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August 2017

TO Canada with Love

Thursday, August 17 - Sunday, December 31

TO Canada with Love is the City of Toronto's year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions honouring Canada's 150th birthday. The program is Toronto's cultural love letter to the country, offering a rich tapestry of more than 30 City-produced events taking place across the city throughout 2017.

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Wildlife Rescue at the Ontario Science Center

Thursday, August 17 - Monday, September 4
Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Step into the rescue efforts with people who dedicate their lives to Wildlife Rescue. Journey to Africa and Indonesia at the Return to the Wild theatre and witness the dedicated efforts of caretakers who successfully raise and release young elephants and orangutans to the wild. Explore the innovative ways used to capture, raise and release endangered species back to the wild in the Species Recovery Center. Experiment with puppets, costumes and other techniques used to teach young animals essential survival skills. Take a simulated flight…

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Sherway Farmers’ Market is now at the Church on the Queensway

Thursday, August 17 - Friday, October 27
Church on the Queensway, 1536 The Queensway
Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1T5 Canada
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Sherway Farmers’ Market has moved to a new location in the parking lot of the Church on the Queensway (1536 The Queensway), every Friday until Friday, October 27 from 8am until 2pm, rain or shine. For more information, visit www.farmfreshmarkets.ca. Local fresh Ontario-grown greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, honey, maple syrup, and an extensive array of baked goods, farm-fresh eggs, deli meats and cheese will be available. “For over 20 years, Etobicoke residents have been coming to the Sherway Farmers’ Market,”…

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Exhibit: Canada’s 150th – Then & Now

Thursday, August 17 @ 9:17 am - Saturday, December 9 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre, 14732 Woodbine Avenue
Gormley, Ontario L0H 1G0 Canada
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Let’s take a look back in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday! What was life like in our community in the early years and has our identity changed? What type of tools and inventions have survived the test of time and which have been replaced by “improved models”?

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The Waterfront Singing Ambassadors Inform and Perform this Summer

Thursday, August 17 - Monday, September 4
HTO Park, 339 Queens Quay W.
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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The triple award-winning Singing Ambassadors presented by The Waterfront BIA return for their sixth year on Toronto’s Waterfront. Eight lively ambassadors will perform impromptu a cappella renditions of classic and modern summer hits and offer assistance, directions and recommendations to visitors on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, from 11 am to 6 pm until September 4. Visit www.waterfrontbia.com for more information. The 2017 Singing Ambassadors are Aisha Barrow, Erin Horan, Crystal Huang, Asha James, Daniel Lord, Russel Niessen, Jackson…

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Summer Eco Adventure Specials at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures

Thursday, August 17 @ 9:17 am - Thursday, August 31 @ 8:00 pm EDT
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, 260 Scenic Caves Rd
Collingwood, ON L9Y 3Z5 Canada
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Save $20 OFF - 9am (Earlybird) or 4:15pm (Happy Hour) Eco Adventure Tours at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures. Sunday – Friday (excludes all Saturdays, Aug 6-7). Experience treetop canopy walking and zipling on a 3-hour guided tour. Includes: 420’ suspension footbridge, treetop canopy walking on a web of platform decks, 300’ forest zip line, learn about the area ecosystems while exploring caves, caverns and lookouts, 1000’ escarpment zip line. Minimum age, height and weight restrictions. July 3 – Aug 31,…

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HorseCapades

Thursday, August 17 @ 9:17 am - 2:00 pm EDT
CNE Horse Palace, 15 Nova Scotia Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M6K 3C3 Canada
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It's the unofficial kick off to the Canadian National Exhibition! HorseCapades is a FREE, fun and educational exhibit that introduces the young and the young at heart to the magical world of horses. Children have the chance to get up close with horses, learn about grooming and shoeing, participate in fun activities such as guessing a horse’s weight and saddle up for free pony rides. In addition to the interactive experiences, don’t miss the HorsePower Live! show – a high-energy…

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Paddleboat Rides on the Natrel Pond

Thursday, August 17 - Monday, September 4
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8 Canada
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Take a break from the action and enjoy a fun float on the Natrel Pond, located beside the picturesque Harbourfront Centre boardwalk. Rental is for a 15-minute ride and includes life jackets. Paddleboats: $10/person Monday to Friday: 3:30pm–8:00pm Saturdays & Sundays: 10:00am–8:00pm See website for times before heading out. All activities that take place on the Natrel Pond are weather permitting. Please contact the Info Desk at 416-973-4000 for up-to-the-minute information.

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Pirate Ship Adventure

Thursday, August 17 - Wednesday, August 30
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An event every month that begins at 9:17am on day 17 of the month, repeating until Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Pirate Life Centre Island, 18 Avenue of the Island
Toronoto, Ontario M5J 2W2 Canada
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Ahoy Mates! Join the scurvy crew and live the Pirate Life: Adventure, Theatre and Cruise. An interactive adventure, become a buccaneer with costumes, face paint and a pirate alias! Board the 45 foot Transport Canada certified vessel in search of sunken treasure! Learn the ropes of the Pirate Life through storytelling and activities, witness a round of fisticuffs and sword fight, fire the cannons and send a scallywag off the plank! If yer lucky maties, ye’ll find treasure too! June…

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Beginner Drawing (Free Trial Class)

Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 9:17 am - Sunday, August 12, 2018 @ 2:30 pm EDT
Winged Canvas Art Hub, 185 Bullock Drive #1
Markham, L3P 7R4
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Book a Free Trial: Beginner Drawing runs every Sunday from 2:30 to 4:00 PM. The instructor will demonstrate fundamental drawing techniques such as line, shading, blending, colouring, inking, and explain principles such as proportion and composition. Students will work in various dry media such as pencil, pen, coloured pencil, marker, and pastel. Suitable for ages 7 - 11. Once a registration form is filled out, someone from our team will reach via email to find a date that works for…

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Sail-In Cinema

Thursday, August 17 - Saturday, August 19
Canada’s Sugar Beach, Jarvis Street and Queens Quay East
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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On August 18-20, 2016 Canada’s Sugar Beach will transform into Toronto’s largest outdoor movie theatre. Movies will be shown under the open skies on a two-sided screen set atop a barge in Toronto Harbour. You can watch movies for free from Sugar Beach or Lake Ontario, and this year there are no tickets required to attend.

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TD Markham Jazz Festival 2017

Thursday, August 17 - Sunday, August 20
Unionville Main Street, 157 Main street Unionville
Markham, on L3R 2g8 Canada
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The TD Markham Jazz Festival is an exciting and vibrant five-day event featuring well known professional jazz musicians performing on three stages on beautiful Main Street Unionville, in Markham. The Festival starts on Wednesday August 16 with a ticketed Opening Night concert, including a reception and silent auction at the intimate Varley Art Gallery. From August 17 – 20, Main Street comes alive with 30+ free performances all day and evening on outdoor stages, on the street and in bars…

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Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks

Thursday, August 17 @ 9:17 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 9:17am, repeating until Sunday, August 20, 2017

Royal Botanical Gardens, 690 Plains Road West
Burlington, ON Canada
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If you love LEGO, you’ll love Nature Connects. Created with over 300,000 LEGO pieces, this exhibition features 14 sculptures by New York artist, Sean Kenney. Building with LEGO bricks is about balance and connections, much like the biodiversity of Royal Botanical Gardens.

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Movie Nights at Celebration Square

Thursday, August 17 @ 9:17 am - 10:30 pm EDT
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Every Thursday Night until Aug. 31
Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON Canada
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Let’s Stargaze! Grab a blanket and join your friends and neighbours under the night sky at the City’s biggest outdoor theatre. From throwbacks to blockbuster hits, this year’s Movie Nights line-up includes Storm Troopers, Wizards and Lego Superheroes. Get a taste of the action with our pre-show LIVE with Khaled I. at 7:30 p.m. Movie Line-up: Thursday May 25 – The Secret Life of Pets Thursday June 1 – The Karate Kid Thursday June 8 - Ghostbusters Thursday June 15…

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Summer Family Fun

Thursday, August 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until Monday, September 4, 2017

Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street West
Toronto, M5S 1W7
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There’s lots to do every day this summer at the coolest shoebox in town! Kids visiting the museum will receive an activity bag that includes a sneaker key chain for decorating, an ISpy game to play in each gallery and a colourful temporary tattoo! There is also funky footwear to try on, the perfect opportunity to get a family selfie capturing your #BSMfamilyfun! Drop-in activities until 4 pm | Included in museum admission. | Perfect for children 3 – 12…

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Drive for a Cause at RBG

Thursday, August 17 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm UTC-4
Royal Botanical Gardens, 690 Plains Road West
Burlington, ON Canada
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Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC will be holding their annual “Drive for a Cause” event on August 17, 2017 at Royal Botanical Gardens. This event will provide individuals the opportunity to test drive one of our exciting 2017 Chevrolet, Buick or GMC vehicles including; the Chevrolet Volt, Cruze, and Buick Encore and make a donation to Royal Botanical Gardens Green Angels Program. This is a fun opportunity to get behind the wheel and donate to our community. For each test drive…

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Canadian National Exhibition

Friday, August 18 - Monday, September 4
Exhibition Place, 210 Princes' Blvd
Toronto, Ontario M6K 3C3 Canada
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Marking 138 years as one North America’s favourite fairs, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is the ultimate FUN destination for the young and young at heart. There’s something for everyone with excitement at every corner ranging from the new and unexpected to beloved traditions and summer pastimes.

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Big Feastival Canada

Friday, August 18 - Sunday, August 20
Burl’s Creek, 240 8 Line South
Oro Medonte, Ontario L0L 2E0 Canada
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The UK's favourite music, food and family-fun festival, lands in Canada for the first time this August 18-20, 2017 at Burl’s Creek, Oro-Medonte! Headlining our event are Weezer and Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, plus over 20 acts on the Main Stage including The Strumbellas, De La Soul, MAGIC!, and many more! And we can't forget about the little ones! We've got PAW Patrol, Splash'N Boots, Fred Penner and more, all lined up. For all you foodies, we've got…

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Wheels on the Danforth

Friday, August 18 - Saturday, August 19
Danforth Avenue, Danforth Avenue
Toronto, ON M1L 1C7
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The Crossroads of the Danforth BIA is proud to present it's 8th annual family friendly festival! Friday Kick-off Night, August 18th – Free Movie in the Park Saturday, August 19th – Car Shows and much more Come out and join the fun! All Wheels Welcome!

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Day Out With Thomas

Friday, August 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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Aug 11-13 & 18-20, 2017
York-Durham Heritage Railway, Uxbridge Train Station, 19 Railway Street
Uxbridge, ON L9P 1E5 Canada
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Start your engines! Thomas the Tank Engine is arriving at the Uxbridge station. Go for a ride with Thomas the Train, meet Sir Topham Hatt, and enjoy lots of activities, including tattoos, and face painting.

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ArtWalk in the Square

Friday, August 18 @ 3:00 pm - Sunday, August 20 @ 9:00 pm EDT
CF Shops at Don Mills, 1090 Don Mills Rd
North York, Ontario M3C 3R6 Canada
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For 19 years the Artists' Network has been showcasing ArtWalks in Toronto featuring local artists in fine art outdoor festivals. We are pleased to announce that, once again, we will be at the CF Shops at Don Mills to host ArtWalk in the Square, anticipating over 65 established and emerging artists exhibiting painting, photography, mixed media, printmaking, drawing, glass and sculpture. It is a dynamic and fun event, free and open to the public, visitors and the community can experience…

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Picasso’s Picnic Kids’ Art Festival

Saturday, August 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm UTC-4
The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, 143 Simpson Ave
Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 2J1 Canada
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Join us on August 20th for this years' Picasso's Picnic. Experience a wide range of arts, performers, workshops, young artists and local arts related businesses. It's an Art Festival for kids of all ages (and their families).

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FIGMENT

Saturday, August 19 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm EDT
Dufferin Grove Park, 875 Dufferin Park Avenue
Toronto, On M6H 4B2 Canada
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FIGMENT Toronto is a free, inclusive, participatory arts event held in Dufferin Grove Park. FIGMENT's mission is to offer free, family-friendly and participatory art to entire communities. FIGMENT’s vision for art looks past the white-walled galleries and into the realm of participation. Art is not just something that you stand still and quietly look at–it is something you participate in. You touch it, smell it, write on it, talk to it, dance with it, play with it, learn from it.…

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The Waterfront Artisan Market returns to HTO Park this Summer

Saturday, August 19 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, October 7, 2017

HTO Park, 339 Queens Quay W.
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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The Waterfront Artisan Market (WAM) presented by The Waterfront Business Improvement Area (BIA) and operated by Scadding Court Community Centre, returns to HTO Park this summer! Located at 339 Queens Quay West (between Rees Street and Lower Spadina Avenue), WAM will take place every Saturday from May 20 through Thanksgiving weekend, 11 am to 8 pm, rain or shine! Toronto’s own Waterfront open-air market features a carefully-curated mix of 75 local, up-and-coming artisans, crafters, chefs and bakers. Visit waterfrontbia.com for…

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Indigenous Life Festival

Saturday, August 19 @ 12:00 pm - Sunday, August 20 @ 3:00 pm UTC-4
Blue Mountain Village, Jozo Weider Blvd
Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2 Canada
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Commemorating Canada’s sesquicentennial and the First Nations People whose land we share, we welcome you to a celebration of Indigenous culture. Live music by LOGAN STAATS, traditional crafts, shelters and games, storytelling, educational activities, Speakers Panel and more live music.

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Burlington Children’s Festival

Sunday, August 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC-4
Spencer Smith Park, 1400 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, ON Canada
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Come celebrate Burlington's annual Children's Festival with a birthday party! Join us as we celebrate being a kid.

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FREE with Museum admission

Family Funday: ARTastic

Sunday, August 20 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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Sunday? More like FUNday! Come along for a day of discovery packed with exciting themed experiences and hands-on activities inspired by our exhibitions and collections. Activities run from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Free with Museum admission. Sunday, August 20, 2017 | 11:00 - 16:00 Have an ARTastic day at the ROM where creativity and imagination rule.

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Kool Cars: A Road Trip to Awareness – Car and Motorcycle Show

Sunday, August 20 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Loyal Orange and Blue, 11181 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4S 1L2 Canada
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Epilepsy York Region presents Kool Cars: A Road Trip to Awareness, please join us for a day of cool cars, motorcycles, live entertainment by Plan B, Food Trucks, raffles and Kids activities and more!

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Earthbound Stables Open House

Tuesday, August 22 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Earthbound Stables, 155 Uxbridge-Pickering Townline
Pickering, Ontario Canada
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Earthbound Stables Open House

Please join us for an Earthbound Stables Open House! Come ONE, come ALL... meet our horses and staff and see our stables! Visitors can watch lessons and demonstrations, as well as enjoy pony rides and tours. This is a great opportunity to learn more about our riding school programs, PA day camps, and everything we offer. Our August Open House is sure to be a great time for all!

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Free Flicks: Pacific Rim

Wednesday, August 23 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm UTC-4
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8 Canada
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Look, sometimes you just want to watch robots punch monsters for a couple of hours. And sometimes you want to watch giant robots punch giant monsters. Guillermo Del Toro’s all-in effects fest, made right here in Toronto with an international cast that includes Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi and Charlie Day is here for you. Directed by: Guillermo Del Toro Rating: PG

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A&W Goals to Beat MS with Soccer Star Christine Sinclair

Thursday, August 24 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
A&W Restaurant (Mercer St. & John St.), 8 Mercer Street
Toronto, Ontario M5V 0C4 Canada
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Canada has the highest rate of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in the world with 1 in 340 Canadians living with the disease. A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. is holding its ninth annual Burgers to Beat MS campaign and has partnered with two-time Olympic bronze medalist and Canadian women’s national soccer team captain Christine Sinclair to join the fight to beat MS. Burgers to Beat MS is the single largest annual corporate fundraiser for the MS Society of Canada and has…

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TAIWANfest 2017

Friday, August 25 @ 12:00 pm - Sunday, August 27 @ 6:00 pm EDT
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8 Canada
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These Spintop Kids have honed their craft for decades - watch their amazing performance of precision spin tops, landing on platform towers, running along metal wires, and even landing on helmets and the palms of the audience! Remember to breathe at Extreme Diabolo, where this Taiwanese youth brings Chinese Yo-Yo to a whole new level of performing arts with elements of traditional martial arts. Come to the Numbers Salon for a "Number Painting” workshop where you too can easily create…

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Woodbine Ribfest

Friday, August 25 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until Sunday, August 27, 2017

Woodbine Racetrack, 555 Rexdale Blvd
Toronto, Onta M9W 5L2 Canada
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Join us at Woodbine Racetrack on August 25-27 for the Woodbine Ribfest. Enjoy a weekend of delicious ribs and BBQ, food trucks, live country music and thrilling horse racing that you don’t want to miss! Admission is only $5 (cash only at the door) and children 12 years and under are free. On August 26 at 9:30 PM, come witness the fight of the century! Sit back with some ribs while watching the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight live in the…

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TAIWANfest: Kanpai, Japan!

Friday, August 25 @ 8:30 pm - Sunday, August 27 @ 6:00 pm UTC-4
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8 Canada
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Enjoy a showcase of East Asian art and cultures at the 2017 TAIWANfest: “Kanpai, Japan!” FRIDAY, AUGUST 25 A TAIWANfest Orchestra by Maestro Ken Hsieh, 8:30pm - 10:00pm @ Concert Stage SATURDAY AUGUST 26 International Pan-Asian Culinary Invitational: Competition, 12:00pm - 1:00pm @ Brigantine Room Sheng Xiang & Band featuring Misa, 8:00pm - 9:30pm @ Concert Stage SUNDAY AUGUST 27 Tokyo Chuo-Line, 2:00pm - 3:00pm & 4:00pm- 5:00pm @ Concert Stage Cinematic Taiwan – The Walkers Film Screening, 3:30pm -…

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Scarborough Afro-Carib Fest 2017

Saturday, August 26 - Sunday, August 27
Albert Campbell Square at the Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive, Scarborough ON
Scarborough, Ontario Canada
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It’s BACK!! It’s BIGGER!! It’s BETTER!! The 6th annual Scarborough Afro-Carib Fest, taking place on August 26-27, 2017 inside Albert Campbell Square at the Scarborough Civic Centre, brings you live musical performances, exciting entertainment from local and international artists, mouth-watering ethnic cuisine, vendor exhibitions and marketplace, visual arts, drum and dance workshops, kid’s zone, dance competitions, prize giveaways, business expo and much more! The event is FREE and welcomes over 25,000 people from across Canada and internationally. "Celebrating our Diversity"…

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Creemore Springs Copper Kettle Festival

Saturday, August 26 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm EDT
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There's a Party Brewing... Join the town of Creemore for some good old fashioned family fun and help celebrate the brewery, the town and the beer! There will be live music, great food and drink, brewery tours, kids’ activities, classic cars & much more!

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Wild Wonders

Saturday, August 26 @ 12:00 pm - Sunday, August 27 @ 3:00 pm UTC-4
Blue Mountain Village, Jozo Weider Blvd
Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2 Canada
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Edutainment with an animal flair! Free-flying birds of prey, indigenous animal and reptile shows, street performers, live music, creepy crawly scavenger hunt, hiking and lots more!

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Jr. Jays Saturdays

Saturday, August 26 @ 1:07 pm EDT
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Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way
Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J1 Canada
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Every Saturday Home Game at the Ballpark, with the exception of Canada Day, is a Jr. Jays Saturday presented by Boston Pizza. Kids 14 and under can visit our Jr. Jays Zones on the 100, 200 and 500 levels to take part in many fun activities that will keep them entertained up until the eighth inning! Don’t forget – kids can run the bases just like the pros following the game.

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