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Alumni Events 2020

Nov 21
Sheridan Alumni Family Fun Day

Time 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sheridan Alumni Family Fun Day Banner

Thank you for registering for our inaugural Sheridan Alumni Family Fun Day for this Saturday! We’re so excited to have you join us.

The morning will begin at 10 a.m. with craft time with Crafty Creatures owner Leanne Dowdall (Illustration ’08), followed by a draw-along session with cartoonist Mike Cope (Art Fundamentals ’98), and story time with children’s author and illustrator Ashlyn Anstee (Animation ’11). We will then cap the morning off with Juno-nominated children’s music duo Sonshine and Broccoli! You’re welcome to attend one session or join us for all of them!

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Please feel free to contact Allisha Seguire at should you have any questions prior to the event. We look forward to seeing on November 21.


Calling all Sheridan alumni!

Running out of family-friendly activities? Looking for indoor events to keep your kids busy this winter? Ready to celebrate the holiday season?

Join us on Saturday, November 21 for our inaugural Sheridan Alumni Family Fun Day!

We have a fun morning planned with virtual family-friendly events for you and your little ones.

The morning includes a guided art project with Crafty Creatures owner Leanne Dowdall (Illustration ’08), a draw-along session with cartoonist Mike Cope (Art Fundamentals ’98), and story time with children’s author and illustrator Ashlyn Anstee (Animation ’11).

Cap the morning off with a dance party with Juno-nominated children’s music duo Sonshine and Broccoli!

Full event details are available below:


10 a.m. — 10:30 a.m. Craft Time with Leanne Dowdall from Crafty Creature

10:30 a.m. — 11 a.m. Draw-along session with cartoonist Mike Cope

11 a.m. — 11:30 a.m. Storytime and drawing demonstration with Ashlyn Anstee

11:30 a.m. — 12 p.m. Song and Dance with Sonshine and Broccoli

Registrants will receive an email on Friday, November 20 that contains a link to the event host site, detailing how to access all of the events! You and your family can join one session, or all of them! It’s completely up to you!






Little Elf Holiday box

Embroidered Holiday Cards with Crafty Creature | 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Join crafter extraordinaire Leanne Dowdall (Illustration ’08), the owner of Crafty Creatures, as she hosts a workshop teaching kids how to create a unique, embroidered holiday card. Leanne will begin the workshop with a card featuring a simple star and, for older ages, get into more complex details. Little ones will require parental assistance. 
For this activity, you can purchase Holiday boxes from Crafty Creature: $20 +HST for 3 cards & 3 ornament crafts, including all required supplies. Free shipping on all orders!

Crafty Creatures will be accepting orders until Friday, November 13 to ensure you receive the kits in time for the event.

**If purchasing Holiday boxes from Crafty Creatures, please remember you still need to register for the event through Sheridan Alumni via
the registration button above.
 Choose between:
Magical Frosty Holiday Box

Little Elf Holiday Box (Ages 6 & under)

Magical Frosty Holiday Box (Ages 7 & up) 
 If you do not purchase a box, and still wish to attend this workshop, you will require:
  • Blank card or sheet of white cardstock
  • A needle
  • Yellow thread

Draw Along with Mike Cope | 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. 

Mike Cope Interested in learning how to draw? Join Canadian cartoonist Mike Cope (Art Fundamentals ’98) for some fun, cartoon-drawing exercises using simple shapes and lines. Cope’s instruction targets younger children (students in pre-kindergarten to grade 3), but we encourage parents and older siblings to pick up a pencil or crayon and draw-along with them. Put on your creativity hat and have some fun!
Mike Cope Draw Along


Ashlyn Anstee

Storytime & Drawing Demonstration with Ashlyn Anstee | 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Ashlyn Anstee (Animation ’11) is the award-winning author and illustrator of three picture books, including Hedgehog!, chosen as part of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Ashlyn will read from her books, talk about her process, answer questions and do some drawings!


Dance Party with Sonshine and Broccoli | 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Join with your kids for this special live and interactive Sonshine and Broccoli concert, exclusively for Sheridan families!
Sonshine and BroccoliFor 16 years, best friends and Musical Theatre grads Sonshine and Broccoli have been entertaining  children  and parents alike with their infectious   enthusiasm and energetic pop-rock songs. This award-winning, children’s musical entertainment duo, have rocked out shows across the country and   have had audiences singing and dancing along to their four hit, studio albums. Note that this activity is best suited for kids under 10.