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Win a Family Pass to the Butterfly House in Medicine Hat!

The Butterfly House is a 5000 sq. ft. tropical paradise with hundreds of exotic butterflies, birds, fish, and turtles. Located inside the Windmill Garden Centre, which is a full line garden centre with a petting zoo, gift shop, espresso cafe and ice cream. The Butterfly house is open May to October and contains around 500 butterflies at any one time. They also have an emerging house on the deck where visitors can view the butterflies in their chrysalis form, and if they are lucky enough, they might even see one emerge and dry its wings! For more information, visit their website or the Canadian Badlands website

To win a family pass to visit the Butterfly House, enter here (contest code: Butterflies). Contest closes August 24th, 2018.

Win a Family Pass to the Royal Tyrrell Museum!

End summer with a ROAR and explore the Royal Tyrrell Museum! The Royal Tyrrell Museum is Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the science of palaeontology. In addition to housing one of the world’s largest displays of dinosaurs, the Museum offers a wide variety of creative, fun, and educational programs that bring the prehistoric past to life! For more information, visit their website or the Canadian Badlands website!

For your chance to win a family pass (two adults plus children), enter here (contest code: Tyrrell). Contest closes August 24th, 2018.

Yoobi™: One for You, One for Me for Back to School Contest!

This back-to-school season, Yoobi™ is introducing over 80 new items, launching exclusively at Indigo stores Canada-wide! Yoobi™ is known for their bright colors and fun, on-trend prints and patterns. Expect all the core back-to-school list items plus loads of new items to personalize and add flair. Yoobi™, the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation, and Indigo are partnering to ensure that Canadian kids in need have the tools they need to learn and be creative. Every Yoobi™ item you purchase helps provide essential school supplies to classrooms! For more information, visit Feeling Social? Visit them on Facebook and Instagram. Purchase in-store at Indigo and online.

For your chance to send your kid back to school with the coolest Yoobi™ haul, enter here (contest code: Yoobi). Entry deadline is Friday, August 31, 2018.

Home on the Range Contest! 

PLAYMOBIL® Spirit Riding Free - Lucky’s Happy Home: Come for a visit at Lucky’s Happy Home on the frontier! Walk into the kitchen where Aunt Cora is cooking dinner and the table is set for a delicious meal. Outside, Lucky visits Spirit before heading off to school. Upstairs, you’ll find spacious rooms for the whole family. Set includes a large house, Lucky, Aunt Cora, Spirit, fencing, and lots of other accessories. 

For more information on the Spirit Riding Free collection and others (Ghostbusters, NHL®, and much more), visit Available to purchase at major retailers and independent toy stores. Feeling Social? Visit them on Facebook and Instagram

For your chance to win the PLAYMOBIL®Spirit Riding Free - Lucky’s Happy Home set, enter here(contest code: Lucky). Entry deadline is Friday, August 31, 2018.


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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!

Calgary's Child About Town!

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
 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
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? 




Next Issue

Theme: Back-to-School
Ad Booking Deadline: July 25, 2018
Distribution: starts first week of September 2018 
Check out this issue for tips on making the transition from pool time to school time, including our awesome Fall Class & Program Guide, Back-to-School Directory, Fall Fun Feature, House to Home Feature and much more!

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