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A Thrilling Treetop Adventure Awaits in Nearby London, Ontario

A Thrilling Treetop Adventure Awaits in Nearby London, Ontario

There are so many cool things about the city of London, Ontario, that it’s hard to find a place to begin. But one of the most unique attractions is a small ski resort — Boler Mountain — found in the city itself. And when the snow melts, the fun doesn’t stop. That’s when this amazing family destination transitions into Treetop Adventure Park complete with multiple zip lines, rope courses, swinging bridges, Tarzan swings and pirate nets that are guaranteed to entertain visitors during the warmer months.

Recently, this writer had the opportunity to experience the Treetop Adventure Park for the very first time, along with two other first-timers. We ranged in age from thirties to fifties, and two of us had a slight fear of heights. As it turned out, we had nothing to worry about!

Annual ‘Love Everybody 5K Run/Walk’ Honors Young Runner

Annual ‘Love Everybody 5K Run/Walk’ Honors Young Runner

 

Applications are still being accepted for the second annual  “Love Everybody 5K Run and Fun Walk” taking place on Saturday, June 14, at Northwood Elementary School, 250 Northwood Ave., West Seneca. The event is held in memory of Devin Miller, a sixth grade student at Northwood and an avid runner who lost his life in December 2012 after being struck by a car.

Survived by his parents, Eric and Stephanie Miller of West Seneca, and three younger sisters, Devin participated in many sports but his true passion was running with his dad. The entry fee for the June 14 event is $20 for the race, $10 for students 18 and under, and $10 for the walk. 

No Frills Buffalo Plans Golf Outing to Benefit Hospice Foundation

No Frills Buffalo Plans Golf Outing to Benefit Hospice Foundation

 

No Frills Buffalo publishing company’s annual golf outing to benefit the Hospice Foundation will take place on Friday, July 11, at Chestnut Hill Country Club, 1330 Broadway, Darien Center.

Individual golfers, foursomes and sponsors are still being sought for the annual “Come Get Some” golf outing. Registration and lunch begins at 12:30 p.m., followed by a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start.

Celebrity Golf Classic Still Accepting Golfer Registrations

Celebrity Golf Classic Still Accepting Golfer Registrations

 

Reservations from foursomes and individual golfers are still being accepted for the annual New York State Deputies Association Celebrity Golf Classic taking place on Saturday, May 31, at Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Club, 4560 Creek Road, Lewiston. Proceeds from the event will benefit the NYS Deputies Association scholarship fund.

Several alumni from the Buffalo Bills and Sabres are expected to participate in the event, including Joe DeLamielleure, Fred Smerlas, Lou Piccone, Booker Edgerson, Charlie Ferguson, Ed Rutkowski, Gabe Northern, Ken Jones, Jay McKee, Rene Robert, Terry Martin and Don Luce. During the tournament, golfers will have the unique opportunity to play 18 holes with these athletes and other television and entertainment personalities.

Runners Can Avoid Common Injuries by Being Proactive About Their Fitness

Runners Can Avoid Common Injuries by Being Proactive About Their Fitness

 

It's the start of running season again! Locally, we have the Buffalo Marathon on May 25, Tough Mudder July 12-13, and numerous 5Ks and other runs throughout the summer.

With an increase in running comes an increase in running injuries. According to Runner's World, the seven most common running-related injuries are:

• Runner's knee or Patellofemoral pain syndrome

• Achilles tendinitis

• Hamstring issues

The Brightest Run Takes Place in the Dark at Illuminate London

The Brightest Run Takes Place in the Dark at Illuminate London

There are countless runs and walks all year long for participants of all ages and skill level. But how many of them take place in the dark and encourage participants to walk, run or even dance their way through the course?

Illuminate London in nearby London, Ontario, will take place on Saturday, June 7. This unique event, billed as the “brightest run in the dark,” draws thousands of participants who run, walk and dance the streets of downtown along the 2 km course. Along the way they are treated to the hottest music playing throughout the route, which is lined with 10-foot tall crazy neon and wavy tubes! Wearing bright colors with a dose of creativity is definitely encouraged. 

Play Ball! Historic Labatt Park Ready for Another Fun-filled Baseball Season

Play Ball! Historic Labatt Park Ready for Another Fun-filled Baseball Season

 

Many of us with an interest in baseball often have a greater interest in old ballparks and the history of our favorite pastime. If that’s the case, catching a London Majors game in historic Labatt Memorial Park in nearby London, Ontario, has to be on your baseball bucket list!

The London Majors have been part of Canada’s Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) since 1925, playing their home games in Labatt Park. Standing since 1877, Labatt Park has the distinction of being the world’s oldest ballpark in its original location!