Children: December 2012 Archives
Saturday December 22, 2012
The new Quebec hockey film Les Pee-Wee 3D: l'hiver qui a changé ma vie opens in theatres this weekend. It's about a pee wee hockey team heading to Quebec City for the biggest tournament of their young careers.
The story begins with a young boy moving to town after the death of his mother. The local pee-wee hockey team's female goalie invites him to play on the team. But he's not a welcome addition for some of the other players.
Eric Tessier is the director of Les Pee-Wee 3D, and the actress who some say steals the show as the girl goalie, is Alice Morel-Michaud.
Sunday December 16, 2012
From 1991 to 2005, Wrebbit's 3D puzzles made a billion dollars in retail sales worldwide.
Then the company's assets were sold to the American toy company Hasbro and the puzzles pretty much disappeared from the market.
Paul Gallant, the founder of Wrebbit and the inventor of the puzzles, died last year. But his former right-hand man, Jean Théberge, believed 3D puzzles still had potential and he fought to get back the patents.
Now he's the president of the new Wrebbit3D, and there's a whole new line of 3D puzzles: from a 3D Taj Mahal to puzzles based on the upcoming film trilogy The Hobbit (above, the Hobbit village; photo courtesy of Wrebbit3D). And they're no longer made in China: they're entirely made in Quebec and Ontario.
Jean Theberge spoke with Sonali in studio.
Saturday December 15, 2012
There are no chipmunks at the Ecomuseum in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, at the western tip of the island of Montreal. But there are lots of animals that you can become better acquainted with there-you can actually have breakfast with them!
Sunday morning, you can dine with the otters. And at the end of the month, the wolves (check in later for a ticket give-away!)
Hélène Caron is the zoologist and education coordinator for the Ecomuseum. Sonali spoke with her about what's it like to get up close to animals in the wild.
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- Sat., 21 – Gingerbread house building
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- Sat., 3 – Secret Mountain: music for kids
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- Sun., 24 – NFB's Spring Break Channel (it's free!)
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- Sat., 26 – Daniel Clarke Bouchard, piano prodigy
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- Sun., 18 – Melanie Watt's "Scaredy Squirrel"