Community Pancake Drive-Thru, Presented by GMC at Southcentre Mall.
Saturday Jul 11, 2020 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
This free celebration will bring the community together as a reminder that although Stampede may look different this year, community spirit can never be cancelled! You need
need to register online to secure your spot in line on July 11. The event will have capacity to provide Stampede-style pancake breakfasts to up to 1,250 vehicles (no cap on the number of people in each vehicle) and each vehicle will register for a specific timeslot to pick up their meals between 9am and noon. Registration closes at noon on July 10 or when the maximum number of vehicles have been registered. Unregistered vehicles or walk-ins will only be accommodated if volumes allow. In order to adhere to best practices for social distancing, meals will be served to guests in vehicles - meals cannot be served to guests on foot, bicycles, scooters, etc. Registered guests will be asked to print off their confirmations (or have them available on their phones) and volunteers will check them in upon arrival at Southcentre. Meals will include a delicious selection of fresh pancakes off the grill, sausage, syrup, and juice and will be served in closed lid clamshell containers.
TELUS Spark is Reopening July 11.
Saturday Jul 11, 2020 at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Get your science on! This is it - your science centre is reopening and adapted for you to visit safely. It’s not exactly as you remember it. You will follow an eclectic pathway experience with larger-than-life inflatables and art pieces, BODY WORLDS: ANIMAL INSIDE OUT, the brand-new Superpower Dogs film in the Dome Theatre, and access to the Spark Store stocked with science-inspired fun things you just can't find anywhere else! The hands-on exhibit galleries can't yet be opened. Spark's got you covered!
You must reserve your time slot tickets and purchase them online;
follow the floor decals to maintain social distance and help guide you through the science centre; hand sanitizer will be provided for visitors and staff; masks will be available for purchase in the Spark Store. Science says masks are the best way to prevent spreading COVID. Please prepare to wear a mask for the indoor portions of your visit. High-touch points in visitor and staff areas will have an increased frequency of cleaning
(with procedures as required by AHS). There will be food for purchase at Spark located next to the Spark Store. Outdoor areas will be cleaned following AHS guidelines with more frequent cleaning. Structures where social distancing is not possible will be closed. To purchase a timed ticket, visit the website.
|Location:||TELUS Spark: 220 St. George's Drive NE, Calgary T2E 5T2|
|Category:||Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities|
Map & Compass Basics.
Monday Jul 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Annette Ng is an Apprentice Interpretive Hiking Guide who is also working towards certification as a Fitness Instructor Specialist. A nature enthusiast, she is thrilled to have the opportunity to share the outdoors with you! Hiking often leads to being lost in thought but how to avoid being physically lost? This workshop guides you through the basics of using a map and compass. Learn how to use a topographic map as a trip planning tool: interpret contour lines, identify features, scale and distances. Discover how to use a compass to take bearings on a map and in the field. GPS will not be covered in this course. Free online program. Registration is required.
#YYCBlockParty - Art on the Boulevard.
Everyday from Jul 15, 2020 - Sep 26, 2020 at 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
For the first time ever, PARK (Promoting Artists | Redefining Kulture) is partnering with Destination Deerfoot City, a 1.1 million square foot outdoor shopping centre in the northeast to launch #YYCBlockParty, a 200-foot outdoor interactive art installation and patio space featuring work by local artists Leetia Lyons, Rachel Ziriada, and Mikhail Miller of NASARIMA, Rhys Farrell, and Sydonne Warren to bring this project to life. While COVID-19 continues to impact our daily lives, Block Party provides a vibrant, accessible, and safe community space where you can engage with outdoor public art and one another while socially distancing. The installation is lined by over 200 feet of pathway and walk space and will be accompanied by art adorned picnic tables, umbrellas, and benches that meet Alberta Health Guidelines for spacing and cleaning protocols. #YYCBlockParty officially launches on July 15 at the Food Lodge at Destination Deerfoot City Outdoor Shopping Centre. Follow @ourparkonline and @destinationdeerfootcity on Instagram for updates.
Locked Zoo: Running Wild.
Wednesday Jul 15, 2020 at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Puzzle your way through Calgary's largest, adults only escape experience on July 15: Locked Zoo: Running Wild! This fun-filled adults only experience will challenge you to find clues throughout the zoo to save species from a malfunctioning robot that works with the Calgary Zoo conservation team. He's encrypted their research! He's giving out misinformation, and he's about to release animals into wild habitats where they don't belong! Find the clues, solve the puzzles, and save the day. There’s plenty of animals to visit along the way, beverages (including adult ones!) will be available for purchase, and be sure to pre-order a delicious dinner box (limited food will be available on-site). The challenge will not be timed. Proceed at your leisure! You’ll be able to enjoy the zoo until 9pm. To purchase tickets, visit the website.
Creekfest - Reimagined.
Everyday from Jul 18, 2020 - Jul 24, 2020 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join for Creekfest - Reimagined beginning July 18! This free family celebration of nature is a component of the Friends’ Watershed Awareness Campaign, designed to raise awareness in communities near the park about protecting local waterways. Kids and families can have fun learning about environmental stewardship, conservation, and biodiversity from local organizations and performers!
The Friends are pleased to welcome Peter Puffin’s Whale Tales to Creekfest - Reimagined! Takes place July 18 to 24. While it is not possible to host a large gathering, the Friends are planning to welcome a variety of community-focused organizations and enable them to share their message of conservation with the community.
Other participating groups include Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation, Alberta Wilderness Association, Bettina Sieger, CPAWS-SAB Elbow River Watershed Partnership, Evergreen Theatre, and more!
|Location:||Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society: 15975 Bow Bottom Trail SE |
|Category:||Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances|
Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink.
Everyday from Aug 24, 2020 - Aug 30, 2020 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Support Outdoor Education in Fish Creek Donate through Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink
The Friends of Fish Creek are pleased to announce that we were selected as one of more than 200 local charities to participate in the Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink program! This matching donation program will run until the closing of the Shaw Charity Classic Golf Tournament on August 30, 2020. Through Birdies for Kids, the Shaw Charity Classic Foundation will match every dollar contributed up to 50%, and all funds raised will support outdoor learning experiences for children here in Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Through this year’s Birdies for Kids program our goal is to provide 2000 students between grades K – 6 with an unforgettable and life-changing field trip here in Fish Creek, by raising $20,000 in support of the TD Learning Naturally program. In addition to donating to TD Learning Naturally through BFK, there are other ways you can support this essential program.
Calgary Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.
Saturday Sep 12, 2020 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Calgary Walk for Muscular Dystrophy is an annual community event and fundraiser in support of persons with neuromuscular disorders. Event activities include: 1km walk, BBQ served by the Calgary Fire Department, outdoor games, face painting, mascots, science crafts, disability resource booths, silent auction, 50/50, and so much more. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.
All proceeds from this special event help to provide essential medical and mobility devices to Muscular Dystrophy Canada clients, as well as furthering medical research in pursuit of finding a cure for MD.