News & Activities

We plan exciting events and activities all semester long for international students to have a great experience while in Canada

Opportunities for International students and scholars to practice English around Edmonton

Here are some learning opportunities that may be of interest to you:

1. IFG hosts activities every other Friday evening.  Check our other page for details :)

The following are NOT IFG programs, but we thought you may be interested:

2. English as a Second Language (ESL) on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12-2:30 PM at Saints Church at 6315-199 Street.  For more info contact Denise Kroeker at 780-489-2579 Ext. 236  Starts October 5, 2021.

3. Free English grammar and conversational English on Wednesdays at the Kingdom Way Christian Church on Zoom starting Oct. 7, 2021 from 7-8 PM. For more info please visit

4.  Millwoods Friendship Centre in southeast Edmonton is offering Free English classes from beginner to advanced at 2102 Millbourne Road West NW on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1-2:30 PM.  Check out for more details.

5.  Terwillegar Community Church in southwest Edmonton hosts Conversational English on Tuesdays from 9:30-10:45 AM.  Contact for more info

6. Free weekly Conversation Cafe hosted by Connecting Streams (Power to Change).  Practice English in small groups.  Wednesdays 6-7:30 PM, Thursdays 9-10:30 AM, Saturdays 10-11:30 AM.  Contact Phil Taylor for more info at 780-966-7401 or

7. Ellerslie Road Baptist Church in south Edmonton offers Conversation Cafe on Zoom on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 PM.  A lesson is sent out ahead of time to participants. If anyone is interested, they can contact at  They are not sure if they will be meeting in person at some point.

8.  Northpointe Community Church in north Edmonton is offering ESL programs.  Contact Trevor for more info at

International Christmas Camp! December 23-27, 2021

We are waiting for the University to approve International Christmas Camp!

What:  International Christmas Camp for International Students! Enjoy all kinds of winter activities indoors and outdoors while celebrating Christmas together.  

When:  Leave after Breakfast on December 23 and come back by noon on the 27th

Where:  Pioneer Camp Lodge near Sundre, AB

Cost:  To Be Determined

Who:  Current International students will have the first opportunity to attend.  There are limited spots as we are hoping to do this camp together with our friends at University of Calgary and University of Lethbridge!

Ask James for more info at 

Our Event Schedule

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

How to find out about our activities?  Sign up to receiver weekly emails, visit our Facebook page at IFG Edmonton - International Friendship Group or email Melissa at

Come and visit us at 8901 HUB Mall - you can make an appointment to chat with us... we don't have official office hours yet.


  • Let us know if you want to hang out in person. James is happy to have lunch or tea with you.  Small groups of IFG friends sometimes get together at a park or for a campfire on weeks when we don't have official events. Contact James
  • Want to pray with someone?  We like to pray together on Tuesdays from 1-2 PM on Zoom.  Welcome to join us.  Contact James at for more info.
  • Welcome to Rise 'n Shine with Boon Sunday to Friday at 9AM for no more than 15 minutes. There will be an encouraging/challenging reading from the Bible and prayer for the day! Contact Boon at for more info.

Activities in December

We hang out on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in-person or on Zoom for video clips from The Chosen followed by Bible discussions.  We meet in Riverside Lounge in HUB mall.  Usually we provide a meal or snacks at the end of the evening. You must preregister to come :)  Contact us for more information at jsiebert@ivcf.  Dec. 1 is the last one for the year.

Christmas Party - December 3 from 7-9 PM  Contact Ann Siebert at for more info

International Christmas Camp Dec. 23-27  Look elsewhere on this site to find more details :)