The annual Greater Edmonton Teachers’ Convention (GETCA) took place February 27-28, 2014 at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton. Programmers Roy and Tori were there to represent the St. Albert heritage sites, specifically the Father Lacombe Chapel which is a provincial historic site in Alberta. Other Alberta historic sites included Rutherford House, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, the Reynolds-Alberta Museum and the Oil Sands Discovery Centre.
The convention was a great place to connect with teachers, from all grade levels, looking for fun and educational field trips for their students. Working together we were able to promote all the provincial sites represented, as well as the other facilities managed by the Arts and Heritage Foundation in St. Albert.
This was also a great opportunity to network with employees from other provincial heritage sites and museums, comparing programs and sharing ideas. We were able to walk around the convention, seeing who else (and what else!) was there, coming away with some great information and connections with colleagues in the museum industry.
All in all it was a great chance to get out and meet many teachers and other education professionals working in Edmonton and area. We look forward to hosting you and your students at the heritage sites in St. Albert!