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About Sharky Liu

Sharky founded DentistFind.com, a marketing system to help dental clinics increase patient flow consistently and at a lower cost. You can find his latest business tips on his business blog Business Tool Reviews. While not working on your online sites he is creating art for the clothing line Juzd streetwear.

PlanetBowl Selfie Contest

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Take a Selfie at Planetbowl and Win Something Awesome!

Taking selfies has become a popular pastime around the world. Selfies give you the chance to show off and share with others about where you are, what you’re doing, and all the fun you’re having. It’s quick, easy and personally rewarding. How would you like to expand the benefits of taking your own picture? You can do just that with the Planetbowl Selfie Contest.

Capture a Moment of Fun and Enjoyment

The first step in winning the selfie contest is to snap a photo of yourself (and your friends if you like) having a great time at Planetbowl. And, that’s easy when there are so many ways to enjoy yourself – bowling that perfect strike, laughing with friends or enjoying a feast in one of our private party rooms.

Come Often and Rack Up the Points

The more you participate in the contest, the better your chances of winning. Here’s how you can build your score:

  • Get 5 points for Checking into Planetbowl on Facebook
  • Get 10 points for posting a photo or video selfie to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #Planetbowl
  • Get 1 bonus point for every friend you tag in your selfie post
  • Enter every week!

Create an Impression with Your Best Selfie

Every week, we’ll be choosing our favourite selfie out of all the photos and videos entered. Not all selfies turn out the way you like, so be sure to keep snapping or recording until you have the shot that really shows why you love Planetbowl. Take several selfies and enter your best! At the end of the month, we’ll select our favourite selfie and award the Planetbowl prize of a free Pizza Party for you and your friends.

Cash In On Planetbowl Prizes

When you win the contest, you’ll be celebrating Planetbowl at a private pizza party with your chosen friends. The party includes:

  • 1 large pizza
  • Large wings
  • 1 pop pitcher
  • 1 hour of bowling
  • Shoe rentals

In addition to the grand prize winner each month, we’ll be selecting a runner-up  to enjoy our facilities. While you’re there, you can take more selfies to enter for the next month! Runners-up get the following:

  • 2 free passes
  • Shoe rentals

Get Ready, Get Set, GO!

Start now to capture every moment of fun at your favourite place for relaxation and fun. After all, where else but Planetbowl can you win a prize for having fun and enjoying the thrill of sharing a selfie that makes your smile? Enter now and enter often. Your pizza party is waiting at the end of the month if you are the lucky winner.

 

2015 Pan Am Games – Bowling

The 2015 Pan American Games take place in Toronto this year from July 10th through 26th, and the action is already hot. Bowling in particular is becoming a more respectable and challenging sport since its recent addition to the Games.

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Bringing This Popular Sport to the Next Level

When you think of bowling, what images come to mind? Many people immediately think of fun times with friends, laughing at their mistakes, eating pizza and drinking beer. However, bowling is fast becoming a true athletic pursuit. Bowlers take their games seriously. They practice and compete throughout the year and meticulously prepare for the Pan Am Games.

The Athletes

Look for 28 men and 28 women in the singles bowling events; the doubles include 14 teams for each gender. Athletes hail from the Canadian north to South America’s tip in Argentina and Chile.

The Contenders in Doubles

The top contenders are making their mark on Pan Am Bowling. Top ranked bowlers include:

  • Francois Lavoie and Dan McClelland – Canadian team ranked number one in men’s doubles as of July 22nd.
  • Clara Guerrero and Rocio Restrepo – Columbian team ranked first in women’s doubles as of July 22nd.

What to Expect in the Upcoming Singles

As the men’s and women’s singles games get started, one thing is certain: there is plenty of bowling talent in Toronto right now. US and Canadian bowlers are possibly the best prepared to win the events, mainly because they’ve lived in countries where bowling is a common pastime.

Time and Place

Men’s and women’s doubles bowling events take place on July 22nd at Planet Bowl in Toronto. Finals for doubles are on the 23rd. At the same location, men’s and women’s singles are happening on July 24thwith finals on the 25th. If you have always wanted to see what great bowlers can do, the 2015 Pan Am Games offer you a fantastic experience and a good time.

 

Pan Am Games 2015

Check out these awesome pics from the Pan Am Games 2015 which is happening right now in Toronto. There are 7,000 athletes from North America, Latin and South America as well as the Caribbean. So far the USA has 77 gold medals followed by Canada which has 65, Brazil 32, Cuba and Colombia with 25 gold medals. The Pan Am games will end on July 26, 2015 so you still have 3 more days if you want to witness the games in person. Come and help us cheer for our athletes.

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Attractions in Mississauga

There are many notable places to check out in Mississauga. These range from large structures to smaller places. Some of these spots are more quiet and contemplative, while others are noisier and more rowdy. Mississauga itself has been rated as one of the best cities to live in in Canada. In addition, it’s one of the most walkable Canadian cities. So you can expect to be surrounded by a lovely environment, and one where it’s enjoyable to walk from place to place.

 

One of the first attractions you’ll come across is the Toronto Pearson International Airport. It’s the biggest airport in all of Canada, and it’s also the busiest. From the airport, there are a good number of options when it comes to public transportation. For example, when it comes to buses, there’s the Toronto Transit Commission, GO Transit, MiWay, Brampton Transit, the Toronto Airport Express Coach and the Can-ar Coach Service.

Once you’re in Mississauga proper, you can check out the . This is basically the city hall, and it’s where the city council goes about its business. The structure itself offers an interesting example of postmodern architecture. It brings to mind the idea of a farmstead, and the structure includes a clock tower. This place also contains a wedding chapel, a restaurant and a fitness centre.

You can also find the Art Gallery of Mississauga in the Civic Centre. This gallery contains hundreds of works from artists in Canada and the surrounding region. Admission to the gallery is free, and it is open from Monday to Sunday. Also nearby is the Celebration Square, which is a public courtyard. It has a wading pool which can also be used as an ice skating rink. There’s also a beautiful garden of flowers, which can be a great place to take photos. You can also find the Mississauga Central Library nearby.

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When it comes to shopping, Mississauga also has its fair share of attractions. There’s the Square One Shopping Centre, which is one of the biggest shopping malls in Canada. There are hundreds of stores and shops in this particular venue. You’ll also have access to a number of restaurants and bars. Other malls include the Erin Mills Town Centre and the Dixie Outlet Mall. You also have the Fantastic Flea Market, which has been around since the 70’s.

Finally, when it comes to sports, Mississauga will also provide you with options. You have the Hershey Centre, which is the venue for a number of notable hockey, basketball and other sports matches. You also have many smaller sports venues devoted to more social and participative activities. There’s Planet Bowl, where groups can head over for a night of bowling. Packages are provided for birthdays and other parties. A bar and restaurant provide the food and drinks. You can find similar types of places catering to other sports, such as billiards, in other areas. There are also places where various kinds of clubs, such as soccer, cricket and even Scrabble clubs, get together to play, compete and enjoy themselves. These may be worth your while as well.

Halloween Haunted House at Planet Bowl‏

Check out these pics from our Halloween Party last October 26, 2014! Featuring Halloween Haunted House!‏

Top 5 Healthy Gifts for Kids this Year

As children get older, they will start to realize that practical gifts can be as great as toys, video games, and money. They might get there with clothes faster, but they will soon learn that the necessities can be as good as anything that will break in a few weeks could be. For kids young and old, gifts that improve their health not only shows you care, but shows that you want to make an investment in their well being. Here are the top 5 healthy gifts for kids this year:

  1. Smart Toothbrush

The Beam smart toothbrush uses a smartphone app to help keep track of a child’s oral health and activities. The app and toothbrush communicate via Bluetooth, and the brush itself holds about three weeks’ worth of information. This brush will help the child know how long to brush using a light up display and the ability to play a song while brushing. The song can help the child brush longer and keep track of the amount of time he or she brushes. If oral health is a continuing issue, the toothbrush can also forward information to an email account to then send to your dentist. This toothbrush is relatively cheap at $25 in stores, with $4 for replacement heads. The toothbrush runs on AA batteries.

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  1. Water Bottle

If you are looking for something that is super budget friendly, or you do want to get a special child in your life a toy and something healthy, a water bottle is a great idea. There are many different types of water bottles. You can get ones that keep the water cold, one that filters tap water, or personalized bottles with his or her name on it. Getting someone a water bottle that they really like will encourage him or her to drink more water, which helps keep plaque and bacteria levels in the mouth low.

  1. Kidliga Dishware

Kids will be excited to eat well balanced meals with their own Kidliga dishware set. The set uses the stamped on pattern to show portion sizes and the accompanying book, Sammie & Sax in the Land of Quinoa: The Search for a Balanced Meal teaches kids all about healthy eating and includes recipes and a teaching guide so it continues through later in life.

  1. Cookbook

Going right along with the dishware, buying your child a cookbook will help him or her understand what is going into everything we eat. Talk to the child about healthy foods and what impact sugary foods has on oral health. Many cookbooks show how to make sweeter foods in more healthy ways by using Stevia or applesauce as a sweetener. Cookbooks are available at any big box retail store, online, or in book stores. If you want to make it really special, including tooth-healthy copies of some family recipes in the back of the book.

  1. Play-Doh Doctor Drill ‘n Fill Playset

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For children that aren’t quite at that age yet where they understand receiving healthy gifts from Santa, try the Play-Doh Doctor Drill ‘n Fill playset. This will allow children to understand the importance of teeth, and what can happen if they don’t take care of them. It can also work to help ease you child’s fear of the dentist, because they have been one! It’s a fun, easier way to acquaint them with the idea that someone is going to be looking inside their mouths.

Sometimes a healthy gift isn’t practical or it isn’t really what you want to give, but it is the best option for either your budget, or the future of the child. It is also a great way to hint about a particular health aspect.

5 Tips to Keep Your Kid’s Gums and Teeth Healthy

Dental hygiene is critically important for self-esteem, social success, and career success – so it is important to start young! Even though we may think that our children have teeth that are just going to fall out, so there is no real reason to take care of them, that isn’t true.

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Here are 5 tips to keep your kid’s gums and teeth healthy :

  1. Start Children Early.

Did you know that 1 in 4 children will go to kindergarten with signs of tooth decay and poor tooth health? How about that over half of children under the age of 15 have at least one cavity? Dental care is important, as mentioned above, because their teeth are linked to their early social development. Teaching your child how to care for his or her teeth is important because they will continue to do so as they get older, limiting the trips to the dentist. Dental care should start as soon as the child get his or her first tooth. Start by using a damp cloth after each meal (you can buy them in the baby aisle if you want specific ones). As the child gets more teeth, move to a baby or toddler specific toothbrush. Once your child turns two, you should start letting him or her do most of the brushing and flossing twice a day, though you should monitor.

  1. Encourage Rinsing

Though most dentists recommend brushing after every meal, that isn’t always practical. If your child cannot brush or floss after a meal, encourage them to rinse out his or her mouth with an antibacterial rinse that is approved for children. This will counteract the buildup of plaque and staining. Make sure your child doesn’t swallow the rinse and that he or she uses it for at least thirty seconds.

  1. Tongue Cleaning

The tongue is a major source of bacteria that causes bad breath and general mouth problems. A dirty tongue will increase the amount of bacteria in your mouth that will end up causing more damage to the teeth and gums. Teach your child how to use a tongue scraper to remove plaque. This might be an activity you have to help him or her with for a few more years, as it requires a mirror.

  1. Replace Toothbrushes Often

Just like the tongue, teeth, and pretty much everything else, your child’s toothbrush will build up bacteria over time – no matter how often you rinse it and how well you dry it off. To stop the nasty pattern of mouth to toothbrush to mouth bacteria trades, replace the toothbrush or the electronic head at least every two to three months, more if you live in a humid environment.

  1. Use Fluoride

Fluoride is used to help teeth become stronger and resist tooth decay. Soft teeth have a tendency to wear down faster and get more cavities. Using a fluoride rinse (once your child is age appropriate – check the labels or talk to your dentist) in addition to regular oral health care will help your child in the long run. If you are worried about fluoride rinses, water is a great source of it! If you aren’t sure if you water is treated with fluoride, ask your local water authority or talk to your dentist.

The best tip of all is to keep up with regular visits to the dentist. As your child gets older, it will help him or her feel safer around the dentist and will keep oral health a top priority. There are many dentists that cater to young children, but a family dentist will know how to work with your child as well.

Win a family dinner and bowling when you share

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Let your friends know about Planet Bowl’s first Halloween Haunted House party and get a chance to win a family dinner and bowling package worth over $80. You can enter daily! Get up to 5 entries per day.

Package includes:

  1. 2x Pases to Bouncing castle
  2. 8x Games of Bowling
  3. 1x Large Pepperoni Pizza
  4. 1x Pop Pitcher
  5. 1x Chicken Wings
  6. Shoe rental for the whole family

Package is worth over $80! Can be redeemed at the alley on Sun Oct 26th 2014 from 12PM to 12 AM.

Mississauga Halloween Party at Planet Bowl

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Planet Bowl is hosting it’s first annual ScreamFest. Full fill Halloween day for the whole family, it will include a haunted house, candy, photobooth, bouncy castle, costume contest, food, and giveaways.

Date: Sunday October 26th 2pm-8pm
Location: Planetbowl 5555 Eglinton Ave West (Age 5 and up)
Cost: $5 for haunted house
Buy your tickets before Friday October 24th and get up to $17 in bonuses.

Haunted House ($5)
Haunted Bouncy Castle ($3)
Haunted Fun Pass ($12)

  1. 1x Haunted House
  2. 1x Haunted Bouncy Castle
  3. 1x game of bowling

Haunted Fun Dinner Package ($17)

  1. 1x Haunted House
  2. 1x Bouncy Castle
  3. 1x Game of bowling
  4. 1x Pizza Slice
  5. 1x pop

Haunted Family Package ($45):

  1. 2x passes – Haunted House
  2. 2x passes – Bouncy Castle
  3. 4x games of bowling
  4. 1x Pitcher of pop
  5. 1x Large Pepperoni Pizza

 

10 Best Birthday Cakes of All Time

 

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Are you celebrating your birthday? Have you just been promoted and sharing the joy with friends? Well, whatever is the event, no party is complete without a delicious cake. However, a cake that tastes good is not enough for the guests and you want something more. So what is it that makes the cake incredible, yummy and the look of it would make you want to devour it? For one, the cake should be beautifully decorated. For example, kids love to have chocolates. On their birthday parties you can order a cake that is decorated with chocolates and gems. However, adults would like to go for something more subtle. Vanilla or strawberry cakes decorated in the shape of burgers or rugby balls would look awesome. Now all you have to do is blow out the candles and make a wish! Here’s our list of our favourite 10 best birthday cakes of all time! With cakes so yummy we wish every day is our birthday.

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Which one is your favourite?