Thursday, February 2, 2017     Marion Goard     Community News and Events

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For those who are planning to enjoy the mid-winter holiday close to home, you're in luck! There are lots of options for indoor and outdoor fun, right here in Burlington!

Family Day, taking place this year on February 20, offers the perfect opportunity to take advantage of city skating and swimming programs. Outdoor skating on Rotary Centennial Pond at Spencer Smith Park downtown is always a good time, or try out family shinny hockey from 1 - 3 p.m. at the Appleby Ice Centre. Children aged 8 and up can participate in the Sticks and Pucks program that will run from 10-11 a.m. at Appleby. Across town at Angela Coughlin and Aldershot Community Centres, Family Day swims are a great way to enjoy the holiday. Have a splashing good time at Aldershot from 10 - 11 a.m. or visit Angela Coughlin from noon - 2 p.m. for a special 'FUN' swim!

Hiking the grounds of the Royal Botanical Gardens is one way to kickstart your Family Day fun in Halton. This local sanctuary also offers reptile, frog and plant events on a weekly basis, programs for kids, a gift shop and much more!

This Family Day will quickly become a beautiful family memory for outdoor lovers who choose to visit Mountsberg Conservation Area in Campbellville. The 'Tales by a Winter's Fire' event will feature a crackling fire, roasted hot dogs, stories and sleigh rides! It's all happening February 18 - 20 at Mountsberg!

Just a little further east, Crawford Lake Conservation Area will host its 'Snowflakes and Snowsnakes' event - and it's more than just a marshmallow roast! Visitors of all ages can discover something new watching a traditional Iroquoian winter game of Snowsnake! Afterwards, guests can snowshoe the beautiful grounds, build crafts and visit the longhouse.

For more Family Day ideas, visit Tourism Burlington's 150 Things to Discover in Burlington (#BurlON) to commemorate Canada's 150th Birthday in 2017 at Visit the City website at for a complete list of scheduled events and things to do.

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