Happy Canada Day! 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 group gatherings and outdoor activities. The Hall parking lot has limited space so please respect social distancing. Check our website for updates and current information – www.priddisalberta.com
PCA Website: The new Priddis Community Association website went live at the beginning of June. Going online, you can check the calendar for available rental dates, book the tennis/pickleball courts, pay for your membership, and check out the History of Priddis on the History page under the Community tab. Did you know that Charles Priddis started the Priddis Post Office 127 years ago, on June 30, 1894?
Priddis Early Learning Program – PELP: PELP is holding Summer Camp at the Priddis Hall for community children the week of July 12 – 15. The morning session will be for ages 4 to 6 and the afternoon session is for ages 6 to 8. The cost is $150/child, with maximum of 10 children in each session. Most activities will take place outdoors, or inside if the weather does not cooperate. There will be lots of free play and structured activities, including crafts and science experiments. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to reserve a spot.
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: campaigns.mabelslabels.com
There are still a few spots open for preschool classes starting in September. For more information on PELP, check out our website or email pelppreschool@ gmail.com or pelppreschool.wixsite.com/pelp/registration
Stampede Breakfast: Yahoo! We may be having a Stampede Breakfast this year at the Priddis Hall. It will take place on Saturday, July 17. Check our website and Facebook for updates on the status of this event.
Tennis Courts: The tennis/pickleball courts are ready to use. Go online and book your date and time. Would you like to get together with other tennis players to start a ladder, set up a weekly tennis day, organize private or group lessons, or exchange contact information. Contact us at email@example.com . We would like to hear your ideas and get a group started. Please have a PCA membership to use the courts.
If you do not have a current membership, purchase one. 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 priddisassociationpayments@gmail. 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 priddisassociationpayments@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.
Open PCA Board Positions: If you would like to get involved in our community, we still have a few board positions open for 2021: Communications Director, Membership Director and Priddis Young Families Director.
Communications Director looks after updating the website, Facebook, and our Instagram accounts. This individual will email notices or announcements of meetings to the membership, and answer website queries.
Membership Director keeps track of all memberships, regular and business, and assists the Treasurer in the payment process for current and past members.
The Priddis Young Families Director runs a free of charge monthly drop-in playgroup at the Hall for preschoolers and their caregivers. This individual will set up/take down toys and games inside or outside the Hall – weather permitting. For 1.5 hours, this a fun social time for the kids to make new friends and get to know their neighbours.
If you can make a commitment of a few hours every month, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Make a difference in your community!
Priddis Library: The Priddis Library, located in the old schoolhouse, is open Tuesday and Fridays from 3-5, and the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 10am 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, readers digest condensed books, or any books more than 20 years old. Running the library are Arlene, Carole, Sonya, and Barb. Thanks for volunteering your time to keep the library operational for the community.
Recycling Bins at the Hall: 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: priddisassociationpayments@gmail. com
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