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What To Do In Edmonton This Weekend With Kids | July 24 - 26, 2015


Block Party
What: Ronald McDonald House Charities® Northern Alberta is hosting a block party to thank and celebrate the community for it’s support. We went last year and had so much fun playing games, listening to live music, touring the house and checking out the fire truck. Bring a donation from their wishlist and show your kids how they can help other families.
RMHCNA at 7726-107 Street NW. Shuttle from Scona Highschool.
Sunday, July 26, 2015. 11am – 7pm.


"It Takes a Village" Family Picnic
What: A community picnic with lunch from the Italian Centre Shop, activities from J’Adore Dance and SportBall Edmonton, an art project from 4Cats Art Studio and more.  Brought to you by Edmonton’s Child Magazine and Box Social Event Planning.
Kinsmen, Grizzly Bear Lodge Park, Edmonton.
 Sunday,  July 26, 2015. 11am – 2pm


Lads on the River Weekend
What: Help welcome back the York boat and the Hudson Bay Company workers to the river shore. Their arrival meant the reunion of families and the continuation of trade. Learn about the history and activities surrounding their arrival.
Fort Edmonton Park
Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26, 2015. 10am – 5pm


Reel Family Cinema: Despicable Me
What: Metro Cinema brings back this much loved movie to the big screen for a fun theatre experience. Plus, kids under 12 are free and that means more money for snacks.
A man who delights in all things wicked, supervillain Gru (Steve Carell) hatches a plan to steal the moon. Surrounded by an army of little yellow minions and his impenetrable arsenal of weapons and war machines, Gru makes ready to vanquish all who stand in his way. But nothing in his calculations and groundwork has prepared him for his greatest challenge: three adorable orphan girls
Where: Garneau Theatre, Metro Cinema
Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 2pm.


Going, Going, Almost Gone!
This is also the last weekend for K-Days and Taste of Edmonton. I'm heading back to ToE later this week and I am looking forward to eating more green-onion cakes -- hopefully to be named Edmonton's official food. You can add your name to the petition here: http://greenonioncakes.com


See you out and about!



What To Do With Your Kids This Weekend in Edmonton | August 9 - 11, 2013

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Edmonton's diverse arts, culture and community is obvious this weekend. From Folk Fest to Rock Music Festival. From Cariwest to Ukrainian Days. From cars to crafts. Plus a good dose of community building and support. Aren't we lucky to live in such a vibrant city?! 

See you out and about,

Cariwest Festival
What: A three day Caribbean Arts Festival with a Saturday parade costume extravaganza, fabulous food, live concerts and Caribbean Village in the Square. 
Where: Downtown Edmonton: Sir Winston Churchill Square, Shaw Conference Centre, and parading the streets.
When: Friday, August 9– Sunday, August 1, 2013.


Rock’n August
This five day international car show is an annual favourite. Families will particularly enjoy the Friday night classic car parade and street dance. As well as the Saturday's Show 'n Shine.
Where: St. Albert. Various locations.
When: Tuesday, August 6 – Saturday, August 10, 2013.


RMHNA Block Party
What: A fun family fundraising event for Ronald McDonald House Northern Alberta (RMHNA). Enjoy kids crafts, games, activities and BBQ, including coke floats. Suggested donation $5 per person. Make sure to go on a scheduled House Tour to see the toy room, classroom, suites, nursing/pumping rooms and community kitchen.  Experience the home away from home. 
Where: Queen Alexandra School field (across from RMHNA), 7726 107 Street NW.
Sunday, August 11, 2013. 3pm – 8pm.


Bicycle Parade - Eva’s Ride
Decorate your bike, trike or scooter and join in Eva’s Ride to celebrate family and to raise funds for RMHNA to support sick children and their families who are visiting Edmonton for treatment and care. Lemonade, cookies and fun to follow the short ride. (Read Eva’s story written by her mom) Register online or onsite.
Where: RMHNA House, 7726 107 Street Northwest.
When: Saturday, August 10, 2013. Registration 10:30am. Ride 11:00am.


Loving Kindness Buddha Relic Tour
A once in a lifetime opportunity to see an exhibit of ancient and sacred relics of the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni, and other great Buddhist masters from India, Tibet, Korea and China. Some are over 2500 years old.
Edmonton City Hall, City Room.
When: August 9 – 11, 2013. Opening ceremony is on Friday from 6-8 pm.


Mercer Collective
What: This great monthly local makers market has free kids crafts so you can shop while your kids create. 
Where: Mercer Building, 10363 104 Street. Basement.
When: Saturday, August 10, 2013. 10am – 4pm.


Edmonton Rock Music Festival
A great line up of rock & roll music happening in the park. Bands include Tom Cochrane & Red Rider, Harlequin, Kim Mitchell and six more.  Kids <12 are free.
Where: Hawrelak Park
Friday August 9 (evening). Saturday, August 10, 2013 (all day)


Ukrainian Day
A family celebration of the Ukrainian pioneer spirit. Go early for a pancake breakfast then enjoy historic village activities, a food festival, children’s games and entertainment.
Where: Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village. Located 50 km east of Edmonton on Hwy 16.
When: Sunday, August 11, 2013. 8:30 – 5:00pm


Twoonie Carnival
Go for the petting zoo, bouncy house, BBQ, carnival games, crafts and face painting. Funds raised go towards a new spray park in South Terwillegar.
Where: Field at Towne Centre Blvd on South Terwillegar Drive
Saturday, August 10, 2013. 11am – 3pm.


Police Station Opening
What: The Windermere police station is opening and to celebrate they’re holding a community event with EPS displays, balloons, face painting, cake and refreshments.
Where: Southwest Division, 1351 Windermere Way
When: Saturday, August 10, 2013. 10am – 2pm.


I’ve Outgrown It Sale
New/used childrens items, maternity, and gear. Free admission.
Winnifred Stewart Association, 11130 131 St.
Saturday, August 10. 10am – 3pm.

Animal Myth Busters
Do goats really faint? Does an elephant ever forget? Are snakes really slimy? Do porcupines shoot their quills? Check out this myth buster themed event to find out the answers to these questions and more.  There will also be crafts, scavenger hunt, science experiments and touch tables.
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo, 13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue)
When: Sunday, August 11. 12 – 4pm.


What To Do This Weekend in Edmonton with Kids | March 2 - 3, 2013

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Be Moved
Alberta Ballet is announcing their 2013-14 season with a community event. Watch a dance performance then enjoy family-friendly activities, including meeting a dancer or two.
To Register: Call the box office at 780-428-6839. You must reserve in advance.
Where: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455-87 Avenue
When: Saturday, March 2, 2013. 2 – 4 pm.


Start Up Mamas
An inspiring breakfast and tradeshow for moms who are entrepreneurs, or are thinking of becoming an entrepreneur. Purchase your tickets. Childcare is also available for a fee.  
Where: Royal Glenora Club, 11160 River Valley Road
When: Saturday, March 2, 2013. 10 am – 2 pm


Family Favourite Movie
Watch Shrek 2 in theatre for only $2.50/ person. A portion of the proceeds go towards the Starlight Children's Foundation.
Where: Participating Cineplex Odeon Theatures:  North Edmonton 14231 137th Ave; South Edmonton 1525-99th St.; Sherwood Park 2020 Sherwood Drive.
When: Saturday, March 2, 2013. 11 am. 


Storybook Ball
A fantasy evening of princes and princesses, childrens crafts, games, entertainment, a feast and dancing for the whole family.  Royal storybook attire is encouraged. This is a FUNdraiser for the Ronald McDonald House Northern Alberta. Purchase tickets here.
Where: Shaw Conference Centre
When: Saturday, March 2, 2013. 4 – 10pm. 


Science Sunday
A hands-on afternoon where junior scientists can explore the natural sciences. Make a fossil, learn about ancient animal tracks, explore meteorite impact craters, investigate insects, and more. Event is gauged for kids ages 5 to 12.
Earth Sciences Building, U of A’s North Campus.
Sunday, March 3, 2013. 12 – 4 pm


Buy Tickets Now For These Upcoming Events
Songs of our Land, by the Edmonton Symphony Orchastra, melds music and dance to bring legends and stories of the land to life. March 9 at Winspear Theatre.
Mini Masterpieces are short playful adaptations of classic literature. March 11 at Festival Place.
* L'atelier (The Studio) is a vibrant collision of dance and visual art by Quebec’s Bouge de là.  March 16 at Horizon Stage. March 17 at Arden Theatre. 
Sweet Treat Hide and Seek,
the much anticipated Easter Event is back at Fort Edmonton Park. March 30.