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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

 

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!

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.

Bowling in Etobicoke

Bowling is a sport that is well loved by people of all age groups. And why not? It’s a lot of fun besides being a good exercise. It strengthens the muscles in arms, chest and legs and boosts heart fitness. Whether you are with friends, family or on a date, bowling together is a great way to bond. And if you are in Etobicoke, Toronto, Planet Bowl is just the place to be. Be it an hour of bowling in Etobicoke with friends or snacking, Planet Bowl is sure to exceed your expectations.

Events and Parties

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Planet Bowl is also an excellent venue for holding events. With three spacious private party rooms, modern facilities and fully functional kitchen, it is the perfect choice for holding birthday parties, corporate events, group events, family celebrations, wedding rehearsal dinners, etc. You can also choose rooms according to the number of guests you are expecting. The birthday package includes an hour of bowling for the guests. For group events Planet Bowl’s huge experience in holding all types of parties successfully ensures a hiccup-free event.

Bowling League

Joining Planet Bowl’s bowling league is a perfect way to stay physically active and healthy in a fun way regardless of your age, however, it is especially good for children who otherwise end up spending a lot of time in front of the television, playing videogames or simply surfing the web. Moreover, it provides a platform for children and youngsters to socialize and make friends and also instills a competitive spirit in them. League games in Planet Bowl are held only once a week, and include three games.  Adults can be a part of the League as well and special discounts are available for group or corporate bookings.

Orbit Café

All that striking and rolling is sure to make you hungry and Planet Bowl’s Orbit Café has the answer – Choose from a juicy chicken wing, a large pizza, Nachos, pasta, fajita or Mediterranean food. If you have a sweet tooth, indulge in mini pastries or pick from its fresh fruit display.

Cosmic/X-treme Bowling

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Apart from 10-pin bowling, Planet Bowl is also the best Cosmic Bowling venue in Etobicoke. Played under dim light with glowing lasers dancing all around you and loud music in the background, Cosmic Bowling can be an “other-worldly” experience and hence, the name. If you are new to bowling or introducing your kids to it, this experience is likely to hook you to the sport. Kids especially enjoy it and are awed by the illuminated bowling pins and balls, not to mention the fluorescent lights on their bodies and clothes. In fact, Cosmic Bowling as a part of your kid’s birthday party or celebrations with friends can be a great idea.

The selection of Planet Bowl as the official bowling venue for Pan Am 2015 reflects its reputation as one of the best bowling venues in the area. Come summer 2015 and the place will play host to this International Bowling Tournament with players from all of Americas and Caribbean.

Five Pin Bowling in Mississauga

Five Pin Bowling is one of those great sports for the whole family.  From the little preschoolers to grandma and grandpa, this is a great family activity, and Mississauga has an excellent assortment of bowling centers.

Park Royal Family Fun Centre

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Park Royal Family Fun Centre is a bowling centre where no matter what the weather is outside it’s always fun and a great place to be inside.  Park Royal has accommodation for kid’s parties, as well as parties for groups and companies.  Families have a special price of up to one hour of play for up to six people and a family fun pass that allows all six to play for two hours for one set price.   They also offer leagues for every age group.  This center is located at 2425 Truscott Drive and are open from 5:00pm to 9:00pm Monday through Wednesday, noon to 10:0pm Thursday and Friday, and 10:00am to 10:00pm Saturday and Sunday.

Planet Bowl

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Another great bowling centre is the Planet Bowl is one of the best choices for Five Pin Bowling in Mississauga because, not only do they have great lanes, they have the facilities to host parties for companies, schools, and even family reunions.  Their bowling leagues range from leagues for the kiddos to mixed leagues for adults and even Seniors get into the game with a league all their own.  With 48 lanes, the Orbit Café, and an excellent Pro Shop for a full range of balls, shoes, and bags, Planet Bowl is the place everyone loves for good fun and a great time with family and friends.  Planet Bowl is listed as one of the top seven places in Mississauga for kid’s birthday parties.  Planet Bowl is located at 5555 Eglinton Ave West and is open from 10:00am to midnight Monday through Thursday, 10:00am to 2:00am Friday, 9:00am to 2:00 am Saturday, and 9:00am to midnight on Sundays.

Centre Bowl

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Centre Bowl also offers five pin bowling and has special events packages for birthdays, reunions, or other special events to get a group of family and friends together for an afternoon or evening of good fun.  They offer group specials that range from two hours of bowling, which includes shoe rental, pizza, and drinks, to a bowling party that can accommodate up to five lanes and 30 people at a group discounted price.  They also have a variety of leagues that meet in the daytime, evening, and some just on weekends.  Centre Bowl is located at 4300 Cawthra Road and is open from 4:00pm to 10:00pm on Monday, noon to 10:00pm Tuesday through Friday, and 10:00am to 10:00pm Saturday and Sunday.

Each site offers a lot of great fun, and reservations can be easily made by calling at any time during regular business hours.   Everyone knows that bowling is good clean fun where families and friends can get together, laugh, and just enjoy having a great time with one another while getting some exercise and enjoying an all-around fun sport.  Grab the family and friends and go Five Pin Bowling in Mississauga.

Top 10 Outfits for Cosmic Bowling

 

 

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Cosmic bowling is a fun activity where you not only have fun while bowling, but you also wear geeky clothes and strike a disco pose. Offered by several bowling centers, cosmic bowling is done under neon lights with loud music. So get ready for the adventure!

“What should I wear during cosmic bowling” is one question many people ask. For one, forget your traditional clothes. Cosmic bowlers wear glow in the dark fluorescent shirts coupled with similar types of shoes and jewelry. Some even go as far as wearing glow in the dark headbands, lipsticks and nail polishes. Basically you have to dress louder than the music. If you don’t have these types of clothes and accessories, wear a lot of white.  Girls can wear white v-neck shirt with a bright blue tank top would also look great. With the right clothing on, you will be able to enjoy Cosmic Bowling thoroughly!

Here are the top 10 outfits for cosmic bowling:

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Cosmic Bowling in Mississauga – Best Friday Saturday Night Fun

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Cosmic Bowling in Mississauga -Something more than a  typical Bowling Experience

If you live in the Mississauga area, you might have heard of the cosmic or “X-treme” bowling experience at Planet Bowl from your friends or family. Let’s explore it some more below..

Just what is “X-treme” cosmic bowling in Mississauga at Planet Bowl?

Imagine this: The lighting is lowered. Loud music moves everyone in the room. Fluorescent lasers shoot all around you. Introducing “X-treme” or cosmic bowling in Eglinton at Planet Bowl – Your supreme glow in the dark bowling encounter that is totally out of this world!

“X-treme” bowling isn’t just your typical 10-pin bowling experience. Dependent upon your bowling centre your cosmic bowling adventure might include a light display, a fog unit and even a Disc jockey.

Looking for a genuine cosmic bowling adventure in Mississauga on Eglinton? Planet Bowl is the perfect place. Picture the bowling pins, the bowling balls and the side gutters illuminating. This luminescent impact provides the entire centre with a “cosmic” feel – and so the name cosmic bowling! Planet Bowl offers cosmic bowling or as we call it, “X-treme” bowling for both children and adults. Kids particularly enjoy the entire ambiance, and are also amused when their clothing lights up and glows! Planet Bowl even offers glow-in-the-dark bowling celebrations for kids birthday parties so that is one area well worth looking into for your child’s birthday bash.

Cosmic bowling is most in-demand at nighttime primarily due to the fact that a grooving club-like mood is created. We also offer this sort of bowling on occasions or special events which can make bowling seem like a brand new experience even to people who’ve bowled before. A winning prize is offered if a bowling pin of a unique colour is at the front side of all the pins in the set and you end up bowling a strike!

Glowing fluorescent lighting effects, blaring tunes and bowling in the dark might not be for you if you’re an advanced pro bowler – you will probably find the lighting effects and deafening music annoying. In this instance it’s wise to call in and go during a time when normal 10-pin bowling is offered. Nevertheless, if you wish to expose the kids to bowling, cosmic bowling is an enjoyable method of getting them to get started and enjoy bowling!

Do you remember your neon outfits?

With dim lights, foot tapping music and bowls glowing under UV lights, we offer an exciting experience that will remind you of your neon parties; only that we offer it all at a much larger and professional scale. As the beats get louder and cosmic bowling kicks off, the pins get brighter, and the mood is lifted to the atomic stage. We play some of the best numbers for you. Our facility is fully stocked for snacks and drinks for your family or a friendly party. Then why go anywhere else? Why go to the same clubs and bars every weekend and get bored, when you can have a fun filled cosmic bowl evening at planet bowl? Give these mundane joints a miss this weekend and visit us. Book a few bowling games and enjoy!

How to play?

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Cosmic bowling is one of those extreme sports where there is always room for improvement. If you want to improve your game, you should have knowledge about it, practice it and most importantly have the proper equipment, especially the shoes. Well, if you have these things in place, then go to the next level to experience cosmic bowling. Remember to focus on pins and throw the ball because the lights will be dimmer than usual. With a dance club like atmosphere in this glow in the dark bowling event, you shouldn’t think about winning; instead you should have fun and relax.

Now you must be thinking what are our prices for all this fun? Well we offer very affordable bowling rates because we think that having a great time doesn’t have to cost a lot. We offer cosmic bowling at a price anyone can afford.

Want to experience cosmic bowling in Mississauga or cosmic bowling in Eglinton? If you live in the Toronto, Mississauga, Etobicoke or Brampton area check out Planet Bowl for our amazing cosmic “X-treme” bowling evenings. The X-treme glow in the dark experience commences at 8pm and runs all the way up until 2am. If you’d like to find out about a bowling social gathering event, company celebration or have got general concerns go ahead and call us at 416-695-2695 at any time all through our business hours or send us an email at [email protected].

Simply put, X-treme bowling at Planet Bowl is much like going to a night club, with a bowling ball. You undoubtedly need to check it out for yourself to discover what it’s all about!

Looking for Things for Kids to do in Mississauga? You’re in the right place!

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If you have kids and are searching for things for kids to do in Mississauga, you’re probably like most other parents out there looking for fun activities to do not too far from home. Well, let me tell you, if you are live in the Mississauga area in Ontario, Canada, it’s a great place to be. With numerous malls and great dining attractions at easy driving distances this city offers a lot for both locals and tourists with children.

Things for Kids to Do In Mississauga for Both Travelers and Locals:

If you’re traveling with kids you’re probably looking for things for kids to do in Mississauga, even if it’s just an evening out.

Mississauga is located just west of Toronto and Toronto’s major international airport, Pearson International Airport, falls within Mississauga city limits, making Mississauga a top city choice for travelers to book hotels. This is especially true if you’ve flown down to see the incredible Niagara Falls with your kids. Niagara Falls is just 105 kilometres from Mississauga and takes approximately 1.5 hours to get there by car.

If you live in Mississauga and you found this post while searching for things for kids to do in Mississauga you’re probably aware of some local attractions but there might be some places you might have overlooked that we cover here. Kids love action and games! Be sure to check out the Playdium, just north of Square One mall. It houses everything from arcade games to mini-golf to go-carting and more!

For a fine shopping experience look no further than Square One mall which offers shopping stores of all the major brands including eclectic stores you might not find elsewhere. Fine dining is also nearby with North American classic restaurants like Jack AstorsMoxie’s Classic Grill and Fazoolis.

If you have a full day to spend a MUST attraction is the African Lion Safari, where you can roam and see wildlife – this is however a 65 km drive west of Mississauga. Another fun attraction is Canada’s Wonderland, a large scale amusement park with over 200 attractions, thundering roller coasters, thrill rides and a water park.

How about playing golf? On way from Mississauga Skate Park you will find Bathgate Andy’s mini golf. It is a perfect solution for parents who have teenage kids and smaller kids. You can take your kids to this mini golf course and introduce them to the world of golf. If they already know how to play, they will surely enjoy this small course.

Yet another exciting thing that you can do with your kids is to take them Erindale Park, Mississauga. The Credit River flows through it which is inhabited by wild trout and salmon. You can see several fishermen fishing. Follow the river upstream and you can see how it is beautifully lined up with boulders that are overlooking deep waters. Downstream is shallow where the river flows over the rock bed. It is a lovely trail that goes on for about an hour.

If you want to take your kids out to admire nature you can take them to Rattray Marsh, which is located between Mississauga and Oakville. There are many view points that attract the young kids. It will take you about half an hour to stroll along the walkway that borders the marsh. This place is inhabited by many birds, so make sure that you stop your kids from time to time and make them watch birds or listen to them.

If you are hungry, how about resting and eating at Chuck E. Cheese. This is a nicely staffed family restaurant that also showcases free-of-charge shows and several games which even adults can enjoy.

If you’ve exhausted most of the major activity places in Mississauga one place your kids won’t get tired of going again and again is Planet Bowl. Located in Etobicoke, Planet Bowl offers a fun bowling experience for the whole family. Featuring a modern facility and a full-size kitchen you and your kids can eat and bowl at the same time!

Plus Planet Bowl does not offer just regular 10-pin bowling. Ask about their cosmic bowling nights – a high entertainment glow in the dark bowling experience that the kids are sure to enjoy.

The next time you’re looking for things for kids to do in Mississauga head over to Planet Bowl and you’re in for a real treat.