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Country Kickback at Heritage Park

Whether you’re a country-living expert, or a bonafide city kid, experience ‘How the West Was Once’ out on the farm during Country Kickback at Heritage Park!

Don’t miss fascinating demonstrations including:

  • Threshing and baling with steam-powered machinery at our wheat field (weather permitting)
  • Wheat grinding & other demonstrations at the small engine display with Engine Utopia
  • Needlepoint, quilting, tatting lace, rug making & other skills with the Chinook Guild of Fibre Arts

If you like to get hands-on, don’t miss these amazing activities:

  • Pet the friendly farm critters provided by Butterfield Acres
  • Try making rope, or branding a barn board and take home a souvenir!
  • Churning butter & making ice cream (without a freezer!) – sampling is encouraged!
  • Grab a partner & spin them ‘round at the old-fashioned barn dance

Everyone loves the Kickback Challenge:
Complete the four activities listed below, collect four stamps, and enter to win a family prize pack!

  • Lassoing
  • Gymkhana
  • Egg Find
  • Bucket Brigade

Finally, get ready for some hand-clapping, foot-stopping fun with live entertainment provided by the Prairie Mountain Fiddlers and Chinook Country Line Dancers! 

Check out the website for more details!

Global Calgary Morning News Segments

For parenting tips and updates from the experts, don't miss our Calgary's Child Magazine segment on the Global Morning News show on Mondays and Saturdays. Each segment has a different guest and topic, and air at approximately 8:25am on Mondays!

Monday, August 7 (August Long Weekend)
There is no Global Morning Show.

Monday, August 14
Guest: Judy Arnall, Child Development Specialist, Professional Parenting
Topic: What's the secret to effectively communicating with your teen so they don't shut you down or shut you out? Tune in for Judy's expert parental advice. And make sure to register for Judy's Free Live Webinar on Thursday evening, August 17 on tips for how to effectively listen to your teen, how to successfully meet your and your teen's needs, and more! To register, visit professionalparenting.ca. Judy's Free Live Webinar is Proudly Sponsored by Calgary's Child Magazine

Monday, August 21
Guest: Ellen Percival, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Calgary's Child Magazine
Topic: Move over, Summer! The new school year is almost here! Ellen will provide her expert tips on getting your kids - and you - ready for Fall when that school bell rings.

Monday, August 28
Guest: Soraya Lakhani, R. Psych., Yellow Kite Psychology
Topic: "Wanna be my friend?" For some kids, these simple words can be tough to say or act upon at the start of a new school year. But don't worry because as a parent, you can help! Tune in for Dr. Lakhani's expert advice on helping your child make friends at school. 

 

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The Alex Breastfeeding Clinic is Moving to a New Location.
Everyday from Jun 1, 2017 - Aug 30, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The Alex Breastfeeding Clinic is on the move. New Location, Same Great Services for Patients! For more information, call 403-266-2622.
Location:New Location: 2840, 2 Avenue SE
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities
Park n’ Play with The City of Calgary.
Everyday from Jul 3, 2017 - Aug 25, 2017 at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mondays to Fridays in July & August. These safe, supervised programs help kids make new friends and learn games and activities they can use on their path to healthy and active lifestyles. For ages 6 to 12. Programs are weather-dependent.
Location:Various Locations
Category:Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:www.calgary.ca/communitysummerprograms
Stay n’ Play with The City of Calgary.
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Jul 3, 2017 - Aug 25, 2017 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mondays to Fridays in July & August. Stay n’ Play with The City of Calgary. These safe, supervised programs help young kids make new friends and stay active over the summer. Participants will learn games and activities they can use on their path to healthy and active lifestyles. For ages 3 to 5. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Programs are weather-dependent. calgary.ca/communitysummerprograms
Location:Various Locations
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:www.calgary.ca/communitysummerprograms
YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre.
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Jul 4, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesdays to Saturdays in July & August. Get ready for an awesome police adventure! Step into the shoes of a CPS officer and explore Calgary’s police museum! Ride-along with HAWCS helicopter simulator, step on scene in the Forensics exhibit, and snap a photo in a real police car. For more information, visit the website.
Location:5111, 47 Street NE
Category:Free Events, Youth Activities
Link:www.youthlinkcalgary.com
Learn to Fish Family Clinic at Bow Habitat Station.
Every Saturday, Jun 1, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Takes place on Saturdays in June, July and August. Takes place on Thursdays in July and August. Discover the lure of fishing together as a family! Learn the tips and tools you need to fish in Alberta through this hands-on clinic designed for ages 6+ and a guardian. The best part? No fishing equipment or fishing licences required to participate – Bow Habitat supplies it all! To register, call 403-297-6561. Times: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Cost: $20 +taxes per person
Cost:$20.00
Location:Bow Habitat Station: 1440 - 17A Street SE
Category:Family Fun
Link:http://aep.alberta.ca/recreation-public-use/bow-habitat-station/fishing.aspx
Marsh Dipping Tuesdays at Bow Habitat Station.
Every Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017 - Aug 29, 2017 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Takes place on Tuesdays in July and August. Have buckets of fun discovering the critters who make their home in Bow Habitat Station's Interpretive Wetlands! No registration required - spaces filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Marsh dipping equipment provided. Rubber boots recommended. Dates: Tuesdays in July & August Times: 10:30 am - 11:30 am Cost: $4 + taxes per person (children 3 & under Free with a paying adult)
Cost:$4.00
Location:Bow Habitat Station: 1440, 17A Street SE
Category:Family Fun
Link:http://aep.alberta.ca/recreation-public-use/bow-habitat-station/special-events-promotions.aspx
Dr. Seuss in the Park.
Every Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 at 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dr. Seuss in the Park will set up a reading tent in Riley Park for kids of all ages to enjoy! There will be reading, crafts, and face paint to encourage a love of reading. The event runs every Saturday from June 24 to August 26 (weather permitting).
Location:Riley Park: 8 Avenue and 12 Street NW
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Playtime & Story Time
Link:www.su.ucalgary.ca/programs-services/volunteer-programs/
Drop-In Gymnastics at Trico Centre for Family Wellness .
Wednesdays at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesdays, 11:30 to 12:30pm. Drop-In Gymnastics at Trico Centre for Family Wellness. Explore movement with your child (walking and up) using different apparatus and equipment. This is a parent-led program, but a qualified instructor is will be present to assist. Register at at Guest Services or visit the website. Register at Guest Services or visit the website.
Location:Trico Centre for Family Wellness - 11150 Bonaventure Drive SE
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities
Link:www.tricocentre.ca
Drop-In Playschool at Southland Leisure Centre.
Wednesdays at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Drop-in Playschool at Southland Leisure Centre. Want to sample some Playschool activities including educational play centres, gym time, arts & crafts, and circle time based on a variety of themes? Southland Leisure Centre has Kinderschool for 3 to 5 year olds on Mondays and Wednesdays. Pre-book your space by the day prior by calling 403-648-6558. Cost is $13.05 per time slot ($7.85 for passholders). For more information, call 403-648-6550.
Location:Southland Leisure Centre - 2000 Southland Drive SW
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities
Link:www.calgary.ca/leisurecentres
The City of Calgary: Breakout Youth Program.
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Jul 3, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mondays to Thursdays in July & August. For kids ages 12 to 17 only. Participants will have fun in an engaging environment. Specialty areas include sports, leadership, arts, cooking. Participants will venture on an off-site trip each Thursday and will have the chance to spend the week meeting new friends and learning new skills. For more information, visit the website.
Location:Various Locations
Category:Free Events, Youth Activities
Link:www.calgary.ca/communitysummerprograms
The City of Calgary: Zone Up Program.
Every Tuesday, Thursday, Jul 4, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays in July & August. The Youth ages 11 to 15 will have the opportunity to expand their basketball abilities and develop leadership skills both on and off the court. Participants will also discover healthy living strategies and develop an increased sense of community belonging. Takes place at Bob Bahan Aquatic and Fitness Centre.
Location:Bob Bahan Aquatic and Fitness Centre: 4812, 14 Avenue SE
Category:Free Events, Youth Activities
Link:www.calgary.ca/communitysummerprograms
Wild Wednesdays at Village Square Leisure Centre.
Wednesdays at 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join for 50 per cent off regular admission. All ages. For more information, visit the website.
Location:Village Square Leisure Centre - 2623, 56 Street NE
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities
Link:www.calgary.ca/leisurecentres
Music in the Plaza at Heritage Park.
Every Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017 - Aug 30, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesdays in July & August. Music in the Plaza at Heritage Park. Enjoy free outstanding music in the Plaza at Heritage Park - rain or shine! The Stampede Talent Search provides a weekly opening act while featured acts are selected from Western Canada’s finest up and coming artists. Bring a blanket, pack a picnic, or dine on the patio! For more information, visit the website.
Location:Heritage Park: 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:www.heritagepark.ca
GlobalFest.
Everyday from Aug 15, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
GlobalFest is an explosively multicultural festival that will take place from August 15 to 26. GlobalFest is proud to partner once again with Trico Homes for the International Fireworks Festival and Sunbelt Rentals for the OneWorld Festival. The Trico Homes International Fireworks Festival illuminates the night sky every August with a symphony of pyrotechnics and music, coming together as an artistic display of light and sound.Sunbelt Rentals OneWorld Festival will play host to various activities including live performances, cultural pavilions, ethnic food booths, and a night market.    
Location:Elliston Park: 2421, 68 Street SE
Category:Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Link:www.globalfest.ca/
Youth and Adult Drop-In Quidditch.
Every Monday, Jul 10, 2017 - Aug 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Come and learn all about the sport of Quidditch! The program runs every Monday starting on July 10 from 6:30 to 8pm. This will be a simultaneous session for youth (ages 12 to 18) and adults (18+). Both sessions will involve quick introductions to Quidditch, followed by real Quidditch games. The sessions are open to anybody and everybody. This is an 8-week program (July 10 to August 28), so there will be drop-in sessions all summer. Feel free to try it for one session or for all eight. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Location:Northwest Corner of Riley Park
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:http://calgaryquidditch.ca/

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