February 2016

Disney On Ice: Dare To Dream! Is coming to Budweiser Gardens {#Giveaway}

Disney on Ice Dare to Dream London

…Thursday March 10th, 2016 to Sunday March 13th, 2016 and I couldn’t be more excited!

The Disney On Ice franchise has been around for decades and each year they manage to outdo themselves. I remember my parents taking me to see Disney on Ice when I was a little girl. I still remember that magical feeling of excitement getting to see the Disney characters up close and personal, and getting to see them skating on ice was just the cherry on top!

I can’t believe that it is now my turn to create these magical memories with my daughter! I will be taking her to the opening show at 7:00 p.m. and I think I may just be even more excited than she is!

This year’s show features world-class skaters and electrifying moments from the animated films:

  • Tangled
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Cinderella
  • Princess and the Frog

My daughter is three and of course, obsessed with princesses; I can’t wait for this year’s performance because I’ve heard that there is a spectacular finale where all the favourite princesses take to the ice and create the Ultimate Disney Princess Event of a lifetime!

The show celebrates 75 years of Disney Princess stories including two of the more modern princesses, Rapunzel and Tiana, as well as the classics that started it all: Cinderella and Snow White. It is sure to be a hit with my family and I look forward to sharing our experience in March after the show.


City Mom will be giving away one family 4-packs of tickets to the opening performance of Disney On Ice: Dare To Dream! Please follow the instructions listed below. Show date/time is: Thursday March 10, 2016 – 7:00 pm . Please read full contest rules in giveaway.


Opening Night tickets start at $15 and lower level seats are $10 off! *Restrictions and fees may apply. Promo Code: OPEN

Other performances:

 March 10, 2016  7:00 p.m.
 March 11, 2016  10:30 a.m.  7:00 p.m.
 March 12, 2016  11:00 a.m.  3:00 p.m.  7:00 p.m.
 March 13, 2016  11:00 a.m.  3:00 p.m.

Get your tickets HERE.

Good luck and enjoy the show!
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Village Mom

Bake a Change With Robin Hood & WE Day

Robin Hood We Bake For Change

Little S has always had an entrepreneurial quality about her. She loves creating pop-up-shops to sell her handmade items like bracelets and other knickknacks, and she uses the money she makes to donate to various causes like Earth Rangers.

This past summer, Little S decided to hold her first bake sale to raise money for the endangered Little Brown Bats. She chose to bake raspberry scones and though (between you and me) they weren’t the best baked scones one had ever seen, they sold like they were.

We Bake for Change

Everyone that passed by just loved the idea of a young child raising money for a worthy cause. She made more than she was asking for each scone because they were just so impressed. We were pretty proud of her too.


When I learned about the partnership between Robin Hood and WE Day for the We Bake for Change initiative, I was really excited because I knew that this is something that Little S would love to do, and something that we could do together for a good cause.

This is the second year that Robin Hood has partnered with WE Day for the We Bake for Change campaign and the outcome of the first year was just amazing; they inspired 700,000 students across Canada to host bake sales that raised funds for local and global causes. In the 2014 and 2015 school years, over   2,200 schools hosted bake sales and raised over $330,000 for We Bake for Change.


“When we come together as a family or school to bake for change, we’re doing more than making tasty treats and special memories—we’re making a difference for families and schools overseas. Your bake sale can make sure the dream of education comes true for every child in every family.” – freethechildren.com

Bake on your own or with a group and hold a bake sale to share your recipe for positive change with the world. Your fundraising supports families in developing communities, helping empower them with the resources they need to build a better future.


Robin Hood Bake Sale Recipes

  1. Visit freethechildren.com /we-bake-for-change to sign up – you can do so on your own, with your school or youth group, with your company or with your family
  2. Visit robinhood.ca/BakeSale to gain access to resources to help you run your bake sale. You will find tools like a Bake Sale Checklist, printable materials such as price lists and posters, tips for bake sale success and delicious bake sale-winning-recipes like Chocolate Chip Blondies and Chocolate Zucchini Muffins and so many more.
  3. Brush up on your baking skills (if needed) with online bake classes, advice and even a community for sharing
  4. Take photos of your baking party or bake sale and you can enter to win up to $5,000 to donate to the Adopt a Village country and pillar of your choice.
  5. Note that you can host your bake sale anytime throughout the year – not just in February (We Bake for Change month) – as every sale can “bake a difference” outside of We Bake for Change month
  6. Have fun and enjoy your event!


Robin Hood Shortbread Cookie

On this past Family Day (Feb. 15) Robin Hood visited Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto in an attempt to build a cookie mosaic that resembled a map of the world and showcased the parts of the world where We Bake for Change has made a difference.

In creating the cookie mosaic the Robin Hood team attempted to achieve the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the largest cookie mosaic – the cookie was estimated to be approx. 30 feet by 40 feet or a whopping 1,440 square feet; it was comprised of over 13,000 individual shortbread cookies measuring 3 x 3 inches each.

To see how they did, check out the #RobinhoodFamilyDay #WeBakeforChange tags on Twitter and Instagram.

I know that Little S and I are going to have some fun creating our own bake sale and you can keep your eye out for our posts on Instagram of our successes. I hope that you will join in and host a sale of your own with you children, students and/or coworkers! Together we can “bake a difference”!

City Mom


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