LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto #Review

Ontario Attractions

Ontario Attractions

With 2 LEGO crazed children in our house, one of their top attractions to visit is LEGOLAND Discovery Centre at Vaughan Mills.  I must admit that as a past, present and future LEGO lover myself, I love going too!  In a world all about LEGO, how could you not have a fun time?!

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There are so many different areas to visit at LEGOLAND but I think one of the best areas is the Miniland!  In Miniland you will find some of the best landmarks in Toronto built out of LEGO.  As the room changes from day to night, you can see buildings like the CN Tower, Banks, drive-in at Polson Pier, Toronto Airport and of course the Rogers Centre and ACC. Oh and don’t forget to visit Niagara Falls while you’re there too.

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How Ninja are you?  Well now’s your time to find out at the Ninjago Laser Training Camp!  Test your reflex speed as you compete against your friends at the flashing light wall.  See who can hit the most flashing lights before time runs out.  aTest your agility and speed as you avoid laser beams to make it through the laser maze.  Can you make it through in Ninja fast speed without touching any beams? Don’t worry if you are nervous about being successful, there are different levels of difficulty.  My son loved this area and did the laser maze quite a few times in an effort to beat his past record and stay ahead of his sister’s score.
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We even went to school when were at LEGOLAND and it was fun…true fact!  Be sure to join a Master Builder Academy when you are there to do your own LEGO build and kern tips, tricks and facts about LEGO from the Master themselves.

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The 4D Cinema is one of my kids’s favourite areas.  With your 3D glasses on you can watch short LEGO films that the kids just love. There are 4 different films that rotate throughout the course of the day so be sure to watch the ticker to let you know what’s up next.  Watch one or all four and you are sure to be in for some cool surprises.

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Make your own race car out of LEGO and race it down the ramps in LEGO Racers Build & Test area to see if you can beat the rest of the little competitors.

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 Once you’ve done all of the above there is still so much more to do.  Take a ride on Merlins Apprentice, try and be the top scorer on Kingdom Quest Laser Ride, climb around in the LEGO Fire Academy, test out his stable your LEGO creation is against the Earthquake table and visit the LEGO Friends area.

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Admission Prices

Single Visit Tickets – Children 0-2yrs Visit for FREE

Walk-up price
Child -$20.00
Adult – $22.00

Buy online
Child – $18.00
Adult – $18.00

Flexi Ticket
Valid for 365 days (online purchase)
Child – $24.00
Adult – $24.00
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Please note: Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult supervisor 18 years of age or older. Adults (18+) will not be admitted without a child, with the exception of Adult Only Nights.

 

 

 

Weekend Fun Guide (August 28-30 2015)

Weekend Fun Guide

Weekend Fun Guide

Get out and have fun with your family this weekend with one of the great events in our Weekend Fun Guide or visit a local attraction like an amusement parkwater park or zoo.  Whatever you do, have fun making family memories!

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Apple picking season is starting in Ontario!  Find and orchard near you where you can pick your own to make yummy pies, crisps and candy apples

Drive-ins in Ontario

There are some great family movies in theatres right now so why not take the family for a night out at a local drive-in?!   You can also check out what’s playing onSaturday morning at Cineplex theatres for their Family Favourites.  At 11:00am you can watch a movie for only $2.99!

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Ontario Farmer’s Markets are still going strong and are bringing you the best and freshest produce around.  Support the Farmers of Ontario by shopping at your local farmer’s market this weekend!

Barrie

Barrie Fair – It’s that time of year again! This year the Barrie fair will be filled with many things to see and do, including a variety of livestock & home craft shows, vendors, truck & tractor pulls, demolition derbies, live entertainment, and the ever-popular midway. Not to mention over $100,000 in prize money! The Barrie Fair has always aimed to bring together families from across Ontario, and this year is no exception!

Blue Mountain 

Funkengruven – Get ready for some FUNK as we shake up the Village during this high energy, musical weekend with head-liner Andria Simone! Featuring interactive drumming, groove dancing and hula hooping!

Bowmanville

BARK in the park – BARK in the PARK Bowmanville is a family friendly event where family dogs are the focus. Celebrate our four-legged companions with two days of contests, demos, races, agility course, swag bags, splash pools, interactive games, photo ops, food, toys, giveaways, shopping, and more.

Chatham

BikeFest – For motorcycle riders, the day begins with the escorted Ride for Big Brothers Big Sisters leaving from Erieau at 9am. It ends in Tecumseh Park where the festivities begin. BikeFest includes a Motorcycle Showcase and a Bike Build Competition. It also features vendors in the park, bands, a beer garden and much more. We are grateful for the support of our SPONSORS who make it possible for this event to be FREE to the general public. You’re not going to want to miss it!

Guelph

Ribfest – Rain or shine this event provides delicious ribs, first class musical entertainment, a kids area and specialized children’s entertainment, classic cars, a bavarian tent, marketplace and of course delicious, mouth watering RIBS!

Keene

Harvest Celebration Days @ Lang Pioneer Village – Come celebrate the harvest season at Lang Pioneer Village Museum! Learn about the importance of the harvest season and discover the foods, tools, equipment and more used by the early settlers as they celebrated and reaped the harvest and prepared for winter in the country.

Kingston

Blues Festival – The Limestone City Blues Festival will once again bring Downtown Kingston alive with the sounds of the blues August 27, 28, 29 & 30, 2015

Niagara Falls

Fireworks over the Falls – Canada’s longest-running fireworks series is underway with fireworks every Friday, Sunday, and holiday until September 1, preceded by the popular Coca Cola Concert Series on the Victoria Park Stage. The best views are in Queen Victoria Park overlooking Niagara Falls.

Busker Festival – Second Annual Niagara Falls Buskerfest This is a free, all ages, community event showcasing more than 50 performances from world class performers from around the globe, artisan and food vendors and much, much more, in support of arts programming for children and youth.

Ottawa

Capital Fair – The Fair offers a Friday night and Saturday Western Horse Barrel Race competition and a full Gymkhana Western style show on our final Sunday.   The Urbandale Corporation Kids Zone features a Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, our Bird of Prey show, the Reptile Rainforest, our Kommunity Stage, the Travelin’ Farmer and DooDoo and his Dance Party and more

Straffordville

Watermelon Fest – The Straffordville Community hosts the annual Watermelon Fest at the Straffordville Community Park, 56169 Heritage Line.  A parade at 10:00am kicks off the day. A pancake breakfast at the fire hall, watermelon seed-spitting contest, midway rides, silent auction, food and craft vendors, music and entertainment, free face painting & children’s activities make for an affordable family outing enjoyed by young and old. Family movie at dusk

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Corn Festival – This weekend long event will feature live entertainment, a classic car show, parade, corn eating, tossing and peeling contests and more!

 

Timmins

The Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival – From paddling events, kayak sprint events to Arts & Culture Routes Vendors, kayak celebration is in the air and you cannot miss it in Timmins, Ontario. And even if you are not into kayaking competition, there is still something for everyone. Here are some of the highlights you can expect from one of the best and popular kayak competitions in Canada and Ontario in particular.

Toronto

Buskerfest – Scotiabank BuskerFest in support of EPILEPSY Toronto will have you beyond entertained with magicians, acrobats, circus acts, kid zone, aerialists, music, clowns and so much more!

CNE – The Canadian National Exhibition is a much anticipated favourite for families in the GTA.  Come out for a day of fun and enjoy the midway, musical entertainment, horse show, shopping, animals, fun for kids and the list just goes on and on.  Not to be missed!

Mabuhay Philippines Festival – The Mabuhay Philippines Festival is the largest celebration of Philippine heritage and culture in the GTA. It features colourful parades, all-day entertainment, Filipino food and more.

Waterloo

Sun Life Financial Waterloo Busker Carnival – Celebrating its 26th year, the Bucker Carnival is bringing back busker favourites who performed in past carnivals. Enjoy a weekend full of busker street performers, Buskerama Camp Kids, fireworks and family fun!

Winona

Peach Festival – We have something for everyone!  Arts & Crafts, Commercial Exhibits, Peach of a Car Show, Midway rides and games, FREE Entertainment, Souvenirs, more food than you can eat in a week, never mind a weekend!

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My Promise to Myself on my 39th Birthday

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Today is my last birthday in my 30s.  Now I am not one of those people that dread turning 40 but I want to feel great as I enter my 40s. So I am going to challenge myself to 4 things I want to improve on over the next year so that I enter my 40s as a confident, happy, sexy lady.  Why am I sharing this rather than just keeping to myself?  It all comes down to accountability!  If people know what i’m doing then it’s harder for me to find excuses.  Yes I am a procrastinator but maybe i’ll work on that next year…maybe!

Basically this is my Birthday Resolution for the next year which begins today, April 21st 2015, the day I turn 39
It comes down to 4 things: Me, Family, Friends and Food
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FOOD
Now I know food sounds kinda funny placed with the other 3 things but I want to focus on food for a couple of different reasons. I want to focus on myself and my family eating healthier and eating more home cooked meals.
The Goal:  
– I will pre plan the week’s dinners and lunches therefore ensuring we have all things on hand for healthy meals
– I will try a new recipe once a week
– I will have my kids participate in the meal prep – if they help make it then they might be more inclined to eat it and will learn basic cooking skills at the same time)
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FRIENDS
Although I make friends easily, I tend to not be the best at maintaining friendships.  Not that we have a falling out but I don’t make an effort to stay in contact.  Why, i’m not sure but i’m going to work not that!
The Goal:
– Every month in the next year, I will contact somebody I haven’t spoken to in a long time to reconnect
– I will have friends over once a month for some vino or dinner
– I will initiate a text to each of my close girlfriends at least twice a week
Family
FAMILY
My husband and my kids are my world and I adore them beyond words.  Although I know I’m a good Mom and wife there are many times where I put housework and work before them and I know that I need to get back to being fun Mom more often and spending quality time with my hubby.
The Goal:
– I will let the dishes and housework wait until they are in bed and spend the time outside playing with the kids, reading with them and just doing what they want
– I will make sure that hubby and I have one date night each month
– I will make weekly phone calls to my parents and siblings just to say hi and check in
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ME
Now this is where I really fall short.  I don’t tend to take good care of myself, have fallen into being a yoga pant wearing Mama and don’t take the time to do things for me.  I think the last part is probably the hardest as when I don’t take time to make myself look nice, exercise or even take the time to read a book, that all cumulates into me feeling down about myself.
The Goal:
– I will take the time to exercise 5 days a week (heck I can even incorporate the kids into that through bike rides and bringing them when I jog)
– I will purchase one new outfit per month
– I will do my hair and makeup every day (even on the weekend)
– I will eat healthier and drink at least 2 liters of water per day
– I will drink less wine
– I will get a good night’s sleep (at least 5 nights a week)
These are the things I promise to myself over the next year.  Stay tuned so you can hear how I am doing on the quest to be a happier & healthier Andrea in the last year of my 30s :-)  Thanks for reading and feel free to cheer me on from the sidelines!!

Hippity Hoppity Easter’s on its Way! Guide to Easter Events Across Ontario

Easter Egg Hunts in Ontario 2014

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Tis the season for the Easter Bunny, Easter Parades and everyone’s favourite EGG HUNT!!!  For the next couple of weekends there are so many fun Easter themed activities taking place across Ontario.  See our Easter Fun Guide that list over 60 events taking place this Easter season!

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Dogs love Easter too!!  Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs brought to you by National Service Dogs –  This event is held on Good Friday!  Each year, thousands of plastic eggs are filled with dog treats and hidden over a defined area of a local park. Each egg contains a Milk-Bone treat and a sticker, representing a chance to win one of hundreds of great prizes.  This special event is being held in BramptonGuelphKitchenerLondonOakvilleSt. Catharines, and Windsor

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Easter Fun …

Multiple Locations

Easter Fun Day @ Sheridan Nurseries (Saturday April 4th) – Bring the entire family for an Egg-tastic time at our Annual Easter Fun Day! The fun doesn’t end with our Easter Egg hunt; there will also be a colouring contest, great in-store specials and much more…  Minimum $3 charge per participant.  Proceeds to Children’s Wish Foundation and Upopolis.   Easter Egg Hunt starts at 9.00am sharp!  Participating stores include: Etobicoke/East Mississauga, Whitby, Kitchener/Waterloo, Markham/Unionville, Mississauga/Oakville, Scarborough

Amherstburg

Annual Easter Egg Hunt @ Libro Credit Union (April 4th) – Easter Eggs galore! Children love this annual event, where they hunt for chocolate Easter Eggs. Come out and satisfy that sweet tooth or just come to have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny!

Ancaster

2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt @ Meadowlands Blvd (April 4th) –  Three separate fields designated for three different age groups.
The first 500 children registered will receive a goody bag sponsored by local business. Registration opens @ 11:00am and the Egg Hunt starts @ 1:00pm  $2.00 donation / child

Aurora

Easter Egg Hunt @ Aurora Senior’s Centre (April 4th) – Hop on down to the Easter Egg Hunt brought to you in partnership with the Town of Aurora and the Girl Guides. This exciting event will take place from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Drop-in any time that works with your family’s schedule. Enjoy an egg-citing hunt, special games, and indoor/outdoor activities that may include: Craft Making, Face Painting​, Cotton Tail Relay, Egg Roll, Egg Hunt, “Chuck the Duck”, Mix and Match Egg Patch​  This is a ticketed event and tickets MUST be purchased in advance at either the Aurora Family Leisure Complex or the Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex. Tickets are $5 per child, parents and guardians are free. Tickets will NOT be available on-site.

Barrie

Spring Festival @ Chappell Farms (March 28-29 & April 3, 4 & 5)- Fun for the whole family including hourly candy hunts, several magic shows, Easter Bunny, Animals and many more activities for little and big children. For optimum fun:dress for mud!

Easter Egg Hunt @ Bradford Greenhouses– Hop into Bradford Greenhouses to find sweet treasures! Don’t forget to bring your non-perishable food donation for the Barrie Food Bank.  This free event begins at 9am – 11am on April 3rd

Blue Mountain

Easter @ Blue – Say goodbye to winter with one last long weekend on the slopes including the annual Retro Pond Skim and Happy Valley Team Slalom races. Love the Village with 40 shops & restaurants showcasing spring menus and spring fashions. And be sure to take the kids to The Plunge for their annual Easter Egg Dive Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11am.

Bracebridge

Easter Egg Hunt – The Bracebridge Agricultural Society and Muskoka Bulk Barns invites children ages 3 – 8 to a Free Easter Egg Hunt at the Bracebridge Fairgrounds on Good Friday @ 1:00pm

Brampton

Easterfest @ Downey’s Farm (March 28-29 & April 3, 4 & 5) – Get ready from some eggcellent fun as you enjoy the Abracadabra Magic with Steve Baker, a Puppet Show, an Easter Egg Scramble, some Face Painting, Egg Decorating and Farm Animals.  Downey’s Easterfest is not to be missed!!

Burlington

Sp’egg’tacular Easter Event – On Sunday, March 29, 2015 the Easter bunny is visiting Ireland House at Oakridge Farm! Children can go on an exciting Easter egg hunt and meet the Easter bunny. The egg hunts will be held between 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for ALL AGES. Chocolate goodie bags will be awarded for eggs turned in by children.  It will be a fun-filled afternoon of activities such as festive crafts, carnival style games, face painting, Kicks for Kids inflatables and karate demonstrations, vendors, a fantastic silent auction and children’s raffle, special prizes,  entertainment and more. A delicious BBQ and other refreshments will be available.

Easter Egg Hunt @ Holland Park (April 3rd) – One of our longest-standing events, the Easter Egg Hunt is a fun, festive and memorable morning for all! We scatter wrapped, mini chocolate eggs in our greenhouse and allow children to collect a small baggy, which is provided. As well, the Easter Bunny always makes an appearance! Bring your own camera to have your child’s picture taken with Mr. Bunny! Our annual Easter Egg Hunt is for children up to the age of 8 years old.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt @ Amazing Adventures Playland (April 3) – Thousands of Plastic Eggs to collect in the indoor play land and an Easter Themed Loot Bag for each to take home. Pizza Pizza Slice & Juice Boxes available for purchase. Visit website for cost

Caledonia

Caledonia 3rd Annual Easter Egg hunt @ Gateway Church (April 4th 1-4) – We have live bunnies to pet from Kooler Bunnies Rabbitry, face painting, kids crafts, the Easter Bunny, raffles with great prizes (tickets will be $2 each or 3 for $5), the Pappas, Greek on Wheels food truck, donated Tim Horton’s coffee for the adults and McDonald’s juice for the kids while local police, firefighters and EMS will also be appearing. We will also be collecting food donations for the local Caledonia and District Food Bank. Not to mention 20,000 chocolate eggs to hunt!!!

Chatham

Easter Egg Hunt – It’s that time of year again.. so hop on over and or even run – The Easter Bunny’s on his way to Kate Gould Park on Saturday, April 4 with treats for girls and boys with jelly beans and easter eggs don’t miss out on all the fun!!!   Among the candy eggs hidden in the park try to discover a prize egg and win an Easter basket filled with goodies!”  Sponsored by the Chatham Merchants’ Association and the Chatham Parks and Recreation Department

Elmvale

Easter @ Rounds Ranch (March 28-29 & April 3, 4 & 5) – Bring your Easter baskets for lots of fun for the whole family as they run and explore with the Easter Bunny,  hunt for eggs,  enjoy a  wagon ride, pet the baby bunnies and chicks.  There is so much to do!

Elora

Community Easter Egg Hunt @ Bissel Park (April 4) – It is almost time for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt!!
Come out and join us for some fun!!  Wristbands are $5/child 10 and under. Wristbands are available in advance at Village Kids in Elora, Jester’s in Fergus or at the Elora Co-operative Pre-school. You may also purchase wristbands at the event :) Hunts start at 10:30am.  There will be vendors, food, activities and let’s not forget… The Easter Bunny!!!  Kids Zumba with Sarah Schleen @ 12:00   Need more info: fundraising@elorapreschool.ca

Fenelon Falls

Easter Eggstravaganza – Easter egg hunt begins at 9:00 a.m. to 1:00pm. rain or shine. Look for the Easter Poster in participating stores, visit the store and find the Easter Egg pictures. Once you have seen all three pictures then head to the Easter Bunny Headquarters located at Slices and Scoops 10 Water St where there will be face painting, Easter cookie decorating, pictures with the Easter Bunny and…..receive your Easter Goodie Bag

Haliburton

Egg-selent Forest Easter Fun – Haliburton Forest is hosting an Easter Fun Day. Anyone can join the excitement! The Cookhouse Restaurant will be hosting an Easter Breakfast Buffet from 8am to 10am. Easter egg colouring will commence at 10am with an Easter Egg Hunt to follow.

Fee: $10.00 per participant (does not include Buffet Breakfast at the Cookhouse)

Included: Supplies for colouring eggs, a plush toy and chocolate to take home.

Hamilton

Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Mountain Kidz Klub @ Eastmount Park – Good Friday at 11:30AM – 3:30PM   $2/egg Price includes a bag of goodies. The Easter Bunny will also be joining us. All ages are welcome. All proceeds go to support Mountain Kidz Klub Programs

Easter Egg Hunt @ Gourley Park (April 3rd) – The events will commence at noon and run until 2pm.We have planned a variety of Free Easter related games, crafts & activities. So come out and join in on the FUN !!! There will also be an Easter Egg Hunt for the children where every child will get a loot bag after participating in some of the activities. There will be a Petting Zoo, Bounce Castle and Obstacle Course. Meet the Easter Bunny, so bring your camera. Face Painting by the Cats Claws face painting team.

Huntsville

Muskoka Heritage Place and The Nutty Chocolatier Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt – Admission is FREE and gates opens at 12:00 noon sharp and children are split into various age groups, even the very young. They then embark upon a chocolate treasure, hunt and search for the golden eggs to win prizes. The entire event lasts one hour and admission is free. Please no pets and we allow registered service animals.

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Kingsville

Good Friday @ Colasanti’s – There will be an Easter Scavenger hunt for children 10 and under.  All Children Who Participate Will Participate In An Indoor Straw Obstacle Course, Bean Bag Toss, Rubber Ducky Game And A Chance To Meet The Easter Bunny.  All Children Who Participate Will Receive Prizes And Candy.  $1 per child  For an additional cost you can partake in the lunch buffet and buy an all day ride pass.

Kitchener

Easter Fun Day @ Sheridan Nurseries – Bring the entire family for an Egg-tastic time at our Annual Easter Fun Day! The fun doesn’t end with our Easter Egg hunt; there will also be a colouring contest, great in-store specials and much more…

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Easter Eco Egg Hunt @ Gamiing Nature Centre (April 5th) – The eggs are hidden and ready for you to find.  Other games include the forest bingo, hunting with your senses and more,always  popular games to play with the family while you take in the sights and sounds of the forest, meadows and wetland. And KUBB game for children of ALL ages. Yummy refreshments are available.

London

Easter Party & Egg Hunt @ Storybook Gardens (April 3) – Join us for a day of fun with Peter Rabbit!  It’s a bunny party with lots of fun for the little ones.  There will be face painting, chocolate Bingo, meet and greet with the bunny himself, carousel rides and of course the hunt for eggs.  There are costs associated with the  activities

The Easter Egg Hunt @ TD Waterhouse Stadium (April 4th) – Join us from 10-12, for our annual Easter Egg Hunt! There will be over 45 000 eggs to be found, as well as games, food, activities, and more! Don’t miss out! Cost: $10/family (Tickets available at the door)

Easter Egg Hunt @ Carroll Park – Cost is $2 for your little ones to participate in a fun Easter egg hunt, get their face painted and dance along to the onsite DJ.

Milton

Easter Egg Hunt @ Mountsberg Conservation Area (April 5) – Come out for a giant Easter Egg Hunt which is sure to be fun for the whole family.  Regular Admission fees apply.

Easter Festival @ Springridge Farm – So much fun to be had Easter weekend at Springridge Farm!  Join in an Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny, watch a professional puppet show, have your face painted like a bunny, go for a wagon ride, take home so crafty bunny ears and play in the super fun Farmyard!  Don’t forget to  check out the yummy snacks in the bakery before you head home!

Mississauga

Easter Egg Hunt @ Alpha’s Discovery Centre – Alpha’s Discovery Club is holding its annual  Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny. Fun includes an Easter Egg Hunt, Visit with the Easter Bunny himself, Easter theme crafts and fun on the Indoor Playground.  Cost: $15/child  Space is limited so reserve your tickets today!

Mount Albert

Easter Fun Fest @ Brooks Farms – Upon arrival children will receive their very own Easter basket. Children will collect plastic eggs from our Barnyard Playland and trade in for chocolate when they are ready. For the older children there will be a Scavenger hunt.  Additional fun can be had on a train or wagon ride and in the Barnyard playland.

North Bay

Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the YMCA – Come join us and enjoy some fun spring holiday games and crafts and take part in our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4th th from 1:00 to 3:00pm. Ages 2 to 12 years welcome!

Oakville 

Easter Fun @ Oakville Museum (March 29th) – Put a spring in your step and hop on over to the Oakville Museum and enjoy a memorable afternoon with your family. Join us for “egg” citing activities, tour the museum and spot hidden eggs, make an Easter craft, and visit McFlurry, the Oakville and Milton Humane Society’s education bunny. All ages welcome!

Orillia 

Downtown Easter Egg Hunt – A fun hunt for plastic Easter eggs hidden along Mississaga Street sidewalks, to be exchanged for chocolate at the Orillia Opera House! Easter Bunny visits & face painting! 9:30 am – Noon, Downtown Orillia, 705-325-3261 (Children 12 & under)

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Ottawa

Easter Egg Hunt @ Valley View Little Animal Farm – Our Farm Easter Bunny has lost 100’s of coloured eggs, he needs your help to find them. The Egg Hunt runs daily throughout the Easter Week-end.  While you’re there be sure to visit the animals, take a train ride and play in their playground

Easter Egg Hunt with Curious Cottontail @ Cumberland Heritage Village Museum (April 4th) – Hop over to the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum on the Saturday of Easter weekend for a fun-filled day of Easter festivities and even a special visit from a certain bunny…

Easter on the Farm @ Canada Agriculture Museum (April 3 – 6) – Come celebrate spring’s arrival at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum this Easter weekend! After a long winter, the barns have come alive with the arrival of newborn animals. Come welcome the soft little lambs, marvel at the rabbits’ silky fur and observe the fluffy newly-hatched chicks and ducklings from up close. Visitors can help make a variety of Easter breads and taste a delicious sample. What’s more, the annual egg hunt is on again – children 6 years-old and younger can participate in the hunt for tots while older children can take on the challenge of hunting for the “signs of spring” throughout the barns. All this from Good Friday through Easter Monday at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum!

Easter Egg-stravaganza Hunt @ Bytown Museum (April 4-6) –Hop to it! Colonel By has left a coded Easter wish for you throughout the permanent gallery! Explore with your friends and family to see if you find all the letters to decode his message!  Once decoded, pick up your prize at the Front Desk.  Program included with admission to the Museum

Easter at the Estate @ Billings Estate (April 4th) – “Egg jarping”? What in the world is that?!?”  Discover what it is, and more, as we explore Easter traditions from around the world! There’ll be traditional North American Easter activities, including an Easter egg hunt, lots of candy, and a visit from the Easter Bunny! Make fun, lasting memories with the whole family as you participate in our hands-on activities such as: egg-rolling races, egg dyeing, perfume making, water balloon tosses, and, of course, egg jarping. Cost: $6/person, $10/pair, $16/family

Perth

Annual Easter Egg Hunt @ Stewart Park (April 4th)  –At 11:00am, Perth Tourism is hosting the Fourth Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Stewart Park. Children ages 8 years old and under, accompanied by an adult are invited to bring their Easter basket and join in the fun. Over 2,000 colored eggs will be hidden in special areas of Stewart Park!

Peterborough

Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Nutty Chocolatier (April 5) –Once again The Nutty Chocolatier is hosting its the annual Downtown Peterborough Easter Egg Hunt. The event starts at noon on April 5 at the outdoor courtyard of Peterborough Square at the corner of Water and Charlotte streets. The Easter Egg Hunt is open to children ages 3 to 7.  In addition to the egg hunt, there will be an Easter Bonnet Contest featuring prizes for the best spring bonnet and best sports-themed hat.  The egg hunt is free and all children recieve a good bag!  Bring your camera and have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny.

Pickering 

Easter Parade – The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 606 & the Ladies Auxiliary proudly present the Annual Easter Parade. Put on your best Easter bonnet, decorate your bike, wagon or doll carriage to win great prizes!  Free lunch and activities at the Legion following the parade.  Parade Route: East on Annland St. at Liverpool Rd. to Krosno Blvd. and along Krosno to Bayly St.

Rockton

Good Friday Easter Fun @ Westfield Heritage Village – Visit the village for some old-fashioned fun on Good Friday. In addition to featuring our Maple Syrup Festival, this day provides extra fun with old-fashioned games, crafts, activities and demonstrations will delight children and their families throughout the day.

Sarnia

Easter in the Park (April 4th) –  9:00 am to 12:30 pm Children’s Animal Farm, Canatara Park

Activities Include: Circus Show, Kiwanis Train Rides, Face Painting & Story Telling, Easter Craft station, Inflatables, Chalk Art and Bubble Station Annual Easter Egg Hunt and visit from the Easter Bunny at 10:00 a.m.  Bring your basket! Refreshments will be available for sale from the Seaway Kiwanis Club.

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St. Andrews

Easter Egg Hunt @ McMaze (April 3, 4 & 5) – Children and adults alike delight in meeting the Easter Bunny and helping him find his eggs. Pile aboard the wagon for a ride out to the forest. Hunt through the bush in search of the Easter Bunny’s lost eggs, and add them to your basket. We’ll dump them all into the Bunny’s Giant Basket and head back to visit the baby animals in the barn. Family fun for all!

St. Catherines

Easter Egg Hunt @ Jaycee Gardens (April 4th)- This is an incredible event for kids, with over 50,000 Easter eggs, bouncy castles, live music, great food and much more!  Non-perishable food and/or monetary donations will be collected in support of Community Care St. Catharines-Thorold.

Sundridge

Annual Easter Egg Hunt @ Copeman Tree Farms (April 5th) – Join the egg hunt with over 1000 eggs to find!! Egg hunts will start promptly at 1:00pm. If kids look closely, they’ll sneak a peak at the Easter bunny hiding the last few eggs in the fields! Kids will separate into different age groups and then search for chocolatey treasures hidden amongst the trees of their designated hunt field.  As always, there will be bigger eggs with bigger prizes!!  Find a golden ticket and you win an Easter gift basket!! After the hunts, food, games, activities, prizes & pictures with the Easter bunny will be available!!

Thunder Bay

Easter Egg Hunt @ Gammondale Farm (April 4th) –Join the Easter Bunny at Gammondale Farm for our Easter Festival and Egg Hunt. Children are encouraged to bring their own basket and help the Easter Bunny find all the Easter eggs listed on a game card provided. All participants will be rewarded with treats!  Additional activities such as face painting, an Easter slingshot, farm animals to visit with, and a fun hayloft to play in are included. Don’t forget to make your way over to our Log House for lunch and grab some treats from the Easter bake sale hosted by the Westmount School Grade 8 Graduation class.

Toronto

Beaches Easter Parade brought to you by the Toronto Beaches Lions – Parade starts at 2pm on Easter Sunday at Queen St. @ Munro Park

Celebrate Easter @ Toronto Zoo (April 3-6) – It’s time to get “Springy” with it and get outside and enjoy the warmer weather! Join the Toronto Zoo and partner, Parks Canada, as we celebrate Canadian species and wildlife. Children, 12 and under, will receive a special passport that will lead them on an educational and fun conservation exploration. Guests can also drop by our Conservation Connection Centre to get an airbrush temporary animal tattoo, participate in activities and get their picture taken at the Parks Canada Photo Station. Also on hand for the weekend fun will be giant panda mascots and Parka, the Parks Canada beaver mascot, animal encounters and more! Event free with admission.

Wasaga Beach

Easter Eggstravaganza @ Oakview Woods and RecPlex/ YMCA(April 4th) – ​The 7th annual Easter Eggstravaganza!! This fun filled day will provide our community the opportunity to celebrate the arrival of spring, community spirit and of course Easter! The Egg Hunt beings at 10 a.m. with face painting, petting zoo, pony rides, bouncy castle, WBYC Grill Team, the Easter Bunny live on location and more!

Windsor

Children’s Easter egg-stravaganza @ Willistead Manor (April 19th) – Indoor & outdoor games, activities, crafts & prizes followed by an Easter egg and scavenger hunt!  Includes refreshments, festive treats and a goodie- bag for each paying child. The Easter Bunny will be paying a special visit so parents pack your cameras!  Children ages 3 – 11  $5.00 per child. Tickets must be purchased in advance on a 1st come 1st serve basis. Reserve now, space is limited! Contact Kathie Renaud at 519 915-3310

Easter Egg Hunt  (April 4th)  – The Optimist Club of Riverside together with the Roseville-Fontainebleu Optimist Club are hosting our annual EASTER EGG HUNT in Realtor Park on Saturday April 4th at 12:00pm- ensure you are there on time, it will go FAST! The hunt is open to Kids 13 & under!

From our family to yours we wish you a very Happy Easter

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Marvel Universe LIVE! is coming to Ontario Summer 2015

Marvel Universe Live!

Marvel Universe LIVE! 

image001 Featuring the most Marvel characters ever assembled in one production, this action-packed arena spectacular will put fans right in the middle of one of the most electrifying battles between good and evil ever conceived

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About the show…

Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original story that brings more than 25 Marvel characters together on one epic quest.  The story is framed around the battle over the Cosmic Cube, the source of ultimate power and one of the most feared and coveted treasures in the Marvel Universe, that has been shattered into pieces by the Mighty Thor in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. With the pieces scattered across the globe, Thor’s villainous brother Loki devises a scheme to clone its powers, inciting a threat that could not only decimate Earth but also obliterate the Universe.

 

To defeat Loki, Marvel’s biggest Super Heroes must band together, including The Avengers – Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk and Thor along with Spider-Man and Wolverine, must trek across the globe to retrieve the Cosmic Cube fragments and unite them. As the Super Heroes track the Cube, they will encounter some of their biggest adversaries including Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Red Skull, Madame Hydra, Aldrich Killian, Electro and more, in the quest for the very same fragments. These foes have no problem teaming up if it gets them closer to their ultimate goal of world domination.

Marvel Universe Live! Dates 

OTTAWA                  Canadian Tire Centre                                July 31 – August 2/2015

HAMILTON            FirstOntario Centre                                   August 6 – 9/2015

TORONTO               Air Canada Centre                                     August 13 – 16/2015

VICTORIA                Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre          June 11 – 14/2015

VANCOUVER          Pacific Coliseum                                        June 18 – 21/2015

SASKATOON           SaskTel Centre                                           July 16 – 19/2015

WINNIPEG              MTS Centre                                                July 23 – 26/2015

MONTREAL*           Bell Centre                                                 August 20 – 23/2015

Ticket Information

Ticket Prices:      Tickets Start at $25. Kids Ticket $20 on select seating.  Additional fees may apply.

Tickets for Marvel Universe LIVE! are available at www.ticketmaster.ca, Air Canada Centre Box Office, or by calling 1-855-985-5000.  For Canadian tour dates and more information, visit www.marveluniverselive.ca.

 

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To catch all the excitement leading up to the show, follow Marvel on Tour on Social Media

Facebook  (www.facebook.com/MarvelOnTour)
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Weekend Fun Guide (February 6-8 2015)

Weekend Fun Guide

Well Winter definitely made an appearance this week for most of us.  Now we could sit back and complain about the shovelling OR we can get outside and have super fun in the snow!  Make your own family fun this weekend by going skiing, tobogganing, tubing or snowshoeing or check out a local event!!

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Family Ski Resorts in Ontario

Snowtubing

Snow tubing in Ontario

Tobogganing hills in ontario

Tobogganing – FREE family fun!

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$2.50 Movies on Saturdays

Looking for something fun and affordable to do with your family on a Saturday morning? Cineplex shows Family Favourites every Saturday morning at 11am for only $2.99. Check out what’s showing here… http://bit.ly/ZygvF5

Around Town …

Barrie

Winterfest – The City of Barrie’s Winterfest is a great way to celebrate the winter season. Grab your mittens and join us for winter fun adventures that the whole family will enjoy.  Outdoor activities include polar bear swim, horse-drawn wagon rides, dogsled rides, lumberjack show, ice maze, and much more including spectacular sculptures carved from 300lb blocks of ice.  

Batawa

Frostfest – Entertainment from 10 am – 2 pm at the Batawa Community Centre. Enjoy lunch and skating with the Trenton Golden Hawks on the outdoor rink, the community Bonfire with S’mores making, an outdoor petting and horse and carraige rides. Inside enjoy arts and crafts, facepainting and balloon twisting, cotton candy and live entertainment with Andy Forgie.

Campbellville

Winter Days in the Country @ Mountsberg – Enjoy the thrill of a brisk winter sleigh ride followed by hot chocolate and marshmallows around a campfire (additional fee applies). Mountsberg’s majestic team of percheron horses makes the experience unforgettable!  Call for details on children’s programming and live Bird of Prey shows! The Wildlife Walkway, Cameron Farm Yard and Play Barn are yours to explore!     Runs until Feb 16th

Cobourg

Winter Festivities – Come join us for the first 3 Saturdays in February. Free skating & music at the outdoor rink, horse drawn wagon rides, ice carving demonstrations, maple candy station, NZone Kids Club at Northumberland Mall and much more.

Cochrane

Winter Carnival – During February 6th to the 16th, everyone is invited to take part in Ontario’s Oldest Premier Winter Carnival. With over 110 different activities crammed into a week, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.  From the classic favourites like the Princess Pageant, Torchlight Parade and the Polar Bear Dip, to the new events like the Camao Snow Drags, there is no excuse to stay inside, curled up by the fireplace.

Georgina

Sno*Fest @ The ROC – Saturday 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Join us for this wintery FREE Family event with lots of activities for all ages! Inflatables, games, giveaways, and lots more frosty fun! With many activities for all ages, you and your family won’t want to miss out on this snowy event that will warm up your winter! 

Goderich

Winterfest – Winterfest Weekend has lots of activities this Friday to Sunday to get your family out and enjoy the winter weather. Fun events for the entire family include a candlelight walk, chili cook-off, snow-pitch tournament, childrens theatre, crafts, fireworks “Don’t Hibernate ~ Celebrate!”

Kingston

Febfest – This week long festival features tons of winter fun for the entire family including figure skating, hockey, free public skating, snow and ice sculptures, historic hockey and more! Great fun for the whole family!

Niagara on the Lake

Days of Wine & Chocolate – Warm up your winter with this match made in heaven! Explore pairings of two of your favourite indulgences – wine and chocolate, as you tour the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Milton

Season of the Snowsnake @ Crawford Lake Conservation Area – Explore the beautiful snowy landscape on a pair of snowshoes courtesy of Crawford’s rental program. Join staff for guided tours of the reconstructed Iroquoian Village at 11am1pm and 3pm.  Each tour will have a unique focus such as games, archaeology or storytelling.   Warm up after the tour with a complimentary cup of nature’s tea. Children can create a craft or enjoy a discovery hunt from 10am to 4pm.

Ottawa

Winterlude – A unique winter festival featuring snow and ice sculpture competitions, snow playgrounds, skating, sporting events and let’s not forget the world’s largest skating rink. Celebrate the joys of winter at Winterlude, with three fun-filled weeks in February. Canada’s favourite winter activities are featured across Ottawa and Gatineau at this annual event.

Parry Sound

Snofest – Family Fun in Market Square Park includes activities, Dinners and dances, bon-fire, fishing derby, 3 on 3 hockey tourney, pancake breakfast, spaghetti dinner and much more!

Sault Ste Marie

Bon Soo Winter Carnival – A week long winter carnival that incorporates the entire city. Set in the middle of winter, events include a children’s fantasy ice kingdom, polar bear swim, and a diverse program of outdoor and indoor sports and activity events, as well as cultural activities including concerts and ice sculptures.

Toronto

Kuumba – Come down to Harbourfront Centre for FREE Black History Month events, including music, film, panel discussions and more.

The Natrel® Rink at Harbourfront – Tucked away behind York Quay Centre and set against the beautiful shore of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits! The Natrel® Rink has a heated indoor change room with lockers and washrooms. Hot food and drinks are available at our rink-side restaurant, Lakeside EATS. Best of all – skating is FREE! Part of Skate Culture.

Nature Walk @ Rouge Park – Rouge Park invites you to join us for a guided walk along many of Rouge Park’s trails and discover parts of the Park you might not have visited yet, or learn and share a bit more about your favourite spot in the Park. Whether it’s a Sunday stroll, a fitness walk, a family outing, wildlife spotting or just to get out on the trail, we have the outing for you! With trained leaders to guide the way, we promise you’ll have a ‘natural’ Rouge Park adventure!

Sportsmen’s Show @ Direct Energy Centre – Canada’s biggest and best outdoors show!  More than 500 exhibitors displaying the newest selections in products for camping, fishing, boating, hunting and hiking. The four-day event includes a dog show, a birds of prey exhibit, a spring boat show, a Canadian forces display and an outdoor adventure zone.

Vaughan 

Winterfest – Fun-filled family event held Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. will feature FREE stage entertainment on the outdoor Amphitheatre stage, the Midway Zone,  a new Video Gaming Zone, IceZone Carving Demos, face painting, art, and pizza making workshops along with opera performances and workshops by Opera Bel Canto of York, displays and much more!

 

Weekend Fun Guide (January 16-18 2015)

Weekend Fun Guide

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There a few Winter Festivals starting to pop up this weekend for some fun but remember you can always make your own family fun by going skiing, tobogganing, tubing or snowshoeing and making the most of the snow!!

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Family Ski Resorts in Ontario

Snowtubing

Snow tubing in Ontario

Tobogganing hills in ontario

Tobogganing – FREE family fun!

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$2.50 Movies on Saturdays

Looking for something fun and affordable to do with your family on a Saturday morning? Cineplex shows Family Favourites every Saturday morning at 11am for only $2.50. Check out what’s showing here… http://bit.ly/ZygvF5

Around Town …

Campbellville

Winter Days in the Country @ Mountsberg – Enjoy the thrill of a brisk winter sleigh ride followed by hot chocolate and marshmallows around a campfire (additional fee applies). Mountsberg’s majestic team of percheron horses makes the experience unforgettable!  Call for details on children’s programming and live Bird of Prey shows! The Wildlife Walkway, Cameron Farm Yard and Play Barn are yours to explore!     Runs until Feb 16th

Milton

Season of the Snowsnake @ Crawford Lake Conservation Area – Explore the beautiful snowy landscape on a pair of snowshoes courtesy of Crawford’s rental program. Join staff for guided tours of the reconstructed Iroquoian Village at 11am1pm and 3pm.  Each tour will have a unique focus such as games, archaeology or storytelling.   Warm up after the tour with a complimentary cup of nature’s tea. Children can create a craft or enjoy a discovery hunt from 10am to 4pm.

Napanee

Winter Chill Festival @ Market Square – Bring your ice skates and snow suit for some great winter fun at the Winter Chill Festival. Join us for a special public skate on the Outdoor Ice Rink created just for the event! Don’t miss marshmallow roasting, snow painting, snow volleyball tournament, chili challenge cook-off, snow mountain, horse drawn wagon rides and more! Dress warm, come out and have some fun in Downtown Greater Napanee!

Petawawa 

Cabin Fever – Check out the great line-up of activities planned including: Family skating, food, Snow drag races, ski races, children’s programming and more…

Peterborough 

Snofest – Celebrate the 38th anniversary of Snofest Peterborough with fun events throughout the month of January.  We have some great new events happening this year! New events include; YMCA Snofest Youth Night, VON Snowflakes arts and crafts and tea and many more events including: The Birds of Prey display and Jumping Mouse Nature Education organization,  “Come in out of the Cold Sidewalk Sale” and join in the fun at our “1st Annual Snofest NHL 2015 Tournament” at Mark Street Church and so much more!

Toronto

Toronto International Boat Show – The Toronto International Boat Show is back for another year, with over 1200 boats on display. The event features the world’s largest indoor lake, and offers free boat rides in canoes, kayaks, paddleboats and inflatable boats. Also, guests can enjoy a wakeboarding demonstrations, the discover boating centre where experts are on hand to give advice and tips, special guests and over 140 seminars. The event is family-friendly with a kids boating zone with paddleboats on a mini-lake. Runs until the 18th

Maple Leaf Monster Jam @ Roger’s Centre – Experience the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Trucks. Leading the charge is free- style champion, Northern Nightmare driven by Canada’s own, Cam McQueen. Don’t miss out on the twelve-foot-tall, ten thousand pound machines that will keep you at the edge of your seats with thrilling stunts and nail-biting action.

The Natrel® Rink at Harbourfront – Tucked away behind York Quay Centre and set against the beautiful shore of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits! The Natrel® Rink has a heated indoor change room with lockers and washrooms. Hot food and drinks are available at our rink-side restaurant, Lakeside EATS. Best of all – skating is FREE! Part of Skate Culture.

Nature Walk @ Rouge Park – Rouge Park invites you to join us for a guided walk along many of Rouge Park’s trails and discover parts of the Park you might not have visited yet, or learn and share a bit more about your favourite spot in the Park. Whether it’s a Sunday stroll, a fitness walk, a family outing, wildlife spotting or just to get out on the trail, we have the outing for you! With trained leaders to guide the way, we promise you’ll have a ‘natural’ Rouge Park adventure!

Windsor

Winter Bites Restaurant Week – During Winter Bites Restaurant Week, January 12 to January 18, 2015, diners can visit participating restaurants and indulge in a 3-course meal starting at only $10.  Participants can dine on prix-fixe menus with $10, $15 $25 or $35 options. Each restaurant will offer a unique Winter Bites menu where diners can select from a variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts.

 

Weekend Fun Guide (January 9-11 2015)

Weekend Fun Guide

The holidays are behind us and hopefully everyone transitioned easily back into school and activities.  There doesn’t look to be a lot of events taking place this weekend but that’s not a bad thing.  Make your own family fun this weekend by going skiing, tobogganing, tubing or snowshoeing and making the most of the snow!!

Tobogganing hills in ontario

Tobogganing – FREE family fun!

ski

Family Ski Resorts in Ontario

Snowtubing

Snow tubing in Ontario

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$2.50 Movies on Saturdays

Looking for something fun and affordable to do with your family on a Saturday morning? Cineplex shows Family Favourites every Saturday morning at 11am for only $2.50. Check out what’s showing here… http://bit.ly/ZygvF5

Around Town …

Campbellville

Winter Days in the Country @ Mountsberg – Enjoy the thrill of a brisk winter sleigh ride followed by hot chocolate and marshmallows around a campfire (additional fee applies). Mountsberg’s majestic team of percheron horses makes the experience unforgettable!  Call for details on children’s programming and live Bird of Prey shows! The Wildlife Walkway, Cameron Farm Yard and Play Barn are yours to explore!     Runs until Feb 16th

Milton

Season of the Snowsnake @ Crawford Lake Conservation Area – Explore the beautiful snowy landscape on a pair of snowshoes courtesy of Crawford’s rental program. Join staff for guided tours of the reconstructed Iroquoian Village at 11am1pm and 3pm.  Each tour will have a unique focus such as games, archaeology or storytelling.   Warm up after the tour with a complimentary cup of nature’s tea. Children can create a craft or enjoy a discovery hunt from 10am to 4pm.

Niagara Falls

Winter Festival of Lights – Enjoy the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights, Canada’s foremost illumination festival in its most famous address – Niagara Falls – as we capture the magic of the holiday season from November 15, 2014 to January 12, 2015.

Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Celebrations – Located on historic Queen Street in Niagara-on-the-Lake, your favourite wineries will be pouring liquid gold all weekend long. Icewine will be served with the swinging sounds of Canadian Jazz and culinary pairings to delight the palate.

Petawawa 

Cabin Fever – Check out the great line-up of activities planned including: Family skating, food, Snow drag races, ski races, children’s programming and more…

Toronto

Toronto International Boat Show – The Toronto International Boat Show is back for another year, with over 1200 boats on display. The event features the world’s largest indoor lake, and offers free boat rides in canoes, kayaks, paddleboats and inflatable boats. Also, guests can enjoy a wakeboarding demonstrations, the discover boating centre where experts are on hand to give advice and tips, special guests and over 140 seminars. The event is family-friendly with a kids boating zone with paddleboats on a mini-lake. Runs until the 18th

The Natrel® Rink at Harbourfront – Tucked away behind York Quay Centre and set against the beautiful shore of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits! The Natrel® Rink has a heated indoor change room with lockers and washrooms. Hot food and drinks are available at our rink-side restaurant, Lakeside EATS. Best of all – skating is FREE! Part of Skate Culture.

Nature Walk @ Rouge Park – Rouge Park invites you to join us for a guided walk along many of Rouge Park’s trails and discover parts of the Park you might not have visited yet, or learn and share a bit more about your favourite spot in the Park. Whether it’s a Sunday stroll, a fitness walk, a family outing, wildlife spotting or just to get out on the trail, we have the outing for you! With trained leaders to guide the way, we promise you’ll have a ‘natural’ Rouge Park adventure!

 

Disney on Ice Treasure Trove is coming to Toronto #Giveaway

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THIS HOLIDAY, DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS TREASURE TROVE!

COMING TO TORONTO FROM DECEMBER 19 – 28, 2014!

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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.

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

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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.

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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!

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 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

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