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Celebration, Events, Fun - Chief Cook - November 25, 2015

To celebrate the upcoming holidays, the folks at Canadian Tire are giving you a chance to wish and win ANYTHING in the Canadian Tire flyer! Canadian Tire will be giving away one prize per hour for 25 days! The contest begins on November 23rd, 2015 and runs until December 17th, 2015. You can enter once per day so start tweeting!

What am I wishing for this holiday season?

Hand Blender

This Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender is perfect for creating sauces!


Philips Pasta Maker – one of my favorites family bonding nights is making homemade pasta – everyone can get involved!

Pizza Oven

I can’t wait to make personal pizzas in this Black & Decker Pizza Oven


KitchenAid 4-in-1 Spiralizer is great for upping your fruit salad game


Join us to celebrate the holidays at the #CTWishAndWin Twitter Party.
Twitter Party Details:
Date: December 1st, 2015
Time: 8:00 p.m. E
Hashtag: #CTWishAndWin
Host: @CanadianTire
Prizing: 10 x $100 @CanadianTire Gift Cards

Anyone can participate but only Canadians can win prizes, excluding those in the province of Quebec.

There are so many great prizes in the flyers – from power tools to Canadian Tire’s amazing new CANVAS Christmas collection!The CANVAS collection has everything you need to deck out your home in style for the holidays. There’s something for everyone in the flyer so enter now and get your holiday shopping done (or pick up a little something for yourself!) If you’re lost on what to get a friend or family member, Canadian Tire has created this handy guide on how the Foodie, the Do-it-Yourselfer, the Toy lover, the Auto enthusiast and the connoisseur of clean. Check it out here

Entering is easy!

pick a prize

 Pick your prize – choose a product from the print or digital flyer

Snap A photo

Snap a photo – take a photo of your product from the flyer or select one from the digital flyer


Tag it #CTWishandWIn – Share on Twitter, Instagram, or or share it from the digital flyer.


What are you wishing for this Christmas? Let me know in the comments below! I can’t wait to see you at the #CTWishandWin Twitter Party and remember to tweet what YOU want for Christmas with the hashtag #CTWishandWin

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Santa Claus is Coming to Toronto! #TOSanta

Events - Chief Cook - November 16, 2015

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It’s that wonderful time of the year when we can’t get enough of hot chocolate, candy canes, family dinners, and the never ending festive feeling. To add on to this holiday spirit, you can attend the Toronto Santa Claus Parade,  which will be performing its 111th annual ceremony this week!

On November 15th, Santa Claus and more than 25 animated floats will commence the march from the Christie Pits (Bathurst and Bloor) at 12:30 and make its way down to St. Lawrence Market (Front and Jarvis). The parade will also include 2,000 costumed participants and 200 Celebrity Clowns who will be leading the way and providing added joy to the crowd. Check out the parade route here.



What makes the parade so special?

Other than getting the chance to see Santa, the parade holds historic significance for the city of Toronto. Initially started in 1905, The Santa Claus Parade has become a local tradition that is celebrated and enjoyed by Canadians all across the nation and worldwide. It is broadcasted across North America, and is also enjoyed by viewers as far as New Zealand, Norway and Iceland. The Toronto Santa Claus parade is considered the longest running children’s parade in the world and holds great significance in initiating the festive season.


This year, the parade will be displaying not only a Harry Potter themed float but will also include American League East division champions Toronto Blue Jays, the upcoming Disney-Pixar motion picture The Good Dinosaur, childhood favourite Thomas the Tank Engine, and Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. Three floats from Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment also return this year with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Toronto Raptors, and the Toronto FC taking part in the celebration.

Canadian Tire santa ClauseYou can also follow the organization on Twitter @TOSanta, Facebook, or on Instagram. Also, be sure to follow the news about Santa Claus Parade with the hashtag  #TOSanta!

Canadian Tire is a proud sponsor of the event. They will be hosting Mrs. Clause on the second last float of parade! Mrs. Clause will help you entertain for Christmas with the complete line of My Canvas products from Canadian Tire.

Check out what products Mrs. Clause will be using on the float:


This Stemless Wine Glass set is perfect for entertaining!


How fab is this 16-piece Dinner Set?

Serving Stand

This 3 Tier Serving Stand is perfect for storing sweet treats!


This sleek Flatware Set will match any table setting!


How good will your scrumptious sides look on these Porcelain Serving Pieces?


Love the subtle holiday hues on this 4-Piece Bowl Set!


These Highball Tumblers are perfect for any beverage you’re pouring!

To find out more about the parade, visit the website for more information. Be sure to follow the news about Santa Claus Parade with the hashtag  #TOSanta!


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Lunar Eclipse in September

Events - BigDaddy - September 27, 2015

Will you be watching the lunar eclipse with your family? The moon will appear large than normal because it will be closer to the earth. I think I might bake some moon inspired cookies today to celebrate!

Watch this video from NASA to learn more about it!



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Behind the Beef Programs in British Columbia

Beef, Events - BigDaddy - June 6, 2013

Behind the Beef

Have you ever wanted to learn more about beef? Ever had questions about  ranching and the beef industry? about animal health? food safety? how about wanting to know what cut of beef is best? need cooking tips?  I know for me I am always thinking about what cut is best for what meal.

The Behind the Beef program to help you learn more about beef, and  get a  really good look behind  beef and the beef industry. You can learn all about beef from someone who knows their stuff.

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The purpose of the Behind the Beef program is to help you and me develop a relationship with beef and the cattleman. You can get help with your product selection, so you can always be confident in your selection of the beef cut you will be cooking. You can also gets tips on nutrition as well. Have more questions about the beef industry even those can get answered too.

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You can learn about beef and the environment, and the place that they have in nature’s cycle and how they contribute to its balance by consuming and returning nutrients to its natural surroundings. You can learn about all 14 essential nutrients that can be found in beef and so much more. There is so much to learn from attending a Behind the Beef Program.

The events are delivered at convenient, popular venues such as grocery stores, fairs & exhibitions, schools and community events all over the province.  You can click here to view photos from events.

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Interested in learning more about beef, you can attend any one of the events. They will be happening all summer long. There will be events at every corner of the province from Vancouver,  Langley, Chilliwack, Victoria, and many others. To check out the schedule you can click here.  The Behind the Beef program will be in a location near you very soon. So what questions do you want to ask about beef?

Have a burning question that you would like an answer to right now. Check out Behind the Beef. 


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