Friday, June 13, 2014

LISTED: Last minute ideas for Father's day

So far the long term forecast for Father's day is sunny skies! I've put together a list of some last minute ideas to celebrate the day with dear old Dad!

Operation Fathers Day - Diefenbunker
Take a VIP tour of the bunker, check out the military display, an exhibit of rare cold war vehicles, drink some cold beer from Big Rig and Kichesippi and eat some delicious offerings from local businesses. 

 $40/family (max. 2 adults + 3 youth 18 and under)
Free for kids 6 and under

If Dad is a Ferrari fan, take him for a  ride-along in a Ferrari, driven by a Festival volunteer. Two ticket levels are available:

“Tifosi” Ticket: $75/person – You choose the specific model of Ferrari which you would like to ride in (subject to availability)
“Amici” Ticket: $50/person – Take a ride in the next Ferrari available to take passengers

Or just let him admire the collection on display. 

There's also a Father's day luncheon at 11:30 at Villa Marconi. 

Treat Dad to a delightful and delicious Father’s Day at the Canadian Museum of Nature.

Breakfast: 9 AM – 11 AM
Early risers can start their day off right with a hearty breakfast buffet that includes eggs, bacon, pastries, juices, coffee and more.
Brunch: 11 AM – 2 PM
The scrumptious brunch buffet includes roast beef, glazed ham, pasta, vegetables, assorted salads, wild salmon Gravlax, charcuterie, breakfast items, fruit, desserts, and more.

Reservations: 613.232.6976 , or on-site at the Museum reception desk.

On Saturday June 14th AND Sunday June 15th, 2014 all Dad's get in for FREE!

Westfest is in it's 11th year this year and it promises to be another big celebration! With free live entertainment, street performers, and the local vendors displaying their wares - it's a fun day for the whole family. Be sure to enjoy a beverage on some of the patios along Richmond. that will be set up for the festival.

Ontario Craft Beer Week kicks off this week with some great craft beer events around the city. Here are some of the events happening just for father's day!
    1. Father's Day Beer, BBQ, & Brunch - Featuring Railway City Brewing Company - tasty brewed beer & a BBQ at The Masonry
    2. Father's Day Brunch at Mill Street Brew Pub
    3. Fathers Day Beer Brunch with Muskoka at Brother's Beer Bistro - Ticket price includes a "Beermosa" to get you started, a pint of Muskoka, and a special menu created by the fine folks in the Brothers Beer Bistro kitchen
    4. Beau's Father's Day Celebration & OCB Week Launch Party at the Brewery - The brewery will be tapping a keg of this year's edition of Pan-Ontario and Guest chef Bruce Wood will be on the patio with a Beau's beer inspired and infused menu
    5. Beau's & Hintonburg Public House Celebrate Father's Day - Father's Day menu created to perfectly complement Beau's beer pairings
However you decide to spend Father's Day, make it a great one! 

To all the Dad's out there - Happy Father's Day! 

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