West Lincoln Hosting Free Family Day Event

For Immediate Release: February 9, 2023

Celebrate Family Day with the Township of West Lincoln! The public is invited to join an array of fun festivities at the West Lincoln Community Centre, 177 West Street, in Smithville, on Monday, February 20, 2023.

Festivities will run throughout the day, kicking off with the West Lincoln Firefighters’ Pancake Breakfast, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. (or until all pancakes are eaten). Donations in support of the West Lincoln Firefighters' Association will be accepted (cash only).

Mark the Magician will perform two shows, at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m., face painting will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Speaker and Author of My Ice Cream Sunday, John Golub, will be conducting a family oriented, motivational and inspirational talk that is perfect for all ages at 3 p.m.

Filling out the day’s festivities, the event will include free Family Open Gym, free Pickleball 18yrs+, sponsored public skating sessions, West Niagara Minor Hockey SuperSkills, and will conclude with a sledge hockey game between West Lincoln Firefighters and ParaSport Ontario. See the schedule of activities below.

Upstairs Community Rooms

8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.: West Lincoln Firefighters’ Pancake Breakfast

12 p.m. and 2 p.m.: Mark the Magician


10 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Face Painting


Capacities apply. Indoor shoes are required.

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., and 4:00 p.m.: Family Open Gym (parents/guardians are required to stay and play)

12:30 p.m.: Pickleball 18yrs+

3 p.m.: Motivational and Inspirational Talk by Speaker and Author John Golub


CSA-approved helmets are recommended for all ice activities

9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.: Public Skating Sponsored by Touchdown Willy’s

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.: West Niagara Minor Hockey SuperSkills

1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Public Skating Sponsored by Premier Equipment

3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.: West Lincoln Firefighters vs. ParaSport Ontario Sledge Hockey Game

West Lincoln Public Library - Smithville Branch

The Smithville Library Branch, located inside the West Lincoln Community Centre, will be hosting MakerSpace sessions from 1 to 5 p.m. The public is invited to drop in and try out the Library’s new maker equipment, including a Cricut Maker 3, Ultimaker 3D Printer, sewing and embroidery machines, green screen, button maker and digital converters.

Concession Stand

The Dog Got It concession stand will also be open throughout the event, for anyone wishing to purchase a delicious meal between activities (debit is available).

Event details are subject to change without notice. Please visit the Family Day event page for the most up-to-date information.

For notifications and important updates, remember to follow the Township of West Lincoln on FacebookTwitter and Instagram @TWPWestLincoln.


“It always fills me with joy seeing our beautiful West Lincoln Community Centre abounding with activity and life and celebration. This facility has become a wonderful multi-purpose hub for families and individuals in our community, and I can’t wait to see everyone out enjoying our Family Day festivities together.”

Cheryl Ganann


“Special thanks to Township Staff for planning and organizing another wonderful community event for our residents. We hope everybody is able to come out and enjoy some fun fellowship with family and friends.”

Brian Treble

Acting CAO

Media Contact:

Beth Audet

Communications Specialist