August and September in Fish Creek


Score an Ace for Calgary Kids – Support Outdoor Education in Fish Creek

Birdies for Kids presented by Altalink provides a truly remarkable opportunity for the Friends of Fish Creek to support the TD Learning Naturally program, but we need your help! Many of the students who visit the park through their TD Learning Naturally field trip experience the wonders of this cherished natural area for the first time. This program has immense potential, as any amount you donate through BFK will be matched by up to 50%. The Shaw Charity Classic will run August 30 – September 3 but you can donate now! For more information, please visit

25th Anniversary Brick Program

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Friends of Fish Creek by dedicating a brick! Show your support for the park by having a brick inscribed with a message, your name or the name of a loved one. There is a limited number of bricks available. Get yours today! For more information contact the Friends or visit

A Taste of Autumn – Wine & Beer Tasting and Silent Auction Fundraiser

Friday, Sep. 15, 2017 6:30 – 9:30pm
Meadow Muse Pavilion, Bow Valley Ranch, Fish Creek Provincial Park
Celebrate the Friends 25th Anniversary at A Taste of Autumn – Wine & Beer Tasting and Silent Auction Fundraiser. Sample beer and wine from local producers and enjoy a presentation from Kevin Van Tighem, keynote speaker and author of Our Place/Changing the Nature of Alberta. A Taste of Autumn also provides a great opportunity to meet with the Friends’ Board of Directors and bid on amazing silent auction items donated by local organizations.

Autumn Birding

Autumn is one of the best times of year for birding, during which you can see, hear and learn about more than 150 bird species. In Calgary we are fortunate to have an abundance of natural areas and waterways where birds congregate. All birding course sessions are held in the great outdoors – in Fish Creek Provincial Park and other natural areas. Outings are conducted by Gus Yaki, a lifelong naturalist who has birded around the world – and other experienced instructors. Course starts September 4. Registration required and fees apply.

Planned Giving for Healthy Families

Leaving a Legacy, Planning Your Estate, and Charitable Giving
Wednesday, September 27, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Presented by Aaron Bickman, Trust and Estate Practitioner in the Wills & Estates group of McLeod Law
Creating a solid and comprehensive estate plan will minimize the tax your family pays, ensure harmony within your family, preserve wealth and protect your family’s future. To ensure the proper management and distribution of the funds you leave behind, it is important to learn when to change or update your will and what happens if you do not have a will. Learn why proper estate planning is important, what documents you need to have in place, and the basics of planned giving with a focus on charities that you value the most.

Wellness in Fish Creek!

Experience Yoga, Spring Forest Qi-Gong, Full Moon Guided Meditations, and Painting Courses, all held outdoors in beautiful Fish Creek Provincial Park. Engage your senses in the outdoors and allow the beauty of the park’s natural surroundings to nurture and support physical, mental, and spiritual health and creativity. For more information visit

Photography Minibus Course with Bob Bakker

Learn some of the basics of Photography. Tour Fish Creek Provincial Park in the open-air minibus, while making a few stops along the way take some photos, try out technique, and ask questions.
Bring your camera, camera manual, and enthusiasm.

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