Open Me! Advent Day December 2nd

 Nature playdough art! For this activity go outside and find anything you want then to make a wreath or an outside scene on a flat round of playdough!

How to make playdough:

INGREDIENTS 

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 3 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract (optional)  
  • green food coloring (optional)

HOW TO

  1. Put all ingredients into a bowl. Add boiling water.
  2. Knead until smooth.

Create a wreath with the playdough and insert nature elements as desired. Alternatively you may choose to create a nature scene on a piece of flat playdough. Check out our Pinterest board for ideas or share your own through our social  media channels!

 

Recreation Advent Calendar December 1st – Open Me!

December 1st – Take a walk in nature!

A nature walk can help clear minds, help you and your family relax and reconnect with each other after a long week. Being outside on a walk also gets your kids outside and connecting with nature more then they usually would.

Where do you and your family like to walk? SouthShoreConnect.ca is a great place to search for trails, walking routes and outdoor spaces!

Each day from December 1 – 24, Yarmouth Recreation will share an activity through our website, Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.  Join in on your favorite channel.  For every comment about the activity, we will put your name in a draw for a family fun prize pack valued at $100. If you share an image of you and your family doing an activity, you will get 5 prize entries that day! Enter as often as you wish and for as many days as you can!

 

Recreation Advent Calendar – Count down to Christmas!

Looking for a nudge to get outside or spend time together with the family during this busy season? Count down to the big day with our version of the traditional advent calendar!

Each day from December 1 – 24, Yarmouth Recreation will share an activity through our website, Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.  Join in on your favorite channel.  For every comment about the activity, we will put your name in a draw for a family fun prize pack valued at $100. If you share an image of you and your family doing an activity, you will get 5 prize entries that day! Enter as often as you wish and for as many days as you can!

Recreation means many different things to different people so we will encourage a variety of leisure activities. We would love to hear if you put your own twist on any activity! The main goal is to have fun. 🙂

 

 

Yarmouth Area Tree Lighting

Kids can bring a decoration to place on the tree anytime.

Everyone is invited to the annual Tree Lighting at Yarmouth Town Hall, 400 Main St. This annual event has been the kick-off to the holiday season in Yarmouth for many years! This joint event of the Town and Municipality of Yarmouth takes place every year on the Friday evening before the Yarmouth Christmas Parade and is a celebration for all!

The Yarmouth Tree Lighting will be held on November 23rd at Yarmouth Town Hall. The ceremony will start at 6pm with a few words of welcome and hope for a peaceful and happy season. People will take part in caroling, enjoy hot chocolate and stroll through our beautiful Frost Park. We hope you can join us! We may even have a visit from Santa!

 

 

 

 

Start or keep this holiday tradition in 2018! Make memories all season long!

  • Stroll through the park with a hot chocolate and take in all the lights. Come back often all season long!
    Stroll through the park with a hot chocolate and take in all the lights. Come back often all season long!
  • Little ones (and big ones!) can't wait to say hi to Santa.
    Little ones (and big ones!) can't wait to say hi to Santa.
  • Hapy elves pour hot chocolate!
    Hapy elves pour hot chocolate!
  • The beauty of Frost Park in the winter!
    The beauty of Frost Park in the winter!
  • Local dignitaries bring greetings of the season.
    Local dignitaries bring greetings of the season.
  • Join the carolling of all your Christmas favourites!
    Join the carolling of all your Christmas favourites!

Over 200 attended the 14th annual Jack-O-Lantern Parade!

Girls in Wednesday costume and skeleton boy

Even Cousin It came out!

Over 200 goblins, princesses, and frightful creatures braved the rain and paraded down Main St on Monday, October 29th as part of the annual Jack-O-Lantern Parade. Some hopped in puddles and many huddled under umbrellas but everyone wore a smile!

 

It was very hard to choose from the amazing costumes and themes. A favourite is families that dress together! Most Spooktacular choices this year were:

  • The Foote Family as the crew from Peter Pan
  • Mikael and Nicole Caux with the Epic Fortnite Loot
  • Koen Pfeiao as the Paw Patrol Fire Fighter
  • Aislynn Bonnafant as Little Red and her pumpkins
  • Samantha Nickerson is Who You’re Gonna Call!

 

  • Who You Gonna Call?
    Who You Gonna Call?
  • Cruella just needed some friends!
    Cruella just needed some friends!
  • My spidey sense is tingling
    My spidey sense is tingling
  • This is NOT one of the Aliens from M.Night Shamalan's
    This is NOT one of the Aliens from M.Night Shamalan's "Signs".
  • A family who flies together, stays together. You just need a little pixie dust!
    A family who flies together, stays together. You just need a little pixie dust!
  • We don't need to call 911 for this on duty patrol.
    We don't need to call 911 for this on duty patrol.
  • Taking the Jack-O-Lanterns to Grandmother's house
    Taking the Jack-O-Lanterns to Grandmother's house
  • Even the small flying creatures wiwthstood the rain
    Even the small flying creatures wiwthstood the rain
  • The Cider is hot!
    The Cider is hot!

 

 

A HUGE thank you goes out to the Rodd Grand Hotel for hosting the party after the parade, The RCMP and Yarmouth Fire Department for providing a safe parade route, and all the families who came out even in the rain to enjoy spending time celebrating the season! We can’t wait to see everyone next year!

Thank you to the RCMP!

Baby dressed like jack o lantern

We think this one is ripe 🙂

Jack-O-Lantern Parade

14th Annual Jack-O-Lantern Parade

All parents and children are invited to come to our 14th Annual Jack-o-Lantern Parade on Monday, Oct. 29th

Family costume theme Arkham

Something wicked his way comes!

2018.  This is a walking parade! We will gather at 6:15 pm at the Visitor Info Centre on Main Street. Dress up and bring your flashlights, jack-o-lanterns (wagons are permitted) and join us for an evening of fun while getting some physical activity!

Family Prize Packs for MOST SPookTACULAR!!!

Participants will start at the Tourist Bureau and walk down Main Street, to end at the Rodd Grand Hotel. A HUGE thank you to the Grand management and staff for providing an indoor space to celebrate!
Following the parade there will be hot apple cider, treats for children, music and award presentations! Parents must accompany children & we encourage everyone to wear light colored clothes for safety.

 

 

Fire Safety Tip: Use battery powered candles in your Jack-O-Lanterns: your pumpkins will last longer and you don’t have to worry about the flame!  Never leave a candle unattended!