Rural Programming

Rural Adult

Rural Intake Services

Available in Beiseker, Crossfield, and Irricana on a first come, first serve basis. Residents in need of information, assistance with government

applications, referrals to community services and access to Community Links programming, including Parent Consultations, Family/Domestic

Violence supports, Counselling and Senior Services, can connect with the intake staff.

Rural intake services can be provided in person or by calling 403-945-3900 or toll free at 1-866-945-3905

Beiseker: 401, 5th St

Tues. & Fri. 9:30 am—3:00 pm

Crossfield: 1210 Railway St. (Crossfield Municipal Library)

Second Wed. of each month 10:00 am—1:00 pm

Irricana: 226, 2nd St.

By Appointment Only

Rural Adults

Women’s Empowerment Group (Register)

For adults only

This 8 week group provides support, encouragement and empowerment to assist in increasing self-esteem, self-worth, and self-care. You will also have an opportunity to reflect on relationship building, health and wellness, communication and assertiveness skills, boundary setting and planning goals for the future.

Beiseker: 401, 5th St

Fridays, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Apr. 17 – June 5, 2020

Register by:  Apr. 9, 2020

*Cost: $25/person


Rural Parents & Children

Ages and Stages Birthday Party (Register)

For parents/caregivers and their children 1 – 5 years
A fun way to support your child’s development, including activities, treats and information. Ages & Stages Questionnaires are developmental snapshots of your child’s milestones. Their fine motor, gross motor, communication, problem solving and social emotional skills are looked at giving you a complete picture of your child’s current developmental position. Each completed ASQ is returned to you with a full-range of developmentally appropriate activities to help support their ongoing growth and learning.
Tuesday, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
June 16, 2020
Register by: June 9, 2020
Beiseker: 308 6 St (Arcadia Cafe)
No Cost (donations gratefully accepted)
Thursday, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
June 18, 2020
Register by: June 11, 2020
Irricana: 300 1st St (Lions Community Hall)
No Cost (donations gratefully accepted)

Beiseker Music and Messy Play (Register)

For parents/caregivers and their children 2 – 4 years
Spend time with your child learning how music and messy play enrich your child’s development.

Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

May 5 – June 2, 2020

Register by: Apr. 28, 2020

Community Links Beiseker: (1, 401 5th St) 

No cost (donations gratefully accepted)


Irricana Messy Play (Register)

For parents/caregivers and their children 0 – 4 years

Spend 5 weeks with your child learning why messy play is important to your child’s development. Join us for a variety of sensory activities exploring numbers and counting, language and literacy, science and nature, music and movement and creative art with your child.

Thursdays, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Mar. 5 – Apr. 9, 2020

Register by: Feb. 28, 2020

Irricana: 300 1st St (Lions Community Hall)

No cost (donations gratefully accepted)


Irricana Travelling Tales and Tunes (Register)

For parents/caregivers and children 0 – 5 years

A collaboration with Irricana & Rural Municipal Library and Rocky View Schools Adult Learning

Travelling Tales and Tunes is a high-quality preschool literacy program that offers an opportunity to enjoy songs, rhymes and stories in a lively environment.

Thursdays, 10:00 am – 10:45am

Jan. 9 – Feb. 13, 2020

Register by: Jan. 20, 2020

Apr. 23 – May 21, 2020

Register by: Apr. 16, 2020

No cost (donations gratefully accepted)

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Parenting Connections (Register)

For pregnant/new mothers/and mothers with children under the age of 6 years (6th birthday)

In collaboration with Alberta Health Services

Parenting Connections is a group designed to help parents build skills, connect with others, and access information on subjects relevant to parents of infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Each session will focus on a specific topic aimed at creating stimulating and informative discussions and providing information that can contribute to the healthy development of children.

At the group, parents can talk with a:

  • Dietitian
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Support Services Worker
  • Parent Coach

The program will be offered in Beiseker and Crossfield four times a year

Beiseker (second Thursday of each month)

1:00 pm—3:00 pm

Nov. 14, 2019

Feb. 13, 2020

May 14, 2020

Community Links Office 1, 401 5th St

*Free child care is available for children up to their 6th birthday.


Crossfield (third Thursday of each month)

1:00 pm—3:00 pm

Nov. 21, 2019

Feb. 20, 2020

May 21, 2020

Crossfield Community Centre 900 Mountain Ave.

*Free child care is available for children up to their 6th birthday.


For more information, please contact or call 403-945-3900 or toll free at 1-866-945-3905