Category: contest

contest: canadian sports film festival

It’s that time of year again! The Canadian Sports Film Festival is back for it’s 9th year, and I’m excited to be giving away passes again this year.

The festival takes place June 9th-11th at the TIFF Bell Lightbox and will feature movies from all over the world, a number of them making their North American debut at the festival.

Tickets can be purchased online here but as I said, I’m giving away passes which gets you into every movie including opening and closing night!

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Good luck! Contest closes next Wednesday night, the winner will be announced on Thursday, June 8th!

week two of planet in focus giveaway

It’s week two of my giveaways for Planet in Focus! This week I’ve got 4 sets of two tickets to Fest Forums. Each Fest Forum film is followed by a discussion with the director of the film. Two events will be at the TIFF Bell Lightbox and two will be at the AGO.

The Fest Forum films will be:
Burning Ice followed by a climate change discussion with director Peter Gilbert
GMO – OMG followed by a GMO Discussion with director Jeremy Seiffert
Bidder 70 followed by an activism discussion with directors George and Beth Gage
Carpe Diem followed by a great lakes discussion with director Charlotte Engel

You can win two tickets to one of the Fest Forum by using the Rafflecopter below, contest closes Saturday night at 11:59pm. Best of luck to everyone! a Rafflecopter giveaway

five must-haves in your clutch at a wedding

I went a wedding on Friday last week. There’s always a lot of prep for going to a wedding, making sure you don’t forget anything. So, I thought I’d share my must-haves for your night out. 
1. Gum
This one may seem obvious but gum or mints is definitely a must for your night out. It is so easy to forget. Likely you left it in your other purse. It’s just so much easier if you remember to bring your own. Bonus: you help someone else out that forgot their gum, sharing is caring. 

2. Mini-Perfume
Dancing up a storm might leave you feeling a little less than fresh. Chances are you have a drawer full of mini-perfumes from gift with purchases, handouts or some where even more random (seriously, where did these all come from?). You have them now so this is the best time to use them up. Trust me, you’ll thank me during the YMCA.



3. Toothpick/Floss
There will be a ton of pictures taken, some weddings even have their own hashtag (sounds ridiculous, but is actually a great idea). You don’t want to be all dressed up for the wedding, with your nails done, hair done, everything did and have a huge piece of spinach in your teeth. Take the floss picks with you and your pictures will thank you later.


4. Oil-Absorbing Sheets
As mentioned, there will be a ton of pictures. Everyone will have their phones out, professional photographers will be snapping pictures and there may even be a few disposible cameras around, last thing you’d want is to have a shiny forehead (spinach would be the last thing but you already took care of that). Keeping a few of these on hand will mean you can remove the oil without ruining your make-up.



5. Pantyliners
This one may be unexpected, as these pantyliners are not for what you think they are. I put them in my shoes. It makes me last in my heels a little bit longer. I stick these in the bottom of my shoes, they help absorb sweat, stop you from slipping forward in shoes and provide a little bit of cushion. Now, of course, beware that you are putting something sticky in your shoes, so keep in mind this may not be the solution for your red soles. I use them in cheaper/older heels, and I put them in all the time, so the sticky doesn’t bother me.

So, since we’re twenty-somethings (or at least most of us are), many of us may be getting married. I’ve partnered with Mo Money, Mo Houses to include a giveaway in this post. We’re giving away two gift certificates for Soulmates Dresses, a mother-of-the-bride online store. It may be for your mom, but she’ll love you for it. This giveaway is for all my readers, anywhere in the world, you have until November 19th. Best of luck!

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planet in focus: canada’s largest environmental film festival

I’m really excited to be an ambassador for Planet in Focus. Over the next few weeks I will have a few giveaways related to film festival!


Planet in Focus is an annual environmental film festival, now in its 14th year. The festival takes place at two venues this year, it will be split between the TIFF Lightbox and the AGO. The festival runs from November 21-24th. The goal of Planet in Focus is to raise awareness about the environment through film. The festival showcases movies from Canada and the world with a focus on the planet. The organization has over 3,000 films and videos in their archives. Planet in Focus is run by an all-volunteer Board of Directors; Dr. David Suzuki and Vandana Shiva are both Honorary Patrons.

The Opening Night film will be “The Arctic Defenders“. Directed by John Walker, this 2012 film investigates how the Inuit become the Arctic Defenders of Canada. The story begins in 1968 and follows the development and creation of the territory Nunavut. Thanks to Planet in Focus, I’ll be giving away two tickets to Opening Night at the TIFF Lightbox. Contest runs from tonight until 11:59pm on Saturday, November 1st. Winner will be announced on Sunday, November 3rd. Good luck everyone!

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You can check out the entire film and discussion schedule here. You can purchase tickets and passes here. $2 from every ticket with be used to plant a tree in the PIF Forest through The Carbon Farmer program. Be sure to check back on the blog next weekend for the next giveaway.