What's Happening For Families


Experience the Museum

Museum staff are pleased to announce the museum reopening on Wednesday, August 12th. From Wednesday to Saturday each week, the museum will be offering private tours – visit the site today to book your preferred time.

The museum will continue to bring you a variety of Learn From Home options at townofws.ca/museum. Visit L4A.ca to view the virtual exhibit, Archaeology Alive: The Jean-Baptiste Lainé Site in Whitchurch-Stouffville. You will also find regular posts from the Museum on @WSMuseum on Facebook – posts include historic photos and local stories. For further information about rentals, research appointments and donations, or to book your tour, please contact wsmuseum@townofws.ca or 1 (905) 727-8954.

Art in the Park

Art in the Park, 2020 needed to be cancelled but we didn’t want that to stop you from seeing some of the amazing artists that would have been there! Artist Showcase introduces you to some of the artists and gives you access to their sites where you can view and even purchase their work! We’re bringing Art in the Park into your home, for 2020!  Artist Showcase is available to be seen at: l4a.ca/arts/artist-showcase/

Virtual Activity Calendar, coming in November

Getting enough activity can be difficult while engaging in physical distancing. The virtual Activity Calendar, developed by the Town’s Recreational staff, will provide you and your family with virtual activities to stay active and engaged. Programs for children, adults and those 55+. See all of our activities coming this November at townofws.ca/Whatsnew


Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park will now be taking place on Fridays August 21, September 4 and September 11 in Memorial Park. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy family favourites under the stars!

PRE-REGISTRATION WILL BE REQUIRED as space is limited.  Please stay tuned for further details coming soon at: townofws.ca/events

Stouffville Drive-Thru Ribfest

Friday through Sunday, October 2-4, 2020
Stouffville Country Ribfest is coming to you in an amended format this year: Drive-Thru.  Two of your favourite Rib teams are returning to deliver this annual event.  The new set-up will reduce contact and will give everyone a safe way to get the highly anticipated championship ribs with award winning BBQ sauces!  Registration for the event is now open!  Please be sure to head to the following link to obtain a FREE ticket to attend the event at your preferred date and time: Eventbrite – Stouffville Country RibFest

For further event information, please contact events@townofws.ca

Experience the Library

Library events are a great treat for the entire family.  Check out their website at wsplibrary.ca for more details.  Upcoming events include ‘Cubetto Coding Storytime’ (Wednesdays on Facebook Live), ‘Mother Goose on the Loose’ (Sundays on Facebook Live), ‘Storytime Live’ (Fridays on Facebook), ‘TD Summer Reading Program 2020,’ ‘Jester Jim’ (July 7). 

How to Avoid Cabin Fever

Are you feeling bored or frustrated because you have been stuck inside for too long?  You may be suffering from Cabin Fever.  Now is the perfect time to be in the great outdoors, connecting with nature.

Check out the list below to find something fun to do with your family.

  • talk a walk or hike along one of the many trails in our community
  • go on an outdoor scavenger hunt to play Nature Bingo
  • build and fly your own kite
  • fix up your bike and go for a family bike ride (see trails link above)

Interactive Learning Opportunities

Continue the learning from home with our educational and interactive opportunities.  Enjoy the modules developed by the WS Museum, which includes Pioneer Gardens, Archaeology and Baking, as well as links to the Toronto Zoo and Scholastic Books. Engage with this educational fun by checking us out at townofws.ca

More Entertainment for the Whole Family

Looking for some fun and entertaining ideas to engage online? We will connect you with all of the fun, available at some of the world’s finest museums and National Geographic. Take time to enjoy the Sharkcam at Ripley’s Aquarium! See all of our entertaining suggestions at townofws.ca


Virtual Canada Day

The Events team is put together a presentation that you won’t want to miss!  This special project went live on Canada Day.  Visit l4a.ca or Facebook to celebrate us.  This special presentation is brought to you by: L4A.ca.


Food Truck Frenzie

Please note that both Food Truck Frenzies for 2020 (June 18 & September 11) have been cancelled. We look forward to continuing these events in 2021.