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Family & Friends Programs

Friends of Rotary (over 18)

Friday Fun Night
Dress Code: Casual Outdoor Attire (weather dependent)

Enjoy a family event at Trefoil Lake. Start with a BBQ and then gather around the campfire for s’mores, a sing-along/play-along lead by the Rotary Club of Edmonton Northeast’s Ukulele ensemble. Bring your instrument and play along! 

Other activities include a “make your own photo booth”, treasure hunt, history of the Jasper Park Lodge, and more! 

Governor’s Soiree

Dress Code: Cocktail Attire

No host reception
Music by harpist Marilyn Bulger

Plated Dinner

Changeover and District Governor Farewell

Dance with Music by DJ Tommy K

Gin and Tonic Tasting
Cost: $47 per person
Minimum 30 people (date and time TBC)

Classic gin and tonic is the world’s most loved cocktail. In recent times, “gourmet” fin and tonic recipes have been developed with this gin and that tonic and garnished with just the right ingredient. Join the bartenders at Jasper Park Lodge to prepare and taste. Discover your favourite “Grand T”!


Art Party

An Introduction to Watercolour Painting

All materials provided. (3 hours)

Join artist/gallery owner Wendy Wacko for an introduction to watercolour painting. Wendy painted with the Group of Seven for over 20 years and with Doris McCarthy, her mentor. She shares her lessons with enthusiasm and humour.


Natural Born Quilter Workshop & Trunk Show

With Quilting Extraordinaire, Brett Lewis

 Relatively new to the world of quilting, having bought his first sewing machine in 2016, Brett has completed over 60 quilts, attended multiple International Quilt Markets, pattern tested for international-renowned designers, been featured on quilting podcasts, CBC Radio, and in international quilting magazines. He has created his own original quilt patterns and fabric designs, been featured in the 2022 Quilter’s Planner, and developed an Artist’s Palette thread collection with Wonderfil Specialty Threads. His debut fabric collection, Stag and Thistle, for Northcott Fabrics, launched in the fall of 2019, his second collection Prairie Meadow shipped in the fall of 2021, and his third collection Wild in the fall of 2022. Brett will present about his quilting journey, marketing NBQ, inspiration for his fabric collections, and showcase an array of his favourite quilts and concludes with a compressed trunk show with his favourite smaller projects and with a Q&A session.  

Kids Ages 6 to 12

Conference Kick-Off

Breakfast, Opening Ceremonies, Flag Parade and first Keynote Speaker

Cost: $25

Nature Walk

Journey around Lac Beauvert in a guided tour as you learn the history of the peaks, lakes, and wildlife surrounding the Jasper Park Lodge. *Please be prepared to dress for the weather

Cost: $35

Art Party & Drawing

Introduction to drawing with Artist and Gallery Owner Wendy Wacko. All materials supplied.

Cost: $10

Friday Fun Night

A family BBQ at Trefoil Lake with a campfire, smores, scavenger hunt, Jasper Park Lodge history, ghost stories, a sing along with the Rotary Club of Edmonton Northeast Ukulele Ensemble and more!

Cost: $50


Join this modern-day treasure hunt using GPS devices to find hidden caches and treasures. As this is an outdoor activity, please be prepared to be dressed for the weather.

Cost: $50

Make & Take Outdoor Pot

While learning about the requirements of sun, water, soil and plant food, you will get to plant and outdoor plant and take it home!

Cost: $45

Fun Swim

Enjoy mini swimming challenges in the Jasper Park Lodge pool with the option of using floaties and inflatables and play games on the lawn and in the pool. Fully supervised. Lifeguard(s) on duty.

Cost: $25

Governor’s Soiree

Cost: $50

Pizza and Movie Night

Cost: $40

Kids Camps 

On Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22.

Watch for details coming soon!

Event Intinerary Coming Soon!

Be sure to check back later for a complete Rotary District 5370 Conference itinerary.

The Conference Committee reserves the right to cancel and/or change programs with insufficient
registrations or any circumstances beyond our control.

Scheduling, availability and pricing of add-ons for the Family and Friends program could be subject to
change based on availability, minimum number of participants, weather, and any other as determined by
the District 2023 Conference Committee

Babysitting can be arranged through the Jasper Park Lodge with an outside provider.

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