Sunday, June 28, 2015
Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival.Chin Bikini contest went from the Bandshell Stage to a private club. Honda Indy Toronto also moved from July to mid-June and suffered through a bit of rain as well.
Buskerfest is coming in August
Toronto Argos are on the field as the CFL season is underway
Fan Expo will soon come to town
The Toronto Pro SuperShow was jam packed
Historic Fort York is always a fun place to visit, but the rain plays havoc with gun powder
Graffiti is always available for viewing
Toronto police horses keep on station
Keep an eye out for Motorcycle Shows
Bikini contests - I think the next one is at the 2015 Importfest
Airshows are a great chance to see flying history
The Toronto Zombie Walk is still a few months away
Friday, June 26, 2015
Canada's Walk of Fame Sat, Nov 7.
Toronto Santa Claus Parade Sun, Nov 15.
Seasons Christmas Show Fri to Sun, Nov 20-22.
Winter Woofstock Sat to Sun, Nov ? Still cute, now indoors - cancelled for 2013, returning in 2014.
Toronto Comicon Sun, Dec ? TBD
Lowes Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery District Fri Nov 27 - Sun Dec 20.
Kensington Winter Solstice/Festival of Lights Mon, Dec 21. A parade and a fire show.
New Years Eve Celebration Thurs Dec 31 from 8 pm to midnight.
Toronto Polar Bear Dip Fri, Jan 1, otherwise known as the Sunnyside swim.
Remember, after a cold Canadian winter the beauty of spring blossoms and the coming heat of summer.
When is the next motorcycle and car show anyway? This time I know it's the North American International SuperShow January 8-10 at the Toronto International Centre.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
out my post for the start of the 2015 torch relay. Lynn Petruskavich carries the smallish flame sandwiched between the security detail in the photo at top. Toronto celebrations are detailed at the bottom of this post - past the jump.
In Oakville the torch will have a canoe ride up 16 mile creek, then volunteer fitness Instructor Lynn Petruskavich will bring the torch into Centennial Square. Canadian Aboriginal singer Susan Aglukark will perform along with Abbey McCay (Oakville Youth Week Tune Up winner).
The games, officially started in 1951, will have athletes from the countries within the Americas - North, South and Central, competing every four years, one year before the Summer Olympic Games. There are over 5,000 athletes take part in 36 sports in a ton of locations around the Province. The torch relay hits 130 communities with 3,000 torchbearers after starting with a traditional ceremony in Teotihuacan, Mexico and coming to Canada on May 30 and will finish on July 10 to open the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. Actually more people probably see, enjoy and participate in the torch relay than the actual games - they should probably just cancel the actual games and only have the torch relay. There, saved a few billion dollars!
Posted by Joe Hamilton.
Gremlins looking to rip apart human flesh. Oh, and they obviously have gotten used to sunlight.
"His quills are five brilliant colours and represent qualities that he holds – green is youth, fuchsia is passion, blue is collaboration, orange is determination and purple is creativity. PACHI, like other porcupines, has a visual impairment and difficultly seeing people and objects that are far away."
FUFU. Rocks. Another mascot comes to the rescue and takes on the pachigremlins.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Broadlands Community Centre and Park has a low key event from 1:30 to 4:00pm. Scarborough will party in Thomson Park from 10:00am to 4:00pm starting with a free pancake breakfast and also host an annual Canada Day parade from the Civic Centre on Brimley Road to Lawrence Avenue East from 4:00pm to 5:30pm.
Fireworks displays will also be held at Milliken Park, Stan Wadlow Park, Centennial Park, Amesbury Park and Ashbridges Bay at dusk.
More of the City's celebrations and associated road closures are detailed in the following press release after the jump.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Driver autograph session
This was the inaugural NCTS event at Sunset and Quebec driver Alex Tagliani (top photo, centre) of the #18 EpiPen/CGI/CanTorque Chrevrolet car won the event, followed by Jason Hathaway (top photo, left) of the #3 Brakework/Fast Eddie/HGC Chevrolet one lap down and Cayden Lapcevich (top photo, right) of the #76 Tim Hortons Dodge who also took home the Pinty's Wingman of the Race Award. Cayden is so young they took away his champagne after he popped the bottle and joined in the spraying of the winners at Victory Circle.Much was made about the fact that Alex lapped the entire field and he also won the Mobil 1 driver of the race award as he clinched his second win in NCTS.
#22 Scott Steckly and #59 Gary Klutt race side by side
Gary Klutt was the polesitter with a 14.758 second qualifying time, finished 6th in the #59 CTL Corp/Thermal Technology Services car.
Sunset Speedway General Manager Mark Dilley joined the on-track race in the #2 Johnsonville/Leland/Dickies Ford. The track has joined the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and is only the third track in Canada with weekly NASCAR sanctioned racing.
Also up on the bill was a Pro Challenge race - Canada's full size racing action in 3/4 scale stock cars. "The Ontario Pro Challenge Series is a traveling division visiting five to six tracks across Ontario giving drivers a variety of venues to hone skills and service sponsors. A season consists of twelve point races typically mid-May through mid-September. The schedule is built to provide a balance of enough racing to satisfy while offering free time to enjoy other summer activities."
Dennis Thomson of the #2 car won the race followed by Patrick Freel of the #18 car and Michael Westwood of the #91 car finished 3rd.
The race day starts early on Saturday with officials meeting at 7:00am, then registration opens and the haulers bring in the cars. NCTS technical inspection runs from 9:30 to 11:30am. The first practice was the Pro cars at 11:00am followed by the first NCTS practice. The Pro Challenge Feature started at 4:20pm followed by the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series autograph session at 5:00pm. Finally the green flag dropped for the Leland Industries 300 presented by Johnsonville at 6:30pm.