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March 17, 2016

Find spring break fun at City of Winnipeg facilities!

Released: 2:06 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The City of Winnipeg offers a variety of fun, cost-effective activities for kids and families this spring break.

Winnipeg Public Libraries
Sign up your kids for fun and interactive learning activities at the library this spring break. From crafting to learning about technology to writing workshops and concerts, there’s something for everyone.

For the full list of spring break programs, visit winnipeg.ca/library and browse our calendar of events, or pick up our At The Library program guide. Registration is available at any branch of Winnipeg Public Library. All programs are free.

For Tweens (ages 9-12):

Little Bits: Use Little Bits to create an electronic monster. Registration required.

  • Sir William Stephenson Library: Tuesday, March 29, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • St. James-Assiniboia Library: Thursday, March 31, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Marble Run Mania: Design and build a marble run, then experiment with speed, gravity and angles. Registration required.

  • West Kildonan Library: Wednesday, March 30, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. noon
  • Westwood Library: Friday, April 1, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Cute Dolls: Learn sewing techniques and how to create a mini felt mascot. Registration required.

  • St. John’s Library: Saturday, April 2, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For Teens (grades 7-12):

Casting Spells - Writing Fantasy: Writer-in-Residence Patricia Robertson presents on how to develop fantasy worlds and characters. Registration required.

  • Charleswood Library: Tuesday, March 29, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Fun with Makey Makey: Experiment with the invention kit Makey Makey. Registration required.

  • Munroe Library: Friday, April 1, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 pm.

Wild Writing: Explore creative writing with Writer-in-Residence Patricia Robertson. Registration required.

  • Louis Riel Library: Thursday, March 31, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For Families:

Reading with Raptors: Owls and falcons visit the library with the staff of the Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.  Registration required.

  • St. James-Assiniboia Library: Wednesday, March 30, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Bibliothèque de Saint-Boniface: le jeudi 31 mars de 10 h a 11 h 30 (en français)
  • Charleswood Library: Thursday, March 31, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Fiddlers on the Loose: Learn how instruments make the sound they do with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. Registration required.

  • Westwood Library: Saturday, March 26, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  • St. John’s Library: Tuesday, March 29, 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
  • Sir William Stephenson Library: Wednesday, March 30, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  • Transcona Library: Friday, April 1, 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
  • Pembina Trail Library: Saturday, April 2, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  • Cornish Library: Saturday, April 2, 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Puppet Show: Castlemoon Theatre presents a puppet show followed by a puppet-making activity. Best enjoyed by children ages 3-8. Registration required.

  • West Kildonan Library: Saturday, March 26, 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
  • St. Vital Library: Tuesday, March 29, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  • Louis Riel Library: Tuesday, March 29, 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
  • Millennium Library: Wednesday, March 30: 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
  • River Heights Library: Thursday, March 31: 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  • Henderson Library: Thursday, March 31: 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
  • Fort Garry Library: Thursday, March 31, 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
  • Osborne Library: Friday, April 1, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  • Windsor Park Library: Friday, April, 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
  • Munroe Library: Saturday, April 2, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  • West End Library: Saturday, April 2, 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
  • Westwood Library: Friday, April 22, 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

City of Winnipeg Aquatics
Free Swim schedules and information on reduced-fee pool admissions is available for all pools at City of Winnipeg – Indoor Pools.

Please note that all City of Winnipeg swimming pools will be closed on Friday, March 25, except the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex, which will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  All pools will close at 4:00 p.m. on Easter Sunday, March 27.

All pools are closed on Monday, March 28, except the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex, which will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For City of Winnipeg swimming pool hours of operation, please visit City of Winnipeg – Indoor Pools or contact 311.

City of Winnipeg Recreation Services
The following activities are available free of charge during spring break. For more information on community centres and locations, please visit City of Winnipeg - Recreation and Leisure Services.

Open Gym Time, all ages: North Centennial Recreation Centre (90 Sinclair Street):

  • Tuesday, March 29, 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 30, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 31, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Free Play Program, ages 6 to 12: Turtle Island Neighbourhood Centre (510 King Street)

  • Tuesday, March 29 to Friday, April 1, 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

Free Play Program, ages 6 to 12: Broadway Neighbourhood Centre (185 Young Street)

  • Tuesday, March 29 to Friday, April 1 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Free Play Program, ages 6 to 12: Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre (430 Langside Street)

  • Tuesday, March 29 to Friday, April 1, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Youth Drop-In Program, ages 10 and up: Marlene Street Resource Centre (6-27 Marlene Street)

  • Thursday, March 31 from 4:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.  

  
Youth Drop-In Program, ages 12 and up: Archwood Community Centre (565 Guibault Street)

  • Wednesday, March 30, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 1, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Youth Drop-In Program, ages 12 and up: Lord Robert Community Centre (
725 Kylemore Avenue)

  • Tuesday, March 29 to Thursday, March 31, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Youth Drop-In Program, ages 12 and up: Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre (
430 Langside Street)

  • Tuesday, March 29 to Friday, April 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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