"You have been convicted of a crime you did not commit." So starts the story behind Prison Break Race, a 5K that pits participants against 15 obstacles and a crowd of prison guards. There's nothing fake about the obstacles and the adrenaline of the race. As runners sprint along the course, scaling structures and lifting heavy objects, their primary objective is to dodge the guards, attempting to avoid getting all of their flags on their belts stolen. Those that make it with at least one flag avoid a final challenge: a mud pit at the end. Everyone is then rewarded with a beer. But the consolation prize is nothing to sneeze at; all participants can head to the after-party to guzzle, gobble, and enjoy drinks, BBQ, and live music from a DJ.
The Dufferin Glen Golf Club, vestled among the mature trees and rolling hills of historic Orangeville, is home to a nine-hole golf course and a wealth of practice facilities. Players warm up over a bucket of balls at their driving range, or practice not belting out "We Are the Champions" every time they sink a long shot on their 6,000 square-feet of putting green. There's also a chipping and sand practice area where the club's Golf Academy staff provides short-game instruction for golfers of all ages.
Magical Midways' colourful trucks have journeyed throughout Ontario for more than 60 years, metamorphosing quiet fields into lively amusement parks. Amid the clatter and hum of roller coasters, tilt-a-whirls, and merry-go-rounds, adults and youngsters compete for prizes over darts, hoops, and other games of skill. From within cheerful concession stands, servers dole out servings of sweet treats and hot foods. TSSA-certified mechanics stand by at all times, ensuring rides are working safely and not accidentally set to self-destruct.
Master Cariati—an eighth degree black belt lauded for his skills—has been invited to teach in Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. At Do Life, the studio he founded in 1982, he helps students gain confidence and improve fitness levels through self-defense moves. Children and adults learn to kick, block, strike, and punch during age-divided tae kwon do classes. The studio also offers cardio kickboxing classes designed to tone and tighten bodies as trainees work up a healthy sweat.