Showing posts with label canada. Show all posts
Showing posts with label canada. Show all posts

June 18, 2015

Win a $50 gift card to Mastermind Toys

Mastermind Toys, Canadian owned and operated largest specialty toy and children’s book retailer, has released its annual summer toys list featuring 25 of the hottest items that will keep kids active and occupied…rain or shine… all summer long!

February 9, 2015

Cool Things You Can Buy and Sell on

I have items from my childhood that I am not sure I am ready to part with. I have saved them because they carry sentiments, however sometimes it is hard to save everything I want because I do not like clutter! I remember the days when there were garage sales in the neighbourhood, and nowadays with the fast paced digital driven world we seldom see this.

February 5, 2015

Be Part of Toonies For Tummies

Many of us know and have heard of the importance of having a healthy breakfast, and how this affects our overall well-being. Toonies for Tummies is a campaign that every Canadian must know about and help out. Grocery Foundation Voucher program, Toonies for Tummies is an in-store fundraising effort organized by the not-for-profit organization Grocery Foundation on behalf of food, beverage and consumer goods manufacturers, distributors and retailers to raise funds to support school nutrition programs administered by registered charities. Toonies for Tummies will be held in stores this year from February 5 to 19. A Toonie is all it takes to feed a tummy, donate today to help end child hunger.

December 24, 2014

Stonefire Authentic Flatbreads

My family and I enjoy using Stonefire products often. I usually have the Stonefire Authentic Flatbreads available in the fridge, as it helps when I need to make quick meals. Stonefire Authentic Flatbreads are made with authentic and fresh ingredients. There are no artificial preservatives, colours, trans fats or hydrogenated oils, so we can leave it in the fridge for a week or store it in the freezer for up to 6 months and use. 

December 17, 2014

Our Experience at the Espace Pour La Vie Montreal

During our stay in Montreal, we visited the Space for Life. We took the train from the hotel to this space, which was convenient than looking for parking and finding the location. I like that all the four attractions are close by, which makes it convenient to visit the attraction at the same time; especially because we went for a short visit. 

October 15, 2014

Montreal Science Centre

The family friendly Montreal Science Centre is a fun place to explore. We got a chance to see the Cave of Lascaux exhibit during our visit, as well as explore other fun features of the Science Centre in Montreal.

September 14, 2014

Pointe-à-Callière Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History

There are so many places to see within downtown Montreal, and I am glad we went to check out the Pointe-à-Callière Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History that had the temporary exhibit of the epic journey of Marco Polo, as well as many fun permanent exhibits. It was fun for us to learn and see how the archaeologist go deep underground.

September 10, 2014

Drive-In Movie Theatres

I have never watched a movie in a drive-in movie theatre, but have seen many movies where people go to drive-in theatres, which looks like a fun experience I would want to try. In the 1950s, Canada has had over 250 drive-in theatres and they were the hottest ticket in town. In recent years, more than 4,000 drive-ins have gone dark across North America. It’s not too late share the joy of the drive-in movies with your family and friends at one Canada’s 50 remaining outdoor screens. Grab a blanket and catch a movie under the stars before summer ends or, add a stop on your fall road trip.

September 4, 2014

View of Montreal from Mount Royal

One of our favourite moments in Montreal was going to Mont Royal and seeing all of Montreal from the top. I really respect the choice the government has made to ensure that Mount Royal stays the tallest and looks upon the city. This lookout is a must see when you visit Montreal.

August 29, 2014

Win a Back to School Prep Kit From Shoppers Drug Mart

Back to School time is just around the corner, and many of us may have already stocked-up on all the essentials from notebooks, pens, and clothes to prep our children for class. However, our little ones will also need a few things to tend those cuts and scrapes acquired on the playground. This Shoppers Drug Mart Back to School Prep Kit will help children get back into the swing of things and stay healthy.

August 28, 2014

Exploring and Enjoying Downtown Montreal

This summer my family and I enjoyed exploring Montreal, Quebec. Our drive to Montreal was about 5 hours from Toronto with a few stopovers at ONroute locations. We stayed over at the largest hotel in the province of Quebec, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montreal. The Canadian National Railway built this downtown hotel in the 1950s.

August 18, 2014

Summer Fun at the CNE

From August 15th to September 1st there are lots to do for the whole family at the 136th annual Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto, Ontario. It is a wonderful place to hear music, smell the aroma of funnel cakes and cotton candy, and be part of many shows, rides and exhibits. Last year we learned a lot about farming at the CNE. There will be lots of new shows and attractions at the CNE this year, as well as returning popular attractions such as the CNE Zip Line, Sky Ride, SuperDogs, The Flying Wallendas, the 65th Annual Canadian International Air Show and more.

July 15, 2014

Lets Help Canada Keep Its World Selfie Record and Skittles Giveaway

Jumping on Moon shoes
Canada is officially, a Selfie Nation. With the help of Skittles and Degrassi star Melinda Shankar, Canadians officially broke the Guinness World Record for the most Selfies taken in one hour, which is a record previously held by the U.S.  Canadian Selfie enthusiasts lined up patiently for their chance to be part of the historic record attempt and help break a world record in Canada, on Canada Day. 

July 9, 2014

Win a Kelloggers Cereal and Milk Prize Pack

For the 78% of Canadians who eat cereal for breakfast, cereal and milk are practically inseparable. In fact, according to the Kellogg’s Cereal and Milk Survey 85% of cereal lovers say they cannot have one without the other. Although it’s clear that Cereal and Milk are best friends in a bowl, the survey revealed that across Canada, cereal lovers actually disagree on the ideal cereal to milk ratio.

July 8, 2014

Win Your Own Set of Sands Alive and Get Creative

Sands Alive is an educational indoor play sand that stimulates creativity. It is made using all natural ingredients that are not toxic, hypoallergenic, water-soluble and gluten free. The unique formula used to make Sands Alive, ensures that it prevents bacterial growth; it never dries out, will not stain, and is not sticky. My children have hours of fun playing with Sands Alive. I have setup the large set accessible to them, so they can play with it any time they want. It is mess free and easy to clean up.

June 26, 2014

Making Education and Graduation An Important Topic to Discuss With Our Children

Youth from across the country are celebrating their high school accomplishments and are getting ready to make the transition into post-secondary education. There are almost 400,000 young people in Canada who are at risk of dropping out of high school. Education and graduation are not always hot topics at the dinner table. Research shows particularly in low-income neighbourhoods the high school dropout rate can be as high as 70 per cent.

June 20, 2014

Making An Impression With Scotch Tapes and Giveaway

Scotch’s new Expressions Tape is simple and fun to use to decorate and personalize our space. I did a couple of projects, which only took me a few minutes. Scotch Brand from 3M introduced their new Scotch Expressions Tapes in more than 100 colours and patterns and four types of tape; Magic, Washi, masking and shipping. The tapes have become the newest way to personalize projects. The versatility of this line of tape gives projects an added dimension. Each tape is designed to stick to a wide variety of surfaces for both permanent and temporary applications.

June 15, 2014

Lets Not Let Our Kids Slide This Summer + Win $150 value Giveaway

With the summer holidays approaching, it is time for me to think about how I am going to keep my children occupied during the long sunny days, and prevent them from sliding away from the knowledge they gained during the school year. As a parent, I think it is my responsibility to provide my children with the materials they need to keep up-to- speed and learn not only from books, but also from the environment around them. 

March 17, 2014

Disney Frozen will be out on blu-ray combo pack

My family and I had an awesome time watching Disney Frozen during the December holidays, when we all felt "frozen" because of the ice storm. Here is our thoughts about the movie. We enjoyed watching the movie again at home, and had lots of fun. This a movie that can be watched over and over again. You can own a copy of the movie when it releases on Blu-ray combo pack on March 18th.

February 14, 2014

Our Plans to Visit Montreal

image from micasa site
I have been to Montreal as a child and enjoyed it very much, and have thought of taking my children so they can sight-see. When I went to Montreal, I remember seeing downtown Montreal, the museum, the Olympic Stadium and a few markets.