Wow! This week there is a LOT going on, Halloween is definitely getting off to an early start this year! We are still showing virtual events and trains are still looming large in our lineup this month! Have a great week everyone!
Vampire Ghost Outing – Dates Through October
Redefine fun for your peeps! Turn a Vampiress into a Ghost!
An interactive scavenger style rally drive. Ghostbusting tools, apps, maps, videos, audio story and more included. Socially distanced and all ages. Bring your favourite people. Hosts get you started and finished. Real-time feedback and bonus points with a virtual guide during the event. Visit a haunted house, hallowed cemetery, Vampyrean death funnel and more on an adventure drive. Turn the vampire Countess Malvada into a ghost. Save Markham. You normally pay $119 per car but for a limited time, it is $99. You will want at least two people. The more the merrier!
For more details click here. Price: $99 per car (special offer)
Forsythe Farms October Harvest Festival – through October
Their pumpkin patch is amazing this year. So many pumpkins it has had Farmer Jim dancing. Our patch is outside of our admission area to reduce congestion. Come and find your perfect pumpkin.
- Barnyard Adventure playground
- Farm animals
- Tricycle and pedal kart tracks
- Slide down Billy Goat Mountain
- No Left Turn cedar maze
- Play train and tractor
- Scavenger Hunts
- Tranquility Trail – enjoy an extended walk around our farm’s fields.
For more details click here. Price: $12.00 under 2’s free.
Virtual Panel Discussion: The Digital Revolution in Canada: Leaving No Girl Behind – Oct 14th – 12pm
Canada is considered one of the most developed and diverse countries in the world. But as COVID-19 accelerates digital transformation across the country, we are at risk of leaving behind the perspectives, skills and experience of diverse population groups. This is because many young people in Canada – especially girls and young women – continue to face barriers to accessing and adopting digital technology, including gender-related stereotypes, gendered cyber threats and lack of influencer support. Those who do have access are often interacting with technology hardwired with gender biases and limitations. Addressing these barriers and biases is critical to building a prosperous and resilient future.
In honour of the UN’s 2021 Day of the Girl, Actua and TD Bank Group will convene a panel of experts to discuss the benefits of digital literacy among girls, the barriers and opportunities that exist and the solutions needed to pave the way for the next generation of technologists here in Canada and around the world.
For more details click here. Price: FREE
Astronomy in Action – After School Space Virtual Programme – Oct 14th – 4pm
Astronomy in Action is continuing with their highly popular $5 virtual programs! On Thursdays at 4pm ET, join the educational adventures across the Universe! With stunning visuals and fascinating topics, kids will grow their knowledge of space while exploring with an expert astronomer! Sessions include the Autumn Sky, Exoplanet Adventures, Moons of the Solar System, Experience the Aurora, Nebula Adventures, Galaxy Adventures, Planet Wars, Universal Record Breakers, Strange Stars and Spectacular Planets, The End of Stars, and Eclipses.
For more details click here. Price: $5
Music Bingo Online Fundraiser – October 15th – 9pm
Join Ecole Dorothy Lynas School for a Zoom Music Bingo Fundraiser with great prizes donated from our amazing community supporters. Dress up your costume with a Halloween theme and have fun!!!
Most people will play one or two cards each so order as many as you would like for your household.
Cards will be sent out the night before the event by email with instructions to access the Zoom room.
Zoom Music Bingo is the best game that can be played from the comfort of your home.
Similar to traditional Bingo, Music Bingo replaces numbers with clips from popular songs. Rather than numbers, Music Bingo cards have song titles and artists under the B-I-N-G-O – when the songs played by the DJ appear on a player’s card, they mark it off and win prizes when they complete specific patterns such as 1 Line, 3 Lines, and Full Card.
3 chances to win universal prizes with the Bingo
Other prizes will be available for those who interact most!
Get your best costume and let’s dance!
For more details click here. Price: $10
Ontario Science Centre – Junior Scientists: Forensic Fun – Oct 16th – various times
Sharpen your family’s science and investigative skills! Discover the fascinating world of forensic science in Junior Scientists: Forensic Fun, the Science Centre’s brand-new virtual workshop that will teach you how to identify fingerprints, analyze handwriting and crack a case just like a real detective.
The series includes four 90-minute sessions broadcast live on weekend mornings from the Ontario Science Centre. Space is limited, so book today.
For more details click here. Price: $105
Mistatim – Online Performance – Oct 17th – 8pm
Children and families are invited to experience MISTATIM, a digital reimagining of Red Sky Performance’s acclaimed production. An unforgettable story of reconciliation conceived and directed by Sandra Laronde and written by Erin Shields, MISTATIM is about the taming of a wild horse and the truest of friendships. Under a prairie sky, a simple wooden fence is all that separates Calvin on his ranch and Speck on her reservation. In many ways, they are worlds apart, until a wild horse turns their worlds upside down.
For more details click here. Price: $22.60
QUEST4CF – North York – Oct 17th – 1pm
Quest4CF is a family friendly scavenger hunt taking place in select communities across Canada. Participants will venture out in their vehicles to solve clues and riddles on their Quest for treasure, while raising funds to help in the fight against cystic fibrosis (CF). As a Halloween inspired event, participants are encouraged to “dress for the Quest”, wearing Halloween costumes along their journey.
Register your vehicle – entry includes:
- Complimentary Starbucks coffee at the first stop
- Map, clues and activities for Quest
- Trick-or-treat bags for all children in your vehicle
- Goodie bags/treats at each volunteer stop along the scavenger hunt
- Treasure to end your Quest for everyone
- Any size 2 topping pizza and four 500ml Coca-Cola products courtesy of Domino’s Pizza!
For more details click here. Price: $60
Through the Window of a Train Online Presentation- Oct 20th – 8pm
Join the Toronto Railway Museum for an online presentation! If you’ve ever been curious about the lives of people on board a moving train or wanted to take a nostalgic trip back to the steam era, then you won’t want to miss this!
Relive hilarious, hazardous, historical, and romantic moments as Barbara Lange reads a selection of short stories from Through the Window of a Train: A Canadian Railway Anthology (Borealis Press). Get a glimpse into the lives of railway workers, railway families, and train travellers from the bygone steam era when railways reigned supreme.
Following the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to speak with the presenter and Toronto Railway Museum historians in a live Q&A session.
For more details click here. Price: $15 (includes a ticket to the Toronto Railway Museum valid until the end of 2022)
Heads Up for: Halloween Train Day Out with Thomas the Tank Engine – York Durham Railway – Oct 22nd, 23rd & 24th
Destination Good Times! Thomas the Tank Engine is rolling into town with the Party Train Tour. Hop on board for a real train ride with Thomas and grab your party pass to pick up favours at stops along the way. Say hello to Sir Topham Hatt, stop in the party corner for lawn game fun, have a blast in the bubble zone & check out the pop-up gift shop for exclusive Thomas swag!
York-Durham Heritage Railway is excited to welcome Thomas back for its first ever Halloween Themed Thomas event. Everyone gets to come in costume and there will be lots of fun events happening inside the Dagmar Ski Resort.
For more details and booking click here. Price: $32.90