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Friday, October 26, 2012

Detroit welcomes baseball fans

(News Release)
 
Detroit, Mich. - Detroit and its hospitality community are roaring and ready to 
welcome visitors for the 2012 World Series. The Detroit Metro Convention & 
Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) and Detroit Sports Commission (DSC) are already making 
preparations for a warm welcome.
 
The DMCVB is printing pole banners to hang downtown along Jefferson and Woodward 
Avenues, printing welcome signs for the airport and storefronts, creating D 
buttons for fans and coordinating volunteers to serve as Detroit ambassadors on 
game days.
 

Looking for something "Spook"tactular to do... Come out and enjoy Boo at the Zoo


What's new at the Zoo...

Weekly feature


Check out Boo at the Zoo (October 27 & 28) and follow along the Zoo's "Pumpkin Trail" to 
discover trick-or-treat activity stations throughout the Tundra Trek and check out 
Arctic wolves, foxes and polar bears - oh my! Take part in our "Critters and Costumes 
Parade" at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm daily. 
Best of all, up to two kids in costume (12 and under) get in FREE when accompanied 
by an adult! 
Come and meet the WotWots who will be putting in a special guest appearance
 at the Courtyard stage at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm! 

Oxford Creates 2012 holds its Annual Fine Art Show and Sale

(News Release)

Woodstock, ON – Oxford Creates presents its Annual Fine Art Show and Sale at the Oxford Golf and Country Club (Craigowan), November 9 (7-10pm), November 10th (10am-5pm), and November 11th (12 noon-4pm).

“It was a great event last year. The first thing I saw when I entered the room was lots of people and bright splashes of colour” says Jeanne Turner of Tourism Oxford.

“I browsed for around an hour and a half, looking at all of the wonderful pieces of art from paintings, pottery and sculptures, all the while searching for some Christmas presents. I did come away with some treasures and can hardly wait for this year’s show!”

Harbourfront Centre offers Learn to Skate classes for all ages and skill levels

(News Release)

TORONTO, ON (Oct.25, 2012) Harbourfront Centre, with the support of RBC Royal Bank, offers over 100 skating classes for children, teens and adults, taught by our experienced and supportive skating instructors.

Learn to Skate classes are designed to suit each student’s skill level, from first-time skaters to those looking to improve their skating technique. Small class sizes ensure that students learn to skate in a fun, safe and comfortable environment over a four-week period.

All classes take place on the beautiful Natrel® Rink, alongside the scenic shores of Lake Ontario.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Cottagers can get inspiration at upcoming show; Divorce Party the Musical at Stage West



   One-Tank Trip for Oct. 20/12

    (c) By Jim Fox

   Many cottagers are using their vacation dream homes year-round and will join the dreamers at the upcoming Fall Cottage Life Show.
   The event at the International Centre (6900 Airport Rd.) in Mississauga runs from Oct. 26 to 28.
A cottage on the rocks on the Trent-Severn Waterway near Port Severn. (Photo by Jim Fox)
   “Cottagers are spending more time at the lake, so they want that space to be livable all year round,” said Al Zikovitz, publisher of Cottage Life magazine and show producer.
   The show’s focus is to present exhibitors who are specialists in smart cottage designs, building and renovating, plus innovative building products and decor for cottages and country homes, he said.

   Are we there yet?
   “Whether you are on a lake or in the hills, the show is geared towards anyone who owns or dreams of owning a cottage, chalet, country home, hobby farm or rural retreat,” said publicist Peggy Sheffield.
The docks will soon be pulled up at this cottage at Bass Lake near Orillia. (Photo by Barbara Fox)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Toronto's Pantages Hotel introduces Mani & Martini night

TUESDAYS JUST GOT MORE EXCITING! 
$30 special gets guests prepped for a night on the town

TORONTO, October 9, 2012Pantages Hotel Toronto Centre is spicing up Tuesdays with their new Mani & Martini night at Martini Bar, officially launching October 16. Between 5pm and 8pm every Tuesday, guests and locals are invited to drop in for a Shizen Spa Quick Fix Manicure paired with a Henkell cocktail for $30.

Choose from the aptly named “French Mani” martini (raw sugar, lillet liquor, topped with Henkell Sparkling Rosé) or a flute of Henkell Rosé to start the evening off right. Shizen Spa’s knowledgeable therapists will get guests fully relaxed with Quick Fix Manicures, including a cleanse, cuticle nourishment, nail file and polish application.

Play ball at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum in St. Marys, Ont.

It’s a great time to be both a fan of baseball and a member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum!
 
ST MARYS, Ontario -- As the playoffs are well underway, we wish the best of luck to Russell Martin, the lone Canadian player left vying for the World Series championship.  As well, the candidate list for the 2012 Tip O’Neill Award is strong when you look at the tremendous seasons had by many Canadians including Joey Votto, Ryan Dempster and Scott Diamond.

Furthermore, at the time of writing, Team Canada is now ranked 5th world-wide after qualifying for the 2013 World Baseball Classic.

These good-news stories give us hope at the end of a year that saw the passing of inductee and Montreal Expo legend Gary Carter.  The purpose of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame has never been more evident than it is now as we remember his contributions to the growth and development of baseball.  His legacy will remain in our museum forever, thanks to our many supporters.

Three Dog Night concert rescheduled at Casino Rama

Show announced for January 25th, 2013, rescheduled to April 13th, 2013

RAMA, ON (October 18th, 2012) – Casino Rama regrets to announce that the Three Dog Night concert recently announced for Friday, January 25th, 2013 has been rescheduled by request of the artist.  The new concert date will be Saturday, April 13th, 2013.

The Casino and the band apologize for any inconvenience this postponement may cause fans.

Ticket holders are asked to retain their tickets as they will be honoured for the re-scheduled concert date (Saturday, April 13th, 2013 at 9pm).

Giant Panda Official Launch Ceremony held at the Toronto Zoo

Toronto, Ontario, October 18, 2012: The Toronto Zoo Board of Management held an Official Launch Ceremony for the new Giant Panda Exhibit today.
 The event took place at Toronto Zoo, in front of the future home of the giant pandas who will arrive next spring 2013.

 The Toronto Zoo is tremendously excited about the arrival of the giant pandas Ji Li (female: meaning
pretty, achievement) and Er Shun (male: meaning double smoothness) in early May, when the Zoo
expects to open the exhibit.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Yummy treats at the Toronto Chocolate Festival



   One-Tank Trip for Oct. 13/12

   (c) By Jim Fox

   C-h-o-c-o-l-a-t-e!
Sweet treats are featured at the Toronto Chocolate Festival. (Richard Emmanuel Photography)
   Now that I’ve gotten everyone’s attention, here’s a getaway to satisfy even the most insatiable chocoholic.
   It’s called the “most decadent and delicious event ever” and has returned to Toronto now through Nov. 4.
   The Toronto Chocolate Festival includes a gala, mystery dinner show, relay, high tea and daily “Chocolicious” events.

   Sweet!
   “This is the event where chocolate is featured in all its magnificent and tasty forms,” said publicist Norma Meneguzzi Spall.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Divorce Party the Musical at Stage West Theatre Restaurant




Canadian Premiere! Limited Engagement! Playing now through Nov. 25/12

Tickets now on sale at www.stagewest.com or by calling 905-238-0042
The ultimate Girls’ Night Out show from the Producer of the Off-Broadway hit MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL

 “Don’t get mad - get everything!” is the mantra for DIVORCE PARTY THE MUSICAL-The Hilarious Journey to Hell…and Back! From the producer of the Off-Broadway hit, MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL.

 DIVORCE PARTY THE MUSICAL-The Hilarious Journey to Hell…and Back! will have its Canadian premiere at Stage West Theatre Restaurant, 5400 Dixie Road Mississauga, playing from September 20 to November 25, 2012. Tickets starting at $45.99 per person plus tax for a Wednesday matinee to $92.99 per person plus tax, which includes the performance and our fabulous buffet dinner.