NEW & EVENTS
Want to learn more about how to recognize the signs of suicide? Visit Some Other Solutions’ information booths on the following dates to pick-up some valuable resources, as well as a yellow ribbon to raise awareness for World Suicide Prevention Day. WEDNESDAY – AUGUST 29TH – URBAN MARKET TUESDAY – SEPTEMBER 4TH – PETER POND […]
Video Premiere – Monday, September 10th, 2018. Join us online for a short video feature that highlights how every person has the emotional resiliency to face life’s challenges. Visit Facebook.com/SomeOtherSolutions to tune in!
We Reached 1000 Followers on Facebook!
SOS New ADDRESS!
- Some Other Solutions has relocated to a new office in town!
JULY 3rd – AUGUST 3rd 2018
Location: Westview School, 407 Wolverine Dr, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 4S6
Creative Roots Summer Camp is for all kids ages 7 to 11. Youth ages 12 to 16 may apply to become a Junior Mentor, which allows them to gain leadership and volunteer experience.
The camp is staffed with Mentors who lead the campers and Junior Mentors in games and activities in various places in the community. Our camp fosters a playing fair, making friends, respecting boundaries, and appreciation of difference amongst the camp atmosphere.
Creative Roots Summer Camp focuses on exploring one’s uniqueness, and creative self through various avenues in leadership development, performance, sports, and in the arts. Creative Roots Summer Camp offers children and youth the opportunity for personal growth through their strengths, and applying their leadership qualities to bring unity to our community. Our camp’s objective is for children and youth to have a safe, fun, and healthy summer while growing, and learning new life skills.
Click here to register!
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Weekly Wellness Tip videos to help Some Other Solutions extend its reach into the community!
Local artist Russell Thomas has painted a portrait of Anthony Bourdain, and has ordered 50 canvas prints of the work. These pieces will be sold, and the net proceeds will be donated to Some Other Solutions. Link: https://www.facebook.com/russellthomasart/videos/1949095668442756/ http://www.middleagebulge.com/2018/06/painting-anthony-bourdain.html
SUNDAY – JULY 15 – TAVERN ON MAIN – 8:00pm Comedians Justin Shaw and Renee Manners raise funds for Some Other Solutions in support of United Way! Come enjoy a night of entertainment!
FRIDAY – JUNE 22 – ADMISSION BY DONATION AT DOOR – 8:00pm Are you looking for a fun way to ring in the summer season? Look no further than the SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION at Wood Buffalo Brewing Co featuring local musician Éva La Prairie! Friday, June 22 – come enjoy some live music, enter to […]
A New Painting by Wolf Spirit April 30 – May 11 –Raffle tickets for Harvey’s painting for sale at Some Other Solutions Local Wood Buffalo Artist and long-time Some Other Solutions supporter Roger Harvey has donated his latest painting to Some Other Solutions. The work is called Spirits of our Fallen Sisters. He has requested […]
At The Tavern on Main – hosted by Mike Jones! Wednesday, May 23rd at 8:00pm The Tavern on Main is presenting a Name That Tune event! Contestants compete to show off their music knowledge supremacy, with proceeds being collected for Some Other Solutions! More information to come soon!
Saturday, May 5th 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the Stonebridge Hotel. In support of Erica Moeskau’s Mother’s Day Comedy Show, the Some Other Solutions Child & Youth team arehelping to supply some youth-designed goodie bags for the event on Saturday, May 5th at the Stonebridge Hotel! Some Other Solutions will also be providing info about our services at […]
Saturday, April 21st at 9:00pm at the Tavern on Main Based on the competition featured on The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon, this lip sync battle is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser! This night features local acts, a panel of judges, a 50/50 draw, and of course – prizes!
An Evening of Comedy Saturday, April 7th at 8:00pm at the Keyano Recital Theatre. Tickets are $25.00, available at here. Laughter is the best medicine! Come out and enjoy the fun of live comedy, and show your support for Some Other Solutions!
Suicide Survivor Support Group
This 8 week closed group will provide survivors a safe, confidential space to explore and process their loss. Each session, facilitated by a peer suicide survivor, will offer sharing and discussion on topics including grief, guild, anger and preparing for the future. Group will be held weekly at Some other Solution on Tuesdays from 6-8 pm.There is no cost to attend.
For 1 Hours around the globe, this candle lighting honours children, siblings, and grandchildren of all ages who have died from any cause and transcends all ethnic, cultural, and religious boundaries.
Come join us on Sunday, July31st at the Glendale Golf & Country Club for the inaugural RBC Walk Fore Fort McMurray presented by Global Edmonton during the final round of Edmonton’s Makenzie Tour PGA TOUR Canada event, The Syncrude Oil Country Championship Presented by AECON!
The seven-month mark of Fort McMurray’s wildfire recovery is a dark time for some of the city’s frontline social and aid workers.
The hours of sunlight in Canada’s oilsands capital are few but there are thousands of residents downloading stories of stress and trauma on crisis support workers.Read Article Here
If you have never had to reach out and ask for help or support, it can be overwhelming. In fact for many people, asking for help is so uncomfortable and difficult that they will experience prolonged hardship before seeking assistance, this is often the case in community disasters.
Not knowing who to call or where to turn is another reason that people do not reach out. Fortunately in Fort McMurray there is an easy to remember number that can connect community members to the information, resources and referrals that they need. 211 has been operating in Calgary and Edmonton since 2004, and 211 Wood Buffalo launched in 2014.
211 Wood Buffalo is funded by the United Way Fort McMurray, and operates through Some Other Solutions Society for Crisis Prevention (SOS).
Summer Rec Program
SOS Summer Rec Program (SRP) is a drop-in day camp for all kids aged 6 (by August 31st, 2016) to 11, and for Junior Mentors aged 12 to 16. All campers must have submitted a registration form one day prior to attending the camp.
Registration includes a thorough reading of the camp rules and guidelines, completion of the permission forms, and payment of the $20 registration fee.
Graffiti Wall Re-Launch
There is a blog on TJ’s Radio Show regarding the Graffiti Wall Re-Launch that can be found here.
Summer Camp Press Release
Some Other Solutions (SOS) Society for Crisis Prevention Launches the 2016 Summer Rec Program
This summer there are Some Other Solutions for Fort Murray’s Young People.
The importance of mindfulness, respect and kindness
Russell Thomas writes a powerful blog based on his interview and conversation with TJ.
You can read more here.
Spring Has Sprung
Spring Has Sprung. A great article about mental health and wellness by Janene Hickman in SNAPd newspaper.