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***Please be advised: We work hard to acquire all the information listed. You should always call ahead to make sure the times and locations are correct before attending any event. Times and locations can change once we have published our list***

 

 

Friday ,April 20th

 

Butterflies go Free at Botanical Gardens (Montreal)

Head out to the Botanical gardens for an amazing butterfly experience. Step into a climate controlled environment and be up close and personal with the butterflies.

 Where: Montreal Botanical Garden 4101 Sherbrooke St. E. Montreal, QC  H1X 2B2

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Cost: Adults $15.75, children 5-17 $8, free for kids 4 & under

Age: All ages

Additional info: http://bit.ly/2EfQt55

Baby Rhyme Time (Dorval)

 

Come enjoy a special time with your baby for some rhymes, songs, books and free play with toys for the little ones.

Where: Dorval Library,1401 Lakeshore Rd. Dorval, QC

Time: 10:15am-11:00am

Cost: free for library members $3.00 for non-members (registration required)

Age: 18 months and under with parent or caregiver

Additional info and info provided by: http://biblioweb.ville.dorval.qc.ca

 

 

Expo for Kids: Possibility of an Island (Pointe-Claire)

 

Enjoy this animated project by Lysanne Picard and Joanna Chelkowska.

Where: Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Cost: free

Age: All ages

Additional Info and info provided by: http://www.pointe-claire.ca/en/calendar/the-possibility-of-an-island/

 

 

Tales n’ Tunes (Pointe-Claire)

 

Reading and crafts with your little ones.

Where: Pointe Claire Library (Valois Branch), 68 Prince Edward Ave, Pointe- Claire, QC

Time: 1:15pm-2:00pm

Cost: free (library membership and registrations required)

Age: 2-5 years (with a parent or caregiver)

Additional info and info provided by: http://biblio.pointe-claire.ca

 

 

Favourite Restaurant Appetizers Cooking Class ( Kirkland)

Learn to make:
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Where: Provigo Le Marché Kirkland, 16900, rte. Trans-Canada, Kirkland

Time: 5pm to 6pm

Ages: 2 to 6 yrs old

Cost: 10$ per person

Additional Info: https://www.pccookingschool.ca/

 

 

Hawaiian Flavours Cooking Class- (Pierrefonds)

Learn to cook:

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad
Aloha Pineapple Smoothie

Where: Provigo Le Marche Pierrefonds, 4849 St. Jean Blvd., Pierrefonds

Time: 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Cost: 10$per person

Ages: 2 to 6 yrs old

Additional Info: https://www.pccookingschool.ca/

 

 

Saturday ,April 21st

Pizza Power Cooking Class ( Kirkland)

Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Salad
Pizza Sliders
Pepperoni Pizza Bombs
Dessert Pizza

Where: Provigo Le Marché Kirkland, 16900, rte. Trans-Canada, Kirkland

Time: 8am to 9:30am

Ages: 6 to 11 yrs old

Cost: 15$ per person

Additional Info: https://www.pccookingschool.ca/

 

 

Butterflies go Free at Botanical Gardens (Montreal)

Head out to the Botanical gardens for an amazing butterfly experience. Step into a climate controlled environment and be up close and personal with the butterflies.

 Where: Montreal Botanical Garden 4101 Sherbrooke St. E. Montreal, QC  H1X 2B2

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Cost: Adults $15.75, children 5-17 $8, free for kids 4 & under

Age: All ages

Additional info: http://bit.ly/2EfQt55

 

School Day Breakfast Cooking Class (Vaudreuil-Dorion)

Breakfast Tacos
Strawberry Kiwi Cheesecake Salad

Where: Provigo le Marche Vaudreuil-Dorion,501 St. Charles Blvd., Vaudreuil-Dorion

Time:10am to 11:00am

Ages: 2 to 16 yrs old

Cost:10$ per person

Info Provided by: https://www.pccookingschool.ca/

 

 

Maple Syrup and Taffy on Snow at Quinn Farm (Ile Perrot)

Take advantage of the Spring and come down to Quinn Farm for some family friendly maple syrup fun and Taffy on snow. Be sure to visit the Farm animals as well.

Where: La Ferme Quinn, 2495 Boul. Perrot, NDIP

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm

Cost: $2 per person (2 years and over) for the admission, and $7 per person (2 years and over) to participate in the activity.

Age: All ages

Additional info and Info provided by : http://www.quinnfarm.qc.ca/maple-syrup-experience.html

 

 

StoryTime with MADAME PLUME (Kirkland)

This parent-child activity introduces youngsters to the joys of reading. Fun and simple stories with rhymes and songs, followed by a coloring activity.

Where: Kirkland Library-17100 Hymus Blvd. Kirkland, QC, H9J2W2

Time: 11:00am-11:45am

Cost: Free (first come first served no registration required)

Age: 2-5 years

Additional info: http://bit.ly/2kiMNpo

 

 

Tiny Tots on ice at the Atrium (Montreal)

 

Come to Atrium with the family for skating fun!

 Where: Atrium Le 1000, 1000 de la Gauchetière St. W. Montreal, QC  H3B 4W5

Time: 11:00am-12:30pm (check website for detailed schedule)

Cost: $7.50 Adults * $5.00 children 12 and under (2 adults and 2 children $20.00)Age: For children under 12 and their parents

Additional info and info provided by: http://bit.ly/2q9g9cg

 

 

Cineplex Family Favorites (Kirkland)

 

The movie this weekend is PupStar: Better 2gether

Where: Cineplex Kirkland

Time: 11:00am

Cost: $2.99

Age: All ages

Additional Info and info provided byhttp://cineplex.com/Events/FamilyFavourites

 

 

Mark Parisi Book  Event (Pointe Claire)

Join Mark Parisi, author of the Marty Pants series, for a special storytime and illustration workshop! Great for fans of the Big Nate and Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Free to attend!

Where: Babar Books, 46 Ave. Sainte Anne #6, Pointe Claire

Time: 11am to 12pm

Cost: Free

Ages: 7 and up

Additional Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/180926889205097/

 

 

Sorella turns 1 ( Kirkland)

Sorella Boutique Gourmande opened a year ago already!

We invite you to come celebrate its first birthday with us!

There will be live music, tastings, recipes and other surprises!

Our team (our family!) wishes to thank you for your enthusiasm & your warm welcome. We are, and will always be, real foodies and nothing makes us happier than to share our passion with you on a daily basis!

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday April 21st, anytime between 11am and 6pm!

Where: Sorella Boutique Gourmande, 2979 St. Charles, Kirkland

Time: 11am to 6pm

Cost: Free entrance- cost for food and store.

Ages: All ages

Additional Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/391397301334655/

 

 

Sugar Shack and More! (Dorval)

Celebrating sugar shack and more!

Where: Jardins Dorval, 352 avenue Dorval, Dorval

Time: 12pm to 4pm- Near SAQ

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Additional Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/349427328899575/

 

 

 

Expo for Kids: Possibility of an Island (Pointe-Claire)

 

Enjoy this animated project by Lysanne Picard and Joanna Chelkowska.

Where: Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Cost: free

Age: All ages

Additional Info and info provided by: http://www.pointe-claire.ca/en/calendar/the-possibility-of-an-island/

 

 

 

Teen Zone (Dorval)

An awesome way for teens to have a fun night out with activities and games.

 

Where: Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre 1335 Lakeshore Dr. Dorval

Time: 5:00pm-10:00pm

Cost: FREE with membership card ($10) or $1 per visit

Age: 11 to 17 years old

Additional Info and info provided by: www.facebook.com/dorval.zone

 

 

9 year Anniversary Fundraiser For Overture with the Arts ( Pierrefonds)

Join us on Saturday, April 21st from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the Pierrefonds Cultural Centre as we celebrate 9 years of success! Hosted by the Global Morning Show host Kim Sullivan, guests will enjoy a meal and a live music performance by youth who participated in our Girls Unite program; a female empowerment music production program. Additionally, four local comedians will add to the excitement of the night and the lineup includes host Walter J. Lyng, opening acts Reese Turner, Amanda McQueen and Aba Atlas and headliner David Pryde. David Pryde has been delivering his intelligent, original brand of stand-up comedy for the past decade, both in hometown Montreal and across the country. He’s appeared at the Just forLaughs Festival, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and has been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award. He’s also heard regularly on CBC Radio’s “The Debaters”. He lives in Montreal with a wife, son, daughter and tape recorder, which he’s known the longest.

Lastly, there will be a silent auction with fantastic items for guests to bid on. All of the proceeds from the night will go towards funding our after school program A.S.A.P (After School Arts Program), which is a free program for high school students who have an interest in dance, music and visual arts.

Where: Pierrefonds Culturel Center, 13850 Gouin West, Pierrefonds

Time: 6:30pm to 10pm

Cost: 40$ per person

Ages: 18+

Additional Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/162741004533159

 

 

Sunday, April 22nd

 

 

Butterflies go Free at Botanical Gardens (Montreal)

Head out to the Botanical gardens for an amazing butterfly experience. Step into a climate controlled environment and be up close and personal with the butterflies.

 Where: Montreal Botanical Garden 4101 Sherbrooke St. E. Montreal, QC  H1X 2B2

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Cost: Adults $15.75, children 5-17 $8, free for kids 4 & under

Age: All ages

Additional info: http://bit.ly/2EfQt55

 

 

Maple Syrup and Taffy on Snow at Quinn Farm (Ile Perrot)

Take advantage of the Spring and come down to Quinn Farm for some family friendly maple syrup fun and Taffy on snow. Be sure to visit the Farm animals as well.

Where: La Ferme Quinn, 2495 Boul. Perrot, NDIP

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm

Cost: $2 per person (2 years and over) for the admission, and $7 per person (2 years and over) to participate in the activity.

Age: All ages

Additional info and Info provided by : http://www.quinnfarm.qc.ca/maple-syrup-experience.html

 

 

Earth Day (Hudson)

To celebrate Earth Day, Le Nichoir will be offering a free activity that will explore the many ways birds help the planet. Come join one of Le Nichoir’s biologists for a walk in the Clarke Sydenham nature reserve for a series of fun activities for all ages.
Note that part of the activity will be held outdoor, dress according to the weather.
Reservation required by phone 450 458 2809 or emaileducation@lenichoir.org

Where: Le Nichoir, 637 Main, Hudson J0P 1H0

Time: 10am to 12pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Additional infohttps://www.facebook.com/events/958978134266256/

 

 

Tiny Tots on ice at the Atrium (Montreal)

 

Come to Atrium with the family for skating fun!

 Where: Atrium Le 1000, 1000 de la Gauchetière St. W. Montreal, QC  H3B 4W5

Time: 11:00am-12:30pm (check website for detailed schedule)

Cost: $7.50 Adults * $5.00 children 12 and under (2 adults and 2 children $20.00)Age: For children under 12 and their parents

Additional info and info provided by: http://bit.ly/2q9g9cg

 

 

Sugar Shack and More! (Dorval)

Celebrating sugar shack and more!

Where: Jardins Dorval, 352 avenue Dorval, Dorval

Time: 12pm to 4pm- Near SAQ

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Additional Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/349427328899575/

 

 

 

Expo for Kids: Possibility of an Island (Pointe-Claire)

 

Enjoy this animated project by Lysanne Picard and Joanna Chelkowska.

Where: Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Cost: free

Age: All ages

Additional Info and info provided by: http://www.pointe-claire.ca/en/calendar/the-possibility-of-an-island/

 

 

 

***Please be advised: We work hard to acquire all the information listed. You should always call ahead to make sure the times and locations are correct before attending any event. Times and locations can change once we have published our list***

 

 

Friday ,April 13th

 

 

 

 

Butterflies go Free at Botanical Gardens (Montreal)

Head out to the Botanical gardens for an amazing butterfly experience. Step into a climate controlled environment and be up close and personal with the butterflies.

 Where: Montreal Botanical Garden 4101 Sherbrooke St. E. Montreal, QC  H1X 2B2

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Cost: Adults $15.75, children 5-17 $8, free for kids 4 & under

Age: All ages

Additional info: http://bit.ly/2EfQt55

 

 

Baby Rhyme Time (Dorval)

 

Come enjoy a special time with your baby for some rhymes, songs, books and free play with toys for the little ones.

Where: Dorval Library,1401 Lakeshore Rd. Dorval, QC

Time: 10:15am-11:00am

Cost: free for library members $3.00 for non-members (registration required)

Age: 18 months and under with parent or caregiver

Additional info and info provided by: http://biblioweb.ville.dorval.qc.ca

 

 

Expo for Kids: Possibility of an Island (Pointe-Claire)

 

Enjoy this animated project by Lysanne Picard and Joanna Chelkowska.

Where: Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Cost: free

Age: All ages

Additional Info and info provided by: http://www.pointe-claire.ca/en/calendar/the-possibility-of-an-island/

 

 

Tales n’ Tunes (Pointe-Claire)

 

Reading and crafts with your little ones.

Where: Pointe Claire Library (Valois Branch), 68 Prince Edward Ave, Pointe- Claire, QC

Time: 1:15pm-2:00pm

Cost: free (library membership and registrations required)

Age: 2-5 years (with a parent or caregiver)

Additional info and info provided by: http://biblio.pointe-claire.ca

 

 

Pizza Power Cooking Class- Pierrefonds

Learn to cook:

Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Salad
Pizza Sliders
Pepperoni Pizza Bombs
Dessert Pizza

Where: Provigo Le Marche Pierrefonds, 4849 St. Jean Blvd., Pierrefonds

Time: 6pm to 8pm

Cost: 15$per person

Ages: 6 to 11 yrs old

Additional Info: https://www.pccookingschool.ca/

 

 

Saturday ,April 14th

 

Butterflies go Free at Botanical Gardens (Montreal)

Head out to the Botanical gardens for an amazing butterfly experience. Step into a climate controlled environment and be up close and personal with the butterflies.

 Where: Montreal Botanical Garden 4101 Sherbrooke St. E. Montreal, QC  H1X 2B2

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Cost: Adults $15.75, children 5-17 $8, free for kids 4 & under

Age: All ages

Additional info: http://bit.ly/2EfQt55

 

Spring Brunch Cooking Class (Vaudreuil-Dorion)

Learn to cook a fun Spring Brunch
Bunny Pancakes
Baked Sausage and Peppers
Carrot Patch Cupcakes

Where: Provigo le Marche Vaudreuil-Dorion,501 St. Charles Blvd., Vaudreuil-Dorion

Time:10am to 11:30

Ages: 6 to 11yrs old

Cost:15$ per person

Info Provided by: https://www.pccookingschool.ca/

 

 

Maple Syrup and Taffy on Snow at Quinn Farm (Ile Perrot)

Take advantage of the Spring and come down to Quinn Farm for some family friendly maple syrup fun and Taffy on snow. Be sure to visit the Farm animals as well.

Where: La Ferme Quinn, 2495 Boul. Perrot, NDIP

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm

Cost: $2 per person (2 years and over) for the admission, and $7 per person (2 years and over) to participate in the activity.

Age: All ages

Additional info and Info provided by : http://www.quinnfarm.qc.ca/maple-syrup-experience.html

 

 

Cineplex Sensory Friendly Screenings ( Kirkland)

 

Cineplex Entertainment in partnership with Autism Speaks Canada is delighted to present Sensory Friendly Screenings. This program provides a sensory friendly environment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder or anyone for whom the environment is suitable and their families to view new release films in theatres across the country. These screenings are presented in a lights up, sound down environment.

This week’s movie is Sherlock Gnomes

Where: Cineplex Kirkland

Time: 10:30am

Cost: Children’s admission price applies to all for this showing only

Ages: All ages

Additional Info: https://www.cineplex.com/Theatres/SensoryFriendly

 

 

Tiny Tots on ice at the Atrium (Montreal)

 

Come to Atrium with the family for skating fun!

 Where: Atrium Le 1000, 1000 de la Gauchetière St. W. Montreal, QC  H3B 4W5

Time: 11:00am-12:30pm (check website for detailed schedule)

Cost: $7.50 Adults * $5.00 children 12 and under (2 adults and 2 children $20.00)Age: For children under 12 and their parents

Additional info and info provided by: http://bit.ly/2q9g9cg

 

 

Cineplex Family Favorites (Kirkland)

 

The movie this weekend is PupStar

Where: Cineplex Kirkland

Time: 11:00am

Cost: $2.99

Age: All ages

Additional Info and info provided byhttp://cineplex.com/Events/FamilyFavourites

 

 

 

Expo for Kids: Possibility of an Island (Pointe-Claire)

 

Enjoy this animated project by Lysanne Picard and Joanna Chelkowska.

Where: Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Cost: free

Age: All ages

Additional Info and info provided by: http://www.pointe-claire.ca/en/calendar/the-possibility-of-an-island/

 

 

Mr. Mergler, Beethoven, and Me Signing

Join radio documentarian David Gutnick for a reading and signing of his first children’s book Mr. Mergler, Beethoven and Me. Free to attend – Refreshments will be served

Where: Babar Books, 46 Avenue Ste. Anne, Pointe Claire

Time: 2pm to 3pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Additional infohttps://www.facebook.com/events/160509424658970/

 

 

Teen Zone (Dorval)

An awesome way for teens to have a fun night out with activities and games.

 

Where: Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre 1335 Lakeshore Dr. Dorval

Time: 5:00pm-10:00pm

Cost: FREE with membership card ($10) or $1 per visit

Age: 11 to 17 years old

Additional Info and info provided by: www.facebook.com/dorval.zone

 

 

Sunday, April 15th

 

 

Butterflies go Free at Botanical Gardens (Montreal)

Head out to the Botanical gardens for an amazing butterfly experience. Step into a climate controlled environment and be up close and personal with the butterflies.

 Where: Montreal Botanical Garden 4101 Sherbrooke St. E. Montreal, QC  H1X 2B2

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Cost: Adults $15.75, children 5-17 $8, free for kids 4 & under

Age: All ages

Additional info: http://bit.ly/2EfQt55

 

 

Maple Syrup and Taffy on Snow at Quinn Farm (Ile Perrot)

Take advantage of the Spring and come down to Quinn Farm for some family friendly maple syrup fun and Taffy on snow. Be sure to visit the Farm animals as well.

Where: La Ferme Quinn, 2495 Boul. Perrot, NDIP

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm

Cost: $2 per person (2 years and over) for the admission, and $7 per person (2 years and over) to participate in the activity.

Age: All ages

Additional info and Info provided by : http://www.quinnfarm.qc.ca/maple-syrup-experience.html

 

 

Paul Hatfield’s Annual Family Day ( Beaconsfield)

FREE FOR EVERYONE: Petting Zoo, Face painting, specialty coffees for Parents and MORE!

Where: L’espace Beaconsfield, 40 H St. Charles Beaconsfield QC H9W5Z6

Time: 10am to 2pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Additional info: https://www.facebook.com/events/170805656973876/

 

 

Tiny Tots on ice at the Atrium (Montreal)

 

Come to Atrium with the family for skating fun!

 Where: Atrium Le 1000, 1000 de la Gauchetière St. W. Montreal, QC  H3B 4W5

Time: 11:00am-12:30pm (check website for detailed schedule)

Cost: $7.50 Adults * $5.00 children 12 and under (2 adults and 2 children $20.00)Age: For children under 12 and their parents

Additional info and info provided by: http://bit.ly/2q9g9cg

 

 

Opening day at Chelsey’s  Ice Cream Parlour ( Beaconsfield)

Summer is around the corner and it’s opening day at the ice cream shop.

Where: Cremerie Chelsey’s Parlour, 484 Beaconsfield blvd, Beaconsfield

Time: 1pm to 8pm

Cost: Prices vary

Ages: All ages

Additional Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/425289741241197

 

 

Expo for Kids: Possibility of an Island (Pointe-Claire)

 

Enjoy this animated project by Lysanne Picard and Joanna Chelkowska.

Where: Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Cost: free

Age: All ages

Additional Info and info provided by: http://www.pointe-claire.ca/en/calendar/the-possibility-of-an-island/

 

 

 

***Please be advised: We work hard to acquire all the information listed. You should always call ahead to make sure the times and locations are correct before attending any event. Times and locations can change once we have published our list***

 

 

Friday ,April 6th

 

 

 

 

Butterflies go Free at Botanical Gardens (Montreal)

Head out to the Botanical gardens for an amazing butterfly experience. Step into a climate controlled environment and be up close and personal with the butterflies.

 Where: Montreal Botanical Garden 4101 Sherbrooke St. E. Montreal, QC  H1X 2B2

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Cost: Adults $15.75, children 5-17 $8, free for kids 4 & under

Age: All ages

Additional info: http://bit.ly/2EfQt55

 

Salon Maternité et Paternité

The biggest showcase for early childhood specialty products and services

Visit with numerous exhibitors as well as fun activities for the kids and whole family. Contests, Fashion shows and kids shows. Times vary on each day. For families with kids aged 0 to 6 yrs old.

Where:  Place Bonaventure, 800 rue de la Gauchetiere, Montreal

Time: 10am to 7pm

Cost: Adults, 15$, Students- 12$, Kids 12 and under Free

Ages: All ages

Additional Info : http://www.salonmaternitepaterniteenfants.com/en/montreal

 

Baby Rhyme Time (Dorval)

 

Come enjoy a special time with your baby for some rhymes, songs, books and free play with toys for the little ones.

Where: Dorval Library,1401 Lakeshore Rd. Dorval, QC

Time: 10:15am-11:00am

Cost: free for library members $3.00 for non-members (registration required)

Age: 18 months and under with parent or caregiver

Additional info and info provided by: http://biblioweb.ville.dorval.qc.ca

 

 

Expo for Kids: Possibility of an Island (Pointe-Claire)

 

Enjoy this animated project by Lysanne Picard and Joanna Chelkowska.

Where: Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Cost: free

Age: All ages

Additional Info and info provided by: http://www.pointe-claire.ca/en/calendar/the-possibility-of-an-island/

 

 

Tales n’ Tunes (Pointe-Claire)

 

Reading and crafts with your little ones.

Where: Pointe Claire Library (Valois Branch), 68 Prince Edward Ave, Pointe- Claire, QC

Time: 1:15pm-2:00pm

Cost: free (library membership and registrations required)

Age: 2-5 years (with a parent or caregiver)

Additional info and info provided by: http://biblio.pointe-claire.ca

 

 

First Fridays at St-Columba

This month’s theme: What do you do with an idea?

An idea is magical, beautiful and fun.

Give it time to grow and a small idea can grow into a big one.

This First Fridays, be prepared to see things differently

as we celebrate ideas that may seem too odd, too difficult, too different.

Dreamers of all ages – young and old – are invited.

The suggested donation is $8 per adult, but give what you can.

Our wacky event begins at 17h30 with snacks and creative activities for the

kids. Dinner is served around 18h30. It is BYOB with juice, water, coffee and

vegetarian options available.

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” (Dr. Seuss)

 

Where: St. Columba, 11 Rodney Ave. Pointe-Claire, QC | H9R 4L8

Phone: 514-697-2091

Ages: all ages

Time: 17h30 to 20h00 but come when you can

17h30 – children’s activities   18h30 – meal is served

Cost: suggested donation – $8 per adult but give what you can. Free for kids

BYOB – juice, water and coffee are always available

Vegetarian options always available

Additional info:  http://stcolumba.ca/2015/01/first-fridays/

 

 

 

Saturday ,April 7th

 

Butterflies go Free at Botanical Gardens (Montreal)

Head out to the Botanical gardens for an amazing butterfly experience. Step into a climate controlled environment and be up close and personal with the butterflies.

 Where: Montreal Botanical Garden 4101 Sherbrooke St. E. Montreal, QC  H1X 2B2

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Cost: Adults $15.75, children 5-17 $8, free for kids 4 & under

Age: All ages

Additional info: http://bit.ly/2EfQt55

 

 

Salon Maternité et Paternité

The biggest showcase for early childhood specialty products and services

Visit with numerous exhibitors as well as fun activities for the kids and whole family. Contests, Fashion shows and kids shows. Times vary on each day. For families with kids aged 0 to 6 yrs old.

Where:  Place Bonaventure, 800 rue de la Gauchetiere, Montreal

Time: 10am to 6pm

Cost: Adults, 15$, Students- 12$, Kids 12 and under Free

Ages: All ages

Additional Info : http://www.salonmaternitepaterniteenfants.com/en/montreal

Build a window Bird House At Home Depot ( Pointe Claire and Vaudreuil)

If you are looking for a fun activity to do with the family, we’ve got a great workshop for kids that will teach them about building. Kids can learn how to build their very own birdhouse with a window. To register contact your local store.

Where: Home Depot- Various Locations

Time: 10am to 12pm

Cost: Free

Ages: 5 to 12 yrs old

Additional info and Info provided byhttps://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/ideas-how-to/workshop/workshops.html#kids-workshops

 

Maple Syrup and Taffy on Snow at Quinn Farm (Ile Perrot)

Take advantage of the Spring and come down to Quinn Farm for some family friendly maple syrup fun and Taffy on snow. Be sure to visit the Farm animals as well.

Where: La Ferme Quinn, 2495 Boul. Perrot, NDIP

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm

Cost: $2 per person (2 years and over) for the admission, and $7 per person (2 years and over) to participate in the activity.

Age: All ages

Additional info and Info provided by : http://www.quinnfarm.qc.ca/maple-syrup-experience.html

 

 

Coding Flappy Games ( Kirkland)

 

Learn how to code through building your own flappy game. Fun guaranteed!

Where: Kirkland Library, 17100 Hymus Blvd.Kirkland

Time: 10:30am to 12pm

Ages: 7 to 12yr olds

Cost: Free for Library Members. Register online

Additional info and info provided by:http://www.ville.kirkland.qc.ca/culture-and-recreation/municipal-library/youth-corner

 

 

Tiny Tots on ice at the Atrium (Montreal)

 

Come to Atrium with the family for skating fun!

 Where: Atrium Le 1000, 1000 de la Gauchetière St. W. Montreal, QC  H3B 4W5

Time: 11:00am-12:30pm (check website for detailed schedule)

Cost: $7.50 Adults * $5.00 children 12 and under (2 adults and 2 children $20.00)Age: For children under 12 and their parents

Additional info and info provided by: http://bit.ly/2q9g9cg

 

 

 

Cineplex Family Favorites (Kirkland)

 

The movie this weekend is Paddington 2

Where: Cineplex Kirkland

Time: 11:00am

Cost: $2.99

Age: All ages

Additional Info and info provided byhttp://cineplex.com/Events/FamilyFavourites

 

 

Pink Umbrella Event

Join illustrator Geneviève Godbout for an event celebrating her book The Pink Umbrella. We will transform our store into a café for the reading and signing. Refreshments will be served.

Where: Babar Books, 46 Avenue Ste. Anne, Pointe Claire

Time: 12pm to 1pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Additional infohttps://www.facebook.com/events/163989024306925/

 

 

 

Expo for Kids: Possibility of an Island (Pointe-Claire)

 

Enjoy this animated project by Lysanne Picard and Joanna Chelkowska.

Where: Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Cost: free

Age: All ages

Additional Info and info provided by: http://www.pointe-claire.ca/en/calendar/the-possibility-of-an-island/

 

 

 

Teen Zone (Dorval)

An awesome way for teens to have a fun night out with activities and games.

 

Where: Sarto-Desnoyers Community Centre 1335 Lakeshore Dr. Dorval

Time: 5:00pm-10:00pm

Cost: FREE with membership card ($10) or $1 per visit

Age: 11 to 17 years old

Additional Info and info provided by: www.facebook.com/dorval.zone

 

 

Mon Gym-Parent Night Out (Pointe-Claire)

 

This incredible evening for your children (3-10 years) is filled with a variety of fun games, rides and activities, and they won’t want the night to end! And don’t worry about snacks– we’ll take care of that too!

 

Where: Mon Gym West island 2355-D Transcanada, Pointe Claire, Quebec H9R5Z5

Time: 6:30pm-10:30pm

Cost: $25.00 per child (discounts on additional children) **Must reserve in advance 514-695-7562 pointeclaire@gmail.com**

Age: 3-10 years old

Additional Infohttps://www.facebook.com/events/576284556041719/

 

 

Sunday, April 8

 

 

 

Butterflies go Free at Botanical Gardens (Montreal)

Head out to the Botanical gardens for an amazing butterfly experience. Step into a climate controlled environment and be up close and personal with the butterflies.

 Where: Montreal Botanical Garden 4101 Sherbrooke St. E. Montreal, QC  H1X 2B2

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Cost: Adults $15.75, children 5-17 $8, free for kids 4 & under

Age: All ages

Additional info: http://bit.ly/2EfQt55

 

 

Salon Maternité et Paternité

The biggest showcase for early childhood specialty products and services

Visit with numerous exhibitors as well as fun activities for the kids and whole family. Contests, Fashion shows and kids shows. Times vary on each day. For families with kids aged 0 to 6 yrs old.

Where:  Place Bonaventure, 800 rue de la Gauchetiere, Montreal

Time: 10am to 5pm

Cost: Adults, 15$, Students- 12$, Kids 12 and under Free

Ages: All ages

Additional Info : http://www.salonmaternitepaterniteenfants.com/en/montreal

 

 

Maple Syrup and Taffy on Snow at Quinn Farm (Ile Perrot)

Take advantage of the Spring and come down to Quinn Farm for some family friendly maple syrup fun and Taffy on snow. Be sure to visit the Farm animals as well.

Where: La Ferme Quinn, 2495 Boul. Perrot, NDIP

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm

Cost: $2 per person (2 years and over) for the admission, and $7 per person (2 years and over) to participate in the activity.

Age: All ages

Additional info and Info provided by : http://www.quinnfarm.qc.ca/maple-syrup-experience.html

 

 

 

Paws and Pray Bazaar ( Beaconsfield)

Come join us on April 8th for the 2nd annual Paws & Pray and Bazaar to benefit Animatch Dog Adoption. Come shop at the Bazaar where over 30 merchants will show their goods. Stay to have lunch and attend the service with your pet.
Come meet some of the amazing Animatch dogs looking for their forever home.

Where: Christ Church Beaurepaire, 455 Church, Beaconsfield

Time: 10am to 4pm

Cost: Free entrance- Cost to purchase items

Ages: All ages

Additional info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1288780287919914/

 

 

 

Tiny Tots on ice at the Atrium (Montreal)

 

Come to Atrium with the family for skating fun!

 Where: Atrium Le 1000, 1000 de la Gauchetière St. W. Montreal, QC  H3B 4W5

Time: 11:00am-12:30pm (check website for detailed schedule)

Cost: $7.50 Adults * $5.00 children 12 and under (2 adults and 2 children $20.00)Age: For children under 12 and their parents

Additional info and info provided by: http://bit.ly/2q9g9cg

 

 

Sugaring off at Morgan Arboretum (Ste. Anne de Bellevue)

Celebrate the return of springtime in our sugar maple grove, one of the few remaining on the Island of Montreal. Enjoy a wagon ride to our sugar house and learn how syrup is made in the traditional way: on a wood fire, from sap collected in buckets. German sausages, hotdogs, drinks and, of course, taffy on snow will be sold at a nominal charge. This is, for the most part, an outdoor event.

Where: Morgan Arboretum, 150 Pines Rd. Ste. Anne de Bellevue

Time:12pm to 3:30pm

Cost: Free for members, regular entrance fees apply to non-members:
Child $3.50, Adult $7, Senior & Student $4.50, Family $17

Ages: All ages

Additional Infohttp://www.morganarboretum.org/upcoming-events.html

 

 

Expo for Kids: Possibility of an Island (Pointe-Claire)

 

Enjoy this animated project by Lysanne Picard and Joanna Chelkowska.

Where: Pointe-Claire Cultural Centre, Stewart Hall

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Cost: free

Age: All ages

Additional Info and info provided by: http://www.pointe-claire.ca/en/calendar/the-possibility-of-an-island/

 

 

Tape art (Kirkland)

Tape art offers infinite possibilities! Come and learn tricks on how to use it to make a modern and original work of art!

Where: Kirkland Library, 17100 Hymus Blvd.Kirkland

Time: 2 to 4pm

Ages: 12 to 17yrs old

Cost: Free for Library Members. Must register online

Additional Info: http://www.ville.kirkland.qc.ca/culture-and-recreation/municipal-library/youth-corner

 

 

 

This article was written by Lisa Cipriani (Lisa Cipriani is the current Editor of Laval Families Magazine, and has been working in education and publishing for 15 years. She currently balances a career in the fields of education, journalism and health/fitness.

From: http://www.lavalfamilies.ca/articles.asp?a=862

It is not uncommon for many women to be left with extra weight on their body following giving birth, and that “baby” weight can sometimes be the hardest to lose. After giving birth to her second child, Megan Miles, 31, found herself feeling heavy, lethargic and simply not at her best.

Miles’s weight issues weren’t only due to baby weight. In fact, her body had slowly put on extra weight over the course of several years once she began taking a medication to control her panic attacks and general anxiety issues. Miles would have a difficult time in crowded rooms or parties and was especially uncomfortable in public places. Finding herself overweight and unhappy with how she felt physically, her confidence was taking a dive as well.

One Step at a Time
In January of 2016, Miles found herself facing yet another challenge. She was scheduled for surgery for precancerous cells, and used that life event as momentum to start making changes to her lifestyle and eating habits. She wanted to be as healthy as possible for the surgery.

“At that time, I was eating a lot of take out, and hadn’t successfully stuck to any gym I had tried, mainly because of my anxiety,” says Miles. “I even tried gyms for women only, but even there, I felt so self-conscious.”

Miles began cutting out junk food, sugary drinks and white bread. She disciplined herself to get in some daily exercise at home on her elliptical machine. She managed to lose 10 lbs on her own and went into surgery feeling like she was making progress. Just days after the surgery, another obstacle lay in her path: she contracted an infection from the surgery and had to spend a few days in the hospital. Once released, some of her momentum was lost, and her efforts at a healthier lifestyle were starting to yield less than stellar results.

At a Standstill
Miles was at a standstill with her weight loss, and didn’t know what else she could do.
It was after expressing her frustration to her cousin about what had been going on that her cousin suggested she try 30 Minute Hit, a high intensity kickboxing circuit designed just for women. Miles’s cousin was a member of the 30 Minute Hit in LaSalle, and suggested that Miles go for a free trial at the 30 Minute Hit in Laval.

Heeding the advice, Miles agreed to go for the free trial. One of the benefits of 30 Minute Hit membership is that you can train at any HIT location, so Miles’s cousin tagged along, got in her own workout, and cheered Miles on during the free trial. A free trial allows a woman to try out the circuit with a 30 Minute Hit trainer to learn the basics of each of the 13 stations. That was in May 2016, and Miles has never looked back. The free trial was the most life-changing 30 minutes of her life.

Innovative Concept
“Right from my last kick and punch at the end of that circuit, I fell in love with the HIT,” says Miles. “Something just clicked and I knew this was the place for me. I’ve been hooked every since.” She credits the concept of 30 Minute Hit and the encouragement of the trainers on the floor with her 40-lb weight loss, and a slew of other lifestyle improvements.

“At traditional gyms, even those just for women, you don’t get the kind of support and encouragement you get from 30 Minute Hit trainers, who are constantly on the floor cheering you on and helping you with your form as you move through the circuit,” says Miles. For Miles, who wasn’t comfortable in a typical gym environment due to anxiety, the very fact that she felt completely at ease in the 30 Minute Hit environment was a huge relief and success. In fact, any member of the 30 Minute Hit knows that it’s not a ‘gym’. “30 Minute Hit has managed to create a comfortable and inspiring environment where women can sweat, learn, burn, and smile their way to results they never thought possible,” says the franchise’s website.

Miles explains that because you are “in your own bubble” as you make your way through each station in the circuit, she never felt crowded or even concerned about anyone else. The layout of the circuit only allows for one woman at a time to be at a given station. The entire circuit can be completed in 30 minutes, and offers patrons a high return on their calorie burn and time investment.

“After that free trial, I needed no convincing. I signed up on the spot,” says Miles.

Inspiring Others
Almost immediately after signing up at 30 Minute Hit, Miles began inspiring other women in her family and entourage, and because so many of them fell in love with the circuit as well, Miles organized car pools to get everyone to go together a few times a week. Miles’s own sister has lost over 30 lbs to date after joining this past January. Even Miles’s two brothers were so inspired with her progress that they joined a gym and now work out regularly as well.

“We’re on this journey and transformation together,” says Miles. Her typical 30 Minute Hit schedule is now three evenings a week and Saturday mornings.

Since her journey at the 30 Minute Hit began, Miles has gone from a size 16 to a size 8. Not only has she lost weight and is sleeping better, but she is completely off her anxiety medication. “Going to 30 Minute Hit lets me release all of my anxiety and frustration through exercise, and I even walk with more confidence now,” says Miles.

More Life Changes
Shortly after joining 30 Minute Hit, Miles experienced a profound moment that made it crystal clear that 30 Minute Hit was really working. As she was about walk into a large social gathering with family (which normally would have her reeling with anxiety and panic), she realized she was not experiencing any anxiety at all. “I immediately turned to my husband and said, this is why I go to the HIT,” recalls Miles.

With her success at 30 Minute Hit, Miles has continued to keep up a healthy lifestyle at home. She has cut out juices and soft drinks and now takes regular walks with her daughters. She added in some weight lifting at home and the elliptical machine every other day, in addition to her half-hour circuit workouts at 30 Minute Hit.

Having overcome weight gain and severe anxiety through her time at 30 Minute Hit, Miles is now feeling confident to try other physical activities as well: she has been toying with the idea of participating in her first 5K later this year.

For women who are hesitant about booking their free trial at the HIT, Miles has these words to offer: “Just do it. As soon as you get there, it changes your whole mindset. Once you’re there, the rest takes care of itself. Just get your feet in the door.”