Green Shack Program

Green Shack Program (July 4, 2017 to August 24, 2017)

Join in games, sports, crafts, music, drama, and special events. You'll find a list of upcoming activities and special events posted on the side of the Green Shack each week. If there's a game or activity that you'd like to play, just ask the Program Leader.

Programs are led by City of Edmonton staff who:

  • Ensure participants play safely. Parents are responsible for their children at all times and must be available in the event of an emergency.
  • Are easily identifiable by their blue shirts and name tags and may be assisted by volunteer leaders in training.
  • Have completed a security clearance process, are trained in first aid and are certified specialists in fun!

Ages: 6-12 years (children under 6 must be supervised by a parent or guardian)

Cost: Free (drop-in as you please, no registration required)

Location: Secord Park Playground (169 Secord Boulevard)

When: Monday to Friday, from July 4 to August 24, 2017, 10:00am - 1:30pm. Programming is still available on rainy/snowy days but will be cancelled during severely inclement weather.

For more information, visit edmonton.ca/greenshacks.

 

Flying Eagle Program (August 21 to 23, 2017)

Flying Eagle visits various Green Shack playground program sites each week of the summer. This program uses the medicine wheel as a guiding principle and teaches children and families about the first peoples of this land and Treaty 6. Activities may include storytelling, bead crafts, dream catchers, double ball, lacrosse, bannock making, smudging and talking circles.

Incorporating Indigenous teachings into community recreation helps to build a relationship of understanding and respect among the program participants. It also encourages discussions about the history of the land and celebrates the relationship among all Edmontonians today. The program leader helps create a safe space for these conversations and teachings to be shared.

Ages: 6-12 years

Cost: Free

Location: Secord Park Playground (169 Secord Boulevard)

When: Monday, August 21, 2017 to Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 10:00am - 1:30pm.

For more information, visit https://www.edmonton.ca/activities_parks_recreation/flying-eagle-program.aspx