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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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Free Events

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.
Location:Various Locations
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
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
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
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
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
The City of Calgary: Nature LEAD Youth Leadership Program.
Everyday from Aug 15, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
July 11 to 14 & August 15 to 18. Calling all Youth 11 to 15 years old! Want to develop your leadership skills, meet new friends, and make a difference? Join the Nature LEAD youth program. Earn your certificate by completing themed modules and nature-related practicum experience. Takes place at Ralph Klein Park and Inglewood Bird Sanctuary. To register, visit the website below.
Location:Ralph Klein Park and Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
Category:Free Events, Youth Activities
Fostering Academic Resilience in Elementary and Middle School Children.
> Wednesday Sep 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
For children to be successful in school, they must be resilient to the challenges that appear in their daily lives. Many researchers explore how resilience is important to the functioning of children who survive significant life traumas, but often neglect the everyday stressors that impact the majority of children in our schools and communities. Academic resilience can be described as the ability to overcome situational barriers or stressors that appear in life to achieve academically in school. In this talk, we will identify the components that make children academically resilient and outline the ways that parents and teachers can foster it in their homes and classrooms.
Location:West Ridge School 8903 Wentworth Ave SW, Calgary
Category:Free Events, Parent's Night Out, Talks, Workshops & Seminars

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