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Start a new holiday tradition with Ross Petty's Peter Pan

12/20/2015

Categories Family Fun

If you are looking to start a new family tradition, you should definitely consider taking the kids to see the annual Ross Petty pantomine show. This year's production of Peter Pan in Wonderland is...

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Top 6 Holiday Gifts to Inspire Active Family Time By @Deb_Lowther

12/01/2015

Categories Family Fun

It's that time of year again when you start asking what can we get the kids for Christmas. The traditional toys that will be soon not be played with or clothes that are not quite their style is not...

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Grade 4 & 5 Snowpass

11/12/2015

Categories Family Fun

Attention Grade 4s & 5s! Want to ski and ride this winter? The Canadian Ski Council's SnowPass lets you ski and ride three times at EACH participating ski area for $29.95. That's a lot of skiing...

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Local Public Skating and Swimming Schedules

11/02/2015

Categories Family Fun Family Guides

Keeping your kids active is an important part of family life and it can be challenging to come up with ideas. To help make your planning easier, we've compiled a list of links for all the local...

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Hiking with Kids - How to Plan, Pack and Play By @Deb_Lowther

10/01/2015

Categories Family Fun

Hiking with kids can be a rewarding and fun experience or it can lend up being an outing filled with meltdowns deep in the forest that you immediately regret. To increase your chances of having...

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Terry Fox Special Exhibit at the Canadian Museum of History: A must-see for all Canadians!

09/04/2015

Categories Family Fun

We took our kids to visit the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau for the first time this summer during our family trip to the Nation's Capital. We had seen the museum from our cruise on the...

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Introducing our kids to Ottawa: the Nation's Capital

05/22/2015

Categories Family Fun

I grew up close to Ottawa so I'm quite familiar with the city and all that it has to offer. My husband is from New Zealand and one of the first trips we made when he moved to Canada was a weekend...

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Top 10 Toys to Get the Kids Outside By @Deb_Lowther

04/30/2015

Categories Family Fun

Spring has sprung. I am sure of it this time. The grass is turning green, the patio furniture is calling and I am wearing flip flops! Time to get the kids outside, and keep them out there, as...

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Reading Rocks: Mother's Day edition

04/30/2015

Categories Family Fun

For the month of May our focus is on Mother's Day and some extra special books about kids and their moms. Feel free to email us at lisa@parentsource.ca if you have a local kid's book that you would...

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Prepare to be utterly amazed by Cavalia's Odysseo

04/09/2015

Categories Family Fun

You don't have to be a horse-lover to be smitten by this amazing show that is visiting Toronto for the next month. Stunning scenery, enchanting horses, incredible riding tricks, fabulous acrobats...

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Easter Egg Colouring Tips & Resources

03/28/2015

Categories Family Fun Crafts

Transform your home into a colourful studio with these simple egg decorating ideas, tips and tricks from the 'Eggs-perts' Egg decorating has been enjoyed around the world for centuries. Get the...

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March Break at the Toronto Zoo

03/14/2015

Categories Family Fun

March Break is a great time to get your kids outside and get active, especially if they've been cooped up inside for most of the winter. The Toronto Zoo is the perfect place to do just that, with...

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Reading Rocks: Girl Power

03/01/2015

Categories Family Fun

Who runs the world? Girls! - Beyonce. International Woman's Day is March 8th so we thought we would focus on some amazing 'girl power' kids books this month.

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Monster Jam Track Building

01/12/2015

Categories Family Fun

Did you ever wonder how the worlds premier football/baseball fields and sports arenas become Monster Jam race tracks? There is a lot more to the transformation than dumping a little dirt over the...

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10 Ideas to Take Your Family Outside

11/01/2014

Categories Family Fun

There is nothing quite like a gorgeous Fall day when the sun is shining and the leaves falling from the trees are every shade of red, yellow and orange. Even though the temperatures are also...

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THE GAME OF LIFE - CAA Edition

10/13/2014

Categories Family Fun

Like most families these days, we lead an active lifestyle with a busy schedule. The kids are both in sports and music lessons as well as extra-curricular activities in school. Neither my husband...

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Family rafting adventure at Horizon X

08/30/2014

Categories Family Fun

We were very excited to be going on a family adventure with some friends to Horizon X this summer. They're a smaller rafting company located on the Quebec side of the Ottawa River. We loved that...

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Eco Tourism Adventures in Ontario's Southwest

08/27/2014

Categories Family Fun

It seems that Ontario's southwest is replete with far more than agriculture and renewable energy. Sure, it can be easy to assume that the part of the province roughly wedged between Lake Huron and...

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CAA Rewards: Back-to-school savings and Summertime family fun deals!

08/02/2014

Categories Family Fun

Even though I've had a CAA membership for many years, I never realized how many other great benefits were included other than the roadside assistance it offers. Now that I'm a CAA brand ambassador,...

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Go Camping: Healthy Eating and Decadent Desserts! by Deb Lowther

07/30/2014

Categories Family Fun Health & Wellness

I just returned from what was one of the wettest camping trips ever. It wasn't a sleep-in-the-van-overnight -oops the tent REALLY leaks - wet like we experienced on our 2012 camping adventure but...

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