Review meeting was held February 17, 2022. 

Deadline for funding requests was January 31, 2022.

Family Activities Reimbursement Program accepting applications for 2022.

Overall budget for family reimbursement for 2022 is $7000. 

 

ABOUT us

What does the Rec & Culture board do?

We are primarily a funding board. The board consists of community members who volunteer their time to review and approve applications for Recreation and Culture events and activities that are designed to strengthen a sense of community, build stronger families and promote health. 

Our Board Members

2021/2022

Les Engman - Central/Craig/Happy Hill/New Hill

Les Johnston - Centreville/Hola

Kim Brown - Evarts

Leora Ross - Hamlet of Benalto

Virginia Pedersen - Hamlet of Dickson

Whitney Quartly - Hamlet of Spruce View

Al Gamble - Markerville

Jean Kaiser - Raven/Kevisville

Lindsey Stoyberg - Spruce View Rural/Glennifer Lake Resort

Brent Ramsay - Red Deer County

Red Deer County Community Services Vision

Quality of life and community well-being are advanced through responsive, innovative, and collaborative policies, facilities, services, and programs that make Red Deer County a great place to live, work, and grow.

Red Deer County currently provides per capita funding to seven local Recreation and Culture Boards, to promote a wide range of recreation and culture services in rural areas. Each Division Recreation and Culture Board is provided with funding and is responsible for providing access to recreation and culture opportunities for residents within their Division.

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RECREATION PROGRAMMING

PROGRAM REGISTRATION

There’s a new way to register for recreation programs or to book the Springbrook Ball Diamonds!

If you need help getting started, call 403.350.2150.

Read about the programs we offer in the 2022 Winter Program Guide.

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Current Events
 

Upcoming Events

  • SWIMMING
    Sun, Jun 12
    Innisfail Pool
    Jun 12, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. MDT
    Innisfail Pool, Innisfail, AB, Canada
    INNISFAIL AQUATIC CENTRE FREE Join us for a Free afternoon of swimming at the Innisfail Aquatic Centre. Pre-Registration is preferred to guarantee your spots.

Other upcoming events

Register HERE!

YOGA

BENALTO FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE

Sponsored by the Division 5 Rec & Culture Board .

Seniors Yoga Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Yin Yoga Tuesdays 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. April 5 – June 21

 

MARKERVILLE FENSALA HALL

Sponsored by the Division 5 Rec & Culture Board

Thursdays 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

April 7 – June 23

SPRUCE VIEW HALL

Sponsored by the Division 5 Rec & Culture Board.

Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. April 6 – June 22

Yamuna body rolling 

MARKERVILLE FENSALA HALL

Sponsored by the Division 5 Rec & Culture Board.

Yamuna Body Rolling is a self-conditioning method using small, specialized balls.  It is a self-massage, a therapeutic, do-it-yourself method of relieving pain and physical trauma.  In order to treat physical problems, using the body rolling balls, people can target superficial skin, fasciae, muscle fibers, tendons, ligaments, bones, internal organs and the nervous system by themselves.  The unique method has aspects of both exercise and treatment.  Leading individual body parts to their accurate positions, body rolling makes necessary space in the body, increases circulation and improves range of motion in the joints.  Balls are provided at class.  (Also available for purchase)

Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

April 5 – June 21

FAMILY CLIMBING ZONE AT TRAILHEAD CLIMBING & FITNESS

Looking for something new to try? Test your climbing skills at the Trailhead Climbing and Fitness Fun Zone. This FREE program is a fantastic way to introduce your kids to the sport of climbing in a safe and fun atmosphere. Note: All children must be accompanied by an adult.

FREE

Wednesday, April 20 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. or 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 18 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. or 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN

Join us for Kids in the Kitchen. This program is geared toward homeschooled children to supplement their learning curriculum. Each week we will review new kitchen skills and the basics of healthy eating. Make sure kids bring their appetite! April, 24-30 Red Deer County would like to recognize the many volunteers throughout the county who support a variety of Community Boards, Associations, Initiatives and Community Facilities. Canada’s Volunteer Week is scheduled for April 24-30, 2022, with theme of “Volunteering is Empathy in Action”.

SPRUCE VIEW COMMUNITY HALL $10

Wednesdays 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. May 4 – June 8

BENALTO FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE $10

Tuesdays 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. April 12 – May 24 (No class April 19)

FATHER’S DAY CANOEING

Join us for an afternoon paddle at the Gleniffer Lake Trout Pond! This free program is open to all dads and their families. Our Paddle Canada Certified instructor will be on hand to lend a hand and teach lake canoeing techniques as needed and lead some amazing family-focused games. Spots are limited. Pre-registration required.

FREE Saturday, June 18 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Glennifer Lake (Trout Pond)

MAYOR’S GARDEN PARTY

In celebration of Senior’s Week 2022, Red Deer County is excited to host the Mayor’s Garden Party. There will be two events hosted during Senior’s Week in June, with a limited number of tickets available. Save the date! More information on how to register for this event will be released in April.

Wednesday, June 8

Danish Canadian Museum

AGE FRIENDLY COMMUNITY SERIES

Hosted at rural community halls throughout Red Deer County, join local experts, instructors, and professionals on a variety of topics that will help Seniors in Red Deer County to ‘Age-In-Place’. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Topics to be announced.

FREE 

Spruce View Community Hall | Wednesday, May 18

FROZEN MEAL PROGRAM

Red Deer County offers FREE DELIVERY to residents (including Penhold, Bowden, Elnora, and Delburne). Meals are frozen and microwave friendly, and perfect for Seniors. Orders are due by Tuesday at NOON of the delivery week. Delivery schedule for Spring is: April 7, April 21, May 5, May 19, June 2, June 16, June 30 $7.50/meal Bi-Weekly Delivery

SPRING HAS SPRUNG! COMMUNITY INFO NIGHT

Various organizations will be on-site with information about their summer activities, events, day camps, and ways you can get involved. Bouncy castles will be on-site, along with a community barbeque. Come out to see what Benalto has to offer! If you are a local organization that would like to have a table at this event, please contact Angie.

Thursday, May 12 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Benalto Family Resource Centre

 Various organizations will be on site with information about their spring and summer activities, events, day camps, and ways you can get involved. Enjoy a free Taco supper on us, while seeing what Spruce View has to offer!! If you are a local organization and would like to have a table on site, please contact Pamela at 403-505-9091 or phetu@rdcounty.ca.

Thursday, May 5 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Spruce View Hall

COMMUNITY GARDEN

Spring is here and it’s time to think about gardening! Our raised garden beds are 4 x 12 feet in size, and plot fees are $15 for the season (May-October). Plots are available on a firstcome, first-serve basis. Please contact Angie for an application form. Registration Opens April 1

Benalto Family Resource Centre

Spring is here and it’s time to think about gardening! Our raised garden beds are 4 x 8 feet in size, and plot fees are $10 for the season (May-October). Plots are available on a firstcome, first-serve basis. Please contact Pam for an application form. Registration Opens April 1 Community Garden

 

SENIORS SOUP & SOCIAL

Calling all neighbours aged 60+ – join us for a free bowl of soup and stick around for socializing and the occasional guest speaker. Call Angie to pre-register.

Tuesday, April 26 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 26 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Benalto Family Resource Centre

BENALTO BUZZ

Stay in the loop through our email newsletter that hits your inbox once or twice a month. Learn about local programs with BGC, FRN, Gals Night Out, Guys Night Out, Daddy & Me Playdates, Mommy & Me Playdates, and more! If you want your local program/event shared in the newsletter, or if you would like to subscribe please email Angie at aschickerowski@rdcounty.ca.

Ongoing Events

 
 

Funding

DIVISION 5

RECREATION AND CULTURE BOARD

GRANT PROGRAM

DIVISION 5 

RECREATION AND CULTURE BOARD

FAMILY ACTIVITIES REIMBURSEMENT