The high-definition simulators at Jarzie’s Indoor Simulated Golf virtually transport players to such legendary loops as Bethpage Black, Pebble Beach, and Banff Springs without the hassles of international travel and exorbitant greens fees. In addition to producing accurate three-dimensional renditions of nearly two dozen courses, the computerized system captures critical swing parameters such as ball speed and launch angle, allowing players to better their game as they pummel shots down fairways, shoot for the flagsticks, and try to outrun each hole’s computer-generated yeti. When combined, the clear video playback and swing analysis also highlight areas of weakness that can later be addressed during private lessons with the resident CPGA professionals.
Nomad Adventures folds fishing and paddling into one well-rounded experience. Established in 2007, the company specializes in guided fishing trips into Lake Huron, Lake Ontario, and other local waterways, including the Niagara. The main reason Nomad can cover so many different waterways: its use of kayaks, which are able to squeeze into tight places much easier than boats. In the spring, the company's guides lead anglers onto the Great Lakes aboard these kayaks to track down brown trout, salmon, steelhead, and more; starting in July, they chase after trophy smallmouth bass. But trips aren't always in pursuit of fish. Nomad Adventures also offers paddling excursions, which explore the shorelines and offer watery views of the sunset.
Funmazing Playcentre stocks its indoor playground with interactive equipment and arcade-style games promoting physical, social, and emotional development in children ages 1–12. After strapping on mandatory pairs of socks, tykes skate down a winding green-and-yellow tunnel slide, race friends down three blue plastic slides, or hug car-track corners while manning the wheel of a plasma car. A sport court boasts basketball hoops for pickup games or rounds of Horse, and a pinata pit permits candy-craving youngsters to whack defenseless replicas of Mickey Mouse, Spongebob Squarepants, or multiplication tables. As skee balls launch up lanes into numbered holes, pucks glide speedily across air hockey tables into opponent goals. Funmazing Playcentre grants adults free entry with kids, sequestering grown-ups in seated areas where they can relax with cups of coffee or tea, check e-mail on free WiFi, or propel paper airplanes marked with basketball strategies toward their children.
Spooky and paranormal events are unfolding in Guelph, Ontario?and they're really, really organized. The Canadian Haunted Attractions Conference brings together horror fans, Halloween enthusiasts, FX artists, and workers of haunted attractions, who travel or teleport in from all over North America. The schedule brims with social activities, networking opportunities, educational workshops, special guests, and special events, such as face-painting competitions and a costume ball.
The instructors at Pilates in Guelph try to make their studio a peaceful sanctuary where students can focus on mindful fitness. Inside the bright, welcoming space, groups of like-minded exercisers build core strength and learn to use their bodies more efficiently through Pilates. The fully equipped studio has everything you need to practice the craft, from professional reformer machines to foam rollers, exercise balls, and other resistance and stability-training equipment. Along with a variety of mat and equipment Pilates classes, the studio also offers private lessons for more focused one-on-one attention.
Instructors at the Everybuddy Ballroom Dance Studios believe that stiff, stilted dancing isn't a result of too little talent—it's a result of too much information. Dancing comes naturally to most people, they profess, and harnessing that nature is simply a matter of simplifying the process. When teachers bombard pupils with dance patterns and technical details, the students' brains take over their bodies, leading to awkward steps and uncomfortable performances. At Everybuddy Ballroom Dance Studios, teachers instead introduce students to a few easy steps they can use over many styles of music. Once they feel like second nature, steps are gradually differentiated until every dancer can execute Latin and ballroom moves in a flowing manner. They've dubbed this the SNAP teaching method, and though slow-going at first, it often helps students learn to dance even faster than with detail-heavy or battery-powered dance-shoe methods.