Come and cheer our local competitors at the Killam Cyclones Swim Meet! The competition begins Friday, July 10 at 5pm until 7pm. Things start early on Saturday, July 11 - action begins at 7am and will last until 5pm!
The AHS Screen Test Mobile Breast Cancer Screening Clinic will be at the Killam Health Centre next week from June 29 – July 6. There are still lots of mammogram appointments available, and clients can call 1-800-667-0604 (toll free) to book an appointment.
Here’s a bit more info about the clinic:
Why mammograms are important: Breast cancer will affect 1 out of every 8 Albertan women in her lifetime. The majority of women diagnosed with breast cancer (over 80%) will be between 50-74 years old. Screening mammograms can help find breast cancer 2-3 years before it can be felt, when treatment options are better. Early diagnosis is one of the reasons that most women are now surviving breast cancer, and why it’s so important for women 50 and over to have regular mammograms. For more information on breast cancer screening, visit www.screeningforlife.ca/breastcancer.
What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic
Where: Killam Health Centre
5203 49 Ave
When: June 29 – July 6, 2015
How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)
Who is eligible: Women 50 to 74 are recommended to be screened every 2 years, and do not need a referral. Women 40-49 can also be screened with a referral for their first mammogram.
We look forward to working with you to encourage breast cancer screening in your community!
Harmony McRae, BScN, MSc
Community Coordinator - Screen Test
Some Killam Residents have discovered these fuzzy visitors in their trees! The Forest Tent Caterpillar is common in our area, but sometimes they appear in greater numbers than what we normally see. These caterpillars are active during April - June, when they start eating their way through some of our common trees. In our area, they can be found on aspen and poplar, but will also eat leaves on apple, cherry, white ash, birch, mountain ash, maple, oak, elm and willow. Forest Tent Caterpillar infrestations can cause branch diebacks and growth reduction over the coarse of the growing season. Typically, one season of infestation does not kill a tree under normal conditions. However, if the tree is unhealthy and stressed already, a caterpillar infestation may be fatal.
Once caterpillars are spotted, they can be treated in a number of ways.
Come out and help raise funds for the Killam Health Centre! Registration is $25 per person, and pledge sheets are available at the front desk at the Killam Health Care Centre. Contact one of the Board members for more information: Kimberley Bonnett, Laurie Leslie, Sharleen Chevraux or Sharon Moser.
Funds are being raised for the purchase of two new palliative care beds for the Killam Health Centre.
If you are not able to participate, donations will be accepted at the Fron Dest of the Killam Health Centre!
If you're a beginner and wanted to give the Try-It Triathlon a try - you have the opportunity to do it on Saturday, May 30! Join the Sprint Triathlon for a more advanced participant! For either event, please call Char (780) 385-3977 or Marta (780) 384-3504. You can also check out the details on the website, under the "Recreation" tab!