Clubs

Western Canada High School Clubs & Associations: 2022-23 

[updated: September 22, 2022]

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Club and Association Day:

Wednesday September 21, 2022 - Mr. Fuhr and Students Council will be creating a video showcasing our Clubs and Associations for students new to WCHS.  Video submissions will be due the week prior.   Please email Mr. Fuhr (jgfuhr@cbe.ab.ca) for further details. 

Clubs versus Associations: 

At WCHS, our Staff values the leadership of students in both Clubs and Associations.  We recognize our school culture is enhanced by the many opportunities' student leaders create for their peers.  What is the key difference?  Clubs typically include elements that require a significant level of extra support from teachers (budget, off-site activities).  Given the dynamic nature of our student population, the creation of Associations is essential to support the exceptional leadership of our student body.  As a school community, we highly value both Clubs and Associations. 

At WCHS, we support the concept of an Association:

Students work independently in groups without the dedicated support of a teacher sponsor.   There is limited teacher involvement with students typically meeting on Tuesday and/or Wednesday after school in the library. 

  • Students will meet with like-minded peers and self-organize.  
  • The day-to-day functions of the Association are carried out by student members. 
  • Ms. Wesolowsky and Ms. Cebrecos will be on site to offer immediate support on Tuesday and Wednesday after school in the library.  
  • Associations do not receive a yearly budget or participate in off-site activities. 
  • Should significant issues or questions arise, please immediately reach out to Ms. Hornby (mahornby@cbe.ab.ca). 

Starting date: Tuesday September 20th, 2022  

Students seeking to become an official Club are encouraged to participate in an Association.  Please use this time to build a team of like-minded followers while developing a vision as you seek to gain momentum with your Club concept.  Key: you will need to find a teacher sponsor.  Please see the “2022-23 Club Application” for details on how to move from an Association to a Club.  (Application to be posted in early September).   

Expectations for WCHS Clubs and Associations: 

Front Foyer Bookings: In order to use the foyer, you need to prebook the site.  In June 2022, this opportunity was provided.  See link: Front Foyer Calendar 2022-23  If you still hope to book the foyer, please email Ms. scharf (mrscharf@cbe.ab.ca) or Mr. Fuhr (jgfuhr@cbe.ab.ca). 

Mini Posters: When creating advertising for your activities, please be sensitive to a foundational principle: at WCHS (and the CBE), we support a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment.  All mini posters must be approved by the main office.  A signature will be provided by the Administration in the bottom right-hand corner.  Please provide 24-hour notice for approval. 

Bulletin Boards: Each bulletin board has a small sign in the bottom right-hand corner identifying which Club has ownership of the board.  There are many public bulletin boards that are open to all school groups.  We encourage you to make your bulletin board neat and aesthetically pleasing. 

Please please please:

  • Do not use staples on the bulletin boards.  Thumb tacks are provided by the main office.  If you forget, we will ask your student group to remove the staples. 
  • Do not use tape on the walls.  Special putty is provided by the main office. 
  • Do not post mini posters on windows/doorways that impede vision through the door.  This is a safety issue. 

Admin contact: (clcornea@cbe.ab.ca; jbwutzke@cbe.ab.ca; gawesley@cbe.ab.ca; cagardner@cbe.ab.ca; mrscharf@cbe.ab.ca) 

 

2022-23 Clubs and Associations:

This list is periodically updated.  Last update – September 22nd, 2022.   

Name of Club/Association 

Teacher Sponsor and Executives 

Meeting Day/Time/Location 

Face to face vs. Online 

Social Media 

Alpha Association 

Ms. Price 

Dance Studio – Lunch time – day TBD 

Email:  Mjprice@cbe.ab.ca  

Amnesty Club 

Mr. Hutchins

Olivia A; Lou M; Tala A; Manya P; Laksh P 

Tuesday 

3:45 – 5:00 pm 

Library 

Instagram:  

@wchsamnesty 

Email:  

amnestywchs@gmail.com 

Anime  

Association 

Maheen N.; Ethan D.; Anisa; Angela 

Mr. Ellis 

Monday – Thursday 

Lunch 

Room 354 

Instagram: @westernanimeclub 

Artificial Intelligence  

Association 

Mr. B. G. Smith  

(monitoring not supervising) 

Cynthia G; Ethan I 

Every other Thursday afternoon from 

 3:45pm – 4:30 pm 

Instagram: 

@wchsaiclub 

E-mail: 

wchsaiclub@gmail.com  

Band Leadership Executive 

Mr. Hagan 

Ms. Hage (Jazz) 

Varies 

Behagan@cbe.ab.ca  

Biology Olympiad 

Ms. Rivers 

 

 

Every 2nd Thurs / noon / Rm 278 

(on-line would be same Thursdays after school with Google Meet) 

Instagram:  

@wchsbioclub 

 

 

Email: wchsbioclub@gmail.com and serivers@cbe.ab.ca  

Book Club Association 

Kathleen K 

Zoe E 

Tuesday/Wednesday 

3:45 – 5:00 pm 

Library 

Email:  wchsbookclubofficial@gmail.com  

Calgary Youth Coding Association 

Yanzhen C. 

Online meetings 

Varies 

Instagram:  @calgaryyouthcodingclub 

 

E-mail:  cyhpinfo@gmail.com  

Game Developer Association 

Quinn B 

Tuesday 

3:45 – 5:00 pm 

Library 

https://discord.gg/JjaMrPGeRY  

Girls Who Code 

Association 

Stuti G. 

Tuesday 

3:45 – 5:00 pm 

Library 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeS79R6pXSq9cunZo_0Sh10M8O2Y-V50oMtdfhdIHFV1ILtiw/viewform  

Computer Science Club 

Mr. Chow 

Execs: Kevin Kang, Albert Guo, Ezra Huang, Leo Zhang, Yichen Liu. 

 

Friday 1:30 - 4:00 pm 

Email:  wchscsclub@gmail.com and jgchow@cbe.ab.ca  

Chess Association 

Avery L; Christopher J; Victor Z; Paul W; Anna G 

 

Mr. Chow 

Monday-Thursday 

Lunch – Room 182 

One Friday per month 

1:30-4:00 pm 

Email:  chessclubwchs@gmail.com and jgchow@cbe.ab.ca  

WCHS Committee for the Status of Women and Girls (WCHS CSWAG) 

Ms. Lewis 

Main Committee:  

Thursday afterschool  

Instagram: 

@cswag.wchs  

Email:  krlewis@cbe.ab.ca  

Choir Executive 

Ms. Reinhardt 

 

Thursday at lunch 

Choir Room (084) 

Instagram: @wchs.choir 

Email:  investmentgatheringwchs@gmail.com and sjreinhardt@cbe.ab.ca  

Culture Club 

Ms. Olson 

Wednesday at lunch 

Email:  vjolson@cbe.ab.ca and wchscultureconnect@gmail.com  

Debate Club 

Mr. Devereaux 

Ms. Dale 

Thursday after school 

3rd Floor Social Hallway or Google Meet 

3:40-5:30pm 

Instagram:  

@wchsdeba 

E-mail:  debate.wchs@gmail.com 

 

Website: 

wchsdebate.ca (Password Required) 

Diversity and Equity Committee 

Ms. Cornea 

Ms. Hollowell 

Mr. Gallichan-Lowe

Varies 

Please reach out to Ms. Cornea for details: 

clcornea@cbe.ab.ca  

Drama/Theatre Executive 

 

Ms. Gallichan-Lowe 

Varies 

Cjgallichanl@cbe.ab.ca  

Environment Club  

Administration 

 

   

Tuesday 

3:45 – 5:00 pm 

Library 

Instagram: 

@wchsenvironment 

Email:  environmentalwestern4@gmail.com 

Franco Western and French Club 

Ms. Ghira 

Tuesday and Wednesday at lunch 

Email:  maghira@cbe.ab.ca 

French Club:  maghira@cbe.ab.ca and  

marcor5@educbe.ca  

Geography Association 

Hugo W. 

Alex L. 

Saad N. 

Wednesday 

3:45 – 5:00 pm 

Library 

E-mail:  geoclubwchs@gmail.com  

 

Instagram:  @wchsgeoclub  

Health and Wellness Club 

Administration 

Tuesday/Wednesday 

3:45 – 5:00 pm 

Library 

E-mail: 

Health.wellness.wchs@gmail.com 

History  

Association 

Mr. Fuhr 

Tuesday 

11:50am – 12:30pm 

Room 006 

Instagram: 

@WCHS.history_club   

Email: 

Historyclubwchs@gmail.com  

Homework Association 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Please see Admin if you would like to lead this in 2022-23 

TBD (Tuesday/Wednesday) 

3:45 – 5:00 pm 

Library 

 

 

 

Instagram @Homeworkclub_WCHS  

Interact Club 

Ms. Goekjian 

Online. 

At times, Interact will meet in smaller groups on Tuesday and Wednesday after school. 

Instagram:  

@westerninteract 

Email: interactclubwestern@gmail.com and sogoekjian@cbe.ab.ca  

Investment Association 

Rishi K., Ethan I. and Omar S 

Tuesday 

3:45 – 5:00 pm 

  • Hopeful to start lunch time meetings too 

Instagram: @wchsinvestment 

Email: investmentgatheringwchs@gmail.com 

Japanese Association 

Ms. Graham and Ethan D. 

 

Email: degraham@cbe.ab.ca and ethanmdo427@gmail.com  

Junior Achievement  

Mr. B. G. Smith 

 

Off Campus 

Sign Up through JA 

 

Mahjong Association 

Jesse C, Melissa X, Michael X, James, and more... 

Mr. Aiken 

Lunch times 

Dates to be finalized 

 

Math Club 

Ms. Scharfenberger, Execs: Ivy Cheng, Arianna Hu, Kevin Kang, Brynmor Li,  

Aaliyah Pirani. 

Wednesday 

Lunch 

Library 

Email:  wchsmathclub2021@gmail.com  

MED Club 

Ms. Rivers 

 

Every Wed / Noon / Room 278 

Starting Sept. 22 

(on-line would be Wednesdays after school with Google Meet) 

Instagram: @western.medclub 

 

Email: western.medclub@gmail.com 

Model UN Club 

Ms. Kennedy  

Mr. Hong 

 

 

Monday after school 2nd Floor Science Wing 

3:40 pm – 5:30 pm 

Instagram: 

@wchs_mun  

Email: 

modelunwchs@gmail.com  

Website: wchsmun.ca 

Peer Tutors 

Ms. Cadre 

Based on demand.  Please see Ms. Cadre if you would like tutoring help or could act as a tutor. 

 

Philosophy  

Association 

Joshua H; Sanjit S; Weilan Z 

Tuesday/Wednesday 

3:45 – 5:00 pm 

Library 

Email:  joshuah143@educbe.ca  

RAPID (Design) 

Association 

Brandon C, Seo Y 

 

Email: des1gnw1thrap1d@gmail.com  

Robotics Club 

Mr. Johnson 

 

Room 183 (robotics) 

Monday to Wednesday 

3:20 – 4:20 pm 

 

 

 

Instagram:    

Wchs.robotics 

Email:  jerdjohnson@cbe.ab.ca  

 

School Store 

Ms. Betterton 

Rm 181 

Wednesdays at Lunch  

Instagram: @wchsschoolstore 

E-mail: 

Wchsschoolstore@gmail.com 

 

 

Science Club 

Ms. Trainor 

Tuesday 

3:45-4:45  

Room 176 

Executives will meet on Wed. 

 

westernsciclub@gmail.com and cetrainor@cbe.ab.ca  

Spanish Association  

See Ms. Bergerman if you would like to lead this in 2022-23. 

Tuesday/Wednesday 

3:45 – 5:00 pm 

Library 

 

Speech Club is becoming part of Debate for 2022-23. 

Please see Mr. Devereaux or Ms. Dale for support. 

 

 

 

Instagram  

@wchsspeechclub 

 

Email: wchsspeechclub@gmail.com  

Spectrum Club 

Ms. Meier 

Monday at lunch in room 306 

TBD 

Students Council 

Mr. Fuhr 

Wednesday 3:45 – 5pm 

Room 002 

 

Other Meeting Vary 

Instagram:   

@western_sc  

Email: 

SC.WCHS@gmail.com  

Jgfuhr@cbe.ab.ca  

Western Wire 

Admin plus 

Brynn B; Tamara D; Aaliyah C; Kate K; Maggie C; Madeleine E; Lucy C; Sarah W 

 

Instagram: @thewesternwire  

Email: thewesternwireWCHS@gmail.com  

Website: www.thewesternwire.weebly.com 

Yearbook Club 

Ms. Savoie 

Mr. Cale 

Mr. Ellis  

Marie G; Jeffrey L; Joyce L; Ashlynn R; Amy Z, Melanie S. 

Photography and Design – Monday & Thursday @ 3:45 Room 078 

(all face to face meetings)  

Instagram: 

@w_yearbook  

E-mail: 

yearbookatwchs@gmail.com 

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