Planting spruce tress at Arbor Day

Strathcona County enjoys engaging the schools in our community events. These events can generate friendly competition between schools, or simply provide your school with the opportunity to learn about community issues.

Watch this web page for details on events during this school year.

Active Schools Challenge

This is for all elementary classes!

Mark your calendars for March 4 to 15, 2024, and get your class ready to be active for an extra 30 minutes every day for two weeks in March. This challenge is a fun way to get your class moving and have a chance to win!

Prizes include:

  • Field trips to Millennium Place including bussing and a healthy snack
  • Free admission pass to Strathcona County's recreation facilities for every student that participates
  • A prize pack for each participating classroom 

Completed challenge posters must be submitted before Friday, March 22, 2024.

To register, email by February 9, 2024.


Annual Agricultural Poster Contest

Every year, Strathcona County’s Agricultural Service Board invites kids in elementary schools (Grades 3, 4 and 5) in Strathcona County and Fort Saskatchewan to participate in their annual agricultural school poster contest. The contest encourages children to think about the importance of agriculture and how it links to them, whether they live on a farm, acreage or in town. Children have an opportunity to win prizes as well as express their ideas about the agriculture community. 


Arbor Day

Calling all Grade 1 Teachers

Recreation, Parks and Culture is inviting all Grade 1 students in Strathcona County to a fun, tree-focused event on May 10, 2024. Help instil the importance of trees and caring for our environment at an early age. Each year, Grade 1 students in Strathcona County are presented with a seedling to help celebrate Arbor Day. More information regarding the event will be shared with schools in early 2024.


School's Mayor Walk/Run

Grade 4 Students

Celebrate healthy and active living! Register your Grade 4 class today for the annual Mayor’s School Walk/Run on May 22, 2024. Your class will enjoy a morning or afternoon walk/run with other Grade 4 classes from across Strathcona County, followed by a swim at Millennium Place.

Our wellpower team will set up the walk/run and provide you with:

  • A fun warm up
  • A healthy snack
  • A swim at Millennium Place after the run

Depending on the number of classes registered, a second walk/run date may be added on May 15, 2024.

To register, email by April 19, 2024.



Pitch-In and make a difference! 

Our local Strathcona County Pitch-In campaign kicks off in spring 2024. Your school selects a date, and we supply the waste bags to help you clean up your school yard and surrounding community. Challenge your students to be eco-Active! Being eco-Active means your students will be role models in your community who pitch-in and care about the environment. Thank you to last year’s Pitch-In Program volunteers. Together, they spent 1,000 hours collecting and filling bags of garbage. Register your class and help make Strathcona County clean and green.

For more information and dates please visit


Additional information
Phone: 780-467-2211

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Last updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2024
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