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Coming Events

Champions for change and it’s sub-committees are involved in a number of events and activities in St. Paul on an annual basis.

January
No Public Activities
February
Shiver Fest (February 10)
Come celebrate “Family” at Shiver Fest the weekend of February 17, 18 and 19
March
Banner Painting at Visual Arts Centre
Annual General Meeting (March 18)
April
Banner Painting at Visual Arts Centre
May
Display at Health & Wellness Fair
Sun Shade tents and umbrellas available at campgrounds (all summer)
Salad in a Jar Workshops (businesses & senior’s week activities)
Mushroom Picking Workshop (when mushroom ready – no set date)
June
Graffiti cleaning materials (available all summer)
Table at Splash Park Party
Arts show & painting class at Reconciliation St. Paul event
Planting of Incredible Edible Barrels (first week of June)
July
Canada Day celebrations (June 30 & July 1)
Communities in Bloom Tour (July 27th)
August
Rock the Block (Aug. 15)
*Also this year we have a community Garage sale the same day so anyone wanting to hold a garage sale can call Clare at the St.Paul Journal and be included in the Ad for that day.
We also would like to welcome the Métis Association of Alberta members to St.Paul for their Annual  General Meeting from Aug 15th to 18th.
September
Booth at Community Info Night (Sept. 21)
 November
2016 – 13 Ways Community Workshop & Consultation
2016 – Moving of the “Habitat” Monument to Legasse Park
December
No Public Activity
Board brainstorms & prepares budget for next year
Info:
Graffiti Clean up – to get involved call Penny Fox at 780-645-5782
St. Paul MOVES program – for info. Call Harvey Smyl at 780-645-4481

For information on any or all our events contact Community Futures at 780-645-5782

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Promoting Healthier Lifestyles

Thrive on Wellness

Be Healthy! Eat Well. Live Well.
  • The Thrive on Wellness project started as a partnership with Alberta Health Services and their grant funding themed “Healthy Food for All in St. Paul”.
  • This initiative involved a number of projects that have involved locally grown food, encouraging food security in the community and getting people to think about healthier options in the food they choose to purchase and consume.
  • Projects included: Community Garden – now own society, Canning Course, Small Space Gardening, Harvest of the Forest Course, Chili Cook Off, Healthy Snack Presentation, Seed Saving Workshop, Collective Kitchen, Food Preservation Course, Gardening Workshops, Healthier Options Food Trials, Salid In A Jar Presentations, Raised garden beds, Displays at Health & Wellness Fair, Incredible Edible Barrels – partnership with Town of St. Paul.

Alberta Prevents Cancer

The Alberta Cancer Prevention Fund is working with St. Paul as a pilot community for the Alberta Prevents Cancer initiative.Alberta Prevents Cancer

  • The project committee working through a process to identify the gaps in our service in regard to cancer risks and came up with two areas to focus on – Nutritious Food Availability and Affordability and UV protection.
  • A number of projects were designed around these two gap areas and were rolled out in the community over the past two years.
  • Projects included:
  • Raised Garden Beds – Group Homes & SPAN
    Incredible Edible Barrels – Businesses and Walking Path where benches are located.
    Increasing presence of healthy food options, education and awareness by promotional recipe cards/salad in a jar concept – presented at 15 sites: worksites, 2 schools and seniors centres for a total of 335 participants.
    Portable Shade pop up Tents/Umbrellas for public use at both Town & Country Parks, Town of St. Paul providing shade structures over benches on Iron Horse Trail.
    Increase awareness of UV risk through community education – sunglasses, hats, protective lip balm and lotion.

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