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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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Saturday, May 20th, 2017

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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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