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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:

Active Circle Time
Thursday mornings, May 9th – 30th (four weeks), 10:30-11:30am , best suited for ages 2 years and older

Come join us for this interactive Storytime where we will explore movement through books and songs along with some calmer activities. The last 30 minutes will be for sharing books, puzzles and learning games with your child.

Registration will start April 11 at 10:00 by phone 587-392- 2271 or e-mail When registering please include the following information in your message, your name, telephone number, your child’s name and your child’s age.

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Family Evening Fun Storytime with Judith Umbach Library
Thursday evening, April 25, 6:15-7:15; Top Floor 520 78 Ave NW

Come join us for stories and songs with the Library.

Please call 587-392-2271 to register. This program is best suited for families with children birth to six years of age.

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Family Evening Fun
Thursday evenings, April 4, 11 & 18, 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. 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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ESL Beginners +
Thursday evenings, April 4 - April 25, 6:00-8:00

Come learn English to help you to engage with the Calgary community.

Call Vivian for more information or to register at 587-392-2273.

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Just for Mom’s, Looking After Yourself
Saturday afternoon, April 27, 2:00 – 4:00pm

Join our staff and a group of other Mom’s as we have a chat on different ways to stay healthy and active. 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 April 1st

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Me & My Dad, Let’s Build Something with My Dad and a Picnic Lunch
Saturday morning, April 27, 10:30-12:00

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

Come join our Me and My Dad program. Dad’s and children 1 year (able to walk and run) and older will be able to participate in variety of activities while meeting other dads. We will be making something with boxes. We will be playing with giant building blocks, work on a Lego town and much more. A picnic lunch will wrap up this fun morning.

To register call 587-392-2271 starting April 1. For more information call 587-392-2768.

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Play and Chat at Vivo with Alberta Health Services Speech and Language Pathologist
Thursday morning, May 16, 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 our regular Come Play with Me (Vivo) play group and ask to speak with our contact.

Call 587-392-2771 for more information

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Play and Chat with Alberta Health Services Speech and Language Pathologist
Tuesday morning, April 23, 10:00-11:30, Huntington Hills location

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

For information call 587-392-2271

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

Please join our Mommy2Be group. All moms to be are welcome! Different topics, guest speakers, meet and chat with other Moms2be. Please know that this group is for moms only children are not able to attend.

If you would like more, please call 587-392-2268.

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Let’s Play in the Gym (All Ages 1-5 years)
Friday mornings, April 5—May 31, 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. Please note that this program will not run on May 17.

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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.

Baby and Me story time with the Calgary Public Library, April 24, 2:30-3:00

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Come Play with Me (Vivo)
Thursday mornings, April 4 - May 23, 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. Vivo is located at 11950 Country Village Link NE, Calgary, AB T3K 6E3. 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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Our Main Areas:

Contact Us:
Option 5 for Parent Link Centre; 8 for Family Support and Building Strong Lone Parent Families Programs

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