Every year since its founding in 2006, more than 20,000 players arrive at Paintball Nation's three locations to playfully trade paint across outdoor battlefields or among towering indoor obstacles. Sniper towers overlook Mississauga's urban scenario field, where misfired paintballs splatter against trucks, tires, and wooden boxes. At Burlington, players hide behind plastic barrel towers as they compete in three zones encompassing a total of 20,000 square feet. During summer months, Brampton's outdoor facility hosts paintball squadrons as they launch technicolor salvos amid fresh air and sunlight.
Whether games take place indoors or out, Paintball Nation's referees make sure simulated battles remain safe and good-natured. To that end, they brief every visitor on field rules and etiquette, such as never using nonfield paint or unlicensed Blackhawk helicopters.
At Wynn Fitness Clubs, exercise isn’t about altering how the body looks. It’s about changing clients for the better from the inside out. Here, during group and one-on-one training, fitness experts pair encouraging words with adaptable exercises involving dumbbells, kettlebells, Selectorized weight machines, and functional movements such as pushing and balancing. In addition to bolstering the body, these programs strengthen the will to achieve, propelling exercisers toward goals faster than an espresso-fuelled hockey puck. Calming fitness classes such as yoga and Pilates unite the mind and body with deep stretches, focused core exercises, and measured-breathing techniques. Club members can torch calories with solo sessions on the clubs’ cardio machines or during boot camps, cycling routines, and Zumba dance parties that cultivate friendships while boosting energy and endurance. Post-workout, spa-like locker rooms and couch-lined cafés invite exercisers to relax and recharge.
At Pro Dojos, certified martial-arts experts lead students of all ages and skill levels through a variety of pugilistic disciplines. Each location is independently owned, so the martial-arts styles may vary, but many offer karate, tae kwon do, kick-boxing, aikido, and jujitsu classes. The instructors elucidate the noble combat arts to kiddos as young as 4 years old, helping them build strength and motor skills while instilling the values of self-confidence. Teen classes focus on honing discipline and treating yourself and others with respect, and adult classes reinforce cardiovascular conditioning, strength, balance, and coordination. The instructors also lead classes for the whole family, allowing them to bond as a unit, which could possibly lead to starring in a hit sitcom about a crime-fighting family who takes down comical villains in their idyllic suburban neighborhood.
As the home of the TSN Classic Bowl Championship, Classic Bowl sees its share of high-stakes bowling. Even during recreational matches, the alley’s shimmering lights reflect the competitive glint in bowlers’ eyes as they stare out at the polished surfaces of 60 lanes that span 70,000 square feet. The echoes of crashing pins resonate throughout this expansive space seven days a week and reach their zenith during cosmic bowling on weekends, when party lights set matches aglow and pins sway to the beats of popular tunes spun by a live DJ. In between games, recharge with food and drinks at a full-service bar or sharpen hand-eye rapport during button-smashing melees in the arcade. Experts at the on-site pro shop equip bowlers with gear, offer helpful advice for improving scores, and feed energy bars to the hamsters that thanklessly propel balls toward their targets.
If you've got the gear and the guts, there's no limit to the experiences the world offers. In Canada alone, a thrill-seeker can explore the unknown depths of a local waterway on a scuba dive, reach new heights with just a carabiner and some rope, get their speed fix on a mountain bike, and experience the raw thrill of giving each star in the night sky a nickname. All of these activities will have a stage at the show: professionals offer scuba demos in a dive tank, a rock wall awaits anyone bold enough to climb it, and the camping showcase spotlights some of the nation's best campgrounds and most reliable gear from top industry brands. Talks led by seasoned experts round out the three-day weekend. Dave and Deb of Planet D talk about their globe-trotting adventures, and Hap Wilson recalls the 60,000 kilometres he's traveled by snowshoe and canoe.
Dedicated to upholding the celebrated customs of Indian craftsmanship and culture while keeping abreast of current trends, Vanita Kollections outfits patrons in chic apparel that celebrates India’s rich heritage. Amid the shop’s stock of boldly hued garments laden with ornate embroidery, clothiers help shoppers try on traditional items including saris forged from materials such as crepe, chiffon, and georgette. Champions of dressing women for all manner of occasions, staffers keep shelves stocked with celebratory garb ranging from glittering bridal wear to sleek suits. To ensure that each customer looks her best, the store’s tailors’ fingers fly as they perform in-house alterations, creating a sleek fit, lengthening hems, and shortening pant legs in the event of a reverse growth spurt.