Join us for Family Day Weekend!

The Living Arts Centre will once again be buzzing with FREE family-friendly programming, including make-and-take crafts, performances, and much, much more!


Dog Man: The Musical | 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM | Hammerson Hall

Don’t miss this hilarious new production based on the worldwide bestselling series by Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants! Introducing Dog Man, the crime-biting sensation who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO! While trying his best to be a good boy, can he save the city from Flippy the cyborg fish? Can he catch Petey, the world’s most evil cat? You’ll have to find out!

Note: This is a ticketed performance – Get your tickets today!

Make-and-Take Crafts | 12 PM - 4 PM in the Atrium (while supplies last).

  • Superhero Cuffs
  • Thoughtful Thought Bubbles


Family Workshops | Ages 3+ | 10 AM – 3 PM

Family Day Pottery Workshops | Family Day Art Adventures | Cast Glass Memories 

Note: Payment and registration required for workshop participation.

Community Stage Performances | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This year, we are pleased to feature the talents of our local youth and young adult artists!

Enjoy free performances on the Community Stage in the Atrium, hosted by Pablo Dassen!

GFORCE | 12:30 PM | Hammerson Hall

General Admission Seating. First Come, First Seated basis.

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Make-and-Take Crafts | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

  • Superhero Cuffs
  • Super Slinky Super Pet
  • Hero Buttons
  • Thoughtful Thought Bubbles

Fire-Building Demos and Marshmallow Roasting | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

1st Meadowvale West Scout Group will be onsite braving the frigid winter temperatures to offer fire-building demonstrations while toasting up some marshmallows for everyone to enjoy - yum!

NEW Gallery Exhibition: Tiny Mighty Heroes | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

Use Your Super-Powers! | RBC Theatre, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Interactive installations featuring digital games from Hand Eye Society and Electric Perfume.

Video Arcade Showcase | LIVE Restaurant, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Check-out new & unique gaming concepts and meet the artists who designed them!

Artist Panel Discussion | Live Restaurant, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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Performance by Frog In Hand - "The Trouble with Capes"
2 performances: 1:30 PM & 2:30 PM

If you joined us for previous Family Day Festivities, you know that a Frog In Hand performance is not to be missed! Frog In Hand is a local dance-theatre company whose mission is to uncover, make, and share stories through dance. Their unique and interactive performances always have crowds on their feet!

Storytelling with Lynn Torrie | 1:30 PM & 2:30 PM | Rogers Theatre

General Admission Seating. First Come, First Seated basis.

Lynn Torrie Bio

Lynn comes from a family of teachers, where language skills were highly valued. She grew up loving the drama club, the creative writing club and, of course, the library.

She brought her imagination to her work in special education, where she worked as an occupational therapist and consultant.

Lynn has been a professional storyteller since 2013, telling in schools and daycares, libraries and cafes, churches and markets. She has been heard at the Toronto Storytelling Festival , The Word on the Street, StoryFusion Cabaret and the Ottawa Storytellers’ “Signature Series”.  She has been interviewed on CBC  and featured on Regent Park radio.

 She teaches storytelling to beginner and intermediate storytellers through Storytelling Toronto.

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Annual Family Talent Show | 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Come cheer on a talented line-up of families in this friendly competition set to take place on the big stage in Hammerson Hall.

This year, we are pleased to welcome Heather Christine, Alex Pollard and Matt Zaddy as our judges who will have the difficult task to select our talent show winner.
Hosted by: Kevin Tran

*Timings subject to changes.


Power Up the Winter

This upcoming Family Day, we want you to show us your real-life superpowers! Who are the heroes in your family and what makes them SUPER?

Share your pictures and stories on social media and tag us @livingartsctr with the hashtag #SuperFamilyLAC and we’ll share them on our pages!

Photos from Family Day 2019

Funding provided by the Government of Ontario

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