FSPL events in July: youth programs

It's time for me to inform you about all the wonderful events happening at the Fort Saskatchewan Public Library.

Stop by FSPL this July and August to pick up a Summer Grab Bag, located near the "New Arrivals" section.

Here are the youth activities. All programs are free; call (780) 998-4275 to register.

Duplo Family Drop-In (families with young children) – Saturdays July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM in the Program Room
building families
, friendships, and fun in your library!

Summer Babies (12 months and under) – Thursdays July 7, 14, 21, 28 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the Program Room
rhymes, bounces, and tickles.

Summer Tots (1 – 3 years) – Tuesdays July 5, 12, 19, 26 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the Program Room
, songs, games, and activities.

TD Summer Reading Club (12 and under) July 4 – September 2
read 15 minutes a day and recording your logbook
. Come into the library to receive a stamp and dive into our treasure box for weekly prizes. Collect 6 or more stickers to enter in the AWESOME Summer's End Prize… A remote controlled BB8! (As seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

TD Summer Reading Program (4 – 12) – Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays July 4 – August 18 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Program Room
come to the library once a week for some "Wildlife & Destination
" stories, crafts, and activities.

TD Summer Reading Game (12 and under) – Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays July 4 – August 19 from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Children's Area
, sail, or fly to a new destination each week. Complete your destination activity, receive a candy, and post your personal best score! Drop-in

Summer Sewing Camp for Kids (10 and up)
this summer get creative, learn something new, and make a unique craft! After you register and attend a Sewing Machine Orientation, you'll get to make three different sewing projects. All supplies are provided

space is limited for all sessions; call 780-998-4275 to register

Sewing Machine Orientation – Monday, July 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Makerspace
attend this session to participate in one
, or all, of the projects.

Space is limited; call to register

Project #1: Rice Filled Hand Warmers – Mondays July 11 OR 18 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. OR 7:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. in the Makerspace

Project #2: Pillow Cases – Mondays July 25 OR August 8 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. OR 7:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. in the Makerspace

Project #3: Zipped, Lined Pouches – Mondays August 15 OR 22 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. OR 7:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. in the Makerspace

*must have completed projects #1 and #2*

Minecraft: Wet and Wild (8+) – Saturday, July 9 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Computer Stations
, should you choose to accept it, is to make the coolest water slide! Prizes will be awarded for creativity. All levels of experience welcome. Call to register

Fun Family Film Fridays – July 8, 15, 22, 29 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. by the Fireplace Area
join every Friday this summer to watch a themed movie
. Titles will be released on a weekly basis. Popcorn and juice provided. Drop-in

Information about all programs at FSPL can be found here

FSPL events in July: adults

It's time again for me to inform you on all the wonderful events happening at the Fort Saskatchewan Public Library.

FSPL encourages kids to keep there mind sharp by reading books with the TD Summer Reading Club. All they have to do track their reading time to win weekly prizes and be entered to win the grand prize.

The TD Summer Reading Club isn't just for kids, adults can get in on the fun of reading as well. There are lots of ways to win weekly prizes, and be entered to win the grand prize which includes a Kobo e-reader! To win: track your reading time, select a "Patron Pick", or figure out which book has met its demise in the mystery jar.

Disclaimer: only previously damaged books were hurt in the making of this game

Be sure to download BOOKMYNE from iTunes and Google Play on your smart phone. This app lets you search the library catalogue, check your account details, place and cancel holds, and renew items.

Stop by the library this July and August and pick up one of their Summer Grab Bags located near the "New Arrivals" section. Each bag costs one dollar and has a specific theme.

Now I'll get into the events for adults at the library.

Exoplanets: The Weird and Wonderful – Tuesday, July 12 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Astronomer Christa Van Laerhoven will talk about some of the strange and fascinating worlds we have discovered and what they teach us
. Registration is recommended for this spectacular event! (780-998-4275)

Back to the Future Interactive Movie (all ages) – Thursday, July 14 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. by the Fireplace Area
bring your friends, family, and imagination to this one of a kind event! You will be playing with props and dancing to the hip beats at the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance, and… Going back in time. Dress like it's 1955! (Or rather, how people in the 80s thought people in 2015 would dress.) Costumes and props are encouraged.

The movie is rated PG

Date Night – Saturday, July 16 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
it's the adult's turn to take over the library
! After the library closes, it will reopen as a Minute to Win it Games Night as part of the #gottalovefortsask campaign. Bring a date or a friend to this free event. Registration is recommended.

FSPL also has some items for sale:

8 Gigabyte USB – $7

headphones – $4

library bag – $4

Information on all the programs at FSPL can be found here

*Updated* Upcoming golf tournaments

*Updated*– Shine up your clubs and practice your swing, because there are tons of upcoming golf tournaments happening this summer in the Fort.

Going golfing is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and soak up all of the sunshine that comes along with summer time.

Here is a list of the upcoming golf tournaments happening in our area:

July 21: Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital Foundation's Third Annual Golf Tournament

Fort-in-View Golf Course

All net proceeds will be donated to the FSCHF's Practice Readiness Centre

Registration forms can be picked up at: ATB Financial (9964-99 Avenue), or at FSCHF's office located at the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital (9401-86 Avenue, Room 1C-012)

Alternatively, you can register by calling (780) 342-3115

Teams, and players must be registered by July 7.

For more information, visit

August 8: the Sixth Annual Swingin' Smiles Golf Tournament presented by the Smiles from Spencer foundation

This tournament is going to be held at the Northern Bear Golf Club (51055 Range Road 222, Sherwood Park) and is in support of the Kids with Cancer Society

For more information and to register, please contact Tyson or Janna by calling (780) 998-5592 or by email at [email protected]

August 19: Fort Saskatchewan & District Victim Services Unit Charity Golf Tournament

Legends Golf & Country Club (53541 Range Road 232, Strathcona County)

For more information, visit

*the Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is going to put on another golf tournament later this summer. I will post more information as it becomes available.*

If you, or your business, have any golf tournaments planned, you can send the information about them to [email protected]

Win office of the week with Funky Mango

It's time to get fresh and funky this summer with MIX 107.9 and the Funky Mango Food Truck and our office/work place could be the next lucky winner.
The best meals you will find on four wheels in Fort Sask!
Check them out on Wednesday's in front of Ross Creek Medical Clinic from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and on  Thursdays and Friday's in front of the Kanata Inn & Suites from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dig into the fresh and delicious Thai Shrimp burger, Cuban sandwich, taco salad, or one of their signature burgers, the swiss mushroom burger, guacamole burger, bacon with smoked cheddar burger or the kubbie burger (just to name a few).
They also have the Falafel Burger for vegetarians and gluten free options too. Their menu can often feature specials from time to time (like the Tony Bologna Burger - named after MIX 107's Tony Stacey), so like the Funky Mango Food Truck on Facebook for updates.
The only thing better than delicious food is delicious food... for FREE. Here's how to enter to WIN:
Just submit a brief email to [email protected] and tell us why you and your co-workers deserve a hot and tasty meal from Funky Mango Food Truck.
Rules and regulations:
* This contest has a maximum order of 8 meals
* The order may come in a variety of menu items as chosen by Funky Mango
* You can only enter once during the contest duration
* All workers must be present to receive the orders requested
* MIX 107.9FM and Funky Mango Food Truck have a right to refuse unusual requests and deliveries outside a 10 KM radius of Fort Sask
Contest officially starts on Monday, June 20 with a draws taking place each and every Wednesday throughout the summer. The winning business entry will receive their order between 11:30 a.m. and noon on Thursday.
Good Luck!


Taste of Summer Barbecue every Wednesday

Come on down and get a taste of summer, brought to you by MIX 107.9/fortsaskonline.
We'll be putting on the Taste of Summer Charity Barbecue every Wednesday throughout July and August. You can find us at the corner of the train station for lunch from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
We want to give back to the community and figure a barbecue is a good way to bring the citizens of Fort Saskatchewan together and raise money for a local organization or group.
It is a $2 donation for a hotdog, pop, and chips.
Royal LePage is letting us use their tent as well as contributing the food. Co-op will be supplying the barbecue and other supplies (gloves, garbage bags, etc).
Upcoming barbecue dates:
July 6 – proceeds will be going to the Fort Saskatchewan Multicultural Society
July 13 – proceeds will be going to the Volunteer Centre
July 20 – proceeds will be going to the Heartland Roller Derby
Our cruiser will also be there playing some tunes and lice cut-ins.

Stepping it up for the Walk to Cure diabetes

This Sunday take a walk to cure diabetes with the Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes.

Come on your own or sign up as a group and be a part of a movement and help the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JRDF) get one step closer to the cure.

Diabetes may seem like a small issue to some but over 300,000 Canadians live with this illness. While most Canadians with diabetes keep things under control by constant monitoring, stringent diets and by insulin injections, it can be fatal if not addressed and looked after properly.

On Sunday, June 26th  be one of over 45,000 Canadians in 70 cities coast to coast to take the walk to put an end to type 1 diabetes.  Take a step toward the cure from the West Rivers Edge Pavilion in Fort Saskatchewan.

Check in time is at 11:00 am with the start time scheduled at 12:00pm.

Ken Henitiuk (aka Kenni Kixx to many of his friends) has a daughter living with type 1 diabetes and has been a participant in the walk now for several years. He normally joins as part of a team and has been raising money for month's now.

Just recently Henitiuk came across an signed Nail Yakupov jersey and decided to auction it off toward his fundraising total for the event.

Leave a bid on the MIX 107 Facebook page and check back for updates. Deadline to bid is Friday, June 24th at 5:00 pm.  Highest bidder will be announced at the walk on Sunday.

To donate or to sign up please click HERE.

For more info contact [email protected] or phone 780 428 0343 is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.