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Family Activities February 17, 18, 19

Feb 16, 2018

Time spent with your children is important, whether it’s reading a book, cooking supper together or making a craft. Devote this Family Day to making memories together. If you are looking to get out of the house, here is a list of local event happening in the area:

2018 YMCA Family Day Games

Everyone is Welcome! We are kicking o­ff our Strong Kids Campaign this Family Day
with some Winter Olympic fun! Join us for activities for all ages: Family Swim, Strong Kids Competitions, Crafts, Face Painting, Family Zumba and more. Admission is FREE with a donation to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.
February 19, 09:30 am - 03:30 pm, YMCA of North Bay, Chippewa Street West
North Bay


Callander Legion Presents The Bruce Rodgers Memorial Ice Fishing Derby

Prizes awarded for length only - Pike, Perch & Pickerel only. Trophies awarded to children 10 & under. Many prizes to be won - Ice Auger, Coleman Stove, Two-man Ice Fishing Tent plus many, many more prizes! Must return to Callander Legion no later than 6:00 pm for fish to be measured. Entry fee includes spaghetti supper at the Callander Legion. Adults - $15.00; 10 & under $6.00, Family Ticket - $35.00 (2 adults & 2 children) Purchase tickets at the Callander Legion bar 1:00pm to 9:00pm Monday to Thursday, Friday to 11:00pm. Tickets will also be sold at the Callander Legion on Saturday morning (day of the derby) starting at 8:00 am. Spaghetti Dinner only $10.00. Ontario Fishing Regulations Apply.
February 17, 08:00 am - 07:00 pm, 345 Landsdowne Street Callander


Snowshoe La Vase Portages

Great opportunity to see the portages in a new way and to check out the trails of La Vase Portages Conservation Area. Please register through messaging or by contacting our directors. You will require your own equipment and dress appropriately for the elements. Packing a water bottle is also recommended. $10 for Non-Members, $0 for Members.
February 17, 08:30 am - 12:00 pm, La Vase Portages Conservation Area, Trans-Canada Highway, Corbeil


49th Annual Sprucedale Winter Carnival

The 49th Annual Sprucedale Winter Carnival is on Saturday. Parade starts at 9:00 am (Register at Township Roads Garage 8:30 am sharp). At the Community Centre: pancake breakfast 9:00 am – 11:00 am (sponsored by Sprucedale seniors friendship club), announcements of the winners of the photo & colouring contests, community bake sale 9:30 am (sponsored by Sprucedale Seniors Friendship Club), penny sale 9:30 am, draw at 2:00 pm (sponsored by Sprucedale Seniors Friendship Club), seniors hot food and beverages 12 noon to 6:30 pm (food available during family skate & hockey), Easter basket raffle tickets being sold by Sprucedale Seniors Friendship Club, dog sledding presentation 10:00 am – 12 noon, family outside games 12 noon - 2:00 pm, horse drawn wagon rides – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm $2.00 per ride, dabber bingo 3:00 pm (18 years & older) (sponsored by Sprucedale Seniors Friendship Club), family skating 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, pickup hockey (all ages) 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
February 17, All Day, Sprucedale Community Centre, 31 William Street, Sprucedale


Trout Creek Winter Carnival

The annual Trout Creek Carnival will take place Family Day weekend at the Community Centre. Saturday the children's games, as well as the dance (19 yrs and older only) with the pancake breakfast running Sunday. Weekend wristbands are $10.00 each, $5 for a single day, ages 12 and under are free. Dance entry $5.00 Activities: For more information please contact the municipal office.

  • February 17
  • February 18

Trout Creek Community Centre, 181 Main Street West, Powassan


Snowfest Winter Carnival 2018

Chill out at the Town's annual winter carnival, February 16 - 19, 2018.  With a schedule packed full of fun activities, Snowfest 2018 is sure to have something for everyone to enjoy! See web site for the full schedule of events.

  • February 17
  • February 18
  • February 19 - events and locations


Seguin Sled Dog Mail Run 2018

This year marks the 34th anniversary of the Seguin Sled Dog Mail Run, and it will be held on Saturday, February 17th, 2018. Every year since 1985, "sledvelopes" with letters prepared especially for this event, are gathered, loaded onto sleds and hauled by several dog teams to Rosseau, Ontario, 17 km through the bush on groomed trails.
If you would like to experience the excitement of this event, come to meet the drivers and the dogs on Saturday, February 17th, 2018 in the Village of Humphrey. Enjoy breakfast with the group at the Humphrey Community Centre. There will be activities for the children and many opportunities to have pictures taken with the beautiful, friendly huskies. The cost of each sledvelope is $3.50 and they can be purchased at the arena the morning of the event.
17 February, Humphrey Community Centre, 15 Humphrey Drive, Seguin 
705-732-4300 x 263


Almaguin Ice Devils Family Day Classic 

There will be an all-day novice tournament at the Sundridge Strong Joly Arena
February 17, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, Sundridge Strong Joly Arena, 14 Albert Street, Sundridge


Rotary Ski-A-Thon

Don't miss the 6th Annual Rotary Ski-A-Thon.  Come and ski, snowshoe or fat bike to raise money for the GNSCC's youth programs. 
February 17, 9:00 am - 11:59 pm, Georgian Nordic, Nine Mile Lake Road, Parry Sound 


Wasi XC Ski Club Guided Snowshoe Trek

Be at the chalet for 10 am and wander through the lush forests and along the edge of beaver ponds. Bring a lunch and water. Cost: free for Wasi members. $8 adults, $3 for kids.
February 17, 10:00 am - 01:00 pm, 907 Lake Nosbonsing Road, Astorville


Squeeeeque By Alexis O'hara 

Squeeeeque - The Improbable Igloo is a sound installation that encourages collaborative sound making. Its intimate space encourages the loss of inhibition. With mics in hand, visitors collaborate in song, their voices enhanced by sonic embellishments. Inspired by the architectural marvel that is the igloo, this installation also pays homage to the
February 17-18, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, NAISA North, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River


Family Favourites: My Little Pony: The Movie.

Join us on Saturday mornings at 11am for Cineplex Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting WE Charity. It's a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend with your family.
February 17, 11:00 am, Galaxy Cinemas North Bay, Lakeshore Drive, North Bay 


Makerspace & Lego Club

Makerspace: 12:00 - 1:00, Lego Club: 1:00 - 2:00 Weekly on Saturday. Starting at 12, tinker with some of the newest tech toys, gadgets and games. Then at 1:00, we break out the Lego and you can build the biggest, wildest creation you can think of.
February 17, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Powassan Library, 324 Clark Street, Powassan


Public Skate

Public Skate at the Bobby Orr Community Centre. $2 per skater.
CSA approved helmets are strongly recommended. Play Safe!
February 17, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, 7 Mary Street, Parry Sound


STEAM Saturdays at Callander Library

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Different programs being run every Saturday between 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm. These are drop in programs, no registration required.
February 17, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, 30 Catherine St W, Callander


Family Skating

Family Skate Sam Jacks Complex a.k.a. West Ferris Arena, 2 hours. Child $1.60, adult $3.90, family of four for $7.20. Please call 705-476-2000 to verify, times and dates are subject to change.
February 17, 1:00pm – 3:00 pm Sam Jacks Complex, 42 Gertrude St. North Bay


Kid Zone Saturday At The Library

Join us for games on the Wii, classic board games, colouring, crafts and snacks every Saturday afternoon from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. This program is FREE, no registration required.
February 17, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Parry Sound Public Library, 29 Mary Street, Parry Sound


Family Snowshoe Day

Join Maple Hill Health and Fitness for the second annual Family Snowshoe Day. We will be going through the trails between 2 and 4 pm and serving hot chocolate for everyone along with a fire throughout the afternoon. Please message us if you want to come so we can have an idea of how many people are coming. This is a FREE event. Hope to see you all again.
February 17, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Maple Hill Health and Fitness, 380 Maple Hill Road, Powassan


South River Family Day 

Family Day: celebrate your families, celebrate your family. Mom to Mom sale, upstairs at the South River Arena. Mom, toddler, children and everything baby.
February 18, 10:30 am - 11:59 pm, South River - Machar Community Centre &Arena, 1A Lincoln Ave, South River


Public Skating In Trout Creek 

Public skating at Trout Creek Arena.
February 18, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Trout Creek Arena, 181 Main Street West, Almaguin Highlands


Public Skating

$2.00 per adult, $1.00 children under 18, $5 family
February 18, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Armour Ryerson & Burk's Falls Memorial Arena, 220 Centre St, Burk's Falls


North Bay Seed Exchange & Eco-Fair, 2018

Save The Date - For the event the keeps growing! A favourite on the calendar and a harbinger of spring, this events brings local and regional families and friends together in the spirit of creating and supporting healthy sustainable lifestyles and communities.
Activities: Garden inspired family fun activities.
Food: Food and beverages will be available for sale.
Note: admission is free, though donations will be gratefully accepted! 
February 18, 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm, St. Andrew's United Church, Cassells Street


Family Day Celebration

Sundridge-Strong Recreation Committee hosts Family Day Celebration Events February 18, 2018. Activities include: Public Skating, Bonfire, Hayrides, Variety of Childrens Games, Hot Chocolate and Hot Dogs. Dog Sled Rides provided by ChocPaw Expeditions. Handcrafter "Winter Olympics" themed Picture Contest.
Bundle up in your warm winter clothes and come join in on the fun!
February 18, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, SSJ Arena & Hall and Strong Agricultural Grounds (14 Albert St. in Sundridge)


White Squall Winter Hike ~ Trees, Tracks And Tales Of Killbear 

Trees, Tracks and Tales of Killbear, Join Pete Wassermann and Tim Dyer for a Sunday afternoon hike in Killbear Park. Pete will point out the winter life of trees, and tracks in the snow ~ Tim will pull up the rear with random, exaggerated tales. Meet at the White Squall Town Shop at 12:30 pm.
February 18, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, White Squall Town Store, 19 James Street, Parry Sound


'Family Day' Gym Time

Free event, everyone welcome!
February 19, 10:00 am - 01:00 pm, 250 Clark Street, Powassan


Greenwood's Family Day Winter Festival

Come on our to Greenwood Baptist Church at 235 Albert Avenue on February 19th for some super awesome family fun! Events for all ages. Join in our hockey game, go sledding, paint in the snow, do some arts and crafts, compete with someone on our bouncy obstacle course, try human curling or one of our giant games and be sure to visit some of North Bay's firefighters who are coming with a truck. All activities are completely free! We are also serving a free lunch and have fire pits to warm up with or to roast marshmallows! Festivities are running from 10:00am - 2:00pm. Hope to see you there!
February 19, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Greenwood Baptist Church, 235 Albert Avenue


Wasi XC Ski Club Family Day - Free Hot Dog Lunch

Free hot dogs, drinks and dessert from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. For those people wishing to ski or snowshoe the cost is FREE for members, non-member's day pass rate is $ 3 for children 12 & under and $ 8 Adults. Snow shoes can be rented from the East Ferris Township Library located at 1257 Village Rd 705 752 2042. (closed Sundays)
February 19, 11:00 am - 01:00 pm, 907 Lake Nosbonsing Road, Astorville


Shiver & Sky Family Day Music Festival

Bring your skates, sleds and bathing suits! Ice making is underway, the saunas will be stoked, and bands playing at River & Sky’s inaugural winter festival – Shiver & Sky – on Family Day, February 19th. The old school wintertime fun begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m. at Fishers’ Paradise, in the community of Field, West Nipissing – partway between Sudbury and North Bay. Taking place the Monday of Family Day, this is an event geared for families and friends.
“Ice has been carved out and flooded on the oxbow with three shiny rinks and a skating path. The saunas will be fired-up and a sliding hills being groomed as well. Dress warmly so you can enjoy a day outside in nature listening to some great bands,” said Festival Director Peter Zwarich. “If you’d like to lend a hand, we are always looking for volunteers to help out.”
This one-day outdoor festival will feature some R&S favorites as well as some new bands.
February 19, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Family day Free Movie

Join us for a free family movie! Free popcorn, candy bags and drink included!
February 19, 01:45 pm - 03:45 pm, 250 Clark Street, Powassan


Ice Follies 2018

Lake Nipissing sits at the heart of our communities and becomes an accessible site for a short period of time in winter. A canvas as tranquil as it is volatile, the works are placed in direct harmony with light, water, wind, ice and snow. Ice Follies is an ad-hoc collective that presents a biennial festival of contemporary and community engaged art on frozen lake Nipissing. Audiences are invited to engage with works situated off shore from the North Bay waterfront and along the shores of Nipissing First Nation. 
This year, we will be presenting work from artists from across the country including Reese Terris (Vancouver, BC), Aylan Couchie (Toronto/Nipissing FN), Chris Kosloski & Andrew Ackerman (North Bay, ON), and more. 
This event is FREE to the public. For a full list of events and artists please visit
Ends February 20, 12:00 pm, Marathon Beach, Memorial Drive, North Bay