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We don't know about you, but the idea of running on an actual runwaywhile aircraft go about their usual flying businesssounds awesome. So awesome, that in fact we just finished one such 5k (on JFK's major runway) and can't wait to do it again. Thus, we did some research and discovered there are SEVEN upcoming runway runs, six in the US and one in Canada:
· Bellevue AFB 7-mile Runway Run
Where: Bellevue, Nebraska. A course through Bellevue-Offutt Air Force Base and on the runway "through a formation of Air Force planes."
Date: Sunday, May 12
Official site & entry form
Tickets are now on sale for Toronto ComicCon, taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on March 9th and 10th.
Michael Hogan (Battlestar Galactica, Teen Wolf), Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings), Daniel Logan (Star Wars Episode II) and the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation will all be in attendance, along with Toronto's own Anthony Del Col and Connor McCreery, the creators of Kill Shakespeare.
The big screen adaptation of Les Miserables has sparked a new interest in the musical, especially among those whose first time included Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean.
So, in the spirit of striking while the iron's hot, Les Miz has announced a new Canadian company will begin a five month stint in Toronto this fall.
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Hey look! There's fun new airline stuff happening up in the Canada, too! Today, Air Canada makes the announcement that they're proceeding with the launch of a low-cost carrier little brother airline, to be called Air Canada rouge, a name decided through a Facebook contest. Yes, that "R" is lowercase, but we're going to uppercase it from here on out to save our sanity.
Beginning July 1, 2013, Air Canada Rouge will jet from Toronto to a variety of international destinations, some never before serviced by Air Canada itself. We're talking Venice, Edinburgh and Athens from $949 roundtrip, Cuba from $538 (roundtrip) and Jamaica, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic from $269 (one-way). These are the introductory, yay-we-will-fly-soon fares to get you all hot and bothered, and they're good for booking on aircanada.com and aircanadavacations.com until December 25, 2011.
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Say goodbye to the days of Christmas trees decked out with strands of popcorn and cranberries or even homemade decorations. Cities around the world have turned to the Austrian crystal-iers of Swarovski to decorate their grand Tannenbaums.
If you're one to drive around the neighborhood oohing and ahhing at the Christmas displays, get your passport ready because we have the list of far-off (and not so far-off) places for you to check out the razzle-dazzle. Here's our list of trees with that special sparkle:
This week JFL42 is taking interactive festivals to a whole new level. The comedy festival, that features "42 of the most hilarious, riveting, and/or awesome things they could find," is currently taking place through September 28th in Toronto.
Throughout the festival they'll be interacting in real-time with pass-holders. Even the passes themselves are interactive, instead of getting an old school paper ticket, attendees are being sent a barcode that can be scanned right from their phones.
Passes are still available and start at $99, which includes a ticket to see Louis CK on Thursday night at the Sony Centre. The pass also gives holders credits for a spot at a show they want to attend.
To see the full line-up or buy passes, visit http://www.jfl42.com/.
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This week the Toronto International Film Festival is screening more than 250 films and a few of them have us ready to hit the road.
Remember reading Jack Kerouac's On The Road in High School and wishing you could just get into the car and drive across the country? Well now you can take that trip (at least vicariously) with Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, and Kirsten Dunst. The first big screen adaptation of Kerouac's classic premiered Thursday at TIFF and is already creating wanderlust among fans.
The Toronto International Film Festival doesn't kick off until September 6th but they're already looking for people to help out.
TIFF is currently seeking volunteers for a variety of activities to help make this year's festival run smoothly.
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Teen girls everywhere were disappointed when Robert Pattinson wasn't in L.A. last night to accept the MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss, which he won with girlfriend Kristen Stewart for their post-wedding smooch in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, but he had a good reason to skip it.
Rob was spotted arriving at Toronto-Pearson International Airport in his usual plane attire: jeans, a baseball hat, and sunglasses late last night. He was also surrounded by an entourage of handlers and bodyguards as he made his way through the airport, still carrying his passport.
Pattinson is back in Toronto for the premiere of his latest project, Cosmopolis, that was also filmed in Toronto last year. And, as of this morning, there were at least 50 girls who were happy he missed the MTV Awards since they were already camped out waiting for him to arrive at the TIFF Bell Lightbox for tonight's big screening!
Frequent flyers know it isn't unusual for a plane to be struck by lightning, but Vampire Diaries' star Paul Wesley had to learn that lesson the hard way.
On Friday, while en route to an appearance at Toronto Comic Con 2012 with his wife Torrey DeVitto, Wesley realized his plane had been struck by lightning.
"There was a huge burst of light and this loud [sound]," he explained during an interview on Live! With Kelly.
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When last we brought the Toronto Zoo to your attention, it was to outline how the gigantic park was building a $13 million facility that would transform animal poo into usable electricity via bacteria. Today's post is like that 2008 article, except it has nothing to do with poo or electricity or bacteria, and instead is about baby lemurs and baby polar bears and how you should indulge in some Canada travel so you can go see them. So really, more different than the same.
Via Zooborns we learn that there's a new ring-tailed lemur on display with mom Lily. The little baby is set to stop clinging to mom's chest and go exploring any day now, which means that visitors will soon be able to see something very small and very cute learning how to swing and jump. In the meantime we've embedded a video below showing what the last month has been like, with the baby hanging on for dear life.
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Believe it or not, airlines do like to show they care during the holiday season, some more than others of course. For example, Southwest will snap family photos right at your gate and Virgin Atlantic will be giftwrapping at several airports. Well, add an entire airport into the holiday cheer as Toronto-Pearson International offers to send carolers to meet the flight of your friends or family.
Yes, carolers will serenade the arriving passengers on a flight, if you tweet them to do so. Here's the details:
· The flight must be domestic and arriving to Toronto-Pearson between now and December 24.
· The flight must arrive between 3pm-8pm, except for the 24th when the hours are 6am-11am.
· Tweet @torontopearson with the person's name, flight number and flight date.
· Sit back and wait for the eventual "OMG you are crazy that was crazy" tweet from the friend or family who gets "FA LA LA LA LA" belted at them.