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What Did You Learn Today? Fort Saskatchewan and Strathcona County Community Adult Learning Council

Course Schedule September—December 2011

For a younger, healthier brain—take a class today

-Computers -Organization -Health and Wellness -Money Management -Retirement Planning -Canadian Citizenship Classes -English As A Second Language classes -Cooking for Newcomers -Parent’s Guide to Understanding the World of Student Finance

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Community Adult Learning Council

Need help with . . .

Reading

Writing

Speaking/Listening

Free tutoring for: Adult Literacy and English As a Second Language

Deanna Bullock, Strathcona County Adult Literacy Program 780-464-8441

Wendy Rhodes, Fort Saskatchewan Adult Literacy Program 780-992-6281

(Must be a Canadian Citizen or have Permanent Resident status to participate in this program.)

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Community Adult Learning Council

Index Adult Literacy Program .........................................................................................................................2 Explore the Possibilities ........................................................................................................................4 Bring a Buddy Program ........................................................................................................................4 Registration Information/Location Abbreviations ..................................................................................5

Computer Series Computer Basics ..................................................................................................................................6 Internet Searching ................................................................................................................................6 Downloading Resources .......................................................................................................................7 Digital Camera and Emailing Pictures ..................................................................................................7

Health and Wealth Series A House of Order..................................................................................................................................7 Home Management ..............................................................................................................................7 Declutter and Downsize for the Space Wise.........................................................................................7 Ask a Nurse ..........................................................................................................................................8 A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the World of Student Finance .......................................................9 Budgeting Bookcamp ...........................................................................................................................9 Scrooge’s Christmas ............................................................................................................................10 Credit Cross-Training............................................................................................................................10 Tackling Debt........................................................................................................................................10 Canadian Citizenship Class ..................................................................................................................11 Newcomer’s Kitchen .............................................................................................................................11 Pre-Retirement Planning: Be a Timeless Traveller ...............................................................................12

Fort Saskatchewan Member Agencies Neighbour Day-Fort Saskatchewan ......................................................................................................13 Seniors Relationship Circle...................................................................................................................14 Caregiver Support Group......................................................................................................................14 Lamplighters .........................................................................................................................................14 Fort Saskatchewan Public Library ........................................................................................................15 Active Living Expo 2011—Fort Saskatchewan .....................................................................................15 Merry Mixers Square Dancing ..............................................................................................................15

Sherwood Park Member Agencies Saffron Centre ......................................................................................................................................15 Strathcona County Community Mediation ............................................................................................16 Next Step Continuing Education ...........................................................................................................16 Strathcona County Library ....................................................................................................................17

English Language/Literacy English As a Second Language Classes ..............................................................................................18

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Community Adult Learning Council

Explore The Possibilities The Government of Alberta believes that learning, including education and training initiatives, is a key contributor to the quality of life of individuals, families, communities, and the province as a whole. Alberta Advanced Education and Technology through the local Community Adult Learning Councils support community-based initiatives in: •

Adult Basic Literacy

English as a Second Language

Community Issues

Employability Enhancement

For more information about the Community Adult Learning Council or information about our programming, please contact Deanna Bullock at 780-464-4044 or bullock@strathcona.ab.ca or visit us online at www.whatdidyoulearntoday.ca.

International Adult Literacy Day—September 8 The three new R’s of Literacy: Reasoning, Resilience and Responsibility

Bring a Buddy Courses designated by a ☻after the course title are eligible for a Buddy Program discount. Register with a buddy and both participants get 25% off the cost of the course. Registrations must be received the same day in order for both buddies to receive the 25% discount off the cost of the course.

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Community Adult Learning Council Registration Information To register or for more information call 780-464-4044. Payment Registration is confirmed when payment is received. Payment can be made over the phone using Visa or MasterCard or in person at Strathcona County Family and Community Services using cheque, cash, debit, Visa or MasterCard.

Subsidy Not taking a class because of cost? Talk to us, we have subsidies available.

Cancellation All workshops are subject to minimum enrollment numbers and the availability of instructors. Workshops may be changed or cancelled as necessary. You will be notified if workshop times have changed or if the workshop is cancelled.

Location Abbreviations Community Centre — 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park, AB (South of the Strathcona County Library, by the Security/Info Desk) FCS — Family and Community Services, #200, 501 Festival Avenue, Sherwood Park, AB FSPL — Fort Saskatchewan Public Library, 10011-102 Street, Fort Saskatchewan, AB Parent Link Centre — 3 Spruce Avenue, Sherwood Park, AB SCH — Strathcona County Hall, 2001 Sherwood Drive, Sherwood Park, AB Silver Birch Lodge -- 910 Bison Way, Sherwood Park, AB Staples, Fort Saskatchewan — #107-9410 86 Avenue, Fort Saskatchewan, AB Staples, Sherwood Park — 390 Baseline Road, Sherwood Park, AB Strathcona County Library — 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park, AB

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Community Adult Learning Council

Computer Series Special Thanks to our partners Green Hectares and Staples Computer Basics ☻ This workshop will teach the student the basics of the Windows 7® operating system. Many of the basic features and skills to operate in the Windows® environment will be covered. Course fee is $30.

Staples, Sherwood Park Date: Time: Date: Time: Date: Time:

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 9:00-11:00 am OR Tuesday, November 1, 2011 9:00-11:00 am OR Tuesday, December 6, 2011 9:00-11:00 am

Staples, Fort Saskatchewan, Date: Time: Date: Time: Date: Time:

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 9:00-11:00 am OR Wednesday, November 9, 2011 9:00-11:00 am OR Wednesday, December 7, 2011 9:00-11:00 am

Internet Searching ☻ This workshop will teach the participant how to work with web browsers and search engines. Managing security settings inside browsers and learning different techniques for more effective Internet searches will also be covered. Course fee is $30. Date: Time: Location:

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 7:00-9:00 pm Strathcona County Hall IT Lab

Did you know? Not taking a class because of cost? Talk to us, we have subsidies available

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Community Adult Learning Council Downloading Resources ☻

A House of Order ☻

This workshop will help the participant become more aware of the many resources out there available for download as well as become more comfortable with downloading and using different types of software and resources. Participants should bring webmail access/log-in information, and headphones. Course fee is $30.

Is clutter keeping you from living the life you want? Are you tired of wasting precious time searching for misplaced items? Then this is the class for you! Learn how creating a vision for your home can help you reclaim your living space. Come discover how applying simple organization tools will help you kick your clutter to the curb for good. Course fee is $30.

Date: Time: Location:

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011 7:00-9:00 pm Strathcona County Hall IT Lab

Digital Camera and Emailing Pictures ☻ This course will demonstrate how to take photos with a digital camera, upload the photos onto a computer, and send a photo in an email. Students should bring a fully charged camera, memory card, and USB cable. Course fee is $30. Date: Time: Location: Date: Time: Location:

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 7:00-9:00 pm Strathcona County Hall IT Lab OR Thursday, November 17, 2011 2:00-4:00 pm Silver Birch Lodge

Interested in taking a computer class that isn’t offered or want to take it at a different time or location. Gather 4 or 5 of your friends and contact us to see if we can arrange a class for your group. Deanna Bullock 780-464-8441 bullock@strathcona.ab.ca

Saturday, November 5, 2011 10:00 am-12:00 pm Community Centre Room #1

Home Management☻ Are you already organized but every day is a fight to keep it that way? Or have you taken the “A House of Order” class and want to take the next step. Find out how to maintain your clutter-free space. Learn great strategies for every room in your home. Establish new rituals and develop a calendar for a well organized home and life. Gather basic techniques on how you can stay on top of everyday household tasks and still have time for the things that you love. Course fee is $30. Date: Time: Location:

Thursday, November 24, 2011 7:00-9:00 pm Community Centre Room #5

Declutter and Downsize for the Space Wise☻ Are mementos from your past taking over the space of your present? Or are you moving from your family home to a smaller space? Wondering how you are going to find space for all your treasures? Discover basic steps and techniques of whittling down the contents of your home into a manageable and moveable collection of your most prized possessions. Course fee is $30. Date: Time: Location:

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 7:00-9:00 pm Silver Birch Lodge

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Community Adult Learning Council Nutrition: Making wise and healthy choices to reduce pain and live healthier.

Ask a Nurse Join us Wednesdays for our new Ask a Nurse program. One topic each month with two options to attend (daytime or evening). Time will be provided at the end of each session to “Ask a Nurse”. This series is free, however; registration is required.

Date: Time: Location:

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. Mohandas Gandhi

Please call 780-464-4044 to register. Cost: Free General Health: General health issues and concerns. Discussion on aging and questions that may arise. Date: Time: Location:

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 7:00-8:00 pm Silver Birch Lodge

Common Health Care Phone Numbers: Learn about available facilities and where to access help for medical assistance Date: Time: Location:

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 7:00-8:00 pm FCS Group Room B

Vitamins, Supplements and Over the Counter Medications: What should I be taking, when, and how much? Date: Time: Location:

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What do you need to know about viruses, infections or influenza? Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 Time: 10:00-11:00 am Location: FCS Group Room B Emergencies: What is an emergency? When to seek help and what can be done at home. Date: Time: Location:

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 10:00-11:00 am FCS Classroom B

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 10:00-11:00 am FCS Classroom B

Medications: Learn about common medications, what you need to know about them, and many helpful hints Date: Time: Location:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:00-11:00 am FCS Group Room B

Wednesday, November 2 2011 7:00-8:00 pm FCS Classroom B

Many Canadians don’t have the literacy skills needed to respond to the daily health information demands and the situation is “critical”. A report by the Canadian Public Health Association estimates that 88 percent of senior citizens cannot cope on their own with modern health care information demands. Living Literacy: A Literacy Framework for Alberta’s Next Generation Economy, p3 Government of Alberta

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Community Adult Learning Council A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the World of Student Finance ☻ Have you ever wondered how your children will manage to attend postsecondary education at its current cost? How about years from now? Do you know how to find the information they are looking for? How much education they will need? Where can they get it? Student Finance has undergone incredible changes in the last five years, do you know how much this will benefit your children? Deirdre MacLean from Advanced Education and Technology will answer all of these questions and more. Whether your child is applying to postsecondary this year or years from now Deirdre can help you help your children and show you how to access up-to-date information today and in the future. Course fee is $30. Date: Time: Location: Date: Time: Location:

Budgeting Bootcamp ☻ Need to create a budget and don't know where to start or how to stick to it? Let's start by disarming the word "budget"; it's really a spending plan! After all, managing money is more about what you spend than what you earn. Almost everyone earns and spends money, but not everybody saves money. By creating an effective spending plan, anyone can get into the saving exercise. Understanding where your money is going before it gets there is key to being financially healthy. In this course, learn the difference between needs and wants, why you should set goals, how to track spending, tricks to control wasted dollars, how to stick to your spending plan and live comfortably within your means. If you want less stress, more balance, and more freedom, you need Budgeting Bootcamp! Course fee is $30 Date: Time: Location:

Monday, October 3, 2011 7:00-9:00 pm Community Centre Room #1

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 6:45-8:45 pm Fort Saskatchewan Public Library OR Thursday, October 13, 2011 7:00-9:00 pm Community Centre Room #1

Did you know? Not taking a class because of cost? Talk to us, we have subsidies available

These money management workshops are presented by Money Mentors. Money Mentors is the only not-for-profit credit counseling and money coaching organization deeply rooted in the Alberta landscape.

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Community Adult Learning Council Scrooge’s Christmas ☻

Tackling Debt ☻

Does the Christmas season go from Joyeux Noel to lump of coal when the bills come due? In Alberta, the holiday season is also the most financially stressful time of the year. But that doesn't mean you have to be a Scrooge as soon as you hear that first carol. We'll show you how to create a unique and memorable holiday without the post-season debt doldrums. Learn how to move on from the debt of Christmas Past, smart ways to plan for Christmas Present, and how to work towards the goals of Christmas Future... all without breaking the bank. Course fee is $15 Date: Time: Location:

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 7:00-8:00 pm Community Centre Room #1

Credit Cross-Training ☻ Looking for the most effective ways to build or rebuild credit? Whether you're establishing credit for the first time or rebuilding after getting off course, it's important to know how to use this financial tool responsibly. Treating your credit cards and loans like cash is a recipe for bruised credit. Dealing with credit is similar to other forms of spending: it requires a plan and preparation to stay in good shape.

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Unsure how to maintain good debt and avoid it becoming bad debt? Borrowing money is the easy part; paying it back can be tricky. Fortunately there are ways to keep that credit history in good shape and build borrowing power for the future by dealing with your debts today. This class teaches how to tackle debt and power pay debts away. Find out the importance of a spending plan and simplify the process of repaying debts. Learn the benefits of refinancing or consolidation loans in order to reach goals sooner. Credit is a fantastic tool for your financial health, but leaning on it too heavily can cause some pain. Understanding how to manage debt efficiently makes it easier to reach your goals sooner and with far fewer headaches. Course fee is $15

Date: Time: Location:

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 7:00-8:00 pm Fort Saskatchewan, Library

In this session, learn how to organize your current finances, plan for your application, understand credit reports, build credibility, research the best credit options for your situation, what creditors look for, and how to be a wise credit user. Course fee is $30

Who is rich?

Date: Time: Location:

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 7:00-9:00 pm Community Centre Room #1

He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.

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Newcomer’s Kitchen Are you a newcomer to Canada, to Alberta or to Strathcona County? Have you noticed some differences in the foods available here, in storing or cooking food, and even finding some foods? Bring your family and learn some new food and kitchen skills and meet other newcomers to Strathcona County.

Canadian Citizenship Class â˜ť Preparing to take the Canadian Citizenship exam or just want to learn more about your country? The Canadian government has published Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship, handbook which sets out the standards for Canadian Citizenship. Learn about the questions you must answer correctly as well as other questions that may be asked. Read and discuss as a class the concepts in the Discover Canada handbook. Course fee is $20 for the 6 week session. Date: Time: Location:

Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, and 8 7:00-9:00 pm FCS Group Room B The Oath of Citizenship

I swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance To Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second Queen of Canada, Her Heirs and Successors

Children under 6 years of age will participate in a matching program in the next room at the Parent Link Centre. A new topic will be discussed at each Kitchen with a sample prepared during the class to enjoy at the end. Fee:

$10/session for a family or $40 for all five sessions for a family

Time: Location:

1:00-3:00 pm Parent Link Centre 3 Spruce Avenue, Sherwood Park

Date: Topic:

Saturday, October 15, 2011 Kitchen Safety

Date: Topic:

Saturday, October 29, 2011 Handling Food

Date: Topic:

Saturday, November 5, 2011 Choosing Food when Shopping

Date: Topic:

Saturday, November 19, 2011 Nutrition

Date: Topic:

Saturday, November 26, 2011 Finding ethnic foods or substitutes in the Sherwood Park area.

And that I will faithfully observe the laws of Canada And fulfil my duties as a Canadian citizen.

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Community Adult Learning Council Pre-Retirement Planning—be a Timeless Traveller (Workshop provided by BGS Enterprises) Session Overview: The work world as we know it is about to experience unprecedented change in the next 8-10 years as “Boomers” have just begun the retirement journey. With increased overall health and wellness resulting in extended life expectancy, what does this mean for those in the pre-retirement phase? And what challenges does this present to business? Whether you are a mature worker seeking perspective about your career/life options or an organization preparing to navigate through retirement related labour market issues , the “Timeless Traveller” is a solution focused approach to help you manage the opportunities and challenges around the retirement “wave”. Through a dynamic mix of interactive presentation and small group discussion and activities, participants will gain new insight about the post “work phase” and learn how to map out and generate goals to implement an individualized and successful retirement plan. Objectives • • • • • • •

Date: Time: Location: Fee:

Provide participants with an understanding of the “New Meaning of Retirement” Provide strategies to manage the transition into retirement Identify and assess individual values, interests, passions and priorities toward successful retirement planning Assist participants in identifying their attitudes toward aging and retirement Discuss and identify potential barriers and flags in their retirement path and discover methods to generate possible solutions Create a realistic and well rounded action plan for realizing retirement goals Provide opportunity to access further in-depth pre-retirement and retirement transition coaching and resources Saturday, October 22, 2011 9:00 am-4:00 pm Community Centre, Room TBA $60/person or $100/couple

Please bring a lunch. One hour will be provided for a lunch break. BGS Enterprises provides quality services and support to assist participants in reaching their personal, professional and career related goals. We strive to keep our training and materials fresh and responsive by incorporating new resources, research methods, examples and thought-provoking activities that apply the learning to the current labour market.

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CALC Member Agencies

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CALC Member Agencies Fort Saskatchewan Family and Community Support Services Seniors Relationship Circle

Lamplighters

Abuse or neglect can happen to any older adult. In fact, contrary to commonly held beliefs, most older adults who experience abuse or neglect are mentally competent, are not dependent on other people, and do not require constant care. This group offers support and education to older adults that are experiencing some form of abuse. This confidential, supportive environment will support individuals by educating about a variety of topics: establishing healthy boundaries, identifying abuse, the importance of self-care, and building self esteem; to name a few. The group meets in Fort Saskatchewan. Please call 780-998-5595 ext. 227 for more information and meeting location. Transportation is available.

Fort Saskatchewan Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) and Alberta Health Services are partnering to offer free Lamplighters training to those businesses and organizations that regularly come into contact with seniors, whether in a business setting or out in the community.

Caregiver Support Group Do you care for an aging parent, spouse, friend, or other person close to you? Would you like to connect with other people in similar situations? Join us for caring and sharing once a month to share your experiences and learn from one another in a safe, supportive environment. Call the FCSS Seniors Coordinator at 780-992-6623 for more information. Date: Time: Location:

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3rd Tuesday of the month 1:00pm Pioneer House 10102 – 100 Ave, Fort Saskatchewan

What is the Lamplighters Program? This free 75 minute staff training by an Alberta Health Services Clinical Nurse Educator will give signs of what to watch for and how to incorporate keeping an eye out for at-risk seniors in everyday work activities. The training will include important information on where to phone if there is a concern. Date: Time: Location:

Tuesday September 27, 2011 12:15pm Pioneer House, 10102 – 100 Ave, Fort Saskatchewan.

A free light lunch will also be provided. Please RSVP to Tammy Lautner, Seniors Coordinator, Fort Saskatchewan Family & Community Support Services with the number of people attending from your organization or for more information. Phone: 780-992-6623 or email: tlautner@fortsask.ca

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CALC Member Agencies Fort Saskatchewan Public Library

Saffron Centre

One-To-One Computer Training Sessions

Roots of Healing is a 10 week program starting 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Tuesday, October 11, 2011. Roots of Healing will provide participants with information on the causes and effects of childhood sexual abuse and an opportunity to learn through shared experiences of group participants, about ways in which they have been affected that are common among survivors of sexual violence. Participants will also identify and learn about their resilient qualities including their skills and strengths that have assisted them to overcome the sexual abuse.

If you need help setting up an email account, learning how to search the web, use Word or Excel, these hour long training sessions are tailored to meet your individual needs. All sessions need to be booked in advance - $5 fee per person – refundable after the session is completed. Call 780-998-4275 to register.

Active Living Expo 2011 October 15, 2011 Fort Saskatchewan Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) and Pioneer House Club 50 are planning an Active Living Expo. This event will provide an opportunity for men and women of the 50+ population to learn and network with others while having a bit of fun too! There will be sessions on a variety of topics, display tables, a fashion show, and a light lunch will be served. Registration forms are available at the Community Services office, 10005 100 Ave, Fort Saskatchewan, and Pioneer House Club 50, 10102 – 100 Ave, Fort Saskatchewan. Please call the FCSS Seniors Coordinator at 780-992-6623 for more information.

Merry Mixers Square Dancing The Merry Mixers meet every Monday night. Admission is $4.00 per person with the first three lessons for beginners being free. Refreshments are served. Date: Monday evenings at 7:00-9:00 pm Location: Normandy Room, Royal Canadian Legion, 9964 – 93 Avenue, Fort Saskatchewan Contact: Gary and Lorna Yanch Phone: 780-998-4904

It’s Not Sex It’s Popularity is a three week information series running this fall. This series runs approximately 1.5-2 hours each evening. The workshop series will include topics such as: •

Setting Boundaries for a New Social Code

Consequences and Accountability

Cell Phones and Sexting

Losing Touch with Nature is a 3 week program starting 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm on Wednesday October 12, 2011, this program runs approximately 1.5-2 hours each evening. This program will focus on parent and toddler relationships and the effects of a positive interaction with nature, to learn what grass feels like, what it’s like to hug a tree, and how to splash in the rain and mud puddles. These are not sensations that can be learned or felt through a television set or computer monitor. Research is now suggesting that children under the age of two years of age should not be watching television for any length of time, if at all. For more information please contact Saffron Centre at 780-449-0900.

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CALC Member Agencies

Strathcona County Community Mediation Conflict is a normal part of day to day life— unresolved conflict can make life difficult and stressful. A breakdown in communication is often a key contributor to the conflict or why it cannot be resolved. Mediation provides the support of a third party, neutral mediator to create a safe place for people in a dispute to have a discussion and explore how to resolve a conflict. For more information on our services and workshops please contact us at 780-464-8445.

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Next Step Continuing Education Course details, plus additional courses offered, can be viewed at eipscontinuinged.ca or contact the Continuing Education office at 780467-7292 to find out more. Class selection includes the following classes: •

Leisurely Paced Computer Basics 1

Basic Bookkeeping for Small Business

Windows 7 NEW!

Word 2007 Level 1

Excel Level 1

Cooking classes

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CALC Member Agencies Strathcona County Library Learn@ your library series: Resilience Tickets: $10 per session at the Check Out Desk Sun Nov 13

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Defining Resilience: In Theory and in Your Life “Resilience” is a term that we now see everywhere—to describe nature, communities, even beauty products. What is it really? How does it feel? You will leave this interactive session with insights into resilience in your daily life as well as a framework for the entire series. Brenda Schroeder has an MSc in Holistic Science (with Distinction) from Schumacher College, England. She wrote her final thesis "Home Coming: An exercise in belonging by exploring ecological resilience and the farming communities of east-central Alberta" as part of her move home to Alberta and has since been involved with various projects in rural east-central Alberta. www.brendaschroeder.com Sun Nov 20

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Experiencing Resilience : the Town of Viking Just down the highway from Strathcona County is the Town of Viking where a two year “Rural Sustainable Demonstration Town” initiative has been underway. Hear about examples and experience of Viking residents and explore what resilience might mean for local economics, politics and society. Brian Rozmahel is currently Rural Sustainability Development Officer with the Town of Viking and has operated a mixed farm for the past 28 years. He is a long time educator, initiator and organizer of youth community education and promoter of rural initiatives. Sun Nov 27

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Living Resilience: Beyond Organic Food The twin-challenges of food security and environmental degradation make us look directly at where our food is coming from and how our food is grown. Considering our best lessons in resilience come from nature, farmers who work with nature can teach us much about resilience and our food systems. In this third session you will see how one farmer is working to rebuild resilience into his farm and into his community. Don Ruzicka is a holistic livestock farmer who offers educational tours of their farm to a wide range of groups. He is a recognised supporter of many environmental stewardship initiatives and through direct marketing of meats and poultry, is also spreading his bigger message about relationships and food. www.sunrisefarm.ca

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Community Adult Learning Council

Coming this Fall English As a Second Language Classes 30 hours of ESL training over a 6 week session

Beginner and Intermediate Levels

Session One September 12 through October 21 Session Two October 31 through December 9

For details on time, location, and cost, please contact Deanna Bullock at:

Strathcona County Adult Literacy Program 780-464-8441 bullock@strathcona.ab.ca or online at www.whatdidyoulearntoday.ca

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Community Adult Learning Council

Fort Saskatchewan and Strathcona County Community Adult Learning Council

#200, 501 Festival Avenue, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 3W7 Phone: 780-464-8441 Fax: 780-449-1220 www.whatdidyoulearntoday.ca

Providing lifelong learning opportunities in partnership with Alberta Advanced Education and Technology

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Community Adult Learning Council

English Conversation Circles for Adults

Drop In No Registration Required Everyone is Welcome Mondays 7 pm — 8 pm Strathcona County Family & Community Services #200, 501 Festival Avenue, Sherwood Park (elevators are across the hallway from the Library) Thursdays 1 pm — 3 pm Second floor Strathcona County Library 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park For more information please contact Deanna Bullock at the Strathcona County Adult Literacy Program 780-464-8441 bullock@strathcona.ab.ca or online at www.whatdidyoulearntoday.ca

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What Did You Learn Today  

Fort Saskatchewan and Strathcona County Community Adult Learning Council Course Schedule September - December 2011