Connecting Libraries, Connecting People

The RISE Network works with public libraries to provide Albertans with opportunities to communicate with health care professionals, participate in distance education, attend meetings, learn new skills and more – all by videoconference from their local library. 

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RISE Is a great example of community development and efforts to build a resilient, trusted and accessible network of learning opportunity for rural Alberta. Bow Valley College would be pleased to continue utilizing the RISE Network to support and align with needs of rural learners, increase access to post-secondary opportunities and strengthen cross-generational learning through technology

— Teri McKinnon Bow Valley College

Mind, Body & Spirit

Chair yoga for seniors and those with limited mobility

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2016/03/03 - 11:49am
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Yoga is great for adults of all ages, especially seniors. Studies have shown that yoga can be extremely helpful when it comes to combating stress, fatigue, and pain. Some yoga poses increase core strength and balance, which reduces the risk of fall-related injuries. Other poses can alleviate senior-related health issues such as menopause. 

Join Bonnie Harvey from Inner Focus Yoga for a fun hour of Chair Yoga!

Morning Guided Meditation

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2016/03/03 - 11:37am
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Introduction to Yoga - Key Poses

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2016/03/03 - 11:34am
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

There are many different styles of yoga today, and sometimes it can be intimidating to start if we don’t know what to expect. Learning the poses correctly is a key ingredient for avoiding injury and building a strong practice. Join Bonnie Harvey of Inner Focus Yoga as she breaks down the 5 most common poses you will see in a yoga class, variations you can take, and some common habits to avoid. Discussion, theory, and practice. 

Women's Self Defense

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2016/03/03 - 11:31am
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join Aimee Maund and Bonnie Harvey of Focus Taekwon Do for an introduction to self defense. Participants will discover the most common attacks, and your instructors will guide you through the 4 steps to taking control of any situation. You will learn basic joint manipulation and pressure points, giving you the tools for effective self defense strategies regardless of your size. 

Participants should come in comfortable clothes so they can practice the moves taught. 

Guided Meditation - Meditation 101

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2016/03/03 - 11:24am
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 7:00pm - 7:30pm

The Path to Wellness: A Personal Story About Finding Yoga and Alternative Healing

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2016/03/03 - 11:19am
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us at 7pm on April 21, 2016. Bonnie Harvey, yogi and owner of Inner Focus Yoga, will share her journey of sickness to health using natural remedies. The best medicine available to us is free! 

"Yoga is universal - you just have to find what speaks to you."

Storytelling Day

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2015/03/04 - 11:32am
Friday, March 20, 2015 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Celebrate the ancient tradition of oral story telling!

Join Olds Municipal Library as they present Mary Hays on World Storytelling Day on March 20th.
Mary Hays, from Olds, Alberta, is a full time storyteller who enjoys telling stories that tickle the funnybone and touch the heart. She enlivens storytelling sessions and workshops with puppets, rhymes and a range of stories from folktales to stories of Alberta history
An Interactive story time for families from 3-4 pm that's sure to delight all ages.

Concussion 101

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2015/01/22 - 2:44pm
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Learn basic knowledge surrounding concussions. Learn what a concussion is, how to detect one, what to do for one, and what you can do to heal from one. Great for coaches, parents, teachers, medical professionals, and athletes. 

Rebecca Spiers
Athletic Therapist/President
Collegiate Sports Medicine, Olds.

This program is hosted by the Olds Municipal Library. 

Young Living Essential Oils

Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2015/01/09 - 11:01am
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Young Living Essential Oils are 100% natural oils that contain healing properties which are extremely beneficial for our bodies. Used for relaxation, antibacterial, detox, weight loss, skin care, depression, anxiety, muscle pain and so much more. This sharing session will cover the basics of how the Essential Oils work with our bodies and the uses of some of the more common products Young Living has to offer.

Social Return on Investment - 2015 Winter Speaker Series – Community and Land

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2014/12/10 - 3:02pm
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Social Return on Investment; Mark Anielski