Life is an adventure, be an explorer

–anonymous

Event Day

The world is a canvas to our imagination. We want to provide inclusive opportunities to learn, to dream and to be curious, in a safe, supported environment. This event has no other agenda than to be a real gift to our kids and our communities.

May 27-28, 2023 10am— 4pm

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Children's Village

The Children’s Village at Nose Creek Park is a play space designed to be grand in space and scope with especially unique activities. While planning is still taking shape, concepts like a musical petting zoo, extreme craft centres and adventure style carnival games are all ideas being considered.

Inspiration Stations

Through the inspiration station activities, we want kids to learn through a form of play, but we also want young people to see the leaders in these centres as role models, and think about future career possibilities. For example, a staff member from the Zoo with small reptiles to share might inspire a dream of a degree in biology. A leader teaching landscape painting might raise the possibility of becoming a movie set designer. Our goal is to try to present high level career opportunities with groups that typically may not be showcased.

Entertainment Stage

Lastly, you can’t have a festival without an Entertainment Stage. We will have four main stage children's performances on the Shilo Storey Remax First Entertainment stage, supplemented with great local talent in between. Stay tuned for more information on event day scheduling.

Other Activities

Our goal is also to promote cultural diversity. We believe this is important to foster an appreciation and respect for our community, our friends and our neighbours.

Workshops

Workshops will be intimate settings, run throughout the city during June. Sign up and attend whatever topics are of interest. Topics, details, time, locations all still to come. Check back often or sign up for our newsletter to learn more as they are planned.

Please check the in the description of the workshop for minimum age requirement. We respectfully request that due to limited spaces, each child sign up for only their favorite workshop. This will allow lots of kids to participate.

You Might Be a Dancer if...

Ages 9-12 Join Miss Brooke at Elements Dance Co. for 30 minutes of dance instruction and fun! See what it's like to participate in an instructor-led dance class! No previous dance experience is required. Check out the link below for more information about the studio. *This is an unparented activity. Please escort your child to the door 5 minutes before the class begins. No seating available inside the studio, so you will be asked to wait outside. *Please have the child wear comfortable clothing for moving, stretching and grooving, as well as clean non-slip shoes! *Bring a water bottle! Time: 3:30pm - 4:00pm Location: Elements Dance Co. 109 Gateway Dr NE #3109, Airdrie, AB T4B 0J6 https://elementsdance.ca

Sunday, May 29, 2022 3:30pm – 4:00pm

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You Might Be a Mini Dancer if...

Ages 5-8 Join Miss Brooke at Elements Dance Co. for 30 minutes of dance instruction and fun! See what it's like to participate in an instructor-led dance class! No previous dance experience is required. Check out the link below for more information about the studio. *This is an unparented activity. Please escort your child to the door 5 minutes before the class begins. No seating available inside the studio, so you will be asked to wait outside. *Please have the child wear comfortable clothing for moving, stretching and grooving, as well as clean non-slip shoes! *Bring a water bottle! Time: 3pm to 330pm Location: Elements Dance Co. 109 Gateway Dr NE #3109, Airdrie, AB T4B 0J6 https://elementsdance.ca

Sunday, May 29, 2022 3:00pm – 3:30pm

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So You Think You Might Be a Train Engineer (Afternoon Session)

AGES 6+ Spend time with Airdrie's volunteer train engineers at Iron Horse Park! Take a behind the scenes look at steam machines and steam locomotives. You will even have time to go for a ride on one of the miniature trains! Saturday May 28 1pm to 2pm Iron Horse Park 820 Railway Gate SW, Airdrie, AB T4B 0L4

Saturday, May 28, 2022 1:00pm – 2:00pm

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So You Think You Might Be a Train Engineer (Morning Session)

AGES 6+ Spend time with Airdrie's volunteer train engineers at Iron Horse Park! Take a behind the scenes look at steam machines and steam locomotives. You will even have time to go for a ride on one of the miniature trains! Saturday, May 28 11am to 12pm Iron Horse Park 820 Railway Gate SW, Airdrie, AB T4B 0L4

Saturday, May 28, 2022 11:00am – 12:00pm

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You Might Be An Artist If...

Dive into printmaking with Stefani Brust! You will be exploring a variety of printmaking techniques using paint and other art supplies. Come to explore, paint and get messy! This workshop is 40 minutes long and it will be held in Nose Creek Park while the festival is on! What to Bring: *Please wear clothing for painting in! This will be a messy paint activity. Age 8 years to 12 years Date: 05/28/2022 (Sat.) Time: 11:30am - 12:10pm MDT Location: Nose Creek Park Airdrie, AB T4B 1A4

Saturday, May 28, 2022 11:30am – 12:10am

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You Might Be A Mini Artist If...

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL! Dive into printmaking with Stefani Brust! You will be exploring a variety of printmaking techniques using paint and other art supplies. Come to explore, paint and get messy! Parent support is welcome but not mandatory. This workshop is 40 minutes long and it will be held in Nose Creek Park while the festival is on! What to Bring: *Please wear clothing for painting in! This will be a messy paint activity. Ages: 4-7 Date: 05/28/2022 (Sat.) Time: 10:30am - 11:10am MDT Location: Nose Creek Park Airdrie, AB T4B 1A4

Saturday, May 28, 2022 10:30am – 11:10am

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You Might Be A Video Jounalist If...

Join CTV Calgary News anchor Kathy Le, as she discusses TV broadcasting. Kathy will be sharing her career experience in video broadcasting and what a career in journalism entails. Visit the link below to find out more about our amazing presenter, Kathy Le! Materials: Please bring with you a pencil, eraser, and paper to write on. Date: 05/28/2022 (Sat.) Time: 9:30am - 11:00am MDT Location: To Be Announced (In Airdrie)

Saturday, May 28, 2022 9:30am – 11:00am

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You Might Be a Bilingual Student If...

Experience French preschool with Mme. Astrom of École Des Petits Amis. Along with Mme. Astrom's musical assistant (Miss Alison from B Sharp Music Studio), you will sing, play and explore en Français. This is a hands on, immersive experience for families where no previous experience is necessary. Check out the link below to find out more about early childhood learning at École Des Petits Amis. *Parental supervision is optional for this class. *Comfortable clothing is recommended as you will be seated on the floor and moving around the room. Date: 05/29/2022 (Sun.) Time: 2:00pm - 2:45pm MDT Location: École Des Petits Amis 52 Gateway Dr NE #140, Airdrie, AB T4B 0J6

Sunday, May 29, 2022 2:00pm – 2:45pm

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You MIght Be A Musican If...

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL! Sing, play instruments and move along with Miss Alison from B Sharp Music Studio. Experience live piano, guitar and percussion. This is a hands on, immersive experience for families where no previous experience is necessary. It is all about enjoying music together! Parental supervision is mandatory (and fun) for this class. Comfortable clothing is recommended as you will be seated on the floor and moving around the room. Ages 2 years to 5 years Date: 05/29/2022 (Sun.) Time: 12:45pm – 1:30pm MDT Location: Ecole Des Petits Amis 52 Gateway Dr NE #140, Airdrie, AB T4B 0J6

Sunday, May 29, 2022 12:45pm – 1:30pm

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You Might Be A Radio Host If...

Spend the morning at the Air 106 FM studio where you will tour the station and experience the thrill of radio broadcasting. Students will create and perform their own radio pieces with the help of radio expert Connor May! Ages 10 years to 12 years Click the link below to register Date: 05/28/2022 (Sat.) Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm MDT Location: Air 106 FM 105 Main St N 30, Airdrie, AB T4B 0R3

Saturday, May 28, 2022 10:00am – 12:00pm

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