WANTED: Full Time Laneman/Mechanic

Planet Bowl is looking for a full time Laneman/mechanic helper. Monday – Friday day time shifts.

Call at 416-695-2695 and come in to inquire

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

 

What to Do in Mississauga

If you find yourself in Mississauga, Canada, then you’re in luck. This place offers a wide variety of things to do for fun. This means that no matter what personality you have, or your preferences for travel, there’s going to be something for you to do and enjoy.

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If you’re into cultural types of activities, then you might want to check out the Carassauga festival, which happens every year in May. The interesting thing about this particular event is that it’s designed to showcase cultures from all around the world. This means that there will be different pavilions and locations which are devoted to particular countries. You can expect to see places where different kinds of food will be available for you to try. There will be performances such as dances, related to particular countries. And there will be items for sale, again from different countries. This is a huge event. It’s basically the second largest festival of its kind in Canada. You can expect thousands of different performances taking place, with hundreds of thousands of visitors milling about.

If you’re into seeing and appreciating art, you can check out the Art Gallery of Mississauga or ASM. It contains hundreds of pieces and items created by artists in Canada and beyond. Also, every year, the ASM devotes part of its space to upcoming or emerging artists from the surrounding area. So you’re getting the best of past art works as well as works from upcoming artists. One of the great things about this art gallery is that there’s no fee that needs to be paid in order to go inside. So this can be a good thing if you’re on a budget. Also, the place is open from Monday to Sunday so it’s much easier to fit it even in a tight schedule.

If you’re into different kinds of sports, there will be something in Mississauga for you to do. For instance, if you’d like to go bowling as a family, or as part of a group, you can check out Planet Bowl. It won’t be difficult to get there, even if you’re unfamiliar with the area. You can just check the Planet Bowl website, which contains a link to the place on Google Maps. There are a lot of lanes available, so you won’t have to worry about running out of room. If you want something a little more private for your group, there are also rooms that can be booked. The place also has a bar and food for sale, so you can have yourself a self contained and very convenient bowling night.

If you’re into hockey, or if you’d like to experience a hockey match, then you can make your way to the Hershey Centre. The home hockey team is known as the Mississauga Steelheads, and their logo shows a Steelhead trout. There are other sports available to enjoy. There’s also basketball played at the Hershey Centre. The home team is the Mississauga Power and it plays in the National Basketball League of Canada. There are also home teams for lacrosse, cricket and rugby. And there are clubs devoted to such sports as figure skating, soccer and more.

Family Bowling Experience in Toronto

Bowling is a classic sport during family gatherings as it can be played both by kids and the not-so-young people, and places to play this sport can easily be found in a city. Moreover, not much is required to master the art of bowling—all you need is the right aim and a unique style to earn that coveted strike. The city of Toronto, Canada’s most populous city, has a lot of bowling alleys and places that will suit you and your family, and will make your bowling experience fun and enjoyable. But to make your family bowling experience more exciting and memorable, here are some great ideas and a bunch of bowling alleys that you can look into when planning your next bowling party in Toronto. (Note: This can also apply to those from other places.)

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Personalized Bowling Gear

When going to the bowling alley with family and friends, it is always more fun to have your own bowling shoes and ball to help you perk up and have a great time. After all, doing things the same way over and over again is the worst way to encourage someone in doing something. And not only that, bringing your own customized (even-Disney decorated) bowling gear to help you ace your game also enriches your imagination. This idea is especially applicable to kids that are accompanied to the bowling alley for the first time.

Cosmic Bowling

One thing about cosmic bowling—this is not your ordinary 10-pin bowling where you just let the ball slide into the smooth lane and pray that it hits all your pins at once. Imagine being in a disco bar while playing this amazing game, jiving to the beat and dancing your heart out. That is how playing cosmic bowling feels like. With glow-in-the-dark pins, dimmed lights, and loud music of the latest beats and rhythms, this out-of-this-world bowling experience will surely “rock your senses”! You can check out Planet Bowl to avail of this kind of service that they call “X-Treme Bowling,” and enjoy your bowling nights with friends and family that can last until 2 am. Cosmic bowling can also be found in the nearest Bowlerama center and Playtime Bowl in Toronto.

Bowling Parties

Holding bowling games in corporate events, family gatherings, or even in a simple date with friends is a classic among people in Toronto. Many bowling alleys in the city hold bowling specials and mini-tournaments such as Planet Bowl, with their bowling leagues where the experience and novice bowlers can join, and with their own Club Cosmic (a variation of the famous Cosmic Bowling) you are certain to have fantastic experience. Real Sports Bar also lets people watch the NHL with their giant, two-storey flat screen TV and The Ballroom Bowl is a great place for nine-to-five workers to hang out after work. For more information on these bowling alleys, you can check on the links listed below.

With so many places to go for bowling, you can’t complain of having a boring night. Just call your friends or take your kids to these bowling centers and start having fun NOW!

Enjoy Your Sunday With Parking Lot Party

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All people look forward to their weekends. This is the time when you want to relax and unwind. You get fresh after working all the week. There is no better way to remove your stress and have fun by eating outside in a Parking Lot Party.

If the weather permits the C4 Church is organizing this much looked forward to Parking Lot Party where you can buy your lunch from the food truck parked over there. You don’t have to get tensed about preparing that special Sunday meal for all your family when you already have a chance to get some special meals in this party.

To top it, you will also find some jumping castles and inflatables for all ages. So right from grandmamma to young kids of 4 and 5, can simply come here and have fun. For more details you can contact Angela Mason at 905-686-4450. You can also email her at [email protected].

Top 10 Team Building Activities in Mississauga

One of the vital keys to a successful company (or any kind of enterprise that involves working in a group), is for its members to have a strong sense of teamwork. And this kind of camaraderie between the employees and their workers can be strengthened in a number of ways, which can range from corporate bowling parties to exciting company outings. And Mississauga, ranked as the 6th most populous city in the Canada 2011 Census and one of the most prosperous in Canada, offers these kinds of team building activities, and much more. Below is the list of what can be considered some of the best arrays of team building activities for your company to enjoy.

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(For more information about the team activities listed below and their price range, you can check on the links available at the end of this article.)

The Amazing Chase

Inspired by the world-famous reality race show The Amazing Race, this is one of the most classic team building activities as it combines speed, creativity, resourcefulness, and athleticism at the same time in a race around the city. There will be two major color groups, with each group divided further into smaller teams with 3-5 members each. Each team will have to face a lot of unique and brain-stimulating challenges and navigate their way through a series of Route Markers, Road Blocks, and Detours scattered all over the city before the allotted time for the race ends. This activity will not only put your physical aspects to the tests, but will also push your ability to work under time pressure and cooperate with your teammates as well.

Urban Fear Factor

Using your smartphone has never been this good. This activity will surely unleash your wild side and give you a good laugh all year long through numerous and outrageous that can range from doing things inside the elevator with random strangers and right down to the weirdest and scariest tasks such as kissing a lobster—these moments that will be captured by your smartphone. Activities that will be done on the day of the event will be sent to your phone through an app and will give you more opportunities to bond with your co-workers.

Team Bowling Events

This classic sport among people in Mississauga is also one of the best activities that you can pick for your team building events. Aside from the fact that there are many bowling alleys in and around the city, these places also offer special services that can make your bowling experience with colleagues more enjoyable. For example, Planet Bowl in Mississauga holds team bowling tournaments, and ‘cosmic bowling’ nights that combines bowling and the feel of being in disco bars. If you want to read more about Planet Bowl and its services, you can check out the links available at the end of this article.

CI: The Crime Investigation

If you are a huge fan of the TV series Sherlock and board game Clue, then you will also love to do something mind-boggling and brain-stimulating with your co-workers. This team building activity reconstructs a scene that of a crime scene investigation—wherein you and your teammates have to use your powers and deduction and critical in order to solve the crime. You will also be immersed in a forensic investigation wherein you have to search for clues and preserve evidence to be used to solve the crime.

Secret Agent 007

Another thrilling and mentally exciting endeavor, this spin-off from the famous exploits of James Bond (popularly known as Agent 007) will bring you to the world of secret agents and international spies, with your roles as Special Operations Agents and your main goal to uncover the villain’s notorious criminal secrets. You will be briefed with MI6 knowledge and taught skills like map reading and code-breaking, and will be given various equipment to aid you on your quest.

The Great Camera Caper

This activity provides an avenue for you and your co-workers to take a tour of the city, as you will be tasked to find secret locations, finish challenges, and capturing them and the other wonders of the city on camera, and compete with other teams by scoring and earning the highest points to win the game.

The Apprentice

This team building activity is not only meant for character building and cooperating and all that entails, but also for charity. Taken from yet another famous competition, teams are not only assigned to design something innovative and creative for the win, but also tasked to construct something (for example, a bike) to make someone—usually people from the chosen beneficiary of the event—happy, or hear the dreaded words “You’re fired” if it is not done.

GPS Geocache

GPS Geocache is another race that will put you under lots of stress and pressure, but here is a twist: your team gets to hold a GPS that will help you navigate your way to the finish line. But then again, the GPS will not give you the exact directions and you will have to complete many obstacles in order to go to the next round. Your team will be judged according to your accuracy, creativity, and your performance on your team’s challenges.

Boat Building Regatta

Yet another race, this time in the water, to test your wits and resourcefulness, the Boat Building Regatta is your typical boat race—except that your boat will have to be made out of cardboard and you will have to switch places as the boat rower at a specific station. This race will surely be exhilarating and will give you and your colleagues more quality time as you decide on how to best make do of your boat and win the race.

Paparazzi Challenge

For those of you who would prefer to have team building activities that do not require much money and physical endowment but still make you utilize your brain skills and have a good time, this one is for you. This game will be Hollywood-themed and fit to any occasion as you discover more about the world of celebrities and paparazzi and popular culture. You will have to make headlines, do photo reenactments, and make amateur dramatics in order to earn points and win the game.

With so many team building activities, it should be easy for you to plan them out and take action. Most offices feel that team building activities are a waste of time, money and resources. But the fact is that these activities only make the employees bond together and work better with each other in an office environment, which ultimately boosts your business.

How To Reward Your Employees

The fate of your business, like any other, is tied to your employees and it is extremely important to keep them motivated, and committed to the organization for ensuring performance and success. Especially in today’s intensely competitive environment when they need to go the extra mile by sacrificing their family time, working odd hours and going beyond their brief to keep clients happy, ensure timely deliveries and meet company targets.

Most companies have their own policies and ways on rewarding employee performance from time to time. These include cash rewards, gift vouchers, pat on the back in the form of certificates and appreciation letters, medals, etc. However, with the focus shifting from these traditional rewards to ones which create opportunities for de-stressing or bonding, managers are constantly looking for newer avenues for celebrating team success. One such way is taking the team to a bowling centre for a couple of hours of fun, camaraderie and exercise.

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This idea especially works for teams that spend most of their days hooked to their computers or have a desk job and rarely get an opportunity for physical activities. Bowling is not just a game, it exercises many of your less used muscles and who knows, your team outing can even get your team hooked to the sport leading to a healthier lifestyle.

If you want to add a zing to your celebration, you can also go for cosmic bowling. For the uninitiated, cosmic bowling refers to bowling under lasers and florescent lights with trance or other type of loud music being played in the room. The whole atmosphere becomes electric with criss-crossing lights giving the room a cosmic feel.

Most good bowling centers also have a well stocked snacks bar and a full service kitchen and you don’t have to worry about finding a place to eat after a strenuous bowling session. What’s more they have special packages for groups and corporate parties and booking in advance ensures you get all the benefits.

If you are looking to have an event like an R&R ceremony or other group building exercises first, before you move on to bowling and refreshments, you can also book a room depending upon the size of the group. Another option for large groups is to book the whole center or go for a buyout for an evening and avail further discounts.

Don’t worry if some members of the group have never bowled before. You want to create an opportunity to bond and learning from each other can only bring the team members closer. Bowling is no rocket science and any goof-ups are sure to create some light moments. If there are bowling pros in the team, well, that’s great too! You can have a friendly competition to warm things up a bit.

The best thing about bowling is that it can be enjoyed by people of all age groups and skill levels. A bowling party to celebrate your team’s success is something that can be easily organized and can soon become a ritual with your team! A bowling party is one way on how to reward your employees.

Birthday Party Suppliers in Mississauga

Everyone wants a great celebration for their birthday – whether they are five, 25, or 50, it should be great fun surrounded by friends and family.  There are some fantastic birthday party suppliers in Mississauga that have all the necessary items for a fantastic birthday party.

Birthday Express is a great suppliers that fulfills all the birthday wises with an incredible assortment of themes for men, women, boys, girls, and even babies and toddlers.  Whether it’s a classic theme filled with Dr. Seuss, Barnyard friends, Cowboys, Ninja Warriors, Snow White, or all the Princess who can fit into one big party room, Birthday Express has the perfect items in stock to decorate for the successful party.  Be sure to check on their sale items and their discount programs – which will make every birthday party that much better!

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Celebrate Express has just the perfect supplies whether it’s for a First Birthday or an Over the Hill Celebration, the balloons, decorations, favors, plates, cups, and napkins are all perfectly coordinated to satisfy even the pickiest of birthday celebrities.   They even have a great supply of favors, toys, and piñatas to add just that extra fun to the party (and age is not important when it comes to party favors and toys)!  They offer a variety of themes and have a variety of great deals and sales throughout each month to supply the best party ever!

From Spiderman to Batman, Darth Vader to Yoda, from Princess Aurora to Cinderella, or Ariel to Snow White, Party City has the costumes, party supplies including matching decorations, dinnerware, invitations, chafing dishes, tableware, and balloons for a great price.  Check out their specials and discounts that will make the party even better.

When there’s a desire to take the birthday party to the next level, Events Direct can exceed expectations.  For the youngster’s party, they have an assortment of Bouncy Castles, inflatable games, carnival games and even live performers.  They offer a great selection of foods including popcorn, snow cones, cotton candy, and they do a great monster BBQ.  In addition, they offer a variety of sound systems, tables, chairs, tents, and other great supplies for the party.  Be sure to check out their special packages and their party room if there’s a need for more space.

For a larger, more formal birthday party, Meadowvale Party Rentals have all the supplies that are needed for a successful party – including fine tableware, tents, tables, chairs, event equipment that ranges from a large portable grill to black jack tables and stages, and even a caterer who can prepare everything from breakfast, lunch, BBQs, pizzas, assorted trays, and even exceptional dinners for a reasonable price.  They have a variety of catering menus that specialize in corporate, holiday parties, and home parties with enough variety that everyone can enjoy.

Go all out for the birthday party this year, because there are plenty of excellent Birthday Party suppliers in Mississauga who can provide everything that is needed for a great party.

10 Ways To Keep Your Child Healthy This Summer

Summers are fun time for children as they look forward to dollops of ice cream and cool, colorful, and refreshing drinks. However, summers also mean hot and dry weather that can take a serious toll on your child’s health.

Let’s take a look at these 10 ways to keep your child healthy summer.

  1. Keep your house cool – Resist the temptation to open windows or curtains and blinds the moment you get up. It will only end up making the house uncomfortably hot. Also, children tend to feel the heat even more than adults, and it’s better to use a fan or air conditioners to maintain the temperature indoors.
  2. Keep your children well-hydrated – Make sure your child is taking enough fluids to make up for the loss of water through sweating. Most children do not want to drink plain water frequently and you need to entice them with a variety of liquids like fruit juices, sorbets, lemonades, etc. At the same time, avoid adding too much sugar to the drink and if possible, go for fresh fruit juices instead of packaged ones.
  3. Avoid junk: Prepare healthy snacks – Summers are synonymous with long days, and growing children tend to get hungry every few hours. While they tend to gravitate towards junk food like chips and cola, it is up to you to keep them on the right track by involving them in making healthy snacks like vegetable sandwiches, fruit salads, frozen yogurt, etc.
  4. Dress your child in cotton clothes and head gear – It is better to not allow children to play outdoors while the heat is at its peak, however, you can’t stop them completely from going out. Encourage them to wear light cotton clothes and summer hats or caps while going out in the sun to avoid feeling dizzy and to protect their skin from heat rashes.
  5. Art and craft classes – Children tend to get restless when they have nothing to do and the only solution in sight in such a case is the ubiquitous television. Try to enroll your child in art and craft classes or other hobby classes like drama, music (learning a musical instrument or vocal), abacus, robotics, etc. depending on his/her interest area.

Staying active is important for both physical and mental health of your child and early mornings and late evenings are great for some outdoor fun activities.

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  1. Cycling – Children grow faster during summers and you must take full advantage of this fact by ensuring they ride their bikes everyday for at least 30-45 minutes. This will help them in building muscle strength and stamina, and gaining height faster.
  2. Swimming – Another great way of keeping your children healthy and happy in summers is getting them to swim regularly. Of course, you must ensure that your child is swimming under supervision and the pool is cleaned regularly to avoid the risk of drowning or falling sick.
  3. Dancing – Let your child dance away to health. Dancing refreshes the mind and is a great exercise for kids and adults alike. Moreover, it’s also the “in thing” to do.
  4. Going to the park – Most playgrounds today have evolved from the basic swings and slides days and there are a whole lot of activities that one can do there. And even if your neighborhood playground is just that – a playground with no frills, it is still a safe area for your kids to play with friends.
  5. Sports clubs: These clubs usually offer a variety of both indoor and outdoor games as well as coaching. Joining a sports club, if you have one nearby, will ensure that even your hard-to-please child finds some game that will take his fancy and keep him happily and actively occupied.