Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Years Eve 2011 and What to do in Kitchener Waterloo in 2012

What are you doing New Year's Eve?



I can't stop watching it (must be the Tiara)

I'm here to help you answer that for our group of KW area friends!

New Year's Eve
Kitchener New Year's Eve Party

Saturday, December 31, 2011
4pm – 12am
Location: Civic Square, Kitchener City Hall
200 King Street West
Kitchener Ontario
Summary: Ring in the New Year downtown at Kitchener City Hall from 4 pm-midnight!
Family Fun 4-6 pm
Featuring Eric Traplin@5 pm
Crafts and Kiddie Countdown @6pm
Featured Performers:
8-9 pm Alisha Nauth
9-10:30 pm WBRB featuring Jimmy Boudreau
10:30-12 a.m. Shawn Kellerman
Phone number: 519-741-2547
Website: http://www.newyearsevekitchener.ca/

Waterloo Public Square Family Celebration Event

Saturday, December 31, 2011
6 – 10pm
Location: Waterloo Public Square
75 King Street, South
Waterloo,
Summary: Free hot chocolate, facing painting, DJ Skate Party by Thunderstorm Productions, Special early New Year Celebration at 9pm featuring fireworks by FXWorx Inc! Tim Holland, the Puppet tamer and his hilarious friends will be host for the evening.
Phone number: 519-886-1177
Website: http://www.waterloo.ca/

New Year's Eve Celebrations at Rim Park

Saturday, December 31, 2011
7 – 9pm
Location: Manulife Financial Sportsplex & Healthy Living Centre
2001 University Avenue, East
Waterloo,
Summary: Free admission (limited capacity) Public Skate on the Pillers and Optimist Rinks from 7-9pm.
Phone number: 519-886-1177
Website: http://www.waterloo.ca/

New Year's Eve Celebrations at Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex

Saturday, December 31, 2011
7 – 9pm
Location: Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex
101 Father David Bauer Drive
Waterloo,
Summary: Free admission (limited capacity) Public Swim at the Swimplex from 7-8:30pm. Family Skate on the Sunlife Arena from 7-9pm.
Phone number: 519-886-1177
Website: http://www.waterloo.ca/

New Year's Day

Mayor's Levee in Cambridge
Mayor Doug Craig & Members of Cambridge City Council...invite the community to help them ring in the New Year!
A New Year's Day Levee will be held on the second floor of Historic City Hall,46 Dickson Street, Cambridge.
Sunday, January 1, 2012 from 1pm to 3pm.
Feel free to drop in for some light refreshments!
http://www.cambridge.ca/news.php?eid=1543
Make sure to check out the Christmas Fantasy in Victoria Park http://www.kitchener.ca/en/livinginkitchener/ChristmasFantasy.asp
& the Wonders of Winter in Waterloo Park
http://wondersofwinter.ca/

Stuff to do while the kids are still on Christmas Break

Take a day trip to the Canadian Heritage War Plane Museum (close to Hamilton) & here's a discount http://www.wagjag.com/?w=55721&wid=2c7dcef4ea90b05c642db06b3c128dfc I've been told by many families this is a very fun place.

Free Tim Horton's Skating times (organized by arena) http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2011/12/tim-hortons-free-skate-info-for.html

So while your on the computer and looking for something to watch, I found this Google Year In Review
http://thesunshineisin.blogspot.com/2011/12/2011-according-to-google.html
What do you remember most about 2011 ?  Leave a comment!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Beauty And The Beast In 3D Contest for KW

It's the tale as old as time....... with an upgrade
This January Walt Disney pictures is RE-releasing Beauty And The Beast in a Disney Digital 3D version


Now you have a chance to win tickets to the PRE-SCREENING
 on Saturday, January 7th at 10:00 AM at the Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo



I'm excited to see the BE OUR GUEST sequence in this format!


Want to BE OUR@Those2Girls) GUEST at the screening?

Then make sure to leave a comment  here or on our Facebook Group page of your favorite Disney Song, along with your email so we can contact you if you win!  The contest runs until Dec 31, 2011 and the winners will be contacted on the first day of 2012





Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Break, Free Tim Horton's Skate, #KWFestivus & New Year's Activities in KW

We're still collecting prizes for #KWFestivus. If you have something to contribute please leave a comment or email fostermcdonald@rogers.com


You must be 19+ to attend this event http://guestlistapp.com/events/81471 
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 Looking for Tim Horton's Free Skate info for KW arenas?


http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2011/12/tim-hortons-free-skate-info-for.html
(sorted by arena)
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Remember that both Victoria Park & Waterloo Park have their Christmas lights up!
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New Year's Eve

Kitchener New Year's Eve Party

Saturday, December 31, 2011
4pm – 12am
Location: Civic Square, Kitchener City Hall
200 King Street West
Kitchener Ontario
Summary: Ring in the New Year downtown at Kitchener City Hall from 4 pm-midnight!
Family Fun 4-6 pm
Featuring Eric Traplin@5 pm
Crafts and Kiddie Countdown @6pm
Featured Performers:
8-9 pm Alisha Nauth
9-10:30 pm WBRB featuring Jimmy Boudreau
10:30-12 a.m. Shawn Kellerman
Phone number: 519-741-2547
Website: http://www.newyearsevekitchener.ca/

Waterloo Public Square Family Celebration Event

Saturday, December 31, 2011
6 – 10pm
Location: Waterloo Public Square
75 King Street, South
Waterloo, 
Summary: Free hot chocolate, facing painting, DJ Skate Party by Thunderstorm Productions, Special early New Year Celebration at 9pm featuring fireworks by FXWorx Inc! Tim Holland, the Puppet tamer and his hilarious friends will be host for the evening.
Phone number: 519-886-1177
Website: http://www.waterloo.ca/

New Year's Eve Celebrations at Rim Park

Saturday, December 31, 2011
7 – 9pm
Location: Manulife Financial Sportsplex & Healthy Living Centre
2001 University Avenue, East
Waterloo,
Summary: Free admission (limited capacity) Public Skate on the Pillers and Optimist Rinks from 7-9pm.
Phone number: 519-886-1177
Website: http://www.waterloo.ca/

New Year's Eve Celebrations at Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex

Saturday, December 31, 2011
7 – 9pm
Location: Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex
101 Father David Bauer Drive
Waterloo,
Summary: Free admission (limited capacity) Public Swim at the Swimplex from 7-8:30pm. Family Skate on the Sunlife Arena from 7-9pm.
Phone number: 519-886-1177
Website: http://www.waterloo.ca/

FUN STUFF
Here are some great contests from our friends!
Mabel's Label's giveaway!
http://mybigbluworld.blogspot.com/2011/12/good-morning-everyone-here-is.html#more

Spike Mobile's Countdown 2 Christmas Contest
http://spikemobile.net/countdown-to-christmas-2011/

Enjoy your Christmas & if you hear about more activities make sure to post them on our FACEBOOK GROUP https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369595749/

Keep Smiling!
Lisa

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Trains, GO Trains & more fun stuff to do in KW

Dec 16-18th
Living Nativity -Freedom House Brantford
http://freedomhousebrantford.blogspot.com/

Waterloo Central Railway Santa Train

Saturday, December 17, 2011 (&Sunday)
12 – 1pm
Location: Waterloo Station, City of Waterloo Visitor and Heritage Information Centre
10 Father David Bauer Dr
Waterloo, Summary: Ride the rails with Santa Claus! Sing your favourite carols, as you enjoy cookies and a hot drink while you wait for Santa to visit you at your seat. All tickets $15+HST. Children 2 and under ride free. Advance purchase of tickets recommended either online or at our Waterloo Station.
Phone number: 519-885-2297
Website: http://www.waterloocentralrailway.com/ 

Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus @ Kitchener Market

on Saturday, December 17th from 8:00am-9:30am. $10.00 a ticket - $30 for a family of 4 ($5 per additional child). Tickets can be purchased at the Kitchener Market office located on the second floor. (Maximum 100 people - limited spaces available - breakfast menu to be announced at a later date on our website)

For parents of teens
LaserQuest overnighter http://www.laserquest.com/pdfs/Locations/CentresEvents/12/Kitchener.pdf


Go Train trip FREE SUNDAY Dec 18th from Kitchener to Guelph & back http://www.gotransit.com/public/en/updates/schedulechanges.aspx


Country Christmas

Sunday Dec 18 2011, 1-4pm
Location:Waterloo Region Museum
Address:10 Huron Rd
Phone:519-748-1914
Enjoy a Christmas in the country from the last turn of the century. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride, let the little ones meet Father Christmas, sing along with Christmas carols and enjoy the sites and sounds of a Christmas past. Admission: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students, $5 Children, Children four and under free, all admissions plus HST.

Looking for Tim Horton's Free Skate info for KW arenas?
http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2011/12/tim-hortons-free-skate-info-for.html

We're still collecting prizes for #KWFestivus. If you have something to contribute please leave a comment or email fostermcdonald@rogers.com
You must be 19+ to attend this event http://guestlistapp.com/events/81471

Tim Horton's Free Skate info for Kitchener Waterloo Arenas

Tim Horton's FREE SKATING SCHEDULE


Activa Sportsplex - KMHA Alumni
January 02 9:00 am - 11:00 am
January 02 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm


Activa Sportsplex - Patrick J Doherty
January 06 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Albert McCormick Community Centre - East
December 27 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
January 03 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm


Albert McCormick Community Centre - West
*December 27 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm
*January 03 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm


Don McLaren Arena
December 27 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
December 29 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
December 30 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
January 03 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Grand River Arena
December 28 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
December 29 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
December 30 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
January 03 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
January 05 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Lions Arena - Kitchener
December 27 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
December 28 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
December 29 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
December 30 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
January 03 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Moses Springer Community Centre
January 08 11:00 am - 12:20 pm
RIM Park - Lion's
January 07 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm


RIM Park - Optimist's
December 31 7:00 pm - 8:50 pm
*January 04 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm


RIM Park - Piller's
December 31 7:00 pm - 8:50 pm
January 02 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
*January 05 9:30 am - 10:50 am


Sportsworld Arena
December 28 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
December 29 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
December 30 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
January 03 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The Aud - Dom Cardillo
January 07 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


The Aud - Kinsmen Rink
January 02 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
January 08 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


The Aud - Kiwanis Rink
January 04 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm


Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex
December 23 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
*December 28 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm
*December 29 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm
December 30 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
December 31 7:00 pm - 8:50 pm
*January 04 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm
January 06 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm


* Parent and Child Skate

Friday, December 9, 2011

#ToydriveTWEETUP Tim Hortons Free Skating Schedule & More

THIS SUNDAY
#ToydriveTWEETUP/Meetup


We hope to see many of you out. What better chance to get to know the great members of this group than to do some GOOD & eat some GELATO?
https://www.facebook.com/events/295846937114822/
Please remember when you're out doing your holiday shopping to grab something for the children of Goderich. They've gone through so much this year. I hope you'll RSVP ATTENDING :)

In addition we're collecting door prizes for #KWfestivus.  If you have something make sure to message me
https://www.facebook.com/lisamcdonald122

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Kitchener's Victoria Park Christmas Fantasy http://www.kitchener.ca/en/livinginkitchener/ChristmasFantasy.asp

Waterloo Park's Wonders of Winter  http://www.wondersofwinter.ca/
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 Waterloo Central Railway Santa Train

Saturday, December 10, 2011
12 – 1pm
Location: Waterloo Station, City of Waterloo Visitor and Heritage Information Centre
10 Father David Bauer Dr
Waterloo,
Summary: Ride the rails with Santa Claus! Sing your favourite carols, as you enjoy cookies and a hot drink while you wait for Santa to visit you at your seat. All tickets $15+HST. Children 2 and under ride free. Advance purchase of tickets recommended either online or at our Waterloo Station.
Phone number: 519-885-2297
Website: http://www.waterloocentralrailway.com/

Sunday Toytdrive TWEETUP/MEETUP @ Whole Lot-A Gelata, Waterloo 12:30-2:30pm https://www.facebook.com/events/295846937114822/



Christmas Carousel & Lights

Sunday December 4 – Sunday December 11
Weekends 12noon-8pm, Weekdays 4-8pm, Central Park,
615 King St. E., Preston Towne Centre
Carousel rides cost $2

Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus @ Kitchener Market
on Saturday, December 17th from 8:00am-9:30am. $10.00 a ticket - $30 for a family of 4 ($5 per additional child). Tickets can be purchased at the Kitchener Market office located on the second floor. (Maximum 100 people - limited spaces available - breakfast menu to be announced at a later date on our website)

Tim Horton's FREE SKATING SCHEDULE
Activa Sportsplex - KMHA Alumni


January 02 9:00 am - 11:00 am

January 02 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Activa Sportsplex - Patrick J Doherty

January 06 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Albert McCormick Community Centre - East

December 27 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm

January 03 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm

Albert McCormick Community Centre - West

*December 27 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm

*January 03 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm

Don McLaren Arena

December 27 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

December 29 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

December 30 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

January 03 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Grand River Arena

December 28 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

December 29 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

December 30 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

January 03 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

January 05 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lions Arena - Kitchener

December 27 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

December 28 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

December 29 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

December 30 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

January 03 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Moses Springer Community Centre

January 08 11:00 am - 12:20 pm

RIM Park - Lion's

January 07 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm

RIM Park - Optimist's

December 31 7:00 pm - 8:50 pm

*January 04 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm

RIM Park - Piller's

December 31 7:00 pm - 8:50 pm

January 02 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm

*January 05 9:30 am - 10:50 am

Sportsworld Arena

December 28 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

December 29 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

December 30 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

January 03 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Aud - Dom Cardillo

January 07 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Aud - Kinsmen Rink

January 02 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

January 08 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Aud - Kiwanis Rink

January 04 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex

December 23 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm

*December 28 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm

*December 29 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm

December 30 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm

December 31 7:00 pm - 8:50 pm

*January 04 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm

January 06 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm

* Parent and Child Skate

So there's lots to do & make sure you RSVP to OUR event https://www.facebook.com/events/295846937114822/

Sunday, December 4, 2011

#ToydriveTWEETUP/Meetup & Holiday Lights, Christmas in the Safety Village & more

Hi Everyone
ONE WEEK from today is #ToydriveTWEETUP/Meetup
We hope to see many of you out.  What better chance to get to know the great members of this group than to do some GOOD & eat some GELATO?
https://www.facebook.com/events/295846937114822/
Please remember when you're out doing your holiday shopping to grab something for the children of Goderich.  They've gone through so much this year.  I hope you'll RSVP ATTENDING :)
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Today is HOLIDAY FESTIVAL ON ICE at the Kitchener Auditorium
Family Event Discount CODE


Save $10 off Holiday FESTIVAL on Ice tickets. See Kurt Browning, Joannie Rochette, Sale & Pelletier, and Jeffrey Buttle perform to your favourite seasonal classics
Use code AUDCLUB
Here's the details for the December 4th event
http://mim.io/bb28e1 
We'll be there! Hope we get to see you too!
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Christmas Fantasty in Victoria Park Kitchener begins Dec 1

http://www.kitchener.ca/en/livinginkitchener/ChristmasFantasy.asp

Christkindl Market
Thursday, December 1 – Sunday, December 4, 2011
Location: Kitchener City Hall
200 King Street, West
Kitchener,
Summary: Willkommen! Welcome! We invite you to the sights, sounds and tastes of Christmas. Visit Canada's original Christkindl Market and relive a centuries-old tradition. Our festival of German Christmas is a 4-day festival, with over 70 vendors and free entertainment! December 1-10am to 9pm; December 2-10am to 9pm; December 3-9am to 9pm; December 4-10am to 5pm.
Phone number: 519-741-2387
Website: http://www.christkindl.ca/

Bethany Church LIVE Nativity Scene Dec 2-4
http://www.bethanypageant.com/
Christmas Pagent with live stable animals

Wonders of Winter in Waterloo Park starts Dec 3
http://www.wondersofwinter.ca/

Waterloo Region Children's Safety Village Presents "Christmas in the Village"
On Wednesday, December 07 and Thursday, December 08, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., the Waterloo Region Children’s Safety Village will be hosting their “Annual Christmas in the Village”.

Open to the public, the Village will be decorated for the festive season. Hot drinks and cookies will warm you as you walk through this winter wonderland. Carols will be sung by local children’s choirs. Santa Claus will be there to hear all the children’s wishes, but keep an eye out for the Grinch!

Do some Christmas shopping early at our Silent Auction. All proceeds will support the Children’s Safety Village.
All are welcome and admission is just $1, however, donations to support the Children’s Safety Village are always welcome and appreciated.
For more information:
Lisa Hummel
Coordinator - Children's Safety Village
Phone: 519-650-8545

Celebrate the Season


Wednesday, December 7, 2011
7:30pm
Location: First United Church
16 William Street, West
Waterloo, ON
Summary: Celebrate the Season featuring music from Vivaldi's Gloria to all time favourite festive music performed by the 95 voice Waterloo County Teachers' Choir. Guest appearance by The Tylsa String Quartet. For tickets call 519-745-1375.
Cost: $10, children under 12 free
Phone number: 519-745-1375
 wt-choir@rogers.com

Waterloo Central Railway Santa Train

Saturday, December 10, 2011
12 – 1pm
Location: Waterloo Station, City of Waterloo Visitor and Heritage Information Centre
10 Father David Bauer Dr
Waterloo,
Summary: Ride the rails with Santa Claus! Sing your favourite carols, as you enjoy cookies and a hot drink while you wait for Santa to visit you at your seat. All tickets $15+HST. Children 2 and under ride free. Advance purchase of tickets recommended either online or at our Waterloo Station.
Phone number: 519-885-2297
Website: http://www.waterloocentralrailway.com/






Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus @ Kitchener Market
on Saturday, December 17th from 8:00am-9:30am. $10.00 a ticket - $30 for a family of 4 ($5 per additional child). Tickets can be purchased at the Kitchener Market office located on the second floor. (Maximum 100 people - limited spaces available - breakfast menu to be announced at a later date on our website)


Christmas Carousel & Lights
Sunday December 4 – Sunday December 11

Weekends 12noon-8pm, Weekdays 4-8pm, Central Park,
615 King St. E., Preston Towne Centre
Carousel rides cost $2

So there's lots to do & make sure you RSVP to OUR event https://www.facebook.com/events/295846937114822/

Keep Smiling!
Lisa







 







Thursday, November 24, 2011

Movember, Holiday Festival on Ice, & other Fun Activities in KW

Next week marks the end of MOVEMBER.  To celebrate there is a Movember Ball happening at THEMUSEUM (Formelly the Children's Museum) on Dec 1st & GUESS WHAT???? I have a DISCOUNT CODE for you to save 20% on your ticket!!!!!!!!!
Just head to http://guestlistapp.com/events/77493 & put in the CODE those2girls
Then watch the magic happen :)
There will be fun & games to be had, all with a MOUSTACHE theme!


Your ticket price includes admission, hot hors d'oeuvres, dancing & entertainment, as well as the chance at some free drink tickets.
Make sure to bring some extra cash to ensure you can participate in the raffles & draws and who knows perhaps you'll be crowned Mr/Miss Movember!
This is a 19+ event
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Ready for a fun parents night out TOMORROW? (Friday Nov 25th)
http://thosedamndivas.com/
We'll be attending again this year after all the fun we had last time.  HILARIOUS doesn't even cover how much we laughed!
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Family Event Discount CODE
Save $10 off Holiday FESTIVAL on Ice tickets. See Kurt Browning, Joannie Rochette, Sale & Pelletier, and Jeffrey Buttle perform to your favourite seasonal classics

Use code AUDCLUB
Here's the details for the December 4th event
http://mim.io/bb28e1
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Christmas in Belmont Village

Saturday, November 26, 2011
10am – 4pm
Location: Belmont Village
Belmont Avenue, West
Kitchener, ON
(between Glasgow and Union)
Summary: Bring your family to Belmont Village and join us for some Christmas fun! Horse-drawn carriage rides from 11am-3pm, pictures with Santa, specials/prize draws at each place of business and more! Silent auction for 24 beautifully decorated wreaths-all proceeds to support Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Kick start your holiday season n Belmont Village!
Website: http://www.thebelmontvillages.ca/

Tavistock's Annual Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 26, 2011
1 – 2pm
Location: Tavistock
Summary: TAVISTOCK’S ANNUAL
Santa Claus Parade
At 1: p.m.
Theme: “ Toys”
Pick up of non-perishable food items on parade route
SANTA BESIDE POST OFFICE AFTER PARADE
Floats to register by calling Steve Cahill 519-655-2647

Elora Lions Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 26, 2011
6pm
Location: Elora, ON Summary: Theme is "Light Up The Night". Starts at South Street, winding downtown Elora and ending at Bissell Park.
Phone number: 519-240-0065
Website: http://www.eloralions.org/

Old Tyme Children's Christmas


Sunday, November 27, 2011
1 – 4pm
Location: Castle Kilbride
60 Snyder's Road, West
Baden,
Summary: Step back in time and re-live the magic of an old tyme Christmas. Tour the grand home fully decorated in Victorian Christmas splendour, see what toys the Livingston children played with long ago, pay a visit with Santa, tour the newest exhibit Given by a Livngston, meet author Nan Forler and renowned artist, Peter Etril Snyder for a booking signing! Meet woodcarver Peter Findlay and take home a unique craft. Enjoy carols performed by the Laurier Singers, apple cider and cookies for all...and come face to face with real reindeer!
Cost: $7 per person, $25 per family
Website: http://www.castlekilbride.ca/  


Open House & Free Public Skate

Sunday, November 27, 2011
3:30 – 5:30pm
Location: RIM Park
Waterloo, On
 RIM PARK 10TH ANNIVERSARY COME CELEBRATE WITH US!
Open House & Free Public Skate
Sunday, November 27, 2011 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Enjoy a free public skate, hot beverages, cookies, and a chance to share your memories of ten active years at RIM Park and Manulife Financial Sportsplex and Healthy Living Centre!
Meet and greet the Mayor and Council.
Trivia quizzes, photo displays and more!
Phone number: 519-884-5363
Website: http://www.rimpark.ca/

Cambridge Christmas Train Wed Nov 30th
http://www.cambridge.ca/relatedDocs/Holiday%20Train%202011.pdf

Christmas Fantasty in Victoria Park Kitchener begins Dec 1
http://www.kitchener.ca/en/livinginkitchener/ChristmasFantasy.asp

Christkindl Market

Thursday, December 1 – Sunday, December 4, 2011
Location: Kitchener City Hall
200 King Street, West
Kitchener,
Summary: Willkommen! Welcome! We invite you to the sights, sounds and tastes of Christmas. Visit Canada's original Christkindl Market and relive a centuries-old tradition. Our festival of German Christmas is a 4-day festival, with over 70 vendors and free entertainment! December 1-10am to 9pm; December 2-10am to 9pm; December 3-9am to 9pm; December 4-10am to 5pm.
Phone number: 519-741-2387
Website: http://www.christkindl.ca/

Bethany Church LIVE Nativity Scene Dec 2-4
http://www.bethanypageant.com/
Christmas Pagent with live stable animals

Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay Comes to Waterloo!

Saturday, December 3, 2011
10am – 12pm
Location: Waterloo Public Square
King St. & Willis Way
Waterloo, ON
Summary: This time one man in motion will be represented and celebrated by many in motion; engaging 7,000 participants from across Canada who have made their own difference in the lives of others. At 11am the tour stops for a celebration in your own Waterloo Public Square! Join us with your friends and family for Winter fun featuring skating (weather permitting), music and refreshments (while supplies last) and in celebration of a man who made a difference around the world.
Phone number: 519-886-1177
Website: http://www.rickhansenrelay.com/

& make sure to bring your LCBO & BEER empties with you to the relay & come to SEVEN SHORES cafe on REGINA ST to trade them in for a free COFFEE/TEA/HOT CHOCOLATE (Dec 3rd only)
https://www.facebook.com/events/268426979876713/

Candyland in Cambridge Dec 3rd
http://www.cambridge.ca/relatedDocs/Candyland.pdf
(Night carousel continues until Dec 11)

Wonders of Winter in Waterloo Park starts Dec 3
http://www.wondersofwinter.ca/

Waterloo Region Children's Safety Village Presents "Christmas in the Village"
On Wednesday, December 07 and Thursday, December 08, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., the Waterloo Region Children’s Safety Village will be hosting their “Annual Christmas in the Village”.

Open to the public, the Village will be decorated for the festive season. Hot drinks and cookies will warm you as you walk through this winter wonderland. Carols will be sung by local children’s choirs. Santa Claus will be there to hear all the children’s wishes, but keep an eye out for the Grinch!
Do some Christmas shopping early at our Silent Auction. All proceeds will support the Children’s Safety Village.
All are welcome and admission is just $1, however, donations to support the Children’s Safety Village are always welcome and appreciated.
For more information:
Lisa Hummel
Coordinator - Children's Safety Village
Phone: 519-650-8545

I'm also compiling a list of TOY DRIVES in this area. If you know of one please send me a message

https://www.facebook.com/lisamcdonald122

Now remember to scroll back up & use those discount codes before they EXPIRE or SELL OUT!

Keep Smiling!
Lisa

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Muppets, Santa Claus Parade, Model Railroad & More KW Stuff To Do

This week I was able to attend a premier screening of MUPPETS courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/WaltDisneyStudiosCanada.  If you enjoyed the Muppet Movies as a kid, you'll definately enjoy taking your kids to this one!
Cute, funny & some heartwarming dance numbers make it a treat for everyone!
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Today (Nov 19th) is the KW Santa Claus Parade starting at King & Erb St in Waterloo at 10am & travelling to downtown Kitchener.
http://www.lionsclubofkitchener.com/m/content/article.php?content_id=12 It will also be televised on Rogers 20 at 11am

Tonight is also the night time Santa Claus Parade in Cambridge http://www.cambridgesantaparade.com/

For some parade tips check out my post from 2009 http://itsnoteasyraisingatween.blogspot.com/2009/11/parade-etiquette.html

Also this weekend

Free Guelph Model Railroad Tour this Saturday, November 19, 2011
http://www.royalcitymodelrailroaders.com/
See attached for tour guide. It says 2009, but just a typo as the website confirm it is this weekend.

I'd also like to tell you about THE MADISON PROJECT which is about making blankets for the Toronto Sick Kids Hospital, make sure to check out http://madisonproject.blogspot.com/ to see how you can help!.

Discount Code Alert!!!!

Save $10 off Holiday FESTIVAL on Ice tickets. See Kurt Browning, Joannie Rochette, Sale & Pelletier, and Jeffrey Buttle perform to your favourite seasonal classics
Use code AUDCLUB
Here's the details for the December 4th event
http://mim.io/bb28e1

Make sure to JOIN OUR NEW FAN PAGE https://www.facebook.com/TaylorJones4ParadeMarshall

Keep Smiling!
Lisa

Friday, November 11, 2011

Festival on Ice Contest, Movember, Waterloo Region Museum & More!

Discount Code Alert!!!!

Save $10 off Holiday FESTIVAL on Ice tickets. See Kurt Browning, Joannie Rochette, Sale & Pelletier, and Jeffrey Buttle perform to your favourite seasonal classics

Use code AUDCLUB

Here's the details for the December 4th event
http://mim.io/bb28e1

What's even better than saving $10? Maybe winning a pair of tickets to the event?

Make sure to leave comment about your favorite skating memory on our FACEBOOK PAGE https://www.facebook.com/Those2Girls6DegreesOfUs

Contest ends November 12th ((TOMORROW!!!!)

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This month we're very involved in Movember! Make sure to Join Team Stache To The Future by clicking on my Mo' Space & under my pic choose JOIN MY TEAM!

http://mosista.co/LisaMcDonald

The more people that sign up the more fun it will be! Remember numbers count so at the end they can say this many Canadians signed up etc.

Then follow all the fun happening by joining the Movember KW page https://www.facebook.com/MovemberKW
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Waterloo Region Museum (by Doon Heritage Crossroads) has it's official grand opening this weekend.
Details are here. FREE ADMISSION to all this weekend.  Find out more info on their Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/WaterlooRegionMuseum

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Oh & here's another contest for you for fans of #140confONT https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=109148142531982
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For a night out without the kids some of you may want to grab tickets to Nikki Payne in Kitchener this Saturday night https://www.facebook.com/brantfordcomedy?ref=ts#!/event.php?eid=224972654224319
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Fun STUFF!
We're still looking for our followers to help us out with this page https://www.facebook.com/TaylorJones4ParadeMarshall LIKES & SHARES are Greatly Appreciated!

Keep Smiling (& keep warm!)
Lisa

Friday, November 4, 2011

Movember, Stars On Ice, Discount Code,New Contest & KW Blast

Discount Code Alert!!!!

Save $10 off Holiday FESTIVAL on Ice tickets. See Kurt Browning, Joannie Rochette, Sale & Pelletier, and Jeffrey Buttle perform to your favourite seasonal classics

Use code AUDCLUB
Here's the details for the December 4th event
http://mim.io/bb28e1
 
What's even better than saving $10? Maybe winning a pair of tickets to the event?
Make sure to leave comment about your favorite skating memory on our FACEBOOK PAGE https://www.facebook.com/Those2Girls6DegreesOfUs
Contest ends November 12th
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This month we're very involved in Movember! Make sure to Join Team Stache To The Future by clicking on my Mo' Space & under my pic choose JOIN MY TEAM!
http://mosista.co/LisaMcDonald
The more people that sign up the more fun it will be! Remember numbers count so at the end they can say this many Canadians signed up etc.
Then follow all the fun happening by joining the Movember KW page https://www.facebook.com/MovemberKW
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Blast Time!
 
Kids' Club

Take a break from shopping and drop by the KPL space on the upper level of the Kitchener Market for stories, crafts and fun.
All ages. No registration required. Free.
Saturdays from 9:00-11:00am


Source For Sports Skate Sharpening Day

Saturday Nov 5 2011, 8am-6pm
Location:Sportco Source For Sports
Address:880 King Street East
URL: http://www.stopconcussions.com/
Break out your dull hockey skates! Saturday, November 5th is the day to take them to be sharpened at your local Source For Sports® store, who will be donating all of the day’s sharpening proceeds to stopconcussions.com.
Participating Source For Sports® locations across the Canada will be supporting stopconcussions.com, an education and awareness hub for all sports that addresses the growing problem of concussions in sports. Over 5,000 pairs of skates are expected to be sharpened to raise funds for stopconcussions.com.
Skate Sharpening Day is just one of the ways that Source for Sports® is opening up the discussion about concussions.

Society of Artists 80th Anniversary

Saturday Nov 5 2011, 2-4pm
Location:Button Factory
Address:25 Regina St S.
Phone:519 885 3875
URL: http://www.kwsa.ca/
Kitchener Waterloo Society of Artists will celebrate its 80th Anniversary on Saturday, November 5, 2-4pm at the Button Factory, 25 Regina St.S. Waterloo. Featuring special guests,music, food, art and a chance to meet our lifetime members. Networking among fellow artists is the foundation of KWSA, and we always welcome new and prospective members. Invitations have been sent to special guests and members for this event. Meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm at the Button Factory.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Roll Play Live Kitchener

We had six names enter our contest & congrats to JULIE who was picked!



Congrats to Julie!  Don't worry folks you can still get tickets to the event by checking out the info below

Roll Play Live on the Treehouse TV network featuring Splash n Boots (Canada’s # 1 kids music group) is heading to KW!


Get a chance to be on tv as well because it will be filmed for the Treehouse network.
Monday, November 7 2011
Centre in the Square
6:30 pm
Tickets are 29.50
You can buy tickets online or from http://www.rollplaylive.ca/

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween, Taylor Jones For Parade Marshall, Roll Play Live, Contest All In Kitchener Waterloo

CONTEST TIME!!!!

Roll Play Live on the Treehouse TV network featuring Splash n Boots (Canada’s # 1 kids music group) is heading to KW!
Get a chance to be on tv as well because it will be filmed for the Treehouse network.


Monday, November 7 2011
Centre in the Square
6:30 pm

Tickets are 29.50
You can buy tickets online or from http://www.rollplaylive.ca/ 

BUT You have a chance to win tickets by posting on the https://www.facebook.com/TaylorJones4ParadeMarshall page. Just head over to  https://www.facebook.com/TaylorJones4ParadeMarshall, give it a LIKE & then write on the wall that you joined from the Stuff To Do Group.
Easy enough right?
I'll pick from the entries on Sunday Oct 30/11 & send out the winner on Halloween
The winner will receive 4 Tickets to The Roll Play Live Show in Kitchener (you need to provide your own transportation).
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For those looking for a haunted attraction for the YOUNGER KIDS, I'm told that this is popular with,
depending on the child, kids as young as 4 or 5. The age for kids is 0 to 12 years. Entrance for kids is only $5 and the parents can accompany them for free!

The Spooky Dungeon is located inside The Paintball Arena at 69 Agnes St. Kitchener N2G 2E9 (The Old Granite Club). It's just off Park St. behind the Grand River Hospital ( a two minute walk from the hospital). The Spooky Dungeon is open Monday through Fridays Oct.24, and continues every weekday until Halloween. It is open daily from Noon to 5 p.m. There is info on The Paintball Arena website (1st page). http://www.novicepaintball.com/
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REMINDER NOT ALL ACTIVITIES TAKE PLACE IN KW, but close by!

Friday & Saturday
Science for Kids and Gem Show

Friday, October 28
12pm – Saturday, October 29, 2011
10am
Location: University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue, West
Waterloo, Summary: Friday, October 28 from 12pm-6pm and Saturday, October 29 from 10am-5pm. Plus science activities for kids of all ages on Saturday! Free admission. More information available at http://www.openhouse.uwaterloo.ca/
Phone number: 519-888-4567 x32469
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Friday

7th Annual Sunshine Mini-Golf

Friday, October 28, 2011
2 – 6pm
Location: Prudential Grand Valley Realty
4-471 Hespeler Road
Cambridge, Spooktacular Time" on our Haunted Golf Course at our 7th Annual Mini-Golf Event in support of the Sunshine Kids. This is our major fundraiser to raise money for children with cancer.
Phone number: 519-621-2000
Website: http://www.prudentialgrandvalley.com/
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Saturday

"Pumpkin Carving Contest"

Saturday, October 29, 2011
9am – 12pm
Location: Kitchener Market
300 King Street, East
Kitchener, Summary: Kids, check out these cool Halloween activities, taking place all morning long: Free Halloween Cookie decorating from 9am-9:20am: Maximum 50 children, 1st shift. 9:30am-9:50am: Maximum 50 children, 2nd shift. FREE Costume Parade! 11am-children up to 1 year; 11:15am-children 2-4 years; 11:30am-children 5-7 years; 11:45am-children 8-10 years; 12noon-children 11 years and older. Goody bags and colouring books to each child, while quantities last.
Phone number: 519-741-2287
Website: http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/ 

For those w/older Kids (teens perhaps) this sounds fun Zombie Zumbathon at Columbia Lake Health Club. Cost is $10 Details here https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=250198611697878

Halloween Spook-tacular

Saturday, October 29, 2011
6 – 8pm
Location: Inspiring Minds Early Learning Centre
1129 Henry Street
Wellesley, Summary: For children up to 10 years of age! Check out the haunted house, decorate cookies, play some games, including witch ring toss, ghost bowling and eyeball toss, paint a gourd, parade in your costume, listen to spooky stories, have come Halloween treats and enter to win a really big pumpkin.
Cost: $5 per child
Phone number: 519-656-1003
Website: http://www.inspiringmindselc.ca/ 

Halloween Dance Party

Saturday, October 29, 2011
6:30 – 8:30pm
Location: Sacred Heart School Gym
125 Huron Street
Guelph
Summary: All ages welcome! Music by Sound Samsation! Free! Donations for your neighbourhood food cupboard are great appreciated.


Remember to enter our CONTEST! & have a FuN HaLlOwEen!

Keep Smiling!
Lisa

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Halloween Activities Central Art Walk & More

Reminder time is running out to register for the Women's Networking Event http://www.thefuchsiafactory.com/events scroll to the bottom of that link & REGISTER for Waterloo.  Happening Wednesday! Remember there is no such thing as a bad referral!

Also we need lots of our pals to LIKE this page https://www.facebook.com/TaylorJones4ParadeMarshall

(thanks!)


Saturday & Sunday
http://www.centralartwalk.com/

Saturday
Fall Family Fun Day

Saturday, October 22, 2011
10am – 4pm
Location: Steckle Heritage Farm
811 Bleams Road
Kitchener, Summary: Crafts, wagon rides, face painting, snacks and lunch ($), Market stand. Experience our Farm in the city!. 10:15am Erick Traplin. Parking is located on McIntyre Dr. Turn on Trillium to access.
http://www.stecklehomestead.ca/

The Pumpkin Patch-Great Family Fun

Saturday, October 22, 2011
11am – 3pm
Location: Sportsworld Crossing
corner of King St. E. & Sportsworld Drive
Kitchener, ON
Summary: With a minimum donation of $3 towards Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Waterloo Region. You can pick out your pumpkin and carve it here or just take home. FREE facepainting, FREE Live Entertainment at noon and at 1pm featuring the Sphere Monster Band! Draws at noon, 1pm and 2pm. Full details posted at the Pumpkin Patch.
Phone number: 519-594-0031
http://www.sportsworldcrossing.com/
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Sunday
Waffle Stacks meetup at the Indugle Icecream Caboose
Waffle Stacks are $4.50 each -make sure to register here  http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2283106834

 Okay hope you have a great day! Hopefully see you tomorrow @ the IceCream Caboose in Cambridge.

Also anyone willing to share the info about our networking event will get BIG HIGH FIVES from us!

Keep Smiling!
Lisa

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Oktoberfest 2011, Taylor Jones For Parade Marshall & Souper Douper Stuff To Do in Kitchener Waterloo

For a listing of FAMILY EVENTS on their website here's a direct link http://oktoberfest.ca/fce.php (I heard there's a FREE pancake breakfast Saturday at King & Scott St)

Saturday Oct 15th in Cambridge is a great fundraiser that the cost is $5 per person OR $15 per FAMILY!!!

Mayor's Souper Sampler for Meals on Wheels
Saturday, October 15, 2011
10am – 2pm
Location: Cambridge City Hall
50 Dickson Street
Cambridge
Summary: A dozen local restaurants compete in a soup-off for a celebrity panel of judges, while you can vote on the People's Choice between sides and desserts. Money raised will go to Community Support Connections-Meals on Wheels and More to ensure seniors and adults with disabilities have access to the nutrition they need to stay healthy and strong in their own homes. Admission is $5.00 per person which includes three samples or $15.00 per family. Additional samples are $1.00 each.
Cost: $5.00 per person or $15.00 per family
Phone number: 519-772-8787 x225
http://www.communitysupportconnections.org/

What's next for Those2Girls?


We're doing what we do best NETWORKING!!!!

So if you're female & wish to expand your network of contacts make sure to register here http://www.thefuchsiafactory.com/events
 & scroll to the bottom of the page to find our Waterloo event! There is limited space so it's make sure to register right away as it's happening VERY SOON!

Want to get involved in something FUN? We want to rally the community in an effort to get Taylor Jones for the 2012 Oktoberfest Parade Marshall.  Read more about Taylor's accomplishments here http://www.therecord.com/news/local/article/594619--kitchener-blogger-takes-aim-at-hollywood
& be sure to LIKE our page https://www.facebook.com/TaylorJones4ParadeMarshall
(I promise it takes less than 10 seconds, but you can time it & let me know)

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
Keep Smiling!
Lisa




 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Oktoberfest in Kitchener Waterloo Family Events

Again thanks to everyone who attended our 7th MeFest!  We'd love to hear what your favorite part was! For pics of the fun check out https://www.facebook.com/Those2Girls6DegreesOfUs & scroll around to see the pictures!

Oktoberfest is Here Again!

For a listing of FAMILY EVENTS on their website here's a direct link http://oktoberfest.ca/fce.php

For info on the Thanksgiving Day Parade check http://oktoberfest.ca/events_details.php?ID=16 & remember to bring your donations for The Food Bank of Waterloo Region!  It gets underway at 8:30am in Waterloo on Monday morning

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Looking ahead
Saturday Oct 15th in Cambridge is a great fundraiser that the cost is $5 per person OR $15 per FAMILY!!!

Mayor's Souper Sampler for Meals on Wheels

Saturday, October 15, 2011
10am – 2pm
Location: Cambridge City Hall
50 Dickson Street
Cambridge
Summary: A dozen local restaurants compete in a soup-off for a celebrity panel of judges, while you can vote on the People's Choice between sides and desserts. Money raised will go to Community Support Connections-Meals on Wheels and More to ensure seniors and adults with disabilities have access to the nutrition they need to stay healthy and strong in their own homes. Admission is $5.00 per person which includes three samples or $15.00 per family. Additional samples are $1.00 each.
Cost: $5.00 per person or $15.00 per family
Phone number: 519-772-8787 x225
http://www.communitysupportconnections.org/ 
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Also a project that JUST TAKES A CLICK to support is the 5 Dollar Project/Food Love collaberation
http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf11848
It's a local initiative & will make a difference to many.  You can vote daily, but even if you vote just once the impact this group will make is amazing! Watch the vid to see what the project will do.
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What's next for Those2Girls?
We're doing what we do best NETWORKING!!!!
So if you're female & wish to expand your network of contacts make sure to register here http://www.thefuchsiafactory.com/events/ & scroll to the bottom of the page to find our Waterloo event!  There is limited space so it's make sure to register right away as it's happening VERY SOON!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Keep Smiling!
Lisa

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

MeFest #7 THIS SATURDAY Oct 1, 2011

MeFest #7 THIS SATURDAY Oct 1, 2011


It will be great to see YOU!

This Saturday we're holding our 7th MeFest - A Celebration of YOU!

We are so thankful for the support of this great group! Where else can you find 400 wonderful people in such a fun place? We've got lots of great things planned this year.

Want a some hints about what you'll find? Does your family like LEGO ROCKBAND or perhaps posing for fun PHOTOS? That's just the start of all the great things you'll see.

SO go grab a re-usable bag put some Food Bank donations in it & head to The Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex Saturday Oct 1, 2011. (it will also save you $2 on admission)

Once you arrive unload your non-perishable items into our Food Bank Bin then use your shopping bag to fill up on ** FREEBIES ** from all our great vendors.

For more tips be sure to check out my post http://thesunshineisin.blogspot.com/2011/09/make-most-of-mefest.html

More event info can be found here https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=161108197302779

Looking forward to seeing you between 9am-4pm THIS SATURDAY!

Make sure to tell your friends! They will Thank- YOU!!!!

Keep Smiling!
Lisa

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Word On The Street, MeFest & More Activities For Families in KW

 We're just a little more than a week from our FALL MEFEST!!!!!
We love that so many of the group members come out & support our event! It means so much to us!
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=161108197302779
There's something for everyone! Come see for yourself!

Drumbo Fair (All Weekend)

Friday, September 23
8pm – Sunday, September 25, 2011
7pm
Location: Drumbo Fairgrounds
42 Centre Street
Drumbo, ON
Summary: Friday at 8pm with the Fair Opening and a musical showcase! Saturday runs 9am to 7pm with Children's Village, Guitar Hero Competition, the Baby Show, the MegaMutts, Elvis Tribute Shows and a Beef BBQ. Sunday 9am to 7pm come early for Breakfast, enjoy Dixie Chicks Tribute Show and much more!
Cost: Adults $6, Gr. 8 and under Free. Adults weekend Pass $12, children's village pass $6 per day (Sat/Sun) for unlimited children's activities

SATURDAY
Boot Drive for Muscular Dystrophy

Saturday, September 24, 2011
9am – 5pm
Location: Cambridge Centre
355 Hespeler Road
Cambridge, 
Summary: The Cambridge Professional Fire Fighters Association needs your help to 'fill the boot' for Muscular Dystrophy. Fire Fighters, friends and family will be at each entrance accepting donations. Fire trucks will be on-site for tours, along with colouring books and tattoos. Fill one of your own boots or shoes and bring it out to help fill one of ours in support of Muscular Dystrophy!
Website: http://www.muscle.ca/ 

Nestlé Waters Canada Community Open House

Saturday, September 24, 2011
12 – 4pm
Location: 101 Brock Road South,
Township of Puslinch, ON
Summary: Come out and meet our team and learn more about our business by taking a guided tour through our plant. The afternoon’s festivities will include, a free barbecue and product sampling, face-painting, a bouncy castle, a classic car show and much more.
Phone number: 1 888 565-1445, Ext. 6441

SUNDAY
Word On The Street 11 to 5 victoria park Our Children's Tent is packed with lots of fun activities. Kids can listen to a local author share a story from their latest book, get creative with crafts, take on a new identity with a cool face painting or sing their heart out with Erick Traplin!
cake to celebrate our 10th annivesary to be served at 1 pm
http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/


Looking Ahead
http://science.uwaterloo.ca/events/2011-science-open-house

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Fall Fair, Surf Dogs and Lots of Stuff To Do Activities for Families

Lots of stuff to do this week, but I want to ask if you can help me win a contest I've been accepted to https://www.facebook.com/GibsonSV/posts/195118370553658

Just give it a watch, leave a comment & give it a LIKE! Thanks (many parents will understand my entry as I'm sure most have been in my shoes!)

Some events listed are multiple days so be sure to double check dates & times

Youth Back to School Party

Friday, September 9, 2011
4 – 10pm
Location: Kitchener City Hall, Civic Square
200 King St. W.
Kitchener ON
Summary: End your summer with a bang and come on out to the Back to School Party, Downtown Kitchener! The fun starts at 4pm, featuring late afternoon and evening activities for youth!
Have fun in our interactive gaming zone, browse the urban market, or just hang out in the lounge and learn about the different youth programs available in our area. End the night with a movie in Civic Square, starting at 8pm. This year's movie feature is 'Beasly'.
http://www.downtownlive.ca/

Kindermusik event

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fkitchener.kijiji.ca%2Fc-community-events-Kindermusik-Open-House-FREE-demos-W0QQAdIdZ310836621&h=ZAQCX8wvw

Tavistock Fall Fair

Friday, September 9 – Sunday, September 11, 2011
Website: http://www.tavistockfallfair.com/

5th Annual Stratford Garlic Festival

Saturday, September 10 – Sunday, September 11, 2011
Location: Old Stratford Fairgrounds,
Stratford
Summary: 5th Annual Stratford Garlic Festival
A two day event because there’s no such thing as too much garlic!
Saturday, 10th and Sunday, 11th of September, 2011
Old Stratford Fairgrounds, Stratford
http://www.stratfordgarlicfestival.com/

Forest Heights Community Association Community BBQ


Saturday, September 10, 2011
11:30am – 2:30pm
Location: 1700 Queens Blvd,
Kitchener,
Summary: Community BBQ, Raffles, Games, Entertainment and fun for everyone in the family!
Phone number: 519-954-9033
Website: http://www.fhcakitchener.ca/

 Kitchener Ghosts Walk

Saturday, September 10, 2011
9 – 10pm
Location: Behine the GRT
Downtown, Kitchener, ON
Summary: Come out and learn of some areas that you might know of with history, but also learn about the spirits dwelling within the buildings! Meet in the parking lot behind GRT downtown. For further information see website.
Cost: $15.00 per person
Website: http://www.daguysparanormalteam.com/ (for families with older teens I'm thinking)

 Surf Dogs presented by Rens PETS Depot


Sunday, September 11, 2011
11am – 2pm
Location: Bingeman's Big Splash Waterpark
425 Bingemans Centre Drive
Kitchener,
Summary: The park has gone to the dogs!
Enjoy a day in the waterpark in a leash free environment.
Bingemans Big Splash Waterpark (Funworx Entrance)
•$5 per Adult
•$10 per Dog
•Kids 16 and under are free!
www.kwhumane.com

14th Annual Butterfly Walk to Remember


Sunday, September 11, 2011
1 – 2pm
Location: Williamsburg Cemetery
1541 Fischer Hallman Road
Kitchener,
Summary: Registration 1pm to 2:15pm. 3:00pm-3:45pm Butterfly Release followed by the Walk to Remember. Please dress weather accordingly. Add the names and photos of your loved ones to our special Wall-of-Memories. To order a butterfly, please call the office at 519-603-0196. Collect $100 in pledges before August 26 and receive a free butterfly to release. Prizes for the top three walkers raising the most pledges. All funds raised remain in our community to support the work of Bereaved Families of Ontario-Midwestern Region.
Phone number: 519-603-0196
Website: http://www.fbomidwest.org/

Excelsior Fencing Open House


Monday, September 12, 2011
6 – 9pm
Location: St Louis Gym
61 Willow Street
Summary: Come see what we do!
Try something new and Fence for Free during our open house.
Website: http://www.excelsiorfencing.ca/  


Youth Outdoor Day

Saturday, September 10, 2011
8am – 5pm
Location: Luther Marsh Conservatin Area
Summary: The 10th annual Luther Marsh Youth Outdoors Day will be held Saturday, September 10th
Students are encouraged to register early , as space is limited to 250 students. They can register online at http://www.youthoutdoorsday.com/ (I believe this is in Guelph but it wasn't listed, so you should check to be sure)

Shinerama - Students Fighting Cystic Fibrosis

Saturday, September 10, 2011
9am – 4pm
Location: Various Locations across Ontario
Summary: Students will be out in Waterloo, London, Windsor and other schools across Canada raising funds for Shinerama.
Laurier, Western, Fanshawe, University of Windsor will all be participating!
http://www.shinerama.ca/

Monarch Tagging Weekend

Saturday, September 10, 2011
10am – 5pm
Location: Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
Summary: Saturday September 10th & Sunday September 11th, 2011 Join us this year for our 10th Annual Monarch Days weekend. View migration exhibits that explain the incredible journey the Monarch Butterflies make every fall. Learn about how you can help save our Monarchs as well as attract Monarchs to your garden. Milkweed seeds are available for purchase to get your garden Monarch friendly!
Regular admission applies
Learn more about Monarch Migration: http://www.monarchwatch.org/

The Good People at Gibon Sound & Vision accepted my Entry to their contest. so if you have ONE MINUTE (1:11 to be exact) watch my entry, leave a comment & give it a LIKE right here https://www.facebook.com/GibsonSV/posts/195118370553658
THANKS!!!!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

91.5 The Beat Breakfast Poolza, Paris Fair & More

Kick you long weekend off Friday Morning by heading down The Beat's Breakfast Poolza, starring Lights! It's a donation drop off for Send Em Off Smiling.  http://www.915thebeat.com/DjsandShows/BBPalooza.aspx (Sept 2nd 5:30am-9:30am)

Paris Fair -all weekend (Friday is The Beat Braclet day-all you can ride) http://www.parisfair.com/pasfair-daily.html

Steam-Era

Friday, September 2, 2011 -all weeked
8am – 8pm
Location: Milton Fairgrounds
Summary: Steam-Era is a Antique Show with Steam Engines, Tractors, gas engines, and more in a family fun filled day. Children 12 & under admited FREE
Phone number: 905 878 3114
http://www.steam-era.com/

Saturday

The Shananigans at Shoppers Drug Mart!

Saturday, September 3, 2011
11am – 2pm
Location: 600 Laurelwood Drive,
Waterloo
Summary: Come on out to Shoppers Drug mart for a Charity BBQ, Labour day weekend sale AND catch 'The Shananigans' LIVE from 11am-2pm.
Phone number: 519-885-1292
Website: http://www.shananigans.ca/

SUNDAY
Kitchener Rangers Fan Appreciation Day!
http://kitchenerrangers.com/page/fan-appreciation-bbq

ONE MONTH UNTIL MEFEST!!!!! https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=161108197302779
We love how much this group supports our event.  We work hard to make it fun for EVERYONE!

Happy Labour Day Everyone!
Keep Smiling!
Lisa








Saturday, August 27, 2011

Buskers, Lance Armstrong Link Picnic and other KW Happenings

Busker Carnival (all weekend)

http://www.waterloo-buskers.com/

Also if you see some random fencing around town today, there's a good chance you'll see Lance Armstrong whiz by.  It happened by my house last year http://youtu.be/ryNkdYtjH6w

Also saw a great deal if your family likes to go to the driving range https://www.teambuy.ca/buy/kitchener/28133656/

just like the glass panels at the Waterloo Region Museum. What does your name look like? http://waterlooregionmuseum.com/museum/send-a-coded-message.aspx



Fill a Truck


Saturday, August 27, 2011 (& Sunday)
10am – 3pm
Location: Canadian Tire
656 Erb st W,
Waterloo
Summary: The Canadian Diabetes Association Clothesline Program invites you to join us for a FILL A TRUCK EVENT. Saturday and Sunday August 27th and 28th from 10am to 3pm our Clothesline Program truck will be at the Canadian Tire on Erb St. West in Waterloo. You can help us fill our truck by bringing your reusable clothing, linens, shoes, purses and other soft goods. We also recycle E-Waste, such as Cell Phones, Digital Cameras, MP3 Players, Inkjet and Toner Cartridges, TVs, Computers, Printers and more. Please package these items separately. Proceeds from the Clothesline Program are used to fund diabetes research, education, services and advocacy. For more information call 519-623-0216.
Phone number: 519-623-0216

LINK Picnic Festival & Carnival Parade

Saturday, August 27, 2011 (& Sunday)
12 – 9pm
Location: Victoria Park Kitchener
Summary: Experience African and Caribbean culture - Joy and magic for the whole family! Free admission!
Website: http://www.linkpicnicfestival.com/

Roller Derby Double Header

Saturday, August 27, 2011
5 – 8pm
Location: Waterloo Rec Complex
101 Father David Bauer dr.
Waterloo,
Summary: Come check out some superior roller derby action as your Tri-City Roller Girls take on their derby sisters from Toronto Roller Derby.
Doors @ 5pm
First Whistle @ 6pm
Game 1: Vicious Dishes vs. Gore Gore Roller Girls
Game 2: Venus Fly Tramps vs. Smoke City Betties
$12 at the door
Kids 12 & under - FREE

"Movie in the Park" to "STUFF the HUMMER" for the Food Bank

Saturday, August 27, 2011
6 – 7pm
Location: Waterloo Region Police Association
1128 Rife Rd
Cambridge, Summary: GoingHome.ca and the Waterloo Regional Police Association present this free family event in support of the Food Bank of Waterloo Region. BBQ starts at 6pm, animated film on a giant outdoor screen at dusk, bring a blanket or lawn chair! Free admission with a non-perishable food or monetary donation for the Food Bank! Details at GoingHome.ca under "Client Appreciation".
Phone number: 519-577-1212

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Sunday

Sunday Aug 28 2011, 1-4pm

Location:Steckle Homestead Heritage Farm
Address:811 Bleams Rd.
Phone:519-570-9955
http://www.libro.ca/
You're invited to Libro's Owner Appreciation Day at Steckle Homestead Heritage Farm on Sunday August 28th from 1-4pm. Free admission for everyone; bring your friends! We'll be hosting a corn roast and serving water, pop & freezies. Meet Bill the Duck, take a hay ride, visit the farm animal petting zoo, and tour the barn! For more information and directions, visit http://www.stecklehomestead.ca/  or http://www.libro.ca/


3rd Annual Catapawlooza

Sunday, August 28, 2011
10am – 4pm
Location: Perth County OSPCA
345 Douro Street
Stratford
Summary: Join us for Feline Friends Network's third annual "Catapawlooza"! A fun day of "all things cats"--vendors, displays, BBQ, facepainting and a chance to take home your very own best forever feline friend. (OSPCA adoption costs for many cats and kittens will be reduced substantially on the day thanks to Feline Friends Network). Admission is free!
Phone number: 519-273-8067
Website: http://www.felinefriends.ca/

Cadillac in Southern Ontario Show & Shine

Sunday, August 28, 2011
11am
Location: 123 Pioneer Drive
Kitchener, ON
Summary: All makes welcome! Cadillacs of all years, other makes 1985 and older. Live entertainment provided by Alfie Smith, Maple Leaf Blues Award winner!

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Tuesday

 This Time for Africa: Zumbathon

Tuesday Aug 30 2011, 4-9pm
Location:Waterloo Public Square
Address:75 King St. S.On Tuesday August 30 at 4:00pm Waterloo community members are invited to attend a Zumbathon in support of UNICEF’s initiatives in East Africa. Students from Waterloo have been working together to organize the event which will take place at Waterloo’s Public Square on King St. Beginning at 4pm, there will be the first of two Zumba classes (4PM & 7PM) followed by a break where attendees may enjoy food and beverages along with some information about the crisis in East Africa. A second class will be held at 7pm.
Instruction will be by Liliana Dominguez who teaches ‘Zumba with Liliana’ classes in the Wilmot Area: New Hamburg, Wellesley, Baden and Stratford. Anyone interested in participating can do so with a minimum donation of $10 to UNICEF collected at the event.

'No Discernible Key' Live in Concert at Woodside

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
6:30 – 8:30pm
Location: Woodside National historic Site
Summary: Enjoy an outdoor concert from an incredible Canadian folk band on the grounds of Woodside National Historic Site, Kitchener's ultimate oasis in the city.
$7.80/person includes admission to historic house, concert ticket and refreshment.
Concert will occur rain or shine under the new picnic shelter. Please call for tickets
Phone number: 519-571-5684 ext 25



Looking Ahead

Steam-Era

Friday, September 2, 2011 8am – 8pm
Location: Milton Fairgrounds
Summary: Steam-Era is a Antique Show with Steam Engines, Tractors, gas engines, and more in a family fun filled day. Children 12 & under admited FREE
Phone number: 905 878 3114
Website: steam-era.com

Still a few vendor tables available for MeFest make sure to email those2girls@writeme.com  to take part in OUR FUN DAY!!!!!



Keep Smiling
Lisa






































Thursday, August 18, 2011

Outdoor Movies, Birthday Parties in the Park

Tonight (Aug 18th) is an Outdoor Movie - RIO http://www.parkmovies.ca/movie.html Waterloo Park
Free w/Food Bank donation

Saturday

Waterloo Air Show http://waterlooairshow.com/ (Sunday too)
Please see website for admission details

Saturday, August 20, 2011

10am – 2pm
Location: South works,Cambridge Market Cambridge Center and the Gap
Summary: Bring your pennies! Funds raised go towards Childrens needs.
Phone number: 519-622-6550

Location: McDougall Cottage

89 Grand Ave S
Cambridge, Summary: Kids in Kilts craft table-top Golf Courses but, ya dinna need t' plaid up to come. All kids are welcome to drop by anytime between 1 & 4 pm. FREE!
Cost: Free
Phone number: 519-624-8250



Outdoor Movie - TOY STORY 3 http://sportsworldcrossing.com/events/view/30/20 Sportsworld Crossing, Free

Sunday
Waterloo Air Show (see above)

momstown KW Birthday Bash

Sunday Aug 21 2011, 10am-1pm
Location:Waterloo Park
Address:Westmount Rd Entrance, Picnic Shelter & behind.
Phone: 519-577-5843
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=241395025879045
Swag bag for first 100 families

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Looking Ahead
Busker Carnival
http://www.waterloo-buskers.com/festival-of-fools
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Those2Girls are happy to annouce that we've been selected for the group of Canada's Most Digitally Connected women for the 2nd time!

See why by taking part in MeFest Oct 1st
For vendor info please email those2girls@writeme.com



Friday, August 12, 2011

Star Gazing, Kidspark, Car Free Sunday & More KW Stuff To Do

Tonight Friday Aug 12

free family friendly stargazing event at the University of Waterloo

Friday August 12 8:15 pm - midnight
North Campus
registration preferred in case of cancellation due to weather - scienceevents@uwaterloo.ca or 519-888-4567, ext 38804
Details at http://www.science.uwaterloo.ca/events/august-star-gazing-party
Record article http://www.therecord.com/news/local/article/575332--uw-hosting-stargazing-party-for-perseid-meteor-shower

Chicopee Tube Park says they are having an outdoor movie (TANGLED) on their website, but doesn't say if there's a cost (so call to be sure) http://chicopeetubepark.com/summer/special.html


Saturday

McLennan park re-opening
http://www.kitchenerpost.ca/news/mclennan-park-grand-opening/

Sunday
Kidspark
http://www.kitchener.ca/en/livinginkitchener/Kidspark.asp?_mid_=18794

Car Free Sunday events in Uptown Waterloo

Dog Cooling Station http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=116618478435908
Watergun/Bubblegun battle http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=253213181374876

Also I was told this is a very funny local play that might be appropriate for older teens (some "puberty" humour) http://www.rqmagazine.com/2011/08/09/the-25th-annual-putnam-county-spelling-bee/ at the bottom of the post there is a discount code.

Did you mark MeFest on your calendar? It's happening Oct 1st & we love that so many from this group come & support our event!
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=253213181374876#!/event.php?eid=220393731318776

If you're looking for MeFest vendor info please email  those2girls@writeme.com as we're now working on the floor plan.

Keep Smiling!
Lisa



Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Outdoor Movies, Bluesfest, Great Wolf Lodge & More KW Fun Stuff To Do

This Thursday Aug 4th is Outdoor Movie Gnomeo & Juliet (We saw it in the theatre & it was very cute & entertaining)  at Waterloo Park http://www.parkmovies.ca/movie.html
It's Free with a Food Bank Donation

Saturday Aug 6th is Bingemans DIVE IN

Join us for our first Outdoor Night Slide and DIVE IN at Big Splash!
Enjoy the waterslides and the movie "Rio" on August 6, 2011
from 8:30 pm - midnight
$12 in advance or $15 at the door
Season Pass Holders - upgrade for only $6 http://bingemans.com/bigsplash/movienight.php

Sunday Aug 7th is Galt Country Club's Summerlude starting at 6pm with Family activities & then the Outdoor Movie Monsters vs Aliens at 8:30 pm
Cost is $10 http://www.galtcountryclub.com/index.cfm?ID=1

Sunday Aug 7 2011, 10am-1pm

Location:Davenport Road between Foxhunt Road and Conestoga Mall
Address:Davenport Road - near KidsAbility
Phone:519-747-8731
Davenport Rd. is Waterloo's first complete street - it accommodates not only cars, but is designed to safely accommodate bicyclists, pedestrians, wheelchairs and transit users. Join us for a street party where there will be lots of family-friendly events including face painting, live music, charity barbeque, bike tune-ups, demos and much

Bluesfest is all this weekend as well.  I don't know if it's kid friendly, but this Pancake Breakfast sounds great for Sunday morning http://www.kitchenerbluesfestival.com/events/sunday-morning-downtown-kitchener-bia-pancake-breakfast

SUNDAY AUG 7th Last Day to use the STUFF TO DO discount code to Book a Great Wolf Lodge Stay in Aug http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/61006560


Wed Aug 10
New Hamburg Family Fun Carnival

5 – 8pm
Location: Constitution Park
Hincks Road
New Hamburg, ON
Summary: This carnial is packed full of new games, prizes, a dunk tank, bouncy castle, a BBQ and much more!


Looking ahead
Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=160790210658017 Aug 11

Kidspark Aug 14 http://www.kidspark.ca/Kidspark.html
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REMINDER we still have some vendor spots open for MeFest
email those2girls@writeme.com
We average 400 attendees at each event & collect over 400 lbs of food for The Food Bank of Waterloo Region each time!
Did we mention it's our SEVENTH MeFest! YAY!!!

okay now quick go book your Great Wolf Lodge stay before you forget! http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/61006560
(to see how much I enjoyed it click here http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-great-is-great-wolf-lodge-very.html )

Keep Smiling!
Lisa

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Stuff To Do For the Civic Holiday Long Weekend 2011

Serbian Food Festival
http://serbianfoodfestival.com/

Sunday if you want to go for a little trek there's
7th Annual Ice Cream Festival

Sunday, July 31
10am – Monday, August 1, 2011
4pm
Location: Westfield Heritage Village
Rockton, ON
Summary: Will feature Gelato in a variety of interesting flavours. Admissin is $11.00 adults, $10.00 seniors 65+, child 6-12 years $6.50, children 5 and under are free and parking is free.

Sunday
KidSummer at Waterloo Region Museum (Doon)

Sunday July 31, 2011
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
KidSummer is a fun family day where kids of all ages can have some good old fashioned fun. Listen to children's musical entertainer Eric Traplin on the museum patio, enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride or try some of the hands on activities which may include egg collecting from the chicken coop, helping the blacksmith twist iron, or sending a telegraph. Visit for a wonderful summer day. Free admission for up to two children, with each $10 adult admission purchased.

Most places are open Holiday Monday but running Sunday Hours.
Just like Herrles Market which NOW HAS THEIR CORN READY! They will be open 9-6 on Monday.  They also have a great playground for the kids to play on!

Also the KW Art Gallery is open most Holiday Mondays, but you may want to call & check 1st

Tuesday 11am-2pm Eric Traplin is at the Kitchener Market

Wednesday
Waterloo Public Square

Wednesday August 4
Tai Chi Demonstration 11:45am - 12:15pm

If you're looking for indoor fun try this http://parentables.howstuffworks.com/chow/make-your-own-ice-cream-five-minutes.html#mkcpgn=fbtlc5

Hey Parents you should RSVP to this happening THIS THURSDAY http://guestlistapp.com/events/63687 it's a 19+ event (find a sitter & have a fun time)

I know many of you said you were going to the new Laurelwood Dairy Queen to Support Headstrong. Here's a message released by the Kitchener Rangers website http://kitchenerrangers.com/article/thank-you-for-supporting-headstrong


Looking Ahead

Bingemans DIVE IN

Join us for our first Outdoor Night Slide and DIVE IN at Big Splash!
Enjoy the waterslides and the movie "Rio" on August 6, 2011
from 8:30 pm - midnight
$12 in advance or $15 at the door
Season Pass Holders - upgrade for only $6

Keep Aug 14th open for Kidspark http://www.kidspark.ca/Kidspark.html
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MeFest is happening Oct 1st
We still have some vendor spots available.  Serious inquiries only.  Make sure to email Those2Girls@writeme.com  if you want to participate in our show that brings out 400 of KW finest to each event & collects over 400 pounds of food for THE FOOD BANK OF WATERLOO REGION


& if you haven't heard already WE HAVE A DISCOUNT CODE FOR GREAT WOLF LODGE!!! See my review & get the code here http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-great-is-great-wolf-lodge-very.html
It has to be booked by Aug 7th for travel on the selected Aug 2011 dates!

Have a great Long Weekend!
&
Keep Smiling!
Lisa

Friday, July 29, 2011

How Great is Great Wolf Lodge? Very Great Indeed!

How we made a GREAT ESCAPE to Great Wolf Lodge Niagara Falls

Earlier this week my son & I travelled to Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls.  I thought I share our fantastic experience.  We were newbies to the hotel and loved how much there was to see and do.

We arrived at 11am & were greeted by quite a friendly bunch


also in the lobby we met with Joy the Group Sales rep for Great Wolf Lodge.  It was so great to meet her in person after conversing over email.  She was so warm & welcoming (as was all the staff at the hotel)!



Being that check in isn't until Noon we decided to have Brunch at the all you can eat Buffet restaurant (switches to lunch at noon).  After that we checked into our room.

video

It consisted of 2 Queen sized beds, a love seat, a fridge (which was used for our own supply of drink boxes, water bottles & cans of ice tea we brought) and a microwave.

From there we spent hours in the waterpark, which by the way is AMAZING!
We tried most of the slides, the wave pool, the lazy river, but also spent time playing water basketball in the activity pool.


After that we headed back to the room for a quick snack and then off to the arcade (did I mention it was my son's birthday as well- SO MANY TOKENS, but lots of fun).  Then back to the waterpark

Around 7:30pm  we tuckered out, so we went and ordered a pizza at their onsite takeout pizza counter (thanks to @sassymodernmom for the suggestion) and ordered a pizza.  Then brought it back to our room to relax and watch some TV after all that activity.

After a good night's sleep we got up & VITAMIN'D UP

then headed for breakfast again followed by a trip to the Trading Post.
Let me tell you I was tempted




My son decided on this shirt,

 because we're all about Star Wars in this family! After that guess what happened? If you guessed WATERPARK you're right!  Your Waterpark pass is good for the day you check-in starting at 1pm until the 9pm the day you check out! We would have went mini-golfing as well except that it was raining.  Oh well, something to try next time & yes there will be a next time! Besides the mini golf, there's also spa services and a "mini cub camp" for those with younger children! We did find one more fun thing to do before we left the hotel


FYI I did pay regular price for this trip & was not asked to post about it.  It's all my own doing :)
BUT  you don't need to pay regular price because Joy arranged a DISCOUNT for the #Stuff2Do members! If you book by Aug 7th you can get $100 off by using the codes for the selected dates found here
http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/61006560


& you too can have A GREAT WOLF DAY!