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Run Away to the Circus for the Day Contest!

The Royal Canadian Family Circus SPECTAC!Ò is coming to CrossIron Mills June 15 to 17 for 6 captivating shows that will mesmerize, astound, and thrill you beyond the extraordinary! The internationally-renowned cast includes the fames Guerrero 4 Man High Wire (America’s Got Talent), the Caleb Carinci - Asch Equestrian Acrobats, the Bilea Transformation Act, Aerialists, World Record Jugglers, Trapeze, Chinese Acrobats, Hula Hoops, and the Wheel of Destiny. There are no exotic animals in the show; the only animals used in this circus are horses.

The Winner’s Package (valued at $700) includes 8 VIP Ringside Seats for You and Your 7 guests; Go Behind the Scenes with a VIP Backstage Tour with You and Your 7 Guests; You will be Introduced as Honorary Ringmaster at the Opening Ceremony; Enjoy Pony Rides for the Winner’s Children during Intermission; and a Photo Op With the Cast - Finale. For more information and to purchase 2 for 1 Tickets, visit, Promo Code: calgaryschild.

For your chance to win this incredible package, enter here (contest code: Spectac). Entry deadline is Monday, June 4, 2018.

Happy Camper Contest!

Win $250 toward the summer sport camp of your choice at Repsol Sport Centre! (The $250 credit must be used toward a 2018 summer sport camp, and must be used by August 31, 2018.) CoreSPORT & SPORTainment is Repsol Sport Centre’s exclusive two-pronged approach to delivering some of the coolest, most innovative and exhilarating camp programming out there for kids ages 4 to 14!

Daily swimming, pre and post-care for full-day camps, and exciting weekly activities like Ninja Chamber, Trampoline Park, and Floatables! Check out the Sport Partner Camps for Kids looking to develop sport-specific skills: Dive, Fencing, Olympic Pentathlon, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Swimming Camp, Synchronized Swimming, and Water Polo. To learn more about the amazing variety of sports camps Repsol Sport Centre offers, visit

For your chance to win $250 toward the summer sport camp of your choice at Repsol Sport Centre for your child between the ages of 4 and 14 (and the $250 credit must be used toward a 2018 summer sport camp and must be used by August 31, 2018 ), enter here (contest code: Camp). Entry deadline is Monday, June 4, 2018.

Make, Play, and Discover with Nintendo Labo™ Contest!

Have fun making DIY cardboard creations called Toy-Con and bring them to life with the technology of the Nintendo Switch™ system (required; sold separately) to play games and discover the magic behind how Toy-Con works. Use the pre-cut cardboard Variety Kit to build your own remote-control car, fishing rod, 13-key piano, and toy house with interactive instructions included in the software. After the making is complete, the kit comes to life! For more information and to purchase, visit Feeling Social? Visit Nintendo on Facebook,, and Twitter @NintendoCanada.

For your chance to win a Nintendo Labo™ Variety Kit and Switch™ system, enter here (contest code: Labo). Entry deadline is Monday, June 4, 2018.

Family Fun with the Ultimate Explorer Pass Contest!

For families looking to try something new and explore the Rockies this summer, Pursuit Banff Jasper Collection (Pursuit) is excited to offer the Ultimate Explorer pass. This pass provides the opportunity for adventure-seekers to experience four iconic destinations in Banff and Jasper National Parks including the Banff Gondola and Jasper’s Glacier Skywalk and Glacier Adventure! As an added bonus, kids go free before 11 am at the Banff Gondola. To kick off the summer season, Pursuit is giving away a family pack of passes (for two adults and two children) to one lucky reader! For more information and to purchase passes, visit Follow the adventure on Facebook,, and Instagram @pursuitbanffjaspercollection.

For your chance to win an Ultimate Explorer pass for your family, enter here (contest code: Pursuit). Entry deadline is Monday, June 4, 2018.


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13th Annual Hike for Hospice Calgary

Sunday May 6, 2018 at 9am - 3pm. 9am: North Parking Lot - Registration, Pledge Drop-Off, T-shirt Pick-Up, and Festivities. 10am: Warm up with the Stampeder Outriders, Opening Ceremonies, and then the Walk! Walk 5K at Sikome Lake, Fish Creek Provincial Park, as Hospice Calgary celebrates people close to Hospice Calgary and to support end-of-life care in the local community. There will also be refreshments, face painting, a kids zone, a doggie zone, and photo booth! For full details and to register for the Hike for Hospice Calgary, visit the website. Registration is $12 and free for children 5 and under.

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Calgary's Child About Town!

Calgary's Child on Global Calgary Morning News

For parenting tips and updates from local experts, don't miss the Calgary's Child Magazine Parenting Segment on the  Global Calgary Morning News Show every Monday morning! Each segment has a different guest and topic, and our segment airs at approximately 8:25am.

Monday, May 7
Guest: Janette Festival, NorthernStar Mothers Milk Bank
Topic: If you give birth to a premature or ill baby and are not able to breastfeed, the Canadian Paedeatric Society states that pasteurized donor human milk is the next best option. Six years ago, this was not an option for most of Canada, but now Calgary has a milk bank and caregivers are now able to access milk for their child! Tune in for full details on this amazing organization and how you can access their services or become a donor. 

Monday, May 14
Steacy Collyer, Calgary Reads
The Children’s Reading Place is about spreading the joy of reading throughout Calgary. It’s based on the simple idea that if you create a comfortable, fun space for children to read, they will! Calgary Reads transformed a heritage house in Inglewood into a welcoming hub of reading where school groups and families can come to experience the pleasure of curling up with a good book. Tune in for full details on this free literacy program for your family of bookworms! 

Monday, May 21 
There is no Global Morning Show.

Monday, May 28
Catriona Le May Doan, Sport Calgary
Topic: All Sport One Day is an incredible opportunity for Calgary children and youth (ages 6 to 12) to try a new sport. It’s also a chance to discover a new passion. With over 60 exciting sporting activities to choose from, parents/guardians can enroll kids and youth in up to two free sessions for a day of fun and adventure! Cartoon will fill us in on all of the exciting details of All Sport One Day. 

Calgary's Child on Soft Rock 97.7 with Christina Rowsell

We're delighted to announce a new partnership with Soft Rock 97.7FM. Every other week, our favorite radio host Christina Rowsell will be featuring select topics brought to you by Calgary's Child Magazine to start conversations on the issues that matter most to Calgary's families. Listen in from 11am to 12pm!

Thursday, April 5
Topic: Are We Addicted to Cell Phones?

Next Issue

Theme: Summer Fun & Travel
Ad Booking Deadline: May 23, 2018
Distribution: starts third week of June 2018

This issue's pages are full of summer fun ideas and events, vacations, last
minute camp suggestions, birthday party planning as well as our Early-Bird
Fall Class & Program Feature. We complement our current distribution
network with dozens of family-friendly hotels to reach visiting families!


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