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....


Attend an Event

There are events happening across the province! Find your community on our list and see what is happening! Click here to see the list.

In Calgary? We are hosting the launch event Saturday May 26 at Pearce Estate Park from 11:30am - 3:30pm. There will be music, art, dip netting, visits with Professor Ant, SOGO Adventure Running and more! See the poster here (coming soon).

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:

Share your event - We are encouraging public events that engage families in your community to get outside and play and private events at schools, daycares, dayhomes and other venues. Everyone who posts an event will be entered to win a gift certificate from Mountain Equipment Co-op. Share your event here.

Resources - We have several resources to help you host your event including: a 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.

Funding - Thanks to our funding from Mountain Equipment Co-op, we are able to offer 16 small grants, up to $400, to support free, public community events. Congratulations to the 16 events who received funding.


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


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