By Daniele Iannarone
Though piles of snow still sit on the ground, we can all start to breathe a little easier as the weather warms and… Spring Break is upon us!
This first weekend of March marks the beginning of a week off school for most elementary and high school students in the West Island, and this means that many events will be held, not only during the weekend, but throughout the entirety of next week.
Open Skating in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue
To kick off their spring break, the city of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue will be inviting the public to an open skate this upcoming Monday, March 4th at the McGill Macdonald Campus Arena from 10:00 AM to noon. With the milder weather but still some solid ice, it’ll be the perfect opportunity to enjoy the ice.
This event, of course, will be kicking off an entire week of Spring Break festivities in the city. To learn more, consult the city’s website.
Valleyfield’s Family Party
The city of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield will also be kicking off Spring Break, though a little bit differently. This upcoming Sunday, March 3rd, Delpha-Sauvé Park will host a circus-style initiation activity from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Attendees will be able to learn some general circus skills, including juggling and even archery. On site, you’ll also be able to go sliding and slack-lining, and of course sample some delicious maple syrup!
Find out more about Valleyfield’s full week of Spring Break festivities on the city’s website.
The Traditional Ball in DDO
The city of Dollard-des-Ormeaux will be partaking in Spring Break as well! In DDO, however, Spring Break coincides with Music Week, offered by Jeunesses Musicales Canada, so residents are offered a double-treat!
One interesting event being offered next Monday, March 4th, is the Traditional Ball. Elementary school students are invited to the DDO Public Library at 1:00 PM to take in some folk music and Irish jigs! Pre-registration is required, and can be completed HERE.
To find out about the full program for Spring Break in DDO, consult the city’s website.
Story Time in Pointe-Claire
As part of Pointe-Claire’s Spring Break, parents and young children are invited to attend Story Hour. Children will be able to listen to stories and songs and even do their own arts and crafts. This Story Hour’s theme will be the beach, as families are encouraged to bring a beach towel, sun hat and sunglasses. No better way to escape the winter for a little bit!
The event will be held at the Pointe-Claire Valois library this upcoming Saturday, March 2nd, at 1:30.
Find out more about Pointe-Claire’s Spring Break on the city’s website.
Enjoy the milder weather and have a great weekend, and a relaxing Spring Break!