Fête Frissons - Winterlude

Presented by: Shenkman Arts Centre

Saturday, February 6 from 8:30 am to noon

Shake up winter with a day of family fun! Enjoy free musical entertainment, face-painting, art making, storytelling, dancing and outdoor fun in the snow!

Admission and most activities are free.



Pancake Breakfast
Start the day with a $5 pancake breakfast fresh prepared by Cora Orléans.

Visual Arts

Create A Winter Scene:
Using collage and pastels create your very own winter scene to bring home! Whether you want to represent a polar bear on its iceberg or white rabbits playing in the snow, Ottawa School of Art - Orléans Campus team will guide you in your creative process.

Face Painting
Your face is a "living canvas" when you enjoy a beautiful face painting from LynneART.

Digital Musical Playground:
Walk, run, roll and make music! A digital musical playground combines structures to climb and walk through or even to play hopscotch on. The music is made by you when you move around on it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0SVOp3lubw

Live Performance

La Ridaine is a fun and dynamic performance with a pot-pourri of reels and French-Canadian folklore songs. Their performance also involves the audience in the French-Canadian tradition of playing the spoons and "bonhommes gigueurs" (small, dancing, wooden jigging puppets). Enjoy an hour of traditional French-Canadian music and cultural tradition with La Ridaine!

Les billes (marbles) is a poetic and spirited work inspired from a game created by choreographer Anik Bouvrette in which she asked herself: "When I close my eyes, in my imagination, I see..." "Les billes" is the fruit of this playful exercise. On stage, the dancers work with round objects of all kinds, such as marbles, big balls and even bubble wrap! Their gentle movements paired with these objects create a magical universe accessible to all.

Snow Songs and Storytelling: Join OYP Theatre School’s senior students for storytelling fun, accompanied by soundscapes and sing-alongs with Ottawa-based musician, Kyle Noyes. Celebrate snow in all its musical glory with OYP Theatre School!

Prairie Fire is a Métis and First Nations family dance group based in Ottawa. They have performed the art and fun of Métis cultural dance to audiences around the world. They recently danced at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s swearing in ceremony in 2015.


Snow Painting: Come have fun adding colour to the white world around us. Have fun painting, squirting and splashing colour in the snow!

Enjoy high energy games outside in the snow with the help of Bob Macquarrie Recreational Centre!


Lower Lobby

Cora’s Breakfast - $5 Pancake breakfast

Create Your Winter Scene with the Ottawa School of Art

Facepainting with LynneART

Come play in the Musical Playground, with Junior Maker

Upper Lobby Stage

La Ridaine

Les Billes with Tara Luz Danse

10 :30-11 :00
Snow Songs and Storytelling with OYP Theatre School

Prairie Fire

Outdoors on the Agora

Outdoor fun with the Ottawa School of Art and Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex

Ages: All ages
Language: English, French

Tickets: Admission and most activities are free.

Programming Partners:

SACP - Fete Frissons - BMRC logo  SACP - Fete Frissons - Cora logo SACP - Fete Frissons - OSA logoSACP - Fete Frissons - CoO logo SACP - Fete Frissons - OYP logo  SACP - Fete Frissons - YMCA logo

Venue: Various
Genre: Family, Variety, Special Event, Community

February 06 at 8:30 am