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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:

Field trip visit to Mobile Adventure Playground (City of Calgary program)
Friday August 17 10:30 am-12 noon

2020 Chicoutimi Dr. N.W., parking lot located off 19 St. & Chicoutimi Dr. N.W.

“Adventure playgrounds offer a variety of materials and loose parts such as boards, tires, tape and cardboard that children are free to use to build, demolish, assemble and change their environments as they desire.” There is also a wading park in this area if you want to get wet. Dress for the weather. Call 587-393-2270 to register as of July 23 if you would like to come.

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Storytime at Vivo for children (1 to 5 years)
Thursday mornings, September 20, 27 & October 4. 10:00-11:00 am

11950 Country Village Link NE, Calgary - Come join us for this free Storytime with Parent Link staff where children and parents will share songs rhymes and stories in this interactive circle program.

We will be located outside the Library in the Vivo Administration area. This program is a partnership between Northern Hills Community Association, Vivo, Country Hills Public Library and Family Connections Parent Link.

Families need to sign up to be involved with this program. Call 587-392-2271 to register starting August 23.

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Playtime Fun
Watch for this program to return on Tuesday mornings starting on September 4, 10:00-11:30.

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Play & Songs
Watch for this program to return on Wednesday mornings starting on September 5, 10:00-11:30.

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Family Evening Fun Pajamas Play
Thursday evenings, September 6, 13, 20 & 27, 6:30-7:30

Come join us for this four-week evening program for the whole family. We will watch a movie and have popcorn.

To register for this program, call Tracey at 587-392-2271 starting August 1. For more information call Vivian at 587-392-2273.

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Me & My Dad
This program will be returning Saturday morning, September 29. Look for more details to come. If you would like more information about this program, please call 587-392-2270.

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Just for Mom’s
This program will be returning Saturday afternoon, September 29. Look for more details to come. If you would like more information about this program, please call 587-392-2268.

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Summer Drop-In Play & Fun
Thursday mornings, in July and August, 10:00-11:30

Join us in the Parent Link room this program is suitable for all ages 6yrs. and under. We will have fun with some summer and open-ended crafts, water table play, and make room for some of our special games and puzzles as well as our regular toys.

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ESL Chat & Coffee Beginners+
Thursday evenings, July 5— August 30, 6:00-7:30

This is a registered program that runs for 7 weeks and is for people who can’t speak English or know only a little of the language. Come learn English to help you to engage with the new society.

You need to call Vivian for more information or to register for the program at 403-275-6666 ext. 2273. Please note there is no childcare for this program & no classes on July 26 & August 16.

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Let’s Play with Yoga (for children 3-5 years)
Wednesday afternoons, August 1, 8, 15 & 22, 1:30-2:30

Come and explore with your child some simple yoga poses and movement through stories, songs and activities. We will start and end the program with some relaxation and breathing exercises. Families need to commit to attending the 4 Wednesday’s. There is limited space so call beginning July 9 at 10 am by calling (587) 392-2271.

Leave a message with your name and phone number and your child(s) name and age. Siblings welcome. Please bring a yoga mat or blanket and a water bottle. Doors open at 1:20 pm. Class starts at 1:30 pm which means that you are sitting on your mat and ready to play.

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Picnic in the Park (Confederation Park) North Entrance 905 30 Ave. NW
Friday morning, August 10, 10:30-12:30

Come join us at Confederation Park. Bring your riding toys or bikes and helmets. Strollers are also welcomed. We will explore the park through an interactive walk and ride. Dress for outside play with hats, boots, raingear, sunscreen & water bottles. Bring a lunch for your family as we will have lunch together at noon.

Call 587-392-2271 to register as of July 16 if you would like to come.

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Meet Me at the Park (August 2018)
Wednesday mornings, 10:30-12:00 pm

Come join us and visit 4 different parks in our community. Bring suntan lotion, hats, water and snacks and something to sit on. Older children are welcome to come.

For more information call 587-392-2273.

August Schedule

  • August 1: Beddington Heights School 95 Bermuda Road. NW (Beddington)
  • August 8: Huntington Hills Elementary School 820-64 Ave NW (Huntington Hills)
  • August 15: Sandstone Park.99 Sandstone DR. NW (Sandstone)
  • August 22: St. Henry Elementary School 7423-10 St. NW corner of 72 Ave. (Huntington)

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Summer Time Fun (story time for children 1-5 years)
Tuesday mornings, 10:30-11:30

Come join us with the Judith Umbach Library where children and parents will share songs, rhymes and stories in this interactive circle program. To register call 587-392-2271 starting June 12 for both programs.

Families can only register for one program only, choose either July or August and plan commit to attending all 3 sessions.

Tuesday August 7, 14, & 21 (10:30-11:30 am)

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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