Please watch the back page of the Lamont Leader (inFocus) for upcoming programs and courses.
FLAPP (Family Learn and Play Program)This program was previously called P.A.L, (Play and Learn). The name change occurred in October 2017 to mitigate confusion between P.A.L. and Elk Island Public School's P.A.L.S program.
Research has proven that the early stages of childhood, ages 0 to 6, are very important to a child’s development. Our FLAPP program introduces healthy learning tools for parents to use. We create a learning environment for the family and we make it "fun".
FLAPP is a three-hour program running in Lamont. It is available FREE to families who qualify. It is important to note that FLAPP is not a drop-in program.
OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
FLAPP will be starting in Lamont on September 17th and runs weekly for six consecutive Mondays (excluding stat holidays). The program runs as follows:
- 9:30 am to 10:30 am: Parents/guardians and children are together for guided, interactive play
- 10:30 am to 11:00 am: Children transition into child care until noon. Snacks are provided.
- 11:00 am - Noon: Parents/guardians participate in a guided lesson on role modeling and participating in their child's education
- Noon: FREE lunch is provided for registrants
For more information and to register contact: Debbie Holland: (780) 895-2233 Ext. 224 Or Cheryl Best: (780) 895-2233 Ext. 233 Toll Free: 1-877-895-2233 Ext. 224
FLAPP is made possible due to the long and unwavering support of Lamont County, the Town of Bruderheim, the Bruderheim Moravian Church and Enbridge Inc. whose donations augment the grant we receive from the Province of Alberta.
CALC KitchenThis referral-based program is designed to bring comfort to those for whom cooking is complicated or is unaffordable to do in a healthy way.
With a small group of participants (3 to 6 people) our kitchen facilitator creates a fun environment in which to cook. She provides tips and resources to help make the cooking experience more enjoyable and end results healthier.
OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
Lamont County Community Adult Learning Council (CALC) has limited spaces open for our monthly CALC Kitchens in Lamont and Bruderheim. The Bruderheim CALC Kitchen starts on September 18th and the Lamont CALC Kitchen starts on September 19th. Our CALC Kitchens run once a month for 2 days per kitchen at a cost of $5 per meal. Each participant will take home at minimum 3 meals.
- Day one: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.- a planning day to pick healthy recipes, determine quantities needed to prepare food and budget for the meals.
- Day two: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. is the cooking day, all registrants participate in working together to cook the recipes picked on day one.
- Bruderheim: September 18 & 20, October 9 & 11, November 6 & 8
- Lamont: September 19 & 21, October 24 & 26, November 21 & 23
Read the article "Life Long Learning and Friendships Formed in the CALC Kitchen" in the June 21, 2016, edition of the Lamont Leader.
We run our CALC Kitchens in the towns of Bruderheim and Lamont. This program is made possible as a result of contributions from the Town of Bruderheim, Bruderheim Moravian Church, Town of Lamont FCSS, Lamont Catering Club, Lamont Alliance Church, Lamont County Food Bank and, of course, ongoing support from Lamont County all of whom augment a grant received from the Province.
Volunteer Tutor ProgramCALC offers free volunteer tutor services to people who need to enhance their English skills; we can also guide you to other resources to help in adjusting to your new home. Read the article, CALC Volunteer Literacy Tutor Program Enriches Lives" in the November 22, 2016, edition of the Lamont Leader.
Would you like to be a volunteer tutor to help newcomers enhance their English skills? If this interests you please contact our Director, Debbie Holland, at (780) 895-2233 Ext. 224
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Many things can affect what we think of ourselves. If all we have been exposed to is negative thinking and negative experiences we may see ourselves in a totally negative way. If we have been spoiled our entire lives we may be too self-centered. Finding balance is what life’s journey is all about. We want to help you find the balance. Our RENEW program provides strategies and tools on how to:
- Re-frame negative self-talk
- Manage stress
- Take care of yourself
- Nurture mental health
If you are interested in the RENEW program, please call Cheryl for more details. (780) 895-2233 Ext. 233.
RENEW is made possible as a result of a partnership between Lamont County CALC and Alberta Health Services. Currently, it runs in the Lamont Alliance Church. We have always been able to count on a donated or rent-reduced facility in the community (such as the seniors facility or a municipal venue).
Yoga for Seniors
This program runs Mondays from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Lamont Rec Center Meeting Room. Cost is $60.00 or a subsidized rate of $50.00 if you qualify. First come first served.Currently closed for registration. To put your name on the waiting list, please call Cheryl at 780-895-2233 ext. 233.
Yoga for Seniors is made possible through contributions from Lamont County and the Town of Lamont FCSS. It is through their generosity that this program can be offered a “senior friendly” rate.
Beginner YogaDate: Mondays
Time: 9-10 a.m.
Place: Lamont Rec Centre Meeting Room
Price: $75 (for 10 classes)
Currently closed for registration. To put your name on a waiting list, please call Cheryl at 780-895-2233 ext. 233.