Ontario Attraction Giveaways


This Thanksgiving we are thankful for all of you that support us on FB, Instagram, Twitter and right here on our blog.  To say thanks to you, we are giving away some passes to local attractions so you can have some fun with your family!


LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

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Win 1 family day-pass (admits 5 people) to Legoland Discover Centre in Vaughan


Bird Kingdom

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Win 4 VIP zoo passes to Reptilia in Vaughan

Good Luck to you all!

Disney on Ice Treasure Trove is coming to Toronto #Giveaway





Disney on Ice brings in its newest spectacular show Treasure Trove with Rapunzel and Flynn and nine of your favorite Disney princesses – Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White. Watch Peter Pan, the always lively Tinker Bell and Captain Hook & his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Never Land! Discover the meaning of the ‘Circle of Life’ with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon from Lion King. Alice & the Mad Hatter will also be part of the show. Be sure to see this exciting show full of memories guaranteed to last a lifetime!

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There are big discounts for selected shows when using promo code TEAMAV – buy tickets from ticketmaster.ca and apply the code. Discounted tickets are for these selected shows only: December 20, 12 noon; December 21, 12 noon & 4 pm; December 23, 4 pm; December 24, 4 pm; December 25, 4 pm; December 26, 12 noon; and December 28, 4 pm.


WIN tickets to the show!  

Ross Petty’s Cinderella is fantastically funny #Review #Giveaway



Ross Petty’s Cinderella is a fantastically funny musical that your entire family will love!  This gags to riches family musical marks the 19th annual holiday extravaganza in Toronto and is a must see this holiday season for your family.


Now you may be thinking that Cinderella is a “girl show”, but I want to tell you that you couldn’t be further from the truth when it comes to this Ross Petty Production.  Sure it’s got the basic story line of the fairytale but then you through in some outrageous twists to the story, awesome humour, some unplanned cast mishaps, ad libbing and audience interaction and you have the best Cinderella story to come to stage in years!

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Why we love Cinderella…the Ross Petty version

First of all, we  love that Ross Petty himself is a main character in his own production.  Decked out in a dress (of course), Petty plays the part of the evil stepmom, Revolta Bulldoza.  Ross takes on this role with the right mix of  humour, tackiness and smugness.   The audience loves to hate Ross Petty!  Booing his character throughout the performance as he comes on the stage or says something the crowd doesn’t like never gets old with the young and old in the audience.

Back for another year is the one of a kind, you can’t help but laugh at, the one and only….Plumbum.  Dan Chameroy once again plays this role with total laugh out loud humour and loveable awkwardness.  No Petty production would be complete without Plumbum!  Wait…what??  You don’t know who Plumbum is?  Well you need to find out by catching this show!

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The evil step sisters were absolutely hilarious!  From their funny songs, constant banter, whining and total outrageousness, these sisters had us in stitches the entire night.  Kinda hard to dislike them when they are just so darn loveable … in an annoying evil step sister kinda way of course.

Now the bell of the ball, Cinderella was obviously a highlight of the night for all the little ladies in the house.  Played by the super talented Danielle Wade, we were  awed by her beautiful voice and wowed by the gorgeous dress she wore to the ball.  Uhmm…where would I find that dress Ross?

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And of course we can’t forget about Cinderella’s “Prince Charming” who goes by the name Max Charming.  Played by the oh so handsome Jeff Lillico, Charming is a pop star who goes on a reality show to find the love of his life.  You will be charmed by his voice AND his good looks.

Spoiler alert – Be prepared to oooh and ahhh when Cinderella’s carriage comes out on staged pulled by real horses.  All the little girls in the audience went wild with excitement when they saw them.  Nice touch!


 Here’s why our family loves Ross Petty Productions, why your family will too and why we will be going back year after year!

Entertaining for the whole family – The kids will enjoy the fairytale part of the production, the set and costumes and most of the humour while the adults get the added bonus of the grown up jokes.  You won’t leave with anyone saying they didn’t LOVE it!

Interactive – This isn’t your usual ‘take your seats, sit back and enjoy the show’ kind of show.  We love how the crowd gets involved with cheering and booing and how the actors react and comment back to the crowd

Ad lib humour – The cast goes with the flow of the show and that is one of the best parts.  Cast members mess up their lines or trip from time to time in live performances and the cast will just run with it and make the best of it which adds even more humour to the show.

The cast – The on stage cast is pretty small for a production of this length (approx 1hr 45 mins) but it’s neat to see how many different roles they play throughout the performance.

Genuine Appreciation – Ross Petty genuinely appreciates and respects the cast he works with on the production.  He took he time to thank everyone for coming and thanked the cast for being so great and said how he enjoyed working with them all

BELLY LAUGHS – And last but certainly not least …belly laughs!  Nothing beats hearing your child laughing so hard that they laugh from their belly.  Our son (who is 9) laughed so hard that he had tears in his eyes at one point.  Now THAT is good entertainment :-)

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To Ross, all the cast, crew and staff that worked on this year’s production of Cinderella, I say BRAVO on an amazing show that our entire family loved!!  Thank you and we’ll see you next year!

So now that you can’t wait to see the show, check out the dates, times and ticket info here

Cinderella plays at the Elgin Theatre until January 4, 2015


Want to WIN tickets to the show?  Enter our giveaway

Win tickets to Ross Petty’s Production of Cinderella



We loved this production so much that we want to send you and your family to see Ross Petty’s Production of Cinderella on December 30th!  

For the 19th Annual Holiday Extravaganza, Ross Petty Productions Proudly Presents Cinderella, The Gags to Riches Family Musical

Read our review of Cinderella

Get ready to have a ball with CINDERELLA, The Gags To Riches Family Musical, a shoe-in for this holiday season’s favourite treat!  Ross Petty, creator of Toronto’s most celebrated theatrical holiday extravaganza, presents his 19th annual production of exquisitely silly entertainment for the young and the young at heart!  Presented by CIBC, performances begin November 21st at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre

Find out more about this year’s production of Cinderella


Read our review of last year’s Ross Petty Production, The Little Mermaid

iPad Mini Giveaway

We’ve teamed up with some great bloggers to bring you an AWESOME giveaway!  You could win an iPad Mini!  Yep you read that right.  Who wouldn’t want to win this great prize?  It might as well be YOU so enter below
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Fall Farm Fun Giveaways



We love Fall and so do the farms in Ontario!  We want to give you the chance to win passes so you and your family can experience fall fun on a great Ontario farm!

Downey’s Farm 

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 Thiessen Orchards

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Cannamore Orchards

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Whittamore’s Farm

whittamores_logo             Win 1 of 2 family passes (for 6 people) to Pumpkinland at Whittamore’s Farm in Markham

Be sure to check out a great list of Ontario Farms here