Category: Ontario

Noreen Young’s “Under the Umbrella Tree” now on YouTube!

Noreen Young’s “Under the Umbrella Tree” now on YouTube Gloria the Gopher, from CBC’s vintage “Under the Umbrella Tree” children’s series, is very happy to tell everybody that she and her friends Holly, Iggy the Iguana and Jacob Blue Jay, are now streaming on Canada Media Fund’s new channel, Encore+ on YouTube.  This is a […]

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Mother and kids in Collingwood village at night

Weekend Getaways – Blue Mountain Resort and the Westin Trillium House

Westin Trillium House-Blue Mountain Resort It takes about two hours o drive from downtown Toronto to Blue Mountain Resort and it is completely worth it. As we checked into the Westin Trillium House, we were amazed by the small village feel of the Blue Mountain resort. After checking into our beautiful room we headed straight to […]

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Rag time with Jonathan Kravtchenko

Blueberry Rag time – new piano music with Jonathan Kravtchenko Here is the video of “Blueberry Rag” new piano piece, composed and played by young Canadian composer, Jonathan Kravtchenko. Enjoy “Blueberry Rag” If you have any comments or thoughts, please share with us…

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Dancing Bass Lodge, Lanark County, ON

Dancing Bass Lodge, Lanark County, ON “Dancing Bass” Lodge – the the name says it all… the place should be rich for fish and all day water fun! It was so desired escape from the bustling life of the large city… Dancing Bass Lodge is located in beautiful Lanark County, quite easy to access from […]

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Group of Seven in Stone Cellar Restaurant

Every summer we try to make a few local trips to explore our province and  one of the regions we love to visit is Lanark County, which offers perfect combination of small towns, cottages on the beach and wild life. And after spending couple days in the cottage (“The Dancing Bass” Lodge cottage) we went […]

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Puppets making workshop with Noreen Young

Puppets Making Workshop with Noreen Young Last summer we planned to visit the International Puppet Festival, which is held annually in Almonte, Ontario. Unfortunately this year’s Festival was cancelled due to shortage of funds –  however we found out that it is possible to have  a puppet making workshop, which was a very attractive idea. We […]

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Farmstead experience on Blue Hen Farm

After the four and a half hour drive from downtown Toronto we arrived at the Blue Hen Farm.  Right at the turn we saw an old cupboard filled with jars of homemade preserves and a sign “Honk for Service”…  And we saw the farmhouse in the opening between trees. Farmers Jeff and Leslie greeted us […]

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Exploring Waterloo- Bingeman’s Big Splash

After lunch at the (nearby) Boston Pizza, we came in to the Bingeman’s Big Splash. After changing into our bathing suits we stepped out on to the deck exited about all of the slides that awaited us. They had many slides to choose from and better yet, the height restrictions are very reasonable so that […]

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Ctrl – V Experience in Waterloo, Ontario

Virtual Reality experience in CTRL-V, Waterloo, Ontario As soon as we knew that we are going to CTRL-V we were so impatient that could not wait for 8 pm! The dinner took so long… Finally at 8:10 pm we arrived at Ctrl-V  – Canada’s first virtual reality arcade that was opened in Waterloo just recently. […]

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Needle Felting with Peg Learn

Needle Felting with Peg from “Learn Creations” After spending the day in Almonte, we arrived at the Blue Hen farm for a needle felting workshop presented by Peg Learn ( Learn Creations). She greeted us with a big smile, hand holding a large red dragon made from felt pieces … Surprisingly felting is much easier […]

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