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!

1)  ICE CREAM SOCIAL.  Join us for FREE ICE CREAM on THURSDAY, SEPT 1 2022 from 6:30-8:30 PM.  Register HERE: https://forms.gle/jDcZBqa3SGoJp4s48

2) WORLD WELCOME PARTY. Connect and meet new people from all around the world while enjoying FREE SUPPER on FRIDAY, SEPT 9 2022 from 6:30-9:00 PM! Enjoy games, short Bible story, and much more at our event! Ride with other students and IFG student leaders from University LRT at 5:30 PM to Southgate Station, or come directly to St. John Anglican Church at 11111 57 Ave. NW. Register HERE: https://forms.gle/a4ryyFkgDe5Qo9nc7

3) SUPPER at CANADIAN HOME. Enjoy FREE supper in a home hosted by Canadian family on FRIDAY, SEPT 16 2022. Get the chance to meet new people and know more about IFG, play games, and some short stories from the Bible! RSVP by contacting: jsiebert@ivcf.ca (use your UAlberta email!)

Activities for Fall 2022

LaGlace Farm Trip - Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2022 - Yeah! So exciting!!!

Possible activities: Baking, cooking, visiting a bison ranch, grain farm, death swing, share stories, stay with Canadian families from a local church, visit a rural church gathering on Sunday morning, etc.

Weekly Tuesday Nights during the school year - We are doing Alpha program! Starting from Tuesday, 13 SEPT 2022 from 6:30-8:30 PM at Riverside Lounge in HUB Mall! Let us know if you are coming by emailing jsiebert@ivcf.ca (use your UAlberta email!)

Let us know if you want to hang out in person. We are 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 Melissa mchettle@ivcf.ca, James jsiebert@ivcf.ca, or Ann asiebert@ivcf.ca 

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 https://kingdomway.ca/free-esl-class/

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 http://millwoodsfc.ca/?page_id=2 for more details.

5. Terwillegar Community Church in southwest Edmonton hosts Conversational English on Tuesdays from 9:30-10:45 AM.  Contact https://www.tcchurch.ca/upcoming-events/conversation 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 phil.taylor@p2c.com

Ellerslie Road Baptist Church in south Edmonton offers Conversation Cafe on Zoom on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 PM.  A lesson is 7. sent out ahead of time to participants. If anyone is interested, they can contact at esl@erbc.ca.  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 trevor@np.church