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Westerner Days Fair & Exposition in Red Deer

July 19 to 23. Enjoy top quality, truly authentic, action-packed, all-Canadian entertainment at Central Alberta’s largest summer celebration! Free concerts on the main stage with nightly fireworks included with gate admission! For more information and schedule, visit www.westernerdays.ca

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, June 26
Guest: Ellen Percival, Editor-in-Chief, Calgary’s Child Magazine
Topic: We at Calgary’s Child literally have a Hundred Ideas for Summer Fun In and Around Calgary. Tune in for a few of Ellen’s top picks!

Monday, July 3
Guest: Heather Cowie, The City of Calgary
Topic: The kids are out of school, and summertime is finally here! But what to do with the kids? The City of Calgary has tons of ideas to keep you and your family active: Get Moving YYC; Summer Youth Passport; Splash & Swim; Mobile Adventure Playground; and more! Tune in for all the details.  

Monday, July 10
Guest: Richard Haber, M.D., FRCPC
Topic: Taking care of baby in the heat of summer can be tricky. You are always trying to weigh out the risks and benefits of taking activities outside and when you do go outside, you wonder if you are taking all the necessary precautions to keep your baby protected. Tune in for Dr. Haber's expert medical advice on how to keep your baby safe from the sun's harmful rays. 

Monday, July 17
Guest: Shannon Cleary, Writer and Contributor to Calgary's Child Magazine
Topic: It's date night and you've found a sitter. According to your plans, the sitter know what to serve your kids for supper and when to put them to bed. But there's another important conversation to have with your sitter before you leave for date night. In this age of over-sharing, it's important to talk to your sitter about your expectations regarding digital safety. Shannon will provide expert advice on what areas to address.  

Monday, July 24
Guest: Jody Robbins, Travel Writer, Author of the Newly-Released Book, 25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit, and Contributor to Calgary’s Child Magazine
Topic: In celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, why not travel within our great nation and check out places you’ve never been to before in Western Canada! Jody will provide her top 3 must-visit spots in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and BC for your next family vacation. 

Monday, July 31
Guest: Tanja Haley, R.Psych., Gottman Certified Couples Therapist, Contributor to Calgary’s Child Magazine
Topic: The transition to parenthood can be a joyous experience, but also a very stressful one. In order to become a ‘master’ couple of that journey, there are a few things that you and your partner can do to pave the way to a smoother transition to parenthood.

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Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Daily Events

Sunday Splash Swim at The City of Calgary Recreation.
Sundays at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Sunday Splash Swin at The City of Calgary Recreation. Check your favorite swimming pool schedule. Admission is $2 for adults, and $1 for kids and seniors at Tier 1 and 2 facilities. For pool schedules, visit the website.
Cost:$1.00
Location:The City of Calgary Recreation
Category:Family Fun
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
Family Swim at Southland Leisure Centre .
Sundays at 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Enjoy the water park, including a trip to the AquaPlay structure. Adults must be accompanied by a child; all children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit the website.
Location:Southland Leisure Centre - 2000 Southland Drive SW
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities
Link:www.calgary.ca/leisurecentres
June 24 & 25 - Grandparents Weekend at Calaway Park.
Everyday from Jun 24, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017 at 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
June 24 & 25. Celebrate the special Grandparents in your life! This weekend is for the kids and the kids at heart! Grandma and/or Grandpa will receive 50 per cent off admission when accompanied by a grandchild. For more information, visit the website.
Location:245033 Range Road 33, Calgary, AB
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:www.calawaypark.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
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/
Meet the Roos at Cobb's Adventure Park & Corn Maze.
Everyday from Jun 24, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017 at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Meet the newest members of the Cobb’s family! Get free access to the brand new Kangaroo Petting Zoo with general admission. For more information, visit the website.
Location:Cobb's Adventure Park & Corn Maze: 1500, 84 Street NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:www.cobbsadventurepark.com
Caregiver Connections Workshop.
Everyday from May 30, 2017 - Jul 18, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
You must pre-register in order to attend this workshop. Our 8 session workshop is designed and delivered by family members with lived experience of supporting a loved one with a mental health and/or addiction concern. The aim of the workshop is to offer a safe place to gather together with trained peers who have similar lived experience, offering hope through shared stories, networking, education, resources and support. You will discuss topics such as finding your balance, learn personal coping strategies, and develop a network of community support. You will resonate with stories and gain useful tools and strategies for supporting yourself in your own personal role as a caregiver. One additional workshop offered in NE Calgary
Location:Canadian Mental Health Association - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm on Tuesday evenings at 400, 105 12 Ave SE. Running dates: May 30, 2017 - July 18, 2017
Category:Free Events, Talks, Workshops & Seminars
Link:http://cmha.calgary.ab.ca/our-services/family-support/

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