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:
JUNESunday, June 4 - ERC @ Downtown Spark - Science Sunday. (11am - 4pm; Come visit us in our shared booth with representatives of the Jasper Dark Sky Festival at Alex Decoteau Park to build some rockets! Click HERE for more details.)Saturday, June 10 - ERC Family BBQ (starts at 4pm; by Sherwood Park; contact us to RSVP)Thursday, June 15 - Ladies Rocket Build Night (7pm; See below for more details.) Saturday, June 24 - ERC Model Launch in Calmar (9am-1pm; OR, in case of inclement weather, we might have an ERC Meeting on Zoom instead.)Friday, June 30 - Sunday, July 2 - Rock Lake HP Launch by Lethbridge Rocketry Association
JULYFriday, June 30 - Sunday, July 2 - Rock Lake HP Launch by Lethbridge Rocketry AssociationSaturday, July 15 - Sunday, July 16 - AARM 53 (10am - 4pm; Click HERE for more details.)Friday, July 21 - Sunday, July 23 - ERC @ Edmonton Maker Faire (Part of K-Days; Click HERE for more details.)
AUGUSTSaturday, August 19 - ERC Model Launch in Calmar (9am-1pm; OR, in case of inclement weather, we might have an ERC Meeting on Zoom instead.)
SEPTEMBERFriday, Sept. 8 - Sunday, Sept. 10 - Sullivan HP Launch (Lethbridge location; by Calgary Rocketry Club)Saturday, Sept. 23 - ERC Model Launch in Calmar (9am-1pm; OR, in case of inclement weather, we might have an ERC Meeting on Zoom instead.)
OCTOBERDate TBD - Fall Fire HP Launch (Kitscoty, AB location; by Saskatoon Rocketry Society)Friday, Oct. 20 - Saturday, Oct. 21 - ERC @ Jasper Dark Sky Festival (Click HERE for more details.)
DECEMBERDate TBD - ERC Christmas Social
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: email@example.com
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: Saturday, June 24, 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:
Thank you to all who came to our 2nd Annual ERC Garage Sale on Saturday, March 11, 2023!
Future dates will be announced here.
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.
Ladies Rocket Build Night:June 15, 2023
We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our first Ladies Rocket Build Night on June 15 at 7pm at the Telus World of Science (Science Garage). Ladies of all ages are invited to join us for a fun night of rocket building and learning more about the sport of rocketry. The cost is $20 and includes all the build and launch supplies for your E2X rocket. At the end of the evening (weather and fire/ban permitting) we will be launching some model rockets!
Pre-registration is required by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or clicking the link on the attached poster below and e-transferring your fee to email@example.com. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please let us know.
Hope to see you there!
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).