1. Muskoka Dreams and Nightmares!

    Finally the summer weather is here and it’s time to take your date away for a week or weekend of relaxation and fun in the sun! Muskoka is one of the best destinations this time of year. The combination of Canadian Shield ruggedness and lush mixed bush is the perfect setting for budding romance! There are many outstanding rental properties available, but it is imperative to read reviews and do your research before taking a place. There are so many rental nightmares out there! 

    The Avalon Estate at 1081 Greenwood Point Road in Walker’s Point Muskoka is an example of a Muskoka Nightmare! Renters are required to pay a $500 safety deposit (common practice for rental properties). This money should be considered part of the rental fee as no amount of cleaning or clean-living in the cottage will get this money back! The owners of the cottage pitch tents next to the cottage, roll up a truck with camper on the property, and lurk about the land. Then to top it off, there is a barking dog next door. Nothing screams “romance” like a barking dog at dawn!! 

    The bottom line is, you need to do your research! You work hard for your money and your vacation time! Start a dialogue with people who have visited the area, read reviews, and scout out the area before committing. And when you return from vacation, take a few minutes to write a review of your own. Help a brother out! There are nightmare cottage owners out there but there are some great ones too! Here’s wishing you luck in finding a Muskoka Dream!!

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  2. We are pleased to announce our recent partnership with The AIDS Network. According to its mission statement, The AIDS Network strives to recognize and respond to the stigma and challenges posed by HIV/AIDS on individuals and communities through education and support. This is obviously a cause that we can all see value in, whether we know an individual who has been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, we ourselves have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, or we are looking to gain a better understanding of HIV/AIDS and how it may be prevented.
The AIDS Network offers counseling and social events for individuals living with HIV, and has Education Resources available through their website for organizations and community members. While they receive some funding from The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s AIDS Bureau and the Public Health of Canada’s AIDS Community Action Program, they also rely on community support for the upkeep of their high-quality programs and resources. At Strike a Match, we believe in the mission statement of The AIDS Network and are eager to spread the word. We invite you to visit The AIDS Network website at www.theaidsnetwork.ca to learn more about their involvement in your community. You can show your support in person by attending our upcoming charity event at The Emabassy Night Club in Hamilton, Ontario on Saturday April 13, 2013. This event will feature giveaways, music, and great prizes! The best part is that all donations will support The AIDS Network! Please set aside some time to come out and spread awareness of this great organization. Together we can make a difference! Hope to see you there :)  

    We are pleased to announce our recent partnership with The AIDS Network. According to its mission statement, The AIDS Network strives to recognize and respond to the stigma and challenges posed by HIV/AIDS on individuals and communities through education and support. This is obviously a cause that we can all see value in, whether we know an individual who has been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, we ourselves have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, or we are looking to gain a better understanding of HIV/AIDS and how it may be prevented.

    The AIDS Network offers counseling and social events for individuals living with HIV, and has Education Resources available through their website for organizations and community members. While they receive some funding from The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s AIDS Bureau and the Public Health of Canada’s AIDS Community Action Program, they also rely on community support for the upkeep of their high-quality programs and resources. At Strike a Match, we believe in the mission statement of The AIDS Network and are eager to spread the word. We invite you to visit The AIDS Network website at www.theaidsnetwork.ca to learn more about their involvement in your community. You can show your support in person by attending our upcoming charity event at The Emabassy Night Club in Hamilton, Ontario on Saturday April 13, 2013. This event will feature giveaways, music, and great prizes! The best part is that all donations will support The AIDS Network! Please set aside some time to come out and spread awareness of this great organization. Together we can make a difference! Hope to see you there :)  

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  3. T-Swizzle’s romances may be the target of tabloids everywhere, but the girl can sing a love song! Here’s one of her best to kick off your weekend. Have a good one :) 

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  4. Summer where are you?! Maybe it’s time for the European vacation you’ve been putting off. One look at the Amalfi Coast in Italy should be enough to convince you!!

    Summer where are you?! Maybe it’s time for the European vacation you’ve been putting off. One look at the Amalfi Coast in Italy should be enough to convince you!!

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  5. If you’re like us, this weather has you thinking of sunshine and far away lands! It’s always nice to plan out dream vacations even if they’re not on the immediate horizon. Tonight we are dreaming of Tahiti sun! This tropical paradise features beautiful landscapes and offers both adventures and relaxation. While it’s a little on the pricey side, a romantic vacation package to Tahiti makes a perfect getaway for you and someone special. Not to mention that all your friends will be jealous ;)
Happy dreaming (or planning!)!

    If you’re like us, this weather has you thinking of sunshine and far away lands! It’s always nice to plan out dream vacations even if they’re not on the immediate horizon. Tonight we are dreaming of Tahiti sun! This tropical paradise features beautiful landscapes and offers both adventures and relaxation. While it’s a little on the pricey side, a romantic vacation package to Tahiti makes a perfect getaway for you and someone special. Not to mention that all your friends will be jealous ;)

    Happy dreaming (or planning!)!

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  6. We hope that you’re having an “Eternal Flame” kind of long weekend with someone you love! Relive the 80’s with this Bangles wedding hit!

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  7. This week’s love song is “With or Without You” by U2. We hope you enjoy this classic hit!

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  8. Sting has the right idea in this week’s Love Song. Lifelong love and happiness is on everyone’s mind! With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s time to give yourself a chance at the true love you deserve. Call 1-888-919-9695 to meet your matchmaking agent todayI In the meantime, enjoy Fields of Gold!

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