COVID-19 Event Update

After much consideration, EQUS has made the difficult decision to cancel our Annual Charity Golf Tournament, Member Pancake Breakfasts, and Member BBQ events. These events typically take place between June and September, but this year they will not. Recommendations and restrictions from government health authorities regarding gatherings are expected to remain in place throughout the summer and as such, we have made the decision to cancel these events due to COVID-19. The health and safety of EQUS members, staff, and our communities is our top priority at this time.

While we always enjoy these opportunities to bring EQUS members together and raise funds for charity, it simply isn’t safe to do at this time, and the EQUS team is looking forward to seeing members when we are able to. We continue to monitor updates from the government and to implement practices compliant with all regulations.

We are currently looking into alternative options for the Annual General Meeting which was postponed in the end of March. Please visit this page or check your monthly member newsletter for updates.

2020 Annual General Meeting


The 2020 Annual General Meetings have been postponed due to the current COVID-19 outbreak. The health and safety of EQUS members, their guests, and the rural communities that EQUS serves is a priority for the EQUS Board of Directors. The decision to postpone the meetings was made in accordance with that priority and with the recommendations of provincial health authorities.

Once new dates are available, members who had reserved their seats will be contacted and all members will be notified in their monthly newsletter. EQUS members can still RSVP for the rescheduled meetings if they wish using the information available below.

Join the EQUS Board of Directors, CEO and staff at one of our three Annual General Meetings. Members in attendance will be able to review the Annual Report and financials, elect Directors and visit the EQUS booths to ask questions and learn about what's happening in 2020.

Each meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m., with dinner to follow. Members can also visit the EQUS Trade Show booths from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. for an opportunity to take a spin on our prize wheel.

Please RSVP by calling 1.888.211.4011 and speaking to your Member Service Administrator, or by emailing Megan Hanson, EQUS Event Specialist, at mhanson@equs.ca.


The Coast Hotel & Conference Centre
526 Mayor Magrath Drive South

Red Deer   Radisson Red Deer Hotel
6500 67 Street
Stony Plain   Best Western Sunrise Inn & Suites
3103 43 Avenue

The EQUS Community Connections is proud to be teaming up with McMan Youth, Family and Community Services to bring a series of rural mental health workshops to EQUS communities as well as three, two-day Mental Health First Aid courses. The Mental Health First Aid courses are targeted to adults who interact with youth, however these courses are open to any one who is interested and will cover non-youth specific content as well. 

EQUS is a rural-based and rural-focused co-operative. We know that our members and many of our staff live and work in rural communities, which is why the health and wellbeing of these communities is so important to us. Many rural communities lack access to local mental health resources and support. Our hope is that by bringing these workshops to 10 EQUS communities we can help build resilience by creating awareness and resources for rural residents.

For more information about the community workshops please contact Lesley Whalen at 403.227.8134 or lesley.whalen@mcmancentral.ca.

Please Note: The Taber and Evansburg workshops have been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. If you would like to be notified when new dates are set please contact Lesley Whalen (contact info above).

Registration is required and anyone is welcome to attend the free workshops which will be held at the following locations:

March 12-13 Innisfail 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. McMan
Unit 121, 4804 50 Street
New dates TBD
Taber 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Taber Civic Center
Green Room
4720, 50 Street

New dates TBD
Evansburg 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Evansburg Legion
4823 50 Street


Members are free to purchase electricity services from a retailer of their choice. For a list of retailers, visit http://www.ucahelps.alberta.ca or call 310.4822 (toll free in Alberta).