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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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Festivals & Fairs

Country Kickback at Heritage Park Historical Village.
Everyday from Aug 26, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
August 26 & 27. Experience ‘How the West Was Once’ out on the farm during Country Kickback at Heritage Park. Watch antique steam farm equipment at work in the fields, cheer on the slow tractor races, and gather a team for the family-fun kickback challenge! For more information, visit the website.
Location:Heritage Park Historical Village: 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:www.heritagepark.ca
Sept. 2 to 4 - Cornucopia at Cobb's Adventure Park & Corn Maze.
Everyday from Sep 2, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017 at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cornucopia at Cobb’s Adventure Park & Corn Maze. Join for a corny weekend with fresh corn on the cob and more! For all of the corny details, visit the website.
Location:1500, 84 Street NE
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs
Link:www.cobbsadventurepark.com
Sept. 2 & 3 - 25th Annual BBQ on the Bow BBQ Competition & Outdoor Festival.
Everyday from Sep 2, 2017 - Sep 3, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
BBQ on the Bow is an annually occurring Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) sanctioned BBQ Competition and outdoor festival taking place at the Montgomery Community Association (Shouldice Park) during Labour Day long weekend! The mission is to spread the love, passion, and joy for “southern style” BBQ while simultaneously celebrating and promoting local products, businesses and musicians. The BBQ on the Bow is free to attend and aims to provide something for all ages! For full schedule, visit the website.
Location:Montgomery Community Centre: 5003, 16 Avenue NW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs
Link:bbqonthebow.com
Rock the House Run™.
> Sunday Sep 17, 2017 at 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Join for the 11th Annual Rock the House Run® presented by Apache in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities Southern & Central Alberta! Featuring a 10K Run, 5K Run and Walk, and 1K McDonald’s Go Active! Walk (perfect for little legs), there is truly something for everyone. With the start and finish line at Market Mall, participants will wind through the community of Varsity enjoying some of Calgary’s finest musical entertainers, artists, dancers, and performers along the way. Families are also invited to join in the Family Festival area located outside Market Mall for complimentary snacks, bouncy castles, caricature artists, balloon twisters, a petting zoo, face painting, photo booth, and more. Let’s rock this run! For more information and to register, visit the website.
Location:Market Mall: 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:www.rockthehouserun.com
Sept. 23 & 24 - Railway Days at Heritage Park.
Everyday from Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Railway Days at Heritage Park. Ignite your imagination as the trains take centre stage with demonstrations, hands-on activities, and exciting exhibits. Take part in the Kids’ Railway Challenge. Enter to win great prizes! For more information, visit the website.
Location:Heritage Park Historical Village - 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:www.heritagepark.ca
OUR KIDS Private School Expo and Information Day.
> Sunday Sep 24, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
OUR KIDS Private School Expo and Information Day. Feel confident you’re choosing the best school for your child. Come to the Calgary Private School Expo, Information Day, and School Q&A Sessions. Meet with top schools (preschools to high schools, Montessori, sports-focused, special needs, and university prep boarding schools) and learn from education experts and school consultants. RSVP required. RSVP through the website.
Location:Delta Calgary Downtown - 209, 4 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Open House & Tours
Link:ourkids.net/expo
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

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