Happy Father’s 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
Business Memberships: Following is a list of current Business Members. Let’s support local whenever we can.
Bar T5 Trailer and Tack – www.bart5trailers.com
Aqua Mule Water Well Systems & Services – www.aquamule.com
Azuridge Estate Hotel – www.azuridgehotel.com
Chaulk Team – Royal LePage Solutions – chaulkrealestate.com
Foothills Counselling Psychology Inc. – foothillscounselling.com
Jane’s Coffee Shop, Priddis – www.facebook.com/PriddisCoffee
Meota Gas www.meotagas.com
Norwex Microfiber – suewarren.norwex.biz
Priddis General Store and Fuel – 403-931-3851
Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club – www.priddisgreens.com
St. James Anglican Church, Priddis Teen Challenge – www.teenchallenge.ca
Waters Edge Pub, Priddis – watersedgepub.ca
Priddis Early Learning Program – PELP: Following with the Foothills School District / Red Deer Lake School schedule, PELP also decided to close in May. PELP felt this was the best option for everyone in terms of community risk as many older siblings are attending RDL. Lindsay has been hosting classes online through the Class Dojo app.
Check out our website or email for more information on returning to class, firstname.lastname@example.org or pelppreschool.wixsite.com/pelp/registration
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). Campaigns.mabelslabels.com
Donation Boxes: Two donation boxes/ vaults were set up at the end of May – one at the Priddis Hall by the playground and one over at the Tennis Courts. Any donations of cash will be gratefully accepted. Please make a donation if you do not have a current membership and are using the parking lot for cycling or other activities. These funds will go towards completion of the rink reconstruction and resurfacing the tennis courts.
Tennis Courts: Tennis anyone? The nets are up at the Priddis tennis courts. 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 priddiscatennis@gmail. 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.
The 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.
The 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 1⁄2 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 email@example.com. Make a difference in your community!
Priddis Library: The Priddis Library, located in the old schoolhouse, is open Tuesday and Fridays from 3-5pm, and the 1st & 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.
PCA Website: The Priddis Community Association website is getting a new look. You can still book the Hall/check availability, print off the Membership Forms and make payments, and read past issues of the Priddis Post.
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: 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