Mommy Connections Picnic In the Park – Saturday July 27, 11am-1pm, Nicholas Sheran Picnic Shelter

Mommy Connections Picnic In The Park – Saturday July 27th at Nicholas Sheran Park

Summer is here and we’re excited to celebrate – Mommy Connections style!

Join us for a FREE community Picnic In The Park at Nicholas Sheran Park on Saturday, July 27th 11am-1pm

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, and some freebies too!

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 head on over to our event registration page HERE and select the appropriate number of adults and children and click “add to cart”.

About Our Sponsors:

Two Guys and a Pizza Place

We are absolutely thrilled to have partnered with Two Guys and a Pizza Place for this community event. They’ll be delivering complimentary slices of their delicious pizza for the first 100 guests to RSVP.

Two Guys and a Pizza Place prides themselves on 17 years of providing great pizza with exceptional service to the Lethbridge and area community. Using quality ingredients, which are made in-house or brought in locally as much as possible, you are guaranteed to have a perfectly delicious pizza every time. Their pizzas start with a crust made on the foundation of a 19th century Italian recipe, the pizza sauce is made in-house daily using a recipe that is inspired by 3 regions with a deep love for pizza (Italy, New York, and California), and they only use meats that are MSG and by-product FREE, assuring you will always get top-quality grade with mouth-watering flavor! Two Guys and a Pizza Place also offers Gluten Sensitive and Vegan options so that no one has to miss out!

Fisher-Price

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 guests will also have the chance to win this amazing Fisher-Price On-the-Go Baby Dome, the perfect summer picnic accessory!

Baby Gourmet

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 innovation, the new Pear Berry Purple Carrot purée; made with 100% organic ingredients. Plus, enter to win an amazing Baby Gourmet prize pack full of their nutritious and absolutely delicious baby food!

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, July 27 @ 11am for a great morning of outdoor fun at Nicholas Sheran Park!

SweetHearts Tea Valentine’s Day Party

Join us for some Valentine’s Day fun at our favourite place to create: Color Me Mine!  You and your little love-bug will paint a one-of-a-kind tea cup & saucer set or funky tea/coffee cup together while enjoying delicious treats, tea, and juice. 

You and your little Valentine date will get to paint a personalized tea set or funky tea/coffee cup (your choice when you register), make a Valentines Day photo craft (photos will be taken and printed on-location during the event), and enjoy tea (children’s tea will also be supplied) & delicious treats from our favourite local baker Cobs Bread Lethbridge!!

Favourite Five: Lethbridge Fall Trade Shows & Markets

With the end of summer coming we know that means leaves will be changing, temperatures will begin to fall, children and teachers will be headed back to school, and we all have to switch back to regular life. But fall also seems to bring thoughts of shopping, maybe for a new fall wardrobe or accessories, some new house décor (pumpkins and snowmen are on their way!), or maybe you are already thinking about Christmas/Hanukkah gifts, and whatever your shopping needs are, Lethbridge has some amazing local markets that are sure to fulfill the shopping needs you might have! Mommy Connections Lethbridge has a run down of our Favourite Five Lethbridge Fall Trade Shows & Markets to help you plan your shopping dates to the best trade shows Lethbridge has to offer!

City & Baby Trade Show – September 29

The Lethbridge City & Baby Trade Show is the #1 baby event in Southern Alberta! Events run twice a year, in the spring and in the fall, featuring 50+ locally owned businesses carefully selected to provide an extraordinary shopping experience. You will be able to shop clothing, accessories, home decor, as well as health & beauty; and find information on support services, fitness options and more! To help make your shopping experience amazing there is handcrafted coffee, stroller parking, an area to feed and change baby as well as food trucks. Find us at Heritage Hall at Exhibition Park.

Coaldale Handmade Market – November 24

At the Coaldale Handmade Market we are proud to support the local handmade community. We offer a completely handmade market from various local small businesses from Coaldale and the surrounding area. We also love the chance to give back to Coaldale through our early entry ticket sales. This coming November 24th 2018 will be our 4th market and hopefully the best one yet! We have a new location, with some new vendors offering beautiful handmade products. At our Christmas market our goal is for this to be more than “just another market” and more of an experience. Our hearts go into every decoration, the music & the overall feel of the space. It’s the perfect time to start your Christmas shopping, get in the Christmas spirit and support the local makers.

“I host this market not only to show off local talent, but to raise money for the community through our ticket sales. I love being able to give back to the small town I love so much.” – Julie Overweg

Domesticated Divas – November 2

The Domesticated Divas really like to focus on supporting local, so they make sure all of their advertising is through local businesses as well as all of the vendors are local to Lethbridge and area. The organizers take pride in that there is always a charity component for a local charity organization, bring your loose change to donate at the show entrance. The show runs on a Friday,3pm to 9pm to cater to all types of lifestyles and allow time for all to come enjoy some amazing local shopping, but if you can get there early enough you will be treated to a FREE swag bag (the first 100 shoppers will receive these). Don’t expect to see duplicates at this show as they work hard to ensure vendor tables all sell different products and vendors who may be similar to each other will be spaced out nicely so that the shopping experience is kept fun and exciting. Whether you are shopping for yourself, your family, or gifts for others, this show will have something for you!

 

Hawk + Harvest Market – September 22

Hawk + Harvest is a coming together of creatives and community! Each event is kept truly local by remaining a maker-only market with no pyramid sales, and by featuring musicians from Lethbridge and surrounding area. We are a good-vibe night market designed to highlight and celebrate all things rad in Southern Alberta! Each market has a Charity Raffle table where local artists donate goods that are raffled off with 100% of those ticket sales going to the designated cause or charity chosen for that market. There’s lots to celebrate, so join us, shop local, indulge in a few cold beverages, and have a great time!

 

Lethbridge Handmade Market – October 13

The Lethbridge Handmade Market is an independent marketplace created by artisans for artisans held in Lethbridge, AB. It’s purpose is to promote local art and culture and build the community through showcasing handmade goods. The market has been  connecting local makers from Lethbridge, southern Alberta, and across Canada since late 2016! Each market showcases a unique collection of over 100 handmade makers, and is growing each market! Lethbridge Handmade Market is more than just shopping, we also have workshops for both adults and kids all day long, live art, a kids station, and live electronic music! The market runs on average every two months, the next dates for 2018 are October 13 and December 8th. Follow us on Facebook to keep up-to-date on the next events!

 

 

 

 

 

Mommy Connections Picnic In the Park

Join Mommy Connections Lethbridge and the Lethbridge Public Library for a FREE community Picnic In The Park at Gyro Park on Saturday August 18th at 11am. 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! This 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 😉

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 150 guests to RSVP. Across the board Panago uses quality ingredients you can feel good about feeding your family including 100% Canadian wheat and cheese, pork and chicken raised without the use of antibiotics, organic Italian tomato sauce and zero artificial colours or flavours ever. Truly #qualityworthsharing – and a great go-to for busy weeknights and park parties alike!

In addition to lunch we will have a tot spot with the Lethbridge Public Library, Hulahooping demos, and Lethbridge Princess Parties will be visiting the park to meet all the special little ones (and their moms & dads too)!

The only catch is that you – and your guests – need to RSVP so we have enough food and freebies to go around. You can do so HERE

We look forward to seeing you on Aug 18 for some great outdoor fun at Gyro Park!

Mommy Connections Picnic In the Park – Saturday, Aug 18 – 11am-2pm – Gyro Park

Join Mommy Connections Lethbridge and the Lethbridge Public Library for a FREE community Picnic In The Park at Gyro Park on Saturday August 18th at 11am. 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! This 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 😉

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 150 guests to RSVP. Across the board Panago uses quality ingredients you can feel good about feeding your family including 100% Canadian wheat and cheese, pork and chicken raised without the use of antibiotics, organic Italian tomato sauce and zero artificial colours or flavours ever. Truly #qualityworthsharing – and a great go-to for busy weeknights and park parties alike!

In addition to lunch we will have a tot spot with the Lethbridge Public Library, Hulahooping demos, and Lethbridge Princess Parties will be visiting the park to meet all the special little ones (and their moms & dads too)!

The only catch is that you – and your guests – need to RSVP so we have enough food and freebies to go around. You can do so HERE

We look forward to seeing you on Aug 18 for some great outdoor fun at Gyro Park!

SweetHearts Tea & Cupcakes

Join us for some Valentine’s Day fun at our favourite place to create: Color Me Mine!  You and your little cherub will paint a one-of-a-kind tea cup & saucer set together while enjoying cupcakes, tea, and juice. 

City of Lethbridge Playground Passport

Now that we are half way through July, I know that things can become monotonous, the same walks to the same parks, same games to keep the kids busy, and so on. Well the City of Lethbridge has come up with a way to get you trying new parks in new areas – the City of Lethbridge Playground Passport

This passport lists 8 different playgrounds around the city for you and your kids to try out and has a question for you to answer about each playground. Just print off this passport and if you visit at least 6 of the playgrounds and answer the question for each of them, you can submit the passport to the city and be entered into a draw for a free swim and skate pass. Passports can be dropped off to the 2nd floor of City hall or scanned and emailed by September 30th, 2015.

What a great way to find and try new parks around this beautiful city, it’s fun for you and the kids!

If you were looking to try something a little different from a playground, I highly suggest both of our city`s Spray Parks. Gyro Spray park is located just behind Nicholas Sheran Leisure Centre (401 Laval Boulevard West) and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., weather permitting, from late May to early September. The other spray park we have is the Rotary Centennial Fountain, located in the Rotary Centennial Plaza in Galt Gardens (corner of 3rd Avenue and 7th Street South) and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., weather permitting, from late May to early September.

Get out and give these all a try, we have some wonderful playgrounds around the city for children of all ages and capabilities and the spray parks are a great way to cool off and have a wonderful time getting soaked!