.@TeddyOutReady: November 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Unleash Your Inner Geek With The Collectors Case #ChasetheCase

The Collectors Case
The Collectors Case is monthly themed, subscription box filled with 4-6 items including a chance of a celebrity autograph, T-shirt and bonus items. Those meticulously chosen products are the latest trends in the collectors' world. Items you find in a box are intended to support a fan experience and mostly from favorite movies, games, comics and stories.

The value of each Collectors Case exceeds $60, while each box costs only $25 plus shipping and taxes! Basically, it is a good deal considering one T-shirt price is about $25, and subscribers get more goodies in addition to that. You can choose the size of T-shirt when ordering.

The subscription is quite flexible offering various options to customers. You can choose one Month option so you get only one box for yourself  or gift it to someone else. Or you can join monthly subscription and receive a case of goodies every month. Cancel or renew it any time. The Collectors Case we received was a combination of scary stuff, a game and Harry Potter themed items. Teddy liked Freddy's Funko Plush the most. Now they are best friends.

I subscribed to various programs before, it was usually hit-or-miss. But with The Collectors Case everything is pretty much clear what to expect in your next box.

The Collectors Case makes a nice gift even if you just choose only one month gift to family members or friends. You can select December pack or past packs from the Store. The only advice is to order as early as possible because popular themes sell out very fast and T-shirt sizes you need may not be available.

For more information, please visit The Collectors CaseThe company charges $10 US for shipping to Canada and the USA.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Little Live Pets Lil’ Ladybug Garden

Lil ladybugs Garden Little Live Pets

Ladybug is a very busy creature, it loves walking and flying around. Almost every garden has beautiful ladybugs. It is fun to watch how they move on leaves and flowers. While it is cold outside and all minuscule bugs hid for winter, we can watch and play with Little Live Pets ladybugs. These toys are created to bring fun and joy to children. Little Live Pets Lil' Ladybugs look like real bugs, though they are toys to play. They are also delicate and should be treated accordingly.

Lil' ladybugs are cute and you can take them anywhere to play with. It is nice to have a home for bugs and we are excited to show you new Ladybug’s Garden. This garden is a mini world for Ladybugs to live in, play & explore. It has paths, flowers, mini elevator, bridge and a slide. The bugs love moving around and their babies follow after them. Lil' ladybugs can enter the garden and leave it through special passages. Spotsy is one of Ladybugs in the collection. It loves walking in the garden and exploring what is around. Children can find their favorite colorful bug with babies among 12 Lil' ladybugs, they all have unique names. Teddy had a good time playing with ladybugs, he set three babies following Ladybug in the Garden set. It was quite busy place to be.

Lil ladybugs Garden toy

Little Live Pets Lil’ Ladybugs are available from Toys ‘R’Us or Walmart and appropriate for kids ages 5 and up.

Lil ladybugs Garden

We are happy to have another Lil' ladybugs giveaway and this time the winner will get Lil’ Ladybug Garden to play. The giveaway is open to Canadian residents only and ends December 10, 2017!

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Toronto Premiere of Will's Jams Live Multimedia Show

Teddy Will Stroet

The holidays are just around the corner and this time of the year is perfect occasion for families to spend time together, see favorite artists and listen to holiday music. This month Will Stroet, JUNO nominee and the star of Will’s Jams on CBC Kids television performed in Toronto and will be to Vancouver on November 26 with his new Will’s Jams Live Multimedia Show. The show is absolutely incredible and based on children's favorites from Will’s Jams TV series airing on CBC Kids.

We had an opportunity to be at the Will’s Jams Show in Toronto. It was really great concert and Teddy definitely had a good time there. It was nice to see how parents, kids and even grandparents were ignited Will Stroet interactive performance. The songs have very cool rhymes, I can even say that kids can easily remember the words like Gene, Yvgene and good Hygiene.

Will Stroet Toronto

The musical show includes songs in English, French and some in Mandarin. Teddy who speaks English and French also learned how to say "Imagine" ,"Never Give Up" and "Work" in sign language. Most kids spent the whole show on their feet dancing, jumping and having fun. Children played train game pretending they are moving wagons and made funny faces.

The show is not only entertaining but also educational and encourage kids to be more active, healthy, safe and learn new things using their imaginations. Proper hygiene, bike safety, wearing helmet, washing hands and eating more vegetables and fruits are just a few things kids learn through songs.

If you are in Vancouver, do not miss an opportunity to see Will Stroet and his Backyard Band this weekend. On November 26 , Will’s Jams Live Multimedia Show will come to Roundhouse Arts & Recreation Centre, Vancouver. For more details about the show, tickets and timing visit Eventbrite.ca.

Will Stroet

If you cannot attend the show, you can always watch Will Stroet on CBC Kids and check the wide selection of music releases on https://willmusic.bandcamp.com/ site.
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Pixar's Coco Takes You on Delightful Adventures #PixarCoco

Disney Coco 3D

Coco movie gave us a mix of emotions. It is such a heartwarming, family friendly and powerful from one point and sad, difficult for younger kids to understand from another. The movie follows Miguel and his family who about to celebrate The Day of the Dead with other people of the town. Coco is Miguel's grand grand-mother, they love spending time together. The family story when Coco's father, musician and a guitar player left his family and turns Coco's mom to banning everything related to music for generations.

Disney Coco release

On The Day of the Dead Miguel steps into The Land of The Dead where he becomes surrounded by skeletons and the land itself is a huge, vibrant and colorful. The Land of The Dead lives its own life, special and unbelievable. It has own rules, customs, police officers along with holidays, concerts, celebrities and parties. Miguel wants to find out more about his family history and prove that his grandmother and mother are wrong about their rejection of music in their life. He easily finds his relatives and they are happy to help and give their blessing to send Miguel back. The boy wants to find Ernesto de la Cruz, the legendary musician of his town who could be his relative too. In this journey Miguel meets Hector, who turns out to have no one living and remembering him. If nobody remembers Hector, very soon he will completely disappear. So deal is made between Miguel and Hector, Miguel helps Hector be remembered, and Hector helps the boy to get to his relative Ernesto de la Cruz. I think this friendship brings more than just a partnership. Miguel participates in music competition, meets Frida Kahlo during her stage design process and learn about The Land of The Dead.

Miguel was always told to listen to his family because they want only the best for him. In this story despite of the ban of music, his "dead" relatives still show understanding and support. They are dead but have strength to step over the pain being left behind, feel and hear Miguel as their family member, what he wants, listen and perceive. Skeletons, dead people and death do not look scary in the story. The loss, betrayal and the possibility of being forgotten bring a lot of pain and tears. Coco is more than just children story. It is a story about life, family and dreams.

The movie opens in theatres today across Canada in 3D.

Olaf Frozen

In addition to colorful and spectacular Coco movie, enjoy watching Olaf’s Frozen Adventure 21-min featurette. It brings back to the big screen favorite character including Olaf, who is on a mission to find the best holiday traditions for Anna, Elsa and Kristoff. There are four amazing new song to listen, hope you are going to like them as we did.
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Little Live Pets Lil’ Ladybug & Baby Pack

Little Live Pets Toys

We love Little Live Pets toys, they are made to bring fun to kids and introduce them to the members of the animal kingdom. You do not need to have a real pet to feel the joy of pet owner because Little Live Pets look and behave like real animals except they are lovely toys to play. Teddy likes Little Live Pets turtles, frogs, surprise chicks and often takes them to our backyard to play. This year we are excited to find out that the cutest representatives of minuscule world Lil’ Ladybugs joined Little Live Pets family. They are small, tiny and love to move. Lots of movies, stories and art dedicated to these beautiful mini creatures.

Lil Ladybug

The toy pack we had a chance to play is Lil’ Ladybugs and Baby Pack which includes one ladybug and two tiny babies. Lil’ Ladybug loves to move and her babies following behind her like real bugs. Lil’ Ladybug is battery operated which included in the toy pack. Babies toys have special extension to attach to Lil’ Ladybug mom and they can explore surroundings together. Each Ladybug has it's own specially designed wings to show their personality. There are 12 different ladybugs and babies including rare ones. It turns out that we got Twin LadyBug babies. Little Live Pets Lil’ Ladybugs are available from Toys ‘R’ Us and Walmart and appropriate for kids ages 5 and up.

We have one Lil’ Ladybugs set to giveaway to our readers, for your chance simply fill the form below. The giveaway is open to Canadian residents only & ends December 5, 2017!

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

WONDER Movie Release & Science Experiment With Jacob Tremblay #ChooseKind


The weather is getting colder and in some parts of Canada winter is in the full swing, it is time to spend more time indoor and enjoy the coziness of our warm homes. Hot chocolate, eggnog, scarfs and sweaters are our helpers in beating the cold. It is also a good idea to visit movie theatres, there is always something to watch this time of the year with a family. New heartwarming drama WONDER, that tests the true power of kindness, is coming to the big screen on November 17th.

WONDER tells the incredible story of Auggie Pullman who, after being home-schooled for four years and suffers from a facial difference, enters the fifth grade at Beecher Prep School and does his best to be just an ordinary kid. This film is about overcoming challenges, familial bonds, bullying, and friendship. It is a must-see film that truly pulls at your heart strings and displays the amazing strength of one individual on a journey that unites a community. It’s an important film for children and parents alike.

Although Auggie faces some challenges at school, one thing that brings him joy is science.To celebrate the movie release, the film’s star, Jacob Tremblay wants to show a science experiment so that families and kids can practice it at home. Given the temperatures outside, this would be a fun and easy indoor activity to do with children! It is quite, just follow the instructions below:

Wonder JacobTremblay Science Experiment

Have fun and if you have any favourite experiments, crafts, or activities, we want to know about them! The movie opens in theatres across Canada on November 17th!
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Disney Emoji #ChatPack of Charming Characters Giveaway CAN

ChatPack Disney Emoji

Disney Emoji is a new trend in collectible toys. They feature favorite Disney characters represented as pictograms. Though these toys are relatively new, they already found dedicated fans around the world. And that's not surprising! It is nice to have beloved characters from Disney movies as emoji. Since there are about 100 characters in first series, these emoji toys give a good reason to collect them all. Packages and characters may be different from one set to another along with a surprise toy inside.

Disney Emoji ChatPack

We had a chance to play with Disney Emojis #ChatPack along with #ChatBubble and #GroupChat sets we introduced before. Disney Emojis #ChatPack is a little different from #GroupChat. #ChatPack includes 4 characters, plus 1 hidden surprise character and a collector file. The characters are from Disney Classic, Disney Princess, Pixar or Frozen like Mickey Mouse, Simba, Cheshire Cat or Elsa. Emoji in each pack may be different from one another. #ChatPack belongs to Disney Emoji Series 1 and can definitely be used with #ChatBubble containers to play and have some funny conversations. As for surprise figurine, it can be #Squishi or #Goldi special emoji. You need to open a pack to find out.

Disney Emoji collectibles Series 1 are available from Toys ‘R’ US, London Drugs, and Chapters/Indigo.

For our Canadian readers we have one Disney Emojis #ChatPack to give away. For your chance simply fill the Rafflecopter form below and Good Luck. The giveaway ends November 30, 2017. There are also two more giveaways for #GroupChat and #ChatBubble sets, we posted before, please check them out.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

OYO Sports Toys For The Biggest Sports Fan In Your Life

Bo Horvat Vancouver Canucks OYO Toys

Canada has always been the country of passionate sports fans. There are lots of sports teams, leagues and clubs where people play their favorite sports. Hockey, baseball, soccer, football are just a few to mention. Sports fans are often players themselves and they are happy to watch and support different sport games and activities. Fans are happy when their team wins and are supportive when their team loose. They are like a one big family.

With the great number of fans comes the demand to cheer and express love for favorite teams. There are enormous varieties of outfit, gear and accessories with logos, teams and players names available on the market.

Recently we had a chance to play with OYO Sports toys. Our sports fans at home were excited about that. OYO Sports creates buildable mini-figures that are designed as the replica of athletes. The figurines are lego-like and represent outfit and complexion of their real life counterparts of major professional sports teams like NHL, NFL, Major League Baseball, major colleges and universities and more. Each OYO Sports mini-figure comes with its own stand and unique number, as well as rotating arms, bending knees, and the ability to hold a bat, stick, glove and ball. OYO Sports figures are officially licensed products of the teams they represent, there is a special hologram sticker on each toy.

Russell Wilson OYO Toys

Teddy got three different figurines representing three sports: #53 Bo Horvat Vancouver Canucks, #3 Russell Wilson Seattle Seahawks Home Version and #20 Josh Donaldson Toronto Blue Jays Third Baseman. We like that figurines perfectly reflect real players, their outfit and gear meticulously designed to proudly represent the game and the player. Bo Horvat takes you on ice and ready to bring hockey action to you! He wears an authentic team uniform, helmet with removable visor, skates, stick and gloves. Time to to shoot, pass and skate!

Oyo Toys

Russell Wilson mini-figure brings real-action play with an authentic team uniform, football, helmet, headphones and removable face mask! He is here to catch a pass or throw the game-winning touchdown. Just let the game begin!

Our hometown team player Josh Donaldson mini-figure wants swing for the fences or throw some high heat. He has an authentic team uniform, bat, glove, ball, hat and more. Josh's figurine is eager to show major-league action and make Torontonians proud of his play.

Teddy likes playing with OYO Sports toys, they are compatible with major block building blocks like Lego or K'nex. OYO Sports is very serious about details and that's what Teddy likes the most in their toys. They have bendable knees and poseable arms. The gear, accessories and players representation make you feel proud of your favorite team. Teddy played with these toys, throwing and catching a ball, passing the puck and pretending he is playing a real game.

 Each figurine has a poseable stand with a unique DNA code for your one-of-a-kind toy. When you do not play, you can put it on a stand and give it some rest. OYO Sports mini-figures make perfect gift for the biggest sports fan in your life. Even if you do not play with them, figurines can be set as a decor on your computer table or night stand reminding you about favorite player or a game.

OYO Sports mini-figures are available at sportstoys.ca, Mastermind Toys and Best Buy for $12.99CAD.
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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Fun Chat with Disney Emoji #ChatBubble Collectible Toys Giveaway CAN

Disney Emoji ChatBubble

#ChatBubble is one of the members of Disney Emoji family in Series 1 toys. You can make conversations and "As Told by Emoji" stories with these awesome stackable #ChatBubble containers and Disney Emoji figures. #ChatBubble includes 1 container, 2 Disney Emoji characters and a collector file.

Chat Bubble toys

#ChatBubble toys look like conversation boxes. It is easy to add Disney characters to them from other sets like #GroupChat we wrote about earlier. Each Disney Emoji has a hole so that you can attach it in #ChatBubble container. Two emoji can be placed in a #ChatBubble. The characters of Disney Emoji are from Disney Classic, Disney Princess, Pixar or Frozen. #ChatBubble comes as blind bag toy so you do not know in advance what characters you get inside. There is also a card for each #ChatBubble, you can change it to have two different backgrounds for your chats.

It is totally fun to play with these #ChatBubble toys, Teddy sometimes wish not to talk but shows #ChatBubble containers so we can guess what he wants to say. #ChatBubble and other Disney Emoji collectibles Series 1 are available in Toys ‘R’ US Canada, London Drugs, and Chapters/Indigo. They cute and make a nice gift.

We also happy to giveaway #ChatBubble toys to our Canadian readers. For your chance Simply fill the form below and good luck! The giveaway ends November 25, 2017. The prize might differ in color and characters inside.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Draw Master Drawing Kit from Imports Dragon

Draw Master Marvel

Kids love drawing favorite characters form movies and animated series: superheroes, princesses, animals and plants. To help children to connect with beloved characters, Imports Dragon recently introduced new tool Draw Master designed for Marvel fans. Draw Master drawing kit helps little artists to draw a perfect picture of favorite Marvel characters like Captain America, Spider-Man, Thor, Hulk, Iron Man and many others. Each set includes instructions, that easy to follow, Power Plates which are color coded stencils, markers, background pages and stickers to enhance your drawings.

The set is very easy to use, even little kids have an opportunity to draw something interesting. Each Power Plate color tells you what color of a marker to use. There are several stencils to use with four different coloring markers. Teddy tried Captain America & Red Skull Draw Master tool. He was able to draw the shield and Captain America outfit using stencils. The whole process is not just coloring but rather focusing on details every superhero character has. To draw the perfect picture, Teddy had properly place stencil on a background page included in the set. If your child would like to add extra features, go ahead, it is can be done with no much effort. Teddy added extra stripes on Red Skull outfit and drew a spaceship in the back without using stencils. The final picture can be customized with stickers. There are more than 50 of them to choose from the set.

Besides tools, Draw Master includes interesting character information to learn everything you need to know about your favorite superheroes! Teddy learned that Captain America's real name is Steven Rogers, and Red Skull's is Johann Shmidt!  Draw Master is available at ToysR Us Canada for only $17.99. It make a nice gift to Marvel fans this holiday season, plus it is fun activity for young children as they easily draw the perfect superhero.

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Disney Emoji #GroupChat Collectibles Series 1 New Toys Giveaway CAN

Disney Emoji Teddy

Emoji are one of the ways to express yourself, precise and clear. This year we have an opportunity to collect characters from Disney Classic, Disney Princess, Pixar or Frozen and play to make our own conversations with our own Disney Emoji. Based on popular "As Told by Disney Emoji" feature, "Disney Emoji keyboard" and the "Disney Emoji Blitz" game, new Disney Emoji collectible toys are available this fall. There are over 100 characters to collect in Series 1.

Disney Emoji

Teddy had a chance to play with various Series 1 sets and first one was #GroupChat. It includes 8 characters, plus two hidden surprise emojis and a collector file. There are four expressions per character to collect. They come as #original1, #original2, #squishi and #goldi. Our #GroupChat set had one Belle #squishi, it is a soft toy, you can squeeze it in comparison to regular emoji. And we got one #goldi in the set, what means it has the golden value and golden color (no worries, not real gold).

In our collection we have Belle, The Beast, Mickey, Minnie, Simba, Ball Ballon, Anna from Frozen and other characters. Disney Emoji are collectibles paradise, there are various characters to collect with different ratings and categories like #essentials, #besties, #goals and #specials. They are perfect to express your emotions as sometimes you do not need to say much, just show your Beast emoji when you are angry or Kermit/Constantine one when you are sneaky and everything is clear. The toys are small like shopkins and can fit child's hand.

Disney Emoji Toys

Disney Emoji #GroupChat collectibles Series 1 is available at Toys ‘R’ US, London Drugs, and Chapters/Indigo across Canada.

For our Canadian readers we are happy to giveaway one set of new Disney Emoji #GroupChat. Simply fill the Rafflecopter form below and Good Luck! The giveaway ends November 20,2017.

We have two more Disney Emoji giveaways coming out, so that more readers have an opportunity to win and play with Disney Emoji toys, stay tuned.

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok - Life Without Hammer & Where To Make New Friends #ThorRagnarok

Thor Ragnarok

Latest Marvel superhero movie Thor: Ragnarok is smashing hard on the big screen. The story follows Thor who as usually fights somewhere for his life, trophy or glory using his powerful hammer. Then God of Thunder returns home to Asgard to find that his brother Loki is impersonating their father and having a good time. Thor catches his brother watching a theatrical play about last hours of Loki life performed by Matt Damon (that was pretty funny).

Siblings never change but Odin is sent to planet Earth. Loki and Thor travel to find their father with some help of Dr. Strange, but only to discover that the things are getting worse. Their sister Hela, the Goddess of Death, plans to destroy Thor's home Asgard and bring Ragnarok to the Universe.

Hela is not the weakest, easily smashes Thor's hammer into small pieces with one hand showing that her brothers do not fully understand what is possible in the Universe. Trying to fight her, the brothers are thrown on the Planet Sakaar. That planet, ruled by Grandmaster, is a place of gladiator-like games and Thor, found by Valkyrie , becomes one of the fighters. The story gets a new twist when God of Thunder finds out that his opponent on gladiator arena is green old buddy Hulk who stuck on the planet and has spent two years in his famous angry shape.

At this point, when everything fells apart, Thor has to use all his talents, may be he never realized he had. Thor shows he can not only throw the hummer and fight like a gladiator. It was interesting to watch how he manages to convince Hulk to help him to fight Hela and save Asgard. Hulk refuses because she is Thor's sister and they are a family, he cannot fight family member. Same situation with Valkyrie, Thor has to use all his charm, talk, inspire so that she could help him to save Asgard people who are in danger.

Thor Ragnarok movie

Thor: Ragnarok brings new perspective on Marvel characters, there are some new ones which already become favorites. Teddy liked Korg so much in the movie, saying this rock guy is really funny. This movie has more jokes than battles, even Hela, who is full of hate, anger and pain, jokes during fights.

At the end, when Asgard is destroyed, Surtur gets final fire touch on Hela, Thor and his people are on the way to find new place to live, a new era begins.

Thor: Ragnarok is now playing in theatres across Canada.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

๐ŸŽธ Disney•Pixar’s Coco Advance Screening Passes Giveaway CAN

Coco Movie

Time goes by so fast, it is November and that means every day we are getting closer to busy holiday season. This fall we have an amazing animation feature presented by Disney Pixar. Coco opens in theatres on November 22, 2017. The story is about a boy, aspiring musician Miguel who teams up with charming trickster Hector on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead.

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colourful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael Garcรญa Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

Directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”), Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” opens in theatres on November 22, 2017.

This November we are happy to team up with Walt Disney Studios Canada and give an opportunity to see the move ahead the official release. We are giving away family passes to advance screening of COCO movie in the following cities: Richmond Hill, Whitby, Mississauga, Waterloo and Vancouver on November 8 and in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Edmonton on November 15 and 16. One family pass admit four.

Disney Coco movie

We will do two sets of giveaways, first one for Richmond Hill, Whitby, Mississauga, Waterloo and Vancouver ends on November 5, 2017 due to screenings taking place on November 8. And second set for Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg and Edmonton ends on November 12 due to the screenings on November 15 and 16. Winners will be awarded GoFobo codes to redeem for e-tickets.

Here is more details about theatres and timing:

Richmond Hill
Wednesday, November 8
7:00 PM
SilverCity Richmond Hill

Wednesday, November 8
7:00 PM
Landmark Whitby

Wednesday, November 8
7:00 PM
Cineplex Cinemas Mississauga

Wednesday, November 8
7:00 PM
Galaxy Theatres Waterloo

Wednesday, November 8
7:00 PM
Cineplex Cinemas Langley


Thursday, November 16
7:00 PM
Scotiabank Toronto

Thursday, November 16
7:00 PM
Cineplex Cinemas Ottawa

Wednesday, November 15
7:00 PM
International Village

Wednesday, November 15
7:00 PM
Cineplex Odeon Westhills

Thursday, November 16
7:00 PM
SilverCity Polo Park

Wednesday, November 15
7:00 PM
Scotiabank Edmonton

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