FEBRUARY FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (February 19 – February 21, 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello!

I hope everyone had an amazing FAMILY DAY & Valentine’s Day Long Weekend. We did some really fun things this weekend. We went to the NBA All-Star Kids Event on Saturday and the kids really enjoyed it. Sadly my kid’s were tired and we never go to see Silento perform.

On Sunday morning we went to GLAMA GAL TWEEN SPA for their Family Day Special. It was so adorable. My husband who was a little skeptical about going, had the greatest time! Darren (my husband) and Bentley (my son) made their own cologne and got banana and chocolate facials. Darren was proud to post about it after. Glama Gal Tween Spa has a wonderful Father’s Day Package happening which I would recommend for Dads to go with their sons or daughters.

On Sunday night we had our Entertain Kids: Valentine’s Day Party at Pie Restaurant in Woodbridge. It was really nice to meet all of the new families who came out. I have never seen so much food in my life. I couldn’t move after, but thankfully either could my kids as they went right to bed! The kids were so happy to see ELSA OF YORK REGION stop in for a meet and great! PARTY WITH STEVE did an amazing magic show for the kids. I would like to thank WOW MOMMY for making the beautiful cupcakes and TWO CUPCAKES AND A TART for making the amazing cakes!

On Monday morning we attended the DOWNSVIEW FAMILY FUN FEST. Both my kids had a lot of fun. They went on a few rides, watched an animal show, and saw Doo Doo The Clown.  As you can see, we had a busy weekend, but most importantly my kids were happy! Whether you went out to events or hung out at home, it’s the memories that you are making, what resonates with them.

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The ENTERTAIN KIDS: VALENTINE’S PARTY  was a huge success. I want to thank all of the families that came out to PIE Restaurant in Woodbridge. 

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TIM HORTONS $100 GIFT CARD PRIZE WINNER

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Congratulations to Sherbanu Ahmed for winning the $100 Gift Card to Tim Hortons. Thank you again to Dentist Dr. Jeff Margolian for providing this amazing prize!

 


FAMILY OVERNIGHT CAMP DEAL

Family Rocks! Happy Family Day everyone!
In honour of Family Day, save up to 25% off rates for Family Camp when you register this week.
Come and join us for Family Camp 2016 at Kids Of Canada North.
Share a cabin with your family and relive all of your camp memories.
Best of all, you don’t have to worry about a thing!

This “all-inclusive” getaway includes: accommodations, meals, kids camp, family programming, use of our facilities and private beach, not to mention memories that last a lifetime.
Don’t miss out on these special rates!

**DEAL ENDS THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2016!
http://www.kidsofcanada.com/overnight-camp/family-camp/

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STEP UP EVENT IS HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND!  

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FUNDRAISER EVENT FOR FAMILIES!

I have volunteered to be on the JNF Committee for this fantastic charity event!

Funds from this year’s Step Up for Tu Bi’Shevat will go towards creating a park in the city of Sderot for the enjoyment of some 2,000 families, who lack appropriate, outdoor play facilities for their children and themselves. Sderot faces economic and social challenges that have been exacerbated by the ever-present threat of missiles and rockets fired from the adjacent Gaza Strip.

Guest Appearances by…
The Next Step Stars
Ace the Blue Jay
The Magen Boys Dance Crew and DJ’s

Other Activitie Including…
Sands Alive!
Arts & Crafts, and more…

Lunch, Snacks and T-shirts are provided!

COST:
$54 – For one adult and one child
$18 – For each additional adult or child

(100% of the proceeds go to charity)

SIGN UP HERE

(you sign up 1 person at a time to create your family)

**You can pay at the door as well.

www.Jnfstepup.ca

 

 

 


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**FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2016**

*DJ Skating Night (Toronto) (FREE)
7pm-9pm
CF Shops at Don Mills
1090 Don Mills Road
Toronto, ON

Lace up your skates and take a twirl on CF Shops at Don Mills’ very own skating oval. Bring your friends and family out for some fun in the fresh air…all for FREE!

Join CF Shops at Don Mills’ resident DJ as he spins your favourite tunes while you skate. Friday Nights, 7 – 9pm
Forgot your skates? We’ve got you covered with skate and helmet rentals and skate sharpening. Visit our Skate Shack next to the skating oval for assistance.

*All events are weather dependent and are subject to change.

http://www.cfshops.com/shops-at-don-mills/news-events/events/skating-at-shops—opening-this-week-.html

*Incredible World of Bugs (Ancaster)
Ancaster Lifestyle Home Show
Ancaster Fairgrounds – 630 Trinity Road at Hwy 2
Jerseyville, ON

The Incredible World of Bugs, a traveling exhibit presented by Orkin Canada, is ready to entertain, engage and enlighten the young to the young-at-heart about the strange and fascinating world of butterflies and insects.
The traveling road show includes interesting facts and a close-up look at rare beetles, giant spiders and brilliant butterflies. It also provides the opportunity to learn about the current challenges impacting the ecosystems which these creatures exist within, which in turn, affect our lives.

tim@brown-cohen.com


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**SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2016**

* Family Favourites Movie (All Over Ontario)
11am
Cineplex Movie Theatres
Various Locations

Join us on Saturday mornings at 11am for Cineplex Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting Free The Children. It’s a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend wit

Movie: Goosebumps

http://www.cineplex.com/Events/FamilyFavourites?gclid=CJ_fvubOysoCFQ6IaQodbBkFCw

* Play Day (All Over Ontario) (FREE)
11am-1pm
Toys R Us
Various Locations in Ontario

Join us for Make and Takes, Demos, Giveaways and MORE!

BUILD WITH MEGA BLOKS FIRST BUILDERS
PLAY HASBRO GAMES
PIXEL CREATION WITH QIXELS
SHOPKINS STATION
EXCLUSIVE MEGA BLOKS AMERICAN GIRL SNEAK PEEK!

No purchase necessary. Recommended for kids ages 2+.
All giveaways are while quantities last! Activities may vary by store.

http://m.toysrus.ca/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=11502193&ab=TRU_REvents_PlayDay_022016

*February Family Fun (Scarborough)
12pm-4pm
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Road
Scarborough, ON

Ahh February – the month of love! Share that love by making Valentines for friends and family. Let us show you a little TLC by treating you to some heart shaped cookies. Admission is Pay What You Can.

http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=518d2271635af310VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

*Shakespeare is Boffo (Toronto) (FREE)
11am-12:30pm
Glen Rhodes United Church
1470 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, ON

Shakespeare is Boffo! is the popular, effective, and fun way to teach Shakespeare and theatre arts to kids of all ages.

Specifically designed to appeal to active kids, Shakespeare is Boffo puts a soft sword in the hands of each participant and approaches the work through Shakespeare’s fight scenes. Send your little Jedi or swashbuckler for a fun evening of swordplay, games, and Shakespearean insults.

Space is extremely limited for safety reasons. We ask that you register your child and that you authorize our standard waiver before your child plays.

http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/shakespeare-is-boffotm-free-play-day-kids-east-end-tickets-20896280337

*Bloor-Yorkville Icefest (Toronto)
12pm
Village of Yorkville Park
115 Cumberland Street
Toronto, ON

Fall in love with Bloor-Yorkville at the 11th Annual Icefest taking place on Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 21 from noon to 5 p.m.
Inspired by Heart Month and the Valentine’s Day season, this year’s “Expressions of Love” theme will transform the neighbourhood into a magical showcase of crystal clear ice sculpted into iconic expressions of amour.
As February is Heart Month, Bloor-Yorkville will be fundraising with participating partners and sponsors in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. For a donation, children can look forward to “Ice Kiddie Cubes” with a surprise toy inside, and all visitors can indulge at the taffy station with proceeds going back to Icefest’s charitable partner.
On Saturday, February 20, the 15th Annual Sassafraz Ice Carving Competition will start at noon. Visitors are invited to the Village of Yorkville Park to see the action as blocks of ice are transformed into original ice sculptures, crafted on site by some of the most talented ice carvers in Ontario. Patrons can enter to win thousands of dollars in prizing by casting their vote for favourite ice sculpture between 2 p.m. – 5 p.m! The People’s Choice Sculpture will be announced at 5:15 p.m. that day. On Sunday, February 21 visitors will enjoy ice-carving demonstrations in The Village of Yorkville Park.

http://www.bloor-yorkville.com/icefest

*Welcome to Canada’ Skating Party (Toronto)
10am-2pm
Harbourfront Centre – Natrel Rink
235 Queens Quay W
Queens Quay West and York Street

It’s time to lace up for an all-Canadian party and welcome new Canadians! On Saturday, February 20, Second Cup Coffee Co. will be hosting a FREE skating event with the help of one of this country’s iconic figure skaters, Elvis Stojko. This event is open for everyone to participate in!

The skating party begins at 10:00 a.m. at Harbourfront Centre’s Natrel Rink and will feature free skate rentals*, free on-site skating lessons for beginners**, complimentary Second Cup Coffee Co. Hot Chocolate* and samples of the new, delicious Hot Chocolate Cookie*.

As part of this event, Second Cup Coffee Co. is partnering with CultureLink, a settlement organization with over 25 years of experience in developing and delivering services that connect cultures and build welcoming communities within the city of Toronto. Join us in welcoming our newest neighbours and enjoy a morning of skating fun, complete with Second Cup Coffee Co. treats!

* While quantities last
** Space in on-site skating classes is limited. Come early to avoid disappointment

https://www.facebook.com/events/723820437753672/

*Camp Expo (Toronto)
12pm-4pm
Roy Thomson Hall
60 Simcoe Street, Toronto

Explore the best camp and kids program offerings throughout the GTA, Ontario and beyond all in one place, on one day at the OUR KIDS Camp Expo. Planning your child’s March Break and Summer has never be easier. Meet with the very best day and overnight camps and programs, speak with staff and experience a little bit of camp fun on February 20, 2016.

This year’s Camp Expo will be the best and biggest yet, offering you more camps, more information, and more fun for the kids. Here’s a look at what you can expect when you arrive:

• Meet the leading day and overnight camps from Ontario and Quebec
• Choose from camps and after school programs: arts, sports, education, special needs or an all around traditional experience.
• Bring the kids, lots of fun activities for them to do.

What will your kids learn this March break & summer? RSVP to get your FREE family admission tickets today at www.ourkids.net/campexpo. the Toronto Camp Expo and find out.

www.ourkids.net/campexpo

*LunarFest (Toronto) (FREE)
Harbourfront Center
235 Queens Quay W.
Toronto, ON

Monkey King and his friends will be visiting Toronto to celebrate the Year of the Monkey. Hundreds of monkeys will gather at Harbourfront Centre for our Lunar New Year festivities.

Enjoy exhibitions, craft workshops, dance, and music.

Have a fun and memorable start to your Year of the Monkey.

http://lunarfest.org/2016Lunarfest/547-2/

*Celebrate the Chinese New Year (Milton)
10am-3pm
Milton Mall
55 Ontario Street South
Milton, ON

2016 is the Year of the Monkey and Milton Mall is proud to play host to the Annual Chinese New Year Festival on Saturday, February 20th. The day kicks off at 10 am with arts and crafts organized by the Milton Monkeys Kids’ Club. Children are invited to start off by creating a craft to take home and then get a photo taken with their friends or families. Photos are free, however, we gratefully accept all donations on behalf of Independent Living Halton. At 12 noon, Mayor Krantz and MPP Indira Naidoo-Harris will be onsite to officially open the event as they perform the traditional eye dotting ceremony followed by the Lion Dance. Performances continue courtesy of the Milton Chinese Association and the Milton Chinese Arts Association. This year we welcome a new partner to the Festival as the Fine Arts Society of Milton will be hosting Tai Chi demonstrations inside the FASM at the Mall Gallery located across from Alia N TanJay. Traditional Chinese art will also be on display and the Gallery will be open from 10 am until 2 pm on that day. FASM at the Mall now operates two locations inside Milton Mall and is expanding their offering of classes. For more information visit their website at fasm.ca.

http://www.miltonmall.com

*Incredible World of Bugs (Ancaster)
Ancaster Lifestyle Home Show
Ancaster Fairgrounds – 630 Trinity Road at Hwy 2
Jerseyville, ON

The Incredible World of Bugs, a traveling exhibit presented by Orkin Canada, is ready to entertain, engage and enlighten the young to the young-at-heart about the strange and fascinating world of butterflies and insects.
The traveling road show includes interesting facts and a close-up look at rare beetles, giant spiders and brilliant butterflies. It also provides the opportunity to learn about the current challenges impacting the ecosystems which these creatures exist within, which in turn, affect our lives.

tim@brown-cohen.com

*Cars Movie (Barrie)
2pm
The Mady Centre For The Performing Arts
1 Dunlop St. W.
Barrie, ON

Ticket Information
General Admission: $6.90
*Please note: All persons must have a ticket, including infants*

Tickets available:
• in person: Mady Centre box office, 1 Dunlop St. W.
• by phone: 705-739-4228
www.barrie.ca/TheatreTickets

 


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**SUNDAY,  FEBRUARY 21, 2016**

*WinterFest (Vaughan)
10am-3:30pm
Vellore Village Community Centre
1 Villa Royale Avenue
Vaughan, ON

This fun-filled event will feature FREE outdoor stage entertainment, IceZone, Midway Zone, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, and more.
A FREE Pancake Breakfast in celebration of Vaughan’s 25th Anniversary will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 am.

Entertainment highlights include: performances by Mini Pop Kids, Bobs & Lolo, magician and illusionist Neil Croswell, Bounce Entertainment, and Doo Doo the International Clown.

Great food will also be available for purchase in the Food Zone
An Official Welcome by Mayor and Members of Council will take place at 11:15 am.

There will be NO Public Parking at the event site.
A free shuttle bus service will be provided.

http://www.vaughan.ca/winterfest

*February Family Fun (Scarborough)
12pm-4pm
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Road
Scarborough, ON

Ahh February – the month of love! Share that love by making Valentines for friends and family. Let us show you a little TLC by treating you to some heart shaped cookies. Admission is Pay What You Can.

http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=518d2271635af310VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

*LunarFest (Toronto) (FREE)
Harbourfront Center
235 Queens Quay W.
Toronto, ON

Monkey King and his friends will be visiting Toronto to celebrate the Year of the Monkey. Hundreds of monkeys will gather at Harbourfront Centre for our Lunar New Year festivities.

Enjoy exhibitions, craft workshops, dance, and music.

Have a fun and memorable start to your Year of the Monkey.

http://lunarfest.org/2016Lunarfest/547-2/

*Step Up & Dance For Tu Bi’Shevat (Toronto)
1pm-4pm
The Warehouse Venue
2-35 Carl Hall Road
North York, ON

FUNDRAISER EVENT FOR FAMILIES!

Funds from this year’s Step Up for Tu Bi’Shevat will go towards creating a park in the city of Sderot for the enjoyment of some 2,000 families, who lack appropriate, outdoor play facilities for their children and themselves. Sderot faces economic and social challenges that have been exacerbated by the ever-present threat of missiles and rockets fired from the adjacent Gaza Strip.

Guest Appearances by…
The Next Step Stars
Ace the Blue Jay
The Magen Boys Dance Crew and DJ’s

Other Activities Including…
Sands Alive!
Arts & Crafts, and more…

Lunch, Snacks and T-shirts are provided!

COST:
$54 – For one adult and one child
$18 – For each additional adult or child

(100% of the proceeds go to charity)

SIGN UP HERE

(you sign up 1 person at a time to create your family)

**You can pay at the door as well.

www.Jnfstepup.ca

*Incredible World of Bugs (Ancaster)
Ancaster Lifestyle Home Show
Ancaster Fairgrounds – 630 Trinity Road at Hwy 2
Jerseyville, ON

The Incredible World of Bugs, a traveling exhibit presented by Orkin Canada, is ready to entertain, engage and enlighten the young to the young-at-heart about the strange and fascinating world of butterflies and insects.
The traveling road show includes interesting facts and a close-up look at rare beetles, giant spiders and brilliant butterflies. It also provides the opportunity to learn about the current challenges impacting the ecosystems which these creatures exist within, which in turn, affect our lives.

tim@brown-cohen.com

*Family Skate (Oshawa) (FREE)
1pm-3pm
1661 Harmony Rd. N.
Oshawa, ON

We are super excited about our upcoming FREE SKATE EVENT at Oshawa Legends Centre. Come and skate for free and watch some our teachers and coordinators try to skate with you on the ice!

https://www.facebook.com/OLCCourtice/

 


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