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Spring 2012 Exploring the Bruce Trail; Great Ontario Bucket List Challenge; Magical Marauders; Family Links (Golf feature); It's Blooming Spring; Small town downtowns in Ontario.

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  • spring 2012

    its Blooming springsome secret (and not so secret) gardens to exploresix of Our Favourite Historic DowntownsA Beginners guide to The Bruce Trail FOrE! Family Friendly golf Courses

    Magical Marauders!and more.


    Your FrEE guide to Family Fun in Ontario

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    Art dirEctor: Corinne Nyffenegger

    WritErs: Brian Decker Victoria Ford Chelsea Hellings Brian Jackson Katherine Low Ted McIntyre

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    Spring is a time of renewal, invigorating our spirits as warmer temperatures and spring showers coax new life to emerge all around us.At Pioneer Energy we are bringing new vitality to the gasoline convenience sector this spring with the unveiling of our Verve convenience stores at three locations two in Mississauga and one in Niagara. These will be the first in a new generation of convenience stores that you will start to see emerging throughout the Pioneer network.What is Verve? The dictionary defines it as

    enthusiasm, vitality, vigour. With our customers on the go with little time to spare, our Verve stores are designed to deliver convenience in new and exciting ways. Youll know from the moment you drive up that Verve is different than anything youve seen before. Weve designed the exterior with striking lines, vivid colours as well as the use of river rock. Inside, you will feel a sense of vitality and warmth in ergonomic design. Verve stores are designed with convenience in mind.New partnerships and product selections mean youll find more of what youre looking for, including our Better For You products to complement your busy, on-the-go lifestyle.I dont want to give away too much here, but I invite you to sample our Verve by stopping in at one of these locations 3015 Thomas Street at Winston Churchill, Mississauga; 150 Lakeshore Road at Highway 10, Mississauga; and 681 South Pelham Road, Welland. Please be sure to let us know what you think online at the meantime, enjoy this issue of ROAM where we are featuring lots of affordable family fun, from hiking the Bruce Trail to time travelling through historic Ontario small-town downtowns. And dont miss the Pioneer Great Ontario Bucket List Challenge you may qualify to win an exciting ROAM adventure and great Bonus Bucks prizes by telling us the most exciting thing that you still want to do in Ontario. Happy Roaming!

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    2011 No part of Roam Magazine may be reproduced in any format, for whatever use, without the express written approval of Pioneer Energy LP.


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  • Thanks to all for your photo entriesWell, winter didnt show up for most of us. But were pleased to see that didnt stop the creativity of ROAM readers. Heres a sampling of some of our entries for Give WinTer Your BesT shoT! Find more entries plus our Grand Prize Winner at

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  • TimeTravellers

    Join us on a tour of six Ontario small downtowns where history comes to life.

    Small-town downtowns remain the heart and soul of Ontario. The province is rich with history preserved in the core of myriad small towns spread out across the province. Each offers up stunning architecture, real-life

    history, great food and shops and landmarks that evoke ghosts from the past.

    ROAM invites you to become a time traveller on our tour of six of our favourite small-town downtowns.

    By Victoria M. Ford

    Cobourgs historic Victoria Hall and its stunning clock tower dominate the downtown core. It was built during a boom in the mid-1800s, and opened by Prince o