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Ottawa 2015 Santa Parades

posted Nov 16, 2015, 7:48 PM by Capital Kids

Saturday, November 21
11:00am
 Ottawa Santa Toy Parade 2015
Sunday, November 22
5:30pm
 Barrhaven Santa Claus Parade
Friday, November 27
7:00pm
 Gatineau Santa Parade
Saturday, November 28
6:00pm
 Parade of Lights (Stittsville)
6:00pm
 SANTA'S PARADE OF LIGHTS (Orleans)
Sunday, November 29
3:00pm
 CP Holiday Train (Finch, Merrickville, Smith Falls, Perth)

Ottawa Kids Events June 24-28, 2015

posted Jun 23, 2015, 7:51 PM by Capital Kids

Check out two spectacular events happening in Ottawa this week (check out the calendar for more www.capitalkids.ca):

1. RCMP sunset ceremonies June 24-28, http://www.rcmp.gc.ca/mr-ce/sunset-crepuscule-eng.htm (photo cbc.ca)

2. The Tim Horton's Dragon Boat festival at Mooney's Bay, June 25-28, has a fantastic kids lineup including magicians, reptiles, and birds of preyhttp://www.dragonboat.net/family-fun/2015-family-fun.aspx

2015 Father's Day Events in Ottawa

posted Jun 19, 2015, 8:17 AM by Capital Kids   [ updated Jun 19, 2015, 8:28 AM ]

Ottawa March Break 2015

posted Mar 16, 2015, 11:56 AM by Capital Kids

Monday, March 16
9:00am
 Barnyard Break Foodology (Agriculture and Food Museum)
9:00am
 A Wooded Wilderness (Nepean)
10:00am
 Superhero Week (carlingwood)
11:00am
 Dr Seuss Day (Chapters)
1:00pm
 Free Skating at TD Place
1:00pm
 Play Day BIG HERO 6 (Toys R Us)
3:00pm
 Ray's Reptiles (Billings Bridge)
Tuesday, March 17
9:00am
 Barnyard Break Foodology (Agriculture and Food Museum)
9:00am
 Settled Soldiers (1812-1818) (Nepean)
10:00am
 Superhero Week (carlingwood)
11:00am
 Wimpy Kid (Chapters)
1:00pm
 Free Skating at TD Place
1:00pm
 Play Day SEW COOL (Toys R Us)
1:00pm
 Radical Science (Billings Bridge)
Wednesday, March 18
9:00am
 Barnyard Break Foodology (Agriculture and Food Museum)
9:00am
 Settler Survival (1818- 1830) (Nepean)
10:00am
 Superhero Week (carlingwood)
11:00am
 Indonesian Embassy Day
11:00am
 Lego Day (Chapters)
1:00pm
 Free Skating at TD Place
1:00pm
 Play Day AVENGERS & CINDERELLA (Toys R Us)
Thursday, March 19
9:00am
 Barnyard Break Foodology (Agriculture and Food Museum)
9:00am
 Pioneer Pastimes (1830s-1850s) (Nepean)
10:00am
 Superhero Week (carlingwood)
10:00am
 Chapters Fun to Read (South Keys)
11:00am
 Disney day (Chapters)
1:00pm
 Free Skating at TD Place
1:00pm
 Play Day STAR WARS CHARACTER QUEST (Toys R Us)
Friday, March 20
9:00am
 Barnyard Break Foodology (Agriculture and Food Museum)
9:00am
 Building Boom (1850s -1870s) (Nepean)
10:00am
 Superhero Week (carlingwood)
10:30am
 24th Annual LEGO Contest (Aviation Museum)
11:00am
 KLUTZ day (Chapters)
1:00pm
 Free Skating at TD Place
1:00pm
 Play Day FROZEN (Toys R Us)

Ottawa Santa Parades 2014

posted Nov 18, 2014, 7:25 PM by Capital Kids

Here's a rundown of the upcoming 2014 Santa Parades, in and around Ottawa:

Nov 22 (11:00-12:00) - Ottawa Help Santa Toy Parade
Nov 23 (17:30-18:30) - Barrhaven Santa Parade
Nov 28 (19:00-20:00) - Gatineau Santa Parade
Nov 29 (18:00-19:00) - Santa Parade of Lights (Orleans)
Nov 29 (18:00-19:00) - Stittsville Parade of Lights

Ottawa Easter Activities for Kids 2014

posted Apr 14, 2014, 7:51 PM by Capital Kids   [ updated Apr 14, 2014, 7:54 PM ]

It's going to be a busy Easter weekend here in Ottawa.  Check out one of these Ottawa Kids Easter Activities.

Ottawa March Break Activities 2014

posted Feb 4, 2014, 7:47 AM by Capital Kids   [ updated Mar 6, 2014, 7:57 AM ]

Ottawa March Break Activities 2014

Looking for something to do in the City of Ottawa for March break 2014?  Check out the following March Break Activities, visit our event calendar for more details:

Friday, March 7
9:00am
 Barnyard Break  (Agriculture Museum)
Saturday, March 8
9:00am
 Barnyard Break  (Agriculture Museum)
Sunday, March 9
 Daylight Saving Time starts
9:00am
 Barnyard Break  (Agriculture Museum)
Monday, March 10
9:00am
 Barnyard Break (Agriculture Museum)
Tuesday, March 11
9:00am
 Barnyard Break   (Agriculture Museum)
Thursday, March 13
9:00am
 Barnyard Break  (Agriculture Museum)
Saturday, March 15
9:00am
 Barnyard Break (Agriculture Museum)
Sunday, March 16
9:00am
 Barnyard Break  (Agriculture Museum)

Barnyard Break (Canada Agriculture Museum)


The Ottawa Public Library is offering some great free March Break activities including the following:
Search their website to find out what is going on at a branch near you (note that registration is required for some sessions)

Playing With Polymers
Workshop presented by Radical Science. Rubbery, sticky, stretchy and bouncy! See how far you can stretch our homemade polymer. Ages 6-12. Registration.

Light Fantastic
Workshop offered by Radical Science. Explore prisms, refractions, white light, bending light and the light spectrum. Working with safe, mini laser pointers, flashlights, mirrors and fog, children will be able to see a whole new world of light right before their eyes! Ages 6-12.

Crazy Chemistry
Workshop presented by Radical Science. Get out your goggles for some surprising reactions! Ages 6-12. Registration.

Professor Wick's School of Magic
Join the amazing Professor Wick for a magic workshop where you will learn the history of magic and how to perform tricks of your own. Ages 6-12. Registration.

La magie de Luc Leduc The Duke of Magic
Join Luc Leduc for a colorful and action packed show featuring a dove, a rabbit and lots of audience participation! Ages 4-12. Registration. / Rejoignez Luc Leduc pour un spectacle stupéfiant, très intéractif et bourré d'action avec une colombe et un lapin!

The Magic of Michael Bourada / La magie de Michael Bourada
Don't miss Michael Bourada's interactive show featuring amazing magic, live animals and lots of laugh out loud moments! Ages 4-12. Registration. / Ne manquez pas le spectacle interactif de Michael Bourada. Du plaisir pour toute la famille! Pour les 4-12 ans.

Amazement Labs Presents
Amazement Specialist, Chris Pilsworth, presents the weird, the wild and the wonderful! His team, of mad scientists, has pulled out all the stops for this show. Featured demonstrations include the rubber duck of danger, the silver hoops of Madagascar and a live singing bottle!

Magic with the Amazing Aleckazam
Aleckazam will mesmerize you with her unbelievable magic tricks! Ages 4-12. Registration.

Paper Magic
The surprising power of paper. Ages 7-12.

Now you see it...
Can you trust your senses? Ages 7-12.

Midway Magic / Carrousel magique
Step right up and be amazed! Magic program for kids 7-12 years old. / Vas-y, fonce et sois surpris! Programme de magie pour les 7-12 ans

Abracadabra
Magical stories, activities and crafts from near and far for 4-6 year olds. / Merveilleux contes, activités et bricolages d'ici et d'ailleurs pour les 4-6 ans.

Lego® Block Party / Ça dé « bloc »
Building boom: show off your architectural creativity with Lego®. Ages 6 to 12. Registration / Archiboum! Architectes en herbe, à vos Lego®! Pour les 6 à 12 ans. Inscription.

Game On! (March Break)
Play card games, board games or Wii games at the library. Ages 6-12.

Amazing Science
Stories, activities and crafts that show the magic of science. Ages 4-6.

Witches, Wizards and Ogres / Sorcières, enchanteurs et ogres
Your all-time favourite magical characters and creatures. Ages 7-9. / Rencontre tes créatures et personnages fantastiques préférés de tous les temps. Pour les 7-9 ans

Magical Manga and more / La magie des mangas et plus…
Crafts and activities that bring graphic novels to life. Ages 10-12. / La B.D. prend vie à travers bricolage et activités. Pour les 10-12 ans.

Believe it or not / Incroyable mais … vrai
Fact or fiction? You decide! Ages 10-12. / Démêle le vrai du faux. Pour les 10-12 ans.
See full details: Believe it or not / Incroyable mais … vrai

You Can't Catch Me!
Stories, activities and crafts featuring tricksters big and small.

Victorian Fortune Telling
In the Victorian times every good party had amazing fortune telling games. Practice telling your friend's fortunes and learn how the Victorians used them to celebrate special occasions. Ages 6-12. Registration.

The Magic of Movies and Sound Effects
The movie phenomemon gained popularity in the 1920s and 1930s as silent-movies gave way to "talkies". Find out how the foley artist reproduced sounds for movies using props and sets. Offered in English by bilingual staff. Ages 9-12. Registration.

Illuminating History
Take a magical journey through the history of light! See how light was used throughout the ages, take in a traditional Magic Lantern show, and make your own tin lantern to take home. Ages 6-12. Registration.

CP Holiday Train (November 27, 2013 - Merrickville, Smith Falls, Perth)

posted Nov 25, 2013, 7:27 AM by Capital Kids

Holiday Train 
http://www.cpr.ca/en/in-your-community/holiday-train/Pages/default.aspx

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train hits the rails again in November and will be visiting over 150 communities across our network.  Each event features a boxcar stage, a lineup of great musical talent and a contribution to the local food bank.  Everyone who attends is encouraged to donate food and money which stays in their community.  Since it's inception in 1999, hey've raised more than $7.4 million and over 3 million pounds of food in the U.S. and Canada.

 Merrickville 
6:00 pm 103 East Broadway & County rd. 2 Melanie Doane & Jim Cuddy 

Smiths Falls 
7:15 pm Smiths Falls train station, 63 Victoria St. Melanie Doane & Jim Cuddy 

Perth 
8:30 pm Railway crossing on south side of Wilson St. Melanie Doane & Jim Cuddy 

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