Well, it's all about charity this weekend with two huge events in ski country and across the country.
Join me this weekend for 24hr Blue..ski, board, walk or run 24hrs straight relay for Special Olympics and the local Collingwood Hospital.
Registration is Sat morning from 8-10:30 with opening ceremonies at 11:30 in the Square then kick off at noon. Teams of 12 will ski for 24hrs straight with at least one skier on the course at all times..If you're not a skier, there's teams of boarders and then runners/walkers through a set course in the Village..If you don't have a team they'll match you up and join former World Cup downhiller Brain Stemmle as he helps raise money for a couple of great charities.
Closing ceremonies are 12:30 on Sunday in the Square...Watch for the NEWSTALK Pizzaville Audi Etron to win a $25 gift card from Pizzaville.
Then Saturday late afternoon watch for us again for Coldest Night of the Year..it's cold out there...family friendly walks and runs for 2, 5 and 10k, raising money for charities serving the hungry, homeless and hurting people in our communities. This is a national program beginning with registration at 4, then the walk starts at 5-8..this is not a competition, open to all ages and no time restrictions. all routes will be well lite, marked with volunteers, staff and rest stops..for $25 you'll also receive a free touque.
I'll be walking in Newmarket from Riverwalk Commons and Lions Hall on Duncan Dr...As for Toronto there's walks at Bloorcourt Village at House Link, Toronto Danforth at Kennedy House, Downtown at Yonge St Mission, Dufferin for Oasis Community Center, Bloor at Sistering, Leslieville at Red Door Family Shelter, Queen St for St Felix Center, Riverdale at Nellies, Rosedale Street Haven and Sherborne St at Street Health. There's walks in every community across the country for the 7th annual Coldest Night of the Year and weather is going to be perfect.
Elsewhere, there's a ton going on in Toronto...The biggest car show in North America continues at Metro Convention Center with over 1000 vehicles on display along with Exotics, vintage and electric displays.
International Center in Mississauga is busy with the Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show..Fri-sun...3 areas..International Travel, Paddlers Paradise and Scubba/Caribbean adventures..over 320 exhibitors.
On Sunday at the Int Center, it's the Reptile Show and Expo featuring over 100 exhibitors with everything from snakes to frogs.
Another big show takes place at CNE..the Motorcycle Show..biggest in Ontario...2,3 and 4 wheelers from road to track and trails..Fri-Sun at Enercare.
Burlington features the very popular Comedyfest at various locations in town.
Collingwood has Whiskeylicious at various restaurants in town with chef inspired whiskey infused dishes.
Snofest takes place in Huntsville on Sat from 9am to 10 with free family skating, disc golf, dog sled rides and a fat bike competition.
Innisfil is back with Polar Bear Dip for charity on Saturday at Alcona Beach at 1:30.
While you're in the area drop by Friday Harbour off Big Bay Point Road and you'll be very surprised with North America's biggest water front Port development with over 3000 homes..some still being built along with a neat waters edge Village with it's own LCBO, Fish Bone restaurant plus a high end food market and quaint stores to shop and browse.
Here's something different..Kawartha Soupfest with various restaurants in Lindsay helping support Youth Unlimited and Kids got talent competitions from 11-2 on Sat.
Days of Wine and Chocolate continues at 20 wineries in Niagara on the Lake.
In Toronto, Light Festival continues at Distillery, Ontario Place and Toronto Spotlight with 2 for 1 tix at a number of attractions such as Casa loma, CN Tower and Ft York to name a few.
And family skating continues at a number of communities...in Brampton at Chinguacousy Park and Gage Park, Bracebridge at Memorial Park, Woodview Mountain Top at Blue Mt, Johnston's Cranberry Marsh in Bala, the Oval in Lakeridge, Deerhurst Resort in Huntsvile along with Arrowhead Prov Park, Island Lake Conservation Area in Orangeville, Fern Resort in Orillia, Discovery Harbour in Penetang, Trent Canal in Peterborough, Hanna Park in Port Carling, MacGregor Park in Port Elgin and in Toronto, Nathan Philips Square, Evergreen Brick Works, Colonel Smith park in Etobicoke, and Richmond Green in Richmond Hill.
Watch for the NEWSTALK Pizzaville Audi Etron on Sunday at Mt St Louis/Moonstone for something very exciting..Air Nationals, 3rd stop on the Air National Freestyle Tour featuring some of the best in North America. Future Olympic stars....it's at Outback Super Park, known to be the best terrain park east of the Rockies...spectators are welcome on the Moonstone side.
And thats it for now, brought to you by Pizzaville..it's still time for a party...l XL, party size authentic stone baked pizza, 3 fresh toppings plus 8 chicken poppers plus 2 free dipping sauces for $20.20...#3636 on your cell or Pizzaville.ca. Have a great weekend! We'll see you at Blue Mt, Coldest Night of the Year then on Sunday at Big Louie!