Saturday, March 25, 2017

Virginia To Vegas #UTOPIANTOUR Kick Off In #KWAWESOME


As many of you know we are love attending concerts, especially ones by Canadian Artists. This one was extra special as it was a show by an artist from the area. This week we attended the Virginia To Vegas show which is his first time as a headliner for a concert tour. The #UTOPIANTOUR was kicked off at Maxwell’s in Waterloo Ontario and he treated this concert as a homecoming to Southwestern Ontario. To get a glimpse of what went on, check out the facebook live and youtube videos below.

By the way, the irony is not lost on me that LIGHTS OUT is the best lit video of the mix.


As mentioned in the last video, we did stick around for a meet and greet with both VIRGINIA TO VEGAS and the opening band REPARTEE.


Looking for information about the Virginia To Vegas and/or the Utopian Tour? Head to the website http://www.virginiatovegas.com for more information.

To see all the pics from this great night of Canadian music, click the image below.



Sunday, March 19, 2017

Growing Up Healthy Expo Attendee And Exhibitor Information – Enter To Win


We'll start with the Disclaimer – Yes, we did receive a complimentary exhibitor table, but this just means we're able to offer you a chance to attend too! Enter the contest at the end of this post!

 


Back when we were kids, growing up healthy was something along the lines of this One Republic song.


 

Now there is so much information out there families, it can get a little confusing. 

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That’s where the Growing Up Healthy Expo comes in.  Their one-day event brings together the best local resources for families. This will give your family the opportunity to experience a variety of topics when it comes to assisting with raising families.  Together families can connect with area businesses that are geared towards their needs. This fun and family friendly atmosphere will provide something for everyone. Whether it’s information or entertainment the Growing Up Healthy Expo will have lots to see and do on May 7, 2017.

Kids Entertainment


With visits from Marshall of Patrol friends, Elsa from Frozen and Spiderman, the little ones in your family will have chance to meet these characters up close. Plus, there will be open gym time and story time throughout the day.

Parental Advice


Demonstrations and information sessions will get you the assistance you need when it comes to family decision making.  Seeing all the choices available to local parents will certainly help get your family on the road to Growing Up Healthy!

Growing Up Healthy Expo Information


The Growing Up Healthy Expo takes place at the Core Lifestyle and Recreation Complex at 401 New Dundee Rd. in Kitchener Ontario.  It runs from 10am-4pm on May 7, 2017.  The event is free to attend, but if you pre-register at https://thehealthyconnection.ca/growinguphealthy you will be entered into their prize draw.

Exhibitor Information


If you have a business or work in the any of these fields, Holistic Practitioners & Services, Physical Activity, Eco-Friendly Products, Perinatal Health, Healthy Food Options, and/or Family Health, you should consider exhibiting at the Growing Up Healthy Expo. You can learn more at https://thehealthyconnection.ca/guhexhibitors

We’ll be there and we have an opportunity for you to be there too!
Enter for a chance to win an exhibitor table below.

Enter To Win


Just enter the contest listed below (might take a minute to load the rafflecopter contest form. If the contest does not pop up, clear your cache and refresh). Remember the blog comment with What Business You Would Be Exhibiting if you won.
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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Parents’ Day Out @ The Food And Drink Kitchener Market Cooking Stage – Enter To Win


We'll start with the Disclaimer – Yes, we did receive complimentary tickets, but this just means we're able to offer you a chance to attend too! Enter the contest at the end of this post!

Make it A PARENTS’ DAY OUT or PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT @ The Kitchener Market Cooking Stage


 

We are thrilled to announce that our FOOD REVOLUTION DAY partner, THE KITCHENER MARKET is sponsoring the Cooking Stage at The Food And Drink Show from April 21-23 2017 and you have a chance to win your way in! Read on to see how you could be at what we are calling PARENTS DAY OUT!

The Chefs At The Cooking Stage

This year's Chef line up has a variety of local chefs.  Some that you may have met if you have attended the Kitchener Market Cooking Classes. 

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This 2017 Cooking Stage has a mix of cooking demonstrations so there is something for everyone in the age 19+ crowd. Be sure to visit the Cooking Stage Schedule page to get all the cooking stage info.

Show Info (from the Food And Drink Show Page)
Show Hours:

  • Friday 5pm – 10pm
  • Saturday 12pm – 10pm
  • Sunday 12pm – 5pm
  • Must be 19 years or older to attend. No children, no infants.
  • Cost for admission is $15 per person/per day

Please note that the Kitchener Market Cooking Stage is included in admission.  Food and beverage samples from the vendors are an additional cost.

  • Sample tokens act as the official show currency
  • Tokens can be purchased for samples of food and beverages
  • Sample prices may vary based on product and exhibitor, *Sample tokens will be available for purchase on show dates only.

Enter To Win
Want to win your way in? We have a giveaway for passes to the Food And Drink Show so that you can be there live at The Kitchener Market Cooking Stage.
This contest is for those in the Kitchener Waterloo Area Only. Must be 19+ to enter. The prize is a pair of passes for FREE ADMISSION to the Food And Drink Show. Food and Drink purchases are at your own cost.

Just enter the contest listed below (might take a minute to load the rafflecopter contest form. If the contest does not pop up, clear your cache and refresh). Remember the blog comment about WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN TO COOK is a mandatory entry.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

International Women’s Day 2017 #BeBoldForChange




I have been writing about INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY for several years now on my personal blog.  Then it dawned on me that the video that I keep sharing in the previous posts was created in 2011 and yet things do not seem to have changed much since then.  Please take a few minutes of your day to watch this video and listen to the message.

 

Can you believe that video was from 2011 and yet women are still dealing with these issues in 2017?!?!?!

That is why this year I decided to #BeBoldForChange and posted this on our blog with the higher readership.  Perhaps this International Women’s Day you will decide to take action.  All you need to do is head to https://www.internationalwomensday.com and click YES I’M IN. To make it even easier, I have embedded the widget at the end of this post.
Whether you decide to make changes in how you approach these issues or set aside time to discuss them with your family, know you are making a difference. Small steps or big leaps, do whichever is best for you and the people you care about. Perhaps next year I’ll be able to post about all the progress that was made in 2017.

Easter Egg Hunts And Activities In The Kitchener Waterloo Area 2017



Please take note that some of these Easter activities require registration, so be sure to go through the full list NOW and check all the details and CLICK THROUGH ALL THE LINKS PROVIDED to avoid any "day-of" issues.  Also please know that dates/times/venues change without our knowledge so please check the links provided.

March 14
Tickets go on sale at 10am For the Steckle Farm Easter Egg Hunt (Event Takes Place April 14th) $10 Per Child INFO at https://www.facebook.com/Steckle/photos/a.152547468193790.30913.121778541270683/1219438744837985/?type=3&theater

March 25
Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Egg) Workshop @ Joseph Schneider Haus
Time Two sessions: 10 a.m. to noon or 2 to 4 p.m. Impress your friends with beautiful hand decorated Easter Eggs. $10 plus HST, materials included. Pre-register. Ages 12 and up. Two sessions: 10 a.m. to noon or 2 to 4 p.m. Call 519-742-7752 to register. http://josephschneiderhaus.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=204&type=0&calendar=3

March 25 and 26
Egg Dyeing and Scratching @ Joseph Schneider Haus
Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun. 1 to 5 p.m.  Egg dyeing and scratching – Pennsylvania-German style. Help the Schneiders scratch decorate Pennsylvania-German designs onto naturally dyed Easter Eggs. Regular admission applies http://josephschneiderhaus.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=219&type=0&calendar=3

April 8
Pysanky Easter Egg Decoration @ Kitchener Market 9:30am cost is $5 and you must pre-register.  Info at http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Special_events.asp

Decorate An Easter Plate @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON) 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Children will decorate an Easter plate in this fun workshop! For ages two to five. Decorate your own personalized Easter plate! This will be the perfect plate to leave out for the Bunny stopping by your house this year.Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Admission is $10 per person plus HST. Membership discount applies. Capacity limited. Pre-registration required. MasterCard, Visa, and American Express accepted. No refunds. Book by phone at 519-748-1914. Capacity limited.  http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=523&type=0&calendar=1

Fockers Easter Party
Easter Party Saturday April 8th from 12pm to 2pm at 63 Courtland Ave E. upstairs and there will be signs to follow. Parking is available on the right side of the building. There will be a visit from the easter bunny, crafts, games, and prizes. Admission is $5 per child.
https://www.facebook.com/events/636197919924285/

April 14
National Service Dogs’ Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs And Their Families
Kitchener: Bingemans, 425 Bingemans Centre Dr, Kitchener, at 10 a.m.  Guelph: Centennial Park, 377 College Ave. W., Guelph, at 10 a.m. Registration info at http://www.nsd.on.ca/events/easter-egg-hunt-for-dogs/


Steckle Farm Easter Egg Hunt (pre-registration required) $10 Per Child start times 9:30am and 12:30pm INFO at https://www.facebook.com/Steckle/photos/a.152547468193790.30913.121778541270683/1219438744837985/?type=3&theater

Hot Cross Bun Making Demo @ McDougall Cottage (Cambridge) Drop-in from 1 to 4 p.m.
We’ll be showing how to make that most traditional of Scottish Easter treats – Hot Cross Buns! Stop by for a sample and a free recipe. They’ll be crafts too! Admission by cash donation. http://mcdougallcottage.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=146&type=0&calendar=2

April 14-16
Easter Eggstravaganza @ Joseph Schneider Haus
Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Sample some traditional Easter cheese and help the Schneiders scratch decorate Pennsylvania-German designs onto naturally dyed Easter Eggs. Regular admission applies http://josephschneiderhaus.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=537&type=0&calendar=3

Easter Festival @ Springridge Farm (MILTON)
We expect Good Friday to be very busy, so please consider attending Saturday or Sunday or arriving early in the day.
Admission for Easter Festival: $12.00 per person, ages 2-92
There is no admission charge to visit the barn market, bakery & gift shop.

Easter Festival activities include:
Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny
Professional Puppet Show “Peter Rabbit's Eggcellent Easter Show” - show times
11, 12, 1, 2:30 & 4
Bunny Face Painting
Bunny Ears to Colour and Wear
Wagon Ride & Farm Tour
Access to The Fun Farm Yard: Animal Barn, Giant Sandbox, Corn Trail, Tube Slides, Straw Bale Jumping and Escarpment Lookout
Singing Chicken Show
Goat Mountain
Pony Rides are available for an additional $4 per ride.  Maximum weight 80lbs. http://www.springridgefarm.com/easter-egg-hunt.htm


April 15
Sheridan Nurseries Easter Egg Hunt 9am-11am Cost $3 Proceeds to Children's Wish Foundation and Kids' Health Links Foundation http://www.sheridannurseries.com/events/event/easter_egg_hunt__treat_bags___charity_event

Meet The Easter Bunny @ Kitchener Market 10am-Noon. Admission $2 or a Donation To The Foodbank http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Special_events.asp

Easter Egg Hunt @ Joseph Schneider Haus 10 a.m. start
Meet the Easter Bunny and bring along a small basket to collect eggs! Suggested $2 admission. Please note the Galleries and Historic House will be closed from 10 to 11 a.m. during the Easter Egg Hunt. http://josephschneiderhaus.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=825&type=0&calendar=3

Easter Scavenger Hunt @ Huron Natural Area
1pm-3pm https://www.facebook.com/events/272033559899300/


Easter Egg Hunt @ Bingemas Funworx – Info  http://www.bingemans.com/funworx/events.php

When: April 15th Departure: 10AM, 12PM and 2PM Leaving From: St Jacobs Market Station See the Easter Bunny! Watch the amazement in your family’s eyes as the train rolls through the most beautiful countryside in Ontario. Tickets required. Pricing info at http://waterloocentralrailway.com/easter-bunny-trains

April 15 and 16
Egg Dyeing and Rolling @ McDougall Cottage (Cambridge) Drop-in from 1 to 4 p.m.
Bring your clan down to McDougall Cottage for some egg-ceptionally good fun. Kids can dye and decorate some of their own eggs using our home-made all natural vegetable dyes. Admission by cash donation. http://mcdougallcottage.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=538&type=0&calendar=2

April 16
Various times - Calvary Assembly Cambridge
Free Easter Egg Hunt for ages 3-11. (Baby-age 2 have a program available as well, just not the large hunt). Jumping Castles, Games, music and candy! https://www.facebook.com/events/140893013104166/?active_tab=about

April 16 and 17
Easter Sunday and Monday Steam Train
When: April 16th and April 17th Time: 2:00PM Leaving From: St Jacobs Market Station Don’t miss this scenic return trip through the countryside with many great photo and video opportunities. This round-trip excursion will not stop in the St. Jacobs Village or Elmira. Tickets required. Pricing info at http://waterloocentralrailway.com/easter-steam-excursions

The KW Titans March On With Two New Players PLUS A 2 For 1 Ticket Deal


A lot has happened since the KW Titans' last home game on February 19th.  Now the KW Titans choose to March On!


KW Titans General Manager, Stu Julius, announced that the club has acquired 6'3" guard, Ed Horton, along with 6'6" Canadian forward, Anthony Ottley Jr.  Horton is a Shreveport, Louisiana native, who completed his collegiate career at Murray State in 2007, and played professionally in 2015/16 in the National Basketball League of Canada with the London Lightning.  Anthony Ottley Jr. is a Toronto, ON native that recently completed a short stint with the Niagara River Lions in February 2017, after playing in Alberta at Red Deer College in 2015/16.


The team debuts the new lineup this month at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium.  They have 5 homes games this month including a TITAN TUESDAY game which allows their fans to get 2 for 1 tickets.

This month's KW TITANS HOME SCHEDULE
  • Saturday March 11 @ 7pm (REMEMBER THAT DAYLIGHT SAVINGS HAPPENS OVERNIGHT, SO RESET YOUR CLOCK TO ENSURE YOU WON'T BE LATE FOR SUNDAY'S GAME)
  • Sunday March 12 @ 2pm
  • Sunday March 19 @ 2pm
  • Saturday March 25 @ 7pm
  • Tuesday March 28 @ 7pm (2 for 1 ticket night see info below)

KW Titans 2 for 1 Ticket Info
Here are the steps to get the 2 for 1 tickets for the March 28th game.
  1. Click https://ev9.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=TITANS&linkID=cits&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode
  2. Select the March 28th game and click FIND TICKETS
  3. Next in the PROMO CODE field at the top of the page, type in TITANTUESDAY and then click GO
  4. A new page will pop up with only the March 28th game listed, now click FIND TICKETS
  5. The "Purchase By Seat" page will pop up, but in the tab beside it click "PURCHASE BY PRICE" and then you can select the seat pricing that you require.

Are you ready to MARCH ON with the KW Titans? Let us know in the comments which games you are headed to so we can try to connect with you at the game!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Harlem Globetrotters @ The Kitchener Aud April 18 2017 – Promo Code And Contest


We'll start with the Disclaimer – Yes, we did receive complimentary tickets, but this just means we're able to offer you a chance to attend the game too! Enter the contest at the end of this post!

 

Get Ready For The Globetrotters


The Harlem Globetrotters are headed for Kitchener Ontario this April and we couldn’t be more thrilled.  We had the opportunity to meet some of the players on one of their earlier trips to KW.

 
Maybe this time Kitchener’s Mayor Berry will get a chance to do a trick shot just like the Mayor of Philadelphia did!

They are bringing their spectacular sport and style to the court and we think it would make great family night out or maybe even a great Easter surprise.  Because we are so excited about the Harlem Globetrotters heading back this way we have a PROMO CODE to save you $7 off your tickets!  Plus, we are going to giveaway tickets to their basketball game at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium.  Read on to learn more.

Need more information about the Harlem Globetrotters? Be sure to follow their feeds
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Harlem Globetrotters PROMO CODE


To save $7 on your Harlem Globetrotters tickets head to
http://www.theaud.ca/en/whatson/Harlem-Globetrotters-2017.asp There you can see all the various ticket prices and upgrades.  Next head to https://ev9.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/EVExecMacro?linkID=cits&evm=prmo&RSRC=&RDAT=&caller=PR and type in COURT and you will get the promo code price.

Magic Pass Upgrade


Want to have an interactive experience before game? Then grab the MAGIC PASS upgrade!

Before the game, take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience with your family where you have an opportunity to spend time on the court with the Globetrotters - shooting, trying out ball tricks, and getting autographs and photos!  The unique 30-minute pre-show, "Magic Pass," will create memories of a lifetime.  All customers must have a game ticket AND Magic Pass for entry.  Soft/rubber soled shoes must be worn on the court. Magic Pass begins at 5:30 p.m.

Must have a game ticket and a Magic Pass ticket to enter

Doesn’t that sound like an extra level of fun?  What could make it even better? How about WINNING 4 tickets to the game with the Magic Pass upgrade included?!?!?!?! We think that would be the Ultimate Globetrotters Experience!

Enter To Win


We are giving away a family four pack of tickets to the April 18th Harlem Globetrotters Game @ The Kitchener Aud with Magic Pass Upgrade included! Just enter the Rafflecopter contest below (it may take a minute to load) and be sure to leave a comment at the bottom of this post with what would make it the Ultimate Globetrotters Experience for you.  You may just win your way in!
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