Whatever "family" is to you or means for you, each one of us has some sort of family, even if it is your puppy! To all of you we are wishing the best day hopefully spent with your loved ones. Read about Family Day in Canada and what to do in Edmonton today.
FAMILY DAY IN CANADA (courtesy of Time and Date):
What do people do?
WHAT TO DO IN EDMONTON? (courtesy of Frugal Edmonton Mama; you can click on each name of activity for more info):
Go skating on the City Hall ice rink. Free skate and helmet rentals will be available. Play a game of street hockey, giant checkers or chess. Warm up by an open fire. From 1-4pm, show off you best dance moves at Swing & Skate. Enjoy live swing, jazz and big band music featuring the Rhythm Gunners Big Band of the Royal Canadian Artillery Band inside City Hall.
Take a twirl on the City Hall ice rink, go for a hay ride, try out a kick sled, roast bannock over an open fire and check out the Family Day games and activities on the Square. Free skate and helmet rentals will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Food trucks will be on site. The excitement continues inside City Hall with a performance of Apples & Oranges, presented by Concrete Theatre.
Indoor and outdoor activities can be found at the Leg Grounds on Family Day, between noon and four. Scavenger Hunts, outdoor activities, crafts for the kids and more are going to be offered at this fun event. You’ll also find magic shows, photo booths, and face painting inside with traditional outdoor activities if you’re want to brave the crisp weather.
Join us for a day of winter fun! Drop-in and participate in a variety of outdoor winter activities: Skating, Snow Shoeing Snow Painting, Bannock Making, and sledding! Activities start at noon and go until four pm, children under six must be supervised by their parents. Even takes place at ackie Parker Recreation Area 4540 50 Street NW.
Is heading to the Hills more your family’s style? Check out the festivities at Snow Valley: Monday is Family Day with our featured activity: Family Challenge Races beginning at Noon. We will have a course laid out, a starter FREE hot chocolate and prizes at the end. Snow Rider will have draw prizes in store and so much more.
All branches are open from 1-5pm, excluding eplGO. We’ve got a unique array of special programs and events for you and your family to enjoy including puppet shows, Xbox Family Dance off, photo booths and more!
Take advantage of the day off and head to the hills while the sun is shining. Dress for the weather and get out there for one of the most fun cardio workouts that you’re going to get all winter. Not sure where to start? Here is a full list of the city maintained tobogganing hills – find the one closest to you, here.
The Reuse Centre downtown is hosting a Family Day open house event. Participate in a reuse crafting workshop, shop through the treasure trove of items or take a tour and learn more about reuse. Activities are free, and start at noon and go until four. Items for purchase in the store are going to be $5/bag.
Check out the exhibits and view the puppet show being put on at the Museum on Family Day, and it’s all free. What a great time to check out the Museum and get out with the family.
Head to Millennium place during the day for some indoor fun. Face painting is available between 11-3 and inflatables will be on site (usually on the indoor soccer field) from 10-4. It’s the perfect time to get out of the house, without getting knee deep in snow. Regular admission rates apply for the door ($21/family $4.50/child).
Bundle up your family; beat the winter blues and “Get Closer” for some Family Day Fun! Stay warm while you make your own hot chocolate, have your face painted or participate in the Animal Families scavenger hunt. Visit our free photo booth to take home a family memory. Learn why Edmonton Valley Zoo is an Arctic Ambassador Centre for Polar Bears International.
Starting at noon, there’s lots of indoor fun going on. Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon featuring fitness games, obstacle courses and more! From 2:30-4pm you can also try out Family Zumba at Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre. Move to the beat with a fun, family-friendly, Zumba dance party! From noon-2pm you can try out pick-up floor hockey at Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre in Flexi Hall #3.
(1) Time and Date: http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/canada/family-day
(2) Frugal Edmonton Mama: http://frugaledmontonmama.com/2014/02/what-to-do-on-family-day-in-edmonton-yeg/