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  •                            Please note we are CLOSED
  •                                Dec 20- Jan 1, 2019 


Let’s Get Out in Nature
Connect With the Great Outdoors

In this four week nature program, young families will explore and learn about various aspects of the natural world right here in Camrose.
Each week, we will explore something new. Part of each session will be informational and indoors and part will be experiencing the great outdoors through appealing, enjoyable activities. Parents and children will have the chance to engage more fully with their outdoor environments in a variety of weather conditions. In our next session we will be exploring Winter. Join us – It will be fun!

Time: Tuesdays ,   1:30 pm-3:00 pm  Jan 8 – Jan 29, 2019

Place: Stoney Creek Centre, 5320 – 39 ave., Camrose.

The program is for parents together with their children. pre-registration is required.

For additional information or to register, call Karen at
780-672-8754 or email


 Find out what Camrose has to offer Adults and Children for Arts, Recreation, Learning, Sports, and Volunteer Activities.

September 6, 2018 from 6:30 to 9 pm
Camrose Field House (4516-54 St.)

Contact phone number 780-6728754

The  Displayers  registered include:

  • 6 th Camrose Scout Group
  • 644 Camrose Rotary Royal Can Air Cadets
  • 3068 SALH RCACC
  • About Time Productions
  • Alberta Genealogical Society-Camrose Branch
  • Ballet Camrose
  • CPF Alberta-Cameose Chapter
  • Camrose & Area Adult Learning Council
  • Camrose Family Literacy Program
  • Camrose & Area Children’s Choirs
  • Camrose Aquatic Centre
  • Camrose Arts Society
  • Camrose Buffaloes Football Association
  • Camrose Camera Club
  • Camrose Community Church
  • Camrose Cygnets Synchronized Swim
  • Camrose & District Craft Centre
  • Camrose & District Music Festival
  • Camrose & District Soccer Association
  • Camrose District & Support Service (CDSS)
  • Camrose Pride Community
  • Camrose Public Library
  • Camrose Skating Club
  • Camrose Ski Club
  • Camrose Spirals Jump Rope Club
  • Camrose Toastmasters
  • Camrose Veselka Ukrainian Dance Society
  • Camrose Women’s Shelter
  • Churchmice Players Society
  • Create and Learn
  • Doerkson Taekwon Do
  • Elder Safe Battle River
  • FLK Taoist Tai Chi
  • Fox Taekwon-Do
  • Girl Guides of Canada
  • Gwynne Valley Ski Area
  • Hospice Society of Camrose & District
  • Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts
  • NorQuest College
  • Northern Lights Walking Club
  •  The Probus Club of Camrose
  • Rotary Club of Camrose
  • Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary
  • Sacred Arts Wellness
  • SOS Program Camrose
  • Special Olympics Camrose
  • Tabb Lanes– Youth Bowling Canada
  • Taillieu Music Education
  • TOPS Ab 3184
  • U of A Augustana Music Conservatory
  • U of A Augustana Athletics Campus
  • U of A Augustana Jr. U and Outdoor Ed




Presented by the Centre for Race & Culture, Camrose Adult Learning Council and Camrose Refugee Center

Learn about…

  • Refugee pathways and global and historical contexts to the most recent resettlement efforts.
  • Barriers and opportunities that Refugees face in resettlement.
  • Canada’s role and support of Refugees. Hear accurate and current information.
  • The experiences of Refugees in Canada and locally. Hear their stories first hand

June 7, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church

No Need to Register, just drop in.

For more information, email Diane McLaren at or

call 780-672-8754.



Presented by the Center for Race & Culture, Camrose Adult Learning Council and Camrose Refugee Centre

Is your organization interested in helping the Camrose Refugee Center support Refugees in our community?

Send a Representative to this Free SERVICE PROVIDER’S Workshop:

  • Learn about refugee pathways and global and historical contexts to the most recent resettlement efforts.
  • Barriers and opportunities when working with Refugee individuals and families.
  • Practice using reflective and analytical tools to build inclusive and equitable practices.
  • Plan for modifications to policies or service delivery practices to create more welcoming, inclusive environments.
  • Be part of a coordinated framework for supporting refugees in our community.

June 7, 2018 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church

To Register, email Diane McLaren at or

call 780-672-8754.




Hello Camrose Community Organization or Business,

You are invited to be a part of the 12th Annual Community Registration Night on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. The purpose of the event is to showcase clubs, organizations  and businesses, which offer an arts, recreation, learning or sports activity or recruit volunteers. Many of our displayers use this opportunity to sign up participants for their fall programs or courses.

Community Registration Night is made possible through the efforts and contributions of several local organizations. Camrose and Area Adult Learning Council takes the lead role in organization, registration, promotion and management of the event. Our partner, the City of Camrose, provide the Field House and manages set up/take down for the event. The Camrose Regional Exhibition provide tables. Camrose & District Support Services provides funding for advertising. Volunteers from Camrose and Area Adult Learning Council, Camrose & District Support Services, Fox Taekwon-Do and Family Violence Action Society assist with the planning and execution of Community Registration Night. Last year, 850 people attended Community Registration Night and 56 displayers participated in the event.

Displayers must set-up between 3:30 and 6:00 p.m. and take down between 9:00 and 9:30 p.m. Displayers cannot pack up or leave before 9:00 p.m. No animals will be allowed at the event. Display tables must be staffed for the entire event. Displayers must distribute promotional materials from their table and are not allowed to walk around handing out materials. Please have all displayers wear a nametag identifying which group they represent.

We are providing small demonstration area (20 ft. x 10 ft.) which will allow 8 organizations or businesses to each demonstrate an activity for 10 minutes between 6:45 and 8:45 p.m. We will be charging an extra $20 to displayers who choose to book a 10-minute demonstration time. No PA system will be available but there will be a power outlet available for plugging in music devices. No demos are allowed at the displayer tables.We promote this event through a wide variety of media. In order to be included in all of the publicity, your registration must be received by June 15, 2018.

Space is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for registration is July 31, 2018. We do not accept late registrations. Registrations cancelled before June 15th will receive a full refund minus a $5.00 service fee. No refunds of registration fees will be made after the July 31th deadline. If you have any questions about this event, please call me at 780-672-8754 or email me at

Do not forget to follow Community Registration Night on Twitter @CommRegNight and “like” the Camrose Adult Learning Council Facebook page for ongoing information updates.


Sincerely, Diane McLaren, Executive Director

CRN Registration Form 2018


You worked hard all week. Start your weekend off right by having some fun with your young child age 12 months and up. Rhymes, songs, crafts, and stories. Relax, have a coffee and a snack. Meet some other parents and make some new friends. 1 Saturday Morning a Month, 10:30 – 12noon Two separate classes Session 1 2nd Sat. of Month – March 10 , April 14 , May 12 and June 9 or Session 2 – 3rd Sat. of Month March 17 April 21 May 19 and June 16 CALC offices,  #7, 5000-51 Ave. Cost $25 per session.  For more info or to register: Call 780-672-8754 Email: Visit:

Please ask about our Sliding Fee Scale if you cannot afford the full course fee.

Our staff is brilliant at helping you problem solve and brainstorm to come up with creative ways to pay for costs related to learning.

We also have access to small scholarship funding to offset some transportation and childcare costs.


Nicole van der Dussen is the winner of the Money Smart Challenge Prize!

Nicole van der Dussen (on the left) accepting the Samsung Tablet prize from Diane McLaren (Executive Director, Camrose & Area Adult Learning Council).

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Money Smart Challenge over the past 17 weeks.

The Money Smart weekly information will continue to be hosted on our website for anyone to access for FREE until 2018.



Curtis  Every time you get a 5 dollar bill, put it in a jar. Saved over $150 doing this just in 2017 so far!!

Dennis  Just buy what you will really eat so it won’t just go bad or expire… and buy fresh fruits and vegetables weekly so they’re always fresh. Organize your pantry, so you know what you actually have and can avoid buying things you don’t actually need at that time.

Jamie  Meal plan for each week. By deciding ahead of time what suppers will be, I am better able to stick to my grocery list (fewer ‘extras’ end up in my cart) and I am less likely to throw out food that has gone bad before I have had a chance to use it in a meal/recipe. The money I save by doing this can be used towards other household expenses or fun, treats!

Melissa  Order groceries online to allow for meal planning and no impulse buying !

Nicole Plant a garden, if you’re able to. Buy in-season fruits & vegetables if you’re not. Even buying green peppers instead of red peppers were half the price today!

Theresa Take on a side gig if you can to earn extra cash to put towards your savings or a bill that you want to pay off. (I put mine towards my credit card and its almost paid down now.)

Amanda  Make a list of realistic needs versus wants. Perspective I guess. Realistic is the same as basic. What all does a person NEED to survive. It can be hard for sure, and a hard lesson learned by many of us in this current economy. When you have nothing left, it’s a strong lesson in what those “needs” really are. You find out what does really matter.

Nikki  Cash in your points for gift cards/free money. We use our visa for all our normal monthly budget stuff (groceries, gas, etc) and pay it every month, but by December we have around $250 in points for free money for places like Indigo, Sears, etc. that we use for Xmas shopping. And we traded in our Aeroplan points for a $100 card for Home Hardware, which we used for home renovations. Superstore, use their Plus Card for groceries, fuel and prescriptions – we’ve cashed in hundreds of dollars over the last few years, right at the till. Easy. Free money!

Allyson Take a look at all your monthly bills, cable, phone, cell, bank accounts, power… or any company you regularly spend $ with. Give them a call and see what better rates they may have. I have saved thousands by doing this and even today I called Direct Energy and saved .50cents/GJ and KWH for natural gas and electricity. We also cut out data plans from our phones last year and use Wi-Fi everywhere we go. That alone saved us $100/month.

Jessica  Instead of buying that coffee brew it at home and put the toonie or $5(if your into Starbucks) in a piggy bank. And watch how quickly it adds up!

Teela Decide one thing to eliminate in your daily routine that is a frivolous cost. Then get a savings account & put the money there automatically… try to get an account that can’t be accessed on your bank card.

Carmen Treat credit cards like cash, pay the full balance off each month so never pay interest fees but get the perks like travel rewards. Only use them to buy what you know you can afford!