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Where to spend Mother’s Day as a family

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Elora Cork

Ensure your appetite is satiated and your cravings curbed by visiting Elora Cork for a Mother’s Day meal. The restaurant’s special menu is available for $29/person and includes your choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert. A preview of the menu will yield options like Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Soup, Roasted Root Vegetable Salad, Maple and Orange Glazed Salmon, Grilled Striploin, Chicken Pot Pie, Strawberry Shortcake and Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache. Located at 146 Metcalfe Street, the restaurant is a one-minute drive and nine-minute walk from the Sandstone Apartments and a two-minute drive and an 11-minute walk from the Executive Suites.

 

Relay For Life Team Infinity

This Mother’s Day between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., join the Guelph Relay For Life Infinity Dream team at the Royal Canadian Legion. Here you’ll be supporting 2015 Relay Teams and enjoying a delicious Mother’s Day breakfast. Tickets are currently being sold online and are $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Additional questions can be forwarded to Kayla McQueen at kayla.l.mcqueen@gmail.com or by phone at 519-362-6339. Located at 57 Watson Road South in Guelph, the event is a 29-minute drive from the Elora apartments.

 

Mother’s Day Brunch – Golf Club

Pamper the ladies in your life with a scrumptious brunch at Ariss Valley Golf and Country Club. Seating times are available at 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., but space is limited and booking is recommended. Located at 5700 Highway 86 in Ariss, Ontario, the golf club is an 18-minute drive from the Elora apartments. Ariss’ brunch is nothing short of incredible with Atlantic salmon, an omelette station, an antipasto station, steamed mussels, mini sandwiches and canapés, soups, breakfast pizzas, glazed ham and an assortment of gourmet desserts. Adults are priced at $26.95 and children (ages 3-12) at $14.95.

 

Tea for Mom

Drop by Elora’s Civic Museum to treat your mom to tea on Mother’s Day. The sittings available at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m on May 10th offer an opportunity to explore teacup history with Amy Taylor. Admission is $15 and tickets can be purchased here. The Civic Museum is a 24-minute drive from the Elora apartments.

 

Artisanale French Country Cooking

Treat those special ladies in your life to a specially prepared three-course luncheon at
Artisanale French Country Cooking. Mimosa, cava and champagne will also be available by the glass. Leek salad, truffles and foie gras, Russian salad with lobster, grilled chicken, lemon tart and chocolate sorbet are just a few entrées and desserts you’ll be enjoying. Located at 214 Woolwich Street, Artisanale is a 22-minute drive from the Sandstone Apartments and Executive Suites. The event runs on May 9th and May 10th between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $40 and can be reserved by calling 519-821-3359.
Pamper all the wonderful ladies in your life this Mother’s Day by celebrating this special occasion with the whole family. Located at 120-122 David Street East and 145 Kertland Street, Williams and McDaniel’s Sandstone Apartments and Executive Suites offer residents an array of rental options in Elora.

 

 

 

Family Day in Elora

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Winterloo Nights

From February 14th – February 16th 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. get outside of your apartment and celebrate Winterloo 2015 with fantastic outdoor and indoor events. Enjoy winter activities that include dog sled races, ice sculpting, free public skates, free movies and a scrumptious chili cook-off featuring top Waterloo restaurants. Feel free to consult the festival’s schedule page, festival map or call (519) 885-1921 for additional inquiries. Make sure to drop by Chicopee Ski and Summer Resort and continue the celebration with $25 all-access lift tickets after 5:00 p.m. The opening ceremony will be held at Waterloo Public Square located at 75 King Street South, which is a 33-minute drive from the Elora apartments.

 

Hoot-N-Howl Hike and Campfire

Get back to nature with an evening hike accompanied by two of Rockwood Conservation Area’s nature interpreters. Admission to the park and this event is completely free. During the hike, you’ll have an opportunity to hear all the amazing sounds of nature and its inhabitants. After the hike, sit around a campfire, roast marshmallows and share stories. The hike, which runs on February 15th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., will meet at the park’s main pavilion. Located at 141 Fall Street in Rockwood, the conservation area is a 31-minute drive from the Sandstone Apartments and a 29-minute drive from the Executive Suites.

The Big Chill Outdoor Fun Day

Spend Family Day at Guelph Lake Nature Centre’s Big Chill Fun Day and take part in horse-drawn sleigh rides, dog sledding, cross-country skiing, skating and ice fishing. If you start to get hungry during the festivities, be sure to visit the on-site food trucks and enjoy some hot, fresh grub. Admission to the event is free. Voluntary donations are welcome and will fund the new nature centre. The Big Chill runs on February 16th at the Guelph Lake Nature Centre. The Executive Suites and Sandstone Apartments are a 20-minute drive from the centre located at 7677 Conservation Road in Guelph.

 

Shade’s Mills Family Ice Fishing Day

Shade’s Mills Family Ice Fishing Day is held on Ontario’s license-free Family Fishing Weekend. The event is open to inexperienced and veteran fishers and equipment and bait will be provided for new anglers. Throughout the day, there will be numerous contests, draws and prizes awarded to participants. This is a catch-and-release event and regular admission fees apply. The event runs on February 15th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with prizes drawn at 2:30 p.m. Located at 450 Avenue Road in Cambridge, the event is a 44-minute drive from the apartments.

 

Spend Family Day with those close to you and explore all the events and festivals in Elora and the surrounding area. Located at 120-122 David Street East and 145 Kertland Street, Williams and McDaniel’s Sandstone Apartments and Executive Suites offer residents ideal rental options in Elora’s charming village atmosphere.

 

 

Take your own family portraits

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Use a Tripod

This small investment will definitely come in handy for all of the times that you end up using it. BJ Photo Labs Limited has a great selection of camera equipment available for purchase. The store is located at 468 Phillip Street is a 30-minute drive from the Sandstone Apartments and a 32-minute drive from the Executive Suites. If you’re also in need of a camera, Future Shop at 580 King Street North has everything you’re looking for. The store is less than 30 minutes away from both of the Elora Apartments.

 

Keep Little Ones Occupied + Prepared

To encourage kids to look at the camera, tape a stuffed animal, toy or other eye-catching item on top. At some point during the photo-shoot, your little ones will likely grow tired standing in the same position waiting for you to set up the camera or simply waiting in general. Try and avoid this by explaining what the photos involve, how long they will take and if there will be a reward afterwards. Make sure to bring snacks and water along to avoid grumbling tummies and groaning mouths. While you’re setting up the camera equipment and props, allow your kids to run around and get out some pent-up energy.
Posing

Write down or print off some family portrait ideas and posing inspiration in advance so you can refer to them later. It will also give you an idea ahead of time of what props you’ll need and what locations would work best with your concept. The ‘Digital Photography School’s’ 4 Tips For Natural Looking Portraits article has some great tips including giving subjects something to hold to distract from anxiety. Ask your little ones about their favourite memory or tell them a funny joke to get a genuine laugh that will make for a stunning capture. One way to avoid frustration and still leave with fantastic portraits in hand is to plan out poses where your family doesn’t have to look at the camera. These can include hugging each other, tickling, smooching, holding hands, walking or simply looking at each other. The historic Brew House on the Grand features a breath-taking stone building on the bank of the Grand in Fergus and offers up an ideal place for your rustic family portraits. Located at 170 Saint David Street South, the Brew House is directly across the river from the Farmers’ market and is a nine-minute drive from the Sandstone Apartments and a six-minute drive from the Executive Suites.

 

Say No to Auto

While you may be tempted to set your camera on auto and let it do the work, you’ll have better photos and a better understanding of your camera if you do things manually. The ‘Kristen Duke Photography’ blog has a book available titled ‘Say NO to Auto’ that will have you shooting in manual in three easy steps. Make sure to focus on the centre of the group, so you have a good border of background to add balance. Remember to take test shots before the real deal and use these to gage how you should adjust the shutter speed. If overexposure occurs, crank up your shutter speed until you achieve an even exposure. On a cloudy day start the shutter speed at ISO 400. For all your photo needs or questions, drop by Pond’s Foto Source. The store is a 23-minute drive from both of the Elora Apartments.

 

Prepare the Camera

Before you get everyone in front of the camera holding their smiles and trying not to blink, save time by preparing the camera’s settings in advance. Get one person in the frame to act as a point of reference, then measure and focus off of that person before getting everyone else in the shot. Elora Gorge Conservation Area is another great location if you’re looking for destinations for your family photo-shoot. Located at 7400 Wellington Road 21, the conservation area is a two-minute drive and less than 10-minute walk from the Sandstone Apartments and Executive Suites.

 

Located on 120-122 David Street East and 143 Kertland Street, Williams and McDaniel’s Elora apartments offer residents the exceptional service that they deserve and desire.