Wednesday, 29 March 2017

SPRING IS IN THE AIR

WHAT'S HAPPENING WEDNESDAYS

BY: EMILY WELSH

Happy end of March everyone! It is officially spring, or so they say. The end of term and abundance of assignments may at times mask Spring's presence. Read on for a selection of events that may ease you past the next few weeks and feel free to leave any you know of in the comments!

Comic: Spring Approacheth Source.




1. 2017 Toronto Storytelling Festival 

This year's festival ends April 2nd! Source.
The Toronto Storytelling Festival, produced by Storytelling Toronto and founded in 1979, partners with cultural organizations across the city to host workshops, concerts and storytalks all celebrating the art of voice and story. This year's festival, finishing on Sunday, April 2nd, is celebrating Canada 150 by highlighting "stories brought to Toronto by refugees and immigrants." Upcoming offerings include Friday night's 1001 Friday Nights at the Festival (a series of short stories) and Sunday's Story Jam 150 at the Harbourfront Centre (family friendly event featuring stories and traditions from a variety of cultures). 

Learn more about the upcoming events and ticket options click here.


2. Vimy 100 Toronto

Vimy 100 Toronto - April 8th & 9th. Source.
 Join the City of Toronto at Fort York Historic Site on Saturday April 8th and Sunday April 9th to honour the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. This free event will present a series of re-enactments of various aspects of life during the First World War including food, music, medicine, artillery and cavalry. On Sunday, a commemorative parade and service will be held by the Canadian Armed Services with the dedication of an oak tree to follow.

To read the full schedule and learn more click here.

3. From Storefront to Home Front: Memories of Eaton's at War 

Mackenzie House is hosting a walking tour for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Source.

 On Sunday April 9th, join Mackenzie House whose walking tour for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge will explore the lives of the Eaton Company's employees who enlisted in the First World War as well as the lives of their families that remained behind in Toronto. Tickets for the tour are $10.

To learn more click here.

4. Spring and Easter Flower Shows
Current and upcoming flower shows at local conservatories. Source.
  April showers may bring May flowers, but you can see the beautiful spring buds early at the ongoing Spring Flower Show and the upcoming Easter Flower Show (starting April 14th) at the Allan Gardens and Centennial Park Conservatories. These are sights and smells you won't want to miss! Admission is free.

To learn more about the conservatories click here.

5. Family Workshop: Easter Egg Painting 
Learn how to make traditional pysanky! Source.

Get ready for Easter by learning how to make traditional pysanky (Easter eggs)! On Saturday April 8th, Sunday April 9th, and Saturday April 15th, Todmorden Hills  will be offering workshops for ages 8 years and up to learn the traditional wax resist techniques behind pysanky. Preregistration is required.  Tickets: $8-12

For more information click here.



The event page is also here for any MI, MMSt, alumni and guests interested in checking out this year's end of term party on April 8th. For those entering the final stretches of this term I would like to wish you best of luck and a job well done for all of your hard work.

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