Here are some ideas for March Break:

-> MONCTON – There is lots happening in Moncton for March Break this year with a variety of free and affordable activities for people of all ages! There are great opportunities to be active, to learn and have fun.

The Crossman Community Centre/Kay Arena, Camp Centennial, YMCA Greater Moncton, the St. Pat’s Family Centre, the Université de Moncton and Resurgo Place will all be offering many fun events for people of all ages from March 2-7:

Public Swims $2/person (Bathing cap required)

CEPS Louis-J.-Robichaud (Université de Moncton)
Monday: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.          

St. Pat’s Family Centre
Wednesday: 4 – 6 p.m. 

YMCA Greater Moncton – ID required
Friday: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Free Skating
Crossman Community Centre/Kay Arena
Thursday:  2 – 3:30 p.m. (For March Break only)
Friday: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. 

Red Ball Internet Centre
Monday and Wednesday: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.          

Open Gym
Crossman Community Centre/ Kay Arena (Indoor sneakers required)
Monday to Friday: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
*Youth ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Introduction to Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing $10/person
Centennial Outdoor Centre (Youth ages 12 +)
Wednesday: 10 a.m.        
Note: Fee includes lunch, lesson and equipment. Must register: 853-3507

For more information on these March Break activities or any other Parks and Leisure Services events, call 853-3516.

March Break at Resurgo Place
March break workshops at Resurgo Place are all about accidental learning while having fun! They run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day during March Break and are included with paid admission. No registration required.

Monday, March 2: Battle Balloons
Use the Wind Tubes in our Transportation Discovery Centre to pit your Battle Balloon against others in a fight to the finish! The last one flying wins! It’s a simple craft to make; but, can you experiment enough to find a design that will win every time?

Tuesday, March 3: Sail Cars
Build a car that’s powered by… wind? These little cars scoot along using the same principles as a square-rigged ship – except on land, and you can bring it home!

Wednesday, March 4: Rocket Balloon Cable Cars
Watch your Cable Car rocket across the room, then take it home and build your own. No living room should be without one!

Thursday, March 5: Marshmallow Catapult
Everything about this is simply delicious! Build a catapult made of marshmallows that also fires marshmallows!

Friday, March 6: Rocket Boats
They sputter a splutter and zoom! An easy craft to make that will be as at home in our Water Table as it will be in your bath tub when you bring it home. 

Saturday, March 7: Cloud in a bottle
No, really, that’s exactly what it is: come here, and watch how you can make a cloud form in a regular 2 liter pop bottle using a bicycle pump and a little drop of science!

While at Resurgo Place, don’t forget to check the travelling exhibit “Perfect Match Sport vs. Science,” with hands-on activities on how science and technology have contributed to improve athletes’ performance in sports! It’s an exhibition to make you move!

For more information about activities at Resurgo Place, call 856-4383.

March Break activities in Dieppe

DIEPPE, N.B. — From skating to swimming, the City of Dieppe is hosting a number of family activities at its recreational facilities, its pool and arenas during the week of March 2-6.

The Centenaire and Arthur-J.-LeBlanc Arenas are offering a special family skating schedule, as well as hockey and ringette. The Dieppe Aquatic and Sports Centre is also featuring a special schedule from Saturday, February 28, to Sunday, March 8. 

“We’ll be having three public swims every day, and the three pools will be available during that time,” said Nadia Damphousse, Supervisor of Services and Programs with the Dieppe Aquatic and Sports Centre. “The evening swims will have the inflatable structure or the Ice Tower. There will be fun for all ages, whether it’s playing on our 17-foot slide or taking the little ones on our pirate boat with water jets.”

Rotary St-Anselme Park features a sliding hill, outdoor skating, a rink for ringette and hockey, cross-country ski trails, snowshoeing, as well as walking trails. Sleigh rides are also available for private groups at a cost of $120 (20 people), which includes a room for two hours, depending on availability. Sleigh rides last for approximately 30 minutes and take place on Sunday between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. A walking trail is also available at Dover Park.

While having outdoor fun at Place 1604, don’t miss Big Bad Marty Band on stage on Friday, March 6. Residents are invited to gather for music, hot chocolate, bonfires and free access to the outdoor rink.

For updates on activities at sport facilities, you may call 384.DIEP(3437)

For reservations or information, call 877.7900

March Break Activities

Get moving this March Break with activities the whole family can enjoy! Join in one of the many swims (swim schedule), skates (skating schedule), drop-in programs, and free outdoor activities at Winter Wonderland Park to stay active throughout March Break.

The Town of Riverview is committed to providing year-round fun and affordable activities for everyone. All skating times at the Byron Dobson Arena from March 1-9 are free!

Indoor Skatepark
145 Lakeside Drive

The Riverview Indoor Skatepark is a safe and welcoming place for local youth to develop their skills and meet new friends. Skateboarding provides an excellent opportunity for young athletes to explore unstructured recreational activity. Skatepark staff organize numerous seasonal trips and activities. Check out the drop-in program for details or call 387-2212.

Daily Admission Fees
Age 11 and under - $3.50
Age 12 and up - $5

Youth Centre  
145 Lakeside Drive

The Youth Centre provides a fun, safe and accepting environment for all youth to hang out and meet new friends. The facility houses gaming equipment, a resource library, computer lab, active games such as ping pong, air hockey and foosball, and a viewing room to the park. View the Youth Centre schedule or call 387-2213 for more information. 

Daily Admission Fees
Age 11 and under - $3.50
Age 12 and up - $5

Winter Wonderland Park

Located on Quinn Ct. (off Gunningsville Blvd. near Pine Glen Rd.), outdoor adventurers of all ages can enjoy Winter Wonderland Park, which includes a sliding hill with access for snowboarders and an outdoor skating oval. The facility is occasionally closed when poor weather results in unsafe conditions. 

Riverview Public Library 
34 Honour House Court 

An afternoon of board games

Has it been awhile since you played some board games? Maybe you'd like to meet some new people and challenge them to a game? The library will be holding an afternoon of board games - Yahtzee, Hedbanz, Sorry, Twister to name a few on Tuesday, March 4 at 2 p.m. There is a large group coming to play already but we can always add a few more, so just give us a call at 387-2108 to add your name to the list. This event is open to school-aged children. 

Red Cross Babysitting Course

The Library will offer a Red Cross Babysitting course to kids aged 11 and up on Wednesday, March 5. This is a full day course which covers everything your child needs to know to be confident not only as a babysitter, but also as a latchkey child. Cost of the course is $50. Registration is now open and may be done in person or by calling the library at 387-2108.

Steve Weeks' Musical Romp for the family

Join Steve Weeks at the Riverview Public Library on Friday, March 7at 10:30 a.m. for an interactive family event filled with music, humour and games as he performs such favourites as "Kiki Kangaroo," "Someday," and "Don't Nothing Work Around Here No More." Come prepared to laugh, come prepared to sing...and bring those dancing shoes! Steve is a NAPPA Honors Award and a 2005 Parents' choice recommended award winner! Registration for this program is now openand may be done in person or by calling the library at 387-2108.