Category Archives: Beaches|Life

Fright Nights House of Horrors at Beaches Rec Centre

Once again the Beaches R.C.  will be transformed into a 3,000 square foot “House Of Horrors” Ride the “Terror Tram”  BACKWARDS! Over 750 people made it through last year, and 100 chickened out. Will you be brave enough survive? Over 15 Volunteers offer their time to help run the Beaches best “Fright Nights”. Admission is Free WITH a non-perishable food … <entire article…>

Enjoy your Favourite Stars Under the Stars

With the beautiful summer weather, why not enjoy the cooler evening air while watching a film or play under the stars? A number of a screening locations are available throughout the city.  Enjoy some popcorn, a cool drink and your favourite movies under the stars. Free Outdoor Movies Screenings Longo’s Free Flicks at Harbourfront Centre Tuesdays, begins at 9 pm … <entire article…>

Kids “most awesome” summer story contest!

This is your chance to tell 50,000 of our readers about your awesome summer adventure! Two stories will be published in Beaches|life magazine, October/November issue. There will be two age categories, up to 12 years of age and 13 to 16 years of age, with one winner from each group. Your story can be anything you did or learned during … <entire article…>

Canada’s First Flag Waving Hot Spot!

This July 1st, Beaches residents and businesses participated in helping make our neighbourhood Canada’s first flag waving hot spot. We “waved & mapped” over 200 Canadian flags (doubled from 2010). Thanks to everyone who put the Beaches on the map. Spread the word – continue to add your flags to the map. Let’s make our hot spot really sizzle. Map … <entire article…>

Parks Canada Turns 100 Years Young

Know your parks. If you plan a visit, it will be a lifetime experience you will remember forever. Parks Canada was the world’s first national park and national historic site service. It serves to protect and preserve natural and historic treasures.  There are currently five national parks and two marine parks in Ontario: To learn more about all of Canada’s … <entire article…>

Energy $aving Tips when it’s Hot Hot Hot!

Heating and cooling your home is your largest energy expense. So how do we keep our homes cool in summer and be energy-efficient?  Check out these tips: Window Treatments Use window coverings that you can open or close easily. Choose coverings with good insulating properties, such as shutters and cellular shades that prevent heat exchange. Install panels and Roman shades … <entire article…>

August Style

Stay stylish in August. Take advantage of fabulous summer cottons, breezy linens and bright accessories that work so well in hot weather with more casual dressing. Whether at work or around the barbecue, here’s how to stay cool and look cool through the rest of the summer. Bright, even neon colours.You can’t go wrong with a skirt, shirt, beads, even … <entire article…>

Those Great C.N.E. Memories

The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) or The Ex is still Canada’s largest annual community event. Founded in 1879, the Ex has changed over the years, but it continues to be one of Ontario’s great annual traditions, creating great memories every year for friends and families.   Did you know : The EX attracts approximately 1.3 million people each year. It … <entire article…>

Patio Talk: Cool Drinks for Summer

Looking for the perfect summer beverages? With soaring temperatures choose the best drinks for outdoor entertaining and relaxing. Remember, in the summer we need to keep hydrated. Beverages with lower alcohol content quench your thirst and are less dehydrating in hot weather: think various coolers and light beers. For your wine Summer wines should be light and crisp, with green … <entire article…>