Our Event Schedule

Welcome to the University of Alberta and to Canada. We also welcome you to the International Friendship Group! We hope this club will be your home away from home. We come from many countries and backgrounds. The sponsors of this club are Christians but ALL cultures and beliefs are welcome!

We have a number of exciting activities coming up this semester and we would love for you to join us.

We will send out more information via email as each of these dates approach to give you all the details. You can also check back for updates, visit our Facebook page at IFG Edmonton - International Friendship Group or email jsiebert@ivcf.ca

Some other possibilities for fun gatherings could be baking nights, an evening of sharing about the countries and communities we come from, a conversation between our group and other religious groups, and more!Have a look at what we have coming up! 

Currently we are not doing group activities where we meet in person. We will do a number of things on Zoom. Keep checking your emails to stay updated. Some other possibilities for fun gatherings could be baking nights, an evening of sharing about the countries and communities we come from, a conversation between our group and other religious groups, and more!

1. Oct 21, 2020: Discover Evening

Come and join us for Discover on Wednesday evenings  at 6:405 PM starting Sept 9. This is an open, no-pressure Bible discussion in the book of John on Zoom! We begin with conversation, then the Bible discussion goes from 7-8:30pm. We often play games afterwards. Contact James at jsiebert@ivcf.ca for the link to join.

2. Oct 23, 2020: Bake with Melissa

Melissa will be teaching us how to bake fudge flourless cookies this Friday night from 7 - 9 PM. To join, please contact Melissa at mmelick@ivcf.ca or Emma at ebailey@ualberta.ca.

Here are the ingredients that you will need:

  • 2 1/2 Cups Powdered sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 4 Cold large egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 Cups Chocolate chips

You will also need:

  • Cooking spray (or butter) to grease the baking tray/sheet
  • A baking tray/sheet to bake the cookies on
  • A bowl and spoon/spatula or beater to mix with, or a stand mixer
  • Spoons to scoop the cookie dough onto the tray

3. Rise 'n' Shine Daily Devotional

Welcome to Rise 'n Shine with Boon every morning at 8:30 AM for no more than 15 minutes. There will be an encouraging/challenging reading from the Bible and prayer for the day! You can download the PK Daily Devotional link here. Contact Boon at boonlchew@gmail.com for more info.

4. Conversational English 

Want to practice your English? We welcome you to hang out and chat with us. We have some time options that you can choose. Join Melissa on Wednesdays at 4 PM on Zoom. Contact Melissa at mmelick@ivcf.ca for the link.  On Tuesdays from 8 - 9 PM MST, you can chat with Daniel. Feel free to  contact him ar daniel.u94@gmail.com for the Zoom link. On Wednesday mornings from 8 - 9 AM MST, you can chat with Emma. You can reach her at ebailey@ualberta.ca for the link.

5. Welcome to Alpha every Tuesday starting Sept 22, 2020.

Alpha is a place where we get to ask questions about where you find hope, what motivates you, is there more to life than our current circumstances? There will be a short video explaining the Christian world view on a question, and then lots of time for you to share your thoughts and beliefs. It is a great way to make friends, practice English and connect with your peers. We will meet at 11:00 AM on Zoom. Email Melissa at mmelick@ivcf.ca for more info and if you have any questions about joining.

6. Want to hang out and chat? 

We are happy to hang out and chat (at a distance). Feel free to contact James at jsiebert@ivcf.ca, Ann at asiebert@ivcf.ca, or Melissa at mmelick@ivcf.ca. Are you interested in Conversational English with a Canadian? Contact us at jamsiebert@ivcf.ca if you are interested and let us know some possible times you are free. Do you want to play Backgammon online with a Canadian? Contact James at jsiebert@ivcf.ca