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Event Calendar ~ Nov, Dec, Jan ~ Ongoing Events

Updated: Nov 15, 2023

Assumption Region Community Policing Society

The ARCPS mandate is to promote wellness in the community and lessen the impact of crimes on victims. ARCPS is a not-for-profit and is governed by a board of directors.

Baytex Energy Centre Indoor Track

Open daily from 7am to 10pm

Baytex Energy Centre, Peace River

$2 (punch cards available). Only non-marking shoes permitted. Track changes direction daily! 780-624-3204

Brave Culture

9700 113 St. Fairview

Personal training, group fitness classes, yoga, workshops, health coaching and 24-hour gym.

Career and Employment Resource Centre

Mall on Main, Fairview

Free employee and employer services

780-835-5999 |

CELPIP Tutoring

Vision Learning Centre, Peace River

In you need to write a CELPIP test for permanent residency, we can help. Call to schedule an appointment with one of our instructors for one-on-one help. 8 hours/$30 or $5 per lesson.

Celebrating the Peace Country Art Show

Until March 1, 2024

Peace River Art Hub

Christmas Gift Card Program

Opens October 2, 2023

Nampa/Northern Sunrise County Community Services is once again organizing the Christmas Gift Card Program to help families and individuals in need during the Christmas Holidays.

In need of assistance? If you are a resident of Northern Sunrise County or the Village of Nampa in need of a helping hand this Christmas season or know someone who needs help, visit or call your local Nampa/Northern Sunrise County Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) office to nominate others or to find out how you can benefit from our confidential Christmas Gift Card Program.

Want to donate? Would you like to help make Christmas brighter for those who need some extra help? If so, please visit or call your local Nampa/Northern Sunrise County Family FCSS office. Deadline to donate or register is December 8, 2023. For more information call 780-625-3287.

Circle of Hope: Collaborative safety planning for women leaving a violent relationship

Presented by the Peace River Regional Women’s Shelter, this program is to connect people to protect and empower survivors of intimate partner violence. Trained facilitators meet with the woman and she identifies her supports and chooses whom she would like in her Circle of Hope. The facilitators invite all supports for a circle meeting. During the meeting the safety issues are named and a safety plan that everyone supports is created. The circle continues to meet to monitor and adjust the safety plan as needed. For more information contact Ann Fritz ( or Renee Lemaire ( or call 7-877-624-3466

Community Pantry Program

Nampa/Northern Sunrise County Community Services has food collection bins at their local office spaces to assist with collecting and dispersing non-perishable goods to individuals and families in need. If you need assistance, please contact your local office.

Cadotte Lake: 780-629-2477


St. Isidore: 780-624-8071

General Inquiries: 780-625-3287

Computer Skills

Vision Learning Centre, Peace River

Meet with an instructor as often as you like on your time to learn what you want. Bring your phone, laptop or tablet for help. $5 per hour lesson.

Drive Happiness: Getting Seniors to Where they Need to Go

Town of Grimshaw | Town of Peace River | Nampa/Northern Sunrise County

Providing a senior with the means to manage their mobility makes for a happy passenger. You are literally driving happiness, and that’s something to smile about. Become a volunteer! Visit or call 1-888-336-4503 for more info.

Empowering Kids and Youth Program

Presented by the Peace River Regional Women’s Shelter, this program is for school age children to offer mentorship and support to speak about family violence, conflict, trauma and change. For more info or to sign up, please call 780-625-6873 or email or

English Language Tutoring

Vision Learning Centre, Peace River

Meet with an English tutor weekly to improve your English skills. $5/hour.

Fairview & Area Seniors Check-In Line

Daily check-in line (we listen every day to know you are okay). Monthly Community Kitchen: Fairview Legion on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10am to 1pm, and Hines Creek Senior Centre on the 3rd Monday of the month. Donations gratefully accepted. For more information, call 780-835-8873 or 250-826-3001.

Fairview Fine Arts Centre

Open Tues. to Sat. from 12pm to 5pm

Fairview, AB

Events, classes, courses and art gallery.

780-835-2697 |

Family Pantry

Mon., Wed, Thurs. and Fri. from 9am to 4pm

Tues. from 3pm to 7pm

Sat. from 10am to 3pm

Baytex Energy Centre

The Family Pantry is open 6 days a week and is free to all families in need of diapers, wipes, formula, cream, baby food, etc. Come by the Peace Region Family Resource Network at the Baytex Energy Centre. | 780-624-0770

Foundational Math

Vision Learning Centre, Peace River

Math doesn’t have to be a headache. Join us to learn: addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, decimals, fractions and percentages, algebra and geometry. Call 780-624-4220 to book a weekly hour-long appointment. 12 weeks/$50 or $5 per lesson.

Google Basics

Offered Sept. 20 and Oct.18 from 10am to 3:30pm

Vision Learning Centre

A one-day (5 hour) course to learn how to use Gmail, Google Drive and more. $50

Grimshaw Holiday Homes and Christmas Magic Decorating Challenge

Show your Christmas spirit and community pride by entering either the Residential or Business categories. Winners will be awarded a gift certificate from a local business. Entry deadline is December 7 at 4pm. Judging will take place on December 8 from 7pm to 8pm. Sponsored by the Town of Grimshaw. To register call Grimshaw Community Services at 780-332-4005 ext. 04.

Hines Creek Arts & Crafts Meeting Room

To book the room, call Olive Hrab at 780-494-2255

IELTS Tutoring

Vision Learning Centre, Peace River

If you need to write an IELTS test for entering a post secondary school, we can help. Call to schedule an appointment with one of our instructors for one-on-one help. 8 hours/$30 or $5 per lesson.

Ignite Youth Centre

10209 109 St., Fairview, AB

Music, art, cultural and skill building programs free for youth aged 12-18. The nature of our programming leads to new friendships, communication and life skills that will serve youth well as they transition to adulthood. |

Indoor Playground

Baytex Energy Centre, Peace River

Enjoy our free indoor playground! Open Mon. to Fri. from 8:30am to 8pm and Sat. and Sun. from 9am to 5pm.

Intergenerational Program

Town of Grimshaw

Grimshaw FCSS and Holy Family Grade One students have partnered up to offer an Intergenerational Program, which operates on the first Wednesday of the month throughout the school year from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Intergenerational programming provides an opportunity to connect youth with seniors to share, learn and engage with each other. If you are a senior with free time and would like to take part in our program, please call Lindsay at Grimshaw FCSS at 780-332-4005 ext. 4 for details.

Just in Case Program

Northern Sunrise County

Start preparing the documents and information you will need in case you or a family member has a sudden death or emergency. The folder holds no documents; instead, it lists where to find your important documents. Supplies and instruction provided free of charge. One-on-one sessions will be offered by appointment, or you can request a copy of the documentation to fill out on your own. For more information, or to book an appointment, please call 780-625-3287

Learn to Spell

Vision Learning Centre, Peace River

English can be a challenge, but we are here to help with private lessons! 12 weeks/$50 or $5 per lesson. Call 780-624-4220 to book a weekly hour-long appointment.

Manning Pottery Guild

106 4th Ave SW, Manning

Come try your hand at pottery. The Manning Pottery Guild provides a creative outlet for community members to explore pottery. The guild is eager to accommodate both experienced potters and beginners looking to try something new. Out membership base has grown substantially in a few short months. As a result, we have updated equipment and hosted workshops. We are always looking to make our studio space more accommodating. Bring your friend for a night of fun or join the guild as a member for discounted rates in the studio. We are welcoming new members and drop-ins (18+) at this time. For more info, join our Facebook group: Manning Pottery Guild or visit our website

Mile Zero Regional Multiplex Christmas Fitness Promotion

December 1 to 31

Have you picked out all your Christmas gifts for your family and friends? Do you need a Christmas gift idea? This year, give the gift of fitness with a membership to the Mile Zero Regional Multiplex. Receive a 20% discount on all six-month and one-year memberships in the month of December. For more information call the MZRM at 780-332-4005 ext. 01.

Misery Mountain Ski Area Opens

First week in December (weather dependant)

Misery Mountain Ski Area, Peace River

Northern Sunrise County Block Party Program

Bring your community together for a picnic, BBQ, potluck or interactive activity to build new relationships and enhance your neighbourhood. You could receive up to $500 to host a block party in your community. To obtain a Block Party Planning Kit and Application package, please call 780-625-3287 or email

Odd Job Squad

Town of Grimshaw

Are you getting behind on your house or yard work and looking for casual help? Are you looking to make extra money and help out around the community? If your answer is yes, then register with the Odd Job Squad. The Odd Job Squad is a list of individuals willing to do summer work such as lawn mowing, babysitting, etc. It’s also a list for employers and community members looking for some occasional help to get the work done. Contact Grimshaw Community Services at 780-332-4005 ext. 04 to register.

Older Adult Wellness Kits

Available ongoing for Northern Sunrise County and Village of Nampa residents. The kits aim to inspire and empower purposeful living and community connection to combat the negative effects of social isolation. Kits include a selection of local and regional resources, mindful activities and promotional material intended to foster meaningful connection. To obtain a kit or for more information, please call 780-625-3287

Passport for Christmas

November 6 to December 18

Town of Fairview

Peace Region Family Resource Network

Baytex Energy Centre (upstairs)

The FRN is an information centre for families with children aged 0-18. We offer a variety of free programs that are open to everyone including home visitation (0-6), parent education (0-18), developmental screenings (0-6) and information/referrals. Our FRN hub is open five days a week from 9am to 4:30pm.

780-624-0770 |

Peace River Regional Women’s Shelter Outreach Program

If you or someone you know has experienced family or intimate family violence, we can help. We can talk about domestic/dating violence and abuse, safety strategies, safe and supportive relationships, honouring resistance and self-care. You will have access to individual goal planning, supportive listening, assistance with paperwork, danger assessments, referrals, case consultations and support in court or at other appointments.

Period Pantry

Beside the Peace River Mental Health Building (10015 98 St)

Take what you need and/or bring period products for others. Please keep the pantry clean and tidy. The pantry will be checked regularly and refilled. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 780-624-3466.

Reporting Suspicious and Criminal Activity

The Town of Grimshaw encourages all members of the public to report any and all suspicious or criminal activity directly to the local Peace Regional RCMP Detachment. Call no matter how small it may be. Residents may feel they do not want to bother the RCMP for smaller crimes; however, all reported crime is used to determine the overall crime rates and the amount of police resources required. For emergencies, call 9-11, and for non-emergencies, call 780-624-6677. We are the eyes and ears of our community, and we each have an important role to play in a safe community.

Resume Help/Job Search

Vision Learning Centre, Peace River

Get assistance for employment or updating your resume. Free!

Senior Supports & Assistance

Grimshaw Community Services is here to assist seniors with form completion related to Federal Seniors Benefits, Alberta Seniors Benefits, Canadian Pension Plan, Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement or other seniors services. Our staff can assist with sending documents by fax, mail or electronic upload where available to the Government of Alberta Seniors Ministry or by fax or mail to the Canadian Federal Government. Call 780-332-4005 ext. 04 for more info.

Snow Angels Program

Town of Grimshaw

Snow Angels is an awareness and recognition program that encourages residents in Grimshaw to help a neighbour in need by shovelling their snow. It also acknowledges those volunteering to shovel snow as a Town of Grimshaw Snow Angel. To become a Snow Angel, all you need to do is shovel for a person in need in your neighbourhood, particularly seniors and people with disabilities. Your efforts will help create a safer community for everyone and will help people meet their civic responsibility to remove ice and snow from their sidewalks within 48 hours of snowfall. If you have been helped, nominate your Snow Angel. Nominated Snow Angels receive public recognition and a free lunch from Step Up Eatery. For more information on the Snow Angels Program, contact Grimshaw Community Services at 780-332-4005 ext. 4.

Step Up! Eatery Hours

Monday to Saturday from 11am to 7pm

Mile Zero Regional Multiplex

Hours are subject to change

Tourism Information Centre

Mile Zero Regional Multiplex, Grimshaw

If you require any local or regional tourism information, we ask that you please stop by the Mile Zero Regional Multiplex at the 4609 50th St. and our friendly Front Desk personnel would be more than willing to help you out. 780-332-4005 ext. 0.

Unchaga Lanes

Fairview, AB

Events, leagues and party rentals. Open daily. | 780-835-2695

Volunteer of the Month Award

Town of Grimshaw

Do you know a person or persons who give generous amounts of their time and energy to the community of Grimshaw and/or surrounding areas? They are called volunteers, and this is your opportunity to have one or all of them honoured for their contributions by submitting a nomination to the Volunteer of the Month program. To nominate an individual, please email For more information, please call Grimshaw Community Services at 780-332-4005 ext. 04. Nominations are accepted year-round.

Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Are you a youth in need of volunteer hours for school credit or scholarship applications? We can help match you with many different volunteer opportunities happening in our community. Call Grimshaw Community Services for more info: 780-332-4005 ext. 04

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