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5 Spring Break solutions for PowTowners

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016

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This year, SD47 kids are on break for 16 super-sized days, March 12 to 28. Need inspiration? Honey, we all do.

1. Classes & Camps at the Recreation Complex

Spring Break camps for kids aged 5 to 11 years old, Monday to Fridays, 9am til 3pm. Also check out Youth Basic Bike Maintenance Workshop March 14 to 16, from 1 to 3 pm. For ages 12 to 16; Home Alone: give your nine-to-13-year-old the skills they need to stay home by themselves; and Spring Break Swim Lessons.

2. Comic Camp @ Library

For teens ages 11 and up, four artists lead drawing workshops at MiniComic Camp, March 15 to 18, afternoons at Cranberry Community Hall. On March 19, kids aged 7 to 10 are invited to Hatch a Plot: a story and illustration workshop. Register at 604-485-4796.

3. Kangaroo Math

Don’t waste your spring break goofing off when you can be doing math instead! For the first time, the Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest is coming to Powell River. Those in grades 1 to 12 can participate in the March 20 event. Register your kids at


4. Easter Egg Hunt

Our vote for the most picturesque in Canada. For kids 10 and under, at Willingdon Beach. Children are grouped by age group (so toddlers don’t have to elbow in past bigger siblings) Free! Saturday, March 26. Sponsored by Parks, Rec and Culture and CUPE 798.

5. The Usual Suspects

The pool, the rink, the bike & skate park; beaches, trails, playgrounds, hockey courts, tennis courts, sea walk and lakes. And when you’re exhausted from all that enthusiastic family time, your TV and iPads will be waiting for you, right where you left them.

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