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June 2024

Latest News & Updates

Blackfalds Days!

Blackfalds Days is finally here!

Check out our schedule of events for the upcoming weekend. We can't wait to celebrate Blackfalds with you!

Download our brochure here!

2024 Census

Count yourself in for the Blackfalds Municipal Census until July 26, 2024!

Enumerators will be coming door to door to finish the remaining address that have not been completed online!

More information is available at www.blackfalds.ca/census

2024 Property Taxes

The 2024 combined Assessment & Tax Notices will be mailed out the first week of May and are due by June 30, 2024.

If you have not received your tax notice by May 31, 2024, please contact the Town Office at 403.885.4677 to request that another copy be sent out to you!

Questions on how to pay? Please visit our website here to find out all the information!

Aquatics Registration

Aquatic registration is now open! We are so excited to open the pool this season!

More info is available at www.blackfalds.ca/aquatics

For all Town news visit blackfalds.ca/news
Notice to Residents

Front Parking Pad Open House

The Town of Blackfalds is considering allowing front parking pads again in residential front yards, and we'd love your input!

Front parking pads are hard-surfaced areas on a front lawn that are not attached to a garage to provide parking.

This open house is an opportunity to review the draft rules around front parking pads and provide your comments and suggestions!

June 26 | 6 - 8pm

Abbey Centre Program Room

For more information: www.blackfalds.ca/p/planning-development

Valley Ridge Estates Public Hearing

Town of Blackfalds Council is looking to adopt an updated Valley Ridge Estates Area Structure Plan (ASP), to guide the future subdivision and development of the remainder of the residential portion of the Valley Ridge Estates community.

Council is also looking to update the Land Use Bylaw Amending Bylaw No. 1309.24 specific to the Valley Ridge Estates community. The purpose of this Bylaw is to amend the Land Use Bylaw to redistrict Pt. NW 27-39-27-W4M from the current Residential Single Dwelling Medium Lot District (R-1M) to Residential High Density District (R-4).

Tue | June 11

7:00pm | Council Chambers

5018 Waghorn Street | Blackfalds, AB

Click here for more details and documents!

McKay Ranch Area Public Hearing

Town of Blackfalds Council is lookiing to adopt adopt an updated McKay Ranch Area Structure Plan (ASP) to guide the future subdivision and development of the remainder of the McKay Ranch community.

The developer has applied to amend the ASP to change the future development concept to reflect an updated storm pond design, include more residential lots with back lanes, allow for larger lot residential parcels, and update pedestrian connectivity north of the manufactured home park.

Tue | June 25

7:00pm | Council Chambers

5018 Waghorn Street | Blackfalds, AB

Click here for more details and documents!

Yard Waste Pick-Up

The seasonal yard waste pick-up program has begun!

Weekly collection of yard waste takes place on your designated waste/recycling collection day.

Container or paper bag must be marked with ‘YARD WASTE’ and must be visible to waste collection driver. Stickers are available at the Civic Centre front doors!

For more information, please visit www.blackfalds.ca/p/garbage-and-recycling

Citizen Request Portal
Our Citizen Request Portal gives residents simple access to Town services and reports any issues you find around Town; whether that be icy sidewalks, a fallen tree, street sweeping, etc.

Stay Informed with Blackfalds Connect!
Register today and never miss out on the latest news, events, weather, and alert messages from the Town of Blackfalds!

Messages will be sent straight to your phone, email, or via voice call.

Go to www.blackfalds.ca and scroll to the bottom of the page!
Garbage/Recycling Cart Placement
The automated arms on the collection truck need to clasp and lift the carts. If there isn’t enough space for the equipment to operate correctly, your carts will not be emptied.

Leave at least 1 m (3 ft) around your carts so you can comfortably walk between and around them.

Blackfalds Health Professional Attraction & Retention Committee (BHPARC)
Who is BHPARC?
Committee members meet as needed and participate in a variety of activities that align with their interests, skills and abilities and include promoting health provider opportunities in Blackfalds, hosting community tours, building relationships with community health providers, organizing appreciation activities, and providing support to their families.

Want to Help? 

Many hands make light work and robust and diverse community representation on this Committee is welcome! In particular, residents who are seniors, well-connected to the local business community, newcomers to town, or who have a young family are invited to email for more information.

Did You Know?

Blackfalds has a Health Professional Attraction & Retention Committee. This group of community members works with individuals from Town Council and Administration and health service agencies to attract & retain health professionals in Blackfalds.

Proposals & Tenders
The Town of Blackfalds posts all Requests for Proposals (RFP) and Tenders that are open for submissions on our website!

See more on the Proposals & Tenders webpage or if you have any questions regarding an RFP or tender, please call the Town office at 403.885.4677.
Career Opportunities
The Town of Blackfalds is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals interested in applying for any positions to submit their cover letter and resume via our applicant tracking system!

Community Events

Canada Day!

Celebrate Canada Day with Canadian music, giveaways, refreshments, a face painter, and a glitter tattoo artist!

July 1 | 1 - 3pm

Tayles Spray Park

Don't miss another event! Bookmark blackfalds.ca/events
Programs & Activities

Swim Lessons

  • Parent & Tot (4 - 12 months)
  • Parent & Tot 2 (12-24 months)
  • Parent & Tot 3 (2 - 3 years)
  • Preschool 1 - 5 (3 - 5 years)
  • Swimmer 1 - 6
  • Private Swim Lessons
For full descriptions, or to register, please visit www.blackfalds.ca/register
See Program Calendar
Register today! Set up an online account for online registration.
Complete the Online Account Setup Form and email to Guest Services.

Abbey Centre News

Summer Solstice

Pencil us in for the first day of summer - we are going to have a party!

Come out and help us celebrate the first day of summer at the Outdoor Aquatic Centre! We'll have music, games, and prizes as we celebrate the longest day of the year.

June 21 | 4 - 8 pm

*Paid admission is required


Don't miss out of one of the best events of the year!

Saturday, July 6

Abbey Centre | 9 am

Avengers | Ages 5-7

25 m swim, 1 km bike, 500 m run

Justice League | Ages 8-12

50 m swim, 2 km bike, 1 km run

Registration is now open: bit.ly/3xJcjKx

Camp Curious

Registration is OPEN!

Camp Curious summer camps consist of three (3) age groups:

  • Ages 3 - 5 
  • Ages 6 - 7 
  • Ages 8 - 11 

Camp Curious features a different theme each week and a weekly field trip.

For more information, please visit www.blackfalds.ca/camps

Community Care

Helping People Find Their Strength

Those who would like to can now contribute to our Community Care account. Any amount is appreciated and a charitable receipt can be requested.

This account will be used to provide those who might need a little extra support with a complimentary day admission (youth must be accompanied by a parent/guardian).

We want to help sprinkle kindness around! Please contact Guest Services for the entire program information.

Visit the Abbey Centre website for more information or email to Guest Services.

Town Council

Regular Council (RCC) and

Standing Committee meetings (SCC) are open to the public and broadcasted online. Catch them live-streamed on the Town's YouTube channel.

Please note that video, images, and audio contained in a live stream or recording must not be altered, re-purposed, or republished without the permission of Council.

Meeting agendas and schedules can be viewed online here.

The next scheduled RCC Meeting dates and times are:

  • Tuesday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m
  • Tuesday, June 26 at 7:00 p.m

SCC Meeting

  • Monday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m

You can find blog submissions provided by each Councillor on our Councillor's Corner's web page!

See the Mayor's Blog, a personal and interactive blog written by Mayor Jamie Hoover!

Find all Town news, events, programs and services on our website
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