Social Distancing: Services Available In and Around Water Valley/Cremona
WATER VALLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Just some important information to share about our library!
While our library is closed our E-Library is still available with lots of resources for you to access with your library card. The services include;
Tumble Books The TumbleBook's databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from your home. Access is available until August 31st, 2020. TumbleBooks Library Kindergarten to Grade 6 Children's eBook Database TumbleMath Kindergarten to Grade 6 Math eBook Database TeenBookCloud Grades 7 to 12 eBook Database AudioBook Cloud All ages Audiobook Database Romance eBook Cloud Huge collection of Romance novels for the adult crowd. Niche Academy: Niche Academy provides video tutorials to help you learn and improve skills.
CloudLibrary: A growing eBook collection. Parkland Regional Library and TRAC libraries have partnered to participate in cloudlinking. This service links our eBook collections which doubles the amount of digital books available!
RBdigital eAudio: Choose from over 1,000 digital audiobook titles, including recent bestsellers.
Solaro: Homework help and tests for the Alberta grades 3-12 curriculum.
Read Alberta eBooks: Read local! This collection includes over 1,000 Alberta-published eBooks from 24 Alberta publishers.
Ancestry Library Edition: Genealogy database providing access to millions of records. Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely.
Pronunciator: Learn a new language and connect with other cultures. With lessons in 80 languages, you can use Pronunciator to take a course, attend live conversation classes, or download a phrasebook to your phone.
If you require a patron membership to the Water Valley Library to access this material and do not have an updated valid library card please contact me at email@example.com. I can make you a membership over the phone for you to have access to all these amazing resources!
I would also like to let everyone know that wifi internet use is still available outside our library and outside the Water Valley Community Hall if needed. We understand the importance of this service so this will be a priority for many people.
Also, if you or somebody you know does not have internet access or needs books please contact me personally at 587.228.9558 and I will put orders together for you to pick up.
Keep in mind we only have the books that are within our library available, pulls from other libraries can not be made at this time.
Please share this with anyone you think may need this information!
Sending everyone well wishes... Stay healthy and positive,
Lisette The Water Valley Public Library
THE CREMONA COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SITE
The Cremona Community Engagement Site is in the process of putting together some online class content as well as a phone tree for seniors who are currently in isolation.
Just a reminder, we are sending out daily content of online classes for seniors who are stuck at home right now. If you are a senior (55+) or know a senior who would be interested, please send me an email address and I will add you to the list! We have some great content provided by some wonderful presenters, all for FREE! Alternatively, if you know of a senior who does not have internet, please send me their phone number and we can add them to our phone tree so they can get phone calls to check on them and have a phone visit with one of our volunteers. If you or someone you know are interested in this service please email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 403-377-4277.
Water Valley Ladies Clothing Exchange
**CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE**
Join us for our bi-annual clothing exchange at the Water Valley Community Hall on Friday April 3rd, 2020. From 6:30 to 8:30pm.
Spring is the perfect time to clean out your closet and go through your shoe racks and accessories! Donate the items you don't wear and pick out something "new" to you. Please ensure all donated items are clean and in good condition. All sizes & brands welcome-Ladies clothing onlyplease!
Donations accepted in advance only at locations below: ~Water Valley Hardware Store- Open Mon-Sat from 8am-6pm ~Water Valley Library- Open Mon., Wed., and Sat., from 9am - 1pm and Wednesday evening from 6-9pm.
**Please NO DONATIONS accepted at the event, please drop of prior.
This is a FREE event to attend and there is no obligation to donate, everyone is welcome. Just show up, bring your bags and fill them up! It's simple and so much fun!
All leftover clothing from this event will be donated to local Women's Shelters and/or the Cochrane Clothesline.
Thank you for your support!
WATER VALLEY STUD AUCTION
The numbers are in... This 2020 year we raised $24, 500 for our community! We had a whopping 209 people attend this event, with 114 bidders.
A huge THANK YOU to Robin Smith for organizing this event!
To all our dedicated, loyal and passionate volunteers THANK YOU, we could not have pulled this off without your help.
To all of our faithful community sponsors who donated items for our auction THANK YOU!
To everyone else who attended or contributed in some way We LOVE and APPRECIATE you ALL!
Recruiting Water Valley Community Association Casino Volunteers **CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE**
This is a BIG fundraiser for our building and we need your help! We have been drawn for a casino at Century Casino in Calgary (1010-42 ave SE) on Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1st On average we raise around $40,000 for our Community Association. For anyone interested in participating we need all volunteer forms filled out by January 29/2020 (this is not a final commitment), which can be picked up and dropped off at the Water Valley general Store or the Community Hall.
THE SHIFTS; Day Shift 10:00am - 7:00 app. Evening Shift 6:30pm - 3:30am app. Count Room 11:00pm - 3:30am app.
Anyone can VOLUNTEER as long as you are 18 years of age or over (family, neighbours, friends...etc.)
PERKS OF VOLUNTEERING WITH US ~Get a chance to work and visit with other community members, ~You will get a free meal and drinks (not alcoholic) and you can not gamble at Century Casino during those two days, ~If you help on the evening shift and do not want to drive home the community will pay for your hotel (Date Night Volunteering??) ~You feel like George Clooney in Oceans 11!
If you have any questions call Randy at 403-637-2544 (h) 403-710-4691 (c). THANK YOU TO ALL OUR AMAZING VOLUNTEERS!
WATER VALLEYS OUTDOOR SKATING RINK!
Did you know we have a permanent OUTDOOR SKATING RINK and it now has lights for EVENING SKATING!
THEDETAILS: The Rink is located in the North West corner of the Community Association property and is 120' long by 60' wide.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED?? If YOU or someone you know would like to VOLUNTEER with this project please contact Ted Palendat. We are looking for people to help keep the ice clear after snow storms and maintain the rink. All DONATIONS will be HAPPILY excepted and can be dropped off at the Water Valley general store! A tax deductible Charitable Donations Receipt will be written for all donations over $25 dollars.
A few words...
Are we so quaint & tiny we go unnoticed? Is there a black hole we sneak into off Highway 22 North as we turn the 8 km to get to our little treasure?
The answer is yes to all. We are a well kept secret that is loved by those day trippers who know, and guarded by the few who can call it home. We get to live in a postcard and in the winter in a snow globe.
Our '4-way stop' is historic, rustic, thoughtful and slow.
All these things are what we enjoy the most about it, and we promise it's what you will notice too.
Life in a small town means you know your neighbors so everyone is friendlier and more invested. Our businesses are small and run by families who believe in community in all sense of the word. We have an amazing golf course, hardware store, general store, antique & reclaimed furniture boutique, gift shop, Italian restaurant, a Meadery, and adorable events church, a library, a western saloon famous for its tradition Wednesday wing nights, a rustic liquor store, a calendar of events like the Celtic-Folk Festival, Water Valley Days, Art Shows and our picturesque Water Valley Rodeo. William J. Bagnall Wilderness Park, a swimming hole with a rope swing, endless Instagram worthy hiking trails, and sunsets that can knock your socks off.
Seriously, if you have never come, it's time to get out here...
Thank you to our Partners...
Are you interested in being a partner and advertising your business or organization on our website? Contact our Treasurer for further information, pricing and details!
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Water Valley Hardware Store
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