31

May 2024

Central Alberta Children's Festival

Central Alberta Children's Festival
May 31 & June 1 @ Rotary Recreation Park
9:00 - 4:30 each day
$10/person at the gates, CASH only

The Central Alberta’s Children Festival aims to promote the benefits and values of the performing arts not just by showing children and families the entertainment but by also getting them involved at the lowest cost possible. Over 40 tents and activity stations fill the park each year to keep everyone active and keep their imaginations running. Stations include bubble wrap popping, Science World, Diversity Corner, glitter tattoos, fun physical activities and more. All of these stations allow children and families the opportunity to be creative, build knowledge and most importantly, HAVE FUN!

  • Rotary Recreation Park, 4501 47A Ave
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

31

May 2024

Seeding Hopes & Dreams

As part of the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (MAG)'s Community Consultation, you're invited to join us for one of five free, interactive, arts-based workshops this May. Participants will have the opportunity to provide feedback, and we'll work collaboratively to explore potential programs and initiatives through art!

Seeding Hopes & Dreams (May 31, 5:30-8 pm)

Just in time for planting, you’re invited to create something that articulates your hopes and dreams for our community, museum, art gallery, collective history on seeded paper. Each creation will be intertwined with one another and hung outside of the MAG and we’ll see what crops up!

Suggested for ages 13+. To join us for this free program, please register on the MAG's website.

  • Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery, 4525 47A Ave
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

1

June 2024

Garage sale - Cornerstone Youth Theatre

We are very excited to announce our first annual Community day!! 
What does this mean???? 

Between 9 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. on June 1, 2024 we will be holding a BBQ, GARAGE SALE and BOTTLE DRIVE!! 

All funds raised go to our Cornerstone Youth Theatre. 
We can’t wait to see you there πŸ™ŒπŸ» #REDDEER #garagesale

  • 68 Donlevy Avenue
  • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

1

June 2024

Push & Pace Fundraising Walk and Run

Join us for family fun at Push & Pace, Aspire’s fundraising walk and run, on Saturday, June 1. Our 12th Annual event, presented by SurePath Group includes a 1, 3 & 5 km course, a free BBQ lunch, bouncy castle, music and face painting.

There are many ways to support us. Register online and participate, fundraise, give a pledge to a runner, or bring your family to Parkland School for a fun morning of activities.

All funds raised support children with diverse needs in Central Alberta.
Complete event and registration details at www.aspirespecialneeds.ca/event/push-pace/

  • Parkland School, 6016 - 45 Avenue
  • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

1

June 2024

Rotary Branches Out

Do you want to Branch Out with Rotary?  Come join us at the fourth annual Rotary Branches Out! Tree Planting Day on Saturday, June 1 at McKenzie Trails at 10.00 am - 12.00 pm.  

We are planting 16” saplings at McKenzie Trails, Red Deer (main parking lot).  Bring your own spade, but if you don’t have one, the City has 100 spades for us to use.  The City and Weyerhaeuser sForesters will give an ecotalk on how to plant them at 10.00 am.  The Red Deer City Urban Forester will let us know where to plant and have the area staked out.

Everyone is Welcome! - youth groups, families, students and youth needing volunteer hours.  

Pizza and pop are available at noon for all youth.

  • McKenzie Trails Recreation Area, 45 Avenue
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

1

June 2024

Hummingbird Planter Workshop

Join Ellis Nature Centre on Saturday, June 1 as we make hummingbird planters! The flowers and plants on hand will be selected with the purpose of attracting hummingbirds and other pollinators to your yard. The knowledgeable folks from Parkland Garden Centre will also be on hand to help with planter design. The $80 fee allows each participant to make one planter to take home with them. Pick between two times - 11am or 1pm. There are only 20 spots available in each time block and this workshop always fills fast, so don't wait to register!

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

1

June 2024

Hummingbird Planter Workshop

Join Ellis Nature Centre on Saturday, June 1 as we make hummingbird planters! The flowers and plants on hand will be selected with the purpose of attracting hummingbirds and other pollinators to your yard. The knowledgeable folks from Parkland Garden Centre will also be on hand to help with planter design. The $80 fee allows each participant to make one planter to take home with them. Pick between two times - 11am or 1pm. There are only 20 spots available in each time block and this workshop always fills fast, so don't wait to register!

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

1

June 2024

β€œRemember These?” Presented by The Red Deer Chamber Singers

The Red Deer Chamber Singers invite you to their spring concert “Remember These?” with special guests Central Alberta Chamber Players on Saturday, June 1st at 3pm at Sunnybrook United Church (12 Stanton St.). Come enjoy an afternoon of light, familiar tunes! Tickets are $20 cash only at the door, 12 and under free.

  • United Church of Canada Sunnybrook, 12 Stanton St
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

2

June 2024

Medicine Wheel Quilled Earring Workshop

Join Ellis Nature Centre on Sunday, June 2 from 1-4pm as we host Sharon L’Hirondelle-Whiskeyjack, an Alberta Plains Cree Elder & Creator. In this workshop, she'll be sharing her knowledge of porcupines and the medicine wheel as participants learn to make their own medicine wheel quilled earrings. The fee for this class is $50 and there are only 20 spots available.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

6

June 2024

St. Leonard's Garage Sale

St. Leonard's invites you to check out the treasures at their Garage Sale on Thursday, May 6 from 2-8pm, Friday, May 7 from 2-7pm and Saturday, May 8 from 8am till noon. Something for everyone!

  • St. Leonard's on the Hill Anglican Church, 4241 44 Street
  • 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

7

June 2024

Pines Community Garage Sale

The Pines Community Association and Pines Alternative School are hosting a community garage sale on June 7th to June 9th.  

Many, many, MANY houses involved! 

Check back for more info!  

Message Peter.R.McGee@gmail.com for more details. 

  • Pines Community Association, 321 Fake Address Dr.
  • 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

7

June 2024

St. Leonard's Garage Sale

St. Leonard's invites you to check out the treasures at their Garage Sale on Thursday, May 6 from 2-8pm, Friday, May 7 from 2-7pm and Saturday, May 8 from 8am till noon. Something for everyone!

  • St. Leonard's on the Hill Anglican Church, 4241 44 Street
  • 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

7

June 2024

Alice in Wonderland

This brand-new musical version of the timeless classic takes you down the rabbit hole with the ever-curious Alice to a land of zany adventures where nothing is as it seems. The White Rabbit, Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum, the Mad Hatter, the Caterpillar, the Mock Turtle, the mysterious Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts, and all your favorites from Lewis Carroll’s beloved books make this a magical, tuneful, and over-the-top entertaining musical for the whole family!

  • Legacy Centre, 1 England Way
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

7

June 2024

Beers for Birds

Wishing the Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary a hoppy 100th birthday with craft beer tasting, live entertainment, silent auction, and more. Adults only.

In 1924 Caroline and John Gaetz deeded a sizable portion of their land to the Federal government to create Alberta's first Dominion Bird Sanctuary—The Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary. Today, their foresight provides the citizens of Red Deer with a remarkable natural haven, offering year-round enjoyment and appreciation.

Join us at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre on Friday, June 7 for an exclusive adults-only beer tasting fundraiser to celebrate Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary's 100th birthday.

There will be a wide selection of craft beer provided by local breweries and distilleries; food provided by the chef and students from École Notre Dame High School's culinary program; live music; a painter live-painting the Sanctuary's landscape on the Nature Centre's back deck; and a silent auction. At the end of the event, the attendees who purchased the first 100 tickets will receive a Troubled Monk Daycation beer can with a custom, limited-edition Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary label to take home.

Don't miss your opportunity to be part of this unique event. Purchase your tickets now and raise your glass to the preservation of our precious natural landscape! Cheers to 100 years!

  • Kerry Wood Nature Centre, 6300 45 Av
  • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

7

June 2024

Pines Community Garage Sale

Get ready for our much-anticipated Annual Community Garage Sale! πŸŽ‰ With over 12 homes participating, you're sure to find incredible treasures, unique items, and fantastic deals!

πŸ—“ Dates: Friday, June 7th - Sunday, June 9th, 2024

πŸ“ Location: Throughout the friendly neighborhood of The Pines (just norht of Parkland Mall)

Special Feature: The Pines Alternative School will also be hosting a fundraiser during the event. Support our local school by visiting their sale. Every purchase helps support the students and their programs!

See you there!

 
  • Pines Community Centre, 1 piper dr
  • 10:00 PM - 10:00 PM

8

June 2024

1st Annual Community Better Red Deer June Walk-Run

Lace up your sneakers and join us for a day of movement and community connection at the 1st Annual Community Better Red Deer June Walk-Run! On June 8th, from 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM, we'll be kicking off our June Participaction challenge with this FREE community event. πŸƒ‍β™‚οΈπŸŒŸ
 
Event Highlights:
• Free Registration for EVERYONE!
• Choose your distance: Walk or Run 1KM/3KM/ or 5KM
• Enjoy a BBQ with donations supporting Move Your Mood Studio
• Prizes, Games & More!
 
Registration for this year’s Community Better Red Deer Walk-Run will open April 12th! Stay up to date and become an email insider by subscribing here: https://bit.ly/communitybetterjune

 

  • Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, 120 College Cir
  • 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM

8

June 2024

Lino Cut Bird Print Workshop

Local artist Erin Boake will be joining Ellis Nature Centre on Saturday, June 8 from 1-3pm for what's sure to be an amazing art workshop! She'll teach participants how to make their own lino cut outline of a bird, to then create a unique print from their lino cut. The fee for the workshop is $40. The age for the workshop is 8+ so while it is kid focused, adults are welcome too!

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

8

June 2024

St. Leonard's Garage Sale

St. Leonard's invites you to check out the treasures at their Garage Sale on Thursday, May 6 from 2-8pm, Friday, May 7 from 2-7pm and Saturday, May 8 from 8am till noon. Something for everyone!

  • St. Leonard's on the Hill Anglican Church, 4241 44 Street
  • 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

8

June 2024

Alice in Wonderland

This brand-new musical version of the timeless classic takes you down the rabbit hole with the ever-curious Alice to a land of zany adventures where nothing is as it seems. The White Rabbit, Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum, the Mad Hatter, the Caterpillar, the Mock Turtle, the mysterious Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts, and all your favorites from Lewis Carroll’s beloved books make this a magical, tuneful, and over-the-top entertaining musical for the whole family!

  • Legacy Centre , 1 England Way
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

8

June 2024

Alice in Wonderland

This brand-new musical version of the timeless classic takes you down the rabbit hole with the ever-curious Alice to a land of zany adventures where nothing is as it seems. The White Rabbit, Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum, the Mad Hatter, the Caterpillar, the Mock Turtle, the mysterious Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts, and all your favorites from Lewis Carroll’s beloved books make this a magical, tuneful, and over-the-top entertaining musical for the whole family!

  • Legacy Centre, 1 England Way
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

9

June 2024

17th Annual Run Hike for Red Deer Hospice

The 17th Annual Run Hike for Red Deer Hospice presented by RSM Canada is an opportunity to celebrate the life of a loved one, spend time with family and friends, and raise money in support of end-of-life care in central Alberta. Help us reach our fundraising goal of $50,000!

Participants can join us at the outdoor event which will take place at Bower Ponds on Sunday June 9, 2024. Choose to Walk or Run 1km, 3km or 5km along the beautiful paths surrounding Bower Ponds.

Registration opens April 15, 2024!

Visit: https://reddeerhospice.com/event/17th-annual-run-hike-for-hospice

  • Bower Ponds, 4715 Fountain Drive
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

9

June 2024

Citizen Science Butterfly Count Training

Join Dr. Delano Lewis's Butterfly Species Count project at Ellis Nature Centre. Dr. Lewis from Burman University is reaching out to Central Albertans to assist in this Citizen Science project. The training session will help you learn how to identify butterflies and conduct the butterfly counts. Butterfly count volunteers will conduct 1 hour butterfly counts throughout the summer at ENC, adding essential data to this multi-year project. Training sessions are free and refreshments will be served.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

15

June 2024

Gardening 101

Join Ellis Nature Centre and Sharon Wiebe on Saturday, June 15 from 1-2pm for a FREE intro to gardening workshop! In this workshop, Sharon will cover gardening basics such as no-till gardening, feeding insects in the garden, natural fertilizers, raised beds, starting plants inside, remediating tilled soil, the importance of pollinators, gardening hacks, barriers for pests, and handy tools. If you're just starting your gardening journey or looking to refresh your skills, this is the workshop for you! While the event is free, we encourage pre-registration to ensure the workshop will run.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

15

June 2024

Alice in Wonderland

This brand-new musical version of the timeless classic takes you down the rabbit hole with the ever-curious Alice to a land of zany adventures where nothing is as it seems. The White Rabbit, Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum, the Mad Hatter, the Caterpillar, the Mock Turtle, the mysterious Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts, and all your favorites from Lewis Carroll’s beloved books make this a magical, tuneful, and over-the-top entertaining musical for the whole family!

  • Legacy Centre , 1 England Way
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

15

June 2024

RDSO Presents "Pop-Up Orchestra"!

There's one more event on the RDSO calendar this season, and we want to see you there. Join us on June 15 at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame as RDSO launches "Pop-Up Orchestra"! With an assortment of amazing music and an awesome venue, we're saying "farewell" to our 2023-24 season with this FREE concert. Want to come along? RSVP today at www.rdso.ca!

  • Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, 4200 Queen Elizabeth II Hwy #102
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

16

June 2024

Alice in Wonderland

This brand-new musical version of the timeless classic takes you down the rabbit hole with the ever-curious Alice to a land of zany adventures where nothing is as it seems. The White Rabbit, Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum, the Mad Hatter, the Caterpillar, the Mock Turtle, the mysterious Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts, and all your favorites from Lewis Carroll’s beloved books make this a magical, tuneful, and over-the-top entertaining musical for the whole family!

  • Legacy Centre , 1 England Way
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

19

June 2024

Red Deer Christmas Bureau Garage Sale

The Red Deer Christmas Bureau Society is having a Garage Sale on June 19-20-21-22. Open 10 am to 4 pm. Located at #2 4630 61 Street Red Deer. Please come support our 
Charity to raise money for families in need at Christmas Time.

  • The Red Deer Christmas Bureau Garage Sale, #2 4630 61 Street
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

19

June 2024

Red Deer Christmas Bureau Garage Sale - Fundraiser

Huge Garage Sale. June 19-22. 10:00 - 4:00 #2 4630 61Street

Inquiries: 403-347-2210

Books, household items, toys, Christmas decorations

  • The Red Deer Christmas Bureau, #2 4630 61 Street
  • 10:00 PM - 4:00 PM

20

June 2024

Red Deer Christmas Bureau Garage Sale

The Red Deer Christmas Bureau Society is having a Garage Sale on June 19-20-21-22. Open 10 am to 4 pm. Located at #2 4630 61 Street Red Deer. Please come support our 
Charity to raise money for families in need at Christmas Time.

  • The Red Deer Christmas Bureau Garage Sale, #2 4630 61 Street
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

20

June 2024

Red Deer Christmas Bureau Garage Sale - Fundraiser

Huge Garage Sale. June 19-22. 10:00 - 4:00 #2 4630 61Street

Inquiries: 403-347-2210

Books, household items, toys, Christmas decorations

  • The Red Deer Christmas Bureau, #2 4630 61 Street
  • 10:00 PM - 4:00 PM

21

June 2024

Red Deer Christmas Bureau Garage Sale

The Red Deer Christmas Bureau Society is having a Garage Sale on June 19-20-21-22. Open 10 am to 4 pm. Located at #2 4630 61 Street Red Deer. Please come support our 
Charity to raise money for families in need at Christmas Time.

  • The Red Deer Christmas Bureau Garage Sale, #2 4630 61 Street
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

21

June 2024

Red Deer Christmas Bureau Garage Sale - Fundraiser

Huge Garage Sale. June 19-22. 10:00 - 4:00 #2 4630 61Street

Inquiries: 403-347-2210

Books, household items, toys, Christmas decorations

  • The Red Deer Christmas Bureau, #2 4630 61 Street
  • 10:00 PM - 4:00 PM

22

June 2024

Red Deer Christmas Bureau Garage Sale

The Red Deer Christmas Bureau Society is having a Garage Sale on June 19-20-21-22. Open 10 am to 4 pm. Located at #2 4630 61 Street Red Deer. Please come support our 
Charity to raise money for families in need at Christmas Time.

  • The Red Deer Christmas Bureau Garage Sale, #2 4630 61 Street
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

22

June 2024

GrammaLink - Africa's Everything Rhubarb

Gaetz Memorial United Church Red Deer 

June 22, 2024  1:30pm -3:00 pm 

Rhubarb Pie, Ice Cream, and Coffee or Tea $8 or 2 for $15

Rhubarb Bake Table  Merchandise Table

Cash, Debit, Visa and Mastercard Accepted 

All proceeds donated to the Stephen Lewis Foundation 

  • Gaetz Memorial United Church , 4758 Ross Street
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

22

June 2024

Red Deer Christmas Bureau Garage Sale - Fundraiser

Huge Garage Sale. June 19-22. 10:00 - 4:00 #2 4630 61Street

Inquiries: 403-347-2210

Books, household items, toys, Christmas decorations

  • The Red Deer Christmas Bureau, #2 4630 61 Street
  • 10:00 PM - 4:00 PM

23

June 2024

Pollinator Walk & Talk

Join Ellis Nature Centre for a pollinator walk & talk in celebration of pollinator week! Charity Briere will be on our site on June 23 from 1-2pm to teach participants about various native pollinators & talk them on a walk to search for them. This event is free, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged and appreciated to ensure we have enough people in attendance!

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

28

June 2024

Summer Reading Quest: Epic Adventure Awaits Kick-off Party!

Red Deer Public Library is kicking off the 2024 Summer Reading Club in style with a BIG party for all ages!  Face painting, a bouncy castle, and outdoor games galore will make this a fun event for the whole family! Play, eat cake, pick up your Summer Reading Quest and enjoy a free day of fun!

  • Red Deer Public Library Timberlands , 300 Timothy Dr
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

29

June 2024

Birding Walk

Ellis Nature Centre is very excited to be hosting expert birder Gavin McKinnon from Meadowlark Tours for another birding walk! Join Gavin on June 29 from 7:30-9am where he'll share birding tips with participants and then lead a birding tour on the ENC site. This event is always popular! $10 per person, only 15 spots available.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

29

June 2024

eBird Training Session

Unsure how to navigate eBird but want to use it in your birding adventures? Join Ellis Nature Centre for a training session! Gavin McKinnon will lead participants through how to use this free birding app to identify and track bird sightings! eBird is a free app and as such, this workshop will be free to participants too. Only 30 spots available so pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

2

July 2024

Royal City Soccer Club - Summer Day Camps

The Royal City Soccer Club, a registered non-profit community organization, is proud to host their 32nd annual grassroots summer day camps.  The program is designed to promote personal development, team building and of course, FUN!  Uniquely designed to offer a more soccer focused morning with a leisure swim with other organized activities in the afternoon.  The program operates during all weeks in July and August for children aged 5 to 13.  For more information or to register, visit royalsoccer.com or call 1-800-427-0536.

 

  • Highland Green Rink Field , 65 Halladay Ave, T4N 6G8
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

2

July 2024

Knee High Nature – Bluebirds – 11am

Join Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about bluebirds on July 2 from 11am-12pm! Learn about bluebirds, do a craft, read books, and of course explore our site to look for them. This program is for children 3-6 years of age and we request parents accompany them for the program. Cost is $8 per child.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 26-0
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

3

July 2024

Royal City Soccer Club - Summer Day Camps

The Royal City Soccer Club, a registered non-profit community organization, is proud to host their 32nd annual grassroots summer day camps.  The program is designed to promote personal development, team building and of course, FUN!  Uniquely designed to offer a more soccer focused morning with a leisure swim with other organized activities in the afternoon.  The program operates during all weeks in July and August for children aged 5 to 13.  For more information or to register, visit royalsoccer.com or call 1-800-427-0536.

 

  • Highland Green Rink Field , 65 Halladay Ave, T4N 6G8
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

3

July 2024

Junior Naturalists – Farm

Join Ellis Nature Centre for Junior Naturalist day camp on July 3 from 9am-3pm! This camp will have an outdoors and hands-on focus. We’ll also spend more time exploring our working farm and the livestock we have during this day.

The fee for the camp is $30 per child and is open to children aged 7-12. Please note that we do allow drop-off beginning at 8:30am and pick-up until 3:30pm, but there will not be direct instruction at this time.

An email with the information you need to prepare your camper will be sent 1 week before the camp.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 26-0
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

4

July 2024

Royal City Soccer Club - Summer Day Camps

The Royal City Soccer Club, a registered non-profit community organization, is proud to host their 32nd annual grassroots summer day camps.  The program is designed to promote personal development, team building and of course, FUN!  Uniquely designed to offer a more soccer focused morning with a leisure swim with other organized activities in the afternoon.  The program operates during all weeks in July and August for children aged 5 to 13.  For more information or to register, visit royalsoccer.com or call 1-800-427-0536.

 

  • Highland Green Rink Field , 65 Halladay Ave, T4N 6G8
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

4

July 2024

Knee High Nature – Ducks – 11am

Join Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about ducks on July 4 from 11am-12pm! We’ll learn about ducks, do a craft, read books, and of course explore our site to look for them. This program is for children 3-6 years of age and we request parents accompany them for the program. Cost is $8 per child.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 26-0
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

5

July 2024

Royal City Soccer Club - Summer Day Camps

The Royal City Soccer Club, a registered non-profit community organization, is proud to host their 32nd annual grassroots summer day camps.  The program is designed to promote personal development, team building and of course, FUN!  Uniquely designed to offer a more soccer focused morning with a leisure swim with other organized activities in the afternoon.  The program operates during all weeks in July and August for children aged 5 to 13.  For more information or to register, visit royalsoccer.com or call 1-800-427-0536.

 

  • Highland Green Rink Field , 65 Halladay Ave, T4N 6G8
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

5

July 2024

Junior Naturalists – Indigenous

Join Ellis Nature Centre for Junior Naturalist day camp on July 5 from 9am-3pm! This camp will have an outdoors and hands-on focus. We’ll also spend more time exploring Indigenous knowledge of the land during this day.

The fee for the camp is $30 per child and is open to children aged 7-12. Please note that we do allow drop-off beginning at 8:30am and pick-up until 3:30pm, but there will not be direct instruction at this time.

An email with the information you need to prepare your camper will be sent 1 week before the camp.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 26-0
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

6

July 2024

The 5k Foam Fest

The World's #1 Fun Run! #GetFilthyClean

The 5K Foam Fest is a one of kind Obstacle Course based Fun Run. Join us for over 22 obstacles including the world's largest inflatable waterslide, mud pits and 2.5 MILLION cubic feet of foam! Rock out all day to 12,000 watts of awesome (family friendly) music, enjoy a FREE kids zone for kids 7 and under, taste delicious food, shop from local vendors and celebrate your success in our well-stocked beer garden. With a variety of obstacles and a ton of foam, the 5K Foam Fest run is an exciting challenge for experienced and beginner runners alike.. Walk it, run it, charge it, fun it; this course should be enjoyed at your own pace and all obstacles are optional!

  • Heritage Ranch, 6300 Cronquist Dr, Red Deer, AB T4N 7E8
  • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

6

July 2024

Medicine Walk with Clare Butterfly

Ellis Nature Centre is thankful to host Clare Butterfly, an Indigenous knowledge keeper, on Saturday, July 6 for a medicine walks on our site from 9am-12pm. These walks will focus on medicinal plants in Central Alberta, how to harvest them, and their various uses. There will be walking involved in this workshop, as you will move around our site to look for plants.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

6

July 2024

Medicine Walk with Clare Butterfly

Ellis Nature Centre is thankful to host Clare Butterfly, an Indigenous knowledge keeper, on Saturday, July 6 for a medicine walks on our site from 1:30-4:30pm. These walks will focus on medicinal plants in Central Alberta, how to harvest them, and their various uses. There will be walking involved in this workshop, as you will move around our site to look for plants.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

9

July 2024

Knee High Nature – Tree Swallow- 2pm

Join Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about tree swallows on July 9 from 2-3pm! We’ll learn about tree swallows, do a craft, read books, and of course explore our site to look for them. This program is for children 3-6 years of age and we request parents accompany them for the program. Cost is $8 per child.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 26-0
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

10

July 2024

Junior Naturalists – Art

Join Ellis Nature Centre for Junior Naturalist day camp on July 10 from 9am-3pm! This camp will have an outdoors and hands-on focus. We’ll also spend more time exploring nature themed art during this day.

The fee for the camp is $30 per child and is open to children aged 7-12. Please note that we do allow drop-off beginning at 8:30am and pick-up until 3:30pm, but there will not be direct instruction at this time.

An email with the information you need to prepare your camper will be sent 1 week before the camp.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 26-0
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

13

July 2024

Bluebird Festival

Join Ellis Nature Centre for their annual Bluuebird Festival on July 13th from 8am-6pm! We'll have activities and bird demonstrations for all ages such as bird banding, an update on our bluebird research, a bird collage art workshop, nature documentaries, kids games, and much more. This event is free to attend! Come on out to celebrate the wonderful birds that call Central Alberta home. 

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

13

July 2024

Bird Collage Workshop

Join Ellis Nature Centre and local artist Lauren Cowles to celebrate Bluebird Festival through art! This event will take place on Saturday, July 13 from 10am-1pm. Participants will be guided through the creation of their own bird collage. Ages 12+ are welcome, so you can even make this a family outing! The cost of this workshop is $55 per person.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

14

July 2024

Soap Making Workshop

Ellis Nature Centre is thrilled to be hosting Susan Nielsen of Eliza Jane Studios for a soap making workshop! Many will recognize her lovely soaps from our gift shop, so this is the perfect opportunity to make your own unique soap bars. Susan will guide people through the soap making process at every step. This workshop is open to adults only and is $80 per person. Only 12 spots available!

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 26-0
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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July 2024

Bat N' Beers night

Ellis Nature Centre's ever popular Bat N' Beers night is back for another season! Join us on Saturday, July 20 from 8-11:30pm to learn all about bats from Cory Olsen from Alberta Bats. He'll start the evening with a presentation about bats in Alberta and may even have a bat that's currently being rehabilitated to show attendees. Then, you'll head outside to view bats using different devices such as infrared cameras. Beer as well as other beverages and light snacks will be available from the Ellis Nature Centre Cafe. Adult tickets are $10 each. Family Tickets are $15 each and include admission for 2 adults and 2 children. Please email us at info@ellisnaturecentre.ca if you require additional children tickets.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 26-0
  • 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM

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September 2024

Central Alberta Heroes Challenge

Right now there are over 45 wishes waiting in Central Alberta - we need your help to grant them.

WHAT IS THE HEROES CHALLENGE?

Corporate & Community Teams of 5 adults will participate in exciting challenges at The Dome in Red Deer. Challenges run the gamut from easy activities like minute-to-win-it games and relay races to more sports themed activities utilizing the batting cages, soccer field and more! Each completed challenge earns your team points to win the day. Each team will be paired with a wish kid captain to inspire your journey. Lunch will be provided and the day wraps up with a celebration at Bo's Bar & Stage where prizes will be awarded.

  • The Dome Red Deer, 334 Energy Way
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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September 2024

Girls In Aviation Day 2024

Girls In Aviation Day is a FREE event for the community to learn more about the aviation industry.

At Girls in Aviation Day you can expect to see an array of pilots, aircraft, local companies, colleges, and aviation schools, along with numerous professionals present to engage in conversations about aviation careers, aiming to ignite the aspirations of upcoming generations.

The event primarily caters to girls aged 8 to 17, but it warmly welcomes attendees of all backgrounds. Gather your family, friends, troops, and groups to delve deeper into the realm of aviation! Experience hands-on educational activities designed to impart knowledge about aviation principles and the STEM fields encompassing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at the Red Deer Regional Airport on September 21, 2024 at 11am.

Swag bags are guaranteed for the first 500 registered girls under 18yrs.

  • Scottsville Aviation Hangar A Red Deer Regional Airport , 3801 Airport Drive
  • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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