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-WHAT- Annual Christmas Tree Pick Up

-WHERE- Town of Whitecourt

-WHEN- January 8th and so on

-DETAILS- Starting Monday crews will be picking up Christmas trees from the curbside on a weekly basis according to no particular schedule. Please place your tree where you would normally place your garbage and recycling. Trees must be free of all decorations and tinsel. Please do not place the tree in a bag. The Whitecourt Regional Landfill also has a designated drop-off area for trees and is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm.


-WHAT-  55+ Chair Yoga

-WHERE-  Fox Creek Golden Circle Drop-in Centre

-WHEN- Every Monday 11am to 11:45am

-DETAILS- Enjoy the benefits of Yoga through a safe, gentle program increasing flexibility, range of motion and core strength. No pretzel poses or getting on the floor. Starting January 8th this free class will be every Monday. For more information please call CRC at 780-622-3758


-WHAT-  Family Literacy Basket of Books Contest 2018

-WHERE-  Fox Creek Municipal Library

-WHEN- January

-DETAILS-  Every book you read in January; fill out an entry form to enter and possible win a basket of books. Bring your entries in the library. Draw will be made January 29th 2018. Sponsored by Fox Creek Community Resource Centre and Fox Creek Municipal Library


-WHAT- Stop Human Trafficking Seminar

-WHERE- St Joseph Parish Hall

-WHEN- January 11th 7pm

-DETAILS- Save the date for speakers David Bouchard and Tammy Rodgers from Magdalene House in Red Deer. For more information call Noella 780-268-2241


-WHAT- OAS & CPP Information

-WHERE- Allan & Jean Millar Centre Boardroom

-WHEN- January 11th 7pm to 8:30pm

-DETAILS- Are you thinking about Retirement? Looking for information on federal benefits like Old Age Security (OAS) of Canadian Pension Plan (CPP)? This information session will explain the two federal benefits. Register at the AJMC or call 780-778-3637 ext.0


-WHAT- Valentines for Vets

-WHERE- Fox Creek Municipal Library

-WHEN- January 16th & 17th 3:25pm to 4pm

-DETAILS- Students come to the library to make Valentines for Vets. Supplies will be provided. Valentines will be sent to Canadian veterans living in nursing and care homes by Veterans Affairs.


-WHAT-  Business Support Network Meeting

-WHERE-  Timber Ridge Inn and Suites – Breakfast room

-WHEN- January 16 Noon to 1:30pm

-DETAILS- The Fox Creek Business Support Network invites you to attend this business support network meeting. There’s lunch, networking and special guest speakers from Boom 96.7 & 98.1. Join us to learn about radio promotion options, marketing ideas and benefits available to local businesses. RSVP to attend this free event by emailing [email protected]


-WHAT- Public Service Estate Forum

-WHERE- Whitecourt Seniors Circle

-WHEN- January 18th 7pm

-DETAILS- How to protect your property from estate taxes. This forum will showcase a local panel of experts in real estate, law, and tax state planning. Forum Topics: Title Transfers, Avoiding Probate, Preparing a Proper Will, Inheritance Tax, Insurance, Capital Gain, Estate Planning and Registered Retirement Income Funds. For more information call Leo at 780-778-6678


-WHAT- Gift Baskets/Boxes

-WHERE- Whitecourt & District Public Library

-WHEN- January 20th 2pm to 4pm

-DETAILS- Come have fun in creating great gift baskets and/or boxes for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries or other special occasions. The course is free and material will be supplied. Please register by January 16th at the Library 780-778-2900


-WHAT-  Uniquely Me Tuesdays

-WHERE-  Fox Creek Community Resource Centre

-WHEN- January 23, February 6, 13, 20, and 27 3:45pm to 5pm

-DETAILS- Uniquely Me  is a new program that promotes positive self-image and increased self-esteem for girls ages 10-12. The goal of the program is to build confidence in these pre-teens through communication and expression to help them understand the importance of being unique and not changing to please others. To register call the CRC at 780-622-3758 by January 19th


-WHAT-  True to Me Thursdays

-WHERE-  Fox Creek Community Resource Centre

-WHEN- January 25, February 1, 15, 22 and March 1 3:45pm to 5pm

-DETAILS- True to Me is a new program that promotes positive relationships and self-esteem for boys ages 10-12. The goal of the program is to build confidence in these pre-teens through communication and expression to help them understand the importance of being true to oneself. To register call the CRC at 780-622-3758 by January 19th


-WHAT- Snowflake Day

-WHERE- Fox Creek Community Hall

-WHEN- January 20th 10am to 3pm

-DETAILS- All ages welcome to a full day of celebrating winter including Pancake Breakfast, Sleigh Rides, Skating, Indoor Games, Face Painting and Chili Cook-Off.Led by FCSS in partnership with other CRC programs and Fox Creek Parks and Recreation.

-WHAT- Tween Night

-WHERE- Fox Creek School Gym

-WHEN- January 26th 6:30pm to 8:30pm

-DETAILS- All children in grades 2 to 6 are welcome drop in for some fun and games. All tweens are asked to bring a clean pair of indoor shoes. Free to attend


-WHAT-  2nd Annual Fundraiser for Slave Lake Minor Soccer

-WHERE-  Slave Lake

-WHEN- January 26th & 28th

-DETAILS- Slave Lake Minor Soccer invites you to their 2nd Annual Fundraiser Indoor Tournament. Bring your family and friends along and have the best time cheering squad there! Looking for men, women and adult co-ed teams to all take part. Each team can register for only $100 by January 18th. Each team is guaranteed 4 games plus playoffs. Silent Auction with many amazing prizes also included. Visit for all the details.


-WHAT- Northlands Sno-Goers Poker Rally & Jamboree

-WHERE- Fox Creek

-WHEN- February 2nd to 3rd

-DETAILS- Weather and conditions permitting. Northlands Sno-Goers are an active snowmobile club with 250 km of well maintained trails. The annual Poker Rally will be on the first Saturday of February. This family event starts Friday Feb 2nd at 6pm tp 10pm with a Meet & Greet Social/Registration. Continues early Saturday at 8am with Light Breakfast and Registration. 80km Family Friendly Ride or 130km Experience Riders. Final Poker hand at 4pm Cocktails 5pm and Dinner at 6pm. Contact Sheila Gilmour for more info 780-622-9489


-WHAT-  Whitecourt Trailblazers

-WHERE-  Whitecourt Seniors Circle

-WHEN- February 16th, 17th & 18th



-WHAT-  Swan Hills Snow-Goers Rally

-WHERE-  Swan Hills

-WHEN- February 24th

-DETAILS- Contact Don Kelm at 780-333-2800


-WHAT- Mobile Screen Test

-WHERE- Whitecourt Health Care Centre

-WHEN- February 28th to March 10th

-DETAILS- Alberta Health Services’ Mobile Screen Test is coming to Whitecourt. To Book A Mammogram appointment call 1-800-667-0604. To learn more visit


-WHAT-  Golden Triangle Rally

-WHERE-  Whitecourt, Fox Creek and Swan Hills

-WHEN- March 3rd and 4th

-DETAILS- Adventure 350. Visit


-WHAT-  Outlaw Sled Drag Races

-WHERE-  Big Fish Bay, Slave Lake

-WHEN- March 17th

-DETAILS- Slake Lake Snow and Mud Association would like to invite you to the Outlaw Sled Drag Races. All Sleds MUST have tether cords. 60% off class registration given out as prizes, and concession available. Registration at 9am and Racing begins at 11am.Spectators $10 per vehicle. For more details and entry fees visit


-WHAT-  Little Big Fort’s Card Games & No Bullying Zone

-WHERE- Midtown Mall in Whitecourt

-DETAILS- Lots of stuff for the kids to do after school every week & on weekends! Magic the Gathering card tournaments on Saturdays at 5pm, Duel Academy lessons on Tuesdays at 4 & a neat art class with Brydon starting at 4pm every Thursday! Call Tim and get more info from him at 780-779-5288 or find Little Big Fort on Facebook.Also, Little Big Fort is looking for ‘Kid Pickers’ (similar to American Pickers) where kids get a table to sell their items and they are also looking for people for ‘trunk sales’ (selling out of your trunk or back of your truck). For more info please call Tim 780 779 7227


-WHAT- Tennille’s Hope Soup Kitchen

-WHERE- Downtown Whitecourt – next to Caine’s Jewellers

-WHEN- Wednesdays & Fridays from 11:30 AM- 1:30 PM for lunch

-DETAILS- Tennille’s Hope is always in need of volunteers and food donations to fill their cupboards. For more information about volunteering call 780-778-8316.


If you would like your event added to our community news please contact us. You can call 780 778 5101 or send us a fax 780 778 5137.

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January 16 2018 , 9:10:00 • Whitecourt
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