Art, music, drama, sports, social clubs and educational enrichment… there are a lot of extracurricular activities that your kids could take part in. Here at Family Fun Calgary, we want to make it easier for you to find quality extracurricular programs that you AND your kids will love. We’ll be adding to this page regularly so come back often to see what’s new.
Tennis is one of the classic summer sports. Sunny days, the satisfying thwack of the ball over the net, and a great excuse to be active. So as the fall approaches and some families are checking out the hockey and skiing gear, you might not be thinking of tennis. But the Alberta Tennis Centre, with its world-class indoor tennis facility, offers training and development programs for your kids! Whether they want to try tennis for the first time or take their skills to exciting new levels, this year, it’s possible. Read more about it here.
Some girls were just born to sing! Whether your girl sings loudly for all to hear or hums quietly to herself, you know the power of music in her life when her eyes light up. The Calgary Girls Choir was established in 1995 and has been providing outstanding choral instruction for girls and young women aged 5 and up, leading them to a high level of musical accomplishment and inner confidence. On September 17, 18, and 19, 2019, they are also inviting you to “Come Do Re Mi with CGC!” Read more about it here.
Do you have a young singer in your house? Youth Singers of Calgary wants to give them the opportunity to sing, dance, act, and realize their full creative potential! Being a part of the team at Youth Singers of Calgary develops self-esteem, discipline, self-confidence, leadership, and teamwork skills. You’ll be thrilled to watch your kids develop the skills that will benefit them in every part of life.
Read more about it here.
You might love the dulcet tones of a piano melody or prefer the rhythmic strumming of the guitar. Any music education offers its students a variety of benefits, including the improved development of language and reasoning, perseverance, problem-solving, confidence, and teamwork skills. Long & McQuade believes that every person is capable of acquiring the skills and knowledge required to play a musical instrument and then reap all these rewards. Read more about it here.
Fall: It’s the time to head back to school, grab a sweater and start another year of great, active programming for your kids. Has your child tried gymnastics? The Calgary Gymnastics Centre is the largest gymnastics facility in Calgary. With two locations to choose from, in Canada Olympic Park and on Country Hills Blvd, the Calgary Gymnastics Centre is fun for the kids and convenient for the parents. Read more about it here.
Does your child sing through their day? Perhaps they drum on the table, play air guitar, or are drawn to the piano. Now is the time to check out fall lessons at the Chinook School of Music! The benefits of music are wide-spread and long-lasting; music can make you happier, lower stress, enhance coordination, and improve cognitive skills. It offers a lifetime of enjoyment and your child can begin or continue their musical journey at Chinook School of Music this fall. Read more about it here.
Spring and Summer Programs
Summer is the best time for swimming! You’ll find lots of options all summer long at Trico Centre. Following the internationally-acclaimed Lifesaving Society Swim for Life Program, the program starts by teaching fundamental swimming skills which encourage students to make safe choices in and around water and continually challenges swimmers of all ages to learn more. Read more about it here.
Most people we know enjoy summer, right? What’s not to enjoy?! The days are longer, not to mention warmer, and the opportunities for recreation, play, and relaxation are amazing. Sometimes, though, the summer can drag on a bit for the kids, as they’re used to being more scheduled during the school year, and they start to miss their friends and activities. Trico Centre for Family Wellness knows all about the ups and downs of summer. That’s why they offer summer programs for all ages! Read more about it here.
Quidditch is a fictional game invented by J. K. Rowling for the Harry Potter series, but it has developed into a real-life game and has gained incredible popularity. The sport has 2 teams, mounted on broomsticks, who compete against each other on a rectangular pitch. To score points, a team member must get the quaffle, a slightly deflated volleyball, into one of their opponent’s hoops, but beware of being hit by the bludger! If you’re hit, you have to get off your broomstick and head to your hoops before being allowed back into play. Calgary Quidditch Club wants to introduce kids ages 9 – 15 to this unique sport! Read more about it here.
Calgary Gymnastics Centre is the largest gymnastics facility in Calgary. With two locations to choose from, in Canada Olympic Park and on Country Hills Blvd, it’s fun and convenient for kids to try out a wonderful all-around sport. Gymnastics is a great sport for teaching your child basic physical literacy. The strength, coordination, flexibility, and body awareness that is central to gymnastics is a must for many other sports. Registration for spring classes opens soon! Read more about it here.
Repsol Sport Centre has expanded their partnership with the Lifesaving Society. Their swim lessons follow the well-established Swim for Life® Program, equipping children with skills that will offer them safety and enjoyment in the water. With many different levels, kids can confidently see their progress and accomplish easily understandable goals that allow them to proceed through their swimming lessons at a good pace. The variety of programs and skill levels available will make it easy to get your kids swimming! Read more about it here.
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.