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Guardians of the Wild at the Calgary Zoo

Introducing Guardians of the Wild, the Calgary Zoo's new on-park program designed to encourage families to take action to protect wildlife and wild places. This interactive program will help to enhance your zoo experience and inspire a visit to all corners of the park! Explore the zoo with the action map, collect the codes at each station, and enter the contest! This exciting scavenger hunt has incredible prizes, including a trip for two to China to see giant pandas! This program runs July 4 - September 3. Check out the website  for more information!

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Calgary's Child on Global Calgary Morning News

For parenting tips and updates from local experts, don't miss the Calgary's Child Magazine Parenting Segment on the  Global Calgary Morning News Show every Monday morning! Each segment has a different guest and topic, and our segment airs at approximately 8:25am.

Monday, August 6
There will be no Global Morning Show on August Long Weekend.

Monday, August 13
Guest:
 Lisa Thomson, MA, Supporting Wellness 
Topic: Soon, school bells will ring once again! Many kids will return to school with excitement; others will experience anxiety about heading back to the classroom. Tune in for Lisa's expert tips on easing your child's back-to-school anxiety. 

Monday, August 20
Guest: Ellen Percival, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Calgary's Child Magazine
Topic: As summer winds down and back-to-school season begins, it can be hard to get back into a regular schedule - for kids and parents alike. Tune in for Ellen's Grade A tips on how you and your family can transition smoothly into the new school year. 

Monday, August 27
Guest:
Rep, Brown Bagging for Calgary's Kids (BB4CK)
Topic: BB4CK works in partnership with Calgary schools to make and deliver free healthy lunches for students who would otherwise go hungry. How can you help Calgary's hungry kids and make a difference this school year? Tune in for full details!

Calgary's Child on Soft Rock 97.7 with Christina Rowsell

We're delighted to announce a new partnership with Soft Rock 97.7FM. Every other week, our favorite radio host Christina Rowsell will be featuring select topics brought to you by Calgary's Child Magazine to start conversations on the issues that matter most to Calgary's families. Listen in from 11am to 12pm!

August 5

They say getting out to play is the best medicine. Calgary’s Child Magazine shares a fantastic story on the developmental power of nature play. What was your favourite outdoor activity when you were younger? 

 

 

 

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Tickets on Sale Now for This Girl Can Expo on September 8.
Everyday from May 30, 2018 - Sep 8, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tickers on Sale Now! This Girl Can Expo, presented by Hurd Ventures, is for girls ages 5+ featuring health and wellness, sports activities, fashion, arts and design, science and technology, and safety and support. It will be in the Big Four Building on September 8. For more information and to purchase tickets to the expo, visit the website!
Cost:$7.00
Location:Big 4 Building: 1410 Olympic Way SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Talks, Workshops & Seminars, Youth Activities
Link:thisgirlcanyyc.com
Guardians of the Wild at the Calgary Zoo.
Everyday from Jul 11, 2018 - Sep 3, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Introducing Guardians of the Wild, the Calgary Zoo's new on-park program designed to encourage families to take action to protect wildlife and wild places. This interactive program will help to enhance your zoo experience and inspire a visit to all corners of the park! Explore the zoo with the action map, collect the codes at each station, and enter the contest! This exciting scavenger hunt has incredible prizes, including a trip for two to China to see giant pandas! This program runs until September 3. For more information, check out the website! Included with Paid Admission.
Location:Calgary Zoo: 210 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:www.calgaryzoo.com/guardians-of-the-wild
Theatre Calgary's Shakespeare by the Bow Presents, The Two Gentlemen of Verona .
Everyday from Aug 1, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place August 1 to 19. Celebrate Alberta’s emerging artists this summer with Theatre Calgary’s Shakespeare by the Bow! The Two Gentlemen of Verona tells the tale of friendship between best pals Proteus and Valentine who fall in and out of bromance over and over again. Join in idyllic Prince’s Island Park for this silly comedy featuring adventure, outlaws, and a dog! Admission is pay-what-you-will and is a non-ticketed event. The suggested donation is $20 per adult. However, you may decide your own donation amount. All funds go toward the Shakespeare by the Bow program providing mentorship and support for Alberta’s emerging theatre artists. For the complete performance schedule, visit the website.
Location:Prince's Island Park: 698 Eau Claire Avenue SW
Category:Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:theatrecalgary.com/2018-19/two-gentlemen-of-verona
Drop-In Playtime at Trico Centre for Family Wellness.
Tuesdays at 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Tuesdays, 9:30 to 11am. A parent-led time for you to have fun with your little one, walking and up. A qualified instructor will bring out fun equipment, provide ideas and help with safety and skill development.
Location:Trico Centre for Family Wellness - 11150 Bonaventure Drive SE
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities
Link:www.tricocentre.ca
The City of Calgary Stay n' Play Programs.
Everyday from Aug 13, 2018 - Aug 17, 2018 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Takes place August 7 to 10. These safe, supervised programs help young children and adults make new friends and stay active through a play-based learning environment. Participants will engage in games and activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For ages 3 to 5 plus an adult. Takes place at various locations. Please visit the website for all of the locations.
Location:Various Locations in Calgary
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:calgary.ca/free
The City of Calgary Park n' Play Programs.
Everyday from Aug 13, 2018 - Aug 17, 2018 at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Takes place August 13 to 17. These safe, supervised programs help young children make new friends and learn games and activities! For ages 6 to 12. Takes place at various locations. Please visit the website for all of the locations.
Location:Various Locations in Calgary
Category:Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:calgary.ca/free
Dr. Seuss in the Park.
Every Saturday, Jun 23, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018 at 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
We set up a reading tent at Riley Park every Saturday of the summer (weather permitting) to promote children's literacy June 23 to August 25! Children will be able to read books with volunteers and participate in crafts and face paint related to the weekly themes.
Location:Riley Park: 8 Avenue and 12 Street NW
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Playtime & Story Time
Link:su.ucalgary.ca/programs-services/volunteer-programs/
Terrific Tuesdays at Southland Leisure Centre.
Tuesdays at 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join for 50 per cent off regular admission (water park access at 7pm). For more information, visit the website.
Location:Southland Leisure Centre - 2000 Southland Drive SW
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities
Link:www.calgary.ca/leisurecentres

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