Using the historic grain elevators as our backdrop as well as pictures and stories from the depression era, students learn how farming areas like St. Albert were affected by the depression. A timeline and photos set the stage for our onsite activities which include writing with pen and ink, playing a game called Boom and Bust and visiting the 1929 grain elevator. Dress to be outdoors for part of this program!

Curriculum Links: The Great Depression, Economic Changes Over Time, Changing Ways of Life in Canada


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
  • $5.25 per student


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

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Total Time

1.5 hours


Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Curriculum Link

Social Studies


St. Albert Grain Elevator Park