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Community Health Action Plan

Flagstaff County, as nominated by Flagstaff Family & Community Services (FFCS) was chosen as one of 15 communities in Alberta to take part in a Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) pilot project that focuses on mental health, mental illness and community well-being in Rural Alberta.

The Goal is to support 150 rural communities over the next 3 years, to develop community road-maps and actions plans through the Rural Mental Health Project (RMHN)

The Vision for this project is to support mental wellness in rural communities. CMHA believes mentally healthy communities think broadly about mental health and mental illness. This includes, but goes beyond access to treatment centres… think: Agricultural & Community Societies; service organizations and programs and committees (such as AHS – Building Blocks program, Flagstaff Beaver Early Childhood Coalition, Battle River Spray Park at Sedgewick Lake Park…)

To facilitate this project, Holly Bovencamp has been trained and is preparing to form a coalition of interested persons to set direction, generate solutions and implement a road-map/Action Plan dedicated to supporting a mentally healthy region.

Road-maps will identify existing services, community strengths, opportunities, promising practices and a set of key strategic activities to consider over the next three years and beyond.

The Coalition will also maintain ties with the Rural Mental Health Project to collaborate with other rural/remote communities across the province and will also maintain connection for additional training, resources and funding.

The proposed schedule is to hold two meetings before Ms. Bovencamp reports back to the RMHN in June 2020. The Organizational Meeting is scheduled for October 16, 2019.

Ideally, a Flagstaff Coalition would include people from all over the county, from all walks of life. If you are interested, she would love to talk further.

For more information Contact Holly at (780) 385-1446 or (780) 385-3976 (FFCS Office)

For more information, check the RMHN website.

Calling All Community Groups!

Invitation to Submit Expression of Interest (EOI)

The Town of Sedgewick invites interested community groups to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)) for specified positions at the October 19, 2019 concert to be held in the Wild Rose Coop Recreation Centre.

EOI’s are to be submitted by September 20, 2019.

A separate EOI form must be submitted for each job.

EOI forms are also available by emailing: sedgewickrec@gmail.com

Please see the list of support positions available here.

Please find the Expression of Interest Form here.

Please Use Our Back Door

We are currently in the replacement of sidewalk phase for our Main Street project. We welcome our customers to use the back door of our building when doing Town business during this time.

2019 Property Tax Deadline

REMINDER: The 2019 Property Tax Deadline is one week away: JULY 31, 2019. (Property Owners on a Tax Payment Plan are excluded from this reminder.)

The Town Office is open weekdays, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (closed over lunch.)

Tax Payments sent by Canada Post must have a stamped date on or before 2019-07-31.

On August 1, 2019, Unpaid Property Taxes shall have a 10% Penalty applied against the balance owing.

National Drowning Prevention Week

National Drowning Prevention Week is July 21 – 27, 2019.

Whereas the mission of the Lifesaving Society Canada is to prevent drowning throughout this great country, and even one drowning in Alberta is one too many; and

Whereas most drowning are preventable in a Water Smart community, and only through Water Smart education and a healthy respect for the potential danger that any body of water may present can we truly enjoy the beauty and recreation opportunities offered by these bodies of water; and

Whereas the Lifesaving Society urges Canadians and residents of Sedgewick, Alberta to supervise children who are in and around the water, to refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages while participating in aquatic activities, and to wear a Personal Flotation Device or lifejacket at all times when boating; and

Whereas the Lifesaving Society Canada has declared July 21 – 27, 2019 National Drowning Prevention Week to focus on the drowning problem and the hundreds of lives that could be saved this year.

Therefore, be it resolved that I, Perry Robinson, Mayor, do hereby proclaim July 21 – 27, 2019 National Drowning Prevention Week in Sedgewick, Alberta and do commend its thoughtful recognition to all citizens of our community.

Recycling PLASTICS Discontinued!

After much study and deliberation, the Board of Directors of Flagstaff Waste has decided unanimously to discontinue collection of recyclable plastics for the foreseeable future.

Please “click on” this link to read Flagstaff Waste’s Poster detailing this decision

Flagstaff Waste will continue to recycle: tin, office paper, newsprint and cardboard as well as compost (grass clippings/leaves only.

July Council Meeting Rescheduled & August Council Meeting Cancelled.

Council has approved a motion to reschedule the Regular Council meeting from the third Thursday of the month to Tuesday, July 30th at 6 PM ,

Council also endorsed the cancellation of the August Council meeting; next meeting after July 30 is scheduled for Thursday, September 19 at 6 PM.

Main Street Progressing

With the construction crew taking a few days off to be with their families this holiday weekend, it has gotten a bit quieter on Main Street. We’ve been asked by many what the final product will look like, so we are sharing the following design. Thanks for everyone’s patience as we complete this important project. Happy Canada Day!

Seeking Sunday Breakfast Volunteers!

The Sedgewick Golf Club is seeking VOLUNTEERS to help out with the Sunday Morning Breakfast throughout the months of July and August; your help would be greatly appreciated!

Call the Clubhouse at 780-384-3670.

NOTE: The Sunday, June 30th Breakfast at the Golf Clubhouse has been cancelled. Breakfast will be available at the Sedgewick Agricultural Grounds from 8 to 11 am. Donations to the Sedgewick Ag Society gratefully accepted.

Main Street Closed to Vehicle Traffic

Main Street, between 47th and 48th Avenue is closed to vehicle traffic effective today, June24 th. NO PARKING PERMITTED!

Please access & exit the Wild Rose Coop via the back alley; all other Main Street business locations must be accessed via pedestrian pathways.

Please observe all construction signs to help keep the Workers Safe!