Monthly Archives: February 2016

Family Dates in February

p80-Annoyingthingstheydo[1]Looking for a fun day out for your family now that the fun part of February is over? Never fear, Calgary’s Child is here! We’ve got a whole bunch of suggestions to get you out of the house and enjoying all that the season has to offer.

Canmore Winter Carnival
Everyday from Feb 1, 2016 – Mar 13, 2016
Check website for schedule of events. Canmore Winter Carnival. This year’s event will be the biggest and the best yet! Two World Cup events will be part of the carnival along with 45 days of events including ice carving, snow sculpting and the popular Kid ‘n’ Mutt races, plus more!
Location: Canmore, AB
Link: www.tourismcanmore.com/canmore-winter-carnival

9th Annual Reel Fun Film Festival
Everyday from Feb 22, 2016 – Feb 28, 2016 at 8:00 am – 9:00 pm.
The Reel Fun Film Festival continues to delight with a list full of fun films for kids aged 1 to 101! The variety of films scheduled this year is remarkable from comedies to documentaries – come and see for yourself! And don’t forget about the Reely Fun Film Day on Saturday, February 27 with interactive workshops to take the action from the screen right into your hands! For more information, visit the website.

Vintage Motorcycle Exhibit at Heritage Park Historical Village
Everyday from Feb 6, 2016 – Apr 24, 2016
Check website for hours. Experience a Ride Through Time with this vintage motorbike exhibit on display in Gasoline Alley Museum. Learn all about the history of biking in Alberta through this family-friendly exhibit featuring hands-on activities and a little something for everyone. For more information, visit the website.
Location: 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Link: www.heritagepark.ca

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest
Everyday from Feb 1, 2016 – Feb 28, 2016
Participating cafés and restaurants create delicious and unique signature Hot Chocolate to support Calgary Meals on Wheels. Customer votes decide which drink will win the coveted title of “Calgary’s Best Hot Chocolate” and each rating entered gives customers a chance to win prizes throughout the month!
For more information, visit the website.
Location: Participating cafés and restaurants
Link: www.yychotchocolate.com

TELUS Spark Material of the Season: Paper
Everyday from Jan 2, 2016 – Feb 29, 2016
TELUS Spark Material of the Season: Paper. Join daily in the Creative Kids Museum for programs and a variety of hands-on activities, perfect for families with children ages 8 and under and their caregivers. Would you rather build a tower using tissue paper or cardboard? Even though these materials seem very different, they have a lot in common! For more information, visit the website.
Location: 220 St. George’s Drive NE
Link: sparkscience.ca

Herein We Dwell: Unexpected Images of Calgary in the 1890s
Everyday from Feb 3, 2016 – May 29, 2016 at 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
A rare glimpse into the everyday life of 1890s Calgary is presented with little seen historical images of early neighborhoods and people. Guest curated by Peter Duthie, founder of Folio Gallery, former Exposure Photography Festival Chair and educator.
Location: Lougheed House – 707, 13 Avenue SW
Link: www.lougheedhouse.com/events/event/now-photography-exhibit-february-3rd-may-29th-2016/

Penguin Walks at the Calgary Zoo
Everyday from Feb 4, 2016 – Mar 1, 2016 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Daily until March (as conditions permit). Waddle in for a visit! The gentoo penguins may be the fastest swimmers, but the king penguins know how to get around too – in wintry weather they like to take their keepers for walkabouts around the zoo grounds. Every morning at 11am, keep pace with the king penguins during their outings. Any cancellations of the walk due to poor weather will be posted on the Zoo website and social media channels at 10am the morning of. To purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location: Calgary Zoo – 1300 Zoo Road NE
Link: www.calgaryzoo.com/tickets

Skate in Nature
Everyday from Dec 23, 2015 – Feb 28, 2016 at 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Wipe away those winter blues! Grab your skates and head down to Bowness, Carburn or Prince’s Island Park this winter for The City of Calgary’s free Skate in Nature program. Enjoy some fresh air with family and friends, get toasty by the fire, and learn how local plants and animals adapt to the cold weather with some fun nature activities. Program runs from December through February and will be weather dependent. Visit calgary.ca/parks for program dates and times.
Location: Bowness Park, Carburn Park and Prince’s Island Park
Link: calgary.ca/parks

BODY WORLDS at TELUS Spark
Everyday from Jan 16, 2016 – May 31, 2016 at 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
One of the world’s most groundbreaking exhibitions is coming to TELUS Spark. BODY WORLDS Vital is your opportunity to see, first-hand, the connection between body and movement. Understand the impact that healthy choices and lifestyle changes have on our physical body and wel-lbeing through this amazing exhibition.
Location: TELUS Spark
Link: http://sparkscience.ca/events/travelling-exhibitions/body-worlds-vital/?fullSite=1

FAMILY DAY WEEKEND FUN!

Looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend? Look no further – we’ve got the best picks of what’s up in Calgary!

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest
Every day in February

During the month of February, participating Calgary cafes and restaurants create delicious and unique signature Hot Chocolates to support Calgary Meals on Wheels. Customer votes decide which drink will win the coveted title of “Calgary’s Best Hot Chocolate,” and each rating entered gives customers a chance to win prizes all throughout the month! Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and be sure to invite everyone you know to indulge in their favourite and join the fun! http://yychotchocolate.com/

Family FISHtival
Bow Habitat Station: Saturday Feb 13, 2016 at 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join for some family fun on the long weekend as you learn the tips and tools you’ll need at the annual Family FISH-tival! There will be free outdoor activities including casting games, ice fishing safety and marshmallow roasting. Warm up inside the Discovery Centre & Fish Hatchery with even more family fun and feed the fish – at a special rate of $5 per person (children 3 and under – free). http://bit.ly/BHSFishtival2016

We are Family Drop-In Days with The City of Calgary Parks
Feb 13 – 15, 2016 at 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

February 13 at Carburn Park, 11am to 3pm; February 14 at Prince’s Island Park, 11am to 3pm; and February 15 at Devonian Gardens, 11am to 3pm. We Are Family Drop-In Days with The City of Calgary Parks. Celebrate the Family Day weekend in nature! Bring the family down to one of the city’s beautiful outdoor rinks for some fresh air, ice-skating and fireside nature activities. If you prefer an indoor celebration, join at Devonian Gardens where there will be lots of family-friendly entertainment including nature-themed games, fun crafts and cool animal artefacts.

Cineplex Family Favourites – Hotel Transylvania 2
Particpating theatres: Saturday Feb 13, 2016

February 13: Hotel Transylvania 2. Enjoy a classic family movie! Admission to Cineplex Family Favourites is only $2.99 per person, including GST. For a list of participating theatres, visit the website. www.cineplex.com

Family Day Weekend Climbing & Gymnastics Drop-In at Southland Leisure Centre
Sunday Feb 14, 2016 at 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The whole family is welcome to a special Family Day Weekend Climbing (Indoor Rock Climbing) and Gymnastics Drop-in!

Olympic Oval Family Day Skate
Monday Feb 15, 2016 at 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The U of C Olympic Oval is pleased to once again be the host of Olympic Oval Family Day Skate, in celebration of the provincial Family Day holiday. This event features free public skating on The Fastest Ice in the World! Parking at the Oval is also free (Lot 10). The Tim Hortons Truck will be on hand to serve up coffee with proceeds going toward support for Oval Program Athletes and the Intact Oval Bursary Program. Helmets rule! It is mandatory that all skaters wear an accepted helmet (CSA approved) during public skating sessions. This policy is implemented as a proactive safety measure to help protect skaters and ensure all users of the Olympic Oval enjoy their time skating. Bring or rent from the Skate Shop (while supplies last)! Protect your brain, skate smart! http://oval.ucalgary.ca/familyday