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Don't Miss It: Your May 2024 Event Calendar

Updated: May 8

Women in the North Conference – Fairview

May 1 from 8:30am to 4pm

Dunvegan Inn and Suites

Keynotes, workshops, catered lunch, talk show with local guests, door prizes and more.


Attn Seniors: Join our Intergenerational Program

May 1 from 2pm to 3:15pm

Mile Zero Regional Multiplex, Grimshaw

Did you know Grimshaw FCSS and Holy Family Grade One students have teamed up to offer an Intergenerational Program? This is an opportunity for seniors to connect with youth where everyone comes together to share, learn and engage with each other. If you’re a senior with free time and would like to participate, please come out! For more information call 780-332-4005 ext. 04.


Mother’s Day Kit

Pick up May 2

Peace River Municipal Library

Your kit will include 4 library picture books, 1 PG-rated library movie, an activity (please let us know if you need more than one), popcorn and snacks. Active library memberships required. Limited quantity of kits available.


Creating a Culture of Respect for Gender and Sexual Diversity

May 2 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Online

Deepen your understanding of the differences between sex, gender and sexual orientation and discuss the impacts of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia on 2SLGBTQ+ individuals. Develop skills and tools to support 2SLGBTQ+ community. Ensure you have a reliable internet connection to participate. FREE! Register at peaceriver.ca/registration


Annual Handgames Tournament

May 3 at 10:30am

Mile Zero Regional Multiplex, Grimshaw

Handgames are a traditional First Nations game involving hiding or guessing. Players use gestures and movements with rocks and blankets to distract their opponents. The winner is determined by a points system kept track of with sticks.


An Afternoon with Dr. Akim Omokanye

May 3 from 1pm to 3pm

MD of Peace Office

Join us for a two-hour coffee-shop style session with Dr. Akim Omokanye. Discuss common topics in an intimate and laid-back setting and have all your questions answered as we head into the 2024 farming season. Presented by the Peace Country Beef and Forage Association. PCBFA members free! Non-members $10.

Please RSVP three days prior to alaina@pcbfa.ca


‘90s vs. 2000s Party

May 3

Sharks Billiards and Lounge, Peace River

With Fresh Squeezed Entertainment. 90s or 2000s dress code. No cover. Drink specials.


Voices of Legends

May 3 & 4 at 7pm

Muther Truckerz, Berwyn

$25. Steve Hillis’ One Man Show with tributes to Country Legends on Friday and Old Rock and Roll on Saturday plus audience requests and dance party after.


2024 Peace River Dodgeball Tournament

May 3 & 4

Baytex Energy Centre,

Peace River

For ages 18+. Cash prizes and beer garden. For more info visit peacerotaract.com.


Free Stuff Fairview

May 4 from 10am to 4pm

Town of Fairview


Free Community-Wide Garbage Drop Off

May 4

Fairview Public Works Yard


Free Public Swim

May 4 from 3pm to 5:30pm

Fairview Aquatic Centre

Sponsored by the Burnt River Rec Assn.


Write-In

May 4 from 3:30pm to 5pm

Peace River Municipal Library

Writing for Advocacy: Do you have a cause you’re passionate about? Looking to help affect government policy? Learn the steps and techniques to write effective advocacy and action letters with our facilitator, Kelly Pippin. For ages 16+. Register at prmlibrary.ab.ca/events


Free Family Fun Nights

May 5 from 7pm to 9pm

Mile Zero Regional Multiplex, Grimshaw

Burn off some energy and have some fun! Sponsored by Beyond 2000 and Xplornet. For more info, call 780-332-4005 ext. 0


Circle of Security Parent Program

May 6 from 6pm to 8pm

PRFRN Hub, Peace River

This 8-week program is for all parents of children ages 0-14. Registration is required, but it’s free to attend. Childcare is available upon request. Call 780-624-0770 to register.


Senior Coffee Morning

May 7 from 10am to 11am

Nampa Sunrise Café

Stop in for a free cup of coffee or tea and reconnect with your neighbours. Sponsored by the Nampa FCSS. For more information call 780-322-3954.


Women in the North Conference – Manning

May 8 from 8:30am to 4pm

Battle River Ag Hall

Keynotes, workshops, catered lunch, talk show with local guests, door prizes and more.


Kids Konnection

May 8 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Nampa FCSS Office

For children ages 6+. Join us for a variety of interactive activities while connecting with your friends after school. Limited spots available. To register or for more information call 780-322-3954.


Mother’s Day Farmers Market

May 8 from 3:30pm to 6:30pm

Fairview Legion


Family Night Community Bike Rodeo

May 8 from 5pm to 7pm

Baytex Energy Centre,

Peace River

Join the Peace Region FRN and AHS Health Promotions for tons of fun at our May Family Night! Bring your bikes and helmets to explore our indoor bike rodeo. Check out the fun family activities and enjoy a hot dog supper. All ages welcome. Call the FRN to register. Space is limited. 780-624-0770


Linocut Cardmaking Workshop

May 8 from 6pm to 7:30pm

Peace River Municipal Library

With artist Carolyn Gerk. Create three greeting cards using your own carved and designed blocks. Ages 14+. Register at prmlibrary.ab.ca/events


Dungeons & Dragons

May 9 from 6pm to 8pm

Fairview Public Library

D&D is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game. Come play a one-time adventure with any level 1 player. Ages 12+.


Home Roots Concert with Mia Kelly

May 9 at 6:30pm

Grimshaw Municipal Library

Tickets ($25) are available at the Grimshaw Library. Call 780-332-4553 for more information.


Mom & Me Cake Decorating

May 9 at 6:30pm

St. Isidore Cultural Centre

Join Defosses Desserts for a step-by-step cake decorating workshop in celebration of Mother’s Day.

For more information call 780-624-8071


Community-Wide Garage Sale

May 9 to 11

Town of Fairview


Family Building Night

May 10 from 5pm to 7pm

Rosary School, Manning

Join the Peace River FRN and Manning & District FCSS for an evening of FREE family fun for all ages. Interactive building centres, free pizza supper with something for the whole family! Register today.

780-624-0770 | frn@peaceriver.ca


Bike Rodeo

May 10 at 1pm

Nampa Public School Parking Lot

For grades K-6. Bring your helmets, bicycles and scooters to learn safety tips and tricks. Snacks, refreshments and door prizes. For more information call 780-322-3954.


Mall Market

May 11 from 10am to 4pm

Riverdrive Mall, Peace River


Mother’s Day Mayhem Nerf Wars

May 11 from 10am to 5pm

Peace River Municipal Library

Make memories playing Nerf Wars with your whole family (ages 5+). Games include Capture the Flay, Family vs. Family and Parents vs. Kids. Take a picture at our Nerf photo wall. Enter to win prizes from Value Drug Mart. Register at prmlibrary.ab.ca/events to book your family’s 45-min time slot.


Peace River Farmers Market

May 11 from 10am to 2pm

8002 102 Ave. Peace River


Marie Reine Mother’s Day Breakfast

May 12 from 10am to 12:30pm

Marie Reine Cultural Centre

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a free breakfast and Mother’s Day-themed crafts. The Marie Reine Cultural Society will be collecting non-perishable donations for the Nampa/Northern Sunrise County Community Pantry Program. For more information call 780-618-1476.


Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast

May 12

Weberville Hall

Hosted by the Weberville Revitalization Society


Little Adventures: Buggin’ Out

May 13 from 10am to 11:30am

Nampa FCSS Office

For ages 0-5 and their parents/guardians. Join us for bug-themed crafts, games and snacks. Limited spots available. Please pre-register. To register or for more information call 780-322-3954.


Working with Children Who have Experienced Trauma & Grief and Resiliency

May 13

Fairview Provincial Building

Two half-day workshops. Workshop is facilitated by PACE presenters from Grande Prairie and sponsored by FCSS Fairview & District. Workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information call 780-835-5471 or email fcss@fairview.ca.


Tech Talk

May 14 from 10am to 11:30am

Nampa FCSS Office

Not sure how to use your smart phone, tablet or laptop? Pop in with your device and get one-on-one assistance. For more information call 780-322-3954.


Women in the North Conference – Peace River

May 15 from 8:30am to 4pm

Chateau Nova Hotel

Keynotes, workshops, catered lunch, talk show with local guests, door prizes and more.


La Petite Ecole

May 15 at 10am

St. Isidore Cultural Centre

For children ages 0-5 and their parents/guardians. Join us for themed crafts, games, snacks and a presentation from AHS Health Promotions on park and sun safety. Please pre-register. To register or for more information call 780-624-8071.


Kids Konnection

May 15 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Nampa FCSS Office

For children ages 6+. Join us for a variety of interactive activities while connecting with your friends after school. Limited spots available. To register or for more information call 780-322-3954.


International Day of Families Free Open Court Time

May 15 from 5pm to 7pm

Mile Zero Regional Multiplex, Grimshaw

International Day of Families is a day to celebrate all types of families. Clean indoor shoes are required. For more information call 780-332-4005.


Summer Lesson Registration and Rental Opening

May 16 at 8am

Peace Regional Pool, Peace River


Friends of the Library Annual General Meeting

May 16 at 5:30pm

Peace River Municipal Library

Friends of the Library is a charity that helps fundraise for the library. It is a low-commitment, big-reward group. Friends volunteers meet about four times a year and most of the fundraising is done by working a casino every three years. Friends need at least three more volunteers this year. To learn more or to join, call or stop by the library or come to the AGM.


PD Camp Day

May 17

Baytex Energy Centre

Peace River

Go to peaceriver.ca/registration to register


Extra Public Swim

May 17 from 10am to 12pm

Peace Regional Pool, Peace River


No School Days Youth Dodgeball

May 17 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Mile Zero Regional Multiplex, Grimshaw

$2 per participant.

780-332-4005 ext. 0


Free Opening Swim

May 17 from 7pm to 9pm

Grimshaw Outdoor Pool

For more information call 780-332-4010


FCSS Free Community Days Event

May 18

Fairview Aquatic Centre

Movie starts at 1:30pm. Free Swim from 3pm to 5:30pm. Sponsored by FCSS Fairview & District.


Sunday Funday

May 19 from 10am to 5pm

Historic Dunvegan Provincial Park

Fun for the whole family!


Free Family Fun Nights

May 19 from 7pm to 9pm

Mile Zero Regional Multiplex, Grimshaw

Burn off some energy and have some fun! Sponsored by Beyond 2000 and Xplornet. For more info, call 780-332-4005 ext. 0


Seniors Social Connection Event

May 20 at 10:30am

Hines Creek Seniors Centre


No School Days Youth Nerf Wars

May 20 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Mile Zero Regional Multiplex, Grimshaw

$2 per participant. Clean indoor shoes are required. BYO Nerf gun. Safety glasses and standard nerf darts are provided. For new participants, parents must sign a one-time waiver. | 780-332-4005 ext. 0


Statutory Schedule

May 20

Peace Regional Pool, Peace River

Parent & Tot/Lane: 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Family Swim: 1:30pm to 3:30pm, Public Swim: 3:30pm to 5:30pm


Senior Coffee Morning

May 21 from 10am to 11am

Nampa Foods

Stop in for a free cup of coffee or tea and reconnect with your neighbours. Sponsored by the Nampa FCSS. For more information call 780-322-3954.


Seniors Social Connection Event

May 21 at 10:30am

Fairview Legion


Victoria Day Free Public Swim

May 21 from 1pm to 3pm

Grimshaw Outdoor Pool

For more information call 780-332-4010.


Extra Public Swim

May 21 from 6pm to 7:45pm

Peace Regional Pool, Peace River


Kids Konnection

May 22 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Nampa FCSS Office

For children ages 6+. Join us for a variety of interactive activities while connecting with your friends after school. Limited spots available. To register or for more information call 780-322-3954.


FCSS Open House

May 22 from 6pm to 7:30pm

Cecil Thompson Park

Meet the FCSS Staff and FCSS Advisory Committee Members while gathering service and program information. Light snacks and refreshments provided. For more information call 780-625-3287.


Extra Public Swim

May 23 from 6pm to 7:45pm

Peace Regional Pool, Peace River


Death Café

May 23 at 7pm

Grimshaw Municipal Library

Death Café is a global movement providing a space to talk about life, loss, grief and gratitude. Are you curious, fearful, developing your beliefs, have stories to share or questions? Everyone is welcome. All backgrounds, religions, cultures and beliefs are invited to join our conversation is a safe, non-judgmental space.

Deathcafe.com | Janet: 780-618-7596 | Brandi: 780-617-4685


AHS Food Safe Course

May 23 & 24

from 8:30am to 4:30pm

Athabasca Hall Lower Level, Peace River

This two-day course prepares participants for the exam and certification required by Section 31 of Alberta’s Food Regulation. Participants will learn about food safety topics and will complete a 50 question multiple choice exam at the end of the course. If successful, participants will receive a certificate and be added to the provincial registry. This course provides a two-day Food Safety Alberta certificate that does not expire. For ages 16+. $75. Register at peaceriver.ca/registration


Family Dodgeball

May 24 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Nampa Public School Gymnasium

Connect with your family over a friendly game of dodgeball. For more information call 780-322-3954.


Peace River Farmers Market

May 25 from 10am to 2pm

8002 102 Ave. Peace River


Flowers and Photos May 25 Peace River Cabins and Outdoors Floral arrangements, treats and photoshoot For more info or to book visit peacerivercanada.com/specials-packages.php


Open Mic

May 25 from 5pm to 12am

Heilan Beer House, Fairview

with “A Proctor Party”


2-Ball Scramble

May 25 at 10am

Condy Meadows Golf Course, Manning

$170 per team of two. Registration opens April 1. Tons of prizes to be won. All skill levels welcome. Men’s, women’s and mixed teams. Lunch and supper included. Carts included. This is a “New School Yard Fundraiser” in partnership with the Paul Rowe School Foundation and the Manning Elementary School Enhancement Society.


Community Garden Planting Day

May 25 at 1pm

Dixonville Community Garden

Get your hands in the dirt and get the Community Garden looking beautiful for 2024. Rock painting activity and treats to follow.


55+ Outing: Greenhouse Tour

May 27

Van will start pick up at 10am

Dunvegan Greenhouse

Board the van for a luncheon and a day at the greenhouse. Free of charge. Bring money for your greenhouse purchases. To register or for more information call 780-322-3954.


Bike Rodeo

May 27 from 5pm to 6:30pm

St. Isidore Fire Hall Parking Lot

For children in K-6. Bring your bike/scooter and helmet to school to learn about helmet and road safety. Hot dogs and refreshments on-site. For more information call 780-624-8071.


Free Swim

May 27 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Peace Regional Pool, Peace River

Sponsored by Source Energy Services | peaceriver.ca/pool


Peace River Spring Cleanup

May 27 to 31

This year’s Spring Cleanup will be done through curbside pickup. Items for pick up must be out by 7am on your regular garbage collection day and during the week GFL will haul your items away. You’re allowed to put out two large items along with other items contained within a 2 metre x 4 metre area on your yard or portion of your property easily accessible from the road. For more info visit peaceriver.ca


Extra Public Swim

May 28 from 6pm to 7:45pm

Peace Regional Pool, Peace River


Moving from Self-Care to Self-Sustainability

May 29 from 9am to 12pm

St. Isidore Cultural Centre

Take a deep dive into the roles of self-compassion and strength of vulnerability. It is important to remember that we all have a past and future that influences how we can interact in our work environments. Participants will have the opportunity to share their wisdom related to building strong relationships at work through authentic communication and self-compassion. Light snacks and refreshments provided. To register or for more information call 780-625-3287.


Creating Boundaries for Children, Teens and Technology Workshop

May 29 from 1pm to 4pm

St. Isidore Cultural Centre

This three-hour workshop supports caregivers and professionals in finding technology balance for children, youth and themselves. Participants will be presented with perspectives from both sides of the screen-use debate, current research regarding children and youth’s relationship with technology and media, and strategies for healthy technology use. Light snacks and refreshments provided. To register or for more information call 780-625-3287.


Extra Public Swim

May 30 from 6pm to 7:45pm

Peace Regional Pool, Peace River


Late Night Swimming

May 31 from 9pm to 10pm

Grimshaw Outdoor Pool

For more information call 780-332-4010


Canadian Firearms Safety Course (PAL)

May 31 from 6:30pm to 9pm

and June 1 from 9am to 4pm

Vision Learning Centre, Peace River

$140. This two-day course is designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills for safe firearm handling, in compliance with PAL requirements. | visionlearningcentre.com


Peace River Regional Women’s Shelter Used Book Sale

May 31 from 4pm to 8pm

June 1 from 10am to 4pm

June 2 from 12pm to 4pm

Chateau Nova, Peace River

Cash only. ATM on-site. Have books to donate? Drop them off at Chateau Nova’s Front Desk from May 21 to 30.

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