Easter’s On It’s Way

Easter’s On It’s Way

Believe it or not, spring has sprung. As I pile on the sweaters today, I keep the faith knowing that beneath the frozen layers of yellow grass and icy mud, magical things are starting to happen. Soon it will feel like spring, and this long, brutal winter will be a snowy memory.

I’m looking forward to Easter weekend, a perfect opportunity to celebrate the returning warmth and budding blooms for families of all denominations. The Niagara Region has lots of fun activities on offer for families with kids of all ages. With pastel wishes we give you Niagara Families’ quick overview of what’s on for Easter. Here’s hoping that by April 19th we can leave the mittens and gloves at home!

Pelham

Pelham’s 10th Annual EGGstravaganza
This year the Egg Hunt starts at 11:00 am SHARP!
* for local children 12 yrs. and under
* each participant is responsible for bringing their own basket to collect eggs
* a whistle will be blown at 11:00 am SHARP to announce the start of the hunt
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Location: Harold Black Park, 953 Haist Street, Fonthill
Contact: jruddell@pelham.ca 905.892.2607, ext. 341
Website: http://www.pelham.ca/easter-egg-hunt#sthash.d4j2uLX1.dpuf

Thorold

Photo By Wendy Piersall via StockPholio.com

Easter Egg Decorating Thorold Public Library

Date: Saturday, 19 April 2014
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
$2 fee
Address: Thorold Public Library, 14 Ormond Street N, Thorold ON, L2V1Y8
Website: http://www.thoroldpubliclibrary.ca

Welland

Volunteer Fire Fighter Co. #1 Annual Easter Egg Hunt
All proceeds to Big Brothers, Big Sisters of South Niagara
Rain or shine

Come and enjoy Face Painting, Trivia, Carnival Games, Entertainment, Fish Pond, Bouncers, Easter Bunny, Sparky, Clowns, Refreshments, Fire Truck Display, Fun Express Train, Station and more Surprises!

Donation to participate is $2.00 per child for any of the times for their age or any of the Family hunts. (Anyone can participate more than once for an additional $2.00 donation each time)

Activities & Games tickets will be 50¢ each. Activities range from 1 to 4 tickets. Tickets won may be cashed in for prizes at the prize tent.

Hunt Times & Ages
1-3: 10:00 & 12:30
4-7: 10:30 & 1:00
8-10: 11:00 & 1:30
11-15: 11:30 & 2:00
Family: 12:00 & 2:30

Location: Merritt Island
Website: http://easteregghunt.ca/

St. Catharines

Easter Egg Hunt In Support of Community Care St. Catharines Thorold
Easter Saturday at Jaycee Gardens

FREE SHUTTLE AVAILABLE!

From the JCI Website:
With the help of community sponsors, the St.Catharines Jaycees will provide a free Easter Egg Hunt for children up to the age of 10. This event is put on for the community of St. Catharines as a way to celebrate the Easter long weekend. Traditionally this event has hosted four separate Easter Egg Hunts for children aged 1-10. Furthermore, the event is a great way for young people to learn more about our community. The Jaycees Annual Easter Egg Hunt attracts local community figures including the mayor, local MPP’s, city councilors, local media and emergency services personnel. Those attending the event are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item or a cash donation to the gate, which at the completion of the event will be presented to Community Care St. Catharines – Thorold. The event also includes entertainment for the whole family, live music, inflatables, a BBQ and more.

Directions:
Jaycee Gardens is located on Ontario Street between Linwell Road and Ziraldo Road. There is a Hakim Optical nearby as a landmark.

TO JAYCEE GARDENS: Take QEW, exit 47 for Ontario Street. Head North on Ontario Street toward Lake Ontario for about 1 km. Jaycee Gardens should be on the left side.

To catch the free shuttle that leaves from Lakeside Park the morning of the event, continue up Ontario Street, and make a left on Lakeport Road. You will be entering Port Dalhousie, and make a right at lights onto a one-way entrance to Lakeside Park.

Email: events@jcistcatharines.ca

Niagara Falls

Warner Ranch and Pumpkin Farm Easter Eggstravaganza
Egg hunts every half hour, egg decorating, petting zoo, hay ride, goodie bags

$8 per person

Join us Easter Weekend 2014 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm each day (April 18th – 21st, 2014)

Website: http://www.warnerranchandpumpkinfarm.com/easter.html

EASTER EGG HUNT at HEARTLAND FOREST
Rain or Shine!
Date: Saturday, April 19th, 11 am to 3 pm
FREE ADMISSION! Come Early!
Only 300 Hunt Wristbands.

Egg Hunt by ages: 4 and under, 5 to 8 years old and 9 to 12 years old

Crafts, Free Build Workshop, Music, Games, Food Court, Campfire, Pirate Flag Scavenger Hunt in the forest, Train Rides and more. Decorate your own Easter bag or bring one from home!

Where: 8215 Kalar Road, Niagara Falls, L2H 0L5
Phone: 905.356.7384
Website: http://www.heartlandforest.org/events/easter/

Send us your favourite Easter Weekend family photos for your chance to win a Niagara Families Spring Into the Season gift basket! Email your images (no larger than 600px please) to info@niagarafamilies.com