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  • Emergency Services

    Bashaw & District Food Bank

    Contact Sarah Unsworth (Program Manager)
    Address 4909 - 50 St. Bashaw T0B 0H0
    Phone 780-372-4074
    Fax 780-372-3951
    Email bdssoffice1@gmail.com
    Hours Mondays - Fridays 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Community Bashaw
    Description

    Christmas Hamper Program and Food Bank.  Also email frontdesk.bdss@gmail.com

  • Child & Youth Services

    Bashaw & District Pre-School

    Contact Marci Albers (Manager)
    Address Box 568 Bashaw T0B 0H0
    Phone 780-372-2053 or 780-372-4074
    Fax 780-372-3951
    Email bdsspreschool@gmail.com
    Hours Tue. & Thu., 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
    Fee Please enquire for fee & subsidy info.
    Community Bashaw
    Description

    Provides a play based program for children ages 3-5 years to enhance their growth in the areas of social, physical, intellectual, creative and emotional development. Licensed and qualified staff.  BDSS program can issue tax receipts.

  • Information & Referral

    Bashaw & District Support Services

    Contact Christine Buelow (Executive Director)
    Phone 780-372-4074
    Fax 780-372-3951
    Email bdssoffice1@gmail.com
    Website https://bashawcrc.com/
    Facebook Bashaw & District Support Services Facebook Page
    Hours Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Description

    Provides community support to strengthen families and community.  Prevention is the focus and programs depend on volunteerism.  Services are available to all residents of the Town of Bashaw and Division One of Camrose County. BDSS is partially funded by FCSS. We offer: Generations Daycare, Bashaw Preschool, Benevolent Fund, Life Line referrals, Santa’s Anonymous, Meals on Wheels, Tools for School, Home Support, Walk In Support to residents.  Email: frontdesk.bdss@gmail.com

  • Information & Referral

    Bashaw & District Thrift Store

    Contact Margaret Baier
    Address 5008 - 50th St. Box 568 Bashaw AB T0B 0H0
    Phone 780-372-3718
    Hours Tue., Wed., Thurs., Fri, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Description

    Welcomes donations of clean used clothing in good repair and some small miscellaneous items which are then offered for resale at nominal prices.

  • Transportation

    BASHAW BUS SOCIETY

    Contact Sarah Unsworth
    Phone 780-372-3631
    Fax 780-372-3951
    Email bdssoffice1@gmail.com
    Hours Call to book rides
    Fee $6 return trip in town. Tues. 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon or as needed for additional fee. Every other Thursday Bashaw to Camrose - $15.00/round trip. Charter Trips $30.00/hour + $1.00/km.
    Description

    Safe transportation for all ages in the community. Wheelchair accessible. (Chartered transportation available at $30.00/hour, plus $1.00/km.)  Email frontdesk.bdss@gmail.com

  • Home Support Services

    Bashaw Meals on Wheels (BDSS)

    Contact Sarah Unsworth (Program Manager)
    Address 4909 - 50 St. Box 568, Provincial Building, Bashaw & Area Community Resource Centre. T0B 0H0
    Phone 780-372-4074
    Fax 780-372-3951
    Email bdssoffice1@gmail.com
    Hours Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Fee $8.00 per meal
    Description

    A hot nutritious noon meal, delivered 5 days per week by volunteers. BDSS Program – can issue tax receipts.  Also email frontdesk.bdss@gmail.com

  • Emergency Services

    Bashaw Victim Services

    Address Box 248 Bashaw T0B 0H0
    Phone 780-372-3687/372-3793
    Fax 780-372-2121
    Description

    Provides support, information & referral to victims of crime & trauma. Message can be left @ 780-372-3687 or call the Bashaw RCMP detachment at 780-372-3793.

  • Child & Youth Services

    Bashaw Youth Drop In Foundation

    Address P.O. Box 255, 4903 - 50 Ave. Bashaw T0B 0H0
    Phone 780-372-2706
    Fax 780-372-3586
    Email info.bashawyouthcentre@gmail.com
    Website https://bashawcrc.com/bashaw-youth-centre
    Facebook Bashaw Youth Drop In Foundation Facebook Page
    Hours 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. and some PD days.
    Community Bashaw
    Description

    Daily programming: ages 5 – 18 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. and some PD days. Programming includes arts, crafts, music, drama, sports, recreation, volunteering, kids cooking, and outings.

  • Foundations

    Battle River Community Foundation

    Contact Bobbi Way (Executive Director)
    Address Box 1122 Camrose T4V 4E7
    Phone 780-679-0449
    Email info@brcf.ca
    Website www.brcf.ca
    Facebook Battle River Community Foundation Facebook Page
    Instagram Battle River Community Foundation Instagram Page
    Hours 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon; 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Mon. - Friday
    Description

    Mission is to encourage increased flow of resources to community needs, to create and manage permanent endowment funds to meet those needs, and to respond to emerging needs that come with changing times. Donations are held as endowment funds wherein the capital remains intact and investment income is made available to a broad range of charitable community needs in Camrose and area. Physical location is 4906 – 46 St.

  • Health Services

    Battle River Lending Place Society

    Contact Julie Girard
    Address 4702 - 44 St. Camrose AB T4V 1B9
    Phone 780-673-1335
    Fax 780-673-1335
    Email brlendingplace@gmail.com
    Website https://lendingplace.ca/
    Facebook Battle River Lending Place Society Facebook Page
    Hours Mon., Wed., Fri., 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Description

    The Battle River Lending Place Society is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals in our community by providing accessible mobility equipment.
    Our mission is to empower individuals with mobility challenges to regain their independence and freedom of movement. Through our lending program, we strive to
    ensure that no one is held back by limited access to essential mobility aids, regardless of their financial circumstances. We are committed to enhancing mobility and promoting self-sufficiency within our community.  Lending Mobility Equipment: We provide a range of mobility equipment such as  wheelchairs, walkers, and more, without any cost. Our goal is to ensure that
    everyone in our community has access to the equipment they need to lead a more independent and fulfilling life.  All equipment is inspected and sanitized prior to lending. A comprehensive inspection is completed on all equipment to confirm that it is in good working order and to note any cosmetic damages.

  • Education & Literacy

    Battle River School Division

    Address 5402 - 48 A Ave. Camrose T4V 0L3
    Phone 780-672-6131
    Email inquiries@brsd.ab.ca
    Website www.brsd.ab.ca
    Hours Mon.- Fri., 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Description

    Battle River School Division serves families of K to 12 students, operating schools and programs within the City of Camrose, Camrose County, Beaver County and Flagstaff County. In addition to having two outreach and 10 colony schools, we have 19 schools in 13 different centres, covering about 6,300 square km.  BRSD programming includes French Immersion, hockey academy and online learning. Through its International Student Program, BRSD welcomes dozens of students annually from across the globe to its school communities.

  • Child & Youth Services

    BGC Camrose

    Contact Rees James (Executive Director)
    Address Suite 1, 4412 - 56 St. Camrose T4V 5K4
    Phone 780-672-8004
    Email rees@camroseboysandgirlsclub.ca
    Website www.camroseboysandgirlsclub.ca
    Facebook BGC Camrose Facebook Page
    Hours See www.camroseboysandgirlsclub.ca
    Fee See www.camroseboysandgirlsclub.ca
    Community Camrose
    Description

    Provides a wide variety of social, recreational, educational and leadership programs for children and youth grades 1 – 12.  Provides volunteer opportunities for youth grades 9 and up.

  • Helplines

    Bullying Helpline

    Phone 1-800-638-0715
    Website https://www.alberta.ca/get-help-for-child-abuse-neglect-and-sexual-exploitation
    Description

    Advice or support on bullying.  24/hour/day.  Online Bullying Helpline Chat from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., 7 day/week available on website.