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10 Fun Things to do on a Hot Summer Day When it is Raining Outside

10 Fun Things to do on a Hot Summer Day When it is Raining Outside

Summertime in Canada is an amazing season for outdoors and sun-lovers alike. Between the plethora of placid lakes, winding trails, sharp mountains, quiet meadows, bustling beaches and unknown woods, we have no excuse to stay indoors during the months of July and August. The summer days feel like a never-ending fairytale, except for when mother nature unleashes her fury and opens the floodgates of the sky, allowing the rain to pour down and ruin our perfect days. The miserable weather always comes haphazardly and shockingly, with the power to ruin our plans for the day. So what can we do when we no longer can benefit from the sun and her renowned rays? Here is a list of ten ways that you, your friends, and your family can stay entertained on those rainy, summer days.

The Critter Queen Gets a Birthday Surprise

The Critter Queen Gets a Birthday Surprise

...Once Flexx arrived safely down to the lake, Dorii started the grand ceremony. She had Flexx transferred into her arms, and with utmost grace, softly tiptoed to the end of the dock. Dorii started whispering softly below her breath; a sound so quiet that only she and Flexx were privy to its melodic and entrancing rhythm. “Come my little leeches, come” she repeated methodically. Like the morning tide, Dorii’s words slowly started to gain energy and power, changing slowly from a whisper and growing eventually into a chant. All the campers joined in, encouraging the leeches to come gather so that Flexx could have the ultimate birthday surprise. As the chant gained power, the Laurel Creek water slowly transitioned from emerald green to a pure black color as the leaches congregated at the foot of the dock...

Waterfront Safety

Waterfront Safety

Playing in open water can be a great way to spend the summer. And in the Waterloo Region, we are very lucky to have tons of spots to enjoy the beautiful fresh water that runs through our Province. However, open water can be dangerous when the right precautions are not taken, so we would like to remind you of some of the essential safety measures to take when engaging in play around open water.

Answering Some Common Questions About Tick Safety

Answering Some Common Questions About Tick Safety

We have all heard of ticks before. Maybe you have heard horror stories of the terrible diseases they carry or even seen one on your pet, or worse, on yourself. But what are ticks really? And why, for an insect that doesn’t have wings, does the word “tick” carry such a buzz?