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Unleash Adventure: The Power of Risky Play in Child Development!”

In today’s world, parents often find themselves navigating a delicate balance between fostering their child’s development and ensuring their safety. However, amidst the rise of structured activities and safety concerns, there’s growing recognition of the importance of risky play in children’s lives. 

From igniting creativity to fostering problem-solving skills and resiliency, Risky play is a powerful tool to add to our parenting arsenal. 

Contrary to common misconceptions, risky play isn’t about encouraging recklessness or neglecting safety measures. Instead, it’s about allowing children the freedom to explore, experiment, and learn within boundaries that are appropriate for their age and capabilities. The Canadian Paediatric Society acknowledges that while risky play carries inherent risks, the benefits far outweigh the potential harms when managed effectively. 

The VCA invites you to join our Loose Parts Play Program where children are encouraged to explore, experiment, and create with open-ended materials in a supervised yet adventurous setting. By participating in our program, your child will have the opportunity to engage in risky play under the guidance of trained facilitators, allowing them to reap the numerous benefits outlined by the CPS

*To read the CPS’s position statement visit: https://cps.ca/en/documents/position/outdoor-risky-play

Join us in empowering our children to thrive through adventurous exploration and play. Check out our website for upcoming Loose Parts Kids Play dates and sign up to attend!  PLAY DATES and to SIGN UP

Saturday June 8, 2024
9 AM – 3 PM

Please register with Colin Ongyerth
to reserve your spot in the VCA parking lot.

Email: colinongyerth@shaw.ca
Phone: 403-690-9677


Adults & Seniors – Tue & Thu – June 4 – 27
Children (9-12) – Saturdays May 4 – Jun 29

Registration opens Apr 1, 2024

More information and to register: CLICK HERE

VCA in association with The Calgary Dance Club
Pre-Stamped Dance
Sat Jun 15, 2024
$15 (online purchase only)
7-8pm – Introduction to Two Step
8-Midnight – General dancing to a variety of music.

Tickets now on sale: CLICK HERE

Have you considered volunteering for a Board of Directors Role?

Our board is looking for new board members who bring passion for the community, business savvy and an understanding of or willingness to learn good governance. Board positions are reserved for residents of Varsity Community.

Detailed description and next steps: CLICK HERE

Varsity Summer Day Camps

Registration ongoing

For more info: CLICK HERE


Due to space restrictions in the Varsity Voice we have moved the detailed articles online.  Jo Anne Atkins will submit a brief overview for the newsletter and the full Civic Affairs Report will be posted under Civic Affairs on the website.  See the new page now: CLICK HERE

This methodology-based sports instruction is for children 18 mos. – 8 yrs.
Fall Registration now open.  For info and registration click here.

VCA Commercial Kitchen Rental

Available daily Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

If interested please email the General Manager, Doug Smith  email Doug Smith

Christmas Craft Sale

Friday Nov 15, 2024
2:30 - 6:30pm
Saturday Nov 16, 2023
10:00am - 3:00pm
Information and Registration CLICK HERE.

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