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September 14, 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 14, 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.

Made-Up Show at Second City
Date: September 14, 2013
Category:,
Location: Second City, The

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.

Made-Up Show at Second City
Date: September 14, 2013
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Location: Second City, The

Mississauga’s Legends Row at Celebration Square

Legends Row is Mississauga’s “Walk of Fame.”

Each year, our city will celebrate the achievements of several eminent Mississaugans, past
and present, in the fields of: athletics, arts and culture, entertainment and media,
public service, business, innovation and science, community builders/leaders and philanthropy
by profiling these leading citizens on Mississauga Legends Row with a descriptive plaque of their
accomplishments.

Legends Row will also display commemorative interpretive profiles of the eleven small communities
that made up the City of Mississauga at its amalgamation in 1974 including the pioneers who influenced
our early growth and development.

Mississauga Legends Row is proud to announce the induction of the following recipients for 2013:
Bruce McLaughlin, Johnny Bower, Chuck Jackson, Oscar Peterson, Silken Laumann, Triumph, Lata Pata,
Paul Henderson, Dr. Joseph Wong, and Tommy Hunter.

For more details: www.mississaugalegendsrow.ca

Location: Celebration Square — City Centre Drive, Mississauga, Ontario

Bloor West Village Toronto Ukrainian Festival

September 13-15, 2013. North America’s largest Ukrainian street festival, held in Bloor West Village, offers great food, music, children’s activities, exhibits, films, late-night entertainment and more.

For more details: www.ukrainianfestival.com

Location: Bloor West Village

Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles

September 13 at 7:07pm; September 14 at 4:07pm; and September 15 at 1:07pm.

For tickets: www.bluejays.com

Location: Rogers Centre — 1 Blue Jays Way

 
Start: September 13, 2013
End: September 15, 2013
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Locations: Rogers Centre

Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club

World Rhino Weekend

White and Indian Rhino Exhibits.

9:30am to 4:00pm.

Toronto Zoo has 2 of the 5 species of rhinos that exist on the planet and their wild cousins need our help. Come out and be a part of the Zoo’s conservation efforts and #helptherhinos. Learn about rhinos and their habitats and their role in their environments. Enjoy special Keeper Talks at 12:00pm and 2:00pm (Indian Rhino) and 1:00pm and 4:00pm (White Rhino).

Website: www.TorontoZoo.com

Location: Toronto Zoo — 361A Old Finch Avenue

 
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End: September 15, 2013
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Location: Toronto Zoo

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