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Dagmar Ski Resort
Dagmar Ski Resort, Township of Uxbridge
Put a little fun in your February
February 2020
February is here, and while Mr. Groundhog has yet to reveal if we’ve got more winter or an early spring in store, there is always fun on the radar in Durham Region.

Time to plan your next adventure. Consider the events featured below, or visit our events calendar , Facebook , Instagram or Twitter for ideas on what to do in Durham this month.
Ice fishing in Beaverton
Beaverton Legion
Ice Fishing Derby  
The Beaverton Legion’s third annual Howard Metherel Memorial Ice Fishing Derby is happening February 15 on Lake Simcoe. The derby runs from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m, followed by a Fish Fry dinner and prizes (included in your $20 entry fee) starting at 6 p.m. at the Beaverton Legion.

Multiple weigh in locations will be available from Virginia Beach to Brechin. Prizes for the biggest trout, whitefish and perch.
Town Hall Theatre
To the theatre!
Musicals, classic plays and film adaptations all take the stage in Durham Region this month.

The Whitby Courthouse Theatre is running the Broadway version of Little Women, from February 5 to 22 .

Oshawa Little Theatre presents Pride and Prejudice, you can catch this classic tale at one of eight shows taking place between February 1 and 15 .

Tennessee William’s classic drama Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is at the Town Hall Theatre in Port Perry from February 13 to 22 .

The Herongate Barn Theatre presents The Love List, February 7 to March 21 .

The Ajax Community Theatre presents A Few Good Men by Alan Sorkin–catch it at the St. Francis Centre between February 6 and 15 .

Mama Mia (here we go again) is at the Uxbridge Music Hall , February 13 to 22 .
Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Ultimate Winter Road Trip: Destination Durham
Why not take a break from your day-to-day routine and join us in Durham Region for a change of scenery and a weekend of unexpected adventure?

Plan your Ultimate Winter Road Trip, courtesy of YorkDurhamHeadwaters.ca. Explore our trails, try your hand at ice fishing, or hit the slopes. Take an art class. Find a cozy pub to escape the cold. The possibilities are endless.
St Francis Centre
Tiff Ajax 2nd Reel
Did you know you can screen the best of Canadian and International films and artists right here in Durham Region? Tiff presents the Ajax Film Circuit , holds monthly screenings at Ajax’s St. Francis Centre .

Tickets are available at the St. Francis Centre Box Office, the Ajax and McLean Community Centres, and the Audley Recreation Centre. Tickets are also available online or by calling 905-619-2529 ext. 2787 (ARTS).

Catch these upcoming films:

  • The Tomorrow Man on February 21
  • Judy on March 6
  • The Farewell on March 20
Whitby Playdium
Dream big. Be bold.
Play without limits.
Playdium recently opened their newest location in Whitby this past November. A place to dream big, be bold and play without limits, Playdium offers classic arcade and video games, virtual reality experiences, bowling, and a thrilling ropes course (with zipline!). Between rounds, visitors can fuel up with snacks (nachos, fries, or a slice of ‘za) or enjoy a sit-down meal at the Playdium Eatery (think Tacos, Sliders, and Bowls).

Playdium Whitby can also be booked for the ultimate birthday party, team building or school outing event. Playdium Whitby is located at 75 Consumers Drive, in the Whitby Entertainment Centrum.
Passionate Cooks Essentials dining table with people
Won't you be mine, Valentine?
Looking for the perfect spot to take your Valentine? Consider the following options for you and your special someone!

Food enthusiasts can feed their passion for fine food with a class at the Passionate Cook in Uxbridge. Expand your recipe collection and cooking expertise, while spending some quality time with your significant other. All classes include recipes and a full meal. There are several February classes to choose from.

Are fine harmonies, high energy and toe-tapping songs what you’re looking for? Celebrate the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Season’s with a special Valentine’s Day performance of Jersey Nights. You’ll be singing “What a night!” after this tribute show, at the Regent Theatre on February 14 .

Laugh together–catch David Merry at YukYuk’s Oshawa . Known for his hosting duties on the national sports trivia show Game On, and the golf show Get a Grip on Golf, David is also a dynamite stand-up comedian.

Of course, sharing a meal together is a classic Valentine’s Day activity. Find delicious spots #InTheDR, by visiting the Sip & Savour section on DurhamTourism.ca.
We will rock you concert
The ultimate
rock musical
We Will Rock You is a quirky, eccentric and heartfelt story of outsiders, and a creative cautionary tale for the cyberage. It reflects the scale and spectacle that marked Queen’s live performances and earned the band its pinnacle position in rock history. Rock as fiercely as you would at the best of Queen’s concerts, right here in Durham Region.

This rock musical experience comes to the Tribute Communities Centre in Oshawa, February 6 . Tickets start at $69.50 and are available through TributeCommunitiesCentre.com.
Uxbridge Quaker Trail
Take a hike...on the Quaker Trail
The Quaker Trail is in the Township of Uxbridge. The trail winds around the Quaker Village residential area in northwest Uxbridge, passing through some of the most historic areas of the town’s past, with access to the Uxbridge Historical Centre (museum). Trail features include a pond, playgrounds and a wide grassy area for picnics and play. Parking is available at the Uxbridge Arena and the Uxbridge Historical Centre.

The trail is located near downtown Uxbridge. After the hike, visit Corner House Pub and Grill or Wixan’s Bridge Restaurant . Local shopping and entertainment located nearby. 

Length: 3 kilometers
Surface: Paved, gravel, grass/natural, soil compacted
Access Points: Bolton Drive, Quaker Village Drive
Accessibility: Partial wheelchair access
Young girl ice fishing
Family fishing weekend
Take part in Family Fishing Weekend, from February 15 to 17 . This weekend is one of only four times this year that Canadian residents can fish in Ontario without buying a licence. Winter ice fishing is available in several locations across the region, as local lakes Simcoe and Scugog become an angler’s winter dream. Picture impressive ice fishing villages of portable and permanent huts.

Why not book a charter for a day out on the lake? Visit FishingDurham.ca for more fishing resources or to access our Durham Region Fishing Map . Always exercise caution and check conditions before venturing out! 

Be sure to watch the Fishing Durham video below highlighting our local fishing celebrity, Cooper Gallant!
iFly Whitby
Fun for the whole family
February is all about family and the options for family fun are endless:

  • Those ages four and up can defy the laws of gravity as they free fall in the wind tunnel at iFly Whitby.

  • Enjoy arcade games, an indoor play centre and bowling at Neb’s Fun World in Oshawa.

  • Catch two great children’s performances at the Sing-along & Magic Show, February 16 at the Regent Theatre in Oshawa. TEAM T&J are a fresh dose of Active and Uplifting Family Entertainment for all ages. They create an environment where kids can explore and express their imaginations through the excitement and freedom of live music interaction.
For unique trip ideas or to plan your perfect day, visit  DurhamTourism.ca , or call 1-800-413-0017. If this information is required in an accessible format, contact  Durham Tourism.