Assiginack’s got your kids covered this March Break

MANITOWANING—March Break Madness in Manitowaning is now in its fourth year. This year Assiginack has added some new activities as well as bringing back some of the most popular ones.

“This year, we have a professional artist coming to teach kids art in the mornings from 10 am to noon at the arena atrium,” Jackie White, Assiginack projects and events coordinator, says. “Madonna Aeschlimann will be spending Monday through Thursday teaching them about four great artists. In these fun sessions she will be getting the kids to use different mediums as she teaches them unique concepts related to the artists.”

Monday night, March 13, brings two fun hockey games where kids show up and are put on teams to play with others they normally would not get a chance to play with. “It is so exciting when kids from out of town and other communities come and join us,” Ms. White encourages.

The tyke/novice game will take place at 6:30 pm and the atom/peewee game will commence at 7:30 pm. Players are asked to show up 30 minutes early so they can be assigned teams and get dressed. Full equipment is required.

Assiginack’s craft evening activities, that has parents/caregivers participating with their kids, is on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Activities include barn art with the Fields family, beaded bracelet making with Dorothy Chapman, a 3D tree from wire and buttons, candle making, and cupcake and cake decorating with Brenda Reid.

Adults can join a painting class on Wednesday, March 15 at the library in the afternoon with Sheila McDermid. No painting skill required!

“Thursday night (March 16) is our evening movie in the arena atrium, kids can bring blankets and pillows to sit on and enjoy a great movie with friends!” Ms. White encourages.

There is public skating throughout the week and snowshoes to borrow at the municipal office. For any information please call 705-859-3196 or email

All information is on the Assiginack website, Pre-registration is mandatory for all craft/art activities due to class limits.