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Montreal Families

TOHU offers family activities for spring and summer

TOHU group in St. Michel has released its spring and summer program, and there is enough fun for the whole family. This organization hosts circus shows and other unique performances as well as offering a wide range of educational activities related to the environment.

Family cycling

If you are an avid cyclist, you can enjoy a six km bike tour of Frédéric-Back Park. The tour takes place every Saturday starting at 1:30 p.m from May 6-20. Cyclists will follow a guide on the multi-use lane and on the park’s trails, where cyclists can enjoy the many viewpoints and learn about the creation of the park above a former burial site. This event is geared to those 8 and up.

Live performances

If you have children under 5, TOHU will be presenting Poisson Papier by Foolish Operations, an interactive performance for young kids. The performance is filled with dancing, drawing, live music and projections. Poisson Papier will explore the themes of water with interactive boats, fish, crabs and shark activities. For example, the performers will invite the kids to roll like a wave, fill with air like a cloud and draw the sea. This performance will take place at the TOHU theatre on Sunday, May 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Biking at Night

A two-kilometre nighttime bike tour of the park will be taking place every Friday night From May 26 to June 2 for kids 12 and up. The teens can explore the park’s wildlife activity and discover the stars. Participants will meet at the entrance of the TOHU theatre. The tour should last about an hour and 15 minutes. Any participant under the age of 16 has to be accompanied by an adult. This event will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or thunderstorm.

Sounds of Nature

On June 3 and 4 and 1:30 p.m., in collaboration with musician Louise Campbell and Le Groupe uni des éducateurs-naturalistes et professionnels en environnement (GUEPE), visitors will learn about a new sound installation inspired by the birds of Georgian Bay and designed to encourage active listening and engagement with nature. In this event, participants will be able to take part in an ornithology (scientific study of birds) workshop, where they can learn about the bird species that fly through the park. This activity is geared to kids 12 years old and older. This event will also be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or thunderstorm.

All activities are free but advanced registration is required. For more information, click here.

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