Day: August 10, 2012

Win a family pass to the #BigTicketSummer Concert!

Astral’s Family Channel cranks up the heat this summer with the launch of its Big Ticket Summer campaign. Guaranteed to take excitement levels off the chart, the summer promotion features not-to-be missed programming, weekly challenges and a special contest leading up to an epic Big Ticket Summer Concert event on Sunday, August 26 at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto. Presented by Family in conjunction with Live Nation, the colossal concert event will be hosted by Family Channel stars including: Really Me’s Sydney Imbeau and Kiana Madeira; What’s Up, Warthogs! stars Tiago Abreu, Ed Witzke and Ana Golja; and...

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Give the new ‘it’ sport a chance, and give back while pedaling

If you’ve driven along the country roads of Ontario this summer, you’ve surely noticed the growing trend of cycling.  Once considered a niche sport, Canadians are trying out cycling for themselves thanks to rising stars like Ryder Hesjedal and Clara Hughes.  According to Cycling Canada, its number of licensed riders (10,000 competitive and 24,000 recreational) has been growing at about 10% annually, and the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada says that sales by independent retailers jumped 21% from 2009 to 2010. And why not give cycling a try?   The health benefits of cycling are endless, the scenery from the...

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Things you should know about New York City

I visited New York City for the first time last week. I am a small town girl and I will always prefer the quiet life to the busy city, but it is fun to visit the big city once in awhile. Here are some things I learned about New York City: The people are not rude, at least not that I noticed. The traffic is CRAZY! I would never in a million years drive in New York City, and I would rather not ever be in a shuttle bus there again. It is expensive to eat in their restaurants...

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