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Victoria Day 2018 Holiday Pool Hours

Monday May 21, 2018

Public Swim 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Sparwood Fitness Centre 24hr Access

The wait is over! The Weight Room is now available for 24 hour access A waiver MUST be signed prior to use.

Invitation to Quote District of Sparwood Municipal Office Exterior Painting

The District of Sparwood invites interested parties to submit quotes for the painting of the exterior siding, including the scaling and painting of the cinderblock façade at the Sparwood Municipal Office. 

View the ITQ Documents here.

Career Opportunity: Deputy Director of Finance

The District of Sparwood has an excellent employment opportunity for an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual to assume the role of Deputy Director of Finance in our Finance Department. Reporting to the Director of Finance, this exempt position will be responsible for the day to day operation of the Finance Department, as well as assisting the Director of Finance with the preparation of departmental budgets, annual financial reporting and other statutory reporting requirements.

View the post here.

Senior's Birthday Book

Sparwood commemorates seniors turning 75 years of age

The District of Sparwood recognizes the contribution that seniors make to our community. Those Sparwood seniors who have, or will, reach the age of 75 years this year are invited to meet with Mayor McDougall and members of Council to sign the “Senior’s Birthday Book”.

Sale of Surplus Equipment

The District of Sparwood is inviting bids for the sale of several pieces of equipment. The sale of equipment will follow the bidding process outlined in the bid documents.

Please review the post for more information.

Hot Tub Closure Update

Hot Tub Closure Update

Skatepark Construction Begins

Newline Skate Parks is anticipated to start construction on the Sparwood Skate Park on April 26th

Community Cleanup 2018

**UPDATE** Event date changed to May 6 due to snow still on trails and parks.

The District of Sparwood is challenging local clubs, workplaces, and families to come out on Sunday, May 6, from 10 am to 1pm, for our fifth annual Sparwood Community Cleanup to help clean up the garbage that has accumulated throughout the winter. Click here to see the event on Facebook.

Spring 2018 Recreation Schedule

Spring 2018 Recreation Schedule

The Spring 2018 Recreation Schedule is effective April 3rd - June 30th. 

Emergency Response and Evacuation Planning Request for Proposals

The District of Sparwood wishes to engage a qualified consultant to develop hazard, function, and department / area specific response and mitigation plans, and to examine the District’s emergency management function as part of the Elk Valley and South Country Emergency Program for effectiveness in delivering emergency management services to the community.

2018 Spring / Summer Leisure Guide

Sparwood Leisure Guide Spring & Summer 2018 

The 2018 Spring Leisure Guide is now available online and for pick up at The Sparwood Leisure Centre. See inside for details on Swim Lessons, Child, Teen and Adult Programs as well as Events and Community Contacts. 

Click Here Sparwood Leisure Guide Spring 2018 

Public Hearing scheduled for M-1 Zone Amendment

A public hearing has been scheduled for March 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in Council chambers. The subject of this hearing is a proposed amendment to the M-1 Light Industrial zone to change the way offices are regulated in that zone. 

This amendment has been discussed at Council and a previous public hearing dated December 4, 2017. There have been changes to the wording of the bylaw, requiring a second public hearing.

Please review the full blog post for more information.

Spring Break Pool Schedule 2018

The Spring Break Recreation Schedule is now available online. Check out the Swim Schedule & Spring Break Swim Lessons.

Student Employment Opportunity: Summer Parks and Greenbelt Workers

The District of Sparwood is looking for energetic and enthusiastic students who will be employed for the summer as parks and greenbelt workers beginning May 7, 2018 through to August 24, 2018.  

Deadline for applications is 4:00pm (MDT) on Thursday, March 29, 2018.

2018 Winter Leisure Guide

The 2018 Winter Leisure Guide is now available online and for pick up at The Sparwood Leisure Centre. See inside for details on Swim Lessons, Child, Teen and Adult Programs as well as Events and Community Contacts. 

Registration is now open for all Programs including Gymnastics and Spin Classes 

Click Here Sparwood Leisure Guide Winter 2018 

Media Release: Sparwood is Drilling for Water

The District of Sparwood has commenced work on locating a new community drinking water supply, near Cummings Creek. Work is proceeding, funded by Teck, in consultation with the Interior Health Authority and regulations of the Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy.

View the media release here.

Employment Opportunity: Lifeguard (Casual on Call)

Reporting to the Director of Community & Facility Services, lifeguards are responsible for the safe supervision of the public in the aquatics centre. The incumbent supervises and ensures the safety of pool users in accordance with established safety guidelines, provides lifesaving skills including first aid, resuscitation and other emergency revival techniques as required; Plans, organizes leads special events within the pool area as assigned; Provides and ensures proper day to day maintenance and cleanliness of pool and surrounding areas such as deck and changing rooms.

Impacts of Tracked Coal into Sparwood

We are witnessing more and more trucks coming into Sparwood who are failing to properly clean their vehicles before leaving the mine site and as a result, the community is seeing deposits of coal left behind on our roads, private driveways and parking lots.

Please read the full blog post here.

City of Fernie Tragedy

A joint media release was issued this afternoon by the Districts of Sparwood and Elkford in response to yesterday's tragedy at the Fernie Memorial Arena.