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Petticoat Creek Splash Pad & Pool: A Pickering Oasis
Aug31

Petticoat Creek Splash Pad & Pool: A Pickering Oasis

After what felt like an eternity, a Pickering beloved landmark re-opened this past June after undergoing extensive renovations.  Petticoat Creek Pool was known as the largest outdoor pool in Ontario.  Though that’s not the case anymore, it’s been converted into what I’m sure will become a favourite amongst young and old for many years to come: the Petticoat Creek Conservation Area Splash Pad and Pool. The newly...

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Port Perry: A Hidden Gem nestled on the Shorelines of Lake Scugog
Aug13

Port Perry: A Hidden Gem nestled on the Shorelines of Lake Scugog

I’ve got to be honest: I’m a little reluctant to share my love of this gem of a town with you all.  I feel like I’m giving away my secret Tres Leches recipe or telling you a well-guarded secret that should only be divulged on my deathbed.  I absolutely love this place and it’s been one of my and my family’s fave destinations to visit every summer for many years now.  We have built many great memories in...

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Camping at Sandbanks Provincial Park
Jul30

Camping at Sandbanks Provincial Park

For most of us first-generation immigrants, owning a cottage in Ontario is– I would dare say– pretty much nothing but a dream.  We hear a lot of people talking about “going to the cottage” and desperately waiting for the May 2-4 weekend to arrive for cottage season to finally kick off.  For those of us who love the outdoors, nature and all the beauty this province has to offer, the next best thing to owning a...

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Blue Mountain: A Paradisiacal Summer Destination
Jul15

Blue Mountain: A Paradisiacal Summer Destination

Blue Mountain is best known as a skiing destination.  Every winter thousands of people flock there to enjoy some wonderful skiing in its over 30 skiing and snowboarding runs.  In the summer, however, Blue Mountain turns into a tourist’s delight, a place filled with innumerable outdoor activities where everyone can enjoy not only the breathtaking landscape and stunning scenery, as well as wonderful beaches, but also its vibrant...

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SchoolBox: Making Education Possible
May31

SchoolBox: Making Education Possible

A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step, Lao Tzu wrote.  For Tom Affleck, the journey that would take him to the creation of SchoolBOX began with a notebook and a pencil.  His inspiration for SchoolBOX, a non-profit organization whose main mandate is to build schools and provide educational materials to poor children in Latin America, came to him by chance on a business trip to northern Nicaragua in 2006.  Upon leaving, he...

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A Family Vacation @ Niagara Falls
May05

A Family Vacation @ Niagara Falls

As a recent immigrant to Canada, my first trip ever to Niagara Falls was unforgettable.  This majestic, iconic wonder of the world, that I had only seen on TV and pictures, was just something way beyond what I could have ever imagined.  But having just immigrated to Canada, at that time we didn’t really know much about the area and were not really able to afford many of the hotels and attractions.  So we would go visit, spend...

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