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13th Annual Hike for Hospice Calgary

Sunday May 6, 2018 at 9am - 3pm. 9am: North Parking Lot - Registration, Pledge Drop-Off, T-shirt Pick-Up, and Festivities. 10am: Warm up with the Stampeder Outriders, Opening Ceremonies, and then the Walk! Walk 5K at Sikome Lake, Fish Creek Provincial Park, as Hospice Calgary celebrates people close to Hospice Calgary and to support end-of-life care in the local community. There will also be refreshments, face painting, a kids zone, a doggie zone, and photo booth! For full details and to register for the Hike for Hospice Calgary, visit the website. Registration is $12 and free for children 5 and under.

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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, April 2
Guest: Rebca Zawde, Counsellor,Rosedale Community Hospice Services
Topic: Offering compassionate end-of-life care and grief support to children, teens, and families facing the death of someone close to them, Hospice Calgary has been there for Albertans for over 30 years during life’s most difficult times. Join special guests from the Calgary Stampeders on Sunday, May 6 at Sikome Lake for the annual Hike for Hospice Calgary! Come early to enjoy the fun activities for all ages before the 5K walk. Register today at Rebca will fill us in on all of the details. 

Monday, April 9
Ellen Percival, Editor-in-Chief, Calgary's Child Magazine
Summer camp for kids is much more than s'mores and sing-alongs around the campfire. How do you choose the right summer camp for your little scout? Tune in for Ellen's expert advice! 

Monday, April 16
Guest: Dr. Farida Saher, Paediatric Dentist, Dental Care for Children
 Good dental hygiene begins at a young age. In fact, all children should be seen by a dentist by the age of 1 or around the time that the first tooth erupts. How do you ensure your child will ace their first dental checkup? By teaching your child the proper brushing technique. Dr. Farida will demo how to keep those young pearly whites clean and healthy. 

Monday, April 23
 Sarah Remmer, BSc, RD, Canada's Child and Family Nutrition Expert 
Topic: Is mealtime (anytime) with your child a struggle in your home? Sarah will provide her top reasons why your child isn't eating at mealtime and what to do about it. 

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!

Thursday, April 5
Topic: Are We Addicted to Cell Phones?

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Music, Theatre & Performances

Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo 2018.
Everyday from Apr 26, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo (Calgary Expo) is a four-day annual celebration of all things pop culture including comics, sci-fi, gaming, fantasy, horror and more held each spring. Whatever you’re a fan of, you’ll find it at Calgary Expo! Guests can browse hundreds of vendor booths and exhibits, attend workshops and panels featuring iconic stars and artists, grab new art from world-class creators like Jim Lee, and even meet their favorite heroes for a photo or an autograph - this year you can meet superstars like Michael J. Fox, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Momoa, and more! All ages are welcome, and everyone is free to cosplay as their favorite character or come as themselves. To purchase tickets online, visit the website.
Location:Calgary Stampede Park: 1410 Olympic Way SE
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Royal Wood with Guest Fionn.
> Thursday May 17, 2018 at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Royal Wood is the epitome of a well-rounded musician. Having been crowned Soundwriter of the Year by iTunes in 2014, this Ontario-based artist has continued to shine with multiple JUNO nominations and inclusion in the soundtracks of hit shows including Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice. Witness a night with this charming multi-instrumental showman, who just happens to be one of Canada's best songwriters. Tickets available at, call 403-440-7770 or email
Location:Bella Concert Hall, Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts, Mount Royal University
Category:Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Michael Kevin Jones.
> Thursday May 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Chosen to play for the Royal Family as a student of the Royal College of Music in London, Jones was awarded scholarships to study in Koln. Touring the world with established ensembles and as a solo cellist, he has developed a successful, yet unconventional career incorporating multi-musical activities including performing and teaching. As member of The Jones Maruri Cello Guitar Duo, he earned his first ‘Top 10’ selling recording in Hong Kong and China, while his solo recording of the complete Bach suites for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has received international critical acclaim and several audio awards. Purchase tickets at, call 403-440-7770, or email
Location:TransAlta Pavilion Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts, Mount Royal University
Category:Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Bert Church Live Theatre in Airdrie Presents, Infinitus.
> Thursday May 17, 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Infinitus is a critically-acclaimed beatboxing string trio known for their unique sound and upbeat performance style. With a repertoire featuring classical standards and original jazz/hip-hop arrangements and compositions, Infinitus is quickly becoming one of North America’s premiere chamber groups! To purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Bert Church Live Theatre: 1000 East Lake Boulevard NE, Airdrie, AB
Category:Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
The Calgary International Children’s Festival (Kidsfest).
Everyday from May 23, 2018 - May 26, 2018 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
This year, The Calgary International Children’s Festival (Kidsfest) takes place from May 23 to 26. Explore, journey, and discover! Kidsfest brings the very best in performing arts for young audiences that will inspire and ignite young imaginations. For full details and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Calgary Philharmonic Presents, Pops in the Park at Heritage Park .
Everyday from Jun 20, 2018 - Jun 21, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Takes place June 20 & 21. Calgary Philharmonic Presents, Pops in the Park at Heritage Park Historical Village. Welcome summer with this annual evening of popular classics and mouth-watering western barbecue! Taking place in the spacious event tent at Heritage Park, there’s no need to bring chairs or cushions. This fun, casual event includes a lively program of classical and Pops favorites. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Heritage Park Historical Village: 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Youth Activities

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