The spring Energizer Night is coming back to Chestermere this month, with local organizations ready to sign up new members and promote their clubs to the community.
The community event will take place on March 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Chestermere Recreation Centre MPP Room.
According to Kim Soderberg McRae, who is the organizer of the event, roughly 25 organizations from Chestermere and southeast Rocky View County have registered to participate as of press time.
During the fall Energizer Night, the event saw 30 local community groups participating and Soderberg McRae expects a similar representation at the spring iteration.
“It's just an evening where families can come learn more about upcoming spring and summer recreation programs, camps, activities, and services that are offered in Chestermere and Langdon and some of the surrounding rural areas,” Soderberg McRae said.
Several camp-focused organizations will be on hand, including Camp Chestermere, Cobb's Adventure Park, as well as daycare groups like Brightpath Chestermere, she added. Among many others, she mentioned, Trellis Society for Community Impact offers free programs and services for families with children under 18 and a free summer program promotion offered by MHCB Stepping Stones to Mental Health.
On top of that, many other local sport clubs and other services will be available.
“It's kind of a one-stop-shop for spring and summer opportunities,” Soderberg McRae said.
Soderberg McRae took over hosting the event in the fall of 2021 from the Chestermere Recreation Centre staff, who originally hosted the event for many years prior.
Due to COVID-19 and the health restrictions, the rec centre did not have the capacity to host it in 2020.
“I offered in the fall to take it over for them because it's a really popular community event and it's kind of sad to not see it happening,” Soderberg McRae said.
She added they were lucky to be able to host the event in the fall, as it went ahead just before public health restrictions tightened up again following Alberta’s spike in COVID-19 cases.
Roughly 300 people attended the fall Energizer Night, and Soderberg McRae hopes that with Alberta’s COVID-19 health measures recently being lifted, the spring event will be just as successful.
“It's just a really good opportunity for everybody to come out and meet face to face with some of the service organizations and local camps,” Soderberg McRae said.
“And sometimes, you just don't want to do all that research online.”
For those who can’t make the event, registration for clubs and organizations can still be done directly via their websites.
All clubs and organizations taking part in the Energizer Night are posted on the Chestermere Macaroni KID website, of which Soderberg McRae is the publisher and editor.
Some camps are offering early registrations but it's not specific to this event.
For more information, go to chestermere.macaronikid.com