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December 2016

The Evergreen Winter Village

Friday, December 23, 2016 - Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3X8 Canada
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Evergreen Winter Village

Enjoy Evergreen Brick Works all season long, with special activations every weekend including delicious food, live music and lots of activities for all ages. Plus, come to skate, hike and enjoy nature in the city.

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$30 - $40

Guided Night Snowshoe Hikes at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - Saturday, March 18, 2017 @ 8:00 pm EST
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, 260 Scenic Caves Rd
Collingwood, ON L9Y 3Z5 Canada
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Strap on your snowshoes for a night-time hike, where stars and shadows create a dramatic setting for adventure. Professional staff members guide your group on a 1 ½ to 2 hour romp through an enchanting winter wonderland. Experience beautiful trails that wind through a mature forest of 100 foot tall trees, sparkling views of the countryside at the Suspension Bridge and breathtaking lookouts from the top of the Niagara Escarpment.

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January 2017

ROM’s Dinosaur Gallery

Sunday, January 1 - Monday, January 30
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Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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ROM Dinosaur Gallery

Stand in the shadow of mighty T. rex… or underneath Gordo, the enormous Barosaurus… or beside our famous hadrosaur Parasaurolophus. No matter what the first stop on your dinosaur journey will be, you'll enter a gallery showcasing one of the world's best collections.

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Flight of White: Experience a Snowfall of Butterflies!

Sunday, January 1 - Sunday, January 29
Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, 2500 Kossuth Road
Cambridge, ON Canada
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This truly unique holiday exhibit transforms the tropical butterfly conservatory into a magical oasis featuring 1000's of additional Rice Paper butterflies flying freely through the Conservatory.

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Free

Family Literacy Month at Toronto Libraries

Sunday, January 1 - Tuesday, January 31
Toronto Libraries, Toronto, Ontario Canada + Google Map

Join us throughout January as we celebrate families sharing the joy of reading and literacy together. Just taking 15 minutes a day to read or do a learning activity with children can improve their literacy skills dramatically.

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The Ugly Duckling

Saturday, January 14 - Sunday, February 5
Solar Stage Children’s Theatre, The Madison Centre, 4950 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M2N 6K1 Canada
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We all have a home somewhere, but it's not always easy to find. The Duckthing hatches in an empty nest and has no idea where it came from or where it belongs. Lucky for the duckthing, this world is full of catchy tunes and helpful creatures.

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Aurora’s Borealis

Thursday, January 19 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm EST
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Aurora Town Park, Wells St
Aurora, ON L4G Canada
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The Town of Aurora is pleased to present Aurora's very own Borealis to residents and visitors at Aurora Town Park!

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Toronto International Boat Show

Friday, January 20 - Friday, January 27
Enercare Centre, 100 Princes' Blvd
Toronto, ON M6K 3C3 Canada
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Toronto Boat Show

The Toronto International Boat Show, North America's Largest Indoor Boat Show, drops anchor January 20-27, 2017. We are... SUMMER! Find the boat of your dreams – and everything to go along with it – at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place.

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January Weekends at Scarborough Museum

Saturday, January 21
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until Sunday, January 29, 2017

Scarborough Museum, 1007 Brimley Road
Toronto, ON M1P 3E8 Canada
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Warm up after your toboggan time with hot chocolate and something sweet! It's cozy family fun all month long at Scarborough Museum. Admission is Pay What You Can.

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Snowshoe Ecotour

Saturday, January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-5
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON L4R 4K6 Canada
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Pre-registration is required. Experience areas of the Wye Marsh that are otherwise not open to the general visiting public! After a brief lesson on the art of snowshoeing, you will head out in search of the many mysteries that animal tracks & signs present while being followed by hungry chickadees that like to eat right out of your hand! For more information please visit our website.

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$9.99 - $19.99

3HL Oshawa Showcase

Saturday, January 21 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST
General Motors Centre, 99 Athol St Eeast
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1J8 Canada
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The 3HL TOUR is the world’s first 3 on 3 professional hockey league showcasing Canada’s aspiring and accomplished pro hockey talent.

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$6 - $12

Owl Prowl

Saturday, January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Kortright Centre for Conservation, 9550 Pine Valley Drive
Woodbridge, L4L1A6
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Come and experience an evening with live owls! Start the night with a presentation in our theatre, then head out to the forest for a guided walk with one of our owl experts through owl habitat and call to Kortright’s wild owls.

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Winter Fun day at Colborne Lodge

Sunday, January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Colborne Lodge, High Park
Toronto, Canada
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Join us for fun wintery activities for the whole family @ Colborne Lodge. Roast marshmallows and sip warm cider in the great outdoors. Make a feeder for our feathered friends in the Coach Hous

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Family Sundays at the AGO

Sunday, January 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M5T 1G4 Canada
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With events for little kids, big kids and the whole family, there is fun for everyone. Our interactive, innovative family activities change on a monthly basis and are inspired by our ever-changing exhibitions and collections.

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Winter in the Valley Walk

Sunday, January 22 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST
Todmorden Mills, 67 Pottery Road
Toronto, ON M4K 2B9 Canada
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Tour the Wildflower Preserve to learn how birds, animals and plants adapt to and survive harsh winter conditions. Enjoy mulled cider after the walk.

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All Ages Board Games Night

Thursday, January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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Last Thursday of every Month
Gibson House, 5172 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON Canada
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As part of our Pay-What-You-Wish Socials, the last Thursday of each month is Board Games Night at Gibson House Museum. The Gibson family didn't have cable, a phone or wi-fi, so what did they do when the chores were done? They played games!

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Free

Forest of Reading Family Story Time

Friday, January 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am EST
McLaughlin Library, 65 Bagot Street
Oshawa, L1H 1N2
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Explore the nominated titles for the Blue Spruce Award and discover a great book to read. Family program.

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MonsterJam

Saturday, January 28 - Sunday, January 29
Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way
Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J1 Canada
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Monster Jam Contest

Monster Jam® is the most adrenaline charged motorsports experience for families on the planet. The stars of the show are the biggest performers on four wheels: the Monster Jam trucks!

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Bracebridge Fire and Ice Festival

Saturday, January 28 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm UTC-4
Bracebridge in Muskoka, Manitoba Street
Bracebridge, ON Canada
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Fire and Ice Festival Muskoka

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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Free

Port Union Winterfest 2017

Saturday, January 28 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm UTC-5
Port Union Winterfest, 5450 Lawrence Avenue East
Scarborough, Ontario Canada
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Port union Winterfest is a family winter festival which offers free family fun ( live entertainment and games as well as inflatables) for the community!

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Snowshoe Ecotour January 28th

Saturday, January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-5
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 East
Midland, ON L4R 4K6 Canada
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Pre-registration is required. Experience areas of the Wye Marsh that are otherwise not open to the general visiting public! After a brief lesson on the art of snowshoeing, you will head out in search of the many mysteries that animal tracks & signs present while being followed by hungry chickadees that like to eat right out of your hand! For more information please visit our website.

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Mosaic Storytelling Festival

Sunday, January 29
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One event on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 12:00am

St David’s Anglican Church, 49 Donalnds Ave. (at Donlands Station)
Toronto,
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Mosaic Storytelling Festival is a series of all-ages winter storytelling events. Come out of the cold and hear some of Toronto's best storytellers weave their tales of magic and wisdom.

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Family Sundays at the AGO

Sunday, January 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M5T 1G4 Canada
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With events for little kids, big kids and the whole family, there is fun for everyone. Our interactive, innovative family activities change on a monthly basis and are inspired by our ever-changing exhibitions and collections.

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February 2017

Richmond Hill Winter Carnival

Friday, February 3 - Sunday, February 5
Mill Pond, 321 Mill Street
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 7W6 Canada
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The Richmond Hill Winter Carnival is a weekend of affordable fun and entertainment organized by volunteers to celebrate the community of Richmond Hill in a welcoming atmosphere.

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Free

Kuumba

Friday, February 3 - Saturday, February 11
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8 Canada
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Toronto's longest-running celebration of Black History Month returns this year, and this time we’re adding a second weekend! Join us for a series of thought-provoking panel discussions and socially-driven cultural programming that explores blackness in the 21st century.

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Barrie Winterfest – Festival of Fire & Ice

Saturday, February 4 - Sunday, February 5
Barrie winterfest

The City of Barrie proudly presents Barrie Winterfest, one of the Top 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario! Grab your mittens and celebrate winter with us on February 4th & 5th, 2017. This great family event includes Polar Bear Swim, Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides, Dogsled Rides, Lumberjack Show, Ice Maze and much more!6. . This great family event includes Polar Bear Swim, Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides, Dogsled Rides, Lumberjack Show, Ice Maze and much more!

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Free

2017 LunarFest

Saturday, February 4 - Sunday, February 5
Metro Hall, 55 John Street
Toronto, M5V 3C6
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Re-live the Olympic hype this January and help Canada bring home the gold at the LunarFest Rooster Winter Games! The Year of the Rooster in the lunar calendar is a year for courage, bravery, and hard work - do you have what it takes to reach the podium?

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Burlington Heritage Fair

Saturday, February 4 @ 10:00 am EST
Burlington Central Public Library, 2331 New Street
Burlington, ON L7R 1J4 Canada
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The Burlington Heritage Fair is the official kick off of Heritage Month. The theme for 2017 will celebrate Canada 150 and the history of sports in Burlington. Enjoy a free day of seminars, interactive displays, children’s activities and exhibits by local heritage and sports organisations.

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$25

Destination Classics – The Meditteranean

Sunday, February 5 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
York Woods Library Theatre, 1785 Finch Ave W,.
North York, M3N 1M6
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Destinations Classics cultural project creates an interest in the international cultures, classical music, languages, arts and world history.

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James and the Giant Peach

Monday, February 6 - Saturday, March 18
Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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James and the Giant Peach

This rollicking musical version of the beloved children’s classic returns due to overwhelming demand after a nearly sold-out run in 2014. A wonderfully whimsical journey to warm up the winter months. Look for the giant peach on YPT’s roof!

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$6.00

Exhibit: Exploration & Survey – Our part of the Story

Tuesday, February 7 @ 12:00 pm - Saturday, April 29 @ 5:00 pm EST
Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre, 14732 Woodbine Avenue
Gormley, Ontario L0H 1G0 Canada
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This exciting exhibit recounts the amazing career of David Thompson, “the greatest land geographer who ever lived.” A surveyor and trapper for both the Hudson’s Bay Company and the North West Company...

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$99

Family Sleepovers at Ripley’s Aquarium

Saturday, February 11
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One event on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 12:00am

Ripley’s Aquarium, 288 Bremner Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3L9 Canada
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Spend the evening exploring the Aquarium, participating in hands-on educational experiences and learning about the animals that call the Aquarium home. After a delicious bedtime snack, tuck into your sleeping bag for sweet dreams in the “Dangerous Lagoon” shark tunnel.

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Free

City of Vaughan WinterFest 2017

Sunday, February 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm EST
Velore Village Community Centre, 1 Villa Royale Avenue
Vaughan, ON L4H 2Z7 Canada
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This fun-filled event features FREE outdoor stage entertainment, attractions & activities, and more!

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$15

Give a Jam!

Sunday, February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave
Toronto, M6G 1R7
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A family fundraiser for the Regent Park School of Music. Moe Berg with daughter Fireese, Don Kerr, Barrel Boys Bluegrass, Kai Hutton-Wakely (9 year old piano player), Surprise Guests!

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Scenes from a Tree

Wednesday, February 15 - Sunday, February 26
Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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A charming tale about growing up and putting down roots, specially designed for tiny tots.

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A Merry Munsch Pyjama Party

Saturday, February 18 - Sunday, March 26
Solar Stage Children’s Theatre, The Madison Centre, 4950 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M2N 6K1 Canada
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Put on your PJs and jam with us! Solar Stage's annual Munsch show tradition continues! This brand new play is based on five books: Get Out of Bed; Roar; We Share Everything; No Clean Clothes; and Pyjama Day.

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Night Cross-Country Skiing at Scenic Caves Nordic Centre

Saturday, February 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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One event on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 5:00pm

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, 260 Scenic Caves Rd
Collingwood, ON L9Y 3Z5 Canada
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Enjoy a thrilling nocturnal winter adventure! Cross-country skiing at night by headlamp. For six nights in 2016-17, x-country ski until 8pm as dusk falls and transitions to sparkling starlight.

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Family Talent Show

Monday, February 20
Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive
Mississauga, ON L5B 4B8 Canada
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Does TALENT run in your family? Perhaps you choreographed the perfect father-daughter dance, or you and your grandmother play a lively cello duet – whatever it is your family can do, the Living Arts Centre wants to see you!

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Family Day FREE Community Skate

Monday, February 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre, 50 Carlton Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1J2 Canada
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Bring your family & friends to the MAC for a free skate on Mattamy Home Ice for Family Day!

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$6.00

Family Fun Day

Monday, February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre, 14732 Woodbine Avenue
Gormley, Ontario L0H 1G0 Canada
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Come spend some quality family time sampling fresh local maple syrup & other treats, enjoy snowshoeing in the park (bring your own or borrow ours! – weather permitting!) and check out the activities in the heritage buildings. Included with general admission.

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4th Annual Move Your Paws for the Polar Bear Cause

Saturday, February 25 @ 8:15 am EST
Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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Join the cause and move YOUR paws to help one of the world's most vulnerable species! Support our polar bear family!

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March 2017

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival

Saturday, March 4 - Sunday, April 2
Kortright Centre for Conservation, 9550 Pine Valley Drive
Vaughan, ON L4L 1A6 Canada
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Come out and tap into spring! Enjoy demonstrations, wagon rides, activities…. and of course pancakes and real maple syrup! Special family-fun activities on weekends and March Break! Festival Website Online Ticket Special: Buy your tickets online and receive unlimited general admission to all four festival locations, including Bruce’s Mill, Kortright Centre, Island Lake, & Terra Cotta. Tickets can be redeemed at any location and on any date of the festival, during public hours. Hours and days vary at each location.…

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April 2017

Munschtime!

Monday, April 17 - Sunday, May 14
Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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The beloved stories of acclaimed children’s author Robert Munsch – including Love You Forever, Murmel Murmel Murmel, Pigs, A Promise is a Promise, and Too Much Stuff – come to life on stage to delight young theatregoers. YPT will offer American Sign Language (ASL) Shadow Interpreted performances.

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July 2017
Free

Canada Day Strawberry Social

Saturday, July 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Spencer Smith Park, 1400 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, ON Canada
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Join the Museums of Burlington as we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in Spencer Smith Park. There will be a variety of performances, activities and everyone’s favourite treat – fresh local strawberries and delicious ice cream.

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