Stony Plain celebrates Alberta Seniors' Week 2013
The Town of Stony Plain will join communities throughout Alberta in recognizing the contributions of its many seniors, during Alberta Seniors’ Week, June 3 to 9, 2013.
“Stony Plain’s seniors have helped make our town the great community that it is today, and they continue to make significant contributions to our existing quality-of-life and to our future,” says William Choy, mayor of Stony Plain, who, on May 29, issued an official proclamation for Seniors’ Week in Stony Plain. “Seniors make incredible investments into our community every day, and they need to be acknowledged for these many contributions.”
The theme of this year’s province-wide celebrations is, “Creative and Inspirational.” Organizations throughout the province will celebrate Alberta Seniors’ Week by hosting events to honour seniors and applaud their continuing contributions to Alberta.
Locally, a number of exciting events are planned to celebrate Stony Plain seniors and their commitment to the community. Activities include:
- JUNE 4: Strawberry Tea
1 - 3:30 p.m.
Elks Hall (400 Diamond Ave. - Spruce Grove)
- JUNE 6: free, all-ages Block Party
5 to 7 p.m.
Street in front of Town Office (4905 – 51 Ave.)
- JUNE 8: Canadian Country Music Legends Concert
The Seniors' Week Block Party has been a collaborative venture and community tradition between Stony Plain FCSS and the Stony Plain Youth Centre for many years. The Canadian Country Music Legends Concert on Sat., June 8, is also part of this week-long event. Advance tickets are $25 and are available from Whispering Waters Lodge, or $35 at the door. The concert takes place at the Heritage Park Pavilion and is hosted by the Lodge.
About Alberta Seniors’ Week
Alberta Seniors’ Week is an annual province-wide celebration that takes place during the first week of June each year. Now in its 28th year, the week-long event, coordinated by the Alberta Health and the Seniors’ Advisory Council for Alberta, provides municipalities across the province with the opportunity to publicly acknowledge the valuable contributions Alberta’s more than 385,000 seniors make to their communities and to the province (Source: health.alberta.ca/seniors/seniors-week.html).
About Stony Plain (FCSS) Seniors’ Services
The FCSS Seniors’ Services offers a wide range of programs and services to older residents of Stony Plain and Parkland County. The Stony Plain Seniors’ Information Guide
is updated annually and is available at the Town Office or from the Town’s website. For more information, call 780.963.8644.
By participating in Alberta Seniors’ Week, the Town demonstrates its commitment to Social Equity, by developing and maintaining a community focused on creatively meeting the needs of residents through the promotion of equality, wellbeing, safety, citizen participation and involvement. Social Equity is one of the four core strategies of the Community Sustainability Plan, which governs how the Town makes decisions and conducts its business.