Niagara for Kids this Weekend

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Hey Niagara Families! What a glorious day, I hope you get to enjoy some of it. I’m dashing off this quick post to let you know what’s looking good for family fun over the next couple of days. Here’s our Niagara for Kids this weekend.

Heartland Forest Kick Off to Summer BBQ & Concert

Heartland Forest and Heater’s Heroes team up to present an afternoon of outdoor fun. Bring your own lawn chair and fishing pole and enjoy BBQ, live music, a train ride for kids, mini putt, hiking trails, a playground, a pirate scavenger hunt, tree house and catch & release fishing.

June 21st 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Heartland Forest

View the flyer here.


Welland Rose Festival Days in the Park Weekend

This year’s car and bike show, carnival, children’s hands-on art and sports activities, cardboard kayak races to celebrity appearance by YTV’s Splatalot and new host of CHCH Tiny Talent Time: Jason Agnew and Matt Chin, as well as guest appearances by comic book heroes Wonder Woman, Dr. StEvil, Spider Man, and coming from a galaxy far, far, away: the 501st Legion of Storm Troopers. This weekend is guaranteed to be an action packed adventure!

Rolled into the fun will be a fitness competition on Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m., the Rose Buds Baby Show at 11 a.m. on Saturday and a Community Concert on June 21 at 6 p.m. featuring Kidnred, 100 Monkies, Crutch and Street Pharmacy.

On Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon the Welland International Flatwater Centre will host the annual Children’s Fishing Derby.

The festival’s Grande Parade is on Sunday starting at 1 p.m. and will leave Canadian Tire Financial Services on East Main Street and head down Wellington Street to Memorial Park.

Sunday will also see the Rose City Rising Stars singing competition at Memorial Park from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. before fireworks.

June 21st & 22nd

View all of the Rose Festival details here.



Skate for Ei8ht St. Catharines

The St. Catharines Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee is pleased to present the 2nd Annual Skate For Ei8ht – a free youth skateboarding event for all St. Catharines residents.

Here’s why the Advisory Committee thinks you should attend:

  1. Build self esteem
  2. Learn safe boarding practices
  3. Foster positive social interactions
  4. Combat obesity
  5. Support an emission-free, active transportation
  6. Encourage a healthy lifestyle
  7. Enjoy local recreational facilities that are free to use
  8. Learn a new skill and hobby

Saturday, June 21 (International Go Skateboarding Day)
Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre
240 St. Paul St. West
1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Skateboarding
  • Vendor booths
  • Live music


Niagara Integrated Film Festival – World Premiere of Ribbit 3D

Check out one of the only family-friendly offerings from NIFF!

Here are the details from their website:

Saturday, June 21 at 3:30 P.M.
Includes: Q&A with Director, Chuck Powers and Skype Q&A with star, Sean Astin
Landmark Cinema 2

Synopsis: Ribbit is the proverbial “fish out of water” or in our case, “frogs out of water”. Simply put, Ribbit is a dreamer. With a serious dislike of water and of jumping, Ribbit is the antithesis of everything it means to be a frog. Ribbit longs to fit in, to belong, but not at the cost of being true to himself. Since fitting in to normal life is difficult for Ribbit, he loves to go to his “clubhouse”, a dilapidated, old airplane that had crashed in the jungle, and lose himself looking at old copies of National Geographic. There he sees all these other animals that belong, who have a purpose in life. He dreams of being like them and he longs for answers – even when he’s not sure of the real question. Even with all his doubts, Ribbit is never lacking in bravery, when things get tough Ribbit always steps up and becomes a hero – even though he doesn’t realize it.

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Catherine Skinner is a writer, entrepreneur and mom to three amazing kids.

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