Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Canadian, Please!

My friend Geoff forwarded this video to me. I loved it so much, priceless really, that I thought I would share it with you. A couple of young kids in London, Ontario did this... very clever. Enjoy.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Earth Moved Under My Feet

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake in Canada shook office towers in Toronto and forced the evacuation of workers from Ottawa to Toronto.

The earthquake at about 1:41 p.m. Collingwood time was centered about 60 kilometers north of Ottawa, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The tremors were also felt as far away as Ohio and New York according to the USGS.

In Ottawa, several emergency vehicle sirens could be heard downtown, and hundreds of people evacuated buildings in the blocks around Parliament Hill. Mobile phone reception was intermittent in the half hour afterwards. There have been no reports of injuries.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Pottery at the Blue Mountain Inn - 2 can Dine for $30

This evening Dan and I took advantage of a fantastic offer at The Pottery Restaurant located in the Blue Mountain Inn.  Check out the fabulous menu that is being offered for this special...until the end of June.  This is no skimpy offer either...2 people can dine for $30 and it includes a salad, entree and dessert.  Our server Michelle was just fabulous and has been part of the team at Blue for over 21 years!  We asked her lots of questions about what it's like to work at one place for so long...she simply raved.  This restaurant gets an A+++ rating from us, the food was absolutely fantastic (I had the lamb and Dan had the steak...and we're both really really picky).  Hope you take advantage of this offer but do it soon and reservations are recommended.  You can call the Pottery at 705.443.5509 to make reservations or ask any questions.  Yum!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Taste of the Town

Taste of the Town was another smashing success! With luck the weather broke and the sunshine made an appearance all afternoon. The food was spectacular...I think this was my favourite year to date. Simply wonderful!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Highway of Heroes Canada

This Video was produced by Eric Rudd at Big Screen FX
Written by Garry Pattenden and Ted Wright and recorded by Grey Matters

Special Thanks to Rick Graham, Dean Hollin, Connor and Kenzie Chambers, Peter Growen, Kristin Mackie and MacKenzie Darling

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Dinner with Stadtlander

Come join Clearview Community Coalition for a sumptuous six course meal of local fare by world-renowned chef Michael Stadtlander.

Location: HIGHFIELD FARM, 1152 10th Concession North, Duntroon,ON
When: Sunday June 6, 12:00pm
Cost: $250 per person, please call Andrea Franks at 416 991-1000
(note that there will be a nature walk with our esteemed Naturalist, Bob Bowles at 10:30am)

Clearview Community Coaltion is a group of citizens who are concerned about the destruction of the Niagara Escarpment and the adverse effects of quarries on local communities. We are committed to the preservation of the Niagara Escarpment's natural heritage including plant and animal habitats, continuous corridors, and public and private water supplies. The Clearview Community Coaltion supports sustainable development and responsible job creation. The Clearview Community Coalition has joined the Niagara Escarpment Commission in opposing the proposed new Walker quarry, currently under review through an OMB Environmental Review Tribunal.