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Reel Paddling Film Festival

The Muskoka Seven: Things To Do from May 30 to June 5, 2011

Cruise the lakes of Muskoka on the RMS Segwun

1. Embrace the warm weather and life on the water with a cruise aboard the historic RMS Segwun. The late-19th century steamship takes passengers on one- to four-hour sightseeing cruises around Lake Muskoka. The lunch and dinner cruise options are especially popular.

2. Should you find yourself closer to Parry Sound, scope out a seat on the patio at recently opened restaurant Kudos Kuisine. Its contemporary digs overlook the Parry Sound harbour. (more…)

Weekend Roundup: Best Bets for April 7 to 10

Explore the water at the Reel Paddling Festival.

Thursday, April 7
Get your weekend started early with the best paddling films of the year at the Reel Paddling Film Festival. Expect exciting stories from the stream that feature both professional and amateur films potentially ranging from four minutes to 80 minutes in length. Complete the ballot on the back cover of the evening program to vote for your favourite film for the People’s Choice Award.

Friday, April 8
What would it be like to live on Mars? Gather the whole family and head to the Living on Mars event at the Canada Science and Technology Museum to build a Mars habitat from recycled materials. Bring your own materials from home to add a personal touch to your extraterrestrial real estate.

Come out to Shanghai Restaurant in Chinatown to celebrate music free of expectation. Open Format 04 benefits the Canadian Centre For Policy Alternatives and gives visitors an unsolicited opportunity to enjoy musical creations without prejudice, hype, commercial ambition, or posturing. Pay what you can and settle in for a groovy evening. This month’s surprise DJ was born and raised in Ottawa and now hails from Vancouver. (more…)