A summer of WOW!

July 6, 2018

A summer of WOW!

Strathcona County is literally rolling out a wellness program on wheels this summer. Wellness on Wheels, fondly referred to as WOW, is a large van filled with community-building activities that will be travelling to various locations in the County throughout July and August.

Wellness on Wheels is a program that provides residents of all ages with the opportunity to co-create a welcoming, inclusive community that encourages connection and belonging for everyone. It is a place where people can gather to know their neighbours, get involved in their communities, and build relationships with others. 

Each week, Wellness on Wheels will be regularly visiting the following communities: Brookville, Hastings Lake, Ministik (potluck picnic), Antler Lake, Ardrossan, South Cooking Lake, Collingwood Cove and Josephburg. 

Activities can include a giant snakes and ladders game, a bike and car wash, knitting corner, messy painting, giant jenga and other yard games, bubbles and more bubbles, origami, chill out zones, sensory stations, chalk art, bumper balls, giant bowling and giant checkers, button making, bracelet making and water shooting painting.  The drop-in program will be supplemented by guest speakers and community experts like Mud/Sweat/Gears, RCMP, Strathcona County Early Childhood Coalition and Alberta Health Services.

New this year is the Community Connector Pop Up Play Event.  Strathcona County will secretly choose different locations to show up at on Monday nights. The week before the event, follow the County on social media (@StrathcoCounty) to find out about location clues. The exact location will be revealed the day of the event.

Building and cultivating social connections is beneficial to both individuals and the greater community.  Connectedness and inclusion is an important focus of Strathcona County’s Social Framework that strives to create a supported, safe and connected community.

Find out more about WOW, Community Connector Pop Up Play, and other summer events  or call 780-416-6730.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595