Presented by: Shenkman Arts Centre
Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 8:30 am to noon
Don’t fight the frost! Join us and celebrate Canada’s diverse history at this morning full of family fun! Enjoy complimentary musical entertainment, face-painting, art-making, storytelling, dancing and outdoor fun in the snow!
- Savour the most important meal of the day – a $5 pancake breakfast prepared in front of your eyes by Orléans’ very own Cora’s Breakfast and Lunch.
- Master of Ceremonies, Official Town Crier and Storyteller Daniel Richer will guide us through the morning’s celebrations and share legends and stories from Turtle Island.
- Young imaginations run woodland-wild with Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre‘s whimsical excerpt from Felicity Falls, the fable of a small rabbit who just can’t get to sleep, set in the Ottawa Valley.
- Get in the festive spirit and show off your love of art face-first! LynneART Face & Body Art is a cheeky way to wear your love of winter. Prepare to be painted!
- OYP Theatre School students present Roch Carrier’s beloved Canadian Classic, The Hockey Sweater.
- Take part in a Winter Scene Community Painting with the Ottawa School of Art to be exhibited on their Wall Gallery. Or, go outdoors and catch a beautiful paper fish emerging from the ice and snow.
- French-Canadian folk music brightens the morning with up-beat jigs by La Ridaine.
- Put on your dancing shoes for swing music from the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s with Glebop Jazz Band and learn a few steps with the Side Street Swing dance troupe.
- Sing along with Cameroon musician Wise Atangana as he presents his collection of African lullabies.
- Feel the heartbeat of the drum and honour the beauty of indigenous cultural dance with Spirit of Dance. Celebrate together and join in on the friendship dance.
- Be sure to look up – and not just to catch snowflakes! The Ottawa Stilt Union will bring interactive, improvisational Stilt Theatre to our snowy Saturday.
- The Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex and the Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA present outdoor games that embrace the winter weather and will help us hurry hard playing Curling Canada’s Rocks and Rings curling game.
- Don’t miss the Fire and Ice demonstrations presented by the Canada Science and Technology Museum.
- Try harvesting, sawing and hauling ice, one of the winter trades in Ottawa from long ago. Presented by the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum.