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Priddis News – Apr 2021

With the current AHS restrictions, the Priddis Community Hall is closed until further notice. Please respect the current COVID-19 restrictions mandated by AHS for outdoor activities and group gatherings. The Hall parking lot has limited space so please respect social distancing. Check our website for updates and current information

Priddis Library: The Priddis Library, located in the old schoolhouse, is open Tuesday and Fridays from 3:00-5:00, and the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:00am to noon. We are part of the Marigold Library System. Incoming books are quarantined for 72 hrs. Social distancing is being practiced between visitors. Your donations are greatly appreciated but we will not accept encyclopedias, textbooks, cookbooks, Reader’s Digest condensed books, or any books more than 20 years old. Many volunteers helped at the library over the years. Gerri has retired and we thank her for her time. She will be missed. Those continuing to run the library are Arlene, Carole, Sonya, and Barb. Thanks for volunteering your time to keep the library operational for the community.

Mobile Mammography Screening: The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic is in Black Diamond April 21 to 24, 2021. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit. To book, call 1.800.667.0604 (toll- free). Help raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening by telling family, friends, and colleagues. Thank you for supporting women’s health in your community. Visit website for breast health and Screen Test information.

2021 Board of Directors: If you would like to get involved in our community, we still have a few board positions open for 2021: Treasurer and Communications Directors. If you can make a commitment of a few hours every month, please email Make a difference in your community!

Priddis Rink: The Priddis Panthers volunteers had hoped to keep the ice rink open longer, but with the warmer weather in early March, it closed early. Next year we will try to have a thicker base to get those extra bonus weeks in March. Our association was able to refund 65% of the fees to our members. Thanks to all our hockey parent volunteers for their time.

Priddis Early Learning Program – PELP: Registration for 2021-2022 is postponed until May as we do not know what COVID-19 protocols will be in place, what days the class will run, whether we will be able to have volunteers, etc.

Currently, classes are Mon/Wed/Fri, from 9-11:30am. More info about the program can be found on our website – see below. We are meeting/exceeding all AHS and government COVID-19 protocols. Prospective families can familiarize themselves with what is required of us here:

Our fundraiser is ongoing: Mabel’s Labels – order labels to personalize your child’s clothing, shoes, etc. Once on the website, click “support a fundraiser” and select Priddis Early Learning Program (Foothills). Website:

Check out our website or email for more information, or

PCA Website: The Priddis Community Association website is getting a new look. You can still print off the Membership Forms and make payments, book the Hall/check availability, and read past issues of the Priddis Post.

Priddis Panther’s Hockey Association Recycling Bins: Note: It is recommended that boxes with donations be sealed and smaller bags be used so they fit easily into the roller chutes.

The bottle recycling bins are located at the west end of the Priddis Community Hall parking lot by the rink. The bottle recycling program is a fundraiser for the Priddis Panthers Hockey Association. Thank you to everyone supporting this program with your beverage container recyclable donations for youth in our community. Please, only deposit containers indicated on the bottoms of the bins.

Booking the Hall: We are taking bookings for the Hall for the remainder of 2021 and into 2022. If we are unable to honour your contract due to COVID-19, your deposit will be returned. For your convenience, we are now able to take deposits and make payments by e-transfer to:

To view or book the Hall, contact Mike, the Hall Rental Director at Check the website for availability, pricing, and updates.

Staying Connected: Did you know that along with The Priddis Community Association’s webpage we have a few Local Facebook pages to keep the community connected? These are great resources for seeing what is going on in the community, asking questions, finding out about local businesses and so much more. Be sure to check out the following Facebook groups:

Looking to volunteer in our community and meet new people? Many helping hands are always needed for PCA functions. Anyone interested in volunteering is requested to make their interest known to any Board Member listed on the website

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