There are so many fun ways to celebrate the mothers in your life this Mother’s Day while also supporting local businesses and organizations. Stay in and stay safe with your household by planning any one of these special surprises for mom!

Lina’s Italian Market Mother’s Day Specials
Lina’s Italian Market has a few special Mother’s Day packages available to order for a mother or grandmother that can be delivered straight to your home or another as a special surprise. The packages can be pre-ordered now from the website, and include options like a Tea for Two kit complete with tea, pastries, croissants, and other treats, as well as Mamma’s Charcuterie, which comes with a wide variety of meats, cheeses, crackers, spreads and more. They also have a special Nonna’s Basket for grandmothers, as well as a Breakfast in Bed kit, Mamma’s Basket (with a variety of chocolates and beauty products) and the option to order a flower arrangement or bouquet.

Sport Chek Mother’s Day Run, Walk & Ride
Get outside and get active with mom! Sport Check’s annual Mother’s Day Run, Walk and Ride is virtual this year and open to everyone to participate from their own home. Participants will get to choose where and how far they run, walk, or ride and complete the event at their own pace. The event will take place over the Mother’s Day weekend from Friday, May 7 to Sunday, May 9, giving everyone three days to complete the race. In support of the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities and Calgary Health Foundation – Foothills NICU, participants will also receive swag bags, prizes, and other “surprises” throughout the event period. Registration for the event is still open online for people to reserve their spot before the race weekend begins.

Heritage Park Mother’s Day Meal Kits (Curbside)
Heritage Park’s Selkirk restaurant is offering a special curbside Mother’s Day menu available for people to pick-up on Saturday, May 8 from 12:00 – 7:00 p.m. This way, you’ll have everything you’ll need to treat mom to one of their special offers – a Mother’s Day Tea Kit or Mother’s Day Brunch. The Tea Kit, available for $52, is enough to serve two people and includes everything you need for an afternoon tea like mini sandwiches, scones, danishes, macarons, and of course, tea. Brunch can be purchased for two people at $55 or four people at $105 and is made to be easily re-heated at home on Sunday or whenever you are celebrating. The Brunch kit includes a variety of dishes with the Selkirk’s unique touches, like the sauteed kale, leek and forest mushroom quiche with gruyere cheese and the sugar waffles with fruit compote – plus many more! Both kits are available to pre-order online for pick-up.

Aspen Crossing Mother’s Day Hanging Basket Sale
While Aspen Crossing may be better known for its railway adventures, this Mother’s Day it is hosting a 2 for 1 Hanging Basket Sale on Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9. Visitors can stop by the garden centre from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with mom to pick out the perfect gift to adorn the yard or patio for summer. A wide selection of baskets and flowers will be available, but there is a maximum of six hanging baskets per customer. In addition to the hanging baskets, the garden centre also has a variety of annuals, perennials, shrubs, and other gardening supplies.

Calgary Opera Mother’s Day Brunch and Concert
If you’re looking for a little something extra to do over a Mother’s Day Brunch, the Calgary Opera is streaming a special performance hosted by Mark Morash with special guests Neil Craighead and Aviva Fortunata on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9. The concert is pre-recorded and will be available to watch on demand on the day, so people will need to ensure they have access to high-speed internet and a device to watch. Brunch will be delivered to your home or the specified address between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on the Sunday and are created to be easily re-heated in an oven or microwave whenever you’re ready to start the show. The Brunch box is available for $59 and includes two different options of dishes (as well as some vegan and gluten free options) and can be pre-ordered online here.

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