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Family Day Weekend (Posted On: Wednesday, February 11, 2015)

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We've got all of the information you need to know for Family Day Weekend right here in this newsletter.  Horse drawn wagon rides, guided snowshoe hikes, arts & crafts, skating, dancing and so much more.  It all happens on Family Day Weekend throughout the region.

The Town of Collingwood has some great activities planned to keep you and your family, active and having fun this Family Day. From Friday, February 13 to Monday, February 16, come on out for some skating, swimming, snowshoeing and a family scavenger hunt. You can also try out snow golf, test drive a fat bike, or have some hot chocolate while checking out the colouring station. When you need to warm up, there will be swimming, soccer, fitness, and basketball to keep you and your family busy. There are more than 40 different things to do, and they're all free! Visit the Town of Collingwood Family Day website for the full schedule of events. 

Spend Family Day Weekend than at Blue Mountain Village! Gather the family for a weekend of active adventure and entertainment. Skate under the stars, tour the Village by Horse & Wagon, head off on a scavenger hunt and much more! Offering Scavenger Hunts, Columbia Guided Snowshoe hikes, Ridge Runner, Plunge! Aquatic Centre, Crock a Doodle Paint your own pottery, Mill Pond Skating, Hike 'n Tube for kids under 14, Birds of Prey Shows, Horse & Wagon rides, Grove Dancing and Fireworks to finish off the weekend. Click here to view full Activity Central schedule.

Snowman Mania officially kicks off Friday night at the Opening Ceremonies celebration being held outside of Canadian Tire and the Super Store. The opening ceremonies will include a fantastic busker style parade through the lot and onto 45th / Mosley St. beginning shortly after 7pm followed by roving entertainment including jugglers, stilt walkers and animated characters. Families can enjoy free horse drawn carriage rides, activities under the heated tent, Maple syrup taffy, face painting and more-our very own Saga Sam the snowman and the two princesses, Anna and Elsa from Frozen will even be there! The Wasaga Beach Youth Centre will be on site with snacks - a small fee will apply.  To view the complete Snowman Mania weekend schedule click here.

The Municipality of Meaford hosts a wonderful lineup of FREE family-friendly events at the Meaford & St Vincent Community Centre & Arena. Join Meaford Public Library at 10am for "Do you want to build a Snowman?" themed crafts, stories and prizes in the Dance Hall. Groove dance with Tyler Boyle beginning at 12pm: super-fun for everyone! Skate to the tunes of a live DJ from 1-4pm. Participate in outdoor family fun lead by Meaford Museum from 2-4pm at the Fairgrounds.  To view a full schedule of events visit and click on ‘Special Events.

Whatever you choose to do enjoy your extra time with your family and get outside!


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