FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

BCCALC (Big Country Community Adult Learning Council) is an adult learner-centered organization that offers a wide variety of courses and/or learner support to adults living in and around Oyen and area.

Our service is made possible through the support of Alberta Advanced Education, Prairie Rose School Division No. 8, our council members and interested volunteers.

The BCCALC follows the Public School Calendar, operation Monday-Friday, …, September-June..

The Big Country Community Adult Learning Council strives to meet your learning needs. If it is a course you are interested in, let us know and we will try our best to set it up for you.

Help is available – FREE! The Adult Learning Centre has a reading and writing project called A.B.L.E. (Adult Basic Literacy Education). ABLE provides help. An adult student is paired with a trained, volunteer tutor. Together they plan the lessons and choose when and where to meet. The lessons are free and all information about the students is kept private.

As well as the Adult Basic Literacy Program, we offer a Preschool Family Reading Program and Books for Babies. For more information on these programs call (403) 664-2060.

There are 3 ways that you can register for an upcoming course.

  1. Find the course you want to register for on our calendar, follow the link to the course and in the right sidebar select “Register”, complete the form and submit.
  2. Please email Sherri Robertson at bccalc@telusplanet.net with your NAME, EMAIL, CONTACT # and COURSE NAME.
  3. Please contact our office – ask for Sherri Robertson: (403) 664-2060

Thank you for your interest!

Big Country Community Adult Learning Council is a non-profit society funded by Alberta Advanced Education.

BCCALC Secretary-Coordinator: Sherri Robertson (403) 664-2060

ABLE Coordinator: Kimberly Saguil-Stief (403) 664-2060

Chairperson: Marian Peers (403) 972-3776

Vice-chairperson: Shirley Carlson (403) 664-2042

Area Representatives:

  • Acadia Valley: Marian Peers – (403) 972-3776
  • Bindloss: Sherry Jensen – (403) 379-2400
  • Buffalo: Heather Jaques – (403) 379-2101
  • Cereal: Muriel Sletton – (403) 326-3866
  • Esther: Lil Foot – (403) 664-2261 | Kelli Dalton – (403) 664-2944
  • Oyen: Shirley Carlson – (403) 664-2042
  • New Brigden: Andrea Thornton – (403) 664-2920
  • Sibbald: Kim Smith – (403) 664-3970

If you are an adult, of any age, and want help with basic skills or have a specific course of interest, please contact Sherri or Kimberly Saguil-Stief at (403) 664-2060.

Please contact our office: (403) 664-2060