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The County of Newell offers numerous community groups for residents to partake in that assist in bettering the community. The following list includes some of the community groups residents can join.

 
Apple Blossom Day Homes

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"Quality child care in a home environment" is our motto. For over 25 years, Apple Blossom Day Homes has provided quality child care in Medicine Hat, Redcliff, Brooks, Bow Island and Duchess.

Each of our day home providers has undergone an extensive screening and approval process as outlined by The Southeast Alberta Child and Family Services (CFS). Our agency is accredited through The Alberta Association for The Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services.

 
 
Kinsmen Club

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Within the Newell Region there are two Kinsmen Clubs and one Kinette Club for residents to choose from:

  • Kinsmen Club of Brooks
  • Kinsmen Club of Bassano
  • Kinette Club of Brooks

These clubs are responsible for activities including:

  • Annual Rodeo
  • Rodeo Concession 
  • Little Britches & Other Rodeo Activities
  • Christmas Tree Sales
  • Santa Clause Parade
  • And Much More!


To learn more about the Kinsmen Club of Brooks please click on the "More Information" button.





 
 
Kiwanis Club of Brooks

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The Kiwanis Club of Brooks is a non-profit charitable organization with the purpose of providing financial support in many different ways including scholarships, collecting funds and administering the National Disaster Relief Fund supporting special Kiwanis causes, and lastly promoting and providing financial support for Service Leadership Programs. The Kiwanis Club of Brooks partakes in various other activities and fundraising tactics, including an annual golf tournament. 


To learn more about the Kiwanis Club of Brooks please click on the "More Information" button. 



 
 
Rotary Club of Brooks

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The Rotary Club of Brooks is an organization of business and professional leaders, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. The Rotary Club is a global organization and put forth their efforts worldwide.


To learn more about the Rotary Club of Brooks please click on the "More Information" button. 
 
 
Brooks & District Chamber of Commerce

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The Brooks & District Chamber of Commerce is a local organization comprised of local businesses and companies with the intentions to promote and develop the interests of businesses. Main activities of the Chamber consists of safeguarding the interests and sharing of business experiences and interests, having contact with governments, civil society, local media and organizing various business events such as trade shows. 

To learn more about the Brooks & District Chamber of Commerce please click on the "More Information" button. 







 
 
Bassano & District Chamber of Commece

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The Bassano & District Chamber of Commerce is a local organization comprised of local businesses and companies with the intentions to promote and develop the interests of businesses. Main activities of the Chamber consists of safeguarding the interests and sharing of business experiences and interests, having contact with governments, civil society, local media and organizing various business events such as trade shows. 


To learn more about the Bassano & District Chamber of Commerce please click on the "More Information" button.
 
 
Better Business Bureau

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The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is a source of unbiased information and reviews regarding businesses across North America. 

  • The BBB sets standards for ethical behaviour and monitors business compliance.
  • The BBB helps consumers to identify trustworthy businesses and offers warning against those who are not.
  • The BBB sets standards for and evaluates advertisements.
  • The BBB sets standards for and evaluates the practices of charities.
  • The BBB coaches businesses on ethical behaviour and how to build stronger and more trusting relationships with their customers.

To learn more about the Better Business Bureau and their services please click on the "More Information" button.
 
 
Brooks & District Knights of Columbus

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The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic, family, fraternal, service organization. The Knights of Columbus partake in numerous activities including volunteering, church support, scholarships, military councils and so on, with the intent to better the community and the lives of those they help. To learn more about the Knights of Columbus please click on the "More Information" button. 
 
 
Elks Lodge

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There are two Elks Lodge's for residents in the Newell Region to have access to, these being, the Brooks Elks Lodge No. 77 and the Bassano Elks Lodge. The Elks Lodge's are charitable organizations promoting and serving community needs through local Lodge Volunteers. Through the Lodge's National Charity the Royal Purple, countless hearing impaired children have been assisted. 


To learn more about the activities of the local Elks Lodge's please click on the "More Information" button.
 
 
Bassano FCSS

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Bassano Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is a local organization with the purpose of aiding the local community through various activities listed below.



FCSS services must be of a preventive nature that enhances the social well-being of individuals and families through promotion or intervention strategies provided at the earliest opportunity. Services and projects through local FCSS Programs must do one or more of the following:


  • Help people to develop independence, strengthen coping skills and become more resistant to crisis.
  • Help people to develop an awareness of social needs.
  • Help people to develop interpersonal and group skills which enhance constructive relationships among people.
  • Help people and communities to assume responsibility for decisions and action which affect them.
  • Provide supports that help sustain people as active participants in the community.
 
 
Grasslands Regional FCSS

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Grasslands Regional Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is a partnership that was formed to meet the increasingly diverse needs of all the communities found within the area. Grasslands Regional FCSS serves the County of Newell, City of Brooks, Village of Duchess, and the Village of Rosemary. 


To learn more about the services offered by Grasslands Regional FCSS please click on the "More Inforamtion" button.
 
 
Bassano Masons Lodge

The Bassano Masons Lodge is a fraternity organization that organizes various events throughout the community and volunteers with chairtable organizations. The Bassano Masonic Hall No. 55 can be located at 220 3rd St in Bassano. Contact Brade Hale for more Information at 403-793-4936.
 
 
Brooks Revitalization Zone

Brooks Revitalization Zone is a local organization that represents over 80 businesses and services within the City of Brooks. The organization is dedicated to improving the social, physical, and economic environment of the Brooks Town Centre. 

For more information on the Brooks Revitalization Zone please call 403-362-3293.






 
 
Global Friendship Immigration Centre

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The Global Friendship Immigration Centre provides services to individuals and immigrants within the Newell Region. The Centre offers various services including:

  • Community Gardens Project
  • Cultural Diversity Program
  • Family/Youth Program
  • The Integrated Service Program (ISP)
  • The Services Program


To learn more about these services and the Global Friendship Immigration Centre Association please click on the "More Information" button and forward to page 12.
 
 
Newell Regional Tourism Association

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The Newell Regional Tourism Association (NRTA) is the Region of Newell's Destination Marketing Organization (DMO). The NRTA was created back in 2008 and has since then been working to enhance the tourism opportunities of the Region of Newell. The NRTA serves the communities of the City of Brooks, Town of Bassano, Villages of Duchess and Rosemary, and the County of Newell. Working with industry operators, partners, and stakeholders, the NRTA works to create opportunity, advocacy, and information about the Region for Tourists and Residents.  


To learn more about the NRTA please click on the "More Information" button.
 
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2018 SPEC Photo Calendar with 365 days of prizes!


Order yours today October 17, 2017 . . .

Posted by: SPEC Association for Children and Families


2018 SPEC Fundraising Calendar


October 25, 2017 - January 31, 2018

Posted by: SPEC Association for Children and Families


November Computer Class


Starts on November 1st(Wednesday), 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Posted by: Brooks Community Adult Learning Council

 





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Phone: (403) 362-4549
Fax: 403-362-4571

Box 1994
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