For Chaperones

Students may explore post-secondary options through campus tours, engage in career workshops and an interactive tradeshow with industry professionals, as well as learn about Indspire’s bursaries and scholarships. Soaring will include entertainment, workshops, complimentary lunch, prize giveaways, 4 workshops and 1 Indspiration Zone (Tradeshow)!

DATE –  Thursday February 21st, 2019
LOCATION – Calgary Stampede Park
ADDRESS – 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary AB
REGISTRATION – 8:00 am – 8:45 am
TIME – 8:45 am – 3:50 pm
LUNCH – 12:25 pm – 1:25 pm


Rules & Regulations

  • All students must remain at Soaring from 9:00 am to 3:50 pm. Lunch and breaks will be scheduled throughout the day. Absolutely no in/out privileges will be allowed unless accompanied by a chaperone. This is for safety purposes.
  • To keep the day running smoothly, please follow the instructions of the volunteers and Indspire staff. They are working hard to make your day productive and enjoyable, so we ask that you advise students to please be respectful.
  • Stay with your group for the day. Chaperones are responsible for ensuring proper student supervision and discipline during the entire career conference.
  • Chaperones must remain with their groups at all times, including during workshops and breaks.



Other Activites – Itinerary


Date Event Location
Travel Air Canada
VIA Rail
Wednesday February 20, 2019 Pre-Registration
Set up in the lobby at Calgary Stampede Park
Time 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2W1
Wednesday February 20, 2019 Walrus Talks
(Private Event – Invitation Only)
A catered reception will follow to continue the conversation
Time 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Hudson, 200 8 Avenue SW, 6th Floor, Calgary AB
Friday February 22, 2019 University of Calgary Campus Day
(Private Event – Invitation Only)
Time 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Bow Valley College Campus Day
(Private Event – Invitation Only)
Time 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
345 6 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4V1
Mount Royal University Campus Day
(Private Event – Invitation Only)
Time 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary, AB T3E 6K6
Canadian Pacific Railway
(Private Event – Invitation Only)
Time 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
7550 Ogden Dale Road SE, Calgary, AB T2C 4X9
Indspire Awards Show
(Private Event – Invitation Only)
Time 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
1415 14 Avenue NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1M4
Saturday February 23, 2019 Check out of hotel – safe travels home!



What is the Indspiration Zone?

The Indspiration Zone (also known as a tradeshow) is an opportunity for students to explore career opportunities and educational institutions to help them roadmap their future. Students will take part in an experiential, hands-on 40-minute session. Expect to meet with representatives from banking, business, trades and schools from across Canada.


Laptop Giveaway!

Prior to entering the Indspiration Zone, students will receive a passport. With this passport, each student must get a stamp from 10 different booths to be eligible to be entered into a draw to win one of ten laptops! The student whose name is drawn must be present in the room to be eligible to claim their prize.

Note: Students are only eligible to win once during all the events.



How to prepare

Before the Indspiration Zone

  • Make a list of goals you want to achieve
  • Review the list of organizations who will be in the zone
  • Create a list of your favourite “must-see” booths
  • Prepare questions you have for the booth representatives

During the Indspiration Zone

  • Review the map of the zone and plan out the route of “must-see” booths
  • Obtain brochures/business cards from organizations that interest you
  • Write down contact information of the people you meet

After the Indspiration Zone

  • Take some time to review the information that you have gathered
  • Follow up with booth attendees and/or organization with any questions you may have

Example Questions

  • What type of qualifications does the job/career require?
  • What does your daily schedule look like?
  • What types of Indigenous programs do you offer?
  • What do you like best about your job? What do you like least?
  • What personal qualities (emotional, physical, and mental) does a person need to do well and be happy in your job?
  • How does your job affect the rest of your daily life?
  • What type of current job postings do you have?
  • What advice can you give to young people about preparing for their future?
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Booth Information

When your group is scheduled for your Indspiration Zone session, please proceed to the area where the booths are located. You will have 40 minutes to tour the booth area and talk with the representatives. At the end of your session, please proceed to your next session. Remember to ask questions.


List of Organizations

Air Canada – Booth #34
APTN – Booth #20
ATCO Group – Booth #50
Banff Centre – Booth #6
Bow Valley College – Booth #15 + 16
Canadian Armed Forces – Booth #14
Chartered Professional Accountants Alberta & Canada – Booth #42 + 43
Concordia University & Concordia University of Edmonton – Booth #59 + 1
CP Rail – Booth #38 + 39
CSIS – Booth #10
Elections Canada – Booth #31 + 32
Indigenous Services Canada – Booth #56
Humber College – Booth #5
Imperial – Booth #29
Inter Pipeline – Booth #?
Let’s Talk Science – Booth #2
Manasc Isaac – Booth #4
McGill University – Booth #3
Mount Royal University – Booth #40 + 41
National Film Board (NFB) – Booth #13
Nuna Logistics – Booth #23
Nutrien – Booth #28
Ontario Power Generation – Booth #?
Our Children’s Medicine – Booth #12
Parks Canada – Booth #57
Pembina – Booth #24 + 25
Portage College – Booth #44
Public Service Commission – Booth #45
Queens University – Booth #47
Red River College of Applied Arts, Science & Technology – Booth #8
Rio Tinto – Booth #58
Royal Roads University – Booth #9
Rupertsland Institute – Booth #46
Shell – Booth #27 + 36 (55 Photo Booth)
Stantec – Booth #18
Suncor – Booth #19
Syncrude – Booth #33
Teck – Booth #30
TD – Booth #17 + 26
TransCanada – Booth #35
Trent University – Booth #49
University of Alberta – Booth #7
University of Calgary – Booth #21 + 22
University of Saskatchewan – Booth #51
Wells Fargo – Booth #11
Women Building Future – Booth #48
Indspire – Booth #37 + 52


Floor Map



Download the PDF version of the floor map here.




  • What interests you?
  • What type of skills do you have?
  • What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses?
  • What type of career are you interested in? (ex. Healthcare, Administration, hands-on, travelling, etc.)


Top 3 things I would look for in employment and/or education




Top 3 things I would reject in employment and/or education





_Being my own boss

_Working different shifts

_Working with/about other people

_Using a lot of math

_Solving mechanical problems

_Using your imagination

_Working at a fast pace

_Not allowed to be yourself