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Celebrate Local!

Kyle Mack | posted Friday, Jul 16th, 2021

 

In partnership with Scotiabank, Breakfast Television launches ‘Celebrate Local’!

With the lockdowns ending, we have to remember to support our local businesses. Each day, Breakfast Television will place a spotlight on a Canadian business deserving of recognition! 

Check back Friday mornings for a freshly updated list!

Stay safe, and support local!

 

CELEBRATE Local: Week 1

SOLE BURNERS

@soleburners

Creator and Owner Camille de Leon took her passion for sneakers and started designing candles that look like your favourite pair of sneaks. From Yeezys to Jordans, she’s got you covered.

 

OLA BAMBOO

100 rue Quesnel, Victoriaville QC G6S 1K9

@olabamboo

Inspired to help end plastic waste, OLA Bamboo is a company from Quebec that specializes in all types of Eco-friendly products made from bamboo. From Toothbrushes to straws, to kitchen utensils, they have you covered.

 

 

CABANO’S COMFORT FOOD

75 St Nicholas St #104, Toronto, ON M4Y 0A5

@cabanoscomfortfood

Cabano’s Comfort Food is known for exactly what it says – comfort food (which is very much needed these days!). From homemade burgers, to classic chicken sandwiches, to never-frozen chicken wings and iconic sauces, they offer classic items, made with quality ingredients. Everything is fresh, local, cooked to order, and very affordable.

 

 

REIMAGINE DESIGNS

326 Queen St, Fredericton, NB E3B 1B2

@reimagine_designs

Reimagine Designs is a boutique interior design company offering residential design services and online furniture that is available throughout Canada.  They strive to provide personalized customer service online, and in the showroom, highlighting well-designed, unique, and quality products such as furniture, rugs, art, lighting, and decor.

 

 

REBELS REFINERY

49 McCormack St. Toronto, ON M6N 1X8

@rebelsrefinery

Rebels Refinery specializes in lip balms, essential oils, sanitizer, and much more. Having a knack for design, their produts come in all different shapes and colours. From Cactus to skulls, these lip balms are unlike any other.

 

 

BY ANNALAY

@byannalay

Created in 2013, By Annalay is a family Jewellery company that centres around personal self-empowerment Produced in Toronto, Canada, By Annalay focuses their products on the women who want it all and accepts that the journey is just as important as the destination – also, she is set on looking and feeling her best on that journey!

 

 

ROOKS TO COOKS

40 Kodiak Crescent Unit 3, North York, ON M3J 3G5

@rooks2cooks

Rooks to Cooks is an innovative culinary school based out of Toronto, Ontario. It was founded by Chef Shai Mandel in 2015. Rooks to Cooks was developed to be first and foremost student-centered and flexible. We know that each student is unique with their own learning goals. For this reason, we make sure that any course, class or program offered through Rooks to Cooks accommodates all students and their individual needs. Our mission is simple: we will empower our students to become more independent by building self-confidence and supporting self-expression through culinary education.

 

 

KINDRED CULTURES

@kinderedcultures

Kindred Cultures take their probiotic-rich kefir water and infuse it with a rainbow of organic fruits + botanicals for a delicious beverage that makes your body feel great. Low in sugar and calories, packed with probiotics, infused with the natural goodness of real foods.

 

 

CELEBRATE Local: Week 2

CARLA’S COOKIE BOX

Online Business – GTA Based

@carlacookiebox

Carla’s Cookie Box is known for their cookies, smash cakes and most importantly their visually stunning and delicious butter tarts. Available online, ship throughout Canada and The U.S.

 

 

ai TORONTO SEOUL

Online Business

@aitorontoseoul

ai (Eye-E) Toronto Seoul which is a proudly Canadian, family-run, sustainable fashion brand that carefully curates PETA-approved vegan leather handbags and accessories made in small batches. Founded by a mother and her trio of fashion-obsessed Korean-Canadian daughters, the brand works with local artisans in Seoul to create sustainable-luxury pieces shipped directly to consumers, worldwide, from their Toronto-based HQ.

 

 

BELLE’S BAKERY 

262 Dupont Street, Toronto

@bellesbakery.to

Belle’s Bakery specializes in Sourdough breads, Montreal Style Bagels, savory pastries like croissant’s, empanadas, quiches, and sausage rolls. Also, from their homemade soups and Broths, they have you covered there. And obviously, no bakery is complete without the sweet stuff. With a variety of cakes, lemon bars, tiramisu, Portuguese custard tarts and so much more, you’re not going to leave Belle’s hungry.

 

 

MUMGRY 

Online Business

@mumgry

MUMGRY takes the guesswork out of snacking. We make plant based snacks using only the good stuff. Made with love and integrity, our snack foods are flavourful, dairy free, gluten-free, low in sugar, high in protein, iron and calcium. Good for everyone, especially Mums. Keeping you nourished and energized is our greatest goal.

 

 

KANDL

88 Avenue Road, Toronto

@kandlartistique

KANDL is a family-owned business and has been one of the world’s top candle makers for almost 50 years. KANDL Artistique is home to a line of small-batch, hand-poured, soy-based wax candles. At KANDL we bring you the first fully customizable candle Lab experience in North America. Guests can choose, combine and create custom fragrances to create their own personalized scented candle, from start to finish. We are the first lab experience where you can take your fully cured candle home in just 90 minutes.

 

 

THIS IS J SLEEPWEAR

Online Business

@this_Is_j

This Is J Sleepwear is a Canadian made, ethically made, comfort-driven brand that makes ultra-soft sleepwear & loungewear. Best known for their soft, breathable bamboo fabrics and fun hand-printed patterns, This is J knits, dyes, prints, cuts, and sews their products right here in Canada and have since their inception, 20 years ago.

 

 

ERNIE’S ICEBOX

Online Business – Toronto Based

@erniesicebox

Ernie’s Icebox makes handmade ice cream sandwiches in the heart of downtown Toronto. Founded by Julia Haist, Ernie’s is proudly local and made completely from scratch. New flavours are introduced regularly, and announced on instagram @erniesicebox along with weekly pre-order drops!

 

 

EVERYDAY HEROES KIDS

Online Business

@everydayheroeskids

EHK is an online source connecting families to pediatric professionals & organizations in health, mental health & education.

 

 

 

DOM

Online Business

@athomewithdom

DOM develops design-forward products for a post-pandemic world. Launched in April of this year, the brand’s first products are a duo of organic hand sanitizing sprays.  The inspiration for Dom was born out of frustration with the lack of safe, effective and aesthetically pleasing products on the market, especially during a time when hand sanitizer has become such an integral part of our daily lives. Dom’s hand sanitizer sprays are vegan; completely free of silicon, phthalate, paraben and sulfate, and are never tested on animals. The bottles are created using post-consumer recycled material and, they smell and feel really good!

 

 

REWORKS UPCYCLE

West Kootenays, British Columbia Based

@reworks_in_nelsonBC

Reworks Upcycle features a one-of-a-kind selection of recycled, zero waste locally made products. Reworks stocks a wide variety of products made from recycled or upcycled materials diverting thousands of pounds of waste from the landfill each year. Most of the products are made by individuals from Calgary and across Canada. ReWorks strives to make lives more sustainable by encouraging waste reduction and maintaining a large selection of eco friendly products. They’re also launching Bear Springs Eco Retreat nestled in the West Kootenays, the retreat offers novel canvas tents and A-frame glamping accommodations in a beautiful mountain setting with stunning views.

 

 

CELEBRATE LOCAL WEEK 3:

REBEL AND BEAUTY

1300 Bay Street, Toronto

@rebelandbeauty

Rebel+ Beauty is a Toronto-based beauty company that specializes in eyebrows, lashes makeup and education. Located in Yorkville, the Rebel + Beauty name is synonymous with professionalism, expertise, and high quality services. The Rebel + Beauty beauty brand was founded 7 years ago by Olga Onulov. The brand and its owner are extremely passionate about women’s empowerment and giving back to the community.

GELADONA

Online Business

@geladona.toronto

Geladona brings one of Brazil’s Pop Culture’s best kept secrets to Toronto. Handmade with love daily, these frozen delights will have you experience a true tradition & flavours of Brazil. With delicous flavours like passionfruit, acai, sweet corn, avocado, acai and many more, Geladona uses only fresh, whole fruit or frozen pulp blended with water, sugarcane and milk for their products. Available for delivery in the GTA or check their website for locations on where to purchase.

SACRED FOODS

Online Business

@eatsacredfoods

Sacred Foods is a Vancouver-based company that makes healthy snacks out of popped lotus seeds. The founder, Mika, first discovered this snack when she was a little girl growing up in India. Her mother used to make it for her at home, and it was her favourite snack. When she moved to Canada when she was 13, she noticed that she couldn’t find her beloved snacks anywhere. Over the years, she struggled to find good snacks that were both healthy and still tasted good. Her quest to find the perfect snack kept bringing her back to the one of her childhood and she felt compelled to create Sacred Foods. After spending almost two years developing the product and brand, she launched the brand in the middle of the pandemic lockdown. Since then, Sacred Foods has sold over 30,000 units in its first year and the brand is quickly growing across Canada.

MARY RATCLIFFE DESIGNS

Online Business

@maryratcliffestudio

Mary Ratcliffe Studio is a longevity-minded lifestyle design studio that crafts furniture and homeware. Based in Toronto, the brand meticulously handpicks all materials and expertly handcrafts each and every piece (think coffee tables, dining tables, benches, console tables and much more!). Mary Ratcliffe Studio focuses on the reincarnation and repurposing of raw materials to bring their work to life, valuing the world around them and seeking out sustainable materials and practices.

SPYCE GIRLZ

Online Business / At Markets in Ottawa

@spycegirlzseasonings

Spyce Girlz was founded on a vision and passion for healthy food by Ottawa teen girl Lillian Bond in 2017. Starting off in a couple local farmer’s markets, Lillian continues to grow her “spyce” empire as she expands into local grocery stores. Spyce Girlz all natual, gluten free seasonings are tasty, healthy and incredibly versatile.

AWAI SWIMWEAR

Online Business

@awaiswim

Awai Swim is a eco-friendly swimwear line specializing in made-to-order pieces. By combining conscious efforts of using biodegradable shipping bags, recycled fabric and minimizing overall waste, Awai Swim is proud to call themselves a sustainable brand. Awai Swim uses eco-friendly fabrics made from regenerated nylon. Awai Swim’s bikinis are minimal, sleek and are offered in a wide assortment of colours and styles. Awai Swim also prides themselves on being size inclusive. If you don’t fall between their XS-XL sizing range, simply send them your measurements and they’ll be happy to create a handmade bikini just for you!

THE YUKON SOAPS COMPANY

Online Business

@yukonsoapscompany

So much more than soap. Indigenous-owned and operated, The Yukon Soaps Company creates beautiful, hand-crafted soaps, shampoo bars, essential oil blends, and so much more. Featuring wild rose petals, juniper berries, a Yukon-shaped press, and the beadwork of Indigenous artisans, these soaps are literally infused and imprinted with the spirit of the Yukon.

RELEVE CLOTHING

1727 Bayview Avenue, Toronto

@releveclothing_

Relevé is Toronto’s ultimate destination for luxury activewear and loungewear. Relevé opened briefly in March 2021 before the second wave of COVID hit, then pivoted quickly to operate as an online shopping destination. Now, the store is officially open and offers fashionable options that are easy, comfortable, and flattering for every day. Brands are carefully sourced to create a cohesive, one-stop-shop for women who are looking for the best quality and style when it comes to athleisure and loungewear. Brands carried include alo, lack of color, TKEES, The Upside, Solid & Striped, DAYDREAMER, L’urv, Aviator Nation, P.E. Nation, On and many more!

CREME CREAM PUFFS

Online Business / Based in Calgary

@cremecreampuffs

Crème specializes in making beautiful, unique, and most importantly DELICIOUS desserts. All of our Signature Cream Puffs are made with a choux pastry base topped with a delicious crunchy cracquelin crust. Our cream puffs are made fresh daily and filled with perfectly smooth pastry cream! Finished with a variety of toppings and decorations these cream puffs are the perfect addition to any party or celebration. Our menu changes seasonally so be sure to check back on the regular as we are constantly adding new delicious flavours!

GRAMMY GRUB: MC Hammer Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken

Trevor Lui | posted Friday, Mar 12th, 2021

MC Hammer Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken

Recipe by: Trevor Lui

Instagram: @trevorlui

Prep: 5 Minutes, plus 8 hour marinating time

Cook: 5 – 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp mirin
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken thighs cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup potato starch
  • 3 cups canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 8 Thai basil leaves
  • Chilli sauce or plum sauce to serve

Customers always asked about the name of this dish. When I was growing up in the eighties and nineties, MC Hammer was a popular music artist and, at one point, a brand celebrity for a fried chicken company. I recalled his Hammertimne dance promoting popcorn chicken, and hence the name MC Hammer Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken. the dish, derived from Japanese Karaage and makes for a great party snack or side dish.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine garlic, mirin, sesame oil, soy sauce (or tamari), and sugar. Add chicken to the marinade, stirring to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.

Put potato starch in a medium bowl. Add chicken and stir well to ensure all pieces are thoroughly covered.

Heat oil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Using a metal slotted spoon, slowly lower chicken into the oil and deep-fry for 5-6 minutes until golden, crispy brown and internal temperature is 180ºf. Transfer chicken to a plate lined with a paper towel to drain.

In a large bowl, combine chicken, salt and pepper.

using a metal slotted spoon, lower basil leaves into the hot oil and deep-fry for 6-8 seconds. Transfer leaves to a plate lined with a paper towel to drain.

Garnish popcorn chicken with the basil leaves and serve immediately with chilli or plum sauce.

 

GRAMMY GRUB: 10,000 hour BBQ RIBS!

Matt Dean Pettit | posted Thursday, Mar 11th, 2021

 

10,000 hour BBQ RIBS!

Recipe by: Matt Dean Pettit

Instagram: @mattdeanpettit

Well I know it’s the winter here in Canada but that doesn’t mean that we need to put away our Grills! BBQing in the snow should be a Canadian sport in my opinion! 

This recipe great recipe is a classic but with a fun twist at the end just like country music band Dan & Shay collaborating with our Canadian superstar Justin Bieber with their Grammy-nominated “10,000 Hours”

 

*You can cook these on the BBQ or in the oven as per the recipe below. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 racks pork ribs, silver lining membrane removed. 
  • 1 bottle of Budweiser Beer
  • 1 tspb ground cumin
  • 1 grated orange peel
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar 
  • 3 garlic cloves, grated 
  • 3 tbps ketchup 
  • 1 tbsp Tabasco Chipotle sauce 
  • 1/2 cup of crusted pistachios (garnish)
  • Orange zest (garnish) 

 

Directions:

  1. Cut the 2 racks into halves giving you 4 pieces. Place into a dish 
  2. Mix all the ingredients minus the pistachios in a medium sized mixing bowl. 
  3. Pour marinade all over the ribs fully covering them. Cover with tin foil and place into refrigerator for minimum 12 hours. 
  4. Remove the ribs from the refrigerator still

While covered and let sit at room temp for 30-45 mins 

  1. In the meantime pre-heat the oven to 275f and 137c. 
  2. Place ribs on a baking sheet, ensure ribs are well sauced, cover with tin foil and place in the oven. 

7.Cook the ribs for approx 2 hours. 

8.Remove the time foil and place back in to the oven for another 15-20 mins max. 

  1. Remove from heat and let the ribs rest for 5 mins, sprinkle with crushed pistachios and more orange zest, dip and dunk into more KC BBQ sauce and enjoy!

 

GRAMMY GRUB: Circles Crab Cakes with Dijon Aioli 

Chef Devan Rajkumar | posted Wednesday, Mar 10th, 2021

Circles Crab Cakes with Dijon Aioli 

Recipe by: Chef Devan Rajkumar

Instagram: @chefdevan

Crab Cakes

  • 1lb ready to eat, Crab meat
  • 2 tbsp Red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Jalapeno, finely chopped
  • 1 Scallion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp Red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 tsp whole grain Dijon mustard
  • 1-2 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp Hot sauce
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • ¾ cup Panko breadcrumbs 
  • Salt, to taste
  • White pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup High smoke point, neutral flavoured oil (Grapeseed, Avocado, Canola or Light Olive Oil), for shallow frying

Dijon Aioli 

  • ¼ cup Mayonnaise
  • 1-2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Lemon zest
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  1. In a bowl, add red onion, jalapeno, scallion, red pepper and garlic. Add whole-grain Dijon, mayonnaise, Old Bay, hot sauce and lemon juice. Fold the egg through the mixture, then season with salt and pepper. 
  2. Add crab meat and panko breadcrumbs. Taste the mix, and adjust seasoning, if necessary.
  3. Using a tablespoon, form the crab cakes, packing lightly. Roll in panko and place on a tray lined with parchment paper to avoid sticking. Place in the refrigerator to firm up, about 10 – 30 minutes. 
  4. Add mayonnaise, Dijon, lemon juice, lemon zest and garlic. Season and mix well to form Dijon aioli.
  5. Pre-heat a pan with oil, ensuring that the oil does not smoke. Gently place the crab cake into the pan. Avoid crowding the pan. Cook until golden brown on both sides.
  6. Serve warm with drizzled with Dijon aioli. 

Equipment required 

  • 1 skillet or frying pan
  • 1 large bowl (Crab cake)
  • 1 medium bowl (Dijon Aioli)
  • 2 spatulas or mixing utensils 
  • 2 tablespoons (one for tasting and one for spooning out the crab cake mixture)
  • Tray or plate lined with parchment paper (to refrigerate crab cakes)
  • Plate lined with paper towel or wire rack (to allow crab cakes to rest)

GRAMMY GRUB: Future Nostalgia Cocktail

Julia Grieve | posted Tuesday, Mar 9th, 2021

Julia Grieve the Accidental Environmentalist

Instagram: @prelovedjules

Recipe:

Future Nostalgia—

A trash twist on the classic Tom Collins, this cocktail calls for a syrup made from citrus scraps!

The Tom Collins recipe was first printed in the 1876 bartender book, it’s a nostalgic cocktail, fresh, fruity and I gave it a sustainable twist because the future is green.

CHOPPING BOARD CORDIAL –

(Example Recipe)

1kg Mixed fresh off cuts

1L Water

240g Granulated sugar

24g Citric acid powder

12g Malic acid powder

 

  1. Weigh your off cuts and add the same amount of water
  2. Cover and leave to soak over night at room temperature
  3. Strain out and weigh infused liquid
  4. (Assuming new weight is 1.2kg) add all powders and stir till dissolved
  5. Bottle and store cold

Future Nostalgia-

  • 1 ½ cups ice
  • 2 oz gin
  • ¾ oz lemon juice
  • ½ oz chopping board citrus cordial
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 oz club soda
  • Lemon wedge for garnish

Fill a glass with ½ cup ice and set aside in the freezer to chill. Combine the gin, lemon juice and cordial in a cocktail shaker with 1 cup of ice, cover and shake until chilled.

Strain into the chilled glass, top with club soda and garnish with a lemon slice and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Nicole’s Peanut Butter Banana Cake

Kyle Mack | posted Thursday, Feb 25th, 2021

Ingredients

  • Wet ingredients
  • 3 very overripe medium bananas, mashed (1 ¼ cup mashed overripe banana)
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • ¾ cup natural creamy peanut butter (only peanuts & salt as ingredients)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Dry ingredients
  • 2 cups packed super fine blanched almond flour (I use Bob’s Red Mill)
  • ½ cup coconut flour (do not pack)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips, dairy free if desired
  • For the frosting:
  • ½ cup butter, at room temperature (or sub vegan butter)
  • ½ cup natural creamy peanut butter (just peanuts + salt)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-3 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice), to make the frosting creamy
  • To garnish the cake:
  • Mini chocolate chips around the edges of the cake

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of three 6-inch round cake pans or two 8-inch round cake pans with parchment paper rounds. Spray parchment paper and sides of pan with nonstick cooking spray. YOU SHOULD USE PARCHMENT PAPER or the cake is likely to stick. Please do not forget.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together mashed bananas, eggs, pure maple syrup, peanut butter and vanilla extract until smooth.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda and salt together. Set aside. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon until well combined. Fold in mini chocolate chips.
  4. Divide batter evenly between pans and spread out with a spatula to smooth the tops. Bake for 20-30 minutes if using two 8-inch pans and 25-35 minutes for three 6-inch pans. Cakes are done when a tester comes out clean or with just a few crumbs attached. Allow cake to cool completely before frosting or removing from the pans. The cake should be room temperature or cold when you frost it. This is very important. Cakes can be made a day ahead and stored in the fridge if you’d like.
  5. Make your frosting: In the bowl of an electric mixer, add the softened butter and peanut butter and whip on high until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar, vanilla and 2 tablespoons almond milk. Beat slow at first, then increase speed to high and beat for approximately two minutes. Frosting should be nice and creamy, if you want it extra creamy, add another tablespoon of almond milk and beat again.
  6. Now it’s time to frost the cake: place about 1-2 tablespoons down onto the cake stand and spread out. Invert 1 cake onto the cake stand, add about ½ heaping cup frosting between each layer, repeat with each cake, then frost the top and sides of the cake with the remaining frosting. If you’d like, you can do a crumb coat for the frosting first (to avoid crumbs in the frosting) by doing the following: Frost the layers as you normally would and then coat the outside of the cake with a very thin layer of frosting and place in fridge for 10-15 minutes before you finish frosting. This is so that the crumbs stick to this layer of frosting and not your main layer.

How To Book Toronto Rink Time

Kyle Mack | posted Thursday, Jan 7th, 2021

For families that are looking to get outside and enjoy some time on the ice, the city of Toronto has made outdoor skating available to those who reserve spaces. There is a 25-person limit for outdoor ice rinks, and while reservations are encouraged, a small number of spots will be available for participants who are not able to make a reservation online.

TORONTO SKATING TIPS:

  • Skaters should plan ahead as reservations are encouraged and capacity is limited to 25 people per ice pad at all times.
  • Reservations for 45-minute skating sessions can be made online at toronto.ca/skate, although a limited number of spots will be available for people who are not able to make a reservation online.
  • To reserve a skating session, people need client and family PIN numbers. These numbers can be requested by calling 416-396-7378. Call centre hours have been expanded to 8 am to 8 pm Monday to Friday, and Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 3 pm.
  • It is important for people to check their rink’s open/closed status before heading out. This information is updated with weather-related or other service disruptions and is available on toronto.ca/skate.
  • A complete listing of ice rink locations and skate session availability can be found at toronto.ca/skate. The webpage includes:
    • A mapping function as well as a listing of rinks
    • The ability to search by location or address
    • The ability to filter by skating trail or skate rentals
    • The ability to reserve directly from a location in the listing

Thank you to our Holiday Partners

Kyle Mack | posted Tuesday, Dec 29th, 2020

With the help of our product partners, we were able to have another year of Holiday giveaways!

Cedar’s Non-Alcoholic Gin

New to the rapidly growing non-alcohol spirit market in Canada, CEDER’S is a distilled non-alcoholic alt-gin made with classic gin and exotic South African botanicals, found only in the Cederberg Mountains of the Western Cape. CEDER’S is bottled in Sweden, after blending with pristine Swedish water. It has been created for those being mindful about consumption, looking for a sophisticated non-alcoholic serve, or simply for designated drivers that don’t want to sacrifice on quality. CEDER’S is available widely at fine retailers across Canada and on Well.ca in 3 varietals:
Ceder’s Classic – Floral & Balanced – a blend of classic gin botanicals such as juniper and coriander combined with hints of geranium, and Cape floral fynbos.
Ceder’s Crisp – Refreshing & Tranquil – a refreshing blend of classic gin botanicals such as juniper and citrus combined with cucumber and calming camomile.
Ceder’s Wild – Spicy & Intriguing – an intriguing blend of classic gin botanicals such as juniper and ginger, combined with clove and rooibos.
The prize giveaway will include all 3 varieties of Ceder’s along with an amazing $700 in prepaid credit cards to help you with all your holiday spending.

Rebelstork and Owlet

Sleep More, Worry Less Being a new parent, it’s normal to be concerned about your baby’s well-being–especially at night. But that anxiety and constantly waking to check on baby can take a toll on your physical and mental health. Even as you stare at the monitor, you can’t know for sure if baby’s really safe. The Owlet Smart Sock is a baby wearable that sits inside a washable sock that quietly watches over baby to track baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels. If baby’s heart rate or oxygen levels fall outside safe zones, the sock will notify parents that baby may need your attention. For visual monitoring, Owlet created the Owlet Cam, an HD 1080p video monitor that has a 130° wide-angle lens, the video can be streamed anywhere with the Owlet App. As a pair, they create the Owlet Duo and now anyone looking after baby can get a full window into baby’s health and rest assured that baby is happy. Now you can sleep more and worry less, because Owlet is here to help you keep your baby safe. REBEL STORK: Rebelstork is Canada’s first managed, online marketplace that enables the buying and selling of overstock, open boxed and quality used baby gear at a reduced price, with no hassle or haggle. They take the hassle and haggle out of used baby gear buying and selling – our custom algorithm sets fair pricing for items, then we pick the item up and bring it back to HQ for sanitization, photography and listing. Rebelstork has an active community of buyers and the average Rebelstork item sells within only 48 hours of the listing going live. For more information visit rebelstork.com.

Lindt

LINDT invites you to savour every moment this holiday season with a chance to win a $500 LINDT chocolate gift basket and a $500 gift card that can be redeemed at any LINDT Chocolate Shop across Canada One lucky winner has the chance to win a $500 LINDT chocolate gift basket and a $500 gift card that can be redeemed at any LINDT Chocolate Shop across Canada

Ninja Kitchen

Prep for holiday cooking with Ninja! With the Foodi, NeverStick Premium cookware, you will have all that you need to entertain this holiday season, PLUS it’s dishwasher safe! Air Fryers have been all the rage lately, and with the Ninja Dual Zone Air Fryer, you can fry with up to 75% less fat than traditional methods. PLUS you’ll get a Ninja Smart Air Grill for your quick grilling needs AND a Ninja professional Plus KitchenSystem allowing you to create smoothies, frozen drinks, and chopped mixtures all at the touch of a button. With this prize pack, you’ll be gearing up to be the host with the most!

Miraj Hammam

Get ready to relax and recharge with a $1,000 gift card from the Miraj Hammam Spa! Located inside the Shangri-la Toronto, the Miraj Hammam Spa will transport you into another world without having to leave the city!  While the spa is currently closed due to the Toronto lockdown, your prize will be ready for indulgence once the regular business has resumed.

KITS

KITS is Canada’s fastest-growing eyewear company offering a complete eyewear solution including glasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses at a revolutionary price. KITS is headquartered in Vancouver, BC and manufactures its lenses locally. KITS is changing the way people shop for eyewear by transforming what has traditionally been a clinical, confusing, expensive, multi-visit transaction into an enjoyable and easy experience. Everything your eyes need, in one place. This includes ● A full (and growing!) selection of eyeglasses, ranging from name brands like Tom Ford, Oakley, Gucci, Ray-Ban and many many more launching every week ● Thousands of hand-made KITS frames that were designed in Vancouver ● The largest selection of branded contact lenses in Canada, and the biggest inventory of contact lenses, so they’re more likely to have your prescription in stock for immediate shipment ● KITS branded, daily silicone hydrogel contact lenses, the highest product quality available in contact lenses at an incredible price point ● A complete eyecare solution on-site, including virtual try-on, an online vision test which is coming soon in Canada, and partnerships with all insurance companies to apply for reimbursement ● Your first pair of glasses with KITS is completely free ● A powerhouse team with decades of optical and consumer experience

Audi

For four decades, Audi has been setting the pace with permanent Quattro all-wheel drive. The world’s leading purveyor of luxury and design-forward automobiles, Audi is now leading the way in the electric vehicle category. In summer 2021 the new e-tron GT will be released adding to the all-electric e-tron line. We are happy to provide a lucky viewer with an Audi gift package including beautiful Audi genuine accessories to bring you some Holiday cheer. The prize pack includes Audi Roadster Bicycle and an Audi snowboard for your sporting adventures.

Victorinox

Victorinox, makers of the Original Swiss Army Knife, have the perfect gift for you this holiday season: The recently launched Fieldforce Titanium LE – Timeless meets Titanium. This is the lightest Fieldforce ever, made for any occasion. It offers featherweight strength, a stylish red bezel, and a Super-LumiNova® enhanced display. Super exclusive, available in North America only and limited to 1,400 individually numbered pieces, with an incredible Limited Edition red packaging. This intrepid and pioneering international brand now spans five product categories: Swiss Army Knives, Cutlery, Watches, Travel Gear and Fragrances, Victorinox is also gifting one lucky winner with one Airox Global Hardside Carry-On, a Travel Edge Toiletries Deluxe, an Altmont Pro Compact Laptop Backpack, a Victoria 2.0 Carry-On Tote, 2 x Foldable Paring Knives, and a Swiss Classic Kitchen Set. Find this and more at www.victorinox.com.

Shark

Taking your holiday cleaning to impressive new heights with Shark! Shark aims to make revolutionary technology attainable with its diverse and innovative range of home cleaning solutions. Our friends at Shark are giving you a prize pack including The Shark® IQ Robot with Self Empty Mini Robotic Vacuum, a Shark® Genius Steam Pocket Mop System, and a Shark® Rocket DuoClean Stick Vacuum.

IKEA

Our friends at IKEA are giving you the gift of a good night’s sleep! With a focus on sustainability, The HIDRASUND sustainable mattress is made from natural materials including coconut fibre, natural latex, cotton and more. In this prize pack, you’ll be getting 4 ergonomic pillows, a duvet and a full sheet set! This prize pack is valued at $1800! Want to complete the design? IKEA has announced The TUFJORD (PRONOUNCED TOUGH-YORD)  headframe, designed with soft velvet and beautiful lustre.

Dr. Martens

Dr. Martens, the iconic global footwear brand, is here to help you look and feel your best for the winter season. Their new autumn-winter releases are not only perfect for the cold weather but are classic fashion must-haves in your closet. Their newest Urban Protection collection is perfect to get you through our Canadian winters. With a high-performance WinterGrip sole – a PVC/Rubber/hybrid sole built with grooved cleats with superior traction, grip and durability on slippery surfaces – it’s the perfect stylish boot for the winter.

Sobeys Voila

Shopping for groceries online has never been easier thanks to Voilà by Sobeys. Place your order at voila.ca, select your preferred delivery window, and your groceries will be delivered directly to your home from their automated warehouse, safely and with less handling. Voilà delivers 7 days a week from 6AM to 10PM in the GTA, Hamilton/Guelph, north to Barrie and east to Pickering. Our friends at Voila by Sobeys are giving you a $500 Voilà by Sobey’s grocery credit!

La Presserie

La Presserie, is a Toronto-based cold-pressed juice brand that makes it easier to achieve your daily fruits and vegetable intake! To sweeten the deal, No water, sugar or preservatives are ever added. La Presserie’s juices and smoothies unpasteurized and flash-frozen to retain freshness and nutrient value for juice that is as fresh as the day it was pressed Our friends at La Presserie are giving you a one-year subscription to La Presserie with a weekly delivery of a 6pack of juices for the year! This is valued at over $1,500!

Best Buy Canada

Shop Best Buy Boxing Day sales early and confidently with their Boxing Day price guarantee For the latest and greatest tech gift ideas, visit the Holiday Hub on BestBuy.ca Customers in the GTA have the option for Quick and Easy pickup at Best Buy stores. This includes purchasing and reserving an item on BestBuy.ca and picking it up at their local store through curbside pickup via text message

Wholly Veggie

Toronto-based company Wholly Veggie places a focus on food sustainability aims to solve this problem by creating plant-based, better for you foods without the reliance on animal agriculture This full product line is non-GMO and completely soy and gluten-free and provides up to 20 grams of protein and over 50% daily fibre requirements! Enter to win a Wholly Veggie Prize Pack!

HUSH

“There’s no question that this year has been a stressful one. 1 in 4 Canadians are now suffering from anxiety or a lack of sleep and that number continues to grow. Luckily, many Canadian businesses are aiming to solve this problem, and Toronto-based brand Hush is doing that with its collection of premium weighted blankets. A few seconds under one of these heavy blankets and your entire mood and energy changes. Complete calm really washes over you and the mind seems to quiet. Hush Blankets can be found online at hushblankets.ca ”

The Body Shop

These holiday essentials from The Body Shop are a mix of their best sellers and limited edition season releases, including their highly lusted after Ultimate Advent Calendar which features 25 full-sized products. From their Himilayan Charcoal line to Almond Milk & Honey, these must-have face hair and body products will keep you feeling your best from head to toe.

Kiehl’s

This is Kiehl’s greenest holiday campaign to date. Focusing on less waste and sustainability, Kiehl’s holiday collection is made with fully recyclable gift boxes and is now made with zero plastics and 100% previously recycled paper. The whimsical packaging was created in collaboration with Lyon-based illustrator, Maïté Franchi. Kiehl’s offers some great last-minute gift sets that cater to everyone on your shopping list, or treat yourself this holiday season! The sets can be purchased online at Kiehls.ca and are also available in-store. Make holiday shopping easy at your local Kiehl’s boutique. Here’s how it works: Call your preferred Kiehl’s boutique to place your order and pay over the phone. Curbside Service: Park in a designated area and a Kiehl’s Associate will make a contactless delivery to your car.

OSMO

Osmo’s new Coding Starter Kit is designed to help kids build coding skills block by block. Transform your tablet into a hands-on coding adventure. Designed for ages 5–10, Coding Starter Kit builds coding skills in progression with 3 hands-on learning games. Watch your child learn to code as they connect colourful blocks of code in the physical world to chart the adventure on their screen. Wherever your kids are in their STEAM education, these games will keep them engaged and entertained. Here’s how this latest addition to the Osmo interactive learning system teaches coding skills in progression. Coding Awbie–String together commands to guide Awbie on an epic strawbie-munching adventure. Coding Jam–Arrange coding blocks in patterns and loops to compose your own music. Coding Duo–Solve advanced side-by-side puzzles solo or with a friend for double the fun and challenge.

Cadillac Fairview

Details: $1,000 CF SHOP! Card giveaway as part of Holiday giveaway series This holiday season, Cadillac Fairview (CF) is providing a safe and comfortable space for shoppers. With one week to go until Christmas, CF is helping shoppers finalize their lists ahead of the big day. From extended hours at select shopping centres to convenient curbside pick-up, shoppers can efficiently plan their trips to support their holiday needs. New this year, customers can skip the line by pre-booking an appointment at participating retailers or to purchase a CF SHOP! Card. Offers are available by storefront and curbside pick-up appointment only by visiting CFguestlist.com. CF also recently launched a new mobile shopping app called LiVE by CF where shoppers can: Have a mall directory in their pocket complete with enhanced wayfinding, property-specific maps and icon-based navigation cues to help plan the most productive shopping routes. Access helpful information related to COVID-19 safety protocols, location of hand sanitizer stations and mall and retailer hours of operation Search and tag favourite products right in the app for quick recall when shopping. Receive special offers directly from CF retailer partners for in-property savings. Visit www.cfshops.com for information regarding operating hours, safety protocols or to learn more about the helpful shopping services offered at your local shopping centre. Cadillac Fairview is helping brighten the spirits of one lucky BT viewer with a $1,000 CF SHOP! Card. The gift card can be redeemed at one of the nine (9) CF shopping centres across Ontario. Happy Holidays from Cadillac Fairview!

M∙A∙C

M∙A∙C Cosmetics, the Canadian-born brand, is your destination for last-minute gifting this season. Whether you’re looking for the hottest kits of the season or the best bang for your buck, they’ve got the products, tools, and expertise to OoOoh and AaAah everyone on your list. You can now click and reserve your items online and call your local store to process your order for the fastest and safest pick-up! Shop at maccosmetics.ca

Mattel

To help get into the holiday spirit and evoke wonder and Joy among families, BT and Mattel Canada have rounded-up a selection of toys and games for kids of all ages and we’re giving away Three Top Toys Prize Packs to a few lucky viewers! Valued at over $500, the Mattel Top Toys Prize Packs feature the hottest new toys and fun for the whole family For Elsa and Anna fans we’ve got Disney’s Frozen Elsa’s Ice Palace by Little People If you’re into classic games there’s the newly revamped UNO Showdown And for the HotWheels fan we’ve to the HotWheels Monster Trucks Scorpion Playset! PLUS SO MUCH MORE

Toys R’ Us

Toys“R”Us is the ultimate destination for all of your Holiday gift needs! Toys”R”Us is available for in-store shopping (at select stores), in-store pick-up, curbside pick-up, and same-day, next-day, delivery! Toys”R”Us will be giving you TWO $500 gift cards, one for your holiday gifting and ONE for you to give to someone in need this Holiday season.

LG

Add some tech to your holiday season with our friends at LG! LG will keep you connected with the LG Velvet Phone and the LG Gram laptop!  Weighing less than three pounds, the LG gram laptop when paired with the LG Velvet phone, will make for the ultimate way to increase your productivity in the new year!

Nikon

The Z 5 has a full-frame sensor (in contrast to the Z 50’s crop sensor) for clean low-light shots. The kit comes with a 24-50mm lens. As with other Z series cameras, it works with hundreds of Nikon lenses with an adapter, as well as the expanding lineup of NIKKOR Z lenses. The Nikon Z 5 is a full-frame mirrorless camera, which means it works great in low-light and is incredibly fast – This kit comes with a camera and 24-50mm lens that retails for $2,299.00 – You can use it as a webcam to make your video calls look sharp – The Nikon Z 5 will immediately improve your videos and photos, and you can hone your skills for years with hundreds of compatible lenses – Everything you capture transfers to your phone or tablet in the background – you just set it up once

40 Crew Whiskey

This holiday season, Grimsby made – Forty Creek, is the perfect gift for whisky enthusiasts and those looking to support the local Ontario Made community. Forty Creek Whisky is ready to lift up your holidays with a $1,000 visa gift card! Enter now!

Tru Niagen

Making 2021 your year of wellness with the Health Canada approved Tru Niagen! Tru Niagen is a unique form of vitamin B3 clinically proven to increase levels of NAD which supports your cellular health.

Oral-B

The new Oral-B iO is the perfect self-care gift that gives you a professional-clean feeling at home! The Oral-B iO comes with game-changing features to elevate your brushing experience and is available in black, white, rose quartz, and violet and starts at $279.99!

Jenny Bird

Add some glamour to your accessories with Canadian brand, Jenny Bird! One lucky winner will receive the Toni Collection, a return to elegance with a reinvented shape and modernized classic pieces.

Tim Hortons and Keurig

Stepping up your coffee experience with Keurig and Tim Hortons! Keurig and Tim Hortons are giving one lucky viewer a K-Supreme Plus, a Milk frother, a rolling storage drawer, a reusable coffee filter and a collection of Tim Horton’s coffee!

Aritzia

Super warm. Super cool. Super super. It’s The Super Puff™ and it lives up to its super name. Back for Winter 2020 in 8 styles, 12 innovative fabrics and over 65 colours, Aritzia’s iconic puffer is fully loaded with top-of-the-line technical details and available at all Aritzia stores and aritzia.com. Worn by the likes of Ariana Grande, Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber, Margot Robbie and Hunter Schafer, The Super Puff™ has officially transcended cult-status.

Endy

Canada’s leading online mattress brand helps Canadians wind down, relax and get a good night’s rest – something that is arguably more important in 2020 than in previous years. Meet Endy, Canada’s best-selling online mattress. As one of Canada’s fastest-growing e-Commerce companies, Endy was recently named Best New Product Canada 2020 and is the go-to mattress that hundreds of thousands of Canadians turn to for a good night’s sleep. Proudly Canadian-made with over 16,000 5-star reviews, The Endy Mattress is made with proprietary Endy Comfort Foam. Endy’s foam has a unique open-air cell structure that provides the perfect balance of comfort and support, plus temperature control, pressure relief, and reduced motion transfer.

Bartesian

Bartesian is a fun and convenient way to enjoy and serve premium cocktails or Mocktails in the comfort of your home. Made with 100% recyclable material, a cocktail capsule contains real juices, bitters, and extracts to mix with your favourite spirits. Enter to win your very own Bartesian cocktail machine!

Laderache

Laderach is giving you a box of premium Swiss chocolates! Each Läderach chocolate box is valued at $150 and includes a variety of fresh, artisanal chocolate from Switzerland, such as its iconic FrischShoggi (fresh chocolate in Swiss German), the Master’s Collection Tablet & Bonbon created by Elias Läderach, the World Chocolate Master, and much more.  If you’re outside of Toronto, to learn more and order online visit, ca.laderach.com.

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