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“The Dr. Seuss Experience” Extends Run Through to March 2020

Record-setting attendance prompts organizers to extend stay with new content and an educational opportunity for underserved youth 

Due to an overwhelming demand for tickets, Kilburn Live has announced that The Dr. Seuss Experience will be extending its stay in the GTA until March 22, 2020.  The Dr. Seuss Experience, an imaginative and interactive experience into the wondrous world of Dr. Seuss, has garnered record-setting attendance since its world premiere at Mississauga’s Square One in late October. 

The Dr. Seuss Experience will close temporarily on January 6th and will reopen with surprise enhancements and a new Dr. Seuss character on January 16th.  Kilburn Live also announced that there would be no further extension to the run beyond this date.

To celebrate the sensory spectacle’s continued success and to show gratitude for the warm reception it received, Kilburn Live is providing up to 1,000 free tickets to select GTA public schools during the extended run. 

“We are thrilled to be extending this highly popular engagement and look forward to providing opportunities for more guests to enjoy The Dr. Seuss Experience. We think as many children as possible should have the opportunity to enter the innovative and immersive world of Dr. Seuss that celebrates literacy, imagination, and many of the other important messages of the Dr. Seuss books. As such, we are working with select public schools to invite children who might not have otherwise had the opportunity to visit this Experience.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Mark Manuel, CEO of Kilburn Live

A first-ever experience based on the storied Dr. Seuss franchise, The Dr. Seuss Experience takes each guest on an awe-inspiring journey through nine different Dr. Seuss books, allowing each visitor a chance to magically step into the pages of each of the books. The Dr. Seuss Experience features interactive elements from “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”, “The Lorax” and “Horton Hears a Who!,” as well as specialty rooms dedicated to “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” and “If I Ran the Circus.” All the rooms are designed around key scenes and characters from each of these beloved books to stimulate the hearts, souls, and imaginations of fans, both young and young at heart, from across the GTA and beyond.

“When we launched The Dr. Seuss Experience, we imagined it would be well-received but had no idea it would have this kind of an impact, and the fact that even more children will get to open their eyes to the world of Dr. Seuss in such an interactive way is incredible,” said Susan Brandt, president of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. “We can’t wait to see all the places the Experience will go from here!”

The engagementalso offers educators a teaching experience that encourages children to explore the life lessons in Dr. Seuss’s books, helping to foster a love of reading, self-confidence and the wonderful possibilities within their imagination.

The tour will travel to multiple, yet-to-be-announced cities across North America and as it expands, guests can expect new interactive additions, based on different books, to join the rotation. To purchase tickets or receive information on future tour dates, visit www.experienceseuss.com.

About Kilburn Live

Kilburn Live, a division of Kilburn Media, is one of the fastest growing live events companies in North America. As a global leader in experiential, touring, and static live event offerings, Kilburn Live brings the world’s biggest brands to life through groundbreaking and highly entertaining attractions, activations, and immersive entertainment.

About Dr. Seuss

Theodor Seuss Geisel is quite simply the most beloved children’s book author of all time. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984, three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and three Caldecott Honors, Geisel wrote and illustrated 45 books for children. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. While Theodor Geisel died on September 24, 1991, Dr. Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of all ages to explore the joys of reading. For more information about Dr. Seuss and his works, follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

About Dr. Seuss Enterprises

Dr. Seuss Enterprises is a leading children’s entertainment company focused on protecting Theodor Seuss Geisel’s (Dr. Seuss) legacy and thereby ensuring that each generation can experience the genius of Dr. Seuss.  The company was established in 1993 and is based in San Diego, CA.  Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ global endeavors complement Dr. Seuss’s iconic books and include films, TV shows, stage productions, exhibitions, digital media, licensed merchandise, and other strategic partnerships.  Ted Geisel once said he never wanted to license his characters to anyone who would “round out the edges” – a guiding principle at Dr. Seuss Enterprises. For more information about Dr. Seuss and his works, follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

About Square One

Proudly managed by Oxford Properties, Square One is distinctively positioned as Canada’s cosmopolitan destination for the fashion, entertainment and epicurean enthusiast, with over 320 merchants including Holt Renfrew, Tiffany, Reds, Babaton, Simons, Apple, COS, Whole Foods, Crate and Barrel, and The Food District. Square One is owned by Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) on behalf of its clients and Oxford Properties Group. Recognized for its dedication to present innovative, fashion-forward experiences, unexpected campaigns and social media collaborations. Square One is one of Canada’s Top Ten most productive shopping centres, and in 2017, became only the second shopping centre in Canada to achieve $1 billion in annual retail sales. For more information, please visit shopSQUAREONE.com.

Tickets Now on Sale for World Premiere of “The Dr. Seuss Experience”

North American Tour Kicks Off at Square One with Immersive Interactive Attraction

New Rooms Revealed Tied to Dr. Seuss Classics
“How The Grinch Stole Christmas!” and “The Sneetches”

With tickets officially on sale today at 12:00 p.m. EST at www.experienceseuss.com, Dr. Seuss fans from across Southwestern Ontario will have the chance to be the first in the world to visit “The Dr. Seuss Experience.” This imaginative and interactive immersion into the wondrous world of Dr. Seuss will premiere in a standalone space at Mississauga’s Square One on Saturday, October 26.

Tickets on sale now

The Dr. Seuss Experience” is brought to life by Kilburn Live, the Live Events division of Kilburn Media, a leading entertainment company focused on producing content with an emphasis on quality and originality, in conjunction with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, a global leader in educational entertainment. The 15,000-square-foot Seuss-tacular, sensory spectacle will feature multiple rooms with immersive installations themed after some of the iconic author’s timeless works.

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Freedom Pass Offers Youth Free Swims and Transit Rides this Summer

This summer, Mississauga youth aged 12 to 14 years can ride MiWay and access indoor and outdoor City of Mississauga pools for free with a Freedom Pass. The pass is valid from July 1 to August 31.

“Summer is a great time in Mississauga and with a Freedom Pass, youth can enjoy it with free rides to our pools, libraries and parks as well as to great events, festivals and attractions,” said Shari Lichterman, Director, Recreation.

How to Apply for a Pass

  • Application forms can be downloaded and printed by visiting mississauga.ca/freedompass or picked up at any City community centre.
  • Signed and completed application forms must be submitted in person to any City community centre, along with one piece of identification (parent/guardian signature is required) displaying proof of age.
  • Applicants will also need to have their photo taken by City customer service staff to create a personalized Freedom Pass. 

“The Freedom Pass provides youth with a great opportunity to learn about our MiWay transit system. Understanding how it works, how they can get around Mississauga and get where they want to go independently,” said Geoff Marinoff, Director, Transit.

The Freedom Pass program continues to grow in popularity since its launch in 2014 with more than 8,000 Freedom Passes distributed in 2018.

Freedom Pass cards will be available on May 1 (quantities are limited and will be issued on a first come, first served basis). Only valid Freedom Pass holders are eligible to ride MiWay for free. All other riders must pay regular fares. To learn more about MiWay, visit miway.ca. Plan a trip with the online tool or call 905-615-INFO (4636) for route and schedule information.

For more information about the Freedom Pass, please visit mississauga.ca/freedompass.

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS AT ERIN MILLS TOWN CENTRE: SHOP AND BE MERRY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Erin Mills Town Centre is a magnificent sight during the most wonderful time of year! The entire shopping centre is aglow and decked out in its festive holiday best, from the breathtaking Christmas tree in Centre Court to the​ ​​winter wonderland display where customers can take their photo with Santa.

In addition to the breathtaking holiday display, customers are invited to enjoy an array of activities at
Erin Mills Town Centre this holiday season. Please see calendar below outlining the holiday happenings:

PHOTOS WITH SANTA

Families are welcome to capture the spirit of the holidays by getting a photo with Santa. Visit his winter wonderland display for a priceless moment that will last a lifetime. ​Please check ​erinmills.ca​ for Santa Photo hours.

STORYTIME WITH SANTA

Kids can join Santa as he reads a festive story, and then join in holiday caroling. Tuesday mornings at 11am until December 18.

FESTIVE SOUNDS

Mississauga Symphony Orchestra will be performing beloved melodies on Saturday, December 8 at 2pm.

GIFT WRAPPING SERVICE

An opportunity to have your gifts beautifully wrapped for only $5 each, with proceeds going to Trillium Health Partners​​​Initiative runs until December 24 on the lower level, near Centre Court.

TOYS FOR TOTS

Customers are encouraged to ​drop off unwrapped toys at the collection bin near Centre Court until December 21, ​in partnership with Peel Police to benefit families in the community.

BOXING DAY HOURS

Stores will be open from 8am to 8pm so customers can shop the best deals during Boxing Week.

EXTENDED SHOPPING HOURS:

Extended shopping hours began Saturday, November 24 and are as follows:

  • ●  Monday to Saturday: 9:30am – 9:30pm
  • ●  Sunday: 10am – 7pm
  • ●  December 24: 8:30am – 6pm
  • ●  December 25: CLOSED
  • ●  December 26: 8am – 8pm
  • ●  December 27-28: 10am – 9pm
  • ●  December 29: 9:30am – 6pm
  • ●  December 30: 11am – 6pm
  • ●  December 31: 9:30am – 5:00pm
  • ●  January 1: CLOSED
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For more public information, please call 905-569-1981 or visit erinmills.ca or Guest Services.

Free Family Programs this March Break at The Riverwood Conservancy

The young and young at heart are invited to spend March Break at The Riverwood Conservancy.

Party Safari Animal Meet & Greets

When: March 12 | 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Where: The Riverwood Conservancy, Chappell House, 4300 Riverwood Park Lane

What: Party Safari will bring its crew of exotic animals to interact with children. Snakes, birds, lizards and more will join the celebration!

Guided Nature Hikes

When: March 13 & 14 | 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.

Where: The Riverwood Conservancy, MacEwan Field Station, 4190 Riverwood Park Lane

What: Celebrate spring’s arrival and the abundant wildlife of Mississauga with a guided nature hike through the beautiful trails of Riverwood.

Canadian Animal Skulls

When: March 15 | 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Where: The Riverwood Conservancy, Chappell House, 4300 Riverwood Park Lane

What: Kids will love learning about Canadian animal skulls in this interactive presentation by Mark Mitro.

Details & Registration
March Break programs at The Riverwood Conservancy are designed for children 5+ and their parents or caregivers to explore the wonders of nature.

All children must be accompanied by an adult and registration is required. Click here to register for an event.

About The Riverwood Conservancy
The Riverwood Conservancy is a volunteer-based not-for-profit that provides programming in conservation, gardening, environmental education and volunteerism to the Mississauga community. The Riverwood Conservancy is located in Riverwood, a natural green space in the heart of the city [map] and is open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily with free parking and admission. For more information about environmental education programs, events and how to make a donation, visit:TheRiverwoodConservancy.org.