School Events

The following events are planned for Vista Virtual School students throughout the year (in both Calgary and Edmonton). All students are welcome to sign up for any of the events or activities—however, some of the events are most appropriate for certain ages or grades.

For more information or to sign up, contact vvsactivities@pembinahills.ca. See the specific events below in the table or the expandable menus.

Events: 2019-20 School Year

Vista Virtual School activities and events for students in both Calgary and Edmonton from the 2019-20 school year.
See more details about each event below.

2019-20
Event Name

Campus Location

Event Location

Date and Time

Grade Range

Remembrance Day ActivityEdmontonPrince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre, 10440 - 108 Ave, EdmontonThursday, November 7
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
All VVS Students
Event Summary (will be posted after the event)
Remembrance Day ActivityCalgaryThe Military Museums, 4520 Crowchild Trail S, CalgaryThursday, November 14
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
All VVS Students
Event Summary (will be posted after the event)
RiverWatchEdmontonNorth Saskatchewan River (Edmonton)Thursday, September 12, 2019
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Grades 8-12

Event Summary
RiverWatchCalgary Bow River (Calgary)Wednesday, September 18, 2019
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Grades 8-12

Event Summary

More Details About Our 2019-20 Events

Remembrance Day Activities (Edmonton and Calgary)
VVS Remembrance Activity
Who: All VVS Students
What: Learn more about the Canadians who have proudly served their country through numerous wars and conflicts, by attending Remembrance Day events in Edmonton or Calgary.
WhenEdmonton: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Calgary: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Thursday, November 7 (EDMONTON) and Thursday, November 14 (CALGARY)
Relevant Learning: Canadian history (Colony to Confederation), Canadian participation in international wars (WWI, WWII), current affairs, Canadian identity, critical thinking, Remembrance.
Event Summary (will be posted after the event is complete) 
 
 
RiverWatch (Edmonton and Calgary)
Who: Students in grades 8-12
What: Explore the North Saskatchewan or Bow River on a floating laboratory
WhenSeptember 12 (Edmonton) and September 18 (Calgary) from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: The North Saskatchewan River or the Bow River.
Relevant Learning: Water chemistry and biology tests, science. This is a floating lab as you explore 10 km of the river by raft.
Event Summary 

 
 
 
 
Sign up: vvactivities@phrd.ab.ca Register now, as limited spaces are available! Deadline to register is September 6.
NOTE:
Deadline extended to September 11.
Event Summary

Events: 2018-19 School Year

Vista Virtual School activities and events for students in both Calgary and Edmonton from the 2018-19 school year.
See more details about each event below.

Event Name

Campus Location

Event Location

Date and Time

Grade Range

DNA Biotechnology:
WhoDunnit?
Let’s Talk Science
Workshop
CalgaryCalgary CampusWednesday, February 20

1 to 3 p.m.
Grades 8-12
Event summary
Body Worlds:
Telus World of Science
EdmontonTelus World of ScienceThursday, February 21

1 to 3 p.m.
Grades 7-12 (note: CAUTION FOR SENSITIVE VIEWERS—this exhibition contains real human and animal specimens, which explain the various systems of the body, including the reproductive system).
Event summary
A Day at SAITCityCalgarySouthern Alberta
Institute of Technology
Thursday, March 28

9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Grades 8-10
Event summary
The TempestEdmontonEdmonton Citadel -
Shoctor Theatre
Wednesday, May 1

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ages 14+ recommended
High School PlanningCalgary and EdmontonCalgary Campus, and
Edmonton Campus
Tuesday, May 14

1-3 p.m.
Grade 9 students
Event summary
VVS Year-end ActivityCalgary and EdmontonCalaway Park - Calgary

Galaxyland - Edmonton
Friday,
June 21

10 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
All students
Event summary

More Details About Our 2018-19 Events

WhoDunnit? (Calgary)

Who: Students in grades 8-12
What: A murder has occurred, and it’s your job to find out WhoDunnit!
WhenFebruary 20 from 1-3 p.m.
WhereVVS Calgary Campus (VC Conference Room)

Relevant Learning: Forensic studies, biology and science. You are working in a forensic lab and have isolated DNA from a drop of blood left behind by the culprit at the scene of a crime. DNA samples have been obtained from the possible villains. Your task is to carry out a “DNA fingerprint” test to try to determine which suspect matches the DNA sample recovered at the crime scene.

Sign up: vvactivities@phrd.ab.ca Register now, as limited spaces are available!

Event summary

Body Worlds (Edmonton)

Who: Students in grades 7-12
What
: Body Worlds: ANIMAL INSIDE OUT
When: February 21 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: Telus World of Science, Edmonton

Relevant Learning: Opportunity to explore the intricate biology, zoology and physiology of the world’s most spectacular creatures, large and small—skeletal foundations, muscles, tendons and ligaments, and the internal circuit of the nervous system.

Sign up: vvactivities@phrd.ab.ca Register now, as limited spaces are available!

Event summary

A Day at SAITCity (Calgary)

Who: Students in grades 8-10
What
: SAITCity Career Exploration
When: March 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary

Relevant Learning: Opportunity to explore career options and assist with future planning for post-secondary, on-the-job training and apprenticeship programs. Explore hands-on simulated career tasks, and learn about future opportunities at SAIT.

Sign up: vvactivities@phrd.ab.ca Register now, as limited spaces are available!

Event summary

The Tempest (Edmonton)

Who: Ages 14+ recommended*
What
: Citadel Theatre (Edmonton)
When: May 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Shoctor Theatre (Citadel), Edmonton

* Registration is limited to English 20-1/20-1 Adult and English 30-1/30-1 Adult students until April 5.

Relevant Learning: Opportunity to attend a live production of a Shakespearean piece, the matinee will include excerpts from other Shakespeare pieces. It gives students the opportunity to see a Shakespeare play brought to life.

Sign up: vvactivities@phrd.ab.ca Register now, as limited spaces are available! Deadline to sign up is April 24.

 

High School Planning (Calgary and Edmonton)

Who: Students in grade 9
What
: High School Planning
When: May 14 from 1-3 p.m.
Where: Vista Virtual School Calgary campus, and Vista Virtual School Edmonton campus

Relevant Learning: Vista Virtual School’s Academic Counselors, Andrea Robin (Calgary) and Lise Pethybridge (Edmonton), will discuss course streaming, what is required for a high school diploma, and help you to complete a diploma planning chart.

Sign up: vvactivities@phrd.ab.ca Register now, as limited spaces are available! Deadline to sign up is May 10.

Event Summary

VVS Year-end Activity


Who
: All VVS Students 
What
: Year-end activity at Calaway Park (Calgary), or Galaxyland (Edmonton)
When: June 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Calaway Park or Galaxyland

Relevant Learning: None! This is to celebrate your successes in the 2018-19 school year.

Galaxyland
Where: West Edmonton Mall, 2784-8882 170 St NW, Edmonton
Cost: Free for students; $32+GST for family & friends

or

Calaway Park
Where: 245033 Range Road 33, Calgary
Cost: Free for students; $22.95+GST for family & friends

Students can bring their own lunch or you can purchase food on site. Transportation is not provided.

Sign up: vvactivities@phrd.ab.ca Register now, as limited spaces are available! Deadline to sign up is June 14.

Event Summary