IRRICANA ORGANIZATIONS, CLUBS AND SERVICES

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Please contact the Town office for information at 403-935-4672

IRRICANA AG SOCIETY

 Contact:           Mel Lowery mlowre@telus.net

Bookings:          403-827-1869

Box 194 Irricana, AB TOM 1B0    

 The Agricultural Society (Ag Society) operates and maintains the Irricana Recreation Complex and the Irricana Rodeo Grounds.  This club also hosts the annual Farmers Bonspiel each winter.  An Annual Meeting is held at the Irricana Recreation Complex.  Membership Fee: $15.00.  Facility Rental is available all year round.  

IRRICANA CURLING CLUB

 Irricana Recreation Complex

302 – 3rd Street Box 219, Irricana, AB T0M 1B0

 Contact:           Maxine Creasser         403-935-4358

The Irricana’s Curling Club consists of juniors, Men & Ladies Square Draw and Mixed Square Draw Curling. A Men & Ladies Mixed and Farmer’s Bonspiel is hosted each season. The annual fee is set at the Annual Meeting in October (anyone interested in curling is welcome to attend). The Curling Club also hosts a school for beginner curlers or anyone interested in brushing up on their technique.

 

IRRICANA ECS

Contact:           Office                           Phone: 403-935-4727

Box 305                       Fax:    403-935-4732  email: irecs@persona.ca

Irricana, AB TOM 1B0  

 Kindergarten classes are held from September to May inclusive in the Kindergarten Room, (south entrance) of the Irricana Hall from Tuesday to Friday. Children are eligible to attend if they have reached their fifth birthday by December 31st of the current year. The Irricana Kindergarten Society is a privately run Kindergarten and its operation is governed by parents of enrolled children, therefore parental support is required.  There is a registration fee.

 

 IRRICANA PLAYSCHOOL ASSOCIATION

 Contact:           Playschool Office         403-935-4727 or  Sharon Sutton 403-935-7710

Box 396 Irricana, AB TOM 1B0           

Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from September to May in the playschool room of the Irricana Community Hall (access from the north entrance). Irricana Playschool provides social, learning and playing (caring and sharing) environment for children aged 3 and 4 years old. Special events include classroom parties (Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter), Mother’s Day Tea and participation in the Irricana Community Christmas Concert.  As well the program provides learning experiences through various field trips. The Irricana Playschool is a non-profit organization whose main source of funding comes from fundraising efforts by parents. Its operation is governed by parents of enrolled children, therefore parental support is required.

 

 IRRICANA FOOD BANK

Contact:           Larry or Judy Adams   Phone: 403-935-4911

            or         Christie                                    Phone: 403-935-4243

Box 212     Irricana, AB     T0M 1B0

or         Town Office                 Phone: 403-935-4672

 The Irricana Food Bank is volunteer group ran out of the K.I.K. Seniors Hall, and is operated by seniors members.  Anyone wishing further information or to access a food hamper can contact those listed above.  Donations to the Irricana Food Bank may be dropped off at select local businesses or made by contacting the Food Bank.

 

 IRRICANA 4H COUNTRY RIDERS

 Contact:           Esther Stern                  Phone: 403-935-4545  email: thesterngang@yahoo.ca 

The purpose behind our club is to teach basic horsemanship, safety, public speaking and community service to its members.  The organizational meeting is in September each year. We are looking for new members to join our club.

 

 IRRICANA- BEISEKER GYMNASTICS

We offer beginner and advanced classes for Boys and Girls ages 18 months and up! 

Classes start September 25th and run until April 2017.

Please visit our Website for Registration information or contact us at IBGymnastics@outlook.com for more information:  www.ibgymnastics@outlook.com

 

IRRICANA BEISEKER SOCCER ASSOCIATION

Contact:           Paul Johnson                           403-935-0184

  email: pauljohnson@efirehose.net

Registration takes place in Feb/March.  Soccer runs the last week of April until mid June.

Website:  www.ibsasoccer.ca 

 

 IKBK MINOR BASEBALL ASSOCIATION

 Contact:           403-935-4170

Box 469 Irricana, AB TOM 1B0                        Website: www.ikbkminorball.com

 The annual meeting is held in March. This group is responsible for organizing the minor baseball teams in Irricana for boys and girls.

 

THE IRRICANA RURAL & MUNICIPAL LIBRARY

Contact:           403-935-4818 

Physical Address: 226 2nd Street 

Mailing Address:  Box 299 Irricana, AB T0M 1B0                                 

Hours of Operation:   Monday 4-8  Tuesday 11 -8  Wednesday 11-8   Thursday 11-5   Saturday 11am-4pm. 

The Town of Irricana Library Board was established in 1985 by the Irricana Town Council and governed under the Provincial Libraries Act. 

Our mission statement: Your place to connect, learn, grow, play and stay (2011 Library Plan of Service). We provide library services as a part of the Marigold Library System. 

Email: ailibrary@marigold.ab.ca   website: http://irricanalibrary.ca 

 

IRRICANA LADIES CLUB

Contact:         Mavis Hallman                        c/o 403-948-2554      

                        Mail:  Judy Adams Box 212 Irricana, AB T0M 1B0

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month at the KIK Hall from September to May – starting at 7:30 p.m.   Membership fee $5.00/year.  All interested Ladies are welcome to join this active club.

The Ladies Club serves the community in whatever capacity is needed – helping families in need of financial assistance to the building of the Community Hall and Recreational Complex. The Irricana Ladies Club hosts the Irricana Community Christmas Market & Concert every November/December; and cooks and serves a meal free of charge to the local seniors. 

 

 

 IRRICANA LIONS CLUB

Contact:           President: Phil Arnold

Box 325 Irricana, AB TOM 1B0     irricanalions@efirehose.net

The Lions meetings are held in the Lions Room, located upstairs in the Community Hall.  Meetings start at 8:00 p.m. and new members are welcome. 

Meetings are held on the second and forth Monday’s of every month (during the winter the last Monday is a Supper Meeting).

The Lions provide financial help to people in distress, scholarships, fund raising, STARS, CRAB Society, Community Hall Parks and Curling Rink, Minor Baseball, Irricana & District Lending Centre, Irricana Youth Centre and the Lions Eye Bank. The Lions also assist the Ladies Club with catering services, help at the Pioneer Acres show and local weddings, Leeder Dog Training, and also assists Hockey Teams. The Lions co-sponsor with local groups to host the Annual Irricana Sports Day in July.

Membership fee $50.00/year.  

 

IRRICANA MASONS LODGE #137

 Contact:           David Boone                403-750-2540

 email: secretary@irricanamasons.com

This is a fraternal organization. Initiation and annual fee apply.

Meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at the Mason’s Hall (2nd Street) in Irricana at 7:30 p.m. (except July, August and Sept).

Membership is open to application by all men 21 years of age and over.

 

IRRICANA 4H BEEF & MULTI-CLUB

 Contact:           Nels/Terrie Nixdorff     403-948-5604

  RR 2 Airdrie AB    T4B 2A4                 

The 4H Beef & Multi-Club meet the second Tuesday beginning in October.  They hold an annual 4H Achievement Day during the May long weekend and on the first weekend in June they hold their 4H on Parade.

 Airdrie Boys and Girls Club 

Irricana is the first satellite program for the BGCA.  The Boys & Girls Club of  Airdrie (BGCA) provide programming in the Irricana Youth Centre – “The Crib”.  Services will include programming for after school for children and youth programs in the evening. 

For more information on Registration and programs please call 403-948-3331 or toll free:1-877-948-3331 

Email: info@bgcairdrie.com     Website: www.bgcairdrie.com

 

 IRRICANA ARTIST SOCIETY

Contact Person – Philip Liesemer       Phone  – 403-969-7445

Address: Box 742   Irricana AB T0M 1B0          Email: philip@holeinthewallstudio.ca  

This is a society for artists and artisans in and around Irricana working to promote arts & culture in rural Alberta.

 

ROCKY VIEW COUNTY VOLUNTEER FIRE SERVICE – IRRICANA STATION 108

Contact:           Rocky View County 403-230-1401

Located at 230 1st Ave. Irricana, AB TOM 1B0

 The Fire Station in Irricana was officially opened in 1993 and is one of 8 Stations belonging to the MD of Rocky View Emergency Services. Our members deliver First Response, Fire and Rescue Services to approximately 250 Square Miles in the Northeastern portion of Rocky View including the town of Irricana. 

Volunteers with Rocky View Emergency Services are considered Paid On-Call by the hour.  Fire Fighters are remunerated for emergency response and training sessions .

 The Firefighters meet and practice on Tuesdays of every month at the Irricana Fire Hall at 6:30 p.m.   

 1st responders for the City of Airdrie Emergency Medical Services, Fire Prevention and Basic Rescue Services.  The volunteer firefighters have been  involved in raising funds for charities and have participated in events such as the Canada Day and Sports Day, Terry Fox Run, Halloween “Light Up the Night” safety program, The Annual Food Bank Drive, The Winter Festival and the Christmas on Main Street.

 

K.I.K. FIFTY PLUS CLUB – (Kathyrn, Irricana, Keoma)

 Contact:           Helen Murphy – President        403- 935-4457

Box 454 Irricana, AB TOM 1B0

 The K.I.K. Hall is located at the west end of 5th Street, Irricana.  This club provides pleasure and sports activities for all interested persons 50 years of age and over. 

Members meet Thursday evenings:  1st Thursday – Pot Luck Supper at 6:00 p.m. followed by business meeting at 7:30 p.m., 3rd Thursdays – Fun Nights;  Games, Pool, Darts, Shuffleboard or Carpet Bowling at 7:30 p.m., these activities are often shared with other Senior Clubs. 

There is something for everyone, including; art classes, bowling league, various crafts activities, annual Halloween and Christmas parties, special celebrations and great bus trips.  Looking forward to welcoming you!                       

Membership Fee: $25.00/year/person

 

P.L.A.Y. PARENT LINK AND YOU: IRRICANA

This program is based on the Magic Carpet Ride program and invites Parents/Caregivers and children 0 – 3 years to join in interactive play activities, songs, stories and fun.

Thursday Mornings 10:00 am – 11:30 am

For more details check out the Community Links website: www.nrvl.ab.ca

 


 

Organizations In and Around Irricana:

PIONEER ACRES PLOWMENS & THRESHERMANS CLUB OF ALBERTA

Contact:           Dorothy Weigum (Curator) 403-935-4357   www.pioneeracres.ab.ca 

Box 58 Irricana, AB TOM 1B0

 Meetings and events are held at the Pioneer Acres Grounds. General meetings are held four times a year.  The Grounds are open from the May long weekend to Labour Day in September.  The Annual Show is held the second weekend in August and show cases operational antique equipment including tractors, threshing and ploughing machines,horses and other equipment. The Club will also consider hosting mini-shows for special groups.

ACME DISTRICT LEGION

Contact:           Fred Walters                403-947-2297

Box 361            Legion Hall                   403-546-4142

Acme, AB TOM OAO

Meetings are held once a month, the first Monday at the Acme Legion Hall in Acme. Members must be 18 and over and a Canadian citizen. Yearly membership $40.00. The Legion members offer support for communities and social programming.

 ACME GOLF CLUB

Contact: Box 581                                             Phone: 403-546-4020

 Acme, AB                                                         Fax:    403-546-4347

 T0M 0A0                                                         Website: http://www.acmegolfclub.com

The Acme Golf Club is a country-style 9 hole course that all skill levels will enjoy playing. The course is located just north east of the town of Acme.  Golfers will enjoy the gently rolling layout. The natural waterway comes into play on 5 of the 9 holes. The contoured fairways favour the big hitter with wide landing areas and forgiving rough, however a careful approach shot to the greens is required to keep your par alive. The course offers a 4 variety of amenities including, driving range, practice green, catered tournaments, a licensed clubhouse, an outdoor patio and a covered barbeque area. Contact us early to register your organization’s tournament.

 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (AA)

Contact:           403-947-3456, 403-463-1991 or 403-947-274Meetings are held on

Fridays at 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 8:00 p.m. at the West United Church on Hwy#567.

 BEISEKER & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Contact:           Iris Balson 403-947-3920

 Call for meeting and Location.

 BEISEKER MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

Contact:           Lisa Schmaltz 403-947-4396 or

Monty McNair, President 403- 935-5515

Box 513 Beiseker,  AB T0M 0G0

 New players must bring a photocopy of their birth certificate to

registration. Fees are due upon registration.

Boys and Girls Minor Teams consist of the following:            

Initiation (6 & Under)                         Novice (7 & 8 yrs)

Atom (9 & 10 yrs)                    Pee Wee (11 & 12yrs)

Bantam (13 & 14 yrs)              Midget (15, 16 & 17yrs)                                                           

  CENTRAL BEISEKER 4H BEEF & MULTI-CLUB

 Contact:           Michelle Boyer            403-947-2687

Box 356 Beiseker, AB, T0M 0G0

 The 4H Beef & Multi-Club meets the second Wednesday beginning in October.  The club consists of Beef and Canine groups.  They hold an annual 4H Achievement Day and 4H on parade.

 

BEAVERS/CUBS/SCOUTS/VENTURERS

Beavers (boys and girls ages 5-7) – Sharing the Adventure

Fun and friendship are the cornerstones of the Beaver program.  Through an adventurous program of outdoor activities, creative play, music, and cooperative games, Beavers enjoy time with their friends (and meet new ones), learn how to get along within a group, and develop the confidence to be themselves.

Beavers share many outdoor adventures with their friends in the colony.  Nature walks, short hikes, tree plantings and family sleepovers give Beavers a taste of outdoor fun.  Through these activities, Beavers develop an appreciation and a sense of caring for the environment.

Beavers are a vital part of the community, country and world in which they live.  Visits to parks, power plants, fire and police stations thrill young Beavers and illustrate the many important facets of their community.

 Cubs (boys and girls ages 8-10) – Outdoor Adventure

Challenging hikes, weekend camps, and an introduction to water activities like canoeing are just a few of the fun outdoor adventures that Cubs enjoy.

With the Cub motto of “Do Your Best” front and centre, Cubs are encouraged to try new and more challenging activities.  Learning important first aid skills, paddling a canoe for the first time, or leading a game at camp will open the door for Cubs to try other adventures they never thought possible.

Cubs also experience an exciting variety of other activities:  games and sports, model-building, music, story-telling and play-acting.  And like Beavers, Cubs enjoy their adventures with their friends.

Scouts (boys and girls ages 11-14)

Enjoy mountain biking, rock-climbing, canoeing, kayaking, extended hikes and lots of camping. These are just a few of the adventures you’ll tackle in Scouting. 

You’ll enjoy your outdoor adventures as part of a team, working together with other young people to accomplish thrilling challenges.

Scouting gives every member a chance to be a leader.  It might involve running an activity, organizing a camp, or participating with other young people across your province or Canada in a youth forum.

Scouts meet in a group called a troop.  The troop is split into smaller groups called patrols.  There is one leader for every six Scouts.  Each Scout learns a promise, law and motto to help guide their personal development.

Venturers (young men and women ages 14-17)

Enjoy mountain biking, rock-climbing, canoeing, kayaking, extended hikes and lots of camping. These are just a few of the adventures you’ll tackle as a Venturer.

You’ll enjoy your outdoor adventures as part of a team, working together with other young people to accomplish thrilling challenges.

Scouting gives every member a chance to be a leader.  It might involve running an activity, organizing a camp, or participating with other young people across your province or Canada in a youth forum.

What do you want to do?  Maybe you’d like to be a police officer, firefighter, or paramedic.  In Venturers, you can “try on” different exciting career options to see what’s right for you.

Contact information;  Gina Buchannan  403-836-5136

 

 

 

 

 

 

 COMMUNITY LINKS

Phone:
Toll free:
Fax:
(403) 945-3900
1-866-945-3905
(403) 945-3901
Mailing Address
and South Office:
211, 125 Main Street, NW
Airdrie, AB
T4B 0P7
 
North Office: Suite 105,104 – 1st Avenue, NW
Airdrie, AB
Fax: (403) 948-0226

 Community Links now has a location in Beiseker:

Beiseker Office #1, 401 5th Street

Phone:      403-947-2841

Toll Free:  1-866-912-7272

Fax:          403-947-2839

 

Community Links Services are available at the Irricana Town Office by appointment. For more information or appointment call 403-945-3900. Community Links strengthens individuals, families and communities of North Rocky View by providing them with and connecting them to services, supports, and resources.

 Community Links provides you with:

  • Individual / Family crisis support
  • Intake / Assessment / Referral
  • Avenues to Basic Needs
  • Brochures, pamphlets and handouts on Community Services
  • Income support applications (AISH, Alberta Works, Red Cross, Subsidized housing, etc.)
  • Family Violence Prevention Counsellor
  • Parent educational resources
  • Seniors Outreach
  • Special projects & workshops (Senior Driver Program, Supplies for Success, Income Tax Clinics, Budget/Financial, etc.)
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Parent Link Centre
  • Connection with respite/child care for families

If you are in the need of information, referrals, advocacy, outreach, or the coordination of community services, drop by and see us or book an appointment at the phone numbers listed.

 For more details, check out the web site:  http://www.nrvcl.ab.ca   

 

 AIRDRIE & DISTRICT VICTIM ASSISTANCE SOCIETY

 Contact:         Airdrie RCMP Detachment                  Phone: (403) 945-7290

  905 Edmonton Trail S. Airdrie, Alberta T4B 3J5

We are a group of dedicated community volunteers known as Victim Advocates who work under the guidance and direction of the Airdrie and Beiseker RCMP to support victims of crime or tragedy. We are available to the RCMP 24 hours a day for crisis response and open office hours for self or community referrals. A victim of crime and/or tragedy is any individual affected by circumstances including but not limited to: domestic assault, sudden death, theft, break and enter, sexual assault, stalking & harassment and fire .To learn more about us  and volunteer opportunities call or visit our website at: www.airdrievictimassistance.com