COMMUNITY RESOURCE DIR Revised January

Community
Resource
Directory
Revised October 2014
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Community Resource Directory
Table of Contents
Introduction…………………………………………………………………4
Emergency Phone Numbers……………………..………………………8
Frequently Used Phone Numbers…………………………..………… . 9
Medical Services…………………………………….……………………10
Town Information………………………..……………………………….. 12
Volunteer Application Form……………………….…………………… 20
Service Fees and Charges………………………..……………………. 21
Organizations, Clubs and Local Services………..…………………. 29
Human Services and Government Agencies…............................... 41
Help Lines…...................................................................................... 50
Web Site Resources………………………..……………………………. 51
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INTRODUCTION
Welcome to the Town of lrricana! The Community Services Board is pleased to offer this
publication of the Community Resource Directory to the residents and visitors of
our community. Our directory reflects the many resources of the community and we
encourage you to keep your edition handy for reference.
It is hoped that both newcomers and established residents of lrricana, will find this
directory a useful tool in making contact with the various service clubs, government
services, recreation groups, seniors and youth services, volunteer organizations and
more.
We look forward to receiving any comments or concerns you may have in relation to
compiling, supplying or distribution of this directory.
We hope you find this directory useful and encourage you to call the Municipal Office at
935-4672 if you require further assistance.
Irricana is well known for its quiet small town atmosphere, strong family values, and its
safe and friendly community spirit. Our community theme is "Open the Gateway to the
Country” and depicts a white picket fence as an identifying symbol. This symbol appears
on most of the publications being produced by the Town of Irricana including our home
page now available on the Internet at: http://www.irricana.com
As well as a community theme, we also have a town mascot. Our mascot is a lovable
country mouse named “Squeaky”. Squeaky attends most community functions, and can
be viewed as well on our home page.
Another welcoming feature of our town, are the colorful murals designed and painted by
community residents. These murals depict country scenes and bring a sense of pride to
the community, as community volunteers assisted in the labour. One of the country
murals is special, in the fact that two additional artists worked together to complete the
three walled mural. Artists, Mary Culp and Sharon Bell, painted two separate sections of
this mural as part of their legacy in Irricana. For further mural information and
pictures, please visit out web site.
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WHAT’S IN A NAME? – History of Street and Venue Names in Irricana
STREET NAMES - Irricana began expanding its boundaries in 1981. At that time
Council chose to name the new streets rather than number them. In 1995 Council
purchased additional property from Newt Henricks for further expansion and invited
residents to submit names for this subdivision. After reviewing all the submissions the
new area became the “Eastview Subdivision”. Council felt it would be beneficial to
continue to name the streets honoring some of our founders and leaders in this new
expansion along the main drive known as Pioneer Drive. Many well deserved names
were brought forward to the Economic Development and Tourism Committee for the
Eastview Subdivision where they were forwarded to Council for approval. Criteria used
for selection of street names was the following: persons having resided in Irricana and
area, and/or persons that may have had a business affiliation in Irricana, and/or persons
that may have been involved as a public servant in some capacity, and/or persons
involved in community service. Criteria for venue names was the following: surnames of
persons that must have been actively involved in the instigation or operation of
recreation venues, and/or persons who have lived or been active within the community
and area for at least five years.
Madison Drive - The Developers of this particular subdivision chose the name..
McCulloch Crescent - George McCulloch and his brother Miller, came to Irricana circa 1909
and bought an existing hardware store. While George was the first Reeve of Irricana he
purchased an acreage from the C.P.R. around 1915 for a park, (now known as Founder’s Park
and Campground) and he also purchased the land for our existing cemetery.
Booth Crescent - Jack Booth and his wife, Joyce (Hesselgrave), made permanent residence in
Irricana in 1950. In 1954 they bought the General Store (previously called the “Irricana
Supplies” and now called the Irricana Centennial Centre- Town Municipal Office and Council
Chambers 2013) and operated it for nine years then sold it to Irricana Co-op. Joyce was also the
Mayor of Irricana for a number of years. Jack & Joyce were great community supporters
involved with many service groups and projects.
Henricks Drive - Land for this development was purchased from Newt Henricks, a local farmer.
Byron, Newt’s father was a Justice of the Peace and Police Magistrate and also served on the
School Board for many years. Newt and his wife Eileen continue to live on the farm just south of
Irricana. Their son Andy is still on the family farm. The Henricks are dedicated, community
members and volunteers, and are actively involved with local service clubs. They are always
willing to donate their expertise, manpower, equipment and most especially their time.
Gib Bell Close - (J.G.) Gib Bell was the proprietor of the Barbershop and Pool Room circa 1927
as well as the Treasury Branch Agent and Insurance Agent. Throughout the years J.G. was also
the Municipal Secretary-Treasurer, Secretary-Treasurer of the Irricana Mutual Telephone Co.
and Secretary-Treasurer for School District 2163. His son, Fred, later became the Insurance
and Treasury Branch Agent and operated the Canada Post Office. For several years Fred was
Secretary-Treasurer for the Municipality. He was also involved with the Chamber of Commerce
and Lions Club. His granddaughter Annette, currently works for the Town of Irricana.
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Hay Place - (A.B.) Bruce Hay arrived in Irricana circa 1918. In 1924 he opened Hay’s Garage
and also operated the Canada Post Office. Hay’s Garage continued to remain open until the
mid-80’s and was operated by his son, Neil, and grandson’s Gord and Sandy. Neil was a
Councillor for many years and was actively involved with the Curling Club and Chamber of
Commerce.
VENUE NAMES - Irricana’s Council has adopted names for their community venues to
acknowledge those who have made a difference in the history of Irricana.
Founders Park & Campground - Following a competition sponsored by the Town in 1988, the
park located on the north side of Irricana was officially named “Founders Park”. The name was
chosen to commemorate all those who were instrumental in developing this venue.
Walker Park - Located on 2nd Street (Main Street) and Madison Drive is Walker Park, named
after Edward “Ted” and Dorothy Walker. Ted arrived in Irricana circa 1950 as the Manager of
the Crown Lumber Company (presently Irricana Family Foods). He met and married Dorothy
Phillip in 1954, and they continued to manage the lumber company for many years, until they
moved to Calgary for a short while. Ted and Dorothy returned to Irricana in 1975 as the
owner’s of the Irricana Hardware and Farm Supply, (previously the Crown Lumber Company)
which they operated for 6 more years. Ted was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion,
Charter President and Life Member of the Lions Club, a member of the Ag Society, Curling
Club, Mason’s and Chamber of Commerce. Dorothy continued to reside in Irricana until her
passing in December of 2013. She was an active volunteer in a variety of capacities with the
Irricana Lions Club, the Irricana Food Bank, the Irricana Ladies Club, the K.I.K. Sixty Plus
Club and Dorothy volunteered for many of the community events.
Harold Knight Park - Located between the residential areas of Pioneer Drive and Madison
Drive, Harold Knight Park was officially named on November 1st, 1999. Harold Knight was
another of Irricana’s strong community minded individuals, whom some still refer to as “Mr.
Baseball”. Harold was active with organized baseball since 1944, the president of the Rocky
View Baseball League for more than 50 years, playing and coaching baseball until he turned 60.
Harold received the Canadian Federated Amateur Baseball award for his dedication to baseball
and youth in Alberta in 1977, and was selected as recipient of the Provincial Energize Volunteer
Recognition Award on October 26th, 1999. Harold was a member of the Irricana Lions Club,
Irricana Ag Society and the Irricana Curling Club and was a strong supporter of the community.
Bev MacDonald - Riding Arena - Bev organized the Riding and Roping Club in 1958 and is the
only person to receive a Lifetime Membership. He designed the arena, built the bucking shoots
and was instrumental in bringing FCA Rodeo to Irricana in the 1960’s. Bev ranched southeast
of Irricana and was known for his generosity by supplying and delivering horses to those
children who wanted to participate in the Riding and Roping Club but couldn’t afford their own.
Bev MacDonald was the hero of many children in our District. Bev’s life was dedicated to
riding and rodeo sports.
Bicycle/Walking Trails - Implementation of the bicycle/walking trails began in 1988. Four
sections of trails were officially named at a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 21st, 1997. They
are the Mel Brown Trail (.54 km), Founders Trail (.72 km), Eastview Trail (.77 km) and the
Mountain View Trail (1.5 km). In September 2001, the Eastview Trail was paved through grant
funding from the Community Lottery Board #62, and recently renamed “Gladys Taylor Trail”
(dedication ceremony June 25, 2005), after longtime resident and business entrepreneur, Gladys
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Taylor. Plans to further develop these trails and additional trails in Irricana will be addressed
in future developments.
Mel Brown Trail - The Mel Brown Trail links the west end of Founders Park to the Pioneer
Acres Museum Site located just north of Irricana. Mel Brown moved to the area in 1948 and
became a resident of Irricana in 1952. For many years Mel was a Calf Roper in the Calgary
Stampede, and his love of the outdoors included the upkeep and grooming of Founders Park
throughout his residency in the town. He was often seen riding his favorite horse “Old Smokey”
along the railroad tracks between Irricana and the area where Pioneer Acres Museum is now
located. Mel commissioned a replica of “Old Smokey” to be bronzed, and donated it to the
town. “Old Smokey” presently resides in front of the Hotel and is also depicted on the Mel
Brown Trail sign.
George Book Memorial Playground - This playground located in Founders Park was dedicated
to the memory of George Book who was killed in a pedestrian accident at the age of seven.
George was typical of children his age, enjoying playing in local playgrounds, playing hockey,
camping and bike riding. His father Walter and mother Conchita, still reside in Irricana. The
George Book Memorial Playground was upgraded for the enjoyment and safety of all our
children.
TOWN OF IRRICANA MASCOT - Throughout the years many discussions arose
regarding a town mascot. It was recommended by the Economic Development and
Tourism Committee that the mascot be a mouse in keeping with our country theme and
the hidden mouse in some of the town murals. Suggestions were accepted from residents
to “name the mascot”, with “Squeaky” being chosen from the submissions. To the
delight of many children, Squeaky makes appearances at local events and parades.
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EMERGENCY NUMBERS
AMBULANCE
911
FIRE - EMERGENCY
- Fire Hall non-emergency
- Rocky View County
911
403-935-4393
403-230-1401- for further
Burning Permit Information
POLICE (RCMP) - EMERGENCY
- Non Emergency
- Complaints
911
403-947-3420
403-947-3496
POISON CONTROL CENTRE
1-800-332-1414
ENVIRONMENTAL
COMPLAINT/EMERGENCY
1-800-222-6514
CRIME STOPPERS
1-800-222-8477
TELUS REPAIRS
403-310-2255
ATCO GAS
403-310-5678
Gas Emergency 24 Hour Service
-
1-800-511-3447
DIRECT ENERGY ESSENTIAL
SERVICES
1-866-374-6299
EPCOR – EMERGENCY
403-310-4300
Non-Emergency - 1-800-667-2345
BURIED UTILITY LOCATIONS
1-800-242-3447
ALBERTA ONE-CALL
FORTIS
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FREQUENTLY USED NUMBERS
Fire, Ambulance, Police
911
R.C.M.P. Beiseker Detachment
Town of Irricana
Municipal Office
Phone
Fax
Complaint 403-947-3496
Admin. 403-947-3420
403-935-4672
403-935-4270
Rocky View County
403-230-1401
Alberta First Call (Buried Cable Location)
1-800-242-3447
Alberta Permit Pro
403-219-3577
Animal Bylaw Services
403-947-2102
Canada Post
403-935-4479
Irricana E.C.S/Playschool
403-935-4727
Beiseker Community School
403-947-3883
Kathyrn School
403-935-4291
Kathyrn E.C.S Clubhouse
403-935-4588
Irricana Community Hall (Bookings)
403-935-4672 Ext 100
Irricana & District Library
403-935-4818
Irricana Rec Complex (Curling Rink)
403-935-4628 (cell) 403-827-1869
Eastlink (Cable Television Service,
High Speed Internet)
Office: 403-935-4727
1866-737-7662
Platinum (High Speed Wireless Internet)
403-333-5880
www.efirehose.net
403-310-2255
Telus
telus.com
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MEDICAL SERVICES
Name
Phone
Associate Medical Clinic
201- 836 1st Ave
403-948-6422 403-948-4492
Airdrie, AB T4B 0V2
Mon-Thurs: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Airdrie Medical Clinic
10-620-1st Avenue NW
403-948-3109
Airdrie, AB
403-948-6284
Mon-Fri: 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Apple Wellness Clinic
229 1st SW Airdrie, AB
403-948-3342
403-948-1685
(Wall-in Services)
The Bridge Medical Clinic
Unit 1105, 403 Mackenzie Way
587-775-7888
Airdrie, AB
Taking new patients
(Wall-in Services)
Highland Health Clinic
#104, 217 Centre Ave. SW
403-948-2684 Fax 403-948-7357
Airdrie, AB T4B 3L8
Doctors Plus
403-945-0770
Fax
Hours
310 - 505 Main St. SW Airdrie AB T4B3K3 (Walk-in Services)
Oasis Medical Clinic (King Heights) 403-980-9929 103-1800 Market St.SE Airdrie, AB T4A 0KA
(Walk-in)
Oasis Medical Clinic ( Stonegate)
(Walk-in)
403-945-8216 Bay 3 505 Stonegate Rd.NW Airdrie, AB T4B3
Stonegate Medical Clinic
403-948-4168
201 300 Veterans Blvd. NE Airdrie, AB T4B 3P2
Crossfield Medical Centre
1010 Nanton Ave.
403-946-3988
Crossfield, AB
403-946-3990
Beiseker Medical Centre
319-6th Street
403-947-3440
Beiseker, AB
403-947-3440
Mon-Tues-Thurs-Fri: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
12 noon - 1 p.m. (closed)
Wed: 1 - 8 p.m.
Tues &Thurs: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Airdrie Community Health Centre Tel: 403-912-8400
604 Main Street S.
Airdrie, Alberta T4B 3K7
Contact for Home Care, Well Baby Clinics,
Immunizations, Flu Shots, Cholesterol
Screening and Blood Pressure Clinics
.
Airdrie Urgent Care - open 8:00 am - 10:00 pm - 7 days Call 1-403-948-1298
Bethany Care Centre, Airdrie
Tel: 403- 948-6022 – Administration
1736 – 1st Avenue NW (street)
Bag Service 3, Airdrie, T4B 1A6 (mail)
Bethany Care Centre, owned and operated by the Bethany Care Society, provides an enhanced lodge
program, long term care and life skills program for the brain injured. Volunteer opportunities exist for
many positions at the center.
Admissions – Bethany Care Centre Airdrie is open to people of all faiths. To apply as a resident, or for
more information, contact Bethany Care Centre.
Bethany Care Centre Airdrie – is a multi-level facility with accommodation for a 52-bed Residential Care
Program and a 74-bed Long Term Care Program, with 22 beds dedicated to the care of persons with
Alzheimer’s disease.
Residential Care Program – an enhanced lodge program providing room and board with availability of
extra services. Residents enjoy cozy and bright private rooms, sharing the bathroom with only one
neighbor. Couples can stay together sharing a two room unit with a private bath.
Long Term Care – for seniors and persons with disabilities requiring room, board and personal care under
supervision of professional nurses.
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PHARMACIES
East Lake IDA Pharmacy
1861 Meadowbrook Dr., Airdrie
Tel: 948-4200
Mon-Fri: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Super Drug Mart
Tower Lane Mall, Airdrie
Tel: 948-5858
Mon-Fri: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sun: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Canada Safeway
Tower Lane Mall, Airdrie
Tel: 948-3361
Mon-Fri: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sat: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sun: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Pharmasave
209 Centre Ave West, Airdrie
Tel: 948-0010
Mon-Fri: 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sun: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Beiseker Pharmacy
701 - 1st Ave, Beiseker
Tel: 947-3875
Mon-Thurs: 9 a.m. - 12 noon &
1 - 6 p.m. Fri & Sat 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Rockyview IDA
1206 Railway Street,
Crossfield
Tel: 946-2342
Mon-Sat: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Extra Foods Pharmacy
1050 Yankee Valley Rd.
Airdrie, Tel: 403-912-3818
Superstore Pharmacy
300 Airdrie Rd.
Airdrie, Tel: 403-945-2335
Wal-Mart Pharmacy
2881 Main St. SW
Airdrie Tel: 403-945-1648
X-RAY CLINICS & MEDICAL LABS
EFW Radiology
102 217 Centre Ave SW, Airdrie
Tel: 541-1200 (ask for Airdrie Office)
Mon-Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed for lunch hour
X-rays (8:30-4:30 p.m.)
Mammograms (9:00-3:15 p.m.)
Bone Mineral Densitometry
Calgary Laboratory Services
103- 217 Centre Ave SW, Airdrie
Tel: 948-3813
Mon - Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thurs: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
HOSPITALS
Calgary Health Link – 943-LINK (5465) – 24-Hour Access to health advice and information. Nurses
provide advice to patients about conditions that should be treated immediately in an Emergency
Department, conditions they should see their family physician about the next day, or what self-care the
caller can do at home.
Alberta Children’s Hospital
2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W.
Calgary, AB T3B 6A8
Main Switchboard: 403-955-7211
24 Hour Emergency: 403-955-7070
Foothills Medical Centre
1403 – 29th St. N.W. Calgary, AB T2N 2T9
Main Switchboard: 403-944-110
24 Hour Emergency: 403-944-1315
Peter Lougheed Centre
3500 -26th Avenue N.E
Calgary, AB T1Y 6J4
Main Switchboard: 403-943-4555
24 Hour Emergency: 403-943-4999
Rocky View General Hospital
7007 14th St .S.W. Calgary, AB T2V 1P9
Main Switchboard: 403-943-3000
24 Hour Emergency: 403-943-3449
Didsbury District Health Services
1210-20 Avenue, Didsbury
Main Switchboard: 1-403-335-9393
Emergency Dept: 1-403-335-9393
(open 24 hours/day)
Three Hill District Health Services
1504-2nd Street North, Three Hills
Main Switchboard: 1-403-443-2444
Emergency Dept: 1-403-443-2444
(open 24 hours/day)
Strathmore District Health Services
200 Brent Blvd, Strathmore
Main Switchboard: 1-403- 934-4204
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TOWN OF IRRICANA COUNCIL
The Town of lrricana Council consists of four elected Councillors, and an elected Mayor.
Council deals with local government business and establishes the bylaws and policies
under which the Town operates. Council meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays
of each month at 7:00 p. m. at the Irricana Centennial Centre - Council Chambers - 222 2nd Ave. Public is welcome to attend Council meetings and if you would like to have an
item discussed at the meeting please contact the municipal office the week prior for
inclusion on the agenda.
Mayor & Councillors:
Mayor
Valerie Squires
[email protected]
Deputy Mayor Dennis Tracz
[email protected]
Councillor
Lora Peterson
[email protected]
Councillor
Kim Schmaltz
[email protected]
Councillor
Laura Thiessen
[email protected]
Contact a Councillor
Simply dial the Town Office 403-935-4672 and enter extension "6". This will take you
to the main Council mailbox where you can leave a message for individual Councillors
by typing their individual mailbox.
200 – Valerie Squires
201 – Dennis Tracz
202 – Laura Peterson
203 – Kim Schmaltz
204 – Laura Thiessen
LOCATION AND HOURS OF OPERATION
The Municipal Office is located at:
Irricana Centennial Centre
222 2nd Street, Irricana, Alberta
A drop off slot is available for correspondence and/or payments at the front door for your
convenience.
The Mailing address is:
Box 100,
Irricana, Alberta
TOM 1BO
The Hours of Operation are:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday
Phone:
403-935-4672
Fax:
403- 935-4270
E-Mail:
[email protected]
Website:
www.irricana.com
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COMMITTEES AND BOARDS
The Town of lrricana has a number of boards and committees whose members are
appointed by Council. Advisory boards report to and advise Council on matters relating
to their specific areas. Council has also delegated authority to the Municipal Planning
Commission & Subdivision Approval Committee, and Subdivision and Development
Appeal Board for those respective areas.
Committees and Boards Include:
Community Facility Advisory Board
Community Services Board
Subdivision and Development Appeal Board
Municipal Planning Commission & Subdivision Approval Committee
Rocky View East Recreation Board
Assessment & Review Board
Wild Rose Economic Development Corporation
Rocky View Foundation
Irricana Library Board
Aqua 7 Water Commission
Town Council is always looking for interested people to volunteer a couple of hours a
month on some of the above mentioned boards. If you are interested please fill out and
return the attached volunteer application at the end of this section or call the Town
Office and one of the staff can provide you with further information.
PLANNING AND BUILDING INSPECTION
Land Use and development approvals are reviewed by the Town of lrricana Development
Officer and Municipal Planning Commission to ensure that orderly and beneficial uses of
land and developments are maintained in keeping with the planning goals of the
community.
Development & building permits may be purchased at the Town Office please refer to the
fee schedule for current permits fees. The Town contracts an inspection company to
provide building, electrical, gas & plumbing inspections for Irricana.
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COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD
The Town of lrricana Community Services Board consists of seven board members, one
being a Council representative, as well as a board secretary. The vision of this board is
to support recreational and preventative social programs that enhance well-being and
encourage a strong, vibrant community. Community Services strives to establish a close
working relationship with volunteer agencies, service clubs, church organizations and
government services at all levels.
Some of the programs the Community Services Board has provided or supported are:
Boys & Girls Club of Airdrie; Irricana Youth Drop-In Centre, Go Grrrls Program,
Women’s Health & Wellness Conference, Summer Sizzlers Day Camp, Heart Healthy
Eating Mini-Courses, Community Resource Booklets, Babysitter's Course, I Am
Responsible Program, Staying Home Alone Program, Parenting Teens Program, Teen
First-Aid and CPR Courses, Parent/Child Mother Goose Literacy Program, Irricana
P.L.A.Y. Program, Banana Splits Children’s Divorce/Separation Support Program,
Nutrition for Osteoporosis Class, Seniors First-Aid Workshop, Seniors Christmas Light
Tour & Spring Tea, Step Aerobics Classes, Junior Jazzercise, Jazzercise, Karate, Belly
Dancing, Yoga, Tai Chi, Co-Ed Volleyball, Basketball Camps, Tennis Clinic, Bike Safety
& Helmet Fitting Clinics, Library "Storytelling Nights", Drop-in Programs- Irricana Rec
Complex, Block Parent Program & Open Houses, Ski Trips, Celebrate Canada Day,
Various Summer Field Trips, Pitch In, Terry Fox Run,, Family Christmas Craft Day and
the Annual Winter Festival.
The Community Services Board meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.,
meetings are held monthly from September to June as required. Ideas for programs and
workshops or requests for funding allocations through FCSS can be presented to the
Community Services Officer for the board’s consideration.
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
Hours of Operation:
General Inquiries:
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(403) 935-4672
After Hours Emergency:
(403) 935-4672 (this number is for emergency messages
only, on call personnel will return your call)
The Town of lrricana Public Works department has three full time employees. During
summer months the department employs temporary summer staff through government
grant programs to help with the mowing of parks, green spaces and recreational areas
and general maintenance.
As well as parks maintenance & grounds care the public works department is in charge
of water/wastewater systems, streets & roadways maintenance, general facility
maintenance and the planning of capital projects and equipment. Department staff
maintains and repair streets and roads, sidewalks and signs at lowest possible costs,
without reduction of safety to the public. The Public Works shop and office are located at
the north side of the Municipal Office building at 260-1st Avenue.
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Water/Sewer/Garbage
Water is supplied to the Town by the Kneehill Regional Water Commission; the water is
treated at Drumheller and piped to the Kirkpatrick Reservoir where the water is
distributed to five Villages and Counties. Once the water is delivered to Irricana the
water is then distributed through approximately 12,000 feet of pipe. Storage of 2.27
million liters in one stand pipe (Tower) and one underground storage reservoir. Public
works staff is responsible for the supply of treated potable water as well as maintenance
to piping and pumping facilities. The Town of Irricana encourages and implements
programs to conserve water and reduce costs. Water meters are in effect in all
households and businesses, water is charged using a flat rate and an additional $3.00
per cubic meter based on water consumption. The Public works staff maintains
approximately 10,000 feet of piping and manholes. A charge for sewer is calculated
using a flat rate and an additional $.05 per cubic meter based on usage. Treatment is
done by a lagoon system located to the North of the Town. A contracted company
provides garbage services for the Town of Irricana. Residents are allowed a maximum of
4 bags of household type garbage. Collection day is Monday and residents are asked to
have garbage placed out by 7:00 a.m. If a holiday falls on a Monday, garbage will be
collected that day.
PARKS AND RECREATION
The Town of lrricana Parks & Recreation is jointly managed by Community Services and
Public Works Departments. These departments are involved in the planning and
management of public recreation facilities, as well as programming recreation and
cultural programs for the Town. It is the mandate of these departments to enhance
recreational activity for the Town and to ensure that all facilities are maintained.
One of the Town of lrricana's recreational areas is Founders Park located on the north
side of the Town. Founders Park Camp Ground is equipped with numerous powered and
non-powered RV stalls, fire pits, a camp kitchen, a public washroom complete with hot
showers, RV sewage disposal area, horseshoe pits, a playground, and a small rodeo
ground. Located in the park as well, are two ball diamonds. A third ball diamond is
located on the south side of lrricana at the end of Henricks Drive.
The Town of Irricana Lions Community Hall is available to rent year-round for all types
of functions including weddings, family reunions, fundraisers, meetings, seminars,
productions, etc. The hall is located on the north side of Irricana in Founder’s Park
directly adjacent to the municipal campground, baseball diamonds and rodeo grounds.
Irricana is 20 minutes east of Airdrie off Highway 567 and Highway 9 and 35 minutes
NE of Calgary.
The Community Hall has a seating capacity of 350, with a full kitchen, bar and stage
available. The Community Hall is a non-smoking facility. Catering and bartending are
available by request. For booking functions or to obtain more information, please
contact the Town of Irricana.
The Irricana Recreation Complex houses a curling rink with four sheets of ice and
viewing area, and upstairs is a lounge complete with dance floor, shuffleboard and pool
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tables. During curling season the Irricana Curling club hosts several bonspiels as well
as regular league play. A renovated fitness studio is located on the lower level; contact
the Irricana AG Society for updates on fitness classes taking place. The Irricana Library
(west end of building), and numerous meeting rooms are also located in this complex.
During the summer months the Rec Complex boasts an 8203 sq. ft. rec area that provides
drop-in programming that includes: floor hockey, volleyball, basketball, badminton and
various recreation activities.
Located on the south side of lrricana is an Outdoor Skating Rink. This rink is paved
allowing seasonal uses such as street hockey, roller blading and roller-skating, as well as
housing skateboard ramps during summer months. A Multi-Use Recreation Pad for
basketball and tennis, soccer fields, a baseball diamond, and a playground are also
located within this recreational area.
The Irricana Lions Centennial Splash Park was opened officially in July 2006. The
splash park has four manually-activated spray features for warm weather enjoyment. A
gazebo was built adjacent to the Splash Park by the Irricana Lions Club in 2007.
Irricana Walking and Biking Trails encompass the Town providing 3.5 km of
recreational, natural and paved trail system. The trail system is broken down into 4
separate trails: Mel Brown, Founders, Gladys Taylor and Mountain View trails. An
information brochure & map is available at the Town office.
Playgrounds & Green Spaces are situated throughout Irricana providing leisure for all
ages.
George Book Memorial Playground – located in Founders Park
Harold Knight Park (Playground) – located off of Pioneer Drive
Rainbow Park – located on the corner of 5th Street & 2nd Avenue
Irricana Lions Centennial Park (Playground) – located on 1st Avenue
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Irricana Lions Centennial Splash Park/Playground – located at the west end of
Henricks Dr
Walker Park (Green space) – located at the north end of Madison Drive
Off Leash Area – directly behind the south ball diamond, this large green area is the
designated off leash area for dogs
Millennium Park – located on Main Street, adjacent to the historical “Irricana
Centennial Centre” building, the Millennium Park incorporates a public courtyard,
surrounded by a naturally landscaped green area. Park benches and a commemorative
time capsule with decorative pedestal, are also a part of Irricana’s Millennium Park
which was built as part of Irricana’s Main Street Beautification Project.
Ball diamonds, Irricana Recreation Complex, the multi-use rec pad, volleyball nets, and
horseshoes can be booked by contacting the Town Office at 403- 935-4672.
CEMETERY
The Town of lrricana Cemetery is located at the south end of the Town, just off of
Henricks Drive. This cemetery is surrounded by established trees and shrubs with shale
pathways, a flower garden and park benches within. Cemetery arrangements can be
made through the Town office at 403- 935-4672.
ROCKY VIEW COUNTY WASTE TRANSFER SITE/RECYCLING DEPOT
The Town of Irricana uses the Rocky View County Waste Transfer Site located just north
of lrricana (adjacent to Pioneer Acres). A fee is charged to use the transfer site and
payment is to be made at the site directly to the operator. The site is open Wednesdays
11:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturdays: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Most important please ensure
your load is secured to prevent litter of our environment. The Recycling depot is located
at the waste transfer site. Recycling containers are clearly designated for newspaper,
glass, tin, plastic and cardboard and green waste (e.g. grass clippings). The recycling
depot is open during transfer site hours of operation. You can help too. How?
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Become more aware of products that can and cannot be recycled.
Breakdown and compress all material as much as possible so you have more
room next time you visit the site.
Return milk jugs and cartons to the bottle depot
Remove the label, the top and bottom of tin cans and rinse. Most cans are rinsed
at present. Let’s keep up the good work.
Remove newspapers from grocery bags before putting them in the bin.
Help keep your site clean!
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POLICING AND BYLAW ENFORCEMENT
Non-emergency policing concerns are handled by the Beiseker R.C.M.P. Detachment at
403-947-3420 or call the complaint line at 403- 947-3496. For emergencies please call
911.
The Town of Irricana has contracted Rocky View County to provide enhanced protective
services to the citizens of Irricana. Rocky View’s Community Peace Officers will
enforce bylaws and traffic regulations within the town’s boundaries as well as
enforcing bylaws on a complaint basis. Unsightly Premise, Traffic and Water
Conservation are some bylaws enforced regularly. Irricana residents seeking by-law or
traffic safety enforcement can continue to call the Town of Irricana’s main office line at
403- 935-4672between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
Animal Bylaw Service s- Please contact Kingstone Animal Services 403-947-2102
day/evenings or email [email protected]
Dog licenses are required at an annual fee of $15.00 for neutered/spayed animals, and
$30.00 for non-neutered or spayed animals. Cat licenses are required as well at an
annual fee of $20.00 for un-altered and $10.00 for altered. Updated records of all
licensed animals are kept at the Town office. The Town Animal Control Bylaw addresses
offenses such as dogs running at large, dog barks and howls disturbing any person, dog
chases regarding any person or animal, and animal soiling public or private property.
Fines range from $100.00 to $250.00 depending on offence.
What to Do in Irricana if You have Animal Questions/Problems
Stray Cats - Please refrain from feeding stray cats as this encourages them to proliferate
the town and can cause annoyance and inconvenience to neighbouring residents. Cat
Traps are available from the Town Office. Please call the Town Office during office
hours to make arrangements for the stray cats to be picked up.
Dogs at Large - Should you find a licensed animal running at large please be aware that
the owner may be searching for them, so do not attempt to detain them. Please contact
our Animal Bylaw Services Provider daytime or evenings- Kingstone Animal Services at
403-947-2102 or email: [email protected]
ROCKY VIEW COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT - IRRICANA STATION #108
Rocky View County Fire Service would like to take this opportunity to introduce
you to the services offered to the residents of the Town of lrricana and surrounding area.
If you are unsure as to whether we are your emergency services department please call
the Rocky View County at 403-230-1401.
Burning Permits may be obtained free of charge for Irricana residents by contacting the
Fire Guardian at 403-935-2369.
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For Emergencies call 911. The Fire Hall is located at 230 - 1st Avenue, and is staffed by
volunteer members. The Rocky View County Fire Service offers services such as: Fire
Suppression, Fire Prevention, Business Inspections, Residential Inspections, ( i.e.
potential fire hazards to look for and guard against within your home), Public Education,
Fire Hall Tours, Lectures, Information Bulletins, Emergency Phone Stickers, 24- hour
Volunteer Fire Fighting Dispatch and Medical Response.
Our Fire Response Area encompasses 250 (square) miles of the N.E. Corner of Rocky
View County including the communities of Irricana, Kathyrn and Keoma.
Ambulance Services are provided by Airdrie Emergency Medical Services - call 911.
If you are interested in a fire fighting career please feel free to contact
Rocky View County at 403-230-1401 - Human Resources.
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VOLUNTEER APPLICATION
Name
Date
Mailing Address
Civic Address
Daytime Phone #
Evening Phone #
E-mail Address (optional)
Please check the committee/board you are applying to volunteer with:
Community Services Board
Community Facility Advisory Board
Economic Development and Tourism Committee
Irricana & District Library Board
Municipal Planning Commission/Subdivision Approval
Subdivision and Development Appeal Board
Do you have any professional training, skills or hobbies that would be relevant to this area of
interest?
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
Please list any other volunteer experience you have either past or present (i.e. other service clubs
or organizations with which you volunteer).
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
Other information you feel may be relevant to your volunteer application.
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
Further security screening may be required depending upon the position you are applying for.
Applicant Signature
Date
This personal information is being collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of
Privacy Act, Section 32 and will be used to operate municipal volunteer programs. It is protected by the privacy
provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have any questions about the
collection contact FOIP Coordinator, 260-1st Avenue, Irricana, AB, T0M 1B0, (403)935-4672.
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BYLAW 7:2013
SERVICE FEES AND CHARGES
Schedule A
ADMINISTRATION FEES
GST EXEMPT
Motion
392:06
4:09
NSF Cheques
Photocopies
$25.00
$0.25/Sheet (double sided .50)
$1.50/Sheet ($3.00 double sided)
Local Community groups* - at cost
288:09
Faxes
$2.00 local
$3.00 per page long distance
General Municipal Plan
$30.00
Land Use Bylaw
$30.00
4:09
Tax Certificate
$30.00
4:09
Historical/Property Report
$40.00
4:09
Tax Search
$10.00 – fax for other than property owner
4:09
Assessment Search
$10.00 – fax for other than property owner
4:09
Zoning Confirmation
$10.00 – fax for other than property owner
$360.00
4:09
Special Meeting of Council
by request
Animal Capture Trap
44:10
Utility Fees (Basic):
Kneehill Administration Fee
$80.00 (refundable deposit only)
$ 6.93
45:10
Kneehill Operating Deficit
$ 7.52
46:10
Kneehill Accumulated Deficit
$ 8.36
Recycling Fee
$ 3.50
Garbage Collection
$23.20
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93:10
Basic Sewer
$20.00
93:10
Basic Water
$20.00
167:09
Utility Penalty
9%/billing period
288:09
Water Meter Connection
includes inspection (new)
Water Service Disconnect
or Connection one off/on
during regular business hours
Water Service connection
all other circumstances
$100.00
288:09
288:09
No Charge if within 14 days of each other
$50 on / $50 off
Consumption Charges:
301:12
Water
$ 2.67 per cubic metre
178:13
Sewer
$ .30 per cubic metre
123:10
Late Penalty Charge
2% per month (receivables other than taxes
and utilities)
Business License Fees:
104:10
Hawker/Peddler/St. Vendor/
Monthly fee
$ 25.00
104:10
Non-Resident
Yearly
$100.00
104:10
Home Occupation
Yearly
$ 50.00
104:10
Store Front
Yearly
$ 50.00
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Schedule A
DEVELOPMENT FEES
GST EXEMPT
Service Type
Motion 392:06
Compliance Certificate
Motion 392:06
Development Permits
Fee
$40.00
24 hour turnaround minimum
Small Projects: sheds (larger than
10’x10’), decks, wood stove, signs,
basement development
$25.00 for permitted use
Medium Projects: additions, renovations
(that have exterior structural alterations),
garages
$50.00 for permitted use
Large Projects: all single or multi-family
dwellings, manufactured/modular homes,
commercial, industrial
$100.00 for permitted use
$100.00 Discretionary Use
Motion 288:09
$100.00 Discretionary Use
$100.00 Discretionary Use
MPC Fees
Motion 392:06
Motion 288:09
Statutory
Document
Amendment Fees
(redesignation)
(Motion 4:09)
Motion 392:06
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Change of Permitted Use to another
Permitted Use in same land use district
Demolition Permit
$250.00 Discretionary Use
$25.00
$100.00
Home Occupations
(Initial application only)
Development Appeal Fees
Meeting with Advertising
$100.00
Meeting w/o Advertising
$200.00
Municipal Dev. Plan
$1000.00+ any professional fees at
cost
$1000.00+ any professional fees at
cost
Land Use Bylaw
Area Structure Plan Fee
$250.00
$1000.00 plus any professional fees
invoiced at cost
Fees are non-refundable once
circulation has commenced
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(Motion 4:09)
Concept Plan Fee
Endorsement Fees
$1000.00 plus any professional fees
invoiced at cost
Fees are non-refundable once
circulation has commenced
$400.00 plus professional fees
invoiced at cost
($400 to be credited to application
fees at time of application)nonrefundable if no application
$100.00/lot
Performance Securities-(refundable upon
closing development file)
Garage, addition
Residential Unit
Commercial, Industrial
$ 500.00
$1000.00
$1500.00
Pre-Application Fee
- Subdivision
- Redesignation
Motion 392:06
Schedule A
RECREATION FEES
SUBJECT TO GST
Motion
Recreation Court Rental
$50.00/day
NO CHARGE – Local Community Groups*
Volleyball or Tennis Nets
$5.00/day ($25.00 deposit required)
NO CHARGE – Local Community Groups*
Ball Diamonds
$50.00/day ungroomed
NO CHARGE – Local Community Groups*
Horseshoes
$5.00/day/set ($20.00 deposit required)
NO CHARGE – Local Community Groups*
193:13
Campground Fees
(Note: GST included)
$28.00/night serviced w/water and electric
$20.00/night not serviced
9:12
Group Areas
$15.00/unit/day, min. 10-max. 15
$100.00 deposit required at least two weeks
prior, no refund within one week of stay
193:13
Sewage Dump Fee
Water Fill Fee (for RV's only)
$5.00 for non-campers
$5.00 for non-campers
4:09
Hall Rental
$250.00 – Hall rate
$100.00 – Registered Non-profit
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Community Groups, Fundraisers, Funerals
392:06
$50.00 – Small Upstairs Meeting Room
$50.00 – Kitchen Fee (to be added to all
the above if also utilized)
238:12
$50.00/day Minimum SUBSIDIZED RATE
with Hall Board Approval
$500.00 – Damage Deposit (all rentals)
$50 - Set-Up Rate for prior evening with any
daily rental
9:12
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Projection Screen Rental
$20.00/day with staff setup
Audio/Visual Rental in Hall
$100.00/day in addition to hall rental fees
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Schedule A
MISCELLANEOUS FEES
SUBJECT TO GST
Motion
392:06
Cemetery Fees
$500.00 per plot purchase
$200.00 opening and closing (casket)
$150.00 opening and closing (urn)
$100.00 extra for weekend or statutory
holiday
4:09
Pins:
$3.00 ea. retail, $2.00 ea. wholesale (10+)
4:09
Post Cards
$1.00 ea. retail, $0.50 ea. wholesale (10+)
9:12
Portable Sign Rental
$180.00 per month or part thereof/sign Note:
Minimum one month rental
$100.00 per month or part thereof/sign NON
PROFIT GROUPS
131:95
Sidewalk Clearing
$1.00 per foot
192:13
Electronic Sign
Local Commercial
$15/week Days 9am - 3pm
$25/week Primetime Days 6am - 11pm
Non-Local
Commercial
$35/week Days 9am - 3pm
$55/week Primetime Days 6am - 11pm
Non-Profit
Credit Card Fee
NO CHARGE – Local Community Groups*
2% of Purchase
191:13
*LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
Refers to groups or organizations that are local such as Scouts, Guides, 4-H, youth sport
programs, schools and church youth groups where the activities are intended for
participants under the age of 18. Other local community groups also would include those
that provide activities that are intended only for local residents to participate in such as
KIK members, service clubs, churches and non-profit organizations.
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Irricana Transfer Site
PLEASE NOTE
The Irricana Transfer Site now accepts household hazardous waste (HHW) year round!
Agricultural recycling is available year round!
Location: West of Pioneer Acres Park, corner of RR 264 and Twp Rd. 274
SW 28-27-26 W4M, one kilometer north of Irricana
Hours:
Wednesdays 11:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Contact:
Phone: 403.829.8707 or Rocky View County 403-230-1401 or visit their website
http://www.rockyview.ca
Accepted Items:
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Household garbage (1 tag-a-bag ticket per bag)
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Cardboard
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Metal
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Mixed Paper
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Newspaper
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Electronic Waste
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Cell phones
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Clear glass (no ceramics, light bulbs, mirrors)
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Household hazardous waste
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Grass and leaves (seasonal)
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Christmas trees (seasonal)
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Used motor oil and containers (do not rinse containers)
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Gear oil, transmission fluid, hydraulic oil
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Oil filters
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Appliances (fridges, freezers, water coolers, $20 charge for Freon removal)
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Tires (rims removed)
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Automotive batteries
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Propane tanks
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Paint >>> visit www.rockyview.ca for a list of eligible paints
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bunker bags, silage tarps, bale wrap (must be rolled)
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Wire (must be rolled and free of non metal items)
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Bale twine (must be free of debris and in clear bags)
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Obsolete agricultural pesticides
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Empty agricultural pesticide containers (must be triple rinsed)
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Please note: The transfer site cannot accept large amounts of renovation and construction
materials at this time. It is the responsibility of the home owner to transport this material to an
appropriate facility.
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ORGANIZATIONS, CLUBS AND SERVICES
ACME DISTRICT LEGION
Contact:
Fred Walters
Box 361
Acme, AB TOM 0A0
403-947-2297
Legion Hall – 403-546-4142
Meetings are held once a month, the first Monday at the Acme Legion Hall in Acme. Members must
be 18 and over and a Canadian citizen. Yearly membership $40.00. The Legion members offer
support for communities and social programming.
ACME GOLF CLUB
Contact: Box 581
Acme, AB
T0M 0A0
Phone: 403-546-4020
Fax: 403-546-4347
Website: http://www.acmegolfclub.com
The Acme Golf Club is a country-style 9 hole course that all skill levels will enjoy playing. The course
is located just north east of the town of Acme. Golfers will enjoy the gently rolling layout. The
natural waterway comes into play on 5 of the 9 holes. The contoured fairways favour the big hitter
with wide landing areas and forgiving rough, however a careful approach shot to the greens is
required to keep your par alive. The course offers a variety of amenities including, driving range,
practice green, catered tournaments, a licensed clubhouse, an outdoor patio and a covered
barbeque area. Contact us early to register your organization’s tournament.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (AA)
Contact:
403-947-3456, 403-463-1991 or 403-947-2744
Meetings are held on Fridays at 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 8:00 p.m. at the West United Church on
Hwy#567.
BEISEKER & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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Contact:
Iris Balson 403-947-3920
Call for meeting and Location.
BEISEKER MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
Contact:
Lisa Schmaltz 403-947-4396 or
Monty McNair, President 403- 935-5515
Box 513
Beiseker, AB T0M 0G0
New players must bring a photocopy of their birth certificate to
registration. Fees are due upon registration.
Boys and Girls Minor Teams consist of the following:
Initiation (6 & Under)
Novice (7 & 8 yrs)
Atom (9 & 10 yrs)
Pee Wee (11 & 12yrs)
Bantam (13 & 14 yrs)
Midget (15, 16 & 17yrs)
IRRICANA AG SOCIETY
Contact:
Maxine Creasser 403-608-4358
Box 194
Irricana, AB TOM 1B0
The Agricultural Society (Ag Society) operates and maintains the Irricana Recreation Complex and
the Irricana Rodeo Grounds. This club also hosts the annual Farmers Bonspiel each winter. An
Annual Meeting is held at the Irricana Recreation Complex. Membership Fee: $15.00. Facility
Rental is available all year round.
IRRICANA CURLING CLUB
Irricana Recreation Complex
302 – 3rd Street
Box 219, Irricana, AB T0M 1B0
Contact:
Maxine Creasser
403-935-4358
Rodney Harnack
403-935-0040
The Irricana's Curling Club consists of juniors, Men & Ladies Square Draw and Mixed Square Draw
Curling. A Men & Ladies Mixed and Farmer's Bonspiel is hosted each season. The annual fee is set at
the Annual Meeting in October (anyone interested in curling is welcome to attend). The Curling Club
also hosts a school for beginner curlers or anyone interested in brushing up on their technique.
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IRRICANA ECS
Contact:
Office
Phone: 403-935-4727
Box 305
Fax: 403-935-4732 email: [email protected]
Irricana, AB TOM 1B0
Kindergarten classes are held from September to May inclusive in the Kindergarten Room, (south
entrance) of the Irricana Hall from Tuesday to Friday. Children are eligible to attend if they have
reached their fifth birthday by December 31st of the current year. The Irricana Kindergarten Society
is a privately run Kindergarten and its operation is governed by parents of enrolled children,
therefore parental support is required. There is a registration fee.
IRRICANA PLAYSCHOOL ASSOCIATION
Contact:
Playschool Office
403-935-4727 or Sharon Sutton 403-935-7710
Box 396
Irricana, AB TOM 1B0
Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from September to May in the playschool
room of the Irricana Community Hall (access from the north entrance). Irricana Playschool provides
social, learning and playing (caring and sharing) environment for children aged 3 and 4 years old.
Special events include classroom parties (Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter), Mother's
Day Tea and participation in the Irricana Community Christmas Concert. As well the program
provides learning experiences through various field trips. The Irricana Playschool is a non-profit
organization whose main source of funding comes from fundraising efforts by parents. Its operation is
governed by parents of enrolled children, therefore parental support is required.
IRRICANA FOOD BANK
Contact:
Larry or Judy Adams Phone: 403-935-4911
or
Christie
Phone: 403-935-4243
Box 212 Irricana, AB T0M 1B0
or
Town Office
Phone: 403-935-4672
The Irricana Food Bank is volunteer group ran out of the K.I.K. Seniors Hall, and is operated by
seniors members. Anyone wishing further information or to access a food hamper can contact those
listed above. Donations to the Irricana Food Bank may be dropped off at select local businesses or
made by contacting the Food Bank.
IRRICANA 4H BEEF & MULTI-CLUB
Contact:
Nels/Terrie Nixdorff
403-948-5604
RR 2 Airdrie AB T4B 2A4
The 4H Beef & Multi-Club meet the second Tuesday beginning in October. They hold an annual 4H
Achievement Day during the May long weekend and on the first weekend in June they hold their 4H
on Parade.
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CENTRAL BEISEKER 4H BEEF & MULTI-CLUB
Contact:
Michelle Boyer
403-947-2687
Box 356
Beiseker, AB, T0M 0G0
The 4H Beef & Multi-Club meets the second Wednesday beginning in October. The club consists of
Beef and Canine groups. They hold an annual 4H Achievement Day and 4H on parade.
IRRICANA 4H COUNTRY RIDERS
Contact:
Esther Stern
Phone: 403-935-4545 email: [email protected]
The purpose behind our club is to teach basic horsemanship,
safety, public speaking and community service to its members.
The organizational meeting is in September each year. We are
looking for new members to join our club.
IRRICANA- BEISEKER GYMNASTICS
Recreation classes run Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Competitive classes run Mondays, Tuesday s and
Wednesdays, Starts from ages 3 and up.
Fun, Fitness and Fundamentals, We Offer Something for Everyone!
www.irricanagymnastics.ca
IRRICANA BEAVERS/CUBS/SCOUTS/VENTURERS
Beavers (boys and girls ages 5-7)
Sharing the Adventure
Fun and friendship are the cornerstones of the Beaver program. Through an adventurous program of
outdoor activities, creative play, music, and cooperative games, Beavers enjoy time with their friends
(and meet new ones), learn how to get along within a group, and develop the confidence to be
themselves.
Beavers share many outdoor adventures with their friends in the colony. Nature walks, short hikes,
tree plantings and family sleepovers give Beavers a taste of outdoor fun. Through these activities,
Beavers develop an appreciation and a sense of caring for the environment.
Beavers are a vital part of the community, country and world in which they live. Visits to parks,
power plants, fire and police stations thrill young Beavers and illustrate the many important facets of
their community.
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Cubs (boys and girls ages 8-10)
Outdoor Adventure
Challenging hikes, weekend camps, and an introduction to water activities like canoeing are just a
few of the fun outdoor adventures that Cubs enjoy.
With the Cub motto of "Do Your Best" front and centre, Cubs are encouraged to try new and more
challenging activities. Learning important first aid skills, paddling a canoe for the first time, or
leading a game at camp will open the door for Cubs to try other adventures they never thought
possible.
Cubs also experience an exciting variety of other activities: games and sports, model-building,
music, story-telling and play-acting. And like Beavers, Cubs enjoy their adventures with their friends.
Scouts (boys and girls ages 11-14)
Enjoy mountain biking, rock-climbing, canoeing, kayaking, extended hikes and lots of camping. These
are just a few of the adventures you'll tackle in Scouting.
You'll enjoy your outdoor adventures as part of a team, working together with other young people to
accomplish thrilling challenges.
Scouting gives every member a chance to be a leader. It might involve running an activity,
organizing a camp, or participating with other young people across your province or Canada in a
youth forum.
Scouts meet in a group called a troop. The troop is split into smaller groups called patrols. There is
one leader for every six Scouts. Each Scout learns a promise, law and motto to help guide their
personal development.
Venturers (young men and women ages 14-17)
Enjoy mountain biking, rock-climbing, canoeing, kayaking, extended hikes and lots of camping. These
are just a few of the adventures you'll tackle as a Venturer.
You'll enjoy your outdoor adventures as part of a team, working together with other young people to
accomplish thrilling challenges.
Scouting gives every member a chance to be a leader. It might involve running an activity,
organizing a camp, or participating with other young people across your province or Canada in a
youth forum.
What do you want to do? Maybe you'd like to be a police officer, firefighter, or paramedic. In
Venturers, you can "try on" different exciting career options to see what's right for you.
Contact information
Kelvin Avery (Chairperson) 403 935-0083
Box 41
Irricana AB
T0M 1B0
Email: [email protected]
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IRRICANA BEISEKER SOCCER ASSOCIATION
Contact:
Paul Johnson
403-935-0184
email: [email protected]
Registration takes place in Feb/March. Soccer runs the last week of April until mid June.
Website: www.ibsasoccer.ca
IKBK MINOR BASEBALL ASSOCIATION
Contact:
403-935-4170
Box 469
Irricana, AB TOM 1B0
Website: www.ikbkminorball.com
The annual meeting is held in March. This group is responsible for organizing the minor baseball
teams in Irricana for boys and girls.
Boys and Girls Club – The Crib
The Boys & Girls Club of Airdrie (BGCA) provide programming in the Irricana Youth Centre - “The
Crib”. Services will include programming for after school for children and youth programs in the
evening. Irricana is the first satellite program for the BGCA. For more information on Registration
and programs please call 403-948-331 or toll free: 1-877-948-3331 or
email: [email protected] website: www.bgcairdrie.com
BAIL US OUT! - Animal Rescue
Contact: P.O. Box 335 Irricana, AB T0M 1B0
Phone# 403- 890-0911 Website: www.bailusout.ca
We are known as BAIL US OUT!! Rural Animal Rescue Society, and officially became a Society in
Dec.2009. We take in stray animals from Beiseker, Acme, Irricana and Linden (BAIL). Once the
animal is stable and ready, we spay and neuter these animals and find great forever homes. We are
currently helping the animals that can not afford to have surgery by whatever means we have. If the
animal does not have a car to get to the vet; we will drive. If the animal does not have enough money;
we will pay (under the right circumstances). We are here to help our communities help our animals.
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IRRICANA ARTIST SOCIETY
Contact Person – Philip Liesemer
Phone - 403-969-7445
Address: Box 742
Irricana AB T0M 1B0
Email: [email protected]
This is a society for artists and artisans in and around Irricana working to promote arts & culture in
rural Alberta.
THE IRRICANA RURAL & MUNICIPAL LIBRARY
Contact:
403-935-4818
Box 299
Irricana, AB
T0M 1B0
Hours of Operation: Monday 4-8 Tuesday 11 -8 Wednesday 11-8 Thursday 11-5 Saturday
11am-4pm. The library is located at the west side of the Irricana Recreation Complex; 3023rd Street. The Town of Irricana Library Board was established in 1985 by the Irricana Town Council
and governed under the Provincial Libraries Act. Our mission statement: Your place to connect, learn,
grow, play and stay (2011 Library Plan of Service). We provide library services as a part of the
Marigold Library System. Email: [email protected] website: http://irricanalibrary.ca
IRRICANA LADIES CLUB
Contact:
Mavis Hallman
c/o 403-948-2554
Mail: Judy Adams
Box 212
Irricana, AB T0M 1B0
Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month in the Lions Rooms of the Community Hall from
September to May - starting at 7:30 p.m. The Ladies Club serves the community in whatever capacity
is needed - helping families in need of financial assistance to the building of the Community Hall and
Recreational Complex. The Irricana Ladies Club hosts the Irricana Community Christmas Market &
Concert every November/December; and cooks and serves a meal free of charge to the local seniors.
Membership fee $5.00/year. All interested Ladies are welcome to join this active club.
IRRICANA LIONS CLUB
Contact:
President: Brian Culp 403-935-3595
Box 325
Irricana, AB TOM 1B0 [email protected]efirehose.net
The Lions meetings are held in the Lions Room, located upstairs in the Community Hall. Meetings
start at 8:00 p.m. and new members are welcome. The Lions provide financial help to people in
distress, scholarships, fund raising, STARS, CRAB Society, Community Hall Parks and Curling Rink,
Minor Baseball, Irricana & District Lending Centre, Irricana Youth Centre and the Lions Eye Bank.
The Lions also assist the Ladies Club with catering services, help at the Pioneer Acres show and local
weddings, Leeder Dog Training, and also assists Hockey Teams. The Lions co-sponsor with local
groups to host the Annual Irricana Sports Day in July. Membership fee $50.00/year. Meetings are
held on the second and forth Monday's of every month (during the winter the last Monday is a Supper
Meeting).
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IRRICANA LIONS COMMUNITY HALL
Contact:
Town of Irricana Administration Office 403-935-4672
Box 100
Irricana, AB TOM 1B0
[email protected]
The Irricana Lions Community Hall is located in Founders Park. This facility houses
Irricana's Lions/Ladies Club meeting room, Irricana ECS and Playschool rooms, the upstairs meeting
room, as well as the main hall/dance floor/kitchen for rentals. Hall capacity is 350 for a sit down
supper and 400 for a dance. Hall rental costs and bookings can be made through the Town Office at
403-935-4672.
IRRICANA MASONS LODGE #137
Contact:
David Boone
403-750-2540
C/o 33227 Huggard Rd
Calgary, AB
T3Z 2C4
email: [email protected]
Meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at the Mason's Hall (2nd Street) in
Irricana at 7:30 p.m. (except July, August and Sept). Membership is open to application by all
men 21 years of age and over. This is a fraternal organization. We also assist with breakfast
annually at the Irricana Sports Days on the Saturday morning. Initiation and annual fee apply.
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ROCKY VIEW COUNTY VOLUNTEER FIRE SERVICE IRRICANA STATION 108
Contact:
Rocky View County 403-230-1401
Box 473
Irricana, AB
Located at 230 1st Ave. Irricana, AB
TOM 1B0
The Fire Station in Irricana was officially opened in 1993 and is one of 8 Stations belonging to the
MD of Rocky View Emergency Services. Our members deliver First Response, Fire and Rescue
Services to approximately 250 Square Miles in the Northeastern portion of Rocky View including the
town of Irricana. Volunteers with Rocky View Emergency Services are considered Paid On-Call by
the hour. Fire Fighters are remunerated for emergency response and training sessions .
The Firefighters meet and practice on Tuesdays of every month at the Irricana Fire Hall at 6:30 p.m.
1st responders for the City of Airdrie Emergency Medical Services, Fire Prevention and Basic
Rescue Services. The volunteer firefighters have been involved in raising funds for charities and
have participated in events such as the Canada Day and Sports Day, Terry Fox Run, Halloween
“Light Up the Night” safety program, The Annual Food Bank Drive, The Winter Festival and the
Christmas on Main Street.
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K.I.K. FIFTY PLUS CLUB - (Kathyrn, Irricana, Keoma)
Contact:
Helen Murphy - President
Box 454
Irricana, AB TOM 1B0
403- 935-4457
The K.I.K. Hall is located at the west end of 5th Street, Irricana. This club provides pleasure and
sports activities for all interested persons 50 years of age and over. Members meet Thursday
evenings: 1st Thursday - Pot Luck Supper at 6:00 p.m. followed by business meeting at 7:30
p.m., 3rd Thursdays – Fun Nights; Games, Pool, Darts, Shuffleboard or Carpet Bowling at 7:30 p.m.,
these activities are often shared with other Senior Clubs. There is something for everyone, including;
art classes, bowling league, various crafts activities, annual Halloween and Christmas parties,
special celebrations and great bus trips. Looking forward to welcoming you!
Membership Fee: $25.00/year/person
COMMUNITY LINKS
Phone: (403) 945-3900
Toll free: 1-866-945-3905
Fax: (403) 945-3901
Mailing Address 211, 125 Main Street, NW
and South Office: Airdrie, AB
T4B 0P7
North Office: Suite 105,
104 – 1st Avenue, NW
Airdrie, AB
Fax: (403) 948-0226
Community Links now has a location in Beiseker:
Beiseker Office
#1, 401 5th Street
Phone:
403-947-2841
Toll Free: 1-866-912-7272
Fax:
403-947-2839
Community Links Services are available at the Irricana Town Office by appointment. For more
information or appointment call 403-945-3900. Community Links strengthens individuals, families
and communities of North Rocky View by providing them with and connecting them to services,
supports, and resources.
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Community Links provides you with:
 Individual / Family crisis support
 Intake / Assessment / Referral
 Avenues to Basic Needs
 Brochures, pamphlets and handouts on Community Services
 Income support applications (AISH, Alberta Works, Red Cross, Subsidized housing, etc.)
 Family Violence Prevention Counsellor
 Parent educational resources
 Seniors Outreach
 Special projects & workshops (Senior Driver Program, Supplies for Success, Income Tax
Clinics, Budget/Financial, etc.)
 Volunteer opportunities
 Parent Link Centre
 Connection with respite/child care for families
If you are in the need of information, referrals, advocacy, outreach, or the coordination of
community services, drop by and see us or book an appointment at the phone numbers listed.
For more details, check out the web site: http://www.nrvcl.ab.ca
P.L.A.Y. PARENT LINK AND YOU: IRRICANA
This program is based on the Magic Carpet Ride program and invites Parents/Caregivers and
children 0 - 3 years to join in interactive play activities, songs, stories and fun.
Thursday Mornings 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Irricana Youth Centre 212 – 5th Street
For more details check out the Community Links website: www.nrvl.ab.ca
AIRDRIE & DISTRICT VICTIM ASSISTANCE SOCIETY
Contact:
Airdrie RCMP Detachment
Phone: (403) 945-7290
905 Edmonton Trail S.
Airdrie, Alberta
T4B 3J5
We are a group of dedicated community volunteers known as Victim Advocates who work under the
guidance and direction of the Airdrie and Beiseker RCMP to support victims of crime or tragedy. We
are available to the RCMP 24 hours a day for crisis response and open office hours for self or
community referrals. A victim of crime and/or tragedy is any individual affected by circumstances
including but not limited to: domestic assault, sudden death, theft, break and enter, sexual assault,
stalking & harassment and fire .To learn more about us and volunteer opportunities call or visit our
website at: www.airdrievictimassistance.com
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PIONEER ACRES PLOWMENS & THRESHERMANS CLUB OF ALBERTA
Contact:
Dorothy Weigum (Curator) 403-935-4357 www.pioneeracres.ab.ca
Box 58 Irricana, AB TOM 1B0
Meetings and events are held at the Pioneer Acres Grounds. General meetings are
held four times a year. The Grounds are open from the May long weekend to Labour
Day in September. The Annual Show is held the second weekend in August and showcases
operational antique equipment including tractors, threshing and ploughing machines,
horses and other equipment. The Club will also consider hosting mini-shows for special
groups.
CALVARY CHAPEL IRRICANA
Contact:
Pastor Rob Mantle
Box 382
403-935-0119
Calvary Chapel Irricana holds Sunday Service in the Lions Community Hall each Sunday at
10:30 for Worship, verse-by-verse study through the Bible and fellowship. During the same
time, the children (ages 4 – 12) are also taught at a level in which they can understand, using
fun and interactive teaching, crafts and activities. Nursery Care is provided for children up to
age 3.
Men’s prayer takes place Tuesday mornings at 6:00 a.m. E-mail: [email protected]
CALVARY CHAPEL IRRICANA YOUTH GROUP
Contact:
Pastor Rob Mantle
403-935-0119
Box 382, Irricana, AB, T0M 1B0
The Youth Group meets weekly in the Irricana Community Hall on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m.
The youth are lead by Pastor Rob and the evening consists of Worship, a Bible study and fun activity.
IRRICANA UNITED CHURCH
Contact: Pamela Milton
403-935-4644
Box 128
Irricana, AB TOM 1B0
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://irricanaunited.efirehose.net
Worship Services and Sunday school classes are held every Sunday
at 10:00 a.m. at the West Church (Hwy 567); all persons are
welcome regardless of denomination. The United Church hosts the
annual Christmas Supper, Good Friday evening service, 4:00 p.m.
Family Christmas Eve Service and an 8:00 p.m. Candlelight
Christmas Eve Service.
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The United Church is also marketed as a Wedding Chapel,
“Wedding in the Country”.
Contact:
Annette Culp
403-935-3595
Website:
www.weddinginthecountry.ca
E-mail:
[email protected]
TRI COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH
Contact:
Pastor Eric Spletzer
403-947-3284
239-9th Street
Beiseker, AB TOM 0G0 email: [email protected]
Worship Services and Sunday school are held at 11:00 a.m. on Sundays; We also
have the Kid Club for children aged 5-12 on Wednesday nights 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and
a Youth Group for youths aged 12-18 every other Friday. All are Welcome.
ST. JOHN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH
Contact:
Eric Vance
403- 947-3302 Barry Buchanan 403-546-3763
Location: 219 Nolan Street Acme, AB
Call for Sunday Service Time . Everyone Welcome.
ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH
Contact:
403-947-3775
Box 95
Beiseker, AB TOM 0G0
Parish Office located at Rockyford
Thursdays at 9:00 p.m.
Office Phone:
403-533-2275
Fax:
403-533-2275
Mass Times:
Weekly Mass Times 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation on request. St. Mary's Church is located on the corner of 4th Street and
2nd Avenue, (adjacent to Beiseker School). The rectory and the parish office are situated at the
right side of the church. Our Parish includes Keoma, Irricana, Acme, Linden and Beiseker. The
parish has Knights of Columbus organized and has an active Catholic Women’s League.
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Alberta Addictions and Mental Health
Airdrie Office
Tel. 403-912-3306
#100- 209 Centre Avenue West
Fax 403-912-3307
P.O. Box 3362
Airdrie, AB
T4B 2B6
24 Hour Helpline
1-866-332-2322
AIDS CALGARY AWARENESS ASSOCIATION
AIDS Calgary
#200 1509 Centre Street South
Calgary, AB
T2G 2E6
Contact: Phone 403-508-2500
Fax 403-263-7358
Aids Help line 1-866-332-2322
Website: www.aidscalgary.org
Since 1983, AIDS Calgary has helped people learn about, prevent and live with HIV/AIDS.
The face of HIV/AIDS has changed since we first responded to the emerging AIDS crisis within
Calgary’s gay community. Today, women are two to four times more vulnerable to HIV infection,
youth has one of the fastest rising infection rates, and aboriginal people are five times more likely to
have AIDS than any other Canadian.
Through our range of programs and services, we help those at risk make healthy choices and reduce
the harm associated with HIV and AIDS. We also provide referrals to other service providers,
and are actively involved in local, provincial, national and international organizations that are also
addressing the issues surrounding HIV/AIDS.
By working together, we can create a caring and compassionate society that is more informed about
HIV/AIDS – and more open to helping those who live with it.
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ALBERTA CONSUMER INFORMATION CENTRE
Toll Free
1-877-427-4088
www.governmentservices.gov.ab.ca
CORPORATE REGISTRY
Dial 310-0000 Then Dial 780-427-7013
www.govermentservices.gov.ab.ca
ALBERTA CHILDREN’S SERVICES
Contact: Program Delivery Office: Airdrie
403-912-4758
Phone: 780.422.3004 (Monday to Friday 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Fax: 780.422.3071
For toll free access in Alberta dial 310-0000 then dial 780-422-2001
After hours Toll Free
1-800-638-0715
Child & Family Services Authority Office Region 3 Calgary and area 403-297-6100
Mail:
Alberta Children's Services
Communications
12th Floor, Sterling Place
9940-106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T5K 2N2
Website: www.child.gov.ab.ca
Services
Alberta Children's Services offers a range of services and programs for children and families. We support families and
communities, enabling them to provide nurturing, safe environments for their children. We strive to break the cycles of family
violence, abuse and poverty that prevent some children from becoming strong, sound individuals.
Front-line staff work on behalf of 10 Child and Family Services Authorities (CFSAs) which represent and serve all regions of
the province. With the help of community and government partners, each Authority plans and oversees the delivery of
programs and services to children and families residing in the region. They also monitor and evaluate its services, and ensure
that provincial standards are met.
Services are also provided by organizations contracted to provide specific programs and services. For children and families
living on reserves, child welfare and other services are often provided by a First Nations agency. As well, through the Family
and Community Support Services (FCSS) program, participating municipalities and Métis settlements develop and deliver
local, preventive programs in partnership with the province.
The minister of Children's Services oversees the entire system. The minister ensures strategic government direction, sets
provincial policies and standards, monitors and assesses the CFSAs, and allocates their funds.
Corporate staff provides support for program delivery, partnership development and operations. They develop best practices
and performance measures, and manage provincial programs and services. As well, they provide financial management,
business, information technology, legal, human resource services and communication services.
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ALBERTA HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN
Registration/Claim//Inquiries
Dial 310-0000 Then Dial 780-427-1432
Toll Free 1-800-577-2522
Website: www.health.gov.ab.ca
ALBERTA HUMAN RIGHTS & CITIZENSHIP COMMISSION
Suite 310 5 11 Ave SW
Phone 403-297-6571
Calgary Alberta T2R 0C9
Website: www.albertahumanrights.ab.ca
Objectively investigates and conciliates complaints of alleged discrimination in employment, tenancy,
accommodation and public services, delivers educational seminars, free of charge, on request.
BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB)
#350, 7330 Fisher Street S.E.
Calgary, Alberta
T2H 2H8
Public Inquiries & Complaints 403-517-4222
403-531-8784 Administration
Promotes truth in advertising and selling. Mediates all members' business and consumer
problems. Answers queries as to the reputation of businesses, receives verbal and written
complaints regarding unethical business practices. No charge for services. Areas served are Alberta
(from Red Deer South)
ALBERTA HEALTH REGION
Community Health Centre –
Airdrie Regional Health Centre
403-912-8400
604- Main Street
Airdrie, AB
The Airdrie Regional Health Centre offers public health nursing, home care services, dental hygiene,
speech-language therapy and audiology services.
Airdrie Urgent Care- 8am -10pm - 7days
1-403-948-1298
Calgary Health Link
Nurse advice and health service information 24 hours a day
403-943-5465
Poison and Drug information Centre 24 hours a day
403-944-1414
Community Care Access
403-943-1920
Medication and Herbal Advice Line
403-944-1012
Perinatal Education
403-781-1450
Clinics 24 hour Services
8th and 8th Health Centre
403-781-1200
912 – 8 Ave. S.W. Calgary
South Calgary Health Centre –
403-943-9300
Hours- 8:00 am – 10:00 pm (7 days a week)
31 Sunpark Plaza SE Calgary
Pharmacy on Call
403-289-220
Website: www.calgaryhealthregion.ca
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CALGARY SEXUAL ASSAULT CENTRE
Calgary and Surrounding Area
Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse (CCASA)
7th Floor, 320 5 Ave S.E.
Y.W.C.A. Mary Dover Building
Calgary, Alberta T2G 0E5
Crisis: (403)237-5888
TTY: (403) 508-7888
Business: (403)237-6905
Fax: (403)264-8355
TTY (403) 508-7888
Email: [email protected] Web-site: www.calgarycasa.com
24-hour crisis line offering information and support. Volunteers provided accompaniment to police,
legal and medical services. Follow-up available for survivors of recent sexual assault. Individual
and group counseling available for adolescent and adult survivors of incest.
CALGARY WOMEN'S EMERGENCY SHELTER ASSOCIATION
403-232-8717 (Crisis Line - 24 hours) 403-232-8723 (Administration)
Men’s Crisis Service
403-299-9680
Website: www.calgarywomensshelter.com
CWES provides safe and secure accommodation, food, clothing, referral services and counseling for women and
children seeking safety and support after leaving an abusive situation. The shelter accommodates 40 women and
children at any given time and provides a safe place to stay for up to 21 provides safe and secure
accommodation, food, clothing, referral services and counseling for women and children seeking safety and
support after leaving an abusive situation. The shelter accommodates 40 women and children at any given time
and provides a safe place to stay for up to 21 days.
SERVICE CANADA – CALGARY EAST CENTRE
Office Information
Building
Marlborough Mall, Suite 1502
Location
1502 - 515 Marlborough Way NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2A 7E7
Phone
1-800-622-6232
Fax
(403) 292-6845
Services provided in
English
Hours of service
Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
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To order Record of Employment forms contact:
Service Canada
ROE Distribution Centre.
Telephone: 1-800-561-3992
Edmonton Fax: (780) 495-2394
All other areas Fax 1-800-829-6891
Telephone hours are Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
By Mail:
Canada Place
9700 Jasper Avenue
Suite 1440
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 4C1
Information and labour market, issues applications for Social Insurance Number (SIN).
Administers Employment Insurance (UIC), general information to the public concerning regular
employment, sickness and maternity benefits.
Website: www.servicecanada.gc.ca
CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION
Calgary Region
400 - 1202 Centre Street St. SE
Calgary, AB T2G 5A5
Phone: 403 - 297 170
Fax: 403 - 270 3066
[email protected]
http://www.cmha.calgary.ab.ca
Community Friends program, family support, suicide bereavement program, single intervention
program, life skills, education and information on stress, anger, coping, suicide and self-esteem.
MONEY MENTORS - (CREDIT COUNSELLING SERVICES OF ALBERTA LTD.)
Credit Counselling Services of Alberta is pleased to announce that we are now operating
under the new name of Money Mentors. At Money Mentors, we are always evolving to
meet the needs of our stakeholders. Be assured that the excellent customer service you have
come to appreciate will not be affected. We value our relationship with you and look
forward to future endeavors together. For more information, visit our new website at
www.moneymentors.ca or call Toll-free on 1-888-294-0076
We have offices in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer and Lethbridge
Giving Albertans the tools and skills they need to manage their money and credit use is the best way
to make a long-term impact on the financial well being of individuals, families, businesses and
communities. Providing individuals who can no longer manage their debts with a program that
enables them to repay their debts over time in a manageable way is our greatest accomplishment, and
greatest satisfaction.
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DENTAL SERVICES
Dental Treatment Programs for children from birth to Grade 12 (full-time students) in Calgary
Regional Health Area. Dentists and their staff give children check-ups, X rays, cleanings, fillings and
other dental care.
For further information or application call the Community Health Centre in Airdrie 403-912-8484
DIAL - A - LAW
Dial-A-Law provides the general public with basic information about the law and the legal system.
There are over 170-recorded topics of the law for people to access 24 hours a day. There is no other
service of this nature in the province, and no other means by which people outside the legal
professions can obtain immediate information about the justice system at no cost. Sponsored by the
Alberta Law Foundation and the City of Calgary (FCSS) funds
Operator assistance available Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30.
Call 403-234-9022
DISTRESS CENTRE/DRUG CENTRE
The Distress Centre is located at the west end of downtown Calgary:
Suite 300, 1010 - 8th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 1J2
Our crisis and information lines are available 24 hours, free of charge:
Main Crisis & Addictions
Line
Teen Line
Youth Drug Line
Men's Line
Seniors Line
Information and Referral
(403) 266-1605
(403) 264-TEEN / 8336
(403) 269-DRUG / 3784
(403) 266-HELP / 4357
(403) 264-7700
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The following phone numbers are available during regular business hours, Monday to Friday:
Main Administration
Line
Volunteer Program
Teen Office
(403) 266-1601
(403) 266-1634
(403) 264-8337
Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the Distress Centre using the above
information or send us an email: [email protected]
24 - hour crisis line, manned by volunteers. Immediate access to short-term counseling. Long term
counselling in street drug area. Information and referral services as required. Public education on
drugs, suicide and social service topics available upon request for schools, adult groups, service
clubs, etc.
website: www.distresscentre.ab.ca
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ELIZABETH FRY SOCIETY
EFS of Calgary
TBA
600-1509 Centre Street South
Calgary, Alberta T2G 2E6
Phone: (403) 294-0737
Fax: (403) 262-0285
e-mail: [email protected]
[email protected]
Assists people in conflict with the law by giving information, referral and support. Monitors judicial
and corrections systems and promotes improvements when and where feasible. Assists in the
rehabilitation of female offenders. Court work program. Shoplifting Intervention Program.
The goals of the Elizabeth Fry Society is to increase public awareness and promotion of
decarceration for women , to reduce the numbers of women who are criminalized and
imprisoned in Canada, to increase the availability of community-based, publicly funded,
social service, health and educational resources available for marginalized, victimized,
criminalized and imprisoned women and to increase collaborative work among Elizabeth Fry
Societies and other women’s groups working to address poverty, racism, and other forms of
oppression.
INCOME SECURITY PROGRAMS – HUMAN RESOURCES AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
CANADA
#270 Harry Hays Building
220 - 4th Avenue S.E.
Calgary, Alberta
T2G 4X3
HOURS:
Phone:
1-800-622-6232
website:
www.hrsdc.gc.ca
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
Counseling and assistance to applicants and processing of applications for the following
programs: Canada Pension Plan (CPP); Old Age Security (OAS); Guaranteed Income
Supplement (GIS); Spouse's Allowance; Widowed Spouse's Allowance; Family Allowance.
Applications for CPP and OAS are also available at Canada Post Offices.
LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF ALBERTA
#1800, 639-5th Ave. S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0M9
403-297-2260
Toll Free 1-866-845-3425
Website: www.legalaid.ab.ca
Civil and criminal legal aid available to persons without sufficient funds, assets or income to obtain a
lawyer privately.
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RED CROSS SOCIETY
1305 – 11 Avenue S.W.
Calgary, AlbertaT3C 3P6
403-541-6100
website: www.redcross.ca
The Canadian Red Cross Society gratefully accepts "In Memoriam" donations.
Memorial donations support the many programs and services of Red Cross, including water safety
and first aid courses, Respect ED: Violence and Abuse prevention, Health Equipment Loan Programs
and emergency services.
In Memoriam or in Honour Donation
An In Memoriam donation to the Canadian Red Cross is a meaningful way for friends and relatives to
show sympathy for the loss of a loved one.
For others, the wish is to make a donation In Honour of a significant occasion or achievement by
someone special.
Once your donation is received either a condolence or greeting card will be mailed to the one(s) you
wish notified, and you will receive your official tax receipt.
Donation Inquiries: [email protected]
VITAL STATISTICS
Dialing 310-0000 toll-free from anywhere in Alberta, between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday to
Friday will put you in touch with a real person who can either give you the information you need, or
link you up to someone who can.
Website: www.governmentservices.gov.ab.ca .
E-mail: [email protected]
Service Alberta regulates the registration of all vital events that occur in Alberta such as births,
deaths, adoptions, marriages, and changes of name. Vital Statistics also provides statistical
information to governments and approved health related agencies for comparison and research.
In addition, the Vital Statistics office is responsible for the registration of religious organizations and
clergy who perform marriages, marriage commissioner appointments and providing burial permits.
The office also processes delayed registration events and amendments to event records.
Most Vital Statistics' services are provided through the registry agent network, including the issuance
of marriage licenses and applications for birth, marriage and death certificates.
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OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN, ALBERTA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLEY
Suite 2560
403-297-6185
801 – 6 Ave S.W.
Email: [email protected]
Calgary, AB
website: www.ombudsman.ab.ca
T2P 3W2
HOURS:
Monday through Friday, 8:15-12:00 – 1:00-4:30
Investigates complaints from individuals and groups who feel an injustice has been done involving the
departments or agencies of the Government of Alberta. (Will only deal with complaints against the
provincial government; any matters entirely municipal or in other local government jurisdiction are
excluded).
POISON AND DRUG INFORMATION SERVICE (PADIS)
Foothills Medical Centre North Tower
1403 29th Street, N.W., Room 805
Calgary, Alberta T2N 2T9
Emergency Phone: (Calgary) (403) 944-1414
Emergency Phone: (Alberta wide toll free) (800) 332-1414
Administrative Phone: (403) 944-6900 Fax: (403) 944-1472
Service 24 Hours, advises the public and health professionals on course of action to take in case of
poisoning, makes referrals, as required, information available on poisonous substances, including
drug overdose, bites and stings, house plants, pesticides and other chemical products. Area served is
Alberta.
PUBLIC TRUSTEE
Telus Tower
#2100, 411 1 Street S.E.
Calgary, Alberta, T2G 4Y5
403-297-6541 (Phone)
403-297-2823 (Fax)
Administers estates of deceased persons when there is no one to do it or if appointed as an
executor, acts as trustee of the estates of persons admitted to any of the Alberta Mental
Hospitals, acts as trustee of the estates of person found by a court to be in need of a trustee
and acts as trustee of the estate of persons under the age of 18. Fees are set by Surrogate
Court serves area from Red Deer South.
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HELP LINES
ALBERTA ADDICTIONS & MENTAL HEALTH
(24 Hour Help Line)
AIRDRIE TEEN & YOUNG ADULT CLINIC
AIDS & Sexually Transmitted Disease Info
Airdrie Crisis Line
Airdrie & Area Victim's Assistance Unit
Bullying Hotline
Calgary Health Link
Child Abuse Hotline
Children's Cottage
Crisis Line
Crime Stoppers
Crisis Housing - Inn from the Cold
Drop-In Centre
Salvation Army Centre of Hope
Mustard Seed
YMCA Mary Dover House
Crisis Pregnancy Centre – Calgary Pregnancy Care
Crisis Management Help Line
Distress Centre/Drug Centre (Crisis Line)
 Men’s Domestic Conflict Help Line
 Problem Gambling Help Line
 Senior’s Help Line
 Teen Line
 Youth Drug Line
Kids Help Phone
Mental Health Help Line
Parent Information Line
Poison Control
Seniors Help Line
Seniors Outreach- Community Links
Sexual Assault Centre
Smokers’ Help Line
Suicide Services
 after hours Distress Centre
Women's Emergency Shelter (Calgary)
Sheriff King Home Shelter
Wheatland Shelter (Strathmore)
Animal Services
Bail Us Out - Animal Rescue
Calgary Humane Society SPCA
Animal Bylaw - Irricana - Kingstone Animal Services
Report a Poacher (Outdoor Observer)
Wildlife Help Line
Environmental Complaint/Emergency 24 hours
1-866-332-2322
403-801-9229
1-800-772-2437
403-948-3878
403-945-7290
1-888-456-2323
403-943-5465
1-800-387-KIDS (5437)
403-246-2273
403-233-2273
1-800-222-8477
403-263-8384
403-266-3600
403-410-1111
403-269-1319
403-232-1599
403-269-3110
1-800-779-5057
403-266-1605
403-266-4357
1-866-332-2322
403-264-7700
403-264-8336
403-269-3784
1-800-668-6868
1-877-303-2642
403-265-1117
1-800-332-1414
403-264-7700
1-866-945-3905
403-244-1353
1-866-332-2322
403-297-1744
403-266-1605
403-234-7233
403-266-0707
403-934-6634
403-988-0118
403-250-7722
403-947-2102
1-800-642-3800
1-888-924-244
1-800-222-6514
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WEB RESOURCES TO ASSIST WITH RELOCATION
General Resource
Alberta First – Regional and Community Profiles
www.albertafirst.com
Government of Alberta
www.alberta-canada.com
Government of Canada
www.canada.gc.ca
Rocky View County
www. rockyview.ca
Town of Irricana
www.irricana.com
Health Care
Alberta Health and Wellness
www.health.gov.ab.ca
Child Care and Programs
Alberta Children’s Services
www.child.gov.ab.ca
Public Schools and Separate Schools
Rocky View Schools
www.rockyview.ab.ca
Calgary Catholic School District
www.cssd.ab.ca
Association of Independent Schools and Colleges in Alberta
www.aisca.ab.ca
Alberta Education
www.education.gov.ab.ca
Driver’s Licenses and Other Licenses or Certificates
Service Alberta
www.servicealberta.gov.ab.ca
Travel Distances, Directions and Route Maps
Map Quest
www.mapquest.com
Google Maps
www.maps.google.com
Utility Providers
Electricity and Natural Gas products and services are competitive. You are free to choose a
retailer. You can find a listing of licensed Alberta retailers at:
www.customerchoice.gov.ab.ca
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Disclaimer
The Town of Irricana and the Community Services Board’s Community Resource Directory is a
guide only and should not be considered a fully authoritative or exhaustive list of services actually
provided by the organizations and services listed. Inclusion of an organization or service in the
directory does not constitute endorsement of the purpose, method or quality of service or the
qualifications of organizations or persons to provide such service. Exclusion of a service should not be
construed as a reflection of their service.
All material provided in this directory is for information purposes only and should not be used to replace
the advice of a professional. Do not rely on any of the information for diagnosis or treatment. It
is recommended you visit a qualified professional for individual and personal attention.
The Irricana Community Services Board and the FCSS Program assumes no responsibility to any
person or persons for the information contained in this publication, nor shall it be held liable for any
damages caused to any persons, whether negligently or otherwise. Individuals accessing services
should verify information and/or credentials of organizations as they consider necessary.
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