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It won't be long til school is out and summer is here! There's no better way to start the summer than by enjoying our great country! Get out on Saturday July 1st and celebrate Canada's 150th birthday! We've got a list of all the fabulous events in Durham Region, Toronto and beyond. Wishing you and your families all a very special Happy Canada150 Day!
 
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Canada Day Scavenger Hunt

Everyone loves a good scavenger hunt! Here's a great one to help celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday. Depending on the age of the kids, you can either hide these items around the house and backyard for the younger children, or the older ones can venture out in groups to find the items and take photos of everything. Read more

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Canada Day 150 in Mississauga

Join us and 100,000 of your friends to celebrate Canada’s 150th in the heart of Mississauga, at Celebration Square. Check out live performances by K’NAAN, Neon Dreams and DJ Shub, as well as activities for all ages, delicious food trucks and a spectacular fireworks show you won’t want to miss!

www.culture.mississauga.ca/event/celebration-square/canada-day-celebration-2017

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Canada Day Word Search

You can have fun and learn some vocabulary words about Canada when you print out and complete one of these word search puzzles. Encourage the children to find and circle the words listed.

You have the choice of an easy puzzle, challenging puzzle and Canadian provinces puzzle.

Click hereto find the printables, thanks to DLTK Crafts for Kids

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Oh Canada! Arts & Music Festival at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Saturday, July 1 & Sunday, July 2
11 am to 5 pm

Free with gallery admission.

 
Celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary at the McMichael. Take part in fun, interactive programs for the entire family.
Participate in McMichael Art Battles and drop-in family art workshops
Enjoy a special performance by JAZZ.FM91’s Youth Big Band at 2 pm
Join a guided tour at 12:30, 2, or 3 pm and discover the McMichael’s permanent collection and special exhibitions
Hike the grounds to explore the gallery’s stunning landscape

For more details click here.


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Summer Planning

We've got some great ideas on our website to help you plan out your summer with the kids.

1. Check out our Summer Camp Guide to see the wide variety of camps that are offered in our area.
2. Here's our Family SUMMER FUN Guide which tells you about some of our favourite family activities in Durham Region and the GTA.
3. Here's our Local Splash Pads & Water Parks for days when you want to cool down and have some fun with the kiddies.

So much to do, so little time...enjoy summertime with your kids!

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Canada Day T-shirt

Everyone loves wearing a special Canada t-shirt on July 1st. Here's a simple and fun idea for making your own personal Canada Day t-shirts with your kids.

Click here for the directions.

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Beaver Cupcakes

These treats are quick and easy to make and decorate. So keep the kids as busy as a beaver with an afternoon of fun.
By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Click here for the recipe.

 
 
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