We are as disappointed as you are to cancel or put on hold our annual events this year. The Priddis Community Hall and grounds are open with restrictions for COVID-19. Outdoor activities seem to be what everyone is needing this winter. Weather permitting, the Priddis hockey rink should be open late November or early December. The Hall parking lot has limited space so please respect social distancing. Check our website for updates and current information – www.priddisalberta.com
PCA Memberships Now Due: It is time to renew your annual Priddis Community Association Membership. Membership forms can be found on the PCA website under Memberships. For your convenience payment can now be made online by e-transfer to: priddisassociationpayments@gmail. com. When paying online, please email a completed copy of the membership form to email@example.com. If paying by cheque, submit the completed form and cheque by mail or drop them off at the Priddis Store.
Business Memberships are also due, and e-transfers will also be accepted. If paying by e-transfer, submit your payment to priddisassociationpayments@gmail. com and email the completed Business Membership form to priddissecretary@ gmail.com. If paying by cheque, submit the completed form and cheque by mail or drop them off at the Priddis Store. Go to www.priddisalberta.com. How easy is that!
Telus Monopole at Meota Gas Co-Op: Meota Gas Co-Op in Priddis has recently posted signage in front of their building notifying area residents of their desire to have a TELUS Monopole Tower installed on their property.
This tower would stand at 33 meters tall and would be visible from the hamlet. Only residents within a certain distance of the proposed site would have received information in the mail from the County. The Priddis Community Hall falls within the boundaries of those required to be notified. The PCA felt it was important to let our membership know of the proposal. For more information about the proposal and to have the chance to comment, please follow the link: rebrand.ly/AB003050
Priddis Early Learning Program – PELP: PELP welcomed Ms. Kelley Leece as our classroom assistant for the 2020/2021 school year. We are only operating one class this year due to COVID-19. We would like to thank all our families for being so patient and supportive with the new COVID-19 policies and procedures.
A few spaces are still available starting January 4, 2021 for either the 3 or 4 year old program. Classes are Mon/Wed/ Fri, from 9:00-11:30 a.m. The cost is $200/month. No parent volunteering is required this year. 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: open.alberta.ca/publications/covid-19-information-guidance-for-preschools
Our fundraiser is ongoing: Mabel’s Labels – order your very own personalized holiday labels and stamps. Once on the website, click “support a fundraiser” and select Priddis Early Learning Program (Foothills). Website: campaigns.mabelslabels.com
Check out our website or email for more info, firstname.lastname@example.org or pelppreschool.wixsite.com/pelp/registration
Priddis Panthers Hockey: If you are looking for a winter activity for your child that teaches them the importance of teamwork and having fun, please consider joining the Priddis Panthers. There are spots available for children aged 4-6. No prior hockey experience is required as the coaches will take the kids through the basics of skating with a stick, turning, stopping, and the fun of the game. Under the guidance of Hockey Alberta, we have taken measures to protect the players and coaches by limiting the number of participants and the number of other teams that we interact with. Most games and practices take place in the great outdoors which further reduces the risk of contracting COVID-19. This is a low cost, non-competitive league that does not require a large time commitment or travel. Please email email@example.com for further information.
Priddis Rink Rebuild – Phase I: Update: The siding on the player benches should be completed by mid-December. Construction of the garage to house the Zamboni will start in the spring 2021. The Zamboni will be ready for use in December and stored in the Sea Can for the season. The new scoreboard will be installed mid-December. The plan is to have ice available end of November, early December, and then start hosting practices and games.
We will continue to follow the COVID-19 protocols of our league that are in alignment with Hockey Canada, Hockey Alberta, and Hockey Calgary. We are confident that these rules will keep our kids safe and able to continue to reap the benefits of organized sports. Signage will be at the rink reminding people of the latest recommendations from AHS regarding social gatherings. Please respect these guidelines when using the Priddis rink.
Priddis Library: The library reopened in September. Hours at the library in the old-school house are on Tuesday and Friday from 3:00 to 5:00. There is a great selection of children’s books. Drop by to borrow a book or donate your used books. Thanks to Arlene, Geraldine, and Carol for volunteering their time to keep the library operational for the community.
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 into this fall and next year. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
To view or book the Hall, contact Mike, the Hall Rental Director at PCAhallrentals@gmail.com. Check the website www.priddisalberta.com 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:
- Priddis Community Association
- Priddis Moms Connect
- Priddis Buy and Sell
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 www.priddisalberta.com