Backyard Fun + #CTWOWGuide Twitter Party June 22 @ 8 PM


 Join Canadian Tire and Monica Hibbs this Wednesday, June 22nd @ 8PM for the #CTWOWGuide Twitter Party. Celebrating the beginning of Summer and all of the great backyard fun ideas in the WOW Guide this party will help you plan your summer accordingly.

Come the warm Summer months I am a stickler for the outdoors. Living in Toronto it is difficult to find a house that has a good outdoor space. When we found ours we decided to buy a fixer-upper in exchange for a  large yard I could see the kids play in from the kitchen. It was the best investment we made.

This year we are taking up a big undertaking by moving our shed to the corner of the yard and finally getting our garden working for us. I’m also looking for the perfect patio set for our set-up. Once everything is all moved around and set up our kids and us will have a large outdoor living and (playing space).

I no longer want to put my stove on and rely heavily on my hubbies grilling skills to feed us. My tasks have changed drastically from making meals to marinating something that we could throw on the grill while we were out back.

Water Fun from the WOW Guide

Look through my Instagram and you will see my kids covered in mud, running through the sprinklers, having water balloon fights, and as a family–water gun fights. Want a great workout? Buy a bunch of water guns and let loose as a family. The laughter and giggles exploding from everyone involved is totally worth the muddy footprints throughout  the house.


Letting the kids go through the WOW Guide from Canadian Tire and check out all of their fantastic water fun goodies (pg 99-104) is almost the same as how they felt trying to pick toys for their Santa letter. The excitement was vibrating through the house and I couldn’t wait until we get everything set up.


We ended up with a whole slew of goodies like the Mario Cart Double Slide,  300 Zuru Bunch O’Balloons,  and a bunch of Nerf water guns including the Super Soaker Scatter Water Blaster as it had 5 nozzles to spray from and I may be able to get my whole brood in one shot. Bonus is that it came with two guns in a package and on SALE.


300 balloons✔ 4 Water Guns ✔ Double slide ✔ Being summer ready thanks to the @canadiantire #ctwowguide PRICELESS

A video posted by Aneta Alaei (@homewithaneta) on

Canadian Tire WOW Guide

For the first time in 10 years Canadian Tire has put out a 200 page catalogue that, in keeping with the times, is available in both a paper and digital copy. The paper version is nice when we are all scrambeling to make a shopping list or relaxing over a glass of wine, it is the digital copy that is AH-mazing.


Here is what will WOW you:

  • You will find even more products, Yes there are 1200 in the catalogue, but there are even more online. Make sure you check them all out!
  • You get amazing how-tos! There is so much you can learn about the products and even see them in action.
  • You can not only find out how much the product is but if it is in stock at your store and even which aisle it is in making shopping an easy trip.
  • You can check out the latest in designer trends.
  • Browse the galleries of photos and get inspired.



#CTWOWGuide Twitter Party

Come hang out for an hour and chat with host @candiantire about all of the summer backyard fun the Canadian Tire has to offer. Special guests Monica Hibbs and Chef David Neinstein  will give us their summer inspiration when it comes to decor and the grill as well.


Backyard Fun Twitter Party
Date & Time: June 22, 2016 at 8pm ET
Host: @CanadianTire
Guests: @MonikaHibbs @barquebbq
Prizing: $1000 in Canadian Tire Gift Cards
Canada Only excluding Quebec

Can’t wait to chat about all of the goodies the the#CTWOWGuide has to offer to keep your family entertained


I am working with Canadian Tire on this campaign. All opinions are my own although I am more than happy to share our fun with you
Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. June 21, 2016 / 5:16 pm

    What an awesome selection of items for outdoor fun! I can’t think of any little ones who wouldn’t have a blast with these.!

  2. June 21, 2016 / 8:09 pm

    I was watching your Instagram feed and it looked like you and the kids were having so much fun! I can see a few more water fights in your future.

  3. Victoria Ess
    June 21, 2016 / 9:40 pm

    Sounds like a fun party with lots of great ideas! Can’t wait!

  4. June 21, 2016 / 10:33 pm

    The Mario Cart Double Slide looks like something we would love here!

    August 27, 2016 / 10:45 pm

    now that looks like a whole lot of activities to do, I bet you still hear I’m bored