On Thursday, I attended the United Way Ottawa Annual Awards Gala. To say that I simply “attended” isn’t quite right as I was inspired, empowered and engaged by each and every person in the room. As well, it was a reminder that people care about others. A lot.
On Saturday, I got up early, packed The Kids in the car and made it to the Municipal Centre 30 minutes before the doors opened for Summer Swimming Registration. I was so proud of myself. Not only was I not late but I was early. Surely we’d have the pick of the classes (unlike last year where there were only two spots left, the week of the long weekend and they were private lessons)! I was proud that is until I opened the door. There before me were several hundred people stacked on top of each other like sardines and, at least 50 people had been camping out for over three hours. According to my math, that was probably around the time that I was going to bed… Fortunately, I still managed to get The Kids the session I wanted and they’ll both be in the same class but there was only one timeslot available for their ability (beginner) and it’s a 9am. Did I mention that it’s an outdoor pool and that I’m not a morning person. Thanks to Nanna for sponsoring their lessons.
On Sunday, it had been a week since we trans/planted our garden and already the radishes and beans (and I think beets) have poked out of the soil. Few of the tomato transplants survived (looks like something is eating their leaves) but the red pepper is doing marvelously. Looking forward to seeing; chard, lettuce, peas, beets, onions and whatever else I planted (still want to plant spinach, need to buy seeds).
#Changing the World — One Dollar a Day #1DollarADay
Last week, I told you about my personal pledge to donate $1 a Day for the Next 365 Days in my Changing the World — One Dollar a Day #1DollarADay
campaign. There was a little hiccup when my credit card got cancelled (full story to follow) but I’ve added the following charities to the list; Kidney Foundation of Canada and Surrey Place Centre.
I hope that you’ll stop by the post and share any Canadian Charities, causes or people that you know to be in need.
On The Blog
We have three great giveaways going on right now.
1. Win Tickets for your Family to an Orchestral Performance at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. I am so excited about getting to see this show with The Kids on Saturday! they both love music so much and have been to a handful of plays and concerts but never heard a full orchestra play.
3. Win a Kiss Naturals Kit. This Canadian company offers 7 different creative kits for kids like; soap, lip balm and hair chalk. The fact that they’re all made with all-natural ingredients makes this Mom happy.
Below is a list of this weeks referral giveaways as well as ongoing ones. Remember that when you enter from the links below I will receive (at least) one additional contest entry. Good Luck!
- *NEW* WIN a Fixed Gear Bike + a $1000 @BenchCanada GC, CAN, 6/14 http://woobox.com/it79x3/f4hmsn
- *NEW* Win a Summer Salad Prize Pack, CAN, 6/15
- *NEW* TOMTOM GPS System, CAN, 6/8 https://gleam.io/SIHCq-uNcHj8?l=http%3A%2F%2Fnugglemama.ca%2F2015%2F05%2Fneed-to-gethomefaster-tomtom-shows-you-the-way-giveaway%2F
- *NEW* Win a @BrevilleCanada Mixer and @sweetapolita bakebook from @RandomHouseCA, CAN, 6/6 http://gvwy.io/5e49au7
- *NEW* WIN 1 of 3 Pairs of Palladium Shoes! CAN, 7/1 http://www.divine.ca/en/giveaways/divine-ca-celebrate-our-10th-birthday-with-palladium/?lucky=144509
- *NEW* Win $120 Credit Towards a JORD Wood Watch, US/CAN, 6/16 http://is.gd/8Z8Oib
- *NEW* Win the Complete Line of Shop for Hope Products, CAN, 6/10 http://www.divine.ca/en/giveaways/divine-ca-shopping-for-a-cause-contest/?lucky=136606
- *NEW* WIN a Dream Vacation from @OutriggerResort, US/CAN http://hawaiiinsider.pgtb.me/Jlmdgb/hQlwl?w=35100533&e=92672795&utm_source=TS&cid=HXT
- *NEW* WIN a @MastermindToys $50 GC, CAN, 6/12http://is.gd/9MuJt9
- *NEW* Win a Father’s Day Contest from Avery, CAN, 6/12 http://a.pgtb.me/7270SW/hDsjn?w=35458949&e=92593786
- *NEW* Win a Keurig Brewer, CAN, 6/12 http://www.divine.ca/en/giveaways/48433/?lucky=129521
- *NEW* WIN Fathers Day Boots, US/CAN, 6/22 http://jcwesternlifestyle.com/giveaways/fathers-day-dan-post-boot-giveaway/?lucky=8877
- *NEW* WIN a $25 Starbucks GC, US/CAN, 6/14 http://woobox.com/dnz7to/f2mp72
- *NEW* http://woobox.com/fezusy
- *NEW* WIN a wardrobe of summer sportswear from @JohnstonMurphy!://ngx.me/SJT9pN?r=1df8020bd03d86e2333126fb7aff7d11
- *NEW* Win 4 Nights for 2 in the Riviera mexico http://woobox.com/x3msy5/f0uaca
- June 3 -> Win a Selk’Bag Marvel Bag, WW, 6/3http://woobox.com/ewpkew/f0njr4
- June 25 -> Win a BBQ! BC/AB/SK/MB/ON, 6/25
- June 8 -> Win a Tom & Teddy Father & Son Swim Set ($275) CAN, 6/8
- June 11 -> Win $200 in Personalized Towels for your Family! US/CAN, 6/11 http://woobox.com/jh22rg/f0bpc8
- June 16 -> Win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet ($279), CAN, 6/16 http://bit.ly/1c7TctO
- June 30 -> Win 1 of 41 Prizes worth over $5,000! CAN, 6/30 http://bit.ly/1F5Zl23
- June 17 -> Win a Ziploc Prize Pack, Can, 6/17 ttp://www.divine.ca/en/giveaways/ziploc/?lucky=82704
- June 4 -> WIN a Glitzi Globes Disney Princess, CAN, 6/4 http://is.gd/LTSLbC
- June 10 -> La Vie en Rose Prize Pack, CAN 6/10 http://www.divine.ca/en/giveaways/divine-ca-summer-swimming-with-la-vie-en-rose-contest/?lucky=46005
- June 2 -> Miniscule: Lost Valley of The Lost Ants DVD, CAN, 6/2 http://is.gd/M41oW2
- June 14 -> Win Exclusive Prizes from @KFC and @BigBrotherCanada, CAN, 6/14
- June 30 -> Win a Microsoft Surface 3 Laptop! CAN, 6/30 http://iwantthatsurface.ca/?app_data=07A4711
- Oct 31 -> WIN 1 of 2 Thermador Star Sapphire Dishwashers! CAN 10/31 https://gleam.io/mX8eN-uNcHj8?l=http%3A%2F%2Fhouseandhome.com%2Fms%2Fthermador%2Fen-ms-kitchen-contest-2015%2Fcontest.php
- WIN over $770 in Prizes from THIRTY X THIRTYNINE, US/CAN http://woobox.com/v8c9gk/eyeryh
- Win a $200 @SingleJoCoffee Gift Card! http://bit.ly/1mJLepl
CANADIAN-FRIENDLY Giveaway Linky!
Remember that I tweet out and promote this linky each and every day as well as try and enter all the giveaways that are linked up. Thanks for all your support.
Please Retweet and help promote all of our giveaways.
— Journeys of The Zoo (@zoojourneys) June 2, 2015
The linky below is dedicated to giveaways OPEN TO CANADIANS. So, if your giveaway isn’t open to Canadians, please don’t post it to the linky below.
NO referral giveaways.