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Westerner Days Fair & Exposition in Red Deer

July 19 to 23. 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

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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Friday, May 19th, 2017

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. calgary.ca/communitysummerprograms
Location:Various Locations
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:www.calgary.ca/communitysummerprograms
Calgary Exhibition & Stampede.
Everyday from Jul 7, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
July 7 to 16. Yeehaw! Plan all of your family’s fun at the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth: the Calgary Stampede! Every day at the Stampede is guaranteed to be a fun time! With exclusive Value Days, you can have even more fun for a whole lot less. For more information, schedule, and pricing, visit the website.
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:www.calgarystampede.com
Iron Horses and Lego Trains!.
Everyday from Jul 7, 2017 - Jul 8, 2017 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
July 7 & 8 - Join special guests from Iron Horse Park (Airdrie) and climb aboard a 1/8th scale train to ride the mini rails along the historic pool deck at the Cave and Basin. Check out dozens of lego miniature model train sets.
Location:Cave and Basin National Historic Site: 311 Cave Avenue, Banff, AB
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Youth Activities
Link:www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/ab/caveandbasin/activ/calendrier-events
Family-Fun Friday Nights at Calaway Park.
> Friday Jul 7, 2017 at 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
July 7, 14, 21 & 28, 10am to 9pm. Enjoy an extra 2 hours on Friday evenings in July. Experience Calaway Park for regular admission plus GST per person or from 5 to 9pm for $15 plus GST per person in celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday! For more information, visit the website.
Location:Calaway Park: 245033 Range Road 33 Calgary, T3Z 2E9
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:www.calawaypark.com
Family-Fun Friday Nights at Calaway Park.
> Friday Jul 14, 2017 at 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
July 7, 14, 21 & 28, 10am to 9pm. Enjoy an extra 2 hours on Friday evenings in July. Experience Calaway Park for regular admission plus GST per person or from 5 to 9pm for $15 plus GST per person in celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday! For more information, visit the website.
Location:Calaway Park: 245033 Range Road 33 Calgary, T3Z 2E9
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:www.calawaypark.com
Calaway Comic Fest for Kids.
Everyday from Jul 14, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017 at 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Calling all Superheroes! Dress up in your best family-friendly costume and visit the Artist Market featuring unique items from local artists! Or stop by the Photo Op Zone to be transported to a world far, far away. Forgot your mask? Stop by the Superhero Face Painting Centre. For more information, visit the website.
Location:Calaway Park: 245033 Range Road 33 Calgary, T3Z 2E9
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:www.calawaypark.com
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
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
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/
Family-Fun Friday Nights at Calaway Park.
> Friday Jul 21, 2017 at 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
July 7, 14, 21 & 28, 10am to 9pm. Enjoy an extra 2 hours on Friday evenings in July. Experience Calaway Park for regular admission plus GST per person or from 5 to 9pm for $15 plus GST per person in celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday! For more information, visit the website.
Location:Calaway Park: 245033 Range Road 33 Calgary, T3Z 2E9
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:www.calawaypark.com
Corn Mazes Open for the Season at the Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm.
> Friday Jul 28, 2017 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Corn Mazes Open for the Season at the Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm! There is a 10-acre corn maze with 2 phases, each taking about 45 minutes to complete. For younger maze-goers, there is a 4-acre corn maze that takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete. All other attractions also taking place, too! For more information, visit the website.
Location:Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm: 284022 Township Road 224, Rockyview, AB, T1X 0J6
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:www.calgarycornmaze.com
Family-Fun Friday Nights at Calaway Park.
> Friday Jul 28, 2017 at 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
July 7, 14, 21 & 28, 10am to 9pm. Enjoy an extra 2 hours on Friday evenings in July. Experience Calaway Park for regular admission plus GST per person or from 5 to 9pm for $15 plus GST per person in celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday! For more information, visit the website.
Location:Calaway Park: 245033 Range Road 33 Calgary, T3Z 2E9
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:www.calawaypark.com
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
Link:wwwalbertakennelclub.org
‘The CAST’ Program Performs Legally Blonde, The Musical.
Everyday from Aug 4, 2017 - Aug 12, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
August 4 to 12. ‘The CAST’ Program Performs Legally Blonde, The Musical at the Performing Arts Youth Centre. Presented by the Youth Singers of Calgary. For more information, schedule, and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Performing Arts Centre - 1371 Hastings Crescent SE.
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:www.youthsingers.org/programs/cast/
Taste of Calgary.
Everyday from Aug 10, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017 at 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
August 10 to 13. Taste of Calgary. Discover Calgary's global cuisines from a mix of unique restaurants and beverage companies. Plus, get a taste of Calgary's great musicians! Free admission. For more information, visit the website.
Location:Eau Claire's Festival Plaza - Barclay Parade and 3 Street SW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Link:www.tasteofcalgary.com
Expo Latino Festival .
Everyday from Aug 18, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The biggest Latin festival in Western Canada! There will be world-class performances, sizzling dancing, exotic food, and an art market. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Prince's Island Park
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Music, Theatre & Performances, Youth Activities
Link:www.expolatino.com

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