Join us on
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for a day of insights into today’s farm planning, management, marketing, herd health and the rural environment.
More information on the presenters and the full day’s agenda can be found on our webpage under the tab: “All About Agribusiness!”

LOCATION:  Cremona Community Hall, Cremona, Alberta
COST:  $25.00 per person

8:45—9:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks Cremona CES
9:00—11:00 a.m. Succeeding in Farm
Merle Good ,
GRS Consulting
11:00—11:15 a.m. Coffee Break Cremona Mountainview Credit Union
11:15—12:15 p.m. WCB for Alberta Farms Cindi Schwartz, Account Management Supervisor, Alberta Worker’s Comp Board
12:15 —1:00 p.m. Lunch Break Cremona CES & BMO Carstairs
1:00—3:00 p.m. Get Smart About Beef!
A Panel Discussion about Hormones & Antibiotics in Livestock
Rob Smith-CEO Canadian Angus Assn., – Moderator,
Tom Lynch-Staunton-Issues Manager CCA, James Bradbury-Brand Officer @ Canada Beef, Nicole Viste, Cattleman’s Young Leaders & Beef Producer
3:00—3:15 p.m. Coffee Break Cremona Mountainview Credit Union
3:15—4:00 p.m. Tuberculosis in Cattle Karin Schmid, Beef Prodn. Specialist
AB Beef Producers
4:00—4:30 p.m. Recycling Plastic
on Alberta Farms
Tammy Schwass, Ex. Dir.
AB Plastics Recycling


The Housemaid’s Daughter    by Barbara Mutch

Barbara Mutch’s stunning first novel tells a story of love and duty colliding on the arid plains of Apartheid-era South Africa.
When Cathleen Harrington leaves her home in Ireland in 1919 to travel to South Africa, she knows that she does not love the man she is to marry there —her fiance Edward, whom she has not seen for five years. Isolated and estranged in a small town in the harsh Karoo desert, her only real companions are her diary and her housemaid, and later the housemaid’s daughter, Ada. When Ada is born, Cathleen recognizes in her someone she can love and respond to in a way that she cannot with her own family.

DATE: Monday, April 10th
LOCATION:  Cremona Engagement Site
COST:  Free
Everyone welcome!

iPhone/iPad Photography

Lawson returns to show us how our iPhone or iPad can act as our camera.  He will demonstrate how to take pictures, edit, save and share them.  This will be a 2-session class.

This class is a go, drop-ins welcome!

DATE:           Wednesday, March 22 & 29th
TIME:             7 – 9 pm
COST:           $40/person, $70/couple


Just in time for year-end bookkeeping!  Join us for a Basic Quickbooks refresher course in 2017!  The program will run for 4 weeks, every Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m, March 21, 28, April 4 & 11, 2017.  Join Tammy Morales of Starburst Business Solutions in Didsbury, who brings 20 years of entrepreneurial experience working in e-commerce, oil and gas, and other retail businesses to the course.  She is proficient in all aspects of the accrual accounting cycle, highly skilled in accounting software and outstanding in communicating clearly and succinctly in customer service environments. The four modules being covered are:
Module 1:  Setting up company file & chart of accountsqb-picture
Module 2:  Receivables & Payables
Module 3:  Month-end/Year-end
Module 4:  GST filing

DATES:  Tuesdays; March 21, 28, April 4 & 11, 2017
TIME:  6:30 – 8:30 pm
COST:  $100
Deadline to Register: March 10th

Please bring a notebook and your questions! Computers and software to use during the course, are provided



Join Dawn Kay in this hands-on class learning how to make homemade goat milk lotion.  You go home with the recipe and 2 bottles of lotion!  Know what you are putting on your skin! Participants must pre-register for this class so that we can have the necessary supplies.

DATE:  Monday, March 20th
TIME:  6:30 – 8:30 pm
COST:  $60 per person
DEADLINE TO REGISTER:  Monday, March 13th

Cremona Community Engagement Society Annual General Meeting

Cremona Community Engagement Society Annual General Meeting

Thursday, April 27th

5:30 pm—Portugal with Scott Davis
6:30pm—Short meeting & supper
7:30 pm—The Panama Canal and Caribbean with Daryl & Cindy Whitlow
Location:  The Cremona Engagement Site
Cost: FREE
No commitment required but we are always looking for fresh ideas.
Input encouraged                 Everyone welcome
RSVP to:  403-337-4277  or  E-mail:

Homemade Goat Cheese

Join Dawn Kay in a hands-on introduction to making cheese at home. Two goat milk cheeses, chevre and fresh curds will be made and sampled in this class.
Notes, worksheets, recipes and samples of all three cheeses will be taken home.  Cheese making kits will be available from Dawn for $40.
Date: Monday, March 6th
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Cost: $85/person
(includes the cost of supplies)





Using Apple Computer Products?  Join us for an informative evening with Lawson, getting answers to your questions!

DATE:  Wednesday, March 8th
TIME: 7:00 pm
COST:  $20/person
LOCATION: Cremona Community Engagement Site




Let’s keep learning Spanish by joining Gabby in this 6 week course; we will start with a language refresher and introduce daily life Spanish vocabulary and phrases.  Let’s Get Fluent!

DATES:  Thursdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & April 6
TIME:   7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
COST:  $100

Registration Deadline: February 20th


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The Cremona Community Engagement Society in partnership with Campus Alberta would like to receive your feedback on what you feel the adult learning needs are in the community. All responses are confidential.  Please follow the link below to                                       the short survey. Thank You

Cremona Community Learning Needs Survey


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Need a little help with a pesky technology problem with your computer or other mobile device. Come into the Engagement Site for a little one-on-one help with the issue.  Stop being
frustrated and work through the problem with assistance.
Call 403-337-4277 for an appointment.
Free to seniors 60+, non-seniors—$10/hour.

Welcome to Rural Learning Opportunities

We provide high speed internet, video conferencing and other interactive educational technology, along with onsite learning support to rural Albertans – connecting our community to the world. We offer post secondary courses, health and wellness, business sessions, courses to improve employability, computer courses, after school student classes and general interest classes to our community members. We also have two meeting rooms available to the public and business  to rent.  The large room holds 20 comfortably and offers presentation technology and the ability to run video conferencing.  The smaller, private room holds 6 comfortably and has the ability to video conference.  

The Cremona Community Engagement Site is in partnership with Campus Alberta Central to offer on-line support to local residents who wish to take college classes in the comfort of their own homes or in our learning environment.  

If you wish to make a program suggestion or you have a talent or knowledge you wish to share please feel free to call 403.337.4277 or email:


Office Hours:  Monday – Thursday, 10am – 3pm.  Please call or email as these hours may change due to programming or course offerings.


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