SPORTS EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
The Centre for Learning@HOME Central Alberta Events Calendar
Information for 2021-2022 School Year
School authorities continue to have the flexibility to offer extra-curricular activities to students. Planned events will follow the Alberta Health Services recommendations, Christ the Redeemer Re-entry to Schools Plan, Return to Sport guidelines, The Centre for Learning@HOME event guidelines, School Physical Activity Health and Education Resource for Safety, venue requirements.
Sibling participation will be limited to select events including family orientated events, low risk and virtual eventsl based on availability. Sibling registration opens a few weeks prior to event. Opening dates are posted on the registration pages.
Your Program Enhancement Coordinator will strive to offer a variety of activities with your student’s safety in mind.
COVID-19 EVENT PRECAUTIONS
1. Prior to attending an event or activity, attendees are expected to review the COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire. Please see below.
2. All attendees must be registered in the appropriate category, this includes parent/guardian, siblings and or students who are observing or chaperoning event.
3. Prior to commencing any activity participants will be required to wash or sanitize their hands and Physical distancing will be encouraged where ever possible.
Students must use this questionnaire daily to decide if the student should attend Sports Events and Activities.
Follow the registration link to see all of the current and upcoming events.
SEPTEMBER 29 - CENTRAL WELCOME BACK PICNIC
Come and celebrate the beginning of a new school year. Please join us at Jarvis Bay Day use for The Centre for Learning@HOME welcome picnic. This is an ideal time to meet and visit with other home school families in our area. This year we have teamed up with Alberta Parks to allow families to take part in Geocaching.
Come out and discover the increasingly popular sport of geocaching - a high tech navigational treasure hunt! Families will learn how to use GPS to find hidden caches through the park. GPS units and instruction will be provided.
This program has a trading component. If students/ families would like, they may bring a small trinket or toy to trade. Item should be smaller than 4 inches long and 2 inches wide (can fit in a sandwich box). Trade items cannot be: broken toys, food, paper, pencils, erasers or garbage (if they wouldn’t trade for it back, they should not put it in). Trade only – no taking.
Hot dogs, bag of chips and a beverage will be served. Alberta Health Services Environmental Public Health and COVID -19 Guidance for Outdoor Door events will be observed.
Families are welcome to pack their own picnic lunch to bring to the event. Vegetarian hot dogs are an option please notify in registration section if you require a vegetarian hot dog.
WHERE: Jarvis Bay Day Use Area,
WHEN: Wednesday, September 29
TIME: 11:30am - 1:30pm
WHO: CFL Families
OCTOBER 5 - VIRTUAL FALL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS
Beginner Photography Workshop - In this workshop, the students will understand how to use their camera to take interesting pictures as well as learn some basic compositions to use in day-to-day photography activities. This will be a hands-on interactive lesson when plenty of opportunities to practice what they learn.
1:00- 1:30 Scavenger Hunt $5 per family. The scavenger hunt will be a fun search and find for the whole family around in your neighborhood (Sheet provided). Students can share their photos to Samantha's Facebook page if they like or email them to be shared with the other families in the group. https://www.facebook.com/scparkerphotos/
WHEN: Tuesday, October 5
TIME: Scavenger Hunt 1:00 - 1:30pm
Workshop 1:30 - 3:30pm
WHO: CFL Students Gr 1-12
COST: Scavenger hunt = $5
Workshop = $37
OCTOBER 8 - OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CAMP
Come on out for a day of outdoor education at Pioneer Lodge. Throughout the day we will be taking part in a variety of activities which may include archery, orienteering/ navigation skills, outdoor cooking, shelter building, wall climbing, camp wide games and/ or Horse Back Trail rides (additional fee)
All participants must bring their own peanut free bagged lunch.
WHERE: Pioneer Camp Lodge, 32134, Range Rd 63, Sundre, AB
WHEN: Friday, October 8, 2021
TIME: 9:30am - 3:00pm
WHO: CFL Students Gr 4-12
OCTOBER 14, 21, 28. NOV 4 - VIRTUAL LEARN TO SIGN SERIES
Do you want the chance to make the world more inclusive? Dive into a new language with this 4- week learn American Sign Language course. This class will teach some of the basics of ASL and both sessions are geared towards students with little to some sign experience.
WHEN: Thursdays October 14,21,28, Nov 4
TIME Gr 1-4 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Gr 5+ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Intermediate: 3:00- 4:00pm - This is for students with some sign experience should know basic alphabet signs.
WHO: CFL Students Grades 1-12
COST: = $45
OCTOBER 15 - CALGARY ZOO
AFRICA - AM Session
Investigate the unique animals of the African savannah and rainforest. Species observed may include: meerkat, hippopotamus, giraffe, lion, zebra, lemur, Malagasy boas, dwarf crocodiles, black & white colobus monkeys, western lowland gorilla.
Canadian Wilds - PM Session
Discover the spectacular animals that call the Canadian wildlands home. On this waling safari, explore predator-prey relationships, social dynamics, adaptations for extreme environments, and human impacts. Animals observed may include Amur tigers, red pandas, snow leopards, Japanese macaques, and Bactrian camels
Families are welcome to stay and enjoy the rest of the zoo after our tour.
WHERE: Calgary Zoo, 210 St. George's Drive NE, Calgary, AB
WHEN: Friday, October 15
Africa EduTrek 10:00 AM-11:30 PM
Canadian Wilds EduTrek 12:00 PM -1:30 PM
WHO: CFL Students Gr. 1-12
COST: CFL Student = $12
Event is subject to change based on AHS, CTR and Venue Guidelines at the time of the event.
OCTOBER 22 - ROYAL TYRELL MUSEUM
This event is tentatively scheduled based on AHS, CTR and Venue Guidelines at the time of the event.
Join the Centre for Learning@HOME as we take in various programs and tour the Royal Tyrell Museum. Students may choose to take part in 1 or 2 of the following programs and tour the museum.
Please note that masks are required for entering the museum and for indoor programs
Secrets of the Lost Quarry - Best suited for Grade 2-6 (10:15 - 11:15am)
In the early 20th century, fossil hunters did not always document their excavation sites, and key information was often lost. With students' help, we locate and uncover one of these lost quarries. During this interactive, multi-media program, participants experience the badlands and discover how scientists find fossils.
Cretaceous Crime Scene - Best suited for Grade 5- 11 (10:15 - 11:15am)
This program will challenge students' investigative skills as they uncover forensic clues in a paleontological mystery. By pursuing leads such as scarred bone, footprints, and weapons, students learn how paleontologists and geologists use scientific evidence to reconstruct the past.
Seven Wonders of the Badlands - Best Suited for Grade 2-12 (11:45am - 12:45pm)
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.
WHERE: Royal Tyrell Museum, 1500 N Dinosaur Trail, Drumheller
WHEN: Friday October 22
TIME: 10:00am - 1:00pm
WHO: CFL Students Gr.1-12
COST: $6.50 per program
OCTOBER 26, NOVEMBER 2,9, 16, 23, 30, DEC 7 - VIRTUAL LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION
Students dive into the exciting world of filmmaking working as a team to bring a short film project to life. A Script is created during the workshop and participants go through the process of acting, filming, directing, and producing the project from start to finish. Scenes are videoed by the students and they edit the project. At the end of the class they will have final project to share with their family and friends
WHEN: Tuesdays, October 26, November 2,9, 16, 23,30, December 7
TIME: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
WHO: CFL Students Grade 5-12
COST: $ 105
OCTOBER 26 - VIRTUAL JR/SR HIGH MASTERCHEFS - October Edition
Calling all teens. It is your turn to make dinner tonight. Join us for this two-hour cooking class with Red Seal Chef Ryland as he takes you through simple dishes that are restaurant quality. The theme for this session will be on Indian food. Ingredient lists will be sent out the week prior to the program. Chef will also offer up alternatives for various dietary restrictions. 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: Tuesday October 26, 2021
TIME: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
WHO: CFL Students grades 7-12
REGISTRATION FOR NOVEMBER EVENTS WILL OPEN SEPT 15
NOVEMBER 3 -VIRTUAL ALBERTA LEGISLATURE TOUR
NOVEMBER 3 - VIRTUAL ALBERTA LEGISTLATURE TOUR
Join The Centre for Learning@HOME as we get the opportunity to take part in a LIVE Virtual tour of the Legislature. Following the tour students have the opportunity to watch a live session and then will take part in the The Media's Role in Democracy.
The Media’s Role in Democracy
During the Great Depression in Alberta, the government became close to legislating the news Albertans could receive. How did the newspapers respond? And how did the Lieutenant Governor respond when the legislation fell on his desk to sign into law? This grade six presentation explores how the idea of Freedom of the Press has changed over time in Canada, the role of the Lieutenant Governor in relation to the constitution, detecting media bias, and how a free press feeds into the cycle of active citizenship.
WHEN: November 3, 2020
TIME: 1:00pm - 3:30pm
WHO: CFL Students Gr. 5-12
COST: No Cost
NOVEMBER 12 - LEARN TO CLIMB
This event is tentatively scheduled based on AHS, CTR and Venue Guidelines at the time of the event.
Gr 1+ Boulder Clinic (11:00am-12:00pm)
Bouldering is the purest form of modern climbing. There are no ropes or other equipment used except for shoes and chalk. This is not the type of climbing where you risk your life to ascend a route, climbers stay low to the ground. Bouldering has exploded in popularity in the last few years because of its accessibility and low gear requirements. . Bouldering routes range from long traverses a few feet off the ground to very short and powerful routes called "problems" (as in "boulder problems" or puzzles). Students will learn the techniques of bouldering in this 1 hour session. They will play games and get the opportunity to try out various routes. Wall Climbing shoes will be provided for this session.
Gr 4+ Learn to Climb (9:30am- 12:00pm)
Top-roping (or TR'ing) is the safest and easiest aspect of roped climbing-the rope is already through a secure set of anchors at the top of the wall or cliff and if the climber falls, it will result in simply hanging on the rope. This is the main feature of indoor climbing gyms, an abundance of pre-set top ropes. Students in this course will learn proper belay techniques and skills to pass a belay check. Under supervision they will be able to belay one another and top rope. Harnesses, shoes and belay devices will be included in this session
WHERE: Trailhead Climbing & Fitness, 33 Mckenzie Cres #108, Red Deer County
WHEN: Friday, November 12, 2021
TIME: Grade 4+ 9:30am- 12:00pm
Grade 1+ 11:00am-12:00pm
WHO: CFL Students Gr. 1-12
COST: Bouldering = $13
Top Roping= $16
Registration Coming Soon
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
For more policy details or call 1-833-560-0527. Please note that the insurance agreement is between you and Student Accident Insurance.