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Options aplenty across York Region this Family Day long weekend

Celebrating Black History Month 

Take part in a variety of local activities throughout the month of February to honour the contributions and achievements of Black Canadians. 

Young Artist Showcase    

Join us February 7-28 for a public outdoor art exhibit showcasing work by emerging Richmond Hill-based artist Brandon Baghaee and other local youth artists Jasmin Nicole, Shadrack Abatan, and Ehiko Odeh. Artwork will be on display along the Richmond Green Heritage Walkway.

Stop by on Family Day Monday, February 21 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. for a meet and greet with Brandon Baghaee. 

Virtual Presentations   

Watch this inspiring story presented by the Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts. 

Dwayne Morgan on February 22, 11 a.m.: A two-time Canadian National Poetry Slam Champion, founder of Up From The Roots Entertainment and the Toronto Spoken Soul Festival, Morgan touches on the Black experience in the present and future. He shows how ordinary people have shaped the world, reminding that we all have a role to play in advancing society. RSVP to the live performance.

Family Fun Day in East Gwillimbury

Family Fun Day will take place on Monday, February 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Gwillimbury (EG) Sports Complex. This outdoor event will include an outdoor firepit and seating area, food ($), a vendor market to learn more about our community partners, outdoor ice activities, caricature artist, music and more! There will also be a free indoor public skate (Enhanced Vaccine Certificates with QR codes are required for those 12 years of age and older to enter the facility)

Family Day Forest Bathing Experience

Monday, February 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Aurora Community Arboretum 135 Industrial Parkway North, Aurora

$30

Come out this Family Day and use your senses to engage with the forest environment. We will play forest bingo, looking for different things in the forest, and we learn more about how the forest benefits or physical and mental health. We will listen to a gurgling stream and visit some trees with interesting shapes. We will visit a special tree that is over 200 years old, taking time to notice the artistic dance of its branches against the backdrop of the sky. We will enjoy a forest-inspired tea and we will put together a craft that you can take you home with you to remember your experience.

Outdoor Event. Purchase tickets online.

Treewalk Village an outdoor adventure

Join us for a Family Day outdoor adventure! Kids and families can let their imaginations lead the way while they explore our tree-house villages during this 2-hour experience.

Travel from tree-house to tree-house along wood bridges and net-walkways, then descend to the ground on slides and ramps! Enjoy other nature activities such as mini-treetop courses, play nets, and forest pathways. Each Treewalk Village is unique and offers a new adventure every time.

For more information, click here.

Main photo: Go forest bathing in a York Region forest near you.

Photo row, from left: Visual artist Brandon Baghaee, Treewalk Village, poet Dwayne Morgan and skating in East Gwillimbury.

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