Family Day in Brampton

Celebrating Family Day in Brampton is important because our lives are so busy these days and quality family time may be left by the wayside. Spending time with family is one of the best ways to create memorable experiences. Nothing can replace the time you spend with your family and the memories that you develop while experiencing time together.

Here’s a roundup of Family Day events:

Those who rely on MiWay (the city’s transit service), to get around, should know it will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule on Family Day. For schedule and route information, visit miway.ca or call 905-615-4636.

 

Those looking for some free activities can head over to Celebration Square running from noon to 4 p.m. You’ll find a caricature artist, carriage rides, face painting, food trucks, ice bowling, ice sculptures, skating and a chance to meet former Toronto Maple Leaf player, Rick Vaive (who will be there from 1 to 3 p.m.).

There will also be free tours and craft activities at Benares House and Bradley Museum from 1 to 4 p.m. Square One Shopping Centre will also be open on Family Day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Feel like getting your groove on? Boogie and live it up at the Dance Party at Jellybeenz Indoor Play & Party Centre – admission only $5 per child, adults free with paying child. No passes. Contact 905-463-2336

Bundle up and hit the slopes at Mount Chinguacousy. Improve your skills with a ski or snowboard lesson or enjoy a spin down the tube hill, then warm up in the cozy chalet or take a spin around an outdoor ice rink or tobogganing hill.

Most retailers will be closed but select stores will be open for business on the holiday. Bramalea City Centre is open from 11am-6pm. 

Brampton Library has a Mega Lego Build and various creation stations throughout. 

PAMA (Peel Art Gallery & Museum) Explore and connect with museum activities, art workshops and exhibitions 10am - 4pm 905-791-4055

YMCA GTA: sign up for 5 FREE visits to the Y!  Play with your kids during Family Gym, go for a swim in the heated pool or join any of the other fun family activities! Offer ends March 15, 2015.Phone (905) 451-9622

Please note: Region of Peel will not be picking up garbage or recycling on Monday.

A Little Family Day History ~ Family Day was first held in Alberta, in 1990, followed by Saskatchewan, and then Ontario. In British Columbia, it became a statuary holiday for the first time in 2013. That said, it is not a national statuary holiday; all federal workers (including postal workers) have to work that day.

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