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When You Spring into Action… There’s No Stopping Them!

March 2, 2017

Last week, I shared details about the Erin Mills Town Centre “Spring into Action” Sports & Camps Show. If you’ll recall, the single most motivating factor for my own attendance was the convenience of signing up the boys for spring and summer activities – all at one time, all in one place.

We were not disappointed.

With a record exhibitor turnout (the show was packed with 40 vendors!), enthusiastic Mississauga residents had a chance to meet the organizers, ask questions, take advantage of special offers (more on that later!) and most importantly, introduce their children to sports and activities that may not have been on their radar… like fencing! Yes, FENCING!
IMG_4414Here’s why the Erin Mills Town Centre “Spring Into Action” Sports & Camps Show was a success:

1. Easy Access to Information. Every parent craves information, especially when signing up their children for extra-curricular activities. However, it’s safe to say that if you’ve ever tried to navigate a local sports organization’s website… well, it’s not necessarily the most user-friendly experience. So, rather than searching through a list of FAQs, I was able to bring my questions directly to the representatives. It saved time and frustration, and of course, allowed me to get the answers I needed!  (more…)

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Get in the Game! #DHLRugby Twitter Party

January 31, 2015

Before I had two boys, I didn’t really get it.


The competition, the fierce rivalries, the whole 5am-in-the-morning drop off thing. I just didn’t understand why any parent would want to be subjected to it.

Then, at my husband’s suggestion, we put both boys in soccer. And swimming. And once summer arrives, we’re thinking about rugby, too. And you know what? I get it.

Youth sports are about so much more than game play. Being part of a team is a great way to improve health, learn self-discipline, and truly comprehend the meaning of leadership by example. Team sports help young people connect with role models and help them develop healthy life-long habits. In the case of rugby, values learned are integrity, passion, solidarity, discipline and respect.

Want to learn more? You won’t want to miss the #DHLRugby Twitter Party!
DHL-Twitter-chat-graphicHosted by a industry experts @Brian_Spanton@RugbyCanada and @DHLExpressCan, we’ll discuss youth sports, the tangible benefits they bring, and share key information about the DHL Youth Leadership Scrum contest – a unique, money-can’t-buy experience for one lucky child in Canada.

(One exceptional Canadian youth will be awarded a never-to-be-forgotten experience of delivering the Match Ball at the 2015 Rugby World Cup match between Ireland and Canada at The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, courtesy of DHL Express Canada. Click here for full contest details.(more…)

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