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Four Winds Spring Kite Festival at Kortright Centre (Woodbridge)

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2016: April 30 and May 1st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When decent wind is part of the picture, loads of large, graceful kites colour the sky above Kortright Centre during their kite festival. Both times we've attended the event, the wind was rather timid. We had a lot of fun, regardless. Only the experienced participants managed to raise their flying apparatus into the air. The kids' kite went up slightly, thanks to air drafts generated by their running. The pros compete on a vast field on the premises. They create impressive ballets with their splendid kites, to the sound of music. In the past, they've organized a "Teddy Bear Drop" (which involves the dropping from flying kites of a couple of furry creatures equipped with small parachutes). I checked and they still do it in 2016!

Bonus: The Canadian Peregrine Foundation is located near the Kite field. It hosts an owl, an eagle and a few peregrine falcons. And if you follow the trail east of the Kite field, going north, you'll find the Spring Peeper pond with floating decks (your chance to spot frogs).

Bird’s sanctuary near the Kite field

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