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Friday, April 29, 2011

Sunny deals at the Westin Trillium House make summer a snap for family bonding time

(News Release)
Guests will enjoy free activities throughout the summer that will entertain young and old alike
The Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain
Blue Mountains, ON, April 29, 2011- During the summer, families hunt for getaways that offer a variety of fun activities and are also easy on the wallet. This year, The Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain can help. Guests can save on all aspects of their vacation, with money-saving room rates and a host of free activities in the Blue Mountain Village. Summer events ranging from the annual Elvis Festival to an interactive circus-themed show will keep the whole family’s mood as sunny as the weather.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Opening the doors to historic and secret places is a popular annual visitor event in Ontario

   One-Tank Trip for April 23/11

   (c) By Jim Fox

   The doors are about to swing open for another season of discovery in what has become one of Ontario's most popular tourism events.
   Doors Open Ontario -- offering a chance to see what goes on often behind closed doors -- returns for its 10th year, starting with Guelph next Saturday (April 30).
   "This season, participants will have the opportunity to explore iconic landmarks, natural wonders, architectural gems and hidden heritage treasures at 56 community events across the province," said Liane Nowosielski of the Ontario Heritage Trust.

Tying the Windsor knot at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto on April 29

(News Release)

The Fairmont Royal York will be rolling out the red carpet to commemorate the marriage of Miss Catherine Middleton and His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales during the live television broadcast of their highly anticipated wedding at Westminster Abbey. To celebrate the unforgettable affair, The Library Bar and EPIC Lounge will be hosting celebration activities and two early morning British themed dining experiences during the televised broadcast at 5:00 a.m. on Friday, April 29, 2011.

Tom will stomp on Canada Day at Casino Rama

 (News Release)

Beloved Music Icon Celebrates Canada Day at Casino Rama
Announcing the July 2011 concert line-up

RAMA, ON (Tuesday, April 12, 2011) – Casino Rama is pleased to announce another month of great entertainment as we release the July 2011 concert line-up.  Highlights include a Canada Day long weekend performance by music icon Stompin’ Tom Connors, the return of ‘80’s favourite Huey Lewis & The News and country superstars Trace Adkins and Kenny Rogers.

The July 2011 concert line-up features:

Stompin’ Tom Connors
Friday, July 1 & Saturday, July 2
Tickets are $45/$55
Come celebrate Canada Day with one of our most beloved and recognized artists.  The six time Juno Award winner is best known for national favourites: “The Hockey Song”, “Sudbury Saturday Night”, “Bud The Spud” & “Big Joe Mufferaw”.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Rebirth of flora and fauna in Ontario's parks makes springtime a great time to visit

   One-Tank Trip for April 16-17/11
   (c) By Jim Fox

   Spring is one of the best times of the year to visit Ontario parks with a rebirth of the flora and fauna.
   The lack of the thick summertime foliage offers a chance to see "rare park flora and fauna while wildflowers carpet forest floors," said Lori Waldbrook, Ontario Parks' senior marketing specialist.
   As well, salt-depleted moose seek roadside mineral pools while special spring events are underway, she added.

   Moose are on the loose in Algonquin Provincial Park and springtime is the best time to see them. (Ontario Parks)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Lerner and Loewe’s classic musical Camelot begins previews at Stratford Shakespeare Festival

Festival Theatre opens its doors for the 2011 season
April 15, 2011…The legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table comes alive on the Festival Theatre stage in the Lerner and Loewe classic Camelot. This timeless story of a noble king, a beautiful queen, a valiant knight and the cherished kingdom in which they live begins previews on Saturday, April 16, marking the first performance of the 2011 season.

Gary Griffin, the creative force behind 2009’s West Side Story and last season’s Evita, returns to direct this legendary tale.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

RaptorFest spreads wings along Niagara Escarpment for returning birds of prey

   (c) By Jim Fox

 These are among the variety of migrating birds of prey appearing at RaptorFest in Grimsby. (Photo by Stuart McPherson)

  The raptors are coming home to roost, flying all along the Niagara Escarpment.
   Here's an opportunity to see the migration of thousands of hawks, eagles, vultures, falcons and more during RaptorFest next Saturday (April 16) in Grimsby.
   The free event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Grimsby Peach King Centre includes walks to view the migration along with birds of prey events and nature exhibits.