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Block Parent

Hanna’s Block Parent program is run by community volunteers with help from the Hanna RCMP and the Town of Hanna. Hanna is proud that it can provide its children and seniors with a safe way to seek assistance when lost, frightened, or injured. If you are interested in becoming a Block Parent, contact the Town Office.

Drive Happiness

Drivers are ready and waiting! Book your trip today!

Founded in 1998, Drive Happiness provides safe, reliable, and affordable transportation through volunteer drivers. The service offers door-to-door service to grocery stores, medical appointments, or visiting with family and friends.

Town of Hanna is pleased to be a partner in this program and is always looking for volunteers to provide assisted transportation to older adults with mobility challenges. Eligibility includes:

  • 65+ years of age
  • able to enter and exit vehicles with limited assistance
  • able to complete an application form although assistance can be requested

Riders purchase $10 paperless tickets to exchange for rides or deliveries under 40 km and 90 minutes. Rides exceeding these limits require multiple tickets. Rides must be booked by phoning Drive Happiness (1-888-336-4503) at least 3 business days in advance.

Contact Information

T: 1-888-336-4503
E: info@drivehappiness.ca
drivehappiness.ca
9916 45 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB  T6E 5J1

Drive Happiness Brochure

This brochure outlines the details of the Drive Happiness program and provides contact information for volunteer drivers and riders.

Front Row Centre

This Arts Council is dedicated to offering a variety of entertainment and arts experiences to Hanna. The group operates independantly but with support from the Town of Hanna.

Why not volunteer with the Hanna Front Row Centre Arts Council and be involved with bringing arts, cultural and artistic opportunities? Contact Mike Hart (403) 854-0369,  Gwen Snell (403) 854-6417 or the Town Office. for more information.

 

Hanna in Bloom

Hanna in Bloom is a not-for-profit organization that works cooperatively with local businesses and municipal government to improve the Town through people, plants, and pride. The committee meets an average of four times per year.

Hanna achieved 5 blooms and was the provincial winner  2014. We became a national winner with 5 Blooms Bronze in 2018 and retained our 5 Blooms Bronze at the National Class of Champions in 2019.

 

2019 – 5 Blooms Bronze

Hanna was pleased to be awarded 5 National Blooms – Bronze again in 2019 with special recognition for Support of Tree Planting. A new manual prepared specifi to our climate and soil conditions. Many thanks to judges Berta Briggs and Larry Hill.

Results 2019

Press Release 2019

 

Hanna in Bloom FAQs

I want to cut the tree on my boulevard

Trees on boulevards are considered public property. Even though you are expected to maintain your boulevard, these trees are part of our “urban” forest and cannot be trimmed or removed without authorization from the Town of Hanna. To keep trees looking good and healthy the town hires qualified arborists to trim public trees. We encourage you to report any concerns you may have with your boulevard trees. Report A Concern 

Hanna in Bloom is about flowers, isn't it?

The Communities in Bloom program is about people, plants, and pride. Communities that have been successful have solid operating plans for their water, sewer, and roads as well as green spaces including floral displays. 

People seem to be choosing hard mulch to avoid maintenance

There is a misconception that once you use “hard” mulch such as gravel or rock that there is no need to weed ever again! Nothing could be further from the truth.

Winds bring dirt and weed seeds that nestle into the cracks and crevices. After a while that nicely landscaped “hard” mulch area has to be weeded and sprayed. Before you make the decision to change to “hard” mulch you have to ask yourself if you are prepared to be spraying for weeds and pulling by hand or is there a method better for you?

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are looking for a service, club, or organization, be sure to have a look at the volunteer organizations currently operating in Hanna.

Whether you like working with children or seniors, doing office work or odd jobs, designing and conducting workshops, serving on Boards, providing handyman services, shoveling snow, or gardening, Hanna has a volunteer opportunity for you!

As a volunteer, you choose the area where you feel you can make the biggest difference! We encourage an inclusive environment for all volunteers.

Who can volunteer?

Individual of all ages, all backgrounds and talents can have fun and help our community.

  • Youth are encouraged to volunteer
  • Families can volunteer together
  • Community groups, faith groups, clubs or friends can find group volunteer opportunities
  • Retired and semi-retired can volunteer and make their experience count

 How can you volunteer?

  • Please contact the Hanna Learning Centre to help you find a volunteer opportunity to meet your interests and abilities.
  • If you are looking to volunteer on a Town Council appointed board or committee, review the vacancies available and submit your application.

Hanna Cares

Hanna Cares is not just a tagline. It’s what we do. It defines our daily living and how we interact with each other at work or play.

Are you feeling isolated and alone? Do you have a few hours to spare helping others in our community? Would you like a friendly phone call, assistance with curbside pick up, or even caring for a pet?

Hanna Cares. If you either need assistance or would like to volunteer we want you to register by completing this registration form or by phoning (403) 854-4433.

Volunteers are being matched with those in need - because Hanna Cares.

Town Council Appointed Boards & Committees

Council-appointed citizen advisory boards and committees provide information, well-considered advice, and recommendations for consideration by Council and administration on important issues.

Vacancies are advertised annually and citizens are encouraged to apply by completing and submitting an application.  The terms of appointment vary depending on the bylaws of the organization.

Boards & Committees Application

Applications are always welcome

Big Country Housing

Description:

  • Management board for affordable Government subsidized senior and community housing projects in Hanna & Cereal.

Term & Meetings

  • Two-year term. Four meetings per year

Members:

  • Five in total.  Three from Hanna and one from each Oyen and Cereal

Fred & Freda Geuder Educational Bursary

Description:

  • This committee provides recommendations, based on the parameters in Policy 2014-04 for the distribution of the bursary.

Term & Meetings

  • Two-year term.  1-2 meetings in September annually.

Members:

  • Three in total, one of which is a Councillor.
Appointment
Michelle Haag
Patricia Mainman
Betty Simpson
Term Ending
Oct 2022
Oct 2023
Oct 2023
Appointment
Councillor Crowle
Mel Lypka
Connie Deadlock
Term Ending
Oct 2022
Oct 2022
Oct 2023

Community Services Board

Description:

  • Established by Bylaw 990-2017 for the purpose of providing advice, recommendations, and assistance regarding Culture, Recreation, and Family & Community Support Services (FCSS).

Term & Meetings

  • Three-year term.  Minimum of 5 meetings per year (evenings).

Members:

  • Maximum of 10 members which include a representative from Town Council and a Special Areas Board appointee.

Hanna Library Board

Description:

  • Established by Bylaw 407 in 1971 under the authority of the Libraries Act to provide efficient library services in the municipality.

Term & Meetings

  • Three-year term.  Meets monthly during the day.

Members:

  • Minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 one of which is a Councillor.
Appointment
Darlene Herzog
Nadine Wood
Sam Lockhart
Vern Thuroo
Cody Dale-McNair
Elaine Johnston
Kalli Cooper
Vacant x 3
Term Ending
Oct 2022
Oct 2022
Oct 2023
Oct 2023
Oct 2024
Oct 2024
Oct 2024
Accepting Applications
Appointment
Councillor Murphy
Jean Lypka
Audra Limpert
Will Warwick
Gwen Snell
Peggy Sauter
Carolyn Mammel
Ricardo Hoar
Elaine Johnston
Vacant x 1
Term Ending
Oct 2022
Oct 2022
Oct 2022
Oct 2022
Oct 2023
Oct 2023
Oct 2024
Oct 2024
Oct 2024
Accepting applications

Hanna & Dist. Medical Corp.

Description:

  • Responsible for providing a medical clinic, services, and incentives to attract and retain medical personnel.

Term & Meetings

  • Two-year term.  3-4 meetings annually.

Members:

  • 2 are appointed from Hanna – 1 Councillor and 1 citizen at large.

Municipal Planning Commission

Description:

  • Established by Bylaw 989-2017 to advise on the planning for orderly, economical, and beneficial development and use of land within Town limits.

Term & Meetings

  • Three-year term.  Meets as needed averaging 4 times a year.

Members:

  • 2 Councillors and 3 members of the public.
Appointment
Councillor Crowle
Ken Hansen
Term Ending
Oct 2022
Oct 2023
Appointment
Councillor Olsen
Councillor Beaudoin
Richard Preston
Chris Warwick
Larry Stickel
Term Ending
Oct 2022
Oct 2022
Oct 2023
Oct 2024
Oct 2024

Youth Club

The Hanna & District Youth Club has been active for over 30 years providing healthy activities and opportunities for youth. This group of youth members with adult mentors is recognized for offering regularly scheduled movies, youth dances, and special events as well as the Teen Fair that occurs every second year. New members and ideas are always welcome.

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