The 2023 SHBE Homeschool Convention is being held February 24 and 25 at the Queensbury Convention Center at Evraz Place in Regina. The Keynote speaker is Dr. Jay Wile.

Convention Logo credit: Elizabeth Poppleton

If you are unable to attend the convention, you may use this form to purchase your SHBE Membership for $35. This will allow you to request a Used Book Sale Form to sell materials at the convention. You will need to arrange for delivery of your items to convention, as well as pick up of any unsold items after convention.

In addition to being an incredible source of encouragement for our volunteers on the board and the convention committee, your support for SHBE enables us to continue to lobby from a position of strength on behalf of home based educators in Saskatchewan. It is very helpful to be to offer concrete numbers of Home Based Educators who are represented by SHBE, whether we are in discussions with the Ministry of Education, individual School Divisions, in a media interview, or attending public events.

The purpose of SHBE is to provide information and assistance to any and all Home-Based Educators in Saskatchewan, to represent and advocate for all SHBE members, to promote home based education in Saskatchewan, to foster a positive homeschool community, and to establish a positive political and social environment for Saskatchewan Home-Based Educators.

Convention Information

For general inquiries: please contact Charity.

For registration inquiries: please contact Carla Toth .

Accommodations

We have reserved a block of double queen or single king bed rooms with a preferred rate in Regina, SK. Booking deadline is January 23, 2023

Days Inn by Wyndham Regina Airport West (306) 584-3297
Amenities: pool, waterslide, complimentary breakfast, fridge and microwave

Home Inn and Suites Regina Airport West (306) 546-4663
Amenities: pool, waterslide, complimentary breakfast

When you call to book, please use the code ’Saskatchewan Home Based Learning’. *Online bookings will NOT be counted in our block.

Convention Schedule

Friday 10:00 am Registration Opens
1:00 pm Opening Plenary
7:00 pm Celebration Night
10:00 pm Convention Closes
Saturday 8:30 am Convention Opens
9:00 am Workshops Begin
5:30 pm Convention Closes

Exhibit Hall

Friday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

We are grateful for our exhibitors who come to the convention. Please support them!

No one-day fees ~ No shopping-only fees.

Attendees are welcome to attend all or a portion of the convention, as their schedules permit; however we are unable to provide ANY discounts other than the early bird discount.

Payment Options

If registering by mail, please send registration form and cheque to:
SHBE Convention
2007 Wascana Greens
Regina Sk. S4V 2K8

Refunds:
Up to February 7, 2023, all but $35 per form will be refunded upon written request to treasurer@shbe.ca. After February 7, NO REFUNDS will be given.

Pricing Table

Item Price per unit
Married Couple $185  $160 (Early Bird Rate)
Individual Adult $125  $100 (Early Bird Rate)
Teens $60
Homeschool Grads $60
Grandparents $60
There is no children’s program and there is no supervision provided. Parents will need to supervise their children at all times.
Children 5-12 $30
Children under 5 $0

‘Can I REALLY do this?’ Workshop

This popular homeschooling workshop is the ideal place to start. This workshop will answer questions from anyone considering homeschooling, and from anyone ready to start their homeschool journey. Questions like, “Is homeschooling legal?”, “Am I qualified?”, “Where do I start?”, and “How do I start?”

Join us Friday, February 24, 2023 for this workshop. This workshop is free, but to attend any other parts of the convention, you will need to register.

Keynote Sessions

Dr Jay L. Wile

Teaching Science at Home : The Best Environment for Learning Science
Teaching Critical Thinking
Why Homeschool Through High School

Homeschool Completion Ceremony

We are pleased to once again host the Homeschool Completion Recognition Ceremony. The ceremony will take place on Saturday afternoon before the final plenary, in honour of students completing formal homeschool studies in the spring of 2023. Both parents and grads will be introduced.

For more information or to participate in this event, please contact Stephanie by Feb. 7th, 2023.

Used Books

One of the benefits of membership is the privilege of being able to sell or purchase used curriculum at the convention. Please indicate in your registration form if you want to sell used books, and an inventory code and form will be emailed to you.

For further information or any questions, please contact Francie Munchinsky.

Grandparents/Alumni-parents

This is the 30th Anniversary of the Convention and we invite all alumni parents to join us in celebrating!  Grandparents and alumni parents are invited to attend at a reduced rate.  This includes those grandparents who have graduated all of their children & want to attend with their child who is now homeschooling. The fee will cover your weekend, including lunch on Saturday.

Convention Registration


Important Information about Convention Registration Your Registration is not complete until payment has been received. Payment MUST accompany registration. No post-dated cheques will be accepted and accompanying registrations will not be processed. Note you do not need a PayPal account to use this form: credit card payments are accepted and securely processed by PayPal. Once the payment clears, you will receive a confirmation email.

Early Bird Discount

Rates prior to February 1 reflect the Early Bird discount. Rates after February 1 will reflect the full price of convention registration.

Saturday Lunch

Registrations processed prior to February 7 will receive lunch on Saturday. There will be no lunch provided for late registrations or walk-up registrations.

Mail-in Registration

DO NOT mail in registration after February 7, 2023, as there will not be sufficient time to process your registration. To pay by cheque: please make cheques payable to “Saskatchewan Home Based Educators”, print this completed form, and mail both to SHBE.

SHBE Convention
2007 Wascana Greens
Regina, SK S4V 2K8

DO NOT mail in registration after February 7, 2023, as there will not be sufficient time to process your registration. There will be no lunch provided for late registrations or walk-up registrations.

Walk-up Registration

Registrations will be accepted at the door, and can be paid with cash, cheque, credit card, or debit. DO NOT mail in registration after February 7, 2023, as there will not be sufficient time to process your registration. There will be no lunch provided for late registrations or walk-up registrations.

Refunds

Up to February 7, 2023, all but $35 per form will be refunded upon written request to registrar@shbe.ca. After that date, NO REFUNDS will be given.

  • No one-day fees
  • No shopping-only fees
  • Attendees are welcome to attend all or a portion of the convention as their schedules permit; however we are unable to provide ANY discounts other than the early bird discount.