Showing posts with label ontario. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ontario. Show all posts

May 4, 2015

New Ariel Park at Santa's Village in Muskoka

We had the pleasure of visiting Santa's Village a couple of years ago, and again this summer. This famous and popular tourist destination in Bracebridge is nestled in Muskoka’s Enchanted Forest, halfway between the North Pole and the equator on the 45th parallel, which naturally makes it Santa’s one and only Canadian summer home. The Village celebrated its 60th year this season. There are two theme parks, an aerial park, a day camp, animals, and a family campground, where kids of all ages can visit Santa, enjoy rides, games, and countless other family-friendly activities.

April 24, 2015

Inspiring Books for Gardening and Learning to Hairstyle

The books Grow Vegetables in Pots and Grow All You Can Eat in 3 Square Feet are inspiring the decisions we are making this year for our garden. We love gardening, and over the years have learned many things about how to care for a variety of plants, and to landscape. We are expanding our garden space to accommodate more vegetables and trees this year.

March 3, 2015

Be part of Female Empowerment by Opening Your Own Glama Gal Franchise

What better way to celebrate the upcoming International Women's day on March 8th than telling all of you about how you can be part of Female Empowerment. If you believe in being a positive role model and want to be your own boss, then opening your own Glama Gal Franchise would be ideal.

Glama Gal is Canada’s one and only Tween Spa that started in 2006 literally out of Laura and Josie's car where they traveled from home to to home to perform tween spa parties, and later in 2008 they opened their own location to entertain and inspire tweens through unique, safe, and healthy spa services. 

November 14, 2014

Sky Zone Opens In Vaughan

The hugely popular Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park opened its third and largest GTA location in Vaughan. With over 36,500 sq. ft. of space, the brand new facility features four party rooms, and activities like Ultimate Dodgeball, SkySlam (an awesome take on basketball that allows anyone to slam dunk like a pro), Foam Zone pit to jump into, and an all new Ultimate Volleyball experience unlike any other.

September 7, 2014

Learning to Camp with Ontario Parks

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Camping is a fun getaway to do with the family and take a break from life’s stress and pace. My family and I loved experiencing the fun Learn to Camp program hosted by Ontario Parks. We got to know about this program through a community information session that Ontario Parks hosted. We learned everything we need to know about camping without harming the environment. Camping with knowledge encourages us to do this recreational activity more often, and learn to relax in nature and appreciate it more. 

August 11, 2014

Fun We Had at Arrowhead Provincial Park in Huntsville

We went on a day trip to enjoy the three sand beaches on Arrowhead Lake surrounded by beautiful trees in the heart of Muskoka as part of our #HyundaiDriveSquad challenge

August 10, 2014

Driving Experience with the 2015 Genesis 3.8 Sedan

My family and I really enjoyed driving the 2015 Genesis 3.8 Sedan with the Technology package, and going on a few trips around Ontario during our experience. This new Genesis is completely re-engineered from the ground up. The exclusive, all-new platform and standard HTRAC® AWD system works together to deliver a dynamic drive with a focus on handling and control.

July 24, 2014

Fun at Canada’s Wonderland

Canada’s Wonderland located in the city of Vaughan is Canada’s first and largest theme park that opened in 1981, features over 200 attractions, 69 rides, Splash Works, live shows and more. There is something for everyone to enjoy at Canada’s Wonderland.

July 16, 2014

Whipped Cream Dessert and Two Giveaways

This is the time of the year most of us are relaxing outdoors and are looking for easy, but healthy recipes to make for our family and friends. Since fresh berries are in season I like to include it into my dessert, as it is a good way to make sure we are eating nutritious food. These individualized desserts cups are a hit with everyone in my family. It is easy to prepare and can be made within a few minutes. These colourful Berry Whipped Cream Dessert Cups are perfect to serve during outdoor parties as well.

July 9, 2014

Win Tickets to The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

The Canadian Warplane Heritage museum is a working airplane hangar with many interactive displays where we can touch, sit in, and learn about warplanes. We really enjoyed the flight simulators that allows children and adults to experience what it would feel like to be in a plane.

June 30, 2014

Where We Took "Jane" When She Visited Us For a Week

Happy Canada Day everyone! 
Jane Bull, DK’s Craft Guru who resides in the UK wanted to do a special author tour of Canada. Instead of coming in person she sent the doll she made of herself from the Crafty Dolls cover. My family and I had the pleasure of hosting "Jane" for a week and taking her around town. We took Jane to a few landmarks in Ontario like Canada's Wonderland, Niagara Falls, to parks and more, to show her the beauty of our land. Jane will be heading over to other destinations in Canada before leaving to UK.  

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 25, 2014

The Adventures We Enjoyed Using The Classic Niagara Falls Adventure Pass

Niagara Falls for centuries has a universal appeal to travellers from around the globe. It allows us to get close to the Horseshoe, American and Bridal Veil Falls, and see the beauty and power of water. My family and I used The Classic Niagara Falls Adventure Pass to enjoy 4 attractions: Journey Behind the Falls, Hornblower Niagara Cruises, White Water Walk, and Niagara's Fury.

June 17, 2014

Jerusalem IMAX and The Science of Rock ‘N’ Roll at The Ontario Science Centre

Jerusalem the 43-minute large format film narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch and presented by National Geographic Entertainment is a stunning and thought provoking presentation of one of the world’s iconic cities. Jerusalem is sacred to half the people on earth; fought over more than any other place in history; conquered and destroyed, rebuilt and reinvented repeatedly over 5,000 years. This film helps us discover why this tiny piece of land is sacred to three major religions through the stories of Jewish, Christian and Muslim families who call Jerusalem home.

June 16, 2014

Win Passes and Visit Santa @SantasVillageON This Summer

We had the pleasure of spending time at Santa's Village last summer, which everyone in my family enjoyed. I am excited this year to partner with Santa's Village and host a giveaway so you can visit Santa's Village with your family and enjoy everything they offer.

June 12, 2014

Fun by the Falls at Clifton Hills and Win Your Own Passes

clifton hill niagara falls
Every time we go to Niagara Falls, there are so many things to do. This time we were mainly by Clifton Hill and enjoyed five different attractions using the Clifton Hill Fun Pass.

The Clifton Hill "Fun Pass" includes admission to:
  • The Niagara SkyWheel
  • Either the Wizards Golf or Dinosaur Adventure Golf
  • Movieland Wax Museum of Stars 
  • XD Theater Experience 
  • Ghostblasters Dark Ride 
  • Plus 5 Great Canadian Midway Tokens

May 24, 2014

Win 1 of 5 Family Passes to Safari Niagara

Going to Safari Niagara is always fun for my family and I, so we were very excited to check it out early this year when they opened for this year's season during the Victoria Day weekend. I am also glad to be bring back a fun giveaway similar to the one I held last year, where every week for 5 weeks 1 family will win 2 adult and 2 children's tickets to Safari Niagara.

March 30, 2014

Sugarbush #MapleSyrupFest Is Extended

We love going to the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival that is held at Bruce's Mills and Kortright almost every year, and appreciate the gifts nature has to offer. Going to the festival is a wonderful family occasion because we can take a walk and get excited about the upcoming warm weather and learn about the process of making maple syrup. This year due to the weather the festival will be extended until April 13th.

March 24, 2014

Ninja Turtles are Taking over Yonge and Dundas Square

On Saturday, April 5th between 10am to 3pm Ninja Turtles are taking over Yonge and Dundas Square. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, first introduced in a comic book series has become a household name and a top selling toy action brand around the world. Nickelodeon Canada and Walmart Canada are celebrating all things Ninja Turtles with the launch of a national voting contest and Street Art Battle at Yonge-Dundas Square (1 Dundas Street East).

March 20, 2014

Win Tickets to 2014 Canada’s Wonderland

In May 2014, Canada’s Wonderland will blast into Wonder Mountain to unveil a thrilling new interactive 4-D dark ride, Wonder Mountain’s Guardian. This next generation ride will allow guests to experience stunning 3D effects overlaid with 4-D elements: simulating wind, movement and more. Real time graphics and the fastest most accurate targeting system will be installed to create an ultra-immersive interactive experience.