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Convention Speaker Change

News release for November 1, 2015

AHEA Announcement to Alberta home educators, the media, and the public:

After carefully considering all of the input from you, Alberta home educators, the Alberta Home Education Association has decided to cancel the speaking engagement of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar for our 2016 convention.

Although early feedback from our members this summer was supportive of having the Duggars come here, recent feedback from our own members points out that their appearance here would not be in the best interests of home educators.

Our members also pointed out that, as the Duggars would have been giving only two talks (of the more than 40 talks available), their presence would have been only a small part of the convention and that the Duggar’s philosophy is not representative of AHEA as a whole.

One of our previously scheduled speakers, Chris Butler of the RCMP, will still be presenting his session on preventing child abuse entitled "Protecting the Gift".

As we have learned, child abuse can happen in any home and is never 'old news'.

Each year, at our convention in April, we invite many speakers in order that Alberta home educators will be uplifted and inspired but also given practical help for their own home education.

We bring in speakers from a variety of home education philosophies and viewpoints and with a wealth of experience and insight.

On April 8th and 9th 2016 in Red Deer, our 30th anniversary convention will feature more than 40 different talks:

http://convention.aheaonline.com/

The keynote speakers for the 2016 AHEA Convention will be Andrew Pudewa (Institute for Excellence in Writing), Linda Lacour Hobar (The Mystery of History) and John Carpay (Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms).

I hope to see you there.

Paul van den Bosch

President

Alberta Home Education Association

Please pray for the Bott Family

AHEA asks for prayer for the Bott Family who lost 3 daughters in an accident recently.

Alberta Family Remembers 3 Daughters

They are a home schooling family, so we ask for you to pray for them today and in the days and weeks to come.

The funeral for the girls will be in Red Deer on Friday, October 23, 2015.

AHEA will pay Convention fees to the Home School Leadership Convention in Winnipeg - September 11-

AHEA members (and their spouses) interested in attending the HSLDA National Leadership Convention in Winnipeg from Sept 11-13, 2014 may have their convention fees paid for by AHEA. This is a wonderful opportunity.

For more information on the HSLDA National Leadership Convention and to view the impressive list of presenters go to: http://www.hslda.ca/cche/national_leadership_conference/2014

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to grow and benefit yourself, your spouse, your local support group, and home education in Alberta.

Limited scholarships are available to AHEA members, so please contact AHEA soon This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Scholorships will be issued according to the early bird - August 15 fee schedule.

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