CityPage September 12, 2019 Edition

Posted On Thursday September 12, 2019

In this week's addition:

Skatepark Grand Opening, MDP Engagement, Policing Committee Meetings, September's City Hall Art Nook, Shell Theatre's 2019-2020 Performance Series Subscriptions, and more...


Skatepark Grand Opening

Everyone welcome!!

Date: Saturday, September 14
Location: Skatepark, 10001 94 Avenue

10:00am to 11:00am — Edmonton Skate Team Demo
11:00am to 11:30am — Ribbon Cutting
11:30am to 2:00pm — Grand Opening

Fort Saskatchewan Skateboard Society will be hosting the Grand Opening, there will be: scooter, BMX, inline skating, skateboarding demos from various groups as well as a BBQ put on by the ELKS.


Help Shape the Future of Fort Saskatchewan

Our city is expected to grow to 50,000 people by the year 2045. Now is the time to plan how we want to grow.

The Municipal Development Plan (MDP) expresses the community’s long term vision.

What we heard

Results for the online MDP survey and workshops have been evaluated and a summary of the results is now available.

View the MDP at: fortsask.ca/mdp

Where do we go from here?

We will be seeking your feedback again as we build the Vision and Pillars of the MDP. Your input has been used to build these ideas and we want to know if they resonate with you.

We will be out in the community at:

  • the Farmer’s Market on Sept. 12 & 19;
  • the DBC Fall Festival on September 21.

We will also have an online questionnaire available from September 16 to 27.


Policing Committee Meetings

The Policing Committee provides civilian oversight to the provision of efficient and effective policing in your community. They meet every 3rd Wednesday of the month. If you have any concerns, comments or suggestions related to policing matters in your neighbourhood, come to the meetings to share your voice.

Date: Wednesday September 18, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: 200 Town Crest Road – Protective Services Building

More info: 780-997-7939 | policingcommittee@fortsask.ca


City Hall Art Nook

Anything Goes is the title of the Red Water Art Society’s exhibit in the Art Nook for the month of September. The Redwater Art Society is a creative and passionate group of artists whose collective abilities range from beginner to professional. The Society’s goals are to encourage the pursuit of cultural and artistic endeavours while fostering an appreciation of all forms of art.

There is no cost to view exhibits in the City Hall Art Nook. This gallery is located in the main floor of City Hall (10005 – 102 Street) showcasing the talents of Fort Saskatchewan artists.

More info: 780-912-2168


Harbour Pool News

Booking now!

Spots are still open for fall swim lessons at Harbour Pool. Check out all of our available Fall Swim Lessons beginning in September.

You can register online, in person or call 780-992-6162.

Public Swims

Community Loonie Swim

Date: Saturday, September 21
Time: 2:00-4:00pm

A special thank you to Panago Pizza for sponsoring this event.

New Fall Swim Schedule Available

Check out the Fall Swim Schedule, in effect September 1 - December 31, at fortsask.ca/pool.

Harbour Pool Customer Service 780-992-6162


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Finn Sheep Wool

The Gift Shop in the Warden’s Residence at the Fort Heritage Precinct now has our Finn sheep wool for sale. This Finn yarn has natural softness, drape and luster and is ideal for sweaters or shawls. It comes in 3 different plies or a mini sample package. Drop by and check it out along with other unique items in the Gift Shop!

Photographic Memory

It’s the last week to check out the Fort Heritage Precinct’s City Hall Foyer mini-exhibit, Photographic Memory. Come see an assortment of the museum’s collection of vintage cameras and learn about the importance of photography in documenting community history. Exhibit ends September 15, 2019.

More information: Check out our new Curator’s Corner: historycentre.ca/curators-corner




Connect Parent Group

An attachment-based program supporting parents & caregivers

Do you ever feel that your pre-teen doesn’t listen to you? Do you sometimes even feel pushed away? Do parents matter?

Actually, there is very good evidence that strong relationships with parents protect youth from risk during adolescence and help them thrive!

We call that ATTACHMENT!

Connect is a FREE 9-week program to support parents of pre- teens (ages 10-14). Parents meet in groups of 10-16 with two trained group leaders.

Wednesdays starting October 2 until December 4, 2019 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (No group on November 13) Lang Room at City Hall, 10005 102 St, Fort Saskatchewan.

Limited spaces available. Light supper will be provided.

About the Connect Parent Group

Co-developed over the last 10 years by the Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre and Simon Fraser University, the program focuses on the core components of secure attachment to promote children’s social, emotional, and behavioural adjustment. Connect helps caregivers understand basic attachment concepts which can then be applied across a broad range of situations and relational concepts.

Each session provides parents with an attachment perspective on parent-child relationships and adolescent development. Parents watch role-plays, do exercises and discuss ways of responding to challenging behaviour and problems. After each session, parents receive handouts with key points to remember when applying the principles to their own parent-child relationships.

Call Jennifer at 780-997-4164 to register for this FREE program.


Childhood Anxiety

Understanding and helping children heal

Anxiety has many faces, and at this workshop parents, caregivers, and professionals will learn about the psychological and physiological roots of anxiety, why it is on the rise in our children, and what to do to help children better manage it.

Date: Wednesday, October 9
Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm
Location: Boys & Girls Club, 10090 93Ave

To register, please call 780-992-0103 or email fortsaskboysandgirlsclub@hotmail.com


Snow Angels Needed

Can you help a Senior with snow shoveling this winter? If you are interested applications can be found online at fortsask.ca/snowangels or picked up at City Hall.

More information: 780-992-6267


Employment Opportunities

Take your career in the right direction

For more information and a complete listing of all open competitions, please visit fortsask.ca/careers.



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