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Check out our Southern Ontario Events Calendar for lots of interesting and fun events and activities for local families in Durham Region, the Greater Toronto Area, York, Peel, Hamilton-Halton, the Kawarthas, Niagara and more...

American Trilogy: The 3 Eras of ELVIS

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Back from his cross-Canada tour including 30 sold out shows in 20 nights (30,000 people) at Fallsview Casino, Steve is presenting his new show for Oshawa and the Durham Region at the Tribute Communities Centre. American Trilogy is a performance like no other, written to present the Legacy of Elvis Presley in the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's as only the Internationally Acclaimed and Award Winning Steve Michaels can do.

Running 4 Home

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8th annual Running4Home. Raising funds and awareness for Habitat for Humanity Durham and other amazing charities that help people create a better experience of HOME in their lives. 5k run 10k run 5k walk Early Bird rate available Family rate available Please come and be a part of this awesome event, as it's become a staple in Durham. Registration happens online via the RunningRoom. Go to... https://www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=14166 And more info at www.running4home.ca

May Court Festival

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Celebrated since 1907, Trafalgar Castle School's May Court Festival is one of Whitby’s oldest and most celebrated traditions. Guests are immersed in the school’s wonderful diversity through varied cultural dances and international food as they gather together to welcome the spring season and observe the official crowning of the May Queen and her Court. The public is invited to the annual May Court Festival, which includes local vendors; Zoo to You; a strawberry social; horse-drawn carriage rides; dunk tank; and food.

Push For Your Tush - Durham Region

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Push for Your Tush is Canada's largest colon cancer event series in the country. With communities nationwide, Push for Your Tush has raised over $5.4 million dollars to date and continues to grow to support research, education, awareness and patient support. Held annually, the community oriented event provides a fun, family friendly atmosphere where survivors are celebrated, the lost are honoured, and supportive communities grow all while raising vital funds for both local initiatives and national research. Why Push? Because YOU can! Because colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in men, and third in women. Because every day in Canada an average of 69 people are diagnosed and 25 succumb to the disease. Because, colon cancer is preventable in many cases, and highly treatable when caught early. Stop the stigma around the C word; no not cancer - COLON. No need to be embarrassed! We all have a bum! We need to take care of it. Push for Your Tush raises awareness and funds to save lives. It unites people who have been affected and provides a community of shared experience. It breaks the isolation, removes the embarrassment and starts a conversation. We need to talk about our Tush - Register NOW. The funds raised go towards research grants, awareness campaigns and patient support. Time to PUSH YOUR TUSH - Register NOW! At the Heart of It On a crisp fall day in a North Toronto park in 1996, 100 friends and family members gathered to pay tribute to Maureen Lerman, Colon Cancer Canada's co-founders' Amy Elmaleh's mother and Bunnie Schwartz's sister as well as Howard Schwartz, Bunnie's husband. The first walk was a passion-project, made possible by the sweat and tears of family and friends. While the walk has grown, the love and passion of people touched by this disease are still the driving force. Across Canada, passionate volunteers contribute their time and energy to organize a walk and help their communities fight against this deadly disease.

FREE Canada 150 Concert - Youth and Adult Choral and String Ensembles Perform Diverse Canadian Compositions! Come Celebrate Canada 150!

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SONG & Westben present 'Between Friends-A Celebration of Canadian Music'. Youth choral, adult choral and string ensembles perform famous folk songs representing the diversity between our West and East Coasts. Sponsored by the Town of Cobourg, SONG is thrilled to present its end of year show as part of Cobourg's Canada 150 Celebrations. SONG offers free after school music educational programming twice a week during the school year in both Cobourg and Port Hope locations. Based on the el Sistema model, the program is inclusive for all students Grades 1 to 8 and runs choral and string ensemble learning in a supportive environment. The SONG Program is run entirely through donations and sponsorships through which its participants receive free music, instruments, programming, workshops, performance opportunities and snacks at every rehearsal.

Doors Open Toronto - High Park Nature Centre

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Join us during Doors Open Toronto! Explore the fascinating history and architecture of the Forest School on a self-guided tour. High Park Nature Centre staff will be available to answer any questions about the heritage building, or the centre's programming. The Nature Centre's outdoor classroom will also be open for tours, and participants can plant a native species to help the teaching garden grow! The event runs from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on both May 27 and May 28. Last admittance is at 4:30 pm.

Celebrate Canada Spring Concert

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Durham Girls' Choir proudly presents Celebrate Canada with Tim Watson, featuring an all-Canadian line-up of songs. This family-friendly concert of vibrant choral music is suitable for all ages. Venue is wheelchair-accessible. Tickets available at the door, or by reservation via email: info@durhamgirlschoir.org. Be sure to enter our draw at the concert for your chance to win a $250 BestBuy gift card, and other great prizes!

The Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History

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Sunday May 28, 2017 You can make cystic fibrosis history! Register now and help us raise vital funds to support our mission to find a cure or control for cystic fibrosis. Then join us at the Toronto Zoo on Sunday, May 28, to celebrate your fundraising efforts and enjoy a day of family fun. Participants will receive admission to the Toronto Zoo, a complimentary lunch, a walk t-shirt and access to fun family activities! For more information and to register for the Toronto walk, please Registration time: 8:00am – 12:00pm* Event activities: 8:30am – 2:00pm* Zoo opens to participants: 8:30am – 7:00pm (last admission 6:00pm) Parking fee: $12 The Toronto Zoo is wheelchair accessible. No pets allowed. * Event subject to change. https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/LocationHome.aspx?eventid=204057&langpref=en-CA&locationID=204075&Referrer=http%3a%2f%2fwww.cysticfibrosis.ca%2fwalk%2ffind-a-walk-location

Doors Open Toronto - High Park Nature Centre

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Join us during Doors Open Toronto! Explore the fascinating history and architecture of the Forest School on a self-guided tour. High Park Nature Centre staff will be available to answer any questions about the heritage building, or the centre's programming. The Nature Centre's outdoor classroom will also be open for tours, and participants can plant a native species to help the teaching garden grow! The event runs from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on both May 27 and May 28. Last admittance is at 4:30 pm.

Run to Quit

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Run to Quit is a new 10-week program that helps participants to stop smoking while building their way up to being able to walk or run 5 km. Is your New Year’s resolution to quit smoking? Whether your motivation is to get healthy or save money, to quit smoking for a loved one or for yourself. The important thing is you’ve made the decision to quit. Run to Quit is an innovative quit smoking program that pairs the quit smoking expertise of the Canadian Cancer Society with Running Room Canada’s Learn to Walk or Run 5 km clinics. Exercising to quit smoking? Yes! The program has been shown to help smokers cope with discomfort and cravings through its simple step-by-step approach to building up walking or running stamina while cutting down and quitting smoking. This year, walk or run to a smoke-free life by joining Run to Quit at: The Running Room Whitby 80 Thickson Rd South Whitby, ON L1N 7T2 Start Date: April 11, 2017 For more information visit runtoquit.com or call (905) 665-2060.

Pride Build

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Pride Build is one of Habitat Durham's newest theme build events. Pride Build welcomes supporters of the LGBTTIQQ2SA* communities to come out and swing a hammer this June, and help us create strength, stability and self-reliance together. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but you will be part of our "CentreTowne" and help raise more than 100 children. For more information and volunteer oppportunities, visit http://www.habitatdurham.com/fundraising-events/

Family Fridays

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Every Friday from January to June from 6:00pm to 8:00pm come and let us serve you.   No one wants to cook another meal at the end of a long week, so let us do that for you.  Relax; Connect with friends; Kids crafts and games. See you soon!

Candy Dash 2017 Georgina

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The Candy Dash is a super fun family oriented walk that the whole family can enjoy. The event features a 5km walk and 2km Toddler Trot/Stroller walk within three dynamic communities: Georgina, Vaughan and Whitby. We bring that sweet treat excitement to a fantastic family event.

Family Nature Walk - Know Your Nature, Led by: High Park Rangers

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See High Park through the eyes of young naturalists. The 12-16 year olds of the High Park Rangers have been busily creating an engaging and informative hike to teach you about some of the coolest nature in High Park. Not to be missed!

Baby Care 101- A Workshop for New Parents

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Expecting a new baby this summer? Join us for an interactive and fun workshop and learn all about your new baby. Practice your skills at interactive stations, increase your confidence in your ability to care for your newborn and get lots of great information on baby care from our Expert Lamaze Educators, Birth & Postpartum Doulas. This workshop will conclude with a 1 hour discussion on normal infant behaviour and soothing techniques.

Heritage Train Ride June 4

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Hop on board and enjoy a ride in one of our heated/air conditioned heritage coaches from the 1950's and enjoy our doors open baggage car. There is entertainment on the train for the whole-family to enjoy. The train departs Uxbridge Station at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm and from Stouffville at noon. Book your tickets online at: www.ydhr.ca Cost: See website Contact Info: www.ydhr.ca and ydhr@ydhr.ca

Run to Quit

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Run to Quit is a new 10-week program that helps participants to stop smoking while building their way up to being able to walk or run 5 km. Is your New Year’s resolution to quit smoking? Whether your motivation is to get healthy or save money, to quit smoking for a loved one or for yourself. The important thing is you’ve made the decision to quit. Run to Quit is an innovative quit smoking program that pairs the quit smoking expertise of the Canadian Cancer Society with Running Room Canada’s Learn to Walk or Run 5 km clinics. Exercising to quit smoking? Yes! The program has been shown to help smokers cope with discomfort and cravings through its simple step-by-step approach to building up walking or running stamina while cutting down and quitting smoking. This year, walk or run to a smoke-free life by joining Run to Quit at: The Running Room Whitby 80 Thickson Rd South Whitby, ON L1N 7T2 Start Date: April 11, 2017 For more information visit runtoquit.com or call (905) 665-2060.

Park in the Dark

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Join us for an evening walk to learn about the animals that are waking up just as we get ready for bed. This event will run rain or shine so dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.

ROMKids Day Camp

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Looking for something to do with the kids on their school PD Days? Join us at the ROM for a day at camp! Kids have special access to hands-on learning at the Museum. Register your kids ages 5 – 14 for a full day of ROM Camp. This one-day version of our popular Summer Club program provides a full day of supervised educational activities, art projects, science experiments, and more! Registration is required.

Escape Train June 10

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Experience a unique escape room and dinner on-board a moving heritage train. The game will start upon your arrival at the train station. After boarding the train and enjoying a meal in our dining car, the game will continue with car to car action. The train will arrive back at the station at 9 pm. Will you be able to find the secret in time? Tickets are $89 + HST per person. This includes the dining and escape room experience. Alcoholic beverages are extra. Meal Options: Chicken Breast with a Creamy Garlic Sauce, Roasted Potatoes and Seasoned Green beans Vegetarian: Lentil Quinoa Loaf, Roasted Potatoes and Seasoned Green beans All meals include a pre-dinner roll and warm chocolate brownie for dessert. Water, coffee and tea are also included. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Contact Info: www.ydhr.ca and ydhr@ydhr.ca

12th Annual Walk for Mental Health Awareness

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Join Community Care Durham as we "Walk for Mental Health Awareness"! The 12th Anniversary of this fundraising event takes place on Saturday, June 10, 9 a.m. to noon. Walk 1, 2 or 5 km along the waterfront trail at Heydenshore Park, Whitby and NEW THIS YEAR also at the waterfront trail, Palmer Park, Port Perry. Enjoy a morning of family fun with entertainment, music, children's activities, information booths, a free BBQ lunch and amazing prizes. The first 200 registrants at each location receive an official Walk t-shirt and gift bag. Proceeds go to support Community Care Durham services. The 12th Annual Walk for Mental Health Awareness not only serves as a fundraiser but also raises awareness of mental health issues in our community. For information, please call 905-985-7784, 905-430-8014, or visit www.ccdwalk.org.

Family Nature Walk - Know Your Nature, Led by: High Park Eagle Youth

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Learn about the plants and animals in High Park from the young naturalists of the High Park Eagles group! We will explore woodlands and black oak savannah habitats to learn fascinating facts and connect with the nature surrounding us.

Peony Festival

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Hundreds of blooms in the garden and hundreds in the flower show inside Children's Arena. Bonsai, music, things to buy. New this year a Children's Garden with lots of gardening related activities and giveaways. For Children of all ages!

Heritage Train Ride June 11

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Hop on board and enjoy a ride in one of our heated/air conditioned heritage coaches from the 1950's and enjoy our doors open baggage car. There is entertainment on the train for the whole-family to enjoy. The train departs Uxbridge Station at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm and from Stouffville at noon. Book your tickets online at: www.ydhr.ca Cost: See website Contact Info: www.ydhr.ca and ydhr@ydhr.ca

Peony Festival

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Hundreds of blooms in the garden and hundreds in the flower show inside Children's Arena. Bonsai, music, things to buy. New this year a Children's Garden with lots of gardening related activities and giveaways. For Children of all ages!

Run to Quit

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Run to Quit is a new 10-week program that helps participants to stop smoking while building their way up to being able to walk or run 5 km. Is your New Year’s resolution to quit smoking? Whether your motivation is to get healthy or save money, to quit smoking for a loved one or for yourself. The important thing is you’ve made the decision to quit. Run to Quit is an innovative quit smoking program that pairs the quit smoking expertise of the Canadian Cancer Society with Running Room Canada’s Learn to Walk or Run 5 km clinics. Exercising to quit smoking? Yes! The program has been shown to help smokers cope with discomfort and cravings through its simple step-by-step approach to building up walking or running stamina while cutting down and quitting smoking. This year, walk or run to a smoke-free life by joining Run to Quit at: The Running Room Whitby 80 Thickson Rd South Whitby, ON L1N 7T2 Start Date: April 11, 2017 For more information visit runtoquit.com or call (905) 665-2060.

Women Build

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Join 150 like-minded "Women in Power" and help us build 4 new town homes for local families in need! No experience necessary! Women from all professions and backgrounds are invited to change local lives and help provide a decent and affordable home to a family in Durham. Sign up as an individual or as a team! Want to get involved? Step 1: Go to http://www.habitatdurham.com/fundraising-events/ to pick a build date and register yourself or your team. Step 2: Got to: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/habitat-for-humanity-durham-inc/2017Womenbuild/ to create your personal fundraising page and get started! We ask that you raise a min. of $250 to participate.

Friday Maker NIght: Fun With Tech Toys

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Books are the springboard for family maker adventures. The whole family is invited to share stories, create and explore. June 16 – Fun with Tech Toys From Bee-Bot to Cubelets, introduce your child to basic robots and coding. Drop in. All ages.

Women Build

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Join 150 like-minded "Women in Power" and help us build 4 new town homes for local families in need! No experience necessary! Women from all professions and backgrounds are invited to change local lives and help provide a decent and affordable home to a family in Durham. Sign up as an individual or as a team! Want to get involved? Step 1: Go to http://www.habitatdurham.com/fundraising-events/ to pick a build date and register yourself or your team. Step 2: Got to: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/habitat-for-humanity-durham-inc/2017Womenbuild/ to create your personal fundraising page and get started! We ask that you raise a min. of $250 to participate.

Saturday Maker Club: Coding Club

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Learn about the wonderful world of 3D printing! Find out: What is 3D printing? How do 3D printers work? How can I print my own 3D objects? What can I print? What can I not print? June 17 – Coding Club Are you the next Bill Gates? Do you love video games? Instead of just playing video games, why not create them! Even if you aren’t a programming wiz, come on out and code with us. You’ll have fun! Ages 10 to 14. Register online or by phone at 905-683-4000 x8830.

TD Summer Reading Club: Canadian Wind Sock

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TD SUMMER READING CLUB - Get Your Summer Read On Day!TD Summer Reading Club Salut! Drop by any branch on Saturday, June 17 to register for the TD Summer Reading Club, pick up your summer reading club kit and summer event calendar, and take part in tons of fun activities. Register by Sunday, July 2 to qualify for the early bird prize draw. Canadian Wind Sock Drop in for this fun craft. Dress for a mess.

Summer Solstice Suppers

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World-class humour is served up alongside a full course meal circa 1850 shared with an intimate group. Reserve your place at the table starting February 1, cost per person is $60. Tickets available online at pickering.ca/eStore or in person at the Pickering Museum Village Gift Shop.

Nova's Ark 7th Annual Friendship Walk

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Nova’s Ark will host its 7th Annual Friendship Walk at Grass Park in Brooklin Ont. on Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join us for this fun-filled community event, which includes a 3-kilometre walk lead by Google the camel. Sign up and make your pledges. All money raised will be used to help maintain this unique facility, which supports individuals of all ages with varied abilities. The walker with the most pledges will win a day at Nova’s Ark with ten friends! We invite you to enjoy the music of Workin’ Dawgs, a BBQ by Starr Burger, face painting and hands-on interaction with our therapy animals as you learn more about the many programs offered by Nova’s Ark. Nova’s Ark is a local charity based in Brooklin that provides individualized programs focusing on communication and social opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Many of these specialized programs incorporate the supportive nature of a wide variety of therapy animals. To register for the Friendship Walk, visit www.novasark.ca, or for more information, email friendshipwalk.novasark@bell.net.

TD Summer Reading Club: Build a Book Extravaganza!

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TD SUMMER READING CLUB - Get Your Summer Read On Day!TD Summer Reading Club Salut! Drop by any branch on Saturday, June 17 to register for the TD Summer Reading Club, pick up your summer reading club kit and summer event calendar, and take part in tons of fun activities. Register by Sunday, July 2 to qualify for the early bird prize draw. Build a Book Extravaganza! Create a page to add to our Canada 150 book. Don’t forget to vote for your favourite Canadian book and take a #bookselfie for Facebook! Program Location: Main Branch

TD Summer Reading Club: LEGO Saturday

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TD SUMMER READING CLUB - Get Your Summer Read On Day!TD Summer Reading Club Salut! Drop by any branch on Saturday, June 17 to register for the TD Summer Reading Club, pick up your summer reading club kit and summer event calendar, and take part in tons of fun activities. Register by Sunday, July 2 to qualify for the early bird prize draw. Lego Saturday Put your building skills to the test with our Canadian Animal LEGO building challenge. Program Location: McLean Branch

TD Summer Reading Club: Design a Canada 150 T-Shirt

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TD SUMMER READING CLUB - Get Your Summer Read On Day! Salut! Drop by any branch on Saturday, June 17 to register for the TD Summer Reading Club, pick up your summer reading club kit and summer event calendar, and take part in tons of fun activities. Register by Sunday, July 2 to qualify for the early bird prize draw. Design a Canada 150 T-shirt Bring a white t-shirt or pillow case to decorate with your maple leaf handprint and stencils. Dress for a mess.

Women Build

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Join 150 like-minded "Women in Power" and help us build 4 new town homes for local families in need! No experience necessary! Women from all professions and backgrounds are invited to change local lives and help provide a decent and affordable home to a family in Durham. Sign up as an individual or as a team! Want to get involved? Step 1: Go to http://www.habitatdurham.com/fundraising-events/ to pick a build date and register yourself or your team. Step 2: Got to: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/habitat-for-humanity-durham-inc/2017Womenbuild/ to create your personal fundraising page and get started! We ask that you raise a min. of $250 to participate.

Father’s Day Heritage Train Ride

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Looking for a unique way to show your dad how much he means to you? Why not treat yours to a trip on the York-Durham Heritage Railway through the picturesque Oak Ridges Moraine. Dads ride for ½ price when accompanied by a child. The train departs Uxbridge Station at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm and from Stouffville at noon. There are boarding facilities for disabled persons available in Uxbridge. Book your tickets online at: www.ydhr.ca

Run to Quit

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Run to Quit is a new 10-week program that helps participants to stop smoking while building their way up to being able to walk or run 5 km. Is your New Year’s resolution to quit smoking? Whether your motivation is to get healthy or save money, to quit smoking for a loved one or for yourself. The important thing is you’ve made the decision to quit. Run to Quit is an innovative quit smoking program that pairs the quit smoking expertise of the Canadian Cancer Society with Running Room Canada’s Learn to Walk or Run 5 km clinics. Exercising to quit smoking? Yes! The program has been shown to help smokers cope with discomfort and cravings through its simple step-by-step approach to building up walking or running stamina while cutting down and quitting smoking. This year, walk or run to a smoke-free life by joining Run to Quit at: The Running Room Whitby 80 Thickson Rd South Whitby, ON L1N 7T2 Start Date: April 11, 2017 For more information visit runtoquit.com or call (905) 665-2060.

Homeward Bound Rescue Canine Carnival

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Homeward Bound Rescue is holding their second annual Canine Carnival. There will be games, prizes, vendors, food, a doggy fashion show (so bring along your dog and enter!), come and watch the dog obstacle course, fun and much much more!

Candy Dash 2017 Vaughan

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Walk 5km in support of families in your community who are dealing with life-threatening illness. Shine Through the Rain presents the Candy Dash, a sweet 5km that's fun for the whole family! 2km Toddler Trot also available. Register today!

Escape Train June 24

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Experience a unique escape room and dinner on-board a moving heritage train. The game will start upon your arrival at the train station. After boarding the train and enjoying a meal in our dining car, the game will continue with car to car action. The train will arrive back at the station at 9 pm. Will you be able to find the secret in time? Tickets are $89 + HST per person. This includes the dining and escape room experience. Alcoholic beverages are extra. Meal Options: Chicken Breast with a Creamy Garlic Sauce, Roasted Potatoes and Seasoned Green beans Vegetarian: Lentil Quinoa Loaf, Roasted Potatoes and Seasoned Green beans All meals include a pre-dinner roll and warm chocolate brownie for dessert. Water, coffee and tea are also included. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Contact Info: www.ydhr.ca and ydhr@ydhr.ca

Teddy Bear Picinic

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Once upon a time at the Pickering Museum Village, there came a great adventurer. The adventurer spent their whole day in the village, watching a play, having their stuffed friends stitched up, and telling legendary tales of their adventures. That adventurer could be you, if you come to this fun-filled day! Bring your teddy bear and a picnic to join us for lunch. Have a stuffed friend in need of repair? Don’t despair we have a teddy bear first aid station. Backwoods Players presents The Horn of Sir Humphrey free with admission.

Homeward Bound Rescue Canine Carnival

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HBR Canine Carnival! Come and join us for some family fun! Games, prizes, food, music, lure course dog demonstration, canine fashion show, vendors! Come on out and support Homeward Bound Rescue! Games for the children and prizes too! Bring your dog out and enter them into the canine fashion show! Lure course dog demonstration .... fun for the whole family! We hope to see you at the park!!

Passenger Appreciation BBQ

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Ride the train today and enjoy a hamburger or hotdog compliments of the York-Durham Heritage Railway at the Uxbridge station from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. As always, there is entertainment on the train for the whole-family to enjoy. The train departs Uxbridge Station at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm and from Stouffville at noon. Book your tickets online at: www.ydhr.ca Cost: See website Contact Info: www.ydhr.ca and ydhr@ydhr.ca