The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada's Team In Training (TNT) has led more than 450,000 volunteers in raising more than $1 billion for blood-cancer research, public education, and patient-aid programs. As participants fundraise to qualify for a fall-season race ($3,500–$5,000 minimum based on the event), they also receive a 24-week training program under the tutelage of esteemed coaches who prepare team members to run, walk, or form a chorus kick-line during marathons and half-marathons. Upon reaching fundraising goals, registrants receive entrance to their chosen event, including airfare and a two- to three-night hotel stay.
The Comedy Factory’s gallery of local comics mines for laughs during standup routines that touch upon adult topics with calculated irreverence. Counted among the venue’s stable of regular performers are comedians with credits on the CBC and late night television, as well as a gaggle of improv troupes. Besides traditional comedy, the stage regularly hosts performances by magicians, ventriloquists, and confused snake charmers attempting to tame the microphone cable.
U Weight Loss derives its pound-shedding formula with input from a team of health professionals including medical doctors, naturopaths, and nutritional consultants. Throughout the two-week Ultimate Detox and Weight-Loss Plan, health coaches help clients use U Weight Loss's three keys to weight loss: detox and cleansing to improve digestion and energy levels; hormonal balancing to decrease cravings while maintaining muscle mass; and increasing metabolism for ongoing fat loss and muscle preservation. Clients meet with a certified U Weight Loss health coach three times a week and develop a custom nutritional plan and easy-to-follow exercise plan. Two-weeks' worth of supplements from U Weight Loss' own brand starts clients on the path to a healthier lifestyle by boosting results and assuring all super nutrients are properly used by the body and not shunned like a friend late on birthday wishes.
• Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to noon • Saturday, July 16, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. • Saturday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to noon • Saturday, July 23, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. • Saturday, August 27, from 10 a.m. to noon • Saturday, August 27, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The storefront wing of a worldwide shipping empire, The UPS Store staffs packaging professionals who help customers coordinate services from international and domestic shipping to printing and copying. Bearers of transit-bound goods, such as holiday trinkets and dough balls for extended family, can acquire a 10"x10"x10" box ($3.99) and then cushion cargo with sheets of large bubble wrap ($0.99/ft.) and packing tape ($3.99/roll). Alternatively, senders can hand the packing over to The UPS Store's box barons, who secure shipments of up to 11 total pounds with tasty packing peanuts and tape ($9.99; $12.99 for fragile shipments). The UPS Store also serves as a neighbourhood print-and-copy centre so locals can clone flyers of their Twitter handles in black and white ($0.10+ each) or colour ($0.79+ each).
Accountants Ramneek and Mamta Trehan have impeccably managed the finances of businesses and professionals across Canada, India, and Britain, with a focus on cultivating long-term relationships with each valued client. They work one-on-one with customers to keep their accounts in order, whether they're setting up a budget for a new business, filing a personal tax return, or trying to make sense of a loose pile of cheques, receipts, and prize-winning bottle caps. Accounting & Tax Consultants' expert knowledge of sales taxes across countless jurisdictions can help applicants reduce their GST burden, and payroll and bookkeeping services help businessfolk maximize efficiency and tackle the day-to-day demands of their enterprise.