What’s On In Quinte ~ FAMILY DAY Feb. 20th
This holiday celebrates the importance of families and family life in our community.
When did it start?
During the Ontario provincial election in 2007, Dalton McGuinty, of the Liberal Party, promised that, if re-elected premier, he would establish a provincial holiday in February. On October 12, 2007, the provincial government established Family Day, to be first observed on February 18, 2008.
Does all of Canada observe Family Day?
Family Day is only observed in four Canadian provinces – Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.
Plan your day and enjoy this special time.
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FAMILY FUN DAY at the FRINK 11am – 2 pm - Enjoy outside time with live music, outdoor activities and crafts, scavenger hunt, roast hot dogs and marshmallows on a bonfire. Enjoy the trails! Snowshoes are available. Soup and bannock for lunch. Help reduce waste by bringing your own cup and spoon!
Children under 15 FREE. $5 per adult. (CASH ONLY)
All proceeds will support the revival of the Wetland Ecology Boardwalk at the Frink Centre.
For more information call 613.968.3434 or visit www.quinteconservation.ca
SPY SCHOOL at the National Air Force Museum – 11am – 3pm FREE "Spy School" at the National Air Force Museum of Canada's "X Camp". You will be sent on a series of missions designed to test your skills as an international spy. Missions will include
- Surveillance Challenge
- Code breaking
- Covert messaging
- Laser Maze
- Missile neutralization and much, much more!
FREE family portrait! Families are encouraged to dress up (think spy wear like trench coats, hats and glasses)
Call 613-965-4643 for more information. No registration required! Open to all ages!
QUINTE SPORTS & WELLNESS CENTRE Special Family Day Events – include FREE public skating from 12 – 1:50 pm and from 2:30 – 4:05pm. All regular programing is cancelled for Family Day. The gymnasium and pool is open for public use and lane swim ($2.75 per person or 10 passes for $25) Click tor more details.
YMCA in Belleville and Trenton – Special Family Day Events from 9am to 1pm – Participate in a family swim, arts & crafts, gym games, smoothie station, family fitness and raffle prizes. A donation to ‘Strong Kids Campaign’ would be appreciated. Click for details and schedule.
KRANE EDUCATIONAL ARTS CENTRE– is hosting “Parent Painting”. 11am – 2pm. Adults $20, children $15. Work on a special painting together as a family. Must pre-register by emailing KRANEeac@gmail.com, call 905.449.4732 or drop in at 199 Front St. in Belleville (Century Place) to make finger puppets for only $2.
THE BALLOON TREE is presented by "To Be Determined Theatre Co." at the Stirling Festival Theatre! @ 2pm Leap from reality and allow your imagination to run free as we follow Princess Leora on a musical adventure through her village in search for the one object that will save them all – a balloon. Up against her evil uncle, the Archduke, and all the guards in the kingdom she cannot make it without the help of the villagers, and of course, the audience! Set off on a magical journey filled with live music, sword fighting, wizards, magic spells, audience interaction and of course, lots and lots of balloons!
All Tickets $12 - Don't be disappointed - get your tickets right away! Don’t forget to get your picture with the Princess on the way out!!
For more info or to buy tickets visit: Stirling Festival Theatre
TYENDINAGA TOWNSHIP FAMILY DAY EVENTS from 11am to 3pm at the Tyendinaga Recreation Complex. Activities include skating (must wear helmet), crafts, snow obstacle course, children’s movies, free lunch, chili contest, and free hot chocolate! For additional information please contact Raeanne at email@example.com
STIRLING CURLING CLUB is offering free curling for family day fun. 1 – 4pm For more information call John at 613.395.2289.
GREATER NAPANEE Winter Chill Festival at the Strathcona Paper Centre 11am – 4pm – Dress warm and bring your skates! Families will enjoy public skating, face painting, horse-drawn wagon rides, music, tasty treats, snow mountain, marshmallow roasting, and much more! A children's entertainer will be performing from 3pm to 4pm. All activities are free with the donation of a non-perishable food item. For more information, visit www.greaternapanee.com.
O’HARA MILL HOMESTEAD AND CONSERVATION AREA Family Fun Day events in Madoc. Come enjoy the day outdoors from 11am to 3pm. Four Paws Meet & Greet, skating, horsedrawn wagon rides, live music, food, sled dog demos, and more! Bring an instrument and join in the ‘open jam’. For more info call 613.473.2084
TWEED FREE PUBLIC SKATING at the Tweed Arena from 1pm to 4pm. One complimentary hot chocolate or coffee per person.
Healthy Kids Community Challenge Hastings Prince Edward will be supporting local Family Day events hosted by community partners at the following locations:
· Quinte Sport and Wellness Centre
· YMCA of Central East Ontario (Belleville and Quinte West Branches)
· Prince Edward Community Centre
· Wellington and District Community Centre
· Tweed Winter Carnival (February 17-19)
These events are open to the community and include a range of activities that are sure to be fun for the whole family. Details on each of these events can be found at: https://healthykidshpe.ca/events/.
The Healthy Kids Community Challenge Hastings Prince Edward will have an interactive "Think About Your Drink" poster display at each of the participating locations listed above. Giveaways will also be available while supplies last. These activities are being done as a part of Water Does Wonders - the second theme of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, which encourages kids to drink more water as a healthy alternative to sugary beverages.
Hastings and Prince Edward Counties join 44 other communities across Ontario taking part in the Healthy Kids Community Challenge. The Healthy Kids Community Challenge unites communities with a common goal of promoting children's health through physical activity, healthy eating and other healthy habits.
For more information about the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, please visit www.healthykidsHPE.ca.
COLBORNE FREE PUBLIC SKATING at the Keeler Centre from 10am to noon.
FREE FISHING! Ontario Family Fishing Events is a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario waters without the otherwise mandatory fishing version outdoors card. The designated license-free period is February 18-20, 2017 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Monday)
BLOOD DONOR CLINIC IN TRENTON - Knights of Columbus Hall from 1 - 7pm. Celebrate your family by giving life - Special clinic honouring long time donor, Randy Pearson, who suddenly passed away in December. READ MORE!
WHAT’S ON AT THE MOVIES?
Centre Theatre Trenton LEGO: BATMAN and A DOG’S PURPOSE Matinees 1pm & 3:15 pm
WHAT'S CLOSED ON FAMILY DAY?
- Public Libraries
- Transit Services
- LCBO and beer stores
- Most retail stores including the Quinte Mall and grocery stores.
- Municipal buildings including City Hall
- Non-essential provincial government services
- Toronto Stock Exchange
MAIL WILL BE DELIVERED by Canada Post.
Lots of listings for events, festivals, fund-raisers, workshops and more each and every week! Click Here to View all listings on Community Calendar
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