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 raelened@mommyconnections.ca

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

 

https://www.mommyconnections.ca/grande-prairie/store/products/summer-picnic-in-the-park/

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!

Picnic Glitter Tattoo Sponsor

Have you RSVP to the picnic on August 24?

We are SOLD OUT for the free pizza spots but you can still come and enjoy our Twoonie Carnival!

Big shout out to Once Upon A Child Grande Prairie for sponsoring our GLITTER TATTOO TABLE .


#mcpicnicinthepark #mommyconnectionsgp #onceuponachildgrandeprairie #pizza #picnic #park #glitter #tattoo

New Classes Just Released!

 

New Classes have just been announced starting in APRIL!  Space is limited so join today!

Becoming a mom is the BEST experience of your life, but a little hidden truth is that it can also be isolating.
Having a mom group to see every week (and look forward to) can make mothering better, in all ways. Are you having the greatest week ever? Sharing your successes (no matter how small), helps to amplify that good feeling! But what if you are having a harder week? Well, sharing the downs actually make the weight feel less, makes it easier to weather whatever storm you might be facing.
Not only do our programs allow for talk time in every single class, but we also get you out doing fun things with your new friends so that each week is something exciting to look forward to with your little one!!

https://www.mommyconnections.ca/grande-prairie/store/products/mom-and-baby-winter-2/

This modernized and fun program is held on Friday’s and includes Mommy & Me photography session, and more! Each class leaves plenty of time for mom-talk and baby-babble each week so that you are sure to make friends with everyone!

Babies are usually between 0-12 months old, non-mobile and crawlers/early walkers!

https://www.mommyconnections.ca/grande-prairie/store/products/mom-and-tot-fall-tuesday-2-2-2/

 

Mom and Tot Winter 2019

Do you have a confident walker that would love to get out with you and try a bunch of new activities? Then this program is perfect for you!

The Travelling Tot program runs weekly and is FIELD-TRIP BASEDEach week we will be at a new location doing something totally different! It’s a great chance for you and your toddler to have fun together and make new friends as you try out various activities around town!

When: Tuesdays, February 12, 2019 to March 19, 2019 (6 weeks)

Time: 10:30 am unless otherwise stated. each class is approx. an hour long

Where: Each week we will meet at a new location to try a new activity

Mom and Tot WINTER Tuesday Mornings

Mom and Baby WINTER

We pack our programs with fun and our Mom & Baby is a perfect example of it! We do ceramic paintings, mini photo sessions, demo fitness, engaging chats/activities with local experts on topics that many moms have questions about.

When: Fridays January 25, 2019- March 1, 2019 ( 6 weeks)

What: Expert speakers & fun activities

Time- 1:00 pm- 2:00pm

Mom and Baby WINTER Friday Afternoons

Mom and Tot Fall 2- SOLD OUT

Do you have a confident walker that would love to get out with you and try a bunch of new activities? Then this program is perfect for you!

The Travelling Tot program runs for weekly and is FIELD-TRIP BASEDEach week we will be at a new location doing something totally different! It’s a great chance for you and your toddler to have fun together and make new friends as you try out various activities around town!

Watch for new sessions coming soon !

Teddy Bear Picnic

Mommy Connections Grande Prairie is hosting the First Teddy Bear Picnic!

COME JOIN in the FUN.

The event will have outdoor games, door prizes, a Pizza Party Lunch PLUS every child takes home their very own TEDDY BEAR locally sponsored by B.W. Berch Concrete!

More details to come!

Sign up now open!

https://www.mommyconnections.ca/grande-prairie/store/products/teddy-bear-picnic/

 

SPONSORS
Make an impact in our community – consider sponsoring the region’s special events. If your company is interested in participating as a sponsor for this event, please call Raelene Dersch at 780-910-7706 or email raelened@mommyconnections.ca

Teddy Bear Picnic- OVER HALF SOLD OUT

Don’t miss your chance to Join us July 21, 2018

Mommy Connection Grande Prairie  is proud to host the popular annual Teddy Bears Picnic on Saturday July 21, 2018, from 11:00- 3:00 pm at COUNTRY ROADS RV Park!

Children, parents and teddy bears are invited to enjoy an afternoon of crafts, activities and entertainment. Bring your own teddy and have an amazing afternoon together!

Register your little ones to participate in the events including Baby Crawl sponsored by Crystal Bookkeeping and Taxes, Three Legged Races Sponsored by Teddy’s Discovery Toy Box, plus much, much more!

Plus All Children will receive a TEDDY BEAR sponsored locally by B.W. Berch Concrete!

NCP Studios will be there capturing the days events as well as doing Mini Sessions!

HulaHoop Circus will be performing!

Trinity Face Paint will be creating ANIMALS!

Lunch will be provided.

Space is limited so sign up today!

SPONSORS
Make an impact in our community – consider sponsoring the region’s special events. If your company is interested in participating as a sponsor for this event, please call Raelene Dersch at 780-910-7706 or email raelened@mommyconnections.ca.

Sorry, there are NO refunds for this event.

 

Teddy Bear Picnic

Mommy Connections Fave 3 June 2018

Mommy Connections Fave 3  June 2018

The City of Grande Prairie contains over 600 acres of park area that is maintained by Parks Operations. Let’s check out my Fave 3

1)          Muskoseepi is a Cree word meaning Bear Creek. Muskoseepi Park reveals the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of our region. The park features over 1100 acres of parkland with six distinct areas offering their own special opportunities. Created by the Heritage Trust Fund, Muskoseepi Park opened to the public in 1986 in order to preserve the land and offer a variety of activities for the community members and tourists of Grande Prairie.

2)        South Bear Creek Park offers a wide variety of recreational activities including sporting facilities such as ball diamonds, beach volleyball courts, and a Par 3 Bear Paw golf course. The park also offers a pavilion and picnic area, walking trails, an off leash dog park, and overnight camping.

The City of Grande Prairie is eager to take South Bear Creek in a positive direction by supporting new and existing user groups, reinvesting in the facility and becoming known as a great outdoor destination, regardless of the season.

Facilities:Ball Diamonds ,Beach Volleyball Courts, Bear Paw Golf Course, Pavilion & Picnic Area, Walking Trails, Dog Park, Camping

Location: 100 Street & 67 Avenue – located just past the dog park in Country Club West

3)Pipestone Creek park

A dramatic drive down the river valley where Pipestone Creek meets the Wapiti River lies the hidden valley of Pipestone Creek Campground. Located along the Wapiti River, near one of the richest areas for dinosaur fossils in western Canada, and the largest site in the world for Pachyrhinosaurus fossils.

Thanks to this ultra-rich fossil bone-bed, Wembley is proud to be the home of the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur museum.

The park is located just 16 kilometres south of Wembley. Head west on Hwy #43, then south through the Town of Wembley, and follow signs to the park.