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Five cool things to do this week (November 8 to 14)

This weekend, brunch to bluegrass, host a fall clothing swap and check out the horse show.

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The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

1. Bite into brunch n’ bluegrass

We’ve traded sunny patios for warm cozy breakfast nooks, because well, it’s getting really cold outside. What we’ve fallen hard for? A traditional brunch accompanied by some foot-stomping, good ol’ bluegrass. This Sunday, couple your scrambled eggs with a fiddle; the fun community atmosphere alone is worth the trip.

Timbre Restaurant, Sunday, 11am – 2pm, Vancouver
Dakota Tavern, Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 3pm, Toronto

2. Head to the Agricultural fair

Canada’s most prominent agricultural event has kicked off in Toronto. What we’re most excited about? Food and horses! This year, The Royal Horse Show will feature international riders from six countries as well as bring a new crop of riders to the arena for the first time as the fair adds a riders under 18 category. After the show, we’ll meet you for an “aMAZEing Food Journey”, a brand new interactive component of the farm-to-table exhibit where participants are encouraged to play with your food!

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, ends November 10, Toronto

3. Tip your hat at the Rodeo

We never did get over how sweet Luke Perry looked in the 1994 flick, 8 seconds! Which is why we can’t wait for the annual Canadian Rodeo Championships. As part of their 40th anniversary, expect a wild western celebration, so throw on your Wranglers and go find out how the west was won.

40th annual Canadian Rodeo Championships, November 6 -10th, Edmonton

4. Host a clothing swap

We’ve recently pulled out our winter knits and have realized we need to freshen up our wardrobes. The best way to do it on a budget? A clothing swap! This weekend, invite your friends over for some mimosas and trade faves. In the (rare) instance that a few items don’t get claimed, donate them to a local clothing bank.

5. Fall silent on the 11th

This Monday, lest we forget. On the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month, don a poppy and observe a moment of silence for the some 100, 000 soldiers that died in the first and second world war. Remembrance Day ceremonies will be taking place across the country commencing at 10:30am.

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