There is a LOT going on around the GTA this week – so we have included all the online events that may interest you!
Backyard Warriors – Aug 27th – Aug 29th
This summer, come along on a fantastical, virtual, interactive adventure in one of the most magical and familiar places out there; the backyard. Blade and Pixie need your help to defeat the evil Thornilius and save the elf kingdom. Are you up to the challenge?
For more details click here. Price: Donations accepted.
Markham Reads: In Converstation with Angeline Boulley – Aug 26th – 7pm
Angeline Boulley will be joining Markham Public Library for an evening of conversation about her New York Times Bestseller, “Firekeeper’s Daughter.” Angeline will do a brief reading of the novel and talk about her writing journey. Angeline Boulley, an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is a storyteller who writes about her Ojibwe community in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She is a former Director of the Office of Indian Education at the U.S. Department of Education. Angeline lives in southwest Michigan, but her home will always be on Sugar Island. Firekeeper’s Daughter is her debut novel, and was an instant #1 NYT Bestseller.
Online event. For details click here. Price: FREE
Kidz Summer Cooking Series: Food From Around the World – Aug 27th – 10.30am
Get your kids excited about food and involved in the kitchen with Registered Dietitians Sarah Jean-Noel & Emilia Heiman for fun, online cooking classes. Kids will explore flavours from around the World and, build cooking skills by preparing 3 fun and delicious recipes in the kitchen during the session. This session is centred on Asian Summer Cooking and is for kids aged 7 – 12yrs but all ages are welcome!
For more information click here. Price: $20
The Tune Concert – Wandering Melodic Road – Aug 28th – 7pm
TAIWANfest brings a new flavour of Korean music to Toronto audiences looking to explore genres beyond K-pop. Contemporary group The Tune’s virtual concert called “Wandering Melodic Road” will be a showcase of traditional beats, instruments, attire, and an overall love for expressing oneself through melody and rhythm.
The Tune is an all-female music group. Unlike other pop music groups, they use traditional Korean instruments such as percussion, strings, wind instruments along with modern keyboards to create new Asian music fusion between the traditional and modern. This is a good opportunity to learn about traditional Korean music in an interesting and relaxing way.
For more details click here. Price: FREE
Afro-Carib Fest – Aug 28th 12pm – 6pm
We are excited to announce the 10th Annual Afro-Carib Fest (ACF). The first of its kind that merges and celebrates African and Caribbean culture in Canada!
The award-winning Afro Carib Fest will live stream on SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 2021 from 12 PM to 6 PM. Subscribe to our youtube channel and watch the event LIVE!
There will be live performances from diverse talented Afro-Caribbean artists and interactive activities. Our event aims to bring people together in unity, celebrating and showcasing our culture and positive images of our community. We cannot wait to celebrate with you.
For more details click here. Price: FREE
Seeing Starlight with the James Webb Telescope – Aug 28th – 12pm
Mad Science is proudly hosting a FREE, live online event with special guest Dr Quyen Hart, an astrophysicist and Senior Education and Outreach Scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute. In this 1-hour event, children between the ages of 5-12 years old will be inspired by and ask questions about stars, space and galaxies to Dr Hart.
Everyone will have the chance to win one of four Loop Lab prize boxes, Mad Science’s STEM subscription box for children. Learn more at shop.madscience.com.
Before the event, participate in our Space challenge! Space telescopes allow us to see stars and galaxies far across the universe. In addition to many other new discoveries, the Webb Space Telescope will capture infrared light from the first galaxies forming in the early universe. We have never seen this before. Use your imagination and draw what galaxies you think the Webb Space Telescope will see! Share your predictions and tag us @madsciencegroup #SPACECHALLENGE. You can share it on Instagram or in our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/210749157676488?ref=newsfeed
We look forward to seeing your creative visions!
During the event, we’ll make a star life cycle bracelet and our guest speaker will be sharing cool space facts, performing interactive demonstrations and answering kid questions!
Space is limited. First come, first served.
Mad Science is on a mission to inspire children through science, sparking lifelong imagination and curiosity. Mad Science is the world’s leading science enrichment program around with over 160 locations in 20 countries
To register for the event click here. Price: FREE
Durham Conservation Youth Corps – Native Plant Garden at Claremont Nature Centre
Would you like to help plant a native garden and learn about the pollinators that might use it? Participants will take part in planting a pollinator garden at Claremont Nature Centre. Space is limited so hurry and book your place!
For more information click here. Price: FREE
The Magical World of Majinx – at CNE Kids eWorld Stage – Aug 20th – Sept 6th
Majinx is back (virtually) on the CNE Kids eWorld Stage with his brand new online offering! Come and watch all the magical fun from the safety of your own home through CNE Connected. Master magicians Lawrence Larouche & Cynthia Martin perform some of their favourite illusions for your entertainment pleasure. And, for those young aspiring magicians, Lawrence will teach some very clever tricks that you will be able to perform for your friends and family.
For more details click here. Price: $22 for CNE Connected (One-year membership of all of CNE connected content – plus 2022 admission to CNE)