Alexandra Writers Centre Society
ONLINE Writing The Seasons
Tuesdays10am-12pm June 8, 2021 (4 weeks)
Our life patterns journey around in cycles and spirals. The season’s rhythms summer, fall, winter, and spring provide inspiration for self-reflection, to celebrate personal insights, enhance our creativity, claim our unique wisdom and unlock our muse. This will enrich our lives, nourish and develop our courage as writers.
This is an interactive online class using the Zoom web platform.
Manage Your 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 7th May 1.00pm -4.00pm

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 4th 11th June 2021 9.00 - 4.00pm

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

Friday, July 31, 2009

Burstall Pass and beyond

A day to remember with Sheila Churchill and Caroline Mackie. It was foggy when we left Canmore but by the time we reached Burstall Pass carpark the clouds had lifted and it was a bluebird day. After cross the raging torrent at the Robertson turnoff we scooted up fast to Burstall Pass where we enjoyed our delicious lunches, sat in the sun and contemplated a route up a ridge. Before long we were up on the ridge - felt like we were on top of the world with great views Mount Sir Douglas, the Royals, Assigniboine. Far below the green meadows of the Spray Creek sparkled in the sunlight. Flowers everywhere. We even managed to cross back over the chocolate raging torrent without getting our feet too wet. Back in Canmore in time for supper.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Screw Up

All I can say is that Blogs still are a challenge particularly at 11 pm after a day hiking at Highwood Pass. I have to say that for a few moments as the rain poured down I thought I was back in Scotland. Then it cleared, fresh wild flowers, a mountain sheep and magnifcent views our reward.
So you can see that the labels for my photos are mixed up and for some reason I can't edit them correctly - oh well maybe tomorrow.

Wild flowers of the Rockies

Hiking with the Marathon Runners the valley of the ten peaks.

Wild flowers up at Healy Pass - truly heaven on earth

Healy Pass

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

More memorabilia

Proud mother with her Olympic daughter Shona Torino 2006.

You might be able to pick up SHONA RUBENS CAN, third from the bottom, amongst the Austrian's, Germans, Italians and French.

Proud Canadian Parents Lawerences, Vanderbeek, Rubens and Brydon.

Chris always did like water right from the very beginning.

More ski fun - Shona and Chris at the slush cup up at Sunshine Village

Photographic Memorabilia.

Believe it or not I met up with Trisha Dwyer in Changmai Thailand in dec 2008. I taught Trisha physics and we figured out we had last seen each other in 1981. As her teacher I knew she was super smart and of course is now a Tour Guide and travels all over the world. How cool is that!

This is my favorite mother son picture taken way back 2003 when Chris graduated and was heading out to Costa Rica for 3 weeks. When he returned he hopped around on his skateboard saying"I have been to Costa Rica I can do anything." He promptly moved to Canmore and began his ski career. He came to visit last weekend from Revelstoke where he and his girlfriend Lisa have created a Bed and breakfast - The Cheeky Beaver Chalet.

Now this picture is one of new beginnings and is the one I am going to use for the cover of my poetry book Entangled Enchantments.

Wet day in Canmore

This is a photo of my 60th birthday in Feb - strange what I find to do on a rainy day.

There is a veil of rain sweeping arcoss my mountain view. I was supposed to be hiking up a mountain. A day of solid rain is unusual in these parts but keeps me indoors. I have been working on my poetry manuscript. I now have 76 pages of my poems almost ready to self publish. It has been an interesting journey. Last week when I first showed them to some women friends I felt vulnerable. However everyone who has seen them has been super encouraging. This is a new venture for me into the world of self publishing. An exciting new adventure for sure.