Victor Walk
Jul
21
2:00 PM14:00

Victor Walk

Walk ends at Confluence Plaza/Amphitheatre
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Supported by communities across the country, this Victor Walk on July 21, 2018 with Breaking Free Foundation is recognized as a national movement and is hoped to change the way Canadians understand the effects of childhood trauma.

A national movement powered by an Orange Wave of Courage, the Victor Walk will see Theo Fleury giving a voice to those who have been affected by trauma throughout their lifetimes to bring a very bright spotlight on the horrors of childhood rape. 

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Sunday Funday
Jul
22
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Funday

All 'round the island

A quick game of bocce ball? Or ladder golf, perhaps? Track down EV’s EAST Crew, who will set up on the island every Sunday to lend out games and activities for a perfect day at the park! First-come, first-served. Honor system applies. 11:00AM – 4:00PM.

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Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library
Jul
25
10:30 AM10:30

Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library

Amphitheatre

Calgary Public Library brings endless imagination to the park with children’s stories and songs every Wednesday. Stay afterward and spend some time exploring the island playground. The program is designed for ages 1-5 years, but siblings are always welcome! Wednesdays at 10:30AM, meet at the Amphitheatre (close to the parking lot).

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Sunday Funday
Jul
29
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Funday

All 'round the island

A quick game of bocce ball? Or ladder golf, perhaps? Track down EV’s EAST Crew, who will set up on the island every Sunday to lend out games and activities for a perfect day at the park! First-come, first-served. Honor system applies. 11:00AM – 4:00PM.

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Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library
Aug
1
10:30 AM10:30

Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library

Amphitheatre

Calgary Public Library brings endless imagination to the park with children’s stories and songs every Wednesday. Stay afterward and spend some time exploring the island playground. The program is designed for ages 1-5 years, but siblings are always welcome! Wednesdays at 10:30AM, meet at the Amphitheatre (close to the parking lot).

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Kids Drop-In Illustration Workshop
Aug
4
10:30 AM10:30

Kids Drop-In Illustration Workshop

Confluence Plaza (next to the parking lot)

Looking for a creative activity for your littles? Bring the kids over to St. Patrick's Island for a free craft with artist Vanja Kragulj.

These drop-in workshops will be held every Saturday in August (4, 11, 18, 25). There is a capacity of 6-8 children at a time, but it won't take long for spots to open up if the workshop is full! The craft will take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete, depending on the child, and is best suited for kids aged 5-12. Younger ones are welcome to join, but might need a helping hand from a caregiver.

Vanja's Kids Illustration Workshops provide an opportunity for children with an interest in art to develop their illustration skills in a variety of fun, mixed-media projects. Vanja aims to celebrate children's' vast imagination and inspire them to tune into their inner artist.

Learn more about Vanja Kragulj Illustration at vanjakragulj.com

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Sunday Funday
Aug
5
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Funday

All 'round the island

A quick game of bocce ball? Or ladder golf, perhaps? Track down EV’s EAST Crew, who will set up on the island every Sunday to lend out games and activities for a perfect day at the park! First-come, first-served. Honor system applies. 11:00AM – 4:00PM.

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Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library
Aug
8
10:30 AM10:30

Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library

Amphitheatre

Calgary Public Library brings endless imagination to the park with children’s stories and songs every Wednesday. Stay afterward and spend some time exploring the island playground. The program is designed for ages 1-5 years, but siblings are always welcome! Wednesdays at 10:30AM, meet at the Amphitheatre (close to the parking lot).

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Kids Drop-In Illustration Workshop
Aug
11
10:30 AM10:30

Kids Drop-In Illustration Workshop

Confluence Plaza (next to the parking lot)

Looking for a creative activity for your littles? Bring the kids over to St. Patrick's Island for a free craft with artist Vanja Kragulj.

These drop-in workshops will be held every Saturday in August (4, 11, 18, 25). There is a capacity of 6-8 children at a time, but it won't take long for spots to open up if the workshop is full! The craft will take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete, depending on the child, and is best suited for kids aged 5-12. Younger ones are welcome to join, but might need a helping hand from a caregiver.

Vanja's Kids Illustration Workshops provide an opportunity for children with an interest in art to develop their illustration skills in a variety of fun, mixed-media projects. Vanja aims to celebrate children's' vast imagination and inspire them to tune into their inner artist.

Learn more about Vanja Kragulj Illustration at vanjakragulj.com

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Movie on the Rise
Aug
11
9:15 PM21:15

Movie on the Rise

The Rise

We're bringing movie night back to St. Patrick's Island for one night only, and it's sure to be a spectacle! Gather under a big top of stars for 'The Greatest Showman' on Saturday, August 11. You'll experience outdoor cinema like never before at The Rise, a 9-metre-high natural amphitheatre at the center of the island.

Showtime is at 9:15pm, but it's best to arrive early to secure a spot on the hill and buy your snacks. Our friends at Sugar Creek Kettle Corn and the Sugar Cube will provide the circus staples – popcorn and cotton candy. 

As always, it's best to access the island by foot, bike, and public transit. There is pedestrian access from East Village via the George C. King Bridge.

This event is free to attend and open to all.

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Sunday Funday
Aug
12
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Funday

All 'round the island

A quick game of bocce ball? Or ladder golf, perhaps? Track down EV’s EAST Crew, who will set up on the island every Sunday to lend out games and activities for a perfect day at the park! First-come, first-served. Honor system applies. 11:00AM – 4:00PM.

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Kids Drop-In Illustration Workshop
Aug
18
10:30 AM10:30

Kids Drop-In Illustration Workshop

Confluence Plaza (next to the parking lot)

Looking for a creative activity for your littles? Bring the kids over to St. Patrick's Island for a free craft with artist Vanja Kragulj.

These drop-in workshops will be held every Saturday in August (4, 11, 18, 25). There is a capacity of 6-8 children at a time, but it won't take long for spots to open up if the workshop is full! The craft will take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete, depending on the child, and is best suited for kids aged 5-12. Younger ones are welcome to join, but might need a helping hand from a caregiver.

Vanja's Kids Illustration Workshops provide an opportunity for children with an interest in art to develop their illustration skills in a variety of fun, mixed-media projects. Vanja aims to celebrate children's' vast imagination and inspire them to tune into their inner artist.

Learn more about Vanja Kragulj Illustration at vanjakragulj.com

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Sunday Funday
Aug
19
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Funday

All 'round the island

A quick game of bocce ball? Or ladder golf, perhaps? Track down EV’s EAST Crew, who will set up on the island every Sunday to lend out games and activities for a perfect day at the park! First-come, first-served. Honor system applies. 11:00AM – 4:00PM.

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Kids Drop-In Illustration Worskhop
Aug
25
10:30 AM10:30

Kids Drop-In Illustration Worskhop

Confluence Plaza (next to the parking lot)

Looking for a creative activity for your littles? Bring the kids over to St. Patrick's Island for a free craft with artist Vanja Kragulj.

These drop-in workshops will be held every Saturday in August (4, 11, 18, 25). There is a capacity of 6-8 children at a time, but it won't take long for spots to open up if the workshop is full! The craft will take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete, depending on the child, and is best suited for kids aged 5-12. Younger ones are welcome to join, but might need a helping hand from a caregiver.

Vanja's Kids Illustration Workshops provide an opportunity for children with an interest in art to develop their illustration skills in a variety of fun, mixed-media projects. Vanja aims to celebrate children's' vast imagination and inspire them to tune into their inner artist.

Learn more about Vanja Kragulj Illustration: vanjakragulj.com

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Sunday Funday
Aug
26
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Funday

All 'round the island

A quick game of bocce ball? Or ladder golf, perhaps? Track down EV’s EAST Crew, who will set up on the island every Sunday to lend out games and activities for a perfect day at the park! First-come, first-served. Honor system applies. 11:00AM – 4:00PM.

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Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library
Jul
18
10:30 AM10:30

Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library

Amphitheatre

Calgary Public Library brings endless imagination to the park with children’s stories and songs every Wednesday. Stay afterward and spend some time exploring the island playground. The program is designed for ages 1-5 years, but siblings are always welcome! Wednesdays at 10:30AM, meet at the Amphitheatre (close to the parking lot).

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Sunday Funday
Jul
15
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Funday

All 'round the island

A quick game of bocce ball? Or ladder golf, perhaps? Track down EV’s EAST Crew, who will set up on the island every Sunday to lend out games and activities for a perfect day at the park! First-come, first-served. Honor system applies. 11:00AM – 4:00PM.

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Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library
Jul
11
10:30 AM10:30

Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library

Amphitheatre

Calgary Public Library brings endless imagination to the park with children’s stories and songs every Wednesday. Stay afterward and spend some time exploring the island playground. The program is designed for ages 1-5 years, but siblings are always welcome! Wednesdays at 10:30AM, meet at the Amphitheatre (close to the parking lot).

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Sunday Funday
Jul
8
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Funday

The Rise

A quick game of bocce ball? Or ladder golf, perhaps? Track down EV’s EAST Crew, who will set up on the island every Sunday to lend out games and activities for a perfect day at the park! First-come, first-served. Honor system applies. 11:00AM – 4:00PM.

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Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library
Jul
4
10:30 AM10:30

Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library

Amphitheatre

Calgary Public Library brings endless imagination to the park with children’s stories and songs every Wednesday. Stay afterward and spend some time exploring the island playground. The program is designed for ages 1-5 years, but siblings are always welcome! Wednesdays at 10:30AM, meet at the Amphitheatre (close to the parking lot).

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Sunday Funday
Jul
1
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Funday

All 'round the island

A quick game of bocce ball? Or ladder golf, perhaps? Track down EV’s EAST Crew, who will set up on the island every Sunday to lend out games and activities for a perfect day at the park! First-come, first-served. Honor system applies. 11:00AM – 4:00PM.

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Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library
Jun
27
10:30 AM10:30

Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library

Amphitheatre

Calgary Public Library brings endless imagination to the park with children’s stories and songs every Wednesday. Stay afterward and spend some time exploring the island playground. The program is designed for ages 1-5 years, but siblings are always welcome! Wednesdays at 10:30AM, meet at the Amphitheatre (close to the parking lot).

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Outdoor Games Station
Jun
24
11:00 AM11:00

Outdoor Games Station

All 'Round the Island

A quick game of bocce ball? Or ladder golf, perhaps? Track down EV’s EAST Crew, who will set up on the island every Sunday to lend out games and activities for a perfect day at the park! First-come, first-served. Honor system applies. 11:00AM – 5:00PM.

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Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library
Jun
20
10:30 AM10:30

Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library

Amphitheatre

Calgary Public Library brings endless imagination to the park with children’s stories and songs every Wednesday. Stay afterward and spend some time exploring the island playground. The program is designed for ages 1-5 years, but siblings are always welcome! Wednesdays at 10:30AM, meet at the Amphitheatre (close to the parking lot).

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Outdoor Games Station
Jun
17
11:00 AM11:00

Outdoor Games Station

All 'Round the Island

A quick game of bocce ball? Or ladder golf, perhaps? Track down EV’s EAST Crew, who will set up on the island every Sunday to lend out games and activities for a perfect day at the park! First-come, first-served. Honor system applies. 11:00AM – 5:00PM.

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Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library
Jun
13
10:30 AM10:30

Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library

Amphitheatre

Calgary Public Library brings endless imagination to the park with children’s stories and songs every Wednesday. Stay afterward and spend some time exploring the island playground. The program is designed for ages 1-5 years, but siblings are always welcome! Wednesdays at 10:30AM, meet at the Amphitheatre (close to the parking lot).

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Outdoor Games Station
Jun
10
11:00 AM11:00

Outdoor Games Station

All 'Round the Island

A quick game of bocce ball? Or ladder golf, perhaps? Track down EV’s EAST Crew, who will set up on the island every Sunday to lend out games and activities for a perfect day at the park! First-come, first-served. Honor system applies. 11:00AM – 5:00PM.

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Run For Water
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Run For Water

Confluence Plaza/Amphitheatre

Calgary Run for Water is a non-profit organization that raises money for clean water projects in Ethiopia.  For the 7th year, Run for Water will feature a 10K Run, and 5K Walk/Jog/Run, as well as a 500m event for kids 5 and under.

The average person in North America is only 5 seconds away from clean water...the average person in Ethiopia is a 5 hour walk away from water. You can change this!

This year don't just run, raise for clean water in Ethiopia. This year's project includes a new water well for the village of Sheni Kondala in the Oromia region.

Learn more and register at runforwater.ca/calgary

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Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library
Jun
6
10:30 AM10:30

Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library

Amphitheatre

Calgary Public Library brings endless imagination to the park with children’s stories and songs every Wednesday. Stay afterward and spend some time exploring the island playground. The program is designed for ages 1-5 years, but siblings are always welcome! Wednesdays at 10:30AM, meet at the Amphitheatre (close to the parking lot).

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The Unity Project
Jun
2
to Jun 3

The Unity Project

The Rise

As part of Empathy Week, Humainologie hosts The Unity Project. Unity is an interactive public art project consisting of 32 wooden posts, each with identifiers such as, “I am a parent; I speak English as a second language; I identify as LGBTQ,” etc. Participants wind colourful yarn around the posts that reflect their identities. Their yarn intertwines with others’ to create a web of interconnectedness.

This installation will be open:
- Saturday, 10am - 6pm
- Sunday, 9am - 4pm

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St. Patrick's Island Fun Run
May
5
11:00 AM11:00

St. Patrick's Island Fun Run

On May 5th, join Run Calgary for an island getaway not far from home. The 3rd annual St. Patrick's Island Fun Run is a tropical celebration that will have you saying 'aloha'!

The action will begin on the Rise at St. Patrick’s Island, where you'll start off the 5KM walk/run by winding your way around the park before stepping onto the Jack and Jean Leslie RiverWalk in East Village. You'll loop around to the finish line back at the at the Rise, where a lei will be placed around your neck in true luau style!

A complimentary and family-friendly yoga class will be offered following the run beginning at noon. Stay afterward to relax on the island for an "urban luau" while taking in the beautiful surroundings.

Register at runyyc.ca

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Spring Trio Run
Apr
15
10:00 AM10:00

Spring Trio Run

Warm up after winter with the Spring Trio Run by Be There Races. There's nothing like the first race of the season to get rid of the winter blues – here's your chance to get started early with race distances of 5km, 10km, or 15km. Be There Races supports MitoCanada by donating a portion of race registration fees each year. 

The race starts and finish on St. Patrick’s Island. Calgary Rotary Club and Johnsonville Meats will host a post race BBQ for all participants and their families! And don't forget to bring some cash – the Village Brewery truck will be on hand post-race ($5.00 for a beer).

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Calgary Unplugged
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

Calgary Unplugged

Confluence Plaza

Calgary Unplugged is part of Earth Hour, a worldwide event to celebrate sustainable lifestyles. Show your love for our planet by turning off your lights and electronics and joining Open Streets Events at St. Patrick's Island for an evening of outdoor family fun.

Event features:
Dance party
St. Patrick's Island curling sheet
Free hot chocolate
Opening parade
Music and lights, powered by bikes provided by Open Streets Events
Earth Hour photo booth

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CANCELLED - Shamrock 'n' Roll
Mar
17
12:00 PM12:00

CANCELLED - Shamrock 'n' Roll

*Update: due to heavy snowfall, this event has been cancelled*

Irish eyes will be smiling and leprechaun feet will be leapin’ at our St. Patrick’s Day bash on St. Patrick’s Island!

Join us from 12-3 for all the Irish fun:

  • Get shamrockin’ along to family-friendly hits, spun by BassBus’ Rock Star DJ
  • DIY hot chocolate station with special St. Paddy’s themed toppings
  • EAST Crew will be giving away green accessories to make sure you don't get pinched!
  • Eat lunch with your green-clad clan – pick up a slice of ‘za from Savino Pizzeria’s wood-fired oven
  • Feelin’ lucky? Challenge a friend at our curling sheet to see who can draw to the button.
  • Keep the competition going at our giant game station

As always, it's best to access the island by foot, bike, and public transit. There is pedestrian access from East Village and Memorial pathways via the George C. King Bridge. If you plan to drive, you can access the island’s parking lot from Memorial Dr. east or from Inglewood’s 12th St Bridge.

This event is free and family-friendly!

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Curling on the Island
Dec
9
to Mar 31

Curling on the Island

Confluence Plaza
Daily, 9am - 7pm


Try your hand at one of Canada's most beloved winter sports! We've installed a synthetic curling sheet on St. Patrick's Island to get you playing outside this winter. Curling on the Island will be open daily from 9am-7pm until the end of March 2018. Play solo or in teams - you can even make your own rules!

We kindly ask that you do not walk down the center of the ice, as it will cause the surface to deteriorate. Please leave the curling sheet in the state you found it in (or better!) so that everyone can enjoy playing.

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First Responders Half Marathon
Nov
5
9:00 AM09:00

First Responders Half Marathon

Race to support all of the First Responders in Calgary! This run's beautiful course along the Bow River starts and finishes on St. Patrick's Island. The First Responders Half Marathon is designed to expand awareness of all First Responders and the challenges they face in their communities. This year's run is in support of the Centre for Suicide Prevention. 

Find more information and race registration at http://www.firstrespondershalfmarathon.ca

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Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library
Oct
4
10:30 AM10:30

Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library

Calgary Public Library brings endless imagination to the park with children’s stories and songs every Wednesday. Stay afterward and spend some time exploring the island playground. The program is designed for ages 1-5 years, but siblings are always welcome! Wednesdays at 10:30AM, meet at the Amphitheatre (close to the parking lot).

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Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library
Sep
27
10:30 AM10:30

Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library

Calgary Public Library brings endless imagination to the park with children’s stories and songs every Wednesday. Stay afterward and spend some time exploring the island playground. The program is designed for ages 1-5 years, but siblings are always welcome! Wednesdays at 10:30AM, meet at the Amphitheatre (close to the parking lot).

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Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library
Sep
20
10:30 AM10:30

Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library

Calgary Public Library brings endless imagination to the park with children’s stories and songs every Wednesday. Stay afterward and spend some time exploring the island playground. The program is designed for ages 1-5 years, but siblings are always welcome! Wednesdays at 10:30AM, meet at the Amphitheatre (close to the parking lot).

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Beakernight: St. Patrick's Island of Wonder
Sep
15
7:00 PM19:00

Beakernight: St. Patrick's Island of Wonder

Fire, lasers, light, and music make up science's biggest street party! The dark comes to life with multiple installations, experiences, and performances spread out across Fort Calgary and RiverWalk. The St. Patrick's Island of Wonder be a family-friendly zone featuring a collection of presenters and environmental/architectural lighting to create a magical forest.

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Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library
Sep
13
10:30 AM10:30

Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library

Calgary Public Library brings endless imagination to the park with children’s stories and songs every Wednesday. Stay afterward and spend some time exploring the island playground. The program is designed for ages 1-5 years, but siblings are always welcome! Wednesdays at 10:30AM, meet at the Amphitheatre (close to the parking lot).

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HOPEthiopia
Sep
9
1:00 PM13:00

HOPEthiopia

This year marks the 7th annual Run/Walk/Skate event that will be held at numerous locations around the world. This international event is designed to raise awareness and funds for the many projects in Ethiopia and Rwanda. The Calgary event will start and finish at St. Patrick's Island next to the Calgary Zoo, with the run taking place on the Bow River pathways.

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Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library
Sep
6
10:30 AM10:30

Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library

Calgary Public Library brings endless imagination to the park with children’s stories and songs every Wednesday. Stay afterward and spend some time exploring the island playground. The program is designed for ages 1-5 years, but siblings are always welcome! Wednesdays at 10:30AM, meet at the Amphitheatre (close to the parking lot).

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Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library
Aug
30
10:30 AM10:30

Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library

Calgary Public Library brings endless imagination to the park with children’s stories and songs every Wednesday. Stay afterward and spend some time exploring the island playground. The program is designed for ages 1-5 years, but siblings are always welcome! Wednesdays at 10:30AM, meet at the Amphitheatre (close to the parking lot).

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Outdoor Games Station
Aug
27
11:00 AM11:00

Outdoor Games Station

A quick game of bocce ball? Or ladder golf, perhaps? Track down EV’s EAST Crew, who will set up on the island every Sunday to lend out games and activities for a perfect day at the park! First-come, first-served. Honor system applies. 11:00AM – 5:00PM.

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