Special Events

Terry Yaceyko - Mom's Encouragement Host

Chocolate with Encouragement for Moms - with Terry Yaceyko, "Encouragement For Today"

Terry's Biography  |  Friday, April 13th  |  7:00-8:00PM  |  $10 per person

What keeps you home schooling day in and day out? Join Terry Yaceyko as she shares encouragement for today – for the home school mom of many OR of one, for the new home educating mom OR for the veteran mom that is overwhelmed, for the home school mom struggling with finances, special needs or illness. Each one of us needs *Encouragement for Today* to continue home educating our children with joy. Terry loves sharing encouraging words with other home school moms (AND a bit of chocolate won’t hurt either!).

Pre-registration and payment is required (Moms only). Available during online registration.

Note: Due to certain events, Westerner Park may charge a re-entry parking fee on Friday evening; AHEA has no control over this.

Terry Yaceyko

Terry Yaceyko has enjoyed homeschooling their 4 daughters for the past 26 years - adapting and changing each year according to the challenges in their lives. She is looking forward to more traveling with her husband (and family) in the years ahead! She also loves being a Gramma (4 grandchildren four and under at this time!) and is always on the lookout for fun, educational books AND extras for them. Both Terry and her husband, Richard, volunteered for AHEA for many years before letting their names stand for the AHEA Board. She leads a Home School Support Group in Vermilion, moderates the AHEA Facebook Page and believes strongly in supporting and encouraging parents in home educating their children.

Harold House - Men's Breakfast Host

Men’s Breakfast with Harold House: “Why Homeschool: Intentional Discipleship and More"

Harold's Biography  |  Saturday, April 14th  |  7:00-8:00AM  |  $15 per person

Homeschooling should be a lifestyle choice, and not just an educational program at home. As homeschooling Dad’s, we have the opportunity to “train up our children”, but do we intentionally make an effort to disciple them. How do we go about doing it without it becoming another “program”? Harold will talk about his experiences both positive, and negative from training up his four children, and how his vision of homeschooling has expanded over the years. He will talk about what it means to make a disciple, and how you know when you have made one? He will give Dads 10 practical ways to intentionally disciple their children.

Pre-registration is required (Dads only). Available during online registration. Dads will be served coffee, eggs, sausages, bacon, pancakes, and hash browns.

Note: Due to certain events, Westerner Park may charge a re-entry parking fee on Friday evening; AHEA has no control over this.

Harold House

Harold and his wife Louise have been married for 37 years and have four married children all home educated through high school. They now enjoy four grandchildren as well. Harold was a dairy engineer with the Ontario government for 35 years and now operates his own consulting company. Louise and Harold own and operate The Learning House. They reside in Goderich on Ontario’s west coast, and are both active in their local church.

Youth Talent Show - Hosted by Stacey Sampson

Youth Pizza Party & Talent Show (Ages 12-17)

Friday, April 13th | 5:00-7:00PM | Donations of $2-$5 per person | Stacey's Bio

Located in the Heartland Room of the Harvest Centre Building.

Youth have the opportunity to showcase their talent and compete for a chance to win prizes, including small trophies to cash prizes! Along side watching your talented friends on stage, you can enjoy some delicious pizza.

Pre-registration is required for the pizza. Sign up at the Registration table (in Salon A) by 2:00PM. Donation of $2 to $5 per person.

Pre-registration is required for the Talent Show. Sign up at the Registration table (in Salon A) by 4:00PM. Space is limited.

Stacey Sampson

Hosted by Stacey Sampson

Stacey is a homeschool graduate and currently enrolled in Concordia university of Edmonton as a full time student. She has a passion for youth of all ages and a love for the Lord Jesus Christ.





Hosted by Rebecca Banks

Young Adults Pizza Social (Ages 18+)

Friday, April 13th | 5:00-7:00PM | Donations of $2-$5 per person | Rebecca's Bio

Located in Salon B of the main building.

Welcome! Come join us for an ice breaker, activity, pizza supper and a chance to meet new people. Explore the possibilities of this year's theme Embracing the Unexpected.

Pre registration at the convention is required. Sign up at Registration table (in Salon A) by 2:00PM. Donation of $2 to $5 per person.

Rebecca Banks

Rebecca is a homeschool graduate and eldest of seven children. Growing up in the country on an off- grid hobby farm provided many adventures for her and her family. She loves working with people and is actively involved in youth ministry. In between, she likes gardening, making cards, quilts and playing piano.

Lights! Camera! Action!

Friday, April 13th | 7:00-8:30PM | Freewill Donation

Family Theatre Sports with Miranda Hamer

Come out Friday Night for a Fun Family Theatre Sports Night! Families will learn, watch and even participate in a variety of games. This session if great for building confidence in public speaking in a safe and fun environment. There will be lots of laughter and learning while memories are being made acting together. Families are welcome to come dressed in a theme or simply come as they are. Some suggestions are: everyone wearing the same color, headbands, hats, western, pioneer, Victorian theme costumes ect. (Please note: I realize this is out of a lot of people’s comfort zone. No one will be forced to act. Not all members will always need to participate and / or there is always a need for an inanimate object or a tree:) )

Note: Due to certain events, Westerner Park may charge a re-entry parking fee on Friday evening; AHEA has no control over this.

Speakers, events, and schedule subject to change without notice.