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Things to do in Calgary – Family Day Weekend

Things to do in Calgary during Family Weekend Feb 14-17, 2014

A go-to list of acitivities and events taking place in Calgary during the family weekend.

For Valentine’s Day Activities – See Valentine’s Day in Calgary -2014

Prince's Island Park

Prince’s Island Park

1. Winter Activities at Prince’s Island Park

Enjoy fun family winter activities including story time and games.
When?

Thursdays & Fridays |  5:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays | 12:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m.

Where?

Prince’s Island Park


2.Family Day Weekend Climbing and Gymnastics Drop-in

When?

Sun, Feb 16, 2014 | 03:00pm – 05:00 pm

Where?

Southland Leisure Centre
2000 Southland Dr. S.W.Calgary, AB T2V 4S4

How much?

Regular Admission See link above.


 3. Free Public Skate on Family Day

When?

Mon, Feb 17, 2014 | 01:00pm – 02:30 pm

Where?

Ernie Starr Arena – 4808 14 Avenue S.E, Calgary

Frank McCool Arena – 1900 Lake Bonavista Drive S.E., Calgary

Murray Copot Arena – 6727 Centre Street N.W, Calgary

Optimist Arena – 5020 26 Avenue S.W, Calgary

Jimmie Condon Arena – 502 Heritage Drive S.W., Calgary

Shouldice Arena – 1515 Home Road N.W., Calgary

Henry Viney Arena- 814 13 Avenue N.E.,Calgary

Stu Peppard Arena – 5300 19th Street S.W., Calgary


4. Little Red Riding Hood

The classic story of little girl, a trip to Grandma’s house, and a crafty wolf, performed in the engaging and entertaining Loose Moose style. Approx. 50 min


When?

February 15, 16 , 2014

Saturdays at 1pm & Sundays at 1pm & 3pm

Where?

Second floor of the Crossroads Market,
1235 – 26th Ave. SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1R7

How much?

Tickets: $12, Online


5. HONENS STORYTELLERS: Mother Goose Tales

Join Honens this Family Day for an enchanting afternoon of music and the classic tales of Mother Goose Tales. Judd Palmer, co-founder of Calgary’s Old Trout Puppet Workshop and a Governor General’s Award nominated author of children’s books re-imagines five Mother Goose classics, including Beauty and the Beast and Tom Thumb. His new text, illustrations and narration are set to the music of Maurice Ravel, performed on piano by Honens Prize Laureate Minsoo Sohn. Recommended for ages five and up.

When?

Sun February 16, 2014 |2:00 pm

Where?

Theatre Junction GRAND, 608 1st St. S.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2P 1M6

How much?

$10.00 – $20.00. Tickets: 403.294.9494, Click on link above.


bowhabitatstation6. Family FISH-tival

Throughout the weekend, you are invited to discover the lure of fishing without purchasing a Sportfishing License (all regulations still apply). Before you head out on a fishing adventure, join us to learn the tips & tools you’ll need at our Family FISH-tival!

When?

Saturday, February 15, 2014 |10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Where?

Bow Habitat Station

How much?

Outdoor activities – Free; Indoor activities – $5 per person (kids 4 & under – Free)


7. Family Quest

Work together as a family or a group to complete five interactive challenges. Answer the five key questions with each activity and discover funny, memorable stories that make your family unique. You’ll also take a trip down memory lane as you begin creating your own family story album to take home.

When?

February 13 – 17, 2014 |9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Where?

Gasoline Alley Museum


8. WINTER CARNIVAL

Bring the whole gang to the Fort on Family day to enjoy a host of free activities; hop on a wagon for a hay ride around the site and step into the giant igloo to create your own Fort.

When?

Monday, February 17, 2014

Where?

Fort Calgary


9. Family Day Weekend Fun!

For 5 days over Family Day Weekend we’ve got a full roster of live science demonstrations, exciting hands-on programs and, the limited-time show Energy Unleashed on offer!


When?

Family Day Weekend (Feb 14 – 16): 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Family Day (Feb 17): 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where?

Telus Spark

How much?

Regular Admission.


10. WOW Fest

Join us for two weeks of magical entertainment, with a mix of family-fun shows as well as mysteries exclusively for the grown-up mind to enjoy.

When?

February 17th to March 1st, 2014

Where?

MOTEL – Epcor Centre

How much?

Varies – See link above


11. Family Fun Day at the Olympic Oval

Features public skating, along with family-friendly activities including bounce houses, face-painting and arts and crafts as well as speed skating and precision skating demonstrations.  Helmet MANDATORY!

When?

Mon, February 17, 2014 | 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Where?

Olympic Oval, 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, AB

How much?

Free Admission with non perishable food donation.


12. Cineplex Family Favourites

Have fun with the whole family and watch Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs for $2.50 on Saturday morning February 15, 2014 at 11am. See link for participating theatres.


II. Other Events : February 10 – 17, 2014

1. 2014 YYC Hot Chocolate Fest

When?

February 1 – 28, 2014

Where?

Vendors

2. Footloose

When city boy Ren McCormack is forced to leave school, work, and the night clubs of the big city and move to small town Bomont, he’s ready for a new high school. But he’s not ready for the local laws, which include a ban on dancing. Will this toe-tapping bad boy be able to win the hearts of the people and bring back dance to a town trying to overcome the memory of a tragedy?

Footloose contains content that may be inappropriate for younger audiences.

When?

February 14, 2014 | 07:30 pm
February 15, 2014 |02:00pm & 7:30 pm
2 hours and 20 minutes, including a 20 minute intermission.

Where?

Beddington Heights Community Arts Centre
375 Bermuda Dr NW, Calgary, AB T3K 2J5

How much?

Adults: $25 & Students & Seniors (with ID): $22


3. MAJOR BARBARA

Young Major Barbara of the Salvation Army is dedicated to saving souls. When she is reunited with her father, a millionaire weapons manufacturer, it seems the two are destined to see the world through very different eyes. In this battle of good versus evil, finding a winning side is never as simple as it seems. Smart, funny and delightfully relevant.

When?

Feb 11-13,16, 18-20,25-27, Mar 4-6, 2014 |07:30 pm
Feb 14,15,21,22,28, Mar 1,7,8, 2014 |08:00 pm
Feb 15,22,23,Mar 1,2,8,9, 2014 |02:00 pm

Where?

Max Bell Theatre, Epcor Centre

How much?

$35.00 – $110.50. Tickets link above.


Epcor Centre Calgary

Epcor Centre Calgary ©Epcor Centre

4. A Bomb in the Heart

Downstage is honoured to produce the first run in English of this intimate solo piece from Wajdi Mouawad, an internationally-acclaimed Quebecois playwright known for his epic, emotional and highly theatrical work, in a translation by Linda Gaboriau.

When?

Feb 5-8,11-15, 2014 | 08:00 pm
Feb 14,15, 2014 | 02:00 pm

Where?

Motel, Epcor Centre

How much?

$12.50 – $25.00


5. West Side Story Presented by Broadway Across Canada

When?

February 11 – 16, 2014
Tuesday to Friday 8:00PM, Saturday 2:00PM and 8:00PM, Sunday 2:00PM and 7:30PM

Where?

Southern Jubilee Auditorium


6. The Huron Bride

Hazel Sheehan has braved the perilous journey across the Atlantic to work for James as a hired hand at a backwoods sawmill. When he asks her to marry him, Hazel is overjoyed, but will the ghost of James’ ex-wife spoil their wedding plans?

When?

 Feb 11-15, 18, 20-22, 2014 | 07:30pm
Feb 15,16,23 2014 | 02:00 pm

Where?

The Playhouse,Vertigo Theatre, 161 115 9th Avenue SE, Calgary

Tickets: (403) 221-3708. Online


7.The Surrogate

Dreading that family dinner or holiday? Wish you could say what you really think of your sister’s boyfriend or your grandmother’s drinking? Hire a surrogate to go in your place! After her divorce Samantha sends a surrogate to family dinner—with the directive to shake all the family skeletons out of the closet!

When?

Feb 3, 2014 -Feb 22, 2014
Monday to Saturday- 12:10 pm, Friday – 6:10 pm Saturday – 7:30 pm

Where?

Lunchbox Theatre, 160-115 9 Ave SE, Calgary

How much?

Adults: $22, Students / Seniors:  $19


8. TD Presents Then and Now Black History Series

Toronto’s powerhouse soulful singer Shakura S’Aida and multi-faceted keyboardist Lance Anderson present a stripped down concert featuring songs from some of S’Aida’s main musical inspirations: Etta James, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday and yes, maybe even Supertramp!

When?

Feb. 14, 2014 | Doors Open: 7:00pm & Show time: 8:00pm

Where?

Festival Hall 1215 10th Ave SE, Calgary

How much?

$22.00

9. Sports Events at the Saddledome

Calgary Hitmen vs. Saskatoon Blades – Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Calgary Roughnecks vs. Vancouver Stealth – Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Calgary Hitmen vs. Red Deer Rebels – Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.


Consider a day trip to Sylvan Lake and take part in the Winterfest.


 
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