Events

Events, usually they have a hashtag.

Hot summer nights, good food, music, and drinks, you can’t go wrong!¬† This coming weekend in Barrie is Medley Festival¬†in Barrie, Ontario, a food & drink¬†event celebrating Canadiana¬†with a bunch of great vendors and live music. One of my old buds is behind the event and I want to give you some¬†tickets!

I have (1) VIP Ticket Package (valued at $300) and 2 Pairs of Weekend passes (valued at $50). I would 100% be there but Wednesday I leave for Portugal.

TO ENTER:

  1. Visit medleyfestival.com
  2. Leave a comment on the blog about what you’d like¬†to eat, drink, see, or do there this weekend!

Lots of great vendors including Bacardi, Black Fly Beverages, Dr.Oetker,¬†The Flying Monkeys Brewery, Pie, Smoke’s Poutinerie, Muskoka, Brewery, and more!

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This Flying Monkey’s IPA is good and my fav colour.


I would like to note that one of the food vendors is Pie Wood Fired Pizza which is MY FAVOURITE PIZZA. Just look at this it’s amazing.


Here’s a little look at what to expect at¬†Southshore Centre & Park, Barrie. FYI it is 45 minutes from Toronto and there is a GoTrain¬†RIGHT across the street. So, if you don’t have a car, don’t worry, enter the giveaway, save yourself the hassle of traffic, and enjoy a few cocktails!

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Winners will be picked at random and notified on Wednesday by noon and have 24 hours to claim the tickets. Prizes will be delivered by email.

Thank you for reading, sharing, and entering! GOOD LUCK.


Partnered with my old friend Jeff Atley & Medley Festival to bring you these¬†tickets! Winners will be notified via email. Love ya! ūüėäNo automatic alt text available.

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West Queen West Has a Metro Now!
Heaps of prepared food. Lots of fresh juice. Massive gluten free section. Huge bread assortment including pretzel croissants (ūüėģ?) and Italian bread with real Italian ingredients (might be made by a real nonna?). Huge meat selection that will do custom cuts and a cool female butcher. Fresh sustainable seafood. So much yogurt. Exotic snacks. Self-checkout. Starbucks and collective art space on the lower floor. I also rode my bike there.

A new grocery store in the hood is pretty exciting. Before I lived in the West End, I was at Cityplace when the new grocery store opened up. [I actually even set up a Twitter account based on the store which I then shut down]. Everyone was so excited and that might seem a little dorky but when a new food store opens in your neighbourhood with all your fav things and fresh prepped food, your life is instantly better. So, I  biked over to the new MetroWest Queen West for a tour on opening weekend (10mins bike from home!).

This location puts a focus on local and community with organic chicken from Yorkshire Valley Farms in Etobicoke, pastries from Dufflet in Toronto, and Portuguese products from Borges Foods Ltd. in Mississauga.


v cool lady butcher!

Massive beer selection


Thanks Metro, for inviting me to the opening and the pedicab ride! Make sure to stop by and order a ready-made pizza, pick up some beer for the weekend, and grab yourself a fresh juice.

For info about Metro in-store events and other happenings, follow them on Facebook at Metro Ontario.

YES! This post is sponsored by Metro Ontario.
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Celebrating Canada’s 150th w/ the #TDCommonGround Project

This post is sponsored by TD and the TD Common Ground Project.

Earlier this year I joined TD at The Harbourfront Centre on one of the nicest days in February to kick off the TD Common Ground Project. In recognition of Canada‚Äôs 150th this year, TD has joined forces with local organizations to help create a legacy by revitalizing over 150 green spaces to bring us all together.¬†ūüĆŅūüĆĽūüźõūüĆéūüĆł



How It All Started 

Last fall, TD invited organizations across Canada to apply for funding from the¬†TD Friends of the Environment Foundation as a part of the #TDCommonGround Project. Now, they‚Äôve picked 150+ local community‚ÄĎdriven initiatives to receive funding and help their goals become a reality.

Projects range from science projects to trail building and heaps more including a new pedestrian walkway to Waterloo Park (Waterloo), improvements to an outdoor public library and rec space in Halifax, a 4.6-hectare green area in Montreal, and an outdoor celebration area & pollinator habitat right here in GTA (Scarborough). Learn more about individual projects by visiting¬†commongroundproject.td.com. ¬†ūüíö

 


City of Toronto: The TD Pollinator Engagement Centre @ Morningside Park

The Toronto / Scarborough flagship piece focuses on the revitalization of Morningside Park and they’re already planning!

The park is an Environmentally Significant Area (ESA) and the new engagement center will feature an outdoor classroom and community celebration area, as well as a pollinator habitat. GTA residents will be able to go to learn about the park, attend the annual festivals, go to weekend seminars on local plants, and take part in stewardship programs.

Schools who visit the park will learn about Morningside Park and its connection to the Scarborough community as well as pollination and how pollinators relate to the natural systems of the park.


I love this initiative and I’m so happy to be working on another great project with TD.

I‚Äôll keep you posted about the project as it goes on over the next 6 months. If you‚Äôd like to learn more visit¬†commongroundproject.td.com¬† and follow the hashtag¬†#TDCommonGround¬†to see what we‚Äôre up to!¬†ūüĆŅūüĆĽūüźõ

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Our Netflix Show is Live! Ep1: Are You A Betty or Veronica?

Last month I filmed a 6 episode show with Netflix at Wallace Studios in Toronto. It was put together by Netflix USA and Andrew Dobson from dobbernationloves.com and hosted by Jonny Morton Schuster¬†(who is also Kiwi btw!). Other cast members include Nelia, OG blog babe who writes¬†styleblog.ca¬†and Amanda who writes a family travel/style blog. There are 7 episodes in the whole series and I can’t wait to share them all with you! I’ve not seen final cuts yet, super excited! Gahhhhhh.


The first episode ‘Are You A Betty or Veronica?‘ is us mostly talking about Riverdale. I’ve been obsessed with this show since it started. I would deff say I’m more of a Veronica than Betty. Don’t be fooled¬†by the blonde hair!¬†


The show is the ‘Dobbernation Loves Dinner Party’ where we all sit around a set that looks like¬†Andrew’s apartment¬†and gossip about discuss our fav shows. We sat around drinking¬†from local brews from Mill Street Brewery and food from La Cubana.

There’s some great sound bites throughout the whole things but from this ep my fav is when Jonny said:

‘Betty in the streets Veronica in the sheets!”

There will be new eps all week. I would love to do more stuff like this!


 Have a great day my friends!

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