Ontario has observed Family Day on the third Monday in February every year since 2008. It’s a statutory holiday and a day off to break up the cold, freezing winter months. As we count the days between New Years and Easter spring can’t come soon enough, it’s a welcome break.
Here’s whats happening this Weekend
I did a list of 5 Simple Ways to Enjoy Family Day at Home too!
Friday February 18th
Family Day Weekend @ Celebration Square
There’s something for everyone to enjoy from Friday to Monday! Ice skating, Food Trucks, Outdoor Heated Lounges, Photo Opportunities and more.
10 a.m – 10 p.m Fri, Sat, Sun, and Monday
300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, ON
Friday Night Clay Date @ Art Gallery of Burlington
Creative time in the clay studio. In the workshop, you will learn how to shape a mug or plate out of clay and decorate it with coloured slips. Seth Rogan may have started out this way.
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m
1333 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, ON
Saturday February 19th
Birds Of Prey @ Royal Botanical Gardens
Did you know that peregrine falcons are the fastest birds in the world? Join a nature walk at the Arboretum, RBC to learn about and search for birds of prey.
*Not the Harley Quinn – Birds of Prey movie but that’s a thought too!
2 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
16 Old Guelph Road, Burlington, ON
True or False @ Joseph Brant Museum
True or False? The Fun Science Exhibition invites visitors to use their critical senses to use their reasoning skills to assess a range of topics in order to separate fact from fiction.
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
1240 North Shore Boulevard East, Burlington, ON
Winter Wagon Rides @ Mountsberg Conservation Area
Don’t let winter keep you inside! At Mountsberg Conservation Area we invite you to join us on a horse-drawn ride through a winter wonderland. Make a day of it by visiting with the park’s resident birds of prey and farm animals, followed by a trip to the barn and gift shop.
10:30p.m – 6:30 p.m.
2259 Milburough Line, Campbellville, ON
Sunday February 20th
Taste of Oakville @ Oakville, Ontario
It’s back for 2022 and runs from February 15th to March 10th! Here’s a list of the Participating Restaurants and their delightful menus. Restaurants are offering lunch and dinner.
Check with individual Restaurants for times and reservations
Beyond Van Gogh @ Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen’s
Through the use of cutting-edge projection technology and an original score, Beyond Van Gogh breathes new life into over 300 of Van Gogh’s artworks
10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
1 Summers Lane, Hamilton ON
Monday February 21st
Splash ‘N’ Boots @ Oakville Centre
Nick Adams (Splash) and Taes Leavitt (Boots) are bringing their nearly 20-year legacy of ubiquity in the children’s music landscape to new generations with a fresh set of songs, created with some of their favourite musicians, vocalists and songwriters.
Get your tickets to see the in-person show or watch a complimentary Live Stream from your home.
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
130 Navy Street, Oakville, ON
Create Family Day memories @ The Town Of Oakville
Family Day is returning with free in-person and virtual activities for all ages and abilities! In addition to swimming, skating, sports and more in select town facilities, residents can also enjoy recreational skating at the refrigerated outdoor rink at Trafalgar Park Community Centre, performances and dance classes at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, and a family tour or craft at Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate. See the Town’s Digital Brochure here for a detailed view of whats happening in Oakville.
Featuring Purple Horseshoe Baking Company
The Purple Horseshoe Baking Company opened it’s brick and mortar doors last week on February 11, 2022. Their idea to create premium plant based baked goods company was conceived among friends back in 2018. Sadly, one of the founders Hank passed away before the company started it’s operations.
Hank’s memory lives on with his ten year old sour dough starter. It’s a prized ingredient that’s used in their baking. Hank would be proud.
I read about the opening in a Facebook group that I follow and now I’m so excited to have a bakery close by. I literally can walk over from my house, it’s just a few blocks away. I was peaking at their instagram and saw that they make macrons! Their baking is plant based, dairy free, and Vegan. Purple Horseshoe has been open for orders online since the fall and curb side pick up is also available.
Located at 2690 Westoak Trails Boulevard, Unit 9, Oakville, ON @pupleshorseshoe on Instagram
Coming Soon to Glen Abbey!
Let me know how I can assist you and have a great weekend everyone!
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