Canada Day Weekend is one week away. We are now safely in the season of summer and you may feel a push underway to get going on summer activities. Although we in Toronto were blessed with an extended summer last year, with temperatures hovering around 35C for most of September, the forecast says we will see more normal temperatures this fall. The bottom line is the summer season is very short so we must take advantage of it while we can!
Are you spending time at the cottage this Canada Day Weekend? If so, you are lucky as in my opinion, there isn’t a better place to be on a long weekend than near the lake. Perhaps you are spending Canada Day Weekend in the city. If so, here are some of our favourite things to do in Toronto on Canada Day Weekend 2018. Many fireworks displays will take place on Sunday, July 1, 2018. Check out these Canada Day Weekend fireworks displays in Toronto.
If you’re like me, you’ll squeeze in some time on the Canada Day Weekend to read a book. In that vein, we are giving away two books, courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada, to one lucky reader to celebrate Canada Day: The books are: 1) The Beaverton Presents Glorious and/or Free: The True History of Canada; and 2) A Taste of Prince Edward County by Chris Johns.
If you’re not familiar with The Beaverton, it is a satirical news website offering humorous commentary on Canadian and world affairs. The Beaverton’s first book, The Beaverton Presents Glorious and/or Free by Luke Gordon Field and Alex Huntley, satirizes Canada’s history in faux news articles, photos and op eds. For example, one article headline lambasting Canada’s first prime minister reads, “Macdonald balances budget after returning empties”. Another witty headline reads, “Justin Trudeau vows to photo-bomb every Canadian by 2019”. You’ll be reminded of significant events throughout Canada’s history as you flip through this fake faux scrapbook of newspaper articles.
A Taste of Prince Edward County by Chris Johns is more than a sampling of recipes from Prince Edward County chefs and restaurants: it’s an overview of the wonderful offerings of the County including hotels, B&Bs, wineries, breweries, restaurants, farmer’s markets, fruit & vegetable stands, provincial parks, conservation areas, lighthouses, antique and gift shops and art galleries. The accompanying photos by Johnny C.Y. Lam are stunning. If you are planning on visiting Prince Edward County, I highly recommend that you read this book first. I have been to the County several times and I delighted in recognizing many of the places we visited.
Both of these books would make great hostess gifts for cottage owners. They are also great reads to enjoy on Canada Day Weekend!
Our Giveaway To Win The Beaverton Presents Glorious and/or Free by Luke Gordon Field and Alex Huntley and A Taste of Prince Edward County by Chris Johns has closed. Congrats to winner Heidi C.
This contest appears on Contest Canada