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Five cool things to do this week (March 22 to 28)

From maple syrup festivals to craft shows and flash mobs, pack your week with these cool to-dos!

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1. Hit the reset button

With the winter blues almost behind us (thankfully), now is the perfect time to press the reset button on your mind, body, and soul. Grab a mat at Toronto’s Yoga Conference or your local yoga studio and take a time-out to breath deeply and clear your mind using a meditation method that’s right for you.

March 21 to 24, Toronto Yoga Conference & Show , Toronto, ON

2. Shop for one-of-a-kind

Treat yourself to homemade jewels or a breezy spring knit for those coolish spring nights care of local artisans as they put their best work forward at arts and crafts shows across the country.

March 24 to 27, Gift Show, Montreal, QC

March 24 to 27, Craft and Artisan Show, Georgetown, ON

March 27 to 31, One of a Kind Spring Show & Sale, Toronto, ON

3. Join a flash mob

With thousands of uploaded routines on YouTube, flash mobs continue to be the hottest dance craze; why not join the frenzy? Top picks: The National Ballet of Canada is cooking up a public number to debut in June, and residents of Vancouver will showcase a pop-art umbrella dance choreographed by renowned choreographer Shiamak Davar at the Vancouver Art Gallery in April. Rehearsals are in session now!

Vancouver troop

Toronto troop

4. Indulge your sweet tooth

Can you think of two other things that make Canadians more Canadian than maple leafs and maple syrup? Show your patriotism with the sweeter of the two and tap a tree for some sap at a maple syrup festival!

March 16 to 24, Festival Beauceron de l’Érable, Saint-Georges, QC

March 23 to 24, Maple Syrup Festival, Bronte Creek Conservation Area, Oakville, ON

March 26 to 31, Maple Capital of Atlantic Canada, Saint-Quetin, NB

Click here for our favourite maple syrup recipes!

5. Watch a double feature

An award-winning musical period piece; a biographical drama about a great American president, and two grade-A comedies — one, written by Hollywood’s favourite funny man Judd Apatow, the other starring Billy Crystal and Bette Midler; this week the options are endless. Pour a hot bevy and stay warm under a homemade quilt watching back-to-back movies!

March 22, Les Miserables

March 22, This Is 40 

March 26, Lincoln

March 26, Parental Guidance