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The excitement of the holidays has come and gone, and winter is in full swing. ‘Tis the Season for a little pick-me-up, and we’ve got just the remedy. Embrace the glow of the snow outside and enjoy fun activities and celebrate those winter doldrums away with an artsy bash for your birthday child!


Let the kids run wild and explore the Calgary Zoo with a Family Pass! A city safari awaits... It will be a truly 'zoonique' experience! 

Conquer the climbing wall and your opponent at Laser Tag at TommyKPlay! And conquer the couch by gettin’ up and active in the indoor playground! This Family Pass includes Playground and K-Zone admission for 4 (available at the North location only. Kids must be at least 5 years old for the K-Zone).

Get creative at Vin Gogh Paint and Sip StudioThe place for painting parties! Add some color to your child’s life with a vibrant birthday bash! Book a party of 10 and receive $50 off.

Join Bricks 4 Kidz for hands-on, minds-on learning fun! The weekly supervised, unstructured drop-in play sessions at the Creativity Centre will encourage your family to explore a variety of mediums as you design, build, create, and play using your imaginations! You will receive a VIP Pass for your family. Drop-in play sessions run until June, 2018.

Let piglets chew your shoes laces, “hee haw” with a donkey, gobble with a turkey, and more at Butterfield Acres Farm! A splendid experience on the farm awaits. Mosey on down to the farm with 6 Day Passes!

Here’s your child’s chance to strike a Yoga pose or two! Win a Pass for 5 classes at Wymbin Child & Youth Yoga Studio in Inglewood! Namaste. 

For your chance to win this incredible prize pack, enter here (contest code: Winter). Entry deadline is Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

Was ‘Santa’ Unable to Place One of the Hottest Holiday Toys Under the Tree this Year? Here’s Your Chance for Redemption!

Hasbro® Furreal Roarin’ Tyler, the Playful Tiger: Roarin’ Tyler, the Playful Tiger pet is ready to play! And his favorite way to play is to roar! Make noise and he roars back. Talk to him and he responds! This tiger cub responds to sounds and touch with 100+ sound-and-motion combinations. Pet his head and his eyes might close. Pet him on his muzzle and he moves! The Roarin’ Tyler, the Playful Tiger pet even has a little chicken toy that he reacts to when it squeaks. And with poseable back legs, he can be hugged and cuddled. He’s an exotic, fun-lovin’ pet! For more information about Furreal Roarin’ Tyler, the Playful Tiger, visit Available to purchase at Toys “R” Us; Feeling Social? Vist Toys R Us on Facebook,, and Twitter @toysruscanada

For your chance to win Roarin' Tyler, enter here (contest code: Hasbro). Entry deadline is Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

Make Parenting Life Easier with Graco® Contest!

The Graco® Pack ‘n Play Quick Connect with Portable Bouncer Playard offers parents even more convenience, safety, and versatility! Featuring a full-size bassinette bouncer with two-speed vibration and a portable changer, all components are designed with plush fabrics and quilted materials for improved comfort. The Graco® Pack ‘n Play Playard Quick Connect Portable Bouncer is designed to transition as baby grows from newborn to toddler, providing a convenient care station over the years. For more information, visit Purchase at Toys “R” Us; Feeling Social? Visit Graco® on Facebook,, and Twitter @GracoBabyCanada

For your chance to win the Graco® Pack ‘n Play Quick Connect with Portable Bouncer Playard, enter here (contest code: Graco). Entry deadline is Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

Role-Play a Cold Winter Day Away with Fisher-Price® Contest!

“Order up!” With two full sides of toddler-friendly learning fun, this Fun Food Truck serves up hours of role-play and hands-on activities. Its blend of kitchen and vehicle play keeps mini-entrepreneurs busy greeting customers, working the register, prepping ‘orders’ on the light-up grill, and more! And while they’re engaged in all that super fun role-play, toddlers are also being introduced to sizing and sequencing, advanced vocabulary, manners, taking turns, and more with lively songs, sounds, tunes, and phrases! Three Smart Stages™ levels offer up different songs, sounds, and phrases, so the learning fun can keep going as your child keeps growing. Purchase at Feeling Social? Visit Fisher-Price® on Facebook,, and Twitter @FisherPrice

For your chance to win the Fisher-Price® Laugh & Learn® Servin’ Up Fun Food Truck, enter here (contest code: Fun). Entry deadline is Wednesday, February 7, 2018.


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SnowDays in Banff National Park

January 18 to 28. Banff National Park invites visitors and locals to embrace the cold, vigour, and fun that winter brings! The annual SnowDays Festival is a highlight of the winter season in Banff and Lake Louise. This festival features a variety of events, shows, and activities that combine history, culture, and winter activities. By day, skate on the stunning frozen surface of Lake Louise, watch competitive ice carvers, or spend a day skiing or riding on the slopes of one of the nearby ski resorts. By night, join the festivities in town by watching live music, ski and snowboard competitions, or enjoying drinks by the fire! For full details, visit the website. There will be 10 to 11 snow sculptures in downtown Banff where teams from around the world will compete to create the best sculpture.

Global Calgary Morning News Segments

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, January 15
Guest: Sarah Remmer, B.SC., RD, The Centre for Family Nutrition
Topic: When it comes to boosting your immune system, we know it’s important to get enough sleep, stay active, and wash your hands regularly, but nutrition also plays a very important role. There are certain foods that contain immune-boosting properties which can help ward off the cold and flu, or lessen the duration or severity of them. As a bonus, they’re all packed full of nutrients that help with proper growth and development, and keep your kids healthy, too! Tune in for Sarah's expert advice on how your family can lessen hearing "achoo!" in your household.

Monday, January 22
Dr. Farida Saher, Paediatric Dentist, Dental Care for Children
Topic: Why are baby teeth so important and when should your child have their first dental visit? Dr. Saher will provide expert medical advice. Prevention is the best treatment!

Monday, January 30
Guest: Representative, The Happy Birthday Project
 The Happy Birthday Project believes that every child deserves to feel special and celebrated on their birthday. The Project's mission is to bring joy to the lives of kids and families facing adverse circumstances through the celebration of birthdays, holidays, and other special life events. They deliver birthday party packs that include all the decorations and supplies required to throw a birthday party as well as a new gift for the birthday child! How can you support  The Happy Birthday Project? Tune in for full details. 








Monday, December 11

Guest: Ellen Percival, Editor-in-Chief, Calgary's Child Magazine
Pre-Taped Interview: Tune in for Ellen and Leslie Horton's interview at Market Mall for Ellen's expert advice on successful Santa visits with the kids as well as some great shopping survival tips with kids in tow. 

Monday, December 18
Guest: Teresa Byrne, The City of Calgary
Topic: Kick off 2018 with free family-friendly celebrations! The City of Calgary has something for everyone, from samba to line dancing, rockabilly to rock n’ roll, Star Wars to fireworks, ice carving to ice skating, and more! Teresa will fill us in on all of the details.

The Calgary's Child Parenting Segments on Global Morning News will resume on Monday, January 8, 2018. 

Next Issue

Mar/Apr 2018
Deadline: Jan 24, 2018

Distribution: first week of March, 2018

Our Spring issue is packed full of tips & tricks to get families back into the bloom of things.

This issue highlights your new baby and growing family.

And the Winners are... this issue also includes the 2018 Parents' Choice Awards winners. 

  • Bump, Baby & Toddler Guide - Your Growing Family 
  • Early-Bird Summer Camp & Program Feature:
  • Spring Fun


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