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THE PDTCA BOARD HOPES YOU HAVE AN AMAZING CONVENTION!
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES CTCC
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES HYATT
HUMAN RIGHTS STATEMENT
LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

CALGARY TELUS CONVENTION CENTRE(CTCC) and HYATT - address and driving directions

PRE-REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON JANUARY 11, 2024 AT 8:00P.M. and CLOSE FEBRUARY 11 AT 8:00 P.M.
We have decided to start pre-registration on January 11th to make sure everyone is informed of the start time and has time to check out the sessions as the first week back to school can be quite hectic.
FOR PRE-REGISTERED SESSIONS PLEASE USE THE PRE-REGISTRATION LINK BELOW THE SESSION DESCRIPTION IN SCHED. Adding the session to your Sched schedule does not mean you are pre-registered. The number in the title shows how many will be allowed to attend the session. We do allow more names to be added, but they will be on the waiting list. This is explained on the pre-registration page.
https://www.pdtca.org/pre-registration.html

REASON TO CREATE A PROFILE IN SCHED
You do not need to create a profile and log in to see sessions in Sched. However, if you want to add yourself to a session to create a schedule or evaluate a session you must be logged in.

CONVENTION AT A GLANCE LINK WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE IN MID FEBRUARY
Off-Site Addresses are included.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
“On the two school days of your assigned teachers’ convention, you have a legal and professional responsibility to attend convention. If you are not able to make it safely to your assigned convention, however, your collective agreement may include impassable roads or inclement weather clauses that you can access. If your collective agreement does not include language specific to road conditions or weather, you may make use of the personal leave clauses of your agreement in most cases. Please be aware that using any of these types of leave may require you to pay substitute costs, forego a portion of your salary and benefits, or report to your school or another work location in your district. Refer to your collective agreement for more information. Should you require any additional information or if you need assistance interpreting your collective agreement, please contact Teacher Employment Services at 1-800-232-7208 or 780-447-9400.”
This information is also found on the Frequently Asked Questions page on the www.ataconventions.ca website. If you have any further questions regarding this, please contact Daniel.Maas@ata.ab.ca.

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Quest Theatre

Quest Theatre
Helena Deng - Tour & Education Coordinator
Calgary, Alberta
Quest Theatre is a touring theatre company for young audiences based in Calgary, Alberta. Quest’s superpower is encouraging the organic, ridiculous, and brilliant creative journeys of young people. It’s at the heart of everything we do!

Quest's theatre-making School Residency Program uses developmental drama to explore the creative process and celebrate creations of the whole school community. Passionate, professional, and mature artists follow where students lead as they springboard from found material or chosen themes to make original class performances that are woven into a school wide production by the end of the week. Curriculum ties and supporting materials can be provided on request.

In collaboration with the Perlin Foundation for Wellbeing, Quest Theatre developed a Drama Day program that uses developmental drama activities for kindergarten to grade 6 that explicitly address mental health, anxiety, relationship building, and classroom wellbeing. Helping teachers, students, and the school community tackle student anxiety, decreased relationship-building skills, and a lack of physical confidence and awareness in their bodies in relation to others.

Quest Theatre's professional productions are appropriately and responsibly created for young people with meaningful, relevant, learning outcomes in mind. Each show is supported with a professionally prepared study guide, to help young people explore who they are, discover the world around them and build the kind of world they want to live in.

Does your school want to bring in high quality arts programming, but can’t afford it? We encourage you to check out the various Funding Opportunities we have on our website. We especially encourage you to nominate your own school for our Priority Funding. At Quest, we believe cost should never be a barrier to children receiving an arts education.

About Quest Theatre

For over 35 years Quest Theatre has been in the privileged position of creating exceptional Canadian work for young people. We have the ability to expose young people to this viable, whimsical and inspirational, cultural experience we call theatre.

Founded in 1984, Quest Theatre is a professional theatre company in Calgary devoted to the development and empowerment of young people. We envision a galaxy where theatre is valued as an essential part of growing up. Quest creates intelligent and whimsical theatre experiences that encourage young people to explore who they are, discover what is important, and build the kind of world they want to live in.

Since its inception, the company has performed for over 1.5 million young people and families throughout Alberta and Western Canada. Quest has produced over 115 productions, 475 Artists in School Residencies, and has conducted decades of seasonal local Drama Camps.