Friday, April 28, 2017

Lightning McQueen Is Coming To Canada and We Have His Road Trip Schedule

Remember we told you that Cars 3 is headed to the big screen this summer?

Well we have even more big news!

National tour will cross the finish line in Halifax on the opening weekend of Disney·Pixar’s “Cars 3”

TORONTO, ON (April 27, 2017) – Fans of Disney·Pixar’s beloved “Cars” franchise will have an opportunity to see a life-size lookalike of the five-time Piston-Cup champion when Lightning McQueen’s Canadian Road Trip Turbo Charged by Canadian Tire hits the road later this month making pit stops at eight cities across Canada.  The cross-country tour kicks off in Vancouver on April 29th and wraps up in Halifax on June 17th, all in celebration of the release of Disney·Pixar’s new movie “Cars 3” on June 16.

Throughout the road trip, Lightning McQueen’s life-size replica will be stationed at select Canadian Tire locations in eight markets including Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. 

At each location, racing fans will have the chance to have their photo taken with the life-size character car, plus test their motor skills at a remote control racecar track.  In addition, Disney Channel will be hosting a Kids’ Activity Pit Stop area with free “Cars 3” arts and crafts for visitors.

“We are thrilled to be working with Canadian Tire on ‘Cars 3,’ one of the most highly anticipated releases of the summer movie season,” said Greg Mason, VP, marketing, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada.  “We’re looking forward to taking this tour to so many ‘Cars’ fans around the country and what better place for a pit stop on a cross-Canada tour than Canadian Tire.”

“The Canadian Tire team is very excited to be working with Disney to host the first-ever ‘Cars 3’ tour in Canada,” said Eva Salem, VP, strategic marketing, Canadian Tire. “We’re eager to bring this exclusive experience to our customers and Canadians alike.”

Lightning McQueen’s Canadian Road Trip Turbo Charged by Canadian Tire coming to a city near you:

·         Vancouver
o   April 29 – Canadian Tire at 6312 200 Street, Langley
o   April 30 – Canadian Tire at 4949 Canoe Pass Way, Tsawwassen
·         Calgary
o   May 6 – Canadian Tire at 40 Hunterhorn Drive NE, Calgary
o   May 7 – Canadian Tire at 250 Shawville Way SW, Calgary
·         Edmonton
o   May 13 – Canadian Tire at 2110 101 Street NW, Edmonton
o   May 14 – Canadian Tire at 169 Ordze Road, Sherwood Park
·         Winnipeg
o   May 20 – Canadian Tire at 750 St. James Street, Winnipeg
o   May 21 – Canadian Tire at 1080 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg
·         Toronto
o   May 27 – Canadian Tire at 1019 Sheppard Avenue E, North York
o   May 28 – Canadian Tire at 7650 Markham Road, Markham
·         Ottawa
o   June 3 – Canadian Tire at 8181 Campeau Drive, Kanata
o   June 4 – Canadian Tire at 3910 Innes Road, Orleans
·         Montreal
o   June 6 – Canadian Tire at 16821 Trans-Canada Highway, Kirkland
o   June 7 – Canadian Tire at 115 Boulevard Brien, Repentigny
o   June 9-11 – Crescent Street Grand Prix Festival
·         Halifax
o   June 17 – Canadian Tire at 30 Lamont Terrace, Dartmouth
o   June 18 – Canadian Tire at 150 Damascus Road, Bedford

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo), with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage! Directed by Brian Fee (storyboard artist “Cars,” “Cars 2“), produced by Kevin Reher (“A Bug’s Life,” “La Luna” short) and co-produced by Andrea Warren (“LAVA” short), “Cars 3” cruises into theatres on June 16, 2017.

WE THINK IT'S ANOTHER GREAT WAY TO CELEBRATE CANADA'S 150TH BIRTHDAY THIS YEAR! Do you have Cars fans at your house? Leave a comment below with which CARS characters that you like the most.

Where To Find *** FIREWORKS *** In The Kitchener Waterloo Area 2017

The Town of Conestoga usually has fireworks on the Victoria Day Long Weekend
Info TBA watch of info at

Fireworks And Family Fun Night  @ Mohawk Racetrack
Info TBA

Monday May 22
New Dundee All Day Events and Fireworks 
Info for 2017 is not up yet
Saturday May 27
Spring Fireworks @ Grand River Raceway In Elora

Lighting up the sky is the just the finale to the Spring Fireworks Night that promises hours of entertainment and family fun.   The Elora Lions have been presenting a fireworks event since the beginning of time (maybe a few years less?).  This favoured tradition has changed and grown from year to year and is now generously hosted by the Grand River Raceway in Elora.  With an exceptional location at the Raceway, the Lions work with other groups in the community to create a night full of variety, kids’ activities and, of course, a dazzling fireworks display.
The Spring Fireworks always takes place on the Saturday following the Victoria Day weekend in May. Admission this year is $5 per person. Family rate is $20. Proceeds to Groves Hospital where we are fundraising $20,000 for the new build.


Saturday June 23-24
Westvale Fun Fair - Red River Park Waterloo
Fireworks info

Friday July 1
Canada Day Celebrations at University Of Waterloo
All day events and fireworks
Downtown Kitchener City Hall
Afternoon events and fireworks
Canada Day Celebrations in Cambridge
All day events and fireworks
Canada Day Celebrations in Guelph
All day events and fireworks
Canada Day In New Hamburg

Waterloo Buskers
Uptown Waterloo Parkade
Info TBA

If you know of any additional fireworks displays be sure to leave them in the comment section of this post.

Disney's Tangled Before Ever After Arrives On DVD - Enter To Win

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

KW Titans Head To The Playoffs - Titans Time

When you announce in November that Kitchener Waterloo is getting a basketball team,

you don't expect to announce that in their first season they are headed to the playoffs, but that's exactly what we get to do!

The KW Titans have one more regular season home game this Saturday at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium and then it's off to the PLAYOFFS!

Get set for the KW Titans to show their rivals that it's the Titans Time! 

No. 2 Windsor Express against No. 3 KW Titans
Best-of-five series
Game 1: Friday, May 5th @ Windsor 7:00 p.m. (Atlas Tube Centre)Game 2: Sunday, May 7th @ Windsor 2:00p.m. (Atlas Tube Centre)
Game 3: Wednesday, May 10th @ Kitchener 7:00 p.m. (Kitchener Auditorium)Game 4*: Friday, May 12th @ Kitchener 7:00 p.m. (Kitchener Auditorium)Game 5*: Sunday, May 14th @ Windsor 2:00 p.m. (Atlas Tube Centre)
*-if necessary

For ticket information head to

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Beauty And The Beast Themed Mother's Day Tea @ Kitchener Market

Whenever I hear the lyrics "Tale as old as time" I always think of it as being sung by Mrs. Potts (in either version of the Beauty And The Beast film).

Mrs. Potts and Chip are characters loved by many in both movie versions which is why this year the Kitchener Market is hosting a Beauty And The Beast Themed Mother's Day Tea.

It's taking place May 13th from 10am-Noon.  It is FREE to attend with a donation to the food bank, BUT YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER.  See the info below

Bring mom to our Beauty and the Beast themed tea party for a morning of pampering and fun. Beauty and the Beast themed crafts, cooking and face painting. Mother's will be gifted with cupcakes decorated by participants and tea made by the Kitchener Market 4H Club.

Please register each person attending.
Register WebReg #238656

For more information see the links on the Kitchener Market website

Friday, April 14, 2017

Make Sure You Make Your Way To Million Dollar Quartet @ Drayton Entertainment’s Dunfield Theatre

We had the opportunity to attend a performance of Drayton Entertainment’s Million Dollar Quartet at the Dunfield Theatre in Cambridge and to our delight many of Rock and Roll’s greatest artists were brought to life!

The very first time show we attended at the Dunfield Theatre was The Buddy Holly Story and much like that musical, this nostalgic production was both a lesson in history and music influence.  This show was set inside the recording studio at Sun Records with their four famous recording artists Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and “The King” Elvis Presley. Together these four iconic musicians create unforgettable collaborations while reminiscing about the events of that year. 

Inspired by the legendary 1956 recording session, which brought together then-rising star Johnny Cash, unknown Jerry Lee Lewis, veteran musician Carl Perkins, and chart-topper Elvis Presley at Sun Records for the first – and only – time.

If you want to enjoy these classic songs and see how this story unfolds, be sure to get your tickets for Million Dollar Quartet. It is only at The Dunfield Theatre for a limited time and you will want to be the seats to see these tribute artists perform right before your eyes!

Tickets are $46 for Adults and $27 for Youth under 20 years of age. Tickets for groups of 20 or more and select Discount Dates are $37. HST is applicable to all ticket prices. Tickets may be purchased online at
in person at the Box Office, or by calling 519-621-8000 or toll free 1-855-DRAYTON (372-9866).

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Celebrate Earth Week with Disneynature’s BORN IN CHINA – Enter To Win Passes To The Toronto Advance Screening

We'll start with the Disclaimer – Yes, we did receive complimentary tickets as a giveaway to the advance screening! Enter the contest at the end of this post!


Spring is finally in the air and April means it’s time to think about Earth Day and Earth Week.  These annual events get people thinking about the environment and ways to be earth-friendly.  This year Disneynature is releasing BORN IN CHINA on Earth Day and if you go to see it the first week of its release you will be helping to protect Pandas and Snow Leopards.


BORN IN CHINA: Narrated by John Krasinski (“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” “The Office,” “Amazon’s “Jack Ryan”), Disneynature's new True Life Adventure film “Born In China” takes an epic journey into the wilds of China where few people have ever ventured. Following the stories of three animal families, the film transports audiences to some of the most extreme environments on Earth to witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film. A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard—an elusive animal rarely caught on camera—faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet. Featuring stunning, never-before-seen imagery, the film navigates China’s vast terrain—from the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest—on the wings of red-crowned cranes, seamlessly tying the extraordinary tales together. Opening in theatres on April 21, 2017, “Born in China” is directed by accomplished Chinese filmmaker Lu Chuan, and produced by Disney’s Roy Conli and renowned nature filmmakers Brian Leith and Phil Chapman.


We think this film will be a great introduction into the wonders of wildlife around the world and we are very excited to bring you a contest for a chance to win passes to the advance screening of this movie in Toronto Ontario on April 19, 2017

Enter To Win

We are giving away a Family Four Pack of Tickets to attend the advance screening in Toronto on April 19th @ 7pm! Just enter the Rafflecopter contest below (it may take a minute to load) and be sure to leave a comment at the bottom of this post with why you would like to attend.
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