As part of the development of our 2025 Business Plan, we are seeking public input on our current programs and levels of service.

Flagstaff County residents, click HERE to submit an idea on this Brainstorm Board for a chance to win $500 in Flagstaff Bucks! Please leave your name and email address in order to be eligible to win.

Rotating Farmers Market

Would love to support a large Farmers Market that rotated between Daysland, Killam, Heisler and Sedgewick each week. Close down part of Main Street and showcase all our very talented bakers, farmers, crafters, artists and talent. Have a small area for musicians, some food vendors, etc. The small fee for the vendor booth fees can be divided at the end of summer and a portion to each town to a charity of their choice.

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.

Event For Special Needs Children

A weekend set up specifically for special needs children. A movie night, activities, food vendors, etc., that is geared towards kids who might not do well during other activities going on. For example, Killam parade weekend is great but over stimulating for autistic kids. The Discover Aviation program is great, but a day specifically for kiddos that might need extra time and space so they can feel comfortable.

Day Camp

A week-long children’s day camp where kids can learn about the different people who keep our county running (public works, Agricultural services, mechanics, etc). 


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.

Lending Cupboard

A place people could go and sign out supplies needed (like a library) but it had playpens, high chairs, baby swings, toys for different age groups, etc. So a grandparent could sign out equipment if grand babies were visiting. Could also include different power or garden tools, medical equipment like crutches, kitchen gadgets etc., depending on community needs.

Co-Work Spaces

Modern day businesses have shifted to a lot of “work-from-home” options lately, whether self-employed or a corporate nomad. Having free or low cost co-work spaces offers a communal place for people to come and bring their personal work (laptop/papers/etc.) to a work-like setting and get things done in the company of others. For entrepreneurs, productivity is especially increased when you are in a work-like environment or when there are others near you also working on their own thing.

Even having the space open for a few hours per day would provide a nice change for people who work from home, or for “corporate nomads”.

This space would do well with several work stations, flat surfaces, WIFI, coffee/water availability. These spaces likely exist already in the various un-used community halls/legions around each town.

Adventure Guide

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.

Program / Service Idea – Club Registration Night(s)

Good morning. Would you ever consider having a community registration night (or 2) in the fall and/or spring? We are new to the community (moving to Killam in Dec 2022) and are still having a VERY HARD Time finding information on recreation programing in the Flagstaff county. We have tried google searches, facebook, paper archives and still can not locate the information. For example – Jr. Curling in Sedgewick – there is a phone number only with no other info. I have tried emailing some of the provided emails for clubs and don’t get replies. My husband and I would interested in helping organize if required. Thank you for your consideration.

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.

Women in Municipal Government/Elected Positions

Female representation across County Council, and Towns/Villages in the Flagstaff Region, is very low (More than 80% of all elected officials in the Flagstaff Region are male). 

A program targeted at encouraging leadership and democratic participation among women and girls – specifically tailored to women and girls in rural/remote areas. 

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!

Registration Night

I think it would be good if the county put on a registraion / information night once or twice a year in a central location or 2 locations throughout the county so that everyone can see what groups and annual events are offered here.  This would include sports groups, volunteer organizations, large annual fundraising events, local attractions.

Long Lunch

It is an event where the main street of a town is blocked off and a line of picnic tables are set out. Each attendee would pay a fee for a plate and the entire community sits together for a meal. 

Helping Hand Network

In case of challenging situations like power grid failure, communication going down (cyber attack or other) food shortages etc…we could create a helping hand network within the County and within the villages.
1- What have the villages to offer: heated rooms (alternative heat) –   food – community centre for daily communication and updates
2- What have the people to offer: alternative heat (woodstoves etc..) canned food to share etc and how can we create a little reference booklet for all with available ressources (from private citizens and village) supporting us all.
3 – How could the county help to take off this project and how could we integrate it with current or future events (fairs etc) so it reaches everybody.
4 – We may also use only Flagstaff Bucks in a near future so we can survive anything together in our county and inspire more.




Flagstaff Community Show

fire department. Police department involving the kids.

farm safety,4H to run a petting zoo and calves in pens.

could be at airport for parking space. Involve flying club to show kids planes.

Old car, motor bike show, career stand for country kids to stay in flagstaff.

food area and please, please, enough toilets!!! 

Just an idea to mull over and discuss. Hope it helps in some small way. Thank you for asking.

Community show

could I add someone from industry. Elevator mock up, guy telling how it works.demo from

local honey producer , environmental, importance of wildlife corridors, fish and wildlife.

 Vet, tractor dealer with static machinery for kids to sit on.

Just some random ideas. Thanks for listening.

A County Events Publication

Based on some of the suggestions made, perhaps the County could compile an Events Calendar showcasing the events and festivities the towns already have with a general description of each. Amenities, facilities, available programs, etc. should also be included. People may realize that some of the things they are looking for are already being done but they are just not aware if them. Hard copy as well as Facebook versions should be made available along with any and all links to events listed.