timberland clothing Families kick off March Break in style
March Break is officially underway for most students throughout the region.
Of course, it’s not just the kids who will benefit as many families use the occasion to get out of town for some bonding time. Others use the break to explore new sights and sounds in their very own city.
Organizations such as the Timmins Public Library, the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre, the Archie Dillon Sportsplex Pool and Science Timmins, among others, continue to host events all week for kids and families. The City of Timmins is also sponsoring free skating sessions on various days throughout the week.
This past Saturday, Kamiskotia Snow Resort kicked off the break by welcoming its usual slew of downhill skiers, and also played host to the snowmobile hill drag.
Among those on the mountain Saturday were young skiers F and L Tremblay, being watched closely by instructor Claudia Hutchinson and the latter’s shaggy two year old Old English sheepdog, Rufus.
Also nearby was the children’s mother, V Dion, who explained the family gets out to the mountain as often as possible each winter. A blue skied Saturday afternoon on the first weekend of March Break was as good an excuse as any.
was an incredible, sunny day on the mountain, said Dion, who didn’t seen to mind the biting wind that also made its presence felt. gloves, it gets really cold but once you have them on, it’s not so bad.
were out skiing and taking pictures and videos while the kids were out training this morning. They’re off school for the week, so we’ll come back (on Sunday) here for another lesson with Claudia, then we’re going on a ski holiday for a week in Whistler. jealous, added Hutchinson with a laugh.
Dion explained she’s been to ski havens such as Banff in the past, but it’ll be the family’s first trip to Whistler.
Though the children are young L at age eight and F at age six Dion has absolutely no worries when it comes to the youngsters tackling the giant slopes of the Rocky Mountains. Their coach agreed.
you can ski Kamiskotia, you can ski anywhere, said Hutchinson. terrain here, for the kids, is amazing. All the tree runs and cliff drops, it’s great. fact, Dion and her husband, St Tremblay, chose to live in Timmins years ago specifically because of such an opportunity.
moved here because of the mountain, we chose it because there was a mountain in town, explained Dion. objective is to train my kids every weekend, so when we go for holiday, we can enjoy and everybody can have fun. The thing is to train them to they can work their legs, and when we go to a bigger hill, they don’t feel it.
can’t just ski once a year and have fun. Nobody will be dressed properly, everybody will be cold, the skis will be too short, the boots too big, the helmet too big, she added with a laugh.
Elsewhere on the slate this week for March Break, Take Two Theatre hosts the 60th Quonta Drama Festival from Thursday to Sunday, opening with its play, Norm Foster’s Melville Boys. performing in the adjudicated festival at TH William Dawson Theatre will be Gore Bay Theatre on Friday with Rex Deverell Boiler Room Suite, and the Sault Theatre Workshop with Damien Atkins play, Lucy on Saturday night. Tickets for the Quonta Festival are available either at the door or in advance at Black Spruce Gallery on 42 Pine St.