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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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Free Events

Sept. 2 & 3 - Backyard BBQ Festival at Bass Pro Shops.
Everyday from Sep 2, 2017 - Sep 3, 2017 at 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Come join for free hotdogs in the Track Marine Centre from Noon to 4pm, as well as Fish Fry Samples in the Gifts section from Noon to 3pm. There will also be free activities for kids like face painting, crafts, a backyard fishing challenge, a duck pond (with prizes), and much more! There will also be free seminars and products demos on Grills and Accessories. For full details, visit the Facebook page below.
Location:Bass Pro Shops: 112, 261055 Cross Iron Boulevard, Rocky View, AB
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
> Sunday Sep 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 3:40 pm
Open Air brings the world’s best chamber music to Calgary. Bring your sunglasses and your picnic blanket to soak up the final notes of the 2017 Honens Festival under the warmth of the September sun. Free admission.
Location:Central Memorial Park: 1221 Second Street SW
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Calgary Terry Fox Run.
> Sunday Sep 17, 2017 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Commemorate the life of Canadian hero Terry Fox and raise money for cancer research at the annual Terry Fox Run. Being held Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 10am at TELUS Spark, Calgary's Science Centre. This family event will feature face painting, games and live entertainment, and is open to people of all ages. Walk, run or ride 1km, 5km, or 10km in the fight against cancer!
Location:TELUS Spark: 220 St Georges Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids

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