Slave Lake Interagency Council Notebook

Callie Hermanson
Lakeside Leader

Healthy Choices for Moms and Babes

Cristabel Encina-Rodriguez, the program coordinator for Healthy Choices, talked about protecting children from poisoning. She said over the past week she has worked with moms and families on this issue.
Rodriguez shared some astonishing facts from the Injury Prevention Website on unintentional poisoning of children and a few tips on how to prevent these incidents.

The Wesleyan Church

Peggy Yetman, Pastor of the Slave Lake Wesleyan Church, reported that the church has received a grant for the summer to do some children’s programming at the church. She said the church will be looking for students who want a summer job to come and work with the children during these programs.

Parent Link

Parent Link was supposed to go to the Boreal Centre on March 27 but had to reschedule due to unforeseen weather to April 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. The group will be doing snowshoeing and a wiener roast.
The group did it’s first round of a new program called Kids In the Kitchen Cooking program. Another round of classes will start in April on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Thursday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Little Sprouts will start in April as well. On Mondays 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. the group will start with planting and as the months progress the kids will be able to take their plants to the outdoor garden at the park.
Later on in April, Parent Link will be hosting a dad’s night called Who Let The Dads Out. It will be on April 28 at the Northern Lights Aquatic Centre during public swimming from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Alberta Health Services

Tim Horsman with Alberta Health Services (AHS) health promotions said cancer screening is coming to Slave Lake this spring June 8. The bus will be here for almost a whole week at the site which, is now the access road around the Healthcare Centre.
AHS Recreational Therapist Blanche Chymycz, who works in in long-term care, said it was her first meeting as she is new to Slave Lake and the Healthcare Centre. Chymycz said she will have lots of work to do as there hasn’t been a therapist for over five years. Chymycz said she had got a ton of programs going and lots of changes and plans in the works.
Chymycz said she is looking for volunteers and has sent out letters to all the schools, the daycares, and Northern Lakes College asking if anyone or if any classes are interested in volunteering in any way.

Rotary Club of Slave Lake Library

The Spring Into Reading program is in full swing as the program started on March 1 and is going all the way until May 31.
The library will be holding ‘looming’ lessons every Wednesday starting April 11 and going until May 16 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration is required as space is limited.
The library will be hosting storyteller Calum Lykan this summer.
The library will be hosting Northern Haven Support Society, as they are hosting a program called Promising Families every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. starting April 12 and going until May 31.

Northern Haven Support Society

The society will be doing two weeks of sewing in April.
The simply cooking program will be back for two weeks in April and Two weeks in May
Northern Haven will be doing a Healthy relationships program for teens between 13 and 18.

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