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Snowy Owls: Winter 2021
December 2, 2021
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Looking for some new games to keep you entertained and connected with loved ones this holiday season? Luckily, you’ve come to the right place! The Senate of Canada’s little helpers have cooked up some online activities that will keep your eyes sharp, your mind turning and your rivalries friendly!

Challenge your classmates, friends and family to an “I Spy” game and a scavenger hunt in the Senate Virtual Tour — or tune in together to hear live music played from the Peace Tower carillon bells on Parliament Hill before planned rehabilitation work temporarily takes them offline next year.

No matter if you’re an adventurer, a musician, a sleuth or a parliamentary whiz, there’s something here for you. Fun times are guaranteed, and you’ll learn a little something about the Senate too. Happy hunting!

Senate Virtual Holiday Scavenger Hunt

Senate Virtual Holiday Scavenger Hunt

Virtual activities are just the ticket if you’re spending this holiday season at home! Challenge your friends and family (or yourself!) to a holiday scavenger hunt in the Senate Virtual Tour, where people of all ages can dive into the history of Centre Block’s hidden treasures.

I Spy Game: Senate of Canada edition

I Spy Game: Senate of Canada edition

What do an owl, a snowman and a snowflake all have in common? They’re all hidden in this I Spy Game: Senate of Canada edition! The holiday spirit is strong on Parliament Hill – so strong, in fact, that you may find it in unexpected places. Challenge your siblings, friends and classmates to see who can spot the hidden items first, before the Peace Tower closes temporarily for rehabilitation work in the new year! And don’t forget to make sure you’ve found all the objects with this answer key.

Just Hear Those Sleigh Carillon Bells Jingling

Just Hear Those Carillon Bells Jingling

What could be merrier than 53 bells ringing to the tune of holiday classics? The Dominion Carillonneur will once again be spreading good cheer throughout December with a program chock-full of traditional holiday carols! It’s a recital series you won’t want to miss, as the carillon bells will temporarily fall silent as of winter 2022 while the Peace Tower undergoes rehabilitation work. Thankfully, you don’t have to be in Ottawa to enjoy the ‘ding dong’ of Parliament’s big bells in song — the Dominion Carillonneur’s recitals are streamed live online​. Check the daily program in advance and invite your loved ones to tune in with you!

Senate Sleuth Word Search

Senate Sleuth Word Search

Test your sleuthing skills with this word search fit for a cold winter day. Whether you’re at school or snuggled by the fire at home, this activity is for you! Can you find all the topics studied by Senate committees? Answers can be found here. Bonus points if you can guess the total number of Senate committees (hint: some committees study more than one topic).

Senate 101: Holiday Edition

Senate 101: Holiday Edition

’Tis the season for turkey, tinsel… and Senate trivia! Think you know all there is to know about Parliament’s Upper Chamber? Test your knowledge with this Senate of Canada Kahoot! This trivia game is perfect for the classroom or some (friendly) family competition.