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Saturday, March 27th , 2021

10am – 2pm

South parking lot at Memorial Gardens

Children and their parents are invited to the drive-thru to see the Easter Bunny and wave from the safety of their vehicles.  Due to COVID-19 Restrictions the Easter Bunny is not permitted to provide giveaways at this event.

The City of North Bay Presents: A FREE Live Children’s Virtual Magic Show performed by: The Magic of Christophe

 

This FREE Live Children’s Virtual Magic Show has been created specifically for households with kids that are craving some magical entertainment! Your kids will laugh, they’ll be amazed and they’ll be able participate with the magic throughout this performance which will be presented LIVE over Zoom.  Your kids can enjoy this Children’s Virtual magic show on a computer, tablet, smart phone or cast on to your smart TV.

There is LIMITED CAPACITY for this Children’s magic show, so if your kids don’t get a chance to log on this Saturday, the Children’s Virtual Magic Show will be repeated again next Saturday using a NEW Link posted on the City of North Bay website! Let your kids be entertained by The Magic of Christophe on one of the 3 following Saturdays at 2pm SHARP! Log on at least 15 minutes early to ensure you have a spot...this is LIMITED CAPACITY.

For the best quality Zoom session, please only log on with ONE device in your household!

This Zoom link should not be forwarded as this Virtual show has LIMITED CAPACITY.

Time: Mar 20, 2021 02:00 PM America/Toronto

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This FREE Live Children’s Virtual Magic Show is presented by: The City of North Bay

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Please visit  https://lescompagnons.org/activites/ to see all the great activities and events hosted by Les Compagnons.

The City of North Bay is excited to launch a snow sculpture contest. 

With no shortage of the white stuff, the City is calling on residents to get creative and start building outdoors masterpieces.

The sky’s the limit for creativity.  You can incorporate natural elements such as sticks, splashes of colour, decorative lighting and so on.

Participating is easy:

  •  Head outside with the members of your household and get sculpting
  •  Have your parent or guardian take a picture of your masterpiece
  •  Post the picture of your masterpiece to the City’s Facebook page by March 7th: @cityofnorthbay.ca

Great prizes will be given out to our 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners.

Remember, to work with only members of your household.

Winning entries will be featured on the City of North Bay’s Facebook page on Monday, March 8th for everyone to see. 

Adult supervision is advised.

Let’s see your creativity!

Fun Things to do at home for Family Day 2021

 

  1.  Make a time capsule

This is a craft activity that is not only fun, but will be a joy to look through in the future. Have your whole family pick out the best memories, photos, postcards, and other mementos- along with a handwritten note- into the capsule. Leave it somewhere hidden in your basement, where you’ll likely forget about it for a while.

  1.  Bake together

There’s lots of tasty treats you can bake together as a family. If you split up the roles, and delegate based on what everyone would like to do, it will go smoothly. Your family will love to see the results of their (yummy) work, and it will be a bonding exercise.

  1.  Get crafty

If you make one trip to Pinterest, you’ll see lots of fun crafts you can do as a family on Family Day. One idea is to make a canvas with handprints of your whole family. You can do different colours for each member. Another idea is to make a picture collage. An activity that will help your family and kids get in touch with their heritage, is to make a family tree. If you have young kids, this is a great way of showing them where they came from.

  1.  Go on a winter hike

Exercising as a family is always a good idea, and will show your kids why being active is important. Get your winter gear together and plan out a good area for a walk.  Most neighbourhoods have good trails for winter hikes. After your adventure, your family can go home and make hot chocolate together. It’s a perfect activity for a chilly day.

  1.  Have pyjama day

Self-care is another important value to teach young kids, so that they know that it’s ok to sometimes slow down and relax with others. Stay in comfortable clothes all day, order some favourite take out and load up Netflix. This is something everyone will enjoy and a good way to stay warm, and make use of the day off.

  1.  Game night

Great food and a couple of good board games is really one of the best ways to spend family day. No matter how old or young your family is, this is something everyone will enjoy. Allow the competitiveness to come out in your family with a game of Monopoly. Get comfortable and play your family’s favourite music during the game night.

Amazing Wonders of the World, Landmarks & Places

Virtual Train Rides

  • Royal Gorge Route Railroad, United States
    Royal Gorge Route Railroad train takes passengers through the Royal Gorge canyon in Colorado
  • Flåm Railway, Norway
    Running through Bergen's fjord landscape, the Flam Railway is one of the most stunning train journeys in the world.
  • Bernina Express, Switzerland
    The Bernina Express takes passengers through the Swiss Alps with picturesque views of green valleys and snowy mountains.
  • Noto Railway, Japan
    This video features the journey from Anamizu to Wakura Onsen.
  • Belgrade–Bar Railway, Serbia
    This video shows a trip on the Belgrade–Bar Railway line, which travels between the Serbian capital and Montenegro in the Balkans.

Free Museum Tours

Callendar Museum

Online Virtual Tour

The Royal Tyyrell Museum - Alberta, Canada

The Royal Tyrrell Museum lets you wonder the museum and look at all the dinosaurs via Google Maps.

Canadian Museum of History - Quebec, Canada

Canadian Museum of History has 95 online exhibits to explore

Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, United States

The 3D experience tour allows you to actually walk through the museum.

Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, United States

16 virtual exhibits about all things fashion are available.

NASA – Houston, United States

You can download an app that gives you a look into the Houston Space Center or you can use the virtual gallery and see a 360 degree view of the galaxy. 

Detroit Institute of Arts – Detroit, United States

Modern art, realism, impressionism and more are part of their online exhibits.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History – Washington, United States

This interactive tour lets you wonder the halls, alone, and take in history. 

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum – Santa Fe, United States

There are five virtual exhibits that display Georgia O’Keeffe’s work, from modernism to watercolors.

Getty Museum – Los Angeles, United States

There are two online exhibits to pick from with lots of color, history and life lessons.

Winchester Mystery House – San Jose California, United States

Check of the Winchester Mystery House website for a full video tour.

The Louvre – Paris, France

Have a look at some virtual tours being offered by France’s most famous museum.

Rijksmuseum – Amsterdam, Netherlands

This tour is guided by Google Arts & Culture.

Van Gogh Museum –Amsterdam, Netherlands

This virtual exhibit always you to walk and view Van Gogh’s beautiful artwork.

The Vatican Museum – Vatican City, Southern Europe

Enjoy a virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel and more.

Famous Building Tours

Parliament Building – Ottawa, Canada

Visit Parliament with videos of Parliament 360.

Free Theme Park Tours

Legoland Florida Resort – Florida, United States

That’s right kids you get to see a virtual tour of Legoland. 

SeaWorld – Orlando, United States

SeaWorld’s is offering an interactive virtual tour of their grounds.

Walt Disney World – Florida, United States

If you haven’t been, this 360-degree panorama is the next best thing.

You can even find ride videos on YouTube.

Free Zoo and Aquarium Tours

Atlanta Zoo – Atlanta, United States

The Panda Cam will keep you amazed for hours. 

Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati, United States

A daily Facebook live stream (usually around 3pm) lets you know what’s happening at the Cincinnati Zoo.

You can also see the 4-season diary of a baby hippo named Fiona their Facebook page.

Georgia Aquarium –Goergia, United States

You can watch a live stream video of the beluga whales.  Whoa!

Houston Zoo – Houston, Untied States

There are plenty of live webcam options to pick from.  You can watch gorillas, rhinos, ants, elephants, flamingos and more.

Monterey Bay Aquarium – Monterey Bay, United States

There are 10 different 24-hour live cams to choose from to see your favorite marina animals.

National Aquarium – Baltimore, United States

Take an interactive virtual tour of each floor.

San Diego Zoo – San Diego, United States

11 Live cams let you watch giraffes, elephants, koalas, panda, tigers and much more.

  • Card Trick Tutorial
  • Virtual Paint Nights
  • Cooking with Teens
  • Driveway Chalk Art
    • Write messages of positivity and gratitude on your driveway with sidewalk chalk for passersby, waste management workers, delivery men & women and mail carriers.
  • Send letters of Hope & Love to Seniors Homes during this Pandemic
    • Empire Living Centre: 425 Fraser St, North Bay, ON P1B 3X1
    • Marina Point Village: 225 Oak St W, North Bay, ON P1B 0A9
    • Chartwell Barclay House Retirement Residence: 600 Chippewa St W, North Bay, ON P1B 9E7
    • Waters Edge Care Community: 401 William St, North Bay, ON P1A 1X5
    • Cassellholme: 400 Olive St W, North Bay, ON P1B 6J4
  • Check In with Family Members and Friends
    • Phone calls, letters, emails, video chats and messenger apps
  • Virtual Book Clubs
  • Virtual Dinner Parties or Coffee Dates
    • Choose the same meal, or just something you really like to eat, and enjoy virtual conversation while eating your meal or drinking your coffee.
  • Partner Work Outs
    • Choose the same workout and workout together with a friend or family member virtually.  Keep each other motivated and accountable and plan to work out weekly or daily
  • Board Games & Card Games
    • Choose one person to set up the game board, move the game pieces and even throw the dice OR everyone sets up the same board and moves simultaneously.  Schedule the game night the same day of the week but chose a different game each week.  It will be something you look forward to weekly.