Adventurist Frederick Schuett launched One Axe Pursuits in 2001 to use outdoor adventure as a vehicle to promote active lifestyles. He sliced the company into three divisions: recreational programs, corporate team building, and filmmaking. The outdoor-adventure company specializes in recreational programs that send clients zip-lining over the Elora gorge, climbing up frozen waterfalls, and rappelling down limestone cliffs. The corporate team-building division helps create cohesiveness among groups, and film-industry services?such as stunt work and training?keep movie stars and the cardboard cut-outs they use as stunt doubles safe and intact.
F&M Brewery makes its carefully balanced Stone Hammer craft beers with malted barley, fresh hops, and water sourced from local artesian wells. Each small batch is fire-brewed in a copper kettle before slowly aging in the cellar?s horizontal tanks. The resulting beers have garnered numerous awards, including a gold medal in the 2009 Canadian Brewing Awards? pilsner category and a silver medal in the 2013 Canadian Brewing Awards? stout category.
In addition to hosting events and operating restaurants throughout Canada, F&M Brewery sells their suds at a retail store alongside swag such as glassware and beer soap. The store also stocks pieces from the Craftbrewers Recycled Art Project, which transforms malt bags and brewery waste into wallets, and other useable items.
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.
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.
During late February and early March, five Ontario cities will transform into party capitals as they ring in Mardi Gras with gargantuan pub crawls. Revelers descend upon five different bars throughout the night, clad in the official colours of green, gold, and purple and the official jewellery of beads. At each spot, they'll celebrate the holiday that falls on the eve of the Lenten season with food and drink specials, prizes, and contests to create the world's largest cat's cradle.
During "Richard Scarry's Busytown: Busytown Busy", adorable critters from the best-selling books and highly rated CBC television series make their theatrical debut, enchanting preschoolers and postschoolers alike in an interactive, family-friendly musical adventure. The story's plotline centres on a talent show in the magical world of Busytown, where sweet, irresistible animals work together to discover their own unique abilities, besides being able to talk and walk upright. A barnyard of domesticated characters––including Huckle Cat (the problem solver), Sally Cat (the confident socialite), Lowly Worm (the worm who is lowly), and Sergeant Murphy (the safety dog)––enlists the audiences’ help to resolve minor mysteries and belt out sing-alongs about safety, imagination, and community spirit. With captivating picture-book sets and snuggle-ready costumes, children can immerse themselves in the Richard Scarry experience without the dangers of commercial breaks or paper cuts.