As part of the development of our 2024 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 tickets to see Blink-182 in concert on June 29, 2023 at Rogers Place in Edmonton. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.