Foothills Restoration Forum Fall Information Session, November 16

The 11th annual Foothills Restoration Forum fall information session gathers a variety of industry and grassland stakeholders to exchange current information on grassland restoration and conservation through ‘open mic’ project updates and mini presentations.  Featured presentations on the DRAFT agenda are:

  • A Thousand Years of Variability in Grassland Climate - Drs. David Sauchyn and Mary Vetter
  • Agriculture in the Crossroads of Grassland Loss and Restoration - Dr. Marian Weber, Innotech Alberta
  • Grassland Management in the Municipal District of Taber- Brian Peers
  • Producer Management and Industrial Disturbance Influences on Grassland Seed Banks in Alberta – Lysandra Pile, PhD candidate
  • Conservation Assessments - When and Where They Apply – Amanda Miller, AEP
  • Siting Renewable Energy Projects to Protect Wildlife Habitat – Kristin Cline, AEP
  • Reclamation Requirements for Renewables – An Update- Susan McGillivray, AEP
  • Certificates of Analysis versus Certified Seed - What is the difference?

If you wish to provide a five minute update on perspectives, experiences, sustainability, or restoration initiatives please contact Donna at corpirate@shaw.ca.  There are a few table/booth spaces available if you have educational or relevant materials that you wish to display.

Cost for the day’s event is:

Early bird rate: (by October 22) $65.00 per person                      After October 22: $85.00 per person.

Students and agricultural producers:  $40 per person.

Fees include the ‘traditional’ welcome cinnamon rolls, a catered lunch, and plenty of opportunity to visit and network. Doors open at 8 am with presentations from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm.

The event will be held at the Claresholm Community Centre, 5920 8th Street West, Claresholm, AB.

Register online at http://www.foothillsrestorationforum.ca to secure your spot, or contact Donna at this email address (corpirate@shaw.ca) to make other arrangements for payment. 


SASCI is a proud supporter of the Foothills Restoration Forum.


Strengthening Volunteer Boards Workshop

The Town of Pincher Creek Parks, Recreation and Community Services and Board Development Program (Alberta Culture & Tourism) will be hosting a workshop on Strengthening Volunteer Boards.
Would you like to enhance your skills as a Board Member?
As a board member of a not-for-profit organization, have you ever wondered… 

  • What are my legal and ethical responsibilities?
  • What role do I play in governing our organization?
  • How can our board organize its work and fairly and efficiently to avoid volunteer and staff burnout?
  • How can we develop policies that will help us make consistent decisions?
  • How can we encourage teamwork between the board and staff?
If you’re a new board member wanting to learn more about your role, or an experienced board member wishing to enhance your skills and work effectively as a team member then…..this workshop is for you.
Attend by yourself or with another member of the board.  (Please note that workshop content will focus on incorporated not-for-profit organizations.)  Limit of 3 board members per organization please.
Date:  October 14, 2017  8:30 – 4:30 pm  
Fee: $15.00/person includes lunch 
         Pre-registration required by October 1, 2017
         Online  HERE  or Recreation Office

Please click on the above link, fill out the form and email it to Rhonda rec@PincherCreek.ca 
Location: Town Council Chambers

Kenow Fire Situation Information Meetings 

The MD of Pincher Creek is planning to host information meetings for residents to provide information regarding the Kenow Fire Situation.  Details below from the MD's website.


Kenow Fire Situation Update


Twin Butte Community Hall

Friday, September 8, 2017

7:00 pm

Coalfields School

Monday, September 11, 2017

7:00 pm


Council for the Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9 invites you to an information meeting to provide an update on the Kenow Fire situation.

Key personnel will be on hand to provide an update and to answer any questions, if possible.

The safety of our residents is Council’s primary concern


Elder in the Making - Pincher Creek screenings

If you haven't seen it yet (or even if you have), don't miss the upcoming screening of the documentary, Elder in the Making, on Friday September 30 at the Fox Theatre on Main Street, Pincher Creek.  There will be two screenings, at 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm.  Admission is FREE.  

VENUE CHANGE:  There has been a venue change for Elder in the Making this Friday:

1:30 pm screening - Fox Theater - 702 Main St.
7:00 pm Screening Town Hall Gym - 962 St. John Ave.

This documentary was an official selection at both the Calgary International Film Festival and the American Indian Film Festival.  For more information about the movie, check out the website here:  elderinthemaking.com


Elder in the Making - Lethbridge premiere, February 29

If you haven't seen it yet, I encourage you to see the Lethbridge premiere of Alberta-made Elder in the Making. For more information, check out the event page on Facebook here.

From the event page:

"Please join us for an exclusive screening of Elder In the Making: A Blackfoot Aboriginal and a Chinese Newcomer Rediscover their Shared Heritage. The screening takes place on Monday, February 29 at 5:30 p.m. in PE250, 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport and Wellness. Director Chris Hsuing and Co-Producer Cowboy Smithx will host a Q&A session immediately following the film.

This event is presented by the Faculty of Health Sciences, and co-sponsored by the Faculty of Fine Arts, the Faculty of Management (First Nations Governance), FNMI Student Services, and the U of L Library.

Space is limited to the first 300 attendees, so come early!"