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Posted: September 26

Jelly Bean Dance

Back to School Glow in the Dark Dance

Fri, Sep 30, 2016

6:15 pm - 8:45 pm

Clearwater Boys & Girls Club, 4928 49 Street, RMH

Jelly Bean Dances are for all kids in the community - club members or not! For all school-aged kids. 

Music is pre-approved by the Club staff team and then deejayed by a group of volunteer teens. 

Dancing, Games, Prizes and Concession for purchasing extra special treats!

Parents are welcome to stay, or can drop off their kids if they provide a telephone number.

Admission

$4.00 Members

$5.00 Non-members

Clearwater Boys & Girls Club website.

Sponsored By Clearwater Boys & Girls Club

Posted: September 26

Movie: The Steps

Comedy

Wed, Oct 12, 2016

Rocky Public Library

An uptight New Yorker and his party girl sister visit their Dad's lake house to meet his new wife, and rough-around-the-edges kids. When the parents announce they're adopting a child to bring the family together, it has the opposite effect.

Starring: Emmanuelle Chriqui, James Brolin, Jason Ritter

Comedy: Rated 14A, 1 hour 40 minutes

Showings: 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Tickets: $10 each at the door

Sponsored By Rocky Public Library

Posted: September 26

Tea for Thirty

Movie: Suffragette, Dress in Period Attire

Mon, Oct 17, 2016

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Rocky Public Library

Join the library for tea, lively discussion, and a showing of the movie Suffragette. Come in your best decade attire for a fabulous afternoon of fun!

This event is for adults.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

For more information please call the library at 403-845-2042.

Sponsored By Rocky Public Library

Posted: September 26

Movie: Ratchet and Clank

Family Movie Night

Thu, Oct 13, 2016

6:00 pm

Rocky Public Library

When the galaxy comes under the threat of a nefarious space captain, a mechanic and his newfound robot ally join an elite squad of combatants to save the universe.

Animation, Action, Adventure  |  PG  |  1h 34min 

Starring: James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward

Showtime: 6pm

Open to all ages, however a guardian must accompany children ages 6 and under for the duration of the movie.

Cost is $2 per person and includes a drink and a snack.

Please register for this program in person at the library or by calling 403-845-2042.

Sponsored By Rocky Public Library

Posted: September 26

Friendship Centre AGM

Rocky Native Friendship Centre - Annual General Meeting

Wed, Sep 28, 2016

Rocky Native Friendship Centre, 4917- 52 Street, RMH

More Information

403-845-2788

Visit the Rocky Native Friendship Centre Facebook Page.

Sponsored By Rocky Native Friendship Centre

Posted: September 26

Regional Tourism Business Forum

Come together and discuss ways to grow the tourism industry in the Clearwater Region

Thu, Nov 03, 2016

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Lou Soppit Community Centre

An opportunity for all businesses that benefit from tourism to come together and discuss ways to grow the tourism industry in the Clearwater Region.

Hear speakers from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Travel Alberta, local businesses and local government.

Clearwater Regional Tourism Group consists of staff from the Village of Caroline, the Town of Rocky Mountain House, and Clearwater County, with representatives for local business from the Chambers of Commerce in Caroline, Nordegg, and Rocky Mountain House.

RSVP

Registration Deadline: October 31, 2016

Register by e-mail at vic@rockychamber.org or call 403.845.5450

Sponsored By Clearwater Regional Tourism Group

Posted: September 25

Turkey Supper

Join us for a delicious turkey supper and have a visit with old friends!

Sat, Nov 05, 2016

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dovercourt Community Hall

Admission

5 & Under Free
6 - 10 years  $7
11+ years   $13

More information

403.845.4323

Event By Dovercourt Hall

Posted: September 25

Chili Cookoff

Nordegg's 3rd Annual Chili Cookoff

Sat, Oct 15, 2016

Nordegg Community Centre

Everyone welcome to compete. Bring your taste buds and come on out.

Others please bring any fixin's to go with your chili and maybe some desserts for the kids.

Fresh buns to go along with the chili will be provided.

More information TBA.

Rent the hall for your next function www.dovercourthall.ca

Posted: September 25

Dovercourt Hall Halloween Family Dance

Family Halloween Fun
Dress up the whole family and enjoy an evening of dancing, visiting and candy bags for the kids :) Tickets ONLY $5; 2 and under FREE
This is a SOLD OUT event each year; tickets will not be available at the door.
Call Tracy @ 403.845.6850 or Emma 403.846.3662

Sat, Oct 22 - Sun, Oct 23, 2016

7:00 pm - 12:01 am

Dovercourt Community Hall, Dovercourt Community Hall

Event By Dovercourt Hall

Posted: September 25

Dovercourt Hall Christmas Market & Bake Sale

Pick up some great gifts for friends, family and yourself :)

Sat, Nov 19, 2016

Dovercourt Community Hall

Event By Dovercourt Hall

Posted: September 24

Kids DANCEPL3Y Instructor Training Course

Help Bring DANCEPL3Y to Kids in Our Community

Sat, Nov 26 - Sun, Nov 27, 2016

9:00 am

Christenson Sport and Wellness Centre

DANCEPL3Y is the fastest-growing curriculum-based dance program in North America.... and a training opportunity is coming to Rocky Mountain House!

Learn how to teach the world's most innovative and playful dance program - get certified and bring DANCEPL3Y to Kids at your local dance studio, fitness club, or community recreation center.

This training is for ANYONE, regardless of any dance background or fitness leadership certification, to learn how to lead this unique interactive physical activity experience. The training would be beneficial to teachers, physical activity leaders, fitness instructors, dance studios, youth group leaders, recreation program leaders...

Watch the DANCEPL3Y video here.

Visit DANCEPL3Y on Facebook.

Instructor

Master Trainer, Tracy Lockwood

Times

Saturday, November 26th, 9 am - 6 pm

Sunday, November 27th, 9am - 5 pm

Registration

$385 per person

Registration Deadline November 4th

Register online here

Sponsored By West Country PLAY Group

Posted: September 24

App Coupons

Here are this week's App coupons.

Fri, Sep 23, 2016

Save them to your phone or download the app yourself  HERE

Promotion By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: September 24

Christmas in October

Get a Jump on Your Christmas Shopping

Sat, Oct 01, 2016

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Nordegg Community Centre

Come out and jump on your Christmas shopping  as all of these home based businesses come to our neck of the woods for you. Men and Women, Boys and Girls, Grandma's and Grandpas, and everyone else you can think of. There's something for everyone on your list. 

Hope everyone will come out and support the vendors/home based businesses from Nordegg and afar.  This is our biggest market yet!

For a list of the vendors please click on the poster to enlarge.

Cheers, Jacquie Cech is once again doing lunch. Home baked goodies and homemade soup. Yummy!

COE will be providing access to VISA and Mastercard so you can use your credit cards.

No charge for admission.

Posted: September 23

Course: Email Marketing

Grow Your Small Business with Email Marketing

Tue, Oct 04, 2016

9:00 am - 10:30 am

RABC Meeting Room, Town Office, RMH

Put the popular MailChimp email-marketing platform to work for you.

Learn how to set up a free MailChimp account and add new or existing subscribers, and use list segments and groups to target your messaging for different types of audiences.

You'll learn how to use email templates to create engaging newletters, and interpret the results that start flying in once you pus Send.

Topics include:

  • setting up a free MailChimp account
  • adding and importing subscribers
  • working with email templates
  • sending your first email campaign with MailChimp
  • viewing reports
  • adding a signup form to your website
  • manageng subscriber lists
  • improving your click and open rates
  • upgrading to a paid mailchimp account

Registration

Seating is limited. Cost $25 per person

Michelle: michelle@rabc.ca or 403.895.1493

Sponsored By Rural Alberta Business Centre

Posted: September 23

Dance & Dessert

Try Square Dancing for Free

Thu, Oct 06, 2016

7:30 pm

Pioneer Centre Gym, 4939 52 Street, RMH

Looking for something FUN to do? New In Town? Date Night?

Join us for dancing & dessert. No Experience and no partner needed.

More Information

Doreen 403.845.4969
Rudy 403.845.3962

Sponsored By Rocky Whirlaway's Square Dance Club

Posted: September 23

Co-op Flyer!

Check out this week's Co-op Flyer!

Fri, Sep 23, 2016

Coop Shopping Center, Gas Bar & Home Supply Center

Download the flyer here.

Promotion By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: September 23

Roundtable: Tools Trends and Strategies

If you are a small business, join us for a free 1/2 day of professional development

Thu, Oct 20, 2016

8:00 am - 1:10 pm

Lou Soppit Community Centre, 4733-54 Ave, RMH

Small businesses and provide service to small business will take part in a 1/2 day of professional development. 

Business will gain insight into the services available to them. Service providers will directly network with businesses and all guests will participate in roundtable discussions aimed to better understand the current needs of Alberta business.

Along with the networking opportunity guests will hear presentations on Digital Marketing, and the BDC will share information on a Diversification Study from 2015.

A light breakfast, snack and lunch is provided.

Register Here.

Sponsored By Chamber of Commerce: Serving Clearwater County and Rocky Mountain House

Posted: September 23

November Lunch N Learn

Join us in the Subway Room with guest speaker Jim Eglisky M.P.

Thu, Nov 10, 2016

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Christenson Sports & Wellness Center (formerly Rocky Arena)

Providing an update from the federal government and addressing current issues from a federal perspective.

Please RSVP by Monday November 7, 2016

Call 403-845-5450

Event By Chamber of Commerce

Posted: September 23

Hazel Dell 4-H Meeting

Re-Organizational Meeting for Stauffer, Evergreen, Alhambra, Leslieville Areas

Mon, Oct 03, 2016

7:00 pm

Hespero Hall

More Information

Stacey Terpsma   403.418.5045
Curt Maki   403.746.3642

Sponsored By Hazel Dell 4-H Beef Club

Posted: September 22

Alive and Kicking is Here October 27!

Come to Rocky Learning Centre for tickets now! 403.845.3276

Stay tuned for our exciting line-up of guest speakers and entertainment.

Announced By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: September 21

General Meeting: Rocky Motorcycle Club

Important Meeting. Please Attend.

Tue, Oct 04, 2016

7:00 pm

Walking Eagle Inn & Lodge, RMH

Jonas Alm will chair the meeting as discussed and voted on at the most recent meeting had.

This will be a very important meeting to attend as big decisions will need to be discussed and made.

Sponsored By Rocky Motorcycle Club

Posted: September 21

Go Girls!

A full day of fun for girls aged 9 - 15

Sat, Oct 01, 2016

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Confluence Campus, 5504 50 St, RMH

Go Girls is an annual one-day event for girls aged 9 to 15 with the goal of encouraging them to be physically active while educating them on aspects of personal wellness.

Includes lunch, a bag full of exciting goodies and a full day of fun!

There are still a few spaces open.

Registration

Registrations open until September 23

Stop by McMan office to register! 4832 49th St, Rocky Mountain House

or, you can register at the new Christenson Sports & Wellness Centre.

Cost

$30.00

Posted: September 21

Community Landmark Survey

Town Council is wanting to hear about your Landmark idea!

Community Landmark Survey

The Town of Rocky Mountain House is in search for a NEW Community Landmark! The goal of the

Community Landmark project is to create a new landmark as a replacement of the former Water Tower

and to further position the Town of Rocky Mountain House as an attractive place to visit, work, and

reside in.

Additional goals of the new Community Landmark may include:

1. To build on the tourism branding and regional focus developed in the Regional Tourism Plan in

collaboration with the regional partners of Clearwater County, Village of Caroline, area

Chambers of Commerce, and local First Nation communities.

2. To be a source of community pride and strong source of resident ownership on what it means to

live in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.

3. Possibly have a historical connection to the Town of Rocky Mountain House or tie into the

Town’s Architectural Guidelines theme of: Historical Hudson’s Bay Trading Fort [a copy of the

Town’s Architectural Guidelines can be found here:

http://www.rockymtnhouse.com/index.aspx?nid=189]

Town Council is wanting to hear about your Landmark idea! Please take the time to fill out the below

form and explain why you think your Landmark idea is the best for the Town and region. Your

justification should tie into the goals of the project above, and sell Town Council and the community on

how it would be the best Landmark for Rocky Mountain House and region moving into the future.

What is your postal code? _____________

Please explain in a few sentences your Community Landmark idea for the Town of Rocky Mountain

House:

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Community Landmark Survey

How does your Community Landmark idea achieve the three goals of the Community Landmark project

listed above?

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Why is your Community Landmark idea the best for the Town of Rocky Mountain House and region?

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Thank you for your input. If you would like, please provide an email address where we may reach you:

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You can submit the completed form at the Town or Chamber Office or send directly by email at

bdollevoet@rockymtnhouse.com or fax: 403-845-1835 by October 14, 2016.

Announced By Chamber of Commerce

Posted: September 20

Dog Olympics

K9Works

Sat, Oct 22, 2016

10:30 am - 6:00 pm

Bingley Hall,10 minutes east of Rocky on Hi 12

Come and join the fun at K9 Worx First Annual Dog Olympics!

There will be 13 different events that you can enter with your K9 best friend to compete in, or just have a fun day with your dog! 

Silent auction, raffles and prizes throughout the day! 

Don't miss the Halloween Dress-Up Contest!

All proceeds will be donated to  German Shepherd Rescue of Alberta.

Classes

  • Longest STAY
  • You Betta' Leave It
  • Musical Hoops
  • Ball Lottery
  • D-O-G Game
  • Dog Limbo
  • Telephone
  • Going For Pairs
  • Marathon Down
  • Par For the Course
  • Pup at Heart Relay
  • Temptation Tower
  • Halloween Dress-Up Contest

Registration and Tickets

$60 per dog for all events, or $10 per event

Deadline October 8th

Register Here

More Information

k9worx@gmail.com

Event Facebook Page

Sponsored By K9 Worx

Posted: September 20

Family Fantasy Gala

Masks and Tiaras

Fri, Oct 28, 2016

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Lou Soppit Community Centre, 4733 54th Ave, RMH

Grab your Masks & Tiaras for a Family Fantasy Gala!

Come celebrate Wild Rose Montessori Child Care's 10th Birthday with crafts, games, face-painting, and dancing the night away with your favourite superheroesand princesses! All ages welcome!

Tickets

$25 Child or Adult

$45 Child and Adult

$180 Table of 8

Purchase online at Eventbrite or at Wild Rose Montessori Child Care

More Information

403.844.2829


Sponsored By Wild Rose Montessori Child Care

Posted: September 19

Movie: Storks

Rocky Cinemas: Animated Comedy

Fri, Sep 23 - Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Rocky Cinema

Animated/Comedy. A stork (voice of Andy Samberg) and an 18-year-old orphan (voice of Katie Crown) must deliver a baby to a lonely boy (voice of Anton Starkman) wishing for a brother.

Animated/Comedy, Rated G, 1 hour 38 min

Nightly 3D  7:00pm & 9:15pm

Sunday Tuesday & Thursday 2D  7:00pm  & 3D  9:15pm

Matinees Saturday and Sunday 2D  1:00pm &  3D  3:15pm

Sponsored By Rocky Cinemas

Posted: September 19

Movie: Magnificent Seven

Rocky Cinemas: Western/Action

Fri, Sep 23 - Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Rocky Cinema

A group of seven gunslingers (Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Byung-hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier) defends a village against a corrupt entrepreneur (Peter Sarsgaard) threatening to steal the villagers’ land . A group of seven gunslingers (Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Byung-hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier) defends a village against a corrupt entrepreneur (Peter Sarsgaard) threatening to steal the villagers' land.

Western/Action, Rated 14A, 2 hours 13 min

Nightly 6:40 pm & 9:25 pm 

Matinees Saturday & Sunday 12:40 pm & 3:25 pm

Warning: Violence

Sponsored By Rocky Cinemas

Posted: September 19

WOW Networking Lunch: Rocky

Networking for Professional and Entrepreneurial Women

Fri, Oct 21, 2016

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Rocky Community Learning Centre, 4934 50 St, RMH

This is the place for professional and entrepreneurial women with a passion for business and leadership to:

  • Build valuable business connections
  • Share best practices
  • Promote your business
  • Engage in building each other up and building confidence in business and in life

Registration

$25 includes lunch

Limited Seats! Register today at wow.wehub.info

Sponsored By Rural Alberta Business Centre

Posted: September 17

AGM: Rocky Flipz Gymnastics

Everyone Welcome to our Annual General Meeting

Thu, Sep 29, 2016

7:00 pm

Rocky Flipz Gymnastics Club, 4027 44 St, RMH

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Everyone is welcome to attend the discussion for our next fiscal year. Community participation is an integral part of running a not-for-profit organization.

Snacks will be provided. We hope to see you there!

More Information

info@rockygymnastics.ca

Sponsored By Rocky Flipz Gymnastics

Posted: September 17

Condor Harvest Supper

Roast Beef Dinner

Sun, Oct 16, 2016

Condor Community Centre

Come join us for Roast Beef / Ham with fixin's and dessert!

Doors Open  4 pm

Supper  5 - 7 pm

Admission

Adults $15.00

12 & Under $7.50

2 years & under  Free

Volunteer or Get Tickets

Call Melissa 403.729.3028

Sponsored By Condor Community Centre

Posted: September 16

Environmental Success Storytelling

Industry, individuals and organizations share success stories

Wed, Oct 05, 2016

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Lou Soppit Community Centre

Celebrating Our Successes is a storytelling event with stories from industry, individuals and organizations centered around environmental stewardship successes.

Come for camaraderie, a least 12 different stories and a delicious lunch!

Free of charge. 

Clear Water Landcare is an agriculturally-based group with the tradition of helping others become the best possible caretakers of land and water.

Registration

Preregister for this free event by September 30

Call Ag Services and Landcare at 403.845.4444

ckehler@clearwatercounty.ca

Sponsored By Clear Water Landcare

Posted: September 15

Guy Davis: Live

Grandview Stage Presents

Tue, Oct 04, 2016

6:00 pm

Grandview Stage, 15 minutes SW of Rocky on Highway 752

“Truth be told, there just aren’t many who can deliver Americana in as interesting and entertaining a manner – or give acoustic traditional blues such a contemporary sound – as Davis, and it sure is a lot of fun hearing him explore the different sides of the genre here on Kokomo Kidd.”

– The Blues PowR Blog

A modern, down home acoustic blues set as inspired by his parents as it is Pete Seeger as it is the storytelling tradition, this is a sucker Sunday punch that’ll have you on your back before you know what hit you. And you won’t even know you were hit. ... this is a great reminder that there’s more to contemporary Woodstock music than the ghost of the Arkansas kid. This has got to be the best back porch record of this year. Killer stuff.

Chris Spector
Midwest Record
Lake Zurich, IL

Show tickets are usually $20-25. Optional plated dinner is $20. Call 403-845-6404 for reservations or reserve at the Grandview Stage store. Supper at 6:00, shows start at 7:30 PM.

Visit Guy Davis website.

Visit the Grandview Stage website.

Sponsored By Grandview Stage

Posted: September 15

Fur Trade Hoedown

Fundraiser: Dine and dance

Sat, Oct 22, 2016

5:00 pm

Lou Soppit Community Centre

Guests are encouraged to dress in their finest fur trade attire!

Live and Silent Auction

5:00 pm Merv's Pitchfork Fondue Steak Supper

Steaks cooked in a cast iron cooker on the end of a large pitchfork

7:30 - 8:30 pm  Alberta Society of Fiddlers

8:30 pm Music by Crystal Plamondon & band

Tickets

16 & under  $30/Dinner, $5/Dance

Whole Event $50 (Members: $45)

Dance Only  $30 (Members $25)

Buy at New Image Paint & Interiors or Panic Printing Solutions

More Information

Carol 403.845.3245    Shirley 403.845.0591

Visit the Confluence Heritage Society website.

Come out and support the fundraising efforts of the Confluence Heritage Society!

Sponsored By Confluence Heritage Society

Posted: September 14

4-H Start-Up Meeting

Rocky South 4-H Beef Club: Registration & Reorganization

Fri, Sep 30, 2016

7:00 pm

Butte Hall

More Information

Jennifer McDonald 403.722.3175
Greg Somers 403.418.5806


Posted: September 13

Chronic Disease Workshops

Take control of your health and improve your quality of life

Thu, Sep 22, 2016

9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Primary Care Network, 5127 - 49 St, RMH

Residents living with a chronic disease are invited to attend Better Choices Better Health, a series of six workshops designed to support you in living with ongoing health conditions, including

  • diabetes
  • heart disease
  • arthritis
  • high blood pressure
  • obesity
  • chronic pain
  • fibromyalgia
  • Crohn's disease
  • colitis
  • Celiac disease
  • mental health issues

Sessions every Thursday, September 22nd to October 27th.

Sessions led by trained volunteers, many of whom live with a chronic disease. This ensures an understanding of the challenges you face and provides a supportive and welcoming environment.

This workshop teaches tools and techniques common to all chronic conditions, rather than any specific disease or condition.

Registration

Required, as dates & times subject to change. 

Call 1.877.314.6997

Sponsored By Primary Care Network, RMH

Posted: September 13

COPA for Kids Aviation Program

Become a Junior Aviator!

Sat, Oct 01, 2016

9:00 am

Rocky Mountain House Airport - CYRM

This is a biannual event hosted by the Rocky Mountain House Flying Club COPA Flight 166. It's a lot of fun for our pilots and the kids involved.

FREE for kids age 8 to 17. 

Pre-registration required.

To reserve your time slot contact Alan at 403.845.0978 or ala@ghgsolutions.ca

COPA For Kids aviation program provides --- free of charge --- a motivational aviation experience, initiating young people to the science of flight. Visit the COPA website.

Sponsored By Rocky Mountain House Flying Club

Posted: September 13

MLM Power Hour

Networking & Mentoring for Direct Sales Businesses

Tue, Oct 04, 2016

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Rocky Library Conference Room

Connect, Learn and Thrive in your direct sales business by attending this monthly networking and mentoring event lead by MLM Business Coach & Mentor Rema McCrae.

Registration

Only 15 spots available for each event!  Register online at WeHub.

Schedule

Tuesday, October 4th: Networking   $25

Tuesday, November 1st: Mentoring   $35
       "Creating a Sales Explosion" 

Tuesday, December 6th: Networking $25

Sponsored By Your Link to Success & WOW!

Posted: September 11

Firesmart and Pruning

Protect your home and neighborhood

Sat, Oct 01, 2016

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Leslieville

Join the community of Leslieville and Clear Water Landcare in learning how to protect your home and neighborhood from future wildfire risk.

Pruning lesson and lunch included!

Part of the workshop will be outdoors so dress for the weather and, if you have them, bring along your pruning tools.

Please Pre-Register

403.845.4444

ckehler@clearwatercounty.ca

Sponsored By Clearwater County, FireSmart Canada

Posted: September 11

Christmas Is on the Way Market

Get a start on your Christmas list

Sat, Nov 19, 2016

10:00 am

Ferrier Community Hall

Up to 20 or more home based businesses, crafters plus a concession all under one roof. 

Come check it out and see what's on offer to help get those Christmas gifts started and out of the way. It is always a great idea to shop local and help support those businesses around you.

  • Tupperware
  • Just A Click Away Photography
  • Youniquic
  • Steeped Tea
  • Du North Designs
  • Thirty One
  • Tiber At Home
  • Usborne Books

Posted: September 10

Year End Jumper Show

Open Schooling Jumper Show

Sat, Oct 01, 2016

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Prentice Creek Equestrian Centre

Ground Rails Classes $10.00 each

Individual Classes $25. 00 or Each Division $40.00

Riders may enter up to four (4) classes or two (2) consecutive divisions.

Warmup: 8:30 – First Class 9:00 a.m. sharp

Regulations, Classes and Entry Form here.

Sponsored By Thompson Country Pony Club & Prentice Creek Equestrian Centre

Posted: September 9

Take Me Outside Day

Are You In or Are You Out?

Wed, Oct 26, 2016

Take Me Outside Day, in partnership with The Child and Nature Alliance of Canada, is an opportunity for schools across Canada and around the world to show the importance of getting outside. It’s a day to support education extending beyond four walls and a desk!

Join over 200,000 students and teachers across Canada and around the world who are helping to raise awareness of the importance of unplugging and spending more time outside.

Visit the Take Me Outside Day Website.

Sponsored By Child & Nature Alliance

Posted: September 8

Al-Anon Family Group Meeting

When you don't know where to turn... because someone drinks too much...

Mon, Sep 12, 2016

7:30 am

Memorial Presbyterian Church (Back Door), 5108-50th Ave,RMH

Worried about how much someone drinks? Money problems because of someone else's drinking?

Anxious? Frustrated? Desperate? Helpless? Discouraged? Stressed?

At the end of your rope?

More Information

403.845.5059

Sponsored By Al-Anon

Posted: September 7

Air Band Competition

Ladies Night Out

Sat, Oct 15, 2016

5:00 pm

Caroline Community Complex

Air Band Competition! Get your girls together & start practicing! 

Participation in the Air Band Competition is not necessary to attend.

Dinner, diamonds, silent auction, door prizes, raffles, fun!

Doors Open 5 pm

Dinner 6 pm

Prizes

1st Place:   $300

2nd Place:  $200

3rd Place:  $100

Tickets

$35 each

Sam 403.844.1567
Brenda 403.846.3662


Sponsored By Caroline Dance West

Posted: September 7

Dueling Piano's

Direct from Las Vegas

Sat, Nov 05, 2016

Lou Soppit Community Centre

Featuring Van Walraven and Lark Knowles... Battle of the Sexes!

Doors open at 7 pm, Show at 8 pm

Tickets

$40 each or $350 for a table of 10

Call 403.845.2033

Show sells out fast. Call today.

Adult Content - must be 18 +

Sponsored By West Country Family Service Association

Posted: September 6

Workshop: Planning for Reduced Income

Free Workshop

Wed, Oct 19, 2016

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Rocky Learning Centre, 4934 - 50th Street, RMH

This workshop is open to anyone who may benefit from some information on budgeting, expense tracking, and financial literacy in general. The facilitator is a Financial Educator with the Credit Counselling Society.

Resources will also be available for people to further their financial management, including opportunities for free private one-on-one sessions with a Financial Counsellor at a later date, in the privacy of their own homes.

Registration

Andrea: 403.845.3720, fcssmanager@rockymtnhouse.com

Sponsored By FCSS, Town of Rocky Mountain House, Clearwater County, Village of Caroline

Posted: August 31

Grand Opening Bonspiel

An Open Bonspiel for any Team Format

Fri, Oct 14 - Sun, Oct 16, 2016

Christenson Sports and Wellness Centre

Come out and join us in celebrating our new curling facility.

Maximum of 36 teams.

Supper and Dance on Saturday Night

Registration

$240 per team (includes supper and dance)

Extra Supper tickets can be purchased at $20.00 each.

To register please call Muriel Stevenson: 403.845.4498

Sponsored By Rocky Curling Club

Posted: August 31

Curling Club Registration

Registration Night

Wed, Sep 28, 2016

7:00 pm

Christenson Sports and Wellness Centre

Curling starts Friday, October 7, 2016

Rates

$80   Club Membership

$105 Regular League

$90   Junior League (under 18)

$70   Little Rocks

$90   Friday Mixed League

$25   Friday Morning League

GST will be added to all fees

Sponsored By Rocky Curling Club

Posted: August 30

AGM Pioneer Middle School

All parents welcome and encouraged to attend

Mon, Oct 03, 2016

Pioneer Middle School Library

We’ll be looking to fill all positions:

  • Chair
  • Vice-Chair
  • Secretary

Sponsored By Pioneer Middle School

Posted: August 26

Auditions: The Little Mermaid

Auditions for the Spring 2017 Production

Mon, Oct 17 - Wed, Oct 19, 2016

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Rocky Memorial Presbyterian CHurch

Auditions for cast: Monday & Tuesday, October 17th & 18th

Auditions for orchestra: Wednesday, October 19th

14 years and over are welcome to audition. Children under 16 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to auditions.

More Information

Artistic Director, Jordan Johnston, 403.895.3955

Musical Director, Amber Misner, 587.877.7688

Producer, Alita Hermary, 403.845.5016

Sponsored By Northern Crossing Music & Drama Society

Posted: August 25

Poker Rally 2016

Fundraiser for Caroline Minor Hockey

Sat, Oct 01, 2016

10:00 am

Dirt Bikes, Quads & Side by Sides Welcome! 

Concession on site. Lots of prizes, 50/50.

PLEASE NOTE: DATE CHANGE FROM SEPT 10 TO OCTOBER 01

Tickets

$5 per hand

Registration

10 am - 12 pm

Where

7 km west of Caroline to RR 6-5A, south 5.8 km to TWP 36-0, west 4.6 km to staging area.

More Information

Contact Megan Jeffery, 587-876-2360.

Sponsored By Caroline Minor Hockey Association

Posted: August 25

Alive & Kicking

Wellness Conference: A fun day about living well

Thu, Oct 27, 2016

9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Celebrating our Past, Present and Future

  • Presentations
  • Exercise Breaks
  • Displays
  • Door Prizes
  • Continental breakfast & lunch provided

TIckets

$20.00

Available from Rocky Community Learning Council or committee members

More Information

403.845.3276

Sponsored By Rocky Community Learning Council

Posted: August 10

Balance the Books!

Bookkeeping, GST & Payroll: 4 Part Program

Wed, Sep 28, 2016

7:00 pm

Cornerstone Building (4624-47th Street, RMH)

Are you struggling with the bookkeeping for your business? Learn how to understand the financial building blocks of your business and keep accurate, useable records to assist you in financial decisions! This 4-part series is a MUST HAVE for business!

4 Part Series Package Deal $225/person 

Bookkeeping Fundamentals I - Only $80
Bookkeeping Fundamentals II - Only $100
GST Basics - Only $60 
Payroll Basics - Only $80

Bookkeeping Fundamentals I

Wed. Sept 28, 7-9 p.m.

  • What is bookkeeping?
  • Efficient ways to keep your records
  • Learn about debits and credits
  • What are assets and liabilities
  • Tracking revenue and expenses
  • Common Financial Statements – what are they and what do they tell you about your business

Bookkeeping Fundamentals II

Wed. Oct 5, 7-9 p.m.

  • Learn what a General Ledger is and how to set it up for your business.
  • Work through some typical transactions and practice making those manual entries.
  • Complete a bank reconciliation
  • Prepare monthly financial statements

GST Basics

Wed. Oct 12, 7-8:30 p.m.

  • How to register for a GST number
  • Collecting GST
  • Inputs Tax Credits
  • Filing & Reporting (using the information entered in the previous bookkeeping session)
  • GST return and payment options

Payroll Basics

Wed. Oct 19, 7-9 p.m.

  • Learn how to open and operate a payroll account with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
  • What is the required information you will need to collect from your employees
  • Discover how to calculate the appropriate payroll deductions from your employees each pay period
  • Learn about the employer’s share of those deductions and how to remit them to CRA
  • What are the requirements at year end? Learn about T4 slips and how to file them

NOTE: This session does not cover Alberta Labour Standards such as OT, General Holiday pay etc. This session is intended to help you comply with CRA requirements only.

Registration

Prepaid Tickets Only—Only 10 seats available

CONTACT KAREN at Cougar Ridge Bookkeeping

 ~ 403-846-8807 or karen@crbooks.ca

for questions, e-transfer details and/or credit card payments. 

Sponsored By Cougar Ridge Bookkeeping, Rural Alberta Business Centre

Posted: August 1

Christmas Festival of Music

A Ray of Hope

Wed, Dec 14 - Thu, Dec 15, 2016

7:00 pm

Lou Soppit Community Centre

More Information

Bobbie-Jo Douglas  403.844.4850

Alita Hermary  403.845.5016

Sponsored By Northern Crossing Music & Drama Society

Posted: July 30

MLM Power Hour

Networking & Mentoring for Direct Sales Businesses

Tue, Dec 06, 2016

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Rocky Library Conference Room

Connect, Learn and Thrive in your direct sales business by attending this monthly networking and mentoring event lead by MLM Business Coach & Mentor Rema McCrae.

Registration

Only 15 spots available for each event!  Register online at WeHub.

Schedule

Tuesday, October 4th: Networking   $25

Tuesday, November 1st: Mentoring   $35
       "Creating a Sales Explosion" 

Tuesday, December 6th: Networking $25

Sponsored By Your Link to Success & WOW!

Posted: July 30

MLM Power Hour

Networking & Mentoring for Direct Sales Businesses

Tue, Nov 01, 2016

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Rocky Library Conference Room

Connect, Learn and Thrive in your direct sales business by attending this monthly networking and mentoring event lead by MLM Business Coach & Mentor Rema McCrae.

Registration

Only 15 spots available for each event!  Register online at WeHub.

Schedule

Tuesday, October 4th: Networking   $25

Tuesday, November 1st: Mentoring   $35
       "Creating a Sales Explosion" 

Tuesday, December 6th: Networking $25

Sponsored By Your Link to Success & WOW!

Posted: May 19

Take the GED at Rocky Learning Centre

Take the GED Test at the Rocky Learning Centre

Starting September 2016, you can schedule to write the GED Test at the Rocky Learning Centre.

Who can apply to write?

Anyone who is 18 years of age or older and has been out of school for more than 10 consecutive months can register to write the GED exam.

How do I apply to write the GED Exam?

Request a GED test application form from Rocky Learning Centre staff.

Fill in all information. Be sure to check the date you wish to write the exam. There is a maximum of 6 seats available.

Submit your application and $200 registration fee to Rocky Learning Centre before the application deadline.

Application and fee may be submitted in two ways:

? In person at Rocky Learning Centre. We accept Cash, debit, or credit card payment.

4934-50 St. (Old Provincial Building on Main Street)

? By mail. We accept money order or bank draft.

Rocky Learning Centre

Box 2037

Rocky Mountain House, AB

T4T 1B5

Please Note:

? Payment and registration must be received two weeks before requested test date.

? If your desired test date is full will you be able to change testing to a future date.

? Seats are offered on a first come first serve basis. Apply in advance to ensure your desired test date is available.

? Make money orders payable to Rocky Community Learning Council

? Examination fee is non-refundable.

How can I prepare for the test?

Rocky Learning Centre offers GED Prep courses free of charge in partnership with Academic Express and funding provided by Alberta Advanced Education. Please stop by the office for course dates and other information.

Rocky Learning Centre has GED Study Guides in stock and are sold individually for $25. If you purchase a study guide through a bookstore or online it should be a “Canadian Edition” and more recent than 2002.

Rocky Learning Centre Schedule for GED Exams:

2016 Test Dates:

? September 21-22

? October 19-20

? November 23-24

? December 14-15

Test Times:

Day One:

? 5:00pm - 6:05pm Test 1: Language Arts Reading (65 minutes)

? 6:15pm - 7:35pm Test 2: Science (80 minutes)

? 7:45pm - 8:55pm Test 3: Social Studies (70 minutes)

Day Two:

? 5:00pm - 6:30pm Test 4: Mathematics (90 minutes)

? 6:40pm - 8:40pm Test 5: Language Arts Writing (120 minute)

Important:

? You must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to test start time.

? Photo ID must be shown when you arrive on test day.

? All applicants who have been accepted will receive a confirmation via email and phone prior to your test date.

? When your exam is completed you will receive information on how to obtain your test results. Candidates who successfully pass their GED exam will receive a certificate from Alberta learning 4-5 weeks after the writing dates.

? During Part 1 of the Mathematics test you will be allowed to use the calculator issued to you. No other references or resources will be allowed.

For more information on the GED exams, contact Lisa Matchett at info@rockyclc.ab.ca or 403.845.3276.


Announced By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: May 9

What is a community adult learning program?

I often try to let others know what I do but coming up with some great explanation...here is a wonderful video to show you what the community adult learning program (CALP) is all about!

When I am asked what I do, I answer "I coordinate programs geared toward adult learners.  Everything from basic reading and writing all the way up to post-secondary planning and programs."  That is a lot to take in!  That is a lot to do. 

Every person that walks through our door has a different story, a different skill set and is on a different learning path.  

Here is where the planning happens.  Here is my support team and a quick run down of the outcomes we are trying to achieve in order to help the adult learners in our communities succeed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDDa1xDbVwg

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: April 27

Clearwater Farmers Market

Local Vendors, Local Produce

Thu, May 12, 2016

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Alberta Approved Market

May 12 - Jun 23 and Sep 8 - Oct 6

Thursdays, 5:00 - 8:00, The Brick Parking Lot, 5101-49Ave, RMH

June 30 - September 1

Thursdays, 5:30 - 8:30, in conjunction with MarketPlace on Main, Main Street, RMH

Welcoming New Members. Please Phone 403-846-6342 if you want to book a stall.

Posted: March 31

It's Official!

Rocky Learning Centre is now a GED Test Site!

Rocky Learning Centre is an Official GED Test Site!  

You will be able to write the GED Test in our classroom this Fall starting in September.  We are scheduling the test writing once a month from September to December.  

"What if I only need to write one of the GED subjects, like Math?"

You will be able to write the GED subject that you need.

"What happens if I don't pass the first one?"

You can re-write the Full GED test or re-write the subject you need.

"What are the costs to write the GED test?"

$200 / Full Test includes 5 subjects (Language Arts/Writing; Math; Social Studies, Science, Language Arts/Reading)

$50 / Subject (First time & re-write)

$150 / Re-write Full Test

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: February 29

March Healthy Eating Challenge

Who will win our Healthy Eating Challenge?

Our office team is participating in Alberta Health Services' Healthy Eating Challenge for the month of March.

Some of us will have a much easier time sticking to the challenge than others.  But that is the way a challenge usually works, isn't it?  

Each week there is a different theme about eating more vegetables, filling up on fibre, rethinking your drink and holding the salt.  Most of these are things that we know we should be doing each day but this challenge will encourage us to be a little more mindful about healthy eating.

Each person will earn points for completing challenges throughout the week.  Challenge Activities include:

  • Try one new vegetable or fruit if you have tried them all, try one on your 
    "dislike" list.
  • Fill half your plate with vegetables at both lunch and supper.  
  • Add beans and lentils to salads, spaghetti sauces, casseroles or soups.
  • Bring a water bottle to work and stay hydrated through the workday.
  • Reduce cream and sugar in your tea or coffee.
  • Hold the mustard, ketchup, BBQ sauce and pickles.

We are looking forward to getting our challenge underway.  

Who will win? Mona, Jana, Pat, Lisa or Monique?

And the prize!  The best part.  Whoever has the most points at the end of the Healthy Eating Challenge will have 4 specialty coffees bought for them by the end of June.  

http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/nutrition/Page11144.aspx

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Mona Crocker

Posted: February 28

Great News

Health Care Aide and Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate Programs coming this Fall.

Two great Colleges coming to Rocky to deliver local programs to local people:

Health Care Aide Certificate program will be offered by NorQuest College:   
  • Part-time (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings and two Saturdays per month)
  • Location: Rocky Mountain House
  • Duration: October 11, 2016 - June 15, 2017

Learn More (.pdf)

AND...

Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate program will be offered by Olds College:
  • Fall dates to be announced
  • Full time (Monday-Friday) 
  • Location:  Rocky Mountain House

Learn More (.pdf)

Everyone interested in taking these programs should attend the information sessions.  You will learn more about the programs, requirements, how to register, when to register, and your future.

Information sessions on Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. (Health Care Aide) and 7:15 p.m. (Heavy Equipment Operator).  

Call to register:403.845.3276

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: December 24

Town & Country Farmer's Market

An indoor market with local produce and products.

Sat, Apr 02, 2016

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Rocky Museum, Lower Level

Featuring locally produced baking, honey, beef, lamb, eggs, bison, preserves, gluten free, cheese, crafts, toys, jewelry, clothing, ceramics, health/household products, Watkins, Tupperware, Avon, Scentsy, Regal, Seacret artists & authors plus much more!

Browse, have coffee and a snack or lunch.

The Town & Country Farmers Market is an Alberta Approved Market, operating as a not-for-profit for over three decades.

More Information

Iris, 403.845.4985

Posted: September 25

Thank you Husky Energy

Husky Spring Swing Donation

A great big thank you to Husky Energy for choosing Rocky Learning Centre (RLC) as one of the recipient organizations for this summer's Husky Spring Swing (July 2015). RLC will be using the donation for the purchase of new laptop computers, software, and portable projectors.

Thank you to our #1 volunteer, Agnes Rieder, for spending a good part of May, June, and July in the pursuit of prize donations for the event.  RLC's staff, board members, and friends enjoyed a great day on the course watching for, but not seeing any hole-in-ones.

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: September 7

Fall Program Schedule!

Our Fall Program list is posted. Please call the Rocky Learning Centre if you wish to register for upcoming classes 403-845-3276.

See full size schedule and print.

Announced By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: August 20

Fit for Canning

Not all food is created equal. Some food will not work for canning, but you can store almost anything in jars. The historic Mason jar offers plenty of options to use for yourself or to give as gifts. Check them out.

Find out more HERE

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: August 19

Smart Light Bulbs

These Wifi controlled lights are very sci-fi but very cool. Turn lights on and off and control the colour and intensity of the light from the free app on your phone!

Find out more HERE

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: August 17

Getting Ready for Back to School

There’s soccer practice and music lessons. You stayed late to finish a project at work. And everybody’s hungry. How do you manage to prepare nutritious and healthy meals for your family? Check out great tips to help keep your family organized for back to school.

There’s soccer practice and music lessons. You stayed late to finish a project at work. And everybody’s hungry. How do you manage to prepare nutritious and healthy meals for your family?

“I start Saturday by looking at the week’s schedule,” said Co-op employee Debbie Unick. “I determine how much time I have to prepare a meal each night, who will be home and who can help in the kitchen.”

With two teenaged boys, Debbie has two large calendars in the kitchen – one for activities and one for meals. She has a list of standard recipes, but seeks inspiration from flyers and family members. After matching meals to fit their schedules, she makes her grocery list to ensure she has the ingredients she needs.

“If you do nothing else but this step, I guarantee it will be easier,” she said. “I hated coming home, walking in the door and having that dreaded ‘what’s for supper’ feeling and then looking in the fridge to see what I could make in 30 minutes.”

Debbie completes most meal preparation on Sunday. She chops vegetables en masse so only assembly is required for most parts of meals during the week. She also prepares larger meals on the weekend like turkey or lasagna that can be used as part of another meal – turkey for sandwiches, soup or pot pie – or simply reheated at a later date.

Debbie's Tips:

Make a list with your family’s favourite foods, frozen meals and slow cooker meals. When you’re in a slump, you’ll have something to refer to.

Invest in labels to identify the containers needed to assemble daily meals.

Use a separate bowl for waste/compost when prepping meals to prevent trips to the garbage and help with cleanup.

Not as organized as Debbie? That’s OK. Every family has different schedules and needs. Find something that works for you.

Start small and simple. Use the following tips to help break those ‘I’m hungry’ and ‘What’s for supper?’ statements.

Meal Planning:

Discover new recipes online as well as in flyers, magazines and cookbooks. Give it a rating.

Host a theme night once a month to experience flavours from around the world.

Organize Fun Friday with meals that have a playful component – building, dipping and rolling.

Make a meal plan based on cooking two or three ‘new’ meals per week, using leftovers in a new way.

Involve the whole family in meal planning, mixing individual favourites and new food experiences.

Cook breakfast for supper. Eggs are a quick and nutritious protein and form the base for breakfast sandwiches, omelets and scramblers.

Meal Preparation:

Precut and package vegetables to use in meals throughout the week.

Pick one day to prep meals for the entire week.

Cook your protein in advance if possible.

Cooked chicken breast can be reheated for lunches or made into chicken salad for sandwiches.

Boil a dozen eggs for a quick breakfast or salad topper.

Tonight’s dinner is tomorrow’s lunch - prep extra veggies for a mason jar salad.

Save time by preparing and freezing ingredients once a month, thawing in the refrigerater the night before. Great for stir-fry or crockpot meals.

Cheat on your homemade meals, not everything has to be from scratch. It’s okay to buy meal components – flatbreads, sauces and even burgers – to save time.

Snacks to Go:

Bake a large batch of muffins and freeze. Defrost and serve as needed.

Slice and freeze fruit in single serve packs. Combine fruit, yogurt and juice or milk in the blender for a quick smoothie.

Create individual servings of fruit, vegetables, nuts or trail mix for a quick snack.

Find out more HERE

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: August 11

Recycling: Doing our Part

Canadians drank 2.4 billion litres of bottled water in 2014. That’s not only a lot of water, that’s a lot of plastic bottles. Fortunately, these bottles can be recycled into building materials, electronics, textiles or even – no surprise – new water bottles.

The blue-tinted bottles – recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) to be specific – are produced and filled in Western Canada. Recycled bottles are sorted by colour, shredded into flakes to create resins which are then used to create new bottles.

According to the National Association of PET Container Resources (NAPCOR), recycling this plastic conserves raw materials and uses 84% less energy, resulting in 71% lower greenhouse gas emissions. That’s enough to power 300 households for a year and to take 240 cars off the road for every 1,000 tons of PET recycled instead of landfilled.

Co-op is using the 100% recycled bottles in 1 L Carbonated Water, 12 x 500 mL, 24 x 500 mL and 12 x 710 mL cases.

Find out more HERE

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: August 5

Sustainable Seafood

Co-op is committed to Sustainable Seafood. Sustainable seafood is fish or shellfish that is caught or farmed in ways that consider the long-term viability of harvested populations and the ocean's health and ecological integrity.

RAISING SALMON RIGHT

Something different is happening at British Columbia’s West Creek Aquaculture.

Having already produced a plant fertilizer made from the water where the fish live, West Creek Aquaculture has turned its attention to aquaponics — growing plants in the stuff.

This is, of course, an aside to their main gig, raising salmon and trout in confined facilities in Vancouver’s lower mainland. What’s exceptional is that West Creek Aquaculture’s farm is many kilometres away from the ocean.

“Rather than trying to be a hyper, mega, global salmon producer, we produce what we can grow comfortably. The fish are healthy and the product is great,” said West Creek Aquaculture owner Don Read.

TIDES CHANGING IN FISH FARMING

If you’ve visited a Co-op Food Store, there’s a good chance you’ll see fish from West Creek Aquaculture. It didn’t end up there by accident. With shoppers showing growing concern about the environmental impact of fisheries — which commonly farm Atlantic salmon in the ocean along the West Coast — a demand developed for more sustainable alternatives. West Creek Aquaculture responded by developing the country’s first salmon raised on land.

“We didn’t want to do Atlantic salmon. We felt that we are in the Pacific and in Western Canada. It just didn’t make sense to us,” said Read. “We are the only people in Canada that are producing Coho salmon on land for consumers.”

Grown in fresh water tanks, without antibiotics or growth hormones, West Creek Aquaculture’s farm eliminates the concerns raised about open ocean salmon farming. The fish can’t escape, possibly harming wild populations, and no waste is introduced into the ocean.

Kurtis Hayne from SeaChoice, a collection of four conservation organizations that helps shoppers identify sustainable seafood through a rating and labelling system, believes there are still misconceptions about sustainable seafood.

“One of the big connections a lot of people make is that farmed seafood is unsustainable, which is not the case,” said Hayne. “We have a lot of very good examples of very sustainable farmed seafood.”

SHOPPING SUSTAINABLE

West Creek Aquaculture’s forward approach to raising sustainable fish has been noticed. West Creek Pacific Coho salmon are recognized by Ocean Wise and SeaChoice as a best choice for sustainably produced seafood.

“It’s an exciting time to see that the consumer demand has helped to create a market for these innovative solutions that are addressing these big problems,” said Lana Gunnlaugson of SeaChoice.

SeaChoice ranks and recommends products based on how they are farmed, giving higher rankings for suppliers that factor in the long-term viability of the harvested populations and the ocean’s health. Seafood and fisheries can be given a poor ranking for overusing chemicals and antibiotics, destroying habitat, releasing waste into the environment and extensively using wild fish for feed.

Co-op has used the SeaChoice ranking and labelling system through its Reel in the Solution program since 2012. Since partnering with SeaChoice, Co-op has stopped selling fresh and frozen blue marlin, yellowfin tuna, barramundi, Atlantic cod, Chilean sea bass and other seafood that received the lowest ranking.

Last year, over two thirds of fresh and frozen seafood products sold at Co-op Food Stores carried a positive ranking. With the introduction of new Selva shrimp and Coho salmon products, shoppers have more sustainable seafood options.

“There’s not really any golden rule for sustainable seafood, whether it’s imported or local, wild or farmed. All have sustainable options,” said Hayne.

to find out more about sustainable seafood click HERE

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: July 26

Local Produce: The Cucumber Man

Want to learn about the local Albertan farmer behind many of Co-op's fresh, local produce? Meet the cucumber man!

Don’t be fooled by the name. The Cucumber Man delivers more than its namesake vegetable.

Not only does The Cucumber Man produce long English and mini cucumbers but 12 different varieties of tomatoes, sweet long Ramiro peppers, basil and butter lettuce.

“We wanted to get away from generic – beefsteak and vine (tomatoes) – which are your largest volume seller,” said co-owner Rick Wagenaar. “We wanted to create a line of Cucumber Man specialty products. We’re experimenting with that all the time.”

Vine-ripened produce from the Redcliff, Alta., operation are picked, packaged and in Co-op stores quickly – in some cases within 24 to 30 hours – to ensure freshness and quality.

“The taste and flavour is dictated by the sun, feeding program and how long it hangs on that plant,” Wagenaar explained. “The longer I keep that tomato on that plant, the bigger the taste.”

And he sees huge opportunity in being a local provider of sustainable, local, fresh and diverse product.

GROWING FROM SCRATCH

Wagenaar didn’t grow up on a farm, although his grandfather did have a dairy farm. When his family moved to Medicine Hat, Wagenaar worked in landscaping with stints in a local greenhouse. He liked the idea of being self-employed and the lifestyle the greenhouse business provided.

So in 1986, the 21-year-old bought a local operation using seed money from his brother-in-law. He built his seasonal business from six greenhouses that were 17,000 square feet in his back yard to three acres and nine employees.

“We were growing, but I saw a need for us to make a vast change of direction,” Wagenaar said.

Instead of being involved in every aspect of the operation, Wagenaar wanted to steer the company. So he sold his operation in 2006 and took a year to plan his next move. In one venture, he partnered with his brother-in-law and nephew, Albert and Ryan Cramer, to build a 15-acre greenhouse south of Medicine Hat for year-round production.

In a separate venture, Wagenaar partnered with Wayne Stigter and began acquiring other greenhouses in the area, including The Cucumber Man from Alf van Dam – whose father-in-law peddled cucumbers in Calgary going back to 1968. This would become the brand of the new business.

SUCCESS DESPITE COMPETITION

“When I started, it was about local,” he recalled. “The world got smaller….Everything is attainable just about anywhere.”

Wagenaar’s ventures are still family-based businesses – two of his four sons are now working with him – but he had to grow and specialize in order to compete.

He said the partnership with Co-op has enabled them to experiment with varieties, some they haven’t grown for 20 years.

“We grew these varieties when price wasn’t an issue. The budget forced us to grow tomatoes a little differently,” Wagenaar said. “Co-op has afforded us the opportunity to go back into the archives and look at things we used to do.”

Wagenaar’s passion is evident. He measures success by his nearly three decades in the industry. Even still, the work he’s doing today – ever since the direction change in 2006 – has renewed his love for the business.

“We’re not erasing what we did,” he said. “It brought us to where we are today.”

Find out more about local produce HERE 

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

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Posted: July 24

Events in Calendar View

Did You Know? You can see WeHub events in calendar view...

To see upcoming events in calendar view, choose 'Events' from the main menu. Then click on 'View' and choose 'Calendar' from the options.

Posted: July 22

Put A Lid On Your Canning Fears

Does the thought of canning make you nervous? Put a lid on your canning fears with these easy steps.

Check out more at http://crs.coopconnection.ca/coopfood-putalidonit.html

Canning has come a long way since Aunt Edna’s beets and beans. The process is experiencing a renaissance today that is producing both the best classics and new combinations in small-batch boutique home productions.

“There are some misconceptions that canning is difficult,” said Emerie Brine, Bernardin’s Chef and Brand Manager. “One of the greatest fears people have is preserving food in a manner that is unsafe for consumption.”

Any food preparation requires care and attention. Follow tested recipes and canning processes, and you will only have to worry about how to enjoy the fruits of your labour.

PICK YOUR RECIPE

Canning involves some science; you cannot just preserve your favourite recipe or introduce new ingredients. So start simple with classics like strawberry jam or dill pickles. From there, explore recipes like salsas, chutneys and stews. The recipe will ultimately determine the canning process: freezer, boiling water canning or pressure canning.

Check out these great canning recipes.

SOURCE INGREDIENTS

Whether purchasing your ingredients or heading outside your own backdoor to your garden, when sourcing ingredients you want to use the best, freshest, blemish free produce. Looking for locally grown ingredients will help you achieve this goal offering the freshest and tastiest of flavours. It is also important to consider the seasonality of your ingredients to ensure the best flavours and help you time your canning efforts. Keeping these tips in mind when sourcing ingredients will ensure the best results when showing off the fruits of your labour!

ARRANGE EQUIPMENT

Avoid jars with nicks, cracks or uneven rims that may prevent sealing or lead to breakage. Also avoid glass lids with rubber rings. Health Canada recommends using self-sealing lids and not reusing old lids, even if they appear in good condition.

READY TO CAN?

Lay out all the equipment and ingredients. Ensure all fruits and vegetables are washed and all equipment and countertops are sterilized. Follow these simple steps to preserving. It is important to note, cooking times may vary by elevation. If you’re still hesitant, work with someone who’s done it before or organize a canning party with friends and family.

While an intact seal means food will keep indefinitely, for best quality, consume canned food within one year. With fresh ingredients and innovative recipes, though, it will be a challenge for it all to last that long!

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: July 21

Canning 101

Do you want to do some canning this year but don't know where to start, we can help!

You can get more tips and recipes at http://crs.coopconnection.ca/coopfood-canning.html

GETTING STARTED WITH CANNING

1. Select and review your favourite recipe. The recipe determines the canning method: freezer, waterbath canning or pressure canning.

2. Gather your ingredients. Do not substitute ingredients as it may impact results.

3. Clean all tools, jars, lids and workspaces with hot soapy water, rinsing well. Keep jars warm until they are ready to use.

4. Prepare the recipe and fill jars, removing any food from the rims. Centre the lid and twist on the band, not overly tight as air must escape during canning.

Process as per the recipe’s directions, which differ by method. If using waterbath or pressure methods, press on the centre of the lid when jars have been removed and cooled. If the jar is sealed, the lid will not flex up or down.

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: July 16

Co-op Supports Local Farmers

Your Co-op supports local farmers, ranchers and manufacturers who grow, raise and produce our food.

Find out more at the link below.

http://crs.coopconnection.ca/athomewithcoop.html

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: July 15

Have YOU made the switch?

LED's represent the most profound advancement in lighting technology since the invention of the incandescent lightbulb. Making the switch to LED lightbults in your home is the single fastest and easiest way to see a significant energy savings in your home!

Click HERE to see more benefits of switching to LED lighting.

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: July 10

How to defeat Burger Boredom

Just in time for the weekend, we're serving up some tasty burger tips and tricks.

Click HERE for ideas to spice up your burgers.

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: July 9

Fireworks!

Whether you are celebrating a graduation, a wedding, or just a beautiful summer evening fireworks are sure to make your party a blast! With the help of the following tips and guidelines you can treat your guests to an outstanding fireworks show!

Check out our tips and guidelines for safe and beautiful fireworks!

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: July 8

Sheds 101

Need help picking the perfect shed? We will help you narrow it down!

Is your backyard and garage crowded with scattered hoses, gardening tools, lawn equipment and patio furniture? Now is the time to invite style, beauty and storage to your outdoor living space! A storage shed will provide you with a solution to your storage problems and a new and attractive backyard accessory. (Plus you know it will make your neighbor jealous of your awesome shed)

Finding the right shed involves more than just picking your favourite one. We have put together a list of the key factors to consider before making a decision.

http://crs.coopconnection.ca/home22.html

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: June 28

Weekend Projects

Another weekend, another project. Find what you need for your home at your local Co-op Home Centre.

Another weekend, another project. Find what you need for your home at your local Co-op Home Centre.

http://crs.coopconnection.ca/coophome.html

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: June 25

The Perfect Grill

Nothing says summer quite like grilling all your favorite foods on a brand new barbecue. Get the perfect grill at your local Co-op Home Centre. Let us help you pick the perfect one!

Can't decide? Look HERE to check out some of our popular models, or better yet, come in and let us help you choose the perfect grill.

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: June 22

WeHub Welcomes Rocky Co-op

Rocky Co-op uses the WeHub platform

Rocky Co-op is now using WeHub to communicate with the local community.

Watch for their sales, contests and other specials in our Local Shopping section.

.... or, visit the Co-op's main website.

Posted: June 16

Outdoor Living

Get ready for summer outdoor projects! With spring cleaning out of the way, summer months are the ideal time for yard upgrades! Creating a backyard retreat is made easy with help from your Rocky Co-op Home Center.

Find out more about how we can help HERE.

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: June 1

Lawn Care 101

Spring has sprung and the grass is green...at least, it should be. Check out our tips to maintaining a healthier, greener lawn.

Check out tips here:  http://crs.coopconnection.ca/home13.html

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: June 1

Co-op Fair Trade

Fair trade is a different way of doing business. It's about making principles of fairness and decency mean something in the marketplace. Your local Co-op is proud to bring you a variety of products that are Fairtrade certified.

Find out more here!

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: May 8

Trading Post Gift Ideas

Gift ideas for everyone.

Come to the Trading Post. With movie night Wednesday we're open at 9 pm and daily from 10-5. Come check out our stock...for the fisherman, desk job, nature enthusiast and something fun; amongst some ideas!

Blog Post By Confluence Heritage Society

Posted: May 4

WeHub Welcomes Rocky REA

Rocky REA Launches New Responsive Website

REA members and the general public are invited to visit their new site at www.rockyrea.com.

Volunteer at Concession on Canada Day

Posted: April 30

Volunteers are Critical to Our Success

Thanks to the Canada Day concession volunteers

Many thanks to the volunteers who came out to help us with the Concession. This has been a fundraiser for us for many years. The money raised helps with our summer programs.

Blog Post By Confluence Heritage Society

Posted: April 29

WeHub Welcomes Pinkwater Canada

Pinkwater Canada launches new website

Pinkwater Canada distributes hydrocarbon mitigation agents across Western Canada. 

Check out their website at www.pinkwatercanada.ca.

Posted: April 20

Co-op Community Spaces Funding

Up to $100,000 available for your community project. Deadline May 15th.

Don't forget the funding deadline on May 15th, 2015.    Funds are available for urban and rural areas.

If your group isn't non-profit, why don't you think about collaborating with a non-profit group that's already established?  Our community could have a beautiful new green space.

What is "Co-op Community Spaces"?

Co-op Community Spaces has been developed to help protect, beautify and improve spaces across Western Canada. In keeping with our ongoing commitment to invest in the communities we serve, Co-op will contribute up to $1 million annually to help support projects that improve the places Canadians meet, play, learn and share.

Community Spaces Funding Categories

  • Recreation
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Urban Agriculture

Application deadline: May 15th, 2015

More details, online application.

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: April 1

Fright Nite at the Site

A bone-chilling event for the whole family

Fri, Oct 07, 2016

National Historic Site at Rocky Mountain House

Confluence Heritage Society transforms the National Historic Site to welcome fur trader ghosts and zombies. Take a guided walk through the dark, just in time for Halloween.

A frightful story will be played out at the site by actors and volunteers dress as historical figures, zombies and other spine-tingling characters.

Would You Like to Volunteer?

Attend the Scare Actor Tryouts

Please contact Kelsy Salmon at frightnitevolunteer@yahoo.ca

Schedule

The gate to the event will open at 7:00 pm. Interval fright trail walks start at 7:30pm. Gates close at 10:00 pm.

Tickets

Advance tickets are $15.00 per person.

If there are any tickets left, they will be sold at the gate, the night of the event for $ 20.00.

Ticket sales locations TBA.

Warning

Event recommended for ages 13+

Sponsored By Confluence Heritage Society

Glacier School gets a new location, 2003

Posted: February 11

Remembering the Glacier School

Nostalgic photo of the Glacier School getting a new home

In the photo: Gordon Lea, volunteer, on the left wearing a plaid jacket.  Brian Mazza with the camera.  Joyce Brown, President, in front of the school.  Barb Richardson, Treasurer, on the right.

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Museum

Mayor Fred Nash shows off the exhibit

Posted: February 11

Barbed Wire Exhibit Memories

Memory Lane: Many dignitaries gathered for the opening of the Barbed Wire Exhibit

L to R in photo, Bill Symko, Town of Rocky Mountain House, Ken Qually, donor, Mayor Fred Nash, Volunteer Lawrence Stewart, unknown, Rocky Museum President Joyce Brown, Dick Wymenga, Clearwater County, and Reeve Pat Alexander.

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Museum

Posted: December 31

Victim Services Advocate

The Rocky and District Victim Services Unit is presently looking for Victim Advocates. Please contact the Unit for information regarding this position.

Wed, Feb 10 - Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Minimum Age: 18 years

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