Winter Workshop

WORKSHOPS WITH WILMA WINTER 2019

KNOW YOUR ANCESTORS CANMORE - 4 Sessions
Wednesday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th March 2019 Arts Place

Create stories to enrich future
generations. Bring photos, letters, artefacts or stories to help you explore,
reflect and write about your place in the history of your family. Imaginative
exercises and meditations will enable you to glean the wisdom and legacy of
your ancestry.


Calgary Board of Education - Chinook Learning Services

Managing Workplace Emotions
You can't change conflict and opposing points of view in the workplace. You can, however, change the way you react. Become more emotionally aware, harness your emotions and express them positively with control, confidence and composure.
Friday 1st March 2019 12.30pm -3.30pm

Conflict Resolution for the Workplace
Successful conflict resolvers are not born; they are trained. Build your skills as an effective conflict resolver and mediator. Learn to recognize conflict patterns and what triggers and escalates conflict in others, master strategies that reduce conflict escalation, assert yourself confidently and give constructive feedback. These skills will help you work more productively and harmoniously with clients, colleagues and superiors. See Course Outline.
Instructor: Wilma Rubens - see Instructor Profile

Fridays 8th and 15th March 2019 9.00 - 3.30pm

My story straw to gold
We live our life forwards, yet read it backwards. Discover the unique story that your life makes as you reflect on where your desires, struggles, and insights have taken you. Learn to use free-fall writing, guided meditation, and discussion to put your conflicts into a bigger picture and see yourself as the hero/heroine in your own wandering journey even as it is happening. No previous writing experience is necessary.
Read Course Reviews. Instructor: Wilma Rubens - see Instructor Profile
http://www.chinooklearningservices.com/

Entangled Enchantments

Entangled Enchantments
My very first collection of poetry. These poems celebrate my journey on the uncharted waters of the feminine. For your very own copy purchase at Cafe Books, Canmore, or Pages in Kensington, Calgary or contact www.wilmarubens.com

Friday, May 21, 2010

Walking in the Rockies


A grouse's egg unfortunately cold.

Wilma and the peaks of Peter Lougheed.


Mount Allan and Collembola


Crocuses galore up there and shooting stars.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

French Robertson Circuit


Chris all set for an adventure.



Not many bridges left at this time of May.


Father and son slog upward in the sun.


Grand country


Marg near the top of the French Glacier



Lunch time - weather's changed.


Clive with feet problems on the Haig Glacier

Cliffton and I at the top of the Col - it's downhill from here.








Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day in the Bow Valley

Clive, Shona and I went walking in BowValley Provincial Park. Chris is up on the Freshfields Glacier in BC and we have no idea when he will show up. So we had breakfast at a local resturant and then headed to the wilderness to photograph signs of spring. And then come and each is to decide which is our best two photos and print them out. I thought if I put them on my blog I will be able to decide which two I like best. So here is Shona in the bush.

Mountain Reflections
Focused concentration.
Prarie Crocus with bug that I didn't even see until I got home! That tells you how bad my eyes are!

Brand new gooseberry leaves
Newly emerging pussy willows

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Slip Sliding Away

Winter is slowly slip sliding away to spring. Ski season is almost finished. Shona's ski racing careerr has officially been retired - by her choice.

Time for different activities and new directions. Hiking season is back Clive is getting fit for an 8 week light weight walking trip across Ellesmere Island.

Shona has purchased a 1984 Westfalia voltswagon and after a short trip to Shark Mountain is determined to drive it to Alaska and then argentina.

After a week of house repairs in Revelstoke, Chris is up on the Freshfield back country sking and filming. He is coming here next week.

I am keeping the home fires burning and re-visioning my memoir! We are a family with big dreams.



A stunning spring morning at Lake Minnewanka.


This is Mount Inglismaldie nearly 10,000 feet.


What a handsome couple standing up on Aylmer Lookout.



We walked from away down at the end of the lake and guess what we have to walk back. Round trip 22 km. A pretty good get fit trip for Clive carrying about 30 pounds.



That's Mount Alymer in the background behind the windswept trees.



Looking north the lake is still frozen. And we are lucky to have all this in our backyard.