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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...

Paws & Reflect Show: Opening Night Party

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Winged Canvas Gallery is excited to announce the opening of the Paws & Reflect Show! A celebration of furry friends, wild beasts, and all the animal kingdom in between, this is the purr-fest show for animal lovers and art enthusiasts alike. The Gallery walls will be covered head to toe in animal themed artworks by local artists. Join us for an unFURgettable Opening Night Party on Friday, May 25. Come meet and mingle with the artists while celebrating York Region's thriving art community! The Paws & Reflect Show is on for public viewing at Winged Canvas Gallery between May 25 to June 29, with an Opening Reception held Friday, May 25 and a Summer Art Party on Saturday, June 23. Save the date!

Friday Maker Night - Scavenger Hunt!

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Get to Know Your Library - Scavenger Hunt! Can you find all the things in the Library? Come in and find out. Join us for this fun maker night full of activities and crafts! Drop in - all ages.

Outside Looking In's Annual Student Matinee Performance - Indigenous Youth Dancing to the Music of the 70s! Hosted by YTVs SUKI

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Attention School Groups (grades K-12) and Youth Organizations*! On May 25th bring your students to cheer on our Indigenous youth performers from across Canada, as they perform the latest dance moves to the hippest music! Starting at 10:30 a.m. get the chance to learn about OLI youth, their communities, and what made them aspire to travel to perform at the Sony Centre of the Performing Arts. Before the Matinee Show, there will be an opportunity to come early and listen to the OLI Alumni-led panel, that will be mediated by the Right Honourable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Youth Council Member, Gregory Francis. If you or your group are interested, please indicate on the survey at the end of your ticket purchase. Tickets are only $5 for more information on the event and how to purchase tickets visit here: www.sonycentre.ca/calendar-event-details/?id=406&password=Matinee To learn more about Outside Looking In, visit here: www.olishow.com/ Date: Friday, May 25th, 2018 Start Time: 10:30am - 11:00am Running time: 2 hours and 15 minutes including the intermission Location: Sony Centre of the Performing Arts Cost: Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased here. Panel Mediator: Right Honourable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Youth Council Member, Gregory Francis *Youth only - (ages 5 - 25). Groups must be accompanied by a chaperone. Please note, all online orders must be paid by credit card. To order 100+ seats, groups who would like to pay by cheque or cash, or groups who require accessible seating, please contact the Sony Centre Box Office directly at 416-916-7878 or email bookings@sonycentre.ca.

Artfest on the Esplanade

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Esplanade Park comes alive with colour and creativity for this art festival. Over 80 artists and artisans showcasing and selling their work, live hands on art demos, music, food trucks, art activities for everyone, plus so much more.

Mini Pop Kids - Kids4Kids Fundraiser Concert

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Join the best selling Kids’ music group in Canada for a fun-filled concert fundraiser where kids and parents alike are invited to discover their inner POP-star! With a portion of proceeds going to the biggest children’s hospital in Canada, SickKids Foundation; this concert experience will not only create lasting memories for anyone with a ticket but will also help Toronto give back to kids in need. Sing and dance along to family-friendly versions of songs like Havana, Despacito, Believer, and so many more! VIP Ticket Includes the following - Prime Seating - VIP Tour Lanyard - VIP Meet and Greet with the MINI POP KIDS and Special Guests - Autographed Poster

May Court Festival

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This time-honoured Trafalgar tradition dates back to 1907 and brings our school community and neighbours together to celebrate the crowning of the May Queen and her Court. The May Queen and her Counsellors are elected as the students who best exemplify our school motto; Veritas, Virtus, Venustas – Truth, Virtue, Loveliness. The May Court Festival is fun for the whole family. From the more formal proceedings of the court to the fun festival which follows, each student is involved in making the day special. Guests are immersed in the wonderful diversity of our community through cultural dances and the ever-popular Maypole Dance performed by our Grade 5 and 6 students. A family fun event with pop up shops, food and activities. NEW this year is a rock climbing wall. Event is open to the community.

Walk for Alzheimer's - Scarborough

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Walk for Alzheimer’s is Canada’s biggest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Monies raised support programs and services in your community that improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their families, and support other activities like education and public awareness. Walks take place every year in 150 communities across Canada.

ROM Saturday Club

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April 7 - June 2 $270 1/2 day for 8 weeks This Saturday version of our popular Summer Club program provides supervised, hands-on educational activities, art projects, science experiments, and more. The ROM's fascinating galleries, authentic objects and outstanding professional staff guarantee that your camp experience will be hard to beat! Every fall, winter and spring children will enjoy eight Saturdays of fun-filled, educational adventures in the ROM's inspiring galleries.

Father's Day Clay Plaque

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Father's Day is coming soon! This workshop is open to all ages. Step by step instruction to create a cute wall plaque just for Dad! Try our stamps! This workshop requires a return visit to paint the following week. Cost per person is just $15 plus HST Save when you sign up two participants or more!

Parenting Workshop: Powering Off!

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Tired of feeling guilty about your smartphone use? Join parenting author Ann Douglas for a practical and idea-packed workshop that gets at the root cause of distracted parenting and arms you with parent-proven strategies for dealing with it. Topics to be discussed include: The case for unplugging more often: why less screen time is beneficial for parents and kids; The "why" of distracted parenting: what makes us turn to our devices and away from our kids - and what to do about it; Strategies for making more conscious and deliberate decisions about your family's use of technology plus highlights from the science of habit change on how to make those changes stick; Family play activities: ways to make the most of all that newly found tech-free time; Register online at ajaxlibrary.ca or by calling 905.683.4000 (ext 8813). Ann Douglas sparks conversations that matter about parenting and mental health. She is the author of numerous bestselling books about pregnancy and parenting, including The Mother of All Pregnancy Books, The Mother of All Baby Books, and The Mother of All Toddler Books. She is also the weekend parenting columnist for CBC Radio and a passionate and inspiring speaker who delivers keynote addresses and leads small-group workshops at health parenting and education conferences across the country.

ROMKids Junior

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Spring Season: April 3 - June 2 $200 Inspire your toddler's imagination and sense of discovery as you explore the ROM's collection of art, history, and nature through the eyes of a child. Bring your child on an eight-week sensory adventure as you tour galleries with our early learning instructors, and join them in creative play-based activities, and social interaction in a classroom setting. Meet other parents, caregivers, and children and engage your child in interactive learning for life. For children ages 2 to 4, accompanied by an adult. Siblings of participants under 2 years old welcome free of charge. 8 week sessions with classes offered on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Tuesday & Wednesday: morning classes are 9:30am - 11:30am & afternoon classes are 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Saturday: morning class is 9:30am - 11:30am & afternoon class is 1:30pm - 3:30pm. Pre-registration is required. Limited space is available. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Neighbourhood Parks Family Fitness Tour - Kendal

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Community Services Department staff will tour various Clarington Parks throughout the month of June to provide fun ways to play and be active as a family in celebration of “June is Recreation and Parks Month”! Ride your bike or walk over and join us in Kendal for fun, free fitness activities!

ROM Saturday Club

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April 7 - June 2 $270 1/2 day for 8 weeks This Saturday version of our popular Summer Club program provides supervised, hands-on educational activities, art projects, science experiments, and more. The ROM's fascinating galleries, authentic objects and outstanding professional staff guarantee that your camp experience will be hard to beat! Every fall, winter and spring children will enjoy eight Saturdays of fun-filled, educational adventures in the ROM's inspiring galleries.

Heritage Train Ride

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Take a trip through time seated in one of our heated/air conditioned heritage coaches from the 1950's and enjoy our doors open baggage car. Each trip also features on-board entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Departures: Uxbridge -10:00 am and 2:30 pm; Stouffville - 12 pm Adults: $27, Senior & Student: $25, Child: $19

Neighbourhood Parks Family Fitness Tour - Newcastle

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Community Services Department staff will tour various Clarington Parks throughout the month of June to provide fun ways to play and be active as a family in celebration of “June is Recreation and Parks Month”! Ride your bike or walk over and join us in Newcastle for fun fitness activities!

Saving Sumatra Fundraiser

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018 5:30pm to 10pm Event Schedule: Dinner and Three Live Auctions 6pm to 6:45pm On-Site Tours 7:30pm to 8:30pm Indo-Malayan Pavilion Experience and Silent Auction 8:30pm to 10pm Guests are asked to arrive no later than 6pm The Toronto Zoo and our Indo-Malaya Wildlife Care staff are hosting a new fundraising event supporting the conservation of the three critically endangered flagship species of Sumatra: Sumatran Rhino, Tiger, and Orangutan. This unique evening will include an Indonesian-style dinner and will showcase our Indo-Malayan animals, Wildlife Care staff, Curator of Amphibians and Reptiles, with an appearance from our Zoo Horticulture Specialist to discuss the flora within the pavilion as well as a PhD student whose thesis involves our resident Sumatran Orangutans! This exciting new fundraising event will offer our guests the rare experience of exclusive keeper talks, tiger feeding and unique silent auction items. There will also be three special live auctions held, and the winning bids will receive one of three behind the scene opportunities at Greater one-horned rhinos, Sumatran Tiger and Sumatran Orangutans with all three once-in-a-lifetime experiences taking place night of the event! Proceeds raised from the ‘Saving Sumatra’ event will be donated to the International Rhino Foundation (www.rhinos.org) to support Sumatran Rhinos, the Tiger Conservation Campaign (www.support.mnzoo.org) to support Sumatran Tigers, and Orangutan Outreach (www.redape.org) to support Sumatran Orangutans. Guests attending Saving Sumatra will learn about the plight these amazing species are facing, as well as what the Toronto Zoo is doing to help, and the important role we all play in helping to save and protect these critically endangered animals. *Cost (Per Adult): $85.00 per member AND $95.00 per non-member. Parking is included and ticket provides the guest access to the Toronto Zoo as of 5:00pm. *Online registration closes at midnight on 2018-05-30 and guests must be 19 years or older. Please provide valid ID. Event Subject to change without notice. http://development.torontozoo.com/products/1019496-saving-sumatra.aspx

Know Your Nature (Led by High Park Eagles Youth) - Family Nature Walk

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See High Park through the eyes of young naturalists. The 12-16 year olds of the High Park's Eagles Youth have been busily creating an engaging and informative hike to teach you about some of the coolest nature in High Park. This is a FREE all-ages event, great for the whole family! Suggested donation of $2-$5 per person

13th Annual Walk for Mental Health Awareness

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Join Community Care Durham as we "Walk for Mental Health Awareness"! The 13th Anniversary of this fundraising event takes place on Saturday, June 9, 9 a.m. to noon. Walk 1, 2 or 5 km along a scenic waterfront trail, starting at the Port Perry Fairgrounds. Enjoy a morning of family fun with entertainment, music, children's activities, information booths, a free BBQ lunch and amazing prizes. Each registrant who raises $20 or more in pledges will receive an official Walk t-shirt.The 13th Annual Walk for Mental Health Awareness not only serves as a fundraiser but also raises awareness of mental health issues in our community. Register by June 1 and you are eligible for a great Early Bird prize! For information, please call 905-985-7784, 905-430-8014, or visit http://communitycaredurham.on.ca/events/walk-for-mental-health/. Although the Walk is held Port Perry, it's a Durham-wide event with participants from and proceeds going to all CCD offices.

Heritage Train Ride

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Take a trip through time seated in one of our heated/air conditioned heritage coaches from the 1950's and enjoy our doors open baggage car. Each trip also features on-board entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

Babysitter Training for youth

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Babysitter Training course is ideal for kids 10 – 13 years. Course is one day, 9am - 4:00pm. Pre-registration is required a week prior to start date. Designed to teach babysitter skills, leadership and first aid in a fun and informative session. Information shared is geared on caring for infants, toddlers and children. Along with working with parents, and responsibilities. Kids will complete activities, role playing and have hands on practice and receive a copy of the St. John Ambulance Babysitter Manual and certificate of completion. Call St. John Ambulance to pre-register 905-434-7800. Courses offered throughout Durham Region each month.

Breaking a World Record! The Largest Human Plane Formation!

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Come break a world record and put Whitby on the map with the largest human plane formation. The 2 VandenBos Whitby Air Cadets are celebrating the end of their 15th year and would love the community to celebrate with them by marking this milestone with a world record. There will be food and fun for everyone at Victoria Fields. Register at https://www.breakingaworldrecord.eventbrite.ca for all the details. Questions? email events@2vandenbos.org

Marky Monday's Adventures In Dreamland

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AWARD WINNING CHILDRENS ROCK MUSICAL CONCERT AGES 3-10 LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE. Marky Monday is known to fans as the new age Fred Penner, Mr. Dressup, and Mr. Rogers all combined in one. This unforgettable one man show features Marky Monday (Mark Pezzelato) performing all characters at the same time while interacting with a video screen. Amazing special effects and performance features comedic sing along catchy rock/funk songs that brilliantly outline a whacky cast of characters in an imaginative dream world filled with real life lessons. Through the use of music, comedy, interesting characters, and a journey to meet the owner of dreamland, Marky Monday learns the values of respecting others, honesty, and how to build loving compassionate friendships while thinking for oneself and maintaining integrity. Marky’s journey begins when he falls to sleep and meets a Giant Banana at an ice cream store. The two of them venture to see Munir McTickles, the owner of Dreamland, who creates all the rules of the land. On the way they meet Ernie Palsoni the Celebrity Turtle and Chick Chick Chicken, who is scared of everything. They all have their reasons for wanting to see the owner of Dreamland and have to work together, accepting their diversity, to figure out why Chick Chick Chicken’s eggs have gone missing. As the story unfolds, everything is not as it appears to be in Dreamland. An imposter has been secretly misleading and lying to everyone for his own benefit. This rock musical is guaranteed to have you entertained and wanting more! Fun for the entire family.

Discovery Days for Seniors

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(15% off zoo admission 65+ and CARP members with valid card*) Monday, April 9, 2018 Monday, May 14, 2018 and Monday, June 11, 2018 Join us for our new Seniors Discovery Days. All guests, 65+ and CARP members with a valid ID card will receive 15 % off admission, 15% discounts at Caribou Cafe and Africa Restaurant on select items and a special “bundle” offer, 10% off in Zootique (extra10% off for seniors who are members) and 15% off senior’s memberships. The Zoo will also open at 9:00am for our Seniors Discovery Day guests 65+ and Carp Members. Exclusive Tours for Seniors 65+ and CARP Members (free with admission) as part of Discovery Days For Seniors Join one of our knowledgeable Volunteer guides as they bring the Zoo to life with “insider” stories and fun facts about our animals and plants. Tours are approximately 1.5 hours in length and will focus on different themes over the three dates. Tours start at 9:00 am* and are offered on Monday April 9 (Topic – Zoos & Conservation, including a visit to our new Animal Hospital viewing gallery), Monday, May 14 (Topic – Zoo Moms), and Monday, June 11 (Topic – Seeing the Greener Side of the Zoo, including a tour through our greenhouses and tropical pavilions). Please note: tours do not go behind the scenes. Limited spaces available! Reserve your spot today by contacting Volunteer Services at least one week in advance by submitting your request to tzvolunteers@torontozoo.ca OR by calling 416-392-5942.

Neighbourhood Parks Family Fitness Tour - Bowmanville

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Community Services Department staff will tour various Clarington Parks throughout the month of June to provide fun ways to play and be active as a family in celebration of “June is Recreation and Parks Month”! Ride your bike or walk over and join us in Bowmanville for fun fitness activities!

8th Annual Friendship Walk

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BROOKLIN, ON. - Nova’s Ark will host its 8th Annual Friendship Walk at Grass Park in Brooklin Ontario from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday June 16th, 2018. Join us for this fun filled community event which includes a 3-kilometre walk lead by Bing the camel. All money raised will be used to maintain this unique facility, which supports individuals of all ages with varied abilities. Sign up and make your pledges- the walker with the most pledges will win a day at Nova’s Ark with ten friends! Following the walk we invite you to enjoy the music of Workin’ Dawgs, a BBQ by Starr Burger, face painting, and interaction with our therapy animals as you learn 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 social opportunities and communication 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 please visit www.novasark.ca, or for more information email friendshipwalk.novasark@bell.net

Take Pride In Pickering Day

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Join us to plant trees, pick up litter and meet animal ambassadors from Earth Rangers. The event will run rain or shine. Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear. This is a joint venture of Ontario Power Generation, the City of Pickering, Toronto and Region Conservation and other partners in Environmental Stewardship Pickering. Participating students can receive credit for community service hours.

Shine Through The Rain: Human Foosball Tournament

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Shine Through the Rain is hosting a human foosball tournament! Come join us for this hilariously fun game where you take the place of the men in the foosball table. Teams require 7 players minimum, with at least 2 female players. Games will begin at 8:30am. Teams are guaranteed a minimum of 3 games during the round-robin round before the playoffs. Players must be 16 years old or older. Early bird registration is $300 per team and closes April 16th. Regular registration is $375 per team from April 17th to June 8th. Barbecue on site. All proceeds will go to Shine Through the Rain in direct support of patients with life-threatening illness. SPECIAL! Register for BOTH our foosball tournament and our slo-pitch tournament for a discount - get both events for $600 - that's a $150 discount! Team captains should be the person to register the team. Registration packages will be emailed to the team captain as soon as payment is received. Location: West Park 1210 Ravenshoe Road Keswick, ON Registration Link: https://newmarket.snapd.com/events/view/1139076

Tunirrusiangit: Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak

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Opening June 16 at the Art Gallery of Ontario Tunirrusiangit: Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak explores the enduring legacy of two of the biggest names in Inuit art. Curated by a team of Inuit artists and curators, the exhibition presents a dynamic vision of contemporary Inuit life through 111 drawings, sketches and rare works on paper from both artists. Known as the “grandmother of Inuit art, Kenojuak Ashevak (1927–2013),” is an internationally acclaimed artist, a Companion of the Order of Canada and the most represented Inuit artist in the AGO’s permanent collection. Her tremendous legacy helped forge a pathway for Inuit artists and inspired her nephew Pitsiulak (1967–2016), who became one of the most sought-after contemporary Inuit artists in his lifetime with his large-scale works, full of humour and impressive detail. Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak represent two generations of Inuit artists whose blend of magic, realism and surrealism have challenged viewers to respond to their art and worldview in new ways. The team of curators – Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Koomuatuk Curley, Taqralik Partridge, and Jocelyn Piirainen – have continued these themes and views with their own artistic responses to the works on view, bringing the legacies of these two artists into the here and now.

Father's Day Heritage Train Ride

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Today only, dads ride for half price! Is your dad a railfan? Then this experience is for him! This Father’s Day treat your dad to a ride through the Oak Ridges Moraine on-board the York-Durham Heritage Railway. Don’t forget to check out our doors open baggage-car! Departures: Uxbridge -10:00 am and 2:30 pm; Stouffville - 12 pm Adults: $27, Senior & Student: $25, Child: $19

22nd Annual Father's Day Smoke & Steam Show

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Enjoy the largest show of its kind in the Kawarthas featuring tractor and power equipment displays, tractor games, vintage farm trucks, tractor and wagon rides, a tractor parade through the Village and more! Admission: Adults $15, Students/Seniors (60+) $10, Youths (ages 5-14) $7, Free for children under 5, Family (includes 2 adults & up to 4 youths ages 5-14) $40

Neighbourhood Parks Family Fitness Tour - Courtice

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Community Services Department staff will tour various Clarington Parks throughout the month of June to provide fun ways to play and be active as a family in celebration of “June is Recreation and Parks Month”! Ride your bike or walk over and join us in Courtice for fun fitness activities!

National Indigenous People Day

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Thursday, June 21, 2018 Waterside Theatre/Rain location Africa Picnic Site Free with admission The Toronto Zoo’s Turtle Island Conservation is celebrating National Indigenous People Day. For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year. Aboriginal history is full of stories of biodiversity and conservation practices, illustrating just how cherished our natural surroundings are. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples to the protection of biodiversity here in Ontario. Free admission will be provided to Aboriginal peoples with the presentation of a status card, Metis card, or an Inuit Health Branch Client Identification Number (N-Number).

Cirque du Soleil

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After thrilling more than 8 million people worldwide, CORTEO will embark on a new journey next March as the same enchanting production but now in arenas, giving more people the opportunity to enjoy a Cirque du Soleil show in their own town. The show will visit Oshawa at the Tribute Communities Centre for a limited run of six performances, from June 21 to 24, 2018. This unique production directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca premiered in Montreal in April 2005 and has visited 64 cities in 19 countries. CORTEO, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth. The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music turns lyrical and playful carrying CORTEO through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality. The cast of CORTEO includes 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from all around the world.

Corteo

Description

CORTEO, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth. Show Schedule: Thursday, June 21, 2018 – 7:30 pm Friday, June 22, 2018 – 7:30 pm Saturday, June 23, 2018 – 4:00 pm & 7:30 pm Sunday, June 24, 2018 – 1:30 pm & 5:00 pm Tickets will be available on cirquedusoleil.com/corteo. Tickets start at $39 (subject to change).

Cirque du Soleil

Description

After thrilling more than 8 million people worldwide, CORTEO will embark on a new journey next March as the same enchanting production but now in arenas, giving more people the opportunity to enjoy a Cirque du Soleil show in their own town. The show will visit Oshawa at the Tribute Communities Centre for a limited run of six performances, from June 21 to 24, 2018. This unique production directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca premiered in Montreal in April 2005 and has visited 64 cities in 19 countries. CORTEO, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth. The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music turns lyrical and playful carrying CORTEO through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality. The cast of CORTEO includes 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from all around the world.

Corteo

Description

CORTEO, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth. Show Schedule: Thursday, June 21, 2018 – 7:30 pm Friday, June 22, 2018 – 7:30 pm Saturday, June 23, 2018 – 4:00 pm & 7:30 pm Sunday, June 24, 2018 – 1:30 pm & 5:00 pm Tickets will be available on cirquedusoleil.com/corteo. Tickets start at $39 (subject to change).

Redpath Waterfront Festival, presented by Billy Bishop Airport

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"It’s going to be INCREDIBALL! The Redpath Waterfront Festival is back June 22-24 with carefree fun, endless entertainment and classic summer eats! Have a ball exploring HTO Pendulum Wave, presented by Menkes, a larger-than-life installation made up of six, 6.5” tall motorized beach balls. Catch a performance of Aqua Cirque, a water-inspired circus show. Stick around after performances, and kids can learn a few tricks of their own at guided workshops led by the acrobats. For more thrills, bounce over to the Family Fun Zone, where kids of all ages and abilities can enjoy arts and crafts, games, educational activities and carousel rides. Kick back with tall drinks and big eats with the return of the Waterfront Artisan Market and the Wine & Spirit Festival. And Ahoy Matey! The Royal Canadian Navy will be cruising in on the HMCS Oriole, a legendary sail-training ship. For more information, visit towaterfrontfest.com or check out the festival’s Facebook page @TOwaterfrontfest."

Know Your Nature (Led by High Park Rangers Youth) - Family Nature Walk

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Learn about the plants and animals in High Park from the young naturalists of the High Park Rangers group! We will explore woodlands and black oak savannah habitats to learn fascinating facts and connect with the nature surrounding us. This is a FREE all-ages event, great for the whole family! Suggested donation of $2-$5 per person.

Gentle Giants of the Savanna Family Program

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Reach new heights with our giraffes! Learn all about the tallest animals on land and find out why that can be useful but also challenging for the majestic giraffe. Included Private Zoomobile ride to African Savanna Informative presentation of our African Savanna and a themed activity Guided behind-the-scenes visit to the giraffe house $20(Member), $30(Non-Member) Recommended for ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. *Cost is per individual Program content subject to change. http://education.torontozoo.com/products/1099795-gentle-giants-of-the-savanna.aspx

Celebrating Giraffes

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Can’t join us on World Giraffe Day? No worries! Come on Saturday, June 23. 2018 and get hands-on with giraffe-themed touch-tables, interact with our volunteers, and take in an extra giraffe training demonstration at noon. Free with Zoo admission.

Teddy Bear Picnic

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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. Backwoods Players presents "A Wolf's Tale", free with admission.

Cirque du Soleil

Description

After thrilling more than 8 million people worldwide, CORTEO will embark on a new journey next March as the same enchanting production but now in arenas, giving more people the opportunity to enjoy a Cirque du Soleil show in their own town. The show will visit Oshawa at the Tribute Communities Centre for a limited run of six performances, from June 21 to 24, 2018. This unique production directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca premiered in Montreal in April 2005 and has visited 64 cities in 19 countries. CORTEO, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth. The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music turns lyrical and playful carrying CORTEO through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality. The cast of CORTEO includes 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from all around the world.

Corteo

Description

CORTEO, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth. Show Schedule: Thursday, June 21, 2018 – 7:30 pm Friday, June 22, 2018 – 7:30 pm Saturday, June 23, 2018 – 4:00 pm & 7:30 pm Sunday, June 24, 2018 – 1:30 pm & 5:00 pm Tickets will be available on cirquedusoleil.com/corteo. Tickets start at $39 (subject to change).

Redpath Waterfront Festival, presented by Billy Bishop Airport

Description

"It’s going to be INCREDIBALL! The Redpath Waterfront Festival is back June 22-24 with carefree fun, endless entertainment and classic summer eats! Have a ball exploring HTO Pendulum Wave, presented by Menkes, a larger-than-life installation made up of six, 6.5” tall motorized beach balls. Catch a performance of Aqua Cirque, a water-inspired circus show. Stick around after performances, and kids can learn a few tricks of their own at guided workshops led by the acrobats. For more thrills, bounce over to the Family Fun Zone, where kids of all ages and abilities can enjoy arts and crafts, games, educational activities and carousel rides. Kick back with tall drinks and big eats with the return of the Waterfront Artisan Market and the Wine & Spirit Festival. And Ahoy Matey! The Royal Canadian Navy will be cruising in on the HMCS Oriole, a legendary sail-training ship. For more information, visit towaterfrontfest.com or check out the festival’s Facebook page @TOwaterfrontfest."

BBQ Day at the Train

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Ride the train today and receive a hamburger or hotdog. Enjoy family friendly on-board entertainment! Departures: Uxbridge -10:00 am and 2:30 pm; Stouffville - 12 pm Adults: $27, Senior & Student: $25, Child: $19

Cirque du Soleil

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After thrilling more than 8 million people worldwide, CORTEO will embark on a new journey next March as the same enchanting production but now in arenas, giving more people the opportunity to enjoy a Cirque du Soleil show in their own town. The show will visit Oshawa at the Tribute Communities Centre for a limited run of six performances, from June 21 to 24, 2018. This unique production directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca premiered in Montreal in April 2005 and has visited 64 cities in 19 countries. CORTEO, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth. The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music turns lyrical and playful carrying CORTEO through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality. The cast of CORTEO includes 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from all around the world.

Corteo

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CORTEO, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth. Show Schedule: Thursday, June 21, 2018 – 7:30 pm Friday, June 22, 2018 – 7:30 pm Saturday, June 23, 2018 – 4:00 pm & 7:30 pm Sunday, June 24, 2018 – 1:30 pm & 5:00 pm Tickets will be available on cirquedusoleil.com/corteo. Tickets start at $39 (subject to change).

Redpath Waterfront Festival, presented by Billy Bishop Airport

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"It’s going to be INCREDIBALL! The Redpath Waterfront Festival is back June 22-24 with carefree fun, endless entertainment and classic summer eats! Have a ball exploring HTO Pendulum Wave, presented by Menkes, a larger-than-life installation made up of six, 6.5” tall motorized beach balls. Catch a performance of Aqua Cirque, a water-inspired circus show. Stick around after performances, and kids can learn a few tricks of their own at guided workshops led by the acrobats. For more thrills, bounce over to the Family Fun Zone, where kids of all ages and abilities can enjoy arts and crafts, games, educational activities and carousel rides. Kick back with tall drinks and big eats with the return of the Waterfront Artisan Market and the Wine & Spirit Festival. And Ahoy Matey! The Royal Canadian Navy will be cruising in on the HMCS Oriole, a legendary sail-training ship. For more information, visit towaterfrontfest.com or check out the festival’s Facebook page @TOwaterfrontfest."