Category: Events

[Win it!] Tickets to the Toronto Cider Festival

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In a couple of weeks, the second annual Toronto Cider Festival rolls into Dundas Square on Saturday August 27, 2016. If you’re a cider lover, you’re not going to want to miss this chance to try over 40 different ciders from 20 different cideries from across Canada and abroad. Last year the festival sold out, so you’re definitely going to want to get your hands on some tickets early.

In the evening, A VIP session takes place; providing exclusive early admission to the evening session, 10 sample tokens and access to a “Food and Cider Pairing” discussion led by Doris Miculan Bradley – a 20-year industry professional and the Canadian Brand Ambassador for The Wines of Vinho Verde.

As a bonus for attendees, this year there will be some pretty awesome contests at the festival. (more…)

Get Outside Day is July 15th

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Did you know? According to Coleman Canada nearly two-thirds of Canadians spend fewer than two hours per week outside doing recreational activities. How sad is that? We have such beautiful parks and outdoor spaces all over Canada.

Because of this, the Get Outside Day movement, to excite and encourage Canadians to get outside was launched. July 15th, 2016 is National Get Outside Day. Coleman continues to  petition the Canadian government to declare one day this summer National Get Outside Day.

“As Canadians, we’re proud to call this beautiful country home, but it’s unfortunate that so many of us are unable to find the time to get outside and enjoy what Canada has to offer,” said Ezio Sbrizzi, President, Coleman Canada. “As Canada’s leading outdoor company, we needed to do something about it which is why we started the Get Outside campaign. Now more than ever we remain committed to the cause, rallying the Canadian government to allow all of us more time to enjoy our country’s great outdoors.  We know that’s a long shot for this year, but our entire team at Coleman will be taking July 15th off to recognize and celebrate Get Outside Day at Bronte Creek Provincial Park in Oakville, Ontario. We encourage all Canadians to get outside that day to support the cause!”

That’s a cause I can get behind! To learn more about the petition and for inspiration and ideas on how you can #GetOutside this summer,  visit www.getoutsidecanada.com

The Stop Night Market is around the corner!

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Are you ready, Toronto? One of the most delicious summer food events is in the city this Tuesday and Wednesday! The Stop Night Market will feature 70 chefs, 20 local beverage vendors, and 35 one-of-a-kind food carts created by local designers. Each night offers a different selection of fantastic Toronto chefs and vendors.thestop1

On Tuesday, visitors can enjoy bites from: 416 Snack Bar / People’s Eatery  A3 Napoli  Barque  Blue Goose Pure Foods  Boralia  Branca  The Commodore  Dailo  Delica Kitchen  Dundas Park Kitchen  El Cabillito  Enoteca Sociale  FeasTO  Gusto 54 Catering  Hawthorne  Hopgood’s Foodliner  Lindsey Bakes  Mad Maple Country Inn  Maizal  Mata  Nana  Oyster Boy  Providore Catering  Rasa  Rooftop Taqueria  Rose and Sons  Scout Canning and more.

Wednesday night brings dishes from: The 47  Abokichi  Art Gallery of Ontario  Ascari Enoteca  Bar Fancy  Bespoke Butchers  Blue Goose Pure Foods  Carmen  Citizen Catering  The Dock Ellis  Farmhouse Tavern  The Gabardine  Hey Meatball  iQ Food Co.  Kanpai Snack Bar  Midfield Wine Bar & Tavern  Momofuku Shōtō  Oyster Boy  Patois  Pizzeria Libretto  Richmond Station  Sea Witch Fish & Chips  Smoke Signals  Steve Gonzalez On Tour and more!

While you’re enjoying these delicious tastes, you can rest easy knowing that all proceeds from the Night Market benefit The Stop’s critical food access and community-building programs.

There are still tickets available! Each ticket is $100 and gets you all you can eat and drink! Grab one here.

The Night Market is on Tues. June 14th & Wed. June 15th 158 Sterling Road, (to get to the event you need to go through the West Toronto Railpath.).

Taste of Toronto is around the corner!

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Attention, fellow food obsessed Torontonians. Taste of Toronto, one of the best food events in the city, returns for its third year on June 23 to 26. Taste, sip and savour the signature dishes and diverse flavours of your favourite restaurants and bite your way through new dishes all in one stunning location, Fort York. Mix and mingle with popular chefs sharing exclusive dishes, cooking classes and workshops.

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Challenge your Bucket List!

Do you have a bucket list?

According to a recent survey by Vision Critical, 47% of millennials (18 to 34) had adventure experiences on their life lists, followed in second place with 35% of Generation Xers (35-54).

I definitely fall within that 47%! My bucket list is streamlined by age so that I have specific dates to work towards. Like my 30th birthday!

How about putting those bucket list goals towards a good cause?

From now until May 2016, you’re invited to commit to skydiving, bungee jumping, ziplining, indoor skydiving, racetrack car lapping, riding a hot air balloon or whatever your heart desires. Choose your activity, and then get donations from family or friends, or by hosting events, individuals will raise money for Parkinson’s with encouragement from an individual partner living with the condition.

“We knew there was a desire to give; and sensed there was a desire to give differently,” [says] Jon Collins, Senior Manager, Events and Partnerships at Parkinson Canada. “Many Canadians – particularly millennials – are eager to try new and different things.”

If this sounds like something that you would love to support, please visit www.lifelistschallenge.com!