-WHAT- Fire Season
-WHERE- All over Alberta
-WHEN- Starting March 1st
-DETAILS- Fire season starts March 1st. Fire permits will be required for any burning in the Forest Protection Area (excluding campfires). Visit burn sites to ensure the fires have been completely extinguished. You can get a free fire permit by contacting your local Agriculture and Forestry office. Go to firepermits.alberta.ca or call toll free 310 - 0000 for any more information.
-WHAT- Microgreens & Seed Exchange Program
-WHERE- Whitecourt Public Library
-WHEN- Saturday May 27th 2pm
-DETAILS- Come and learn how to grow tasty gourmet greens in your kitchen all year round. Free to attend but registration is required before Tuesday May 23rd. Call the library 780 778 2900 or stop by to register.
-WHAT- Family Geocache Fun
-WHERE- Forest Interpretive Centre
-WHEN- Sunday June 4th 2:00 - 5:00pm
-DETAILS- Bring your friends and family and see if you can find all of the hidden geocache treasures! On hand help will teach you all about geocaching. Please bring a smartphone if you have one. Snacks and refreshment will be provided. Free to attend.
-WHAT- 11th Annual Party In The Park
-WHERE- Rotary Park
-WHEN- June 16 & 17
-DETAILS- Things are being changing things up this year and Party In The Park will be in June. Kickstart your summer at Rotary Park. Great music, food, entertainment and lots of family fun. The Watchmen will be headlining in the stage on Saturday June 17. FREE to attend. More details will be posted closer to the event date.
-WHAT- National Aboriginal Day
-WHERE- Rotary Park
-WHEN- Wednesday June 21st 11am - 2pm
-DETAILS- Celebrate the unique cultures of Canada’s First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples. This is a free event featuring performances by the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation Dancers, music, food & history.
-WHAT- Parent Link Year End BBQ
-WHERE- Rotary Park
-WHEN- Thursday June 22nd 11:00am - 1:00pm
-DETAILS- Bring your little ones and come down to the Rotary Park to celebrate another great year with Parent Link! Enjoy a variety of games and a free BBQ lunch for everyone. There will be messy play, prizes, a treasure hunt and many more activities.
-WHAT- Canadian Voyageur Brigade Events
-WHERE- Riverboat Park and Rotary Park
-WHEN- Tuesday June 27th 11:00am - 8:00pm
-DETAILS- From 11 to 1 take part in the official landing of the Voyageur Canoe Brigade in Whitecourt. Ceremony celebrates the history of Voyageurs in Canada through a historic re-enactment of a Voyageur Canoe landing. Join us at Rotary Park from 5 to 8 to learn about the individuals padding the 333 km along Jasper and Fort Assiniboine waterway and take a ride on Rotary Pond while enjoying live music, free BBQ and interactive booths and displays.
-WHAT- Canada Day 150 Celebrations
-WHERE- Rotary Park
-WHEN- Saturday July 1st
-DETAILS- All sorts of AMAZING activities planned here in Whitecourt for Canada Day. It all starts with the parade at 9am. There is a pancake breakfast at the Seniors Circle at 10am. Lots of great family fun and games at Rotary Park from 11am - 3pm including the singing of ‘O Canada’ at 2pm. Fireworks set to go at 11:15pm.
-WHAT – Army Cadet League of Canada
-DETAILS – Free to join for 12 to 18 yr olds who want challenges, leadership, success and fun! The Cadets meet every Wednesday night. Call 1-866-230-2769 to get more info.
-WHAT- Lego Building in Fox Creek
-WHERE- Fox Creek Municipal Library
-DETAILS- To celebrate Fox Creek’s 50th Anniversary the library is building the town out of Lego. All the Lego is provided they just need the builders to come in and build a structure to add to the town. The library is open during school hours and Tues/Thurs 6pm - 9pm and open Saturdays from 11am - 1pm. For more info call 780 622 2343
-WHAT- Whitecourt and District Public Library Programs
-WHERE- The Library Building
-WHEN- All Month
-DETAILS- Lots of great times can be had at the library.
NEW Toddler Time (Drop-In Program) Monday Feb 27th 10:30am with Music, Storytime, Puppets and more!
Week-day Storytime Tuesday’s at 2pm
Twist & Shout for Toddlers Tuesday’s 3:30 to 4:15pm
Practise English with Free ESL Conversation Groups Tues 3:30 to 5pm & Thurs 6:30 to 8pm
Sassy Stitches Tuesday’s at 6:30pm
Saturday Storytimes at 10:30am
-WHAT- Volunteer Firefighters for Lac St. Anne County
-WHERE- Lac St. Anne County
-DETAILS- Taking the important step in your life to become a Volunteer Firefighter with Lac Ste. Anne County Fire Services means choosing a path that is both highly challenging and exceptionally rewarding. As a Volunteer Firefighter, the County will provide you with all the training necessary to meet requirements as per the National Fire Protection Association Standards. For more information or to apply please call 1-866-880-5722
-WHAT – Little Big Fort’s Card Games & No Bullying Zone
-WHERE – Midtown Mall in Whitecourt
-DETAILS – Lots of stuff for the kids to do after school every week & on weekends! Magic the Gathering card tournaments on Saturdays at 5pm, Duel Academy lessons on Tuesdays at 4 & a neat art class with Brydon starting at 4pm every Thursday! Call Tim and get more info from him at 780-779-5288 or find Little Big Fort on Facebook. Also, Little Big Fort is looking for ‘Kid Pickers’ (similar to American Pickers) where kids get a table to sell their items and they are also looking for people for ‘trunk sales’ (selling out of your trunk or back of your truck). For more info please call Tim 780 779 7227
-WHAT – Teen Centre (across from Hilltop High School)
-DETAILS – They have a pool table, video games (PS3, Wii), foosball & air hockey tables, & lots of space to eat or just hang out. Open from 12:30 to 1:15 & 3:30 to 8pm (Mon to Thurs) & till 9pm on Fridays. Dial-A-Bus runs from the Percy Baxter after school on Tuesday to Thursday. The girls club runs once a month, so pick up an activity calendar at any school to find out more. Find the Whitecourt Teencentre on FB too! BULLY FREE ZONE
-WHAT- Tennille’s Hope Soup Kitchen
-WHERE- Downtown Whitecourt - next to Caine’s Jewellers
-WHEN- Wednesdays & Fridays from 11:30 AM- 1:30 PM for lunch
-DETAILS- Tennille’s Hope is always in need of volunteers and food donations to fill their cupboards. For more information about volunteering call 780-778-8316.
-WHAT- FREE Tutoring Program
-WHERE- Located at the NorQuest College facility 4739-50th Ave WC
-WHEN- Tues 1-4:30pm, Thurs 8:30am-Noon Or by appointment
-DETAILS- Whitecourt/Lac Ste. Anne Adult Learning offers free one-on-one tutoring program for adults, to help improve skills like reading/writing, english language skills, math, basic computer skills and work towards General Education Diploma. Ask about becoming a Volunteer Tutor; hours are flexible and training, resources and support are provided. For more information call (780)554-2940
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