Friday, February 27, 2015

March Break Activities - March 14-21

 Come and join us for March Break.. and remember we have snowshoes to borrow for free!

March Break 2015
Off Ice Activities

Monday Evening 7-8:30 pm Beverage and snack provided for kids
Evening session: All children must be accompanied by an adult.     

·        Learn to Knit
o   Susan Holmes, knit a scarf,
o   Kit fee $5, no age restriction, up to 12 kids

·        Learn to Crochet
o   With Trish Leeson
o   Kit fee $5, 8 yrs and up, max 20

·        Create Fabric Flowers
o   With Jackie White, used for embellishing a bag, headband, bracelet
o   $2,         7 years and up, max 10

·        Card Making with Nancy

o   Max 10 kids, $2 each, ages 6 and up


Tuesday Morning 10-12
Snowshoe games –snowshoes provided
St. Patrick’s Day party


Wednesday Evening 7-8:30 pm Beverage and snack provided for kids
Evening Session: All children must be accompanied by an adult.     

·        Grow Your Own Food (thanks to Ontario Seed Company for donating the seeds!)
o   $3 per child, max 12 kids
o   Plant seeds in recycled items and decorate garden pots with paint and embellishments

·        Cookie Decorating
o   With Jennifer Hooper     
o   $3 per child, max 8 kids

·        Building a Bat House
o   With Fields family
o   $5 per child, max 12 kids

Thursday 1-3 pm
Come on out and meet at the hill and go sliding with your friends!

All evening sessions must be registered for in advance at the municipal office.
Please note snowshoes can be borrowed free of charge. Call to find our more information.



March Break
On Ice Activities all FREE

Friday March 13th
               FREE Public Skate 6:30 – 7:30 pm donated by Township of Assiginack
               FREE Crazy Kid Skate 7:30-8:30 pm donated by Township of Assiginack

Saturday March 14th
               FREE Public Skate 1-3 pm donated by Assiginack Family Health Team

Monday March 16th
               FREE Public Skate 1-3 pm donated by Loco Beanz

Wednesday March 18th
               FREE Public Skate 1-2 pm donated by Manitowaning Minor Hockey
               FREE Crazy Kid Skate 2-3 pm donated by Manitowaning Minor Hockey

Friday March 20th
               FREE Public Skate 6:30 – 7:30 pm donated by Queen St. General Store and Cafe
               FREE Crazy Kid Skate 7:30-8:30 pm donated by Queen St. General Store and Cafe

Saturday March 21st
               FREE Last Public Skate of the Year! 1-3 pm donated by Harold and Faye Clarke


SPECIAL  on Ice Rentals:
We are going to try something for March Break. Ice rental will be reduced to $50 effective March 14th through to March 21st inclusive, but is at the discretion of the Arena Manager, subject to the bookings received. To inquire call 705 859-3219.


Friday, February 20, 2015

Snowshoes For You!

Assiginack Township has snowshoes available for anyone to borrow. 



There is no cost but we do require a credit card number as a deposit in case of loss or damage. Sizes range from 6 year olds to adults. Maximum time is a 2 day rental.

Contact the municipal office to make arrangements at 705 859-3196.
Read our policy for all the information.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Safer Internet Day



February 10th is the 12th Annual worldwide "Safer Internet Day".  This is an initiative to promote safer internet use for all users and aims to educate and raise awareness about protecting children online. There are many benefits to the internet, however let’s assure not to compromise safety or privacy.
Three important points to consider:
1. Inappropriate CONTENT - Remember that the internet is forever and everything posted online can be tracked/stored and will follow you, possibly into school and career paths.
2. Inappropriate CONTACT – Take time to learn how to recognize cyber-bullies, hackers and predators. People are not always who they say they are. The internet is a place to communicate with existing relationships but not to make new ones.
3. Inappropriate CONDUCT – The worldwide web can feel anonymous. Digital technology is public and anonymity is a myth. You are responsible for your behaviour so be a good person online and offline.
Apply the T.H.I.N.K. test before posting anything. If your material doesn’t pass the T.H.I.N.K. test, you may be breaking the law.
T – is it true?
H – is it hurtful?
I – is it illegal?
N – is it necessary?
K – is it kind?
What is GEO-LOCATION?
Most new model phones have an option called geo-tagging. When you take a photo with your mobile device your picture can be tagged with a location. When you use certain applications, anyone you’re communicating with will then know your location. Do you want everyone in the world to know where you are?
Children may be more educated than the parent online but don’t let that stop you from becoming informed and having open communication with your children. Parents and guardians need to be accountable and responsible as they provide electronic devices to their children. Parenting takes on a new role, communication and monitoring your child’s online activities is critical.
If you require further information contact your local detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.
Review the links below to learn and discuss a Safer Internet.