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Family Connections Parent Link Centre

We would like to remind parents/caregivers that, when attending the Family Connections Parent Link Centre activities, wet snowy/muddy footwear needs to be removed before entering the play area. We recommend that you bring a clean pair of footwear to change into as socks can be slippery on the floor and if we need to leave the building in a hurry there will not be time to find and put on your other footwear.

Please bring your own "travel mug" with lid for hot drinks and a water bottle for water for you or your child, when attending programs with the Family Connections Parent Link. This mug or water bottle should be non-breakable. The Family Connections Parent Link Centre will continue to have coffee and tea available at most of our programs.

Thank you for helping us to be kind to our planet!

Technology Free Zone!

The goal for the Family Connections Parent Link Centre is to provide a safe and fun environment for our families to play together in. To this end we have a new policy that we will be introducing immediately to all our programs; it is now the Policy of Huntington Hills Community Association that our programs be technology free.

This means that we are asking you to put your cell phones, tablets, etc. away while you are at our programs. Please do not talk, text, play games, etc while you are in the play groups. We understand that there will be times that it is necessary for you to use your device, and we ask that you do so outside of the play space, after ensuring your child is safe by asking someone else to watch them, or by taking them with you. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to talk to one of our staff about them.

Our Current Activities:

Moms Getting Healthy Together
Sunday mornings, January 20th to March 17th (this is an 8-week program with no class February 17) 10:30am to 11:30am
In the Parent Link Centre – Top Floor 520 78 avenue NW

Are you a mom to children under the age of 5? Do you often think you’d like to make healthier choices for you and your family but aren’t sure where to start or how to find the time? Spend an hour each Sunday morning for 8 weeks, getting to know some other moms with the same objectives. Each week we will have a short discussion on what it means to “fill your cup first”, learn how to reduce stress and make healthier choices. The last 30 minutes will be a workout that you can easily replicate at home with limited time, space, and equipment! So, pack up your yoga mat, your runners and bring the kids for some independent play (you will have to monitor your children during this hour), while you learn about making yourself a priority without the dreaded “mom guilt”. **Babes in carriers are welcome** Brought to you by Jessica Pegg, Personal Trainer and Certified Health, Wellness, and Life Coach. Must commit to all 8 weeks.

To register please call 587-392-2271 or email between January 4 and January 17

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Just for Mom’s
Saturday afternoon, January 26, 2:00 – 4:00

Winter is in full force! As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, come join us for a fun afternoon. Join a fun group of Moms for great conversation and snacks in a relaxing setting. We will be chatting about ways to manage your money. We will also be making homemade soup and buns for everyone to take home. Childcare will be provided.

To register call Tracey at 587-392-2271. Registrations will begin January 9

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Me & My Dad
Me and My Dad will be returning on Saturday, January 26, 10:00-11:30

Look for information about going on a field trip. Details will be identified and found in the January calendar.

Call 587-392-2270 for more information

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Let’s Play in the Gym (All Ages 1-5 years)
Friday mornings, January 11-March 8, 10:30-12:00 noon

Please join us for this active drop-in play program for children 1-5 years old (children need to be walking). Activities will involve exploring and developing physical and social skills with other children and adults in a gym setting. Siblings are welcome. Children and adults must wear indoor non-marking running shoes. (NO socks or bare feet) NO Shoes NO PLAY!! Families need to arrive and sign in between 10:30 and 11:00 am to participate in the gym program. Please come early.

For more information call 587-392-2271.

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Family Evening Fun Pajamas Play
Thursday evenings, January 17, 24 & 31, 6:15-7:15

Come join us for our family Evening Fun Pajamas play, children can wear their pajamas. This a great opportunity for the whole family to come out and have fun playing. The first half hour the family can have fun playing together and the second half hour families can watch a movie with popcorn.

Registration for this program will start on December 6, call 587-392-2271 to register.

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Christmas Songs and Crafts
Tuesday afternoon, December 18, 1:30-2:30 or Wednesday morning, December 19, 10:30-11:30

Please join us as we celebrate the Christmas Season with Songs and Fingerplays. We will begin with a family song and rhyme time followed by a couple of Christmas Crafts for your child to take home and enjoy for the holiday. Please note that you may only register in one of the programs. Craft activities best suited for 2+ but anyone is welcome.

These are registered programs with limited spaces (You must sign up ahead of time.) registration will start on December 3 at 10:00 am. To register telephone 587-392-2271 or email Please know that any voicemails or emails to register received before the registration start time of 10:00 am will not be completed.

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Thursday morning, December 13, 10:00-11:30 (for infant to 6 years)

Come enjoy a morning of Christmas activities and a surprise visit with Santa Claus. Santa will be here between 10:00 and 11:00 am. Bring your little one, a smile and a camera. This is a registered event (must sign up) for families who have been attending Parent Link programs.

Registration starting November 26 at 10:00 am. (There is limited space) Call 587-392-2271 or email Please know that voicemails or emails received before the registration start time of 10:00am will not be completed.

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Family Evening Fun
Thursday evenings, November 1-December 13, 6:15-7:15

This is an evening program for the whole family to come out and have some fun playing and chatting with other families. To help you out with putting the kids into bed quicker after the program we will provide a special healthy snack, and everyone can wear their pajamas. We have a warm beautiful space full of toys and puzzles (for different ages). Looking forward to seeing everyone at the program.

For more information call Vivian at 587-392-2273

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Baby and Me (under 12 months)
Wednesday afternoon, 1:30-3:00

Baby & Me will start up September 5 at the Parent Link site at the Huntington location 520-78 Ave NW. Stop in and join the fun playing with your baby and talking with other parents.

Watch the calendar for special guests eg. Library, AHS nutrition.

Dec 19 Christmas Babies Come join us for a pre-Christmas gathering and bring a snack to share (if you wish). The Library will be coming in for stories at 2:30 pm

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Come Play with Me (at Vivo)
Thursday mornings, starting October 11-December 6, 10:00-11:30

Come join us for this, free drop in playgroup for parents/caregivers and children (birth –5 years). Children are able to move about in the room and pick from a variety of play areas such as dress up, play dough, puzzles and play with lots of toys. Staff will be available to answer questions about developmental growth, parenting, and help parents identify community resources. For information call 587-392-2271.

* This program is being run through partnership between Family Connections Parent Link Centre, Northern Hills Community Association and Vivo.

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Playtime Fun
Tuesday mornings, 10:00-11:30

Join us for this free, drop-in, playgroup for parents/caregivers and children (Birth to 5). Children are able to move about in the room and pick from a variety play areas.

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Play & Songs
Wednesday mornings, 10:00-11:30

This is a playgroup for all ages with a variety of activities to explore in the Parent Link Room and ending with a short song time. Please sit with your child on the rug during this time. Toddlers are not expected to sit for songs and wandering will happen. We ask parents not to have conversations with one another during song time, please model sitting on the carpet, taking part in singing the songs, and or listening to the story quietly. Exposing your child to these song times is great for developing their attention span.

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Kid's Corner
Tuesday afternoons, 1:30-3:00

Join us for this afternoon, relaxed, drop in group for parents and children free of charge (Birth - 5).

Our afternoon program is a little quieter than the morning program.

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520 - 78 Ave. N.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada