EVENTS & MEETINGS

Welcome to the Edmonton Rocketry Club’s Website!

The ERC hosts several events throughout the year, as well as being invited to other events to showcase rocketry.

Please scroll down to see our “2023 Event Calendar” and “Details for Meetings, Launches and Events”.

2023 Event Calendar:


JANUARYSaturday, Jan. 28 - ERC Model Launch in Calmar CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER!
FEBRUARYWednesday, Feb. 1 - ERC Membership Renewal starts (double FF points if purchased between Feb. 1 - 28, new membership year starts March 1.)Saturday, Feb. 11 - ERC Meeting (7pm, all welcome, to get ready for Fire & Ice, in-person, West Edmonton location TBA).Saturday, Feb. 25 - Fire & Ice ERC High-Power Launch (backup dates: Feb. 26, March 4 or 5) MARCHSaturday, March 11 - ERC AGM (7pm)Saturday, March 11 - ERC Garage Sale (same day as AGM, following the meeting at approx. 8pm, West Edmonton location TBA)Saturday, March 25 - ERC Model Launch in Calmar (1-4pm); OR, in case of inclement weather, we will have an ERC Meeting on Zoom instead (7pm). APRILSaturday, April 29 - ERC Model Launch in Calmar (9am-1pm); OR, in case of inclement weather, we will have an ERC Meeting on Zoom instead (7pm). MAYSaturday, May 27 - ERC Model Launch in Calmar (9am-1pm); OR, in case of inclement weather, we will have an ERC Meeting on Zoom instead (7pm). JUNESaturday, June 10 - Family BBQSaturday, June 24 - ERC Model Launch in Calmar (9am-1pm); OR, in case of inclement weather, we will have an ERC Meeting on Zoom instead (7pm).
JULYSaturday, July 15 - AARM-53 (1/2 day event, more details will be posted closer to the date)

Details for Meetings, Launches and Events:


ERC Club Meetings:

The ERC’s club meetings are free and all ages are welcome!

Come join us and meet other people interested in model rockets, join in our group discussion about anything rocket related, find out about upcoming rocket launches and other events, get help with your model rocket builds, and enjoy or participate in our “Rocket Show & Tell” presentations towards the end of each meeting.

Please Note:

Our club meetings are normally held at Telus World of Science. However, some meetings may be held over Zoom video conferencing. To receive the zoom link to join, please email us at:

erc@edmontonrocketry.net



ERC Model Launches in Calmar, AB:

PLEASE NOTE: Our launch location in Calmar is located on private property and unless it is pre-booked by the ERC with the property owner and permission is granted to us, the field is not to be accessed outside of our club events! This means rocket launching is not permitted unless it is during one of our posted Model Rocket Launch dates and times.

The ERC Model Launches are being held in Calmar, AB, approximately 23 minutes from West Edmonton. Everyone is welcome to attend!

All you need to bring is your model rocket, motors and igniters. Launch pads, controllers and ejection wadding will be provided.

Launch Site Location:

Large open field next to the Royal Canadian Legion parking lot, 4815 – 47 Street, Calmar, AB T0C 0V0

(Click HERE for Directions to Launch Site)

Launch Fees (for the day):

Our Calmar launch site is covered under CAR (Canadian Association of Rocketry) insurance and the cost of $5 (for the day) per Non-CAR member will be collected at each model launch in addition to the ERC launch fee. The below prices are for the day and include both fees where applicable, up to a maximum of $10:

ERC Members:

ERC Member + CAR Member (with proof of active membership) = $0

ERC Member + Non-CAR Member = $5

Non-ERC Members:

Non-ERC Member (Senior, 18 and older) + CAR Member (with proof of active membership) = $5

Non-ERC Member (Junior, 17 and under) + CAR Member (with proof of active membership) = $0

Non-ERC Member (Senior, 18 and older) + Non-CAR Member = $10

Non-ERC Member (Junior, 17 and under) + Non-CAR Member = $5

Next HP Launch: Fire & Ice (see other tab)

Next Model Launch: March 25, 2023

Please check back here before heading out to the launch site. We will announce if the launch is a go or if we have to cancel due to bad weather!

We hope that you will join us for this exciting event!



ERC High-Power Launch - Fire & Ice:

Click HERE for more details.



ERC Rocketry Garage Sale & Swap Meet:

Our next ERC Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2023, right after our AGM. More details will be posted as soon as they are finalized.



ERC Annual BBQ:

June 10, 2023

Each year the ERC has an annual family BBQ instead of a meeting. You are welcome to bring your significant other, your children or a friend to the BBQ. We try to keep rocket talk at a minimum at this event. More details will be posted as soon as they are finalized.



AARM 50+2:

Click HERE for more details.

ERC Media Release & Disclaimer:

Please be advised, that when attending ERC organized or other rocketry events where the ERC is present, it is likely that photographs, digital images or videos will be taken during these events that may include your likeness, or the likenesses of your friends or family members in your group.

By attending our events, you grant the ERC permission to take and use these media images and possibly use them for ERC publicity purposes such as, but not limited to, the ERC Newsletter (with or without your name) or ERC Website (without names).