MD organized classes and workshops along with many other learning opportunities and events for everyone mayalso listed in the Community Events Calendar.


Exshaw Fitness & General Interest Classes

Classes are open to all MD and area residents. Please register early so they run! Classes will be cancelled if participant minimums are not met by the registration deadlines. GST is added to Registration Fees

Registration forms can be:

  • dropped off: MD of Bighorn 2 Heart Mountain Drive, Exshaw
  • mailed: MD of Bighorn, PO Box 310, Exshaw, AB T0L 2C0
  • emailed:
  • completed over the phone: 403-673-3611
  • faxed: 403-673-3895

If you would like to see these or other classes in other areas of the MD contact Community Services to help get that going.

Coming classes or programs:

MD of Bighorn Community Services partners with Exshaw Community Association and Exshaw School to offer fitness and general interest classes and workshops in Exshaw at break-even rates. MD and surrounding area residents are welcome to participate and to suggest new classes. Access more class information by clicking the class name.
Class & AgesDates & TimeCostRegistration DeadlineMin./Max. # Participants
Community Gym Nights
All Ages
Tuesdays; Jan 10 - Mar 28
FREESign a waiver there,
Parents with
kids 0-12 yrs
closes @ 7pm
if no one has
Cross Training
9 Wednesdays; April 20 - June 15
$135 + GST = $142
Fees reduced to $100 + GST if 10+ register
April 13 @ Noon8/25
Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation
Age 12+
6 Mondays; March 13, 27, April 1-24, May 1
$63 for 6 weeks, $13/Drop-InClass is RUNNING6/20
Ages 5 - 17
Wednesdays; Jan 11 - Jun 29
4:30-6 pm
NO Drop-InsClass is RUNNINGRegister & Rates


What’s Happening at the Exshaw Legion? Hours and weekly schedule


This is a list of area organizations who have provided information about their classes, programs and workshops. The individual classes are too many to re-post so here are links to their online listings:

Most classes and workshops require pre-registration so please follow the links to get further information and sign up early to ensure classes have enough participants to run!


Bow Valley Programs

Canmore Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) Programs – Bow Valley Weekly InterAgency E-Newsletter, Workshops

Bow Valley Learning Council  Online Learning Guide (paper versions of the Bow Valley Learning Guide are no longer being printed)

Bow Valley Parent Link (BVPL) Programming check their calendars

Town of Canmore Recreation Guide

Town of Banff Activities  &  The Essential Local’s Guide to Banff  Download the guide to find programs and classes offered locally

artsPlace Programs

Bow Valley Primary Care Network (PCN)Programs & Classes

Bow Valley Victim Services Training


Cochrane Programs

Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) ProgramsNewsletter, Programs Links

Parent Link

Town of Cochrane  Activity Guide


Area Libraries

Check the individual library websites for their current programs.


Additional organizations which offer more training and workshops. You will need to check their websites for their latest offerings.

Alberta Children’s Hospital Newsletter

AHS Family and Communuty Resource CentreCommunity Education Service

Water Valley Community Association E-Newsletter


Parenting Workshops

Bow Valley Parent Link Classes

Triple P-Positive Parenting Program Online NEW!
Triple P Online (TPOL) is being launched in Alberta. This program hopes to make Triple P more accessible, and offers a personalized parenting course that parents can use in their own families.
TPOL is an interactive program to help with specific or challenging behaviors you may be experiencing with your child. Participants will learn Triple P strategies and tools by using online modules containing multimedia and interactive activities. This program also provides parents with the support of an accredited practitioner that can be reached via email and telephone. Check out the Stay Positive website to get your access code.
If you are interested in learning more about this exciting new program please contact Cara Crawford, BVPL, Education Coordinator at 403.678.7149 or via

Child Internet SafetyParent Training


Sexual Health

Calgary Sexual Health Centre

Managing Menopause & Peri menopause   and

Cochrane Teen Health Clinic Wednesdays 2:30 to 4:30


Settlement Services in the Bow Valley

Services are provided free of charge to support Permanent Residents, Live-in Caregivers, Refugees and Temporary Foreign Workers transitioning to permanent status who are living in the Bow Valley, Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise and Kananaskis no matter the length of time living in Canada.

Monthly workshops are offered on a variety of topics, including: Living in Canada as a Permanent Resident, Canadian Citizenship, School Orientation, Cross-Cultural Awareness, Money Management and more. Visit their calendar for more information.


Healthy Eating and Activity

Physicians and other health professionals work as a team to provide access to comprehensive primary care services for area residents. The Primary Care Networks (PCN) are a partnership between family doctors, Alberta Health and Wellness and Alberta Health Services.

Bow Valley PCNInformation, Programs and Services

Calgary Foothills PCNInformation, Programs and Services


MS Society Calgary Chapter


General Interest

Bow Valley Affordability Guide

Money Mentors

Free Online Courses originally offered exclusively to all Orderly Payment of Debt (OPD) clients, now available to everyone. Two courses, Budgeting Boot Camp and Credit Cross-Training are now available free of charge at

About the Courses:
Budget Boot Camp In this course, you’ll learn the difference between needs and wants, why you should set goals, how to track spending, tricks to control wasted dollars, how to stick to your spending plan and live comfortably within your means. With Budgeting Boot Camp, you’ll have less stress, more balance, and a lot more freedom.

Credit Cross-Training In this session, you’ll learn how to organize your current finances, plan for your application, understand credit reports, build credibility, research the best credit options for your situation, what creditors look for, and how to be a wise credit user.

If you need more information email:


Bow Valley Job Resource Centre

Take advantage of their local knowledge and many resources to find the job that is right for you! Service is available in English & French and is free of charge.

For Job Seekers: job search advice, resume writing assistance, local job board, access to computers, internet, fax machine, labour market information.

For Career Changers: career coaching, student financial assistance, apprenticeship and training information, self-employment information, workshops.

Hiring: Enhance the success of your business through our professional, free of charge HR services.


Bow Valley Literacy

Be a Tutor and help Change a Life or sign up to be tutored and improve your English skills


Thinking Driver

We receive these from Thinking Driver as safety meeting topics but they are useful for everyone so we are providing some of them here for your enjoyment and education – there are more online:

Check Your Following Distance!
Hazards of Loose Objects in a Vehicle
Keep Your Windshield & Mirrors Clean
Installing and Using Tire Chains Correctly
Check Your Tires