St Marys: The Best Day Trip From Stratford

When you’re looking for something interesting to do, Ontario is chock full of unique destinations and experiences for all.

While there are a great deal of cultural activities to be found in Stratford, after watching an incredible production of The Neverending Story at the Stratford Festival, we seek family friendly fun to cool off from the summer heat. A stone’s throw away is the Town of St Marys, aka Stone Town. Known for its abundance of limestone, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, and a disarmingly friendly community, what begins as a side trip becomes the highlight. Continue reading “St Marys: The Best Day Trip From Stratford”

Family Fun at the Stratford Festival

My son’s first show at the Stratford Festival would be at the same theatre as my Dad’s last. Poignant. It’s The Neverending Story. I remember watching my Dad play Willie Loman in Death of a Salesman all those years ago. I hardly knew Stratford then, or of its many legendary performances. Now, having acted here myself, it’s home. Continue reading “Family Fun at the Stratford Festival”

Cultural Getaway To Stratford

An annual visit to Stratford is booked on the agendas of thousands of local and international culture connoisseurs. They come, attracted to its most renowned event, the Stratford Festival with the added value of the Stratford Forum. In 1953, founder Tom Patterson fulfilled his dream of transforming his hometown into a Shakespearean theatre Mecca. Fast forward to today. The town now generates $133 million in economic activity each year. Continue reading “Cultural Getaway To Stratford”

Climate Change and Seafood: What are the Impacts?

The Ocean Wise seafood program works with many phenomenal partners from across the seafood industry to increase access to information on all aspects of seafood sustainability; and are excited to now share a remarkable resource that was created in partnership with the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Program and Dalhousie University in Halifax: The Seafood Carbon Emissions Tool.

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The Difference Between Barbecuing and Grilling

Barbeque: a noun, a verb, an attitude. Across Canada and the US, the backyard barbecue is a national pastime. We salivate at the thought of putting another steak on the grill. And yet, “barbecuing” and “grilling” are totally different cooking methods mistakenly used to mean the same thing. They’re not. Continue reading “The Difference Between Barbecuing and Grilling”

Chilean Wine From the Heart of the Maipo Valley

Chile is revered for wine and poetry. Long admired for its diversity of wines and high quality production, there is poetry in the vineyard, and in the bottle. At the vanguard of the Chilean wine industry, ambassador for the promotion of Chilean “designation of origin,” Marcelo Papa has coalesced taste of place with pride in place to extract the best expression of the Maipo Valley, and elegantly show the fruit of what this world class wine region is producing today through wines like the Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon. Continue reading “Chilean Wine From the Heart of the Maipo Valley”