Hope Bridges Society

Times We Connect Calendar

Even if a workshop season/ project has begun…you can join!  


Happening weekly Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays days and evenings and some Saturdays.

Registrations ongoing and open.  To pre-register, please call 403 983 3640.


What We Do When We Connect

Our times to connect include projects, workshops and events where we create, share our work with the community and raise funds for future projects, workshops and events. We are proud to say they have grown each year. We encourage you join us at one of our events or workshops to see the power of the arts and to connect with others in Wheatland County and beyond.

Here are the workshops being held this season so far…


Note:  There may have been changes to this calendar since its post.  

Please see each individual events below for accurate details.  

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See below for when our SPRING Workshops begin.

Ongoing registrations by calling 403 983 3640.


Our “Painted Quilt BEES”!

UPDATE:  We currently have 15 completed quilts and are putting them up in the Town of Strathmore.  12 are up, 3 are in the process of being installed.  See the experience on Pinterest and Our Story Blog.   If you would like to have a quilt on your building in the Town of Strathmore, please call 403 983 3640.  This opportunity is at no cost to you.


In June 2014 Strathmore hosted “Let’s Make a Pitch”, an event that encouraged non-profits to pitch their ideas for beautifying the town, to a panel similar to “Dragon’s Den”. In fact, Dragon Brett Wilson was part of the panel along with real estate developer, Ron Renaud, and local oil service business owner, Beerd Beekman. This opportunity, along with the beautiful Painted Quilts of Ontario and the Atlantic coast, inspired Sheila Konschuh, our friend and Founder, to make a pitch! The Painted Quilt Project is a metaphor for creative, inclusive community building, and to our delight, Sheila’s pitch won! This $10 000.00 prize has allowed Hope Bridges to host opportunities for any adult to experience the power of connection and community spirit that happens while painting uniquely beautiful quilts.  As of Winter 2015, we have found homes for 11 quilts and we are happy to say that they are now playing a part in beautifying the town of Strathmore.

Here is the info on our Painted Quilt Trail – it is out of date but will give you an idea (click on the images below to see in full):

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  • Apr04

    Go Green Upcycling 10 a.m. Thursday Mornings – Weekly

    Go Green Upcycling Creating something out of nothing and make it beautiful. Take home beautiful and useful objects and also create with others for the community a piece of art for our traveling gallery!  This year, we are upcycling something for families to enjoy – it’s a surprise. Facilitator: Trisha Nelson  Ongoing Registration. Every Thursday […]

    Starts: April 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am

    Ends: June 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

    Place: Unit 5 104 3rd Avenue

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  • Apr10

    Sing (and PLAY) Your High Note 1:15 pm – 2nd & 4th Tuesdays

    Sing (and PLAY) Your High Note  – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays Find the Music that makes you want to dance! Sing-a-long, play, dance or just listen to the multi generational sounds. Experience different rhythms and sounds.  There is nothing more precious than sharing the gift of music. Facilitator(s): JB Music Therapy Groups of 10 sessions […]

    Starts: April 10, 2018 @ 1:15 pm

    Ends: June 12, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

    Place: Hope Church Youth Room - Brent Blvd Strathmore,

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  • Apr25

    Rockyford Upcycling – at the Friendship Centre – April 25th 3 pm

    Go Green Upcycling Creating something out of nothing and make it beautiful. Take home beautiful and useful objects. Creating a spring bird house out of a bottle. Facilitator: Monica Limited room.  Looking for 4 more people.   Only $20.00.  If you can bring your own pop bottle, great.  Otherwise, supplies and guidance included. For more information […]

    Starts: April 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

    Ends: April 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

    Place: Rockyford Friendship Centre

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  • May10

    Rockyford Hand Built Pottery – Thursday May 10 & Tuesday May 22 1:30 pm

    Come create a unique one of a kind piece of hand built pottery with guest potter and artist, Charlene Hart of Glaze Upon My Work! Experience the texture of clay as well as building and then, in the second session, glazing.  Creating a bowl or plate. Facilitator:  Charlene Hart Limited room.  Looking for 7 more […]

    Starts: May 10, 2018 @ 1:30 pm

    Ends: May 22, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

    Place: Rockyford Friendship Club, 111 Main Street, Rockyford, Alberta

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