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GlobalFest

Aug 15 - Aug 26, 2017; 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. Check 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, 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: Julia Crowell, Speech-Language Pathologist, Pacekids Programs
Topic: Tune in for expert advice on different and fun strategies to help your child learn their first words and sentences. And be sure to check out Pacekids' First Ever Free Speech Day on August 3 from 9am to Noon at Pacekids South School! Tune in for all of the details. 

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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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
Westerner Days Fair & Exposition in Red Deer.
Everyday from Jul 19, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
July 19 to 23. Westerner Days Fair & Exposition in Red Deer. 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. To purchase passes, visit the website below.
Location:Red Deer
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:www.ticketsalberta.com
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
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
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
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
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
Cobb’s Corn Maze 2017 Grand Opening.
Everyday from Jul 19, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017 at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Takes place from July 19 to 23. All activities at the Grand Opening are included for general admission price. There will also be free balloons, face painting, and cotton candy! For more information, visit the website.
Location:Cobb's Adventure Park & Corn Maze: 500, 84 Street NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:www.cobbsadventurepark.com
Fiestaval Latin Festival.
Everyday from Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017 at 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
July 21 to 23. Fiestaval Latin Festival. This is a free, family-oriented multicultural arts and entertainment festival highlighting Latin American Culture! For all of the details, visit the website.
Location:Olympic Plaza
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:www.fiestaval.ca/calgary/
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/
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
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
Contemporary Kids/Cityscape Collages.
> Sunday Jul 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Each iteration of this monthly series will focus on one specific artwork, artist, or theme found in the current exhibitions, welcoming families for a brief tour followed by an engaging activity developed specifically for children ages 5 to 12. Cityscape Collages will have children cut and collage photos to create unique cityscapes, linking to exhibiting artist Isabelle Hayeur's composite urban images.
Location:Contemporary Calgary: 117, 8 Avenue SW
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:www.eventbrite.ca/e/contemporary-kids-cityscape-collages-tickets-35986519649
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
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/
Calgary Arts Summer School Annual Recital.
> Sunday Jul 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Featuring performances from John Dupuis, Dr. Laura Bell, and Linda Kundert-Stoll on piano! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Cost:$20.00
Location:St. Vladimir's Cultural Centre: 404 Meredith Road NE
Category:Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:www.calgaryartssummer.com/programs/Campsandworkshps/recital.html

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