Tough Toddler 2022

Thank you to all the families that joined us for Tough Toddler! If you would like to share your thoughts about the day, we would love to hear from you. Please reach out to: 

It's time for toddlers to get wild!

Let your toddler loose and lead the family through a jungle gym of jumping, crawling and running fun!

Tough Toddler is jointly hosted by UTown@UBC (part of UBC Campus + Community Planning) and Active Kids UBC School of Kinesiology.

Join us on Sunday, June 26 for a roaring good time with activities designed for toddlers and the entire family. There will be something for everyone:

  • Inflatable obstacle courses
  • Glitter tattoos 
  • Gymnastics
  • Live music performances by Music with Marnie
  • Gourmet hot dogs available for purchase from The Dog House 
  • Espresso bar and pastries available for purchase from Coffee Bike Vancouver
  • Resource booths, games and more!

Where: Osborne Centre (activities will take place indoors in the gym and outdoors)

When: Sunday, June 26, 10am to 2pm

Live Music Schedule (Performers' biography and details are shared below!): 

  • 10:30am-10:45am | The Percussion Toy box 
  • 11:00am-11:45am | Music with Marnie
  • 12:00pm-12:15pm | The Percussion Toy box
  • 12:30pm-12:45pm | Music with Marnie
  • 1:30pm-1:45pm | The Percussion Toy box 

Who: Children of all ages and their families. Activities will be for varying skill levels and geared towards those ages 0-12 years old.  

Cost: FREE admission!

Pre-registration is now CLOSED for Tough Toddler. The event is full and due to space capacity, we are unable to open up additional spots. 

Due to space capacity, please pre-register all attending children and toddlers. Signed waivers are required for participating in the activities and can be signed in advance through the online pre-registration, or print your own copy and bring it with you to the event. 

Health & Safety: This event is hosted in line with current public health restrictions and UBC policies. While proof of vaccination is not required at UBC events, in accordance with UBC’s COVID-19 Campus Rules, masks or face coverings will be required in public indoor spaces.

Questions or comments? Please contact


Meet our Musical Performers:  

Music with Marnie

Music with Marnie – WINNER OF 8 West Coast Family Magazine Reader’s Choice GOLD Awards for Best Performer, Best Children’s Band and Best Music Classes. Described as one of the Best Performers of her Generation by the Vancouver International Children’s Festival, Marnie will be sure to captivate your child, and have them moving and grooving to songs from her 4 Award Winning Albums. Marnie performs funky and educational tunes that get kids and parents Nation Wide, moving and grooving. Each song tells a story and has an action keeping children focused and physical.  If you’ve never seen a preschool mosh pit, now’s your chance -- It’s impossible not to get up and boogie during a Music with Marnie Show.  The moment the music starts, Marnie will have the kids dancing, singing and signing along. So get ready to jump in puddles and swing like monkeys – being up on your feet and boogieing to the beat is what this entertainers show is all about. 

Marnie Grey is an infectiously cheerful children's performer with a million-watt smile that doesn't waver for a second. - The Star Phoenix, Saskatoon

Marnie Grey is an infectiously cheerful children's performer with a million-watt smile that doesn't waver for a second. - The Star Phoenix, Saskatoon


The Percussion Toy Box

Join Kaiya, 4th year music student at UBC School of Music, to explore the different sounds of various percussion instruments, such as shakers, tambourines, and castanets. While demonstrations will be given of each instrument, children are invited to participate and express their budding musicality in any way they feel fit.