Stars on Ice: A Performance Not to Miss! #Giveaway #JergensOnIce

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On Mother’s Day, I attended my third performance of Stars on Ice with my daughter, Mom and Mother-in-law. What a great way to celebrate the wonderful women in my life.

Each year I eagerly await my invite to Stars on Ice because it is one of my favourite live performances of all-time. Not only am I a huge fan of ice skating, but I am also an avid supporter of our Canadian athletes.

What these pros do in competition is awe-inspiring but it is really fun to get to see them outside of the judges scrutiny; performing for pure joy and fun!

MY FAVOURITE CANADIAN SKATER

Joannie Rochette

It’s really hard for me to say I have a “fave” Canadian skater because they are all so wonderful; and how can you top Kurt Browning’s skill, comedic flare and years of experience? But if I had to choose my vote always goes to Canada’s sweetheart, Joannie Rochette.

She represents everything I believe a female, professional athlete possesses. Her performances are always spot-on, moving and entertaining. She is beautiful, elegant and puts her heart and soul into her performances; just look at her face and hands in this photo. She gives us her all every time!

MUSIC MUSIC AND MORE MUSIC

Another part of Stars on Ice that I always look forward to is the music they choose for the performances. They’re different each year and I always have Shazam open to capture titles to previously unknown songs. The Stars on Ice soundtrack often forms my summer playlist so I get to enjoy it all season long.

Stars On Ice

My favourite discovery this year was HipHip ChinChin (Maxim Illion Mix) by Club des Belugas. This song was set to a retro school girl performance that stared Tessa Virtue as a dance teacher to ’50s style school children; definitely one of my favourite performances.

DEATH DEFYING PERFORMANCES

Jergens On Ice

One of the biggest draws to figure skating (in my opinion) is the crazy, death-defying acts that the skaters can pull off. I almost had to cover my eyes, but as true pros, they pulled it off without a hitch. Getting an intimate, close-up look and these daring moves is priceless!

Check out Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford performing some move that I have no idea its name but one that truly sent a hush throughout the crowd!

SUPERTRAMP COMPILATION

Stars On Ice Supertramp

Again, speaking of favourites, the Supertramp compilation performance that filled most of the second half of the event was indescribable. There was so much going on that I couldn’t begin to tell the tale. In summary, you need to see the Stars on Ice performance to take it all in.

It started with Kurt Browning coming out on to the “stage” solo to share that as a young-boy, he admired his brother’s love of music, specifically Supertramp and it had always been a dream of Kurt’s to create a performance to titles from this band. Needless to say, he was successful in achieving his dream.

GIVEAWAY TIME

So clearly my recommendation if for you to attend a Stars on Ice performance in your area…but in the meantime, Jergens® Skincare (one of the Stars on Ice sponsors) would like to reward one City Mom reader with a Jergens® Skincare prize pack.

JergensSkinCarePrizePack

The winner’s package will include some of Jergens’ newest innovations and some classic favourites:

  • Jergens Shea Butter Lotion 620mL
  • Jergens Shea Oil 150mL
  • Jergens Soothing Aloe 365mL
  • Jergens Ultra Care 100mL
  • Jergens Ultra Care Fragrance Free 100mL
  • Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer (Fair-Medium) 150mL
  • Jergens Natural Glow 3 Days to Glow (Medium-Tan) 120mL
  • Jergens Natural Glow Colour Primer 165mL
  • Jergens Natural Glow Tan Extender 220mL
  • Jergens BB Body Medium-Deep 220mL
  • Jergens Fine Liquid Hand Wash White Tea 287mL

HOW TO ENTER

There is no purchase necessary to enter and win. You must be a Canadian resident (excluding Quebec) and enter using the widget below. Sweepstake will run from May 20, 2015 to June 3, 2015 (11:59pm).

Winner will be asked to answer a skill-testing question.

Good luck!

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Disclaimer: I was provided a Jergens® product gift basket and tickets to see the Stars on Ice performance. These opinions are 100% my own.

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Victoria Day Weekend Events in #LdnOnt 2015

Local Events Listing London Ontario

Whoot! My favourite time of year has arrived…the unofficial kick-off to the summer! Check out this list of Victoria Day fireworks, celebrations and holiday openings! And here’s to a fun and safe summer London.

FANSHAWE OPTIMIST FIREWORKS DISPLAY

  • Where: Fanshawe Conservation Area
  • When: Monday May 18, 2015
  • Time: Dusk (note: sun is estimated to set at 8:41 pm)
  • What: See the largest fireworks displays in the London area! Arrive early to get a good viewing spot.
  • Cost: Fanshawe Conservation Area admission
  • For more information: Visit Fanshawe Conservation Area

CAMPERS ALOHA DANCE

  • Where: Fanshawe Conservation Area, Beach Pavilion
  • When: Saturday May, 16, 2015
  • Time: 7:00 pm to 1:00 am
  • What: A ‘welcome back campers’ Hawaiian themed dance, everyone is welcome
  • Cost: Fanshawe Conservation Area admission
  • For more information: fanshaweconservationarea.com

QUEEN VICTORIA’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

  • Where: Fanshawe Pioneer Village
  • When: Monday May 18, 2015
  • Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • What:  Nineteenth century games, historical speeches and vintage baseball and a Gardeners’ Seed & Plant Sale
  • Cost: $7.00 per person – children under the age of 3 are free
  • For more information: Visit Fanshawe Pioneer Village

HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA’S PLAY ON!

  • Where: Victoria Park
  • When: May 16 – 17, 2015
  • Time: Various times, see More Info link
  • What: Hockey Night in Canada’s Play On! is Canada’s official street hockey tournament and largest sports festival of its kind.
  • Cost: Free to watch, pre-registration required to participate.
  • For more information: Visit playon.ca

VICTORIA DAY PICNIC

  • Where: Eldon House
  • When: Monday, May 18, 2015
  • Time: 1:00 pm 0 4:00 pm
  • What: Meet royal guest Queen Victoria at Eldon House and enjoy Victorian games, lemonade and cookies on Eldon House grounds and gardens. Events will be held indoors in our Interpretive Centre if weather is inclement.
  • Cost: $8
  • For more information: Visit eldonhouse.ca

OTHER VENUES OPEN ON MAY 18, 2015

London Children’s Museum: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Storybook Gardens: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Eastpark Golf Gardens: Intencity 11:00 am – 9:00 pm, Go Karts 12:00pm-8:00pm, Golf Activities 8:00am-dusk (Wally World not open until May 23rd, 2015)

London Splash Pads: All Splash Pads open on May 16, 2015 from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm (Note: Kiwanis Park Spray Pad is currently closed for repairs.)

As always with City Mom round-up posts, please feel free to share any Victoria Day Weekend events you know of in the London area by leaving a comment below.

Happy Victoria Day!

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Shop Local with Farm Boy’s Third #LdnOnt Location

Farm Boy CEO Jeff York, London Mayor Matt Brown, Ward 7 Councillor Josh Morgan and Ed Holder, MP London West cut the ceremonial Grand Opening ribbon to celebrate Farm Boy’s third London location.

I am a huge supporter of buying and shopping local. I’m passionate about supporting our local farmers and I also get really excited about food; especially fresh, organic ingredients that come together to create the perfect meal.

That is why when I was invited to attend Farm Boy’s Grand Opening Celebration for its third London location on May 9th, I jumped at the chance. As a customer of the other London Farm Boy locations, I already knew I was a big fan of Farm Boy and that I’d love to help them celebrate their new location.

FARM BOY BEAVERBROOK

Farm Boy’s newest store is located at 1415 Beaverbrook Ave right next to the Rona store on Wonderland Road. This location had a lot of people excited, especially Rick Buckley, who was at the Grand Opening with his daughter Brooke and son Mason.

Rick Buckley shops at Farm Boy’s newest London location with daughter Brooke, 6 and son Mason, 1.

“It’s close; we can walk to it. The food is really good, they have what we want and it’s fresh. We don’t buy a lot at the same time; we shop every couple of days so this location is great.” said Rick.

His six-year-old daughter was just as excited and shared that she loved Farm Boy because of how the store is organized into sections and they don’t have to wonder where “stuff” is.

I agree with Brooke; the esthetic appeal of Farm Boy is just as attractive as their product. With sections for fresh produce, pantry items, seafood, Meat Shop, Cheese Shop and fresh sushi (to name a few), it’s really easy to get around and grab all your grocery needs in one stop. But it gets better…

Farm Boy London

SUPPORTING LOCAL VENDORS

For me it’s not just about a nice shopping experience; it’s about buying local, supporting London’s economy and getting quality products that are healthy for me and my family. This is why I love Farm Boy.

The Beaverbrook location alone features over 40 South Western Ontario vendor’s products on their shelves; many of those come right from London.

Mayor Brown, who was in attendance at the celebration, made it known that City Council fully supports Farm Boy and its contribution to the London community:

“On behalf of City Council, it is my pleasure to welcome Farm Boy to London once again. Congratulations on opening your third store of Farm Boy. This is great news for London. We want to tip our hat to Farm Boy for bringing so much energy and for bringing so many great products to our community.”

One of the local vendors featured at the Beaverbrook location is Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU), an organization that aims to provide a caring and active place where youth ages 16 to 30 are engaged in learning and creating opportunities to build their future.

The Beaverbrook Farm Boy location carries a line of products that are made in Middlesex County by YOU at one of their training facilities. Farm Boy also carries a private label Pumpkin Butter that is made right here in London by YOU. And guess what?! This Pumpkin Butter is the mayor’s choice! It’s a must-try for sure.

Farm Boy Pumpkin Butter

It is said that you should always know the story behind your food and this story is definitely one that shows the direct effects and benefits of shopping local and supporting our community.

Lulu the Cow

If you haven’t shopped at a Farm Boy store in London yet, I highly recommend checking it out and taking in some of our very own local products! If you’re already a Farm Boy fan, then you know what I’m talking about…be sure to check out their newest location and don’t forget to say “hi” to Lulu the cow who is at the store every Saturday!

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