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Posted: December 3

Sharing Circle: Building Connections

Aboriginal Community Building Initiative

Wed, Dec 14, 2016

10:30 am

4917 52 Street - Back Bay

Everyone Welcome. Free to Attend

Collective Refreshments. Please bring a simple snack for sharing if your are able.

Please RSVP Chris at 403.846.5029, rnfcs.acbi@shaw.ca

Sponsored By Rocky Native Friendship Centre

Posted: December 3

Turkey Coupon

Did you pick up your Christmas Turkey yet? Be sure to show this coupon at check out to get 10$ OFF your turkey!

Fri, Dec 02, 2016

Promotion By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: December 3

App Coupons

Here are this week's App coupons. Save them to your phone or download the app yourself.

Fri, Dec 02 - Fri, Dec 09, 2016

Download the App HERE

Promotion By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: December 2

Christmas Carolling

You're Invited!

Sat, Dec 17, 2016

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Memorial Presbyterian Church

You are invited to the Memorial Presbyterian Church this Saturday, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm to sing Christmas Carols.

All are welcome!

Sponsored By Memorial Presbyterian Church

Posted: December 2

Minor Hockey General Meeting

Rocky Minor Hockey Association

Tue, Dec 13, 2016

6:30 pm

Subway Room, Christenson Sports and Wellness Centre

Your input is important. All members encouraged to attend.

Sponsored By Rocky Minor Hockey Association

Posted: December 2

Co-op Flyer!

Check out this week's Co-op Flyer!

Fri, Dec 02, 2016

Coop Shopping Center, Gas Bar & Home Supply Center

Download the flyer here.

Promotion By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: December 2

Housing Options Presentation

Presentation by Community Housing Coordinator

Tue, Dec 13, 2016

10:30 am

Rocky Native Friendship Centre, 4917 - 52 St, Back Bay

Everyone Welcome, Free to Attend

RSVP

Chris: 403.846.5029 or rnfcs.acbi@shaw.ca

Sponsored By Aboriginal Community Building Initiative

Posted: December 1

MLA Meet & Greet

You're Invited to MLA Jason Nixon's Christmas Open House

Fri, Dec 09, 2016

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Constituency Office, RMH, 4907 - 50 St

Refreshments and snacks will be served.

Posted: December 1

Art Lessons

Manyfriends Cree-Ations: Come In, Connect, Create

Tue, Dec 06, 2016

1:00 pm

Rocky Native Friendship Centre, 4917 - 52 St, RMH

Tuesday, Dec 6 and Wednesday, Dec 7

Learn how to make a beautiful wooden clothes peg miniature rocking chair.

Facilitated by local artist, Gina Ward.

$2.00 per person to cover materials and refreshments.

More Information, Registration

Chris 403.845.2788, or rnfcs.acbi@shaw.ca

Posted: December 1

Blood Donor Clinic

Please donate blood

Mon, Dec 05, 2016

3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Lou Soppit Community Centre

Please drink plenty of water or juice before donating

Bring photo ID

You can now make appointments: call 1.800.2 DONATE (1.800.236.6283)

Visit Canadian Blood Services website

Sponsored By RE/Max Rocky Mountain House

Posted: December 1

Town & Country Farmer's Market

An indoor market with local produce and products.

Sat, Dec 03, 2016

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Rocky Museum, Lower Level

An indoor market in the lower level of the museum, featuring unique Christmas gifts and decorations.

Also local produce, plants, baking, honey, beef, eggs, bison, preserves, gluten free, cheese, crafts, toys, jewelry, clothing, ceramics, health/household products, Watkins, Tupperware, Avon, Scentsy, Regal, 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: December 1

Inter-Church Christmas Service

You are invited to a Christmas Service

Sun, Dec 04, 2016

7:00 pm

First Christian Reformed Church, 1km South of RMH on Highway 11

Come sing, celebrate and pray together as the Church of Rocky Mountain House.

This year's service is "Welcoming the Stranger". It will feature:

  • great music
  • an interview with a Syrian refugee family welcomed into our community
  • opportunity to remember and worship our Saviour who came, as a stranger, to welcome us!

An offering will be taken for the Lord's Food Bank.

Sponsored By Rocky & District Ministerial Association

Posted: December 1

December Adult Newsletter

First meeting with learner.

Announced By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: December 1

December family Newsletter

Make winter fun!

Announced By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: November 29

Christmas Supper

Caroline Legion Annual Christmas Supper

Fri, Dec 16, 2016

Caroline Legion

There will be a visit from Santa and candy bags for the kids. Music by RR4, Tim & Pat Frayn.

Supper

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cost

Adults - $12

6 - 12 - $5

Under 6 - Free

Sponsored By Caroline Legion

Posted: November 29

Chamber Lunch N Learn

Small Business Tax Deduction Impacting Family Run Campgrounds and Local Tourism

Thu, Dec 08, 2016

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Christenson Sports & Wellness Centre, Subway Room, Main Floor

Please join us to discuss recent decision by Revenue Canada that negatively impacts the campground industry. This issue has some influence on every business in our region, as family run campgrounds are a critical component to the tourism infrastructure. 

Current options will be discussed and updated information will be available.

This issue affects all business in our region , as well as all of Canada's tourism industry.

Please join us!

$20 per person, includes lunch.

Please RSVP

By Dec 05, Noon

403.845.5450

Sponsored By Chamber of Commerce

Posted: November 29

2017 Budget Meetings

Special Town Council Meeting Regarding the 2017 Budget

Tue, Dec 13, 2016

Town Office Council Chambers

A presentation outlining the 2017 Budget will be given and there will be an opportunity for questions.

More Information

Todd Becker, CAO 403.845.2866
town@rockymtnhouse.com

Sponsored By Town of Rocky Mountain House

Posted: November 29

Santa's Anonymous

Please Give Generously to Caroline Santa's Anonymous

This Caroline Christmas program supports low-income local families with children who apply for a Christmas Food Hamper from the Shepherd's Food Bank.

Each child under 18 living with that family in their home will receive a wrapped age & gender appropriate gift.

We especially need gifts for children ages 8 - 17 years.

Donation Drop Off

Caroline Neighbourhood Place Society
Bay #2, 5040 - 49 Ave, Caroline
(Beside Caroline Insurance)

Please make cheques out to : Caroline Neighbourhood Place Society. Tax receipts are available.

More Information

403.722.3787, 403.895.4024, 403.722.3921
camp@telus.net

Posted: November 28

Rocky Rod & Gun Club Meeting

Fall Meeting: All members welcome

Thu, Dec 08, 2016

7:00 pm

Royal Canadian Legion, Meeting Room, 4911 49 Street, RMH

Please bring your membership ID.

Rocky Rod & Gun Club website.

Sponsored By Rocky Rod & Gun Club

Posted: November 28

Movie: Hacksaw Ridge

One of the Greatest Heroes in American History Never Fired a Bullet

Fri, Dec 02 - Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Rocky Cinema

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to win the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.

Drama | 2 hours, 19 minutes| Rated 14A

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey

Nightly @ 7:00pm

Matinees Saturday & Sunday @ 3:30pm

Warning: Brutal Violence

Sponsored By Rocky Cinemas

Posted: November 27

Fur Trade Christmas

Festive family event. Photos with Santa, Reindeer, Christmas market.

Sat, Dec 10, 2016

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

National Historic Site at Rocky Mountain House

Join the Confluence Heritage Society for a festive event for the whole family to enjoy: the 5th Annual Fur Trade Christmas.

There will be Sleigh Rides, Toboggan Hill, Cookie Decorating, Stew and Bannock, Pictures with Fur Trade Santa and his snow camels, chestnuts and bannock over the fire, real Christmas trees for sale and Our CHS Trading Post Gift Store. (Debit, Credit & Cash)

Stew & Bannock at Highwater House. $5.00 Cash Only.

Be sure to stop by the Trading Post for some handmade shopping. 

A toboggan hill is on site, so be ready to romp in the snow! Come and enjoy our winter wonderland at the Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site!

Sponsored By Confluence Heritage Society

Posted: November 25

Caroline Lions Christmas Party

For the Whole Family

Sun, Dec 11, 2016

1:00 pm

Entertainment.

Doors open at 1:00 pm. Meal at 1:30 pm.

Adults $15

Kids, 5-12 $10

5 & Under Free

Please RSVP

Amy: 403.322.0117

Sponsored By Caroline Lions Club

Posted: November 25

Festive Solutions!

It’s the happiest season of all! And Co-op has all your holiday entertaining needs covered with this year’s Festive Solutions Guide. Check it out at http://www.coopfood.ca/wps/portal/crs/coop/food/more/solutions

Fri, Nov 25, 2016

8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Check out the flyer HERE!

Promotion By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: November 25

Charity Bingo

Bingo Every Thursday

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

6:00 pm

4939 - 51st Street

Support local projects and non-profits.

Concession on site.

Sponsored By Various Community Groups

Posted: November 24

Pageant of Christ's Birth

The 35th Annual re-enactment of Christ's Birth

Sat, Dec 10 - Sun, Dec 11, 2016

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Parking Lot, 5236 - 54 Street, RMH

Come out for a Christmas Family Tradition as a cast of live actors and animals re-enacts the birth of Christ.

Saturday Performances at 6, 7 and 8 pm.

Sunday Performances at 6 and 7 pm.

Free admission. Donations to Lord's Food Bank gratefully accepted.

Please remember to dress warmly.

Visit the Facebook Page

Sponsored By Immanuel Lutheran Church

Posted: November 24

Bible Study

Victory Church Bible Study Group

Thu, Nov 24, 2016

7:00 pm

Century 21 building @2, 4915 - 50 Street, RMH, rear entrance

Please join us each Thursday evening. Everyone welcome.

More Information

403-391-2886

Sponsored By Victory Church

Posted: November 24

Candlelight Service of Remembrance

Light a Candle of Love

Sun, Dec 04, 2016

2:00 pm

Chapel of the Rocky Funeral Home

"Christmas... A Time Of Remembering"

Everyone is welcome at the Annual Candlelight Service of Remembrance.

Presented by Gordon & Diane Flinn & Staff of Flinn Funeral Services.

Sponsored By Flinn Funeral Services Ltd.

Posted: November 22

Make Your Money Count!!

Tired of trying to make sense of investing, credit, budgets, assets,.........
Join us for a free evening workshop of common "money" sense and learn to make the most of YOUR money!

Announced By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: November 21

Movie: Moana

Rocky Cinema: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Fri, Nov 25 - Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Rocky Cinema

A young woman uses her navigational talents to set sail for a fabled island. Joining her on the adventure is her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui.

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Rated PG | 1 hour 53 minutes

Starring:  Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House

Nightly 3D @ 6:50pm & 3D 9:20pm

Sunday,Tuesday & Thursday 2D @ 6:50pm & 3D 9:20pm

Matinees Friday, Saturday & Sunday2D @ 12:50pm & 3D @ 3:20pm

Sponsored By Rocky Cinemas

Posted: November 21

AGM

Everyone Welcome

Rocky Community Learning Council

Annual General Meeting - Wednesday, December 14 @ 1:00

2nd Floor, Old Provincial Building

403.845.3276

All welcome to attend our year in review and AGM

Announced By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: November 21

12 Days of Fibre Savings

Daily Selection of Yarn at HALF PRICE

December 2016: 9,10,11,14,15,16,17,18,21,22,23,24

Each day's purchase gives you a chance to win a Twisted Barn Gift Card worth your purchase total at the end of the 12 days.

*** Bring your BARN BAG for an extra entry in the draw ***

Visit the Twisted Barn Website or call 403.845.5050.

Posted: November 19

Clear Water Landcare Social

A casual get together featuring a bit of entertainment, some seasonal treats and good conversation

Fri, Dec 09, 2016

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Clearwater County Ag Services

More Information TBA

Please RSVP

for seating and refreshment considerations

glewis@clearwatercounty.ca

ckehler@clearwatercounty.ca

403.845.4444

Posted: November 19

Baskets of Hope

Contribute to Help Women at the Mountain Rose Women's Shelter

Thu, Dec 08, 2016

4907 50th Street, RMH

Baskets of Hope started in Rocky Mountain House Christmas 2015 and we are looking to make this year even more successful than last year!

How can YOU get involved?!

We are looking for contributions of 10 of the same items to help create 10 baskets for women residing in the Mountain Rose Women's Shelter during the holiday season.

Call (403) 871-0701 or (403) 638-6358 to make arrangements for donation drop off.

Visit the Baskets of Hope Facebook Page.

Sponsored By Mountain Rose Women's Shelter

Posted: November 16

Mix & Jingle WOW! Luncheon, RMH

Featuring a Showcase of WOW! Businesses

Thu, Dec 15, 2016

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Rocky Learning Center

Featured businesses include:

  • Glamour Studio
  • Pebble Ridge Coffee House
  • Jamberry
  • The Home Vintner
  • Effective Marketing Solutions
  • KES Graphic Designs
  • COuntry Garden Greenhouse
  • Cougar Ridge Bookkeeping
  • Dominion Lending
  • Kim Wyse
  • Valentus
  • .... and more!

Registration

$25, includes lunch

Purchase tickets at www.wehub.info/profiles.

Sponsored By RABC

Posted: November 15

Christmas Recital

Rocky 'Dreams' Dance School

Sat, Dec 17, 2016

1:00 pm

West Central High School

Rocky Dreams Dance School invites you to our Christmas Recital.

Bake Sale before and after the performance. 

Doors open at 12:00pm. Performance at 1:00pm.

Tickets

Available Starting November 14th at RDDS: Mon - Wed  3:45pm - 6:15pm

More details TBA

Sponsored By Rocky 'Dreams' Dance School

Posted: November 15

Math Tutors Needed

We are currently in need of volunteer Math tutors. If numbers are your game, please call or drop in to discuss tutoring.

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: November 14

Feedback Requested

Feedback Requested

As we look to the future, as always, we welcome input from the community.  We would appreciate your participation in our survey.  Please feel free to print this document or drop into our office for a copy.  :)

Announced By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: November 10

Exam Bookings

RCLC offers Exam Invigilation

RCLC is an approved exam site.  Please contact us at: exams@rockyclc.ab.ca

Announced By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: November 8

Winter 2017 Program Schedule

Our Winter Program list is posted. Please call Rocky Learning Centre if you wish to register for upcoming classes. 403.845.3276

Announced By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: November 7

Sponsors for ROAR

Roar's Fur Ball in March 2017 Seeking Sponsors

ROAR is looking for Sponsor's for 'Roar's Fur Ball' in March of 2017!

If you or someone you know might be interested in sponsoring a table, live, or silent auction item or the whole event email roarsociety@yahoo.ca or contact Ashley at 403-872-4676.

Posted: November 1

Family Literacy November Newsletter

November activities.

Announced By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: November 1

Adult Literacy November Newsletter

Tutor Training Information

Find the November Adult Literacy Newsletter here... 

Announced By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: October 31

Christmas Festival of Music

Sing a Joyful Song

Wed, Dec 14 - Thu, Dec 15, 2016

7:00 pm

Lou Soppit Community Centre

A Christmas concert of music.

Doors at 7:00 pm. Curtain at 7:30 pm.

Tickets Now on Sale

Tickets are $20; cash, debit, Visa, MasterCard.

Purchase at Modern Electric in Rocky, 5202 - 44th Street, 403.845.3155

No refunds or exchanges. Rush seating available at door.

More Information

Bobbie-Jo Douglas  403.844.4850

Alita Hermary  403.845.5016

Sponsored By Northern Crossing Music & Drama Society

Posted: October 31

Happy Halloween from all of us!

Happy Halloween from all of us!

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: October 29

Live Music: Tim Williams

Blues & Roots Music

Fri, Jan 06, 2017

7:00 pm

The Music Shop, RMH

Tim's blend of passionate, soulful vocals and awe-inspiring chops on a number of instruments including finger-style and slide guitar, mandolin and Hawaiian guitar (among others), along with his wry sense of humor and deep knowledge of blues and roots music, continue to win fans everywhere he plays.

Tim's win at the International Blues Challenge (in Memphis this past January) as Best Solo or Duo, and Best Guitarist (solo or duo), are just the latest accolades in a career entering its fifth decade. 

Sponsored By The Music Shop Concert Theatre

Posted: October 24

HELP WANTED

Volunteer Tutors

Announced By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: October 12

Women Standing Together – Red Rose Campaign

A Commemoration of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Tue, Dec 06, 2016

6:30 pm

Lou Soppit Community Centre

You are invited to attend the first “Women Standing Together – Red Rose Campaign” Event on December 6, 2016. A commemoration of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

Join women taking action to prevent domestic violence in our community. Listen to speakers, watch a video and then join the conversation.

Two Sisters Catering will be providing the snacks of cheese, crackers, and fruit with a chocolate fountain.

Tickets

Women only, 18 +

Cost of tickets are $25.00 per person (each table will be provided with two bottles of wine).

Purchase tickets at Mountain Rose Women’s Shelter.

Sponsored By Mountain Rose Women’s Shelter

Posted: October 11

October Newsletter Adult Literacy

What does it mean to be a Volunteer Tutor?

Download October Adult Literacy Newsletter here...

Announced By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: October 11

Family Literacy October Newsletter

Fun activities for kids...

Announced By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: October 7

Practical Nurse Program - Fall 2017

Practical Nurse 2-Year Diploma in ROCKY

Apply Now!  Register EARLY!!

RDC is open for online applications for PN at Rocky Mountain House coming FALL 2017.

Red Deer College

Call Rocky Learning Centre to help you with upgrading, pre-requisites, or any other questions about programming.

Announced By Rocky Learning Centre

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: 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: 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: 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

Mona Crocker

Posted: February 28

Great News

Olds College is delivering the Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate Program in Rocky Mountain House.

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: 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

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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

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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 

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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

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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