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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Family Day 2011

As a new statutory holiday has been added to our calendar year, we can embrace the day off, spend quality time with the ones we love and build a great yearly tradition.
February 21, 2011 is bursting full of great things to see and do in Burlington; the City of Burlington has decided that Family Day is a great day to have most of our recreation facilities open. At Tansley Woods Community Centre, you and your family are able to enjoy Gym Drop-ins, Family Fitness and many different Swims in their great indoor pool. Available for sale at Tansley Woods is the Family Day Pass; purchase a Family Day Pass and your family can participate in up to 3 activities at Tansley Woods Community Centre. Choose from the activities listed here. For those who love skating and want to keep Family Day a winter affair, check out Appleby Ice Centre for the Family and Public Skates or head down to the waterfront for some great outdoor skating on the Rotary Centennial Pond. Swimming is always great for kids, not only do they get to practice life saving skills; they have fun doing it without knowing they are! Aldershot Pool, Angela Coughlin Pool and Tansley Woods are all open for Family and Fun Swims.

If rosy cheeks and crisp air is more of what you had in mind for this Family Day, be sure to visit our Conservation Halton parks. Glen Eden is hosting their annual Family Day Dummy Race with great skiing, snowboarding, family activities and a BBQ. Join Mountsberg for a memorable winter experience for the whole family; Tales by a Winter Fire as well as Winter Wagon Rides are 2 great events both being held at the Conservation Area where bird watching, snowshoeing as well as cross-country skiing are encouraged.
A new event this Family Day is Burlington Kidfest being held at Corpus Christi Secondary School from 9am to 5pm. For $2 admission, you and your family are able to enjoy a pancake breakfast served by Mayor Rick Goldring at 8:30am, magic shows, inflatable jumping games, gymnastics, martial arts and dance workshops, a variety of sports, contests and games, special guests with activities and of course, smudge fundaes. This is definitely a worthwhile event to experience as a family.
Royal Botanical Gardens is always a great learning destination. On now is the “Glass under Glass” exhibit where you and your family are able to experience glass art in a glass house displayed inside the warm Mediterranean Garden. Also on at the RBG is Wild Music: Sounds and Songs of Life being held until April 10. On Family Day from 12pm to 2pm, take part in a dynamic and interactive drumming program with Wild about Rhythm Drum Circle; discover the origins of the drum and investigate the science of sound and vibration through hands-on demonstrations.
We hope you get out with your family to enjoy all that Burlington has to offer this Family Day. Check out our Facebook page and Twitter feed for updates throughout the day.

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