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Bancroft Tent and Party Rentals

Overview of Bancroft, Ontario, Canada

Overview of Bancroft, Ontario, Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

All Occasion Event Rentals in Bancroft supports the North Hastings Hospice. All profits from the efforts go to the support of the Hospice House. ASAP Tent and Party Rentals provides assistance to the local hospices in King Aurora, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Newmarket and will provide what support it can to such a wonderful cause.

About Us (North Hastings Hospice)

North Hastings Hospice

North Hastings Hospice

The Hospice House for North Hastings is the first “Rural” Residential Hospice in all of Ontario, providing 24/7 “end of life” care to individuals and families from our surrounding areas.

This “Showpiece of Community Spirit” was purchased, renovated and operates, with no charge to individuals thanks in whole to donations from our community.

100% of monies raised by All Occasion Event Rentals will fund programs provided by Hospice North Hastings.

Hospice North Hastings also provided:

  • A Lending Library
  • Bereavement/ Grief Support Groups
  • Visiting Volunteers to our Home Palliative Program
  • The Medical Equipment Loan Cupboard for North Hastings


50% OFF Discount on Toronto Bridal Show Admission

Toronto Bridal Show – Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place

Bi-annually get a 50% discount admission at Toronto’s Bridal Show at the Direct Energy Centre downtown Toronto at Exhibition Place

LONDON - JULY 20:   Caroline de Guitaut, curat...

LONDON - JULY 20: Caroline de Guitaut, curator of the exhibition display adjusts the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress, designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, before it goes on exhibit at Buckingham Palace during the annual summer opening on July 20, 2011 in London, England. The Duchess of Cambridge's dress featured lace appliqué floral detail and was made of ivory and white satin gazar with a 9ft train. It was worn her wedding day on April 29 to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

Spring 2012, April 20-22

  • Friday, April 20th – 5:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Saturday, April 21st – 10:00am to 7:00pm
  • Sunday, April 22nd – 10:00am to 6:00pm

Toronto’s Bridal Show, is where the event professionals gather to offer their best. Catering, banquet halls, florists, tent and party rentals  gather to offer special deals and discounts on their best products. Over 150 industry specialists will be showing off their goods and services.

Not only will you save big on admission to the show,  products,  additional savings will be had just in event planning time.

Don’t miss this time limited opportunity to get 50% off discount admission.

Enjoy looking for that “Perfect Wedding Gown”

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Party Music Rentals Audio Video Karaoke Systems

Digital party music systems for rent. Audio, video, karaoke, and fun included.

Party Touch Party Rental Music System, Jukebox, Music Video and Karaoke System

Now you can expect great music, great karaoke, and great music videos for your party.

Welcome to PartyTouch Music Systems from ASAP Tent and Party Rentals

Whether you’re planning a special event or just putting together the perfect party, music more than likely will play a significant role in creating a memorable gathering. PartyTouch  from ASAP delivers what you want:

A more cost-effective solution than live music offers.
An alternate to CD Jukeboxes that includes lots of music variety and the most up-to-date music for your party.
An alternate to disc based karaoke rental systems and it keeps your party going once the singing stops.

Now you can expect great music, great karaoke, and great music videos for your party.
What To Expect

All digital music, No CDs, No karaoke songbooks, No headaches – Rent Your PartyTouch

You know you’ve got to have great tunes to have a great party! You know your guests want great music and lots of variety too. But, your options are either too expensive, too complicated, too limited or all of the above – until now.

Forget the old Jukebox rentals or karaoke system rentals with our all-in-one PartyTouch Music System from ASAP Party Rentals – The only fully-licensed, self contained, audio/video/karaoke music system available.

Find out how rentals work or reserve your PartyTouch today. You can also contact us directly with any questions at 905 833-6756 or  email party at

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When Do I Need To Order My Tent


Poolside Party

Poolside Party Tent Rental

Do one thing really really well…
Order your tent from ASAP Rental now.


We are often asked at ASAP Tent and Party Rentals “When do I need to order my…..(stuff)”?

You should order your tent as early as possible to avoid disappointment. While we can have many  tents on the shelf we quite often run out of specific sizes of tents or types of chairs.

If you order early you have the peace of mind that will lead to a better planned event. Another advantage of ordering early is that when we do not have availability we can make the necessary arrangements to get the missing items

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Wedding crisis… it’s all in a day’s work – Business – The Star

Wedding crisis… it’s all in a day’s work – Business – The Star.

The DIY wedding still reigns supreme for couples wanting to keep a close eye on the nuptual budget – and get hands on with the arrangements.

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How to Hire aWedding DJ Video

With all the required planning hiring a wedding DJ can be a daunting task. Watch the video for some pointers.

How to Hire a Wedding DJ, 10 Tips

GOOD NOTE DJ Steve Hoffman,, one of the Washington DC’s area’s top wedding entertainers, presents 10 things brides & grooms should seek when hiring a DJ for their wedding.

Your wedding DJ should
– help you plan & coordinate your event
– be a wedding expert
– be classy, not cheesy
– provide personalized customer service
– play the music YOU want
– know all about music and know how to read to the crowd
– have excellent microphone skills
– have a state-of-the-art sound system
– play music at a comfortable volume
– share with you ideas to make your wedding unique … memorable … with personal touches …

For more info, especially if you are located in Washington DC, Maryland, or Northern Virginia, visit the GOOD NOTE website or read the GOOD NOTE DJ’s GUIDE TO WEDDINGS

If possible, check with friends, get recommendations and  you can also check on the internet for reviews.

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Where to Celebrate the Royal Wedding in Ontario

Can’t make it to London, England for the Royal Wedding events and celebrations? How about London, Ontario? TV coverage starts at 3:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time and gets into full swing at 6:00 ET

London, Ontario Events

The Palace Theatre Friday, April 29th a Wedding Party to celebrate Prince William and Kate Middleton nuptials. The morning party will feature a sumptuous British Breakfast Tea, live streaming of the wedding on a huge film screen and a royal trivia contest with prizes. Funds raised from this event will support of the restoration campaign for the heritage theatre. Contact Faith Coates at faithcoates(at) or call 519-933-2796. Ticket are $25.00 and can be ordereed online

London, Ontario City Hall has set up a book of congratulations. Visitors can sign the book from 8:30AM to 4:30PM April 27th when the book will be forwarded to Buckingham palace.


For those wanting to celebrate with a crowd, Peter Mansbridge will be heading up the CBC team outside Buckingham Palace. CBC TV coverage starts at 5AM. What better place to watch than the Canadian Broadcasting Centre Atrium – 250 Front St. W. Admission is FREE to attend the CBC Royal Wedding Viewing Party. The doors are open at 5:00 AM

The Old King Eddy A.K.A. Le Meridian King Edward Hotel will be hosting a slightly more genteel event. An English breakfast will be served with tea service. There is room for 150 guests and tickets are $65.00 Executive chef Daniel Schick and his team plan to start preparing breakfast at 2:00 AM to get to work preeping a sumptuous Royal Breakfast.

Royal Wedding Celebration and Wedding replay at Duke of Westminster Pub, First Canadian Place, 77 Adelaide St W. Sponsored by British Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Information:

Swansea Town Hall in the Rousseau Room, 95 Lavinia Ave. (416-392-1954) Hosted by Hosted by Sarah Doucette Toronto city councillor for Parkdale-High Park. Dress code is Red / White / Blue. There will be a tea service and live telecast. April 29, 5:45 AM

Fox and Fiddle at 27 Wellesley St. E. Toronto will open for a royal breakfast at 5:30 a.m. and host a live broadcast. Reserve by phone 416-944-9369

The Duke of Kent pub 2315 Yonge St., Toronto opens at 5 a.m. to start celebrations with a traditional English breakfast $8.99. Phone 416-485-9507.

Windsor Arms Hotel , 18 St. Thomas St. (416-971-9666) “The Royal Experience” at 4:00AM Traditional English breakfast + live telecast of the Royal Wedding, $125

Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front St. W.

Friday, April 29 at the Library Bar – English afternoon tea served in fine china with sandwiches, pastries and dessert + live telecast, $35. Reservations: 416-860-5004.

Friday, April 29, 5 a.m. at Epic Lounge – Traditional English breakfast, $21. Smart casual dress code. Reservations: 416-860-6949.


The Chateau Laurier will have a Royal Wedding Breakfast sponsored by the University of Ottawa Monarchists, 5-8 a.m. Email Philippe Chartrand at philippevchartrand(at)

If you don’t want to be up for the breakfast, drop by Zoe’s later and share a toast with the Champagne Cocktail. The Champagne Cocktail which is the Event Planning Report’s April signature cocktail was inspired by a visit to Zoe’s

Hamilton / Dundas

Public viewing on wide screens and buffet breakfast sponsored by Sheraton Hamilton, benefit for Royal Charities. Information: Andreana Zerafa,

Taylor’s Tea Room in Dundas will put on a royal wedding breakfast tea and watching party hosted by Norma Shephard of the Mobile Millinery Museum and Costume Archive and the Dundas Museum and Archives from 5 to 8 a.m. Event will feature vintage 20th-century wedding gowns and royal memorabilia.

Dundurn Castle, 610 York Blvd, Hamilton (905-546-2872) Royal Tea at Dundurn Castle (ancestral home of the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla) April 29, 4 – 6 PM sponsored by Hamilton Branch, Monarchist League of Canada. Contact: Jeffrey Thiessen,

St Agatha (West of Kitchener)

5am Canadian Pancake Brunch and viewing for friends and fellow monarchists. 2005 Notre Dame Drive.Host: Jamie Hill,

Jackson’s Point

Aat Jackson’s Point on Lake Simcoe the Briars Resort and Spa will host an English themed breakfast in the Great Hall, 6:00 to 9:00 AM.

If you have an event, use the comment section to add it.

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How Will You Be Celebrating the Royal Wedding?


Image by UNKIEPAUL / Paul Johnston via Flickr

Do you think the Royal Wedding is a snore to be ignored? Will you be celebrating the Royal Wedding in some way?

On April 29th television coverage of the Royal Wedding will be staring at 3:00 AM in the eastern standard time zone. Will you be watching?

Are you planning a party or event, a street party, a gathering of any sort?  We would like to hear about it here. Got photos? Send them or post them and use the post reply to let the world know about your plans. Photos can be e-mailed to with any other material you would like to see published

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Green Event Planning Rental China Tableware vs Disposables


Planning an event, party or wedding can sometimes seem to be a nightmare. Wheather food, venue or who to invite the details can sometimes be overwhelming. On top of this mother nature can get lost in the details. Eco-friendly green party planning can be easy and cost-effective. The following are a few suggestions to be the greenest event planner around when you plan your next party.

According to some celebrity guest blog writer going green means using paper plates. The writer goes on with celebrity nonsense that paper plates do not need washing therefore wastes less water.. Hogwash! Has it ever occurred to this nimrod that the paper making industry not only uses extraordinarily large amounts of water but then adds bleach, lead and mercury before discharging it into the rivers contaminating fish downstream for miles. Oh and did I mention the health problems of the peoples relying on that water for their daily needs? Some areas in the isolated northlands have such polluted water systems that water must be trucked or flown in to provide water for the locals. This is a carbon footprint on a massive scale before you consider the massive clear cut areas where the trees are harvested. Many years ago in the early seventies while on a camping trip across northern Ontario I was shocked when standing on a hill with visibility of 50 miles and there was no tree standing in any direction. These are Ontario’s rainforests and generators of oxygen. Think also of all the trucks required to transport thousands of paper plates that can be replaced by one china plate. If all that is not enough then there is all that disposable plastic packaging made from non renewable oil to be disposed of in landfills.

This rant is brought on by a junkmail received this morning attempting to sell paper plates. A little quick reasearch on the internet turned up the celebrity nutbar who is also a germaphobic but not a geat deal of solid evidence. Opinions found were poor at best so here is my (Brian Ridgway) humble opinion.

  • Porcelain china manufacturing has been a sustainable industry for thousands of years.
  • Water used for dish washing can be reused before recycleing and recycling is easy and inexpensive.
  • Porcelain china is less likely to harbour germs than paper.
  • Using or renting fine china is way cheaper than paper plates

For a  cost comparison china tableware vs disposables visit ASAP Tent and Party Rentals

Prince William Style Bachelor Party Planning, Who Says “Not Much”

Slalom water skier on lake in southern Ontario

Image via Wikipedia

Royal watchers waiting for titillating tidbits are maybe disappointed. According to reports not much happened.

The party has happened and it was in the UK  and they had fun.

Not much is said to have happened but the prince with a group of 20 or so spent the weekend boating, waterskiing and pub crawling.

Sounds Prince Williamish. I like the waterskiing but wasn’t  it cold?


With royal wedding interest in high gear, here are a few fresh bachelor party planning ideas.

Bachelor party planning “As Seen On TV” tonight on Traffic Light on Fox

Mike Gets A Bachelor Party Do-Over Tonight On Traffic Light

Here is an interesting link. How to plan a Bachelor Party as done in Charleston (SC) I presume. There are some ideas  here and photographic proof. Looks like they had fun and no stripper.

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