(Apologies for sharing this information so late everyone! – Katie)
Roisin shares “one hell of an evening!” Get your tickets for a Ceilidh hosted by our Strathcone Firefighter’s Pipes and Drums Association. See the Facebook event link here. Saturday, July 13 at Broadmoor Lake Park.
We invite you to join us following the Sherwood Park Highland Gathering for the 1st annual SPHG Ceilidh. The Ceilidh will be held at the Highland Gathering grounds in the dance tent next to the beer gardens.
The SPHG Celidih is a family friendly event. Children under 5 receive free admission. Children under 5 must have a valid Child’s ticket available through the ticket link below. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Hosted by the Strathcona Firefighters Pipes and Drums Association, the SPHG Ceilidh promises a fun filled evening of entertainment, socializing, and beverages to wrap up the festivities. Featured performances by The Boys of St. James’ Gate with music that can be described as Celtic-Rock and contains everything from Scottish/Irish songs to more modern Celtic rock/punk sounds. You will not be disappointed!! Pipes and Drums performances by, the some of the best Pipe bands in Alberta, and dances throughout the evening will provide a genuine Celtic feel and atmosphere.
Tickets and valid ID must be presented at the door for admission and drink voucher.
Tickets: $20/person and include 1 voucher valued at $6.99 redeemable for 1 domestic drink or highball. Voucher received upon entry to event.
Come on out and enjoy the amazing Celtic culture, tradition and music that the evening has to offer. Kilts, Drums, Bagpipes, Dancers and more…
Saturday July 13th, Doors open @ 6pm
Boys of St. James’ Gate, 1st set @ 7pm
Doors close at 11pm, guests are welcome to make the move to The Canadian Brewhouse in Sherwood Park following the end of the Ceilidh.
Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the purchase of uniforms, instruments, equipment, instruction and learning materials for the Strathcona Firefighters Pipes and Drums Association. The SFPDA is a registered non-profit organization in the province of Alberta and a registered charitable organization with the Canada Revenue Agency.
CRA Charity Registration #71793 1315 RR0001
One of our First Responders shares an insightful article on the importance (both for the Firefighter, and the marriage!) of sleep hygiene with us. Check it out here.
I know a lot of our partners are becoming first time fathers this year, opening up another huge facet of mental health. With 5 babies born within 6 months on platoon one, I’m very glad that our baby daddies have each other to navigate this journey! I hope all our members feel empowered to step fully into their roles as fathers without stigma.
In the comments of this article, Katie recommends an app:
The author talks about meditation and yoga nidra in this article and I just wanted to drop this app here for anyone interested. Lots of yoga nidra options and Andrew Johnson’s power nap hypnosis track is amazing! Insight Timer – Meditation App by Insight Network Inc
Jennifer shares a petition advocating for the fair treatment of two First Responders (and spouses) in Pincher Creek. She writes:
I’m not usually political, but I thought I’d share this petition. As a fire spouse, I’d be outraged if my partner were disciplined or fired because of our marriage (which has nothing to do with his job). Both of these ladies are out of work in EMS Fire.
Sabine recommends an awesome camping “cuddle seat”. She writes:
Platoon 1 went camping on the weekend, and quite a few people asked where we got our camping loveseat. Chris was pretty sure it was from Costco, a few years ago. Today, I was at Costco, and there it was! They also have Robyn’s Iron Throne for $50.
Sabine also invites all Fire Families to a Canada party her family is hosting:
This is happening at our house (54 Moreland Crescent) on Canada Day. Everyone is welcome, it’s a great way to avoid long lines for bouncy castles and expensive food at Broadmoor Lake! Drop in if you can…it’s always lots of fun.
She also has an outdoor toy for a family with young children:
Michelle also has an outdoor toddler toy for anyone who wants it – a sand box in the shape of a turtle (that, coincidentally, also used to be Sabine’s!). It is empty and ready for pick up.
Phew – that’s it, I think! I hope I didn’t miss anyone’s news and please let me know if I did. If you would like to be connected with anyone regarding the toys, please send a message using the form below.