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January 2020

Area51 Lasertag | Planet Play — Free Playground Access

Wednesday, January 22 - Friday, February 7
Area51 Lasertag, 2501 Rutherford Rd, Unit 30
Vaughan, ON L4K 2N6 Canada
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Area51 Lasertag | Planet Play is proud to support the Sick Kids Foundation. Join us during the WEEKDAYS from 10AM to 5PM for FREE Playground entry with a donation of $2, $5, or $10. Our 10,000 Sq.ft family entertainment facility is located in the heart of Vaughan. Please visit www.planet-play.ca for more information. Valid Monday through Friday between 10 am and 5 pm.

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You, Me, Us: Outstanding Books For and About Young People with Disabilities

Wednesday, January 22 - Sunday, January 26
Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario M4W 2G8 Canada
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Free

The TD Gallery exhibit You, Me, Us: Outstanding Books For and About Young People with Disabilities highlights “the best of the best” from the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Collection for Young People with Disabilities. On display are books published around the world that are recognized for their exceptional content and design. The IBBY Collection for Young People with Disabilities features over 4,0000 multilingual reference books from around the world, in print and alternative formats such as…

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Musical Munchkins™ (Music Classes for Babies & Toddlers)

Wednesday, January 22 @ 5:09 pm - Tuesday, June 30 @ 12:30 pm
Musical Munchkins, 361 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M4K 1P1 Canada
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Clap, Tap, Sing and Shake with Musical Munchkins! Fun-filled classes for babies and toddlers provide musical experiences with playful rhythms and rhymes in a nurturing environment. Musical movement is introduced with action songs, instrument play, floating scarves and dance. A wonderful collection of songs is designed to inspire a love of music and support sensory, communication and motor skills. Enjoy nurturing time with your child as you sing and play with music! FREE TRIAL CLASS! Visit us at www.musicalmunchkins.ca

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Blumination Dream Trail

Wednesday, January 22 - Saturday, March 28
Blue Mountain Village The Blue Mountains, L9Y 0V2 CA + Google Map
Free
Blumination Trail

Blumination Dream Trail lights the night at Blue Mountain Village – on now until MARCH 28, 2020, dusk to 10 pm! Enjoy a dancing light display to music every night. Updated light show schedule below: January lights dancing to music: 6 pm,7, 8, 9 pm February 1st - March 6th lights dancing to music: 7 pm,8,9 pm March 7th - 29th lights dancing to music: 8 pm and 9 pm Spectacular lights. Sensational sounds. A one-kilometer stroll through the heights…

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Winter Stations Presents Loop

Wednesday, January 22 - Saturday, February 8
York Street Park, York St and Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free
Loop

Coming January 2020 to add a much-need splash of colour to winter on the waterfront is Loop. A cross between a music box, zoetrope, and a railway handcar, the art installation is an interactive retro-futuristic machine powered by you. Visitors can hop two at a time into one of the six illuminated cylinders and pump a lever to activate the lights and glowing images and of Loop.

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62nd Annual Toronto International Boat Show

Wednesday, January 22 @ 5:09 pm - Monday, January 27 @ 5:00 pm
Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Blvd
Toronto, ON Canada
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North America’s largest indoor boat show docks at the Enercare Centre with an impressive array of 1,200 new boats on display, educational seminars, and lifestyle programming. Spanning over a million square feet of show space, this year’s highlights include Ontario’s own Tammy Wolf, one of the most successful powerboat racers in North America and the only woman to podium at an FI Champion boat race; the 2nd annual Toronto Indoor Wakeboarding Championships featuring the world’s best professional riders; and treasure…

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Toddling to Read

Thursday, January 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, May 28, 2020

Bathurst Clark Resource Library, 900 Clark Avenue West
Vaughan, Ontario L4J 8C1 Canada
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Free

This program features stories, songs, action rhymes and early literacy activities that you can continue to enjoy at home! Toddlers will enjoy lots of stimulation and activity. For ages 18 months-3 years with a parent or caregiver. Every Thursday morning from 10:30 am to 11:00 am. Drop in!

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The Art of Winter Festival

Friday, January 24 - Saturday, January 25
Downtown Collingwood, Hurontario Street
Collingwood, Ontario Canada
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Winter happens in Collingwood and embracing it is a Collingwood art form. Join friends and family at THE ART OF WINTER FESTIVAL January 24-26, when Collingwood turns into a snowy canvas for creativity, activity and connectivity. Central Park and the Collingwood Trails Network play host to daytime fun and nighttime magic including professional snow carving, children’s games, snowshoe treks, Rock the Rink moonlit skate and Watchful Eyes flashlight-powered scavenger hunt. Don't miss the Amateur Snow Sculpting Contest, Saturday, January 25,…

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Baby Social

Friday, January 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, February 28, 2020

Bathurst Clark Resource Library, 900 Clark Avenue West
Vaughan, Ontario L4J 8C1 Canada
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Free

Drop in and meet other parents and babies in your community! We will feature a new topic every week along with activities, singing, free play, and occasional guest speakers. For ages 0-12 months with a parent or caregiver. Every Friday morning from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. January 10 – Let’s Get Moving! We’ll not only talk about strategies on how you can help your baby learn how to roll, sit up, move, etc., but we will also get up…

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Bracebridge Fire and Ice Festival

Saturday, January 25 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Bracebridge in Muskoka, Manitoba Street
Bracebridge, ON Canada
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Bracebridge Fire & Ice Festival

The Bracebridge Fire and Ice Festival is a newly formed festival in Downtown core of Bracebridge. The festival will offer a unique approach to a traditional winter carnival.

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Resiliency & ME Free Child Consultation

Saturday, January 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, April 4, 2020

Resiliency & ME, 2444 Hurontario street
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
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Free

Resiliency & ME offers one on one counselling for your Child or Youth. We provide coping strategies for kids with anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, learning strategies, bullying. Every Saturday from 10am to 12pm. By appointment only. Visit us online to learn more and book a free consultation.  

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STEAM Storytime

Saturday, January 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, February 29, 2020

Bathurst Clark Resource Library, 900 Clark Avenue West
Vaughan, Ontario L4J 8C1 Canada
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Free

Investigate early Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics concepts through songs, stories, and interactive play. Ages 3-5. Every Saturday morning from 10:30 am to 11:00 am until February 29, 2020. Drop in!

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The Amazing Race: Chinese New Year Open House

Saturday, January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The STEAM Project, 561 Edward Ave (Unit #1)
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 9W6 Canada
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Free

The STEAM Project wants to celebrate Chinese New Year with you by hosting a FREE maker event. Build your own mouse vehicle, and enter a challenge to race them against other kids. Please bring a cash donation. All proceeds go to Sick Kids Foundation. Kindly cancel your tickets and/or email us if you become unable to attend the event after you've registered. The STEAM Project's Youth Makerspace Campus is the perfect place for kids who love to create and build…

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Chinese New Year at Blue Mountain Village

Saturday, January 25 @ 8:00 pm
Blue Mountain Village The Blue Mountains, L9Y 0V2 CA + Google Map
Free
Chinese New Year at Blue Mountain

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Blue Mountain Village by enjoying dinner at one of the many restaurants and then enjoying a beautiful fireworks display over the Mill Pond at 8pm!

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Sunday Fun Day at Nathan Phillips Square

Sunday, January 26
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, March 22, 2020

Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Toronto, M5H 2N2 CA
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From December to March Nathan Phillips Square will host fun, free, drop-in winter programming. All are encouraged to stop by anytime for free leisure skating. Join in on family-friendly music for Sunday fun on the ice.

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LEGO Mania

Sunday, January 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, February 23, 2020

Bathurst Clark Resource Library, 900 Clark Avenue West
Vaughan, Ontario L4J 8C1 Canada
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Free

If you like playing with LEGO, come design and build LEGO structures! Ages 5-9. Every Sunday 10:30am to 12:00pm until February 23, 2020. Drop in!

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Youth TV Hosting Workshop

Sunday, January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Topkids Education Centre, 41 Scarsdale Rd Unit 7 & 8,
North York, ON M3B 2R2 Canada
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Free

Does your child enjoy being the centre of attention? Does the shyness of your child mask a winning personality? Well, time to enroll them in the TV Hosting Program for Youth. TV Hosting Program for Youth to acknowledge and cultivate the natural communication ability of young students. We Believe that wonderful things happen when dedicated students under the tutelage of top industry professionals.So we have hired the most well-knownandaccomplishedTV and media personalities to come and work with your kids. This…

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Club Franco for Homeschoolers

Tuesday, January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Bathurst Clark Resource Library, 900 Clark Avenue West
Vaughan, Ontario L4J 8C1 Canada
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Free

It’s French club for homeschoolers! Join us for arts and science bilingual activities led by French-speaking staff. For ages 6-12. Venez nous joindre pour une heure d’activités en français organisée par un de nos bibliothécaires francophones. Pour 6-12 ans. Every other Tuesday afternoon from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (alternating with STEAM Club for homeschoolers).

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STEAM Club

Tuesday, January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Bathurst Clark Resource Library, 900 Clark Avenue West
Vaughan, Ontario L4J 8C1 Canada
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Free

Explore a new STEAM topic each week with a guided, hands-on workshop. Ages 7+. Every Tuesday evening 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Drop in! No registration required.

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Family Storytime

Wednesday, January 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Bathurst Clark Resource Library, 900 Clark Avenue West
Vaughan, Ontario L4J 8C1 Canada
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Free

Spend time together enjoying great stories, songs and rhymes. Fun for the whole family! Every Wednesday morning from 10:30 am to 11:00 am until February 26, 2020. Drop in!

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Multilingual Storytime (French)

Wednesday, January 29 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Bathurst Clark Resource Library, 900 Clark Avenue West
Vaughan, Ontario L4J 8C1 Canada
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Free

Introduce your child to new languages through songs, stories, and rhymes! This is a fully bilingual program. No prior knowledge of a second language is required. French/English storytime from January 8th to February 12th. Every Wednesday afternoon from 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Drop in!

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Bouncing Babies

Friday, January 31 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Oshawa Public Library Del Park Branch, 1661 Harmony Road North
Oshawa, Ontario L1K0Z8 Canada
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Free

Interactive circle time focused on developing your baby's early literacy skills through stories, rhymes and songs. Perfect for babies who love to bounce, sit, and snuggle in your lap. Drop-in program. Occurs on multiple days a week at various times, search our events calendar for more information.

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February 2020

Hello Winter!

Saturday, February 1 - Saturday, February 29
City of Barrie Barrie, ON Canada + Google Map

The City of Barrie proudly presents Hello Winter! Grab your mittens and celebrate winter all February long! Follow @creativebarrie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram​ for exciting announcements and as more programming is announced! View event schedules on website.

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Winter Bird Count 4 Kids

Saturday, February 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Claremont Nature Centre, 4290 Westney Road North
Goodwood, Ontario L0C 1A0 Canada
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Free

Join us for this free, family-friendly winter birding event. Learn to identify numerous types of birds, go for a nature walk, and enjoy some family time outdoors while contributing information to a scientific study! This event offers opportunities to build bird identification skills and contribute to important Citizen Science work. We will be spending most of our time outside so please dress warmly. All levels of birding expertise are welcome!

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Carnaval D’Hiver

Saturday, February 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Oshawa Public Library northview Branch, 250 Beatrice Street East
Oshawa, Ontario L1G7T6 Canada
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Free

Celebrate a French-Canadian winter tradition with fun and games in English and French at our bilingual Carnaval d’hiver. Family program.

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Family Dance & Winter Social

Saturday, February 1 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Applegrove Community Centre, 60 Woodfield Road
Toronto, Ontario M4L 2W6 Canada
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Free

Calling all pint sized superheroes and villains! Come fight away the winter blahs at our annual Family Dance! In addition to dancing and music, there will be games, treats, face painting, and a bouncy castle! Costumes encouraged! This is a pay what you can event with a suggested donation of $5. All proceeds from the event will go directly into our programming. However this event is more than a fundraiser, it’s a day of family fun in our community for…

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LunarFest Celebrations – Year of the Rat

Saturday, February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive
Mississauga, ON L5B 4B8 Canada
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Free

Celebrate the Year of the Rat like no other! Take part in the captivating and joyous performance “A Musical Banquet” by Chai Found Music Workshop as they combine traditional instrumentals with thrilling percussion using everyday household items! Join the cute rats in “Kitchen Runners” as they race around the diverse food cultures of the world in their teacup cars. Express creativity with arts and craft activities, and make your own lantern to take home!

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Pokémon League at Bathurst Clark Resource Library

Saturday, February 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Bathurst Clark Resource Library, 900 Clark Avenue West
Vaughan, Ontario L4J 8C1 Canada
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Free

Whether you own Pokemon Cards, love Pokemon or just want something fun to do, come play Pokemon TCG (trading card game), do a scavenger hunt, or do some Pokemon crafts at the library! All ages are welcome.

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STEAM Club for Homeschoolers

Tuesday, February 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Bathurst Clark Resource Library, 900 Clark Avenue West
Vaughan, Ontario L4J 8C1 Canada
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Free

Hands-on workshops that explore science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Ages 6 to 12. Every other Tuesday afternoon from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (alternating with Club Franco for Homeschoolers). Please contact Tommy at [email protected] for more information.

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Free Trial Class – Ninja Training (7-10 years)

Wednesday, February 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, February 19, 2020

My Gym Richmond Hill, 9301 Bathurst Street
Richmond Hill, L4C 9S2
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Free

Due to popular demand, we have added a second Ninja Training class to our Winter Schedule on Wednesdays at 6:30pm! Schedule a free trial class and watch your child's strength and confidence grow! My Gym's Ninja Training classes are designed to be fun and challenging while remaining safe and noncompetitive. Classes will focus on developing strength, stamina, and agility in relays, conditioning exercises, games, team-building and, of course, obstacle courses that change every week. Kids will be challenged mentally and…

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STEAM for Tots

Saturday, February 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Oshawa Public Library: McLaughlin Branch, 65 Bagot Street
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1N2 Canada
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Free

Explore the world through STEAM-based activities designed for early explorers. Ages 5 and under.

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Clay Activity: Perfect Portraits

Sunday, February 9 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7 Canada
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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re celebrating love! Join us in the Laura Dinner & Richard Rooney Community Clay Studio to make 3D family portraits using a low-relief sculpture technique. There are so many different kinds of families in the world—let yours know how much you love them with an original clay portrait. Admission is free for visitors 18 and under every day!* *Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and each accompanying…

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Family Weekend at Blue

Saturday, February 15 - Monday, February 17
Blue Mountain Village The Blue Mountains, L9Y 0V2 CA + Google Map
Free

Gather the family for a weekend of active adventure and entertainment! Enjoy indoor and outdoor family-friendly activities, get moving with our interactive groove dancing, take in a fireworks show, and so much more! For more details, visit bluemountainvillage.ca/events

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Family Fun on Family Day Weekend

Saturday, February 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Legislative Assembly, 111 Wellesley St West
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free

Join us for a family-friendly tour at Ontario’s Legislative Building on the Saturday of Family Day Weekend. Ideal for children ages 6 to 12. During this two-hour program, families will: Explore the historic Legislative Building; Participate in a scavenger hunt; Learn how Parliament works; Create a craft; Have fun, all for free! Two time options: 10:00-12:00 and 1:30-3:30. Pre-registration required. Contact us: 416-325-0061 or [email protected]

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Snowflakes & Starlight

Saturday, February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Memorial Park, Stouffville, Burkholder St. & Park Dr.
Stouffville, Ontario L4A 1G5 Canada
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Free

Come join us on the Saturday (February 15th) of the Family Day weekend for a magical evening of fire-eating, ice sculptures, stilt walking, food, and a spectacular fireworks finale! Fireworks will begin at 8pm. This is a FREE family event - all are welcome!

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