Wickenheiser Female Hockey Festival

Calgary gets some great events but this one looks like it will be spectacular!

Wickfest

Hailey Wickenheiser, female hockey star extraordinaire, has decided to move her tournament from Burnaby BC to Calgary, Alberta this year. The Wickenheiser Female Hockey Festival draws female hockey teams from across the country.

The event will take place at Canada Olympic Park’s Winsport facilities.

Girls from all ages will participate in this 4 day event November 21-24, 2013.

Traveling to Calgary for Wickfest? Click here for hotels offering special rates for players and their families? Need baby gear to outfit your hotel room or to stroll around the arena? Click here for strollers, car seats, cribs and more.

Centro Motel- Calgary’s family friendly accomodations

Family Friendly, budget friendly, eco-friendly…this are all things that are important to my customers. We often get asked for recommendations on where to stay when visiting Calgary with a baby.

A newly re-designed property in the North West part of Calgary recently caught my eye. Centro Motel has been updated and tweaked to become Calgary’s newest boutique motel.

calgary family friendly accomodations

Centro Motel seems to have all the bases covered. In room fridges, free wi-fi, pet friendly rooms and they also have cribs available for your little ones.

This would be the perfect motel for those just in Calgary for a quick visit or a stop on the way out to Banff.

Need more Baby Equipment Rentals during your stay? Call us at One Tiny Suitcase, we deliver 7 days a week to Hotels all over Calgary just like Centro Motel.

Bad Baby Equipment

Part of my job at One Tiny Suitcase involves delivering equipment to hotel rooms. I like to get there just before the customers arrive to set everything up in their room and make sure it is ready for them.

Today I was delivering equipment to a very family friendly hotel in Banff. Upon entering the guest’s suite, I noticed a high chair that had been taken out of the suite while housekeeping was cleaning the room foDamaged High Chairr the next guest. I had to do a double take. This poor old GRACO high chair had seen better days.
As you can see from the picture it is missing 1 cap on the leg making it unstable and had no strap or harness system in the seat.

This is not the first time I have come across dated, damaged baby equipment at hotels in the Calgary & Banff area. I’m sure this problem is not isolated to these areas either. Have a look at these previous posts dealing with the same issue:

http://onetinysuitcase.ca/2008/12/30/playpen-or-antique/

http://onetinysuitcase.ca/2008/10/19/high-chair-or-antique/

It happens, equipment gets damaged, worn out and tired: replace it! If you are traveling and you are given substandard baby equipment, request a replacement. Hotels may not be focused on children’s product safety but you are. If something is damaged or broken, don’t use it.