you're keen to go out to a game but afraid to go alone - we will be there in our section ready to help you cheer on your local stars! 
Canmore Public Library

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 15th: Theatre and improvisation games  
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.

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 - January 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 26, Mar 5, 12, 19, 26
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: Elevation Place, Room 212
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, 24 January or Thursday, 21 February
7:00-8:30 pm
$10.00 per person
Canmore Civic Centre, Classroom
Presenter:  Greg Foss, Mortgage Associate

Bow Valley Early Childhood Coalition

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 Literacy Program

Settlement Services

Bow Valley Parent Link


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

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.

Canmore & Area Health Foundation
Help us raise up to $45,000.00 towards equipment purchases at the Canmore General Hospital by volunteering your time at the Canmore & Area Health Care Foundation upcoming Casino: Tuesday, January 29 and Wednesday, January 30 at Century Casino Calgary. Email: Soulafa Al-Abbasi at ( for details.

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, January 15, 2019 - Canmore

Bow Valley Interagency Meeting Schedule 2019:
January 15 - Banff
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