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Weekend Fun Guide (March 29-31 2013)

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Enjoy the Holiday weekend with your friends and family as you prepare for the Easter Bunny to make his chocolate deliveries.  There are still many Maple Syrup Festivals taking place as well as lots of Easter themed Activities.  For a full list of Easter Fun click here or check out our Weekend Fun Guide Below.

From our family to yours, we wish you a very Happy Easter!

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Dogs love Easter too!!  Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs brought to you by National Service Dogs –  This event is held on Good Friday!  Each year, thousands of plastic eggs are filled with dog treats and hidden over a defined area of a local park. Each egg contains a Milk-Bone treat and a sticker, representing a chance to win one of hundreds of great prizes.  This special event is being held in BarrieBramptonGuelphKitchenerLondonOakvilleSt. Catharines, and Windsor

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Check out Maple Syrup Festivals in your area here and read about our day out at one of our local Maple Syrup Festivals

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Around Town this Weekend…

Barrie

Spring Festival @ Chappell Farms – Fun for the whole family including a candy hunt every Hour, magic shows, wagon rides, animals, trike track, jumping castle and food!

Brampton

Easterfest @ Downey’s Farm – Get ready from some eggcellent fun as you enjoy the Abracadabra Magic with Steve Baker, a Puppet Show, an Easter Egg Scramble, some Face Painting, Egg Decorating and Farm Animals

Buckhorn

Maplefest (Weekends March 16th-31st) @ McLean Berry Farm – At Maplefest, there are a tons of fun activities for the entire family. Whether it’s going for a wagon ride, eating pancakes with fresh maple syrup or seeing how the sweet stuff is made, there is something to do for everyone! Kids and kids at heart love tapping their toes and swinging their hips to live music, trying their hand at tapping a maple tree and testing their toffee on snow twirling skills to get a taste of the sweet stuff! Farm animals and fresh straw offer playtime for some, while others prefer to take a stroll through the sugar bush with a pair of snowshoes.

Blue Mountain

Easter @ Blue – Send the kids on an EGG HUNT throughout the Village or perhaps try out an EGG DIVEat The Plunge! Aquatic Centre – or do them both! Lots on the go including Horse & Wagon rides 1-4pm on Saturday and Sunday, The Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, The Woodlot Low Ropes courseand of course 40 shops & restaurants to explore.

Burlington

Maple Syrup Festival @ Bronte Creek – (Weekends in March and March Break) Enjoy a guided tour of the Maple Lane, where 1890s costumed interpreters demonstrate how to tap maple trees, make maple syrup and maple sugar. View artifacts in the maple museum or tour the 100-year-old Spruce Lane Farmhouse. Be sure to browse through the maple products and souvenirs available in the Maple Gift Shoppe and pick up a bottle of syrup to take home. Hop on a wagon that will take you to a heated pancake house where you can enjoy fresh, hot pancakes with pure maple syrup and sausages, served up throughout the festival hours.

Campbellville

Sweet Water Season @Crawford Lake Conservation Area – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Daily until April 7th – The fun includes: Sweet Water Demonstrations, Taste complimentary samples of cornbread dripping with pure maple syrup, Taffy on Snow and Maple Syrup tastings, Explore the 15th century Iroquoian Village and reconstructed Longhouses, Fun for Kids – FREE Craft Making and Discovery Hunt with Prizes and more.

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MapleTowne @ Mountsberg Conservation Area – See how sap is magically transformed into sweet, sticky syrup and smell the fragrant steam rising from simmering kettles, Learn the secrets of Maple Candy making and taste FREE candy samples, Enjoy piping hot pancakes smothered in fresh maple syrup outdoors under our pavilion nestled in the woods and enjoy all the seeing the birds, bison and everything else Mountsberg has to offer.

Cumberland

Annual Maple Festival (February 28th-April 14th) @ Proulx Maple & Berry Farm – Weekend activities include: Watching the sap being collected, visit the syrup shack, enjoy a pancake meal, taste the real 100% pure taffy on snow, Horse drawn hay rides through the maple bush, visit the petting farm, and have fun playing in the play parks.

Edwards

Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm (Open weekends until April 7th) – Join us for a sleigh ride, visit the sugar shack, and watch the sap to syrup process unfold while enjoying taffy on the snow and a pancake brunch at the Pancake House.

Ipperwash

Maple Syrup Festival @ Williamson’s Farms (Weekends of March 23rd and 30th) – It’s that time of year again – time for Maple Syrup! As Mother Nature brings spring our way, we head to the bush with all the equipment we need to make some Maple Syrup. Our annual Maple Syrup Festival is coming up on March 23rd and 24th and March 30th and 31st. Stop in at the farm during these four days for great samples of all our maple products and tours of how it’s made. Don’t forget to visit Silver Birches Campground for a great pancake breakfast made for you by the Kiwanis Club of Forest! Email or call us for more info

Kingston

Maple Madness @ Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area (March 9th – 31st) – March means maple syrup at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area. Take a tractor-drawn wagon back to our sugar bush to see how maple syrup was made in the olden days and how we make it now. Enjoy pancakes with real maple syrup and buy some maple syrup or sugar to take home. The sugar bush is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day of the Maple Madness program. Be sure to check out some of our special activities like puppet shows, sugar bush demonstrations, our annual Bake Sale and Olde Thyme Sugar Bush Chores

Kingsville

Good Friday @ Colasanti’s – There will be an Easter Scavenger hunt where all children 12 and under will receive prizes and there will be a visit from the Easter Bunny!  For an additional cost you can partake in teh lunch buffet and buy an all day ride pass.

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London

Easter Egg Hunt – Celebrate Easter with your family at Citi Plaza’s FREE Easter Hunt in the City! Meet the Easter Bunny and participate in an Easter scavenger hunt with 8 stations around Citi Plaza. Collect all 8 stamps to receive an Easter goody bag! There will be Easter crafts, music, prizes, discounts and more! Donations for the local food bank will also be accepted.

Muskoka

Easter Egg Hunt @ The Muskoka Heritage Place.  Main gate opens at 12:00 noon sharp and children are split into various age groups, even the very young. They then embark upon a chocolate treasure hunt and search for the golden eggs to win prizes. the entire event lasts one hour. Free admission.

Oshawa

Easter Sunday Eggstravaganza @ Oshawa Airport – Oshawa Airport Lions Host their annual Easter Sunday Eggstravaganza! Gates open at 12 sharp, $10 donation/family, Easter bunny lands at 1pm. Easter egg hunt to follow. Free pictures with the Easter bunny! Pony rides, enchanted castle and food available for purchase. $3/pizza slice & drink. For safety reasons, please absolutely no bags, baskets or containers allowed on airport property!!

Ottawa

Annual Maple Festival (February 28th-April 14th) @ Proulx Maple & Berry Farm – Weekend activities include: Watching the sap being collected, visit the syrup shack, enjoy a pancake meal, taste the real 100% pure taffy on snow, Horse drawn hay rides through the maple bush, visit the petting farm, and have fun playing in the play parks.

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Rockton

Maple Syrup Festival – Discover one of Canada’s most time-honoured and delicious traditions. Explore the making of maple syrup from the tree to the table in three different time periods: the methods of Canada’s First Nations, 19th century pioneers and modern times. Families can enjoy a free old-fashioned horse and wagon ride and purchase a wonderful pancake breakfast.  For more information, please call 1-800-883-0104 Runs certain days for the entire month of March

Stouffville

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival (March 2 – April 7) @ Bruce’s Mill – It’s a sure sign of spring. Come out and tap into nature! Demonstrations, wagon rides, activities, entertainment, fun crafts and of course pancakes and Maple Syrup.

Thorndale

Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush (weekends in March and March Break) – Enjoy guided tours, demonstrations and displays. Sample Maple syrup and other Maple Products and visit the Sugar Shack. We provide a complete maple syrup tour, starting with the methods used by the natives to the modern day evaporator.

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Toronto

Easter “Egg” Stravaganza @ Toronto Zoo -Hop along the Zoo trails and follow the clues to some of our featured furry and feathered family. Don’t forget to take in one of our many Daily Keeper Talks and drop by the Front Entrance Courtyard Stage to pose with our two Giant Panda Mascots-Er Shun and Da Mao-who will be dressed in their Easter best! Plus, what’s Easter without eggs? Visit one of our egg-ceptional Volunteer stations to discover the amazing array of unconventional eggs found in the animal kingdom

One of a Kind Show @ Direct Energy Centre – One of the most anticipated spring shows is back.  This unique craft shows features tons of one-of-a-kind fashions, accessories, housewares, art, designs and gifts.   Maybe you can find that one of a kind thing you’ve been looking for.

Ultimate Dinosaurs @ ROM –  Giants from Gondwana, presented by Raymond James, features dinosaurs you’ve never seen before, displayed in ways you’ve never seen. Check out this world premiere exhibit featuring Dinosaurs unknown to North Americans – most have just been unearthed in the last 20 years.

The Natrel® Rink at Harbourfront – Tucked away behind York Quay Centre and set against the beautiful shore of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits! The Natrel® Rink has a heated indoor change room with lockers and washrooms. Hot food and drinks are available at our rink-side restaurant, Lakeside EATS. Best of all – skating is FREE! Part of Skate Culture.

Welland

Easter Family Fun for FREE @ Welland Community Wellness Complex – The fun will include: Easter Bunny Life Size Colouring, Jelly Bean Contest, Treats/Bouncers,  Wii Sports,  Crafts,  Fun Games,  Balloon Animals,  Clowns  and Movie in the Theatre

Woodbridge

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival (March 2 – April 7) @ Kortright Centre – It’s a sure sign of spring. Come out and tap into nature! Demonstrations, wagon rides, activities, entertainment, fun crafts and of course pancakes and Maple Syrup.

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Hippity Hoppity Easter’s on its Way!

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Tis the season for the Easter Bunny, Easter Parades and everyone’s favourite EGG HUNT!!!  This weekend there are so many fun Easter themed activities taking place across Ontario.  See our Easter Fun List for ideas on what you can do with your family this Easter Weekend.

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Dogs love Easter too!!  Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs brought to you by National Service Dogs –  This event is held on Good Friday!  Each year, thousands of plastic eggs are filled with dog treats and hidden over a defined area of a local park. Each egg contains a Milk-Bone treat and a sticker, representing a chance to win one of hundreds of great prizes.  This special event is being held in BarrieBramptonCalgaryGuelphKitchenerLondonOakvilleSt. Catharines, and Windsor

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Easter Fun … 

Barrie

Spring Festival @ Chappell Farms – Fun for the whole family including a candy hunt every Hour, magic shows, wagon rides, animals, trike track, jumping castle and food!

Easter Egg Hunt – Join the fun as we celebrate easter with the Barrie City Police on their annual Easter Egg Hunt held at Roberta Place Retirement Lodge.  On Saturday March 30, 2013, bring the whole family out to meet Barrie’s Finest and thier German Shepherd Mascot, Blue.

Blue Mountain

Easter @ Blue – Send the kids on an EGG HUNT throughout the Village or perhaps try out an EGG DIVEat The Plunge! Aquatic Centre – or do them both! Lots on the go including Horse & Wagon rides 1-4pm on Saturday and Sunday, The Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, The Woodlot Low Ropes courseand of course 40 shops & restaurants to explore.

Bracebridge

Easter Egg Hunt – The Bracebridge Agricultural Society and Muskoka Bulk Barns invites children ages 3 – 8 to a Free Easter Egg Hunt at the Bracebridge Fairgrounds on Good Friday @ 1:00pm

Brampton

Easterfest @ Downey’s Farm – Get ready from some eggcellent fun as you enjoy the Abracadabra Magic with Steve Baker, a Puppet Show, an Easter Egg Scramble, some Face Painting, Egg Decorating and Farm Animals

Burlington

A SP’EGG’TACULAR EASTER EVENT @ Ireland House at Oakridge Farm (March 24th only) – Help welcome spring again at this popular family event! A chance for kids to go on an exciting Easter egg hunt and meet the Easter Bunny when he makes his enchanting visit! The day includes egg painting and decorating, helium balloons, face painting, children’s bazaar, great holiday crafts, games, historic cooking & sampling, delicious Easter refreshments and heritage demonstrations including a traditional blacksmith at work, museum tours, vendors, a fantastic silent auction for adults, special prizes and more!!!

Chatham

Easter Egg Hunt – The Buxton Historical Society is hosting an Easter Egg hunt on Sat March 30th from 1-3pm – rain or shine! There will be a guess the jellie bean and colouring contest. Redeem your eggs for candy and prizes. This is targetted for children 1-10 years old.

Elmvale

Easter Egg Hunt @ Rounds Ranch – Grab your family and easter basket and head to Rounds Ranch for some fun!  Fun includes an egg hunt, mazes, wagon ride and baby animals.

Fenelon Falls

Easter Eggstravaganza – Easter egg hunt begins at 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. rain or shine. Look for the Easter Poster in participating stores, visit the store and find the Easter Egg pictures. Once you have seen all three pictures then head to the Easter Bunny Headquarters located at Slices and Scoops 10 Water St where there will be face painting, Easter cookie decorating, pictures with the Easter Bunny and…..receive your Easter Goodie Bag

Gravenhurst

Easter Egg Hunt – Bring your basket and search for eggs all over Gravenhurst

Hamilton

Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Mountain Kidz Klub @ Mountain Drive Park – Good Friday at 11:30AM – 4:00PM   $1/egg Price includes a bag of goddies. The Easter Bunny will also be joining us. All ages are welcome. All proceeds go to support Mountain Kidz Klub Programs

Easter Bunny visits Concession Street – On the Saturday of Easter weekend, and during his very busy schedule, the Easter Bunny officially drops by Concession Street to hand out candy and greet all passersby.  Don’t forget to bring your camera. The bunny loves having his picture taken with your children.

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Kingsville

Good Friday @ Colasanti’s – There will be an Easter Scavenger hunt where all children 12 and under will receive prizes and there will be a visit from the Easter Bunny!  For an additional cost you can partake in teh lunch buffet and buy an all day ride pass.

Kitchener

Easter Fun Day @ Sheridan Nurseries – Bring the entire family for an Egg-tastic time at our Annual Easter Fun Day! The fun doesn’t end with our Easter Egg hunt; there will also be a colouring contest, great in-store specials and much more…

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Easter Eco Egg Hunt @ Gamiing Nature Centre – The eggs are hidden and ready for you to find.  Other games include the forest bingo, hunting with your senses and more,always  popular games to play with the family while you take in the sights and sounds of the forest, meadows and wetland. And KUBB game for children of ALL ages. Yummy refreshments are available.

London

Easter Egg Hunt – Celebrate Easter with your family at Citi Plaza’s FREE Easter Hunt in the City! Meet the Easter Bunny and participate in an Easter scavenger hunt with 8 stations around Citi Plaza. Collect all 8 stamps to receive an Easter goody bag! There will be Easter crafts, music, prizes, discounts and more! Donations for the local food bank will also be accepted.

Midland

Easter Spring Fling @ Wye Marsh – Enjoy a very hoppy Easter here at Wye Marsh! We have a variety of activities throughout the weekend.  There will be: Easter egg hunts, Kids zone crafts, Spring stride guided nature walks, Scavenger hunt with prizes, Chickadee Feeding and Live reptile and bird of prey demonstrations.

Bowling with the Easter Bunny @ Bayshore Lanes – All lanes glow in the dark & every child receives an easter treat!  Activities: Face Painting * Photo with the Easter Bunny * Silent Auction * and More!!!

Milton

Easter Festival @ Springridge Farm – So much fun to be had Easter weekend at Springridge Farm!  Join in an Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny, watch a professional puppet show, have your face painted like a bunny, go for a wagon ride, take home so crafty bunny ears and play in the super fun Farmyard!

Mississauga

Easter Egg Hunt @ Alpha’s Discovery Centre – Alpha’s Discovery Club is holding its annual  Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny. Fun includes an Easter Egg Hunt, Visit with the Easter Bunny himself, Easter theme crafts and fun on the Indoor Playground.  Cost: $15/child  Space is limited so reserve your tickets today!

Mount Albert

Easter Fun Fest @ Brooks Farms – Upon arrival children will receive their very ownEaster basket. Children will collect plastic eggs from our Barnyard Playland and trade in for chocolate when they are ready. For the older children there will be a Scavenger hunt.  Additional fun can be had on a train or wagon ride and in the Barnyard playland.

Muskoka

Easter Egg Hunt @ The Muskoka Heritage Place.  Main gate opens at 12:00 noon sharp and children are split into various age groups, even the very young. They then embark upon a chocolate treasure hunt and search for the golden eggs to win prizes. the entire event lasts one hour. Free admission.

North Bay

Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the YMCA – Come join us and enjoy some fun spring holiday games and crafts and take part in our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30th from 1:00 to 3:00pm. Ages 2 to 12 years welcome!

Oakville

Easter Fun @ Oakville Museum – The Oakville Museum invites you to hop on over for Easter Fun! Join us for “egg” citing activities, make Easter crafts, play Easter bingo and visit with McFlurry the education bunny from the Oakville and Milton Humane Society. Tour the museum and spot eggs hidden in the Estate. A great day out for the whole family!

Orillia 

Downtown Easter Egg Hunt – Great Easter Egg hunt Saturday March 30th from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm (noon) outside the Orillia Opera House 20 Mississaga St W Orillia.  There will be chocolate, you can visit the Easter Bunny, face painting and more.

Oshawa

Easter Sunday Eggstravaganza @ Oshawa Airport – Oshawa Airport Lions Host their annual Easter Sunday Eggstravaganza! Gates open at 12 sharp, $10 donation/family, Easter bunny lands at 1pm. Easter egg hunt to follow. Free pictures with the Easter bunny! Pony rides, enchanted castle and food available for purchase. $3/pizza slice & drink. For safety reasons, please absolutely no bags, baskets or containers allowed on airport property!!

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Ottawa

Easter Egg Hunt @ Valley View Little Animal Farm – Our Farm Easter Bunny has lost 100’s of coloured eggs, he needs your help to find them. The Egg Hunt runs daily throughout the Easter Week-end.  While you’re there be sure to visit the animals, take a train ride and play in their playground

“Eggs”ellent Easter @ Cumberland Heritage Village Museum – Hop over to the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum on Saturday for a fun-filled day of Easter festivities and even a special visit from a certain bunny…

Easter on the Farm @ Canada Agriculture Museum – After a long winter, the barns have come alive with the arrival of new-born animals. Come welcome the soft little lambs, marvel at the rabbits’ silky fur and observe the fluffy newly-hatched chicks from up close. Visitors can help make a variety of Easter breads and taste a delicious sample. What’s more, the annual egg hunt is on again – children 6 years-old and younger can participate in the hunt for tots while older children can take on the challenge of hunting for the “signs of spring” throughout the barns.

Perth

2nd Annual EASTER EGG HUNT @ Stewart Park – Brought to you by PERTH TOURISM! Takes place Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 11am sharp in Stewart Park, located behind Perth Town Hall. For ages 8 and under, all children must be accompanied by an adult.  The park will be divided into two sections for the young, and the younger, to search for eggs, which can then be exchanged for EASTER TREATS!! While your child is waiting to receive his/her treats, they can enjoy the music of SPLASH ‘N BOOTS in the Bandshell! The Perth Fire Department will have a truck on display, and the Easter Bunny himself may make an appearance…..!

Peterborough

Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Nutty Chocolatier – From Noon – 2pm in the Courtyard of Peterborough Square.  The Easter Bunny will be there too!  Open to ages up to 8 years. Prizes for the Best Decorated Easter Basket, Bonnet or Cap

Pickering 

Easter Parade – The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 606 & the Ladies Auxiliary proudly present the Annual Easter Parade. Put on your best Easter bonnet, decorate your bike, wagon or doll carriage to win great prizes!  Free lunch and activities at the Legion following the parade.  Want to participate in the parade – call 905.839.2990.

Rockton

Good Friday Easter Fun @ Westfield Heritage Village – Visit the village for some old-fashioned fun on Good (Egg) Friday.  Eggs will be the theme of the day, with games, activities and treats throughout the village.  This day will be doubly sweet, as visitors can also enjoy the regular Maple Syrup activities. Special event pricing applies.

Sarnia

Easter in the Park – Visit with the Easter Bunny! Enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt! Egg, basket and bonnet decorating competition and family fun entertainment.

Schomberg

Easter Egg Hunt @ Puck’s Farm – It’s always fun at Puck’s Farm and this weekend is no different with Pony Rides, Horse-drawn Wagon Rides, Bouncing Castles & Easter Egg Scrambles

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St. Andrews

Easter Egg Hunt @ McMaze – It’s Easter and Peter Cottontail has lost all his eggs! Bring the kids out to the farm at McMaze to help him find them all. Take part in the scavenger hunt, get some great Easter treats, visit some of the farm animals that call McMaze home and just simply enjoy the outdoors in the beautiful springtime! March 29 – 31, noon – 4:00 p.m.

St. Catherines

Easter Egg Hunt @ Jaycee Gardens- Over 50,000 mini chocolate eggs to be found!!! With the help of community sponsors, JCI St.Catharines (Jaycees) is putting on a free Easter Egg Hunt for children up to the age of 10 on Saturday, March 30th 2013. There will be food concessions including Starbucks coffee, bouncers & games from Niagara Inflatables, live kid-friendly entertainment and many other fun events all morning long.

Thunder Bay

Easter Egg Hunt @ Gammondale Farm – Bring your camera to get pictures with the Easter Bunny! Admission includes Farm Animals, Easter Sling Shot, Mazes and Hay Ride plus the Easter Game Card for the easter Egg Hunt and Easter treats.

Toronto

Beaches Easter Parade brought to you by the Toronto Beaches Lions – Parade starts at 2pm on Easter Sunday at Queen St. @ Munro Park

Easter “Egg” Stravaganza @ Toronto Zoo -Hop along the Zoo trails and follow the clues to some of our featured furry and feathered family. Don’t forget to take in one of our many Daily Keeper Talks and drop by the Front Entrance Courtyard Stage to pose with our two Giant Panda Mascots-Er Shun and Da Mao-who will be dressed in their Easter best! Plus, what’s Easter without eggs? Visit one of our egg-ceptional Volunteer stations to discover the amazing array of unconventional eggs found in the animal kingdom.

Wallaceburg

Easter Egg Hunt – Various age groups hunt for prizes hidden in eggs distributed all around the soccer field at Kinsmen Park

Welland

Easter Family Fun for FREE @ Welland Community Wellness Complex – The fun will include: Easter Bunny Life Size Colouring, Jelly Bean Contest, Treats/Bouncers,  Wii Sports,  Crafts,  Fun Games,  Balloon Animals,  Clowns  and Movie in the Theatre

Wasaga Beach

Easter Eggstravaganza – Activities include an Easter egg hunt, face painting, petting zoo, bouncy castle, WBYC BBQ, Strong Kids Campaign Youth Leader Exchange Program Silent Auction, the Easter Bunny live on location and Much Much More!

Windsor

Easter Egg Hunt @ Windsor High School Soccer Field – Starts at 10am sharp for children 8 and under.  Egg Hunts will be divided up based on a age so it’s fair for the little ones

From our family to yours we wish you a very Happy Easter

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