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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 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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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
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
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
Chemicals: The Good, The Bad, and Our Health.
> Friday Aug 25, 2017 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Should you aim to live a life without chemicals? Are all chemicals harmful? In fact, chemicals are part of everyday life, essential to our economy, our communities, and our homes. While chemicals provide benefits, they may also have harmful effects on your family's health if not properly managed. Come and learn practical tips and strategies you can use to create a healthy home for you and your family.
Location:Shawnessy Public Library: 333 Shawville Boulevard SE
Category:Free Events, Parent's Night Out, Talks, Workshops & Seminars
Culture Days in Calgary Block Party.
> Friday Sep 29, 2017 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Culture Days in Calgary Block Party. This Block Party kicks off a three-day celebration of Calgary’s vibrant art and cultural life! Bring your lunch and come down to Olympic Plaza for hands-on, interactive activities to discover the world of artists, creators, heritage experts, and other creative people.
Location:Olympic Plaza - 228, 8 Avenue SE
Category:Festivals & Fairs, Free Events

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