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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

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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Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Daily Events

2017 Banff Centre Children's Festival.
> Saturday May 20, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The 2017 Banff Centre Children’s Festival will feature De Temps Antan, Sheldon Casavant, and the Dancers of Damelahamid. To purchase tickets, call the Banff Centre Box Office at 1-800-413-8368, 1-403-762-6301, or visit the website. Explore the beauty of traditional culture through music, magic, dance, and visual arts at Banff Centre Children’s Festival on Saturday, May 20. With free or low-cost activities and live shows, Banff Centre Children’s Festival is a continent of imagination where children of all ages can explore some of Canada’s diverse cultures through contemporary art. The free activities at the Festival include: Storytelling, creativity rooms, circus school, family dance, and more! For full details, visit the website.
Location:The Banff Centre in Banff, AB
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Tickets are on Sale Now for the 2017 KidsFest (The Calgary International Children's Festival).
Everyday from Mar 2, 2017 - May 23, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tickets are on Sale Now for the 2017 KidsFest (Calgary International Children's Festival), taking place May 24 to 27. Celebrate the Best in Performing Arts for Children. Explore and experience this Festival through puppetry, music, dance, theatre, author engagements, and more! There will also be free activities on Olympic Plaza adjacent to Arts Commons including storytelling, dance workshops, roving artists, magicians, face painting, creative activities and challenges, and more! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Last Bloom! Empowerment Workshop For Tween Girls Before Summer Break!.
> Saturday May 20, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Last Bloom! Workshop before Summer Break! This is the last presentation of the increasingly popular Bloom! Empowerment Workshop for teen girls ages 11 to 16. This is a fun and empowering workshop where participants have the opportunity to discuss sensitive subjects in a safe and caring environment. Participants will work on the articulation of their feelings and express their dreams, build confidence by creating goals, and celebrate past success and potential future success, and more. Takes place at Village Square Leisure Centre. Ages 11 to 13 years: Check-in from 9 to 9:30am. Workshop from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Ages 14 to 16: Check-in from 1 to 1:30pm. Workshop from 1:30 to 4:30pm. The cost of the seminar is $15, but a subsidy is available to those who require it. For more information and to register, visit the website.
Location:Village Square Leisure Centre: 2623, 56 Street NE
Category:Talks, Workshops & Seminars, Youth Activities
Expo at the Museums: Future Heroes.
> Saturday May 20, 2017 at 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fandoms unite! Join The Military Museums as they celebrate the heroes (and villains) of sci-fi, pop culture, and Canadian history. This one-day event will showcase a variety of 'geek culture' icons from Star Wars, Star Trek, Halo, and more! Game with friends, get a photo with a Storm Trooper, catch a panel presentation, hunt for Pokemon, have a piece of birthday cake to celebrate your fandom's anniversary, and shop the vendors. Learn how Canadian Military history ties into modern pop culture at this family-friendly event! This event is free with museum admission.
Location:The Military Museums: 4520 Crowchild Trail SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
May 20 to 22 - Opening Weekend at Calaway Park.
Everyday from May 20, 2017 - May 22, 2017 at 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Calaway Park is celebrating Canada’s 150th all season long! Join in all the excitement of 32 rides, 23 skill-testing games, 21 tasty food locations, 5 attractions, and live entertainment! What’s New in 2017? Experience Dizzy Dragons, Calaway Park’s new ride! Watch out for Maxx, a 6 foot tall robot and his kid inventor roaming the pathways of Calaway Park!
Location:245033 Range Road 33, Calgary, AB
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Opening Weekend at Heritage Park.
Everyday from May 20, 2017 - May 21, 2017 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
May 20 & 21. Meet friendly townsfolk as they welcome you into their homes, trade furs with the voyageurs, take a spin at the Antique Midway, meet the new baby farm animals, and visit the candy store! For more information, visit the website.
Location:1900 Heritage Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience at TELUS Spark.
Everyday from Feb 4, 2017 - Jun 4, 2017 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience is coming to Calgary’s science centre February 4 to June 4! Experience a “career day” at the Starfleet Academy. Test your knowledge and skills to discover what your true ranking would be in a Starfleet career – will you be a Medical, Engineering or Science Officer, or even a Commander? Exciting possibilities await in this immersive and interactive experience that appeals to lifelong fans and new Star Trek enthusiasts alike.
Location:TELUS Spark: 220 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Parent's Night Out
May 19 & 20 - Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Presents, Raiders of the Lost Ark: Original Film with Orchestra.
> Saturday May 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
May 19, 7:30pm & May 20, 2pm. Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Presents, Raiders of the Lost Ark: Original Film with Orchestra. The film that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, is back and better than ever before! Relive the magic on the big screen with the original great adventure, Raiders of the Lost Ark, with John Williams’ epic score performed live alongside the film by the CPO. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Category:Family Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out

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