Cool stuff this weekend

Event listing for Ontario

All Ontario Science Rendezvous
Annual festival celebrating Canadian science. Held on university campuses and community centres across Canada, Science Rendezvous takes science to the streets! The country’s top researchers and scientists present hands-on demonstrations, interactive exhibits, guided lab tours, and explosive experiments that will entertain and amaze people of all ages. Takes place at Yonge Dundas Square.
Free
Ariss Spring on the Trail
The Ariss checkpoint will be holding 5K Running Race for adults with a 1K running challenge for children. Free activities include bowling on the trail, face painting, a nature walk, birdhouse building and much more.
Free / $
Brockville Bicycle Poker Run
Starting from the Brockville Museum, tour the local countryside on your bicycle as you put together that perfect poker hand. Many prizes to be won for the best hand.
$
Burlington Queen’s Jubilee Mother’s Day Royal Tea
Takes place Sunday at Ireland House at Oakridge Farm.
$
Caledon Downey’s Mothers Day Tea
Kids can show mom their appreciation by painting a cool clay pot just for mom while enjoying your own delicious cookie and drink.
$
Cambridge African Lion’s Safari Mother’s Day brunch & 25% off coupon $
Fergus Home & Leisure Show
Local Home & Garden specialists offering expert advice, solutions and inspiration.
Free
Hamilton Greensville Optimists Fishing Derby at Christie Lake Conservation Area
Tagged fish will be worth $50 each, and kids will be given an opportunity to win a Hamilton Conservation Authority Family Prize Package.
$
Hamilton Spring Music Festival
Presented by 97.7HTZ-FM. illScarlet, Neverending White Lights, StereoKid & Poor Young Things to Headline this years Festival. Takes place at various venues throughout the city.
$
Ingersoll May Day Festival
Children’s festival designed to kick of the Spring. Everyone is welcomed. Includes: petting zoo, wagon rides, sheep shearing, dance demonstrations and May Pole Dancing. Takes place at the Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum.
Free
Kitchener Mothers Day at THEMUSEUM
Free admission for mom. Flowers for the first 50 moms, hand massages, hair and style consultations and more.
Free / $
London London Rogues Sci-Fi/Fantasy Convention
This community based event started started as a Star Wars celebration, it has now grown to include all sci-fi & fantasy. It takes place at the Gibraltar Weekend Market.
$
Mississauga A Special Mother’s Day High Tea at the Benares Historic House $
Mississauga Mission Green Earth – Mega Tree planting at Huron Park Free
Mississauga Police and Community Fun Day 2013
Free fun includes Bouncy Tent, Facepainting, Mug Shot, Grab Bags, Be An Officer, and Photo Booth.
Free
Mount Forest Trillium Festival at WildThings Plant Farm
Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend in a 36-acre hardwood forest, at our 13th annual Trillium Festival. Bring your camera.
Free
Noelville Rubber Boots Festival
Focusing on the area’s maple syrup tradition, the day will be filled with music, dance, storytelling, arts & crafts, food & fun from the 4 regional cultures: Metis, 1st Nations, Anglophone & Francophone.
$
Ottawa Canadian Tulip Festival
Celebrate awakening through colour, culture and community in the nation’s capital.
Free
Pelee Island Spring Song
It is a weekend of celebration involving books and birds.
$
Port Rowan Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk at the Backus Heritage Conservation Area
Celebrate Mom’s special day with a guided nature and wildflower walk.
$
Richmond Hill Doors Open Richmond Hill Free
Simcoe Doors Open Norfolk
Visit the Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum, Port Dover Harbour Museum, Canada’s First Forestry Station Interpretive Centre and more.
Free
Simcoe We Believe in Simcoe
Games for the kids, basketball challenges, clowns, free popcorn, music and more!Takes place at Governor Simcoe Square.
Free / $
Spencerville Canoe Poker Run
Paddle your canoe or kayak down the South Nation River, collecting poker cards along the way. Prizes and BBQ at the Mill.
$
Stratford SpringWorks Festival
Celebrating excellence in the Arts. Fringe-style fun, one hour performances, award winning playwrights, choreographers, musicians, performers visual, digital and media artists.
Free
Stroud Innisfil Beach Cruise Fest
Classic cars/trucks.
Free / $
Toronto Discover Hidden Toronto – Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunt takes you through the fascinating places and little known history around the Royal Ontario Museum, through the gothic ivy clad campus of U of T, to the former insane asylum of Queens Park.
$
Toronto Gibson House Mother’s Day Tea
Enjoy afternoon of tea, finger sandwiches and sweets in Mrs. Gibson’s parlour. Costumed staff host a light repast in the ambience of a mid-19th century home.
$
Toronto Mother’s Day at Toronto Botanical Garden $
Toronto Mother’s Day Tea and Tour at Montgomery’s Inn
Celebrate Mother’s Day with an afternoon Fancy Tea.
$
Toronto Mother’s Day Tea at Black Creek
Celebrations includes tea time, Victorian music, visits with the baby animals and spring gardens. Listen to a Victorian musical and poetic ode to motherhood or stroll through the garden.
$
Toronto ROMWalks 2013
Free walking tours of Toronto. Enjoy guided walkng tours of the city’s architectural and historic neighbourhoods. This weekend is a tour of The Grange.
Free
Toronto Science Rendez-Vous Event at the Toronto Zoo
A number of UTSC student volunteers will lead activities and displays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm to encourage Zoo visitors to think about what makes animals so amazing and unique through the prism of science.
$
Toronto Science Rendezvous at Ryerson
Free events and activities will take place at Yonge-Dundas Square between 10 am and 4 pm.
Free
Toronto The Toronto Comic Arts Festival
Two days of comic events including readings, presentations, workshops, panel discussions and more. Takes place at the Toronto Reference Library and the surrounding neighbourhood.
Free / $
Toronto Tommy Thompson Park Spring Bird Festival
Learn about the amazing phenomenon of migration and the importance of bird conservation.
Free
Toronto Toronto Wing Festival
Bob Blumer will be the Master Of Ceremonies. All you can eat chicken wings plus live music throughout the night as top local restaurants battle it out to be crowned “Wing King”.
$
Tweed Storm The Trent
A unique blending of adventure racing and traditional multi-sport components, Storm the Trent offers beginners the opportunity to test the waters of off-road adventure, while also providing experienced racers with challenging and innovative racecourse designs.
$
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