Immigration has always been an important part of Canadian history. In this program, we briefly discuss the history of immigration to St. Albert, to Alberta, and to Canada as a whole, while focusing largely on the area’s Slavic settlers. Students will work on a creative take-home paper craft based on traditional cross-stitch embroidery. Students will also look at historic documents, including maps, posters, and photographs, to draw connections between where these immigrants came from in the world, where they eventually arrived, and their journey in between.

Curriculum Links: Stories, Histories and People of Alberta, diversity of immigrants from Europe, how has Alberta changed demographically since 1905


We’re a non-profit organization, and program fees help cover the cost of instruction, supplies and equipment.

  • We charge a minimum class fee based on 14 students
  • $4.50 per student


Apply for funding through the Beryl Madden Field Trip Fund.

We’ll send an invoice to your school within one month—please don’t bring your payment to the workshop.

Please make cheques payable to Arts and Heritage St. Albert. Include invoice numbers and mail to: Arts and Heritage St. Albert, Suite #200, 20 Perron Street, St. Albert, AB  T8N 1E4

For account inquiries, contact us at 780-459-1163 or

Information and Policies


Total Time

1.5 hours


Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7

Curriculum Link

Cultural, Social Studies


Little White School

Field Trip Guide

View our 2018-2019 Field Trip Guide!