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Family Films and Fun: 2016 TIFF Kids International Film Festival AND digiPlaySpace
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Wonderland Then and Now
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Canada’s largest disability exhibition – People in Motion

Family Films and Fun: 2016 TIFF Kids International Film Festival AND digiPlaySpace

I think I may have given birth to the next George Lucas. My son has been making videos since he was little. #toddlersandtripods From early on he’s scripted mini movies, created stop motion animation and made documentary style shorts about topics he cares about like animals and basketball and Star Wars. His films have become more complex and creative. For now it’s a hobby, but perhaps it will turn into a life passion? C’mon kid—mama wants to rub elbows with Tina Fey and her squad. When we were invited to preview this year’s digiPlaySpace my son actually passed on a basketball game so he could come along. He has big hoop dreams, so this was clearly something that piqued his interest. If you live in the GTA and have children in the 3-13 age range, The 2016 TIFF Kids International Film Festival and digiPlaySpace are a must-see-must-do! I had no idea all of this family-centered entertainment was right in my back yard. If you’ve never been, here’s the scoop: The TIFF Kids Film Festival will be presenting 139 films from 35 countries. All the screenings and events take place at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, April 8 to 24, 2016.[…]

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Wonderland Then and Now

   When I moved to Ontario from B.C. in 1987, I left my best friend behind. In body that is, but not in spirit. We’re still best friends ALL these MANY (I can’t even do the math) years later. Every summer Tiff would fly out East and we’d always hit Wonderland.   Let’s discuss my 80s outfit, shall we? What it lacked in shirt length, it made up for in oddly high waisted cut-offs. And the puff of hair atop my head? Seems I may be partly responsible for global warming as a result of my excessive use of Aquanet. Even though photographic evidence screams dork, I’m convinced I was hot at the time. We strutted around the theme park like we were all that and a bag a banana clips. We’d arrive when the park opened and were the last to leave. One year it absolutely poured. They shut down most of the rides, but we didn’t let it stop us from having fun. We ran around singing and splashing in the puddles like idiots. To avoid catching cold, we drove home in our bras and underwear—more comfortable for us, not as comfortable for the truckers passing us by[…]

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Canada’s largest disability exhibition – People in Motion

  *Post has been updated with info for the 2015 exhibition. This FREE to the public event is designed to educate on the latest and most innovative products and services—from mobility aids to adapted vehicles, rehabilitation services, home healthcare products and more, everything is intended to help enhance independence. We like independence. 🙂 This is a perfect opportunity for us to discover unique services and participate in some fantastic sporting demos and have a chance to meet experts and ask questions. Highlights include:  A Para Archery Range: Find your inner Robin Hood with the Ontario Association of Archers and pick up a bow and give archery a try. Blind Fishing: Join fisherman Laurence Gunther, legally blind since age eight, talk about how he earned his Masters in Environmental Studies and how he created the world’s first fishing boat capable of being operated by the blind.   Appearing Live: Listen to Canadian singer-songwriter Justin Hines perform songs from his album “How We Fly.”   Seminar Stage: Learn at educational seminars featuring speakers from a wide variety of organizations like these.  View full list of 2015 Exhibitors Here Show Dates/Times: May 29-30, 2015 (10 AM to 5 PM) Venue: Exhibition Place, Queen[…]

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