March Break in Saint-Laurent

Last updated February 23, 2022
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Once again, Saint-Laurent is offering a busy week of activities during the school break.

February 26 - March 6, programming of the School Break will offer families lots of fun! Mostly composed of free in-person sports, cultural and leisure activities, the program will allow families many opportunities for entertaining outings.

The vaccine passport is mandatory for persons aged 13 and over. Proof of identification must be presented in addition to the VaxiCode. Anyone who has not been adequately protected will not be able to access the venue. More information  may be found online at the Québec government’s website.

Complexe sportif: Aquatic activities

The Complexe sportif  pools offer time slots for free swimming as well as swim lanes. It is possible to reserve a time slot up to 3 days before the activity by registering online at Loisirs Montréal. The biblio-loisir card is mandatory.

Complexe sportif : Sports activities for the 6-12 year olds

Bilingual activities. Carte biblio-loisirs required.

Pick-up soccer
$2/hour per child
Feb. 28-March 4, 10 a.m. – 1:55 p.m.

Pick-up basketball 
$2/hour per child
Feb. 26 and March 5, 2 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.
Feb. 27 and March 6, 9 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.
March 1, 9 a.m. - 12:55 p.m.
March 3, 9 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.

Initiation to artistic gymnastics
March 3, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Complexe sportif : Ados de St-Lo Activities

No registration required. Limited availability.

Pick-up basketball 
Feb. 26, March 3 and 5,  3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
March 2, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. 
March 6,  2p.m. to 4 p.m.

Pick-up soccer
Feb. 26 and March 5, 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. 
March 1-3,  4 p.m. - 6 p.m. 
March 4,  2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Feb. 28,  3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Boxe and Crossfit
March 4,  3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Saint-Laurent Librairies

A program filled with surprises and discoveries awaits participants in the activities of the Bibliothèque du Boisé  and Bibliothèque du Vieux-Saint-Laurent. Both librairies are also open to borrow books or documents free  of charge.  Carte biblio-loisirs mandatory. 

Virtual Teen Chat Room - For 13-17-year-olds (Bilingual activity)
Feb 26-March 6
A place for 13-17-year-olds to meet after school through the free Discord chat platform to interact, study as a team, ask a librarian questions and more.

The winter life of wild animals (In French)
March 3, 1:30 p.m.
For all ages. Strollers not recommended. Registration required on site before the event. Places limited.

Centre des loisirs

Centre communautaire Painter

The Centre communautaire Painter  is a lively gathering place in the heart of the the Chameran district. Families in the area will be able to enjoy fun-filled activities during March Break.
For children aged 3 and over. Presence of an adult compulsory for 8 years and under. All activities are bilingual.

For kids ages 8 and under 

Sundays at Painter
Feb. 27 and March 6 ,1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Rental of board games

Mini-bibliothèque de Chameran
Feb. 27 and March 6,  1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
March 1, -  3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Library loans
Carte biblio-loisirs required

Family yoga
March,   1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Family dancing
March 2, 10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Outdoor family games
March 2, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

For 12-17-year-olds

Electronic and board game tournaments and discussions led by staff
Feb. 26, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Feb 27, 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
March 4, 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
March 5,  5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
March 6, 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m

The Centre des loisirs de Saint-Laurent will host a diversified program that includes workshops and shows.

Introduction to oil painting  - For 10-17-year-olds (in French)
Feb. 28, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Materials provided

Creation of a painting - For 8-12-year-olds (In French)
March 2, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Materials provided

Creation of a water colour painting - For 10-17-year-olds (In French)
March 2, 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Materials provided

L’Unité 12-17 ans 
Bilingual activities

Program details online on the Instagram page of Centre des ados

Centre d'exposition Lethbridge

The Centre d’Exposition Lethbridge at the Bibliothèque du Boisé in Saint-Laurent exhibits works by professional artists from the community and elsewhere.

Mediation workshop on the Dialogue à 4 mains exhibition - For 6-12-year-olds (in French)
March 2, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Visit to the exhibition and creative workshop with artists Tania Girard Savoie and Ludovic Fouquet
Presence of an adult required

Salle Émile-Legault

Salle-Émile-Legault hosts shows that will delight little ones on vacation!

Musée des métiers d'art du Québec

Bilingual activitues. for 5 year olds and up.  Registration required for the creative workshops.

Enquête : Aide Nours à revenir en 2022 - 7 year-old and up (In French)
From Feb. 26 to March 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Investigation: Help Nours return in 2022
Nours is lost in time and finds himself in 1650! All the artisans have clues that, when put together, will help Nours return to 2022. Visit the exhibition to collect all the clues!

Creative workshop: Making stamps - For 5-year-olds & over (Bilingual)
Feb. 26-27 and March 5-6 at 10 a.m.,  1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
How does it work? The genius of craftsmen
Discover the science behind everyday objects and try out materials to make stamps.

Creative workshop: Arrow sash-style bracelet - For 5-year-olds & over (Bilingual)
Feb 28, 10 a.m, 1 p.m., 3 p.m. 
Stand out in everyday life: Fashion through the ages
All crafts workers roll up their sleeves when it comes to creating practical, ingenious or fashionable clothing and accessories. Discover the trendy styles from different eras and make a bracelet using the finger-weaving technique!

Creative workshop: Introduction to the tie-dye technique - For 5-year-olds & over (Bilingual)
March 1, 10 a.m., 1 a.m. and 3 p.m. 
Protesting through craftwork
Learn about a technique loved by the hippie movement: tie-dye.

Creative workshop: Making a werewolf mask For 5-year-olds & over (Bilingual)
March 2 and 4, 10 a.m., 1 a.m. and 3 p.m. 
Curse it! Superstitions and popular beliefs
ave you ever crossed two knives on a table? Or dropped the salt shaker? Woe to you! Make your own werewolf mask and learn more about popular beliefs related to everyday objects! Registration

Creative workshop: Creation on the sugar shack theme - For 5-year-olds & over (Bilingual)
March 3, 10 a.m., 1 a.m. and 3 p.m. 
The crafts workers invite themselves to the maple grove
From metal buckets to pretty maple sugar moulds… Discover objects related to the harvesting and transformation of maple sap!