Antigonish Winter Activities & March Break Activities 2019

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Looking ahead to March break and other fun winter activities, here’s a compiled list of what’s happening in the Antigonish area so far.

Andrews Hockey March break camp. If your kids are into hockey check out this program. This is considered a growth camp focusing on forward specific, defense specific, skating, puck skills and scoring skills for children born 2006-2011.
And they also offer a Goaltending March break camp where each goalie receives exclusive goalie ice time! For more information click here.

X-Chem Outreach has partnered with WISE Atlantic (Women in Science & Engineering) to host a Girls Science Retreat for girls in Grades 7-10. The girls will explore hands-on STEM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), as well as sessions with local female role models working or studying in STEM fields (ex: paramedic, chemical engineer, math professor, plus more). How cool is that!
The cost of the retreat is only $10 and includes pizza for lunch.  For more information and to register click here.

X-chem wise science retreat

Also by X-Chem, check out the Saturday STEM workshops on March 9th from 10am-12pm.Β  There will be a STEM activities workshop for Ages 5-8, as well as a Codemakers workshop for Ages 9-13 with our friends from the Department of Math and Computer Science.Β  See the attached flyer and visitΒ http://www2.mystfx.ca/chemistry/x-chem-outreach/about to register online.

The Arts House full-day camps feature Dr. Seuss’ crafts, up-cycling projects, sticker making, sock monkeys & monsters, and much more. For more information and to register click here.

March break camps Antigonish 2019

Other fun activities offered this winter…

Paint Maud Lewis’ house! Children can decorate a cardboard version of Maud’s house at the Antigonish & County Library. For more information click here.

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Kids can join the Minecraft Club, also offered at the Antigonish & County Library. For more information click here.

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Try ice fishing on Gillis Lake! Enjoy the Antigonish Free Family Fishing Derby 2019 scheduled for February 16.

family fishing derby 2019 Antigonish Gillis lake

Attend the Keppoch Winter Fun Day 2019 scheduled for Sunday March 3, 10:00am-4:00pm. This year’s theme is ‘Winter Wonderland’.

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Enjoy free swims and free skating on the weekends:

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And free gym play time on Sundays:

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Take advantage of the Town and County’s equipment loan program to stay active:

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Looking for more local activities?

Check out the local Winter programs HERE, Year-round programs HERE and other fun activities HERE.

And there’s still time to enter the 3rd Annual Snowman Contest. Click HERE for details.

snowman contest 2019 country parent Antigonish

Most recent add-ins:

For more details, see the ‘Activity Details’ pages at the end of this post.

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Antigonish March Break Activities

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So March break is right around the corner. If you are staying in the Antigonish area throughout the break and looking for things to do, here are a few ideas:

 

 

Programs your kids will love

Β πŸ˜€ At the Library

The Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library (PARL) offers many free activities during the break! Make sure to register early as some programs are space limited.

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Β πŸ˜€ Science fun

The StFX Chemistry dept. offers the X-chem Outreach Science Club.

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For more children activities click on the following links (which can also found under the Antigonish Kids Corner tab in the main menu).

 

Outdoor activities

Β πŸ˜€ Hit the trails

Explore the numerous trails in our area. Enjoy the fresh air whether it’s hiking, coasting, skiing, snowboarding or snowshoeing.

No equipment? No worries, the Town of Antigonish Recreation department loans recreational equipment throughout the winter months.

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πŸ˜€ Identify animal tracks

Animal tracks are easy to find in the snow, especially early in the morning. Snowshoe hare, squirrel, grouse, deer, raccoon and mice are some of the most common animal tracks you might encounter.

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Hare tracks and grouse tracks

πŸ˜€ Build a snowman

Although the Snowman Contest is over, you can still submit your snowman pictures to countryparent@gmail.com (subject: Snowman) to join the Antigonish Snowman Wall of Fame 2017!

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Indoor activities

Β πŸ˜€ Swimming and skating

Take advantage of the free skates and free swims offered by the Town of Antigonish until March 19.

TOA free activities

 

Β πŸ˜€ Bowling!

Enjoy a game of bowling, day or night, at Pins Bowling Center.

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πŸ˜€ PC Cooking school

Family cooking classes are offered at the Atlantic Superstore.

 

Β πŸ˜€ Spring cleaning?

Why not. Get an early start on your spring cleaning and get the kids to participate too! Now is the perfect time to go through last year’s summer clothes, which they have probably outgrown. You can drop off clothing and footwear in the designated Canadian Red Cross bins closest to your area.donation boxes

 

Happy March Break!

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