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Latest Posts

Posted: March 25

LitBit

Reach you "literacy steps" with Rocky Learning Centre.

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: March 25

App Coupons

This week's App Coupons!

Fri, Mar 24 - Fri, Mar 31, 2017

7:00 am

Promotion By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: March 24

Movie: Moonlight

Showcase Cinema: Drama

Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Rocky Cinema

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami..

Drama | Rated 14A - Coarse Language | 1 hr 51 minutes

Starring: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson

Showings

5:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Tickets

$10 each at the door

Sponsored By Rocky Public Library

Posted: March 24

Holistic Living Trade Fair

50/50 Raffle Proceeds to the Spray Park

Sat, Jun 03, 2017

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Clearwater Room, Walking Eagle Inn

Come and explore the amazing services that amazing people have to offer you and your family!

Grab bags to the first 50 people. Door prizes at each Vendor.

If you would like to be a vendor, contact Courtney: celubbers@live.ca or 403.895.1243.

Posted: March 24

Co-op Flyer!

Check out this week's Co-op Flyer!

Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Coop Shopping Center, Gas Bar & Home Supply Center

Download the flyer here.

Promotion By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: March 23

Charity Bingo

Bingo Every Thursday

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

6:00 pm

4939 - 51st Street

Doors open at 6:00 pm.

Support local projects and non-profits.

Concession on site.

Sponsored By Various Community Groups

Posted: March 23

FRENCH Summer Day Camp at the National Historic Site

Fun-filled days at camp, ages 7 - 11

Tue, Jul 11 - Fri, Jul 14, 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site

Fun-filled outdoor day camp focused on our Western Canadian history, heritage and culture!

  • Archeology
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Fur Trader Exploration
  • Crafts, Hikes, Games, Science
  • and Much More!
Summer Camp in EnglishEn français
Tuesday through FridayMardi à vendredi
July 11 - 14le 11 aux 14 juillet
August 15 - 18le 15 aux 18 août

Ages

7 - 11

Cost

$100 for 4 days, Subsidy Available

Registration is Limited

For more information or to register please contact 403.845.6680 or summercamp.chs@gmail.com

Lunch and Snacks

Please bring lunch and snacks for the day.

Sponsored By Confluence Heritage Society, Canadian Parents for French, Parks Canada

Posted: March 22

AGM: Battle of the Rockies

Rocky Mountain Chuckwagon Association AGM & Elections

Wed, Apr 12, 2017

7:00 pm

Royal Canadian Legion, RMH

Everyone Welcome: come out, find out what we are all about and join our team of awesome members and volunteers.

Bylaw Revision Scheduled

Sponsored By Battle of the Rockies

Posted: March 22

Salute to Agriculture

Awards Banquet & Entertainment

Sat, Apr 08, 2017

5:30 pm

Leslieville Community Hall

Cocktails: 5:30 pm Supper 6:30 pm Awards 7:30 pm

Entertainment 

Rocky & Roll ~ Community Comedy Show by Richard  Deborah Popovich

Tickets

$30 per person

Tickets available at Ag Services Office in Rocky Mountain House (phone 845-4444) or from Ag. Society Directors

Posted: March 22

Métis Local AGM

Metis Local 845: Annual General Meeting, Community Dance, Métis Status Registration

Wed, Mar 29, 2017

6:00 pm

Lou Soppit Community Centre

Attention all Metis members in the Rocky Mountain House area. 

5:00 pm Doors open

6:00 pm Bison stew and bannock 

AGM to follow.

Everyone Welcome: come on out and see what your Local has planned for 2017!!

More Information

Call Shelley at 403-844-8442

Sponsored By Metis Local 845

Posted: March 22

Rocky Gas Co-op AGM

44th Annual General Meeting

Wed, Jun 21, 2017

6:00 pm

Dovercourt Community Hall

Members welcome to the 44th Annual General Meeting of the Rocky Gas Co-op. 

6:00 pm  Complimentary Supper

7:00 pm  Business Meeting

Seeking nominations for directors.

** Door Prizes **

Please R.S.V.P. by June 7th to at info@rockygas.ca or call the office at 403.845.2766.

Sponsored By Rocky Gas Co-op

Posted: March 22

Springtime in Rocky, Craft & Home Business Show

Over 50 Unique Hand Crafters, Home Businesses and Young Entrepreneurs

Sat, Mar 25, 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Lou Soppit Community Centre

Springtime in Rocky is back again for its 6th year! Now accepting applications for crafters, artists and home businesses. We're excited to include young vendors for our Kids Market section of Springtime in Rocky and see their entrepreneurial spirits shine!

  • Kids Market
  • Balloon Animals
  • Glitter Tattoos
  • Photo Booth with the Easter Bunny from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Call 403-844-1028 or email springtimeinrocky@gmail.com for more information.

Sponsored By Rural Alberta Business Center, Rocky Mountain House

Posted: March 21

Community Survey Report

Share the results from our March 2 Community Survey

The results are in!  Please enjoy our report on the March 2 Community Survey event called:  Learn Local:  Join the Discussion (PDF Download)

Announced By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: March 20

Live Music: Tim & the Glory Boys

The Hootenanny is Coming to Rocky Mountain House

Tue, Mar 28, 2017

7:00 pm

Rocky First Christian Reformed Church

If you like Jesus, and music, and a good ole' hoedown, this shindig is for you! Join us for a night of beards, banjos, and blessings!

Learn more and get tickets at the Timmy Tour website.

Posted: March 20

Training: Mobile Marketing

Your Customers Are On The Go: Are You?

Tue, Apr 11, 2017

9:00 am - 10:30 pm

Town Office, RMH

Registration

$25

Call Michelle, 403.895.1493

Sponsored By RABC

Posted: March 20

Movie: Goon, Last Of The Enforcers

Rocky Cinema: Comedy, Sport

Fri, Mar 24 - Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Rocky Cinema

A hockey player plagued by injuries is confronted with the possibility of retirement when a tough new player challenges his status as the league's top enforcer.

Starring: Elisha Cuthbert, T.J. Miller, Liev Schreiber

Comedy, Sport | Rated 14A-Coarse Language, Violence | 1 hour, 41 minutes

Daily @ 12:50 pm, 3:20 pm, 6:50 pm & 9:20 pm

Sponsored By Rocky Cinemas

Posted: March 20

Movie: Beauty and the Beast

Rocky Cinemas: Family, Fantasy Musical

Fri, Mar 17 - Thu, Apr 06, 2017

Rocky Cinema

An adaptation of the Disney fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.

Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans

Romance, Fantasy | PG | 2 hours, 9 minutes

Nighty 3D @ 6:45 pm and 9:30 pm

Sunday - Tuesday, and Thursday 2D @6:40 pm and 3D @ 9:30 pm

Matinee Saturday and Sunday 2D @ 12:40 pm and 3D @ 3:25 pm

** DAILY MATINEES START MARCH 24 **

Matinee March 24-30 2D @ 12:40pm & 3D @ 3:25pm


Sponsored By Rocky Cinemas

Posted: March 20

Guess Who?

LitBit

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: March 20

SafeCheck Food Safety Certification

If you need Food Safety Certification in order to participate in markets, volunteering to cater special events or to gain/improve employment, you can call us to register!

Announced By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: March 19

Rotary Meeting

Neighbors, Friends, Leaders, and Problem-Solvers

Wed, Mar 22, 2017

12:00 pm

Rotary Board Room in the Christenson Sport and Wellness Center

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad.

Members of Rocky Rotary have decided to meet each Wednesday at noon for 6 weeks to assess whether there is enough commitment to re-activate the local club in Rocky Mountain House.

All Rotarians, former Rotarians and those interested in Rotary are invited.

Sponsored By Rotary International

Posted: March 17

Crime Watch AGM

Clearwater County Crime Watch

Wed, Mar 29, 2017

7:00 pm

Leslieville Community Center

Members and New Members welcome to attend.

Sponsored By Clearwater County Crime Watch

Posted: March 17

Dovercourt Hall Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Bring the kids out for an Easter Egg Hunt, Crafts, Bingo and great door prizes!
Admission: Only $2 per person

Sun, Apr 09, 2017

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dovercourt Community Hall

Event By Dovercourt Hall

Posted: March 16

Live Music: Barry & Michelle Patterson

A hometown show of Story and Song.

Fri, Apr 07, 2017

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Music Shop Concert Theatre

Torrence Poteet will open.

Tickets available at The Music Shop. 

Doors open at 6pm, concert starts at 7pm.

Sponsored By The Music Shop Concert Theatre & SOUP House

Posted: March 14

Minor Hockey: Provincial Tournament

Midget B Minor Hockey: Call For Volunteers

Thu, Mar 23 - Sun, Mar 26, 2017

Rocky Mountain House

Hockey Alberta has selected Rocky Mountain House for the upcoming Midget B Provincial Tournament. Over 200 hockey players will be participating.

All event proceeds remain within Rocky Minor Hockey Association, benefiting all players in our association with regular season costs such as registration, ice costs, ref costs and equipment.

Opening Ceremonies

Friday, March 24, 6pm, Bunch Arena

Over 100 Volunteers Are Needed

Volunteers are not limited solely to Minor Hockey members. They can be family, friends, co-workers, grandparents, members of the community! We greatly appreciate the assistance of any and all volunteers, even if you are only able to commit 2 or 3 hours of your time.

Volunteers are required in the following positions:

Work Bee: assemble raffle prizes, player bags, prep work prior to tournament

Decorations: Decorate arena

Runners: Help guide teams, assist volunteers

Time Box: (46 people – must be 18+ and knowledge of timeclock/scorebook/gates)

23 Games: 2.25 hour game slots 

50/50 Sellers: (20 people) Varied shifts Thursday 4 pm – Sat 6 pm

Raffle Table: (30 people) Varied shifts Thursday 3 pm – Saturday 8 pm

Thank you, in advance, for helping to make this a memorable event for the young athletes and everyone attending!

Please contact Rob Sims, Midget B Provincial Chair, 403-844-9280

Sponsored By Rocky Minor Hockey Association

Posted: March 14

Garage Sale for Shelter

8th Annual Garage Sale, Silent Auction and Live Music

Sat, May 13, 2017

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Old Bootsma's Video on Main, RMH

Royal LePage Tamarack Trail Realty is now collecting donations for our Annual Garage Sale!!! Please donate to this worthy cause.

Unwanted new and gently used items can be dropped off at one of our Drop Off location in Rocky. Please call or text 403-895-3707 with any questions or to make arrangements for drop off or stop by our office on Main Street during business hours.

Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

100% of the proceeds will be going to our local Women's Shelter. 

Great Deals for a Great Cause

On Saturday, May 13, more than eighty-five Royal LePage offices and other community locations across Canada will be transformed into a destination for bargain hunters with the return of the National Garage Sale for Shelter in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation – an organization committed to supporting women’s shelters and ending domestic violence in Canada.

Now in its ninth year, this Mother’s Day weekend event brings community members together with Royal LePage REALTORS® to raise funds and awareness to help break the cycle of family violence.

The Rocky Mountain House "National Garage Sale for Shelter" is sponsored by Royal LePage Tamarack Trail Realty.

There is no fee to attend the Garage Sale!

Visit the Garage Sale for Shelter webpage.

Sponsored By Royal LePage

Posted: March 13

LitBit

Reach your "literacy steps" with the Rocky Learning Centre.

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: March 13

Bingo Marathon

Everyone Welcome

Sat, Jun 17, 2017

12:00 pm

Dovercourt Community Hall

Doors open 10:30 am, Bingo starts at noon.

3 Rounds of Bingo. Supper Included

Concession Onsite

Pre-Selling Tickets

Faye: 403.845.7054   403.844.0751

Ron:   403.728.3589   403.350.6931

Sponsored By Dovercourt Community

Posted: March 10

Climbing Weekend

Weekend Designed for Climbers of All Skill Levels

Fri, Aug 04 - Sun, Aug 06, 2017

Come out and experience the the gorgeous climbing venues in the David Thompson Corridor! This weekend to focus on skills and techniques for climbing in the Rockies.

For all skill levels, (beginners welcome) ages 15 and up. Please note participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult 18+.

Registration

$195 +GST ($225 after May 1)

Register Online Here

Sponsored By Frontier Lodge

Posted: March 9

WPCA Canvas Auction

Tarp Auction for the upcoming Battle of the Rockies!

Thu, Apr 06, 2017

5:00 pm

Royal Canadian Legion, RMH

Registration at 5 pm

Auction at 6 pm

Sponsored By Rocky Mountain Chuckwagon Association

Posted: March 8

Feed the Fire Workshop

Wood Energy and More

Thu, Mar 30, 2017

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hespero Community Hall

This wood energy workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to interact with wood energy and equipment experts and watch firewood and other wood by-product equipment in action.

Joining us:

  • Rich & Darrel from Range Road Enterprises: demonstrating a variety of wood handling, processing & value added equipment, including a pellet maker, wood chipper & log handler
  • Shawn from Trimmed Line Tree Services: sawmill demonstration plus the many uses for recycled wood & surprising uses for old trees we might otherwise discard
  • TBA: wood fired boilers, conventional wood stoves & pellet stoves
  • Toso Bozic: Alberta Ag/Forestry, Woodlot Extension Specialist

Dress for the indoors and outdoors as we will split our time inside and outside of the hall.

Here's some of what you will learn and experience:

  • Wood characteristics, caloric values, and quality control
  • Handling wood: harvesting, cutting splitting, stacking, storing
  • Wood handling, processing and energy generation
  • Choosing a wood stove (outdoor or indoor)
  • Cost to get into a firewood business
  • Marketing other wood products

Cost

$10 includes lunch

Sponsored By Clearwater County Ag Services & Landcare

Posted: March 7

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Rock City Second Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tourney

Fri, May 05 - Sat, May 06, 2017

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Rocky Christian School

Cash Prizes, door prizes and half time games.

Accepting 10 teams

Adult (age 16+) 3 on 3 basketball tourney

$120 a team/max 4 people

Registration & More Information

Please call / text Nichole Petersen- Stewart @1.403.307.4937 to register your team today!

Sponsored By Rocky Mountain House Drop in Basketball

Posted: March 7

World Professional Bull Riding

16th Annual Small Town Smack Down & Dance

Sat, Apr 15, 2017

7:00 pm

Kurt Browning Arena, Caroline

Doors open at 5:30. Be sure to arrive early if you do not have advance tickets. This show often sells out!

Live Dance: Blake Reid & Black Dirt Orchestra

Tickets

Adults $20.00 - Bullriding & Dance

Students 6 - 17  $10.00 Bullriding Only

Dance: $15.00 at the door only

Advance Tickets Available at:

  • ATB Financial, Caroline
  • Caroline Supplies, Caroline
  • Rocky Credit Union, Rocky Mountain House
  • Country Road RV, Sundre
  • Caroline Feed Store, Caroline
  • Hub Office - Caroline

Sponsored By Wranglers Hockey & Caroline Ag Society

Posted: March 6

Easter Egg Hunt

Dovercourt Community Easter Egg Hunt

Sun, Apr 09, 2017

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Draws for bikes and other great prizes!

  • Eggy dying
  • Bingo
  • Crafts
  • Egg Hunt
  • Best Bonnet / Hat Contest

Admission

$2.00 per person

RSVP

Online at www.dovercourthall.ca

Please call or message Faye Roseth with number of children attending

Jumpy_fay@hotmail.com Home: 403.845.7054   Cell: 403.844.0751

Sponsored By Dovercourt Community Hall

Posted: March 6

Septic Sense Workshop

Solutions for Rural Living

Tue, Mar 28, 2017

6:00 pm

James River Community Hall

Learn what you can do to properly manage and maintain your septic system.

Technical expertise provided by the Alberta Onsite Wastewater Management Association(AOWMA) and materials developed by Land Stewardship Centre (LSC).

6:00 pm registration, 6:30 pm start

Call Ag. Services and Landcare at 403.845.4444 or email ckehler@clearwatercounty.ca

Sponsored By Clearwater County

Posted: March 6

LitBit

WOMEN

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: March 4

Rocky REA General Meeting

Regarding the quorum required to hold a meeting to sell the works of the REA.

Wed, Apr 19, 2017

7:00 pm

Dovercourt Hall

Doors open at 5:00 pm with a business meeting at 5:30 pm and dinner at 6:30 pm. 

There is no charge for the meal. 

Tickets

Ticket reservation is mandatory as we have limited seating.

To reserve your ticket please call us at 310-POWR (7697) or come into the office before April 3, 2017.

Sponsored By Rocky REA

Posted: March 1

Family Literacy Newsletter

March Family Literacy Newsletter

Announced By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: February 27

Take our survey!

Help us plan for local post-secondary programs.

Take our survey and help us plan for local post-secondary opportunities.

Announced By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: February 26

Adult Literacy Newsletter

March Newsletter.

Announced By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: February 23

New Futures

Reach your "Job Goals" with the "New Futures" program.

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: February 22

Staged Right Productions: Dinner Theatre

Cash on Delivery

Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Everdell Community Hall

A play by Michael Cooney

Friday & Saturday, March 31, April 1, 7, 8  Tickets: $35.00

Doors open at 5:30, Dinner at 6:30, Show at 8:00 pm

Full Roast Beef Dinner

Sunday Matinee: April 2 Tickets: $25.00

Doors open at 1:00, Show at 1:45 pm

Desert Only

Tickets Now Available

Cash or cheque only

New Image Paint and Interiors

403.845.9950

5116 - 50 ST, RMH

No refunds or exchanges on ticket sales


Posted: February 21

Power Hour: Networking Session

Trade Shows & Farmer's Markets

Tue, Apr 04, 2017

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Public Library Conference Room, RMH

Session with Rema McCrae

Please bring your own lunch.

Register online.

Cost

$25.00

Sponsored By RABC

Posted: February 21

LitBit

Reach your "literacy steps" with the Rocky Learning Centre.

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: February 21

Join the Discussion

Learn Local: Join the discussion.

Announced By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: February 17

Power Hour: Networking Session

Increasing Summer Sales

Tue, Jun 06, 2017

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Public Library Conference Room, RMH

Session with Rema McCrae.

Please bring your own lunch.

Register online.

Cost

$25.00

Sponsored By RABC

Posted: February 17

Power Hour: Who Knows Who?

WOW Power Hour Mentoring Session

Tue, May 02, 2017

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Public Library Conference Room, RMH

Building your clients through referrals.

Session with Rema McCrae.

Please bring your own lunch.

Register online.

Cost

$35.00

Sponsored By RABC

Posted: February 13

LitBit Steps

What are your thoughts?

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: February 6

LitBit

Reach your "literacy steps" with the Rocky Learning Centre.

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: February 3

Check out our video, courtesy of Ecole Rocky Elementary's 4E

Grade 4 students from Ecole Rocky Elementary experienced a trip back into Rocky Mountain House's history in May, 2016.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=845Dm0isM10&feature=youtu.be

Announced By Rocky Mountain House Museum

Posted: February 1

February Family Literacy Newsletter

Penguins

Announced By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: February 1

February Adult Tutor Newsletter

Lesson Plans

February Newsletter 

Announced By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: January 31

LitBit

Thank you for participating in the LitBit Challenge.

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: January 30

Happy Family Literacy Day

Family Literacy Day

Happy Family Literacy Day. The High School Students came to help us pass out books to families on Main Street today! #bookitforwardrocky Wild Rose School Division

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: January 26

Book it Forward

Book it Forward Day 3

Book It Forward Day 3: Thank you to the staff and students from St. Matthew Catholic School RMH for joining us to hand out books to families at the Seventh Day Adventist Church.  #bookitforwardrocky

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: January 26

Book It Forward Day 4

Book It Forward

Overheard the students say afterward: "This is the biggest smile I have ever had!" "This was the best experience of my life!" "I gave 'Love You Forever' to a tiny baby" Thank you to the Leadership Group from École Rocky Elementary for joining us to hand out books at The Lord's Food Bank. #bookitforwardrocky 

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: January 25

Book it Forward Day 2

Day 2 of Book It Forward.

Day 2 of Book It Forward. Thank you to the staff and Leadership Group from Rocky Christian School for coming to present a box of 25 books to the Mountain Rose Women's Shelter Association. Where will we "pop-up" tomorrow?!? 

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: January 24

Book it Forward

Book It Forward Day 1. Thank you for hosting us Christenson Sports & Wellness Centre. Thank you to partners Wild Rose School Division and Rocky Public Library. Thank you to the students from Pioneer School who came to help hand out free books!!

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: January 22

Lightworkers Connect Psychic Fair

A group of psychic readers, mediums, card readers and healers come together to spread love and light to all

Sat, May 20, 2017

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Royal Canadian Legion, RMH

We are a group of lightworkers that have come together to give the public honest psychic readings, healing sessions and also great handmade product and jewellery from amazing people with amazing energy.

There will be products such as dreamcatchers, crystals, jewellry, and much much more.

Admission is free as always although we do always encourage a non perishable food donation which will be donated to the local food bank.

Sponsored By Lightworkers Connect Psychic Readings

Posted: January 20

Musical: The Little Mermaid

Local Theatre Group Showcases Amazing Talent

Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Lou Soppit Community Centre, RMH

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. 

With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."

Performance Schedule

Friday: April 28, Saturday: April 29, Sunday: April 30

Thursday, May 4, Friday: May 5, Saturday: May 6

All performances at 7:00 pm, except Sunday April 30th performance at 2:00 pm.

Tickets

Online tickets available now.

Tickets will be available at our live box office at Co-op Urban Threadz on Main Street in Rocky Mountain House, starting February 1, 2017.

For assistance call Merrin Fraser: 403.429.1173

Sponsored By Northern Crossing Music & Drama Society

Posted: January 18

Family Literacy Activities

Family Literacy Fun!

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: January 17

Fur Ball

Tickets Available Now

Sat, Mar 25, 2017

6:00 pm - 1:00 am

Dovercourt Hall

Live country music by Rooster in a Hen House

Catered by Creative Cuisine

25 item live auction by Clayton Cole. 50 item silent auction. 50/50 draws. Raffles.

Door Prize

2 night stay at Castle Mountain Chalet - Cedar Chalet

Tickets

$ 50.00 / ticket
$350.00 / table of 8

Shelter: 403.844.6024
Ashley: 403.872.4676

Sponsored By ROAR

Posted: January 17

Book Pick

Staff picked their favourite children's book.

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: January 16

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: January 12

Book Pick

Staff picked their favourite children's book.

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: January 12

Family Literacy Activities

Family Literacy Fun!

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: January 11

Family Literacy Activities

Family Literacy Fun

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: January 10

Book Pick

Staff picked their favourite children's book.

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: January 10

Family Literacy Activities

Family Literacy Fun

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: January 9

Family Literacy Activities 09

Family Literacy Fun

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: January 8

Family Literacy Activities 08

Family Literacy Fun

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: January 7

Family Literacy Activities 07

Family Literacy Fun

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: January 6

Family Literacy Activities 06

Family Literacy Fun

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: January 5

Book Pick

The staff picked their favourite children's book.

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: January 5

Family Literacy Activities 05

Family Literacy Fun

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: January 4

Family Literacy Activities 04

Family Literacy Fun

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: January 3

Family Literacy Activities 03

Family Literacy Fun

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: January 3

Book Pick

The Staff picked their favourite children's book.

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: January 2

Family Literacy Activities 02

Family Literacy Fun

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: January 1

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Family Literacy Fun

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: December 26

Town & Country Farmer's Market

An indoor market with local produce and products.

Sat, Jan 07, 2017

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Rocky Museum, Lower Level

An indoor market in the lower level of the museum.

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. Climate controlled, barrier-free access.

More Information

Iris, 403.845.4985

Posted: December 14

Life Long Learning

What is life long learning?

Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Therefore, it not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal development, but also self-sustainability, as well as competitiveness and employability.

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: December 8

Life-long Learning

Life-long learning..............

Lifelong learning.....it's our business!

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

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 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: October 31

Happy Halloween from all of us!

Happy Halloween from all of us!

Blog Post 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: 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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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