Lumsden is a Block Parent community. Block Parents are responsible adults who care sufficiently about the well-being of children, senior citizens and others to volunteer their homes as a refuge in an emergency. All Block Parents are screened by the RCMP and are given instructions on the program by local volunteers.
In addition to the primary goal of making communities safer for children and the elderly, the Block Parent Program deters criminals and troublemakers. The network of Block Parent homes is a visible reminder that citizens are watchful in their neighbourhood.
Contacts: Kim Skidmore (306) 731-2591 or Janice Wolchuk (306) 731-3821.