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(and a few other healthcare-related tid-bits).

March 2023 Community Class Registration
Tuesday March 14 | 9 a.m.–10 a.m.
with Zarifa, Registered Dietitian

Monday March 20 | 5:30 p.m.–7 p.m.
with Kiley Torti, Active Living Consultant

Tuesday April 11 | 5:30 p.m.–7 p.m.
with Kiley Torti, Active Living Consultant

Wednesday April 19 | 6 p.m.–7 p.m.
with Zarifa, Registered Dietitian

3 Tuesdays May 9, 16 and 23 | 6 p.m.–9 p.m
with Heather, Registered Nurse

Visit the Community Class & Events Calendar for complete listings:
March is NUTRITION Month!
Did you know that the average Canadian household throws away approximately $1300 in edible food each year?

Or that food waste makes up 1/2 of all the garbage thrown out in Banff, and 1/3 of all garbage in Canmore is food waste?

This year for Nutrition Month, we're focussing on Food Waste Reduction in our community. There are financial, environmental and health benefits to adopting better habits around wasting food, find out how you can reduce your waste!

WE WANT YOU! Share your food waste reduction tip for a chance to win a Good Food Box or a $25 Save on Foods gift card!
Here are a few more ways to improve your nutrition this month!

  • Order a Good Food Box to enjoy seasonal fresh produce (local and organic when possible)
Bow Valley Good Food Box
Upcoming order deadlines/pick-up dates:
Order Deadline: March 26
Pick up: April 3

Please visit: to find out more about subsidies, how to order, deadlines and delivery date.

Have you heard about the No-Cook-Box? See below for more info on this new Bow Valley Good Food box option!
Meet our Active Living Consultant:
Kiley Torti
"While we know that exercise is great for our physical health, the mental health benefits are just as important – if not more!"
- Kiley Torti, Active Living Consultant

Kiley has a well-deserved following of locals who value her supportive and energetic approach in meeting their specialized needs.

She has helped hundreds (thousands maybe?) of people in the Bow Valley live a more active and better life! Read more...

NEW Community Calendar
We’ve recently launched a calendar to share free health & wellness programs in the Bow Valley. We invite anyone offering a program that is: free, related to health & wellness, and available to residents of the Bow Valley to submit events via our online form.

Take a look at the Community Calendar or search by topic:

2SLGBTQ+ History and Awareness Training
Saturday, March 11 | 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Gain a deeper understanding of Queer History, Queer Language and how to show up in active allyship for 2SLGBTQI+ people.Learn from DEI facilitator, Aurora Borin, in the first part of the workshop, then digest what you have learned with brave discussions facilitated by the team at Scale Naturally and Frankie D’s Donuts.
1-5pm, snacks provided

This free class will take place at Arts Place, Presented by Canmore Pride in partnership with Bow Valley DEI, Frankie D’s Donuts and Scale Naturally

Child, Youth and Family Addictions and Mental Health FREE online programming for Parents and Caregivers
Visit for resources and online programming for parents and caregivers to support mental wellness in children and youth.
Seniors' Centre Without Walls Phone-Based Programming
Open to older adults aged 55+ living anywhere in Alberta who find it difficult to leave their homes and are not tech-savvy.

Programs are free of charge and accessible by phone via a toll-free number.

For more information and to view the schedule visit:

To register, call the Edmonton Southside Primary Care Network
at 780-395-2626.
Wellspring Alberta
Wellspring Alberta is a registered charity offering programs and services that meet the emotional, social and practical needs of people living with cancer – those diagnosed, caregivers and kids.

If you or a loved one has cancer, Wellspring is here for you, visit to find out more.
The Palliative Care Society of the Bow Valley (PCSBV)
Those navigating grief and loss of a loved-one and invited to access many free services provided by the Palliative Care Society of the Bow Valley. Services include: grief support walking group, speaker series, consultations: one on one, family or group sessions from 30 minutes to half-day workshops. Visit:

Thanks to generous donors, PCSBV provides client services without a fee.

For more info on any client services please contact the PCSBV's Grief Support Navigator via email at or by calling 403-458-0433.
Bow Valley Stroke Support Group Meeting

Have you or someone you know suffered a stroke? This is an opportunity to participate in a virtual 'living with stroke' monthly meeting in a safe supportive environment with other survivors who can identify with how all aspects of our lives have been affected.

The program offers fellowship, encouragement and conversation. Meetings include friendship, education and opportunities to express where we are in a space with people who understand. 

NEXT Zoom meeting: Thursday, March. 16 | 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Call or email for more info: 403-763-8418 or
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