Past Programs & Projects

Red Deer County

Under sunny skies the Alberta Prairie C.O.W. bus spent a week in Red Deer County.

The week started with a visit to Sylvan Lake where we parked at the tourist information centre, right next door to the library. The Legacy Library was presented to the library director. The C.O.W. bus didn’t get to go in the lake but did have a ``swimmingly`` good time.

On Tuesday afternoon the bus went to a carnival at Penhold Recreation Centre. There were games, prizes, contests, treats and food for everyone to enjoy with the bonus of a visit to the C.O.W. bus. One of the local youth dressed up in the C.O.W. costume and entertained everyone who came. The Legacy Library was presented to a library director.

Wednesday found the C.O.W. bus parked in front of the Spruce View School and Library. There had been a devastating hailstorm earlier but that didn’t stop people from coming out to visit. The Legacy Library will be housed in the public library.

On Thursday the C.O.W. bus was in front of Bowden Library. The C.O.W. bus thought it had been sent out to pasture because of the beautiful park like setting. But there was lots of action for the bus and everyone who came to visit. The Legacy Library was presented to the mayor and the books will be available for loan in the library.

The last day of our visit, the C.O.W. bus found its way to Innisfail Pool and Historic Village. The lovely weather brought many people out to visit. The bus was filled with children and parents enjoying the books, games, crafts, songs and all the other activities that the bus offers for family literacy.

The Henday Association for Life Long Learning helped to make the visit a success with all the work they did before the bus came and during the visit. Thank you Red Deer County for a great week!! Happy reading, singing and story telling.


What parents and participants have said about the program

“We loved it! Thank you for another wonderful adventure."


“My girls didn’t want to leave! Thanks for the great reminders on having fun with the kids! Great idea!``