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WWW.YOURLAC.CA 2011 JUNIOR DRAGON BOAT REGISTRATION Stratford Dragon Boat Club Location: Gene's Restaurant (front lobby) Date(s): March 10 & March 22 Time(s): 5:30pm to 8pm Age(s): 11 to 17 Cost: Free Practices are Monday and Wednesdays 4 - 5pm. All equipment is provided. No experience necessary. Participants must be 11 years of age as on June 30, 2011. Season runs from April 27 to June 25. Registration forms available on website. Contact: Ken Gene t: 519-271-9678 e: w: WHAT EVERY BABYSITTER SHOULD KNOW/HOME SAFETY St. John Ambulance Stratford St. John House 55 Charles St Date(s): Sat March 12--March Break Time(s): 9 to 4 Age(s): recommended 11 Cost: $50 This course will cover babysitting responsibilities with emphasis on safety and coping in emergency situations. Includes workbook and certificate. Pre register and pre pay. Contact: Terri Finnie t: 519.271.2290 e: w: CLASS ACT! Playmakers! Theatre School 438 Downie St., Stratford Date(s): March 28 - May 16, 2011 Time(s): Mondays, after school/early evening Age(s): 6 - 10 yrs Cost: $90.00 A fun and active introduction to theatre for ages 6-10. Story theatre, games, improvisations, music and movement with a final sharing time for family and friends. Contact: Susan Kennedy t: 519-274-1525 e: w: SOCCER REGISTRATION Stratford Youth Soccer Date(s): Now available Age(s): 4 - 18 Cost: $115 or $85 for Micro SYS is still taking registrations for the 2011 outdoor season. Forms are on the web site and can be mailed in. Register by March 10th to avoid a late fee. Contact: Maureen t: 519-272-1482 e: w: ENGLISH RIDING LESSONS AND DAY CAMPS Thistledown Equestrian Centre 2547 Perth Line 43, Stratford Date(s): Please contact Time(s): Please contact Age(s): 4 to 84 years Cost: Please contact PA Day Camps, March Break Camps and Summer Day Camps. Riding lessons for all levels on great school horses using Centered Riding Techniques. Just 10 minutes from Stratford. Contact: Ellen Redden t: 519-625-8035 e: w: SPRING ART CLASSES Gallery Stratford 54 Romeo St. S Date(s): March - June Time(s): After School & Weekends Age(s): 4 - Adult Cost: Contact Gallery Stratford REGISTER FOR SPRING ART CLASSES TODAY! The Gallery is celebrating spring with our new line-up of exciting classes - including a month of weekly workshops honouring Earth Day. Hooray! Contact: Peg Dunnem t: 519-271-5271 x23 e: w: SUMMER SPECTACULAR THEATRE DAY CAMP Playmakers! Theatre School Factory 163 (163 King St., Stratford) Date(s): July 2011 Time(s): Weekdays 9 am to 4 pm (ext. hrs. available) Age(s): 6-10 yrs Cost: $250.00 Eighteen years of excellence! Stratford-based theatre enrichment programs: masks, music, magic, movement, crafts, theatre games, costumes, props and a closing-day performance. Low student/leader ratio; BFA-qualified instructors. Contact: Kiersten t: 519-274-1525 e: w:

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Swan ParadeWeekend APRIL 2-3

Join us for a spring celebration as the swans are released from their winter quarters and parade to the Avon River. A weekend of fun for the whole family is planned.

SATURDAY • Decorated topiary swans throughout the downtown • Guided Swan walks will introduce you to the life of our swans in Stratford • Swan crafts and readings at Stratford Public Library

SUNDAY 12 Noon - 4 pm outside the Wm Allman Arena • • • • •

Swan Parade begins at 2 pm Entertainment and music Face painting and free swan hats Refreshments by Tim Horton's Costume try-on and sword fight demonstration by Stratford Shakespeare Festival at the Kiwanis Community Centre

Colouring Contest Colour the Stratford Swan picture on the reverse. Deliver to Stratford Tourism Alliance, 47 Downie Street, Stratford by 4:00pm Wednesday, March 30, 2011. Three $50 gift certificate prizes to be drawn for Family & Company or Fundamentals Books & Toys. Children JK - Grade 3 are eligible to enter.

To learn more about the swans visit

Plays for $25 and musicals for only $29* In addition to superb performances, this theatre experience can include: • Festival Theatre or Costume Warehouse tours • Pre- and post-show chats with company members • Workshops for students or teachers • Downloadable curriculum-based study guides and teaching materials Visit us online or call our Schools Department for details on booking a student group today. 519.273.1600 or 1.800.567.1600 *Student pricing applies to performances marked SM and SP in our calendar.

Bring the kids for ONLY $36 and save where you shop, eat, stay and play. Visit to learn more! ANTONI CIMOLINO, General Director

DES McANUFF, Artistic Director