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5 things to do this weekend: Oct. 27-28

Below is a list of events taking place this weekend (Oct. 27-28) in the GTA:

For families:
Discover trick-or-treat activity stations along the Toronto Zoo‘s “Pumpkin Trail” while checking out Arctic wolves, foxes, and polar bears. It’s all part of “Boo at the Zoo” this weekend at the Toronto Zoo. There’s also a “Critters and Costumes Parade” so make sure the kids are decked out in their best Halloween garb. Free for kids 12 and under. Saturday and Sunday; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For visitors: Just because the NHL can’t get its act together doesn’t mean you can’t find great hockey in the GTA. Future stars will be in action this weekend when the OHL’s Mississauga Steelheads host the Sudbury Wolves. Hershey Centre, 5500 Rose Cherry Pl. Mississauga. The puck drops at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets range from $15 to $25.

For singles: Sample selections of cask-conditioned craft beer from 50 microbreweries across Canada at Cask Days 2012. Some international beers will also be represented, as well as specialty and seasonal offerings. Learn the tricks of the brewing trade at one of the event’s seminars, or stick to sipping the golden nectar. Held at Evergreen Brick Works; Sat (noon to midnight), Sunday (noon to 5 p.m.). Tickets range from $28.56 to $70.37.

For charity: Citytv’s JC Chessell will be one of several cancer survivors honoured for raising awareness at The 24th Annual Celebration of Hope – a fundraiser in support of the Markham Stouffville Hospital’s Breast Health Centre and Cancer Clinic. There will be a luncheon, fashion show, and a live auction. Held at Hilton Suites Markham Conference Centre, 8500 Warden Avenue; 12:30 p.m to 3:00 p.m.

For kicks: What’s more fun than watching muscle-bound bad guys turn their opponents into pretzels? If you’re into wrestling, it doesn’t get any better than live action and Smash Wrestling is ready to feed the fan frenzy when they host a live event this weekend. Held at E-Zone, 120 North Queen St. at 5 p.m. Sunday; tickets are $15.

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