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Parks Day & Creekfest – July 21 2018

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Parks Day & Creekfest 2017


 Saturday, July 21, 2018

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bow Valley Ranch, Fish Creek Provincial Park

“It’s always great to experience the fun learning opportunities available for families attending this annual event! There’s a lot to choose from – whether it’s live performances, games, interactive displays, or guided nature walks. It’s an amazing event that gets people thinking about our natural environment while having a fun summer afternoon in the park!” – Jason Kang

Join us in Fish Creek Provincial Park for the 8th annual Parks Day & Creekfest on Saturday, July 21! This free family celebration of nature is a component of the Friends’ Watershed Public Awareness Campaign, designed to raise awareness in communities near the park about protecting our local waterways.

Peter Puffin’s Whale Tales, who will be returning to Parks Day & Creekfest for the eighth year, will perform and lead a song-writing workshop! Alberta Environment & Parks Interpretation & Public Education will present the lively and interactive Locomotion Olympics*, The History Wrangler & The Dusty Saddle Gang will perform on the main stage, and Michelle and Peter, The Juggling Clowns will teach kids and families how to juggle.

Schedule of Events 
The History Wrangler & The Dusty Saddle Gang 12:00 – 12:40 pm

Peter Puffin’s Whale Tales Song Writing Workshop 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Alberta Parks Interpretive Theatre presents “Locomotion Olympics” 1:20 pm – 2:15 pm

Peter Puffin’s Whale Tales Concert 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Guided Birding Walk with Friends of Fish Creek Birding Instructors 11:15 am 

Guided Walk of the ATCO Grassland with Wayne Meikle, Friends of Fish Creek Founding Director and ATCO Consultant 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn about the importance of protecting our local watersheds and natural areas through interactive games and activities hosted by community-based organizations:

  • Alberta Environment and Parks – Trails, Ecology,
  • Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation
  • Alberta Native Plant Council
  • Bow Habitat Station
  • Calgary River Forum Society
  • Calgary Public Library
  • Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology
  • Green Calgary
  • Rocky Mountain Adaptive
  • Trout Unlimited Canada
  • Weaselhead/Glenmore Park Preservation Society
  • Wildlife Preservation Canada

Access the Bow Valley Ranch from Deerfoot Trail or Canyon Meadows Drive, or ride, walk, or take the bus #83 Parkland from Canyon Meadows Station

*About AB Parks’ Locomotion Olympics:

Move it or lose it…the Kananaskis Games are here! Cheer for your favourite diver or dabbler and swim with synchronized fish team in the water sports. Catch the drama and intensity in the final round of the predator-prey hunt-off! Who will win the gold?

Have you been to Parks Day & Creekfest? Like us at www.facebook.com/CREEKFESTinFishCreek

All of the activities throughout the event are free, however the Friends of Fish Creek sincerely appreciate donations towards the cost of the event.

Sponsorship opportunities available to support this truly unique event in Fish Creek! To support Parks Day & Creekfest, please contact Friends’ Executive Director, Nic Blanchet at 403-238-3841 or nic@friendsoffishcreek.org

The Friends gratefully acknowledge the support of Cardel Homes Calgary for their generous contribution in support of Parks Day & Creekfest. Special thanks to Alberta Environment and Parks Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program, Alberta EcoTrust, First Calgary Financial, Great Events Catering, and The City of Calgary for supporting Parks Day & Creekfest. Thank you to Carnivals for Kids at Heart for supporting and participating in this event. We gratefully acknowledge the generous donation from The Calgary Foundation and the Pumphouse Theatre that has helped make the use of “The Calgary Foundation Centennial Stage” possible.

Media Release – April 6

Media Release – World Environment Day

PSA – June 26

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Event Details

July 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: Free