A lazy Sunday: Toronto Buskerfest!

Just lazin’ around on a Sunday; catching up on laundry, the news and some scribbling although not necessarily in that order. I see Friday’s Lotto Max was carried over so next week, we’ll be looking at a larger pot of twenty million dollars. Saturday’s 6/49 was won by some lucky person in Ontario who’s going to end up being lucky to the tune of $3,489,606.80. – Will somebody explain to me how the OLG ends up handing prizes that contain cents? That’s pretty darn accurate.

Let’s run over what’s happening in Toronto to capture our fancy and occupy our day.

Buskerfest

Today is the final day of the non stop street performances all happening down by the St. Lawrence Market. As I’ve written before, if you haven’t caught this event, it is well worth your time whether you’re 6 or 60. Click here for the festival map and click here for the official web site. Go downtown; grab a meal; make a day of it. I know you’ll enjoy yourself. Environment Canada is giving us all in Toronto a thumbs up for Sunday.

Taiwanfest

Known previously as TCF (Taiwanese Cultural Festival), this festival is our chance to experience all things from Taiwan. (official web site: August 26 – 28) Check out the schedule for various events and keep in mind that times for Sunday are from 1pm to 10pm. It’s all down at the Harbourfront Centre on Queens Quay West. Admission is free.

The CNE

The annual favourite, The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE, or “the Ex”) is currently underway with the last day being Monday, September 5. (official web site) Check out the daily schedule to find out what’s on and plan your visit accordingly. Don’t forget the Canadian International Air Show on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, September 3rd, 4th and 5th at the waterfront, south of Bandshell Park.

The 62nd annual Canadian International Air Show (CIAS) soars over Lake Ontario Labour Day weekend for another awe-inspiring show.  The 2011 display will feature amazing feats of aerobatic awesomeness and delight air show fans of all ages! Come join us at the CNE waterfront Labour Day weekend and marvel at the fantasy of flight!

The air show’s official web site gives further details with photos from previous years, a list with photos of this year’s performers and a FAQ which answers some interesting questions about how the show is carried out.

I see there are a number of tribute bands performing throughout the exhibition. We may not be able to see (or afford to see) the original thing but here’s a chance to recreate the moment. On Monday, September 5th you have the opportunity to see “Shania Twin“, yes, a lady who is the spitting image of Shania Twain. Show times at 3pm and 7pm on The Midway Stage.

I’ve mentioned before that supposedly this year, the exhibition is offering a culinary delight from the southern United States that I can only qualify as questionable: The Krispy Kreme Burger. Are there any readers who had the nerve and the, er, stomach to try one? *laughs*

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Australian boy’s miraculous escape after being hit by train

New South Wales Transport Department in Australia of a boy’s narrow escape after he tries to cross the train tracks in Sydney

Good luck to all of you in your world. See you around the pages of Oye! Times.

6/49: Wed, Aug 31, 2011: $3 million

Lotto 6/49: One chance in 13,983,816

Lotto Max: Fri Sep 2: $20 million (No MaxMillions)

Lotto Max: One chance in 28,633,528

All the latest winning numbers

You can visit the Lotto web site and check out all the latest winning numbers including Poker, 49, Lottario, Keno, Pick 4, Pick 3 and Payday. Of course, all the Encore numbers can be found there as well.

References

Wikipedia: Annual events in Toronto: August

August

* Roncylicious, a showcase of the diverse flavours of Roncesvalles Avenue, running August 4th through 31st, with over thirty participating businesses.

* The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE, or “the Ex”). (official web site: August 19 to September 5)

* Toronto Buskerfest – A festival of Street Performers: August 25 -28, 2011

I have been to buskerfest a few times and it is always a blast. If you haven’t been, you have to try this out. Funny, entertaining and sometimes simply amazing.

* Taiwanfest previously known as TCF (Taiwanese Cultural Festival). (official web site: August 26 – 28)

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