As our regular 680News.com series continues, we look at events happening in Toronto and near the city for a variety of ages and interests.
May 10-12, 2013
Toronto Roller Derby: A hard-hitting double-header will close out the Toronto Roller Derby home season this weekend. The Smoke City Betties will clash with the Death Track Dolls, and Chicks Ahoy! is set to battle the Gore-Gore Rollergirls. The winners will determine who plays in the 2013 Battle for the Boot Championships. The Bunker, Downsview Park. Saturday. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets range from $12-$18. http://torontorollerderby.com/
Sing! Vocal Arts Festival: Spring’s the perfect time for singing and you’ll hear some of the world’s most beautiful and unique voices at Toronto’s first-ever a cappella festival dedicated to celebrating Canadian and international vocal artists. An eclectic mix of genres, languages and cultural backgrounds will keep things fresh and grooving. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West. May 9-13. Times and prices vary. For details visit http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/festivals/sing/
Wing Festival: A lot of pubs and restaurants do wings, but who does them best? You can help crown Toronto’s wing king at the 2nd annual Toronto Wing Festival. Competitors from across the city will be deep fryin’ and vying for your vote. Make sure you save an appetite – this is an all-you-can-eat event, and will feature some equally juicy live music. 99 Sudbury. 99 Sudbury Street. Friday. 6-11 p.m. $30. http://torontowingfestival.com/
Nike High School Grand Prix: You could catch future Olympians in action when over 300 high school track and field athletes representing 12 provinces and territories across Canada run and jump for gold at this Nike-sponsored four-day-long meet. Varsity Centre, 299 Bloor Street West. May 9-12. Free. For event times visit http://www.highschoolgrandprix.ca/
Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise: Treat mom to a relaxing meal while cruising the glistening waters of Lake Ontario and taking in Toronto’s impressive skyline. The buffet-style brunch includes a waffle station, roast beef carving table and 11 choices of hot and cold dishes. 207 Queen’s Quay West. Sunday. Boarding at 11 a.m. $48.95 per adult/plus tax. $24.95 per child. Children under 3 are free. http://www.mariposacruises.com/index.php