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August 13, 2014

CNE Announes The Return of HorseCapades

Fun and interactive horse show is FREE to enjoy before the CNE officially opens its gates.

The fun of the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) gallops into Toronto early with HorseCapades, a delightful and interactive program that introduces fans of all ages to the wonder of horses. In its 10th consecutive year, HorseCapades returns to the CNE beginning July 27, 2014, at the Horse Place, Exhibition Place. It offers visitors the chance to pet and feed horses, learn about grooming and shoeing, guess a horse’s weight, meet a mare and foal, as well as enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride.

NEW this year, HorseCapades is expanding to include a spectacular trick-riding show, HorsePower Live!, debuting on July 27. Set to original music, HorsePower Live! showcases the pageantry, power, and precision of riders and horses performing remarkable feats such as barrel racing, trick riding, roping, and hip hop dressage in the Horse Palace Ring.

“HorseCapades and HorsePower Live! bring the enchantment of horses to the heart of the city,” says David Bednar, CNE General Manager. “Families don’t have to travel far to enjoy a taste of the rural life and get up close with one of nature’s most intelligent animals. It’s fun, educational, and a great way to spend the day indoors – not to mention it’s free for everyone!”

HorseCapades is truly a fun and affordable outing for the entire family, individuals and groups to escape the city life. Groups of 10 or more people are asked to make reservations by emailing horsecapades@theex.com, or go to www.TheEX.com for more information.

HorseCapades Interactive Program Schedule: July 27 – August 14 *.

Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm, daily.

HorsePower Live! Shows twice daily at 11:30am & 1:00pm.

Price: Free!

Location: CNE Horse Palace

* There will be no HorseCapades program or HorsePower Live! shows on Saturday, August 2, 2014.

 
Start: July 27, 2014
End: August 14, 2014
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Church Street Caper

Friday July 18th and Friday August 15th, 7:00-9:30 pm

Walk in the footsteps of scandalous public officials, pioneers of the 1790s and the 1970s, artists, dancers, gambling kingpins, hockey legends, and of course queens, fairies and riot grrls. Find hidden places, secret stories, and maybe even a ghost or two on this exciting scavenger hunt through old Molly Wood’s Bush.

On an Urban Capers Scavenger Hunt, you don’t collect items, but rather answers to tricky and humorous questions. Teams of two to six compete over the course of two hours. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.urbancapers.com/church-street-caper/.

 
Start: July 18, 2014
End: August 15, 2014
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Over the Rainbow: Seduction and Identity

From the collection of Salah Bachir and Jacob Yerex, June 22, 2014 – August 17, 2014 (Tuesday – Sunday, 11 AM – 6 PM).

FREE ADMISSION courtesy of the RBC Foundation.

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art — 952 Queen Street West

MOCCA presents “Over the Rainbow: Seduction and Identity”, in partnership with WorldPride 2014, an exhibition acknowledging many of the familiar archetypes associated with queer culture – sexuality, camp, celebrity, rainbows. The exhibition looks beyond these to examine reciprocal ways that gay and mainstream representation have influenced each other, and in doing so have contributed to shaping aspects of our culture and identities over the last several decades. Artworks from “Over the Rainbow” are drawn from the collection of Salah Bachir and Jacob Yerex.

Featured artists include Stephen Andrews, Attila Richard Lukacs, Public Studio, Justine Kurland, Betty Goodwin, General Idea, Andy Fabo, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Annie Leibowitz, Herb Ritts and many more.

Website: www.mocca.ca

 
Start: June 22, 2014
End: August 17, 2014
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NHL Team Fan Days

30 Teams. 30 Days. Celebrating hockey fans one team at a time. Between July 3 and August 21, the Hockey Hall of Fame will spotlight a different NHL team. The first 1,000 guests with paid admission on these days will receive a free Hockey Hall of Fame “Game-Worn Jersey” trading card of the featured team’s goalie. Visit HHOF.com for schedule, fan discounts, contests and more.

Website: www.HHOF.com

Hockey Hall of Fame — Brookfield Place, 30 Yonge Street

 
Start: July 3, 2014
End: August 21, 2014
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Shakespeare in the Square

Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

July 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 at 7PM

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

July 29, 30, 31 at 7PM

Macbeth

August 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 at 7PM

*All outdoor programming is weather permitting and subject to change without notice. Visit www.rosetheatre.ca for more details.

Venue: Garden Square at the Rose Theatre Brampton

 
Start: July 8, 2014
End: August 21, 2014
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The Great Ontario Salmon Derby

July 5 – August 23, 2014. Sponsored by the Toronto Sun, the 18th Annual Great Ontario Salmon Derby is North America’s largest freshwater fishing derby and takes place in the Canadian waters of Lake Ontario attracting participants from Florida, Arizona, Michigan and other US States. They also have participants from England, Germany & Italy on a regular basis. The Derby boasts an average participation of 21,000 people annually over a 50 day period. Fishermen/women compete for various weekly prizes including cash, tackle, rods, reels and for the heaviest salmon caught every week. The event is climaxed with a Fish-off for the 70 prize winners preceding the Awards Ceremony, September 13, 2014. Visit www.greatontariosalmonderby.ca to see a complete list of prizes, rules and to order tickets online.

 
Start: July 5, 2014
End: August 23, 2014
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FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014

Canada will be playing their first two matches in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 right here at Toronto’s National Soccer Stadium (BMO Field)! The competition serves as the preeminent international showcase for the future stars of women’s soccer world-wide. Visit the website below for ticket information, match schedules, volunteer registration, photos, videos and more. The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup is the greatest stage for the world’s future stars of international soccer. It is a celebration that unites all nations and we look forward to celebrating this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with you.

For tickets: www.FIFA.com/Canada2014

Venue: National Soccer Stadium (BMO Field), Exhibition Place

 
Start: August 5, 2014
End: August 24, 2014
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The Best of the Second City

The Second City Touring Company comes home to Toronto for an unforgettable night of classic and original sketch comedy and trademark improvisation. Featuring the next generation of talent, The Best of The Second City delivers some of our funniest material from the past fifty years, as well as wild unpredictable laughs inspired by the audience’s suggestions.
Located in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District, The Second City’s intimate cabaret-style theatre offers table service of an affordable food and bar menu throughout the performance.

Featuring The Second City’s National Touring Company:
Leigh Cameron, Devon Hyland, Hayley Kellett, Etan Muskat, Kirsten Rasmussen & Kevin Whalen.

Director: Paul Bates

Musical Director: Lee Cohen

Stage Manager: Meg Maguire

PERFORMANCES: MONDAYS at 8:00pm • $14.00

Find out more about our Dinner & Show packages. Student and Group Discounts available.

Box Office: 416-343-0011

The Second City — 51 Mercer Street, Toronto

Website: www.secondcity.com

 
Start: May 26, 2014
End: August 25, 2014
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Getting to Know Toronto’s Heritage in Ten Stops

Heritage Toronto brings Toronto’s heritage to life this summer with a simple and delightful walking tour called “Creating Toronto: The Story of the City in Ten Stops.”

Passing by some of the city’s most celebrated sites, this tour gives a “big picture” overview of Toronto’s history. It visits a number of Toronto landmarks and shares inspiring stories of the people who built the city. The tour also introduces citizens and tourists to key moments of innovation and creativity that have shaped Toronto, from the people who, over 10,000 years ago, left footprints in the clay under Toronto Bay, to the rise of the city’s Financial District, to the story of stunning homegrown scientific breakthroughs that shaped our modern world.

The “Creating Toronto: The Story of the City in Ten Stops” tours run every Thursday at 6:30pm from July 10 to August 28.

Cost is $20 per person and proceeds go directly toward the charitable agency of the City’s programming, which focuses on helping people appreciate Toronto’s rich natural, cultural, archaeological and architectural heritage.

Pre-registration and pre-payment at www.heritagetoronto.org/creatingtoronto is required to secure a guaranteed spot.

The 2014 Heritage Toronto Tours season, which is in its 20th year, officially ends on October 26. Click here heritagetoronto.org/tours/ for a digital version of this season’s Heritage Toronto Tours brochure which lists all tour dates, times and descriptions.

Heritage Toronto thanks Tours Sponsor TD Bank Group for making this program possible.

Heritage Toronto is a charitable arms-length agency of the City of Toronto established in 1949 to promote a greater appreciation for the city’s rich architectural, cultural, archaeological and natural heritage. Through partnerships with local community groups and volunteers, Heritage Toronto provides city-wide programs and services.

 
Start: July 10, 2014
End: August 28, 2014
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Big Bad Wolf (vs. Lord Underwearface von Schtinker)

SUMMER MATINEES FOR ALL AGES!

Big Bad Wolf (vs. Lord Underwearface von Schtinker) is a hilarious musical romp that takes a new look at a children’s classic. Framed for heinous crimes by the evil von Schtinker, our unlikely hero, Big Bad Wolf, must enlist the help of his fairy tale friends to prove that things aren’t always as they seem. Featuring sing-alongs, goofy chases, and a true lesson in friendship, the interactive nature of the show will engage and delight children, while Second City’s sly humour ensures parents will be laughing along as well.
Suitable for all ages.

On Stage: July 3 – August 29, 2014.

Matinee performances! Each Wednesday & Thursday at 1pm

Tickets $14.00 Family 4-Packs $45.00.

Group pricing available for parties of 12 or more. Contact groupsales@secondcity.com

The Second City Theatre – 51 Mercer St., Toronto

Box Office: 416-343-0011

Website: www.secondcity.com

 
Start: July 3, 2014
End: August 29, 2014
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