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Posted: August 26

Auditions: The Little Mermaid

Auditions for the Spring 2017 Production

Mon, Oct 17 - Wed, Oct 19, 2016

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Rocky Memorial Presbyterian CHurch

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

Auditions for orchestra: Wednesday, October 19th

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

More Information

Artistic Director, Jordan Johnston, 403.895.3955

Musical Director, Amber Misner, 587.877.7688

Producer, Alita Hermary, 403.845.5016

Sponsored By Northern Crossing Music & Drama Society

Posted: August 26

Co-op Flyer!

Check out this week's Co-op Flyer!

Fri, Aug 26, 2016

Coop Shopping Center, Gas Bar & Home Supply Center

Download the flyer here.

Promotion By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: August 25

Poker Rally 2016

Fundraiser for Caroline Minor Hockey

Sat, Oct 01, 2016

10:00 am

Dirt Bikes, Quads & Side by Sides Welcome! 

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

PLEASE NOTE: DATE CHANGE FROM SEPT 10 TO OCTOBER 01

Tickets

$5 per hand

Registration

10 am - 12 pm

Where

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

More Information

Contact Megan Jeffery, 587-876-2360.

Sponsored By Caroline Minor Hockey Association

Posted: August 25

Caroline Information & Registration Night

Registration Opportunity for Sports, Schools, Clubs

Wed, Sep 07, 2016

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Caroline Community Hub

  • Caroline Dance West
  • Caroline Playschool Society
  • Caroline Skating Club

Call 403.722.3022 to book a free table.

Posted: August 25

Rocky Rams Tryouts

Senior Men

Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Kurt Browning Arena, Caroline

$50 tryout fee payable before you take the ice, any one who did not play for the Rams last year will need a release from their previous team. 

Try out ice in Caroline:

Aug 23 8:15

Aug 30 8:15

Sept 6 8:00

Sept 13 8:00

Sept 20 8:15

Visit the Rocky Rams Senior Mens Hockey Club on Facebook.

Sponsored By Rocky Rams Senior Mens Hockey Club

Posted: August 25

Aboriginal Head Start Registration

A Culturally Sensitive Playschool Program

Mon, Aug 29 - Fri, Sep 02, 2016

4706 - 46 St, Rocky Mountain House

Aboriginal Head Start is a play-based preshcool program open to First Nations, Métis and Inuit children aged 3 to 5 years within Clearwater County.

Full-time and part-time seats available in morning and afternoon classes.

Program is free of charge. Parental involvement is required.

To start, a child must be potty-trained and 3 years old.

Please Bring

  • Alberta Health Care card
  • birth certificate
  • immunization records
  • a minimum of two emergency contacts with full addresses

Schedule

Monday to Thursday, September 12 to June 14
Mornings: 9:00 - 11:30 am
Afternoons: 12:45 - 3:15 pm

More Information

Donna Morris 403.845.2789

Posted: August 25

Alive & Kicking

Wellness Conference: A fun day about living well

Thu, Oct 27, 2016

9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Celebrating our Past, Present and Future

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

TIckets

$20.00

Available from Rocky Community Learning Council or committee members

More Information

403.845.3276

Sponsored By Rocky Community Learning Council

Posted: August 25

Rocky Rams Information Night

Educational Opportunity for Young People and Their Familes to Enjoy the Natural Environment

Thu, Sep 01, 2016

3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Christenson Sports & Wellness Centre

Junior Forest Wardens is an exciting and educational opportunity for young people and their families to have fun, develop skills, and get educated in the many and diverse aspects of our natural environment.

Stop by our booth on Fall Registration Night to pick up your registration forms.

Who can participate?

  • Pathfinders - ages 6 to 8 (grades 1-3)
  • Trailblazers - ages 9 to 11 (grades 4-6)
  • Adventurers/Challengers - ages 12 to 18 (grade 7+)
  • Wanderers - non-warden family members welcome
  • Parents - as a family program, parents are required to actively participate and to attend Pathfinder and Trailblazer meetings

JFW Meetings and Events

  • Bi-weekly meetings may include wildlife presentations, orienteering, snow shoeing, canoeing, archery, fly fishing and wilderness survival.
  • Monthly group activities, such as campouts, shelter building, ski trips, visits to local attractions, and community enhancements (trail clearing and tree planting).
  • District, provincial and national events.

More Information

Visit Our Website

Visit us on Facebook

Contact Corie, Rocky Rams JFW Coordinator: 
403.844.0200 or rockyramsjfwcoord@gmail.com

Sponsored By Rocky Rams Junior Forest Wardens

Posted: August 25

Kids Club Carnival

Come on down to Co-op and enjoy a Carnival for the kids!

Sat, Aug 27, 2016

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rocky Co-op

Sponsored By Rocky Co-op Kid's Club

Posted: August 25

Aboriginal Head Start Open House

Meet and Greet Open House

Thu, Sep 08, 2016

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

4706 - 46 Street, RMH

Sponsored By Aboriginal Head Start

Posted: August 25

St. Dominic AGM & Family BBQ

Everyone Welcome! Come Meet the Teachers !

Wed, Sep 14, 2016

5:30 pm

St. Dominic School

Sponsored By St Dominic School COuncil

Posted: August 24

Steve Fisher Bluegrass Band

Music Shop Concert Theatre

Fri, Sep 23, 2016

6:00 pm

The Music Shop, 4928 50 St, RMH

Featuring Steve Fisher (guitar), Fred Mallette (banjo), Erik Smistad (upright bass) and Scott Duncan (fiddle).

Doors open at 6:00 pm.  Music starts at 7:30pm.

Tickets available at The Music Shop. Call 403-846-0049.

Sponsored By Music Shop Concert Theatre

Posted: August 24

First Rehersal

Christmas Festival of Music

Mon, Sep 19, 2016

Memorial Presbyterian Church, RMH

Deadline for joining choir: October 3, 2015

Performance Dates: December 14th & 15th, 2016

Subsequent Rehearsals

Ecole Rocky Elementary on Mondays: 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm

More Information

Bobbie-Jo Douglas: 403.844.4850

Alita Hermary: 403.845.5016

Sponsored By Northern Crossing Music & Drama Society

Posted: August 24

AGM: Northern Crossing Music & Drama Society

Now recruiting new board members

Mon, Sep 19, 2016

6:45 pm

Memorial Presbyterian Church, RMH

Sponsored By Northern Crossing Music & Drama Society

Posted: August 24

Fall Registration Night

One stop registration night for Fall programs

Thu, Sep 01, 2016

3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Christenson Sports & Wellness Centre

One stop registration night for programs & classes:

  • Arashi-Do
  • Caroline Dance West
  • Credit Union Co-op Aquatic Centre
  • Donna's Boot Camp
  • Fitness Centre Programs
  • Leslieville Trail Trotters
  • McMan Youth & Community Services
  • Mountaineer
  • Rec Hockey
  • Rocky Arts & Crafts Guild
  • Rocky Curling Club
  • Rocky Dreams Dance
  • Rocky Figure Skating CLub
  • Rocky Fit Body Boot Camp
  • Rocky Flipz
  • Rocky Learning Council
  • Rocky Rams Junior Forest Wardens
  • Rocky Speed Skating CLub
  • Rocky Trail Blazers
  • Sea Cadets

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

Posted: August 22

Movie: Sausage Party

Rocky Cinema: Animation/Comedy

Fri, Aug 26 - Thu, Sep 01, 2016

Rocky Cinema

Supermarket food items have always wondered what will happen to them when they leave the store, and one day a sausage (voice of Seth Rogen) and his girlfriend, a bun (voice of Kristen Wiig) begin to uncover the truth.

Animation/Comedy, 1 hour 30 minutes,  Rated 18A 

Nightly @ 7:00 pm and 9:20 pm

Crude Sexual Content, Substance Abuse

Sponsored By Rocky Cinemas

Posted: August 22

Movie: Ice Age: Collision Course

Rocky Cinema: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Fri, Aug 26 - Thu, Sep 01, 2016

Rocky Cinema

Manny, Diego, and Sid join up with Buck to fend off a meteor strike that would destroy the world.

Animation, Adventure, Comedy, 1 hour 34 minutes, Rated G

Starring: Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo

Nightly @ 6:40 pm

Matinee Daily until Aug. 30 @ 12:40 pm & 3:25 pm

Sponsored By Rocky CInemas

Posted: August 22

Movie: Bad Moms

Rocky Cinema: Comedy

Fri, Aug 26 - Thu, Sep 01, 2016

Rocky Cinema

When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun, and comedic self-indulgence.

Comedy, 1 hour 38 minutes, Rated 14A

Starring: Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell

Nightly 8:55 pm

Nudity, Crude Course Language

Sponsored By Rocky Cinemas

Posted: August 22

Registration: Caroline Skating Club

Registration for the 2016 / 2017 Season

Wed, Sep 07, 2016

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Caroline Community Centre

Click on poster for details.

Options for Registration

text Tanya @ 403.973.4074

email tanya.dusyk1@gmail.com

Sponsored By Caroline Skating Club

Posted: August 20

Twisted Sisters Schooling Show

All Ages Event, English & Western Disciplines, Jumping Classes

Sat, Sep 03, 2016

8:30 am

Brauer Arena, RMH, Airport Road: Twp 40-0, North on RR 7-1

Featuring

  • Halter
  • Showmanship
  • Trail
  • Costume
  • English Pleasure & Equitation
  • Western Pleasure & Horsemanship
  • Jumper Classes

Registration & Information

Bonnie 403.844.0962
Linda 403.895.1050

email TwistedSistersRA@gmail.com


Posted: August 19

Vacation Bible School

What's In A Name

Mon, Aug 22 - Fri, Aug 26, 2016

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bethel Union Church, Leslieville

For Kids ages 5 - 12 years.

For more information call 403.396.2585.

Posted: August 16

Indiana Jones Trilogy

Movie Marathon

Sun, Aug 28, 2016

Rocky Cinema

Show Times

10:00 am, 1:00 pm and 4:45 pm

Admission

$5 per movie, cash only

Sponsored By Confluence Heritage Society

Posted: August 14

AGM: Rocky Curling Club

Rocky Curling Club

Wed, Sep 14, 2016

7:00 pm

More Information

info@rockycurlingclub.com

Visit the Rocky Curling Club website.

Sponsored By Rocky Curling Club

Posted: August 10

Balance the Books!

Bookkeeping, GST & Payroll: 4 Part Program

Wed, Sep 28, 2016

7:00 pm

Cornerstone Building (4624-47th Street, RMH)

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

4 Part Series Package Deal $225/person 

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

Bookkeeping Fundamentals I

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

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

Bookkeeping Fundamentals II

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

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

GST Basics

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

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

Payroll Basics

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

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

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

Registration

Prepaid Tickets Only—Only 10 seats available

CONTACT KAREN at Cougar Ridge Bookkeeping

 ~ 403-846-8807 or karen@crbooks.ca

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

Sponsored By Cougar Ridge Bookkeeping, Rural Alberta Business Centre

Posted: August 10

How to Use Linkedin

For Small Business Marketing

Tue, Sep 06, 2016

9:00 am - 10:30 am

RABC Meeting Room, Town Office, RMH

Linkedin is the marketing hub of many social selling executives and solopreneurs. What about small businesses using Linkedin to reach their goals?

Learn how to use Linkedin to help accomplish your sales and marketing goals.

Topics Include:

  • Understanding company pages and profiles
  • Knowing and finding your audience
  • Using the Who's Viewed Your Profile and You Recently Visited tools
  • Tagging and sharing content
  • Creating a message campaign
  • Building a dynamic company page
  • Creating engaging updates
  • Marketing your Linkedin page

Cost $25 per person

Registration

Seating is limited. Call Michelle at 403.895.1493 to register.

Sponsored By Rural Alberta Business Centre

Posted: August 9

WOW Learning: Rocky Mountain House

Zaheen Nanji: Flex Your Attitude, Embrace Change, Bounce Back

Wed, Sep 21, 2016

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Rocky Learning Centre

Time are tough! Let's learn the secrets of being resilient in business!

Learn the 7 habits of resilient entrepreneurs & leaders.

Join us at WOW! Learning: available for men & women in business & leadership

Zaheen Nanji is a resilence expert and an entrepreneur. She teaches people and organizations how to embrace change efortlessly and create resilient leaders and employees.

Registration

Limited seats!  Register today at wow.wehub.info.

Sponsored By WOW Networking

Posted: August 9

Poker Rally

JKL Trail Rides

Sat, Sep 03, 2016

11:00 am

Wilderness Village Resort

Bring your horse or ride one of ours! Lots of prizes.

$5.00 per hand

Steak Fry Supper $20.00

More Information

403.846.6943

Sponsored By Wilderness Village Resort & JKL Trail Rids

Posted: August 9

WOW Networking Lunch: Rocky

Networking for Professional and Entrepreneurial Women

Wed, Sep 21, 2016

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Rocky Community Learning Centre

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

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

Registration

Limited Seats! Register today at wow.wehub.info

Event By Rural Alberta Business Centre

Posted: August 1

Christmas Festival of Music

A Ray of Hope

Wed, Dec 14 - Thu, Dec 15, 2016

7:00 pm

Lou Soppit Community Centre

More Information

Bobbie-Jo Douglas  403.844.4850

Alita Hermary  403.845.5016

Sponsored By Northern Crossing Music & Drama Society

Posted: July 30

MLM Power Hour

Networking & Mentoring for Direct Sales Businesses

Tue, 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 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 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 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 13

September 2016 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: 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

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 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 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 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 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

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

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!

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 9

What is a community adult learning program?

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

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

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

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

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

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: April 27

Clearwater Farmers Market

Local Vendors, Local Produce

Thu, May 12, 2016

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Alberta Approved Market

May 12 - Jun 23 and Sep 8 - Oct 6

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

June 30 - September 1

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

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

Posted: 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

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

Mona Crocker

Posted: February 28

Great News

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

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

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

Learn More (.pdf)

AND...

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

Learn More (.pdf)

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

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

Call to register:403.845.3276

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: December 24

Town & Country Farmer's Market

An indoor market with local produce and products.

Sat, Apr 02, 2016

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Rocky Museum, Lower Level

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

Browse, have coffee and a snack or lunch.

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

More Information

Iris, 403.845.4985

Posted: September 25

Thank you Husky Energy

Husky Spring Swing Donation

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

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

Blog Post By Rocky Learning Centre

Posted: August 20

Fit for Canning

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

Find out more HERE

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: August 19

Smart Light Bulbs

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

Find out more HERE

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: August 17

Getting Ready for Back to School

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

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

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

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

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

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

Debbie's Tips:

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

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

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

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

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

Meal Planning:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meal Preparation:

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

Pick one day to prep meals for the entire week.

Cook your protein in advance if possible.

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

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

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

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

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

Snacks to Go:

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

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

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

Find out more HERE

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: August 11

Recycling: Doing our Part

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

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

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

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

Find out more HERE

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: August 5

Sustainable Seafood

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

RAISING SALMON RIGHT

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

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

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

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

TIDES CHANGING IN FISH FARMING

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

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

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

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

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

SHOPPING SUSTAINABLE

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

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

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

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

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

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

to find out more about sustainable seafood click HERE

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: July 26

Local Produce: The Cucumber Man

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GROWING FROM SCRATCH

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

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

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

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

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

SUCCESS DESPITE COMPETITION

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

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

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

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

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

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

Find out more about local produce HERE 

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

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Posted: July 24

Events in Calendar View

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

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

Posted: July 22

Put A Lid On Your Canning Fears

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

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

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

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

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

PICK YOUR RECIPE

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

Check out these great canning recipes.

SOURCE INGREDIENTS

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

ARRANGE EQUIPMENT

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

READY TO CAN?

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

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

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: July 21

Canning 101

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

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

GETTING STARTED WITH CANNING

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

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

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

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

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

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: July 16

Co-op Supports Local Farmers

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

Find out more at the link below.

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

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: July 15

Have YOU made the switch?

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

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

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: July 10

How to defeat Burger Boredom

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

Click HERE for ideas to spice up your burgers.

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: July 9

Fireworks!

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

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

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: July 8

Sheds 101

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

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

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

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

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: June 28

Weekend Projects

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

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

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

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: June 25

The Perfect Grill

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

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

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: June 22

WeHub Welcomes Rocky Co-op

Rocky Co-op uses the WeHub platform

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

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

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

Posted: June 16

Outdoor Living

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

Find out more about how we can help HERE.

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: June 1

Lawn Care 101

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

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

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: June 1

Co-op Fair Trade

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

Find out more here!

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

Posted: May 8

Trading Post Gift Ideas

Gift ideas for everyone.

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

Blog Post By Confluence Heritage Society

Posted: May 4

WeHub Welcomes Rocky REA

Rocky REA Launches New Responsive Website

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

Volunteer at Concession on Canada Day

Posted: April 30

Volunteers are Critical to Our Success

Thanks to the Canada Day concession volunteers

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

Blog Post By Confluence Heritage Society

Posted: April 29

WeHub Welcomes Pinkwater Canada

Pinkwater Canada launches new website

Pinkwater Canada distributes hydrocarbon mitigation agents across Western Canada. 

Check out their website at www.pinkwatercanada.ca.

Posted: April 20

Co-op Community Spaces Funding

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

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

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

What is "Co-op Community Spaces"?

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

Community Spaces Funding Categories

  • Recreation
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Urban Agriculture

Application deadline: May 15th, 2015

More details, online application.

Blog Post By Rocky Mountain House Co-op

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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