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Babysitters Safety

Alberta Safety Council Babysitters’ Course is offered to children 12 years of age and older. The course runs annually in February for 8 weeks. Local experts are utilized as guest instructors.

 

Hanna Youth Dances

The Hanna and District Youth Club sponsors a youth dance four times a year.

Community Centre (503 5th Avenue West)
Gr. K to 9  7:00 pm to 10:00 pm for $5.00
Concession Available! Chaperones are needed! To Chaperone please contact the Town Office.

Please view the Community Event Calendar for coming dances.

Movie Night

Family friendly and affordable movie pre-releases are shown on the big screen at the Community Centre for
only $4.00 per person or $15.00 for a family of 4.
There is a concession which sells a movie package for $2.00!
Doors open: 6:45 pm    Show:7:00 pm
For more information contact the Hanna & District Youth Group.

Check the Community Event Calendar for movie titles and dates.

    Teen Fair

    TEEN ACTIVITY FAIR
    Next date is 2021     

    The Hanna & District Youth Club and Hanna FCSS organize the Hanna Teen Fair every second year to provide young people with a fun filled day of healthy experiences that the community has to offer.  Students in grades 7 – 12 from Hanna and area are encouraged to come and participate – free of charge.

    Youth are encouraged to come and try different activities such as rock climbing, zorb balls, ride in a plane, go to the gun range and so much more.  People representing RCMP, Alberta Health Services Addictions, Hanna Fire Department, FCSS, REACH, The Rod & Gun Club, Hanna Flying Association, 4-H, Kayaking Club, Hanna Cruisers, Hanna Library and many more are just some of the examples of organizations available to talk to teens about what they do.  The day usually wraps up with a Much Music Video Dance.

    Boredom Busters

    When school is closed due to holiday or Professional Development, Boredom Busters is often available to children fro Kindergarten to Grade 6. (K-6) at the Centennial Place. Children enjoy afternoons of games, crafts, visitors, activities and a healthy snack. The fun is supervised by experienced leaders who are trained in HIGH FIVE®and First Aid.Seasonal fun, playing with friends and reasonable cost – usually $5-$10.

    For children in Grades K-6 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Centennial Place and cost is ONLY $5!

    Register in advance at Centennial Place as spaces are limited.

    Please view the Community Event Calendar for scheduled days and themes.

    Early Years Fair

    Do you have questions about your child’s development? Would you like to have your child’s vision or hearing screened? Wondering if your child is walking and talking like the other kids his/her age? Attend the Early Years Fair in the Spring or each year to learn about your child’s development and the programs and services available to families in Hanna. The Fair is targeted to families with children ages 0 to 5 years.

    Epic Adventures 2020 Program 

    What’s the Program Look Like?

    We have had a lot of fun pulling together a program that offers a balance for families who feel comfortable gathering with others but still maintaining social distancing and following COVID-19 Alberta Health Services Protocols. 

     It’s a challenge we are up for but we know it will come with growing pains.  Parents and campers are encouraged to speak with one of the program leaders if they have concerns or suggestions.

    There is a lot of information and different programs available so staying informed and current may be a concern.  Be sure to regularly check hanna.ca/events or the Town Facebook Page @Hanna Alberta for updates and changes.

    Epic Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

    The most important thing to know is that the Epic Adventures Program is very limited in space so pre-registration is required.

    Day Time Event Fee Ages Register? Info
    Mon 9 am – Noon Epic Adventures $5 5-12 Yes
    Tues 2 pm Fun in the Park* $0 All Ages Yes Events geared for the entire family!  Watch for weekly updates with special guests leading fun activities.
    Wed 9 am – Noon Epic Adventures $5 5-12 Yes
    Thurs 1 pm Pop-Up Events* $0 All Ages Yes Drop-in events geared for the entire family!  Watch for weekly updates
    Fri 9 am – Noon Epic Adventures $0 5-12 Yes

    *Note:  If the Tuesday ‘Fun in the Park’ family program is canceled due to weather, it will be held Thursday instead; canceling the Thursday Pop-Up Event program.

     

    Fun in the Park Tuesdays

    Tuesdays at 2:00 pm in Hector King-Hunter Park.  These events are geared for both Epic Campers and/or Families to enjoy. 

    There is no fee, but pre-registration is still required.   Watch for fun such as Zumba,  DANCEPL3Y, Yoga and more. (Note: This program may be moved to Thursday if rained out on Tuesday.)

    Pop Up Thursdays

    Thursdays at 1:00 pm are set aside for weekly events geared for both Epic Campers and/or families to enjoy.

    There is no fee, but pre-registration is still required. *Note:  Pop-Up Thursday may be replaced by Fun in the Park Tuesday if the Tuesday program is rained out.

    Weekly Scavenger Hunts

    A free program, Sarah will be releasing a new Scavenger Hunt each Monday.  These hunts will appeal to the entire family including friends, grandma’s, uncles, you get the idea. Pre-Registration is NOT required for the scavenger hunts.

    The hunts are not only fun, but they are also educational and serve to unite Hanna & area residents during this unprecedented era of social distancing.  Be sure to watch for the weekly clue.  The best way is to sign up for our e-News newsletter found at hanna.ca/first-to-know You can always unsubscribe once summer is over.  

    Registration

    Fees:  $5/day per child (Mon, Wed, Fri program)

    Complete a registration form (found below) and return it to Centennial Place with your payment.  A variety of payment options are available, now including e-Transfer and Credit (fees apply with credit card payments).  Find out more about them here: hanna.ca/payment-methods

    2020 Program Brochure

    2020 Registration Form

    COVID-19 Protocols

    We ask that you ensure children are aware of the protocols in accordance with recommendations by Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer that will be in place PRIOR to them arriving at the program.  A full listing of the protocol and guidelines will be posted.

    • Guardians are requested to check the child’s temperature prior to drop off
    • Screening upon entry
    • Increased hand hygiene
    • Record of attendance kept on file
    • Cohort information will be requested
    • Social distancing will be in place
    • In place of ‘high fives’ and hugs, there will be air fives, happy dances, air hugs and more!

    Our Staff

    Angela McGillion, Community Services Programmer, and certified HIGH FIVE® Trainer oversees the recruitment and hiring of the enthusiastic and engaging staff you want interacting with your children in a summer camp environment. She is focused on providing caring leaders that will support and encourage your child during their adventures with us.

    To ensure these qualities, the Town of Hanna trains all leaders working with children in HIGH FIVE® ‘Principles of Healthy Child Development’ (PHCD) and Standard First Aid. Other opportunities for professional development are also encouraged when available.

    Program Manager

    Sarah Palmer has been a leader with Epic for many years. Currently, Sarah is in her first year of the Bachelor of Education Program. She is very passionate about working with children, enjoys a variety of sports, and is community minded.  She is very excited about an ‘Epic’
    summer with campers and staff in Hanna!

    Sarah Palmer, Program Manager

    The Fine Print

    What to Bring

    Adventurers are asked to bring a nut-free snack, hat, sunscreen, water bottle, and weather-appropriate clothing.

    The day begins at 9:00 am and ends at Noon; drop off from 8:30 am to 9:00 am and pickup is Noon to 12:30 pm.  Please follow all signage.

    HIGH FIVE®

    HIGH FIVE® is Canada’s quality standard for children’s recreation and sport.

    As a registered HIGH FIVE® organization, we believe in the power of making a difference in children’s lives through giving them the ‘best way to play’.

    HIGH FIVE® helps to ensure your child is in good hands and will enjoy a positive experience in our programs.

    Weekly Schedule

    July 13,15,17  – Junior Artist
    July 20,22,24 – Animal Lover
    July 27,29,31 – Hero Week
    August 5,7 – Community Week
    August 10,12,14 – Junior Scientist
    August 17,19,21 – Sport Stars
    August 24,26,28 – It’s a Wrap!