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contest: toronto festival of beers!

It’s that time of year again, the Toronto Festival of Beers is just around the corner.

This year, the Toronto Festival of Beers is celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday, because well beer in Canada is amazing. There will be a #Canada150 pavilion with award winning beers, mashups and Canadian eats. I’m excited for this year’s event because there are a number of breweries on the list that I’ve never heard of, I love using festivals as a way to find out about new breweries and new beers that I might not be able to get in the city.

And this year, the Toronto Festival of Beer is expanding on their food offerings, with their #TasteTFOB Grilling Tent, featuring chefs from some of Toronto’s hottest restaurants.

And now for the real fun! I’m giving away two pairs of tickets for Sunday, July 30th. Enter below for your chance to bring your beer-loving-bestie to the biggest beer festival in the city!

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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!

contest: canadian sport film festival

A couple of years ago, I heard about the Canadian Sport Film Festival and got to see some amazing movies about sports. The film festival is now in its 8th year, the festival tells stories of sport, not from high performance scorelines but from a different angle, grass-roots and of social justice. A number of the films will also include Q&A with the directors as well as panel discussions following the films. Movies this year include stories of human rights, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, mental health and youth culture. I’m really excited to be giving away a pair of festival passes, a value of $120!

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You can find a detailed schedule of the festival here. Can’t wait to find out if you won the contest? Tickets are available online now and are $12 with discounts for seniors and students. 

meet Stephanie Caruso in the #OGBChallenge

One of the best things about the summer is BBQing, now I know there are some hard core people who try to do it all year long but you can even smell it in the air over the summer and it’s amazing. Ontario Gas BBQ is currently sponsoring a recipe challenge and they want you to pick the winner! Five bloggers have been selected from across the GTA to compete, each one submitting 5 recipes to choose from.

One of these bloggers is the lovely Stephanie Caruso of Kitchen Frolic. I had the chance to ask her about the challenge and her participation:

1. How did you pick your recipes for the challenge?

We were given some guidelines for each of our recipes – the main ingredient, a cultural influence and the meal type (breakfast, dessert, etc), along with the barbecue tool that we were expected to use in creating the recipes. These guidelines often made it both easier and harder to come up with something original, but it definitely made me think outside the box!

2. What do you love most about barbequeing?

I love that barbecuing is done outside! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my kitchen, but it’s really nice, especially during the summer, to get outside, breathe fresh air, chat with family and friends, and grill up something tasty.

3. What would you tell someone who’s new to barbequeing?

Since I’m really new to barbecuing myself, I definitely am learning a lot from this challenge! My best tips right now:

– Get to know your grill. Barbecues differ quite a bit, plus there’s the difference in propane, charcoal, etc, so you have to know what your barbecue can do and pay attention to the food as it grills

– Have patience! I’m really fidgety why it comes to cooking – I’m constantly stirring, peeking and tasting. This is NOT a good thing when it comes to grilling. I have to remind myself to refrain from lifting the barbecue lid or flipping the burger as often as I want! LOL.

4. What is your must have barbequeing accessory?

The more I’m barbecuing, the more I’m relying on a couple of “must have” accessories – a good pair of barbecue tongs, a strong spatula and reliable thermometers!

If you’d like to check out Stephanie’s delicious BBQ recipes, you can find them all on her blog. The pulled pork pita looks amazing! You can vote for Stephanie in the #OGBChallenge, best part is just by voting, you have a chance to win an Ontario Gas BBQ Gift Card. The competition runs until the end of July.

Happy Grilling!