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March 2021

Brooks Farms Virtual Maplefest

Thursday, March 11 - Saturday, May 1
Free
BrooksFarms Virtual MapleFest

Hey Farm Fans! Since you could not attend Maplefest this year, we decided to bring Maplefest to YOU! Follow along with Farmer Maddie as she takes you through the maple sugar bush, and teaches you all about how we tap our own maple syrup here at Brooks Farms! There are even some fantastic guest appearances from Norman, and Farmer Alvin who gives teaches us about…

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Merce Cunningham Double Feature

Friday, March 26 - Friday, May 21
Free

A one of a kind program illuminating the legacy of one of the most influential choreographers of the 20th century: Merce Cunningham. Catch on demand performances from Fall for Dance North’s 2019 event at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), 100 Years of Merce Cunningham (available until May 21), as well as the exclusive Canadian presentation of Ballet West's extraordinary reconstruction of the 1958 classic,…

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April 2021

Ontario Science Center Science at Home

Thursday, April 1 - Saturday, May 1
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day 1 of the month, repeating until Monday, May 31, 2021

Science is everywhere. Learning can happen anywhere. For the family that loves to experiment, this Do It Yourself series is sure to inspire your inner scientist. We’ve got hands-on games and activities that range from getting your hands slimy to crafting gravity-defying chutes to exploring the nature in your backyard. These easy-to-follow guides are simple, fun, and appropriate for most ages (with adult supervision).

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Pillars of Change

Thursday, April 1 - Monday, May 31

Looking for creative inspiration during the lockdown? Take part by making art! Pillars of Change is a new multipart No.9 Public Art initiative encouraging action on pressing social and environmental issues. This project is open to all ages and abilities – adults and children alike. Check out the Pillars of Change site for the latest artist latest artist editions, or download free at-home art making…

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CirqueConnect: Cirque du Soleil Online

Thursday, April 1 @ 8:00 am - Saturday, May 1 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day 1 of the month, repeating until Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Access Cirque du Soleil online content, all in one place with special programs for kids and 60 minute specials featurng scenes from Cirque du Soleils recent shows like Luzia and O. The online portal also featured facepaint makeup tutorials, workouts and more! CirqueConnect offers an escape from everyday life through the delight and whimsy of their online shows and welcome you into their magical world…

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Beaches Easter Day 5k & 1k Bunny Hop

Friday, April 2 - Friday, April 30
Free
Beaches Bunny Hop

Run for Fun in the Beaches this Easter! Run up until April 30, 2021 We will hold this year's event as a Virtual Race. Everyone will be able to submit their results, get their medal and their SWAG, either at a pickup location, or via mail. Let's keep our Charity, The Beaches Lions Club in mind and support them with this event! - More details…

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Cross-Canada Virtual Road Trip

Wednesday, April 7 - Friday, May 14

Are you looking to bring the outdoors in and inspire your students with stories of environmental and cultural protection? Join our free Cross-Canada Virtual Road Trip! Until May 14, elementary classes are invited to join us along with Canadian Geographic Education and Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants on this 10-stop virtual storytelling experience. Visit website to see the full program and register for…

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The Lunar Lanterns of Indigenous Lights

Friday, April 9 - Thursday, April 22
Varley Art Gallery, 216 Main Street Unionville
Markham, ON L3R 2H1 Canada
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Amidst the darkness of recent times, six lunar lanterns are set to light up Unionville this April, featuring the artwork of local Indigenous artists including Mark Seabrook, Philip Cote, John Rambough, and Sherry Crawford. The colourful depictions of the natural landscape around us and their retellings of legends seek to ignite a warmth within our hearts in time for the withdrawing winter. Visit Varley Art…

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La Maleta (The Suitcase) | A Free Play by Roseneath Theatre

Monday, April 12 - Sunday, May 16

Watch "La Maleta (The Suitcase) for free on demand! A play produced by Roseneath Theatre, written by Beatriz Pizano. Grades 1-6 La Maleta (The Suitcase) is the story of Roca, a ten-year-old refugee who escapes her native Colombia clutching her suitcase – inside which she believes her grandmother is hiding. Struggling to adapt to a new city, a new school and a new way of…

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Orillia Perch Festival

Saturday, April 17 - Saturday, May 15
Orillia and Area Lakes Orillia, ON Canada
Free
Orillia Perch Festival

The Orillia Perch Festival is one of the largest registered fishing derbies in Canada. This event is geared to participants of all ages and ability levels and is an ideal family activity. Perch enjoy shallow water and can be found close to shore this time of year, so fishing can be done from shore or a boat. New for 2021, there will be a virtual…

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Arctic Reading Circle

Wednesday, April 21 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Arctic Reading Circle is excited to be hosting weekly read aloud meetings every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 5-5:45 pm. We've created a virtual space to allow children to enjoy listening to stories together and to develop a passion for reading, while alleviating off some of the pressures from parents who are working at home. Readings will be done through Zoom for children grades 1-4! For…

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May 2021

One Billion Steps Challenge, powered by Cleo

Saturday, May 1 - Monday, May 31
Free

Take the One Billion Steps Challenge and STEP UP for breast cancer research. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Breast Cancer Society of Canada's, (BCSC), annual Mother's Day Walk, now the One Billion Steps Challenge, powered by Cleo. BCSC is inviting all Canadians to STEP UP to the challenge this May - to walk, hike, run, hit a class or just dance to…

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Celebrate National Youth Week

Saturday, May 1 - Saturday, May 8
Free

National Youth Week is May 1 – 7. Join us online for a week of FREE virtual events and activities to celebrate youth! To register, visit brampton.ca/nyw

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FREE online dance classes May 2021 (Markham & Stouffville)

Saturday, May 1 - Monday, May 31
ON Canada
Free

FREE Dance Classes May 2021! ...yup, you read it correctly! PULSE IS GIVING BACK‼️ We are extremely excited to offer FREE Online Dance Classes for the month of May! (2021) We want to thank our wonderful community for the incredible support that we have received during these trying times by offering FREE online dance classes! This offer is open to ALL MARKHAM & STOUFFVILLE RESIDENTS…

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We Play Too: Girls and Women in Sports Leadership Conference

Sunday, May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Interact with industry-leading experts, learn how to use sport to your advantage in your career, receive assistance building a road map for a career in or out of sports, and network with your peers throughout the G.T.A. Featuring: Vanessa Treasure, University of Toronto’s Fitness & Performance Lead Coach Natasha Bussoli, Lead Thru Sport Co-founder Lee Anna Osei, St. Francis Xavier University’s Head coach of Women’s…

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Temple Sinai YoFe Shabbat with friends Judy & David

Friday, May 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto, 210 Wilson Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5M 3B1 Canada
Free

Temple Sinai YoFe Shabbat with friends Judy & David Friday May 28 at 5.00 p.m. YoFe Shabbat is a fun, musical, whole-family Shabbat celebration. Join our clergy along with our friends, Juno award winners, Judy & David, as we sing, learn, pray and watch our favourite Shabbat stories come to life. Join with Temple families and our clergy before the livestream to welcome one another…

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June 2021

Spring Boat & Cottage Show

Friday, June 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Port of Orillia, 50 Centennial Dr
Orillia, ON L3V 4M8 Canada
Free
Orillia SPring Boat and Cottage Show

Ontario’s Lake Country is your four season destination located at an hour North from Toronto. Boasting some of the best resorts, venues and attractions in Ontario such as Horseshoe Valley Resort, Casino Rama Resort, Burl’s Creek Events Grounds, Mount St. Louis Moonstone or Hardwood Ski & Bike to mention a few! The area offers many different options for accommodations such as several B&B’s, Hotels and…

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Christmas in June

Saturday, June 26
Port of Orillia, 50 Centennial Dr
Orillia, ON L3V 4M8 Canada
Free

Ontario’s Lake Country is your four season destination located at an hour North from Toronto. Boasting some of the best resorts, venues and attractions in Ontario such as Horseshoe Valley Resort, Casino Rama Resort, Burl’s Creek Events Grounds, Mount St. Louis Moonstone or Hardwood Ski & Bike to mention a few! The area offers many different options for accommodations such as several B&B’s, Hotels and…

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