WIN a family pass to the advanced screening of Walt Disney Studios “Moana”

When you hear the words Dwayne Johnson, Polynesian and Pacific Island culture, Disney and coming soon(!!), what do you think of? If you are me, or any number of Disney fans, I hope the answer to that question is Moana!  From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. … [Read more...]

Tying movies to life with a princess and the frog hunt

It's no surprise to anyone who knows me (or follows this blog) that I LOVE all things Disney. I have loved Disney movies for literally as long as I can remember. My mom loves to tell the story of how I had The Rescuers on record and had listened to it so many tines that I had the entire movie committed to memory. She also loves to remind me that I had to have all of the Disney movies on VHS as … [Read more...]

Family adventures on a budget – Cultus Lake 

We are almost midway through summer break (gasp!) and if your family is anything like mine, you are starting to get tired of the same old playgrounds and regular day to day activities. I know that we can only visit the nearby school park and scoot around the neighbourhood so many times before hearing the dreaded "can we do something else now?" And with so many days of summer (seriously, I think … [Read more...]

The BFG – a glumptious family film

From the imagination of Roald Dahl, the literary presence that shaped so many of our young reading adventures, and Disney, who infuse magic into everything they do, comes The BFG. This new movie, a family friendly film teaches us that our appearances do to define who we are, and that even though it is difficult, sometimes the right and best thing to do is be who you really are, even when it makes … [Read more...]

Finding Dory -a fintastic family movie

Have you ever felt like there is something important you should be remembering but you just can't? It happens to me all the time, and I'm quite sure I am not the only one. So what happens when Dory, everyone's favourite forgetful fish, finally starts remembering that thing that she keeps forgetting? 13 years after the release of Finding Nemo, Disney Pixar returns us to the sea with Nemo, Marlin … [Read more...]

Alice Through the Looking Glass

   "Curiouser and curiouser..." is pretty much how I felt in the days leading up to the screening of Alice Through the Looking Glass I was invited to attend. I had seen a few trailers, both in the movie previews at the theatre and on TV, I had seen the "Just Like Fire" video by P!nk, and I had done some reading. I have long been a fan of the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp combination, going … [Read more...]

Supporting One Girl Can for their #IWant2Be Fundraiser – Event listing 

   For as long as I can remember, I have loved to read. I wrote stories and poems, journals and notes to friends. I've always had a curiosity and desire to learn, and I cannot imagine what life would be like without those opportunities. For some girls, though, this desire to learn and explore can actually put their lives into danger. Imagine how awful that would be! Enter One Girl … [Read more...]

Junior Ranger

Yesterday an envelope arrived from the Statue of Liberty, addressed to Q. Inside was this letter and not one but 2 Junior Ranger badges from Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. It was a very exciting surprise, as this was completely unexpected. When we visited Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, we noticed that the Parks Department had signs for the Junior Ranger program around. In … [Read more...]