Families, Parenting and Children

Published on Tue, 07/15/2014 by Shepell·fgi (E)

Happy trails: planning a family friendly vacation

Happy trails: planning a family friendly vacation

July 15, 2014

Variety is not only the spice of life, it\'s also a key ingredient in a great family vacation.

For adults, the summer season is a time to kick back, relax and erase distant memories of wind chill factors and frozen toes. For kids, it means a break from homework and indoor play. For both, it can mark the start of the family vacation season.

Published on Thu, 05/15/2014 by Prince Edward Island 2014

Prince Edward Island welcomes provincial partners to join in 2014 celebrations

Prince Edward Island welcomes provincial partners to join in 2014 celebrations

May 15, 2014

“We are honoured to welcome these six provinces to the Birthplace of Confederation this summer.” 

(Charlottetown) - Prince Edward Island welcomes six provinces as partners in this year’s 2014 celebrations. 2014 marks the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference – the event that led to the creation of our nation.  The PEI 2014 celebrations will pay tribute to the goodwill fostered by the Fathers of Confederation in 1864 while celebrating our national diversity and showcasing the best in Canadian arts, culture and heritage.

Published on Thu, 05/01/2014 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Celebrate your mother with Mother Nature

Celebrate your mother with Mother Nature

What could be more unique than one-on-one time together outside caring for Mother Nature herself?

Finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift is rarely a simple task. You want to be sure what you’re giving her is something truly special and unique. So, what could be more unique than one-on-one time together outside caring for Mother Nature herself?

Published on Thu, 04/24/2014 by Shepell·fgi (E)

Seasonal allergies: is it a cold or allergies?

Seasonal allergies: is it a cold or allergies?

Colds and allergies share many of the same pesky symptoms, but their causes and treatments are different.

April 24, 2014

Published on Fri, 04/11/2014 by Prince Edward Island 2014

Canada Day 2014 celebrations in Prince Edward Island more spectacular than ever

Canada Day 2014 celebrations in Prince Edward Island more spectacular than ever

April 11, 2014

"Prince Edward Island has long been the place to be on Canada Day, but in 2014 the commemoration of our nation’s birth will be bigger and better than ever."

(Charlottetown) – A stellar line up of Canadian musical artists will take centre stage during one of the country’s largest Canada Day celebrations in Prince Edward Island where Canada got its start 150 years ago.  Prince Edward Islanders and visitors will be treated to a free day-long Concert for Canada at the Charlottetown Event Grounds, capped off by the largest fireworks display in the entire country.

Published on Fri, 03/14/2014 by Royal Bank of Canada

Top 5 ways to prepare for retirement

Top 5 ways to prepare for retirement

“Planning early is the best way for Canadians to ensure they have a fulfilling and active retirement, while also being able to maintain their standard of living.”

It’s never too early to start planning for your retirement. However, many Canadians nearing retirement don’t yet have a plan in place and are worried about their financial future. In fact, 48 per cent of pre-retirees are concerned they will not have enough savings in retirement[1].

Published on Thu, 03/13/2014 by Royal Bank of Canada

Debunking the myths around Annuities

Debunking the myths around Annuities

Annuities are a stable and important part of retirement planning with many benefits attached to them, such as a guaranteed payout and no annual fees.

“It’s important for Canadians to understand annuities and how they can fit into a retirement plan.”

“Annuities have played an integral role in retirement planning for years, yet Canadians often have many misconceptions about the value that annuities can provide,” explains Parul Vora, Head of Wealth Products, RBC Insurance. “It’s important for Canadians to understand annuities and how they can fit into a retirement plan.”

Published on Mon, 03/10/2014 by Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities and the Toronto Rock Partner to Help Get More Kids in Canada’s National Game

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities and the Toronto Rock Partner to Help Get More Kids in Canada’s National Game

This support will give Toronto-area children the chance to develop the confidence, social skills and discipline that comes through participation in organized sport.

TORONTO, March 10, 2014 – The Toronto Rock are pleased to announce Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities as the official partner of the 2014 Toronto Rock charity game on Sunday, March 30th at 3:00pm when the Rock host the Edmonton Rush at Air Canada Centre. As the official charity game beneficiary, Jumpstart will distribute all funds raised to help financially disadvantaged kids ages four to 18 participate in local lacrosse programs.

Published on Mon, 03/03/2014 by Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

5th Annual Lindsay Unites for Jumpstart

5th Annual Lindsay Unites for Jumpstart

They created a non-profit group called Lindsay Unites with a goal of hosting an annual hockey game to raise money to help their local kids.

Nothing brings a community together like an old fashioned high school rivalry. This couldn’t be truer for the community in Lindsay, Ontario where a 5 year rivalry has brought the community together to help their local kids win.

Published on Mon, 03/03/2014 by Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

Jumpstart 2014 Mount Kilimanjaro – Journey to the Summit

Jumpstart 2014 Mount Kilimanjaro – Journey to the Summit

The 2014 Mount Kilimanjaro team collectively raised over $115,000, which will give 1,100 kids the chance to develop the confidence, social skills and discipline that comes from organized sport and recreation.

On January 11, after months of mental and physical preparation, a team of 16 Jumpstart supporters from across Canada made their way to Tanzania to begin what would become the journey of a lifetime. The team, made up of Canadian Tire Staff, Dealers, family and friends came together to raise money for Jumpstart through a pledge to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak.

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