Harbourfront Centre celebrates the northern winter landscape with HarbourKIDS: North on Monday, February 20. With a plethora of activities offered onsite this Family Day, the festival invites the public to discover, examine and explore the mighty expanse of the North and its ever-changing terrain while considering conservation and respect for the environment.
HarbourKIDS, Harbourfront Centre’s family programming, aims to engage kids and their families to look at big ideas through the lens of arts and culture. The festival will feature multi-disciplinary artists Aria Evans, Susy Martins, Joe Pagnan and Richard Lee transform the Brigantine Room into a one-time only interactive play space emulating the Northern Tundra in Discover the Night. Local community advocates Jumblies Theatre present Northscapers where you can help build and place yourself in an imagined northern habitat. With Let’s Talk Science, further feed your curiosity with experiments and discussions about the impact of rising arctic temperatures and what this means for Northern wildlife. Jeunesses Musicales Canada also returns with Music with Bite: Giggle and Stomp!—an original music concert that introduces traditional instruments in a new and inventive way. You can also bring your skates or rent a pair and enjoy the ice on the Natrel Rink with our host Michaela Washburn to round out your Family Day.
“We want to take this opportunity to look outside, pause and really reflect upon what exists here in the Northern part of the world,” notes Allison Cummings, Artistic Associate of HarbourKIDS, “We want HarbourKIDS: North to prompt mindful considerations about the environment as well as celebrate what it has to offer.”
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