Fort Sask firefighters bring positivity to preschoolers

Last week, the Fort Saskatchewan Fire Department stopped by Positivity Preschool and entertained over a dozen kids with a truck and neat equipment.
The local fire crew gave the children a chance to sound the siren, try on some fire gear and even take turns shooting water from the small hose.
It's not just dealing with accidents and fires that make our firefighters heroes; but little things like taking a moment of their day to show kids that real heroes are not made of steel, but have nerves of steel, and courage even Superman himself would be jealous of.

School Report from James Mowat on May 19th

Your latest school report comes to you from Rayna, a student at James Mowat Elementary School in Fort Saskatchewan.
Here is your school report with Rayna.

This school report originally aired around 8:10 a.m. on Thursday, May 19.
The school calendar and your local scholars brought to you weekdays around 8:10 a.m. by the Sawmill Prime Rib and Steakhouse.

Show your support with an Alberta Strong decal

Nationally, provincially, and locally, citizens have been showing their support for the city of Fort McMurray and its nearly 90,000 evacuees.
Award winning local sign company, Advantage Signs, decided they could help by designing a fantastic new decal you can display on your vehicle or in various other places.
Pick up your decal for just $5 from Advantage Signs or from the Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce and support the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Fire Relief fund.
Together we are Alberta Strong!
* the Alberta Strong decal is available in various colors



Writer in Residence Marty Chan mentors young writers


The Fort Saskatchewan Public Library is thrilled to welcome Marty Chan as the Writer in Residence for May and June. He will be visiting schools around town in early May and has exciting programs planned for the library.

A Writer's Life on Tuesday, May 24 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM at the Fireplace Area. Chan will host an informative panel about the business and life of a writer. Mystery novelist Janice MacDonald, crime author Wayne Arthurson, and young adult author Karen Bass share their experiences as successful writers. They'll talk about how they broke into the industry and reveal how they have been able to stay in the writing business for so long.
Authors' books will be available for purchase at this event

Call 780-998-4275 to register (recommended)

Junior Book Club on Monday, May 30 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM in the Program Room. Chan will be joining to discuss his book, Mystery of the Frozen Brains. Drop-ins welcome.

Ghost Story Writing Camp (Grades 4 – 6) on Tuesday, May 31 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM in the Program Room. Want to scare your friends with a creepy story? Chan will host a session on how to write suspense stories that you can tell at camp and sleepovers. Space is limited; call to register.

Writer in Residence Office Hours for May (subject to change)

May 2, 12:00 – 6:00 PM

May 3, 3:00 – 9:00 PM

May 4, 3:00 – 9:00 PM

May 5, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

May 23, 12:00 – 8:00 PM

May 24, 5:00 – 9:00 PM

May 25, 5:00 – 9:00 PM

May 30, 12:00 – 8:00 PM

May 31, 12:00 – 8:00 PM

Drop-ins welcome; although it is best to set up an appointment, as he may be working with other writers.

You can reach Marty Chan by calling (780) 240-1194, by email at [email protected], or on Twitter: @Marty_Chan

Some great events by the Families First Society

There are some great events for children and their parents/caregivers put on by the Fort Saskatchewan Families First Society (FFS) this month.
FFS would like Fort McMurray evacuees that they are very similar to The Hub, and to feel free to pop in and visit.
This week, (May 9 to May 13) they are gathering donations for the Fort Saskatchewan Food Bank.
Items needed include: kids lunch snacks, peanut/pea butter, small juice boxes, jam, canned fish, canned fruits or vegetables, macaroni and cheese, oatmeal, sugar, flour, rice, dried soups, and crackers.
Donations can be dropped off at the FFS front desk or at ChIPS (Children's Indoor Play Space).
The PLAYMOB is back and coming to a park near you this week (May 8 to May 14). This event is free with a meal included.
There are three clues on where it will pop up on their website.
There is going to be of Fort Saskatchewan Community Kitchens special event on Wednesday, May 11 from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. in the ChIPS area in their new building (9901 – 90 Street). You will be making Dry Muffins (FFS will be putting together all the dry mixings). There will be enough supplies for 30 people. No cost; no registration. Childcare provided.
FFS is calling forth all families with dads, grandads, and awesome uncles to drop in and have some fun at Dadventures, no moms allowed!
This event will be at Turner Park (10215 River Road) on Thursday, May 12, and at the ATCO Gym in the Dow Centennial Centre (8700 – 84 Street) on Thursday, May 19.

On both days, it will start at 6:30 p.m. and go until 7:30 p.m.
Free snacks and drinks will be available.
To see the Fort Saskatchewan Families First Society's upcoming events, and to look at the PLAYMOB clues click here to visit their website


Big Macs for Fort Mac


McDonald's has been inspired by the community-based efforts in support of Fort McMurray. They are expanding this support from local to national, connecting Canadians across the country with the chance to give back.

McDonald's restaurants across Canada will be donating $1 from every Big Mac purchased to the Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal this weekend (Friday, May 13 to Sunday, May 15, 2016).

In Fort Saskatchewan, the local McDonald's will carry on this generous promotion.

Alternatively, you can donate to the cause directly on their website is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.