Toronto's First Carnival Food Festival Foodival

I have never been to Foodival before! It will be the first time for this event but I'm looking forward to experiencing something NEW and different in Toronto. I get excited when a unique event that involves food comes to town. It's also important to support local business to keep the city thriving. Reading the press release, it looks like an event that mixes food and a carnival atmosphere. The cool part of this type of event is that it allows you to bring your family too. ( Day passes )

There are 2 options when buying tickets on the site. You can buy for Day(All Ages)11:00-3pm or Evening(19+) 6pm-10pm. Tickets are $12.50 for Adults and $7.50 for children under 14. Children under 3 are FREE. So come out and enjoy some family time during the day or hang out in the evening.

Some of the listed food vendors to be present are: Neal Brothers Chips, Le Dolci, Smoke's Poutinerie
For a full listing of vendors: Vendors

The organizers of Foodival have been nice enough to give me tickets to giveaway for this Sunday September 29,2013. Please enter in specific areas below (Day or Night) for a pair of DAY tickets or EVENING tickets below. Good Luck! I will select WINNERS this Friday September 27th, 2013.


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Boston Pizza is the Official Bar of the UFC

This weekend I had the opportunity to participate in some UFC festivities being held at Boston Pizza; Boston Pizza is the Official Bar of the UFC. I've visited the Boston Pizza on Front street many times due to it's proximity to the Rogers Centre but it was my first time visiting the Boston Pizza at Leslie and Lakeshore Avenue. I brought along my sister, brother-in-law, and cousin to enjoy UFC 165. The main match between John Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson ended up with Jones winning by decision.

The Boston Pizza is a great spot to watch sporting events and UFC for their multiple screens and great sound. It gives the feeling of being there in person. Check BostonPizza.ca for various promotions and events.

BP Pizza Spring Rolls, nachos, sticky ribs and bacon wrapped steak skewers are a few of the appetizers we enjoyed that evening. Bacon wrapped steak skewers was my obvious favourite appetizer. Everything tastes better with bacon!! Boston Pizza also has a great selection of main dishes worth trying. If you think Boston Pizza only serves pizza, you're wrong! I was surprised by the extensive menu and options.

My sister enjoyed the seafood fettuccini dish. Tender scallops, wild salmon, prawns and steam mussels tossed in a cream white wine sauce. She recommends this dish for any carb lover out there.. I will definitely have to try this pasta dish next time I visit.

The Panookie is a must try dessert when you visit Boston Pizza. A giant, freshly baked, pizza-pan chocolate chip cookie served with ice cream. It will send your sweet tooth in overdrive!

A big "Thank You" to the Boston Pizza crew and Olga, our server for the evening, who gave us great recommendations. Overall, my family enjoyed a great night of food and drinks, and are looking forward to their next visit. To keep the good times rolling, I'm going to giveaway 2 $25 Boston Pizza Gift Cards to two lucky WINNERS. All you have to do to ENTER is copy and paste tweet into rafflecopter below.

 @clickflickca @BostonPizza I want to go to http://www.bostonpizza.ca #BostonPizza

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Boston Pizza: Website
Twitter: @BostonPizza

Sponsored Post Disclosure: I have received compensation for this post and all opinions are my own and not reflective of Boston Pizza.


Hello Eco Chasers!

Hey Eco Chasers,

Hope you’re enjoying taking part in this year’s Eco Chase!

I’m here to provide you with some intel on how you can score some extra points during your race.

One of the sponsors of this year’s Eco Chase, is RecycleYourElectronics.ca, Ontario’s e-waste diversion program, operated by Ontario Electronic Stewardship. Since April 2009, more than 200,000 tonnes of electronic waste has been collected and successfully diverted from landfill across the province, greater than any other diversion program of its kind in Canada.

To score 5 bonus points, take a photo of one of the items accepted by the RecycleYourElectronics.ca program, and tweet it out to all your followers! Make sure you include:

· the hashtag #EcoChase

· your team name

· My Twitter handle: @clickflickca

Hint: the list of items accepted by the program is right here

Good luck!


Race. Search. Strategize. It's the Eco Chase!

Do you know what the Eco Chase is about? Eco Chase is a large scavenger hunt happening on Saturday September 14th that challenges teams to learn about Toronto's green projects. It's like the TV show "Amazing Race" with a green/environmental component. Teams will be given challenges and clues throughout various stops. Lots of fun while learning at the same time. Great team building activity too!

The event is sponsored, in part, by recycleyourelectronics.ca, Ontario's e-waste diversion program, operated by Ontario Electronic Stewardship, and is part of its 200,000 tonne collection milestone celebration. Since April 2009, more than 200,000 tonnes of electronic waste has been collected and successfully diverted from landfill across the province, greater than any other diversion program of its kind in Canada. That's a lot of electronics!!

To help Ontarians continue this success, RecycleYourElectronics.ca will be collecting out-of-use electronics on registration and start of the hunt at the Y Central Toronto, awarding bonus points to teams who participate in this drop off, and throughout the day. For what portable items are accepted, visit RecycleYourElectronics.ca.

For participants of the Eco Chase, I will have access to an EXCLUSIVE clue that will help you gain bonus points during the race on Saturday. Look out for my tweets ( @clickflickca ) and this blog to learn more.

To purchase tickets to the Eco Chase, visit Eco Chase Tickets. To receive 20% off your entry, enter this PROMO CODE: insiderscoop

Good luck to everyone participating in the race! :-)

To learn more on how you can participate visit Eco Chase on Twitter: @EcoDuo or on Facebook: EcoDuo Website Info: Eco Chase


VISA Canada payWave it Forward Giveaway

Do you know what is VISA payWave? Have you heard of it? VISA payWave is a quick and faster way to check out when making everyday purchases. All you have to do is simply have a VISA payWave card. Simply wave your card in front of a secure reader and that's it. No need to insert card into a slot or typing in a pin code. A simple wave is all that is needed. Neat right?

I recently visited my local Metro grocery store to give VISA payWave a try. It was quick and simple. I recorded this video below to show how simple the use of VISA payWave. For a limited time, every purchase made with my VISA payWave card; VISA will donate $1 to the Metro Green Apple School Program.

Just wave or tap over the display unit and payment is made.

Here is some current information from VISA:

Visa Canada survey shows that 71% of Canadians donated to a charity last year. Almost 1-in-4 (24 per cent) say they’d give more if they had a more convenient way to donate.

Visa Canada is introducing the payWave It Forward program where for a limited time $1 will be donated by Visa Canada to specific charities when using Visa payWave at participating retail stores.

On behalf of VISA Canada they have given me the opportunity to giveaway a $50 Visa gift card to a Canadian resident over 18 years old. You will also get to choose one of the participating charities and they will also receive $50 donation from VISA Canada.

ENTER BELOW and TWEET TO WIN(Copy and Paste):

@clickflickca @VisaCA I want to do good with payWave it forward with Visa Canada. #payWaveItFWD

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Disclosure: I received compensation for this post. However, all opinions expressed are 100% my own.