Friday, February 17, 2012

 The Steven and Chris Show: 
Trip giveaway to The Bahamas

The Steven and Chris Show announced a luxury prize giveaway to the beautiful Atlantis in The Bahamas. The giveaway was featured in the Valentines Day episode of The Steven and Chris Show. Is there anywhere more romantic than the pristine beaches of the beautiful Bahamas? 

The contest is featured on the Steven and Chris website and will be awarded to someone who comments with one item they would never leave on vacation without.  

Watch the episode here for a peek at the beautiful Atlantis resort and comment here for a chance to go! 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Escape for Family Day with!

Save some of those precious vacation days with a quick escape this Family Day! It’s the perfect time to take a much needed vacation without using many of those precious days off! is offering deals on 2,3,4,5 or six night escapes, so families can get away for a week, or just the weekend.

Low U.S. demand means more vacancy and cheaper rates on hotels.  For the ultimate in family fun, is offering 30 per cent off at Walt Disney World resort hotels.  Or, head to Las Vegas – it’s not just for adults! Vegas is laden with water parks, theme parks, illusion shows and all sorts of other family fun at affordable rates!

For families that want to venture a little further south – more planes than ever are flying to the Caribbean which means a stunning vacation for a minimum buck.  Spend some quality time on the beach in Mexico, Cuba or The Bahamas and beat those winter blues as a family!

Visit and book your Family Day getaway asap! 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Congrats to PUNCH CEO Stewart Macphee

PUNCH CEO Stewart MacPhee married long-time girlfriend Robyn on January 27, 2012,  at the Coral Sands Beach Resort on Harbour Island in The Bahamas. The fabulous event was heightened by the gorgeous natural surroundings and amenities found at the Coral Sands Beach Resort.

Everyone at PUNCH would like to offer their congratulations to the happy couple.

Greg Payce: Illusions at the Gardiner Museum

 The Gardiner Museum will celebrate the New Year by recognizing Canadian ceramic artist Greg Payce with a solo exhibition. Greg Payce: Illusions (February 2 - May 6 2012) features the signature ceramic installations that elevated Payce to superstar status in the ceramics community and brought him to the attention of the contemporary art world, as well as his more recent large scale lenticular photographs and video works. Payce’s work is steeped in history and also very contemporary. Technically brilliant, it surprises and delights by playing with our perceptions.

Greg Payce: Illusions is the first exhibition to be presented by the Gardiner Museum under the auspices of the Raphael Yu Centre of Canadian Ceramics. The Yu Centre is a virtual destination accessible via the Gardiner Museum’s web site, ( which was created to celebrate Canadian ceramic art and artists.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Brides to be hit the Total Wedding Show!

Total Wedding Show

Here come the brides... in droves!

The Total Wedding Show, now with more than two decades of happily ever afters under its belt, celebrated another successful year!

Brides to be were out in full force last weekend at the Total Wedding Show at the International Centre in Mississauga. The show ran from Friday, January 20 to Sunday, January 22 and featured over 350 retailers ranging from bridal boutiques to banquet centres.

Line-ups could be seen as brides entered the International Centre first thing Saturday and Sunday morning to be one of the first 100 through the front doors to get their free Total Wedding Planner.

One of the highlights of this year’s show was the fashion show where the audience was wowed by some of this year’s hottest trends in bridal, bridesmaid, groom and mother of the bride fashions.

Show-goers were also entered to win a grand prize $5,000 home d├ęcor package from The Bay, and brides-to-be could sign up on-site for their wedding registry at the Bay/Home Outfitters.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

PUNCH Goes South...

PUNCH Goes South... to The Bahamas!

Just a short three hour flight from Toronto lays the undiscovered treasure that is Freeport, Grand Bahama Island – where the opportunities for affordable and breathtaking travel experiences are abundant.

PUNCH representative Jessica Patriquin took down a very special group of journalists for a few sun-drenched and fun-filled days on Grand Bahama Island! The group experienced authentic Bahamian culture, and enjoyed decadent cuisine, like traditional conch dishes and tasty island cocktails like the Bahama Mama and Goombay Smash. The group explored Grand Bahama Island’s diverse eco-system on a Jeep Safari Nature Tour, galloping through the island’s terrain on horseback, and swimming with dolphins in exquisite turquoise coloured waters.

With so much to see and do, the PUNCH team is already excited to start planning the next Bahamian adventure!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Colour Care Across Canada

Benjamin Moore and The Canadian Women's Foundation Team Up to Make a Difference

PUNCH is super excited to be a part of Benjamin Moore’s Colour Care Across Canada program, an initiative that is transforming women’s shelters across Canada with uplifting colour paint makeovers, in partnership with The Canadian Women’s Foundation.

“Abuse against women is increasing at frightening rates in Canada, and it has contributed significantly to driving women and their children from their homes, onto the streets and seeking safe havens like those The Canadian Women’s Foundation works with,” said Mike Kolind, market general manager for Benjamin Moore Canada. “For those in shelters, it can be a demoralising, and in some cases, a de-humanising condition breaking the spirit of any family. The shelters are being taxed and strained by the growing numbers. Although there’s no simple solution to this troubling occurrence, Benjamin Moore’s aim in launching ‘Colour Care Across Canada’ is to bring attention to the situation, and at the same time try and brighten, with the power of colour, the living environments of those who seek this basic human need for safe housing and a community of support.”

Brandon (Manitoba) Mayor, Sheri Decter Hirst and Shelter Representative, Cat Arnold in one of the newly renovated and painted rooms.
Learn more about “Colour Care Across Canada” here

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