Sarah McLachlan Makes The Canadian Music Hall Of Fame

Halifax native Sarah McLachlan is joining the prestigious Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences says the multi-platinum, award-winning singer and songwriter will be the 2017 inductee into the exclusive club that celebrates the country’s most influential musicians.

McLachlan will also be honoured with a tribute on Sunday, April 2 at The 46th Annual JUNO Awards.

McLachlan joins the ranks of Canadian music icons Burton Cummings, Alanis Morissette, Anne Murray, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Blue Rodeo, Bruce Cockburn, Daniel Lanois, Hank Snow, Joni Mitchell, k.d. lang, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Oscar Peterson, RUSH and Shania Twain.

“I’m so honoured to be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. This comes as a complete sweet surprise as I still feel like I’m just getting started,” McLachlan said in a prepared statement.

“I’m truly blessed to be in such incredible company with all of the amazing past honourees.”

The Juno Awards will be broadcast this year from Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre. The Canadian Music Hall of Fame opened its new permanent home in the National Music Centre at Calgary’s Studio Bell in 2016.

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Swiss Chalet Offers The Ultimate Game Day Bundle For $38.99

For a limited time, participating Swiss Chalet restaurants will be serving up the Ultimate Game Day Bundle for $38.99.

The Ultimate Game Day Bundle includes one whole rotisserie chicken, with your choice of four sides, four rolls, a 12-oz Chalet Dipping Sauce, plus your choice of two appetizers, all for $38.99. The feast serves four, or a couple of hungry Super Bowl fans.

Just be aware that Swiss Chalet’s Ultimate Game Day Bundle promotion is valid for delivery only. In some cases, you may be charged an additional fee for delivery. Personally, I’m aware of some Swiss Chalet locations that charge $3.50 for delivery, while others offer free delivery.

I checked with a couple Swiss Chalet locations in my area and was able to confirm that the Ultimate Game Day Bundle is available in advance of the big game on Sunday.

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Get A Chicken Buddy Burger For $2.50 At A&W Canada

For a limited time only, A&W Canada is offering their popular Chicken Buddy Burger for just $2.50 at participating locations.

The Chicken Buddy Burger features a 100 per cent white chicken breast patty with pickles and mayo all sandwiched between a soft warm bun.

The special limited-time pricing deal does not require a coupon.

A&W’s $2.50 Chicken Buddy Burger is available at participating locations across Canada for a limited time.

You can find more deals like this on our Canada Fast Food Deals page.

Nutritional Information – Chicken Buddy Burger (134g)

  • Calories: 360
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Carbs: 36g
  • Fat: 19g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Sodium: 720mg

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Pizza Pizza Offers New Super Pan Pizza Just In Time For Super Bowl Sunday

Pizza Pizza looks to score a touchdown with pizza lovers on Super Bowl Sunday with the introduction the new Super Pan Pizza across Canada.

In honour of the big game on Sunday, February 5, Pizza Pizza locations across Canada will be baking up the new Super Pan Pizza. The Super Pan Pizza features a crust that is both thicker and fluffier than a traditional crust and becomes the chain’s fourth crust option, alongside classic, whole grain and gluten free.

You can pick up at medium, two-topping Super Pan Pizza for $10.99 – and while supplies last, you’ll also get a small box of chocolate hearts.

Win a 70-inch Samsung 4K TV and Pizza Party

Pizza Pizza is also be offering fans a chance to win a 70-inch Samsung 4K TV and a pizza party. To participate in the contest, all you have to do is schedule an order in advance online at the chain’s website, or via its mobile ordering apps. Fans that take advantage of advanced ordering for the big game will be entered for a chance to win. If you plan to take a shot at winning the TV and Pizza Party, you can check out the full rules here.

Pizza Pizza TV and Pizza Party Contest
Pizza Pizza TV and Pizza Party Contest

The Canadian pizza chain expects to serve up more than 70,000 orders throughout its 419 locations across Canada on game day.

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Corrine Koslo Cast As Voice Of Emma Leroy In Corner Gas Animated Series

Corrine Koslo, long-time friend of actor Janet Wright, has been cast as the voice of the series’ beloved character, Emma Leroy, for the upcoming Corner Gas animated reboot, executive producer and star Brent Butt and The Comedy Network confirmed Monday.

Wright, a Genie and Gemini award-winning Canadian actress and theatre director was best known for her role as Emma Leroy on the hit Canadian sitcom Corner Gas. Wright died on the morning of November 14, 2016, in Vancouver, at the age of 71.

Koslo joins original Corner Gascast members, Butt, Gabrielle Miller, Eric Peterson, Fred Ewanuick, Lorne Cardinal, Tara Spencer-Nairn, and Nancy Robertson in the voicing of their respective characters Brent, Lacey, Oscar, Hank, Davis, Karen and Wanda.

The new 13-episode, half-hour animated series is is expected to premiere on The Comedy Network in 2018. Voice recordings are currently underway with the animation process slated to begin in May.

“It goes without saying that Janet will be forever missed by all of us, and by all who enjoyed CORNER GAS. She can never be replaced,” said Butt in his announcement on his website. “But having a dear friend of hers step into Emma’s shoes, and do such an amazing job, is a bit of a soothing balm on the wound. And it feels good.”

Born in France, Corrine Koslo grew up in Halifax, Manitoba, and Edmonton and is a graduate of the Vancouver Playhouse Acting School. She has performed on stages across Canada for the last three decades and received two Dora Mavor Moore Awards for her roles in the Young People’s Theatre productions Seussical The Musical and Bunnicula in Toronto; Jessie Richardson Awards for in Love And Angels (Vancouver Playhouse) and Sweeney Todd (Arts Club) in Vancouver; and a Sterling Award for her portrayal of Madame Arcati in Blyth Spirit at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton.

On television, Corrine is known for her memorable voice work as Lady Rataxes in the popular children’s series, Babar. Most recently, Corrine joined the cast of the series Anne where she plays the indomitable Rachel Lynde.

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Dairy Queen Canada Serves Up New Honey BBQ Glazed Chicken Strip Basket

For a limited time only, Dairy Queen Canada is serving up a new twist on their popular chicken strips with the introduction of the new sauced and tossed Honey BBQ Glazed Chicken Strip Basket.

The new Honey BBQ Glazed Chicken Strip Basket is available with four and six pieces and features 100 per cent all-tenderloin white meat chicken strips tossed in a Honey BBQ Glaze and served with crispy fries, Texas toast, and ranch dipping sauce.

The new Honey BBQ Glazed Chicken Strip Basket is available at participating locations across Canada for a limited time.

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Dairy Queen Canada Debuts Royal Ultimate Choco Brownie Blizzard And Cupid Cake

Dairy Queen Canada introduces the new Royal Ultimate Choco Brownie Blizzard Treat as the flavor of the month for February 2017, along with a special new Cupid Cake to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

The new Royal Ultimate Choco Brownie Blizzard Treat features vanilla soft serve blended with cocoa fudge, chocolate brownie pieces and choco chunks, with a centre filled with fudge sauce.

Royal Ultimate Choco Brownie Blizzard Treat
Royal Ultimate Choco Brownie Blizzard Treat

Ultimate Choco Brownie Cupid Cake

The new Ultimate Choco Brownie Cupid Cake is a heart-shaped treat made with vanilla soft serve and fudge – topped with brownie pieces, choco chunks and drizzled chocolate.

The new Cupid Cake is sized for two and starts at $14.99 at participating locations.

Ultimate Choco Brownie Cupid Cake
Ultimate Choco Brownie Cupid Cake

Dairy Queen Canada’s new Royal Ultimate Choco Brownie Blizzard and Cupid Cake are available at for a limited time at participating locations across Canada.

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Boston Pizza Offers 2 Can Dine For $17.99 Individual Pizzas Deal

Boston Pizza is currently offering a limited-time pizza promotion where MyBP Members can get a Two Can Dine for $17.99 deal through February 12, 2017.

The deal is valid for dine-in only and includes any two individual pizzas with up to four toppings each on your choice of crust.

Boston Pizza’s 2 Can Dine For $17.99 is available at participating locations across Canada through February 12, 2017.

From what I’ve been able to learn, this deal is not being made available at all Boston Pizza locations. My advice is to call ahead to your local restaurant to check on availability.

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Shoppers Drug Mart Launches 2017 Optimum Millionaire Contest

Shoppers Drug Mart just launched their Optimum Millionaire Contest for 2017, where Optimum members have a chance win one of ten grand prizes of 10 million points as well as a slew instant win prizes.

While the contest is open to all eligible Canadians, you will have to be a Shoppers Optimum Member to participate. Shoppers Optimum is basically a rewards-like program where you can earn points towards free stuff, get personalized coupons, and get access to members-only offers.

Contest Pin Card

When you spend $5 or more on almost anything at Shoppers through February 24, 2017 you’ll receive a special contest PIN card that you can use at the Contest Website to claim your ten bets and 10 entries into the grand prize draw. To redeem your bets, simply log in to your Shoppers Optimum Member’s account and follow the instructions at the contest website. Shoppers is also offering a “no purchase necessary” entry option, which you can learn about by reading the official contest rules here.

Shoppers Contest Pin Card
Shoppers Contest Pin Card

The Contest includes an online wheel game where players have a chance to earn entries into the grand prize draw and/or become a potential instant online prize winner.

There are 50,350 instant prizes available to be won, along with ten grand prizes, each consisting of one million Shoppers Optimum Points. The approximate retail value of each Grand Prize is $1,785.

Here’s a look at the instant prizes available:

  • 49,000 x 1,000 Shoppers Optimum Points ($1 Value)
  • 1,000 x 4,000 Shoppers Optimum Points ($5 Value)
  • 110 x 8,000 Shoppers Optimum Points ($10 Value)
  • 90 x 22,000 Shoppers Optimum Points ($30 Value)
  • 70 x 38,000 Shoppers Optimum Points ($60 Value)
  • 50 x 50,000 Shoppers Optimum Points ($85 Value)
  • 30 x 95,000 Shoppers Optimum Points ($170 Value)

The contest closes February 27, 2017 at 23:59:59 EST. There’s also a limit of one Grand Prize per person.

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Free Coffee At 7-Eleven Canada Through January 29, 2017

Coffee-doodle-do! 7-Eleven Canada celebrates the year of the Brew-ster (a cheesy play on the Year of the Rooster) by offering free coffee through January 29, 2017.

In order to take advantage of 7-Eleven Canada’s Lunar New Year promotion all you have to do is scan your 7Rewards app and you’ll receive a free coffee on the house.

7-Eleven Canada’s free coffee offer is available at participating 7-Eleven locations across Canada through Sunday, January 29, 2107.

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