Disney On Ice at Budweiser Gardens Feb. 20-23

Disney On Ice will be showing at London's Budweiser Gardens Feb. 20-23. Budweiser Gardens image jpg, CD

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Grab your mouse ears and get ready for a worldwide party as Disney On Ice presents Celebrate Memories skates into London Feb. 20-23 for eight performances at Budweiser Gardens.

Produced by Feld Entertainment Inc., this production will inspire families to make memories they will treasure forever. Mickey Mouse is joined by Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy on a journey to discover his favourite memory of all time. Using Mickey’s “mouse pad,” show hosts encourage fans to be part of the action and help the gang venture through Disney stories, sharing memorable moments from treasured tales. Along the way, families sail away with Moana as she displays courage to save her island on a high seas adventure with the demigod, Maui.

Families will continue the journey to the wintry world of Arendelle as royal sisters Anna and Elsa discover true love is the most powerful magic of all and experience the mysterious magic of Fantasia as a sorcerer’s apprentice makes brooms come to life.

“Live Your Story” alongside Disney Princesses as they use perseverance, determination and hard work to inspire Mickey and children around the world to share their favourite Disney memories.

Tickets are affordably priced for the whole family. For more information visit www.budweisergardens.com, www.disneyonice.com or by calling 1-866-455-2849.

The opening night performance begins at 7 p.m.

The Ritz-Carlton Toronto has been named a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel for 2020. Known for its personal service and facilities that it provides its guests, this marks the fifth consecutive year for the hotel to be honoured with the distinguished rating, one of only seven hotels in Canada and 268 globally.

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the hotel has completed a reimagination of its rooms and suites paying homage to its proximity to the waterfront, entertainment district and the history of travel and leisure. The hotel’s 263 guest rooms and suites overlook Lake Ontario and the iconic CN Tower. The hotel is in the middle of excitement of Toronto and serves as home away from home for large numbers of hockey, basketball and baseball teams as well as politicians and world-known figures.

March Break is just around the corner and the Canada Blooms show in Toronto is rolling out the red carpet to visitors from around the world. For 24 years, Canada Blooms has been offering visitors of all ages the opportunity to interact, create and gain inspiration with their educational workshops.

Taking place March 13-22, the show will be offering children the opportunity to learn and create pieces of art using garden inspired crafts. Canada Blooms is an annual world-class festival that connects people to the joys and benefits of nature through experiences with gardens and flowers.

Disneyland raised ticket prices this week, breaking the US$200. mark for some one-day, two-park tickets for the first time, less than a year after the Anaheim, Calif., park opened Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

The park also unveiled a new five-tier system, based on peak days and seasons. Park hopper tickets, which allow guests to spend the day at both Disneyland Park and neighbouring California Adventure Park, will now cost up to US$209. The park has raised prices multiple times in the last few years.

Museum Windsor is celebrating Heritage Days with free admission on Saturday to both the Chimczuk Museum and Francois Baby House on Pitt Street.

The annual Whimsical Spring Market at London’s Covent Garden is slated for April 25.

The annual Maple Harvest Festival sponsored by the Museum of Ontario Archaeology is slated for March 14 in London. First Nations Elders Dan and Mary Lou Smoke will lead a blessing of the trees in honour of this important first harvest of the year. Warm up with Indian tacos and other treats while exploring the maple-themed exhibits and local craft vendors.

The annual Southwestern Ontario Boat and Recreation Show will take place March 13-15 at the John. D Bradley Convention Centre in Chatham.

The 38th annual St. Patrick’s parade and Corktown races are slated for March 15 at the Michigan Central Train Depot in Detroit.

Rondeau Provincial Park is the host to a Family Day event on Feb. 15 featuring an outdoor campfire, traditional stories and songs and lunch with refreshments.

The Monarch Butterfly Enthusiasts of Windsor and Essex County are counting on the public to help plant free milkweed seeds this spring to help provide much-needed food for monarch butterflies. For more information call Leo Silvestri at 519-977-3639.

The 2020 Canadian International Auto Show is taking place in Toronto on Saturday through to Feb. 23. It’s Canada’s largest auto show and has been held in Toronto annually since 1974. The event attracts more than 300,000 visitors. It is taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Readers are invited to submit their questions and suggestions on travel close to home or far away to travel writer Bob Boughner at bobgboughner@gmail.com.