Showing posts with label sports. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sports. Show all posts

March 16, 2024

Exciting Water sports To Try In Canada

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Canada has an impressive array of rivers and lakes, and some of the most stunning coasts in the world. This makes it one of the best countries to try water sports. Below are five water sports you can try in Canada and the best places to experience them.

August 21, 2018

Shopping for sports gear at Sport Chek

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We love exploring new sports. Our children have been part of a variety of sports teams at school, after school, and during summer sports camp. With each of the different sports we want to play, there is different gear and equipment that goes with it. Sport Chek has been the most convenient place for us to shop for all our sports equipment.

June 7, 2017

Register Soon for TAC Summer Camp

School will be out in a few weeks! During the summer vacations we are planning to relax, spend time camping, and going on road trips. However, these will not fill all the summer days. My children are excited about returning to TAC Summer Camp where they get to play, learn, make memories and have fun with children in the same age groups.

January 22, 2017

Register for March Break Camp at TAC Sports

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My children have been loving their past experiences at TAC Sports. They are excited about spending the upcoming March Break at TAC Sports playing sports and learning from the friendly staff at TAC. As a parent, I love that our children get to stay active and learn different skills during the March Break.

November 24, 2016

Perfect Gifts for Sports and Adventure Fans at Sport Chek

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When my family and I look to buy sports and outdoor adventure items, the first place we go to is Sport Chek! They always have what we are looking for - from the best quality sports gear, outdoor clothing for all our adventures, and everything related to fitness and training. We find this Sport Chek's Holiday Gift Guide makes shopping online or at the store easy, as it is categorized and easy to browse.

January 20, 2016

Sign up for TAC Sports #MarchBreakCamp

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I feel like we just entered the new year, but soon it will be February and before we know it our children will be home for March Break. March Break is a good time to get our children involved in fun activities where they can either learn new skills, or practice existing skills. Last March Break, my children enjoyed their time at Toronto Athletic Camp, so they are excited to join again. If you are planning on enrolling your children for the March Break camp enroll them soon before the spaces are full!

August 17, 2015

Jabra Sport Coach is perfect for Our Workout Routines

Need inspiration for your next workout? The Jabra Sport Coach is here to help with all our exercise and fitness goals. The Jabra Sport Coach is the world’s first wireless workout solution that can not only help us listen to our favorite music in premium Dolby sound, but also motivate us by tracking and coaching our workout routines.

August 16, 2015

Why You Should Choose TAC Sports Camp

My children loved attending the Toronto Athletic Sports Camp this summer. Learning a new skill, especially sports from professionals is quite important since the foundation is the key for children to continue their love for a sport. Since TAC sports coaches are experts in their sports either Soccer, Basketball, Tennis, and Martial Arts, my husband and I felt confident sending my children to the full day summer camp where both my children learned Martial Arts, and plan to continue their love for it. They spent half their day learning tennis and basketball. My daughter picked tennis and my son basketball. They were excited that their coaches picked them for their chosen sports for being a good sport for a week, and grasping the skills. 

March 28, 2015

Hydrophobic T-Shirt

We really like this Cavalier Hydrophobic T-shirt from Threadsmiths based in Melbourne, Australia. The t-shirt is made using 100% cotton with a patented hydrophobic nanotechnology application that repels dirt and liquids leaving the surface of the fabric crisp, dry, and without stains for up to around 50 washes. 

March 26, 2015

Our March Break Experience at Toronto Athletic Camps

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My children enjoyed their much anticipated March Break week at TAC Sports Camp. They loved how they were able to choose a different sport each day, and got a chance to explore basketball, soccer, and tennis. By the end of the active March Break week of fun my children were able to tell us what their favourite sport was and how each of them want to explore these sports further.

March 2, 2015

Our Plans to be at Toronto Athletic Camp this March Break

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Our motive this March Break is to make it productive, learn something new, and to have fun. My children are eager they will be spending some of their time during the March Break learning how to play soccer, tennis, and basketball with children similar to their age at the Toronto Athletic Camp (TAC). The instructions are provided by top certified instructors trained from the National Certification Program of Canada (NCCP). I am glad there are wonderful camps such as this Sports Camp that will allow our children to be physically active, have fun, and spend less time with electronic devices, while we are either at work or haven't planned any big trips for the family during the one-week break.

June 16, 2014

Details on a Selection of Books from the Father's Day Boutique

Taking pictures either nature, still photography, or pictures to remember moments is a fun hobby for me, as photography helps me tell a story. Photography using all types of cameras has been a learning experience that I have enjoyed and continue to enjoy. To keep my excitement for capturing images unique, new and lively, I like checking out photography books.

February 20, 2013

Importance of healthy breakfasts for daily life and sports: Recipe for Fruit and Honey Oatmeal breakfast

My four year old son loves to play hockey and other sports, but I haven't yet put him into anything other than preschool programs so he can get a feel for different sports.  I wanted to share the story and tips from Linda Staal, an expert mom of four professional hockey players.  Many hockey families will find this information to be very helpful as they try to make tournament weekends to work smoothly for everyone.

Linda emphasizes that we make time for family meals so we can stay connected i.e. preparing oats in the slow cooker overnight so it is ready for breakfast.  Encouraging our children to have fun and feel good about their accomplishments without judging success by the scoreboard is important, and this is something that we as parents need to take to heart so we can keep our children motivated in everything they do.  Linda suggests that families should pack a hockey survival kit that have snacks like Quaker granola bars and fruits for everyone to snack.  Her children pack their favourite pillows and blankets for long car rides, which is something my family does as well so we feel comfortable.  I agree with Pearle Nerenberg, a sports dietitian's idea of packing a cooler and kettle along with oatmeal packages, dried fruits and nuts when we travel.  These make it convenient for us to make nutritious meals and save money when we are on the road by avoiding fast food and hotel food expenses.

Linda's children started playing hockey since they were four and she found that being organized was very useful so she can manage everyone's schedules.  Like Linda, I too believe that having a healthy sleep and a nutritious breakfast makes a good start for our day.  I think Quaker Oats is one of the healthiest meals we can have to kick start a functional day.  
Linda and her family is committed to being balanced and healthy that they have recently established the Staal Family Foundation to support families in need that want to provide recreational activities for their children.      

A little more about the 130 year old trusted Quaker brand that helps people get the best start to their day.  Quaker brand is focused on the power of whole grain oats to provide a nutritious energy that will help all of us have a productive day.  Quaker products are made with 100% Canadian oats and their major production location is in Peterborough, Ontario.  Quaker brand produces honest and pure products.  Over the years they have pursued unique milling methods that provide wholesome nourishments that are convenient.  Quaker supports ONEXONE and Breakfast for Learning and Food Banks Canada has they believe that every Canadian has the right to access a nutritious breakfast.  The 2010 Health Canada study shows that oat fibres helps us reduce cholesterol, risk factors for heart diseases and have other benefits such as lowering cholesterol.  For example 1/3 cup Quick Quaker Oats or Quaker large flake oats provide 40% of the daily amount of fibre we need.
Here is a healthy Fruit and Honey Oatmeal breakfast idea that serves four, from Quaker.

2 cups oats uncooked
3 1/2 cups water 

1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 peach or other fresh fruit

Bring water, dried cranberries, honey and cinnamon to a boil.  Then reduce the heat to medium and add quick oats.  Cook the oats for 1 minute or until most of the liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally.  Let stand until desired consistency then top with sliced peach or other fresh fruit and serve hot.

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