25

June 2024

Knee High Nature – Bees – 11am

Visit Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about Bees on July 30 from 11am-12pm! We’ll learn about bees, 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 260
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

26

June 2024

Pokémon League!

 

Do you want to be the very best, like no one ever was? Then come out and join other trainers for a fun afternoon of everything Pokémon! Our league promotes friendship, communication skills, and fair play. 

Registration is required at rdpl.org/events.
For participants under of 9, caregiver supervision is required.

  • Red Deer Public Library Dawe Branch, 56 Holt St
  • 3:30 PM - 5:00 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

Summer Adventures at Red Deer Polytechnic

This summer, don't wait for the fun to find you; go out and find it with Summer Adventures at Red Deer Polytechnic! Whether your interest lies in creative arts, dance, music, sports or theatre, Summer Adventures at Red Deer Polytechnic has a camp to help you grow and develop your talents, build friendships and have fun!

Camps:

  • Dance Like a Royal Dance Camps
  • Kings & Queens Sports Camps
  • Artstrek
  • MusiCamp Alberta
  • SummerScapes

For more information, visit rdpolytech.ca/SummerAdventures

  • Red Deer Polytechnic, 100 College Bl
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 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

2

July 2024

Knee High Nature – Bluebirds – 2pm

Join Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about bluebirds on July 2 from 2pm-3pm! 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 260
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 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

3

July 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 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

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 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

4

July 2024

Knee High Nature – Ducks – 2pm

Join Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about ducks on July 4 from 2pm-3pm! 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 260
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

4

July 2024

Український клуб Katrusia Ukrainian Club Katrusia

Український клуб "Катруся" пропонує програму для дітей дошкільного віку, орієнтовану на збереження і розвиток української мови та культури

Ukrainian Club "Katrusia" offers a program for preschool children that will focus on fostering and developing the Ukrainian language and culture. Registration at rdpl.org/events is required for the entire spring session from April 11 - June 27.

  • Red Deer Public Library Dawe Branch, 56 Holt St
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

4

July 2024

Pop-up Spray Parks

Pop-up spray parks are popping up across Red Deer once again this summer. Beat the heat with Red Deer Emergency Services, our Community Peace Officers and RCMP and many more in a neighbourhood near you. The events will be weather dependent, so make sure to follow The City of Red Deer's social media channels for weather-related updates. We can't wait to see you this summer!

  • Various, Various
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 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

5

July 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 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 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

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 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

7

July 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

8

July 2024

Horse Camp ( Monday to Friday ) Day Camp

This fun filled week of horse camp is packed with adventure. 
We pick you up in the morning at Heritage Ranch and bus you to our mountain location and return each night for 5 days. 
You are paired with a horse that is yours for the whole camp. Learn to brush, saddle, bridle and general horse care while having fun. 
Our focus is safety first. 
Cool things we are doing are barrel racing, trail rides, games on horses and gentle horsemanship. Learn to connect with our equine partners and create lasting friendships. Off horse activities include float trips down the river, hikes, exploring nature, playing in the waterfalls and seeing wild horses. 
Ages : 8 to 16 years old. 

  • JKL Trail Rides , Heritage Ranch, 6300 Cronquist Dr
  • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

8

July 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

9

July 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

9

July 2024

Knee High Nature – Tree Swallow- 11am

Join Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about tree swallows on July 9 from 11am-12pm! 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 260
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 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

10

July 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

11

July 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

11

July 2024

Pop-up Spray Parks

Pop-up spray parks are popping up across Red Deer once again this summer. Beat the heat with Red Deer Emergency Services, our Community Peace Officers and RCMP and many more in a neighbourhood near you. The events will be weather dependent, so make sure to follow The City of Red Deer's social media channels for weather-related updates. We can't wait to see you this summer!

  • Various, Various
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

12

July 2024

Junior Naturalists – Wetlands

Join Ellis Nature Centre for Junior Naturalist day camp on July 12 from 9am-3pm! This camp will have an outdoors and hands-on focus. We’ll also spend more time exploring our on-site wetlands and their surrounding environment.

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 260
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

12

July 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 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

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 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

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

15

July 2024

Horse Camp (Monday to Friday) Day Camp

This fun filled week of horse camp is packed with adventure. 
We pick you up in the morning at Heritage Ranch and bus you to our mountain location and return each night for 5 days. 
You are paired with a horse that is yours for the whole camp. Learn to brush, saddle, bridle and general horse care while having fun. 
Our focus is safety first. 
Cool things we are doing are barrel racing, trail rides, games on horses and gentle horsemanship. Learn to connect with our equine partners and create lasting friendships. Off horse activities include float trips down the river, hikes, exploring nature, playing in the waterfalls and seeing wild horses. 
Ages : 8 to 16 years old. 

  • JKL Trail Rides , Heritage Ranch, 6300 Cronquist Dr
  • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

15

July 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

16

July 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

16

July 2024

Knee High Nature – Ants – 11am

Join Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about ants on July 16 from 11am-12pm! Learn about ants, 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 260
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

16

July 2024

Knee High Nature – Ants – 2pm

Join Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about ants on July 16 from 2-3pm! Learn about ants, 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 260
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

17

July 2024

Junior Naturalists – Sensory Friendly

Visit Ellis Nature Centre for Junior Naturalist day camp on July 17 from 9am-3pm! This camp will have an outdoors and hands-on focus. This camp date is also sensory friendly, meaning we’ll have a smaller group of campers and head to quieter spots on our site.

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 260
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

17

July 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

18

July 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

18

July 2024

Knee High Nature – Beavers – 2 PM

Visit Ellis Nature Centreto learn all about beavers on July 18 from 2-3pm! We’ll learn about beavers, 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 Natrue Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

18

July 2024

Pop-up Spray Parks

Pop-up spray parks are popping up across Red Deer once again this summer. Beat the heat with Red Deer Emergency Services, our Community Peace Officers and RCMP and many more in a neighbourhood near you. The events will be weather dependent, so make sure to follow The City of Red Deer's social media channels for weather-related updates. We can't wait to see you this summer!

  • Various, Various
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

19

July 2024

Junior Naturalists – Wetlands

Visit Ellis Nature Centre for Junior Naturalist day camp on July 19 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 260
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

19

July 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

20

July 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

20

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

21

July 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

22

July 2024

Horse Camp ( Monday to Friday ) Day Camp

This fun filled week of horse camp is packed with adventure. 
We pick you up in the morning at Heritage Ranch and bus you to our mountain location and return each night for 5 days. 
You are paired with a horse that is yours for the whole camp. Learn to brush, saddle, bridle and general horse care while having fun. 
Our focus is safety first. 
Cool things we are doing are barrel racing, trail rides, games on horses and gentle horsemanship. Learn to connect with our equine partners and create lasting friendships. Off horse activities include float trips down the river, hikes, exploring nature, playing in the waterfalls and seeing wild horses. 
Ages : 8 to 16 years old. 

  • JKL Trail Rides, Heritage Ranch, 6300 Cronquist Dr
  • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

22

July 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

23

July 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

23

July 2024

Knee High Nature – Purple Martins – 11am

Visit Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about purple martins on July 23 from 11am-12pm! We’ll learn about purple martins, 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 260
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

23

July 2024

Knee High Nature – Purple Martins – 2pm

Visit Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about purple martins on July 23 from 2-3pm! We’ll learn about purple martins, 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 260
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

24

July 2024

Junior Naturalists – Farm

Visit Ellis Nature Centre for Junior Naturalist day camp on July 24 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 260
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

24

July 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

25

July 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

25

July 2024

Knee High Nature – Foxes – 11am

Visit Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about foxes on July 4 from 11am-12pm! We’ll learn about Alberta foxes, 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 260
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

25

July 2024

Knee High Nature – Foxes – 2pm

Visit Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about foxes on July 25 from 2-3pm! We’ll learn about Alberta foxes, 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 260
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

25

July 2024

Pop-up Spray Parks

Pop-up spray parks are popping up across Red Deer once again this summer. Beat the heat with Red Deer Emergency Services, our Community Peace Officers and RCMP and many more in a neighbourhood near you. The events will be weather dependent, so make sure to follow The City of Red Deer's social media channels for weather-related updates. We can't wait to see you this summer!

  • Various, Various
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

26

July 2024

Junior Naturalists – Outdoors

Visit Ellis Nature Centre for Junior Naturalist day camp on July 26 from 9am-3pm! This camp will have an outdoors and hands-on focus. We’ll also spend more time exploring the nature trails on our site 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 260
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

26

July 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

26

July 2024

“The Outside Book” Author Reading

Come to Ellis Nature Centre as local author Jess Pallister-Dew visits for a reading of her book “The Outside Book” on July 26 from 11am-12pm. Jess will read her book which inspires people of all ages to head outside and explore all the wonder that nature has to offer. Our staff will then take participants on a small exploration of our site and complete a craft related to the book. Jess will also have copies of her books available for purchase and she will do a book signing for those interested.

Best of all? This event is FREE to inspire as many people as possible to enjoy the outdoors with us. When registering, please register only the active participants (i.e. children, not adults).

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

27

July 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

28

July 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

29

July 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

30

July 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

30

July 2024

Knee High Nature – Bees – 2pm

Visit Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about Bees on July 30 from 2-3pm! We’ll learn about bees, 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 260
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

31

July 2024

Junior Naturalists – Birding

Visit Ellis Nature Centre for Junior Naturalist day camp on July 31 from 9am-3pm! This camp will have an outdoors and hands-on focus. We’ll also spend more time exploring the birds we have on our site 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 260
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

31

July 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

1

August 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

1

August 2024

Knee High Nature – Badgers – 11am

Visit Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about Badgers on August 1 from 11am-12pm! We’ll learn about Badgers, 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 260
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

1

August 2024

Knee High Nature – Badgers – 2pm

Visit Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about Badgers on August 1 from 2-3pm! We’ll learn about Badgers, 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 260
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

1

August 2024

Pop-up Spray Parks

Pop-up spray parks are popping up across Red Deer once again this summer. Beat the heat with Red Deer Emergency Services, our Community Peace Officers and RCMP and many more in a neighbourhood near you. The events will be weather dependent, so make sure to follow The City of Red Deer's social media channels for weather-related updates. We can't wait to see you this summer!

  • Various, Various
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

2

August 2024

Junior Naturalists – Art

Visit Ellis Nature Centre for Junior Naturalist day camp on August 2 from 9am-3pm! This camp will have an outdoors and hands-on focus. We’ll also spend more time exploring nature 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 260
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

2

August 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

3

August 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

4

August 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

5

August 2024

Horse Camp (Monday to Friday) Day Camp

This fun filled week of horse camp is packed with adventure. 
We pick you up in the morning at Heritage Ranch and bus you to our mountain location and return each night for 5 days. 
You are paired with a horse that is yours for the whole camp. Learn to brush, saddle, bridle and general horse care while having fun. 
Our focus is safety first. 
Cool things we are doing are barrel racing, trail rides, games on horses and gentle horsemanship. Learn to connect with our equine partners and create lasting friendships. Off horse activities include float trips down the river, hikes, exploring nature, playing in the waterfalls and seeing wild horses. 
Ages : 8 to 16 years old. 

  • JKL Trail Rides , Heritage Ranch, 6300 Cronquist Dr
  • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

5

August 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

6

August 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

6

August 2024

United Kids Camp

Make a Joyful Noise

United Kids Camp 2024

August 6 - 8     9 AM- noon

Gaetz United Church

Cost- By Donation . Tax receipts issued for donations over  $25

Join us as we celebrate creating harmony within God's Diverse world through games, arts & crafts, bible stories and music. All are welcome 

For more information or to register contact Gaetz United Church 403-347-2244 or Sunnybrook United Church 403-347-6073. Registration forms available at both church offices .

  • Gaetz Memorial United Church, 4758 50 St
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

6

August 2024

Knee High Nature – Snowshoe Hare – 11am

Visit Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about snowshoe hares on August 6 from 11am-12pm! We’ll learn about snowshoe hares, 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 260
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

6

August 2024

Knee High Nature – Snowshoe Hare – 2pm

Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about snowshoe hares on August 6 from 2-3pm! We’ll learn about snowshoe hares, 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 260
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

7

August 2024

Junior Naturalists – Indigenous

Visit Ellis Nature Centre for Junior Naturalist day camp on August 7 from 9am-3pm! This camp will have an outdoors and hands-on focus. We’ll also spend more time exploring Indigenous knowledge about land & nature 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 260
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

7

August 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

7

August 2024

United Kids Camp

Make a Joyful Noise

United Kids Camp 2024

August 6 - 8     9 AM- noon

Gaetz United Church

Cost- By Donation . Tax receipts issued for donations over  $25

Join us as we celebrate creating harmony within God's Diverse world through games, arts & crafts, bible stories and music. All are welcome 

For more information or to register contact Gaetz United Church 403-347-2244 or Sunnybrook United Church 403-347-6073. Registration forms available at both church offices .

  • Gaetz Memorial United Church, 4758 50 St
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

8

August 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

8

August 2024

United Kids Camp

Make a Joyful Noise

United Kids Camp 2024

August 6 - 8     9 AM- noon

Gaetz United Church

Cost- By Donation . Tax receipts issued for donations over  $25

Join us as we celebrate creating harmony within God's Diverse world through games, arts & crafts, bible stories and music. All are welcome 

For more information or to register contact Gaetz United Church 403-347-2244 or Sunnybrook United Church 403-347-6073. Registration forms available at both church offices .

  • Gaetz Memorial United Church, 4758 50 St
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

8

August 2024

Knee High Nature – Chickens – 11am

Visit Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about Chickens on August 8 from 11am-12pm! We’ll learn about Chickens, 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 260
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

8

August 2024

Knee High Nature – Chickens – 2pm

Visit Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about Chickens on August 8 from 2-3pm! We’ll learn about Chickens, 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 260
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

8

August 2024

Pop-up Spray Parks

Pop-up spray parks are popping up across Red Deer once again this summer. Beat the heat with Red Deer Emergency Services, our Community Peace Officers and RCMP and many more in a neighbourhood near you. The events will be weather dependent, so make sure to follow The City of Red Deer's social media channels for weather-related updates. We can't wait to see you this summer!

  • Various, Various
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

9

August 2024

Junior Naturalists – Outdoors

Visit Ellis Nature Centre for Junior Naturalist day camp on August 9 from 9am-3pm! This camp will have an outdoors and hands-on focus. We’ll also spend more time exploring our nature trails 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 260
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

9

August 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

10

August 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

11

August 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

11

August 2024

Kids Whimsical Art Class

Send your kids for a whimsical village art workshop with Ellis Nature Centre & local artist Sally Towers-Sybblis!

Discover the art of whimsy by learning how to draw quaint buildings, rolling hills, trees, streets and sidewalks to create an entire whimsical village scene. Learn how to use water soluble markers to infuse bold bright colors into your village painting. This class is for children & youth aged 8-17. The workshop will take place on Sunday, August 11 from 10am-12pm. Only $45 per person & 20 spots available.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

12

August 2024

Horse Camp ( Monday to Friday ) Day Camp

This fun filled week of horse camp is packed with adventure. 
We pick you up in the morning at Heritage Ranch and bus you to our mountain location and return each night for 5 days. 
You are paired with a horse that is yours for the whole camp. Learn to brush, saddle, bridle and general horse care while having fun. 
Our focus is safety first. 
Cool things we are doing are barrel racing, trail rides, games on horses and gentle horsemanship. Learn to connect with our equine partners and create lasting friendships. Off horse activities include float trips down the river, hikes, exploring nature, playing in the waterfalls and seeing wild horses. 
Ages : 8 to 16 years old. 

  • JKL Trail Rides , Heritage Ranch, 6300 Cronquist Dr
  • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

12

August 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

13

August 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

13

August 2024

Knee High Nature – Owls – 11am

Visit Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about Owls on August 13 from 11am-12pm! We’ll learn about Owls, 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 260
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

13

August 2024

Knee High Nature – Owls – 2pm

Visit Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about Owls on August 13 from 2-3pm! We’ll learn about Owls, 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 260
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

14

August 2024

Junior Naturalists – Sensory Friendly

Visit Ellis Nature Centre for Junior Naturalist day camp on August 14 from 9am-3pm! This camp will have an outdoors and hands-on focus. This camp is designed to be sensory friendly with smaller group sizes and engagement in activities on the quieter areas of our site.

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 260
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

14

August 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

14

August 2024

AWE Walk

Visit Ellis Nature Centre for an AWE Walk on August 14 from 11am-12pm! The purpose of an AWE Walk is to walk in a place of meaning & beauty, where your sole task is to encounter something that amazes you, be it big or small. The leader of our walk will cue people to purposely engage in the nature around them as they lead the walk around our site. This event is free but pre-reg is encouraged. Only 10 spots available!

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

15

August 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

15

August 2024

Knee High Nature – Squirrels – 11am

Visit Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about Squirrels on August 15 from 11am-12pm! We’ll learn about Squirrels, 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 260
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

15

August 2024

Knee High Nature – Squirrels – 2pm

Visit Ellis Nature Centre to learn all about Squirrels on August 15 from 2-3PM! We’ll learn about Squirrels, 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 260
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

15

August 2024

Pop-up Spray Parks

Pop-up spray parks are popping up across Red Deer once again this summer. Beat the heat with Red Deer Emergency Services, our Community Peace Officers and RCMP and many more in a neighbourhood near you. The events will be weather dependent, so make sure to follow The City of Red Deer's social media channels for weather-related updates. We can't wait to see you this summer!

  • Various, Various
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

16

August 2024

Junior Naturalists – Birding

Visit Ellis Nature Centre for Junior Naturalist day camp on August 16 from 9am-3pm! This camp will have an outdoors and hands-on focus. We’ll also spend more time looking for birds on our site 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 260
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

16

August 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

17

August 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

17

August 2024

Medicine River Wildlife Centre Visit

Medicine River Wildlife Centre will be visiting Ellis Nature Centre on Saturday, August 17 from 11am-12pm! During their time here, they’ll give a presentation about the work they do & what wildlife rehabilitation is. They’ll also be bringing their educational owl Olive to assist in the presentation.

This event is free, but pre-registration is encouraged & donations for Medicine River & Ellis Nature Centre will be gladly accepted at the event. Medicine River will also be bringing copies of their Otis the Owl book to sell. Please reserve a spot for each person who will be attending, both children & adults.

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

18

August 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

18

August 2024

Harvest Workshop

Visit Ellis Nature Centre as we welcome Daisy & Dill for a Harvest Workshop on Sunday, August 18 from 1-3pm! In this workshop, we’ll cover different harvesting techniques as folks prepare to head into the harvest season. This will include how to harvest your garden, store your harvest, and different preservation techniques.

In addition to a presentation, there will be a hands-on demonstration in one of our gardens. The fee for this workshop is $15 per person & only 25 spots are available.

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

19

August 2024

Horse Camp ( Monday to Friday ) Day Camp

This fun filled week of horse camp is packed with adventure. 
We pick you up in the morning at Heritage Ranch and bus you to our mountain location and return each night for 5 days. 
You are paired with a horse that is yours for the whole camp. Learn to brush, saddle, bridle and general horse care while having fun. 
Our focus is safety first. 
Cool things we rare doing are barrel racing, trail rides, games on horses and gentle horsemanship. Learn to connect with our equine partners and create lasting friendships. Off horse activities include float trips down the river, hikes, exploring nature, playing in the waterfalls and seeing wild horses. 
Ages : 8 to 16 years old. 

  • JKL Trail Rides , Heritage Ranch, 6300 Cronquist Dr
  • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

19

August 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

20

August 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

21

August 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

22

August 2024

Park IT

Park It is a free, drop-in summer playgroup for children with diverse needs, their families and the broader community. Our program offers developmentally appropriate recreational activities tailored to support the unique needs of children with diverse needs and their families.

At Park It, we create an inclusive atmosphere where all children can learn and grow alongside their peers. This environment fosters a culture of respect and belonging, encourages acceptance of individual differences, and provides opportunities for new friendships to prosper. Parents will discover an emotionally safe space where they can connect meaningfully with other parents in similar situations.

Join us Tuesday through Friday mornings throughout July and August at various community playgrounds across Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe. Everyone is welcome!

  • Various Playgrounds, Various
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

22

August 2024

Pop-up Spray Parks

Pop-up spray parks are popping up across Red Deer once again this summer. Beat the heat with Red Deer Emergency Services, our Community Peace Officers and RCMP and many more in a neighbourhood near you. The events will be weather dependent, so make sure to follow The City of Red Deer's social media channels for weather-related updates. We can't wait to see you this summer!

  • Various, Various
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

24

August 2024

Evening Dinner & Bird Walk with Gavin McKinnon

Visit Ellis Nature Centre with host Gavin McKinnon for an evening dinner & birding walk on Saturday, August 24 from 7-8:30pm.

We’ll start the night with a dinner prepared by the Ellis Nature Centre cafe, where folks can ask Gavin their questions about birding, his experiences, and more. After dinner, Gavin will lead the group on an evening birding walk around our site, giving tips about best practices for birding in the evening.

The fee for this event is $50, which covers dinner & the fee for the walk. There are only 15 spots available, so don’t wait to register.

  • Ellis Nature Centre, 39502 Range Road 260
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

25

August 2024

Streams of Consequence Book Talk

Visit Ellis Nature Centre with host Albertan author, biologist, & conservationist Lorne Fitch for a discussion of his book “Streams of Consequence”. Lorne will be visiting on Sunday, August 25 from 11am-12pm to host a discussion of his book & the insights he gained about conservation as a biologist in Alberta for decades. This talk is free! Copies of Lorne’s book will be available for purchase & he’ll host a book signing after the talk.

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

29

August 2024

Pop-up Spray Parks - July & August

Pop-up spray parks are popping up across Red Deer once again this summer. Beat the heat with Red Deer Emergency Services, our Community Peace Officers and RCMP and many more in a neighbourhood near you. The events will be weather dependent, so make sure to follow The City of Red Deer's social media channels for weather-related updates. We can't wait to see you this summer!

  • Various, Various
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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