Our family outreach programs, offered all year long, are designed to help kids escape the demands of cancer, if only for an afternoon or an evening. Whether it's a hockey game, yoga class or laser tag, our programs for tots, teens, parents and the whole family will get you out for some fun with other families affected by childhood cancer. Check back regularly for updated information regarding our family outreach programs.

Foot Golf

Sunday, September 11 3:30 PM - 8 PM
Ages 13 to 18

Join us for a bit of Sunday afternoon foot golf. Meet other teens in the Kids Cancer Care community, while learning all about the newest sport taking Alberta by storm.It's easy to learn and fun to play. All you need are a pair of running shoes and a collared shirt. NO cleats! No experience is necessary. Bring your appetite too because supper is on us. 

Email Nikki by Monday, September 5th to reserve your spot.


Cooking & Caring

Monthly

Feeding the stomach and the soul, one family at a time.

Each month, Kids Cancer Care selects a family that could benefit from some home cooked meals! After finding out their favorite foods, our special volunteer chefs get to work on preparing food to fill the family's fridge and freezer.

Thank you to COBS bread on 130th Ave as well as Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria in Country Hills, for being a part of our Cooking & Caring community!

If you have flair in the kitchen and are interested in this amazing and rewarding volunteer opportunity, please contact Jenna Schwanke at 403 984 1229 for more information.

Bon Appetit!


Pizza Night

Every Wednesday, Alberta Children's Hospital
For families staying at the hospital

'Pizza makes me think that anything is possible.'

Henry Rollins

Every Wednesday night on Unit 1 at the Alberta Children's Hospital, you'll find a group of dedicated Kids Cancer Care volunteers hosting a Pizza Night. This special night allows families to eat together, to talk and connect.

For more information, please contact Kelly Kerr or call her at 403 984 6209.

'Pizza night is so great! Not only is the pizza delicious, chatting with the amazing volunteers and other families on the unit is truly therapeutic. Thank you Kids Cancer Care!!'

Parent

PEER

Every Wednesday
Ages 4-12 and 13-18

This community-based exercise program is designed to improve recovery and enhance quality of life for children and youth affected by cancer (this includes on and off treatment patients as well as siblings)!

New in 2016

  1. Our teen PEER program is now at the University of Calgary and is offered at a different time than the class for younger kids.
  2. We’ve added a parent yoga class that meets once a month at the same time as the class for younger kids.

 

PEER is a collaborative initiative between the University of Calgary and Kids Cancer Care, developed by an interdisciplinary team of pediatric cancer specialists to help parents and health care professionals to use exercise to help ease the long-term impact of cancer and its treatments on kids. Individualized exercise programs are designed for each child to rebuild fundamental skills such as aerobic capacity, muscle strength, balance and flexibility, while restoring immune system, energy levels and confidence.

PEER is free and open to children with cancer (both on- and off-treatment), survivors and siblings! Please attend cold- and flu-free.

For more information or to register your child(ren) today, please .email Jenna Schwanke or call 403 984 1229.


Teen Leadership Program

August - June, Calgary and Edmonton
Grades 10 -12

The Kids Cancer Care Teen Leadership Program is for teens in grades 10 to 12 who have been affected by childhood cancer and certain hematological disorders. Patients, survivors, siblings and bereaved siblings get opportunities to develop as leaders through self-reflection, peer support, skill building, volunteerism and a service trip.

Teens meet monthly throughout the school year to develop and practice skills in communication, organization, responsibility and public speaking. The teens engage in volunteer work at Kids Cancer Care programs as well as other local non-profits. A major highlight of the program is the travel project, where teens in their final year of the program (or in grade 12), raise funds and awareness to travel to an impoverished community to help in meaningful ways.

If you have a teen who is interested in joining this year’s program, we will be holding an Information Night on Monday, August 29, 2016 at Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Centre.

For more information or to register, email Nikki Lamarche or call her at 403 984 6209.

 

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Cool Yule

November 20, 2016
Theatre Calgary

Expect the unexpected in this timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the magical Christmas Eve that transforms his dark and lonely world into one of joy, love and redemption. Stephen Hair returns as everyone's favorite Scrooge. More information to come, closer to the date.