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Country Kickback at Heritage Park

Whether you’re a country-living expert, or a bonafide city kid, experience ‘How the West Was Once’ out on the farm during Country Kickback at Heritage Park!

Don’t miss fascinating demonstrations including:

  • Threshing and baling with steam-powered machinery at our wheat field (weather permitting)
  • Wheat grinding & other demonstrations at the small engine display with Engine Utopia
  • Needlepoint, quilting, tatting lace, rug making & other skills with the Chinook Guild of Fibre Arts

If you like to get hands-on, don’t miss these amazing activities:

  • Pet the friendly farm critters provided by Butterfield Acres
  • Try making rope, or branding a barn board and take home a souvenir!
  • Churning butter & making ice cream (without a freezer!) – sampling is encouraged!
  • Grab a partner & spin them ‘round at the old-fashioned barn dance

Everyone loves the Kickback Challenge:
Complete the four activities listed below, collect four stamps, and enter to win a family prize pack!

  • Lassoing
  • Gymkhana
  • Egg Find
  • Bucket Brigade

Finally, get ready for some hand-clapping, foot-stopping fun with live entertainment provided by the Prairie Mountain Fiddlers and Chinook Country Line Dancers! 

Check out 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, August 7 (August Long Weekend)
There is no Global Morning Show.

Monday, August 14
Guest: Judy Arnall, Child Development Specialist, Professional Parenting
Topic: What's the secret to effectively communicating with your teen so they don't shut you down or shut you out? Tune in for Judy's expert parental advice. And make sure to register for Judy's Free Live Webinar on Thursday evening, August 17 on tips for how to effectively listen to your teen, how to successfully meet your and your teen's needs, and more! To register, visit professionalparenting.ca. Judy's Free Live Webinar is Proudly Sponsored by Calgary's Child Magazine

Monday, August 21
Guest: Ellen Percival, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Calgary's Child Magazine
Topic: Move over, Summer! The new school year is almost here! Ellen will provide her expert tips on getting your kids - and you - ready for Fall when that school bell rings.

Monday, August 28
Guest: Soraya Lakhani, R. Psych., Yellow Kite Psychology
Topic: "Wanna be my friend?" For some kids, these simple words can be tough to say or act upon at the start of a new school year. But don't worry because as a parent, you can help! Tune in for Dr. Lakhani's expert advice on helping your child make friends at school. 

 

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Fun for Kids

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
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
GlobalFest.
Everyday from Aug 15, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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.    
Location:Elliston Park: 2421, 68 Street SE
Category:Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Link:www.globalfest.ca/
ReggaeFest.
Everyday from Aug 17, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
August 17 to 19. Experience why this family-friendly event has become the premier summer Reggae Festival! Chill out with a brew in the Village, hang with the kids in the Zone, savor the flavors of island spices, and much more! For more information, scheduling, and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Shaw Millennium Park
Category:Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Link:www.reggaefest.ca
Sept. 29 to Oct. 28 - Lights Out at Cobb’s Adventure Park & Corn Maze.
Everyday from Sep 29, 2017 - Oct 28, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lights Out at Cobb’s Adventure Park & Corn Maze. Make your way through the corn maze in the dark with nothing but your flashlight! And are you BRAVE enough to make it through the haunted houses?! For more details, visit the website.
Location:Cobb's Adventure Park & Corn Maze: 500, 84 Street NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:cobbsadventurepark.com
Sept. 29 to Oct. 23 - Pumpkin Palooza at Cobb’s Adventure Park & Corn Maze.
Everyday from Sep 29, 2017 - Oct 23, 2017 at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pumpkin Palooza at Cobb’s Adventure Park & Corn Maze. Walk through the pumpkin patch, take beautiful photos, and pick your favorite pumpkins to purchase for Halloween carving! For more information, visit the website.
Location:Cobb's Adventure Park & Corn Maze: 500, 84 Street NE
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:cobbsadventurepark.com
Oct. 26 to 31 - Babies Go Boo at the Calgary Public Library.
Everyday from Oct 26, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Babies Go Boo at the Calgary Public Library! Dress up your baby and come celebrate Halloween with stories, rhymes, and songs. For ages 6 to 23 months. For schedule and locations, visit the website.
Location:Calgary Public Libraries
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:calgarylibrary.ca
Halloween Boo Bags at North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre.
> Friday Oct 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Halloween Boo Bags at North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre. A creative Halloween event for families! Northmount Arts Centre will supply a fabulous instructor and all the art supplies you need! Bags are only $10 each. Spaces are limited, so register your family (children must be accompanied with a parent or a caregiver): 403-221-3682.
Cost:$10.00
Location:North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre - 523, 27 Avenue NW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:calgary.ca

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