What we're about

Welcome to Solo Parent Families Activity Group - GTA!

This is a group for single parents, and parents flying solo to get out with the kids and doing something fun together. This is not a group for dating. The focus is on an individual parent (or caregiver/guardian) doing fun things with the kids in a casual and supportive setting.

Who should become a member?

We use the name 'Solo' Parents because 'Single Parent' can imply you're looking for a relationship... and that isn't the focus of this group.

This is a place for any individual parent (or caregiver/guardian) to go out with their kids in a supportive environment. Perhaps you are separating, divorced, widowed, or your spouse travels a lot or is not able to do things with you and your children.

Bottom line, you are on your own with the kid(s) one way or another and are looking for fun things to do with them in a supportive, non-judgmental environment.

Types of Events:

**Most (but not all) events will be central to Thornhill/North York**

- Indoor playgrounds, Chuck E Cheese, Dave and Busters etc.

- Local events and fairs

- Theatre shows and movie nights

- Craft or Cooking events

- Local attractions (Canada's Wonderland, Kortright Centre, LegoLand, Ontario Science Centre etc.)

- Day Trips and Getaways

- Camping Trips

- Vacation getaways (Planning a Disney World trip for 2017)

Please consider volunteering to host events, or if you have any skills or talents that can be of benefit to our group, please let us know.

Upcoming events (4)

The Second City - Improv Showdown – Family Entertainment

https://www.secondcity.com/shows/toronto/improv-showdown/ Description Get ready Toronto, The Second City is taking family entertainment to a mind-blowing new level! Two hilarious teams of top-notch improvisers will face off in a winner takes all comedy showdown – and they’re going to need your help! Fuelled by weird suggestions and energized by audience volunteers, our teams will work hard to earn your votes in a desperate attempt to become the heavyweight comedy champions of the world! At least until the next show… Specially designed for kids (and the old people in charge of them), this show has it all. High-energy characters? Check! All the Fortnite dances you can handle? Check! A scene with a puppy, an alien and a thousand pound watermelon? Who knows! It’s an Improv Showdown – anything can happen (and probably will)! Additional Information: Running time: 60 minutes. Kids (12 and under): $12 + tax. Adults: $15 + tax Toronto Mainstage Theatre 51 Mercer Street, Toronto, ON M5V 9G9

Toronto Symphony Orchestra - LET’S DANCE!

Roy Thomson Hall

LET’S DANCE! Be inspired by dance styles from around the world! This high-energy concert features music that will be sure to make you move to the beat! You will be dancing in your seats as you watch the amazing artistry, expression, and athleticism of dancers live on stage with the TSO. Get ready to boogie! Come to the North Lobby a half hour before the concert starts to see an energetic performance by the Joy of Dance Centre. Event Host: Larry (a.k.a: Daphne's Dad) Venue: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. Toronto, ON. M5J 2H5 Day/ Date/ Time: Saturday/ April 27th/ 4 PM Tickets Price: range between $26 - $40 RSVP Deadline: Tickets for this show range between $26-$40. Anyone interested to sit as a group should RSVP by March 23, and contact Larry to let him know that you would like him to purchase your tickets. He can then order the best possible seats where we can sit together. The RSVP will remain open after that, but anyone who wants to join will have to get their own tickets and may have to sit separately from the rest of the group. Of course, we can get together before or after the show It will be a fantastic event for the kids to experience Symphony. Even for the first timer. Hope to see you all there! Regards, Larry (Agnes helps to post to the group)

Young People's Theatre: Antigone

Young People's Theatre

This is an event for older kids, aged 12 and up. All tickets are $15. You are responsible for booking your own tickets. Book now to get good seats. https://www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca/shows-tickets/antigone/ We are in section G, seats HH 6, 7, 8. ANTIGONE: 方 Written by Jeff Ho Directed by Stephen Colella & Karen Gilodo ON THE MAINSTAGE APR. 29-MAY 16, 2019 RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 12 & UP | GRADES 7-12 RUNS APPROX. 75 MIN.* WORLD PREMIERE An urgently contemporary adaptation of the classic Greek story, inspired by the 2014 student umbrella protest in Hong Kong and the 1989 uprising in Tiananmen Square. In this riveting new play, “re-education” awaits anyone who questions the state’s traditional doctrine. Antigone faces high stakes as she stands up for her brother against her father’s will. In the courage of a young woman, there is hope for the future… Presented ‘in the round’ on YPT’s Mainstage. How to Get There https://www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca/contact-us/

TENTATIVE- FAMILY RAFTING trip- somewhere in Ontario

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Hello Rafter Enthusiasts, Our 2019 schedule of adventures is coming and it seems there is synergy for family Rafting. Plans for this meetup will be adjusted as we get closer to it. We may require advance payment to secure your spot on this activity and some conditions may apply for refunds and early cancellations This is not a float trip to take pictures, everyone gets a paddle and everyone gets to participate in this, EASY accelerating experience, run down the river. The river guides are experienced professionals and navigate through SMALLER rapids, calm whirlpools and gently splashing waves of whitewater. This family experience is GENTLE compare to the one presented in the featured picture. This is an unforgettable experience for you and your kid(s) NOTE: All participants must be able to get on and off the raft on their own. KIDS must be 5+ years of age, more than 22Kg (50 lb) and must be accompanied by his or her parent(s) or guardian(s). Other restrictions may apply TBD - Plans Include: 1 Safety Training (mandatory for all participants, including kiddos) 1 full river raft trip All necessary rafting equipment (helmet, wetsuit and life jacket are mandatory) Use of resort facilities Costs: Yet to be determined but expect between $90 - $150 + HST average per day. Transportation and meals are typically extra. Prices can go up or down depending on the number of participants, duration of the event, amenities selected (camping on a tent, cabins, hotel rooms, etc), and group discounts (if applicable). Normally, meals are not included as everyone has different dietary preferences and it's difficult to accommodate everyone's taste and needs Location: Somewhere in Ontario TBC. NOTE there is a requirement to drive your own means of transportation to and from the activity location, most likely several hours away from GTA (4-hours and up depending on your departure location). If you are not comfortable driving long distance, we encourage carpooling with someone in the group. You are welcome to post your comments providing a ride or sharing a ride. It is common practice to share ride costs with the driver. Some tools to facilitate this ride sharing will be posted later, if applicable What to wear? The 2019 Victoria weekend in May can be a surprise. Normally, nights are cold and days are warm but be prepared for all types of weather, bring bug repellent, sunscreen, flashlight and personal hygiene items. Cold days – sneakers/sport sandals, wool socks, wool or warm fleece sweater, nylon windbreaker; wetsuits will be included. Warm days – sneakers/sport sandals and a bathing suit. NO FLIPFLOPS/CROCS! Only shoes that stay securely on your feet are allowed during the river experience What is the water temperature? You will be wearing a wetsuit at all times during the raft trip to insulate you from the water. Typically, rivers are at around 20C in May, similar temperature like swimming in Lake Ontario; however, more comfortable as you will be wearing a wetsuit Duration of the trip: Yet to be agreed but considering the driving distance it should be for the entire long weekend. The whitewater river experience is about 5 hours including trips, preparation and fueling adrenaline Organizer liability waivers: Outdoor events can be inherently dangerous and accidents may and do happen. With white River activities, an element of risk is inherent & beyond human control, by participating in this event, you're taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. Therefore, all participants including parents and guardians, must take full responsibility for your own actions and the actions of your kids. Your RSVP and/or attendance to this event confirmed that you are releasing this Meetup Group and its Organizers from all and any liability in case of possible damage, injuries and/or death. The third party providing the rafting activity will require a waver signed by the parent or guardian for oneself and accompanying minor(s) Register today!

Past events (90)

Young People's Theatre: We Are All Treaty People

Young People's Theatre

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