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Posted: July 31

10$ Coupon at Rocky Co-op

Get 10$ off of your Bakery or Deli purchase with your 100$ Grocery purchase!

Thu, Jul 28 - Thu, Aug 04, 2016

Promotion By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: July 30

App Coupons

Here are this week's App coupons.

Thu, Jul 28, 2016

Save them to your phone or download the app yourself  HERE

Promotion By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: July 30

MLM Power Hour

Networking & Mentoring for Direct Sales Businesses

Tue, Sep 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, September 6th: Mentoring   $35
         "Work it Like a Business"  

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 29

Co-op Flyer!

Check out this week's Co-op Flyer!

Thu, Jul 28, 2016

Coop Shopping Center, Gas Bar & Home Supply Center

Download the flyer here.

Promotion By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: July 29

Co-op 4 Day Sale!

We have some great deals available at our three day sale!

Fri, Jul 29, 2016

Check out the flyer HERE!

Promotion By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: July 28

Minor Hockey Registration Deadline

Rocky Minor Hockey Association: 2016 - 2017 Registration Deadline for players is July 31st.

Sun, Jul 31, 2016

A $200 late fee will be added for players registering after July 31.

All returning players MUST register online.

Online registration here.

Posted: July 28

Antique Circular Sock Knitting Retreat

Learn How, Tour of Fibre Shops, Social Events

Thu, Aug 25 - Sun, Aug 28, 2016

Pioneer Centre, RMH

This retreat is for people who would like to learn to make socks on antique circular sock knitting machines.

 It includes an optional tour of local fibre shops, lunch at the Twisted Barn and social events.

Cost

$125, plus $10 if you choose to take the tour.

Schedule and Registration

Registration is still open.

Schedule and registration form here.


Posted: July 28

Kidztown in the Parks

Growing Young Champions

Mon, Aug 01, 2016

Four Seasons Park

At Kidztown, we believe every child has the potential to be a champion! We use puppets, games, music, Bible stories, and more to teach timeless truths to equip young champions in our community.

Free Shows! No registration required. Everyone welcome!

Mondays at 7 pm

August 1
August 8
August 15
August 22

More Information

Call 403.845.3215

Sponsored By Rocky Church of the Nazarene

Posted: July 28

Fall Registration Night

One stop registration night for Fall programs

Thu, Sep 01, 2016

3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Christenson Sports & Wellness Centre

Book your table today!

Cost

$15 per table for non-profit groups

$20 per table for profit groups

Booking

403.845.3720
guestservices@rockymtnhouse.com

Sponsored By Town of Rocky Mountain House, Recreation & Community Services

Posted: July 27

Suppers & Music

In association with Leslieville Antique Days

Sat, Jul 30 - Sun, Jul 31, 2016

5:30 pm

Leslieville Community Centre

Suppers followed by live entertainment:

Saturday, July 30

  • Tim & Pat Frayn and Friends

Sunday, July 31

  • Ben Crane
  • Les Bjorge
  • Susanna Heystek
  • Danny and Susan Gibson & friends

Admission

Over 12 - Under 65   $15.00
Seniors - Students    $13.00
Ages 6 - 11              $7.00
5 & under                Free

More about the Leslieville Antique Days here.

Posted: July 26

Movie: Monty Python & The Holy Grail

Outdoor Movie Night: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Wed, Aug 10, 2016

8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site

King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.

Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle

Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, 1 hour 31 minutes, Rated PG

Admission

$5.00

Sponsored By Confluence Heritage Society

Posted: July 26

Tour of Alberta:Cycling

International Professional Cycling Event

Sat, Sep 03, 2016

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Christenson Sports & Wellness Centre, RMH

Olympic-level cyclists will be in Rocky Mountain House and Clearwater County on September 3, 2016! 

Many activities and festivals will be occurring in support of this event. Already planned is a meet and greet with 120 international cyclists and a pancake breakfast.

Pick out your spot from the route map here.

Volunteer

The Local Organizing Committee is looking for volunteers to help with the event. Full support and training will be provided. Please register here.

Posted: July 26

Movie: Jason Bourne

Movie: Action, Thriller

Thu, Jul 28 - Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Rocky Cinema

Rogue spy Jason Bourne (Matt Damon), who now remembers who he is,

searches for more secrets about black ops programs run by the US government.

Action, Thriller, 2 hours 3 minutes, Rated PG-13

Starring: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander

** Special Premier ** Thursday, July 28th at 9:00 pm

July 29 - August 11

Nightly @ 7:00pm & 9:35pm 

Matinee Daily @ 1:00pm & 3:35pm

Sponsored By Rocky Cinemas

Posted: July 25

Fall Fashion Fair & Fundraiser

Clothing, Footwear, Handbags, Jewellery, Accessories, Cosmetic Services

Sat, Sep 17, 2016

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Frisco Hall

This is a fundraiser for Frisco Hall.

Don't forget to stop by the Fall Fibre Fair at Twisted Barn. Same day, same hours.

Sponsored By Twisted Barn

Posted: July 25

Fall Fibre Fair

4th Annual Fall Fibre Fair, Market & Fundraiser

Sat, Sep 17, 2016

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Twisted Barn, see details for directions

Vendor Market with demos.

$5 lunch available

Directions

North of Rocky Mountain House on Highway 22 to Twp. Road 40-5A (Frisco Hall), east to Range Road 7-2, south to end of road. Blue Sign 404039.

More Information, call 403.845.5050

Be sure to stop by the Fall Fashion Fair at Frisco Hall. Hours are the same.

Sponsored By Twisted Barn

Posted: July 25

Fat Tire Festival, 25th Annual

Mountain Bike Events and Competitions: Beginner - Advanced

Fri, Jul 29 - Sun, Jul 31, 2016

Frontier Lodge, Nordegg

The Fat Tire Festival is a weekend of Mountain Bike Competitions and fun events with your friends or family and your mountain bike! Something for everyone from beginners to advanced riders.

Dual Slalom, High Jump, Mini Comps

Downhill & X-Country Guided Rides

Meals and Accommodations are available at the lodge.  Families Welcome.

Cost

Includes guided rides, events and competitions

Only $35/day ($17.50/day for youth age 6-11) 

$60 for entire weekend ($30 for youth age 6 - 11)

Spectators free

More Information

TBA

Sponsored By Frontier Lodge

Posted: July 25

Gateway Crossing Liquor Store Flyer

Good Times, Good Friends, Good Deals!

Mon, Jul 25 - Wed, Aug 03, 2016

Promotion By Co-op Gateway Crossing Liquor Store

Posted: July 25

Cowboy Trail Party

Catch a free concert at 1 pm by Alberta's History Wrangler! Rocky Museum Yard Sale starts at 10 am. Town and Country Farmers' Market 10 am - 3 pm. Find a bargain, shop for crafts, have lunch, and bring your lawn chair for the free concert!

Mon, Aug 01, 2016

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rocky Mountain House Museum, 5406 - 48 Street

Sponsored By ATB and the Rocky Museum

Posted: July 22

Bible Camp

Catholic Faith and Fun Camp

Mon, Aug 01 - Wed, Aug 03, 2016

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

St Matthew Parish

A 3 day mini camp to give children the opportunity to spend time having active fun and prayer, while learning a little about their Catholic faith.

Instructor: Mark Boston, Coach and Teacher

For children ages 5 - 10 (younger or older siblings can be admitted by request)

No food provided. Children must bring bagged lunch and snack.

Registration

Contact the parish office.

Inquiries

Mark 403.505.1596, boston@ualberta.ca

Sponsored By St Matthew Parish

Posted: July 21

Gloomy Creek Hare Scramble

Rocky Motorcycle Club

Sun, Aug 07, 2016

9:00 am

Ricinus Raceway

Rocky Motorcycle Club hosts the Gloomy Creek Hare Scramble.

Free camping available Saturday night.

Directions

Visit this page for Map, GPS Co-ordinates.

From highway 11 turn west on to township road 392. Turn left onto highway 752. Continue on highway 752 for 45.9 km and race site location will be on the left side off gravel road.

Signs will be posted.

More Information

Steve Verduyn: 403.846.2121

Amber Giroux: 403.746.5000

Visit the Rocky Motorcycle Club website.

Visit the Rocky Motorcycle Club Facebook page.

Sponsored By Rocky Motorcycle Club

Posted: July 20

Jenie Thai in Concert

Music Shop Concert Theatre

Fri, Aug 05, 2016

7:30 pm

The Music Shop

Jenie Thai is building a musical presence throughout the country through the electric energy she displays on stage and the old soul that's conveyed through her songwriting.

Jenie was nominated for a 2016 Maple Blues Award under the category "Best New Artist of The Year" and presented the award for "Best Keyboardist of The Year".

Visit Jenie's website.

Call The Music Shop for Tickets: 403.846.0049

Sponsored By The Music Shop

Posted: July 20

Bricks 4 Kidz

Join the Library for Bricks 4 Kidz!

Mon, Aug 08, 2016

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Rocky Public Library

This program is for children aged 6 and up.

This is a free program part of Summer Reading Club.

Registration is required as space is limited. Registration for this program is now open.

For more information please call the Library at 403-845-2042

Sponsored By Rocky Public Library

Posted: July 19

Movie: Star Trek - Beyond

Movie: Science Fiction

Fri, Jul 22 - Thu, Aug 04, 2016

Rocky Cinema

The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

Science Fiction, 2 hours 2 minutes, PG

Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban

Nightly 3D @ 6:50pm & 9:30pm

Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday 2D @ 6:50pm & 3D @ 9:30pm

Matinees Daily 2D @ 12:50pm & 3D @ 3:30pm

Violence. Not recommended for young children.

Sponsored By Rocky Cinemas

Posted: July 18

Nordegg Days

Second Annual Weekend of Fun!

Fri, Jul 29 - Sun, Jul 31, 2016

Free pancake breakfast, scavenger hunt, mine site tours, free BBQ, golf, music, hiking, biking, craft beer.

Bouncy Castle! Prize wheel & 50/50 draw.

View the poster here.

Draw Prizes: enter to win a helicopter flight for 2 to Crescent falls, stihl chainsaw, camping BBQ, or a 2 night stay at Westward Bound Camping. Enter by July 31, 3pm.

LIbrary Sale: Donations welcomed, funds towards the restoration of the old Fire Truck.

Saturday, July 30th

8 am Scavenger hunt. Pick up clue list at the pancake breakfast Saturday morning.

8 am - 11 am  Regional Fire Pancake Breakfast 

9 am Chungo Creek Wagon Rides: tour around Nordegg's historic buildings. Pick up points at the Church and the Fire Hall. Led horse rides at the Church for the kids.

5 pm - 12 am  Free BBQ Dinner and Marshmallow Roast by the Nordegg Community Association. Enjoy craft beer and mead. Donations welcome, funds toward Outdoor Discovery Park.

6 pm Miners' Cafe 1st Annual Pie Eating Contest. More information here.

8 pm   Live music by the "Large Fonts"

Sunday, July 31st

10 am Wagon Rides by Chungo Creek, at the Fire Hall

11 am - 4pm ATV Poker Run: Explore Nordegg's multi-use trails! 3 hour trail ride ending at the Hall. Registration from 11 am - 12 pm at the Hall. $20 entry fee. Cash pot at 4:15 pm: 40% for 1st place, 10% to 2nd place, 50% to Nordegg Community Association.

1 pm Scavenger hunt. Pick up clue list at the pancake breakfast Saturday morning.

Other Things To Do

Fat Tire Festival

Mine Tours: 10 am & 2pm daily

Golfing: 9 am - 10 pm daily

Sponsored By Community of Nordegg

Posted: July 14

Alberta Open Farm Day

Experience the wonders of farm to table

Sun, Aug 21, 2016

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rancho Relaxo

Alberta Open Farm Days is about farmers and ranchers inviting their urban and rural neighbours to stop in for a visit to share stories, see demonstrations, and learn more about the farmers who grow their food.

Rancho Relaxo is one of Alberta’s first permaculture demonstration farms and features renewable energy systems, organic food production, water harvest, food storage, off-grid log cabins, and a plethora of other ideas that help families move towards self-sufficiency and health.

Tours of the property will begin every hour and will cover different types of solar energy, composting, compost tea brewing, soil building, and many other ideas pertaining to energy efficiency, food quality and food security.

Kid friendly & wheelchair accessible.

Come and see Juli & Jeff at Rancho Relaxo; Growing and Producing Sustainable Ideas.

Directions

Two km south of the intersection of Taimi Rd (RR 6-5) and Highway 12. We are the white quonset on the west side of the road.

View the map here.

Sponsored By Rancho Relaxo

Posted: July 14

Hospice Society Meeting

Compassionate Care Hospice Society Special General Meeting

Wed, Aug 03, 2016

7:00 pm

Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 5015 49 St, RMH

This is a non-profit society focused on providing compassionate, quality comfort care that enhances the lives of people with life-limiting illness and their families.

Special Meeting:

Consideration and approval of bylaws

Any other business pertaining to becoming a registered Society.

Visit the Society Facebook Page.

Sponsored By Compassionate Care Hospice Society

Posted: July 13

September Lunch N Learn

CAPP - Canada's Oil & Natural Gas Producers to speak at Chamber Lunch N Learn in September.

Thu, Sep 08, 2016

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Christenson Sports & Wellness Centre (formerly Rocky Arena)

Chris Montgomery from CAPP will provide an update on the state of the oil and natural gas industry, including policy changes and economic realities.

Please RSVP by September 2, 2016.  Call the Chamber office at 403-845-5450.

Event By Chamber of Commerce

Posted: July 9

Battle of the Rockies

"The Battle" is on chuckwagon racing's premier chuckwagon racing circuit - the WPCA Pro Tour.

Thu, Aug 18 - Sun, Aug 21, 2016

North Saskatchewan River Park

"World Class Action - Up Close, And Personal"

Visit Rocky Mountain House this August to see most of the drivers who will run at the Calgary Stampede. Get closer to the races and the drivers.

This year features four days of non-stop action, entertainment and just plain ol' fun as we also host the WPCA World Championship.

Free camping at the North Saskatchewan River Park in Rocky Mountain House. For info call Milton @ 403.844.0509 or Cindy @ 403.895.1700.

50/50 draws daily by local non-profits

Admission

** Tickets on sale now at Henry's Western Wear **

Adult $18.00

Youth 6 - 17 $12.00

5 & under Free

Schedule

Thursday - Saturday
5:00 pm Gates open
7:00 pm WPCA

Sunday
12:00 pm Gates open
7:00 pm WPCA

Visit www.battleoftherockies.org.


Sponsored By Rocky Mountain Chuckwagon Association

Posted: July 5

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Rock City First Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tourney

Sat, Aug 20, 2016

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Creekside Park, Rocky Mountain House

Adult 3 on 3 basketball tourney, with 3 point and bump competition

$100 a team/max 4 people

  • On-site food truck
  • Hydration station
  • Great prizes provided by local sponsors

Registration & More Information

Nichole or Blane @ 403-307-4937 or rockycity3on3@outlook.ca

Sponsored By Rocky Mountain House Drop in Basketball

Posted: June 29

Blood Donor Clinic

Please donate blood

Mon, Sep 12, 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

$10.00 off 1 gal. Aura Summer Paint Sale!

Posted: June 24

Summer Paint Event: New Image Paint & Interiors

New Image Paint and Interiors
Rocky Mountain House
Phone 403-845-9950

Fri, Jun 24 - Sun, Jul 31, 2016

5116 - 50 Street Rocky Mountain House T4T 1B6

Summer Paint Sale Event!

Are you tired of the same old color? Would you like to update your home, but don't want to renovate?

From now till the end of July we will be having a paint sale $10.00 off on 1 gal. of Aura paint by Benjamin Moore.

Aura Interior Paint Features:

  • Paint and primer together
  • Excellent in high-traffic areas
  • ​1 coat application
  • ​ ​Color Lock technology for exceptional color

Aura Exterior Paint Features:

  • Durable, long-lasting finish
  • Easy to apply with brush, roller or spray
  • Soap-and-water cleanup
  • Fast dry and re-coat times

Please check out our web site for more info.

www.newimagepaintandinteriors.com

Come see us at the top of Main Street!

403.845.9950

Promotion By New Image Paint & Interiors

Posted: June 23

Tour of Alberta: Volunteers Needed

International Cycling Event needs people on the ground

The Tour of Alberta, will be coming to Clearwater County and the Town of Rocky Mountain House on September 3, 2016.

If you would like to volunteer to help out with this event please visit www.tourofalberta.ca/volunteer to register.

Posted: June 22

Hockey Camp, Ages 5 - 6

Half Day Camp: Quality Instruction, Great Fun

Sun, Aug 21 - Fri, Aug 26, 2016

Caroline

Black Elk's Half Day Camp program targets young children 5-6 years of age who have some skating experience and are looking to try the sport of hockey for the first time. Also suitable for initiation level players looking to build their confidence on the ice in a shortened session.

All on and off ice sessions are modified for age and skill level.

Registration is available online, email or post.

For questions about flexible payment options call. 1.888.338.2686.

Black Elk Facebook Page.

Sponsored By Black Elk Hockey Camp

Posted: June 21

Caroline Dance Camp 2016

Hip Hop, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical

Mon, Aug 22 - Thu, Aug 25, 2016

The HUB Studio, Caroline

Please wear comfortable clothing or dance attire, hair tied back and bring a water bottle. Hip Hop Dancers please have clean indoor runners.

Bring a bag lunch for Monday through Wednesday. Pizza lunch will be provided on Thursday.

Schedule may vary depending on registration

Check In

Monday August 22 at the HUB Studio @ 9:30 am

Cost

$75 for the week / Experienced & Non-Experienced Dancer Sessions

Registration

Please register by June 30th.

Call Brenda 403.846.3662 or SAM 403.844.1567

Cash, Cheque or E-transfer to treasurer.carolinedancewest@gmail.com

Sponsored By Caroline Dance West

Posted: June 20

Crimson Trail Run

10K Walk, Run, Race at Crimson Lake

Sun, Jul 31, 2016

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Pioneer Ranch, RMH

Crimson Trail Run is a day of racing, laughter, food, fellowship and fun!

Join us at Pioneer Ranch for a 10 km race around beautiful Crimson Lake. After the race spend the afternoon with us!! We’ll cool down in the lake and play great games! We’ll end our day celebrating the run with a meal together. We hope to see you there!

Registration fee includes racer fees, t-shirt & celebration meal.

Registration Fee

$40 online registration here (now open, closes July 29th)

$45 at the gate, opens 9:00 am on July 31

Note: This is a non-refundable event.

More Information

Contact Rachel or Josh at: ranchoffice@pioneercamps.ab.ca

Get Directions Here

Sponsored By Alberta Pioneer Camp

20% off Summer Custom Closet Sale

Posted: June 20

Custom Closet Event : New Image Paint & Interiors

Sherwood Shelving, Custom Closet, New Image Paint and Interiors, Rocky Mountain House,

Mon, Jun 20 - Sun, Jul 31, 2016

5116 - 50 Street Rocky Mountain House T4T 1B6

Custom Closet Summer Event!

Would you like to have a new closet? Are you tired of not having enough room for all your clothes? Come in and get a custom closet designed for all your needs!

From now till the end of July take advantage of our 20% off sale on our custom closets.

Please stop by to book a consultation where we will measure your space and help you design your dream closet!

For closet ideas you can check out our web page www.newimagepaintandinteriors.com

Come see us at the top of Main Street!

403.845.9950

Promotion By New Image Paint & Interiors

Posted: June 20

Legacy Basketball Camp

9th Annual Camp, For players 14 - 18 years of age

Mon, Aug 22 - Fri, Aug 26, 2016

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

West Central High School

This camp is run by Coach Mike Stevens (Olds College) and some of his assistant coaches or players.

Camp runs from 9:00 - 4:00 daily with a lunch break, usually from 12:00 - 1:00.

This camp builds on players skills and moves players towards a higher level of basketball. This camp is best value camp in Central Alberta, for $100 you can attend camp, learn from a college level coach and receive a camp shirt. 

Cost

$100.00

Registration

To guarantee yourself a spot and a shirt please register by June 29th. You can register the opening day of the camp but are not guaranteed to get a shirt.

Registration form and more information here.

More Information

Justin Klein, Sr. Boys Basketball Coach
403.845.3711 or JustinKlein@wrsc.ca

Sponsored By West Central Rebels Athletics

Posted: June 20

Rebels Basketball Camp

For athletes going into grades 5 to 8

Mon, Aug 15 - Fri, Aug 19, 2016

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

West Central High School

This camp focuses on building fundamental skills and having fun while playing the game.

The camp is run by Mr Klein (Sr Boys Basketball Coach) and members from the senior basketball team. 

Camp runs from 10-3 daily with a lunch break from 12:15-1:00.

Cost

$75.00

Registration

To guarantee yourself a spot and a shirt please register by June 29th. You can register the day of the camp but are not guaranteed to get a shirt.

Registration form and more information here.

More Information

Justin Klein, Sr. Boys Basketball Coach
403.845.3711 or JustinKlein@wrsc.ca

Sponsored By West Central Rebels Athletics

Posted: June 9

WITW Canadian National Rally

Rockin The Rockies, Women in the Wind Motorcycle Club, Canadian National Rally

Thu, Aug 11 - Sun, Aug 14, 2016

Rocky Mountain House, AB

Open to ALL women bikers.

Charity Events to support Mountain Rose Women's Shelter.

Poker Run  Friday, Explore the Rockies

Bug SPlat  Saturday, Banquet followed by Air Band Competition

Host Hotel: Walking Eagle Inn & Lodge 1.866.845.2131

Costs and Registration Form here.

More Information

Donna:
  rockychapter2013@gmail.com
   or 403.845.7179

Women In The Wind Canadian Rally Facebook Page

Sponsored By White Line Drifters Chapter, WITW

Posted: June 9

Magic Carpet Ride

Magic Carpet Ride runs in Caroline, Leslieville and Nordegg.

This is a family literacy program for parents and their pre-school aged children. Families learn together in sessions that include stories, songs, guest speakers and hands on learning activities. There is no charge, but please pre-register.

403.845.3276 to Register

Announced By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: June 9

Tech Bites

Bring your lunch and device. Laptops are available for use.

September 20: 

Wi-Fi– Come out in and have lunch with us while we show you how to connect to Wi-fi in order to use your device without incurring data charges. Then we will play around with internet and answer any questions you have about your device or laptop.

October 18:

Gmail– Bring your lunch and your device or laptop. We will work with you to start up a Gmail account so you will be able to send and receive emails in once of the most user-friendly email platforms available.

November 15: 

Google Apps– We will begin by showing some of the basic Google Apps for business and fun. We will also explore some popular apps that are being used.

December 13: 

Open Device Time- Bring in your device or laptop and ask the questions you have been needing answered. We will try our best to answer any and all questions about your device.

12:00 —1:30 p.m.

Cost: $5.00

403.845.3276 to Register


Announced By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: June 8

Preparing for Retirement Series

Tuesdays in October.
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Come in and learn about preparing for your retirement!

October 4: Setting the Stage for Retirement–

Come and what you can do now to ensure a successful retirement.

October 11: Government Retirement Benefits-

Discover what benefits are available and how to apply for them.

October 18: Inheritance Tips-

Learn how to set up your estate to be disbursed in a tax efficient manner while ensuring equitable fairness for your beneficiaries.

October 25: Financial Exploitation of Seniors-

Financial abuse of seniors is a growing concern.  We will discuss what’s happening, how to spot the signs and what to do about it.

403.845.3276 to Register.

Announced By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: June 8

Public Legal Education Series

Wednesday evenings in October.
6:30-8:30 p.m.

October 5: Small Claims Court and How It Works- 

Learn all about the world of Small claims court. What it is, how decisions are made and what sorts of cases the court hears, the limit for claims, How lawsuits in the court are started and defended, procedure before trial including processes like mediation, evidence and witnesses, conducting trials and what actually happens there, the difference between getting a judgment and enforcing it; and procedures for enforcing judgments.

October 12: An Enduring Power of Attorney, A Personal Directive, A Will: A Legal Toolkit- 

In this presentation you’ll learn about these basic legal tools and what’s involved in acquiring them. You will also learn about the changes brought about by the Wills and Succession Act, recent legislation in this area.

October 19: Information, Identity Theft and the Law—

There’s a whole identity out there made up of information about you, much of it stored in electronic databases. If that identity is stolen, or your information gets into the wrong hands some other way, or the information is wrong, the results can be serious. This presentation provides a general overview of legal issues related to your information identity.

October 26: Being An Executor– Legal Rights and Responsibilities- 

 This presentation will provide an overview of the legal rights and responsibilities of an executor (also known as a personal representative). You’ll also learn about the changes brought about by the Wills and Succession Act, recent legislation in this area.

403.845.3276 to Register.

Announced By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: June 6

Scholarship Program 2016

Assistance with post-secondary educational pursuits

Rocky REA Scholarship Program

The Rocky REA Scholarship program is once again available!

$1,000 scholarships will be awarded to the top applicants.

To learn more about the scholarship program, the application process, or to get an application, please contact the office or click here

The deadline for Applications is August 1, 2016.


Phone: 403-845-4600

Toll Free: 1-888-845-4616

E-mail: rockyrea@rockyrea.com

Posted: June 6

Closed for Summer

Rocky Learning Centre is closing for the summer from June 30, 2016 until September 6, 2016.

Email and phone messages will be checked weekly.

Exam invigilation will be scheduled throughout the summer by appointment only.

403.845.3276 

info@rockyclc.ab.ca

Announced By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: June 5

Crimson Lake Trail Run, 22nd Annual

3 KM, 10 KM and 20KM Trail Runs

Sat, Aug 20, 2016

Crimson Lake Park, Amerada Trail

A fun event for runners of all ages and abilities. This is a non-profit event.

The beautiful Amerada Trail circles Crimson Lake. The course is a two-metre wide compacted gravel trail running through forest and hills

Registration includes t-shirt, refreshments and numerous draw prizes. Registrations received on or before August 12, 2016, will receive a t-shirt. Later entries will receive a t-shirt while quantities last.

Schedule

9:00 am   20 km run
9:45 am    3 km run 
10:30 am  10 km run

Cost

$5 for the 3 km run
$25 for the 10 km run 
$35 for the 20 km run

Proceeds support Crimson Lake Trail maintenance and development. 

Registration

To register call 403.845.3334.

Download the registration form.

Send Completed Entry Form to:

Crimson Lake Trail Run
c/o The Mountaineer
4814 - 49 Street
Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
T4T 1S8

Make cheque payable to Crimson Lake Trail Run.

-OR- email entries to crimsonlakerun@gmail.com and make payment by eTransfer.

-OR- Register in person between 8:15 and 10:30 pm on Race Day at Crimson Lake Provincial Park Parking Lot

Please Note: Registration closes 15 minutes before start of race. Signed release required if under 18 years.

More Information

Contact Phil & Yvonne Lacerte, Phone: 403-845-5814
e-mail: crimsonlakerun@gmail.com

Visit the Facebook Page.

Call to register: 403.845.3720

Posted: May 31

Summer Day Camps: Town of Rocky Mountain House

Weekly Day Camps for ages 6 - 13

Mon, Jul 04, 2016

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Each week of camp includes swimming, field trips, activities & more.

July 4 - 8

Summer Splash: Includes popular summer activities like slip n slides, water fights, water balloon handball.

July 11 - 15

Animal Adventures: Fun games, crafts, field trip centered around your favorite cute, scary and stinky animals.

July 18 - 22

All Star Sports: Compete in exciting sports challenges and activities like soccer, floor hockey and dodge ball.

July 25 - 29

Movie Mania: Movie themed games, crafts and treats. Including themes such as Kung Fu Panda, Minions and Mission Impossible . Create a movie skit with friends.

August 1 - 5

Master Chef Junior: Learn new food tips and tricks. Exciting challenges, tasty snacks and fun recipes.

August 8 - 12

Great Outdoors: Fun survivor challenges and adventures. Includes walking nature trails, creating outdoor crafts, wilderness treasure hunt.

August 15 - 19

Dance: Includes a session from a dance instructor each day. No experience required.

August 22 - 26

Messy Mayhem: This wild week is full of weird and wacky fun. Includes messy hair day to ooey gooey experiments.

Before & After Care Available8 AM / 5PM

Cost  $125 per child per week, including all activities and before and after care.

Register Today!

Town Office: 5116 50 Ave.

Call 403.845.3720

email recprogram@rockymtnhouse.com


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

Posted: May 26

Go Girls! Registration Now Open

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!

Registration

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

or, at the new Rec Office in RMH.

Cost

$30.00

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 17

Wildwoman 2016

Outdoor fun for women

Fri, Aug 19 - Sat, Aug 20, 2016

Living Faith Bible College Campus, 11 km West of Caroline

Hosted by Sharleen Thornberry.

August 19th, 3:00 pm to August 20th, 9:00 pm 2016

Activities:

  • Pickle Spitting
  • Crazy Horse
  • Fly Casting
  • Archery
  • Knife and Tomahawk Throwing
  • Campfires (bring instruments)

All activity equipment will be supplied

Makeup, Nail Polish and Hair Spray Not Required

$115 per person includes accommodation and 4 meals

Registration

Register here or call 403.722.2225

Sponsored By Living Faith Bible College

Posted: May 15

Western Wholistic Herb Gathering

Alberta's Newest Nature Festival

Fri, Aug 19 - Mon, Aug 22, 2016

RMH, Details TBA

A full weekend of gourmet food, entertainment & all the workshops you can handle!

Featuring World-Renowned Herbalist Authors Beverley Grey & Todd Caldecott, with a super-team of experts in Permaculture, Natural Food/Medicine, Earth Sciences, Do-It-Yourself & Sustainability projects on-going throughout the weekend.

Seeking Vendors of Local, Natural or Handmade Goods, Foods & Specialty Beverages

We are now accepting applications for Vendors of natural and handmade products, demonstration and marketing booths for the 2016 Western Wholistic Herbal Gathering. Healers, Massage Therapists, purveyors of natural treats and unique and beautiful items such as jewelry, clothing and musical instruments do well at the WWHG. Come out and share your talents with the community!

Vendors please contact us before registering

More Information

Visit the Western Wholistic Herbal Gathering website.

Tickets

Early-bird pricing expires June 10th. Ticket prices here.

Registration

Register online here.

Posted: May 13

East Coast Kitchen Party

David Thompson Resort present the 6th Annual East Coast Kitchen Party

Fri, Aug 19 - Sun, Aug 21, 2016

David Thompson Resort

Featured Artists & More

  • Derina Harvey Band
  • Skullduggery
  • Lowtide
  • St. James Gate
  • The Nova Scotiables
  • Hot O'Malley's

Join us Saturday Night for BBQ steak or atlantic Lobster (get your ticket early)

Sunday Dinner & Show, Special performance by Cod Gone Wild

Tickets: Call 1.888.810.2103

Visit David Thompson Resort website.

Sponsored By David Thompson Resort

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: May 9

What is a Community Adult Learning Program?

Click here to find out what a community adult learning program is.

Rocky Learning Centre is one of 130 community adult learning programs throughout Alberta, click on the video to see what we are about!

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

Announced By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: May 4

Summer Student Wanted

Young Canada Works in Heritage - we are looking for a university or college student to work this summer at the Rocky Museum

Are you a university or college student looking for a summer position?  Do you like talking to people?  Would you like to learn more about the history of Rocky Mountain House?

The Rocky Museum is looking for an attentive Museum Assistant, to greet visitors, take admissions, assist with researching a new exhibit, and work weekends.  Fluent English, spoken and written, is required, and previous customer experience is desired.  Start date is May 16, 2016 for 12 weeks, with the possibility of extending the position until Aug. 27. The rate of pay is $13.50 per hour, plus 4% vacation pay.

This position is made possible through funding from the Young Canada Works in Heritage program.  Please see the Young Canada Works website for further details, to read the full description of the job responsibilities, and to sign up as a candidate. Please note: You MUST sign up as a candidate within the Young Canada Works program to qualify for this position.  Please send your resume to rmuseum@telusplanet.net with the subject heading "Young Canada Works in Heritage".  Check our webpage, rockymuseum.com or Rocky Mountain House Museum on Facebook.

Announced By Rocky Mountain House Museum

Posted: May 3

New Board of Directors for Rocky Museum

Rocky Museum announces its Board of Directors for 2016

The Rocky Museum proudly announces its 2016 Board of Directors:

  • President - Tom Clark
  • Vice President - Russ Croft
  • Secretary - Joyce Brown
  • Treasurer - Gerald Knott
  • Director - Walter Atchison
  • Director - Lord Beaudin
  • Director - Bernie Ernewein

Announced By Rocky Mountain House Museum

Posted: May 2

Bastions and Bones

Fur Trading & Stargazing

Sat, Aug 13 - Sun, Aug 14, 2016

National Historic Site at Rocky Mountain House

The National Historic Site comes to life with hands-on demonstrations by Parks Canada Interpreters, the Edmonton House Brigade and Métis local 845:

  • blacksmithing
  • musket demonstrations
  • hide tanning and more
The Métis Renaissance: Riel's Prophecy, celebrates Métis heritage and includes Métis jigging, finger weaving and other cultural activities.

More information: 403.845.2414

More details TBA

Sponsored By Parks Canada

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: April 22

Guys Unleashed

An action packed day of adventure for Guys aged 11 - 15

Wed, Aug 24, 2016

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site

Encouraging guys to choose active, healthy lifestyles & build relationships through an action packed day of adventure.

$30 includes snacks, lunch and all activities.

Register Early, Space is Limited

403.845.3720

Sponsored By FCSS, Town of Rocky Mountain House, Parks Canada, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Parks, Rocky Rams

Posted: April 17

Caroline Farmers' Market

Local produce, baking, crafts

Fri, May 13, 2016

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Caroline Museum

This year we have Raven River Bed and Breakfast doing lunch, as well as a mini donut trailer!

If you're a homemade, handmade or homegrown vendor, we would love to have you at the market!

Resellers: we can only accept make it, bake it, grower vendors

More Information

403.722.7367

Posted: April 3

Marketplace on Main

Market, Live Entertainment

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Main Street, Rocky Mountain House

Market, Live Music... a very popular market for vendors, residents and tourists! 

Marketplace on Main runs every Thursday night, main street, Rocky Mountain House.

Live Entertainment every week!

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

Become a Heavy Equipment Operator

Posted: February 28

Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate

Take your Heavy Equipment Operator Certificate right here in Rocky Mountain House.

Heavy Equipment Operator certificate training starting Fall 2016.

Olds College is coming to town to deliver this exciting program!

Apply Now

Announced By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: February 9

Leslieville Antique Days

Antique tractors, cars, tractor pulls and more...

Sat, Jul 30 - Sun, Jul 31, 2016

2 miles east and quarter mile south of Leslieville

Leslieville Antique  and Model Club has it all for you July 30th and 31st,2016.

Antique tractor and cars, tractor pulls, threshing ,lumber milling ,shingle and lathe making.          

Homemade cinnamon buns, Petting Zoo and Royal Scott Train rides for the children.Visit the Horberg train Station, Mercantile Store, School, Church, Ridges House And Lane House.

Concession Booth.

Scheduled Activities

Pancake Breakfast  Saturday and Sunday
                both mornings from 7:00 am to 9:30 am

Outdoor Church Service  10:00 am on Sunday

Parade each day at 11:30 am

Vendors in Quonset  11:00 am  to 15:00 pm both days

Suppers at the Leslieville  Community Centre on
      Saturday and Sunday night, 
followed by live entertainment
      More Information about Suppers & Music here.

Admission 

$5 per person (15 and under are free)

Location

2 miles east and quarter mile south of Leslieville

More information

For more information contact Vern Mosset at 403-896-7337

Sponsored By Leslieville Antique and Model Club

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: 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 

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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

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: 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: 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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