Wednesday, March 14, 2018

UBT Spring Break Ideas for the Whole Family

The weather is getting nicer and the days are getting longer – this could only mean one thing – Spring is upon us! Make the most of your Spring Break this year and create some fun family memories by enjoying a variety of the following activities in the beautiful lower mainland.

Play Dome at BC Place
Playdome is a giant carnival and midway that takes place from March 28th to April 2nd, 2018. With rides and activities for all ages, you’ll get to check out Ferris Wheels, Tilt-a-Whirl, Haunted Houses and more!

2018 Tickets at the Gate are as follows:
Dome Pass – $35.02 (valid for all rides for 1 day)
Ultimate Pass – $65.00 (valid for all rides for all 6 days)
Guest Pass – $15.00 (for spectators with limited access to rides for 1 day)

2018 Tickets Purchased Online are as follows:
Dome Pass – $31.45 (valid for all rides for 1 day)
Ultimate Pass – $51.45 (valid for all rides for all 6 days)
Guest Pass – $10.45 (for spectators with limited access to rides for 1 day
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Spring Break Festival at Evergreen Cultural Centre
March 20 - March 22: Take your children to the theatre this Spring Break! At the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam, you’ll choose from 3 different performances – Robin Hood, Cinderella and Cendrillion – all presented by the DuffleBag Theatre company. The show is interactive and tons of fun for the whole family.
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Junior Zoologist Camp at the Greater Vancouver Zoo 

This fun and interactive camp allows your child to spend time learning what it’s like to be a real zoologist! For kids ages 7-12, the camp runs from March 19-23 and you can sign up for between 1 and 5 days. You’ll get to meet animals up close, learn all about what animals eat, how different animals find their food, and more! Daily activities also include crafts, games, learning experiences, and interactions with zookeepers to give food and toys to the animals.
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Cheap Kids’ Movies at Spring Break

Various Theatres around the lower mainland are offering inexpensive and fun movie showings for your whole family

• Family Favourites Movies – $2.99 movies at select Cineplex theatres at 11 am on Saturday mornings.
• March Break Movies – the movies Wonder, Despicable Me, Ferdinand and The Boss Baby all show at select Lower Mainland Cineplex theatres for just $2.99 (March 19-23, 2018).
• March Movie Break – select movies show on weekdays at Landmark Cinemas in New Westminster from March 19th to 29th for just $3 each.
• Movies at Inlet Theatre – Despicable Me shows in Port Moody on Wednesday, March 21st, and Cars shows on Wednesday, March 28th.

Spring Break at Kidtropolis
A fun and interactive play centre that is modeled on city life – complete with a fire department, police station, restaurant, school and more! It allows kids to learn and play hands on, in a city environment for purposeful and fun learning experiences! Kidtropolis also offers Spring Break Camps for ages 5-12 years.
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PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue
If you have a young child that loves Marshall, Rubble, Chase and the whole Adventure Bay gang, be sure not to miss this fun interactive show. Meet the whole crew from the popular TV show from March 16-18 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver. Tickets are available via
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The Science Of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Who doesn’t love the curiosity and incredulity of Mr. Ripley’s collection of artifacts and stories? Visit Science World this Spring Break and explore the cool collections, including the most extreme animals to have ever lived, the craziness of human biology and the seemingly impossible collection of remarkable objects. You can even climb inside the model of the world’s largest snake or see how you measure up to the world’s tallest person.
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Follow Their Footsteps: Animal Signs
Don’t forget to go outside and experience nature this Spring Break! Visit Kanaka Education and Environmental Society and tour indoor and outdoor learning spaces to see animals in their habitats. You’ll even see a salmon hatchery. These drop-in times are free and run on March 18 from 1-4pm.
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Sea to Sky Gondola: Kids Ride Free
What a fun and great deal for the whole family! You can take up to to three children, 12 and under accompanied by at least one adult, to ride The Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish. Once at the top, there are perfect nature trails, and weather dependent, possibly snowshoeing and snow tubing. Families can also discover various scenic viewpoints, and if you’re brave enough, a 100-metre-long Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge.
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Monday, March 12, 2018

Part 3: 2018 Easter Events and Activities Burnaby to New Westminster

Easter can be a hoppin' good time for the family with all these egg-cellent activities around the Lower Mainland, listed by municipality. Your local community centre may also offer Easter-themed fun - check with yours. Happy Easter everyone.


Easter Egg Hunt

March 17, 10:00am - 1:00pm
The fundraising event includes a range of fun activities for kids up to age 10 – including egg decorating, face painting, crafts, games, refreshments and an appearance by the Easter Bunny, plus, of course, the Easter egg hunt.
Location: Hillview Preschool - #8 4340 Carson Street, Burnaby


Easter Extravaganza
April 1, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Join in on the Easter egg hunt (kids look for marbles and exchange them for chocolate eggs). There will also be magic, music, face painting, photos with the Easter Bunny, a Easter basket craft and a duck pond prize game. Rain or shine. Cost: $5 per person, cash only.
Location: Port Moody Station Museum, 2734 Murray Street, Port Moody BC


A Hop-ening Time
April 1, 1:00pm
Join us at The ACT Arts Centre, for a new exciting indoor Special Easter Activity! 7 Activity Stations (Approx. 70 Min to complete all Stations). Includes: Photo Stage & Easter Goodies, Paper Easter Basket Making, Face Painted Whiskers, Bunny Ear Headbands, Activity Showcase, Creative Poems, Dancing. $5 per child, parent participation. 
Location: The Act - 11944 Haney Place
Info: www.hop-ening-time 

Easter Egg Hunt 
April 1, 11:00am 
This year the hunt will start at 11:00 sharp, rain or shine! Bring a basket
Location: Whonnock Lake Park - 11350 Graham Street, Maple Ridge


Easter Egg Hunt 

April 1st, 11:30am - 2:00pm
Wonderful Easter Egg Hunt at Fraser River Heritage Park. Celebrate spring with a fun-filled Easter egg hunt and a visit with the Easter Bunny. Costume prizes at noon and egg hunt at 1pm.
Location: Fraser River Heritage Park - 7494 Mary Street, Mission

Easter in Queen's Park
April 1, 11:00am – 2:00pm
This family event is filled with activities for children between three and 10 years of age. Event highlights include: entertainment, crafts & face painting, photos with the Easter bunnies, the petting farm and loads of fun activities for youngsters to enjoy. Concession services will be available. Admission is free.
Location: Queen's Park - 600 Eighth Street, New Westminster 
Info: 604-777-5121 or

Part 2: 2018 Easter Events and Activities Surrey to Abbotsford

Easter can be a hoppin' good time for the family with all these egg-cellent activities around the Lower Mainland, listed by municipality. Your local community centre may also offer Easter-themed fun - check with yours. Happy Easter everyone.

Easter Skate
March 24, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Celebrate Easter than going for a skate with the Easter Bunny and your family? Join us for a fun-filled skate with games and activities on and off the ice. Regular admission applies. Helmets and rentals are available for a small fee.
Location: South Surrey Arena - 2199 - 148 Street Surrey, BC
Info: 604-502-6200 or

Old Fashion Easter Celebration
March 31, 11:00am – 3:00pm
After an egg hunt at home, bring your kids for a hoppin' good time at the Stewart Farm to make bunny ears. Spy treats will be hidden in the house and everyone can meet the Easter bunny! This event is free. 
Location: Historic Stewart Farm  13723 Crescent Road, Surrey

Easter Bash Swims
The Easter Bunny is making a stop at the pools! Join us for an Easter egg hunt, crafts and games over Easter weekend. Regular admission applies.
March 31, 2018 at 1:30pm to 3:30pm 
Locations: Guildford Recreation Centre, North Surrey Recreation Centre and South Surrey Indoor Pool
April 1, 2018 at 1:30pm to 4:30pm 
Location: Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex
April 2, 2018 at 1:30pm to 4:00pm 
Location: Newton Recreation Centre


Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
March 17, 9:00am – 11:00am
Join us for an egg-citing morning filled with Easter themed activities including a pancake breakfast, crafts and an Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your camera and have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Cost: $7 per child.
Location: South Delta Recreation Centre, 1720 56th Street, Delta BC

Info: 604-952-3000

March 24, 9:00am – 11:00am
Join us for an egg-citing morning filled with Easter themed activities including a pancake breakfast, crafts and an Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your camera and have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Cost: $7 per child.
Location: North Delta Recreation Centre, 11415 84 Avenue, Delta, BC 


Fort Langley Easter Scavenger Hunt
April 1, 10:00am – 5:00pm, Scavenger hunt (10am – 5pm), Easter egg hunt (11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm)
Calling all little bunnies! The all ages scavenger hunt includes fun activities that will take you exploring around the fort and earning chocolate as you go. The egg scramble will last until all the eggs have been found. Regular admission applies; free for annual pass holders.
Location: Fort Langley National Historic Site of Canada, 23433 Mavis Ave, Fort Langley BC

Info: 604-513-4777 or


Easter Bunny Photos
March 16-April 1, Various Times 
Hop on down to Willowbrook to have your child’s photo taken with our Easter Bunny. Every child that visits the Easter Bunny will receive a free eco-friendly gift (while quantities last). Photos taken at Centre Court near Purdy's Chocolate. 
Location: Willowbrook Mall, Centre,19705 Fraser Highway, Langley BC

Easter Festival & Egg Hunt
April 1, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Fun for the whole family- participate in an egg hunt in the vineyard and splurge on Easter goodies in support of the Small Animal Rescue Society (formerly BC Rabbit Rescue). Take in live music and enjoy a glass or two of wine with your barbecue lunch at our outdoor wine bar while the kids frolic for the afternoon. Cost: $15 per child. Location: Township 7, 21152 16th Avenue, Langley BC


Easter Egg Hunt 
March 30- April 2, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Join us for our 2nd Annual Easter Egg-Stravaganza at Maan Farms. Join for Easter Egg Hunt, prizes, Easter Bunny Meet and Greet, petting zoo and play area. Admission $8.00, Bring own Easter basket. 
Location: 790 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford, BC

Part 1: 2018 Easter Events and Activities Vancouver to West Vancouver

Easter can be a hoppin' good time for the family with all these egg-cellent activities around the Lower Mainland, listed by municipality. Your local community centre may also offer Easter-themed fun - check with yours. Happy Easter everyone.


Easter Eggstravaganza
March 31, 11:00am – 1:00pm
For children ages 1 to 8 years. Under 1 year free. Please come join us for our Fun Fabulous and Outrageous Easter Celebration! Easter Eggstravaganza...featuring The Purple Pirate! Cost: $6.00 per child.
Location: Kitsilano Community Centre-  2690 Larch St. Vancouver BC

Eggs-Tacular Easter Egg Hunt 
March 31, 9:30am – 10:45am (Ages 1-3), 11:15am – 12:30pm (Ages 1-6), 1:00pm – 2:15pm (Ages 4-9)
Hippity Hoppity down to the Roundhouse for an Easter Egg Hunt. The event will include an egg hunt with arts and crafts activities, a candy bag to take home and a visit from the Easter Bunny. No need to bring a basket, this will be part of our arts and crafts activities. Parent’s supervision is required for the 1-3yrs session. Pre-registration required, drop-ins permitted ONLY if space is available.
Cost: $6 per child.
Location: Roundhouse Community Centr = 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver BC

Stanley Park Easter Train & Easter Fair
March 22-25 & March 29 - April 2, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Hop on by for a fun-filled day including a ride on the miniature train, egg hunts, crafts and a visit from the Easter Bunny. The train runs rain or shine and is fully covered, protecting everyone onboard from spring showers. Be sure to bring your own Easter basket for the egg hunt!  After the train ride, purchase carnival strip tickets so your kids can enjoy fun activities.
Cost: $6 per child/adult. Buy tickets on TicketLeader
Location: Stanley Park, Vancouver 

Hippity Hop Easter Event
April 1, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Hippity Hop, Hippity Hop, bouncy your way through the egg hunt maze, games and all the other fun and exciting stations.
Cost: $3.00. Pre-registration is required
Location: Creekside Community Centre, 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver 

Easter Eggstravaganza
March 24, 10:30am – 12:00pm
EGGstra fun is in store at our annual Easter event which includes a continental style brunch, games, crafts, family entertainment and an Easter Egg Hunt. Space is limited and registration must be done in advance. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is suited for children 2-8 years. Cost: $5 per child + adult.
Location: False Creek Community Centre, 1318 Cartwright Street, Vancouver 

Easter Eggstravanza
March 30, Various Times
HOP on down to our annual Easter Event at Sunset. Activities will include a bouncy castle, arts and crafts, face painting, cookie decorating and an Easter egg hunt. Register now as this event is surely going to sell out.
Cost: $5 per child, 1 and under free 
Location: Sunset Community Centre - 6810 Main Street, Vancouver  
Call to Register: 604-718-6505

Easter Egg Hunt and Carnival
March 30, 9:30am – 10:30 am (Age 2-4), 10:45 am – 11:45 am (Age 5-7), 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Age 8-12)
This popular annual event brings families and the Easter Bunny together to have a FUN-tastic time! The event will feature a bouncy castle, Easter themed arts & crafts, face-painting, and so much more! The Easter Egg Hunt portion of the event will take place both indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting). All participants are guaranteed to take home a prize! Adult participation is required for 2-4 yrs session. Drop-ins not permitted. $4.50 per child 
Location: Kilarney Community Centre, 6260 Kilarney Street, Vancouver 

Easter Fun
March 31, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Enter a colouring contest and make neat crafts to take home. Get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny on . Photos are $6 each by Mandarin 1HR Photo. Download colour sheet 
Location: Kingsgate Mall, Kingsway & Broadway, Vancouver 


Easter Egg Hunt
March 31, 10:00am – 12:30pm
Kids ages two to nine are invited to hop on over to Heywood Park (Marine Drive and Hamilton Avenue) for some Easter fun!  Don't forget your Easter basket for the chocolate egg hunt.  It will start at 10:30am SHARP (while supplies last)! There will also be face painting, balloon animals, a bouncy castle and entertainment to enjoy!  Event will take place rain or shine.
Location: Heywood Park - 1633 MacKay Ave, North Vancouver

Lonsdale Market Celebrates Easter
April 1, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Easter activities include face painting and balloon art for a nominal fee, an Easter-themed craft, and a special visit from the Easter Bunny. The Bunny will be at the Market, and available for pictures, from 11am-12pm.
Location:  123 Carrie Cates Court,
 North Vancouver 
Info: 604-985-6261 or

Easter in the Village
March 31, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Lynn Valley Village will be hosting an Easter Event that will feature children’s activities, and an Easter Treasure Hunt. Come and enjoy this free family fun day together.
Location: 1233 - 1277 Lynn Valley Rd, North Vancouver 

Easter Brunch
April 1, Seating at 9:30am or 2:00pm
This year's Easter festivities will feature delicious brunch classics for all ages and an exciting Easter Egg hunt led by the Easter Bunny himself. Cost: Adults $55, Child (5 - 12 years) $20, Tots (2-4 years) $12. Reservations limited.
Location: Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver 
Info/Reservations: 604-998-5045 or


Easter Dino Egg Hunt
April 1, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Britanniasaurus Rex is back again! Join us this Easter for our annual Dino Egg Hunt. B. Rex will be wandering around the Museum site from 11:00am to 11:30am and then 1:00pm to 1:30pm, hiding gem-filled dinosaur eggs. Find the eggs and then bring them to the mineral table to identify your treasures. We'll also have a special table where you can learn how, where and under what conditions minerals form! 
Location: Britannia Mine Museum, PO Box 188, Britannia Beach, BC V0N 1J0


Easter at the Cannery
March 30- April 1, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Have fun hunting for eggs while learning about fishing on the West Coast. Enjoy Easter themed arts, crafts and activities. Enter the annual prize draw for a chance to win a chocolate Easter bunny.
Cost: $4.90 for Kids ages 2+, $3.90 for Adults 17+
Location: Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 12138 Fourth Ave, Richmond BC

Easter Eggstravaganza
March 31, 10:00am – 12:00pm  
Come celebrate Easter with arts and crafts, games and Easter egg hunt led by the Easter Bunny. Parent participation is required. Register at or 604-238-8060. For children 1 to 10 years old. $10 per child
Location: Stevesten Community Centre - 4111 Moncton Street

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Family Day - Families Coming Together

Anyone who has been a parent knows that sometimes you really need to talk about the challenges we face. Many of us reach out to family and friends when we need support, new parenting strategies, or just to vent our frustrations. However, some of us can’t reach out to family and friends because of distance, or estrangement. Others may not be comfortable sharing our parenting challenges with friends and family.

These are a few of the reasons Parent Support Services Society of BC (PSS) offers free Parenting Support Circles. As one parent said, “It's a loving circle of many interesting parents. Parents there can exchange their ideas and experiences freely."

Bella Cenezero, Director of Circles and Community, says “We believe that every parent is the expert of their own family.” She adds, “Sometimes all a parent, or other caregiver, needs is a chance to share with who have experienced similar frustrations, challenges, and joys.” Cenezero adds, “We have been told that our Circles are a lifeline for many.” Participants learn new strategies for parenting, receive resources and make connections that often break isolation.

In the Lower Mainland, PSS currently offers 19 Circles in various locations. These include support groups for grandparents who are raising and are the primary caregivers for their grandchildren, Circles run in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Filipino, Spanish, and Korean.

One parent who was new to Canada said, "This group helps me with my problems. Moreover, I benefit by learning how other parents solved their problems in different situations. New immigrants need assistance in this area."

Circles are currently operating in Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Surrey, Richmond, Abbotsford and Langley and run daytime, evening, and weekends depending on location.

Cenezero emphasizes that as well as Parenting Support Circles, PSS offers workshops in the Lower Mainland on a variety of topics on a monthly basis.

Parenting Support Circles offered in in communities across BC include: Indigenous Parent & Kinship Care Circles; groups for parents who are raising children on the autism spectrum; Circles for parents in prison; groups for parents who are raising children who are trans or gender creative; Circles for grandparents and other relatives raising their kin; and groups that operate in various languages. PSS has Circles for people like you!

For more information and to find out about Circles in you area contact: 
Bella Cenezero 604-669-1616 Ext 105

Thursday, February 8, 2018

New Book Preview Wild Ones by Jane Whittingham

"Can you stretch like a cat or hang like a bat? This little one can do those things and so much more as she bounds energetically through her day. Author Jane Whittingham‘s sprightly couplets take her from the park to the pool, to dinner and bed, while Noel Tuazon cleverly illustrates the animal companions of a child’s imagination.

Published in a sturdy format with a padded cover, rounded corners, and extra-heavy paper, this picture book is perfect for sharing with wiggly, little wild ones of your own. And as the last pages are turned, the story’s final, sweet “goodnight” will leave the liveliest listeners ready to snuggle like a bear at bedtime."

Awards and Honours:
2017 OLA Best Bets selection
2017 Toronto Public Library First & Best selection
2017 Jbrary “2017 Favourite Storytime Picture Books” selection
2017 Fab Book Reviews “Best of 2017: Picture Books & More” Honourable Mention
2017 HuffPost “Best Picture Books of 2017: Best Bedtime Book” Honourable Mention
Thanks so much for the support, I really appreciate it!!

Jane Whittingham is a librarian from Burnaby, British Columbia, and earned her Masters of Library and Information Sciences at UBC with an emphasis on children’s librarianship and literature. Much like the adventurous main character in her first picture book, Wild One, Jane loves to explore. And every time she jet-sets across the globe, Jane takes pictures of all the cats who cross her path. Checkout her website at

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Picture Books for Picky Readers

Whether it’s pickles or tomatoes, anything slimy or anything red, many children experience “pickiness”. Pickiness can certainly be very frustrating for parents and caregivers, and can result in some complicated meal planning (especially when a child’s food preferences sometimes seem to change at the drop of a hat), but pickiness is actually very common in young children, as evidenced by the number of picture books on the subject! These six picture books feature some very picky eaters, and while they might not convince your little one to finally give lima beans a try, they’ll hopefully at least bring a smile to your face!

Too Pickly! by Jean Reidy
It’s lunchtime, but this picky eater finds a reason to pass on just about everything in this short, fun, colourful picture book that more than a few readers will be able to relate with.

I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child
Charlie’s little sister Lola has a list of foods she will never not ever eat, but Charlie has a few tricks up his sleeve to turn this picky eater into an adventurous nosher!

Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban 
Frances only wants to eat one thing – bread and jam. Bread and jam for breakfast, bread and jam for lunch, bread and jam for dinner. Eventually, though, Frances comes to realize that too much of a good thing might just be a bad thing after all!

Night of the Veggie Monster by Geroge McClements 
A young veggie hater engages in an epic battle of “war and peas” against everything green in this silly story filled with striking mixed-media illustrations.

The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman 
What’s a mother to do when all of her children are the pickiest of picky eaters?! This lighthearted romp features a clever mother who figures out just how to keep all of her silly eaters happy.

Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Every child knows the familiar refrain “You can’t have dessert until you’ve eaten your dinner.” But what about when you’re a pea? Little Pea has to eat ALL his candy before he can have a few special bites of vegetables. Amusing and filled with bright and fun illustrations, this entire series is a winner.

Jane Whittingham is a librarian, author and book blogger. You can find her online at Her debut picture book, Wild One, was published by Pajama Press in 2017.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Paws 4 Stories: NVDPL to Host St. John’s Ambulance Therapy Dog Reading Program

North Vancouver District Public Library is thrilled to announce a new program aimed at encouraging children to further develop their literacy skills by reading aloud…to a dog! On Wednesday evenings from January 17—March 14, local children have the opportunity to come to read to Starr, the friendly Great Dane, at Lynn Valley Library at the Paws 4 Stories program.

Paws 4 Stories is a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Community Service program that is designed to assist in helping to improve reading skills of children. Reading to a certified therapy dog has been shown to be motivating and calming to readers, and can potentially help children change their approach to reading. It can be particularly beneficial for children who may be hesitant or anxious about reading.

The program is recommended for children ages 6 -12. Children can sign up for up to three twenty minute sessions while the program is running, but space is limited and registration is required. Those interested in participating can call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141 or visit the Lynn Valley Children’s Desk to register.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Cirque Du Soleil proudly presents KURIOS, Cabinet of Curiosities

KURIOS is one of the must-see things, this holiday season! Cabinet of Curiosities is a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. 
The name of the show refers to the humble and strange characters that inhabit the Seeker's Cabinet of Curiosities.

This was my first time attending Cirque Du Soleil, and I am so glad I got the chance to attend a show. As my guest and I arrived we could see the famous big blue and yellow tent welcoming us. As we walk towards the entrance, the smell of warm popcorn filled the air. Once past the front gates and in the tent, there were plenty of things to do and see for all ages - props, displays. There were backdrops for those selfie lover’s and people who love to take pictures. Yes, I’m guilty! Many pictures appeared on my instrgram feed that night. 

If comfront food is on your list the concession stands offered popcorn, hot dogs, pretzels, and candies, even alcoholic bevies were being served for the adults. The souvenir stands were everywhere throughout the venue. We bought goggles for both of my sons, that made them look like little aliens.

When we got to our seats and I was quite impressed with how close everything was to the stage. I was in awe of the stage design, which was a futuristic, Victorian, steampunk vibe setbut as soon as the lights dimmed I was instantly mesmerized. The performances were really jaw dropping, literally my mouth was open throughout the entire show with ooh, aah, lots of WOW and plenty of oh my gosh!

I was so happy it was KURIOS that I went to because the show had the old circus style with a modern-day twist. There was tightrope walkers, swinging, the Siamese twin, and jugglers. The acrobat’s performances were breathtaking. The costumes were fabulously created, unique and fun. 

There were so many things I loved, but my top three favourite scenes are Contortion, the performer's movements and flexibility were phenomenal. I couldn’t believe that people can actually do things like that. Not only were their performance wonderful, but their costumes were extremely colourful and so real-like. Second, was Aerial Bicycle, the way she rode her bike and did her acrobatic tricks in midair was the first part of my jaw-dropping experience. She made it seem so effortless and had this gracefulness to her that totally amazed me. Last but not least Aerial Straps. Watching two men swinging across the tent and over each other using only two strips of fabric is extraordinary. There were so many times I was scared for them but their performace blew me away - especially when they wrapped themselves up in the fabric and fell from the top of the tent all the way down to just before the stage. Some of my other favourite moments were the Upside-Down World, Russian Cradle Duo and Rola Bola.

I forsure would recommend KURIOS to my friends and family. We'll definitely include it on our holiday wish list! It is a night of fun entertainment for the whole family!