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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Cruisin' in Chatham, zooming up, up and way in Tillsonburg and living life on the edge at the CN Tower in Toronto

   One-Tank Trip for May 21/11
Hundreds of classic cars and hot rods will be cruising into downtown Chatham for Retrofest
  (c) By Jim Fox

   It’s time to start your engines, go up, up and away, and live life on the edge.
   Make it happen at Retrofest in Chatham, with the Harvards in Tillsonburg and EdgeWalk at the CN Tower in Toronto.

   Cruisin’ main in Chatham
   Retrofest roars back for its ninth year in Chatham next weekend (May 27-29) for a classic car and motorcycle outpouring of nostalgia on wheels.

Visit the new Endangered African Penguin Exhibit at the Toronto Zoo

(News Release)

They swim, they dive, they waddle and mostly they are sure to entertain zoo visitors of all ages.

After an 18-year absence, African penguins are back, introducing zoo visitors to 12 playful and entertaining
new friends.

Relive the Talbot Settlement at the Backus-Page House Museum in Wallacetown

(News Release)

Relive the Talbot Settlement
May 27th and 28th
Friday – 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Saturday – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Defy gravity on new "thrill" machine, WindSeeker, at Canada's Wonderland

   One-Tank Trip for May 7/11

   (c) By Jim Fox

   WindSeeker, a “gravity-defying” adventure, joins the arsenal of adrenaline-pumping, white-knuckle thrill machines at Canada’s Wonderland this season.
   Along with 15 roller coasters and seven thrill machines, WindSeeker towers 91.7 metres above the park, swinging riders out at a 45-degree angle.
   “Riders will soar in 32 two-person swings that will provide a gravity-defying thrill as their feet dangle high over Canada’s Wonderland,” said Dineen Beaven, manager of public relations and special events.
   And, that’s not all.
   “Spinning at dizzying speeds of up to 50 km/h and towering above Behemoth and Drop Tower, WindSeeker is changing the landscape of thrills for guests this season,” she added.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Ontario is a province of festivals; take your pick from more than 3,000 of them

   One-Tank Trip for April 30/11
   One of Ontario’s Top 100 festivals continues to be Caribana, a celebration of Caribbean island culture, in Toronto. (Photos – Festivals and Events Ontario)

  (c) By Jim Fox

   Ontario is truly a province of festivals with something happening throughout the year.
   In fact, there are more than 3,000 festivals and events annually.
   Everyone’s heard of Oktoberfest, the Canadian National Exhibition, Caribana, Niagara Festival of Lights, Wiarton Willie, Stratford Shakespearean and Canadian Tulip festivals.
   But, how about Jerkfest, Kapuskasing Lumberjack Festival, Rockhound Gemboree, Holstein Rodeo Weekend, Cobourg Sandcastle Festival, First Light and Fort Fright?