Source to Tap Community Conversations, February 27 - March 14

Water Matters, the Oldman Watershed Council, and SASCI are pleased to present Round 2 of the 'Source to Tap' Community Conversations.  

Building on the first round of local meetings in November and December 2012, these final sessions aim to generate proactive solutions and build support for necessary stewardship actions to protect the health of the Oldman River headwaters … for people and for the environment. We will discuss:

• What speci!c stewardship practices or actions are currently happening in the headwaters? What else is required? What are the opportunities?

• How can watershed stewardship activities be further fostered and supported to increase their effectiveness over the long term?

You are invited to attend any of the community conversations. Participants in this second round need not have attended an earlier session. Your voice is important!

Dates and locations of the sessions are provided below:

Wednesday, Feb 27: Springpoint Hall* 5:30 supper followed at 6:30 by dialogue session (RSVP to Pat Ness: 553-2625)

Thursday, Feb 28: Stavely Community Centre 5:30 supper followed at 6:30 by dialogue session (RSVP to jnbee"

Friday, March 1: Lundbreck Hall* 5:30 supper followed at 6:30 by dialogue session (RSVP to Ted Smith 628-2004)

Wednesday, March 6: Pincher Creek,* Heritage Inn 7:00 PM

Thursday, March 7: Crowsnest Pass,* Country Encounters 7:00 PM

Tuesday, March 12: Lethbridge, Nord-Bridge Seniors Centre 7:00 PM

Wednesday, March 13: Cardston Seniors Centre 7:00 PM

Thursday, March 14: Picture Butte, Warren Kleeman Hall, Prairie Tractor and Engine Museum 7:00 PM


Governance Training for Non-Profits, Workshop, May 8

SASCI is pleased to announce we will be hosting a free Governance capacity-building workshop for non-profit community service organizations in southwest Alberta.  

To present this one day workshop, SASCI has engaged the services of David Hartley, formerly Director of Imagine Canada’s Insurance and Liability Resource Centre for Non-profits.  David has trained over 12,000 leaders in the past 5 ½ years in areas of risk, leadership and governance.  David’s dynamic presentation style and great sense of humour promise a full day of meaningful interaction with participants from small to large non-profits and charities. The agenda includes:


  • Boards:  The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
  • 12 principles of a highly successful non-profit Board
  • Role of the Board vs role of the Executive Director
  • Developing a more engaged Board
  • Board behaviours / dealing with challenging personalities
  • Board recruitment and Board evaluation
  • Legal duties of Boards
  • 4 ways to protect yourself as a Board Member


Registration is free but space is limited.

Please contact us early to reserve a spot.  To reach as broad an audience as possible, we are suggesting participation by Board Members, general members, managers, and other paid staff.  Although the workshop is taking place in Pincher Creek, participants from the entire southwest Alberta region are welcome.  The workshop will run from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM on May 8, at the Heritage Inn in Pincher Creek.  Lunch will be provided.

To reserve your spot, please contact David Green at or leave a message at 403-627-1750.

This program is made possible in part by a Rural Community Adaptation Program from Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development.


Conflict Resolution Workshop, March 6, Pincher Creek

SASCI will be hosting a Conflict Resolution workshop on March 6 at the Ramada Inn in Pincher Creek.  This workshop will explore interest-based problem solving and skills development through interactive work and role playing.

The workshop will run from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm; lunch and information materials will be provided.  

Space is limited for this workshop, so please contact SASCI as early as possible to confirm your registration! Participation is free, thanks to SASCI's project funding from the Government of Alberta's Rural Community Adaptation Program grant.

This workshop is part of SASCI's ongoing series of capacity-building for community service organizations in our community, and is open to participants from southwest Alberta, from Nanton south to the US border and Highway 2 west to the BC border.

For more information or to reserve a space in the workshop, call 403-627-1750 or email


Broadband Networks for Community Sustainability, February 28

The next event in the Town of Pincher Creek Economic Development Committee's 2013 Monthly Speaker Series will be a presentation on the importance of broadband networks for community sustainability.  These networks open vast frontiers for economic, educational, social, and other opportunities.  The speaker will be James Van Leeuwen, a consultant and entrepreneur working to advance these frontiers through initiatives like PICTURE (Putting Information and Communication Tools to Use in Rural Economies).

Where:  Town of Pincher Creek Council Chambers

When:  Thursday, February 28, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

RSVP to or 403-627-3156.


Social Media for Business, Pincher Creek, February 13 and March 20

The Town of Pincher Creek is hosting a series of Social Media for Business webinars for small business, community groups, and individuals who would like to lear more about social media tools.

Where:  Council Chambers, Town of Pincher Creek, 962 St. John Ave.

Fee: Free, but registration at least 48 hours ahead is required.

Register: or 403-627-3156

Wednesday February 13, 1:00 - 3:00 pm:  Google Plus, Google Places, and YouTube

Wednesday March 20, 1:00 - 3:00 pm: LinkedIn, FourSquare, and Yelp