Western Diversification Program - Call for Proposals - January 2017
WDP has issued a call out for proposals and will consider application on two 2017 WDP Investment Priorities:
- Clean Technology; and
- Indigenous Economic Growth
For more details visit: http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/301.asp
Open Farm Days 2016 HIghlights
Open Farm Days 2016 was a tremendous success throughout the region. For more details please CLICK HERE. Inquiries and questions can be directed to wendycfwildrose.ca.
We would like to thank the following organizations for their contributions and support to the program:
Open Farm Days Participants:
- Bear and Flower Farm
- Bison Coulee Contracting
- Brooks Corn Maze
- Bumbleberry Orchards/Field Stone Fruit Wines
- Country Lane Farms
- Eastern Irrigation District (Bassano Dam)
- Gatez & Cissell Family Farm
- Golden Acres Honey
- Mousse Cake Sally
- Old Macmillers Farm
- Poplar Bluff Organics
- Primrose Farms
- Rocking R Guest Ranch
- Rosebud Valley Honey
- Seeds to Greens
- Shirley’s Green House
- Shyann Welsh Black
- Sondergaard Farms
- Trochu & District Ag Society
- Will Farms
Open Farm Days brought to you by:
- Alberta Government
- Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies
- Ag for Life
- Growing Forward 2
- Government of Canada
- Travel Alberta
Special Thanks to our CFWR Regional Partners/Supporters:
- Alberta Culinary Tourism Alliance
- Wheatland County
- Kneehill County
- Rockyview County
- Newell County
- Strathmore Ag Society
- Municipalities: Bassano, Three Hills, Trochu, Chestermere, Strathmore, Carseland, Standard, Rockyford, Hussar, Rosebud, Carbon, Irricana, Beiseker, Acme, Linden, Torrington, Gleichen, Langdon, Dalemead)
- Canadian Badlands Tourism
- Dax Justin Photography
Thank you to ClearThink Group for your support and knowledge throughout the Coaching Program and beyond.
Open Farm Days 2016
We are pleased to present and welcome the Alberta Open Farm Days to Strathmore, Trochu and surrounding communities. Open Farms Days takes place on August 20 & 21, 2016 and there are a total of 9 host farms and two culinary events throughout the Wild Rose region. Open Farm Days is an opportunity to experience the farm and understand where our food comes from. Each host farm offers unique experiences you won't want to miss!
Enjoy Culinary Events on August 20:
Host Farms - August 21:
Strathmore & Area Host Farms:
Trochu & Area Host Farms:
For more information visit: http://www.albertafarmdays.com/about-open-farm-days/
Embracing Social Media!
Exciting news! We have embraced the ways of the 21st century! Community Futures Wild Rose has joined Twitter as well as Facebook, in hopes of expanding our audience! Check our Twitter profile: @CFWildrose and our Facebook page! We will be using these forums to keep our followers, clients and the Wild Rose Community up to date on what is happening within our organization and the services we can offer! Click the images below to visit our pages ot click the icons on the right side of the page!
'GoForth Institute' Pricing Changes
Online entrepreneurship training at a reduced rate!
As of April 1st, 2014, the price of GoForth Institute's online entrepreneurship training will be permanently reduced from $295 to $195. Once registered, you will receive a free resource curriculum e-book delivered via USB to complement your learning.
The training includes '100 Essential Small Business Skills' and 10 video modules taught by expert instructors and will take just 10 hours to complete.
Perfect for those entrepreneurs who want to improve their odds of small business success; conveniently and affordably. For more info log onto www.goforthinstitute.com.
Three Hills Receives CAEP (Central Alberta Economic Partnership) Award
On November 27th, 2013, the Three Hills & District Agricultural Society was recognized by CAEP (Central Alberta Economic Partnership) at its 6th Annual Achievement Awards event. They were awarded the Community Spirit Award for their creation of Anderson Park.
For those of you not familiar with the Anderson Park project, plans started in 2008. The brainstorming among committee members saw this 4.1 acre parcel of land being a great place for a quiet park as well as seeing it being 'picture perfect' for graduation and wedding photos, hosting outdoor concerts, having seasonal displays and play presentations along with thoughts of an amphitheatre being incorporated. Safety for those using walkers and wheelchairs were in their mindset as well.
Olds College was approached for their expertise. Three third-year Landscaping students helped to put ideas to paper to presentation. The project was well on its way.
Community Futures Wild Rose is proud of this shareholder community.
Great job, Three Hills!
Only A Few Learning Sessions Left For This Year - Business Link
Don't miss out on learning some valuable small business tips before the holiday season! With only a few remaining, you have the opportunity to learn about a variety of small business topics to help you prepare for a successful New Year! The Business Link's Fall season runs until December 12th, 2013.
- GETTING TO KNOW YOUR INDUSTRY AND MARKET - Tuesday, December 10th - 9:30 am to 11:00 am - FREE (online only, not recorded) Learn how to conduct basic market and industry research on Statistics Canada's website. Click here for more details.
- SOURCES OF CAPITAL AND THEIR PROS AND CONS - Wednesday, December 11th - 9:30 am to 11:30 am - $30 (online) Learn what is good and bad about each type of funding and when a company should seek each source out. Click here for more details.
- TIME TO MOVE FROM INTELLECTUAL TO ACTUAL - Thursday, December 12th - 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm - $15 (online) Learn how to successfully publish products that take your intellectual property into actual products and make you money! Click here for more details.
Attend right from the comfort and convenience of your home or office online, or here at our office at #101, 331 - 3rd Avenue, Strathmore, AB.
Can't make the live event? Register anyway to receive the webinar recording to view for 30 days.
Community Futures Wild Rose clients will enjoy a 20% discount on these learning sessions. Phone the office today for more details.
Congratulations to the Village of Hussar!
The Village of Hussar, one of our shareholder communities, is the first community to earn a $50,000 Roots Up - Get 'n' Give Award from the United Farmers of Alberta (UFA) Co-operative Ltd.
UFA is giving 5 awards in total to rural communities who submit projects that support and enrich their community. Projects such as new emergency equipment, upgrades to an existing facility, etc. The award is granted in a 'pay-it-forward' style contest. The people of Hussar will now choose the winner out of the following communities: Byemoor, Clive, Foremost, Handhills and Springdale.
If you haven't entered this contest, there is still time. Simply go to www.getngiveufa.com/contest-details/ to submit your entry. Note that the deadline for submissions is Sunday, December 15th, 2013.
Good luck to all shareholder communites with submitted entries to date: Bassano, Carbon, Irricana, Langdon, Standard, Three Hills, Trochu and Wheatland County!