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2020 Summer Spectacular

Explore your imagination with The Word On The Street's 2020 Summer Spectacular – two weeks of awesome activities and readings for kids and teens.

2020 Summer Spectacular: Middle Grade Series

Pirates!

MONDAY, AUGUST 24 @ 10AM | FREE LIVE STREAM

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Join Helaine Becker as she reimagines the history and adventures on the high seas of real-life pirate queen Zheng Yi Sao. Ages 7-10

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Brainstorm Bonanza Creative Writing Workshop

MONDAY, AUGUST 24 @ 1PM | FREE ZOOM WORKSHOP

Ripple Write It Workshops build writing skills through fun, engaging activities that empower children to find their voice and gain confidence. Brainstorm Bonanza teaches young writers how to brainstorm story ideas and get those ideas on to the page. Ages 8-12

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Note-able Nature with Ontario Science Centre

TUESDAY, AUGUST 25 @ 10AM | FREE LIVE STREAM

How do you keep track of the cool things you see outside? The Ontario Science Centre is here to show you how to design and use your own Science Notebook, where you can log plants, animals, fungus, or anything else you encounter on adventures in the natural world. Ages 8-12

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Epelle-Moi French Fun Spell!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 25 @ 1PM | FREE ZOOM EVENT

Join the Epelle-Moi Canada team (en francais!) for a friendly spelling competition, word games, and digital learning tools. Ages 8-12

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Campfire Tales

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26 @ 10AM | FREE LIVE STREAM

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Spookmaster Joel Sutherland is here to give you the best tips on how to scare your friends around the campfire! Ages 8-12

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Spelling Battle of the Generations

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26 @ 1PM | FREE ZOOM EVENT

Challenge your parent, guardian, or babysitter to a battle that spans generations – the Spelling Bee. With challenging words and low-stakes, this will be an afternoon they write (error free) legends about. Presented by the Spelling Bee of Canada. Ages 8-12

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Summer Spectacular graphicSummer Spectacular Party Day!

Come hang out with WOTS! With readings from young writers, an art slideshow with YOUR masterpieces, a panel of young book experts talking about their favourite new titles, and a dance party with a special musical guest to boogie the afternoon away!

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