Schools events and challenges

Planting spruce tress at Arbor Day

2020-21 Active Schools

This school year is going to look a little different and so will our Active Schools program. We are hard at work, building programs that students and teachers will enjoy, while following all Alberta Health Services guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

To discuss options for your class, please contact any of our programmers: Active Schools 2020/21 Program Contacts

Strathcona County enjoys engaging the schools in our community events. These great events can generate competition among your school, 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 

Calling all elementary classes! Mark your calendars for March 2021, and get your class ready to be active for an extra 30 minutes every day for 2 weeks in March. 

Details about what the 2021 active schools challenge program will look like are in the works. This challenge is a fun way to get your class moving and has a chance to win!

For more details or to register contact  Jennifer Wilson at

Active Schools Challenge Official Contest Rules

Annual Agricultural Poster Contest

Every spring, Strathcona County’s Agricultural Service Board (ASB) invites kids in elementary schools (grade 3, 4, and 5) in Strathcona County and Fort Saskatchewan to participate in their annual 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 and 2 Teachers

Recreation, Parks and Culture is inviting all Grade 1 and 2 students in Strathcona County to a fun, tree-focused event at Broadmoor Lake Park on Thursday, May 6 and Friday, May 7, 2021. 

Help develop 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.

For 2021, we are inviting all Grade 2 students in Strathcona County as Arbor Day was cancelled in 2020 during their Grade 1 year.

School's Mayor Walk/Run

Calling all grade 4 teachers - mark your calendar for May and join us for the Mayor's Walk / Run.

Details coming soon.


Pitch-In and make a difference! 

Our local Strathcona County Pitch-In campaign kicks off on May 10, 2021.

Register your class today and help make Strathcona County clean and green.

Additional information
Phone: 780-467-2211

Last updated: Friday, August 28, 2020
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