News & Activities

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

Our Event Schedule

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

Activities Coming Up!

Looking for something to do over Christmas?  There are several opportunities.  Contact James at 780-686-3332  

ALL STUDENTS and VISITING SCHOLARS   WELCOME to James & Ann's home one Friday a month.  The next one will be Jan. 12, 2024   Meet and get to know new people from all around the world while enjoying FREE SUPPER from 6:30-9:00 PM!  Enjoy games, a Bible discussion, and much more at our event!  If you want to travel with other students from the university, meet on the ground floor of the University HUB Mall LRT station at 5:30 PM and look for one of our student leaders holding an International Friendship Group sign.  Or come directly to James & Ann's home at 826 Ryan Place NW. Register HERE    Contact James for more info at or 780-686-3332

Supper at CityLight Alliance Church Friday, Jan. 19, 2024.  Come and enjoy a good meal, hear a story about Jesus, and have lots of fun games!  Get on our weekly email list to register for this event.

Winter Retreat - Jan 26-28, 2024 

    • Students from all of Alberta universities and colleges

    • At Pioneer Ranch Camp near Rocky Mountain House, AB
    • Cost $125 (subsidized)

    • Includes a trip to Abraham Lake in the Rocky Mountains - hopefully we'll see the bubbles in the ice!
    • Schubert from MacEwan is leading worship

    • Here is the link to sign up:

Welcome to DISCOVER!  Every Wednesday in Rutherford Lounge in HUB Mall starting Jan. 17, 2024 from 6:30-8:30 PM.  We'll eat some food and then look at how Jesus impacted the world through the book of Acts from the Bible.  Any students or scholars are welcome :)  Register HERE

Mark West 2024  April 26-30, 2024 

    • Study in the book of Mark for 5 days

    • At Pioneer Ranch near Rocky Mountain House
    • Some fun activities like canoeing, climbing wall, riding horses, and a day trip to the Rocky Mountains
    • We know that U of A exams end April 27 (students can come late)

    • Still working on cost

Conversational English:  Contact Ann at for more info

Grad Student Weekend - May 16-20, 2024

    • Grad Student weekend for all of Canada Grad students who are following Jesus or actively seeking Jesus

    • Theme: Practical ways of living out the Shema from Deut. 6:4,5

    • Topics: Mental Health & Resiliency, Sharing the Gospel with colleagues, Encountering Jesus through Research, etc.

    • A time to encourage each other on the Grad student journey

    • Cost $475 but Alan is trying to find donors to subsidize it… so the cost should come down

Let us know if you want to hang out in person. We are happy to have tea or coffee with you. Contact James, or Ann 

Are you interested in studying the Bible?

Are you curious about the Bible?

Some students are curious about the Bible. Would you be interested in attending a "once-a-week" Bible discussion for one hour for four weeks at a time that works for you? It would be a no-pressure discussion for students who are new to the Bible.

If this is of interest to you contact James at