Welcome to the forum from a fellow Albertan. We are from spruce grove, and are actually home for covid season.
It looks like you are quite a bit south of us, so I dont know what sailing options you have close. My best recomendation is to just get sailing any way you can. Lake sailing if you have someplace close, or do a live and learn for a week. On a live aboard around Vancouver
, or tropical once travel is allowed again.
we used coopers boating
and can highly recomend them.
Good luck, and fair weather