Family Day Festivities across the GTA

Feb 10, 2020 | Arts, News

The Aga Khan Museum will host events to celebrate Family Day (Aga Khan Museum/Aly Manji)
Sydnee Walcott

Family Day maybe a relatively new holiday, but there are a variety of fun ways to celebrate the day with many festivities that are being held across the GTA.

Family Day is a day to reflect the values of family and home and gives workers time to spend with their loved ones. During that time events are planned which will target the whole family such as art exhibits, outdoor activities and other special public events.

The Action Potential Lab, which is Toronto’s first science and arts lab will be holding an event on Family Day, called the Science of Stuffies.

“It’s such a great way for adults and kids to unleash their imagination with craft supplies,” said Tiffany Kwok, the Lab Coordinator at the Action Potential Lab.

Kwok told Humber News the inspiration for the event was based on the other activities that are done at the lab such as after school classes and camps for kids.

The event will give participants a chance to learn about how stuffed animals are made and a chance to make their own stuffed animal with different fabrics, markers and yarn.

For the past few years Aga Khan Museum, which collects and presents art from historically significant Muslim civilizations, will once again be holding events to celebrate the day.

“Parents and kids can look forward to a fun filled day of special tours, and crafts all free with Museum admission,” said Ann-Kim Lineu, the Digital and PR Coordinator at the Aga Khan Museum.

Family Day festivities happening at the AGA Khan Museum in North York. ( Kerry Shaw)

At the museum there will be a variety of different activities held, giving families different ways to celebrate the day.

The activities include art projects that can be taken home, and a special family tour of the museum’s permanent collection including activities and storytelling.

Family Day in Canada was first celebrated in Alberta in 1990 with Ontario joining in on the celebrations 18 years later in 2008.

Map of some of the festivities happening across the GTA over the Family Day weekend.