Monthly Archives: April 2013

Let’s all go to the Drive-in

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Who doesn’t love going to the drive-in?  You can wear your jammies if you choose,pack some snacks and relax in the comfort of your own vehicle!!  Lucky for us, Ontario has quite a few drive-ins for us to enjoy.

I remember the fun of going to the drive-in as a child and nowI am able to share the same fun with my kids.  We back the diaper wagon into a spot and make a “nest” of pillows and blankets and then all snuggle in for the movie.  For the most part the kids fall asleep after the first movie and then hubby and I can enjoy the second one while the kiddies snore beside us.  This is one night where you can’t worry about bedtimes as the movies tend to start fairly late the nicer the weather gets, but the memories created will be so fun and worth the possible crankiness in the morning!! The best part of this family night out is that it is really a cheap night out.  Check your local drive-in as many have carload nights and kids are generally pretty inexpensive to get in.  Don’t forget to pack some lawn chairs, bug spray and some money for snacks!

Now, let’s all go to the snack bar…

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Ontario Drive-Ins

Barrie Sunset Barrie

Fonthill – Canview Drive-In

Grand Bend – Starlite Drive-In 

Gravenhurst – Muskoka Drive-In 

Guelph – Mustang Drive-In 

Hamilton – Starlite Drive-In

Hanover – Havelock’s Family Drive-In

Kingston – Family Funworld Park Drive-In 

Lindsay – Twin Drive-In 

London – Mustang Drive-In 

Midland – Midland Drive-In

Oakville – The 5 Drive-In

Owen Sound – Twin Drive-In

Pembroke – Skylight Drive-In

Peterborough – Mustang Drive-In

Picton – Mustang Drive-In

Port Elmsley – Port Elmsley Drive-In

Port Hope – Port Hope Drive-In

 

Sault Ste. Marie Skylark Drive-In

Tilbury – Stevie Rae’s Drive-in

Toronto – Polson Pier Drive-In (formerly The Docks)

Woodstock – Oxford Drive-In

Know of additional drive-ins in Ontario?  Please send us an email

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Weekend Fun Guide (April 26th-28th 2013)

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We are actually going to see some beautiful spring weather this weekend so there are so many fun things you can do outside with the family: go for a hike at a local conservation area, go for a family bike ride, visit local parks or check out something from our weekend fun guide!  What ever you do…Have Fun!

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Grab a movie with the family this Saturday at 11:00am for only $2.50 per person thanks to Cineplex’s Family Favourites.  Check out what’s playing here

Around Town this Weekend…

Gravenhurst

Muskoka Home & Cottage Show – Brought to you by the Muskoka Builders’ Association, this annual show brings you the best of everything for your home and cottage.

Grimsby

Raptorfest @ Peach King Centre – (Saturday) Come join Raptorfest 2013 for a fun filled days of birds, crafts and woodburning.  A fun day for all

Hawkwatch Season – Beamer Memorial Conservation Area in Grimsby is Niagara’s best viewing location of the annual migration of birds of prey. See hawks, eagles, falcons and vultures overhead as they migrate north from South and Central America, the Caribbean and the United States to their Canadian nesting areas. Experience this natural phenomenon at Beamer.

Guelph

Doors Open – Doors Open Guelph is a collaborative initiative led by the Guelph Arts Council with support from Heritage Guelph and the City of Guelph Tourism Services to celebrate and increase awareness of the city’s rich architectural and historical heritage.

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Kitchener

Walk for Wildlife @ Marguerite Ornston Parking Lot – (Saturday at 10:00am) – A Leisurely 4 km hike! The GVTA is partnering with the Canadian Wildlife Federation to encourage Canadians to head outdoors and take part in the Walk for Wildlife. Participants can log/add their kilometres to the Waterloo Walks national tally. The goal is to have 15,000 km walked between April 7th and May 22nd. This is a great opportunity for our club to showcase our trail and club.

Minden

Earth Day Celebrations @ Minden Cultural Centre – Come to the Minden Hills Cultural Centre and help us celebrate Earth Day. There will be a community clean-up, children and family activities and we will be showing the movie THE LORAX. There will also be white pine saplings for you to take home and plant.

Misissauga

Babytime Show @ International Centre – The Ultimate Event For Pregnancy, Birth, Baby and Toddler Show, Learn and Have Fun all Within One Vibrant Place Celebrating Parenthood

North Bay

Powassan Maple Syrup Festival (April 27th)– As in years previous, we will be starting the day with our Pancake Breakfasts at 7am. Most festival activities and entertainment generally come to end an around 4 pm. It will be a full day of food, live music, crafts, and fun family events.

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Orillia

Orillia Perch Festival – One of Canada’s Largest Registered Fishing Derbies! Over Sixty Tagged Perch worth $500 Each! Plus … Thousands of Dollars in Daily, Weekly and Grand Prize Draws!  JUST FISH TO WIN !!!  On April 20th until May 11th

Ottawa

Living Green Expo – The Expo will feature some 125 exhibitors showcasing green and healthy products and services, and a full program of activities, including a Children’s Fun Zone, two Eco-Fashion shows, a learning lounge,informative presentations and more.  There will be something for everyone.

Perth

37th Annual Festival of the Maples – The grand finale to the month-long maple celebration takes place in Downtown Perth.  On scenic downtown Gore Street and at other venues in Perth, you’ll discover fantastic shops, vendors offering award-winning maple products, displays, stage entertainment, lots of kids’ activities and more.

Prince Edward County

Doors Open – This year, explore 11 locations in the County that highlight our deep roots and creative minds. Each location offers a program of celebrating our local arts: visual arts, theatrical arts, literary arts and art history – County style!

Tell those Mosquitos to Bug Off…WIN the battle with Mozi-Q

With Winter over and the Spring rain coming down we are well on our way to summer weather! Woohooo is all I have to say! As we all know though, with summer nights comes the pesky mosquito. As an outdoor enthusiast in the summer, a cottager and a Mom of 2 little kids that are LOVED by mosquitos, I am excited to try out a product called Mozi-Q. When I saw this product featured on City Line I was totally intrigued as I would love to enjoy the summer nights without having to spray my family down with repellant or hide indoors until they die down.

After my initial investigation into Mozi-Q, here is what excites me about trying it this summer:

Homeopathic – Safe for the entire family

Works quickly – Only need to take Mozi-Q 30 mins before going outdoors

Easy to take – Chewable and no bad taste

Works on other bugs – Not only does it work on mosquitos but it also works on black flies, head lice, ticks and bed bugs!

Canadian eh – Mozi-Q is Canadian made!

Bring on the mosquitos as I can’t wait to try out Mozi-Q! I’ll let you know my findings but in the meantime why not try it out for yourself for FREE!

We are giving away Mozi-Q to 3 lucky people! Enter HERE

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Press Release/Product Info

Health Canada Approves the First Homeopathic Mosquito Repellent Pill

Bug Off! New natural and effective product keeps mosquitoes at bay

CALGARY, AB – Gone is the need to douse yourself in harmful DEET to repel pesky bugs. Calgary’s Erin Bosch has created the first oral bug repellent, Mozi-Q, an all-natural product recently approved by Health Canada.

In Erin’s homeopathic research she came across a study from the 1960s that proved that a combination of homeopathic remedies would help to keep mosquitoes, ticks and other blood sucking insects at bay. She decided to try it with her patients and when they kept coming back for more she realized it was time to formulate the product so it could be shared with the rest of the world and Canada.

“Mozi-Q allows people to enjoy the outdoors without being “bugged,” say Bosch, CEO and Founder of Xerion Homeopathie.

The product is made from staphysagria, a plant-derived substance that in the 1960s was discovered to be a natural insect repellent. While results vary from person to person 90% of those who take the product have noticed that mozzies, black flies and other bugs stay away.

Baffling to scientists, some people are more susceptible to bites than others. Some get attacked by bugs while others leave every outdoor party, cottage get-away or golf game unscathed. Mozi-Q is designed to change a person’s susceptibility to bites so that insects are less likely to prey on them. After taking Mozi-Q most notice a drastic reduction, if not almost the disappearance of mosquitoes nipping at their skin. Those usually considered “lunch” by mozzies may still incur a few bites but the effects subside extremely quickly without the usual suffering and swelling left by the six-legged bloodsuckers.

A great ally for all outdoor enthusiasts, Mozi-Q will have people chucking the sticky, smelly sprays in the trash and ridding themselves of stinky and smoky bug coils. It’s a great tool for campers, cottagers, golfers, hikers and anyone who wants to enjoy the outdoors without being annoyed by mosquitoes.

The product’s features include:

  • It works within 30 minutes
  • No side effects
  • It repels mosquitoes and other bugs
  • The product can be taken every 2-3 hours starting before you go outside
  • Can be used in conjunction with other therapies
  • Homeopathic medicine is by definition non-toxic

Available in over 250 health food retailers for $24.99 (contains 60 capsules). For more information on where to buy: http://www.mozi-q.com/

Corporate History Xerion Dispensary, a homeopathic formulation and manufacturing company is based in Calgary, Alberta. The company’s focus is on fast-acting formulations for unique indications and ailments that solve a specific problem for the consumer. Xerion Dispensary (XD) is bringing homeopathic products to the market in a fun and fresh approach that garners mass appeal. For more information please visit http://www.mozi-q.com/

** We have not tried this product as of yet, but will give you our honest feedback once the mosquitos fly!

Weekend Fun Guide (April 19-21 2013)

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Monday is Earth Day so many towns across Ontario are sponsoring local clean up activities over the weekend.  Check your local newspaper or town’s website to see what you can do right in your town to clean up!

Teaching your kids to live eco-friendly on a day to day basis can be done by simply recycling your garbage at home, picking up trash at the park, making litter-less lunches for school or thinking of ways to conserve water and energy.

If you’re stuck for some ideas, check out Earth Day Canada for some great ways to go green.  Eco-Kids also has a great site to find games, activities  books and other ways to help our planet.

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Grab a movie with the family this Saturday at 11:00am for only $2.50 per person thanks to Cineplex’s Family Favourites.  Check out what’s playing here

Around Town this Weekend…

Barrie

Spring Into Clean – Waterfront Clean Up (Saturday only) – Friends, family, and neighbours are encouraged to come out and clean up Barrie’s waterfront area. Volunteers can register at Centennial Park, between 9:00am and 10:00am Supplies and beverages will be provided by Tim Horton’s during the clean-up. Registered volunteers are invited to a free appreciation barbeque at 11:30am that will feature food, music, face-painting and activities for children. Registration open to individuals or groups. visit our website to register!

Burlington

Earth Day @ Royal Botanical Gardens (Saturday only) – RBG is teaming up with Earth Day Hamilton to rejuvenate a section of marsh shore that is heavily used for youth education, and science. The project includes a new boardwalk, floating dock, and interpretation areas for camps and visitors. Come out and help us replace non-native invasive plants with native trees and shrubs, hear from professionals about the Health of the Great Lakes, enjoy BBQ food, guided hikes, and other activities for the kids.

Elmvale

Maple Syrup Festival (April 20th)  The Festival offers something for the whole family; we kick things off on Friday night with the high school Variety Show. Our award winning maple syrup, arts and crafts, midway rides, pancake eating and log sawing contests, great music and of course the sugar bush tours throughout the day Saturday

Guelph

Rotary Forest Earth Day @ Guelph Lake Conservation Area – Come out and join Guelph residents as they plant trees at the Guelph Lake Conservation Area. Activities include planting trees, music and vendor tents.

Lanark

Temple’s Sugar Bush (Weekends until April 21st) – A wide variety of breakfast and brunch selections are available during the maple season.  Come visit us, have a meal, browse through the gift shop and take a walk on our sugar bush trail.

London

Spring Home and Garden Show – This is southwestern Ontario’s largest home, renovating, gardening, landscaping and lifestyle Show. Get fresh & innovative ideas from the ultimate showcase in indoor and outdoor living. You can expect the best from over 320 professional Exhibitors, exciting Feature Areas, Stage Seminars & Demonstrations and Celebrity Guests in addition to Special Feature Displays, Green Thumb Marketplace, Flower Show, Design Centre, Innovations in Landscaping, the latest in interior & exterior Home Technology and Fabulous Prizes.

Milton

Earth Day Tree Planting @ Kelso Quarry (Saturday) – Conservation Halton will be hosting a public tree planting event on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Kelso Quarry as part of its Trees for Watershed Health Program. All watershed residents regardless of age or skill level can participate and help our local environment. So whether you are a veteran tree planter or just starting out, this program has something for everyone.

Orillia

Orillia Perch Festival – One of Canada’s Largest Registered Fishing Derbies! Over Sixty Tagged Perch worth $500 Each! Plus … Thousands of Dollars in Daily, Weekly and Grand Prize Draws!  JUST FISH TO WIN !!!  On April 20th until May 11th

Owen Sound

Home & Cottage Expo – Everything you need for your home and vacation property is showcased at this annual event. It’s the largest home show in the BruceGreySimcoe region and one of the most popular, visited by thousands every year. See contractors, interior designers, landscapers, home improvement specialists, outdoor recreation and consumer electronics suppliers, and much more all under one roof, and spilling out into a vast display area outside the main entrance.

Picton

The Firelight Lantern Festival – A family-friendly community arts event coming to Picton on April 20, 2013. The crowd will gather at Benson Park before dusk, and as the sun sets, hundreds of handmade paper lanterns will be lit and we will parade them through the darkening streets of Picton, winding up in Delhi Park. Revelers will gather to hear live music and watch a shadow puppetry performance. Afterwards there will be light installations to explore, and food and drink available for sale.

Toronto

Earth Day @ Toronto Zoo – (Saturday & Sunday) – Once again the Zoo will partner with Earth Day Canada and many top environmental education organizations in Ontario to provide you with fun resources that will help you change the world for the better! Programs like Backyard Naturalists, FrogWatch and the award winning EcoKids Program from Earth Day Canada await you! We look forward to sharing with you effective ways that YOU can make a difference. Join us at the new Tundra Trek area for a fun-filled day of conservation and education.

Earth Mudder Celebration @ Evergreen Brick Works – Join us for a full weekend of family-friendly fun to celebrate the Earth and all her glory. Check out the packed schedule of events. Plus, take part in special muddy activities to prove how Earth Mudder you really are and for a chance to win a trip to Costa Rica.

Earth Day Tree Planting @ Downsview Park – Help us grow the urban forest at Downsview Park. Approximately 2,000 trees will be planted! Meet in the parking lot at the base of 70 Canuck Avenue (near the corner of Keele Street/Sheppard Avenue). FREE. First come, first served, no registration required. One tree planted per person/family, while trees last. Shovels and tools provided. Staff are available for assistance. Please dress appropriately

TIFF Kids International Film Festival (April 9th-21st) – TIFF Kids offers a diverse slate of films from Canada and around the world — films that take children and parents out of the everyday, and use the power of film to foster thought and encourage discussion about the complex and challenging issues facing young people today, and have lots of fun doing it.

Canadian Tire Home and Auto Show @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre – The Canadian Tire Home & Auto Show, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., features 650 booths showcasing the latest and greatest products to make the most out of life in Canada. Celebrity appearances and demonstrations throughout the day including chef Lynn Crawford, Cesar Millan from Dog Whisperer, Cake Boss Buddy Valastro, and professional angler Bob Izumi.  Visitors can take their photo with the Stanley Cup and other Hockey Hall of Fame trophies.

Made By Hand Show @ International Centre – With over 35,000 square feet of shopping and over 190 quality handmade exhibitors, this is a one-stop shopping experience not to be missed. There is something for everyone in every media: original artwork, baby/toys, body, candles, clothing, ceramics, fashion accessories, jewellery, photography, knitting, pottery, paper goods, wood and a range of gourmet goodies. It’s a family filled day – free face-painting, balloons, crafts, door prizes, raffles and thousands of one-of-a–kind gift ideas

Uxbridge

Earth Day Celebration (Saturday) – It’s a “FREE” family fun event! Many GREEN activities planned including GREEN product demos, samples, gardeners with GREEN thumbs, local farmers and much more…. so you come EXPLORE.

Walkerton

Saugeen Home & Recreation Expo – Come on out for our 13th Annual Saugeen Home & Recreation Expo, The 2013 event promises to be better then ever! There will be child friendly attractions, families draws, interesting and interactive demonstrations, exciting new products and fantastic deals will be offered at the show!

Welland

Earth Day Extravaganza – Face painting, Yoga @ 9am, Recycled crafts, Seed swap, Yellow fish road initiative, Bird house building workshop

Weekend Fun Guide (April 12-14 2013)

The weekend is fast approaching so it’s time to plan your family activities.  Seems to be a quiet weekend on the activity front but there are still quite a few fun things to get out and do.  Check out our Weekend Fun Guide below.

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Cineplex Theatres has extended their Saturday Family Favourites until the end of June.  For only $2.50 per person you can enjoy a great classic family flick for every Saturday at 11:00am.  Check out what’s playing here

Around Town this Weekend…

Belmore

Maple Syrup Festival –  Where else but Belmore can you get better made-from-scratch pancakes, maple syrup, sausage, applesauce and coffee? April 11th and 13th is the 46th Annual Belmore Maple Syrup Festival with plenty of hot pancakes and maple syrup, not to mention singing, dancing and just plain fun for the whole family!

Bowmanville

Home & Garden Show – Spring is just around the corner, and it´s the perfect time to start imagining what your home and garden could be like this summer! Metroland Durham Region Media Group is hosting the Annual Clarington Home and Garden Show April 13th and 14th at the Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex. This year, the Home and Garden Show has grown again. Almost 100 vendors are participating in this year´s event showcasing their products and services, including landscaping, windows and doors, sunrooms, financial services, contractors, decorators decks, garage doors and a whole lot more! The complex will be buzzing a wide array of vendors, keynote speakers and seminars over the weekend.

Burlington

Battle of the Titans @ Royal Botanical Gardens – Dinos like you’ve never seen them before!  In this battle for the ages, you will learn about ecology, the study of organisms and the environment that these majestic creatures lived through so long ago. Get ready to go back in time and see how science and nature come together in one amazing exhibit!

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Cumberland

Annual Maple Festival (February 28th-April 14th) @ Proulx Maple & Berry Farm – Weekend activities include: Watching the sap being collected, visit the syrup shack, enjoy a pancake meal, taste the real 100% pure taffy on snow, Horse drawn hay rides through the maple bush, visit the petting farm, and have fun playing in the play parks.

Holstein

Holstein MapleFest (April 13-14th) @ Love’s Sugarbush – Bring the whole family for a day in our 40 acre sugarbush. Weʼll be serving our tummy filling Pancake and Sausage breakfast all day long. Enjoy our free craft sale with over 30 original vendors. Plenty of demonstrations in the sugar bush to enjoy, including the Fergus Highlands Pipe Band, Blacksmith, Taffy Pull, Ice Cream Making, Candle making, Catapults, our new Rope Bridge and plenty more.

Lanark

Temple’s Sugar Bush (Weekends until April 21st) – A wide variety of breakfast and brunch selections are available during the maple season.  Come visit us, have a meal, browse through the gift shop and take a walk on our sugar bush trail.

London

Family Lifestyle Show – The Family LIfestyle Show is presented by London Mompreneurs, supporting businesses from London and surrounding area. An informative & interactive fun-filled day Play. Shop. Explore.  50+ vendors, fashion show, main stage entertainment, door prizes, play centre, and much more!

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Orillia

20th Annual Simcoe Spring Home and Cottage Show – A fantastic selection of home & cottage products & services. At the Barnfield Point Recreation Centre in Orillia.

Oshawa

Meet & Greet with the Minions @ Neb’s Fun World (Saturday only) – Despicable Me 2 is coming and so are THE MINIONS!!! Bring the whole family for a special meet and greet with these lovable troublemakers!

Ottawa

Cottage and Backyard Show @ Ernst & Young Centre – The Cottage and Backyard Show has everything you need for outdoor living:  docks, decks, boats, outdoor furniture, canoes, kayaks, and all the latest in backyard and cottage products and services.

Kidsfest @ Ernst & Young Centre – Two fun-filled days of quality family entertainment — stage shows, popular children’s characters, interactive animal exhibits, play zones, educational demonstrations and musical acts.  PLUS, don’t miss 75+ exhibitors and save on the latest and greatest products & services for your family.

Travel Back into the Arctic’s Past @ Canadian Museum of Nature – From extinct seals to High Arctic camels, fossils help scientists unlock the secrets of the Arctic’s past. Explore a mock palaeontology field camp, meet some real palaeontologists, and try an air scribe to help remove fossils from rock matrix. Check out the real fossilized bones from our recent discovery of an ancient camel that lived in Canada’s Arctic 3.5 million years ago!

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Paris  

Maple Syrup Festival (April 13th) – Food, crafts, vendors and entertainment and of course there will be pancake and delicious maple syrup!

Simcoe

Eat & Drink Norfolk @ Norfolk County Fairgrounds – This event has quickly established itself as ‘the place to go’ in Norfolk County for the finest and widest selection of foods and beverages. With close to forty different food producers,restaurants, wineries, and breweries, all from within or close proximity to Norfolk County, it’s a great way to ‘nibble and nosh’ your way around the County, all under one roof.  Each of the exhibitors is proud to showcase samples of their fine culinary products to themany who attend Eat & Drink Norfolk.

Toronto 

TIFF Kids International Film Festival (April 9th-21st) – TIFF Kids offers a diverse slate of films from Canada and around the world — films that take children and parents out of the everyday, and use the power of film to foster thought and encourage discussion about the complex and challenging issues facing young people today, and have lots of fun doing it.

Spring has Sprung Family Nature Walk @ High Park – Wake up and smell the springtime! Hike the trails of High Park to find the signs of spring. Listen for birds, feel soft mosses, find the bugs as they wake. Come celebrate the season with us.

Weekend Fun Guide (April 5-7 2013)

If the rain holds off this weekend it will be a great time to get out for a family bike ride, go for a walk to the park or enjoy one of the many fun events listed in our Weekend Fun Guide.  This weekend’s activities include Dinosaurs, Maple Syrup Festivals, Swan Parades, Fishing Shows, Gem and Mineral Shows and SO much more. Enjoy your family time!

Cineplex Theatres has extended their Saturday Family Favourites until the end of June.  If the rain does decide to bless us with it’s presence (insert eye roll here), why not go grab a classic family flick for only $2.50 Saturday at 11:00am.   http://bit.ly/ZygvF5

Burlington

Battle of the Titans @ Royal Botanical Gardens – Dinos like you’ve never seen them before!  In this battle for the ages, you will learn about ecology, the study of organisms and the environment that these majestic creatures lived through so long ago. Get ready to go back in time and see how science and nature come together in one amazing exhibit!

Campbellville

Sweet Water Season @Crawford Lake Conservation Area – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Daily until April 7th – The fun includes: Sweet Water Demonstrations, Taste complimentary samples of cornbread dripping with pure maple syrup, Taffy on Snow and Maple Syrup tastings, Explore the 15th century Iroquoian Village and reconstructed Longhouses, Fun for Kids – FREE Craft Making and Discovery Hunt with Prizes and more.

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MapleTowne @ Mountsberg Conservation Area – See how sap is magically transformed into sweet, sticky syrup and smell the fragrant steam rising from simmering kettles, Learn the secrets of Maple Candy making and taste FREE candy samples, Enjoy piping hot pancakes smothered in fresh maple syrup outdoors under our pavilion nestled in the woods and enjoy all the seeing the birds, bison and everything else Mountsberg has to offer.

Cumberland

Annual Maple Festival (February 28th-April 14th) @ Proulx Maple & Berry Farm – Weekend activities include: Watching the sap being collected, visit the syrup shack, enjoy a pancake meal, taste the real 100% pure taffy on snow, Horse drawn hay rides through the maple bush, visit the petting farm, and have fun playing in the play parks.

Elmira

Maple Syrup Festival – (April 6th) Our attraction has grown into the World’s Largest One Day Maple Syrup Festival.  Come join us and taste, smell and experience the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival. The entire family will enjoy the tradition that makes the town of Elmira a vibrant and fun place to visit

Edwards

Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm (Open weekends until April 7th) – Join us for a sleigh ride, visit the sugar shack, and watch the sap to syrup process unfold while enjoying taffy on the snow and a pancake brunch at the Pancake House.

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Kitchener 

Family Sunday – Spend an afternoon with friends and family exploring the world of art and creativity. Enjoy the exhibitions, make one-of-a-kind artwork, take part in drama workshops and games, and listen to stories read by Kitchener Public Library staff. New activities each month.

Lanark

Temple’s Sugar Bush (Weekends until April 21st) – A wide variety of breakfast and brunch selections are available during the maple season.  Come visit us, have a meal, browse through the gift shop and take a walk on our sugar bush trail.

Midland

Sweetwater Festival (April6-7th) @ Wye Marsh – Activities are happening all day at the Wye Marsh during the Sweetwater Festival! Come out and see how maple syrup is made, roast some bannock on the fire or enjoy our delicious pancake breakfast. Thank you can tell the difference between real and fake maple syrup? We will put you to the test. This is one sweet event.

Ottawa

Annual Maple Festival (February 28th-April 14th) @ Proulx Maple & Berry Farm – Weekend activities include: Watching the sap being collected, visit the syrup shack, enjoy a pancake meal, taste the real 100% pure taffy on snow, Horse drawn hay rides through the maple bush, visit the petting farm, and have fun playing in the play parks.

Carp – Valley Fishing and Outdoor Show – Taking place at the Carp Fairgrounds and Arena, this year’s show will be the largest Hunting and Fishing Show in Eastern Ontario. The show features all your needs for  fishing, hunting, booking trips, boating, things for the cottage, and lots more

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Paris

Gem & Mineral Show @ Paris Fairgrounds – Come check out all the Gems, Minerals, Fossils, Beads and supplies from throughout Canada, the United States and other countries, also the many demonstrators and exhibitors. As this is our 41st Anniversary show, a silent auction will be held, kids of all ages can ‘Mine for Gem’s and use tools to discover ‘I Dig Fossil Fish’.

Parry Sound

Killbear Provincial Park’s 7th Annual Maple Syrup Festival  @ Killbear Provincial Park (April 6th) – Wagon rides through Killbear, guided tours of the sugar bush and sugar shack and Hot pancakes with pure maple syrup, bacon, tea, coffee or juice ($)

Stouffville

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival (March 2 – April 7) @ Bruce’s Mill – It’s a sure sign of spring. Come out and tap into nature! Demonstrations, wagon rides, activities, entertainment, fun crafts and of course pancakes and Maple Syrup.

Stratford

Springfest – This fun-filled event is packed with activities, games, competitive events, food, vendors and prizes.  A wonderful opportunity for the whole family to enjoy a day out. Events include hot air balloon rides (weather permitting), paint ball tournament, mom to mom sale, baking & floral sale, silent auction, clay & craft workshop, face painting, cookie decorating, bouncy castle, obstacle course, games, cotton candy, popcorn and candy table.  Entry is free.

Swan Parade Weekend – Celebrate Spring with Stratford’s annual release of our swans from their winter quarters. Saturday events include the downtown Swan Quest and horse drawn carriage rides. Sunday is alive along Lakeside Drive, with entertainment, vendors, buskers, face painting and of course the swan parade at 2 pm SHARP!

Sunderland

Maple Syrup Festival (April 6-7th) – People travel great distances each year to see what riches the little town of Sunderland has to offer. They come to join in the festival fun and to be part of a small town community filled with love, drive and spirit. Everyone enjoys the exciting variety of events taking place during the festival weekend.

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Toronto

The Spring Cottage Life Show @ International Centre – Produced by the publishers of Cottage Life magazine, it features exhibitors and seminars about virtually everything dedicated to life at the lake or in the woods.  This includes boats, water toys, arts and decor, food, furnishings for indoors and out, and gift ideas along with hundreds of building products and services customized for waterfront and country properties.

Utopia

Spring Tonic – @ Tiffin Centre – Come out and enjoy pancakes with maple syrup made on site, see how maple syrup is made, take a horse-drawn wagon ride, make some crafts and enjoy the live entertainment.

Woodbridge

Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival (March 2 – April 7) @ Kortright Centre – It’s a sure sign of spring. Come out and tap into nature! Demonstrations, wagon rides, activities, entertainment, fun crafts and of course pancakes and Maple Syrup.