S.P.I.C.E. Retreat

The ACSTA's annual S.P.I.C.E. (Sharing Purpose in Catholic Education) Retreat brings together members of the Catholic school communities to collaborate and explore current issues in Catholic education.  

Featured for Catholic School Teachers, Catholic School Staff, Curriculum Leaders, Catholic Trustees, Parents, Parish Priests, and Religious Leaders.


2023 SPICE Retreat

Thursday, April 27th - Sunday, April 30th

Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge                                                                                                                      1 Centennial Drive, Kananaskis Village, Alberta T0L 2H0  Canada                                                                      Phone:  403/591-7711 / Map and Directions:  https://lodgeatkananaskis.com

Speaker:  Mike Patin

Registration Fee $875.00 (GST exempt)

The fee includes registration, materials and meals (Accommodation is not included).  ACSTA must receive all registrations no later than Friday, April 14, 2023.

Invoice/Payments: The registration fee can be paid via e-transfer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or a cheque can be mailed to ACSTA, 9940 - 106 Street, Edmonton AB  T5K 2N2  If you have any further questions about the payments, please call 780-484-6209 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All payments must be received prior to the Retreat. Thank you.

Music If you play a musical instrument, please bring it to the Retreat and join in the daily celebrations and social get-togethers.

Please note: This is a working Retreat; all components of the program (daytime and evening) are an integral part of the Retreat and are designed to build community among the Retreat participants.  Therefore, bringing spouses and other family members who are not registered is not encouraged.

Due to health regulations, Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge does not allow pets in any gathering and eating areas (this also includes the Gold/Silver Room, Bronze Room, Convention Lobby, Walker Room, Champion Room, Rockies Room, Sinclair Room, Conference Boardroom, and Pocaterra Room).  Please respect other participants’ comfort and those who have allergies.  https://lodgeatkananaskis.com/stay/pet-policy/

If your registration confirmation email does not arrive in your inbox, please check your spam or junk email folder.

Cancellations: The registration fee is non-refundable, however, replacement names will be accepted.


A room block is reserved by the ACSTA for SPICE from April 26 - 30, 2023.  The registration fee for the Retreat does not include accommodation.  You are responsible for booking and paying for your own accommodation directly with the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge.

Occupancy for Single, Double, Lofts and upgrades are available.  If you are sharing a room with another registrant(s), you are personally responsible for any arrangements for the room and charges.

You can enhance your stay with Marriott Bonvoy Points.  For more information, please visit https://www.marriott.com/loyalty.mi 

To book your room, the following are available:

All reservations must be accompanied by a first-night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. The hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by one of the above methods.

Cut-Off Date:  Reservations by attendees must be received on or before Wednesday, March 29, 2023, for SPICE.

Rooms and Charges per night (subject to taxes):

spice 2023 room charges per night