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The City of Calgary Canada Day Celebrations

Friday Jul 1, 2016; Oh Canada! Join for live music, great food and fireworks! With locations all over downtown, there’s no excuse not to join in the jubilant atmosphere and celebrate what it means to be Canadian. Our Living Flag will be created on Prince’s Island. Help to beat Winnipeg’s 2015 record by participating and proving that Calgarians are just as patriotic! For all of the details, visit the website.

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, July 4
Guest: Ellen Percival, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Calgary’s Child Magazine
Topic: School’s Out for Summer! Need some great ideas to frolic the day away? Ellen will provide her top picks for family fun in the sun.

Monday, July 11
Guest: Joe Davies, TELUS Spark, the New Science Centre
Topic: Tune in for a crazy science experiment with some stampede-inspired summer eats! Joe will demonstrate how freezing food in liquid nitrogen can change the properties of the food so it can be smashed like glass! TELUS Spark will be cooling things down with a liquid nitrogen science bite. Joe will also talk about the other live science demonstrations and science bites that TELUS Spark does every day.

Monday, July 18
Guest: Liz Deneer, Centering Pregnancy (The Alex Community Health Centre)
Topic: Attention Parents-to-Be: Looking for a fantastic and free family resource to prepare for your new babe? Tune in for expert advice on the benefits of group prenatal care, how it will benefit your new bundle of joy and how you can join today.

Monday, July 25
To Be Announced

Saturday, July 30
Guest: Ellen Percival, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Calgary’s Child Magazine
Topic: There’s only one month left of carefree days of summer fun for you and your kids. Need help selecting your next family local adventure? Tune in for Ellen’s choice choices.


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Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Daily Events

Jan. 2 to Jun. 30 - Drop-In Jungle Gym at Village Square Leisure Centre.
Everyday from Jan 2, 2016 - Jun 30, 2016 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
January 2 to June 30 at Various Times; Check Website for Schedule. Drop-In Jungle Gym at Village Square Leisure Centre. The Jungle Gym is perfect for your energetic little one and open for climbers, crawlers and jumpers all on a safe and soft surface. Adult supervision required. For ages 6 and up. Call 403-366-3900 or visit the website and search ‘jungle gym drop in’ on the Village Square Leisure Centre page; it is listed under ‘preschool.’
Location:2623, 56 Street NE
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities
TD Summer Reading Club 2016.
Everyday from Jun 22, 2016 - Aug 29, 2016 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The TD Summer Reading Club is a great way to keep kids reading all summer through fun activities, great books and prizes - and it's free! Visit your community library to register and receive your TD Summer Reading Club booklet and Reading Ballots. Then have fun reading! Books, magazines, trivia books, comics and everything else counts. Read for two hours each week (or be read to) and track your reading on the Reading Ballots. Return your completed ballots throughout the summer for a chance to win weekly prizes and grand prize: one of 20 $100 gift cards to Toys "R" Us. Be sure to return your ballots before August 31 to enter! For more information, visit the website.
Location:Calgary Public Libraries
Category:Free Events, Fun for Kids
Calgary Public Library's Youth Read Challenge & Win Prizes.
Everyday from Jun 20, 2016 - Aug 31, 2016 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
June 20 to August 31 - Calgary Public Library’s Youth Read. Track your reading and complete creative challenges to earn digital badges and win prizes. The Grand Prize is an iPad mini (16 GB, Wi-Fi). Other prizes include Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera, Fitbit Flex, Gift Cards and more! For more information, visit the website.
Category:Youth Activities
Drop-In Gymnastics at Trico Centre for Family Wellness .
Wednesdays at 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Two times available: 10:30 to 11:15am and 11:30am to 12:15pm. Drop-In Gymnastics at Trico Centre for Family Wellness. Explore movement with your child 18 months+ on apparatus and equipment. This is a parent-led program, but a qualified instructor is present to assist. Register at at Guest Services or visit the website.
Location:Trico Centre for Family Wellness
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities
Drop-In Crafts at Trico Centre for Family Wellness.
Wednesdays at 10:45 am - 11:45 am
Color, glue, shape and stick! Create together in this parent-child activity. A qualified instructor is present with craft ideas and supplies are provided.
Location:Trico Centre for Family Wellness
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities
Dr. Seuss in the Park.
Every Saturday, Jun 25, 2016 - Aug 27, 2016 at 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
The University of Calgary’s Students’ Union Volunteer Services – Students for Literacy is once again presenting Dr. Seuss in the Park this summer! From June 25 to August 27, the group will set up a tent in Riley Park each Saturday between 11am and 3:30pm to get kids excited about books! There will also be crafts, games and face paint. Children of all ages are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult, and the events are free!
Location:Riley Park (8 Ave. & 12 St. NW) in the Yellow Reading Tent
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Playtime & Story Time
Family Summer Programs at Bass Pro Shops.
Every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Jun 25, 2016 - Jul 24, 2016 at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays, June 25 to July 24, 12Noon to 5pm. Join in-store this summer where kids and families can enjoy free interactive workshops and activities from the many departments. For a full list of activities and schedule, visit the website below. And on July 2 & 3, enjoy all of the activities and workshops plus the casting pond and fun photo download from 12Noon to 5pm!
Location:Bass Pro Shops Calgary at CrossIron Mills
Category:Family Fun, Free Events
Drop-In Playschool at Southland Leisure Centre.
Wednesdays at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesdays, 1 to 3pm. Drop-in Playschool at Southland Leisure Centre. Sample Playschool activities including educational play centres, gym time, arts/crafts, circle time. For ages 3 to 5. Pre-book your space by the day prior: 403-648-6558.
Location:Southland Leisure Centre
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities
Wild Wednesdays at Village Square Leisure Centre.
Wednesdays at 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join for 50 per cent off regular admission. For more information, visit the website.
Location:Village Square Leisure Centre
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities
> Wednesday Jun 29, 2016 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Immerse yourself into the magical world of music and masks with VIZARD Show, Canada's first show of its kind. You and your family will love the exquisite handcrafted masks and costumes, the magnificent choreography combining various modern and classical dance schools with elements of circus and laser show. This is an experience to be remembered and shared. #VIZARDShow
Location:U of C Theatre - 230 University Court Northwest, University Way NW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances

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