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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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Daily Events

The Alex Breastfeeding Clinic is Moving to a New Location.
Everyday from Jun 1, 2017 - Aug 30, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The Alex Breastfeeding Clinic is on the move. New Location, Same Great Services for Patients! For more information, call 403-266-2622.
Location:New Location: 2840, 2 Avenue SE
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities
‘The CAST’ Program Performs Legally Blonde, The Musical.
Everyday from Aug 4, 2017 - Aug 12, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
August 4 to 12. ‘The CAST’ Program Performs Legally Blonde, The Musical at the Performing Arts Youth Centre. Presented by the Youth Singers of Calgary. For more information, schedule, and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Performing Arts Centre - 1371 Hastings Crescent SE.
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:www.youthsingers.org/programs/cast/
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
Link:www.youthlinkcalgary.com
Learn to Fish Family Clinic at Bow Habitat Station.
Every Saturday, Jun 1, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Takes place on Saturdays in June, July and August. Takes place on Thursdays in July and August. Discover the lure of fishing together as a family! Learn the tips and tools you need to fish in Alberta through this hands-on clinic designed for ages 6+ and a guardian. The best part? No fishing equipment or fishing licences required to participate – Bow Habitat supplies it all! To register, call 403-297-6561. Times: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Cost: $20 +taxes per person
Cost:$20.00
Location:Bow Habitat Station: 1440 - 17A Street SE
Category:Family Fun
Link:http://aep.alberta.ca/recreation-public-use/bow-habitat-station/fishing.aspx
Sweet Summer Corn Festival at the Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm.
> Saturday Aug 12, 2017 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sweet Summer Corn Festival at the Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm. Enjoy pony rides, a corn-eating contest, corn crafts, a petting zoo, mini-golf, wagon and train rides, and more!
Location:284022 Township Road 224, Rockyview, AB T1X 0J6
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:www.calgarycornmaze.com
Dr. Seuss in the Park.
Every Saturday, Jun 24, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 at 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dr. Seuss in the Park will set up a reading tent in Riley Park for kids of all ages to enjoy! There will be reading, crafts, and face paint to encourage a love of reading. The event runs every Saturday from June 24 to August 26 (weather permitting).
Location:Riley Park: 8 Avenue and 12 Street NW
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Playtime & Story Time
Link:www.su.ucalgary.ca/programs-services/volunteer-programs/
Princesses & Superheroes at Cobb’s Adventure Park & Corn Maze.
Everyday from Aug 12, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017 at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
August 12 & 13. Princesses & Superheroes at Cobb’s Adventure Park & Corn Maze. Say, “Cheese!” Your favorite princesses and superheroes will be on-site for you to have your photos taken with!
Location:1500, 84 Street NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:www.cobbsadventurepark.com
Taste of Calgary.
Everyday from Aug 10, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017 at 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Takes place from August 10 to 13. Taste of Calgary, the city's most appetizing outdoor festival of food and drinks, is back for its 21st year at Eau Claire's festival plaza. This year’s blend of international cuisines will treat your taste buds to flavors from African, East Indian, Italian, Asian and others; all represented by over 60 of Calgary’s most unique restaurants and beverage companies. Come down and try sample-sized menu items that are perfect for a bite-size taste of Calgary’s great cuisine and most unique beverages. Buy Taste sampling tickets for $1 each right at the event and use them to pay for any of the food or beverage menu items at the festival. Admission to the festival is free and includes a taste of Calgary’s incredible local entertainers live on the Main Stage!
Location:Eau Claire's Festival Plaza - Barclay Parade and 3 Street SW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Link:www.tasteofcalgary.com

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