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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:

Family Evening Fun
Thursday evenings, October 3-24, 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 put the kids to bed fast after the program we will provide a healthy special snack, and everyone can wear their pajamas. We have a warm beautiful space full of toys, 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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Fall Harvest
Saturday morning, October 19, 10:00-11:30

Come join us for a fun morning of play, crafts, and songs or stories. Families can dress in Fall colours (red, orange, yellow, browns) or simple costumes (nothing scary or violent please).

To register call 587-392-2271 starting September 23

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Pumpkins, Monsters and More Halloween Storytime Best suited for ages 2-5 years
Thursday morning, October 31st 10:30- 11:30 am

Join us for this not so scary Halloween Story Time and Craft activity. Costumes are welcome but not necessary (Please no scary or violent costumes). We will share some interactive songs and stories and end with a Halloween craft for you child to take home.

Register beginning October 3rd at 10am by calling 587-392-2271 or by e-mail Leave a message with your name, child’s name and age, and phone number.

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November Storytime
Thursday mornings, November 7, 14 & 21, 10:30-11:30

This program is best suited for children aged 2-5 years (families must commit to all 3 weeks); Please join us at the for this 3-week interactive Storytime in the parent link room. We will have fun with songs, rhymes, stories and more and end with a play time and art activity.

Register beginning October 10 at 10:00 am by calling (587) 392-2271 or e-mail Leave a message with your name, child’s name and age, and phone number

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Speech & Language Drop in: Play and Chat with Alberta Health Services Speech and Language Pathologist
November 5, Tuesday morning, 10:00-11:30 am (Huntington location)
November 28 Thursday morning, 10:00-11:30 am (Vivo location)

Do you have questions about your baby, toddler or preschooler speech and language skills? Just drop in during these regular play groups and ask to speak with our contact.

Call 587-392-2771 for more information.


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Come Play with Me at Vivo*
Thursday mornings, 10:00-11:30, October 17-December 5

Vivo is located at 11950 Country Village Link NE, Calgary, AB T3K 6E3; Come join us for this, free drop in playgroup for parents and children (birth – 5 years). For information call 587-392-2271. 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.

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

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ESL Chat & Coffee for Beginners +
Thursday evening, October 3-December 12, 4:00-6:00

For more information on this program please telephone Vivian at 587-392-2273.

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Me and My Dad (1 year to 5 years old)... “Let's Dress Up & Play”
Saturday morning, October 26, 10:00-11:30 am

Come join us our Dad’s ONLY (and children) activity. Dad’s and children 1 years (able to walk and run) and older will be able to participate in some pre-Hallowe’en fun activities (in the Parent Link area) and meet other dads.

Call for more information at 587-392-2270 To register call 587-392-2271 starting October 1.

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Me & MY Dad
Saturday morning, November 16, 10:00-11:30 a.m

Dad’s ONLY (and children) activity for children 1-5 years

Call for more information at 587-392-2270. To register call 587-392-2771 starting October 21.

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Just for Mom’s
Saturday afternoon, October 26, 2:00-4:00pm

Join our staff and a group of other Mom’s as we have a chat, topic to be decided, and do a fun activity. We will offer childcare and a safe fun environment for conversation and activities.

Call Cassandra for more information 587-392-2268. To register call Tracey at 587-392-2271 starting October 7.

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Just for Mom’s
Saturday afternoon, November 16, 2:00-4:00pm

Join our staff and a group of other Mom’s as we have a chat about ways to survive the Holidays, and do a fun activity. We will offer childcare and a safe fun environment for conversation and activities.

Call Cassandra for more information 587-392-2268. To register call Tracey at 587-392-2271 starting October 28th

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Mommy 2 Be/ New Mom Group
Friday mornings, 10:00-12:00

Please join our Mommy 2 Be/ New Mom group. All moms welcome! We provide snacks (sometimes homemade) as well as beverages including coffee. This group is FREE and is drop in, therefor if you can’t make it one week or you need to leave early that is all good. We are also a no Mom-Shaming group, respect is huge in this group. we all have our difference of opinions and that’s ok! Every Friday when we meet, we talk about different topics such as -Sleeping -Drs vs Midwives -Mom hacks -Safety tips -Partners -Struggles -Changes -Breastfeeding Monthly we bring in guest speakers including -Lactation Consultant -Maternity RMT -Pelvic floor therapist -Nutritionist -Dental Hygienist -Red Cross CPR.

For more information please call Cassandra at 587-392-2268.

Looking for a new Volunteer Co-Ordinator:
Are you interested in making new friends?
Are you someone who is interested in helping New moms give their little ones the best start possible?
Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity?
Are you available Friday Mornings?

If you might be interested in helping with this amazing program, please contact

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Let’s Play in the Gym (All Ages 1-5 years)
Friday mornings; October 18 -November 29, 10:30-12 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 Indoor Shoes NO PLAY!!

Families need to arrive and sign in between 10:30-11 AM to participate in the gym program. Please come early. For more information call 587-392-2272.

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

Baby & Me will start up September 4 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.

  • October 16, A sleep consultant will be joining us at 1:30
  • On October 30, Join us for “Halloween Babies” Dress up your little one and bring a snack to share. The Library will be coming in for stories at 2:30 pm

Come and join us for a variety of activities in November

  • November 6: Introduction to Ages and Stages (developmental) Questionnaire
  • November 13: question and answer session with Alberta Health Nutritionist
  • November 20: Storytime with Calgary Public Library at 2:30 pm.

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

Please 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/caregivers 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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Our Main Areas:

Contact Us:
Option 4 for Parent Link Centre; 5 for Family Support and Building Strong Lone Parent Families Programs

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