As the centrepiece of a sprawling 32-acre site, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum preserves Canada's rich baseball heritage while leading visitors around the base paths of the game's history. In one room, fans ogle displays dedicated solely to the Expos and Blue Jays, and in another, artifacts from across the globe trap eyes in a pickle between vintage photos and authentic uniforms. The consistently rotated lineup of displays also saves a spot for current Canadian ballplayers, as well as for autographed Babe Ruth mementos that, despite their age, still retain their new hotdog smell.
Each year, the Hall of Fame adds new members to a select group of inductees, which currently includes 93 individuals and ranges from pro ballplayers and amateurs to umpires and trainers. In 2012 alone, the museum and its surrounding ball fields will play host to more than 450 events, highlighted by training clinics and minor league games. The 10th annual Kids on Deck summer camp also calls the site home, giving youngsters aged 8–14 the chance to perfect such vital skills as bunting and spitting a sunflower seed at least 10 feet.
In the 2001 movie Osmosis Jones, Bill Murray's character dreams of attending the National Buffalo Wing Festival. Although that made for an amusing plot point, there was a problem: at the time, no such festival existed. When Buffalo native Drew Cerza heard about this oversight, he realized that it was a wrong that needed righting. He threw his inaugural festival that same year, and the rest is meaty, sauce-slathered history. Now, every Labor Day weekend, wing fans flock to Buffalo, and they usually bring their appetites to chow through one million-plus wings over the duration of the festival.
At each festival, restaurant representatives travel to Coca-Cola Field to share their tastiest, hottest sauces with festivalgoers. A select group of buffalo wing purists participate in the festival's traditional and creative sauce competitions, whipping up sauces onstage before serving their concoctions to a panel of local celebrity judges. The sauce-off is one of the festival's many contests, which also include wing eating competitions and bobbing for wings in a pool of blue cheese.
Aside from the many wing-based events, the festival features entertainment ranging from live music to live quiz shows. In 2006, the festival even hosted a wedding, fulfilling every father's fantasy of grabbing a snack as he accompanies his daughter down the aisle.
Vienna Day Spa in Fergus provides relaxing spa and beauty services for both your face and body.
A professional facial from this spa can reveal younger, healthier looking skin.
For clear and hydrated skin, try a skin care treatment such as a body wrap.
This nail salon offers hand and feet treatments for both men and women.
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When you're ready to switch up your regular weekend routine, head to Burlington's Sports Specific Training.
Need some help planning out your exercise regime? Personal trainers are available to work with you at any time for advice and individualized work outs.
Elevate your heart rate and burn calories during one of these cardio kickboxing classes.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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Inside The Sports Training Academy's 25,000-square-foot facility, professional instructors help athletes develop skills that emphasize multisport training: core strength, coordination, speed, and a competitive edge. By focusing on multiple sports, the academy believes young athletes will be more well-rounded and less prone to burnout than if they dedicated all of their time to one activity.
Though its curriculum may be geared toward training across the sports spectrum, the academy's facilities offer a plethora of sport-specific resources for golf, baseball, softball, hockey, soccer, and lacrosse. The golf training facility keeps clubbers sharp in the offseason with two golf simulators, an 800-square-foot putting green, and an indoor driving range where golfers can see 30 feet of ball flight. Sharp line drives speed over the synthetic turf in the baseball and softball training areas, where players practice batting, pitching, and sculpting old gum wads. Meanwhile, a 4,000-square-foot rink of indoor, synthetic ice hosts hockey-training exercises for shooting and deking.