For parents looking to keep their kids entertained, a virtual drawing class could refine those creative strokes. On Thursday (May 21) the virtual art class "We'll Draw Together" will have kiddos ages 8 to 12 designing wildlife and pet characters. Kids will push to find that inner superheroes as comic designs will also be on the agenda followed by learning the craft of realistic drawing. The virtual class will have two-time offerings; 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 3. For a cost of $20 children can attend a five-week session, register at cochrane.ca/634/Program/Activity-Guide. All material lists and links will be sent out prior to the first session.
COCHRANE PLAYGROUND REOPEN
The Town of Cochrane reopened playgrounds, including the Zero Gravity skate park, on May 14 to coincide with the Alberta Government's Phase One of the Economic Relaunch Strategy. Those that use the park are reminded that playgrounds and sports facilities are available to users at their own risk and are not sanitized. In accordance with Alberta Health Services’ guidelines, physical distancing of two metres is to be observed. The Town is recommending people avoid using high-touch surfaces such as benches, fences and railings and follow all recommended health precautions and proper hand hygiene. Park users are encouraged to consider wearing a face mask when physical distancing measures are not possible.
ROCKY VIEW SCHOOLS APPROVES TRANSPORTATION FEE INCREASE
At a special Rocky View Schools board meeting on Thursday (May 14) the Rocky View Schools Board approved a transportation fee increase of $308 to $375 effective Septemeber 2020. The fee is for riders attending their designated school or school of choice to help offset the rise in fuel, operator and other costs. A five per cent increase in transportation grant revenue over the next two years. The same increase will apply for non-resident students accessing a school bus travelling to Beiseker, Kathyrn, Westbrook, Indus, Crossfield or W.G. Murdoch. Students requiring an additional stop location in the a.m., p.m. or both also will see fees increase from $154 to $187.50. Non-resident students who use a school bus inside Rocky View Schools’ boundaries will see fees rising to $700 from $625, while non-resident students accessing transportation services outside of these boundaries will see fees raised from $1,250 to $2,000.