Activities and programs

T1D
Discovery
District

A weekend of adventure for the whole family

Conferences, workshops, animation
and ...some surprises!

Fred, the Diabetic Children’s Resource Foundation, and Camp Carowanis are pleased to invite you to the second edition of the T1D Discovery District. This event will bring together families, health professionals, and camp counselors for conferences, workshops, and various activities.

For parents, getting information from health professionals in an informal setting is an opportunity. Youth will also be able to connect with the Camp Carowanis team. But most of all, the DT1 Discovery District is an opportunity to meet other families, and share experiences and tips on how to deal with certain situations. It’s an event not to be missed!

The DT1 Discovery District will take place:
February 17th & 18th 2024 at the Zoo Granby

1050 Boulevard David-Bouchard N, Granby, QC J2H 0Y6

Different districts to discover

with families during a weekend

Children

Children will be delighted with a multitude of activities where magical memories with other young people of the same age will be created.

Teenagers

A corner specially designed for teens, by teens.

Perfect for chilling with young people.

Camp Carowanis

No need to wait for summer… Carowanis is coming to the Granby Zoo! Come live the camp experience with your family.

  • A make-up station
  • Activities led by Camp Carowanis monitors
  • Granby Zoo activities
  • A cool space with bean bags to relax in
  • Ring lights to make TikTok
  • Entertaining workshops
  • Cosmodome activities
  • An animated evening
  • Committed instructors
  • A magical atmosphere

Conferences

You will participate in conferences that will allow you to inform yourself and discuss day-to-day diabetes management with stakeholders and health professionals in pediatric diabetes.

Nutrition

Come meet nutritionists and exhibitors who will be there to answer your questions about food, in addition to giving you tips and tricks for preparing meals.

Technologies

Diabetes representatives will be on hand to answer your questions and show you the latest technologies available on the market

Entertainment

A festive evening with music, games and surprises.

Come unleash your crazy!

  • Inspirational experts
    • in search
    • in psychology
    • in physical activity
    • and much more…
  • Nutritionists
    • Lighten up meal prep
      • Meal plan
      • Juggling carbs
      • Choosing foods
      • Calculate carbs
    • Kiosks to make you discover new products
    • Specialists to answer your questions
A district at the heart of diabetes with the health professionals who will come
  • explain the latest research findings
  • keep you up to date on the latest technology
  • comparing different techniques for managing blood sugar
  • to introduce you to new products
  • allow you to ask your questions directly to the suppliers
  • A suitable place to
    • exchanges
    • entertainment
    • a special guest
    • dance
    • a friendly competition between families

Special guest

Sloth

OR

Harfang

A very special guest at our event: one of our animal ambassadors, accompanied by his animal care technician. Our participants will enjoy privileged contact with an animal that only Granby Zoo can offer!

Family Activities

Mammals

Discover mammals on a whirlwind tour of the world! Learn about the unique characteristics of these animals!

Tour of Asia

Meet exotic and fascinating wildlife, from the Gobi Desert to the Himalayan Mountains, an unforgettable experience!

Aquarium tour

Fish, jellyfish, turtles and other species from the aquatic collection await you on a visit accompanied by an animal specialist.

Where is Titi the monkey?

A captivating riddle that will test your sense of observation and ingenuity to find Titi, the naughty monkey, hidden in our mystery trail.

Winners

Survey :

  • Vicky Mailloux
  • Johanne Sabourin

Speakers

Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret, M.D., Ph.D.
Endocrinologist and researcher

Family dynamics

Maude Lafontaine Hébert
Dietitian-Nutritionist

Exchanges of experiences in workshops

Sébastien Sasseville
Athlete and speaker T1D

Nutrition: Educate and inspire

Other speakers to come...

The conferences will be given mainly in French

Pricing

Choose between two packages this year!

This package includes :

  • Meals and snacks (2 lunches, 1 breakfast, 1 supper and snacks)
  • Lectures, activities and visits to all neighborhoods throughout the weekend.

175/adult

175/teen (ages 13 to 17)

100/child (ages 3 to 12)

Free for children aged 3 and under

Saturday only

This package includes :

  • Meals and snacks (1 lunches, 1 supper and snacks)
  • Lectures, activities, and visits to all neighborhoods throughout the Saturday.

$145/adult

$145/teen (ages 13 to 17)

$85/child (ages 3 to 12)

Free for children aged 3 and under

Special offer

If you are a family living in Estrie, we’ve got great news!

Diabète Estrie offers its families the chance to participate FREE in the DT1 Discovery District!

Check with your association to find out how to register free of charge.

*This offer is only valid for the weekend package and does not apply to the one day package.

If you are a family living in Central Quebec, we’ve got great news!

Diabète Drummond offers its families the chance to participate FREE in the DT1 Discovery District!

Check with your association to find out how to register free of charge.

*This offer is only valid for the weekend package and does not apply to the one day package.

If you are a family living in Monteregie, we’ve got great news!

Diabète Montérégie offers its families the chance to participate FREE in the DT1 Discovery District!

Check with your association to find out how to register free of charge.

*This offer is only valid for the weekend package and does not apply to the one day package.

If you are a family living in Granby, we’ve got great news!

Les Diabétiques de la Haute-Yamaska offers its families the chance to participate FREE in the DT1 Discovery District!

Check with your association to find out how to register free of charge.

*This offer is only valid for the weekend package and does not apply to the one day package.

Did you know that T1D Discovery District for diabetic children is also open to non-diabetic siblings?

We believe in the importance of inclusion and creating a caring community for all children. This is why we have decided to extend our invitation to all children, whether they have diabetes or not. We understand that siblings play a crucial role in every child’s life, and it’s essential that they can have memorable experiences together. By welcoming non-diabetic brothers and sisters, we want to strengthen family bonds and offer a unique opportunity to share unforgettable moments in a safe and nurturing environment.

Spend the night in a nearby hotel

The fun doesn’t have to end at night. Take the time to enjoy a show with your young people and other families before returning to your quarters to sleep. You will also have the pleasure of attending breakfast and the activities of the following morning.

Are you looking for an unusual place to spend the night?

Please note that each family is responsible for making its own reservation.

CODE FRED

Hotel Vallea Bromont

Distance : 19 min by car

Rates : From $199/night

COMPLETE

Hotel Le Principal

COMPLETE

Hotel Castel

Cancellation and refund

75% refund of the package if canceled before January 17, 2023
After this date, no refund will be possible.

Stay tuned to discover our different neighborhoods and speakers who will be presented to you in the coming weeks.

 

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Committee

Cindye Audet

Sophie Despatie

Melyssa Labelle

Émilie Maurice

Alicia Moubayed-Généreux

Stéphanie Pulinckx

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“Thank you for this great weekend! My little one who was diagnosed just before Christmas was very happy to see friends who are just like him!”

Jacinthe, mother of 9-year-old Maëlik
Participant in T1D Discovery District

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