The Centre for Learning@HOME Central Alberta Events Calendar


Information for 2023/ 2024 School Year

Welcome back for those of you who are returning and welcome to those who are new to our school. I'm your program enhancement coordinator for those of you who do not know my goal is to provide a variety of programs through out the year to expand our learning out into the community.

Here are a few answers to common questions:

1) Adult chaperones:

Most programs are drop and go programs. This means you're not required to stay. However, we believe that learning is a whole family experience and do welcome parents who are interested in attending some programming. Please register in the parent/ chaperone category; note that sometimes this category will open after students have an opportunity to register as some events offer limited space. This is in the event description. Some events for example family events, ski days and theatre events do require an adult chaperone to register with students in certain grades, this requirement will be within the event description.

2) Family Events:

These will be offered on evenings and weekends to allow for the whole family to attend. These are a great opportunity to meet other Centre for Learning@HOME families. Due to the family nature it is kindly requested that students register with an adult chaperone who will take part in the fun!

3) Waitlists:

Always join the waitlist! This helps guide interest for a programs. If there is no waitlist available please let me know and I will make one. If there is enough interest I will try to get more classes so that as many students as possible can participate in programs.

4) Sibling participation will be limited to select events including family orientated events, low risk and virtual events based on availability. Sibling registration opens a few weeks prior to event. Opening dates are posted on the registration pages.

Always feel free to reach out to me. Email is best I'm always looking for new ideas and i try my best to respond to all emails within 2 business days.

Your Program Enhancement Coordinator will strive to offer a variety of activities with your student’s safety in mind.

Looking forward to getting out and learning within the community this school year!


Follow the registration link to see all of the current and upcoming events.


Come on out and celebrate a start to the new school year. Join CFL staff and families for a nice picnic lunch followed by an edible plant walk! This is an excellent opportunity to come meet your local staff and other local CFL families.

Please make notes of any food allergies by clicking yes to medical conditions and typing them into the box.

WHERE: Kerry Wood Nature Center, 6300 45 Ave, Red Deer, AB
WHEN: Wednesday, September 20, 2023
TIME: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
WHO: CFL Families
COST: = No Cost

Click Here to Register


Are you interested in learning and playing card games while connecting with new and old friends? Many students in junior and senior highs across the country gather in lunchrooms to play games during their lunch breaks and to enjoy each other’s company. If you too are interested in connecting with other grade 7 to 12 students at The CentreforLearning@HOME and learning some new card games to share with family and friends, please join us in The CentreforLearning@HOME’s virtual card club. To start, we will meet in Zoom on Wednesdays at 12:20pm to 1:00pm. A teacher will be present to facilitate games and interactions.

Please approach Mr. Marion with any questions: Card games can include Crazy 8’s, Hearts, Euchre, Spades, and Cribbage.

Zoom link:


Does your child love to play chess? This six-week program is a unique opportunity to play the game while improving skills in Problem Solving, Deductive Reasoning and Creative Thinking

While this program is called "beginner" it will challenge your chess player and keep them engaged, even if they have been playing for years.

you will be learning form Mr Bloom a top 5 chess player in Canada!!

WHEN: Thursday, September 21 - October 26
2:00 pm-3:00 pm
WHO: CFL Students grades 5-9
COST: = Complimentary

Click Here to Register



Looking to meet other CFL high school students? Would you like an opportunity to experience an outdoor adventure? Let's escape for an overnight wilderness retreat at Camp Kindle! Open to our Grade 9, 10, 11, and 12 students! The many activities will include ropes course, archery, escape rooms and more!

Be prepared for many outdoor activities such as archery, wall climbing, low ropes course, group building activities, hiking, and field games.
Also escape rooms, camp fire fun, karaoke,

WHEN: Wednesday, September 27 to Friday September 29
WHERE: Camp Kindle - 29479 Range Road 6. 1A, Water Valley, AB
WHO: CFL Students - Grades 9-12
COST $100

To see more info about Camp Kindle check out their website

Click Here to Register


Would you like to learn how to cook delicious meals for your family? Join our amazing Chef Steph in learning all the trick of the trade via Zoom. She will walk you through learning all about cooking from the comfort of your own home. There will be cooking and baking in this session!!
Please check back for detailed menu and learning objectives for each week coming soon.

WHEN: Mondays - October 16, 23, 30 & November 6
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
WHO: CFL Students grades 3-9 (younger students will need a parent in the kitchen with them for safety reasons)
COST: $68 + the cost of supplies

Click Here to Register


Join the Centre for Learning@HOME as we take in various programs and tour the Royal Tyrrell Museum. Students may choose to take part in 1,2 or 3 of the following programs and tour the museum. Families are welcome to stay and explore the museum.

Please note only one adult per group gets admission to the museum free of charge. Any additional adults must pay admission directly to the museum.

Ancient Alberta Rocks - Best suited for Grade 2-6 (10:15am - 11:15am)
Discover Alberta's geology through an interactive game where students work in teams and move around a floor-sized game board shaped like the province. As they answer questions, do demonstrations, and complete tasks, students learn how geologic processes have shaped the land. Through engaging, hands-on learning, students will gain a greater understanding of geology and how these processes have influenced the landscape of the province today.

Art of Casting - Best suited for Grade 4- 12 (11:45am - 12:45pm)
Art and science merge as students paint a fossil cast and learn why museums make casts. They will discover the importance of fossil casts and how exhibit text is developed to connect specimens with visitors.

Seven Wonders of the Badlands - Best Suited for Grade 2-12 (1:15pm - 2:15pm)
Discover the wonders of the Alberta badlands through a guided hike in Midland Provincial Park. The badlands tell the story of Alberta's changing environments, from the temperate climate of the Cretaceous Period, to today's arid conditions. With expert guidance, students unlock the ancient secrets of this mysterious landscape.

Each program has an independent cost associated

WHERE: Royal Tyrell Museum, 1500 N Dinosaur Trail, Drumheller
WHEN: Friday, October 20,2023
TIME 10:00am - 2:30pm
WHO: CFL Students Grades K-12
COST: = $6.50- $10.50 per program

Click Here to Register


Calling all teens. It is your turn to make dinner tonight. Join us for this two-hour cooking class with one of Naits Red Seal chefs as they take you through simple dishes that are restaurant quality.
The theme for this session is to be determined. Ingredient lists will be sent out the week prior to the program. Chef will also offer up alternatives for various dietary restrictions. Please email special requests to This is also an excellent opportunity to learn about the culinary arts program offered at NAIT.

**Younger students are able to register to follow along but may require additional help from an adult.**

WHEN: Monday, October 23, 2023
TIME: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
WHO: CFL Students
COST: = $22

Click Here to Register


Come on out and channel your inner spiderman! During this two hour session on the ropes students will have the opportunity to learn and try bouldering, top roping and have some fun in the climbing fun park!

WHERE: Trail Head climbing Center, 33 Mckenzie Cres #108, Red Deer County, Ab
WHEN: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
TIME: 1:30pm -3:30pm
WHO: CFL Students Grades 4-12
COST: =CFL Students -TBD

Click Here to Register


This is a Family event! All students should register with an adult chaperone to take part in the fun!
Come see the night skies alive by giving taking part in a tour of the constellations visible from Alberta. Using binoculars and/or telescopes, we'll take a close look at some of the astronomical objects invisible to the naked eye.

Entirely outside, please dress for the weather and wear proper footwear.

WHERE: Kerry Wood Nature Center, 6300 45 Ave, Red Deer, AB
WHEN: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
TIME: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
WHO: CFL Families

Click Here to Register


Come on out and take part in 1 or 2 programs at the Reynolds Museum:
Electric Cars (Most suitable for Grade 3+) 10:15-12:15 $8
Build a vehicle to take home, which uses a battery-powered electric motor to produce motion. Students explore the historical and contemporary significance of electric cars.

Kites and Crashes (Most suitable for Grade 2+) 1:00 - 2:30pm $8
Come on down and let's play Fly or Flop. Students look at a variety of early airplane designs and guess which ones got off the ground and which ones did not.

Students discuss the importance of design and materials in the development of an airplane, and are introduced to the experiments of Alexander Graham Bell, with the tetrahedral kite.

Each student builds a kite to take home.

WHERE: Reynolds Museum, 6426 40 Ave, Wetaskiwin, AB
WHEN: Friday, November 3, 2023
TIME: 10:00am - 2:30pm
WHO: CFL Students
COST: = Varied

Click Here to Register

Student Supervision Standards and Parent Participation


Please note, some activities replicate a classroom setting (example: teacher led co-curricular classes) and in such situations, the Field Trip Supervision Ratios will not apply. Ratios similar to a traditional classroom will apply.

The CFL welcomes parents to participate in activities and events whenever possible. Some events require a parent supervise every participant; other events/venues restrict parent participation. The role of the parent is included in each event description. Please see below for an explanation of the rational.

1. Parent Participation is Mandatory

In this scenario, the students will require one on one assistance to complete the task or the venue has asked us to have a parent with each child. A CFL staff member will be there to assist the event leader, check in students and parents, and obtain the activity waiver forms.

2. Parent Participation is Voluntary

In this scenario, the parents are welcome to stay and participate, or release their student(s) to the care of The CFL staff and approved volunteers. The ratio of adults to students is in accordance with Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools’ policy (below). If the parent elects to drop their student(s) off, they must deliver the student(s) to the school staff member at the event to check them in and sign the activity waiver. At the end of the event, the parent must collect the student(s) from the school staff member at the specified time and ensure the staff member knows the parent has arrived to pick up the student(s). Please do not drop your student off at the door or plan to pick them up outside.

3. Parent Participation is Restricted or Not Allowed

In this scenario, the host venue has asked that parents not participate either due to the nature of the event (i.e. swim lessons) or because of limited space. The Centre for Learning@HOME will provide supervision according to the supervision standard set by Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools. Parents may be able to watch from the sidelines (like in swim lessons) or drop the student(s) off and pick them up at the end of the program. When dropping off your student(s), please deliver the student(s) to the school staff member at the event to check them in and sign the activity waiver. At the end of the event, the parent must collect the student(s) from the school staff member at the specified time and ensure the staff member knows you have arrived to pick up the student(s). Please do not drop your student off at the door or plan to pick them up outside.

If arrangements are made for someone other than the parent/guardian to pick up a student, please notify The CFL staff member, in writing, prior to the start of the event.

Voluntary Student Accident Insurance

Student Accident Insurance helps to protect your family from these unexpected costs if your child is injured on school property during school-sponsored activities.

For more policy details or call 1-833-560-0527. Please note that the insurance agreement is between you and Student Accident Insurance.