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CONTENTS VOLUME 9 | ISSUE 3 SUMMER ISSUE 2021

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HOME & GARDEN Backyard Waterworks How To Stay Cool This Summer

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FROM THE PUBLISHER

What a difference a month makes! When we entered Phase 1 of our reopening plan on June 11th, the mood in our community changed overnight to one of optimism and excitement. It has been so great to see people out enjoying the patios, shopping safely, and reconnecting with their neighbours again. And there is more to come as the restrictions are lifted further through the summer. What a relief! This month, we have been privileged to work with the Bronte Village BIA and their members to produce a Summer Guide to Bronte. You will find the guide in the centre of this month’s issue. Please make sure you take the time to visit Bronte this summer – it’s really “happening” there with some cool retail stores, amazing restaurants, and of course the delightful parks and waterfront. Enjoy the summer!

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Celina Ip For Advertising or General Inquiries 905.845.8732 info@looklocalmagazine.com Look Local Magazine is published 10 times per year and is distributed for free at over 550 locations in Oakville, Burlington and surrounding areas. Copies are also distributed to select neighbourhoods using direct mail. Look Local Magazine is owned and published by Novavita Publishing Limited 1464 Cornwall Road # 8, Oakville, Ontario L6J 7W5 Copyright: All rights reserved. Reproduction of any article, photograph or artwork without written permission from the Publisher is strictly prohibited. Editorial contributions: Look Local encourages contributions of articles, recipes, photographs and other creative materials from the community. Please email info@looklocalmagazine.com or mail to 1464 Cornwall Road # 8, Oakville, Ontario L6J 7W5. We reserve the right to edit materials received and can assume no responsibility for unsolicited materials. Select photos courtesy of Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation Disclaimer: Advertisements published in Look Local Magazine are supplied solely by the advertiser and the Publisher accepts no responsibility for opinions expressed in advertisements or for copyright issues with respect to them.

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ere we are once again – slowly but surely climbing out of another lockdown. But something about this reopening feels different, more optimistic – hopeful. I think, partly, it’s because we’ve truly turned a corner in this pandemic, the end is near. And while that’s something to celebrate all on its own, there’s a vibrancy with summer that makes this reopening extra special. We’re stepping out of our homes again, visiting our favourite cafés and parks and patios. Life is inching slowly but surely towards normal – all under a warm summer sun. The word is out! Bronte is the destination of the summer. We’ve put together a guide dedicated to Bronte Village. Shops, parking, patios, and more – check it out in our Special feature. Plan on spending time in the backyard this summer? We want to help you stay cool. Our Home and Garden feature has all the fun ways you can splish and splash right in your own yard. The grills are hot this season, and nothing goes better with BBQ than a delicious sauce. Can you handle the heat? Read our Food feature for the dish on BBQ and hot sauces. This summer, some of our very own local athletes are heading to the Tokyo Olympic Games. We are so proud of their hard work and celebrate them in our Community feature. There’s nothing I love more than curling up with a good book (when my kids give me the time), and just like our athletes – we have some talented authors right in our hometowns. Get your summer reading list ready with our Summer Must-Reads by local authors. See you on the patio!

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here are two kinds of people in the summer: people with a pool and people who look to befriend people with a pool... Due to the high demand for pool installations and a multi-year waitlist (thanks, pandemic), you may be the latter. But fear not. Whether you have a pool, are waiting on a pool, or have nothing more than a garden hose – there are tons of ways to play in the water all summer long.

IF YOU HAVE A POOL… Can we come over? Kidding. Kind of. If you have a pool, the chances are you at least have a pool noodle or two. But there are so many other… dare we say "#trending” ways you can lounge this summer. Like, the Instagram-worthy giant rideon swan and flamingo, available at Pioneer Family Pools. Want to put your baby in a swan, too? You can do it; Leisure Industries in

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Oakville carries an infant size. Or, if you like to be more active in the pool, there are basketball nets, dive rings, and goggles available at both locations. Pool toys and accessories from inflatables, games, and even drink holders, are the perfect way to splash the day away.

IF YOU DON’T HAVE A POOL… But you have some unused space in the yard, you can actually install an above-ground pool fairly easily. Resin or steel pools are ultra-durable, long-lasting, and easy to assemble (and importantly, NOT permanent). They come in different sizes, heights, and shapes, and usually come as a kit including jets and skimmers. The great thing is you can set up these pools and

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leave them up – or if you happen to move or want to relocate the pool, you can simply disassemble it. These pools are available at places like Pioneer Pools, Leisure Industries, and Jameson Pool – all located in Oakville or Burlington. Even easier, you can purchase a quick set ring pool at your local Home Hardware. These pools usually cost anywhere from $90-$150. They’re larger than a traditional inflatable pool, are semiinflatable, and above ground. Ring pools still require maintenance such as chlorine checks and they require a pump, but overall, they are more affordable and easier to maintain.  Really tight on space? Chickadee Kids Co. has adorable and colourful kids-sized inflatable pools. Perfect to get your feet wet, or for the kids to splash around.

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Chickadee Kids Co. also has a new take on the traditional sprinkler – large, inflatable, perfect-for-all ages sprinklers! Run through water sprayed by a giant unicorn or dinosaur, or splash on a donut sprinkler mat. Ready for a water balloon fight? Grab reusable ones from The Refillery Market. These water balloons are a great addition to the summer! They are handmade in Hamilton Ontario from baby blanket yarn which is super absorbent! Just dunk the balloon in water and it will absorb up to 20 times its weight. Next, throw it at an unexpected victim and wait for the SPLASH (you also don’t have to worry about picking up tiny bits of balloon after all the fun).  Now, with all these options for wet and wild fun – do you really need a friend with a pool? LL

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When Natalie Jenner of Oakville wrote Jane Austen Society, she likely didn’t expect it would take off the way it did. As an instant international bestseller, Jane Austen Society has snagged copious awards and nominations, including Historical Fiction and Debut Novel nominations from the Goodreads Choice Awards.

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A fictionalized account of the real Jane Austen Society – the book takes place in the 1940s in the village of Chawton, England, where Austen lived and wrote her six famous novels. Before Jenner tried her hand at writing, she was a corporate lawyer and founder of the independent bookstore, Archetype Books, in Oakville. Jane Austen Society was so successful, that Jenner is scheduled to release a second novel next spring.

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Nigerian-Canadian author, Ekiuwa Aire, noticed a frustrating gap in children's books - a lack of Black characters and African heroes. As a mother of two, Ekiuwa was determined to change that, and she began writing Idia of the Benin Kingdom. Idia of the Benin Kingdom is an empowering children's picture book that takes readers on a beautifully illustrated journey to the 1500s in ancient Africa. Readers are captivated as they watch Idia transform herself from the young and curious daughter of a village warrior to becoming the Queen of the Kingdom of Benin.

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Meet Nariman Itma, owner of Abu Rasheed Cheese, a new specialty cheese shop on Bronte Road. Five years ago, Nariman and her four children immigrated to Canada as refugees – and since arriving, she secured both permanent residency and opened her own business from home. After three successful years, Nariman opened her brick-and-mortar store in February 2021. With the help of her children, Nariman runs the store which sells its own Middle-Eastern cheese and desserts. It also carries Turkish and Italian products.

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For owners Thanh To and Renata Darling, eco-living is second nature. Thanh has been doing it since she was a child – inspired by her parents during a time when plastic overconsumption didn’t exist. And as for Renata, she is determined to reduce human impact on the planet by promoting environmental-friendly alternatives wherever possible. Together, they believe everyone can make a difference in the way they live and consume – and EcoFillosophy provides the opportunity. EcoFillosophy is about shopping smarter. The store offers quality, ecofriendly, local, Canadian-made, Canadian-designed, ethically-made, and cruelty-free products that have earned the trust of both Thanh and Renata. 44

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NINA DUONG HAUTE COUTURE NINADUONG.COM 2344 LAKESHORE ROAD WEST

Bridal designer Nina Duong began her business 20 years ago in Yorkville. But after 13 years, beautiful Bronte drew her in. Before launching Nina Duong Haute Couture, Nina worked in the fashion industry under other brands – and before that, at just 15 years old, Nina made dresses of her own. Nina Duong collections are as breathtaking as they are luxurious. All gowns are hand-sewn, using the most exquisite fabrics, especially fine silks, from around the world. The garments are enhanced through the use of highquality lace, Swarovski crystal accents, pearls, and other detailed notions.

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Before opening her own store, Anya Izakowski worked in the fashion design industry. But after years of working under other brands, she decided it was time to open her own business. That was 23 years ago. Customers come from as far as Niagara, Barrie, and even Nunavut to shop the high-quality products at Anya’s boutique. From everyday T-shirts and full support bras to delicate French lace and beautiful silk lingerie – Goodnight Goodmorning is for every woman.

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MAURYA INDIAN TWIST

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Maurya Indian Twist, previously known as Maurya East Indian Roti, is a family-owned restaurant run by Sandhya Nair. Sandhya’s aunt opened the original location 15 years ago in Toronto. And today, they have six locations from Toronto to Hamilton. Sandhya opened the Bronte location in January 2020 – just before the pandemic. Maurya offers traditional Indian cuisine, wrapped in a WestIndian concept, hence the name ‘Indian Twist.’

SIMPLY GREEN BABY

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Founded over a decade ago by Ann and Liz Tran, Simply Green Baby has been an adored Bronte shop since day one. Having both grown up in Bronte, Ann and Liz felt there was no better place to plant their ecofriendly baby business. Simply Green Baby sells toys, baby items, and cleaning and houseware products. Everything in the store is non-toxic, and many of their items are either from or support Canadian-made products and businesses.

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You haven’t experienced Bronte unless you’ve experienced Bronte Fish and Chips. Owned by Simone and Todd Waddell (and previously owned by Simone’s parents), Bronte Fish and Chips has been the go-to fish and chip shop since 1968. The popular, family-friendly restaurant serves fresh halibut, cod, sole, haddock, and fresh-cut fries made daily from local potatoes.

PLANTED AQUARIA

PLANTEDAQUARIA.CA | 2350 LAKESHORE ROAD WEST

For years, My and Tom Tran have been building aquariums in their home, ones designed to reflect the natural habits of their fish. It only felt natural that the married couple would take their love of aquatics and turn it into a business. Planted Aquaria isn’t your average 'pet store'. It’s Oakville’s only aquarium and a place My and Tom can help people understand fish ownership. Their store sells trusted products and healthy livestock (with many of their fish sourced right here in Ontario).

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Daniella Comeau learned to knit hile pregnant ith her first child And throughout her careers, Danielle realized the one thing that kept her grounded was knitting…and crocheting…and felting. Calling upon her knowledge, she founded Spun Fibre Arts – a shop that tries its best to bring products that positively affect our world. Even small things – like buying a ball of yarn – can have a major impact. From knitting kits, classes and workshops, yarn, and more, Danielle has channeled her passion for the planet and the arts.

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he secret is out: Bronte Village is the destination of the summer. This little village in beautiful southwest Oakville has one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants - but even more so, the waterfront and harbour can’t be matched. On the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Bronte Village was established in 1834 and is one of the oldest Ontario communities, and arguably, one of its most scenically beautiful. You’ll notice a change of pace as soon as you enter the charming streets of The Village. One of the biggest draws is the beach and waterfront pathways – not to mention, spectacular Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park. On land, Fisherman’s Wharf is the main playground with a harbour, boardwalk and pier, and lighthouse. Nearby is a beach, cycling and al ing trails par lands picnic and children’s play areas ere you’ll find an irresistible urge to throw down your favourite picnic blanket as you watch the sailboats and swans go by or cruise along the waterfront and 52

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beach. Then, there’s the scenic Bronte Creek Heritage Trail, part of a 60km trail system connecting walkers and cyclists with more than 80 posted stories about the land and people. At the mouth of Bronte Creek, the West Pier is the perfect place for anglers to cast a line for trout and salmon. From land to lake, you expand your opportunity for adventure. For ‘on the water’ excitement, you can now easily access Lake Ontario at Vista Promenade and Water’s Edge Park to swim, paddleboard or skip rocks. The Bronte each o ers opportunities to hang out in a oatie on a hot day or launch a kayak. And if boating is your thing, a public boat launch and transient slips are available through the Town and Bronte Outer Harbour Marina (or charter a sport fishing outing ith sprey or earn harter ishing Bronte is a scenically splendid and unforgettable lakeside community to visit any time of year, but during the summer months it really shines. Whether you’re a young adventurer or relaxed retiree, Bronte is a destination that should be on every local’s summer “bucket” list.

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LANA'S SUMMER HATS

These hats are a 'must-have' summer accessory! They'll keep you cool and looking uber chic when you're out on the town or soaking up the sunshine.

GOODNIGHT GOODMORNING CYBERJAMMIES FLORAL PRINT SET

Made in the UK by Cyberjammies, this light eight oral pj set is per ect for lounging and welcoming some sunshine on a rainy day.

BOGART HOME SASSY OVEN MITT

So get ready to undo your pants because we're ready to cook up some gourmet summer dishes with this sassy oven mitt.

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ECOFILLOSPHY EVERYTHING BALM

This calendula and beeswax Everything Balm is a gentle, all-natural mixture that works wonders on irritated skin from eczema/psoriasis, or soothing bug bites and rashes. Pop a tin in your purse or diaper bag, so you'll always have some on-hand (pun intended!).

SIMPLY GREEN BABY WOODEN RAINBOW TOY

Enter the magical world of Grimm's Wooden Toys. Made in Germany from all-natural and sustainable materials, Grimm's rainbow stacker and dwarf dolls are a couple favourites that encourage openended, imaginvative play.

TASTE OF COLOMBIA CHOCOSOL STONE-GROUND CHOCOLATE BARS

Artisanal stone-ground chocolate bars made in Toronto by ChocoSol. From their best-selling Vanilla Sea Salt to their Five Chili or Coffee Crunch, ChocoSol bars are made using roasted cacao nibs, cacao butter, and simple, whole-food ingredients.

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n 2017, Canada turned 150 years old – and to celebrate that summer, we placed more than 60 uniquely painted Muskoka chairs around Bronte Village and Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park. Now, five years later, this signature event (known as At Home in Bronte) is an annual art installation and Bronte’s official kick-off to summer. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck and Ontario went into lockdown, At Home in Bronte was just one of our many beloved events that was cancelled. But working within restrictions, we were able to organize a winter installation, offering the artistic components we loved…just in cooler temperatures. Continuing through the spring and now into the summer of 2021, we are thrilled to have this event as our main programming. While all of our events have been cancelled, At Home in Bronte offers the unique ability for guests to enjoy the installation at their own leisure. Currently featuring 70 professionally painted chairs by 10 artists and placed outside businesses and along the waterfront, At Home in Bronte: Summer 2021 is bigger than ever – and perfect for social distancing.

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With the help of ArtHouse Halton, the Town of Oakville, and our 200+ businesses, we have been able to use our funding and partnerships to enhance the experience of this event. ArtHouse Halton, run by Don Pangman, is a local organization that provides accessible, safe, and free art-related programs to youth in our co unity e couldn’t thin o a better fit to help us source talented artists to paint the Muskoka chairs. While the artists come from all over ntario there are so e ro our o n co unity including afia hafi and Dawn-Angela Seeley. Another one of our partnerships is with the Town of Oakville, which maintains the paved pathways and gardens in the park. They also ensure 60

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TIP: Each art chair has a hidden lighthouse icon waiting to be discovered. Take a photo of yourself in the chairs and share @BronteEvents on Facebook and @BronteBIA on Instagram.

the washroom at Fisherman’s Wharf is open and cleaned year-round. ou’ll find chairs at the lighthouse pier, along the boardwalk, and near the gazebo, with the remaining sprinkled along Lakeshore Road and side streets in front of shops. We've put together a map to help you find the all because trust us you don’t want to miss any! At Home in Bronte is a free, safely spaced-out art installation that is available any time during any weather. It runs through October 2021. We invite you to take the time to wander the area and check out both the chairs and locally owned and operated businesses that make Bronte Village so unique.

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little bit of sunshine and warm weather is enough to send any Canadian in search of a patio. And after being cooped up for what feels like an eternity – the patios are calling and we are there! Whether it’s biting into a juicy burger or sharing nachos over a beer with someone you love, everything seems to taste a bit better on the patio. With patio season here, let’s make the most of it and support our local restaurants. Here’s our collection of outdoor hot spots in Bronte to visit this season.

Family Friendly THE FIREHALL

2390 LAKESHORE ROAD WEST | THEFIREHALL.CA

An Oakville favourite for their world-renowned wings, drinks, and family atmosphere – the Firehall has a family-friendly menu (their kid’s menus literally turn into firetrucks) and their patio is hot-hothot.

DUCKIES DAIRY BAR

2340 ONTARIO STREET | DUCKIESDAIRYBAR.CA

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THAI SENSES

2450 LAKESHORE ROAD WEST | THAISENSES.CA

Take a culinary journey through Thailand. From crispy spring rolls to mango salad, chicken satay, and all-time favourite pad thai – there are so many mouth-watering dishes to choose from.

EL SPERO

2420 LAKESHORE ROAD WEST | ELSPERO.CA

Lighter fare for less ravenous appetites (fruit salad, a single egg or a side order of toast), hearty plates like steak and eggs, meat lover’s meals or the Bronte Breakfast are served here.

HARBOURSIDE

2416 LAKESHORE ROAD WEST | HARBOURSIDE-KITCHEN.COM

Harbourside Artisan Kitchen & Bar specializes in freshly prepared comfort food, with a twist. Enjoy delicious home-style food (like their pasta special on Wednesdays) and beat the heat on their covered patio.

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100 BRONTE ROAD, UNIT 9 | THEWINEBAROAKVILLE.COM

One of Bronte’s newest (and highly demanded) patios! Wine Bar offers exclusive wines and small plates inspired by travels around the world.

PLANK RESTOBAR

67 BRONTE ROAD | PLANKRESTOBAR.CA

Diners rave about the pepper calamari, plank poutine, and cauliflower fritters. This tapas restaurant offers a view of Bronte Harbour, completing the relaxed ambiance.

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49 BRONTE ROAD | COVERESTUARANT.CA

Soak up some sun and sink your teeth into seafood at one of Oakville’s favourite patio destinations. Voted “Best Patio” by Talk of the Town, visitors to this Bronte Village hot spot can expect a oneof-a-kind dining experience featuring great food, signature cocktails and lakeside views from one of Oakville’s oldest historic buildings.

LA PARISIENNE CRÊPERIE

93 BRONTE ROAD | LAPARISIENNECREPERIE.COM

La Parisienne brings the taste (and ambiance) of Paris to the quaint lakeside village of Bronte. Cool off by the lake while you enjoy a refreshing cocktail and a savoury crepe (or their house-made French onion soup) at this cozy French Bistro.

CUCCI

119 JONES STREET | CUCCI.CA

At Cucci, ingredients are selected from local farmers and blended with fresh Italian sensibilities to create modern Italian cuisine. Try their freshly made in-house pasta while listening to live music on their expanded patio.

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THE BOATHOUSE

2340 ONTARIO STREET | BRONTEBOATHOUSE.CA

Tiki-bar and the only waterfront patio in Bronte. The restaurant offers casual lakefront dining with seafood options and an extensive wine list.

THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION

79 JONES STREET | BRONTELEGION.COM

Friendly faces are waiting on Bronte Legion’s casual, quiet patio serving cools drinks and snacks. Membership not required.

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Ethnic Fare CUBA

2444 LAKESHORE ROAD WEST | CUBASRESTAURANT.PARTY

A warm, energetic outpost serving classic Cuban plates – enjoy traditional dishes like paella, tamales, roast pork– and their own exclusive beer! Experience Cuban culture with Latin music right on the patio.

CASA MIA

2361 LAKESHORE ROAD WEST | CASA-MIA-CAFÉ.COM

Find South and Central American delicacies from light bites and desserts, to full meals, as well as a selection of hard-to-find Latin American groceries at Casa Mia.

POR VIDA

2330 LAKESHORE ROAD WEST | PORVIDA.CA

With a huge selection of innovative and traditional Mexican dishes, along with a large cocktail list and a vast choice of Tequila and Mezcal, the Por Vida patio is fast becoming a new favourite.

   

   

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MAURYA INDIAN TWIST

2309 LAKESHORE ROAD WEST | MAURYAINDIANRESTAURANTS.COM

Here you can find traditional Indian cuisine, wrapped in a WestIndian concept, hence the name ‘Indian Twist.’ The restaurant grinds their own spices in-house, giving a unique homemade flavour that people love.

ZARA’S BY THE LAKE

2347 LAKESHORE ROAD WEST | ZARASBYTHELAKE.COM

Nestled in the village, you will find Zara's By The Lake, home of the finest Mediterranean cuisine in the area. A stylish family-run spot with a warm vibe and Mediterranean specialties, including beef shashlik and lamb burgers.

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Quick bites CHESTNUT’S CAFÉ

11 BRONTE ROAD #34 | CAFECHESTNUTS.COM

Feel the breeze off the lake at Chestnut’s. Sit at one of their adorable bistro tables while you enjoy a coffee, sandwich, or their famous carrot cake.

TASTE OF COLOMBIA

67 BRONTE ROAD | TASTEOFCOLUMBIA.WORDPRESS.COM

This quaint, South American-style café perched on Bronte pier is truly something special. With everything from their coffee to their nibblies, organic and fair-trade, you can feel good about eating here. Located right beside a bike corral for easy parking!

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MY BACK SHED OAKVILLE Illuminate your outdoor patio or late-evening picnic with this terra cotta citronella candle. A stylish way to add ambient lighting in the evening and keep the bugs away. Bonus: when the candle is finished these clay pots can be repurposed

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BURLINGTON BEACH RENTALS BURLINGTON Life is better at the beach! Float away your worries this summer with one of these fun inflatables, perfect for the lake or your pool!

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OAKVILLE PADDLER, AL ANNA BRAY-LOUGHEED Burloak Canoe Club alumnus Alanna BrayLougheed is heading to the Olympic Games as a sprint kayaker! Alanna began paddling at the age of 10 when her mother signed her up for lessons after she bought a canoe but Alanna didn’t know how to paddle. Eighteen years later, Alanna is a Burloak Canoe Club champion and the only

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BURLINGTON SAILOR, EVAN DEPAUL Evan DePaul was 14 years old when he asked his parents to sign him up for sailing camp at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club...then, he asked them if he could quit after just one week. With encouragement from his father, Evan stuck it out at camp. And in a turn of events, he enjoyed camp so much that he went back the following summer, entering his first regatta in 2012. Evan will represent Canada this year in the 49er class along with skipper, William Jones of Ancaster. The two first teamed up in the summer of 2015 to race in the 49er FX, before moving into the 49er in 2016. Just a year later, they won gold at the 2017 Junior World Championship held at their home training centre in Kingston, Ontario.

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OAKVILLE KAYAKER, SIMON MCTAVIS Oakville-raised kayaker, Simon McTavis, moved with his family to Sydney, Australia where he began paddling in 2011 at the age of 14. He represented Australia for 7 years from 2012 – 2018 on Olympic Hopes, Junior, U23, and Senior Teams. In 2018 after completing his Bachelor of Project Management degree, the opportunity presented itself to return home to Canada and Simon jumped at it. In May 2019, he secured a spot on the Canadian National Team by winning gold in the K1 x 1000 & K4 x 500 at National Team Trials 1 in Montreal. Simon is a proud member of the

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BURLINGTON SAILOR, SARAH DOUGL AS Sarah started sailing at the age of seven and was drawn in by her family’s love for the ocean. Growing up in Barbados, Sarah had access to the water all year-round and took advantage of it. She was just 10 years old when she competed in her first world championship in the Optimist class. Sarah returned to Canada in 2008 to attend high school and quickly became one of the top youth sailors in the country. Of Sarah’s many successes, the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru is certainly one to be highlighted. In 2019, she stood at the top of the podium despite a bacterial infection that kept her mostly in bed when she wasn’t racing.

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A month later she posted a seventh-place finish at the official Olympic test event for Tokyo 2020, proving to her what perseverance could do. Sarah’s success has come despite being diagnosed at age 14 with the genetic blood disorder alpha thalassemia, which reduces the amount of hemoglobin her body can produce.

MILTON CYCLER, MICHAEL FOLEY Believe it or not, Milton cycler Michael Foley only began cycling when the Milton velodrome opened in 2015. Before that, he had competed in sailing – but cycling suited his competitive personality more. It wasn’t long before he found success. In December 2017, Michael stood on his first World Cup podium as the team pursuit won silver in Milton. From there, he won medals in 2018 and once again at the Pan Am Games in 2019. Now, Michael is off to Tokyo for the ultimate cycling competition.  From all of us at Look Local Magazine, we wish all of our local (and Canadian) athletes the best of luck! LL

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Let the fun continue and experience fairies in the twilight with this family program. Be enchanted with fairy stories, fairy folklore, and a candle-lit walk. Don’t miss the magic. Register by July 27th. Royal Botanical Gardens 680 Plains Road West, Burlington Rbg.ca

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Storytime in Gairloch Gardens

Bring your little one to Oakville Galleries' Gairloch Gardens to explore art and enjoy story time! In partnership with the Oakville Public Library, stroll amongst the roses on the lakeside, using the surrounding sculptures within the garden as inspiration for an engaging toddler friendly art activity. 1306 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville Oakvillegalleries.com

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Elvis Tribute Show

Join the two versions of "The King” during two of his most influential time periods. Both Elvis’s will be backed by a five-piece band and ready to rock and roll! Oakville Performing Arts Centre Virtual Event Oakvillecentre.ca

Sound 28-29 of Music Festival AUG

Burlington Centre Mall will come alive on August 28 and 29 with a 'pop up' style parking lot venue featuring twice-daily performances. Keep your eye on their website for performers and schedules! Burlington Centre 777 Guelph Line, Burlington soundofmusic.ca

Oakville Family 20-22 Ribfest AUG

The Oakville Family Ribfest is back! Celebrate summer with mouth-watering ribs in the privacy of your own home or backyard. Ribs will be available via a drive-thru. Check for event updates at oakvillefamilyribfest.com Sheridan College 1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville Oakvillefamilyribfest.com

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Ribfest is back in Burlington on Labour Day! Join Rotary Burlington Lakeshore on September 6th from 10 am-7 pm at Burlington Centre for a drivethru meal from some of your favourite rib and snack vendors, while enjoying local live music from the comfort and safety of your cars! As always, the proceeds go towards supporting local and international charities. Burlington Centre 777 Guelph Line, Burlington Canadaslargestribfest.com

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arbecue (BBQ) sauce and hot sauce are a staple in Canadian summer cooking. With shelves lined with endless rows of bottles to choose from, it is difficult to know what to choose. From sweet and mild to hot and fiery, there is certainly no excuse to skip the sauce. BBQ sauce is used as a marinade, for basting, topping, or as a condiment on various proteins or vegetables. It is thought to have originated in the southern states of the USA by settlers as early as the 17th century, and years later, recipes began to appear for a South Carolina Mustard Sauce (which came with German settlers). The mustard sauce had a base of vinegar, salt, and mustard, but by the 19th century, sugar was added along with numerous other ingredients including Worcestershire sauce. The first commercially known and bottled BBQ sauce came from the Georgia Barbecue Sauce Company in 1909, but it was

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Heinz in 1940 that really introduced the first mass-produced BBQ sauce. In 1960, Kraft began to produce their Original BBQ Sauce which soon became the market leader. Hot sauce is a condiment made with a base of chili peppers and a million options of other ingredients. Both chili peppers and hot sauces can be traced back to 6,000 years ago in Mexico, and Central and South America. In the 16th century, the chili pepper plant was brought back to Spain and Portugal and it flourished in their local cuisine. While the first commercial hot sauce can be traced back to Massachusetts in 1807, it wasn't until 1868 that Tabasco, the first commercially produced and recognized brand, was launched. Today, Tabasco is the 13th best-selling hot sauce in the USA.

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Locally, there are many BBQ and hot sauce producers. Wicked Gourmet, created in 1998 by Barbara and Ellis Burrows, was crafted with one sole purpose: to bring a range of delicious gourmet products directly to the consumer. Their corporate philosophy is simple, "You don't know how good our product is until you taste it!" Barbara and Ellis have a variety of products with different levels of heat, such as mild (apricot ginger); spicy/tangy (smoky BBQ); and hot (Fiery Jerk or Stupid Hot - which needs little more said about it). One of their best-selling sauces is their Rib Sticking Rib and Chicken sauce. Wicked Gourmet also produces rubs, condiments, dips, oils, and vinegar. Barbecues Galore, with stores both in Oakville and Burlington, has a huge range of artisanal BBQ sauces and hot sauces - many with names that will make you giggle. When asking store manager, Jeffery Wiersma, for sauce selection advice, his answer was, “That’s like choosing my favourite child!”

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One of their best-sellers is Blue’s Hog, which produces both mainstream flavours like Smoky Mountain or more gourmet variants such as Raspberry Chipotle. There's also Kosmos Q which has an excellent sauce called Sweet Smoke - but their super popular one (available in a half-gallon) is called Competition Barbecue and it's not to be missed. Dawson’s Hot Sauce is based in Hamilton and all their products can be ordered online. They have a hot sauce that is rated 10/10 in heat called XXX Ghost Pepper Mash...if you’re brave enough to try it. Or they have milder sauces for the calmer palates.

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Florence Meats on Speers Road in Oakville has a large range of sauces. Wildly Delicious, founded over 25 years ago by a Toronto husband and wife team, has a Peri-Peri Chili and Garlic Portuguese Grilling Sauce. Both are excellent as a sauce or marinade to make the most perfect and authentic Portuguese chicken. Their Chimichurri Cilantro Chili Argentinian Steak Sauce, crammed full of herbs and lemon, is also a winner and is particularly good on flank steak. Philippens, located in Kitchener, is new on the shelves at Florence and is a small-batch product that uses naturally smoked and locally sourced ingredients. The Smoked Hot Sauce is a favourite, especially on pork back ribs. Niagara Habanero sauces hail from Niagara but are inspired by Trinidad. They produce pure pepper sauces in five different flavours, each with their own heat intensity, with Signature Scorpion being the hottest at a 5 out of 5. They are a perfect accompaniment to eggs, nachos, and meat.

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Wine Pairings for BBQ and HOT Sauces It is generally best to choose something with full flavour to pair with these sauces, to combat the strong flavours of either smoky BBQ or fiery hot sauce. On the other hand, with the days so hot and humid, we tend to look for lighter wines, so something in the middle might suit. On the light side, try the Chateau des Charmes Brut Sparkling from Niagara ($25.95). It is made from the classic Champagne varieties: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and is delightfully fresh, served superchilled. One of my favourite go-to white blends from Prince Edward County is the Norman Hardie wine, Calcaire. It is an unusual yet genius blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewürztraminer. It is a great patio wine served on

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