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And the 2019 Parents Choice Award Winners Are...

The results are in! Who has the best products, services, and experiences in Calgary? We asked and you answered. Developed to recognize quality family retailers and service providers in our community, this year's Parents' Choice Awards is our 23rd annual. Our readers were invited to vote online at calgaryschild.com for their family favorites in over 30 categories. Thank you to everyone who voted and sent us such wonderful feedback. We have tallied your votes - here are your 2019 Calgary's Child Parents' Choice Award Winners!

City of Calgary Tourist / Family Attraction

Winner    Calgary Zoo
Honourable Mention    Heritage Park Historical Village
Honourable Mention    TELUS Spark
    
Family Fun Location
Winner    Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm
Honourable Mention    Butterfield Acres Farm
Honourable Mention    Hide N Seek Indoor Playground
    
Annual Family Festival
Winner    Calgary Stampede
Honourable Mention    Airdrie Festival of Lights
Honourable Mention    Beakerhead
   
Family Halloween Event
Winner    Heritage Park Historical Village - Ghouls' Night Out
Honourable Mention    Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm - Autumn Pumpkin Festival
Honourable Mention    Butterfield Acres Farm - Harvest Pumpkin Hunts
    
Family Christmas Event
Winner    Calgary Zoo - Zoolights
Honourable Mention    Heritage Park Historical Village - Once Upon a Christmas
Honourable Mention    Spruce Meadows International Christmas Market
   
Extracurricular Programs for Preschoolers
Winner    Calgary Public Library
Honourable Mention    The City of Calgary Recreation
Honourable Mention    YMCA
    
Program for School-Aged Children
Winner    The City of Calgary Recreation
Honourable Mention    YMCA
Honourable Mention    WinSport
    
Program for Teens
Winner    YMCA
Honourable Mention    WinSport
Honourable Mention    The City of Calgary Recreation
    
Children's Day Camp
Winner    Pedalheads Bike Camps
Honourable Mention    YMCA
Honourable Mention    Joso's Play & Learn Centres
    
Children's Residential/Sleep-Away Camp
Winner    Camp Cadicasu
Honourable Mention    YMCA Camp Chief Hector
Honourable Mention    Kamp Kiwanis
    
Family Recreation Facility
Winner    Southland Leisure Centre
Honourable Mention    VIVO, for Healthier Generations
Honourable Mention    Westside Recreation Centre
    
Museum for Families
Winner    TELUS Spark
Honourable Mention    Royal Tyrrell Museum
Honourable Mention    Heritage Park Historical Village
    
Best Live Theatre Group for Families
Winner    StoryBook Theatre
Honourable Mention    Jubilations Dinner Theatre TIE
Honourable Mention    Loose Moose Theatre Company TIE
Honourable Mention    Stage West For Kids
    
Place to have a Children's Party
Winner    Calgary Zoo
Honourable Mention    Flying Squirrel Sports
Honourable Mention    Joso's Play & Learn Centres
    
In-Home Party Entertainment
Winner    Mad Science of Southern Alberta TIE
Winner    Christopher Cool Productions TIE
Honourable Mention    Butterfield Acres Farm
Honourable Mention    Calgary Reptile Parties
    
Natural Foods Store
Winner    Community Natural Foods
Honourable Mention    Sunterra Market
Honourable Mention    Planet Organic Market
    
Farmers Market
Winner    Calgary Farmers' Market
Honourable Mention    Crossroads Market
Honourable Mention    Bearspaw Lions Farmers Market
    
Ice Cream Store
Winner    Village Ice Cream
Honourable Mention    Marble Slab Creamery
Honourable Mention    Made By Marcus
    
Family Dining
Winner    Boston Pizza
Honourable Mention    Montana's BBQ & Bar
Honourable Mention    4th Spot Kitchen & Bar
    
Preschool, Playschool or Jr. Kindergarten
Winner    Kaleidoscope Kids Preschool
Honourable Mention    Edelweiss Preparatory School
Honourable Mention    Joso's Play & Learn Centres
    
Tutor / Remedial Support
Winner    Kumon
Honourable Mention    Calgary Tutoring Centre
Honourable Mention    Sylvan Learning Centres TIE
Honourable Mention    The Renert Centre TIE
    
Parented Playgroup for Children
Winner    Gymboree Play & Music
Honourable Mention    Joso's Play & Learn Centres
Honourable Mention    Calgary Outdoor Playgroup Community
    
Parent Support Group
Winner    Alberta Health Services - Perinatal Services
Honourable Mention    Families Matter
Honourable Mention    Mommy Connections
    
Best Full-Day Child Care Service
Winner    Kids & Company
Honourable Mention    Joso's Play & Learn Centres
Honourable Mention    BrightPath Early Learning
    
Children's Retail (Independently Owned)
Winner    Kacz' Kids
Honourable Mention    The Great Outdoors Junior Outfitters
Honourable Mention    Baby & Me
    
Second-Hand Children's Retail (Independently Owned)
Winner    Once Upon A Child (North)
Honourable Mention    Once Upon A Child (South)
Honourable Mention    Twice Bearly Children's Boutique
    
Place for Children's Haircuts
Winner    Beaners Fun Cuts For Kids
Honourable Mention    Melonhead Children's Hair Care
Honourable Mention    Tommy Gun's Original Barbershop
    
Shopping Mall for Families
Winner    Market Mall
Honourable Mention    CrossIron Mills
Honourable Mention    Southcentre Mall
    
Toy & Game Store (Independently Owned)
Winner    The Discovery Hut
Honourable Mention    Castle Toys
Honourable Mention    Monkey Mountain Toys
    
Best Accessible/Inclusive Experience for Kids with Special Needs
Winner    PINNOVATE DIY Studio
Honourable Mention    Between Friends
Honourable Mention    Southcentre Mall TIE
Honourable Mention    Sensory-Friendly Screenings at Cineplex TIE
    
Best Place to Take Your Kids on a Crummy Day
Winner    TELUS Spark
Honourable Mention    Calgary Public Library
Honourable Mention    Hide N Seek Indoor Playground
   

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