Monday, June 18, 2018

Where To Find Outdoor Movies In The Kitchener Waterloo Area 2018 List


Every year we get lots of inquiries about the outdoor movie listings.  Here's what we have compiled so far. Please note not all movies listed are G rated as we have lots of older teens that may be interested in the outdoor movies as well.  If we have missed any, please post them in the comments.

NOTE: Not all outdoor movies are free. Please check the links for updated information as times and venues change without much notice and some events charge admission

 

June 29Trolls (2016) PG 100 mins @ Shades Mill Cambridge. Come early to enjoy a campfire before the movie!

 
July 6: The Peanuts Movie (2015) 93 mins @ Shades Mill Cambridge. Come early to enjoy a campfire before the movie!


July 6: Guelph Market Square, Movie TBD Enjoy the drive-in experience minus the car. Join us for free family-friendly movies shown on a giant screen in Market Square. Bring your own lawn chairs and some blankets too. Seating for Movies in the Square is on a first-come, first-served basis. In the case of inclement weather, screenings will move inside to the City Hall Galleria. https://guelph.ca/event/movies-in-the-square-2/
 

July 12: Despicable Me 3 @ Waterloo Park Free Entry with Non-Perishable Donation of Food or Cash To The Food Bank of Waterloo Region http://parkmovies.ca/#modern-organic-thai-1
 

July 13The Boss Baby (2017) PG 97 mins @ Shades Mill Cambridge. Come early to enjoy a campfire before the movie!

July 17: The Blind Side at University of Waterloo Village Green https://uwaterloo.ca/recreation-and-leisure-studies/events/second-annual-pop-cinema
July 20Captain Underpants (2017) PG 84 mins @ Shades Mill Cambridge. Come early to enjoy a campfire before the movie!


July 20: Guelph Market Square, Movie TBD Enjoy the drive-in experience minus the car. Join us for free family-friendly movies shown on a giant screen in Market Square. Bring your own lawn chairs and some blankets too. Seating for Movies in the Square is on a first-come, first-served basis. In the case of inclement weather, screenings will move inside to the City Hall Galleria. https://guelph.ca/event/movies-in-the-square-2/

July 26: Jaws @ Waterloo Park Free Entry with Non-Perishable Donation of Food or Cash To The Food Bank of Waterloo Region http://parkmovies.ca/#modern-organic-thai-1

July 27: Shark Tale (2004) PG 100 mins @ Shades Mill Cambridge. Come early to enjoy a campfire before the movie!


Aug 2: Cambridge City Hall. Movie TBD Free Outdoor Movie.  Event runs rain or shine (inside if raining)....so bring your deck chair, buy some popcorn & drinks at the event and have a fun family night out.  Movies start at dusk.  Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket. https://calendar.cambridge.ca/default/Detail/2018-08-02-2000-Outdoor-Movie-Nights

Aug. 3Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) PG 143 mins @ Shades Mill Cambridge. Come early to enjoy a campfire before the movie!


Aug. 9: Coco @ Waterloo Park Free Entry with Non-Perishable Donation of Food or Cash To The Food Bank of Waterloo Region http://parkmovies.ca/#modern-organic-thai-1  We loved this film!!! You can see our review at http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2017/11/disney-pixars-coco-will-have-you.html

Aug 9: Cambridge City Hall. Movie TBD Free Outdoor Movie.  Event runs rain or shine (inside if raining)....so bring your deck chair, buy some popcorn & drinks at the event and have a fun family night out.  Movies start at dusk.  Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket. https://calendar.cambridge.ca/default/Detail/2018-08-02-2000-Outdoor-Movie-Nights

Aug. 10Shrek 2 (2004) PG 105 mins @ Shades Mill Cambridge. Come early to enjoy a campfire before the movie!


Aug 10: Guelph Market Square, Movie TBD Enjoy the drive-in experience minus the car. Join us for free family-friendly movies shown on a giant screen in Market Square. Bring your own lawn chairs and some blankets too. Seating for Movies in the Square is on a first-come, first-served basis. In the case of inclement weather, screenings will move inside to the City Hall Galleria. https://guelph.ca/event/movies-in-the-square-2/

Aug 14: Homeward Bound @ Waterloo Park with Dogs http://parkmovies.ca/#modern-organic-thai-1 $5 Donation https://www.facebook.com/events/189421955210978/

Aug 16: Cambridge City Hall. Movie TBD Free Outdoor Movie.  Event runs rain or shine (inside if raining)....so bring your deck chair, buy some popcorn & drinks at the event and have a fun family night out.  Movies start at dusk.  Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket. https://calendar.cambridge.ca/default/Detail/2018-08-02-2000-Outdoor-Movie-Nights

 

Aug. 17: Ferdinand (2017) PG 108 mins @ Shades Mill Cambridge. Come early to enjoy a campfire before the movie!




Aug 23: Cambridge City Hall. Movie TBD Free Outdoor Movie.  Event runs rain or shine (inside if raining)....so bring your deck chair, buy some popcorn & drinks at the event and have a fun family night out.  Movies start at dusk.  Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket. https://calendar.cambridge.ca/default/Detail/2018-08-02-2000-Outdoor-Movie-Nights

 

Aug. 24: Turbo (2013) PG 95 mins @ Shades Mill Cambridge. Come early to enjoy a campfire before the movie!


Aug 24: Guelph Market Square, Movie TBD Enjoy the drive-in experience minus the car. Join us for free family-friendly movies shown on a giant screen in Market Square. Bring your own lawn chairs and some blankets too. Seating for Movies in the Square is on a first-come, first-served basis. In the case of inclement weather, screenings will move inside to the City Hall Galleria. https://guelph.ca/event/movies-in-the-square-2/

Aug 30: Cambridge City Hall. Movie TBD Free Outdoor Movie.  Event runs rain or shine (inside if raining)....so bring your deck chair, buy some popcorn & drinks at the event and have a fun family night out.  Movies start at dusk.  Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket. https://calendar.cambridge.ca/default/Detail/2018-08-02-2000-Outdoor-Movie-Nights

Aug. 31Rio 2 (2014) PG 102 mins @ Shades Mill Cambridge. Come early to enjoy a campfire before the movie!
Movies are FREE with paid park admission or with a Grand River Parks membership. https://calendar.grandriver.ca/default/Detail/2018-06-29-Friday-Night-Movies-Under-the-Stars-at-Shades-Mill https://calendar.grandriver.ca/default/Detail/2018-06-29-Friday-Night-Movies-Under-the-Stars-at-Shades-Mill/MoviesUnderStars2018%20Poster.pdf

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Canada Day 2018 Long Weekend Events In The Kitchener Waterloo Area


This year’s Canada Day is on a SUNDAY.  This makes it is a LONG WEEKEND!

AS ALWAYS PLEASE CHECK THE LINKS PROVIDED AS TIMES, VENUES AND EVENTS CHANGE WITHOUT OUR KNOWLEDGE

Friday June 29, 2018

St. Jacobs Place Open House Canada Day Party

A free event to celebrate Seniors month in Ontario. St. Jacobs Place Open House Canada Day Party. We will have Life musical entertainment, Learning, Car Show, Snacks and refreshments. All are eligible for our raffle table prize draws. http://www.stjacobsplace.ca
Saturday June 30, 2018

City of Kitchener


Kick Off Canada Day At Kitchener Market 10am-2pm

The Kitchener Market will be celebrating with some family fun on the market piazza from 10-12 pm for live music, face painting, crafts for kids and chalk art. http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/Calendar/Details.aspx?Id=44ccecdc-065b-486d-91d0-a5d3dc1d4a9f
 

For those that don’t mind a little ROAD TRIP, Terra Blu Lavender Farm in Milton is having a weekend Canada Day Celebration from June 30 to July 2

Oh Canada! Join us for a weekend in the lavender fields to celebrate the true north strong and free, from Saturday June 30th to Monday July 2nd. Take in live music from wonderful local musicians, see exciting equestrian demonstrations, or enjoy our signature lavender ice cream cone. We would love to see you for a tour with one of our friendly and knowledgeable tour guides!

Regular Admission price applies. https://www.facebook.com/events/2134501853496660

Admission rate details at https://www.terrebleu.ca/pages/visit address 2501, Sideroad 25, Milton, Ontario


Happy Canada Day! Sunday July 1, 2018

 
Downtown Kitchener City Hall

This year The Strictly Hip, masters of the music of The Tragically Hip will headline our main stage. Since 1995, The Strictly Hip have been evangelists, spreading the good word of The Tragically Hip's music far and wide. Taking an almost academic and studious approach to performing the music of Canada's most popular band. This is the music of The Tragically Hip presented with reverence, respect, and accuracy.

We'll also feature a showcase of local talent with performances by Kitchener's own Hugo Alley and To The Trees.

While listening to the live musical performances have a burger fresh off the grill, enjoy a drink in our licensed area, participate in a variety of onsite activations, visit one of our many downtown patios where you can listen to live music throughout the day.

The night will be capped off with a spectacular fireworks display off of City Hall presented by the downtown Kitchener BIA.

Main stage schedule presented by Blackberry Key2 

6:00 pm          To The Trees live performance

7:25 pm          Hugo Alley live performance

8:45 pm          The Strictly Hip live performance

10:15 pm        Fireworks display presented by the Downtown Kitchener BIA

*Schedule is tentative and subject to change

Woodside National Historical Site
Citizenship Ceremony - Free site admission!
Sunday, July 1, 11 am

Woodside National Historic Site is pleased to be a venue for Citizenship and Immigration's Canada Day citizenship ceremony welcoming new Canadians to our community. The ceremony takes place at 11 am. Lemonade and cake will be served following the ceremony.

Tour the boyhood home of Canada’s tenth prime minister and prepare for fun with games and activities!

Joseph Schneider Haus

10am-5pm Take the Schneider Challenge and complete a series of tasks that include using a cross cut saw, writing with a quill pen, and making a remedy.
Canada Day Cake served at 2 p.m. Free admission! http://calendar.schneiderhaus.ca/Default/Detail/2018-07-01-1000-Canada-Day-Schneider-Survival-Challenge


Region of Waterloo Museum (DOON) 9:30am-5pm

Waterloo Region Museum is throwing a party on Canada Day to celebrate Canada’s birthday party and everyone is welcome to attend. Admission is FREE to the museum and the living history village for this fun family event including musical entertainment and fun games like croquet and horseshoes.  Guests bring your own picnic lunch or purchase a tasty BBQ lunch (cash only). Admission is FREE. http://calendar.waterlooregionmuseum.ca/Default/Detail/2018-07-01-0930-Canada-Day-Celebration


Bingemans
Celebrate Canada Day at Boston Pizza Kingpin Bowlounge for live music on the patio from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm AND watch FREE fireworks at dusk. http://bingemans.com/events/

City of Waterloo



University of Waterloo Canada Day Celebration 2018 @ Columbia Lake

The afternoon kicks off with a bang for children of all ages featuring the iconic, multi-Juno award winning children’s performer, Fred Penner. Fred is well-known for his North American-wide appearances, his television show, Fred Penner's Place that aired on CBC and Nickelodeon.

In the evening on the OpenText Live Music Stage, rock to the tunes of Sloan, the Canadian Juno-award winning pop quartet who have released 12 full-length albums, two EPs, a live album, a Greatest hits album and more than 30 singles. Their performance will be capped off with our annual, not-to-be-missed fireworks display, the largest in the area! https://uwaterloo.ca/canada-day/

Township of Wilmot – Norm Hill Park New Hamburg
 Brampton Batman, Erick Traplin, Stunt Show, FIREWORKS and more. https://www.canadadayinwilmot.com/schedule
• OPENING CEREMONIES with Brittlestar
• Vendor’s Market
New Hamburg Dental Group #KidsZone
Sunbelt Rentals Stratford FMX Stunt Show presented by Jordan Szoke
• Food Booth & Beer Garden
Dolman Eyecare Centrec Main Stage featuring Orangeman & for the kids Erick Traplin
NW Roofing of New Hamburg www.nwroofing.ca Fireworks

 

City of Cambridge


Canada Day @ Riverside Park

Fishing Derby 8am - 11am

Children's Area 12pm - 6pm

Carnival Rides/Games 11am - 11pm

Food Truck Alley 11am - 11pm

Vendor MarketPlace 12pm - 11pm

Beer Garden  12pm - 10pm

Parade (King St.) 1pm - 3pm

Mopar Show N Shine 12pm - 7pm

Portraits of Honour 12pm - 7pm

Fireworks (synced to music) 9:40pm

Live Music/Entertainment 2pm - 9:30pm

 

Calvary’s 4th annual Canada Day Celebration

127 Hespeler Road location. Official hours of the event are 6:00pm to 10:00pm
It all kicks off at 6PM where there will be no shortage of exciting games, tasty carnival treats, fun music and many more activities leading us through the night. A massive fireworks display will fill the sky to close out the event in style. This is a family friendly event you don’t want to miss! https://mycalvary.life/canada-day/
 

McDougall Cottage

Noon to 5 p.m. Join us at the Cottage as we celebrate our Scottish-Canadian heritage with crafts, tours, Special Canada Day treats (our popular mini-shortbread ice cream sandwiches) and more!  Celtic harper and songwriter, Ruth Sutherland performs from 1:30 to 3:00. Admission is by cash donation. http://calendar.mcdougallcottage.ca/Default/Detail/2018-07-01-1200-Canada-Day-Celebration
 

City of Guelph


Riverside Park in Guelph

Fun family activities starting at 11:00 am with a musical fireworks finale closing the day about 10:00 pm.

Donations: $5 per person or $10 per family helps support local charities and events. http://canadadayinthepark.ca

What's Happening

On the Main Stage

·         11:00 – Welcome
Opening Ceremony

·         11:10 – Coro CantItalia
Choir Performance

·         12:05 – Zumba® with Karen
Warm up and Zumba along with Karen and her troupe – fun for the whole family

·         1:15 – The Wanted
Distinctive roots band playing a mash-up of country, rockabilly and rock n’ roll

·         3:00 – Guelph Celtic Orchestra
Music and dance with local musicians & dancers performing traditional Celtic music

·         4:15 – Overtones
Guelph’s award winning acapella barbershop choir

·         5:00 – Citizenship Ceremony
Join the celebration as local citizens become our newest Canadians

·         6:30 – John Licari & No Fixed Address
John Licari, Marco Ciardullo & Carmen DiBraccio: an entertaining and energetic rock trio from Hamilton

·         8:30 – Royal City Big Band
One of the premiere swing bands in SW Ontario, performing some of the world’s favourite music

·         9:45 – Closing Remarks
Greetings, 50-50 draw and the countdown

·         9:55 – O Canada and Fireworks!
We sing our anthem and then enjoy the largest display in Guelph!
PLEASE no fireworks of your own and no dogs!

This is the correct line-up and may differ from previously printed or advertised stage schedules. Subject to change without notice.

Tap or click each title below to see more information:

At the Pavilion

·         12:00 KC Lee and His Checkered Past
A Blues, Rock and R&B cover band.

·         2:15 Fresh Water Funk
An 8-piece funk project playing your favourite funky faves and some original pieces too

·         4:45 The Wanted
Distinctive roots band playing a mash-up of country, rockabilly and rock n’ roll

·         7:00 Bottle Kids
Local musicians playing some rockin’ tunes and having some fun

The Pavilion is the large picnic shelter.

In the Canada House Tent

(formerly known as the Seniors’ Tent, on the upper field, east of the Main Stage)

·         12:00 Seniors’ Bingo

·         1:00 Family Bingo

·         2:00 Canadian Trivia

·         3:30 New Citizen Information Session

At the Riverside

(south of the footbridge – the Rotary Club of Guelph Wellington brings you the Canada Day Duck Race for the 27th year!)

·         3:00 Corporate Duck Race

·         4:15 Main Duck Race – Cheer thousands of little ducks (especially your own) as they compete for great prizes in the great Danby Duck Race

·         5:00 Duck Colouring Contest – The colouring contest continues all day, so bring the kids down to the Duck Station next to the river. The winner will be announced at around 5:00pm

 

If we missed a Low Cost or FREE family friendly Canada Day event, please post it in the comments!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

A Wrinkle In Time and Peter Pan Are Stories of Siblings Entering Different Stages – Enter To Win


We'll start with the Disclaimer - Yes, we did receive complimentary copies of these films, but this just means we're able to offer you a chance win one too! Enter the contest at the end of this post!

 

Family Movie Night


Both A Wrinkle In Time and Peter Pan are stories of siblings embarking on an adventure.  While Peter Pan is a classic animated tale and A Wrinkle In Time is a live action modern-day story, we think both films will capture the attention of family audiences.

A Wrinkle In Time Review


While the premise of this story is for Meg and her brother Charles Wallace to find their Father, who is lost in the universe, it teaches the themes of hope and the importance of believing in yourself.  Much like the film TOMORROWLAND, A Wrinkle In Time emphasizes the power of positivity and how it can change the world. While in Tomorrowland they were looking for dreamers, in A Wrinkle In Time they are searching for WARRIORS.  The warriors they are seeking are those that bring light to world and push away the darkness.  Meg’s life has been filled with darkness for the past four years and it takes her brother, Charles Wallace along with the 3 Mrs. Characters, a level-headed boy from school and a “see-er” of sorts to make Meg see the light.  When Meg starts changing her ways and becomes a warrior of light, her brother becomes the opposite.  Meg’s quest now becomes a battle of good vs. evil in a fight to save her family.

Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and breakout star Storm Reid ­­take viewers on an extraordinary journey of self-discovery, then behind the scenes through exciting extras! Just in time for summer break, Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” from acclaimed director Ava DuVernay, comes home May 29 on Digital HD and June 5 on Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand. The stunning story of an ordinary girl’s extraordinary adventure through time and space offers exhilarating entertainment and positive messages for the whole family—encouraging self-confidence, inclusion and pushing imagination to the next level.

We recommend the film for those with older tweens as there are some dark scenes that younger viewers may find frightening.

 

Peter Pan


Growing up we had several of the Disney records that came along with a storybook.  I always love hearing the Tinkerbell’s “ding” letting me know to turn the page.  It was like she was reading the story along with me.  Since then Tinkerbell has been featured in several movies and shows of her own, but it was in Peter Pan that she first appeared.

Now together as a family you can gather round and watch as Wendy Darling joins her younger brothers Michael and John in a flight across the universe with Peter Pan to Never Land.  A place where children never have to grow up.  This sounds good to Wendy as she is being pushed to act more mature but she still wants to enjoy being a child.  Peter Pan wants to convince the Darling children to stay in Never Land but when Tinkerbell sees Peter’s interest in Wendy she becomes jealous and begins to plot against her.  While Tinkerbell is plotting against Wendy, Captain Hook is plotting against Peter Pan and his Never Land friends.  They all have to find ways to overcome the obstacles and show mercy to one another. This film will delight young and old with magic pixie dust and how thinking happy thoughts makes it work, but the theme throughout the film is about growing older and finding ways to be mature while still listening to your inner child.


Peter Pan Anniversary Edition | On Digital 5/29 & Blu-ray 6/5
In celebration of its 65th anniversary, Disney's beloved flight of fantasy, "Peter Pan," joins the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection, landing in homes on Digital and Movies Anywhere on May 29 and on Blu-ray June 5. With a little faith, trust and pixie dust, every member of the family will let their imagination soar on this epic adventure to Never Land, sparkling with legendary animation, extraordinary music and both all-new and classic bonus features.

Want to extend the experience? Check out this cardboard art video (if it does not play, try a different brower).


Enter To Win 

Enter the rafflecopter contest below (it may take a minute to load) and tell us which one of the films you hope to win comments at the bottom. It may just win you BluRay A Wrinkle In Time OR Peter Pan!
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Saturday, June 2, 2018

June 2018 Summer Fun Events, Activities and Stuff To Do In The Kitchener Waterloo Area


As always please check all links provided as times, dates, venues and registration information often changes without our knowledge.

First is list of ongoing events followed by our Monthly Blast


CURRENT CONTESTS




 

Ongoing Events

University of Waterloo Research Studies

Research Studies @ UofW Contact Lens Research

Currently the top contact lens research centre in the world is continuing to accomplish great things through research done right here at UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO. The studies are non-invasive and all of our participants are compensated at $20/hr for their time and often get free contact lenses or glasses. Right they are recruiting 7-11 year olds to participate in a 3yr study cclr.uwaterloo.ca

Infant Studies Group

If you’re looking for something new and fun to do with your child, we would love to have you participate in one of our studies! Help us discover how children learn about language and the world around them. Typical studies involve a one time, half hour visit. You stay with your child the entire time and receive a small gift for participating as well! Please contact us or visit our website for more information. We hope to see you soon!



Social Development Lab

Our lab is currently looking for children to help with our research! Our lab looks at personality and the social world for young children. Our study involves parents and their children coming into our lab and answering a few questions. Kids get to play some fun computer games as well! The typical sessions take around 2 hours and parents are always able to observe their child during the social interaction tasks. In appreciation of your time, children get a small gift. To learn more about our lab and what we do, check out our website! Follow us on Facebook and twitter to keep up to date with our fun!

Twitter: SDLab_UW
Facebook: Social Development Lab Waterloo
Website: uwaterloo.ca/social-development-lab
TEL: 519-888-4567 ext.38775
Email: sdl@uwaterloo.ca

 

Youth Drum and Bugle Corps

Great program for youths in the KWC area. Our participants come not only from Cambridge, but Waterloo, Kitchener, Brantford, and surrounding areas as well. We are not the Scouts. We are not the Army, Navy or Sea Cadets. We are the only Youth Drum and Bugle Corps in the area!

No experience required and we have a modest membership fee ($20 per year). We provide a unique musical education program that not only teaches kids to play music or perform colour guard, we instruct them how to march, perform and basically just have fun! Check us out on our website: www.scouthouseband.com/cadets

FULL MONTH EVENT CALENDARS


These places have so many events each month, it is better to just look at them individually



Region of Waterloo Libraries Calendar http://calendar.rwlibrary.ca/?_mid_=17409

Cambridge Libraries – Idea Exchange Calendar http://ideaexchange.org


Have an Infant and/or Toddler? Check out OUR PLACE EARLY YEARS CENTRE calendar http://www.ourplacekw.ca/

Grand River Conservation Authority https://calendar.grandriver.ca/default




 

 

Daily

Sleep And Your New Baby Waterloo Region Sessions

(various dates and times)

Session Details:

The purpose of the session is help families understand and respond to their baby’s sleep patterns and language, which will in turn strengthen family relationships and contribute to achieving optimal child health.

The 1.5 hour session will be offered weekly at all three Ontario Early Years Main sites with a mix of daytime, evening and weekend timings

Parents/caregivers can register online at http://www.earlyyearsinfo.ca/sleep-and-your-new-baby-registration.html The session will be most beneficial if parents/caregivers brings their baby with them and we encourage bringing a support person to assist with this http://www.earlyyearsinfo.ca/sleep-and-your-new-baby-regist…

Earth Sciences Museum @ University Of Waterloo

Conestoga Rovers Learning Centre (the “Dino pit”) open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The museum’s main atrium, mining tunnel, Great Lakes fountain and stunning mineral exhibits open evenings Monday to Friday and weekends from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Plus info about the Scavenger Hunt can be found at https://uwaterloo.ca/…/earth-sciences-museum-scavenger-hunts

 

Creekside Kids is excited to invite families to the City Park Indoor Playground at Creekside Church. You do not need to be a Creekside attender to enjoy the use of this playground. Admission is free https://creeksidechurch.ca/playground/

Mondays

Legacy every Monday at 7pm. $4 entry with a pack per person into the prize pool @ KW PlaySpace (until Sept 24) https://www.facebook.com/events/317175528805117

FREE! 8 Week Kids in the Kitchen Series starting April 29! We Are Meant To Eat Together is facilitating these workshops hosted by Kitchener's Downtown Community Centre. For kids ages 5-9. Come on out! Register online at https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/activekitchener/Home#
More information is available by calling 519-741-2501 or emailing
downtowncc@kitchener.ca

 

Tuesdays

Join Early Years Centre Tuesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Kitchener Market Marketplace for family cooking time. This program will provide strategies to families on how to involve children in the kitchen.
Register in person at Our Place Family Resource and Early Years Centre or by phone at 519-571-1626.


 

Bring your little ones to the Kitchener Market select Tuesdays from 11a.m.-noon for a fabulous, fun-filled morning! Be prepared for a high-energy, hopping good time at these FREE weekly children's events as our performers entertain your tots!

  • June 5
  • June 19


Tots Time @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON) Join us on Tuesdays for an engaging program for children ages 2 to 5. Each week is a different theme and the time will be filled with crafts, toy playing, story reading and lots of learning games to help your little one grow. Admission is $2 per child. 10 per cent membership discount applies. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adult's admission is free. NOTE NOT HAPPENING DURING MARCH BREAK


Colour Our Community @ KPL Central (Downtown) every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 2pm-4pm

Art can be a tool for increasing social connections and fostering community inclusion and integration. Colour Our Community aims to make connections between those who are often marginalized and members of the community at large in a comfortable, accessible venue where all are welcome to explore their creativity and experience connection through art. Colour Our Community is a partnership with Kitchener Public Library and Circle of Friends.


 

Wednesdays

Beginning April 11 (to June 13) Tails and Trails @ Huron Natural Area Grow your young child's love of nature through these story times in the forest. We will gather for songs and a tale around various themes, then hit the trails for a short hike.
Meet at the play area.
https://www.facebook.com/events/247298195813584

 

Thursdays

Art Innovators will be hosting Squiggles to Grins at the Kitchener Market – a program for children and their parents. Participate in a fun, unique, hands-on creative art experience!


Tots Time @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)

Beginning Jan 18th Join us on Thursdays for an engaging program for children ages 2 to 5. Each week is a different theme and the time will be filled with crafts, toy playing, story reading and lots of learning games to help your little one grow. Admission is $2 per child. 10 per cent membership discount applies. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adult's admission is free. NOTE NOT HAPPENING DURING MARCH BREAK


Fridays

Love live outdoor performances? Bring your friends and a brown bag lunch for weekly acoustic concerts every Friday from 12 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. in Waterloo Public Square! https://www.waterloo.ca/en/living/Acoustic-Noon-.asp

 

 

Saturdays

Saturdays KPL Kids’ Club Kitchener Market, 300 King St. E. (Upper Level) Every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.Take a break from shopping and stop by the Kitchener Public Library Space for stories, crafts and fun.No registration required.

Family Favourites $2.99 Films @ Cineplex


Home Depot Workshops 2nd Saturday of Each Month

FREE Hands-on Workshops designed for children ages 5 - 12. Held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at all The Home Depot stores. Each child can bring home a newly constructed project, an achievement pin and certificate https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/ideas-how-to/workshops.html

Sundays

Come to the bandshell on the west side of Waterloo Park for live performances presented by the Waterloo Concert Band all summer long.

Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music! Free admission. Access off of Westmount Road.

All concerts start at 7:00pm. June 24 will feature the Waterloo Concert Band.

The Waterloo Concert Band was created in 1858 to service the growing community of Waterloo's need for music. As a non-profit, charitable organization, it has grown from its roots into a 30-piece ensemble.

Upcoming Performances:
Jun 24  – Waterloo Concert Band
July 1   – Acoustic Steel
July 8   – Galt Kilties
July 15 – Waterloo Concert Band
July 22 – Kitchener Musical Society Band
July 29 – Flute Choir
Aug 5   – TBD
Aug 12 – Waterloo Concert Band


 

June 2018 Event Blast



 

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT – The Birds and the Bees @ Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge until June 10 http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2018/05/there-is-lot-of-buzz-around-drayton.html

 

June 2, 2018

Today is the Grand Opening of Excavation Station @ Bingemans, the first 100 kids to try it starting at Noon receive a free hard hat. See the info at http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2018/06/we-really-dig-excavation-station-at.html

CAFKA @ Kitchener Market


CAFKA @ Kitchener City Hall 2pm

Meet at Kitchener City Hall, 200 King St W, Kitchener, ON 

Join us for an inaugural walking tour of CAFKA.18 in Downtown Kitchener.

 

The CAFKA Opening Day Tour is a great opportunity to learn about the exhibition projects from the artists who created them. The tour is lead by CAFKA Executive Director Gordon Hatt, but many of the participating artists will be there too -- to answer questions and to reflect on the process of creating for the CAFKA biennial. The CAFKA Opening Day Tour will focus on projects in Downtown Kitchener and will meet at the Kitchener City Hall. 


Run 2 You Stables Saturday June 2nd to celebrate the 10th anniversary of National Horse Day.
Open house from 11am - 3pm.
Meet the horses, learn about our programs and camps, demos and $2 pony rides!
1911 Erbs Rd, Baden (St Agatha)
info@run2youstables.com



 

 

June 2 and 3

Maker Expo @ Kitchener Aud 11am-5pm

Maker Expo is a diverse family-friendly showcase of makers, artists & organizations who create amazing things in celebration of the do-it-yourself spirit.

Our exhibitors are individuals, groups, teams and organizations sharing their ideas and creations through interactive exhibits, demos and workshops.

Our three tenets are inclusivity, diversity and interactivity. We want to have something for everyone to check out – young and old, from a wide range of disciplines and walks of life.



June 3


Shimano Take A Kid Fishing Day at Belwood Lake Park
Sunday, June 3, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Event Details

Date and Time:

Sunday, June 3, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Address:

8282 Wellington County Rd. 18, RR #2
Belwood Lake Park
Fergus, Ontario
Fee:

The event is free for registered participants; park admission fees apply.

Event Details:

The annual Shimano Take a Kid Fishing Day at Belwood Lake Park is designed to get new anglers involved in fishing, or improve their skills. Children ages 8-14 can learn to fish from a pro! Visit educational stations, learn how to cast, rig lures, tie flies, ID various fish species, try your hand at the stocked trout pond and more! Free BBQ lunch is provided, along with draw prizes. Participants must pre-register for the morning OR afternoon session, but not both. View the event poster (below) for more information. Register by email at belwoodlakepark@grandriver.ca.


June 4

Downtown Community Centre.

Monday, June 4 - 5-7pm - "Not Junk Food" Party Time For ages 5-9 (must be accompanied by an adult). FREE but register beforehand online or at the DCC (519-741-2501).

Offered by the Downtown Neighbouhood Alliance. Supported by Healthy Kids Community Challenge https://calendar.kitchener.ca/events/Detail/2018-06-04-1700-Kids-in-the-Kitchen-Not-Junk-Food-Party-Time

June 5

CAFKA Playing Spoons @ Noon

This performance with bass guitar and guitar will accompany an acknowledgement of the maps, and the very place of this artwork.// Lisa Myers is an independent curator and artist with a keen interest in interdisciplinary collaboration. She is a member of Beausoleil First Nation and is based in Port Severn and Toronto.

University of Waterloo Central Campus, 200 University Avenue West. Look for the Airstream trailer between DanaPorter Arts Library LIB across from Modern Languages ML, uwaterloo.ca/map

 

PARKING

Visitor Parking is available in Lot B, C or Q for a flat rate of $5, uwaterloo.ca/map


June 8

Play and Create - Father's Day Picture Plaque Father's Day is just around the corner, and what better way to say I Love You, than with a handmade photo frame featuring a favourite 4x6" picture!

Children, ages 3+, will learn how to properly and safely build and construct their very own picture plaque, as well as paint it and hand write "I Love You" or another phrase of their choice on the braces. (Who doesn't love those squiggly misspelled words)

Registration is only $20 and will include not only all the materials required to build your photo plaque, but also playtime on the Playfit Kids Club indoor playground starting at 4pm! (Don't forget your socks) *No sibling discounts*

Dinner is not provided in the workshop, however pizza is available and outside food and drink is always welcome!


 

 

June 9



On the second Saturday in June, neighbours from across the city come together to celebrate the vibrant and diverse community we live in. Neighbours Day is an annual event that connects people and strengthens relationships through neighbourhood activities and gatherings.
Find an event near you by looking through the list of events, organized by city ward, or by using the interactive
Neighbours Day map at the bottom of this page.
Events are either run by The City of Kitchener or by community members as
Host Your Own Events (HYOE).

City Run Events

Bridgeport Community Centre - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - BBQ, bouncy castle and games

Lyle Hallman Pool - 3:30 to 5 p.m. - free public swim

Kiwanis Park - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. - free park admission, free public swim (weather permitting) in the newly renovated pool. Plaque unveiling and words from the Mayor and others will take place around noon. Kitchener Utilities will be there with mini golf games and a photo booth.

HYOE

River Ridge Community Park - 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. - BBQ, balloon animals, games, obstacle course bubbles and music

City Run Events

Centreville Chicopee Community Centre - 1 to 4 p.m. - BBQ, bouncy castle, games and pop up urban park

Stanley Park Community Centre - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - free bike inspection and safety course, ball hockey tournament, garage sale and face painting

HYOE

Tecumseh Park - 9 a.m. - morning tea party and croquet

City Run Events

Kingsdale Community Centre - 11 a.m to 2 p.m. - BBQ, games, crafts and music

HYOE

46 Cedarwoods Cres. Complex - 9 a.m. to noon - yard sale, popcorn, ballons and drinks

Kingsdale Park - 10 a.m. - Nature Play Celebration

HYOE

Forward Church, 55 Upper Canada Dr. - 10 a.m to 3 p.m. - BBQ and bouncy castle

City Run Events

Williamsburg and Huron residents will be hosting garage sales throughout their communities - 8 a.m. to noon - community garage sale

HYOE

Max Becker Commons - 1 to 4 p.m. - BBQ and pick up soccer tournament.
Max Becker Commons - 6 to 10 p.m. - movie night, food trucks and prizes

City Run Events

Country Hills Community Centre - 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. - community garage sale

Chandler Mowat Community Centre - 1 to 4 p.m. - Join us for our "Family Play-cation" event! There will be arts, crafts, games for kids, a bike repair station, FOOD and free prizes!

HYOE

Alpine Village - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - yard sale and "get to know your neighbour" after party with snacks and drinks

City Run Events

Forest Heights Community Centre - 1 to 3 p.m. - art walk in the community centre

Forest Heights Pool - 2 to 4 p.m. - free public swim

HYOE

Cedar Crest Park - noon to 2 p.m. - BBQ, frisbee golf, outdoor lawn games and music

Resurrection Park - 1 to 3 p.m. - dance craze for kids, activities for adults, face painting, colouring and crafts

St. George Anglican Church - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. - learn about scouting, BBQ, games and campfire

City Run Events

Victoria Hills Community Centre - 12 to 3 p.m. - community garage sale, snacks, nature play activities in Gzowski Park. "Welcome Neighbour" sign and Holi Festival of Colour

HYOE

Duchess Ave. - 4 to 7 p.m. - bring your own picnic, water balloons, slip and slide, crafts and live music

Forest Hill Park - 1 to 4 p.m. - pick-up soccer and BBQ 

Gzowski Park - 10 a.m. - Nature Play Celebration

City Run Events

Mill-Courtland Community Centre - 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - BBQ lunch and talent show

Rockway Community Centre - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - BBQ, program displays and live music

Harry Class Pool - 2 to 4:30 p.m. - free public swim

Cameron Heights Pool - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - free public swim

HYOE

St. Andrews Memorial Church - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - make your own ice cream sunday party

69 Agnes St. - 2 to 4 p.m. - public garden celebration, games, face painting, drinks and snacks

City Run Events

Downtown Community Centre - 8:30 to 11 a.m. - free pancake breakfast

Kitchener Market - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - grow your own neighbourhood with fairy garden planting and live music

Breithaupt Centre - noon to 2 p.m. - family badminton
Breithaupt Centre - 2 to 3:30 p.m. - free public swim

HYOE

Victoria Commons, Prince Albert Blvd. - 4 to 7 p.m. - block party, BBQ and potluck, lawn games, and live music.
*Neighbours are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share. 

Brubacher Green - 65 Brubacher St. - 6:30 to 8 p.m. - Neighbours Day Olympiad, art, games, and freezies

Knollwood Park - 175 Stirling Ave. - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - guided walk through of the neighbourhood ending at Knollwood Park for a potluck and childrens activities. Community baseball game to follow. 

 

CAFKA @ Kitchener Market

The Kitchener Market 9 AM- 1 PM Make your own personalized Agamograph with Mindful Makers! We'll help you take a self portrait, and turn it into a colouring book picture to create a 2-sided piece of art. Your images will be visible when viewed from opposite angles. Tickets: $5/PWYC


2018 Waterloo Service Centre Open House!

  • Date: Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Location: Waterloo Service Centre, 265 Lexington Court, Waterloo

This year's event plans to be as exciting and fun as the past 25 years. There will be fire equipment, a hydro bucket truck, backhoes and more. Kids will enjoy the petting zoo courtesy of Waterloo Park, free balloons, free popcorn and face painting. And remember to bring your appetite - all proceeds from the charity barbecue will be donated to Grand River Hospital Foundation.

Attendees can also tour the Service Centre, the greenhouse and salt shed and learn about some of the services we provide. Information about environmental initiatives and other projects will be on display throughout the venue.

The Service Centre Open House is a welcome tradition that city staff enjoy hosting every year, and we look forward to seeing everybody again this year https://www.waterloo.ca/en/government/ServiceCentreOpenHouse.asp

The 4th annual HOWLer will be held on Saturday, June 9, 10:30 am -2:30 pm, at the WRPA Recreation Centre in Cambridge

This is an event for the whole family — four legged, bushy tailed included — and will involve a 2.5 km fundraiser dog walk, barbecue, vendor tent, raffle prizes , various dog demonstrations, and more!

The HOWLer promises to be a memorable, fun-filled day for the whole family!

Family Pass (up to 4 people): $40.00
Regular Admission (13+): $15.00
Child (3-12): $10.00
Under 2: Free

More information can be found at https://pdrhowler.ca/

SUPER HERO ADVENTURE PARTY
put on by the Drayton Kinettes at the Drayton Agricultural Hall, 49 Elm St., Drayton ON.
Saturday June 9th 1pm-4pm, $25 a child and $5 an adult. Entertainment by Fairytale Parties of Kitchener with Characters: Captain America, Spiderman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Super girl and Batgirl. Snacks, games, music, Silent auction , decorating cupcakes and photo op!$5 an adult plus processing fee. Two and under are FREE!
. Snacks, games, music, Silent auction , decorating cupcakes and photo op with your favourite Super Heroes!
https://www.facebook.com/events/383985238744020/


Free outdoor movie again this year for Neighbour’s Day, which is Saturday, June 9th, and activities in the Max Becker Commons park starting at 6pm, including a scavenger hunt bingo game!  We will have prizes and dessert trucks on site during the show! Movie will be DESPICABLE ME 3
https://www.facebook.com/events/1014271792065138/Tickets must be bought in advance from the link below. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
*Children must be accompanied by a paying adult*


Robin In The Hood Festival in Elmira 10am-5pm  $5 per person or $15 per family of 5 persons or less GIBSON PARK ELMIRA http://www.robininthehood.com/index.html

June 9th Roller Derby Double Header

Come by Moses Springer, June 9th to see your hometown skaters in action.

Your evening will feature Tri-City Roller Derby's own Total Knock Outs while they combat the Toronto Roller Derby DVAS!

AND you will get to see Tri-City Thunder in the second bout of the evening taking on Royal City's very own Brute Leggers!

This event is both licensed and all ages.

All Tri-City Roller Derby games are very family friendly and appropriate for all ages. We offer activities to our younger fans when they need a little break from the action.

Beer and snacks available for purchase as well as our merch and some other fabulous booths by our amazing supporters!

Doors: 4pm
Game 1: 5pm
Game 2: 7pm
MVP Ceremony: immediately following game 2

After the game, stick around and join the skaters for some fun photo ops and program signing!

Tickets are ..
$10 in advance $12 at the door.
kids 12 and under FREE with a paid adult ticket. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3369395?cookie_header=1

June 10


Children's DIY - End of Year Teacher's Gift 2-4pm and let your children show their teacher how much they are cared for with a fun and custom DIY pencil sign made by their own hands!

Registration is only $15 and includes a juice box and snack!
Each pencil will be aprox 6"x16" and will include the teacher's name or phrase of your choice!

We will have an assortment of materials for the "metal" portion of the pencil, colours to choose from and of course your custom stencil!

Free parking is available at the Charles St parking garage, beside our studio and across the street (where the new LRT stop is).

As we are not a licensed facility, we will have a small variety of beverages and snacks for cash purchase, but you are welcome to bring along your own peanut-free snacks as well!


June 11

Downtown Community Centre.

Monday, June 11 - 5-7pm - Alternate Frostings and Sweeteners For ages 5-9 (must be accompanied by an adult).FREE but register beforehand online or at the DCC (519-741-2501).

Offered by the Downtown Neighbouhood Alliance. Supported by Healthy Kids Community Challenge. https://calendar.kitchener.ca/events/Detail/2018-06-11-1700-Kids-in-the-Kitchen-Alternate-Frostings-and-Sweete

June 10

CAFKA Tour w/ American Sign Language Interpretation 1pm

Meet at the Yeti Café and take a guided tour to the Downtown Kitchener CAFKA.16 locations with ASL interpretation by Julie Taylor. Tickets: $5/PWYC. https://www.cafka.org/event/cafka18-coffee-crawl-michelle-purchase-and-asl-interpretation

 

June 16

Celebrate Father's Day at the Kitchener Market! Join us on the Piazza for a BBQ in the sunshine from 10:30am-12:30pm

Live Music
Kids Crafts
Sneak Peek of Cruising on King Featuring Classic Cars
& A free jumbo hot dog for all dads!
Sounds of Summer Music Festival @ Waterloo Park Bandshell Noon-5pm
Saturday June 16th KW Sertoma will be hosting the Sounds of Summer Music Festival at the Band Shell in Waterloo Park
featuring live performances by bands with musicians of all ages  from the KW and surrounding areas.  Games with prizes, a bouncy castle, food and merchandise vendors, dancers and more. http://kwsertoma.ca/event/sounds-summer-music-festival
 
 
CAFKA Alley Cat Bike Rally 3pm Victoria Park Roos Island
Tickets: Adults $20; Youth and Children under 18: $15 (Ticket includes one drink ticket, post rally snacks, and prizes for 'winners').
Not just a cycle tour, the CAFKA Alley Cat is an urban scavenger hunt using bikes or any human-powered transportation. The fastest and funnest way to see CAFKA.18. Compete by yourself or with a team.
King StrEATery Food Truck Festival 2018
The region's tastiest food trucks are taking over 3 blocks of King StrEAT between College St. and Ontario St. Grab a bite and enjoy live music on every block, fun activities, and programming for kids!

Mindful Makers Construction Zone 3-6 PM @ King and Young St.
Voila Hair Braiding Station 3-6 PM @ King and Ontario St.
Drum Circle 3-6 PM @ King and Young St.
Magician - Live All Day
Street Games and Chalk - Live All Day
Maven General Motors - All Day
Water Wagon on site, so be sure to bring your reusable water bottles!

Live Music Stage @ Carl Zehr Square
3:30 pm Tea for Two
4:30 pm TBD
5:30 pm Jessie T
6:30 pm Safe as Houses
7:30 Our World Festival of Music Kick off with Barn Katz
8:45 Juneyt Band
10:00 PM QuiQue Escamilla band
FAMILY FUN FEST - A 100% FREE FAMILY EVENT! EVERYONE IS INVITED!!!
11am-3pm North Dumfries Community Complex, 2958 Greenfield Road, Ayr ON
* Live Music * Free Food * Games * Prizes * Bouncy Castles * Activities * - There will be something to do for ALL AGES!

LIVE MUSIC FEATURING:
8 Second Ride
Roy's Garage
JACK DEMAREST
Ella Whiting

FOOD:
Catered by
Angie's Kitchen - St. Agatha
Hamburgers - Hot Dogs - Pulled Pork - Salads - Gluten Free & Vegetarian options - Popcorn - Cotton Candy - Cupcakes - Pop/Water

ACTIVITIES:
Bouncy Castle (including a bouncy castle for toddlers) - Human Foosball - Bubble Soccer - Mootilda the Cow - Pit Stop Challenge - Rock Climbing Wall - Bungee Run - Boom Blasters - Penguin Fish Fling - Touch A Truck (Police, Ambulance, Fire & More) - Bandaid the Clown - The Cheek Squad Balloon Twisters - & More!

Family Fun Fest will take place in the parking lot of the North Dumfries Community Complex RAIN OR SHINE - 2958 Greenfield Rd, Ayr, ON.

Hosted by Ayr Farmers Mutual Insurance Company in celebration of our 125th Anniversary.
https://www.ayrmutual.com/125years/family-fun-fest.html
“Take a Ride for MacKids” event 11am – 4pm.
The day includes magician shows, balloon artist, multiple carnival rides, food trucks and more. You and your whole family can get a hands-on experience with heavy equipment like an airplane, quad tractor, cement truck, boom lift, crane, helicopter and much more.
Don’t miss out as this year will be FREE Admission for everyone! For full event information, please visit www.takearide.ca
 
June 17
Open Streets are all about the livable cities movement! These community events promote playing and socializing.
Due to ongoing construction in Uptown Waterloo we are unable to close any streets for Open Streets once again this year. Instead we've decided to host a series of day of play events in Waterloo Public Square (June, July, September) and Waterloo Park (August).
Open Streets presents a Day of Play - Lego Bricks
12-5 p.m
 
 
 
 
Library of Things
91 Moore Ave, Kitchener 1 PM- 3 PM  Denise St Marie and Timothy Walker of St Marie and Walker will give a tour of their Midtown KW neighbourhood inspired project Community Thoughts. https://www.cafka.org/event/community-thoughts-tour-0
June 18
Downtown Community Centre.
Monday, June 18 - 5-7pm - Rainbow Roll Ups For ages 5-9 (must be accompanied by an adult).FREE but register beforehand online or at the DCC (519-741-2501).
Offered by the Downtown Neighbouhood Alliance. Supported by Healthy Kids Community Challenge. https://calendar.kitchener.ca/events/Detail/2018-06-18-1700-Kids-in-the-Kitchen-Rainbow-Roll-Ups
June 20
Campfire @ Waterloo Public Square 8-9:30pm
Bring a blanket or your favourite hoodie and head uptown! Gather around the campfire with friends and neighbours for music, food, fire and more!
June 21
National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration 
Waterloo Public Square
 
On June 21, Waterloo will celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day. This day recognizes the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples of Canada. National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada has cultural significance as the summer solstice.
 This year will feature a large temporary art installation by August and Luke Swinson. Thanksgiving address will be given at 4 p.m.
June 23
CAFKA @ Kitchener Market 9 AM- 1 PM Create your own piece of optical illusion art with Artshine and find out how to make your images pop off the page. Tickets: $5/PWYC
Little Diggers @ Sheridan Nursuries 10:30am-11:15am
Little Diggers will create a planter that'll have butterflies fluttering on over for visit! Pre-registration is required. Members: $5.00 & Non-members: $7.00 http://www.sheridannurseries.com/events/little_diggers_club/butter_fly_on_over
Westvale Fireworks http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2018/04/where-to-find-fireworks-in-kitchener.html
 
June 14
Children's DIY - Canada, eh?10:30am-12:30pm for a fun morning of all things Canada!

We will teach your littles how to make their own fun little Canadian Maple leaf, complete with a little Canadian humour!
Or customize with your child's name for only $2!

Plus bring a blank white T-shirt or tank and create a fun Canadian flag, that you'll be sure to tuck away after your Canada Day celebrations! (Shirts WILL NOT be available for sale)

Registration is only $17 and includes:
-1 grilled cheese sandwich, with option to upgrade to full kids meal
-12"x12" solid wooden board
-customizable vinyl stencil
-red and white paint to your hearts desire!
https://www.facebook.com/events/170000507021136
June 16
Westvale Soapbox Derby
Take a Ride for MacKids event 11am – 4pm. Cambridge
The day includes magician shows, balloon artist, multiple carnival rides, food trucks and more. You and your whole family can get a hands-on experience with heavy equipment like an airplane, quad tractor, cement truck, boom lift, crane, helicopter and much more.
Don’t miss out as this year will be FREE Admission for everyone! For full event information, please visit www.takearide.ca

June 23 and 24
KW Multicultural Festival in Victoria Park Kitchener
Noon - 8pm
https://www.kwmc.on.ca/festival-2018
nival rides, food trucks and more. You and your whole family can get a hands-on experience with heavy equipment like an airplane, quad tractor, cement truck, boom lift, crane, helicopter and much more.nival rides, food trucks and more. You and your whole family can get a hands-on experience with heavy equipment like an airplane, quad tractor, cement truck, boom lift, crane, helicopter and much more.Don’t miss out as this year will be FREE Admission for everyone! For full event information, please visit www.takearide.caJune 25
Downtown Community Centre. Monday, June 25 - 5-7pm - Garden Salsas For ages 5-9 (must be accompanied by an adult).FREE but register beforehand online or at the DCC (519-741-2501).
Offered by the Downtown Neighbouhood Alliance. Supported by Healthy Kids Community Challenge. https://calendar.kitchener.ca/events/Detail/2018-06-25-1700-Kids-in-the-Kitchen-Garden-Salsas
June 30
Pre Canada Day @ Kitchener Market
Happy Canada Day!
We will be celebrating with some family fun.
Join us on the market piazza from 10-12 pm for live music, face painting, crafts for kids and chalk art.
http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/Calendar/Details.aspx?Id=44ccecdc-065b-486d-91d0-a5d3dc1d4a9f
CAFKA @ Kitchener Market
Have your say in the wind. This hands-on workshop provides all the materials to make your own flag—attach it to your bike, stick it in your garden, or just wave it in your very own personal parade. SAIL (Student Art Innovation Lab) is an outreach arts-based initiative brought to you by fine arts students from the University of Waterloo. Produced by CAFKA. Tickets: $5/PWYC.