Gather your flock and strut your way through our 5 km turkey shaped route!!! All ages can participate by walking, running or biking the route anytime between October 9th-17th. The route starts & finishes on the south side of Repsol Place near the Hospitality Room, but you can hop on the route anywhere as long as you complete the whole thing.
While out on the route snap a picture of you and your flock with the Butterball the Turkey who you will find on your way and enter our prize draw these 3 ways:
1. Facebook (by commenting on our tracking post on the Community Services Page)
2. Instagram (by tagging @TownofEdson)
3. Snapchat (by snapping us @TownofEdson)
*Only the person who submits/tags/snaps the photo will be entered. Being in someone else's photo does not count as an entry, you must submit your own.
*the route is marked with big feather flags and arrows zip tied to trees/traffic signs.
This event will count towards your kilometers for the challenge Yellowhead County is doing called the "Rural Runathon". For more info on that check out there facebook page here
2nd Annual Haunted Halloween- House Decorating Contest
Spooky season is upon us!
Time to get out the cobwebs, ghosts and goblins for Edson's 2nd Annual Haunted Halloween House Decorating Contest!
The rules are simple:
1. Put together your spookiest, scariest house display.
2. Judging will take place on October 29th in the evening (when it begins to get dark) please keep your display on until after 11pm to allow for judges to visit all houses. Our professional photographer will be around to each house entered to take photos of displays.
3. Each neighbourhood has a chance to win $50 EdsonBucks and a prize pack! There will be a "Best in Neighbourhood" prize awarded to 1 house in each neighbourhood in Edson. These houses will move on to the "Best Overall" category.
4. "Best Overall" qualifiers will then be voted on by the Edson Community through an online survey. Voting will begin October 30th at noon and end October 31st at midnight. Winner announced the following day. Winner will win $100 EdsonBucks and a prize pack!
5. Want your house to be on the Halloween Haunted Tour? A map will be released on October 29th to the public for everyone to enjoy the haunted homes. Just select yes or no in the registration survey.
Text/Call Sarah at 780-712-3500 with any questions.
Join a certified St. John's Ambulance Instructor to learn all about babysitting and basic First Aid. There will be a test at the end of the course to receive a certificate. Certificates will be mailed out after the course.
For ages 11-15.
*Please bring a doll (able to diaper), a lunch, snack and a water bottle.*
St. John's Material will be provided to each participant.
Physical distancing measures will be in place throughout the course, please follow instructors rules.
Location @ the Kinsmen Shack in Kinsmen Park (Spray Park) in the main Beige Building
Stuffing (old pillow, cotton balls, or old socks work fine!)
October 14th: Fall Playdough
- 1 cup of Flour
- 1/2 cup of salt
2 tsp cream of tarter
-1 tbs oil
- food colouring (oranges, yellow, reds)
- optional (vanilla extract/ cinnamon/ maple extract/ pumpkin extract or spice)
October 19th: Bird Feeders 2 ways
October 26th: Halloween craft
Home Alone Safety Online Course
This is an ONLINE Course that can be signed up for at any time but must be completed within 2 weeks of receiving information.
Is your child ready to stay home alone? The Home Alone Safety for Kids program helps children and their families get ready for their child’s first steps towards independence and being without adult supervision for short periods of time.
Course content includes:
Street smarts and bike safety
People safety (“Tricky People” and Safe strangers)
Online and internet safety
Snacking and kitchen safety
Home fire safety
How to handle emergencies and other situations
Basic first aid skills
Edson FCSS has subsidized this program to make it more feasible for our families to access the program!
Join Emma from Elements Forest School for some outdoor fun! We will be guiding your family through outdoor, child led, play based activities that foster a connection with nature and with each other.
Program runs from Sept 14-Oct 26th every Tuesday 10-11 am @ the Soccer Shack 816-46st.
This program is for parents and children 2 years to 6 years and their family members.
Program will run RAIN/SNOW or SHINE, please come dressed appropriately to engage fully in nature.
Drop In program, no pre-registration required. Free to attend!
“There is no poor weather, only poor clothing”
When properly dressed for the weather, the barrier of discomfort is removed. It is valuable for kids to understand the importance of assessing weather and knowing how to dress for it.
WINTER CLOTHING -Base layer (the layer closest to the body) Thermal underwear and shirt. Some double as p.j’s. -Wool socks, they will stay dry and warm longer than synthetic fabrics. These are worth investing in!!?-Fleece/insulating pants?-Fleece, wool top, or a warm sweater -Water-resistant snow-suit or jacket and snow pants, A vest is a great extra layer to keep the core warm. ?-Insulated and waterproof snow/winter boots.?-Wool toque or hat that fits properly and covers the ears?-Insulated gloves or mittens with waterproof outer layer (hand and feet warmers can be easily added for extra cold days, or kids with poor circulation) ?-Neck warmer (preferred over scarves) or balaclava
EARLY SPRING/FALL?-Thermal underwear and shirt (same as winter wear) ?-Fleece/insulating pants?-Fleece or wool top, or a warm sweater?-Water-proof rain pants and jacket, or rain suit (tuffo suit)?-Rubber boots?-Toque and light gloves ?-Wool socks?-sun block and/or sunglasses
LATE SPRING/SUMMER?-Closed-toe supportive shoes and/or rubber boots?-Light long pants and long-sleeved shirt (to protect from scratches and insect bites) ?-Water-proof pants & jacket ?-Sun hat ?-Sun block, & bug spray (please apply to your child before class) , sunglasses.
*Thrift stores offer a wonderful selection for quality and economically priced clothing and gear. Check labels for high wool percentages.
Sensory Play Box
A themed box ready for children to explore and play with a variety of materials designed to awaken the senses.
Sensory play supports healthy brain development through language development, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, problem solving skills, social interaction and more!
- Sensory material
- Items to enhance play (animals, stones, plants, etc.)