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Parent’s survival guide for March Break!

Date: Apr. 12, 2021 – Apr. 16, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

Location: Online

Parents, do you need an hour to get some work done while the kids are at home during the March Break? Don’t worry, Sheridan Alumni has you covered! Check out the list of fun, engaging, and interactive activities taking place during the week. All activities will begin at 10am and will run for 1 hour. Here’s the best part - every activity is free and hosted by one of our very own talented Sheridan grads.

The Stories Behind the Fable

Monday, April 12 | 10 a.m.

Storyboard artist and Sheridan grad Ashlyn Anstee will lead students through the basics of storytelling and the creation of a storyboard based on The Tortoise and the Hare. Storyboarding combines characters, drawing, and storytelling, and students will learn all three, and make a story they tell themselves! Great for ages 6–12.

Ashlyn Anstee (Animation ’11) Ashlyn Anstee

Ashlyn Anstee is the award-winning author and illustrator of three picture books, including Hedgehog!, chosen as part of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Ashlyn lives with her husband and four cats in Los Angeles, California and has worked for Disney, Netflix, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, DreamWorks, and Storybots, just to name a few.

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Fit Break for Kids

Tuesday, April 13 | 10 a.m. EST

Join us for a 1-hour fit break with Kinesiology and Health Promotion grad, and Certified Personal Trainer, Harnaaz Kamboj. This one-hour fit break is perfect for those highly active kids who need to burn off some energy while being cooped up in the house, and best of all, no equipment is necessary! It will be a fusion of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), finishing off with some calming yoga. The first half of this activity will target the major muscle groups through strength and cardio movements. The fit break will end off with a relaxing yoga cool-down sequence to stretch any muscles worked through the exercise.

No materials are needed, but a yoga mat is recommended for the second half. Participants can choose to wear shoes for the exercise portion of this fit break, and then kick them off once we settle on our mat for a cool down.

Fun for all ages!

Harnaaz Kamboj Harnaaz Kamboj

Harnaaz Kamboj is a proud Sheridan grad from the Kinesiology and Health Promotion program, and the owner of Venture Sport and Strength (VSS).

VSS coaches athletes and individuals of all fitness levels and ages. They believe that any athletic goal can be achieved when provided the correct tools and a positive environment!

Previously, Harnaaz had the pleasure of working with the Royal Orchard Middle School AIM program, as well as the St. Marcellinus Boys Football team through Sheridan! Working with kids has always been an interest of Harnaaz, and she will always jump at any opportunity to do so!

Click here to learn more about Venture Sport and Strength (VSS).

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The Magic In You, Children's Empowerment Magic Show

Wednesday, April 14 | 10 a.m.

What do you get when you combine a laugh-out-loud, virtual magic show, with an empowering, virtual magic class? The Magic In You, presented by award winning magician, Scott Dietrich - who also happens to be a Sheridan alumni, and former YTV personality. Your children will be dazzled by Scott's magic, empowered by learning to perform magic themselves, and even help to magically produce Scott's furry sidekick, Sir Walken, a real magic bunny. Recommended ages 8 – 12, but fun for the whole family.

Scott Dietrich Scott Dietrich

Scott is a proud Sheridan grad and an award-winning magician. You may recognize Scott Dietrich from the regular appearances he made on YTV. For years Scott magically introduced kids’ favorite shows with his unique brand of street magic during YTV’s “Big Fun Weeknights”. He is widely recognized as one of Canada’s premier children’s magicians and has been voted the Greater Toronto Area’s “Best Children’s Entertainer” by the readers of City Parent Magazine for 8 consecutive years.

Out of everything Scott has accomplished, he is most proud of the work he is doing with School Heroes Unite. Having been bullied himself, not only can he identify with what the students are going through, he can confidently tell them that it does get better and give them the tools to get there.

Click here to learn more about Scott.

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Introduction to Acting: Exploring the Actor's Tools

Thursday, April 15 | 10 a.m. EST

Play some fun and interactive drama games and activities to explore how we can use our body, voice and imagination to create a character. This workshop will be facilitated by 2018 Music Theatre grad, Malindi Ayienga, who is a professional actor and artist educator from Young People's Theatre - the oldest professional theatre company in Toronto - and a national producer and presenter of theatre for young audiences. Recommended ages, 6-12 years old.

Malindi Ayienga (Music Theatre ’18) Malindi Ayienga

Malindi Ayienga is a Dora Award winning Toronto based artist, activist and co-founder of Diva Day International. Diva Day empowers young menstruators by eliminating barriers to education. Since it's inception in 2017, Diva Day has provided over a thousand young menstruators in Kenya with DivaCups and menstrual health education. (ddivaday.org) Malindi has an Honours Bachelor degree in Musical Theatre Performance from Sheridan College and has had the pleasure of working on several shows at Young People’s Theatre including The Adventures of Pinnochio, You & I and One Thing Leads To Another.

Click here to learn more about Young People’s Theatre.

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Comedy Quiz Time: A Hilarious Trivia Game for Kids

Friday, April 16 | 10 a.m.

Two laughing children playing on an digital tablet

Join us for a fun, kid-friendly game of trivia, hosted by real comedians!

Test your skills with questions about pop culture and general knowledge. This game will be packed with laughter and learning, a great way to end the spring break. Who will be claiming the bragging rights in your family?!

Sheridan Alumni also has some cool prizes that you could win!

Hosted by: Hub of the Hammer Event Planning & Management

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