As our regular CityNews.ca series continues, we look at events happening in Toronto for a variety of ages and interests.
May 30-June 1, 2014
Toronto Fitness Challenge: This groundbreaking health and fitness industry event in support of SickKids Foundation includes classes, motivational speakers, workshops and over 150 vendors. Fitness buffs can sweat to Yoga, CrossFit, and Zumba while keeping up on the latest body sculpting and nutrition trends. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W. May 31 – June 1. http://torontofitnesschallenge.com/
BeerProv: If you enjoy pints of beer and barrels of laughs, this is the event for you. At BeerProv some of the funniest comedians on the circuit improvisation scenes based on audience suggestions. The winner gets to sip from the comedy world’s version of the Stanley Cup – the coveted Mug of Champions! Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor Street West. Friday, 10:30 p.m. – 11:55 p.m. $20. http://beerprov.com/
5K Zombie Run: Whether you’re running from zombies, or you’ve joined the ranks of the living dead, you’ll be sure to work up a healthy sweat at this ghoulish obstacle course run. The event aims to raise awareness for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. All fitness levels are welcome. Polson Pier. 11 Polson Street. Saturday. 10 a.m. http://readysetdie.com/
Free Board Game Afternoon: Bored? Well how about spending an afternoon playing some of your favourite board games? Geekz United is throwing this all day fun-fest that will also include video games and Anime. Those in attendance will receive a 20 per cent discount on food and prizes will be handed out to star gamers. Richtree Natural Market, Toronto Eaton Centre, 14 Queen St. W. Saturday. 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. http://www.meetup.com/Geekz-United/
Toronto Island House and History Tour: The island community is unique and for many, a bit of a mystery. Well, if you’ve ever wanted to see how the other half lives, this is your chance. Meet island residents, check out their charming cottage homes, and hear stories about the island’s history. There will also be an island-themed art show featuring the works of island artists. Wards Island Association Clubhouse, 20 Withrow St. Sunday. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Adults $45. Children under 13 – $15. http://torontoislandhousetour.weebly.com/