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

Monday, August 30, 2010

"Blue Lake and Rocky Shore, I will return once more."

More wildflowers oh so beautiful.
Looking at the route ahead just a couple of hours out from Sunshine

Last little bit to Og Lake

Filtering the water from Og Lake

Trying to keep warm under the fly with frost outside!

Morning Sun on the Mountain

Second morning from OG Lake to Magog Lake


From the Nub Peak
Walking off the Nub
Just back from a 4 day back pack from Sunshine Village to Assigniboine where we spent 2 nights and walked out today to Mount Shark carpark. My feet are still protesting even as I sit infront of the screen.
The fly that clive used for 8 weeks!!!!!!!
It was a fantastic experience. Amazing that it has taken me so long to hike in from Sunshine.
Fat Frog
The wonder of Wonder Pass

And this is our water supply!

Family antics

The wanderer returns from his little 8 week walk across Ellesmere Island
 He and John Dunn covered about 750km on often unexplored territory.
Summer hail on our balcony - Don't think the plants liked it too much
but then it is the mountains and it has been a wet summer.
We are a mountain family. Awesome day
Me trying to keep up! I sure worked up a sweat!
Shona and Chris stride down Tent Ridge on our annual family hike
Family Farewell to Shona Andrew and kumu - Godspeed
Shona and her beloved Kumu plus gerry cans
Moose having a drink up near Eohippus Lake. Love the name of the
lake really has nothing to do with the animals of the Rockies.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Paradise in Canmore Gardens

Detail in Shady Retreat.
Darlene and Darrel's Garden
Everything is honored in this garden - water, rocks, wood and plants.
Detail fromSping Creek

Xeriscape garden with magnificent fossils
Eric Kuhn and Sue Webb
Xeriscape Garden
Bee balm
Chicadee Pines B& B
The grand garden of Stan Niemies Chickades Pines B&B

Detail of pathway - not an inch of space is wasted in this garden.
Carmelo and Anneke private heaven.
An over abundance of produce.
These Basil plants produce 10 kgs of Pesto each year!
I'm jealous!
Zucchini grown in Canmore - amazing
Tomatoes on wheels plus protective plastic.

The science of rain barrels.

Carmelo and Anneke's Garden

Friday, August 6, 2010

Sunshine Meadows - The heart of the Rockies.

Paintbrush comes in a myriad of colours.
Western Anemone with a bad hair day.
Anna flying
Anna and Wilma on the summit of Quartz Ridge
Anna ran to Skoki and back about a week ago.
Why do mountain sheep like to hang out on the edge
of a precipice - there wasn't even anything there to eat.
Shona displays her athletic skills.
Below are the three loons we spotted on laryx lake. The fourth circled
around and we were treated to a wondrous
ensemble of Loon Song.
Mother and daughter at the lookout after going over Twin Peaks
Summer flowers in their fullness
Shona and Anna with our objective Quartz Ridge in the background.