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Norval Spring Open House this Sunday

We’re often asked, “Why don’t you offer some of your fun Norval programs for parents and families?” Our seasonal open houses are just that, a chance for families to come up and try out some of the great Norval activities that your boys have been talking about. Come and join us this Sunday, May 3, rain or shine, and try out some of our favourites, listed below.

This May also marks the 50th anniversary of the dedication of Stephen House at Norval by R.A. Laidlaw 1904. We’ll mark this very special anniversary with stories of appreciation from past Norval directors and members of the Laidlaw family, a photo display of Stephen House’s construction and, of course, a really big birthday cake.

1. Try our Photo Scavenger Hunt: We’ll give you photographs of certain places or things at Norval, as well as a list of items to find. The idea is to find these things and take their picture. Use your own camera, or borrow one of ours.

2. Visit the new Norval Garden: The boys have worked hard to create this appealing and educational garden. Herbs, flowers, veggies, we have it all. Speak with our resident gardener, Ms. Livingston, about tricks you can use to spruce up your own garden.

3. Crayfish Safari: Did you know there are three different kinds of crayfish that live in the Credit River? Help us catch (and release) some crayfish and see what we find. Please bring rubber boots for this activity; you have to wade into the river a little.

Norval by River

As usual we’ll have food, refreshments and displays in Stephen House. There’s no charge for this event. Friends, family members and dogs on leashes are all welcome.

To register RSVP here or email Courtney McNeillie at association@ucc.on.ca and indicate the number of people attending.

Directions to Norval:

Take Highway 401 west to Winston Churchill Boulevard. Follow Winston Churchill Boulevard north and go through the Village of Norval. Continue straight ahead. The entrance to the Norval property is on your left, 1.2 km north of the village stoplight. The drive takes about 50 minutes from UCC in light traffic.