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September 7, 2013

Category: Family Activities

The Absolutely Positively Completely Made-Up Show!

Comedy for Kids!

It’s playtime! The Second City’s performers lace up their sneakers and reach deep into their imaginations to present The Absolutely Positively Completely Made-Up Show! It’s an hour of interactive, family-friendly games and laughs. Young audience members are encouraged to shout out ideas and even join the fun on stage!

Perfect for ages 13 and under. Snacks and beverages available within our comfortable theatre.

Approx running time: 60 minutes

The Second City — 51 Mercer St., Toronto (2 blocks north of the CN Tower)

PERFORMANCES:

Saturdays at 1:00pm
Until November 12.

TICKETS:
Individual Tickets: $12 plus tax
Family 4-Packs: $40 plus tax (available at box office or by phone 416-343-0011 or 1-800-263-4485)

Visit The Second City website for more information.

Made-Up Show at Second City
Date: September 7, 2013
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The Absolutely Positively Completely Made-Up Show!

Comedy for Kids!

It’s playtime! The Second City’s performers lace up their sneakers and reach deep into their imaginations to present The Absolutely Positively Completely Made-Up Show! It’s an hour of interactive, family-friendly games and laughs. Young audience members are encouraged to shout out ideas and even join the fun on stage!

Perfect for ages 13 and under. Snacks and beverages available within our comfortable theatre.

Approx running time: 60 minutes

The Second City — 51 Mercer St., Toronto (2 blocks north of the CN Tower)

PEFFORMANCES:

Saturdays at 1:00pm
Until November 12.

TICKETS:
Individual Tickets: $12 plus tax
Family 4-Packs: $40 plus tax (available at box office or by phone 416-343-0011 or 1-800-263-4485)

Visit The Second City website for more information.

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Date: September 7, 2013
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Canada vs. Norway

Canada host Norway in a battle of two closely ranked teams. Canada comes into the match ranked 18th in the RLIF Official World Rankings whereas Norway is ranked 19th. These arctic neighbours share a penchant for hard hitting, fast paced play, and jaw dropping skills. Who will come out on top? Find out when the Canada Wolverines and the Norwegian National Team do battle at Lamport Stadium.

Saturday, September 07, 2013 7:00 PM EDT (6:00 PM Doors).

For more information on the Canada Wolverines click on www.canadarugbyleague.com/site/eng/wolverines/

Location: Allan Lamport Stadium Park — 1151 King Street West

 
Date: September 7, 2013
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CANADA 2013 WOMEN’S FUTSAL PRE-WORLD CUP and YOUTH BOYS U-14 FUTSAL WORLD CHALLENGE

FUTSALCA presents CANADA 2013 WOMEN’S FUTSAL PRE-WORLD CUP AND YOUTH FUTSAL BOYS U-14 WORLD CHALLENGE at Powerade Centre, Brampton, September 6 & 7. WNT and YNT TEAM CANADA receive national teams from Brazil, United States, Catalunya (Spain) and provincial elites from Quebec and New Brunswick. Get into the Futsal Passion!

To buy your tickets for this world class sport event, visit www.Ticketmaster.ca

For more details, go to www.futsalca.ca and www.womensfutsalcanada.com

VENUE LOCATION: Powerade Centre — 7575 Kennedy Road South, Brampton, Ontario

 
Start: September 6, 2013
End: September 7, 2013
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29th Annual Vegetarian Food Festival

Regarded as the largest event of its kind in North America, the annual Vegetarian Food Festival gives you an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy a diverse cross-section of vegetarian cuisine.

For more information: www.HarbourfrontCentre.com

Location: Harbourfront Centre

 
Start: September 6, 2013
End: September 8, 2013
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Location: Harbourfront Centre

Cabbagetown Festival

Held 2nd weekend of September. There are so many events going on in Toronto over the summer that it can be hard to pick out which ones to carve out time for. If you’re looking for a warm family feel and a whole lot of culture then the Cabbagetown Festival just might be the perfect fit. It’s held annually on the second weekend of September and has events going from Thursday to Sunday.

For more details: www.cabbagetownpa.ca

Location: Cabbagetown — Parliament Street (near Carlton Street)

 
Start: September 5, 2013
End: September 8, 2013
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Location: Cabbagetown Festival

Taste of the Kingsway Festival

September 6 – September 8, 2013 – Food and entertainment extravaganza with plenty of fun activities for everyone. Beer and Wine Gardens, 2 Grand Stages with non-stop performers, Midway Rides, Dog Show, Harvest Markets, Artisans/Crafters, Clowns, Face Painters, Rock Climbing Walls, Auto Show, Merchant Demonstrations, Community Exhibits and so much more… Admission is Free.

For more details: www.tasteofthekingsway.ca

Location: Bloor Street West (between Prince Edward Drive and Montgomery Road)

TasteoftheKingsway
Start: September 6, 2013
End: September 8, 2013
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Location: Taste of the Kingsway Festival

Centreville’s Amusing Race

Originally scheduled as the Fall Fair, this has been revised to a very exciting event called Centreville’s Amusing Race! This timed scavenger hunt will be held Saturday/Sunday September 7, 8 ,14, 15, 21, 22. 11am- 5pm.

Similar to the very popular ‘other race’ we will host a trivia and location stop around the amusement park and Far Enough Farm. All families and/or groups may participate in the race, but to be eligible to be entered for the Grand Prize all 10 tasks must be completed, which include several rides at Centreville Amusement Park.

Location: Centreville Amusement Park — Centre Island

For more information: www.centreisland.ca

Start: September 7, 2013
End: September 22, 2013
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Location: Centreville Amusement Park

Canada’s Wonderland

It’s really no wonder that Canada’s Wonderland is Canada’s premiere amusement park. It’s where families come to spend quality time with each other and their good friends, g-forces. There’s Leviathan, a new roller coaster in 2012 that boasts speeds of 125 mph with an 80-degree drop as well as such thrilling rides as Vortex, Shockwave, Behemoth and the 301-foot WindSeeker.

And for the kids, there’s Planet Snoopy and the new Dinosaurs Alive! Seven acres of Jurassic fun with over 40 life-sized dinos. And if you like water park thrills, there’s Splash Works, a 20-acre water park featuring The Plunge, Super Soaker, the Lazy River and enough thrill rides to leave you and your family closer and prunier than ever.

Canada’s Wonderland opens on May 5th.
Open daily May 17th – September 2nd.
Weekends from September 7 to October 27th.

Location: Canada’s Wonderland — 9580 Jane Street, Vaughan, Ontario

For more information, please visit the Canada’s Wonderland website.

Leviathan
Start: May 5, 2013
End: October 27, 2013
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Location: Canada’s Wonderland

Giant Pandas at the Toronto Zoo

It’s pandamonium at the Toronto Zoo!

It was an exciting day for Torontonians on May 18th when the Zoo officially opened its giant panda exhibit, featuring VIPs (Very Important Pandas) Er Shun and Da Mao.

The two pandas are on loan from the Chinese government for a period of ten years, during which time it is hoped they will produce offspring. The pair will be splitting their stay in Canada between the Toronto Zoo and the Calgary Zoo, where they are set to relocate to in 2018.

Pandas have a tendency to draw crowds. In addition to being just plain adorable, their unusual eating and mating habits make them one of the most unique species in the animal kingdom.

Did You Know?

  • Although pandas have the digestive system of a carnivore, up to 99% their diet consists of bamboo. Due to bamboo’s low nutritional value, a panda needs to consume between 10 and 15 kilograms (22 to 33 pounds) of it each day to get all of its nutrients.
  • Pandas are notoriously reluctant to mate, which is one reason for their low population in the wild. Giant panda females are only receptive to mating for a period of 24 to 72 hours a year.
  • It is almost impossible to tell if a giant panda is a male or a female until it is four years old. Because of the difficulty of determining the sex of pandas, it was believed that Er Shun was a male until genetic testing was done shortly before she was set to arrive in Toronto!

Top 5 Reasons to See the Pandas at the Toronto Zoo

No question about it, the giant panda exhibit is one of Toronto’s must-see attractions. Here are the top five reasons why you should pay Er Shun and Da Mao a visit:

  1. It’ll put a smile on your face. Pandas might just be the cutest animals around. Their docile nature, clumsy gait, and adorable black-and-white faces make them a delight to watch. It’s no wonder that one of the most popular videos on YouTube, with over 160 million views, is of a baby panda sneezing.
  2. You can expand your knowledge. Prior to meeting Er Shun and Da Mao, you can learn all about giant pandas at the 8,000 square-foot Panda Interpretive Centre. With model displays, multimedia games, and audio-visual presentations, it’s a fun and interactive way to learn about these natural treasures.
  3. Your kids will love it. Pandas are always a huge hit with children. You can also use this as an opportunity to educate them about wildlife and conservation.
  4. You can see other animals too. Once you’re done seeing the pandas, you can make your way over to the Zoo’s many other exhibits. The Toronto Zoo boasts over 5,000 animals representing more than 460 species, including white lions, gorillas, and polar bears.
  5. It’s a rare opportunity. Although panda conservation efforts have proven successful, they’re still an endangered species. The vast majority of pandas live in China, and only a handful of Zoos around the world have been given the opportunity to host them. The last time there were pandas at the Toronto Zoo was for three months in 1985!

Fun, friendly, and fascinating, the giant pandas are sure to brighten your day. Take a trip to the Toronto Zoo to see one of nature’s most extraordinary creatures up close and personal.

For more details: www.torontozoo.com

Location: Toronto Zoo — 361A Old Finch Avenue

Giant Panda at Toronto Zoo
Start: May 18, 2013
End: December 31, 2013
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Location: Toronto Zoo