Healthy Kids Events

Healthy Kids' Veggie & Fruit Pop-Up at Concerts in the Park

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Aurora Town Park

7:00pm

Look out for Carrot and the Healthy Kids team at Aurora's Concert in the park. They will be handing out free veggie and fruit snacks. Snap a photo with Carrot and post it on Facebook or Twitter with #spotthecarrot and tag @fitkidsaurora for your chance to win 2 months of York Region Food Network's Local Good Food Box. Fresh produce, 100% locally sourced for you and your family!

Healthy Family Fun in the Kitchen Cooking Class

Wednesday, June 14-28, 2017

Aurora Family Leisure Complex

5:00-6:30pm

This Spring, we're bringing back our FREE 3-week family cooking class for kids aged 8-13 and their parents. Try out new healthy recipes for simple and fun meals and snacks celebrating veggies and fruit! Open to families who have not yet participated in this class before. Register to get a spot in the popular class.

Past Events

Open Streets Aurora

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Aurora Town Park

1:00-5:00pm

This year, Activiate Aurora is partnering with the Aurora Chamber of Commerce's Street Festival to bring you a whole host of activites to encourage active transportation. The Cultural Precinct will be close off to cars and open to walking, biking, basketball, obstacle courses and more! The Healthy Kids team will be there with a veggie & fruit pop-up, so find us in the Kids Zone at the Town Park. We will be giving away fruit for healthy snacks while supplies last!

Rick Hansen P.S. Family Tree Planting and Garden Party

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Rick Hansen Public School

6:00-7:00pm

Families will help the school's garden club celebrate Canada 150 with tree planting and prepping the garden for the season. Families are invited to learn basic garden care, enjoy some refreshments, and sign up as summer garden volunteers.

St. Jerome Family Wellness Night

Thursday, May 4, 2017

St. Jerome Catholic Elementary School

6:30-8pm

Students and their families will have the chance to engage with community partners to learn about healthy eating, well-being, and get a good workout together.

Our Lady of Grace Family Fitness & Wellness Night

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Elementary School

7-8:30pm

Families of Our Lady of Grace are invited to take part in an evening filled with tons of fun fitness activities!

Aurora's Eco Festival

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex

10am-2pm

A free Town of Aurora event sponsored by Healthy Kids. Come with your family to test out an electric vehicle, explore booths from local environmental organizations, get your hands into some fun kids activities, receive a free sapling to plant at home, and take in a guest seminar.

Light of Christ Wellness Night

30, March, 2017

Light of Christ C.E.S

TBC

A wellness night featuring a huge range of activities for parents and children alike.

Lester B. Pearson Wellness Night

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Lester B. Pearson Public School

6:15-8:15pm

Families will be invited for an evening of zumba, taekwondo, and yoga. A family who moves together, stays together.

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Nature Play Pop Up

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Windfall Ecology Centre

1-4pm

Drop in and let your kids engage in creative, self-guided play. They will learn to problem solve, work with peers, develop confidence, and connect with the outdoors all while having a great time. Don't miss out on this fun FREE event and maple syrup taffy treat! Recommended for kids ages 3-14, and don't forget to dress for the weather.

Lester B. Pearson Wellness Night

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Lester B. Pearson Public School

6:30-8:30pm

Families will be invited for an evening of zumba, taekwondo, and yoga. A family who moves together, stays together.

St. Joseph Family Fitness Night

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School

7-8:30pm

Students and parents will join in for zumba and circuit training followed by healthy snacks and refreshments.

Arctic Adventure

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Aurora Town Park

10am-4pm

Join us for a Winter Nature Play POP UP at the Town of Aurora's Family Day event. Come by and watch your children get creative with loose parts play, meet new friends, and have lots of self-directed, snowy, winter fun! Bring your imagination, dress warm and try something new!

Check out more information on the even here.

Rick Hansen Wellness Night

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Rick Hansen Public School

Time: TBD

Rick Hansen P.S. will be inviting students and their families for an evening of physical literacty and healthy education.

Holy Spirit Wellness Night

7, February, 2017

Holy Spirit C.E.S

6-8

A wellness night featuring yoga, zumba, nutrition and mental health

Devins Drive Wellness Night

2, February, 2017

Devins Drive P.S.

6-8PM

Wellness night featuring zumba, yoga and more.

Northern Lights Wellness Night

26, January, 2017

Northern Lights P.S.

TBC

A wellness night featuring food, speakers and zumba!

Healthy Family Fun in the Kitchen - Cooking Class

Dec 28 - Jan 11, 2017 (Wednesdays)

Aurora Family Leisure Complex

5 - 6:30pm

A free, hands-on cooking class series for children and parents to learn easy, fun, and healthy family recipes.

Regency Acres Yoga Night

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Regency Acres Gym

5:30-7:30pm

A fun yoga night followed by dinner

Nature Play After School Program

October 18th - November 24th, 2016

Sheppard's Bush

4pm - 5:30pm

Introducing the Healthy Kids Community Challenge's new Nature Play after school program! Running every Tuesday and Thursday from 4pm -5:30pm in Sheppard's Bush, Aurora. Starting on October 18th and just $50 for the whole 6 weeks!

For more information or to sign your child up email:

healthykids@windfallcentre.ca

We will explore the forest, engage in self-directed play and have messy mucky fun! For ages 6-12. Fully supervised outdoor all-weather fun!

Poster

Nature Play After School Program

October 11th - November 17th, 2016

Sheppard's Bush

4pm - 5:30pm

Introducing the Healthy Kids Community Challenge's new Nature Play after school program! Running every Tuesday and Thursday from 4pm -5:30pm in Sheppard's Bush, Aurora. Starting on October 11th and just $50 for the whole 6 weeks!

For more information or to sign your child up email:

healthykids@windfallcentre.ca

We will explore the forest, engage in self-directed play and have messy mucky fun! For ages 6-12. Fully supervised outdoor all-weather fun!

Poster

Aurora Grove Zumba Night

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Aurora Grove Gym

5:30-7:30pm

A fun zumba night followed by dinner

Aurora Heights Zumba Night

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Aurora Heights Gym

5:30-7:30pm

A fun zumba night followed by dinner

Water does Wonders! Conference

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

9:am – 2:40 pm

DiNardo's Mansion

400 Industrial Pkwy S, Aurora

Promoting Water as the Primary Beverage for children

Open to: Teachers, Parents, Students, ECEs, After School Leaders, and Organizations Working with Children Grades K – 8.

No cost to attend and a healthy lunch will be served.

Full details

Movies in the Park

Thursday 25 August and 1 September, 2016

Various parks around Aurora

1 hour before sunset

Healthy Kids Community Challenge Aurora will be attending several of the Movies in the Park events and providing fun activities and water to the masses.

Event Details

Nature Play at Windfall Centre

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Windfall Ecology Centre, Sheppard's Bush

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for a Nature Play POP-UP Adventure on Sunday, August 20th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Windfall Ecology Centre located in Sheppard's Bush, Aurora. It promises to be an afternoon filled with fun.

A POP UP Adventure Day is an event where we bring all sorts of loose parts to a green space. Children, ages 3 - 14 will find lots to do. Some kids will make a cardboard go-cart, others may want to build a swing, many will be happy dressing up or digging in sandy soil. This pop up promises to be filled with lots of messy muddy fun! Come on by and watch your children have lots of self-directed POP-UP fun!

Nature Play at Windfall Centre

Wellness Day

Friday, June 17, 2016

St Joseph CES

9am - 3:15pm

There will be a full day full of fun healthy events for Grades1-8 attending St Joseph. Each child will participate in 7 activities in total from Zumba to yoga to Coach Steve to a Tree IDing session to a physical literacy session, a gymnastics session and much more.

Tune Your Ride

Tuesday - Thursday, May 31 - June 2, 2016

Regency Acres PS, Rick Hansen PS, Northern Lights PS, Aurora Heights PS

Morning and Afternoon Assemblies

A bike powered assemblies demonstrating how much energy one produces when being physically active. A fitness and eco awareness extravaganza for Bike to School Week.

St Joseph Fitness Circuit Day

Thursday, May 12, 2016

St Joseph CES

9am

A fitness circuit day for the whole school

Fitness Symposium at St Jerome

Thursday, May 5, 2016

St Jerome Primary School

2:10pm

A fitness symposium featuring multiple stations to rotate through for the parents and children of St Jerome. There will be a yoga station, a meditation station, a Rainbow Plate station, an active station and a public health station.

More details coming soon.

Earth Day Forest School

Friday, April 22, 2016

Holy Spirit CES

9am

Grade 5 forest school

Aurora Chamber Home Show

Friday - Sunday, April 15-17, 2016

1400 Wellington Street East

4pm

The Aurora Chamber Home Show offers visitors new and innovative products for their home, plus industry-expert advice from financial planners, realtors, and health and wellness professionals.
Friday April 15, 4 pm – 9 pm
Saturday April 16, 9 am – 6 pm
Sunday April 17, 10 am – 4 pm

It will also feature a Healthy Kids Community Challenge Booth with fun games for your kids

Rick Hansen Family Yoga Night

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Rick Hansen Public School

5:30-7:30pm

Children and parents of Rick Hansen's running club are invited to a family yoga night.

  • You will participate in a relaxing class of yoga and wash your stresses away.
  • This will be followed by a delicious dinner
  • Please dress appropriately

St Joseph's Family Yoga Night

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

St Joseph's Catholic School

6-8pm

Children and parents of St Joseph's Catholic School are invited to a family yoga night.

  • You will participate in a relaxing class of yoga and wash your stresses away.
  • This will be followed by a delicious dinner
  • Please dress appropriately

How to Be A Food Detective

Tursday, March 31, 2016

Regency Acres Primary School

6:00pm

Special parent-child class looking into what we eat. Participants learn why they need to be Food Detectives in today's world. They'll see first-hand how the food industry targets them in advertising, and how messages on food packages can be misleading.

They'll learn how to read food labels and to independently draw conclusions about what's really in their food. We'll specifically highlight the issue of added sugar in processed/packaged food and drinks, and we'll teach participants how to calculate this amount.

There will be a vibrant rainbow based snack to prepare and eat together, and we'll talk about how all different types of foods can fit into a healthy pattern of eating.

Run by Healthy Kids Community Challenge Aurora in conjunction with Rainbow Plate

www.rainbowplate.com

Our Lady of Grace Launch Assembly

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Our Lady of Grace

1pm

A child run launch in Our Lady of Grace Catholic School. The Mayor will be in attendance. An athlete will speak about her/his life, Olympic experiences and competitions.

St Joseph's Launch Assembly

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

St Joseph's Catholic School

11:15am

A child run launch in St Joseph's Catholic School. The Mayor will be in attendance. An athlete will speak about her/his life, Olympic experiences and competitions.

Rick Hansen Launch Assembly

Friday, March 11, 2016

Rick Hansen Primary School

2:10pm

A child run launch in Rick Hansen Primary School.

Details coming soon.

Holy Spirit Launch Assembly

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Holy Spirit Catholic School

9am

A child run launch in Holy Spirit Catholic School School. Marcel Gery will speak about his life, Olympic experiences and his swimming competitions.

Healthy Kids Program Launch

Family Day, Monday, February 15, 2016

Town of Aurora's Arctic Adventure

10:00am - 4:00pm

This event will kick off the Healthy Kids Community Challenge in the Town of Aurora. We will be handing out fresh fruit, offering fun play activities and introducing the type of programs and events we will be running.

Healthy Kids program launch

Regency Acres Launch Assembly

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Regency Acres Primary School

9:00am

A child run launch in Regency Acres Primary School. The Mayor will be in attendance. Vanessa Crone will speak about her life, Olympic experiences and her figure skating competitions.

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