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Surf’s up in Laval; Indoor surfing centre opens Dec. 4

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Naeva Surf in Laval offered journalists a peek preview in late November at what the next big wave will be. The indoor site features a “blend of surfing, skateboarding, and  snowboarding,” with a specialized wave pool. Reigning world champion Flowrider, Sean Silveira, along with Vanessa Arroyo, a top female Flowrider made it look easy. But Vanessa confided to us that it took seven months of full-time training to elevate her to world class status and constant practice since to maintain this status. Both stars learned how to Flowride at a similar facility in Orlando, Florida.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 September 2011 22:55 Read more...
 

Angrignon Farm is No More

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Angrignon Farm is No More;

Promised Reopening Doesn’t Happen in 2010

by John Symon

Angrignon Farm was a favourite destination to take young children for many decades until it closed “temporarily” at the end of the 2008 season. But despite promises of a grand reopening in late June, 2010, the Montreal-operated facility remains closed. We made telephone calls to various municipal offices about Angrignon Farm and were told unofficially that the site would be closed permanently, but no official statement has been issued on this subject.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 September 2011 06:30 Read more...
 

Hockey Museum Opens at the Bell Centre; The Montreal Canadiens Hall of Fame

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by John Symon

Saturday, January 16 was opening day for the Montreal’s newest museum, the Montreal Canadiens Hall of Fame. Media, including Montreal with Kids, was invited to a sneak preview of the museum on January 15 in the presence of former Canadiens Yvan Cournoyer, Réjean Houle, and Serge Savard.

This museum is dedicated to the Montreal Canadiens professional hockey team that celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2009--and to the game of hockey. An estimated 800 objects are on display here together with interactive electronic displays. There is also a 15-minute introductory film to be seen at a theatre off the main lobby. Soundtracks, plaques, and inscriptions here are fully bilingual.

Visitors can look up near the entrance at photos of 54 Canadiens players on an overhead display. These players have been inducted into the hall of fame over the years, among the photos you may recognize are: Howie Morenz (who played for the Canadiens between 1923--1937); Maurice Richard (who played for the Canadiens from 1942--1960); and Guy Lafleur (on the team from 1972 --1985) among many other notables. There are life-size mannequins shown here celebrating a goal and wearing authentic Canadiens-issued equipment such as jerseys, skates, and sticks. This equipment can be touched and handled. There is also an impressive collection of hockey cards--behind glass cases--dating back from 1909.

One room of the museum recalls a bygone era before widespread airplane travel. It is set up to look like a replica train car dating from the 1950s when the Canadiens used trains to travel to games in Boston, Toronto, or Detroit. Two mannequins are playing cards while another one sleeps on the way to an out of town game. Farther along, another room replicates a locker room.

The Montreal Canadiens Hall of Fame is open Tues.--Sat. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12 a.m. to 5 p.m. On game days, spectators with tickets can visit the museum until the end of the second intermission. Tickets for adults cost $10; tickets for children and seniors cost $7; and family packages are offered for $30. On game days, a reduced price of $5 applies to those with a valid ticket for the game. Group rates are also available and the museum hopes to receive school groups.

Situated in basement of the Bell Centre (formerly known as the Molson Centre) where the Canadiens play their home games, the Montreal Canadiens Hall of Fame is accessed from the east side of the building, behind the St. Hubert restaurant. Arrangements can be made for wheelchair visits. The street address is 1909 Canadiens de Montreal Ave. (formerly de la Gauchetière Street), Montreal (corner of Stanley St.) (514) 932-2582. http://canadiens.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=59997

From left, former Canadien players Réjean Houle, Serge Savard, and Yvan Cournoyer at the Temple inauguration on January 15.

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Last Updated on Saturday, 20 November 2010 10:08
 

Top Ten List of Winter Family-Friendly Activities Around Montreal

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Exploring Montreal with Kids;

Top  Winter Attractions

- Sledding (tobogganing) is a great family outing, especially with younger children. It is healthy, affordable and generally close by. Dress yourself and kids warmly under a windproof layer; the snow tends to infiltrate into the tiniest gaps under clothing. While there are many sledding hills around Montreal, the ones below generally have a heated building, telephone, washrooms, and a snack bar nearby. Some of them also offer sled rentals:

1) Beaver Lake (Mount Royal Park) Camillien Houde Way, Montreal, (514) 872-8240 www.lemontroyal.qc.ca (Also features snow tubing and artificial snowmaking.)

2) Bois-de-Liesse Nature Park; 3555 Douglas B. Floreani, Ville-St-Laurent, (514) 280-6678 • www.ville.montreal.qc.ca/parcs

3) Laval Nature Centre, 901 Park Ave., Laval (450) 662-4942

4) Longueuil Regional Park, 1895 Adoncour St., Longueuil, (450) 468-7617 • www.sogep.ca

5) Mont St. Hilaire Centre, for Nature Conservation, 422 des Moulins Rd., St-Hilaire, (450) 467-1755 • www.mcgill.ca/Biology/research/msh

6) Murray Hill Park, (officially known as King George Park), Westmount Ave. and Murray Hill Ave., Westmount, (514) 989-5353

7) P. E. Trudeau Park, (formerly known as Centennial Park), Mackle Rd. and Stephen Leacock Ave., Côte St. Luc, (514) 485-6806

8) Pointe-aux-Prairies Nature Park, 12980 Gouin Blvd. E., Montreal, (514) 280-6691 • www.ville.montreal.qc.ca/parcs

9) Oka Park, 2200 Paul-Sauvé, Oka, (450) 479-8337

10) Rivière du Nord Regional Park, 1051 International Blvd., St-Jérôme, (450) 431-1676

- A visit to the Biodome is not only a fun way to spend a few hours, but can also feel like a miniature tropical vacation. The TV cartoon character "Caillou" is featured in activities there this holiday season for younger children. New at the Biodome are 11 hummingbirds that were released into the “Amazon Jungle” in early December.  This indoor centre is generally open Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for Dec. 24 and 25 when it is closed. 514 868-3000

- The Ecomuseum remains a favourite for families with young kids and photographers of all ages. This small zoo features some 80 hardy, native species, most of which are kept outdoors. Special activities over the holidays include an Elves’ Workshop and Animal Care Apprentice programs for which reservations and special fees apply. Closed only on Christmas Day. 514457-9449

- Kids tend to delight in choosing their own Christmas tree to cut at Quinn Farm on Ile Perrot from Thursday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Dec. 24. This is an outdoor centre. (514) 453-1510.

- Apart from warmth, flowers, and the smell of fresh earth, Montreal’s Botanical Gardens offers special concerts, Christmas ornament workshops and a Christmas tree made of ferns. Outdoors there is a cross-country ski trail set up for bird watching. This indoor centre is generally open Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for Dec. 24 and 25 when it is closed. 514 872-1400

- Come to Pointe-a-Calliere Museum and find out Who Is the Real Santa Claus? This special weekend afternoon tour introduces children to different Christmas characters and to holiday traditions from around the world. Included in regular admission fees. This activity is probably suitable for an age range of 4-9 years. The other temporary exhibit focuses on Pre-Columbian art from Costa Rica. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday and is closed only on December 25 and January 1. 514-872-9150

- St Joseph’s Oratory continues its tradition of “Crèches (nativity scenes) from around the world,” featuring 264 such scenes from 111 countries.  The crèches are exhibited through the end of March and the Oratory is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 365 days a year. No longer free, the visit remains very affordable at $9.50 for families. 514 733-8211

- At the downtown McCord Museum, word puzzles, building blocks, and even a poetry garden await those visiting the “Much More Munsch” exhibit. Celebrated Canadian author, Robert Munsch invites kids 12 and under on a whimsical tour of his imaginary house, where creativity and fun abound! This is activity is free after paying the regular admission fee and the self-guided tour might take 90 minutes. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday and is closed only on December 25 and January 1. 514-398-7100

- Make a splash at the Aquadome, LaSalle’s family aquatic centre! The leisure pool is open from 9 a.m. to 3:55 p.m. on Monday - Wednesday - Thursday – Friday and 1:00 to 4:55 p.m. on weekends.  The slides here is a big hit with youngsters, but not always open when the leisure pool is. Extended hours from Dec 24 to January 4. Don’t forget your bathing caps! The pool is closed on Dec. 24, 25, 26, 31, and January 1. 514-367-6460.

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- What’s New

The Centre de l’Interprétation de l’Eau (CIEAU) recently opened in Laval under the same roof as the Ste-Rose drinking water filtration plant. This educational centre unique in Quebec includes a multi-media centre, permanent exhibition and laboratory (generally reserved for school groups) where visitors can learn how municipal drinking water is made safe to drink. At present, all of the display material here is in French only. This winter, the centre is open Wednesdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on. Family admission is $15.

12, rue Hotte (beside the Ste Rose Church)

Laval, Québec, H7L 2R3

Tel. 450-963-6463

www.cieau.qc.ca

By coincidence, this centre is adjacent to the winter entrance for the Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles. Once the slow-moving river ices over, visitors can enjoy outdoor skating on a large oval, cross-country skiing over an archipelago, snow shoeing, a small sledding hill and ice fishing. Park activities are generally free. 450 622-1020

For more information, procure yourself a copy of Exploring Montreal with Kids / Découvrir Montréal avec les enfants available at www.montrealwithkids.com and in fine book stores for $19.95.

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Last Updated on Saturday, 20 November 2010 10:04
 

There are Many Ways to Discover The Mille Îles River Park at Sunset

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The Mille Iles River Park offers many wonderful ways to get away from it all on summer evenings. Both guided and self-guided boat trips are offered, some for a family clientele and others mainly for adults. The On the Track of Beavers trip will put show participants this aquatic mammal’s lifestyle, teach them particularities about the beaver’s anatomy, and lead them to a beaver hut. Although Canada’s national symbol is often difficult to see, in all likelihood you will hear the sharp slap when a beaver strikes the water with his tail—a sign of danger.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 September 2011 06:35 Read more...
 

Top Ten List of Summer Family-Friendly Activities Around Montreal

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Top Ten List of Summer Family-Friendly Activities Around Montreal

  • The annual Just for Laughs festival (July 10 to 20) will be hosting children’s activities at the Just for Kids space, located next to the UQAM church bell tower on St. Denis St. (between St. Catherine St. E. and de Maisonneuve Blvd.). Non-stop entertainment will be available for children, including puppet shows, clown workshops and treasure hunts. These activities will be offered from Monday to Friday, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and weekends from 2:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more information, call 514.845.2322 or visit www.hahaha.com.

  • Going down the Lachine Rapids has long been described as “the best tourist attraction around Montreal.” Not only do participants get a thrilling ride through the waves (plan to get wet, even under raincoats) but they also get a brand new perspective on the city including unusual and breathtaking skylines. Two companies presently offer such trips, these being Sauté moutons (www.jetboatingmontreal.com) which leaves in jet boats from the Clock Tower Pier in Montreal’s Old Port and  Descentes sur le Saint-Laurent (www.raftingmontreal.com) which primarily uses rafts to go down the rapids from its put in on LaSalle. Blvd. Reservations are required for both.

  • Tree top obstacle courses are becoming increasingly popular around Montreal. Minimum ages vary, but participants must usually be able to lift their arms up at least six feet (1.8 metres). Youths under 16 years must generally be accompanied by an adult. A certain degree of coordination and athletic ability are required for these tree-top obstacle courses. My 10 and 12 year-old had a blast doing the Drummondville course in 2007. The various companies involved include: Acrobranche; Arbre en Arbre (www.arbreenarbre.com); Arbraska (www.arbraska.com/); and Arbre Aventure. Reservations are required and these sites are difficult to access without a car.

  • The two big zoos near Montreal, Granby Zoo (www.zoodegranby.com/) and Parc Safari (www.parcsafari.com) both offer good summer fun. Here you can view exotic animals, including many from Africa. Granby is a more rational style zoo whereas Parc Safari lets you drive your car through the animals’ habitat where my kids enjoy feeding the animals. Parc Safari sometimes even offers the chance to ride the elephants. Afterwards, you can jump in the aquatic park at either site. The water parks are typically shut down in the event of thunderstorms, however. Car access is essential for both sites.

  • The Biodome (www2.ville.montreal.qc.ca/biodome/site/site.php?langue=en) is a good rainy day destination. This large indoor zoo features bioclimatic zones from the Amazon rainforest, the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal, the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the world’s Polar Regions. Nearby are the Botanical Gardens (www2.ville.montreal.qc.ca/jardin/en/menu.htm), which incorporates the Insectarium—a bug museum almost unique in the world. While the Botanical Garden is popular with all ages, some programming is also offered for younger children (generally in French only). The stadium used for the 1976 Olympics is also adjacent. Access is by car (pay parking), by public transit (Viau metro) or by bike.

  • The Quays of the Old Port (www.quaisduvieuxport.com/en/) remain one of the most popular tourist destinations for all ages in the Montreal area. (Montreal Science Centre, Pointe a Calliere Museum, quadricycle rental, Shed 16 Labyrinth, step aboard a three-masted barque from the last 19th century, look at the ships, or just go for an ice cream... This site is best accessed by public transit (Champs de Mars metro) or by bicycle.

  • Mount Royal Park (www.lemontroyal.qc.ca/en_index3.html) covers the mountain that gave Montreal its name. This popular park has long been a favourite destination of Montrealers and today features a large playground, woodland trails, paddle boating, nature watching and views of the downtown. Bring a picnic or eat in the restaurants there. Access is by car (pay parking) or by public transit (bus 11 from Mont Royal metro) or by bike.

  • Jean Drapeau Park (www.parcjeandrapeau.com) is situated on two islands in the St. Lawrence River. Here you can find la Ronde (a major amusement park with roller coasters), a swimming beach on Ile Notre Dame, the Stewart Museum (a 19th century fort built to protect Montreal from an American invasion), the Biodome (a museum dedicated to water and housed in the former American pavilion from Expo ‘67), beautiful gardens, swimming pools, playgrounds, boat rentals and more. Despite its close proximity to downtown, parts of the park remain remarkably quiet, making this a great spot for a picnic. The park is easily accessible by public transit (Jean Drapeau metro) and by bicycle from Montreal.

 

Thanks to Annika Melancon, author of Parents, Babies and Children, for her contribution in helping to prepare this list. Annika’s websote link is:

 

www.annikamelanson.com

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 November 2010 10:05
 

Exploring Montreal with Kids Guidebook Reprinted Again

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Exploring Montreal with Kids Guidebook Reprinted Again

The best selling guidebook, Exploring Montreal with Kids, is hot off the presses again. Listing some 500 places to take young families around the Montreal area, the book was first printed in 2006, then in 2008, and was just reprinted again in March, 2010. Now published with Price-Patterson Ltd, an earlier version was published through Lobster Press in the 1990s.

The book responds to the question: “what do we do with the kids this weekend?” The intended market includes parents, grandparents, teachers, and educators. It is popular with tourists to this city, but appeals primarily to people who already live here.

The 2010 printing includes such new sites as the Montreal Canadiens Hall of Fame, TOHU, SkyVenture (simulated parachute jumping), Saute-Moutons (Lachine Rapids Jet Boating), the Centre  d'interprétation de l'eau, and the Droulers/Tsiionhiakwatha (reconstructed Iroquois village) site in St. Anicet. This is on top of updates on pricing, schedules, programming, etc for some 100 local destinations that were already fully described in the book. Another 400 local destinations are listed without being fully described.

The latest printing includes ‘rainy day suggestions’ and ‘free’ sites lists in the glossary. The 228 page book includes an index and retails for $19.95.  Exploring Montreal with Kids is available in fine bookstores everywhere and also available online at www.montrealwithkids.com. The ISBN is 1897336454. A French version is entitled, Découvrir Montréal avec les enfants, and it will also be reprinted soon.

Author John Symon is the father of three and a local freelance writer. He has written extensively for The Gazette, Montréal pour enfants, Pedal Magazine, SkiTrax Magazine, and The West End Times. Symon also sits on the executive of the Quebec chapter of the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC).

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David Price, publisher

Price-Patterson

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514-935-4537

 

Indoor Skydiving to Open In Laval

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March 30, 2009

A new tourist attraction in the Montreal area is planning to open around April 15; it’s SkyVenture Montreal, an indoor skydiving (simulated parachute jumping) centre. Participants enter a 60 foot (18 metre) vertical wind tunnel where winds of 200 miles per hour (320 kmh) slowly push them upwards like an anti-gravity machine. The experience is very similar to a real parachute jump, but is more like flying than jumping. Although this is not exclusively a family-oriented site, kids are welcome here if they are at least four years old. The maximum age limit is 104.

A “flight” lasts about one minute, but expect some 75 minutes of training, briefing, and debriefing on your first visit here that will incorporate two “flights.” All necessary equipment is provided, but participants should come wearing comfortable clotting and running shoes.  Up to eight people can fly at once.

“Girls and women generally have an easier time with the ‘flights’ because of their greater hip flexibility,” explains Alain Guerin, owner of the installation. Guerin is a chartered accountant by training, but chanced upon a similar indoor skydiving centre in Florida once while on vacation. He fell in love with the concept and then bought the franchise for Quebec.

Skyventure Laval, which cost some $6 million to build and set up, is one of only sixteen such centres in the world. The two closest similar centres are in Boston and Niagara Falls. Flaunting the latest technology of his new centre, Guerin explains that “if the Niagara centre is like a Honda Civic, the Laval centre is like a Ferrari!” And because the air is re-circulated, this might even be a “green” Ferrari that we are talking about.

Personnel at Skyventure are highly trained. They recently completed intensive training at the International Bodyflight Association (I.B.A.) centre in San Francisco.

A few health conditions preclude flying: these include pregnancy, excessive weight (over 250 lbs/113 kg), and dislocated shoulder problems. But because of the weightlessness of the experience, back problems might not necessarily prevent participants from making the flight.

Skyventure may seem pricy, with the first two flights costing $58, but this includes training and all necessary equipment. The cost can go down to about $18 for future flights. And even $58 is a bargain compared to a real parachute jump at about $300. “The experience is almost identical to a real parachute jump,” adds Pierre-André Gauthier, VP of corporate and touristic development, “but it’s much safer.” Gauthier should know what he is talking about; he is also a parachute instructor.

BOX:

T 514.524.4000

Centropolis

2700, av. du Cosmodôme

Laval

www.skyventuremontreal.com

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Family Outings with the STM

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Family Outings with the STM

Adapted from information on the website of the Société de transport de Montréal (STM)

www.stm.info/info/famille-0.htm

26 March 2009

Family Outings

The STM Family Outings programme consists of a series of measures, including a fare privilege for families, discounts on a wide range of activities, and a number of initiatives aimed at making transit use with the little ones a little easier

Privilège familial (Family Advantage)

In its Family Outings program, the STM offers a fare advantage to parents who take the bus and/or metro (subway) to reach their destination. An adult who pays for his or her ticket has the right to bring along-- for free--up to five children aged 11 or under on weekends and holidays.

Both the bus and metro system are operated by the same agency (the STM) and tickets are transferable from bus to metro and vice-versa. The regular cash fare for one adult ticket is $2.75. Those taking advantage of the above offer would presumably have to simply purchase two one-way tickets for a total of $5.50.

Public Transportation Can Give You Admission Discounts!

The following destinations offer admission discounts for those arriving by public transport. Coupons are available for printing at the STM website and these can then be presented when buying your ticket at the destinations below (with the discount indicated on the right).

1. Montreal’s Nature Museums (Biodôme, Insectarium, Botanical gardens, Planetarium)   · 15 %**

2. Montréal Contemporary Art Museum · $ 2**

3. McCord Museum · 10 %**

4. Maison Saint-Gabriel · $ 2**

5. Marguerite-Bourgeoys Museum · 10 %**

6. Cité Historia

7. Château Dufresne Museum · 10 %**

8. Écomusée du Fier Monde (museum) · $ 2**

9. Montréal Symphony Opera · 10 à 40 %**

10. Maison Théâtre (children’s theatre in French) · 10 %**

11. La Ronde (amusement park)

12. Atrium ·(indoor skating rink in downtown skyscraper) 1 $**

13. Société québécoise de spéléologie      (visits to the St-Leonard Cave)

14. Ça roule (bike rental, sale et repair  at the Old Port)

15. Le Bateau Mouche (boat tour)

16. Amphi-Bus (amphibious bus)

NOTE: Many of these and other local tourist destinations already offer discounts to holders of the Acces Montreal card (for Montreal residents) and/or holders of a Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) card and/or an American Automobile Association (AAA) card. For real bargain hunters, a list of free local destinations is featured in Exploring Montreal with Kids

New Initiatives

Families travelling by public transport in Montreal will be pleased to know that the STM is working on the following issues:

  • The STM is currently installing elevators at certain metro (subway) stations in order to render the metro system more accessible.
  • Zones reserved for parents travelling with strollers will be installed soon in most buses.
  • Better service is being established outside of rush hour and new bus lines are being created.
  • Shuttle bus service is offered to such family events as :
    • La Fête des neiges (Montreal’s winter carnival)
    • Le Festival Montréal en lumière (Montreal’s High Lights Festival)
    • Montreal’s Museum Day (May 31, 2009, when 30 local museums offer free admission)

Earth Day Contest

In collaboration with Earth Day organisers, the STM invites Montreal Island youths aged 14 to 17 to develop a public interest message to promote the use of public transport. An educational kit is available for this purpose is available on the website of Earth Day*.

www.jourdelaterre.org/

*Earth Day 2009 takes place on April 22

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A New Indoor “Fun Centre” Has Opened In Laval

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Putting Edge

 

A new indoor “fun centre” has opened in Laval. The slogan of this glow-in-the-dark mini putt centre could be “escape from reality.” Putting Edge has an 18-hole (green) mini putt built on two levels, an arcade, a snack bar and two rooms available for birthday parties. Visitors are advised to wear white clothing that takes on an eerie glow in the ultraviolet lighting. When you sign up for a round of golf, staff offer glow-in-the-dark bracelets that not only add to the effect, but help you keep track of which colour-coded ball is yours. Putting Edge’s has images of palm trees, octopus, knights in armour, and monkeys in its surrealistic décor.

Golf greens one through eight are found downstairs, then visitors climb the stairs to the second level to play greens 9 through 16.  At green 16, visitors shoot their ball into a tunnel, then watch their ball slowly work its way down to the hole on the ground floor. Visitors have the choice of either taking the stairs down to finishing playing this green, or taking a spiral slide that empties onto a mattress. You’ll go faster down the slide if you keep your legs up!

Greens 17 and 18 are on the ground floor. If you manage a hole-in-one on green 18, a light turns on and the lucky golfer gets to try his or her hand at a wheel of fortune. Winnings vary from a free bracelet to a season’s pass.

No special shoes are required and all equipment (putters, balls) is loaned on site. Count on about 45 minutes per game.

The arcade features basketball games, a dance machine, air hockey, video poker, etc. and machines are operated with $1 coins. The snack bar features soft drinks, pizza, and candy bars.

Kids make up a large part of the clientele at Putting Edge, especially on weekends and the place can get noisy.  After 8 p.m. it’s the 17 to 25 age group that dominates. Tuesdays see a ladies night with discounted entrance fees while Thursdays are student nights.

For those planning to hold birthday parties here, brochures advise that you only need to bring the kids and a cake; staff will take care of the rest.

People in wheelchairs will find the ground floor difficult to play and the upstairs impossible.

In winter the centre opens at 12 noon weekdays 10 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday. It closes at 10 p.m. most evenings except for Friday and Saturday when it closes at 12 midnight and Sundays when it closes at 9 p.m.

Adult admission: $9.39; Youth (7-12yrs) - $8.40, Child/Senior 5-6 yrs/55+ - $6.90

105 Promenade du Centropolis
Laval, QC H7T 0B3
(450) 681-3334

 

Lancement du Livre : Découvrir Montréal avec les enfants au Renaud-Bray

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5 février 2008

Lancement du Livre : Découvrir Montréal avec les enfants au Renaud-Bray

Le lancement du livre, Découvrir Montréal avec les enfants, aura lieu dimanche, le 2 mars 2008 au Renaud-Bray de la Plaza Saint-Hubert. Le livre répond à la question «Qu’est-ce qu’on pourrait bien faire avec les enfants cette fin de semaine?» et tombe pile en début de la semaine de relâche scolaire. Quelques 500 sorties possibles avec les enfants, toutes à proximité de Montréal, sont décrites dans le livre. On y trouve du plein air, des musées, du théâtre, des zoos, des jeux de laser, et de la musique, et tout cela pour tous les budgets.

Le livre, mis à jour en 2007, est la version française du bestseller, Exploring Montreal with Kids (2006/7). L’auteur est John Symon, qui écrit sur le tourisme local dans des revues tel Montréal pour enfants et journaux tel The Gazette. Symon a également écrit le guide touristique populaire, Guide le Petit Fouineur, publié en 2000 et il est père de trois enfants.

Lors du lancement, des collations seront servies et Symon sera sur place pour une séance d’autographes. Il sera heureux de répondre aux questions à propos des sorties avec les enfants âgés d’un an à 12.

Quoi : Découvrir Montreal avec les enfants (ISBN : 978-1-897336137)

: Au Renaud-Bray de la Plaza Saint-Hubert, 6255, rue Saint-Hubert, Montréal (Qc)

(métro : Beaubien)

Quand : Le dimanche 2 mars 2008, de 14h à 16h

Découvrir Montréal avec les enfants contient 222 pages et se vend pour 19,95 $. Le livre est publié par Vivva Cité, la même maison d’édition qui nous donne Le bottin des bambins, un répertoire des ressources disponibles pour le nouveau maman ou papa à Montréal.

http://montrealaveclesenfants.com

Contact : Annika Melanson

Tel : (514) 223-3567

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Newsflash

  Mission Monarch


    Citizens Being Asked to Help Save Monarch Butterflies in Canada

Montréal, June 8, 2016 – The Insectarium, a Montréal Space for Life institution, 
in co-operation with the Institut de recherche en biologie végétale (IRBV), the 
Université du Québec à Rimouski, the University of Ottawa and the University of 
Calgary, is currently conducting a national scale study of monarch breeding 
habitats and asking citizens to get involved.