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Planning a Day Out on Family Day in Calgary

Photo Credit: KSI Photography

Photo Credit: KSI Photography

Isn’t it great to have a holiday at this time of the year? Even though Family Day has been around for a few years now, it still sneaks up on us as a pleasant surprise halfway through February. Looking for something fun to motivate you to get out of the house? Here are some of Calgary’s best events:

Eau Claire Market Free Family Fun Day – This winter carnival is perfect to keep your kids entertained. Organizers are anticipating a huge turnout this year. You can expect to find an ice carving demonstration, live music and games for kids of all ages. The festivities will take place on February 16th from 11am until 3pm.

Dinosaurs in Motion – This larger-than-life exhibit makes its Canadian debut at Telus Spark from now until summertime. The display includes 14 life-size sculptures created from recycled materials. Youngsters are encouraged to be creative by drawing the dinosaurs. Also, they are urged to learn more about these great creatures from the past through the interactive demonstrations.

Penguin Walks at Calgary Zoo – The penguins are on the loose! Every day at 10am, seven of the King Penguins are let out of their enclosure and escorted by their keepers for a little stroll around the zoo. This adorable routine has become one of the zoo’s best winter attractions. King Penguins, by nature, tend to be more sedentary, but this activity has proven to improve their health and given them something special to look forward to outside the confines of their home.

Free Family Day Swimming – Why not go for a dip? Six of Calgary’s public aquatic centres are open on Family Day from 1 – 2:30 and 3 – 4:30 in the afternoon. Participating locations include Bob Bahan Aquatic & Fitness Centre, Canyon Meadows Aquatic Centre, Glenmore Aquatic Centre, Renfrew Aquatic & Recreation Centre, Shouldice Aquatic Centre, and Thornhill Aquatic & Rec Centre.


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About Allison James

Allison James has been a realtor® since 1999 with Century 21 Bamber Realty Ltd. in the changing Calgary real estate market. A Century 21 Centurion Award 2007 recipient and a member of CREA and AREA, she specializes in residential real estate and has her designations as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist and a Certified Condominium Specialist. These designations testify that she has the expertise and resources to help her clients make a smooth transition to the next step in their life journey. She enjoys helping her clients as they move through many of the same stages of life that she, too, has experienced. The fact that the majority of her business comes from past clients and/or referrals from satisfied clients speaks volumes about her dedication to the high quality of service that she offers her clients to meet their Calgary and surrounding area real estate needs. She is a mother of four who are all on their own now, and a grandmother of eight. Besides helping people buy or sell real estate, she loves spending time with her family, being active outdoors, traveling and meeting new people, photography, playing the drums, reading, scuba diving, listening to music, learning new things, and nurturing her spiritual growth.

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Allison James, Century 21 Bamber Realty Ltd.
1612 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2T 0E3
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