Community Activities

Fostering a sense of community and belonging is a key tenet of JDRF’s commitment to improving the lives of people affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) today, while we diligently work towards cures. We are partnering with dedicated volunteer committees to organize local community activities for both adults and families affected by T1D. The type of activities will vary with each community, as they are hosted and run by these amazing volunteer groups. Please choose a province below to find community activities near you!

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Alberta

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Royal Tyrell Museum

April 20, 2024 – 6:30 PM
1500 N Dinosaur Trail, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0

Family and Friends – children must be ages 5+

Hands-on workshops, sleep alongside the fossils in Dinosaur Hall, and tour the galleries.

Evening activities, snacks, & next day tickets to galleries.

$50.00 Per Person

Refer to Facebook Group for more details.

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Edmonton Zoo Sleepover

April 27 6:00 PM – 28 April 2024, 11:00 AM 
13315 Buena Vista Road &, 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7

This exciting overnight stay at the zoo will provide an immersive learning experience on the Animals Around the World and Night Creatures. Please refer to Facebook group for itinerary and further information.

$20.00 per person

Refer to Facebook Group for more details.

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Indoor Roller Skating

May 5, 2024 – 11:00 AM
Rollers Roller Rink – 14648-134Ave NW, Edmonton

Indoor roller skating – everyone welcome! This is a great chance to meet up friends. Adult must remain onsite while accompanying minors, spectator area is available.

https://rollersrollerrink.ca/

Cost: $25 + equipment rentals

Refer to Facebook Group for booking details.

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T1D Community Conversation

May 7, 2024 – 7:30 PM
Virtual

Join us for a conversation for adults and parents in the T1D community.

Cost: Free

Refer to Facebook Group for booking details.

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Edmonton Summer Fling

June 1, 2024 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM 
Grandin Clubhouse – 5 Grenfell Avenue, St Albert

Kick off summer with outdoor activities, games, crafts, family fun and T1D connections. Bring a picnic lunch and your favourite yard game and spend the afternoon in the sunshine with T1Ds who get it!

$25.00 (Family)

Refer to Facebook Group for more details.

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Decorate The JDRF Walk Pathway

June 8, 2024 – 11:00AM
Kinsmen Park (Walterdale Hill), Baseball Field, 9100 Walterdale Hill NW, Edmonton

On Saturday June 8th we are looking for some aspiring kids, family or friends to come decorate the walk pathway for the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes on June 9th.

Cost: Free

Refer to Facebook Group for booking details.

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Join us to enjoy the beach, waterslide, slip and slide, and more!

August 18, 2024 – 11:00 AM
Trestle Creek – Entwistle, AB

Parents must be in attendance and are responsible for supervising children.

Cost: Free. Limited tickets available, waiver required.

Refer to Facebook Group for booking details.

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North Saskatchewan Family River Rafting

September 28, 2024 – 9:30 AM
Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park – 13221 Buena Vista Rd NW, Edmonton

North Saskatchewan Family River Rafting – Day Trip.

Cost: $100

Refer to Facebook Group for booking details.

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T1D Community Dinner

April 24, 2024 – 5:30 PM
Boston Pizza – 200 Street Albert Trail

Join us for for dinner and make connections with the T1D community.

Cost: Food & beverage available for purchase.

Refer to Facebook Group for booking details.

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St. Albert Rainmaker Parade

May 25, 2024 – 8:00 AM
Cranky’s Bike Shop #20, 24 Perron Street, St. Albert

Join us for the St. Albert Rainmaker Parade. Meet up between 8-8:30am at Cranky’s Bike Shop to reserve a spot, bring a chair, for the parade starting at 9:30am. Lots of fun planned for the day!

Cost: Free

Refer to Facebook Group for booking details.

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Picnic in the Park

August 17, 2024 – 10:30 AM
McKay Park – Brooks

Join us for a picnic in the park and meet other families living with T1D

Cost: Free

RSVP: connection@jdrf.ca

 

British Columbia

A dedicated volunteer committee organizing local community events for families and individuals of all ages impacted by type 1 diabetes.

BC JDRF Community Engagement Group (Lower Mainland)

 


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A dedicated volunteer committee organizing local community events for families and individuals of all ages impacted by type 1 diabetes

T1D families in the North

 


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A dedicated volunteer committee organizing local community events for families and individuals of all ages impacted by type 1 diabetes

Vernon and area T1 families Facebook Group


 

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A dedicated volunteer committee organizing local community events for families and individuals of all ages impacted by type 1 diabetes.


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Manitoba

A dedicated volunteer committee organizing local community events for families and individuals of all ages impacted by type 1 diabetes

Winnipeg CE Committee Facebook Group


Strike up some fun with JDRF!

May 5, 2024 – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Chateau Lanes – 1145 Nairn Ave, Winnipeg, MB

Join us to have fun and connect with other T1D families in Winnipeg! This is a great chance to meet new friends, and of course bowl!

Cost: Free

Contact: connection@jdrf.ca

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New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Nova Scotia

Northwest Territories

Nunuvut

Ontario

A dedicated volunteer committee organizing local community events for families and individuals of all ages impacted by type 1 diabetes

 


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A dedicated volunteer committee organizing local community events for families and individuals of all ages impacted by type 1 diabetes


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Join us to have fun and connect with other T1D families in the Brantford area!

May 7, 2024 – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Echo Bowl – 760 Colborne St. E Brantford, ON N3S 3S1

This is a great chance to meet new friends, enjoy some pizza, and of course bowl!

Cost: Free

Contact: connection@jdrf.ca

Prince Edward Island

Quebec

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Saskatchewan

A dedicated volunteer committee organizing local community events for families and individuals of all ages impacted by type 1 diabetes


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A dedicated volunteer committee organizing local community events for families and individuals of all ages impacted by type 1 diabetes

Regina T1D Parents


Big Bounce Party with JDRF

May 5, 2024 – 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Get Air Trampoline Park – 1902 Turvey Road, Regina SK 

Big Bounce Party with JDRF! Join us to have fun and connect with other T1D families in the Regina area! This is a great chance to meet new friends, enjoy some pizza, and of course jump!

Cost: Free

Contact: connection@jdrf.ca

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Yukon

No details are available for this province or territory