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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: 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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Family Fun

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
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
Canadian Heroes Weekend at Calaway Park.
Everyday from Jul 29, 2017 - Jul 31, 2017 at 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
July 29 to 31. Canadian Heroes Weekend at Calaway Park. Canadian Forces/Veterans as well as Canadian First Responders (EMS, Fire, Police) will receive free admission. Immediate family members (spouse and children) will receive a special admission rate of $23 plus GST per person. Identification required. Visit the Canadian Heroes tent in the front admission area for your tickets and discount admission vouchers. For more information, visit the website.
Location:Calaway Park: 245033 Range Road 33 Calgary, T3Z 2E9
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Alberta Kennel Club Summer Classic Show.
Everyday from Aug 4, 2017 - Aug 7, 2017 at 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Alberta Kennel Club will be hosting 4 all breed dog shows, obedience, rally-o, breed specialty shows, and junior handling events. There will also be fantastic vendors. They sell some very unique pet items, which are difficult to find in stores. It is an inexpensive thing to do with the family, especially for those who loves dogs or want to learn more about dogs sports or responsible dog ownership!
Location:Spruce Meadows: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Heritage Day Festival.
> Monday Aug 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join for the 40th Annual Heritage Day Festival at Olympic Plaza! Come for 6 hours of multicultural performances, ethnic foods, and unique handicrafts. Explore the Indian Village, get your face painted into a lion, jump in a bouncy castle, frolic in the water, try a new dish, or simply soak up the sun in front of the stage and enjoy the folk performances. This is a free family event!
Location:Olympic Plaza
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Heritage Day at Fort Calgary.
> Monday Aug 7, 2017 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Heritage Day at Fort Calgary. Bring the kids and experience Calgary’s multicultural heritage. Free family-friendly activities are part of Historic Calgary Week. Past highlights include community garden tours and games, traditional Indigenous games and stories, powwow dance workshops, and interactive children’s crafts.
Location:Fort Calgary: 750, 9 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Heritage Day at Heritage Park.
> Monday Aug 7, 2017 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Interpreters will bring history to life in the homes, shops, and on the streets! Visit exhibits; take a spin on the antique midway, a cruise on a paddlewheel boat, or tour the park on an authentic steam train. Play traditional Aboriginal games, train to be a voyageur, and march with Mounties! For more information, visit the website.
Location:Heritage Park: 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun

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