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March 13, 2017


Spend spring break with the City of Winnipeg!

Released: 3:35 p.m.

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

City of Winnipeg Aquatic Services
Take a splash, dive or slide into our City of Winnipeg swimming pools!

Free Swim schedules, including teen swims and information on reduced-fee pool admissions, are available for all pools at City of Winnipeg - Indoor Pools.

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

Winnipeg Public Libraries
Sign up your kids for fun and interactive learning activities at the library this spring break. There’s something for everyone: get up close with owls and falcons, learn about technology, and enjoy films and concerts.

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):

Cubelets Robotics: Use magnetic robot blocks that snap together and respond to light, sound, temperature and movement. Registration required.
St. James-Assiniboia Library: Saturday, March 25, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Ultimate Building Challenge: In a series of challenges, design and build structures that nearly defy gravity. Registration required.
Transcona Library: Tuesday, March 28, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

For Teens (grades 7-12):

Scratch Programming: Learn the basics of this popular programming language. Registration required.
Pembina Trail Library: Monday, March 27, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sewn Circuits: Use creative and circuitry skills to create a light-up wristband or bookmark. Registration required.
River Heights Library: Monday, March 27, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For Families:

Reading with Raptors: Owls and falcons visit the library with the staff of the Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. For children ages 6 years and older. Younger siblings may attend with an adult. Registration required.
Transcona Library: Tuesday, March 28, 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Millennium Library: Wednesday, March 29, 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
St. John’s Library: Thursday, March 30, 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Osborne Library: Friday, March 31, 11:00 p.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Sir William Stephenson Library: Friday, March 31, 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Munroe Library: Saturday, April 1, 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Fiddlers on the Loose: Learn how instruments make the sound they do with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. Registration required.
Windsor Park Library: Saturday, March 25, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
River Heights Library: Saturday, March 25, 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Fort Garry Library: Thursday, March 30, 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
West Kildonan Library: Thursday, March 30, 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Westwood Library: Friday, March 31, 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

National Film Board of Canada Film Club for Kids: Two films featuring puppet animation: “Lèon in Wintertime” and “Molly in Springtime”. Registration required.
Westwood Library: Monday, March 27, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Henderson Library: Wednesday, March 29, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
West End Library: Wednesday, March 29, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Pembina Trail Library: Thursday, March 30, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
River Heights Library: Friday, March 31, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Book to Movie Days for Kids: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (directed by Tim Burton)
Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium: Friday, March 31, 1:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Registration required.

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.

Free Play Program, Ages 6 to 12: Broadway Neighbourhood Centre (185 Young Street)
Monday, March 27 to Friday, March 31 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Free Play Program, Ages 6 to 12: Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre (430 Langside Street)
Monday, March 27 to Friday, March 31 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Youth Drop-In Program, Ages 12 and up: Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre (430 Langside Street)
Monday, March 27 to Friday, March 31 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Free Play Program, Ages 6 to 12: River Osborne Community Centre (101 Pembina Highway)
Monday, March 27 to Friday, March 31 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Youth Drop-In Program, Ages 12 to 18: Lord Roberts Community Centre (725 Kylemore Avenue)
Monday, March 27 to Thursday March 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Youth Drop-In Program, Ages 10 and up: Marlene Street Community Resource Centre (27 Marlene Street)
Monday, March 27 and Thursday, March 30 from 4:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Free Play Program, Ages 6 to 12: East Elmwood Community Centre (490 Keenleyside Avenue)
Monday, March 27, Wednesday, March 29 and Friday, March 31 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Youth Drop-In Program, Ages 12 and up: East Elmwood Community Centre (490 Keenleyside Avenue)
Wednesday, March 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Free Play Program, Ages 6 to 12: East End Cultural & Leisure Centre (575 Larsen Avenue)
Saturday, March 25 and Saturday, April 1, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, March 26 and Sunday, April 2 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Free Play Program, Ages 6 to 12: Norquay Community Centre (65 Granville Street)
Monday, March 27 to Friday March 31 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Free Play Program, Ages 6 to 12: Turtle Island Neighbourhood Centre (510 King Street)
Monday, March 27 to Friday March 31 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Free Play Program, Ages 6 to 12: Beaconsfield Building at Norquay Community Centre (65 Granville Street)
Tuesday, March 28 to Thursday, March 30, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Youth Drop-In Program, Ages 12 and up: Turtle Island Neighbourhood Centre (510 King Street)
Monday, March 27 to Friday March 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Youth Drop-In Program, Ages 12 and up: Arthur E. Wright School (1520 Jefferson Avenue)
Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Youth Drop-In Program, Ages 12 and up: James Nisbet School (70 Doubleday Drive)
Wednesday, March 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

March 13, 2017