Get Outside and Play Week 2018

May 26 - June 3 Celebrate outdoor play in the early years!


Building on the success of the event last year, we are again supporting communities, families and early learning and care centres to get outside and play. Last year, 60 events occurred in 18 different communities across Alberta, let's work to increase the number this year! Here are your opportunities to get involved....


Host an event

Anyone is welcome to host an event under the Get Outside and Play Week banner! We have resources to help you with your event including:

Funding - Thanks to our funding from Mountain Equipment Co-op, we are able to offer 10 small grants, up to $400, to support free, public community events. If you are interested in applying, fill out this simple application form by April 16.

Share your event - If you don't receive our grant or can host an event without this funding, please let us know your plans! If you are hosting a public event, we will share the details on the website and add your numbers to support the larger program. If you are hosting a private event, the details will not be posted but we still want to hear about it! Everyone who posts an event will be entered to win a gift certificate from Mountain Equipment Co-op to help you outfit your outdoor adventures! Share your event here.

Resources - We will have several resources to help you host your event including: poster template you can use to promote your event, press release template to help get media to your event, one-page information for parents and banner, find them here.


Attend an Event

We will be posting events here. Get out and celebrate outdoor play in the early years. Find an event here (link still to come).

Questions? Contact Christina Pickles at or 403-998-4782.

Thank you Mountain Equipment Co-op for supporting this program.