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My Journey To Health: 11 Pounds Down!
My Journey To Health: 11 Pounds Down!

My Journey To Health: 11 Pounds Down!

Since I was a Tween, I have struggled with my weight. I have a terrible sugar addiction and I’m addicted to food. I don’t gamble, smoke, or drink. My vice is food. I eat when I’m bored, happy, sad, or stressed. Over the past year I have put on a lot of weight. After meeting with my doctor following a physical, I was told that I have high Cholesterol. That is thanks to my bad eating habits and unlucky genetics. Five weeks ago I decided I need to make a big change.

Fate brought Natalie to me. My friend’s brother introduced us and when I heard what she did, I jumped on board immediately.

In 5 weeks I have lost 11 pounds!
I have not been 100% strict so having lost this much is great for me! I’ve been very happy.
I still have lots to go but I’m positive!

Here is what I have done!

Nutrition Forever
I see Nutrition expert Natalie Bean at her home in Thornhill once a week.
She made me a plan which includes me eating every 2-3 hours and cutting down on my sugar intake. I buy some of her prepared foods and eat the rest of my meals on my own.

Why is Natalie so great?
•She makes you a schedule that tailors to your needs.
•She has prepared foods if you don’t like to cook.
•She will guide you when dining out.
•She’s always available to answer questions. I text her all of the time.

Along with Natalie, I also started working out with Coach J Fitness Studio. I now work out there three days per week. I’m taking Spinning, F.I.T. Athletic Conditioning, and F.I.T. Strength!

Thanks to Jay I am sleeping better and I’m stronger than ever.

For more information about Coach J Fitness Studio, go to: http://www.coachj.ca


EKOAD Members Can Take Advantage Of Great Deals!

*Coach J Fitness Deal
Book a FREE class to try at Coach J by December 31, 2016!

*Natalie Bean Nutrition Deal
Book a session by January 1, 2017, and get $100 off the 10 session pack which includes a 90 minute initial consultation.
(If you don’t live near Thornhill you can have your sessions over the phone).

Give yourself the gift of health.

 


 

ABOUT NATALIE BEAN FROM NUTRITION FOREVER

I founded Nutrition Forever Inc. to help people adopt healthy eating and exercise.
While I work out daily, eat healthy and run marathons, I also know the pains and challenges of being overweight.
I gained 70 lbs when I was pregnant with my first child.
Today, my mantra is ‘It’s not a diet – it’s a lifestyle’.
I try to be a role model, mentor and life coach and try to impact people wherever and whenever I can.
I have a degree in Social Work from Ryerson, a Broadcast Certificate from Humber and a Certificate in Nutrition from Seneca College.
I’ve tried to channel my background and philosophy towards helping countless clients develop healthier lifestyles.
My 98 percent success rate is a testament to my unwavering determination in changing my client’s current lifestyle into a healthier, more balanced way of life.

I offer different services:

1) COACHING AND PROGRAMS
Each client gets a weight loss eating or a healthy nutritional plan, tailored to their likes and needs. Natalie works with individuals with diabetes, and pregnant and nursing moms who just want to try to eat healthy instead of losing weight.  Whatever your goals are, she can help you.

2) SHOPPING LIST
Custom designed shopping lists, to help you stay healthy.

3) READY TO GO MENU
An optional well-balanced menu plan that is ready to go for you to keep you eating well.
These affordable Meals are purchased frozen and made with whole food ingredients.

Call for your FREE CONSULTATION today! 

905.707.8995

www.nutritionforeverinc.com


IN THE PRESS

CLICK HERE to see the Toronto Sun Article written about Nutritionist Natalie Bean and her Brother Hockey Night In Canada Announcer Elliotte Friedman. 

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AMAZING TRANSFORMATIONS

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DEERHURST RESORT WINTER BREAK DEAL
DEERHURST RESORT WINTER BREAK DEAL

Entertain Kids On A Dime has an exclusive deal with Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario! 

We will be going during this time! This will be our 4th year in a row heading there over Christmas break because we love it so much.

HOLIDAY BREAK DEAL:
Exclusive 15% discount on stays between: Jan 1-7, 2017
Rates from $161 per night
There is a Nightly Resort Fee Of: $34.95
There is NO minimum stay on this deal.

BOOKING DEADLINE: Reserve your room by December 12, 2016 to receive this discount.

This deal is based on availability in all room types including multi-bedroom condos (the perfect home away from home for the holidays!). A limited number of rooms are available on this deal per night.
* If you book to stay over on January 7th, you will receive free tickets to see the Backyardigans Show at Deerhurst!

BOOK YOUR DEAL ONLINE HERE:

https://deerhurstresort.com/kids-entertainment


**WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR NIGHTLY RESORT FEE**

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
Cross Country Skiing
Ice Skating 
Snowshoeing
Nightly Campfires

INDOOR ACTIVITIES
Indoor Pool
Holiday Indoor Play Zone
(X-box, Jumping Castles, Ping Pong Table, & Preschool Area)
Family Holiday Themed Matinee Movies
Indoor Scavenger Hunt
Free Ice Skating at a local Community Centre

ADULT ACTIVITIES
24 Hour Fitness Centre

SATURDAY JANUARY 7, 2017
Backyardigans Show 

 

**WHAT IS AN EXTRA CHARGE**

MEALS

INDOOR ACTIVITIES
*Indoor Rock Climbing
*Stargazer’s Arcade Room
*Make your own Deerhurst Reindeer: $20 per kit

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
*Petting Zoo: $5 per person
*Kid’s & Ponies: $30 per Child
*Carriage Rides
*Winter Trail Rides: $55 per person
*Yamaha Snow Mobile Adventure

ADULT ACTIVITIES
*Amba Spa


Please Note: Winter activities subject to weather and snow conditions.


Click HERE to see my Detailed Blog Review from December 2014!

http://entertainkidsonadime.com/2014/12/29/deerhurst-resort-review/

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Click HERE to see a video of my family visiting the Petting Zoo last year (Winter 2015)

DECEMBER FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (December 9 – 11, 2016)
DECEMBER FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (December 9 – 11, 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are THREE other Facebook Groups in the Entertain Kids On A Dime Community!
PLEASE JOIN THEM!

1) Entertain Kids: Parenting 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ekoadparenting

(All parenting related questions, deals on groceries, diapers & clothes)

2) Entertain Adults On A Dime
https://www.facebook.com/groups/entertainadultsonadime

(This group for adults)

3) MOMS & NANNIES
https://www.facebook.com/groups/momsandnannies

(Find babysitters, nannies and cleaning help)

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**FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016**

*Jungle Gym (Vaughan)
10:30am
JCC -Schwartz/Reisman Centre
9600 Bathurst Street
(Bathurst & Rutherford)
Vaughan, ON

DROP-IN PROGRAM

Age Recommended: 0-5 Years
Non-Member Fee: $5.00

Circle Time, Story Time, and playing in the gym with toys and games.

•Please call prior to confirm they are running the program.

905-303-1821

*2 For 1 Admission (Vaughan)
Legoland Discovery Centre
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive
Vaughan ON

Buy 1 Adult, and get 1 free Child’s Admission

• Print your Entertain Kids Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca/toronto/

*Frozen Fridays (Newmarket)
6pm-9pm
Newmarket Riverwalk Commons
200 Doug Duncan Drive
Newmarket, ON

Join us every Friday evening for lights, music, treats, outdoor skating and train rides on the Tim Horton’s Express Train. Train rides will also be available on Saturday and Sunday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. until January 8, 2017. Please note train rides will not be available on December 25 or January 1. Train rides are weather permitting and free of charge.

http://www.newmarket.ca/ThingsToDo/Pages/Recreation%20and%20Culture/Events/Winter-Wonderland.aspx

*Holiday Fair (Toronto) (Free Admission)
Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen St West
Toronto, ON

In the heart of Toronto at Nathan Phillips Square, the Holiday Fair in the Square runs December 8th – 23rd. Combining the charm and elegance of a traditional European Christmas market with the excitement and allure of a thriving winter carnival, Fair in the Square is guaranteed to become a Toronto holiday tradition.
Whether you’re looking for that unique, perfect gift, taking the family for an afternoon of skating and festive fun, stopping by for some lunch and shopping, or enjoying a romantic evening drink at the ice bar, Holiday Fair in the Square has something for everyone.
Family Fun:
Interconnected by a dazzling display of festive holiday lights, the Holly Jolly Midway is designed for children and adults alike. With rides like the classic carrousel and tea cups, the Midway offers something for everyone.
Guests are welcomed into the warmth of Santa’s home for a meet-and-greet and holiday photos, plus kids can write letters to Santa, meet an elf or two and build a stuffed toy. Guests are not obligated to purchase a picture with Santa, every child will have the opportunity to meet with Santa free of charge.
The winter holiday season is an exciting time and the Fair in the Square is the perfect place to appreciate the wealth of diverse talents our city has to offer. Featuring an exciting array of Toronto professional and community performers, the mix of festive entertainment and original artistry will give visitors of all ages an exciting entertainment experience.
Supporting Epilepsy Toronto

www.fairinthesquare.ca

*Olde Tyme Family Christmas (Mississauga) (Free Admission)
6pm-9pm
Erin Mills Auto Centre
2560 Motorway Blvd.
Mississsauga, ON

Mississauga’s Erin Mills Auto Centre hosts our 3rd Annual Olde Tyme Family Christmas on Friday December 9th from 6PM to 9PM.

Santa comes early this year at Mississauga’s Erin Mills Auto Centre. Join us for our Third Annual Olde Tyme Family Christmas! Friday December 9th, visit us on Motorway Blvd. between Glen Erin Drive and Woodchester Drive in Mississauga. This year’s events include main stage entertainment by Childrens Choir, Steelpan Band, plus the main act put on by Canadian Xsports. The Canadian Xsports are the Ultimate Tribute to Canada’s Internationally Famous Hit songs, Great music and Bands that are recognized and loved by audiences of all ages.

Mississauga’s Erin Mills Auto Centre third annual Olde Tyme Family Christmas also includes free pictures with Santa, midway rides, inflatable fun, games, and kids activities including face painting and balloon artists! You can also enjoy a horse and carriage ride. All of this is made possible thanks to our organizers and sponsors.

https://www.facebook.com/events/715577541951913


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**SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2016**

* Family Favourites Movie (All Over Ontario)
11am
Cineplex Movie Theatres
Various Locations

Movie:  THE POLAR EXPRESS 3D

Join us on Saturday mornings at 11am for Cineplex Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting Free The Children. It’s a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend wit

http://www.cineplex.com/Events/FamilyFavourites?gclid=CJ_fvubOysoCFQ6IaQodbBkFCw

* Kid’s Club Crafts (All Over Ontario)
10am-11:30am
Michaels Art Store
All Over Ontario

Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or just drop in. Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10am – 11:30 am. See a store associate to join the fun! Parents must remain on premises during the event.

http://canada.michaels.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-MichaelsCanada-Site/en_CA/Page-Show?cid=store-events

*2 For 1 Admission (Vaughan)
Legoland Discovery Centre
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive
Vaughan ON

Buy 1 Adult, and get 1 free Child’s Admission

• Print your Entertain Kids Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca/toronto/

*Santa’s Wonderland (Vaughan) (FREE)
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive

The Magic Returns this Holiday Season at Bass Pro Shops
Join us for our annual Santa’s Wonderland in Store daily
Receive a free photo with Santa
Free Crafts, Games and Activities

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?appID=94&catalogId=10051&storeID=11&storeId=10151

*Character Meet & Greets (Woodbridge) (FREE)
10am-1pm
Toys”R”Us Woodbridge
200 Windflower Gate
Woodbridge, ON

Character Meet & Greets At Participating Toys”R”Us Stores
Get a chance to meet your favourite characters – PJ Masks (Catboy, Owlette and Gekko), Peppa Pig, PAW Patrol (Chase & Marshall) and Jett from Super Wings – at participating Toys”R”Us stores!
No ticket necessary. Don’t forget your camera and make sure to arrive early as photo ops are available on a first come, first serve bases.

www.toysrus.ca/events

*Free Holiday Bounce and Concert (Markham) (FREE)
1pm-4pm
Springfree Trampoline Markham
151 Whitehall Drive
Markham, ON

Springfree Trampoline invites you to join us for an afternoon of bouncing, treats, crafts and a special performance by Team T&J at 3PM.
All activities are free of charge and in celebration of the holiday season!

http://www.facebook.com/events/545544932307754

*Evergreen’s Winter Village (Toronto) (Free Admission)
2pm
Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave
Toronto, ON

Celebrate the holiday season at Evergreen’s Winter Village at the Brick Works! Enjoy the new Street Food Market, find unique gifts, shop the Farmers Market and play outdoors all throughout December.
Admission is free!
Eat Local • Shop Local • Play Local
Open December 10 to January 8
View hours and event details online.

http://www.evergreen.ca/whats-on/wintervillage

*It’s a Wonderful Christmas (Toronto)
10am or 7pm
Church On The Queensway
1536 The Queensway
Toronto, ON

On December 10 & 11, the hilarious musical comedy It’s a Wonderful Christmas is returning to the Christian Performing Arts stage. This fun-filled, family favorite is sure to delight audiences of all ages with it’s Broadway style dancing and singing in a magnificent Christmas display.
It’s a Wonderful Christmas is an original story that mixes the classics “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “A Christmas Carol” into a Christmas adventure unlike any other. The production depicts the perfect life of Joe Jones, a man with a beautiful family, plenty of money, and success that borders on the Midas touch. Unexpectedly, his world collapses in every way, leaving him full of doubts, fears and questions. Joe concludes that Christmas is responsible for all his woes, but with the help of three mysterious figures, an unforgettable journey begins to recover the true meaning of Christmas and life itself.
Saturday, December 10 – 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, December 11 – 4pm
Recommended age: 6+
Tickets are only $5

http://www.CPACentre.org

*Handprint Ornaments (Toronto)
11am-12pm
Runnymede Library
2178 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON

Make a handprint ornament for your tree. All materials will be provided.

This program is for ages 5 & up. Drop-in, no registration required.

*Decorating the Library (Toronto)
2pm-3pm
Beaches Library
2161 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON

Make a fun craft and help decorate our library!

Drop in for ages 5 and up.

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT261362&R=EVT261362

*Gingerbread Cookie Decoration (Toronto) 
12pm-5pm
Gibson House
5172 Yonge Street
North of the North York Centre Subway Stop
Toronto, ON

Start your adventure by decorating freshly-baked gingerbread cookies with holiday sweets. It’s just $1 per cookie!

Afterward, take a tour of the museum with our costumed interpreters and learn how the Gibson family would have baked gingerbread over the open hearth. Finish your visit by enjoying your gingerbread cookie! Holiday admission applies.

http://www.toronto.ca/museum-events

*Santa’s Wonderland (Niagara Falls) (FREE)
Bass Pro Shops
300 taylor Road
Niagara on the Lake, ON

Join us every day from now until Christmas Eve for fun in Santa’s Wonderland!
FREE 4X6 photos with Santa (with additional photos for sale)
FREE Crafts daily
FREE hands on kids exhibits/toys
FREE Letters to Santa & Adult Wishlists

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&appID=94&storeID=96&tab=3&cm_sp=Store082Oct2014_RD

*Skating Party (Waterloo) (FREE)
11am-1pm
Albert McCormick Community Centre
500 Parkside Drive
Waterloo, ON

Join us on Saturday December 10th, 2016, from 11am-1pm for a FREE Skating Party at Albert McCormick Arena (500 Parkside Dr., Waterloo).
Strap on your skates, or borrow a pair of skates or wheelchair sledges, generously made available by Value Village, City of Kitchener and City of Waterloo. RSVP your size to Kim Sproul (519-741-0190 x 247), and we will make sure they are on hand.
Hot Chocolate will be provided by Tim Hortons, and snacks will also be on hand in case you have the munchies. Do a wintery craft or have your face painted by ArtShine.
All ages and abilities are welcome. This is a free event.

http://www.eafwr.on.ca/free-skating-party

*Christmas in the Village (Pickering)
2pm-6pm
Pickering Village
Along Old Kingston Road
Ajax, ON

Bring the whole family and enjoy this amazing event brought to you by the merchants of Pickering Village.
Stroll along Old Kingston Road and enjoy the activities from 2-6pm. Be sure to be at the main square for the lighting of the tree at 6pm!

http://pickeringvillage.ca/en/Events


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**SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11,  2016**

*Jungle Gym (Vaughan)
10:30am
JCC -Schwartz/Reisman Centre
9600 Bathurst Street
(Bathurst & Rutherford)
Vaughan, ON

DROP-IN PROGRAM

Age Recommended: 0-5 Years
Non-Member Fee: $5.00

Circle Time, Story Time, and playing in the gym with toys and games.
•Please call prior to confirm they are running the program.

905-303-1821

*2 For 1 Admission (Vaughan)
Legoland Discovery Centre
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive
Vaughan ON

Buy 1 Adult, and get 1 free Child’s Admission

• Print your Entertain Kids Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca/toronto/

*Santa’s Wonderland (Vaughan) (FREE)
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive

The Magic Returns this Holiday Season at Bass Pro Shops
Join us for our annual Santa’s Wonderland in Store daily
Receive a free photo with Santa
Free Crafts, Games and Activities

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?appID=94&catalogId=10051&storeID=11&storeId=10151

*Lunch with Santa (Uxbridge)
12pm-2pm
Boston Pizza uxbridge
284 Toronto Street South
UXBRIDGE, ON

He’s coming to town!!!!
Join us for lunch with Santa!
Come have lunch at Boston Pizza Uxbridge!
Get your photo taken with Santa, receive a present from Santa
Colouring Contest & More!

*Lunch with Santa (Scarborough)
12pm-2pm
Boston Pizza Morningside
25 Cinemart Drive
Scarborough, ON

He’s coming to town!!!!
Join us for lunch with Santa!
Come have lunch at Boston Pizza Morningside!
Get your photo taken with Santa, receive a present from Santa
Colouring Contest & More!

schoutena@bostonpizza.com

*It’s a Wonderful Christmas (Toronto)
11am
Church On The Queensway
1536 The Queensway
Toronto, ON

On December 10 & 11, the hilarious musical comedy It’s a Wonderful Christmas is returning to the Christian Performing Arts stage. This fun-filled, family favorite is sure to delight audiences of all ages with it’s Broadway style dancing and singing in a magnificent Christmas display.
It’s a Wonderful Christmas is an original story that mixes the classics “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “A Christmas Carol” into a Christmas adventure unlike any other. The production depicts the perfect life of Joe Jones, a man with a beautiful family, plenty of money, and success that borders on the Midas touch. Unexpectedly, his world collapses in every way, leaving him full of doubts, fears and questions. Joe concludes that Christmas is responsible for all his woes, but with the help of three mysterious figures, an unforgettable journey begins to recover the true meaning of Christmas and life itself.
Saturday, December 10 – 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, December 11 – 4pm
Recommended age: 6+
Tickets are only $5

http://www.CPACentre.org

*Character Meet & Greets At Participating Toys”R”Us Stores (Burlington)
10am-1pm
Toys”R”Us
3501 Appleby Line
Burlington, ON

Get a chance to meet your favourite characters – PJ Masks (Catboy, Owlette and Gekko), Peppa Pig, PAW Patrol (Chase & Marshall) and Jett from Super Wings – at participating Toys”R”Us stores!
No ticket necessary. Don’t forget your camera and make sure to arrive early as photo ops are available on a first come, first serve bases.

www.toysrus.ca/events

*Santa’s Wonderland (Niagara Falls) (FREE)
Bass Pro Shops
300 taylor Road
Niagara on the Lake, ON

Join us every day from now until Christmas Eve for fun in Santa’s Wonderland!
FREE 4X6 photos with Santa (with additional photos for sale)
FREE Crafts daily
FREE hands on kids exhibits/toys
FREE Letters to Santa & Adult Wishlists

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&appID=94&storeID=96&tab=3&cm_sp=Store082Oct2014_RD

*Lunch with SANTA (Pickering)
12pm-2pm
Boston Pizza Pickering
1899 Brock Road
Pickering, ON

Join us for lunch with Santa!
Come have lunch at Boston Pizza Pickering!
Get your photo taken with Santa, receive a present from Santa
Colouring Contest & More!


To View The ENTERTAIN KIDS OKAY’D Preferred Business List, CLICK HERE!
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CONTEST: Win a Bento Box Prize Pack
CONTEST: Win a Bento Box Prize Pack

CONTEST: Win a Bento Box Prize Pack

CUTE KID STUFF is giving away a Bento Box Gift Package to one lucky family! This gift set has 16 prizes in it valuing at over $150!

Here is the information below:

TO BE ENTERED INTO THE DRAW (You will need Facebook)

1) “LIKE” THE CUTE KID STUFF FACEBOOK GROUP
https://www.facebook.com/CuteKidStuff

2) Join My Facebook Group
(If you are not in my Facebook group, here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/entertainkidsonadime/)

3) Once you have completed steps 1-& 2, you will write “CUTE KID STUFF” into the comment thread of my “Official” Contest post from my Facebook Group wall.

(If you are already in her group, skip this step)

The post is Pinned to the top of my page (on a mobile phone you must click on “Pinned Post” to view this).

(YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL STEPS ABOVE TO BE ENTERED INTO THE CONTEST)

THE PRIZE:
Prize Pack Includes:
Bumpkins Reusable Snack Bag, Torune Alphabet Food Picks, Bentology Ice Pack, Tortune ANimal Friends Forms, Daiso Nori Food Punch, Squooshi Reusable Food Pouch, Fred & Friends Dinner Tray, Bentigo Leakproff Bento Box, Bentgo Salad Carrier, Drink In The Box, Torune Eye Picks, Daiso Boiled Egg Mould, Torune Mini Food Cutter Set, Puzzle Sandwich Cutter, Stainless Steel Happy Face Fork and a Banana Guard.
Total Value (Over $100)

Contest Details: The contest closes on  Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 6pm. The winner will be announced that night. The prize winner will be contacted through Facebook (so check your “others” folder).

*You must live in the Province of Ontario, Canada to enter.


ABOUT CUTE KID STUFF

CuteKidStuff.com is CANADA’s #1 Bento Accessories/Litter-less Lunch destination for kid. They boast the largest variety of accessories this side of the border (no duties or lengthy shipping times to worry about), and source the world to bring you the tools you need to make bento lunches that are fun to make and even more fun to eat.

Join their Facebook Group! Get healthy lunch ideas and fun bento tips from 18,000+ like-minded parents at Bento Lunch Box Ideas – Canada: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bentolunchboxideascanada

Join their email list! Cute Kid Stuff Club newsletters are your guide to exclusive deals & promotions.

They feel that by making lunch visually attractive, there’s a better chance of getting even the pickiest kids to choose healthy and nutritious options more often. Whether you prefer to decorate simply with a few food picks, or go all out with punches, stamps and cutters,

CuteKidStuff.com is here to inspire you…even if making lunch is the very last thing you feel like doing!

In addition to Bento supplies, they offer cute ice packs, thermal containers, reusable food pouches, reusable snack bags, drink containers, lunch totes and backpacks. They have procured the top brands, including: Yumbox, Bentgo, Drink-in-the-Box, Torune, Stephen Joseph, Squooshi, LifeFactory, Bixbee, Bumkins, DabbaWalla and more! And yes, they are all adorable.

Since 2014, CuteKidStuff.com has delighted customers by combining outstanding customer service with quick shipping and no-hassle returns. Take advantage of their FREE pickup spot in Vaughan, ON, or their fast, FREE SHIPPING on orders over $99.

 

CuteKidStuff.com is owned by Dalit Sorokin, a mom of two cute kids aged 5 & 7 (featured in the logo at the top of our website).

https://cutekidstuff.com


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DECEMBER FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (December 2 – 4, 2016)
DECEMBER FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (December 2 – 4, 2016)

This week I visited a wonderful indoor play centre in Woodbridge called THE WRECKROOM. I was blown away by this place. It was impeccably clean and so much fun.
I practically had to carry my kids out of there after 2 hours of playing.

They have an arcade with prize redemption, an indoor playground, spacious party rooms with state of the art equipment, rock climbing, a toddler playground, and a laser game room.

The Owners Arthur & Stass are both Dads who were inspired to create a place that their kids would love.

If you want to inquire about a party, mention ‘Entertain Kids On A Dime’ for a discount!

This play centre is a new gem!

http://www.thewreckroom.ca

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**SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016**

* Family Favourites Movie (All Over Ontario)
11am
Cineplex Movie Theatres
Various Locations

Movie:  How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Join us on Saturday mornings at 11am for Cineplex Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting Free The Children. It’s a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend wit

http://www.cineplex.com/Events/FamilyFavourites?gclid=CJ_fvubOysoCFQ6IaQodbBkFCw

* Kid’s Club Crafts (All Over Ontario)
10am-11:30am
Michaels Art Store
All Over Ontario

Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or just drop in. Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10am – 11:30 am. See a store associate to join the fun! Parents must remain on premises during the event.

http://canada.michaels.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-MichaelsCanada-Site/en_CA/Page-Show?cid=store-events

*2 For 1 Admission (Vaughan)
Legoland Discovery Centre
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive
Vaughan ON

Buy 1 Adult, and get 1 free Child’s Admission

• Print your Entertain Kids Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca/toronto/

*Santa’s Wonderland (Vaughan) (FREE)
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive

The Magic Returns this Holiday Season at Bass Pro Shops
Join us for our annual Santa’s Wonderland in Store daily
Receive a free photo with Santa
Free Crafts, Games and Activities

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?appID=94&catalogId=10051&storeID=11&storeId=10151

*Character Meet & Greets (Vaughan)
10am-1pm
Toys”R”Us Vaughan Mills
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive, C2
Vaughan, ON

Character Meet & Greets At Participating Toys”R”Us Stores
Get a chance to meet your favourite characters – PJ Masks (Catboy, Owlette and Gekko), Peppa Pig, PAW Patrol (Chase & Marshall) and Jett from Super Wings – at participating Toys”R”Us stores!
No ticket necessary. Don’t forget your camera and make sure to arrive early as photo ops are available on a first come, first serve bases.

www.toysrus.ca/events

*Wallace House Victorian Christmas (Woodbridge)
1:00pm-5:15pm
Historic Wallace House
137 Woodbridge Avenue
Woodbridge, ON

Wallace House open house, featuring horse and wagon rides, visit from Santa, crafts for kids and adults, traditional baking, music, roasted chestnuts, pioneer costumes, photos with Santa, tree lighting at Market Lane, and more.

http://www.wallacehouse.ca/new-events

*Character Meet & Greets (Newmarket)
10am-1pm
Toys”R”Us Newmarket
17600 Yonge St
Newmarket, ON

Character Meet & Greets At Participating Toys”R”Us Stores
Get a chance to meet your favourite characters – PJ Masks (Catboy, Owlette and Gekko), Peppa Pig, PAW Patrol (Chase & Marshall) and Jett from Super Wings – at participating Toys”R”Us stores!
No ticket necessary. Don’t forget your camera and make sure to arrive early as photo ops are available on a first come, first serve bases.

www.toysrus.ca/events

*Cocoa and Cookies with Santa (Newmarket)
1pm-3pm
Elman W. Campbell Museum
134 Main Street South
Newmarket, ON

Drop-in and enjoy an afternoon of hot cocoa and cookies. Have a visit and photo opportunity with Santa. Saturday December 3, 1-3PM. Presented by the Friends of the Museum.
Admission is free. Please bring a donation for the Newmarket Food Pantry.

http://newmarket.ca/museum

*Grand opening Bagelworld (Markham)
10am-2pm
Bagel World
1210 Castlemore Ave, Unit 4
Markham, ON

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Face painting and balloons.the mayor will be cutting ribbon at 11am.

abhikpatel@yahoo.com

*Light Up The Holidays (Toronto) (FREE)
1pm-6pm
Fairbank Village
Outdoors at Shortt St. & Eglinton Ave.W.
Just West of Dufferin St.
Toronto, ON

Every year in Fairbank Village, we light up the holidays in true family style! We offer free snacks, drinks, and family fun!
Of course, we can’t forget the beautiful display and lighting of the Fairbank Village tree at 5:45pm.
We have some great free family entertainment this year. GTA Swing Band will be playing from 2-6pm and carolers and surprise characters will be strolling the area. Don’t forgot to get your face-painted and have your picture taken with Santa at our central location!
We’re spreading the cheer. We’ll also have smaller event stations at both ends of our area with bouncy castles for the kids and a free treat.

www.fairbankvillagebia.ca

*Bethlehem Market (Toronto) (FREE)
1pm-4pm
Fairlawn Avenue United Church
28 Fairlawn Avenue
Toronto, ON

Drop in to Fairlawn from 1:00 to 4:00 pm for a chance to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, tastes, and even smells of ancient Bethlehem, around the time that Jesus was born.
There will be food, storytelling, crafts, wood-working, live animals and much more for kids and adults of all ages! Wander around different stalls and use your imagination to be transported into the Christmas story!
All are welcome, no need to have a church background or any particular beliefs. This is simply a fun, all-ages event to explore the Christmas story together, provided by a warm, progressive faith community that is affirming of diverse religious beliefs, LGBTQ community, ideas of all kinds.

www.fairlawnchurch.ca/events/bethlehem-market

*Family Movie Event (Toronto)(FREE)
10am-2pm
Cineplex Cinemas Queensway
1025 The Queensway
Toronto, ON

The World Vision Gift Catalogue presents The Polar Express! Bring your family and friends, free of charge to our community event as we celebrate Christmas and thank residents for their generosity this year. While donations will be accepted, this is part of our free community outreach initiatives to see families spend time together at this time of year.
This Tom Hanks film features Billy, a reluctant passenger on the ride of his life to the North Pole. His adventure pays off with a chance encounter with Santa. Visually stunning, the story is a testament that taking a chance can lead to wonderful new friends and experiences never thought possible.

Free but please RSVP as seating is limited.

http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/toronto-free-family-movie-event-brought-to-you-by-the-world-vision-gift-catalogue-tickets-28704864021

*Fort York Frost Fair (Toronto)
10am-5pm
Fort York National Historic Site
250 Fort York Boulevard
Toronto, ON

It’s time to celebrate Frost Fair at Fort York!
Stroll through Canada’s largest collection of War of 1812 buildings, where you can shop for unique gifts made by local artisans; including jewelry, heritage inspired reproductions, and holiday greenery. There is much to do for the whole family; including children’s drill workshops, dress-up, games and crafts. Visit the Mackenzie House Museum proof press to print your very own Frost Fair souvenir. Enjoy military demonstrations and visit with the Volunteer Historic Cooks in our Officers’ Mess Kitchen to sample late 18th and early 19th century recipes. Or, stop by our Heritage Café to buy lunch!

http://www.toronto.ca/museum-events

*Lakeshore Christmas Parade (Etobicoke) (FREE)
10am-2pm
Dwight Avenue & Lake Shore Boulevard West
Toronto, ON

This year is shaping up to be our biggest and best yet. The parade takes place on Saturday, December 3, 2016. It starts at 10am at Dwight Avenue and Lakeshore Boulevard West in Etobicoke. Join us for what is sure to be an amazing kick-off to the holiday season!

www.lakeshoresantaclausparade.com

 

 

*Santa’s Wonderland (Niagara Falls) (FREE)
Bass Pro Shops
300 taylor Road
Niagara on the Lake, ON

Join us every day from now until Christmas Eve for fun in Santa’s Wonderland!
FREE 4X6 photos with Santa (with additional photos for sale)
FREE Crafts daily
FREE hands on kids exhibits/toys
FREE Letters to Santa & Adult Wishlists

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&appID=94&storeID=96&tab=3&cm_sp=Store082Oct2014_RD

*Movie Event (Mississauga) (FREE)
9:30am-12pm
Cineplex Cinemas Mississauga
309 Rathburn Rd W
Mississauga, ON

Join us for a morning of FREE family friendly movies at Cineplex. Bring your family to see Kung Fu Panda 3 in 3D, The LEGO Movie in 3D or The Peanuts Movie. Free coffee will be served and chocolate advent calendars will be given to the first 200 children who arrive.
Doors open at 9:30 am, movies start at 10:00 am. Entry to the movies is first come, first served. Tickets are not required. We look forward to seeing you there.

http://www.connectingfaith.ca/freemovieevent.html

*Christmas Market (Brampton)
Garden Square
Main and Queen Streets
Brampton, ON

In Garden Square, enjoy a variety of festive gift vendors, a Food Valley, Mistletoe Patio, bon fire with free marshmallow roasting, carousel rides, entertainment and music.

http://www.downtownbramptonbia.com

*Santa Claus Parade (Bolton)
11am-1pm
Bolton Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade
Regional Road 50
Bolton, ON

The Bolton Kinsmen will be hosting the annual Bolton Santa Claus Parade with over 50 community entries and 7 bands.

www.headwaters.ca/event/2016-bolton-santa-claus-parade

*Santa Claus Parade (Whitby)(FREE)
10am-12pm
Brock Street, Whitby (Manning Road to Trent Street)
Whitby, ON

One of the highlights of the year is the annual JCI Santa Claus Parade. Approximately 20,000 people line Brock Street each year to watch the marching bands, dance groups, floats, clowns and musical entertainment – all in anticipation of catching a glimpse of Santa Claus and his reindeer.

http://whitby.ca/en/residents/santaclausparade.asp

 

*Movie Event (Oshawa) (FREE)
9am-12pm
Cineplex Odeon
Taunton and Grandview St. N
Oshawa, ON

Come and join us for a FREE movie – it’s our way of saying Merry Christmas Durham! You can pick from 5 family friendly movies. Free drinks from Starbucks and Tim Hortons. Free advent calendar to the first 200 children. Door prizes from Boston Pizza, A&W, No Frills, Superstore and Cineplex! Doors open at 9 am and movies start at 10 am! Join us as we celebrate the Christmas Season!

www.kingstreet.org/christmas-at-king

*Comic Con (Oshawa)
Contact Email
*OSHAWA COMIC CON ~ FREE ADMISSION TO CHILDREN 10 AND UNDER ~
10am-4pm
Harmony Hall
15 Harmony Rd N
Oshawa, ON

The Oshawa Comic Con returns !
Featuring Comic Books ! Toys ! Dvd’s and so much more !!
Kids under 10 are FREE and Adults are only $5!
We will be giving away hundreds of Free Comics to the first 200 paid admissions.

popculturecan@gmail.com

*Santa Claus Parade of Lights (Sutton)
5pm-7:45pm
Sutton Downtown
Various
Sutton West, ON

Join us for the Sutton Santa Claus Parade of Lights. Parade starts at 5:30 p.m. and starts at Lake Drive/Metro, travels down Dalton Road to High Street and then along High Street.

http://www.georgina.ca

 


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**SUNDAY, December 4,  2016**

*Jungle Gym (Vaughan)
10:30am
JCC -Schwartz/Reisman Centre
9600 Bathurst Street
(Bathurst & Rutherford)
Vaughan, ON

DROP-IN PROGRAM

Age Recommended: 0-5 Years
Non-Member Fee: $5.00

Circle Time, Story Time, and playing in the gym with toys and games.
•Please call prior to confirm they are running the program.

905-303-1821

*2 For 1 Admission (Vaughan)
Legoland Discovery Centre
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive
Vaughan ON

Buy 1 Adult, and get 1 free Child’s Admission

• Print your Entertain Kids Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca/toronto/

*Santa’s Wonderland (Vaughan) (FREE)
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive

The Magic Returns this Holiday Season at Bass Pro Shops
Join us for our annual Santa’s Wonderland in Store daily
Receive a free photo with Santa
Free Crafts, Games and Activities

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?appID=94&catalogId=10051&storeID=11&storeId=10151

*Character Meet & Greets (Richmond Hill)
10am-1pm
Toys”R”Us
295 High Tech Rd
Richmond Hill, ON

Character Meet & Greets At Participating Toys”R”Us Stores
Get a chance to meet your favourite characters – PJ Masks (Catboy, Owlette and Gekko), Peppa Pig, PAW Patrol (Chase & Marshall) and Jett from Super Wings – at participating Toys”R”Us stores!
No ticket necessary. Don’t forget your camera and make sure to arrive early as photo ops are available on a first come, first serve bases.
The full event schedule is available at www.toysrus.ca/events.

*Photo with Santa (King City)(FREE)
11am-2pm
King Township Museum
2920 King Road
King City, ON

Santa is coming to KING CITY and wants to take a free photo with you!
A FREE community event presented by Daniella Battaglini, your neighbourhood realtor!
Please join us for a hot chocolate, gifts, games and more!

http://dbbroker.ca

*Family Christmas (Aurora)
1pm-4pm
Hillary House National Historic Site
15372 Yonge Street
Aurora, ON

Enjoy live music, children’s activities, light refreshments, the extended gift shop, Art at the Manor 2016, AND a get your photos with Santa! Cost: $5.00 per adult, $3.00 per child.

www.aurorahs.com

*Santa in the Junction (Toronto) (FREE)
11am-5pm
The Junction Neighborhood
2960 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON

Join us in the Junction neighbourhood for a full day of Christmas themed activities and shopping at the annual Santa in the Junction event. The major attractions include a visit from Santa and his elves at the Junction Train Platform, and a street wide market theme spanning the neighborhood.
Visitors can kick off their holiday shopping with businesses who will be participating in the street wide market atmosphere by having indoor markets, fleas, craft sales, and other original shopping experiences. This year’s market shopping includes Junction Flea, Firsthand Fair and the Arts Market!
Other activities include listening to Mrs. Claus read holiday tales, charity events, performances by Creative Children’s Dance Centre in the windows of participating businesses, live holiday music and workshops that include everything from holiday crafts to furniture demonstrations.
Event-goers can also warm up between shops with hot chocolate and other take-away treats offered by local cafes and restaurants. Start off the holiday season right, and visit us in the Junction for a magical fun filled day of holiday themed activities enjoyable for the entire family.

http://www.thejunctionbia.ca

*High Park Christmas Celebration (Toronto)
2pm-5pm
High Park Christmas Celebration
Colborne Lodge Drive, High Park
Toronto, ON

Grenadier Restaurant Patio in High Park – 2pm-5pm.
Lots of family fun…Make a decoration, Roast Marshmallows, Tattoos, Raffle, Face Painting, Hot chocolate and cookies too…
Toronto Fire Truck 2pm-3pm
Sing along with Keele/Mountview School Choir and “the Withnells”
Santa will check his reindeer at the Zoo 2pm -3pm
Photos with Santa on the Patio 4pm-5pm
Tree Lighting 5.00pm
Join Santa at the Zoo to check on his reindeer 2-3pm then join Santa on the Grenadier Patio for photo op 4-5pm

*Bookmarkers (Toronto) (FREE)
1pm-2:30pm
Artscape Youngplace
180 Shaw Street
Toronto, ON

A creative book series for young kids and their parents
For this edition of our Bookmarkers series, we’ve invited award-winning author Sara O’Leary, as well as award-winning illustrator Qin Leng, to read from and talk about their latest children’s book, A Family is a Family is a Family. When a teacher asks the children in her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are all different in many ways — but the same in the one way that matters most of all.
Plus, cartoonist Jonathan Rotsztain will also be joining our Bookmarkers conversation, featuring an intergenerational comics project with grandparents and grandkids.
In conjunction with their informal readings and presentations, all three artists will lead interactive creative writing, drawing and collaborative comics-making activities, with a focus on creativity, expression and FUN!
Families are also welcome to enjoy coffee and treats by Coffee Public.
Recommended for young children, toddlers to age 7.

www.kofflerarts.org/programs-events/2016/11/21/bookmarkers-4

*Santa Claus Parade (Burlington)(FREE)
2pm-4pm
Burlington Mall to Downtown Burlington
Burlington, ON

Join us for the 51st Annual Santa Claus Parade.
See the big guy in red, marching bands, and holiday floats as they make their way from the Burlington Mall to downtown via New St.

http://www.burlington.ca/en/live-and-play/Santa-Claus-Parade.asp

*Winter Weekends (Burlington)
1pm-4pm
Ireland House Museum
2168 Guelph Line
Burlington, ON

Join us for a Snow Day at Ireland House Museum, whether or not there’s snow! We will be making snowflake slime, building snowmen, playing indoor snow-themed games if the weather is not cooperating, and enjoying a snowman cheese string snack!
Winter Weekends are running Sundays throughout December at Ireland House Museum from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The cost is $10/child. To register, please visit our website or call 905-332-9888.

http://museumsofburlington.com/camp_registrations/new?camp_id=83

*Gingerbread Kids Christmas (Stoney Creek)
12pm-4pm
Erland Lee Museum
552 Ridge Road
Stoney Creek, ON

Children ages 3-9 are invited to the Erland Lee Museum for a day of Holiday fun! The program starts at 12:30 or 2:00pm, and runs approximately 1.5 hours. We are offering the program on November 27, December 4, 17, and 18. There will be lots of fun activities including stories, games, crafts, and treats all relating to that tasty Christmas treat–Gingerbread! Admission is $5 per child (accompanying adults are free). For more information call 905-662-2691.

curator@fwio.on.ca

*Santa’s Wonderland (Niagara Falls) (FREE)
Bass Pro Shops
300 taylor Road
Niagara on the Lake, ON

Join us every day from now until Christmas Eve for fun in Santa’s Wonderland!
FREE 4X6 photos with Santa (with additional photos for sale)
FREE Crafts daily
FREE hands on kids exhibits/toys
FREE Letters to Santa & Adult Wishlists

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&appID=94&storeID=96&tab=3&cm_sp=Store082Oct2014_RD

*Downtown Christmas Market (Brampton)
Garden Square
Main and Queen Streets
Brampton, ON

In Garden Square, enjoy a variety of festive gift vendors, a Food Valley, Mistletoe Patio, bon fire with free marshmallow roasting, carousel rides, entertainment and music.

http://www.downtownbramptonbia.com

*Merry Christmas Charlie Brown Concert (Oshawa)
6:30pm-9pm
Trinity Church
900 King St E Oshawa
Oshawa, ON

Join us for an evening of fun for the whole family. Enjoy all you favourite Christmas songs while Charlie Brown sets out to find Christmas. Featuring Ron “Elvis” Moore with the Lincolnaires and special guest Alessandra Paonessa. Sunday December 4th at Trinity Church, 900 King St E Oshawa. Admission is free.

ronmooresings@gmail.com

*Courtice Santa Claus Parade (Courtice)
12pm
Courtice
Nash Road
Courtice, ON

Join us for the Courtice Santa Claus Parade!

http://www.facebook.com/pg/CourticeSantaClausParade/about/?ref=page_internal

 


 

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CONTEST: Win A Hatchimal
CONTEST: Win A Hatchimal

CONTEST: WIN A HATCHIMAL

One lucky family is going to win an adorable Hatchimal! I just ask that if you are going to enter this contest, please only do it if you would like to give one to your child or family member as a Holiday Gift, and not use it and sell it for financial gain. My purpose is to make little children excited to receive it!

Here is the information below:

TO BE ENTERED INTO THE DRAW:

1) Join My Facebook Group
(If you are not in my Facebook group, here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/entertainkidsonadime)

2) Add TEN Facebook Friends To My Group
To add friends in to my group, you click on the top right arrow of the group page and under the box where it says “Add Member,” type in 10 names to add in the group. (Please make sure that they live in Ontario and are Parents or Grandparents).

I can also see who adds friends from the admin side, so please follow the steps to be entered correctly.

3) Once you have added your TEN friends into the group, you will write “HATCHIMAL” into the comment thread of my “Official” Contest Post from my group wall.

The post is Pinned to the top of my page (on a mobile phone you must click on “Pinned Post” to view this).

THE PRIZE:
The winner will receive a Hatchimal created by Spin Master Toys. The Hatchimal is a surprise one. You will either receive a Penguala or a Draggle.

Contest Details: The contest closes on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 6pm. The winner will be announced that evening or the following day. The prize winner will be contacted through Facebook.

*You must live in the Province of Ontario, Canada to enter.


PICTURE OF THE PRIZE

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CONTEST: WIN 2 SNUGGIE TAIL BLANKETS
CONTEST: WIN 2 SNUGGIE TAIL BLANKETS

CONTEST: WIN 2 SNUGGIE TAIL BLANKETS

I have decided today to purchase TWO ADORABLE SNUGGIE TAIL BLANKETS to give away to ONE very lucky family! The winner will receive a shark and mermaid blanket! It is perfect for snuggling on the couch! We have ones and not only do my kids love it, I love it too! I always steal it from them!

Here is the information below:

TO BE ENTERED INTO THE DRAW:

1) Join My Facebook Group
(If you are not in my Facebook group, here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/entertainkidsonadime)

2) Add TEN Facebook Friends To My Group
To add friends in to my group, you click on the top right arrow of the group page and under the box where it says “Add Member,” type in 10 names to add in the group. (Please make sure that they live in Ontario and are Parents or Grandparents).

I can also see who adds friends from the admin side, so please follow the steps to be entered correctly.

3) Once you have added your TEN friends into the group, you will write “COZY” into the comment thread of my “Official” Contest Post from my group wall.

The post is Pinned to the top of my page (on a mobile phone you must click on “Pinned Post” to view this).

THE PRIZE:
The winner will receive both a Shark and Mermaid Blanket by the Company Snuggie Tails.

Contest Details: The contest closes on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 6pm. The winner will be announced that evening or the following day. The prize winner will be contacted through Facebook.

*You must live in the Province of Ontario, Canada to enter.


PICTURES OF THE PRIZE

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CONTEST: Win A Disney Store Gift Card
CONTEST: Win A Disney Store Gift Card

CONTEST: Win a $100 To The Disney Store

Live Love Travel Agency is giving away a $100 Gift Card to The Disney Store to one family just in time for the Holidays!

Here is the information below:

TO BE ENTERED INTO THE DRAW (You will need Facebook)

1) “JOIN” THE LIVE LOVE TRAVEL FACEBOOK GROUP
https://www.facebook.com/groups/LiveLoveTravel

2) Join My Facebook Group
(If you are not in my Facebook group, here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/entertainkidsonadime/)

3) Once you have completed steps 1-& 2, you will write “LIVE LOVE TRAVEL” into the comment thread of my “Official” Contest post from my Facebook Group wall.

(If you are already in her group, skip this step)

The post is Pinned to the top of my page (on a mobile phone you must click on “Pinned Post” to view this).

(YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL STEPS ABOVE TO BE ENTERED INTO THE CONTEST)

THE PRIZE:
The winner will receive a $100 Gift Card to The Disney Store to use at any Canadian Location.

Contest Details: The contest closes on  Sunday,  November 27, 2016 at 6pm. The winner will be announced that night. The prize winner will be contacted through Facebook (so check your “others” folder).

*You must live in the Province of Ontario, Canada to enter.


ABOUT LIVE LOVE TRAVEL AGENCY

Dorothy Tam and Nicole McDougall are travel agents with Live & Love Travel, a local travel agency in the GTA. Combined with over 10 years experience, they help families plan their vacation experiences to many destinations. They consider themselves to be personal travel advisors, someone who you can trust and will guide you through every step of the way, from planning, booking and most importantly, being available during your trip. They worry about the details so you can focus on relaxing during your vacation. They also admin a Facebook Travel Group where members can share travel tips, ask questions and provide feedback and reviews of places they’ve been. You will also find the latest deals and promotions on the travel group.

For inquiries related to vacation planning, they can be reached at:

dorothy@liveandlovetravel.ca (437)886-2600
nicole@liveandlovetravel.ca (905)808-0042

www.liveandlovetravel.ca

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NOVEMBER FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (November 25-27, 2016)
NOVEMBER FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (November 25-27, 2016)

There are THREE other Facebook Groups in the Entertain Kids On A Dime Community!
PLEASE JOIN THEM!

1) Entertain Kids: Parenting 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ekoadparenting

(All parenting related questions, deals on groceries, diapers & clothes)

2) Entertain Adults On A Dime
https://www.facebook.com/groups/entertainadultsonadime

(This group for adults)

3) MOMS & NANNIES
https://www.facebook.com/groups/momsandnannies

(Find babysitters, nannies and cleaning help)

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**FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2016**

*Jungle Gym (Vaughan)
10:30am
JCC -Schwartz/Reisman Centre
9600 Bathurst Street
(Bathurst & Rutherford)
Vaughan, ON

DROP-IN PROGRAM

Age Recommended: 0-5 Years
Non-Member Fee: $5.00

Circle Time, Story Time, and playing in the gym with toys and games.

•Please call prior to confirm they are running the program.

905-303-1821

*2 For 1 Admission (Vaughan)
Legoland Discovery Centre
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive
Vaughan ON

Buy 1 Adult, and get 1 free Child’s Admission

• Print your Entertain Kids Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca/toronto/

*Christmas at the Kids Safety Village (Whitby) (FREE)
5:30pm-8pm
Kids Safety Village of Durham Region
1129 Athol Street
Whitby, ON

Children young and old are invited to join in a community event full of decorations, lights and holiday spirit all for free at the Kids’ Safety Village of Durham Region. When Cullen Gardens closed a few years ago, many were left without the family tradition of seeing lights and festive displays that made Cullen Gardens so magical. This year, the business community and volunteers have come together to help celebrate the 22nd Anniversary of the Kids’ Safety Village with nine magical nights for the entire family. Best of all, it’s FREE!
This special event will include 26 miniature buildings and storefronts, holiday inflatables and projections.

 


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**SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2016**

* Family Favourites Movie (All Over Ontario)
11am
Cineplex Movie Theatres
Various Locations

Movie:  Home Alone

Join us on Saturday mornings at 11am for Cineplex Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting Free The Children. It’s a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend wit

http://www.cineplex.com/Events/FamilyFavourites?gclid=CJ_fvubOysoCFQ6IaQodbBkFCw

* Kid’s Club Crafts (All Over Ontario)
10am-11:30am
Michaels Art Store
All Over Ontario

Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or just drop in. Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10am – 11:30 am. See a store associate to join the fun! Parents must remain on premises during the event.

http://canada.michaels.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-MichaelsCanada-Site/en_CA/Page-Show?cid=store-events

*2 For 1 Admission (Vaughan)
Legoland Discovery Centre
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive
Vaughan ON

Buy 1 Adult, and get 1 free Child’s Admission

• Print your Entertain Kids Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca/toronto/

*Santa’s Wonderland (Vaughan) (FREE)
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive

The Magic Returns this Holiday Season at Bass Pro Shops
Join us for our annual Santa’s Wonderland in Store daily
Receive a free photo with Santa
Free Crafts, Games and Activities

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?appID=94&catalogId=10051&storeID=11&storeId=10151

*Cookies with Santa (King City)
10am-2pm
King Heritage and Cultural Centre
2920 King Road
King City, ON

Join us for a fun-filled day of crafts, cookies, and a visit from the Big Man in Red!

http://kingmuseum.king.ca

*Santa Under the Stars (Aurora)
6pm-8pm
Orchard Height Blvd. to Murray Dr.
Aurora, ON

Dress up in your winter woollies with a cup of hot chocolate and join us for this year’s evening parade as Santa comes to town.
The parade will travel south on Yonge Street from Orchard Heights Blvd to Murray Drive .

http://www.aurora.ca/Thingstodo/Pages/Special%20Events/Santa-Under-the-Stars%20Parade.aspx

*Movember Weekends (Scarborough)
12pm-4pm
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Road
Scarborough, ON
Celebrate Movember at Scarborough Museum! The Victorians loved ‘staches” of all shapes and sizes, and so do we! Not growing one? Don’t worry, Make Your Own Mustache craft taking place all month long.
Admission is Pay What You Can.

http://www.toronto.ca/museum-events

*Christmas at Gibson House (Toronto)
12pm-5pm
Gibson House
5172 Yonge Street
North of the North York Centre Subway Stop
Toronto, ON

Experience a 1920s Christmas on a guided tour of Spadina. Holly wreaths, garlands of evergreens and mistletoe festoon the house based on the memories of the Austin family grandchildren. In the kitchen visitors will enjoy holiday treats made from original recipes and sip mulled cider. Holiday admission applies.
Adults $8.85,Seniors/Youth (13-18 yrs.) $7.08, Children (6-12 yrs.) $5.75 (plus tax), Children (5 and under) Free.

http://www.toronto.ca/museum-events

*Santa’s Wonderland (Niagara Falls) (FREE)
Bass Pro Shops
300 taylor Road
Niagara on the Lake, ON

Join us every day from now until Christmas Eve for fun in Santa’s Wonderland!
FREE 4X6 photos with Santa (with additional photos for sale)
FREE Crafts daily
FREE hands on kids exhibits/toys
FREE Letters to Santa & Adult Wishlists

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&appID=94&storeID=96&tab=3&cm_sp=Store082Oct2014_RD

*Santa Claus Parade (Pickering)
11am-5pm
Yonge-Dundas Square
1 Dundas St. East
Yonge-Dundas Sq
1 Dundas Street East
Toronto, ON

Join Downtown Yonge BIA at Yonge-Dundas Square for a day of fun for kids of all ages, meet Paw Patrol’s Chase & Little Charmer’s Hazel, ride the Ferris wheel and much.

http://www.downtownyonge.com/events/calendar.html?m=11&y=2016

*Santa Claus Parade (Ajax)
6pm-9pm
Downtown Ajax
Ajax, ON

Once again, Ajax residents and visitors are invited to come out and welcome Santa when he arrives in town for “Santa’s Magical Parade of Lights”.
The parade begins at the intersection of Bayly Street and Mackenzie Avenue, proceeding east along Bayly and then north on Harwood Avenue South, concluding at Ajax Town Hall.
Immediately following the parade will be a special tree lighting ceremony at Town Hall (65 Harwood Avenue South) with children’s activities.
Parking at Town Hall is limited and patrons are encouraged to park at the Ajax Plaza, Harwood Shopping Centre or Baywood Centre.

http://www.ajax.ca/en/Calendar/Details.aspx?Id=f64dc3ba-6ae3-4fbf-9c46-fd40eebc157c&PID=calendar

 

*Christmas at the Kids Safety Village (Whitby)
5:30pm-8pm
Kids Safety Village of Durham Region
1129 Athol Street
Whitby, ON

Children young and old are invited to join in a community event full of decorations, lights and holiday spirit all for free at the Kids’ Safety Village of Durham Region. When Cullen Gardens closed a few years ago, many were left without the family tradition of seeing lights and festive displays that made Cullen Gardens so magical. This year, the business community and volunteers have come together to help celebrate the 22nd Anniversary of the Kids’ Safety Village with nine magical nights for the entire family. Best of all, it’s FREE!
This special event is open to the public nightly from Friday November 18 to Saturday November 26, 2016 from 5:30pm – 8:00pm and will include 26 miniature buildings and storefronts, holiday inflatables and projections all decorated in the spirit of the season. Kids’ Safety Village of Durham Region is located at 1129 Athol Street in Whitby. Everyone is welcome!

*Santa Event (Keswick) (FREE)
10am-2pm
Keswick Dental Centre
417 The Queensway South, Suite#202
Keswick, ON

Free Event, open to everyone (Patients, and non-Patients). You can have your picture taken with Santa, bring your camera if you like, or we provide a picture to take home. Crafts, snacks, games, face painting, write a letter to Santa.

http://keswickdentalcentre.ca

*Christmas At Blue Craft & Gift Show (Collingwood)
Blue Mountain Village
108 Jozo Weider Blvd
Collingwood, ON

2nd Annual Christmas at Blue Craft & Gift Show. Over 100 vendors for your gifting ideas. Bring the kids to meet Santa. Something for everyone.


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**SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27,  2016**

*Jungle Gym (Vaughan)
10:30am
JCC -Schwartz/Reisman Centre
9600 Bathurst Street
(Bathurst & Rutherford)
Vaughan, ON

DROP-IN PROGRAM

Age Recommended: 0-5 Years
Non-Member Fee: $5.00

Circle Time, Story Time, and playing in the gym with toys and games.
•Please call prior to confirm they are running the program.

905-303-1821

*2 For 1 Admission (Vaughan)
Legoland Discovery Centre
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive
Vaughan ON

Buy 1 Adult, and get 1 free Child’s Admission

• Print your Entertain Kids Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca/toronto/

*Santa’s Wonderland (Vaughan) (FREE)
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive

The Magic Returns this Holiday Season at Bass Pro Shops
Join us for our annual Santa’s Wonderland in Store daily
Receive a free photo with Santa
Free Crafts, Games and Activities

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?appID=94&catalogId=10051&storeID=11&storeId=10151

*SantaFest Parade (Vaughan) (FREE)
2pm
Canada’s Wonderland on Major Mackenzie
Vaughan, ON

HO HO HO – Have you heard the News?
Someone special is coming to town…..
The 3 km parade begins at Canada’s Wonderland on Major Mackenzie and Jane St and travels eastbound along Major Mackenzie and ends at Vaughan City Hall just east of Keele Street.

www.santafestinmaple.com

*Movember Weekends (Scarborough)
12pm-4pm
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Road
Scarborough, ON
Celebrate Movember at Scarborough Museum! The Victorians loved ‘staches” of all shapes and sizes, and so do we! Not growing one? Don’t worry, Make Your Own Mustache craft taking place all month long.
Admission is Pay What You Can.

http://www.toronto.ca/museum-events

*Santa Claus Parade (Toronto) (FREE)
2pm
Weston and Church Street
Weston, ON

The Parade begins at Weston and Church Street and proceeds south on Weston Road ending at Sidney Belsey Crescent.
The parade is in its 37th year and is still going strong with an attendance of over 20,000 people each year.
COME ON OUT for the more than 50 entries including bands, community floats, clowns, and of course … our favourite chap with the white beard and the red suit!

http://www.westonvillagebia.com/santaparade

*Santa’s Wonderland (Niagara Falls) (FREE)
Bass Pro Shops
300 taylor Road
Niagara on the Lake, ON

Join us every day from now until Christmas Eve for fun in Santa’s Wonderland!
FREE 4X6 photos with Santa (with additional photos for sale)
FREE Crafts daily
FREE hands on kids exhibits/toys
FREE Letters to Santa & Adult Wishlists

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&appID=94&storeID=96&tab=3&cm_sp=Store082Oct2014_RD

*Santa’s Village Family Event (Mississauga)
1pm-4pm
Streetsville Square
Streetsville Village Square Queen Street South and Main Street, Mississauga, Ontario L5M 1L6
Mississauga, ON

Join us for an afternoon full of family-friendly fun at the Streetsville Village Square as we welcome Santa & a host of holiday activities to the Village!
Bring the whole family to Streetsville at 1:00pm to enjoy the newly reimagined Mississauga Santa Claus Parade running down Queen Street South! After the parade, make your way to the Square to enjoy crafts, activities, and games running until 4:00pm! Snack on complimentary hot chocolate & s’mores as you listen to a live rendition of The Night Before Christmas. The ‘Big Man in Red’ will be at the Square all afternoon for photos! Boys & girls, be sure to visit the letter-writing station to write, and then send your letter to the North Pole!

*Fall Magic Show (Pickering)
12pm-2pm
Boston Pizza Pickering
1899 Brock Road
Pickering, ON

Come Join us for our fall kids party!! Magician, BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Loot bags, colouring contest, magic show $4.99 Kids meals!

schoutena@bostonpizza.com

*Community Christmas Party (Clarington)
1pm-3pm
Clarington Community Christmas Party
26 Beech Ave., Bowmanville Ontario
Bowmanville, ON

Clarington Community Christmas Party
On Sunday November 27th, the Clarington community of all ages can join in on an afternoon of fun, as we celebrate the holiday season. Event Location: Clarington Beech Centre, 26 Beech Ave., Bowmanville. Time: 1 to 3 pm. Enjoy carnival Christmas games, crafts for young and old alike, Pepper the Clown with her face painting + balloon creations, a Christmas sing-a-long with the BOAA Choir, museum display, a visit Santa plus hot dog or a hamburger and refreshments are offered. The admission to this event is a toy or food items brought into our entrance in support of our local food bank and/or toy drive. Be prepared for a few surprises throughout the event.
We are very proud to say that this event is a collaborative event brought to you by: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarington, Bethesda House, Clarington Museum, Clarington Older Adult Association, The Firehouse Youth Centre, the Lions Club of Bowmanville, the Rotary Club of Bowmanville, the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington and the Municipality of Clarington. This is an event for all ages. Get in the spirit of the season by coming out to a great party! If you require further details call 905 623-6646

*Christmas At Blue Craft & Gift Show (Collingwood)
Blue Mountain Village
108 Jozo Weider Blvd
Collingwood, ON

2nd Annual Christmas at Blue Craft & Gift Show. Over 100 vendors for your gifting ideas. Bring the kids to meet Santa. Something for everyone.


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Contest: Win $100 Ultimate Dining Card
Contest: Win $100 Ultimate Dining Card

CONTEST: Win a $100 Ultimate Dining Card

Insurance Broker Nadine Houssameddine is giving away a $100 Ultimate Dining Card!
This card can be used at Kelseys, Swiss Chalet, Montanas, East Side Marios, Caseys, Harveys, Bier Markt and Fionn MacCool’s.
What a great card to use for the upcoming holidays!

Here is the information below:

TO BE ENTERED INTO THE DRAW (You will need Facebook)

1) “LIKE” NADINE HOUSSAMEDDINE’S FACEBOOK GROUP
https://www.facebook.com/nadine.houssameddine

2) Join My Facebook Group
(If you are not in my Facebook group, here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/entertainkidsonadime/)

3) Once you have completed steps 1-& 2, you will write “NADINE INSURANCE” into the comment thread of my “Official” Contest post from my Facebook Group wall.

(If you are already in her group, skip this step)

The post is Pinned to the top of my page (on a mobile phone you must click on “Pinned Post” to view this).

(YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL STEPS ABOVE TO BE ENTERED INTO THE CONTEST)

THE PRIZE:
The winner will receive a $100 Ultimate Dining Gift Card. This card can be used at Kelseys, Swiss Chalet, Montanas, East Side Marios, Caseys, Harveys, Bier Markt and Fionn MacCool’s.

Contest Details: The contest closes on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 6pm. The winner will be announced that night. The prize winner will be contacted through Facebook (so check your “others” folder).

*You must live in the Province of Ontario, Canada to enter.


ABOUT NADINE HOUSSAMEDDINE

 

Nadine is one of the knowledgeable team of brokers from ICD Insurance Brokers Ltd.
She is committed to providing sound insurance advice while exceeding your service expectations.
She specializes in auto, home, business and travel insurance.
Contact Nadine at: nadine@icdinsurance.ca or 647-867-0046

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