Summer Picnic in the Park

Mommy Connections Picnic In The Park,  Twoonie Carnival and LIVE Pie Auction-
Saturday August 24.
11:00am -2:00pm
at Little Ark Preschool Academy

Summer is here and we’re excited to celebrate – Mommy Connections style!
Join us for a FREE community Picnic In The Park at Little Ark Preschool Academy August 24!

We will be hosting these events across the country as a way for all of our amazing families to come back and reconnect with old friends you met through our programs. It’s also a chance for those of you who may not have experienced Mommy Connections, to come and see what we’re all about! There will be toy testing, giveaways, a twoonie carnival and a LIVE Pie auction as well!

This FREE event is open to everyone, so feel free to bring a friend or two along! Kids of all ages are welcome, including those still in bellies 😉

The only catch is that you – and your guests – need to RSVP so that we have enough fun and freebies to go around.  Please select the appropriate number of adults and children and click “add to cart”.

Here’s what you need to know:

Date: Saturday, August 24

Time: 11am-2pm

Where: Little Ark Preschool Academy, 10315-114 Avenue Grande Prairie, AB T8V 1X2

Who Can Attend: This event is open to everyone with a baby or toddler, or both! You do not need to have taken a class with us before, this event is open to everyone in the Grande Prairie and surrounding area communities!

What to Bring: Bring a blanket, some snacks and or lunch, your stroller, hat, sunscreen, water and anything else you might need to be outdoors for the morning!

Cost: This event is FREE!

  • Please ONLY sign up if you are able to make it! You must sign up ONLY for yourself, if you are bringing a friend they must register themselves.

If you have any questions please reach out to our Director Raelene at

If you are a business and are interested in either a table OR doing a giveaway, please reach out to Raelene as well.

About Our Sponsors:

We’re thrilled to have partnered with Panago Pizza for this event. They’ll be delivering complimentary slices of their delicious pizza for the first 100 guests to rsvp.

Panago uses quality ingredients you can feel good about feeding your family. Featuring 100% organic tomato sauce, no artificial colours or flavours and dough made with 100% Canadian wheat.  Choose from 8 meats raised without the use of antibiotics.  At Panago, the difference starts with the ingredients.  It’s time to #RaiseYourPizzaGame with Panago.

Fisher-Price helps families enjoy the moment, and have more fun.  From baby gear that makes new-parent life easier to super-fun toys that help entertain and teach kids as they grow from infants to curious toddlers to imaginative preschoolers, they’ve been making childhood more joyful for almost 90 years.

You’ll be able to try out some of their most popular products at our picnic.  Our guest will also have the chance to win this amazing Fisher-Price On-the-Go Baby Dome, the perfect summer picnic accessory!

Baby Gourmet is Canada’s leading brand of delicious organic meals and snacks that babies love and parents can feel great about. Baby Gourmet prides themselves on providing nutritious and great tasting feeding options for babies and toddlers. Since their humble beginnings, they have worked hard to continuously bring new and exciting innovations, often first-to-market, and will do so for years to come!

Our picnic guests can sample their latest product innovations including their new Pear Berry Purple Carrot purée; made with 100% organic ingredients and their first-ever barley-based Apple Sweet Potato Multigrain Cereal.

Little Ark Preschool Academy- OUR HOST
Founded in 2016, we are the first preschool in Grande Prairie that combines a Christian curriculum with a fun emphasis on physical fitness too.  Our students learn and grow in a friendly play-based environment with a special focus on movement.  With 30+ minutes of gym time in each class we take learning to a whole new level combining mind, body and spirit as we nourish each of our students to their full potential.

At Little Ark Academy we accept preschool children ages 3-5.  We jumpstart your child’s learning with early literacy, art and science centres, dramatic play, sensory activities, number recognition and more.  We offer safe and caring nature-themed classrooms with lots of windows and sunshine plus a variety of rotating centres, reading nooks, building areas and craft corners.

We are conveniently located next to Dormition Ukrainian Catholic Church with a large easy access parking lot, and comfortable WiFi-enabled parent waiting area.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday August 24 for a great morning of outdoor fun!

Teddy Bear Wrap Up

The Day Has come and Gone and what a day it was!!

Despite the rain and could cover, the event was Outstanding.

Big shout out to Country Roads RV Park for providing their BIG RED barn for the day. All the activities were moved into this covered space to keep everyone DRY and WARM. Asheni Medic for being the Location Sponsor! Teddy Bears donating by BW Berch

Shout out to:

 Food Sponsors for providing a feast fit for royals!

        Panago Pizza, Freson Brothers, No Frills, Safeway, and Europa Deli!

 Local Swag Bag sponsors for filling the sacks with goodies!

Door prize Donations!

Entertainment Sponsors!


Bear Name Tags By ScrapitinBlue Designs

HulaHoop Circus PlayWorkShop

Bear Masks ( Evelyn from Function First for helping make), Coloring Station and Bubbles

Three Legged Race Sponsor Cathy Joyce from Discovery Toys

Baby Crawl Sponsor- Lesley from Crystal Bookkeeping

Finally our Photographer for the day  CRISTY ELLEN

I am currently recoping for the exciting day! Cant wait to see everyone NEXT YEAR!