Fun things to do with your kids this summer

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					         Fun things to do with kids this summer 2009
     Calaway Park*: amusement park with rides. Entrance fee.
       For more information: (403) 249-7372, www.calawaypark.com


     Butterfield Acres Farm*: Fun activities including pony rides, wagon rides,
      and seeing all the animals.
       For more information: (403) 547-3595, www.butterfieldacres.com
       254077 Rocky Ridge Road, Calgary, T3R 1A6



     Calgary Zoo*: lots of animals, playground, and giant dinosaur. Entrance fee.
       For more information: (403) 232-9300, www.calgaryzoo.com

     Fort Calgary*: NWMP Interpretive Centre. Try on a uniform or spend some
      time in jail. Entrance fee for inside.
       For more information: (403) 290-1875, www.fortcalgary.com


     Glenbow Museum*: Mavericks Navigator with interactive exhibits. Entrance
       fee.
       For more information: (403) 268-4110, www.glenbow.org

     Heritage Park*: Experience life in an old frontier town. Entrance fee.
       For more information: (403) 268-8500, www.heritagepark.ca

     TELUS world of science & creative kid’s museum*: Strange matter hands
      on exhibit. Entrance fee.
       For more information: (403) 268-8300, www.telusworldofscience.com

     Calgary Science Centre & Planetarium* Entrance fee.
       For more information: (403) 268-8300 www.calgaryscience.ca


     Glenmore Reservoir is a nice place to walk/bike around the reservoir, go for
      a picnic or go sailing. Located off 14 St & Heritage Dr SW.

     Princes Island Park is a great place to run and play or picnic. Near Eau
      Claire market 2nd St & 1st Ave SW.




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     Fish Creek Park has walking trails or biking. Picnic spots. Located far South
      of 14 St SW

     Devonian gardens are an indoor garden of waterfalls and flowers. 317 7th Ave
      SW, Located in TD square downtown. 268-3830 Currently undergoing
      renovations. Scheduled to open again in summer 2010.

       Aerospace Museum of Calgary*: A living history documenting aviation in
        Canada 250-3752 Entrance fee. For more information: http://www.asmac.ab.ca/
       Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery* one of two fish hatcheries in Alberta.
        297-6561 Entrance fee.
        For more information: http://www.albertacentennial.ca/programs/id232.html


       Race City Motorsport* park located on 68 St. Fun for those who enjoy
        watching race cars. (Could be entrance fee but usually free for children 12 & under)
        For more information: (403) 272-7223, http://www.racecity.com/


     Spruce Meadows* is an equestrian center located in the SW on Spruce
      Meadows Dr SW. A great way to spend the day. Entrance fee.

       Playtopia*: Offers a play area, bouncy castle, climbing structure and much
        more. Entrance Fee, Drop-in classes available. Located in Okotoks (100, 26 Crystal
        Ridge Dr). For more information: (403) 938-9444, www.playtopia.ca

       Museum of the Regiments* if you enjoy knowing more about war and
        history. Entrance fee. For more information: (403) 974-2850
        http://www.museumoftheregiments.ca/.


       Calgary Tower* takes you to the top to look down over Calgary.               Entrance fee.

       Inglewood Bird Sanctuary*: Bird watching, wildflowers, natural history,
        hiking and more. Call 311 or visit website for more information. Entrance fee.
        www.calgary.ca/parks/naturecentre


     Reader rock garden*: A provincial historic site with beautiful flowers and
      gardens. Tours provided for $5.30 per person.




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       Flip Factory*: Wall to wall equipment including trampolines, a foam pit,
        reverse bungees and a climbing wall. There are programs for all ages and
        abilities at the Flip Factory. Located in Inglewood (14234 8th Ave SE, in St.
        John’s Church). Entrance fee. Ensure guardian or parent approval for using trampoline,
        reverse bungees etc. For more information: (403) 617-9591, www.flip-factory.com

     Farmers Market are neat places to go to enjoy the colors and smells of fresh
      fruit and vegetables as well as baked goods. Some markets also have people
      playing instruments and a variety of other items for sale. Blackfoot
      Farmers Market is located at 5600 11 St SE, Crossroads Farmers
      Market 1235 26 Ave SE, Calgary Farmers Market 4421 Quesnay Wood
      Drive SW

     City of Calgary Parks outdoor resource center has a lot of information on
      things you never knew about Calgary Parks. Call 311 or
      www.calgary.ca/parks/orc

     Drop in sports are held at Village Square Leisure Centre* & Southland
      Leisure Centre*. Check schedules for details. Entrance fee
      www.calgary.ca/recreation and click on leisure centers link.

     Calgary public library offers several free programs computer buddies,
      reading buddies, story time, and others.
        For more information 260-2600, www.calgarypubliclibrary.com


       Summer 2009 recreation program guide contains a listing of Calgary’s
        athletic parks and arenas, outdoor pools, aquatic and fitness centers,
        interactive guide at www.calgary.ca/recreation Click on Register NOW for
        Summer 2009 Recreation Programs

     Stay n play, park n play, & afternoon adventure programs are free and run
      throughout the city for children ages 3-5 years old and 6-15 years old. Call
      311 for more information and locations or www.calgary.ca/cns Click on
      summer programs or see attachment.



     Roving Park' n Play is a summer long program. It is a free drop in program
      that moves throughout the city in various communities. Games, crafts and


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        other activities for 6 – 12 year olds. www.calgary.ca/cns Click on summer
        programs or see attachment.

       Lawn chair theater 6:30 pm –8:30 pm free live entertainment. Fun for the
        whole family. Bring your lawn chair & snacks. North Area July 9, 16, 23, & 30
        Aug 6, 13, 20. East Area July 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug 6, & 13.
        North Area
        July 9 Confederation Park 10th St. N.W. (by the flags)
        July 16 Bowness Park 8900 48th Ave. N.W. (site # 1 East)
        July 23 Citadel Citadel Way & Citadel Bluff Close N.E.
        July 30 Harvest Hills Harvest Lake Dr. N.E. (by the lake)
        Aug. 6 Hidden Valley 10504 Hidden Valley Dr. N.W. (by outdoor rink)
        Aug. 13 Tuscany Tuscany Way & Tuscany Blvd NW
        Aug 20 Edgemont 33 Edgevalley Circle NW


        East Area

         July 9 Albert Park Radisson Heights Community Assoc 1310 28 St SE
         July 16 Marlborough Park Community Assoc 6021 Madigan Dr NE
         July 23 Rundel Community Assoc 2409 50 St NE
         July 30 Temple Community Assoc 167 Templegreen Rd NE
         Aug. 6 Abbeydale Community Association 821 Abbeydale Dr NE
         Aug. 13 Whitehorn Community Assoc 228 Whitehorn Rd NE
         Aug. 20 Applestone Park 118 Applewood Dr SW



       Family pool parties* 2 – 4 pm July 11 & Aug 8 at Mount Pleasant pool 2310
        6 St NW, & July 25 & Aug 22 at Bowview pool 1910 6 Ave NW. Regular Pool
        Admission applies.

     Calgary’s Child magazine has a full events calendar with fun things to do.
      www.calgaryschild.com/ Go to events calendar.

     Community Mobile Skateboard parks* 1 – 8 pm daily. Helmut’s mandatory.
      Day or monthly passes required as well as waivers to be signed. $5.00 -
      $30.00. Contact 311 or Calgary recreation www.Calgary.ca/recreation

       Shakespeare in the park http://www.myshakespeare.ca/
        July 3 – Aug 22 at Princes Island Park @ 7:00 pm.
        No performances on Sunday’s.

        Romeo & Juliet July 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 27, 29 & 31.
        Aug 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19 & 21.

        A Midsummer Nights Dream July 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 28 & 30.
        Aug 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20 & 22.

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      The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Unabridged) at 12:10 pm.
      Aug 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

     Calgary Vipers* ball games happen throughout the summer and offer lots
      good family fun. Ticket information and schedule can be obtained on
      website http://www.calgaryvipers.com/index.html

     For information on arena schedules visit Calgary.ca/arenas or call 311

     For a listing of Calgary parks go to Calgary.ca/recreation pg 2 in online
      guide

    * Star indicates there may be a charge to participate in some activities. Call
    ahead if you are uncertain.

 Calgary holds many festivals throughout the year. Here is a list of
several of them.


May 19 - 23 Calgary Children’s festival
May 31 Lilac festival AT 4 St SW

JUNE

June 5 Campus Fair at U of C
June 6 Brazil Fest the Gateway V204, 1301-16 Ave NW
June 13 Summer adventure kick off. Free games, wind crafts &
entertainment. Bring your kites. 1 – 3 pm Cedarbrae Community Center 11024
Oakfield Dr SW
June 19 – 21 Greek festival Calgary Hellenic Society Community Hall, located at 1
Tamarac Cr. S.W.
June 22 - 28 Calgary Jazz festival http://www.calgaryjazz.com/
June 24 -27 Calgary Sled Island Festival http://www.sledisland.com/
June 24 Sunfest Main Street Festival 9 Ave SE Ingelwood www.calgary-
inglewood.com

JULY

July 3- 12 Calgary Stampede Parade & Stampede
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July 4 Turkish festival http://www.calgaryturkishfestival.com/
July 17 -19 Fiestaval “Latin Festival” Calgary Olympic Plaza
July 19 Kensington Sun & Salsa 10 St & Kensington Rd NW
July 23- 26 Folk Music Festival Princes Island park
July 24 – Aug 3 Historic Calgary Week http://www.chinookcountry.org/
http://www.chinookcountry.org/hcw2008.html
July 31 – Aug 8 Calgary Fringe Festival http://www.calgaryfringe.ca/

AUGUST

Aug 3 – 8 Afrikadey Festival http://www.afrikadey.com/festival/festival.html
Aug 3 – 9 International Blues Festival 2138 Pumphouse Ave SW
http://www.calgarybluesfest.com/index.php
Aug 6 – 9 Taste of Calgary Eau Claire
Aug 7 Toast N’ Jam youth music festival 5:30 – 10:00 pm Canada Olympic park
Aug 9 Marda Gras street festival in Marda Loop
Aug 15 International Reggae Festival Shaw Millennium Park
Aug 17 – 29 Globalfest Elliston Park
Aug 22 Calgary ExpoLatino Hispanic Festival. Princes Island Park

SEPTEMBER

Sept 2 – 5 World Skills Competition Stampede Park
Sept 4 – 13 Art City festival http://www.artcityfestival.com
Sept 5 Calgary Highland Games at Foothills Athletic Park
Sept 5 & 6 Bbq on the Bow Festival

OCTOBER, NOVEMBER & DECEMBER

Oct 31- Nov 8 Banff Mountain Film Festival* (tickets must be purchased)
Nov 21 – Dec 20 “Once Upon a Christmas*” at Heritage Park weekends only
Dec 12 & 13 and Dec 19 & 20 Christmas in the loop at Marda Loop
http://www.foundlocally.com/Calgary/Entertainment/FestivalsList.htm
http://www.discovercalgary.com/Calgary/Events/Festivals/
http://mardaloopbrz.ca/maian_events/index.php?date=12-2009
www.Calgary.ca/recreation or call 311.

Information compiled by:


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Community Respite Network
                                                                                              Updated May 26, 2009
Sandra Robertshaw 403 253-7498.
Theresa Taks 403 251-5073.
Kristen Bausch 403 251-5067.

“Developmental Disabilities Resource Center of Calgary (DDRC) assumes no responsibility or liability for families
attending these events. The events listed have not been endorsed by DDRC and is only provided as a resource for
ctivities within the city of Calgary. We would encourage families to seek out additional information on the activities
listed to determine suitability for your family.




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