I would like to see our county museums promoted more to our families and schools. Schools should be using these local museums for learning resources.
Rec centre for next generation
Start planning and saving for a regional recreation facility. Build something that is modern and can compete with what is being built in the cities. Towns should chip in as well.
Community Playground Upgrades
A lot of playgrounds in our communities have started to show their age and have safety concerns. Sometimes, there are community groups that will band together to fundraise a replacement – sometimes there aren’t!
A joint effort to apply for a large federal grant for aging playgrounds in collaborative communities could be a giant step to get the towns/villages to work together to fix this aging infrastructure! Sometimes all it takes is a step in the right direction to get towns/villages to step up on behalf of their communities and get the old equipment torn out – and safer replacements in their place.
Perhaps while working with a playground company – since lots of equipment can be ordered at the same time, bulk rates/lower prices can even be obtained benefiting anyone involved!
A digital Flagstaff Adventure Guide to highlight what each town has to offer. From hiking trails, to shopping, restaurants, camping, recreation, golfing, library, 4H clubs, other programs. This can then provide where to get further information on details.
I think at the Diplomat Mine campground (near Forestburg) there should be a playground. Not only would that entice people to come camp but even more families might come to fish. Not every family member likes to fish. It gives everyone something to do.
Annual bike clinic for kids in spring in collaboration with the RCMP. Each year hosted by a different community in Flagstaff.
Country Residents recycling program
Working with Flagstaff Waste, to offer complimentary cardboard recycling or recycle bins with rental of the standard yard size bin or bigger.
The bins located in town limits are great but not ideal for rural addresses.
Annual Easter egg hunt
An event for the little ones to visit with the Easter bunny and hunt for some hidden eggs. Perhaps a donation to the food bank to attend.
Fly in and food truck challenge at Flagstaff Regional Airport
Iron Creek Flying Club has considered the idea of having a fly in similar to the “Camrose Fly In Breakfast” but with a food truck challenge folded into the mix.
This would allow the locals to view aircraft from throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan as well to showcase the airport to the county residents as it has an extremely positive reputation in the aviation community.
With food trucks gaining popularity, what better way to feed everyone than to incorporate a food truck competition. Those who manage to have the most popular dish win bragging rights as well as a possible prize and some media coverage from our local press.
Annual Fall Festival
An annual Fall Festival hosted by a community annually. It could include a market for local makers, bakers & creators of all kinds. Local restaurants could have fall-themed foods & beverages. If you hit them all you could be entered for some kind of community gift card or gift basket. The local businesses could put out scarecrows and/or have windows painted festively. Different groups could each put out a booth with fair-like games & activities.