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Spooky Meets Science at the TELUS Spark Monster Mash-Up

TELUS Spark Monster Mash Up

Join TELUS Spark this Halloween for a ton of spooky scientific fun! You’ll get the chance to create toy mash-ups, enjoy some treats, decorate pumpkins, peek at some parasites, explore the Mad Science Hall and so much more! Join in the Little Monster Party at 10:30 am (8 and under – story time, activities, costume parade). Learn […]

On Thanksgiving Day, Get Your Blades On for a Free Public Skate

Free City of Calgary Boxing Day Skate

A number of City of Calgary ice rinks are hosting a free public skate on Thanksgiving Day! Participating rinks include: Ernie Starr Arena Frank McCool Arena Murray Copot Arena Optimist/George Blundun Arenas Rose Kohn/Jimmie Condon Arenas Shouldice Arena Henry Viney Arena Stu Peppard Arena Free Public Thanksgiving Day Skate Event Details: When: October 14, 2013 Time: […]

Love Wipeout? Take on the Floatables at Talisman Centre!


What’s more fun than a day in the pool? A day in the pool playing and climbing on inflatable play structures! Check out the floatables at Talismen Centre! All participants must complete a 25 m swim test (breaststroke or freestyle) prior to participating on Floatables; no life jackets allowed. Regular drop-in admission rates apply. Floatables at Talisman […]

You’ll be Thankful to Spend at Special Family Day at Heritage Park This Thanksgiving Weekend

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Heritage Park

It’s hard to believe summer is already coming to a close and it’s time to enjoy all of the attractions at Heritage Park for the final time this season. Celebrate the weekend with a Thanksgiving meal at the Wainwright Hotel and enjoy pumpkin baking demonstrations among other themed activities. The first 500 guests who arrive and pay […]

Green Fools Theatre Presents “The Floating Mouse” – Inspired by the 2013 Calgary Flood

The Floating Mouse at Green Fools Theatre, October 15-25, 2015

Welcome to the magical world of puppetry! Calgary’s Green Fools Theatre has spent over two decades creating, performing and teaching physical theatre, in Calgary and around the world, using masks, puppets, stilts, and circus arts. During those many years, they have practiced existing methodologies and also developed original techniques. In 2013, our city was struck by a severe flood. So […]

Watch a Family Flick on the Big Screen for Under $3 Each!


On Saturdays, you can enjoy a classic family movie at a great price! Admission to Cineplex Family Favourites is only $2.99 per person, including GST, making this a great way to enjoy the weekend with your family. October movies October 3: The Waterhorse: The Legend Of The Deep October 10: Open Season 2 October 17: The Spongebob Movie: Sponge […]

The Calgary Zoo Shines During ILLUMINASIA Lantern & Garden Festival

Illuminasia at the Calgary Zoo, Calgary AB

September 17th through November 1st, ILLUMINASIA lights up the night at the Calgary Zoo. Presented by Sinopec Canada, the Lantern & Garden Festival features 366 authentic Chinese lanterns that showcase some of the zoo’s animals, as well as culturally symbolic animals and iconic Chinese symbols, like the crane and the Phoenix. The Dorothy Harvie Gardens are the […]

FREE Movies and Cheap Snacks, All for a Good Cause, on Cineplex Community Day

Cineplex Community Day

SAVE THE DATE so you can give the kids a real treat with a FREE trip to the movies! On Saturday October 24th, 2015,  all Cineplex Entertainment Theatres will host Community Day, in support of the Free The Children Foundation. Doors open at 8:30 am with a great selection of FREE movies beginning at 9:00am. […]

The Riverdance 20th Anniversary World Tour Dances Into Calgary This October

Riverdance 20th Anniversary, Calgary AB

Riverdance, the Irish dance phenomenon is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a world tour, and Calgary is on the roster for October! The 20th Anniversary World Tour is composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, and comes directly to North America from a sold out run across Europe and Asia. Your […]

Wear Precious Memories Close to Your Heart, With Keepsake Jewelry from Smallprint

Smallprint Jewelry

Watching your kids grow and change is one of a parents’ greatest joys. But it can also be a little tough watching our little ones become independent from us. Whether they’re off to daycare, to grade school, or to their first apartment, it’s nice to have a way to keep them close. That’s where Smallprint […]