July 1, 2014Canada Day!

Memorial Park

Bike Parade 1:00pm

Games and Races for Children 1:30-3:30pm

Hot Dogs 3:30-4:00pm


Tiny LaFleur Park Dusk

   Bring your families and come have some fun!


Enjoy the 28th annual Carstairs Pumpkin Festival

The first Carstairs Pumpkin Festival was held in 1984 in an effort to put Carstairs on the map. There is something for everyone at the festival, including a pumpkin carving competition, create your own scarecrow crafts for the kids, and a pumpkin baking contest. Continue reading

Rain, Rain go away the water park opened the other day!

Carstairs Splash Park Opened May 19th!

Western-themed, to mirror Carstairs’s annual Beef & Barley Days, the park features horse head water cannon blasters, a cactus spray, randomly dumping buckets of water and a chuckwagon-shaped mister.  It’s centrally located in Memorial Park, north if the curling rink and right next to the existing playground.

The Carstairs Splash Park- whether you’re a local or a visitor from one of our surrounding communities is a great FREE day destination.

Don’t forget to pack a picnic or purchase lunch at Burger Baron, Subway, The Cafe Radio, Co-Op Marketplace’s grab and go,  and slushies at Macs……..

Carstairs Spring Clean Up This Weekend!

This Saturday, the Town of Carstairs will host a Spring Clean up event from 8 am to noon at the town administration building parking lot. (844 Centre Street).  They will have bins and staff on hand to help you get rid of your unwanted items.  The Town asks you to sort your items in the attempt to make things a little more organized.

No compost or fridges please.

They will be accepting the following:




Houshold Garbage



Habitat for Humanity partners with Gold Seal Homes

It’s official, Gold Seal Master Builder will be starting two semi-detached bungalows in Carstairs for Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta.  After a few years of talks, it was announced yesterday that Habitat SA is pleased with the offer Gold Seal has made to build two affordable, safe and energy efficient homes in the Havenfields community.

The close proximity to Hugh Sutherland School, the Memorial Arena and the fact that Gold Seal is a Built Green builder all were contributing factors.  Gold Seal will be building these two homes at a reduced cost and offering up over $60,000 donation of product and services.

Many of Gold Seal’s suppliers have already stepped up to the table with donations.  All Weather Windows, whom we have a 23 year relationship with have already constructed all of the energy efficient windows and doors necessary for the project.  Uponor (our plumbing pipe manufacturer) has committed to supplying all plumbing materials necessary for potable water services and the fire sprinkler system.

It is interesting to note that this will be the first Habitat home to feature a fire suppression system. Click here to see what Murray has to say about Uponor.

Contributing to Habitat Southern Alberta not only helps support a new home, but also a brighter future for so many deserving families. With each new home, Habitat comes one step closer to its goal of breaking the cycle of poverty.  Building with donated time, funds, materials, and professional services is what keeps the cost of Habitat homes within reach for families in need, helping Habitat SA continue to offer a ‘hand-up’ to parents wishing to break the cycle of poverty for their children.  Habitat homes help families avoid making impossible choices between rent and other basic necessities by providing them with a mortgage they can afford. An affordable mortgage allows our partner families to ensure their needs are met – including childcare, transportation, groceries, education, school supplies, medical and dental expenses, clothing, furniture, and more.

Spring Break Ideas!

Home Alone Safely Workshop

Whether a child is left alone for 5 minutes or a few hours, safety skills will help them feel more secure when home alone: Answering the phone, Feeling scared, Establishing a routine, What is an emergency, Calling 911. Group activities and roleplaying are key components to this workshop.

Handouts and a certificate of participation are presented to each participant.

Wednesday, March 28: 7:00—8:00 PM (Parents MUST Attend) @ Carstairs Town Office

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday—April 2, 3, 4th: 10:00 AM—Noon @ HSS Home Ec Room

Thursday, April 5: 7:00—8:00 PM (Parents MUST Attend) @ Carstairs Town Office

Registration Fee is: $15 per participant.

Oldest must be at least 10 years old and siblings no younger than 8 years.

Call Town Office 403-337-3341 for more info.

Register on line @ www.carstairs.ca

Registration Deadline is March 26

Young Chefs

Thursday, April 5  9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Hugh Sutherland Home Ec Room

$15.00 per person

Ages 6—10 Years

Register online www.carstairs.ca Or call Town Office @ 403-337-3341

Sports with Dagan

Spring Break April 2—5

Hugh Sutherland School Gymnasium

2 Sessions per Day 9:00 AM—Noon or 1:00—4:00 PM

$5.00 per session

Ages 6 Yrs +

Register ONLINE www.carstairs.ca

Call or come into the office for more information. 403-337-3341

Gold Seal Commits to Built Green Platinum for 2012

For 2012, Gold Seal Homes will register every home we build with the Built Green program at the Platinum level.  What does this mean for our consumers?  They will be assured of the highest level of energy efficiency, comfort and health of any builder in our area.  For more information on Built green or the Platinum checklist requirements view the link below:

Why Built Green?

Efficient and Affordable

  • You can save up to 10% on your CMHC mortgage as a new home buyer. For more information, visit the CHMC website.
  • Buying an energy-efficient home or making energy-saving renovations can offer big savings in terms of operating costs.1

An Environmental Solution

  • Since 2002, Built Green Canada has built homes that have saved 50% of energy usage and reduced over 100,000 tons of CO2 emissions;2
  • Built Green Canada has saved over 5 Million liters of water since 2002.3

Sustainable and Durable

  • A BUILT GREEN® certified home is guaranteed to last with minimal impact on the environment.

Improved Comfort and Health

  • Improved indoor air quality and humidity control;
  • A healthy, clean, quiet indoor environment.

BUILT GREEN® Checklist

The Built Green checklist is a list of “green” criteria. It includes an energy efficiency requirement, and a menu of options in categories, addressing a range of “green” items from which the builder can select to meet the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum achievement levels.

Certification Levels

Built Green Canada recognizes its homes based on the criteria of the checklist described above, which will categorize its members into 4 levels of Green achievement: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
Built Green supports the use of lumber and gives a significant number of points for lumber use. Only products that have been submitted for verification can be approved, and are then certified by Built Green Canada. To view a selection of products within the checklist categories below, view our Product Catalogue.

1This is dependent upon the home owner taking responsibility for their energy consumption; following instructions on how to use their furnace correctly; changing their furnace filter regularly; and ensuring that all other operational systems or maintained regularly.
2These numbers are based on an aggregate of homes built between 2007 and 2010 in Alberta.
3These numbers are also based on the same aggregate of homes built between 2007 and 2010 in Alberta.