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Gather Again: Trade Fair & Fellowship

AHEA's Trade Fair & Fellowship

Calling ALL current, new and interested home education families…
It’s Time To Gather Again! AHEA’s 2022 Trade Fair & Fellowship Event

June 3 & 4th at the Westerner’s Prairie Pavilion in Red Deer, Alberta

This year’s event is slightly modified from our usual AHEA Convention. We know that shopping and visiting with like-minded friends new and old have always been exciting parts of getting together. Given that we only have had a short time to plan, we know you’ll understand why we couldn’t bring in a full slate of speakers like we usually do, but AHEA still wanted to give Alberta’s home educators a chance to gather again!

Our gathering space will be available to enjoy,
for ticket holders, during our ample shopping hours:

Friday, June 3: Noon to 7 pm
Saturday, June 4: 11 am - 6 pm

Shop 'Til You Drop

We have an amazing exhibit hall full of wonderful exhibitors that you can see and ask your questions to in person. You will once again have the opportunity to see curriculum, as well as other products, up close and in your hands! Oh, how we have missed that!

There will also be associate school boards, post secondary institutions and many other home education-related businesses and organizations coming who can’t wait to see you face to face. Check out our exhibitor list here. Some of them will have Trade Fair special deals that will only be available at this event! Information on the Buy It Here draw below.

Get to know AHEA’s Board and friends at the three AHEA booths, there to have your new home educating, home educating through high school and homeschooling with special needs questions answered – not to be missed!

Space For Friends & Fellowship

We know how badly we all want to socialize and connect. Those of us who come to the convention regularly remember how encouraging this irreplaceable aspect of the experience is. There will be a large dedicated space with tables and chairs so we can all take time to rest in between shopping, grab a snack, lunch or beverage from the concession stand and maybe get a long-awaited handshake or hug that we have been missing. Children and youth are welcome – reasonably priced tickets are available and a family price cap makes it affordable for everyone.

AHEA – Shaping Their Future

Join us as AHEA's Executive Director, Shawna Sundal, will be sharing what AHEA is about and important updates on how we are advocating for you, Alberta’s home education families, in many impactful ways. See below for information on a prize draw!!*

Option #1 - Friday evening 7:30 - 8 pm
Option # 2 - Saturday morning 10 - 10:30 am

AHEA – New Home Educator Information Session

Immediately following the Friday evening AHEA talk, this very popular favourite is returning… Great for those who are new to, or interested in, home educating your kids, grandkids or for those who are supporting those in your church or community who are new to home educating. This 1-hour information session on Friday evening at 8pm is for you! Come early for the AHEA talk, and then stay to have many of the typical “What is homeschooling” and “Can I homeschool?” type of questions answered.

You do not need a Trade Fair attendee ticket to attend either of the Friday evening events.
If you want a no-cost option, these are the session you will want to plan to attend!
Indicate your attendance when you get your tickets.

Session Attendees Special Draws!

DRAW #1 – Attendees of the Friday night sessions will be able to enter their name in to win a $50 gift certificate that will be drawn at the end of the meeting. It can be spent at any product vendor in our exhibit hall this year. Note: The certificate must be used by the end of shopping hours on Saturday, June 4th.

DRAW #2 - For those who attend the Saturday morning AHEA session, you will be able to enter your name in to win a $50 gift certificate that will be drawn at the end of the meeting and is spendable at any product vendor in our exhibit hall this year. Certificate must be used by the end of shopping hours on Saturday, June 4th. You will need an attendee ticket to attend this session. The option to pre-register for this session will be given on the ticket order website after you chose your ticket types.

Awesome Attendee Draw

Each attendee will get an entry to the draw just for coming to the the Trade Fair & Fellowship! AHEA has a Cash & Pass prize – 1 FREE Couple’s Registration for the 2023 Convention & $25 cash. There is also an awesome selection of other prizes donated by our vendors! A list of prizes will be posted on the AHEA website before the Trade Fair, so check back here for the complete list later.

The draws will take place after the event has closed on Saturday evening, June 4, 2022. Winners will be contacted via text and/or email to arrange for prize delivery.

Awesome Attendee Prize List

  • Jamie Soles - CD Package
  • Usborne Books - $25 Book Voucher
  • Colourful Travels Inc - Book & crayons
  • CCBR - Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform - 2 x Winner’s choice package (1 shirt, 1 drinking vessel - water bottle/coffee mug/travel mug, book)
  • Prairie College - T-Shirt
  • Wisdom Homeschooling - Travel Mug
  • Used Book Treasures - Package of Books
  • Classical Conversations Canada - Exploring Insects with Uncle Paul & Old World Echoes
  • Plum Cheeky Solutions - 1 Homeschool Life Planner

  • Discovery Toys - $20 Gift Certificate
  • The Learning House - 1x Explore Canada Game (value $24.99), 1x $50 Gift Certificate (for The Learning House)
  • History Alive - 1 year History Alive Online Membership ($100 value)
  • The Old Schoolhouse - One-year Ultimate Annual Membership to online homeschool curriculum and courses (current value of this is $269.97 US)
  • Classical Education Books - 10 x $50 gift cards
  • AHEA - CASH & PASS ($25 Cash & 1 Couple’s Admission to 2023 Convention)
  • Concordia University of Edmonton - Concordia University of Edmonton prize pack ($25 value)
  • Edmonton ProLife - Tote Bag & Book
  • Living Books - Faith and Science Dr Fizzlebop

Ticket Prices

Prices listed are for advance online ticket sales and at the door.

# of days Per Adult Per Couple Per Teen 12 + (must be registered under and adult) Per Child Add-On (3-11)… Capped at 3 – Others in same family this age are FREE!
1 day (can choose either Friday or Saturday) $30 $50 $20 $10
2 day (Fri & Sat) $50 $85 $30 $15
Pastors free
*Children under 3 are allowed for free but need to be noted on registration form for numbers.

Prices listed will have a 5% processing fee & GST added to them when you purchase them.

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