Past Events

Thank you!

Thank you so much for your support for these events – they were only successful because of your enthusiasm and participation! Keep an eye out for more events we hope to run in the future! If you have any feedback for us, please do not hesitate to reach out through our Contact Us page, or by email at!

Spring 2021

Research Workshop

Are you in grade 9-11 and interested in developing the skills needed to carry out research efficiently and effectively? This one-time workshop will explore the basic skills needed to carry out research – whether that be for everyday school assignments, for an IB Internal Assessment, or for your projects outside of school.

A librarian from the University of Calgary will be showing you how to reference sources, how to form and answer a manageable research question, how to use online resources effectively, how to evaluate sources, how to use the rich research resources at the U of C, and more. These skills will be important throughout high school and university, so make sure to sign up!

Thursday April 1, 4pm-6pm

Excel Skills Workshop

Excel is an important skill set necessary for every student in their high school journey, used in physics, chemistry, and math. Come to Sunshine Education’s Seminar on March 30 to learn how to easily make professional spreadsheets and graphs that will take your projects to the next level! We will be covering graph-making, formatting, keyboard shortcuts, as well as some specific tips for making better spreadsheets more efficiently. This class is targeted for students in Grades 6-9.

Tuesday March 30, 6:00-7:30pm

Winter 2020

English Seminar

Come learn about the basics of High School English on December 26! This one time seminar, directed towards junior high students, will prepare you for PRTs, CARTS, and reading comprehension. We will introduce you to the format of PRTs and CARTs, then proceed to go over some examples and summarize what a good PRT or CART looks like. For reading comprehension, we will teach some tips and tricks, then do some practice as a group. In this two hour seminar you will be sure to have lots of fun while improving your English! 

December 26, 6:00-8:00pm

Debate Seminar

This one-time seminar will explore the essentials of debating. This seminar is targeted towards students with little to no previous debating experience. In this seminar, we will explore the critical thinking skills needed to be a successful debater, including how to formulate logical and persuasive arguments, how to identify and expose holes in opponents’ logic, and how to be a successful communicator and orator. This will be an interactive and engaging seminar where students can walk out feeling more confident in their public speaking skills and in their ability to critically analyse the world.

December 21, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Annual Summit Seminar

We are excited to announce that Sunshine Education will be hosting its Annual Summit Seminar on December 27, 2020, in an online format. The topic of this year’s annual summit is different career paths and university majors! We hope that this will provide fresh perspectives and information not yet explored in previous seminars and summits. We are excited to say that we have an experienced and highly knowledgeable slate of guest speakers who can share their experiences in their respective fields of study and work with students. Students coming out of this seminar will have a stronger understanding of what kind of subjects and careers they may be interested in or want to pursue in the future. This seminar is open to all students.

December 27, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Spring 2020

Let’s study together!

During the current coronavirus situation, self studying and organization seems more important than ever. Nevertheless, Sunshine Education strives to fulfill our mission of promoting a love of learning and making resources accessible for students to use.

This month, we are introducing our virtual event: LET’S STUDY TOGETHER!

Let’s Study Together is a new way of helping students study well at home with some peer guidance. It includes multiple sub-clubs suited to the student’s area of interest.

Each club is led by two experience high school leaders, guiding students through a specific course. Leaders excel in the subjects they instruct so students are welcome to ask questions!

Clubs meet once a week on Zoom and will be given a reasonable amount of homework to complete at home.















Winter 2019

Math Kangaroo Seminar

  • This seminar is meant to help prepare grade 5&6 students for the Math Kangaroo contest on March 22, 2020. Taught by four high school students with plenty of experience writing math contests, we hope to unlock the full potential students!
  • There will be a total of three weekly classes, we will be going over lots of questions from previous Math Kangaroo questions.
  • We will be accepting 20 students on a first come first serve basis, so make sure to sign up ASAP! 

Speakers: Kevin Zhang, Owen Wang, Kevin Wang, Tony Shi

Dates: Starts on March 1(Sunday), ends on March 15(Sunday)

Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Where: Sage Hill Library

19 Sage Hill Passage NW, Calgary, AB T3R 0S4

Room: Program Room

Unfortunately due to the spread of coronavirus we have chosen to cancel the Math Kangaroo Preparation Seminar(March 8 & March 15).
Thank you all very much for taking interest in our program, we appreciate your support and understanding and we look forward to working with you in the future!

SAT + ACT Seminar

  • We know that standardized testing can be very stressful, so we’re here to give you all our experience on the SAT, ACT, and SAT Subject Tests.
  • This is a three-day seminar with lectures and hands-on test prep to familiarize and prep you for the SAT and ACT.
  • For students in grade 10-12.

Dates: January 3-5, 2020

Time: January 3rd: 2:00pm~5:00pm , January 4-5th: 2:00pm~4:30pm

Where: Calgary Central Library

Room: 0-14 Meeting Room

Sunshine Math Contest

  • Looking for a challenging experience to learn and test your math skills? This is the event for you! Come with a pencil and eraser, and get ready to have some fun. Stay tuned for more updates.
  • For students in grades 7-9.

Dates: Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Time: 1st contest: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
2nd contest: 7:15 – 8:45 pm

Where: Foothills Alliance Church, 333 Edgepark Blvd NW, Calgary, AB T3A 4K4

Room: Classroom 203

Note: both the 1st and 2nd contests are the same, just at different times

High School Transition

  • Are you going to high school soon and want to find out more about IB applications, the AP program, and high school life in general? Come to this event and hear from a panel of experienced speakers!
  • Opportunities to hear from various speakers, ask questions, and mingle!
  • Parents welcome!
  • For students in Grade 9, but grade 8 students also welcome. Stay tuned for updates!

Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019

Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm

Where: Country Hills Library( 11950 Country Village Link NE, Calgary, AB T3K 6E3 )

Room: Program Room

High School Transition (2nd Session)

  • Due to an unexpectedly high demand, we are offering a second session of the high school transition seminar! Please note, this is the exact same as the first session on December 19, we are just running it on another date.
  • Are you going to high school soon and want to find out more about IB applications, the AP program, and high school life in general? Come to this event and hear from a panel of experienced speakers!
  • Opportunities to hear from various speakers, ask questions, and mingle!
  • Parents welcome!
  • For students in Grade 9, but grade 8 students also welcome. Stay tuned for updates! Registration is now open again!

Date: Monday, December 23, 2019

Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm

Where: Country Hills Library

Room: Program Room

Sunshine Education Annual Summit

  • We will cover a variety of topics including learning strategies, extracurriculars, university applications, standardized testing, and more!
  • Opportunity to mingle with students, ask questions, and talk, with snacks and drinks!
  • Parents are welcome!
  • For students in Grades 10-12. Stay tuned for updates!

Dates: December 30th, 2019

Time: 6:00pm-9:30pm

Where: Uplands Recreation Centre, 20 Hawkside Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3G 3K9

Language Arts Seminar

  • Language arts has been a struggle to many students, in what ways can we successfully improve our skills of this subject?
  • This winter break, Sunshine Education has the privilege to invite Letizia to share ways she studies language arts!
  • She will share with us her experiences and techniques when approaching this subject.
  • Students and parents who are interested are welcome to register for this event.
  • Get ready to improve!

Date: December 20,2019

Time: 2:30pm~5:30pm

Where: Central Library

Room: 0-04 BMO Community Room

Study Strategies Seminar

  • We will teach important skills such as time management, study tips, test strategy, note-taking, community service and PATs.
  • Its a fun and engaging 2 days for students to practice and develop essential skills!
  • For grade 6-8 students.

Dates: January 4th, 2020 & January 5th 2020

Time: 12:00pm~2:00pm

Where: Calgary Central Library

Room: 0-14 Meeting Room