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:
MARCHSaturday, March 11 - ERC AGM (7pm)Saturday, March 11 - ERC Garage Sale (same day as AGM, following the meeting at approx. 8pm, see below for more Garage Sale details)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 (Click HERE for more details.)
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.
Our club meetings are normally held at Telus World of Science. However, some meetings may be held over Zoom video conferencing. To check on the location or to receive the zoom link to join, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Member + CAR Member (with proof of active membership) = $0
ERC Member + Non-CAR Member = $5
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 Rocketry Garage Sale 2023:
You are invited to our 2nd Annual ERC Garage Sale on Saturday, March 11, 2023!
The Garage Sale will start as soon as the AGM has concluded, around 8:00pm.
Public welcome at 8:00 pm.
The ERC will have some rockets and parts for sale.
Cash or e-transfers only for the items will be accepted.
All proceeds from items sold by the ERC goes towards buying additional club equipment and launch pads.
Selling Your Items & Table Fees:
If you have rocketry related items you wish to sell or trade, bring them with you. Each person who wishes to sell or trade items is solely responsible for the transactions made. If you have a lot of items to sell or trade, please let us know so that we make sure there are enough tables for everyone.
$0 for ERC Members
$5 for non-ERC Members
Set-up for Sellers:
Set-up is between 6:30pm – 7:00pm. (No access between 7-8pm.)
Doors to the garage sale area will be closed from 7:00pm until the ERC AGM (7-8pm) has concluded, around 8:00pm.
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Friends and Family Welcome:
You are more than welcome to invite your friends and family to the ERC Garage Sale!
Vintage Model Rocketry Auction:
There will be an auction for a Vintage Model Rocketry Kit at this event as well.
You must be in attendance to bid on the rocket kit.
To give us an idea on how many people to expect, please let us know by emailing us at: email@example.com
1) If you are planning to attend as a visitor.
2) If you are planning to attend as a vendor and how many tables you need.
3) If you are unable to attend.
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.
ERC High-Power Launch - Fire & Ice:
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).