What's on in the Outaouais December 13-19
Here are our suggested activities for the week. Go dancing, tour an exhibition, count birds or get creative with crafts. As you can see, the options are varied!
Events and activities
PROMENADE LEFT AND DO SI DO!
Folk music is impossible to resist: it’s made for dancing and warming up! Practise before joining your relatives (and get the party started!). Guided by talented callers and musicians, participate in square dancing and other traditional dances. Everyone is welcome, and no previous experience is required: the evening starts off with a quick lesson covering the basics!
Parish hall, Saint-René-Goupil Church, 400 Raymond Street, Gatineau
December 13 from 7 to 11 p.m.
Folklore Outaouais members $5, non-members $8, students $4. Free admission for children 12 and under.
There will be a potluck supper at 10 p.m.
IN THIS EXHIBITION, YOU’RE THE STAR
L’Imagier Art Centre invites you to participate in Voisins, arrivez gaiement, a spontaneous collective exhibition! How does that work? Select an object that represents a personal memory of the holiday season or winter, and drop it off at L’Imagier by December 13. (Items will also be accepted during the event.) Fill in a descriptive card for your item. And that’s it! Share your memories with the other contributors to this unique exhibition. And have you listened to Transistor Media’s sound-based online Advent calendar, featuring 24 short tracks inspired by the Old Aylmer area? You can discover 13 of them during the event.
L’Imagier Art Centre, 9 Front Street, Gatineau (Aylmer sector)
December 13 beginning at 6 p.m.
Free admission. Bar ($) / Hot meal ($)
There will be Christmas activities for kids (entertainment, a craft station and movies).
CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE AT THE FARM
No time to cook a holiday feast? Brylee Farm has the solution for you. Tourtières, stews, appetizers and desserts are available, and best of all, you can try before you buy. Sampling delectable fare and sipping a glass of mulled wine—now that’s shopping in style!
Brylee Farm, 524 Route 317, Thurso
December 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The farm store is open Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
Dating back to 1900, it’s North America’s longest-running citizen science project. Talk about an institution! Every December, birdwatchers in the Duhamel area take part in the most important event of the ornithological year: the bird count. Everyone can participate! It’s a great way to connect with nature. At 3 p.m., stay for the countdown and a baked bean supper.
THE TINKER SERIES
There’s something extra nice about a gift hand-made by a child. At this bilingual electronic textile workshop at the Science and Technology Museum, kids can create a very special plushie using conductive thread (and regular sewing thread). For ages 8 and up.
Canada Science and Technology Museum, 1867 Saint-Laurent Blvd., Ottawa
December 14 at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
$17 + tax. Includes admission for one child and one accompanying adult.
Looking for more ideas? Consult the event calendar on our Facebook page!